I just finished the newest in the Anita Blake series. I love that she made a reference to gaming in it. I was pretty happy with the lack of sex in this one and more story. Not that she can't write a great sex scene. I don't want to spoil for anyone who hasn't read it.... so I really liked the fact that she's seeing Nathaniel as a man and not some little boy that needs her protection as much. That she was trying to put forth the effort. I couldn't help myself but I was so fed up with Richard that I was glad that during the big battle he got left out of the new and improved arduer. That he could smell the Love in the air but was out in the cold. How many times can you turn your back on the people that need you most before Karma kicks in. I can't wait till the next installment to see how her powers grow and if the mother of all darkness messes with her some more.