Oh, Laurell K Hamilton, I should love you. You write about fairies, necromancers, and vampires; you have plenty of blood, sex, and romance; you even live in St Louis but you fail me every time. Guilty Pleasures is a passable read, as I find most of her books. It is the novel that introduced Anita Blake, a necromancer who is also a vampire hunter. I’m am not sure why I don’t like this book more. The characters are okay, the story line is okay, everything is just okay. Perhaps the fact that so many people are such passionate fans of her writing raises my expectations higher than is realistic. If you are one of those fans, you will most likely love this book. If not, well give it a try. Hamilton gets points at least for being a Missouri girl.