Laurell K. Hamilton
Anita Blake is by a real estate firm to raise a mound of dead corpses that had accidently been disturbed by construction equipment. This brings Anita to the Branson area. In the mean time, many young boys have been the victims of vampire attacks in the area. This leads Anita to ask for Jean-Claude's help in order to bring the Branson vampires under control. Anita also runs into some new "monsters" in this story, including faeries.
There was a lot of blood and guts in this novel. Anita is still dating too men, but things have not heated up yet. Overall, the bad guys seem to be getting badder, and Anita is getting badder with them. I just don't like her as much as I did earlier in the series, and I'm not sure I will read anymore.