Ardeur is an anthology of pop culture essays on Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series, edited by Laurell K. Hamilton. Straddling the series’ dominant themes of sex and power, Ardeur gives Anita fans a deeper look into the dynamics, both personal political, that have kept readers fascinated throughout the run of the series. Why is the ardeur the very best thing that could have happened to Anita, personally (aside from all the sex it requires her to have with hot men)? And as the series continues, what other bargains might Anita have to make with herself and others in order to keep the people she loves safe from harm?
My essay is The Domestication of a Vampire Executioner (Excerpt).