Date: May 7, 2006 5:52 PM
Topic: Danse Macabre by Laurell K. Hamilton
I just received an advance review copy of the new Anita Blake novel -Danse Macabre. Here is how Anita’s narration begins. “It was the middle of November. I was suppose to be out jogging, but instead I was sitting at my breakfast table talking about men, sex, werewolves, vampires, and that thing that most unmarried but sexually active women fear most - a missed period.”
Yes, Anita thinks she might be pregnant! And that’s just the first page, first paragraph! She is talking about this with her best friend, Veronica (Ronnie). So the big question is, assuming Anitareally is preggers - who could be the daddy? She starts ticking off the names of the various lovers - 6 at last count. Then it turns out that Ronnie has reluctantly decided to have a monogamous relationship with her current beau, Louis, a wererat. Now, as she listens to Anita list thevarious, possible dads-to-be, she admits that she is terribly jealous, and that life isn’t fair. Ronnie is stuck with one guy while Anita has so many!
I’m not giving anything away. All of this happens in chapter one.
As for a pregnant Anita, in my opinion, it can’t happen. What’s she going to do with the kid when the ardeur hits?? Doesn’t work!