Like an addiction to pain, I have kept reading Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter despite having some serious issues with what Laurell K Hamilton has done with her characters. She seriously pisses me off with the way that she is developing the Richard-Anita relationship.
Anita has turned from a virtuous woman into a tramp. She just keeps getting worse and her apparent ability to get past becoming a whore is just ridiculous. Her ability to remain a true believer despite all the dark forces at work has been one of her truly redeeming characteristics.
This series is turning into a soap opera and if you are ok with that, then cool. Anita is changing, so if you liked her in the first books you may not care for her now. I know that I don’t, but I keep reading just hoping that she will get hers in the end.