^^ Haha, I know what you mean, about having to read some GOOD books after Anita Blake.. they're entertaining, but nothing more. They seem to be written in such haste too, that they contain quite a bit of errors, and same phrases over and over. You're one of the few guys I know reading those books though.. can imagine some things about those books guys might not like.
Haven't read any of them since "Skin Trade".. they were too expensive back then (18 euros for a tiny paperback, no fucking way), and since I just haven't bothered. Too many good books are coming my way. But sometimes I do miss Asher, Jean-Claude and Nathaniel. And Jason too, those all were my favourites. Mmm.
I don't like Anita very much though.
Oh and by the way, I do love Lovecraft. Just don't like that it's just stories sometimes, I love BIG books, 500 pages the least.
Right now I am reading Jeff Long's the Descent, it turns out differently than I expected.. is about humanity discovering miles and miles of tunnels deep in the Earth, reaching from one continent to another, deeper than anyone previously thought it possible, and while exploring they discover some lifeform they name "hadals", humanoid (where I'm now they think they're descended from Homo erectus) beings, with a culture of their own, deformed by their life in the depths (having tails, horns, white skin etc, resembling devils really).. these beings capture humans and have them serve as slaves (seems for many hundreds of years already if not more), they torture them, flay them alive, practice scarification, and that's on the treasured slaves.. they're cannibals, immensely strong, cruel, and in my eyes, quite fascinating. Also, another storyline has something to do with a group of people sending a member on an expedition in search for what they believe the true figure of Satan. Haven't quite figured out what exactly that's about, am halfway or something. But it's quite a fascinating read, true horror yes, like Journey to the Center of the Earth meets the Descent (film, which has nothing to do with the novel), meets.. well I don't know. But it's good, though something different to what I usually read.