The first few Anita Blake are quite good, but eventually it devolves into rather uninteresting pornography. I haven't read any of the recent ones, having been very much annoyed by Book 8 - Blue Moon.
The strip actually reminds me more of The Hollows series by Kim Harrison. I can see something similar taking place in The Hollows, the area of the city where the supernaturals are segregated. There are moments when I want to take the main character, shake her, and yell 'what are you, stupid? Don't do that!'
The Auld Grump