A Kiss of Shadows (Meredith Gentry Series)
A Kiss of Shadows - Meredith Gentry Series Author:Laurell K. Hamilton "All it would take was my true name being mentioned after dark, and it would float back to my aunt. She was the Queen of Air and Darkness, and that meant that anything said in the dark was hers to hear, eventually. The fact that spotting the missing Elven American Princess had become more popular than spotting Elvis helped. Her magic was always ... more »chasing blind leads. Princess Meredith skiing in Utah. Princess Meredith dancing in Paris. Princess Meredith gambling in Vegas. After three years I was still a front-page story for the tabloids, though the latest headlines had been speculating that I was as dead as the King of Rock and Roll . . ." In fact, Meredith has been posing as a human in Los Angeles, living as a private investigator specializing in supernatural crime. But now Doyle, the Queen's chief bodyguard and assassin, has been dispatched to fetch her back - whether she likes it or not. And suddenly Meredith finds herself a pawn in her dreaded aunt's plans . . . plans that affect the future of the entire UnSeelie Court. The requirements of the job: to enjoy the constant company of the most beautiful - and immortal - men in the world. The reward: the crown - and the opportunity to continue to live. The penalty: death.« less
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ISBN-13: 9781501282072 ISBN-10: 1501282077 Publication Date: 8/11/2015 Edition:MP3 Una Rating:
This was the first book I've read by Laurell K. Hamilton. After hearing so many good things about her books, I was terribly disapointed and will never read another one. It's all stupid blather. Her writing takes all the magic and excitement out of the paranormal and turns it into a flat boring world. I know I'm in the minority but I had to force myself to finish this book. There are too many good authors out there for me to read anymore of this series or any others.
I love LKH and this book doesn't disappoint. I wasn't sure if I would like this series as much as Anita Blake, but I was wrong. Merry Gentry is just as interesting and entertaining and I can't wait to get to the rest of the books in this series.
First book of a series. Different take on paranormal with Fairies, trolls and fey magic.
Meredith being second in line to take over the throne left the court to live on her own. Which meant she had to hide so her Aunt Queen Andais couldn't find her and have her brought back to court. For three years she was able to hide nad make a living as a Private Investigator who specialized in supernatural crimes... Til Doyle, the Queen's Chief bodyguard showed up to bring her back to her aunt...
She returns to find that her Aunt Queen Andais wants to get new blood in to the court so it's up to Meredith and the Queens son Cel to produce a child the first to do so will be the one to take the throne.....
The book is a little slow in the first chapter but picks up and moves along with the rest of the book.... As far as erotic sex scenes nothing till the later part of the book and honestly it's mild compared to some other erotic paranormal books I've read. I honestly if asked to rate the book I would give it an R rating I've seen worse in R rated movies....