A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton
(Meredith Gentry, Book 1)

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Meet Merry Gentry, paranormal P.I., and enter a thrilling, sensual world as dangerous as it is beautiful, full of earthly pleasures and dazzling magic, and ruled by the all-consuming passions of immortal beings once worshipped as gods . . . or demons.
 
Merry Gentry, princess of the high court of Faerie, is posing as a human in Los Angeles, working as a private investigator specializing in supernatural crime. But now the queen’s assassin has been dispatched to fetch her—whether she likes it or not. Suddenly Merry finds herself a pawn in her dreaded aunt’s plans. The job that awaits her: enjoy the constant company of the most beautiful immortal men in the world. The reward: the crown—and the opportunity to continue to live. The penalty for failure: death.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Laurell K. Hamilton’s A Shiver of Light.

Praise for Laurell K. Hamilton and A Kiss of Shadows
 
“One of the most inventive and exciting writers in the paranormal field.”—Charlaine Harris
 
“Sexy . . . Merry’s adventures are engaging and keep the reader turning the pages.”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
 
“Stunning . . . steamy . . . an exciting and original world.”—San Jose Mercury News
 
“I’ve never read a writer with a more fertile imagination.”—Diana Gabaldon
 

About Laurell K. Hamilton

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Laurell K. Hamilton is the New York Times bestselling author of the Meredith Gentry novels: A Kiss of Shadows, A Caress of Twilight, Seduced by Moonlight, A Stroke of Midnight, Mistral's Kiss, A Lick of Frost, and Divine Misdemeanors, as well as seventeen acclaimed Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, novels. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
 
Published January 1, 2000 by Ballantine Books. 480 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Romance, History, Travel. Fiction

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Fans will find much of the same from Hamilton in this, the 21st installment of the popular Anita Blake series, the erotic paranormal books that put vampires on the map before Twilight had them going viral.

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Then the Queen sends her henchman Doyle, who has green flames in his eyes, to unearth Meredith-of-the-blood-auburn-hair and give her a kiss, passing the Queen’s mark onto Merry: “He kissed me like he was trying to climb inside me through my mouth.” The Queen’s order: Merry must return to the Unse...

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It’s a few more typical days in the life of Anita Blake, U.S. marshal and vampire hunter, and in her fast-paced if formulaic 21st adventure, that means an even balance of bloody police work and athletic preternatural sex.

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Suddenly outed as the missing princess and fearing that her aunt, the Queen of Air and Darkness, will kill her, she makes a desperate run aided by her detective pals.

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Hamilton Website ISFDB Bibliography SF Site Review: A Stroke of Midnight SF Site Review: Incubus Dreams SF Site Interview: Laurell K.

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Fantasy Literature

To sum up the book: Sex scene, gore scene, sex scene, gory sex scene…well, you get the picture.

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Grave Tells

I’m not as hooked as I have been on the more recent Anita Blake books or Jeaniene Frost’s Cat & Bones novels, but the Meredith Gentry series is definitely worth continuing.

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