I am Princess Meredith, heir to a throne if I can stay alive long enough to claim it After eluding relentless assassination attempts by Prince Cel, her cousin and rival for the Faerie crown, Meredith Gentry, Los Angeles private eye, has a whole new set of problems To become queen, she must bear a child before Cel can father one of his own But havoc lies on the horiz I am Princess Meredith, heir to a throne if I can stay alive long enough to claim it After eluding relentless assassination attempts by Prince Cel, her cousin and rival for the Faerie crown, Meredith Gentry, Los Angeles private eye, has a whole new set of problems To become queen, she must bear a child before Cel can father one of his own But havoc lies on the horizon people are dying in mysterious, frightening ways, and suddenly the very existence of the place known as Faerie is at grave risk So now, while she enjoys the greatest pleasures of her life attempting to conceive a baby with the warriors of her royal guard, she must fend off an ancient evil that could destroy the very fabric of reality And that s just her day job From the Paperback edition.
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A Caress of Twilight I am Princess Meredith heir to a throne if I can stay alive long enough to claim it After eluding relentless assassination attempts by Prince Cel her cousin and rival for the Faerie crown Meredith
A confession When I tell you thatI m doing something really interesting and intellectual reading theory, writing something new, learning to cook Indian food , I m probably lying Most of time What I am actually doing is reading one of these horrible books and eating pretzels, periodically cajoling Mark into bringing me drinks This book, and the other five books in the series, are HORRIBLE Really, really bad I love them.Here s the story so far Fabulous faerie princess Merry, despite being fabulous [...]
Meh.There are good and bad sides to being a very thorough and articulate writer The good side is how very detailed the fictional creatures are It is easy to get a good mental image on all of the amazing fae creatures that are described in the books And, they are really intriguing.But, the bad side is how detailed inconsequential things can be written Such as a simple conversation that lasts for page after page And, that s what happens here Merry and her men talk with some guards outside a house, [...]
I enjoyed this a little less than the first one The ending was pretty fantastic though
Obviously, I disliked the first one enough that I had to immediately read the second These are light, fluffy, and fun reads, albeit full of dark subject matter.
Quit drawing out the story Merry Gentry is Princess of the Unseelie Court and co heir to the throne if she can get pregnant Which she and her harem of interchangeable men are trying very hard to accomplish.One fine day at the Detective Agency that Merry works despite being royalty that attracts paparazzi easier than a bald Britney Spears , a man enters After lots of hemming and hawing a standard LKH practice to pad out the story and make her MC look supa amazing Merry finds out the guy is repres [...]
Second book still trashy bordering on decadent, still packed with flowery prose, still moving at a snails pace I think the whole book moved ahead about five days.Some of it I liked Hamilton comes up with some beautiful descriptions, and the confrontations can be pretty satisfying Meredith s mirror argument with her bitch of a mother is a great example But good God, things can get tedious In the first book I thought it was the endless descriptions that were slowing things down We ve still got tha [...]
A Caress of Twilightby Laurell K HamiltonBallantine, 326 pages, hardback, 2002I have to confess that, the last time I tried to read one of Ms Hamilton s many novels, I got about halfway through and then threw it across the room The book in question was called Narcissus in Chains, and was the umpteenth volume featuring Ms Hamilton s series heroine Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter I had fought my way through about two hundred pages of badly written soft porn I have no aversion at all to well written so [...]
3 1 2 stars Still thinking on how I feel about this series and if it s worth it to continue.
Faerie Tales Finally Get RealBefore I get serious, I must say that Doyle would make the best consort for Meredith He knows the Unsidhe Court better than anyone, and is intelligent enough to know when to use his power and when to use diplomacy Frost is too much like the nickname bestowed upon him by Andais Rhys still has issues with Goblins, and Galen, while cute, would be nothing than a boy toy And there s something rather cool about a dark skinned fae character Most writers save Emma Bull , te [...]
While this wasn t quite as good as the first book, I still enjoyed it I really don t get why people write about these books as though they are porn There really isn t hardly any blatant sex at all Yes, Merry has several men in her life, as she was forced to choose several men in order to conceive a child and inherit the Unseelie throne Pretty much, she does this or dies The sex mainly happens off page I guess the main deal for people must be the fact that she is in relationships with several men [...]
Yeah, I read it Almost didn t finish it as it was not nearly as intriguing as the previous book But it wasn t bad after I got 1 3 of the way in.
3.5 I like this series.I get why so many people don t like it and find it strange and odd, why they don t like the character and what and how she does stuff But I, for one, like plots that are a bit strange, those books that not everyone likes The complex lore, the weird history, the logical but heartless kind of thinking This is that sort of series If you like that, continue with the books If not, well, there are a lot of books out there that you will love
Well, this book certainly sucked me in and I don t have a clue when it happened A Kiss of Shadows, the first book, was good and definitely picked up after the first half but this book was good from the beginning The only problems are getting used to all the descriptions and dealing with the ongoing discussions of everything Meredith is a stand up person She is not swayed by good or evil but she does what is right and she takes care of her people Her journey is very interesting, especially to see [...]
I think I ll bow out of the series here I liked the setup of the first book in the series and looked forward to learning about the world But this entry reads as if someone is giving you a blow by blow story of what happened to someone else and repeats events that have already been established many times before I notice the chapters are really extended out as if each movement and interrogation needs a chapter on its own One part had the group going to the actresses house for one chapter, then th [...]
The Good This series is very addictive Merry is a wonderful main character tough in her own right, intelligent but always learning , open to new experiences and fully embracing where her life is heading She s also a realist, understanding her situation and the ramifications of her choices A Caress of Twilight doesn t spend a lot of time rehashing the events and world building from A Kiss of Shadows, which I appreciate reading the books one right after the other But, if a lot of time has past sin [...]
Let s not kid ourselves here While I love the fae aspect to this book, I read it only for the sex And day um are there some luscious men in here The kinky stuff just makes it all that much hotter Recommended for kinky women who fantasy having a harem of studly men.
Second in the Meredith Gentry erotic urban fantasy series revolving around a half fae princess and her harem in Los Angeles.My TakeIt s a world we don t want to acknowledge and yet is so fascinating in its macabre acceptance of what they consider normal An excellent example of how power corrupts absolutely mixed in with dethroned gods and goddesses I love the culture of fae that Hamilton has created That she chose the Unseelie instead of the Seelie, showing us the positive side of the Dark vers [...]
Original review, graded 1 3 Summary 2 Most sequels especially movies, but book series as well fall apart because success breeds imitation If the original had one car chase, then having two car chases will make it twice as popular Two steamy sex scenes Let s make it four Of course, that gets boring, so the second reason they tend to fall apart is that they keep upping the ante for the same game If in the original the problem was a threat to the entire city, have the sequel be about a threat to th [...]
Depois de um primeiro volume surpreendente, O Beijo das Sombras, a autora traz at n s a continua o da hist ria da princesa da Carne Unseelie, Meredith Gentry, cujo principal objectivo engravidar e tornar se a verdadeira rainha dos Unseelie Pena que a sua tarefa avizinha se tudo menos f cil.Com toda a extravag ncia, carga sexual e at viol ncia que s o caracter sticas dos seres fe ricos, com alguma tens o e avidez que vamos seguindo o desenrolar da vida de Merry Deparada com uma Seelie exilada que [...]
OK, I m hooked When I read the first book in this series, I wasn t sure I liked it These stories have two tracks politics in the royal courts of the faerie world, and murder mysteries When I read the first book, I was a little overwhelmed by all the faerie politics, and I wasn t sure if I wanted to continue with the series.But I did, and I m glad I did I find it interesting how Laurell Hamilton has set up her faerie world Sometimes, it gets to be a little overwhelming But the intrigue gets inter [...]
I definitely enjoyed this book The series has some good points however I see some things I had seen in Anita that I see here, except maybe a bit subtle Detective Peterson reminds me of Dolph when he was an asshole to Anita Mica makes me think of Nathaniel or Micha I can t decide who I want Merry to have a child with, I m sort of rooting for Doyle aka Darkness, but who knows maybe there will be a new player This one is interesting because we learn some things about the Seelie, and now they are p [...]
This was better than book 1 I have to say I m a huge fan of this series I don t usually like books about the fey as the ones I ve read in the past have been so disappointing but this series has totally changed my mind, it s just really fun, easy reading urban fantasy.Kick ass heroine with awesome cool powers checkRich, magical world with fantastic creatures checkSteamy sex with a bunch of yummy immortals checkThere s a lot to love about his series Granted the plot isn t particularly special and [...]
Bahaha, these books are so bad Like embarrassingly bad Like, at night when I m reading before bed, I try to shield my Kindle with my body so my boyfriend can t see what I m reading over my shoulder bad That s really bad.There are basically two things going on here at once First, Meredith is a fey princess that will ascend to the throne only if she can conceive a child before her evil cousin Secondly, Meredith is also a private investigator, which forms the basis of the individual plot for each b [...]
Book 2 of Merry Gentry series Satisfying enough sequel to the first book.One criticism I have is that the titles of these books are two romancey generic I don t like it That said, this book had all of the tension and excitement of the first It moved along a little quickly because there weren t many location changes or exposition I do think that the first one was satisfying overall, but this one kept me interested in the direction of the story and thirsty for Once again, major smut warning, if [...]
The first in this series was mildly interesting, enough so that I figured I d see if this second book was better Unfortunately, the cheesy sex scenes found in the first book were even worse in this second This has to be the most godawful erotica writing in the history of life I didn t know whether to laugh or be offended The writing is atrocious I m definitely done with this series.
Still 5 stars after a reread
Kylie Minoque s music video Slow in book form part 2.Hamilton again introduces a parade of Chippendale ish elfs, who are, without one exception, unable to resist Merry.
3.5 starslibrary ebook borrow review for me spoilers possible It was good.Just odd She s a princess fey, living amongst humans Supposed to be a P.I There really wasn t any investigating in this book.I felt like most of the book is Merry talking to her mirror to someone With one of her guards draped on her in some way But we got of where the story is going, because Teranis sp the Seelie King is going to be a problem so much of the book is conversation mainly between Merry and whatever Fey royalt [...]
4.5 stars review to come
Antes da moda dos vampiros se iniciar com a saga Luz e Escurid o, j muitos livros de vampiros e lobisomens povoavam a literatura l fora e o romance paranormal j estava a povoar as livrarias Entre essas pioneiras do g nero temos Laurell K Hamilton que se estreou em 1993 com o primeiro volume da sua s rie Anita Blake, que hoje continua a vender e sem fim a vista Em 2000, antecipando a moda que viria a seguir, iniciou a sua segunda s rie de sucesso, Merry Gentry, uma s rie onde os fae e restantes s [...]