To some I am Meredith Gentry, P.I To others I am Princess Merry, heir to the throne of Faerie And there are those who whisper that I am both of these and My aunt, the Queen of Air and Darkness, no long distracted by her sadistic pastimes, now focusses unwaveringly on me I spend each night with my immortal guards, but still no child has come of our decadent pleasurTo some I am Meredith Gentry, P.I To others I am Princess Merry, heir to the throne of Faerie And there are those who whisper that I am both of these and My aunt, the Queen of Air and Darkness, no long distracted by her sadistic pastimes, now focusses unwaveringly on me I spend each night with my immortal guards, but still no child has come of our decadent pleasures But something IS happening to me I appear to have awakened a force that s lain dormant for thousands of years and I haven t the damndest idea how or whyIt all began with the chalice I dreamed it, and there it was cool and hard when I awoke My guards know this ancient relic well its disappearance so many ages ago stripped them of their vital powers And here it is with us now My touch resonates with its force A strange, dazzling magic now courses through my half mortal half Sidhe body But while my guards cherish me for this unexpected gift, there are those who loathe me for it and would rather the Unseelie court suffer than have it ruled over by me, a mongrel queen My enemies grow in number every day If only they knew what I am capable of But come to that, if only I did too.This is the world of Meredith Gentry, a twilight world of gods, shapeshifters and immortal souls, a world full of sensuality, wild magic, treacherous deceits and latent powers about to be unleashed
Seduced by Moonlight To some I am Meredith Gentry P I To others I am Princess Merry heir to the throne of Faerie And there are those who whisper that I am both of these and My aunt the Queen of Air and Darkness no lon
Oh God, every time I read one of these I want to hit myself for the first chapter or three Why, Colleen smack Why are you spending time on trashy supernatural romance It s not even that well written smack There s no real thought to plot pacing They just paused during sex to have 5 pages of exposition, and they just paused in their murder investigation to have four chapters of sex smacksmack SMACK And then I succeed in turning my brain off and drink in a guilty mix of Mary Sue esque magic, romanc [...]
I have to say, I love my Faerie Porn These books aren t good books, we re not talking high literature here But I enjoy the characters, I enjoy the settings and the sex is good.I think what I really enjoy is that it s rare to find erotica especially multiple partner erotica that puts the woman in a position of power Not only is Merry in power over her men, she feels a responsibility for them equal to her elevated status Oh, there s plenty of using going on Sex for magic, sex for allies, sex for p [...]
3.5 I love how those books follow approximately a day in the life of Merry, and she manages to bed many different men, slay her enemies, and advance the plot by just a trickle.
Mary Has Graduated From Graciously Lying on Her Back to Joyously Bobbing on Her KneesI was enjoying this book until about page 130, when Merry had the great transformation I simply do not get it Does Laurell not like Merry s character Why on earth would she make Merry THE PRINCESS, soon to be queen a huge sperm bank At one point, Merry is so upset of being deprived the opportunity of swallowing seed, instead of all the men s seed always being used to try and get her pregnant For goddess sake, it [...]
3.5 still not 4 though.I really like this series, I really really do But I still can t give it than 3stars There are some inconsistencies, some stuff I don t really understand and some reactions that are a bit out of place.But I like that she s a badass, I love how she protects her people, but most of all I like that the story keeps me hooked up So continue the series, it s a really nice book
Third in the Meredith Gentry urban fantasy series revolving around an American faerie princess juggling a harem of men against the evil machinations of the vicious Unseelie queen.My TakeThis story takes half the fun out of being a faerie princess, although that harem of hers puts a lot of fun back in Still, very little of it is fun and games It s mostly all games Games of politics and manipulation as Merry and her Merry Men attempt to placate paparazzi, Queen Andais, the goblins, the demi fey, a [...]
still waiting for Doyle to surprise me
I m a bit annoyed by this book The ending of this one didn t leave me satisfied there are way too many things left to do A couple are cementing the alliance with a couple of the different groups, through sex of course Then there is having to go to the feast, ball or what have you for light and illusion This should have been accomplished in this book as it was part of this plot line, but no sounds like it s going to be its own book which would lead me to believe that there will be problems there. [...]
This book bored me.I stopped reading it a month ago and blah.Will go back to it somedaaaaaaaay.Somedaaaaaaaaaay I ll wish upon a starAnd wake up where the clouds are farBehind me.Where troubles melt like lemon dropsAway above the chimney topsThat s where you ll find me.Somewheeeeeeeere over the rainbowYeah,this is how much that volume keeps me focused.
Okay so I was bumping between 4.5 stars and 5 stars I love the way Merry insists on keeping her men safe Even ones who all but betrayed her This makes me love her in so many ways This book wasn t confusing there were some parts that irritated me The circle talking got on my nerves at points but in the end it was a good book It tugged at the heart strings and of course her harem grew I am hoping she riddles it down a bit soon I like reverse Harems but I can t stand when they get to big to the po [...]
I do find the actual plot interesting, when there is no sex, and it has to do with the Fae s politics.The porn is both boring and squicky for some at least I mean Merry makes out with her Aunt Anadais, but LKH states over and over that the Faes sexual taboos are different than humans There are also lots of different humanoid creature sex.There was also some gay for play f f, but there was too much male gaze before and after for my liking YKINMK and I m okay with it, but I like my femmeslash with [...]
Still entertaining, but the series is beginning to suffer from writing that is okay but not great Hamilton has odd pacing, and perhaps an odd sense of the passage of time as conversations unfold She keeps us constantly dialed in for what seems to be about 12 hours of of nearly straight action or sometimes semi action that you wonder if it s really that important to witness , then suddenly jumps forward, glossing over a few hours that do seem like they might have been important I also have this l [...]
SexllerxllerxDUELxend.This was a let down from the other two stories in the series In the two previous books there was actual plot This one is just a lot of explaining about the laws of the Faerie Kind and then lots of sex but nothing else I kept turning the pages waiting for forward story movement And there was nothing And Merry s life arc is coming perilously close to Anita s as she takes people under her wing each book and gains bright new and shiny powers each book.Fine we know the Fey are [...]
i have to admit this wasn t my fav it got better at the end when Merry and the guys went back to faerie i would ve liked of that in the story than just in the end i m anxious to see if Merry is immortal now i think so she would need to be to survive in faerie everybody is trying to kill her or wouldn t help if someone was attempting to kill her and i just love Doyle he s starting to really show some emotions to Merry and i think i ll be soft on Adair he reminds me of Nate fav in the Anita Blake [...]
The first several novels in the Anita Blake series are great Funny, scary, a touch gory and a touch sexy As you read each book, you can really see the character development as Anita becomes sure of herself and comfortable with the monsters However, some the later books have deteriorated into little than soft porn for women Not that there s anything wrong with that However, I feel it cheapens the series, which features a great role model in Anita as a women who has accepted that her life works [...]
The Good The chalice appears and boosts the series into overdrive The power the chalice can give or return to a Sidhe significantly raises the stakes for Merry and is the stat of a long running subplot in the series Seduced by Moonlight is when things change in the series, when the pace of the books increases greatly Now, not only does Merry have to get pregnant to gain the throne and protect herself from Cel, she also has to act as the vessel of the goddess to bring all of faerie back into thei [...]
I gave this one 3 stars because there was too much minutiae and not enough action I found myself skimming some of the narrative to get to the good parts I still really like this series and hope it picks back up in the next book.
It s getting interesting also, how the hell with she sleep with all of them
Halfway through Seduced by Moonlight, I almost decided to drop it, and by extension, its series But sometimes books work out despite a rough start Or even, sometimes, despite a rough start and a pointless, flabby middle The first 200 pages of this 400 page book take place in Maeve s guest house and in Merry s bedroom For a bunch of people who are reborn nature deities, these fae spend an awful lot of time cooped up indoors A teleconference with the goblin king, and an attack that occurs during i [...]
Give me the Cliff Notes pleaseI know there has to be a plot.This was like reading a soap opera porn movie From the beginning of the book to the end the writer takes you a little farther in time 3 days and repeats herself multiple times I have read books that the plot plays out in a short amount of time, but Ms Hamilton was writing minute by minute The first half of the book consisted all of day one and that was too much Also, who needs so much repeating The plot would unfold and then a character [...]
I liked this one better than the previous two, although I m still trying to figure out why It had all the elements that annoy me overused phrases, CRAWLING pace, detailed page long summaries of what anyone is wearing One bit in particular made me laugh The first thing I noticed about him was his coat, not usually the first thing I noticed about the guards of the sidhe BWAHAHAHAHA Oh come on now And of course Merry is still the Mary Sue perfect not that she ll ever admit it character, gorgeous an [...]
Ch ch ch changes many changes in this book and so much going on but I loved it You would think that you would get sick of Merry adding men but you don twell, I didn t LKH makes them all so interesting and even the guards that have been there from the beginning are not boring due to getting to know them better and then all the changes Of course, people are still trying to kill Merry so between that and all the changes, it is not boring There is still the ongoing discussions but you have to be ca [...]
I am the first to jump in line when it comes to Hamilton s Anita Blake series, but for some reason, this series just doesn t do it for me This is the second time I ve tried to get into the Merry Gentry series and the writing just isn t working for me Generally I love Hamilton s style, her attitude, all the action and gorebut I find this series boring and monotonous The first book was okbut since then it s just Merry droning on in endless conversations about the fae courts and what s good and wha [...]
Same problem here as with the Anita Blake novels The story is okay but the sex interferes and the heroine gets a new power with every boffing Tedious Would be enjoyable if the sex was kept to a minimum and the heroine had some faults and some limitations to her powers I like characters that win because they overcome their limitations not just develop a new skill just in time to save the day It s a cop out Hamilton lacks imagination.
How can one mortal woman satisfy the lusts of sixteen immortal sidhe How indeed I guess this means I need to read the next book to find out how I can learn from Merry and satisfy so many men.
I love this series I love all the men in Merry s life, but I can t stand the way that she just tosses sex out there as casually as she is It really bothers me I try to think as the sidhe, because they re so open with all that, but I just can t bend my thinking around it She sleeps with all of her original guards, and that isn t so bad to me because it s like they re all in a relationship But then she just offers to have sex with all the goblins and all the other guardsman and it justally bothers [...]
Queen Andais is giving all her attention to getting Meredith pregnant She s determined to get Meredith to sleep with as many guards as possible while Prince Cel is imprisoned Meanwhile, enemies are popping up everywhere and doing their best to kill Merry before the Unseelie Court has a truly mortal heir.
Stomach turningI made it through the tentacle horror in book 1, the Kitto sex in book 2 and the overly detailed descriptions of the Goblin king I didn t think it could get worse I was wrong Kitto s former master That was just not fair, lol I read a lot of reviews and no one warned me about Kitto s master I was close to having my dinner reappear.This is erotica but the sex out paced the plot by a WIDE margin and was not in any way appealing And on a personal note, while I should have known better [...]
I feel bound to give some explanation as to why I started reading War and Peace and then suddenly switched to trashy magical sexcapades To cut a long story short, I am temporarily of no fixed abode because the flat I intended to move into has dangerous wiring Whilst packing for two weeks of staying with friends, I decided that it was time to read War and Peace I forgot, however, that moving house is stressful and tiring, not conducive to tackling the greatest epic of Russian literature So almost [...]
Review posted here offbeatvagabond 2011 07 book review seduced by moonlightml I started this series a while back and haven t had the time to continue it Finally started book 3, Seduced by Moonlight, and it was really good We get to meet hot fairy men and Merry shows us she truly deserves to be princess Seduced by Moonlight takes place a little after A Caress of Twilight, Merry is with her guards lovers and is trying to stay out of the paparazzi She is still trying to get a baby from her men and [...]