A Kiss of Shadows : Meredith Gentry

  • by Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Narrated by Laural Merlington
  • Series: Meredith Gentry
  • 15 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"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 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.

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What the Critics Say

"[A]n edgy story of sex, violence, and magic that manages to be both disturbing and entertaining." (Library Journal)
"As wild as the novel's premise is, memorable characters and wicked wit make it all delicious, ribald fun." (Publishers Weekly)
"I've never read a writer with a more fertile imagination." (Diana Gabaldon)

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Customer Reviews

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Not for the prudish reader -- but,

If your not shy about very well written sex scenes, that are also important to the storyline, than this series is a wild ride. Princess Meridith is descended from several fertility goddesses, so naturally her greatest power is expressed in the bedroom. Her lovers are all beings who have lost their power, and consequently, the world of the fey is dying -- but through her, they, and the fey, are revitalized. As a fiction writer, I find Ms. Hamilton's depictions to be a masterclass in writing a compelling sex scene. As a fan, I am endlessly entertained by her originality, and the courage of her convictions to tell the story as it is meant to be told. Having read the series, I'm now enjoying the audio books, just as much, if not more. The narrator is perfect.

For those who find it to be too much, I say, quit complaining and move along. This series is meant for adults. Go read Harry Potter. Again.
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- Mysticalsister

Hey... it's just sex...

Really. This book is just sex. I don't mind sex in books. In fact, sometimes it is nice. This book is JUST sex. The main character turns around and there is another fey creature to have some sort of sexual encounter with. She can't even go to the bathroom without sex. I got this book because the Anita Blake books are pretty good(I am waiting around for another Patricia Briggs or Charlaine Harris book and I need something to fill my time). There are some Anita Blake books missing in the series here on Audible so I thought I'd try this author's other series. It is NOT good. Seriously NOT good. Anita Blake is a prude and Meredith Gentry is the exact opposite and not in a good way. There is NO plot. Try the Anita Blake series. It's a little better than okay. This is alot worse than okay.... alot worse.
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- Heidi

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-27-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio