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

By Laurell K. Hamilton

Meet Merry Gentry, paranormal P.I., and input an exhilarating, sensual global as risky because it is gorgeous, packed with earthly pleasures and superb magic, and governed by way of the all-consuming passions of immortal beings as soon as worshipped as gods . . . or demons.
Merry Gentry, princess of the excessive court docket of Faerie, is posing as a human in la, operating as a personal investigator focusing on supernatural crime. yet now the queen’s murderer has been dispatched to fetch her—whether she likes it or no longer. without notice Merry reveals herself a pawn in her dreaded aunt’s plans. The activity that awaits her: benefit from the consistent corporation of the main attractive immortal males on the planet. The gift: the crown—and the chance to proceed to dwell. The penalty for failure: death.
Praise for Laurell ok. Hamilton and A Kiss of Shadows
“One of the main artistic and interesting writers within the paranormal field.”—Charlaine Harris
“Sexy . . . Merry’s adventures are attractive and hold the reader turning the pages.”St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Stunning . . . steamy . . . an exhilarating and unique world.”San Jose Mercury News
“I’ve by no means learn a author with a extra fertile imagination.”—Diana Gabaldon

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I don\'t want you to do glamour. I want to be with you, Merry. No masks. \" \"Without your own magic, you\'ll be like a human. You won\'t be able to protect yourself from the charm. You\'ll be \"I won\'t wither and die for want of sidhe flesh, Merry. \" \"I know what I want,\" he said. I started to open my mouth, to tell him at least part of the truth, part of the reason that I had to clean myself off and get out of town. But he stood up, and my voice died in my throat. I couldn\'t breathe, let alone talk.

I turned the bathroom light on and was left blinking in the brightness. The bathroom was tiny, barely room for the stool, small sink, and the bathtub. The tub might have been original to the house because it was deep and claw-footed and very antique-looking. The shower curtain had been strung on a rail above the tub. The curtain had seals from all over the world on it, with their common names in print by each image. I\'d ordered it from one of those catalogs that you always seem to get when you have a background in biology, found it in among the animal-motif T-shirts, candles shaped like animals, books about trips to the Arctic Circle and summers spent watching wolves in remote places.

Branwyn\'s Tears,\" I said softly. Alvera closed his eyes, his body beginning to sway slightly. \" Eileen said. He opened his eyes, and said, \"Yeah, I\'m . \" He looked back at me. \". . \" But that last was barely audible. There was a kind of a panic on his face as if he couldn\'t believe what he was thinking. I don\'t know how long he might have been able to stand there, but I had run out of patience tonight. I ran my fingertip over the white, glistening mounds of my breasts, and that was all it took.

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