The third darkly fantastic and deliciously erotic outing for private investigator and Faerie Princess Meredith Gentry...
Laurell K. Hamilton is the New York Times bestselling author of the Meredith Gentry novels - A KISS OF SHADOWS, A CARESS OF TWILIGHT and now SEDUCED BY MOONLIGHT, which are also published by Bantam Books, and ten acclaimed Anita Blake Vampire Hunter novels. She lives in St Louis with her family.
Considering all the complications, sexual and otherwise, that Merry Gentry, heir to the faerie throne, endured in A Kiss of Shadows (2000) and A Caress of Shadows (2002), it's no surprise to find the start of Hamilton's third book in her erotic fantasy series weighed down by attempts to conversationally recap earlier convolutions. Even readers of the first two books might have problems sorting out exactly why Merry is messing with the goblin king via magic mirror. Though the author maintains interest through such devices as an imaginative sex scene involving Merry, two of her sidhe studs and a doll-sized, winged, blood-sucking demi-fey, it takes a milieu switch from L.A. to St. Louis and the Unseelie court for the plot to take off and become a page turner. Merry confronts faerie politics that make Machiavelli look like a rookie, while her aunt's sadistic madness leads to what must rank as one of the bloodier scenes of fictional slaughter. Since Merry's previous role as a private eye has almost completely disappeared, nefarious deeds require magic to solve rather than detection. Hamilton's trademark mix of the personal and emotional along with the sexual will as usual delight her fans. Add yet another tour de force ending, a new final total of 16 lustful sidhe male immortals with whom to couple (or triple or...), and a fair future is assured for Merry for at least another few books. (Feb. 3) FYI: Hamilton is also the author of the bestselling Anita Blake vampire series (Cerulean Sins, etc.). Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Meredith Gentry, half-mortal Sidhe princess, is engaged in a contest to produce a child before her cousin Prince Cel does. The stakes are high: the winner will be heir to Queen Andais and the throne of the Unseelie Court. A powerful artifact mysteriously appears, and Merry becomes a trigger for the goddess Danu to restore long-lost powers of Celtic godhood to any Sidhe who has sex with Merry. In addition to sex, there is interminable conversation and explication about who, where, why, and how to have sex. Almost no plot movement takes place until late in the book, when situations at the court become graphically violent. Any listener unfamiliar with the two earlier episodes in this series may be confused, while fans might be impatient with the lengthy explanations. Hamilton does provide sensual erotica, faultlessly performed by Laural Merlington. Recommended only for large collections that include adult material.-Janet Martin, FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Pinehurst, NC Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
"If you want something different, this is the book for you. Erotic,
magical, violent, sensual and thrilling, it is an extraordinary
tale of a Faerie in hiding as a private investigator in LA, and is
quite simply delicious... Highly recommended" -- Sarah Broadhurst *
"Relentless high-paced trashiness - it's good fun" * SFX *
"Erotic, funny and horrific... probably not one for your granny" * Shivers *
"Very refreshing... Hamilton has an amazing imagination" * SF Site *