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A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton

By Laurell K. Hamilton

“My identify is Meredith Gentry, yet after all it’s now not my actual identify. I dare no longer even whisper my precise identify after darkish for worry that one hushed be aware will shuttle over the evening winds to the tender ear of my aunt, the Queen of the Air and Darkness. She desires me lifeless. I don’t even be aware of why.”Meredith Gentry, Princess of the excessive court docket of Faerie, is posing as a human in l. a., residing as a P.I. focusing on supernatural crime. yet now the Queen’s murderer has been dispatched to fetch her back–whether she likes it or now not. unexpectedly Meredith unearths herself a pawn in her dreaded aunt’s plans. The activity that awaits her: benefit from the consistent corporation of the main appealing immortal males on the planet. The present: the crown–and the chance to proceed to dwell. The penalty for failure: dying.

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He was going to undress first. I was surprised. A control freak usually wants their victim naked first. He was out of his jacket and shirt, hands going to his belt before I could figure out what to do. Page 31 Laurell K. Hamilton: Meredith Gentry 01 A Kiss of Shadows Slowing him down seemed to be good. I sat up, touching his hands. \"Slow down. Let me enjoy the unveiling. \" I held on to his hands, rubbing across his skin, stroking his bare arms. I concentrated on the feel of the tiny hairs on his forearms and how they slid under my touch.

I couldn\'t see the spiders under all that blood. I knew two things, maybe three. First, the magician on the other end of the spell was sidhe; second, he or she had tried to kill me; third, if it wasn\'t for Jeremy getting a spell through the ward, I\'d be just a smaller red lump on the blood-soaked bed. I owed Jeremy a very big favor. � Chapter 6 THE POLICE WOULDN\'T LET ME SHOWER. THEY WOULDN\'T EVEN LET ME wash my hands. Four hours after Roane carried me out of the bedroom, I was still trying to explain to the police exactly what had happened to Alistair Norton.

He might be wasting a lot of it just letting it swirl around, but you don\'t get this much energy without having some idea of what you\'re doing and some plan of what to do with it. My voice sounded strange even to me, strained, and breathy. \"The living room is full of magic, Alistair. \" I hoped everyone in the van was getting this. \"Let me show you,\" he said. We were at the closed door in the left-hand wall. \" I asked. It was the only door visible from the entrance. There was an open hallway that led from the rear of the living room farther into the house, and an open entranceway into the kitchen.

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