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 actual identify after darkish for worry that one hushed notice will trip over the evening winds to the gentle ear of my aunt, the Queen of the Air and Darkness. She wishes me lifeless. I don’t even comprehend why.”Meredith Gentry, Princess of the excessive court docket of Faerie, is posing as a human in la, dwelling 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 no longer. by surprise Meredith reveals herself a pawn in her dreaded aunt’s plans. The task that awaits her: benefit from the consistent corporation of the main attractive immortal males on this planet. The present: the crown–and the chance to proceed to stay. The penalty for failure: loss of life.

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Her greying blond hair was styled perfectly; her makeup was flawless. There was even a shine on her black high-heeled pumps. It was two o\'clock in the morning, and Eileen looked like she\'d just finished a power breakfast and was eager to greet the day. Alvera\'s gaze went over me from the push-up bra shoving my breasts in plain view to my eyes, last. \" \"My client was raped, Detective Alvera. Yet, she has not been taken to a hospital, or examined by a doctor. The only reason I have not demanded these things is my client\'s determination to answer your questions and aid you in this investigation.

My voice sounded strangled as if the words had to be pulled from my lips. I think because what I wanted to say was, \"Take me, you rowdy beast,\" but that lacked a certain dignity and Roane deserved better than to be left craving something he could never touch again. I could drop my glamour and sleep with him after this night, but every night he touched me in true form would only draw the addiction tighter. He unzipped me, hands moving up to help slide the dress from my shoulders. I jerked away from him.

There are a few downsides to being immortal. One of the biggest is that punishment can last a very, very long time. Page 46 Laurell K. Hamilton: Meredith Gentry 01 A Kiss of Shadows Of course, so can pleasure. I closed my eyes as if that would chase away the images that came flooding back. It wasn\'t Roane I was thinking of. It was Griffin. He\'d been my fiance for seven years. If we\'d managed to get with child, we\'d have been wife and husband. But there had been no child, and in the end there had been only pain.

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