The fifth darkly fantastic, deliciously dangerous outing into the sensual realm of Laurell K. Hamilton's New York Times-bestselling series - it's Merry Gentry's most erotic adventure yet!
Laurell K. Hamilton is the New York Times bestselling author of the Meredith Gentry novels - A Kiss of Shadows, A Caress of Twilight, Seduced by Moonlight and A Stroke of Midnight - and fourteen acclaimed Anita Blake Vampire novels. Her new Meredith Gentry novel, A Lick of Frost, is published in Bantam Press. Laurell K. Hamilton lives in St Louis with her family. For more information on, see her website at www.laurellkhamilton.org
In bestseller Hamilton's steamy fifth in the Meredith Gentry fantasy series (after 2005's A Stroke of Midnight), the fey former Los Angeles PI has given up detecting and fully embraced her duties as Princess Meredith Nicesus, potential heir to the faerie throne. Since the extremely orgasmic princess's foremost duty is to prove her fertility in order to gain the throne, she spends most of her time bedding her immortal sidhe royal guardsmen, giving each a fair shot as her future consort. All the group sex has a profoundly transformative effect: her men are regaining their full powers, and the long-dead faerie gardens are springing to life. But when Meredith and her merry men inadvertently find themselves in the territory of King Sholto, who has been betrayed by others in the faerie court, there's deadly danger even for immortals. Lots of earth-shattering, supernatural sex and a rousing climactic battle will have Hamilton's fans panting for more. (Dec.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
The setting of this dark fantasy is a world where contemporary America exists side by side with the realms of faerie; it's rich with ancient culture and laced with dangerous desires. Former Los Angeles PI Merry Gentry is now Princess Meredith NicEssus, a part-human contender for the throne of her sociopathic aunt, Queen Andais, ruler of the Unseelie Court, where all who are rejected by the beautiful Seelie Court take refuge. Because her aunt cannot conceive an heir, Merry is surrounded by exquisitely handsome bodyguards-cum-lovers whose skin tones range from palest green or glowing ivory through golden brown or night black. Their usually waist-length hair runs the gamut from silvery white and striated green with leaf patterns to misty gray or nut brown. In this fifth novel in the series, read by Laural Merlington, the princess has mated with Mistral, captain of her aunt's guard and strictly off limits. Their joining has reawakened old magic-mystical power so ancient that no one stands against it and survives. This newest installment abandons the hauntingly evocative descriptors of the earlier titles: shadows, twilight, moonlight, and midnight. Still, given the series popularity, this is recommended for public libraries with a strong commitment to erotica and fantasy/romance.-David Faucheux, Louisiana Audio Information & Reading Svc., Lafayette Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
"Erotic, magical, violent, sensual and thrilling...extraordinary tales of a Faerie in hiding as a private investigator in LA...quite simply delicious...Highly recommended." * SARAH BROADHURST, The Bookseller * "Oozing with sensuality...steamy sex scenes that are wonderfully touchy-feely." * Starburst magazine * "Relentless high-paced trashiness...good fun." * SFX magazine * "Seductive and terrifying...this series is proof not only of Laurell K. Hamilton's immense storytelling abilities, but also of her continued development of contemporary dark fantasy and horror." * Enigma magazine * "Sizzling...memorable characters and wicked wit make it all delicious, ribald fun." * Publishers Weekly *