A Kiss of Shadows

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Random House Publishing Group, Jan 18, 2001 - Fiction - 448 pages
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Meet Merry Gentry, paranormal P.I., and enter a thrilling, sensual world as dangerous as it is beautiful, full of earthly pleasures and dazzling magic, and ruled by the all-consuming passions of immortal beings once worshipped as gods . . . or demons.
Merry Gentry, princess of the high court of Faerie, is posing as a human in Los Angeles, working as a private investigator specializing in supernatural crime. But now the queen’s assassin has been dispatched to fetch her—whether she likes it or not. Suddenly Merry finds herself a pawn in her dreaded aunt’s plans. The job that awaits her: enjoy the constant company of the most beautiful immortal men in the world. The reward: the crown—and the opportunity to continue to live. The penalty for failure: death.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Laurell K. Hamilton’s A Shiver of Light.

Praise for Laurell K. Hamilton and A Kiss of Shadows

“One of the most inventive and exciting writers in the paranormal field.”—Charlaine Harris
“Sexy . . . Merry’s adventures are engaging and keep the reader turning the pages.”St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Stunning . . . steamy . . . an exciting and original world.”San Jose Mercury News
“I’ve never read a writer with a more fertile imagination.”—Diana Gabaldon

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User Review  - Carol420 - LibraryThing

Merry can't run forever though, and soon she finds herself back in the middle of the things she once tried to escape. Once looked down upon at the court for her weak powers and mortality, Merry now ... Read full review

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User Review  - mariahsidhe - LibraryThing

Now I remember reading this in high school. I don't remember what threw me off liking it but I hadn't wanted to read more of the series and stopped. I'm a big LKH fan but I was into the Anita Blake ... Read full review

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Title Page Copyright Chapter
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Chapter 27
Chapter 28
Chapter 29

Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 30
Chapter 31
Chapter 32
Chapter 33
Chapter 34
Chapter 35
Chapter 36
Chapter 37
By Laurell K Hamilton
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Laurell K. Hamilton is a full-time writer and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series and the Merry Gentry series. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her family.

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