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{Read Epub} ⚾ A Kiss of Shadows (Merry Gentry, #1) ⚟ My name is Meredith Merry Gentry, but of course it s not my real name I dare not even whisper my true name after dark for fear that one hushed word will travel over the night winds to the soft ear of my aunt, the Queen of Air and Darkness She wants me dead I don t even know whyI fled the high court of Faerie three years ago and have been in hiding ever since As Merry Gentry, I am a private investigator for the Grey Detective Agency Supernatural Problems, Magical Solutions My magical skills, scorned at the courts of Faerie, are valued in the human world Even by human standards, my magic isn t flashy, which is fine by me Flashy attracts attention and I can t afford that.Rumour has it that I am dead Not quite I am Princess Meredith NicEssus To speak that name after dark is to call down a knock upon your door from a hand that can kill you with a touch I have been careful, but not careful enough The shadows have found me, and they are going to take me back home, one way or another.So the running is over But the fighting has just begunRich, sensual, brimming with dangerous magic, A Kiss of Shadows is a dazzling tour de force where folklore, fantasy and erotically charged adventure collide. When my friend first recommended this author to me, I wasn t expecting much If Laurell K Hamilton was so good, why hadn t I heard of her before One of the main reasons she remained under my book radar was because I usually stick to historical romances and even then specific authors of the genre The first couple of pages in A Kiss of Shadows left me blown away Hamilton creates a world that blends multiple genres fantasy, science fiction, suspense thriller, and even romance I knew it would be an atypical romance, but that fact only left me engaged in reading the series She not only creates an unique world, but she develops intriguing characters, many of which you become attached to from the first book Meredith Gentry, the protagonist and heroine of the series, is admirable she is a strong woman who knows what she wants and will fight for it The first person perspective, which is usually over used in fiction, is well crafted in this series It makes all the events of the novel seem real to the reader, as if you are experiencing the action at the same time Meredith is If you like strong female characters, handsome hunks, and exploring new worlds, this is the book for you It is a perfect escape from our mundane realities for open minded readers. There was a lot about this book that I didn t like, but only some of it can be legitimately complained about.I can t really complain about the amount and type of sex in this book like I could for Anita Blake because, unlike Anita Blake, this book is meant to have sex in it It is Erotica.Sure, the silent, gaping, hole where my soul is shrieking over the tentacle sex would be fun to discuss, but I really can t I highly doubt many people would pick this book up without knowing that it s freaky beyond all reason and probably violates the Geneva Convention at least a couple of times Plus, I m pretty sure 35% of it is illegal in a minimum of three American states.But luckily, LKH gives me plenty else to complain about and it just happens to be pretty much everything wrong with the later Anita Blake books too The writing in this novel was horrible but it was actually the story telling and characterization that made it particularly difficult to wade through.The issue LKH has with taking 200 pages for all of the characters in Anita Blake to argue, discuss and consider her tampon brand is right here for easy access in MG Aside from a short opening scene, the majority of this 400 page novel occurs within 48 hour span Of those 48 hours, Merry is unconscious for a good 24 ish, I suppose, it s easy to lose track of time during the waffling of those.So basically the story revolves around Merry going back to Fairy, attending a party and heading home Along the way she gives a sideways glance at a mystery that solves itself, has a lot of sex and relies on unpredictable, unexplainable sex blood powers to fix all her problems and save the day.I was hoping that this book, unlike Anita Blake, would actually show Merry CHOOSING to have sex with a bunch of men, but not really Once again circumstances and people powerful than herself force her to do it Really She s just a victim here, guys.It s also a disturbing trend that LKH s female characters use their bodies sex to heal emotional hurts in others because, despite everything healthy and normal, apparently you can do that.If you want to get laid then just give Merry Anita a sob story about how you re so broken up inside can t get laid have some kind of repressed issues etc and she ll most likely sleep with you then Because that s all you need Her magic cooter will heal all your ills I wonder about the message it sends when Merry Anita has so little self esteem and values her body so little In fact, I worry about the disconnected way that Merry Anita use their bodies almost as if it was just a tool to share around for the greater good It almost makes me feel weird for only having sex with people because I WANT to have sex with them The part where she only considers turning down a man with tentacles spewing out of his abdomen, because she won t be able to properly fake her orgasms was a little disconcerting LKH, WTF Give us back our tentacle sex JapanBasically, unless you feel like reading something for shits tentacles and giggles, don t bother. I Decline All Responsibility for this One the Only Reason I am Reading it is because the MacHalos are Collectively Holding a Gun to my Lovely Little Head Buddy Read IDARftOtORIaRisbtMaCHaGtmLLHBR With the Sadistic MacHalos Duh DNF at 54% And someone should seriously consider giving me a medal for making it that far.Actual rating 1.5 stars Good thing I was in a good mood when I DNFed read this one view spoiler I am not drunk enough to review this book, but I ll do it anyway Because I am strong and tough and fierce and bold and audacious and stuff hide spoiler I ve created one long run on sentence to plot this book for you English majors, turn away now Okay Ready Merry has a boyfriend who used to be a seal and when they had sex he turned back into a seal so she ran away with a guy who has tentacles all over his torso and started to have sex with him but they were interrupted by a hag who she turned inside out and thus found out that she was wanted back as a princess in her fey court which meant that she needed lots of sexy hunky guards all around because everyone was trying to kill her for some reason so she made a pact with the goblins to help protect her and got herself a goblin follower who ended up biting her while she was having sex with another one of her guards because the queen wanted her to have sex with as many men as she could so she could get preggo and create an heir to the throne.I know, right This book went on and on And on And oooooon but every time I started getting really bored, something totally ridiculous would happen I really liked that about this story It was crazy and kooky and totally unpredictable The huge cast of characters were all completely unique and kept me on my toes I liked playing the game of will she sleep with HIM whenever a new male would pop up Because that was the game If she didn t partake in some sort of sexual activity with one, it turned out that they already hated each other from days gone by.I m a big fan of weird shit, this might not shock you So, at the end of it all, I did enjoy this book The second one will probably be even strange, which intrigues the crap out of me It might be a while before I pursue book two I just don t have it in me to dive right into another epic Merry Gentry book But I WILL come back How could I not Dangle a giant pink carrot with magic powers and two dicks on it in front of me, and well, I m gonna chase it.