By Laurell K. Hamilton
“My identify is Meredith Gentry, yet after all it’s now not my actual identify. I dare now not even whisper my precise identify after darkish for worry that one hushed observe will commute over the evening winds to the smooth ear of my aunt, the Queen of the Air and Darkness. She desires me useless. I don’t even recognize 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 no longer. all at once Meredith reveals herself a pawn in her dreaded aunt’s plans. The task that awaits her: benefit from the consistent corporation of the main appealing immortal males on this planet. The gift: the crown–and the chance to proceed to dwell. The penalty for failure: loss of life.
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I set my purse on the edge of the chest, squeezing the handle twice to turn on the hidden camera. If the camera was on, it had a near perfect view of the bed. He came up behind me, arms wrapping around me from behind, managing to pin my arms to my sides, but not hard. He meant it to be a hug. The fact that it panicked me wasn\'t his fault, not really. I tried to relax against his body, in the circle of his arms, but couldn\'t. The Power was too thick, and I couldn\'t relax. The best I could do was not to pull away.
He poured the oil over the satin of my panties, and I fell back onto the bed, my spine bowing, hands scrambling at the sheets. My skin felt like it was swelling, stretching with a desire that narrowed the world down to the need to be touched, to be held, to be had. It wouldn\'t have mattered who it was. 1 opened my arms to the naked man kneeling over me. He collapsed on top of me. I could feel him tight and heavy against the satin Page 35 Laurell K. Hamilton: Meredith Gentry 01 A Kiss of Shadows of the panties.
You have my permission,\" Alvera said. \" Page 42 Laurell K. Hamilton: Meredith Gentry 01 A Kiss of Shadows His eyes got all serious. He seemed to understand that his word meant something to me that it might not to a human. Finally, he nodded. \" I glanced at Eileen Galan and back to the one-way glass on the far wall. \"Spoken before witnesses. \" He nodded. \" I shook my head. \" He\'d started to smile, but when I didn\'t seem to think it was funny, his smile faded. \" Eileen took me to one side, a few steps away from the detective.
A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton