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Considering all the complications, sexual and otherwise, that Merry Gentry, heir to the faerie throne, endured in A Kiss of Shadows (2000) and A Caress of Shadows (2002), it's no surprise to find the start of Hamilton's third book in her erotic fantasy series weighed down by attempts to conversationally recap earlier convolutions. Even readers of the first two books might have problems sorting out exactly why Merry is messing with the goblin king via magic mirror. Though the author maintains interest through such devices as an imaginative sex scene involving Merry, two of her sidhe studs and a doll-sized, winged, blood-sucking demi-fey, it takes a milieu switch from L.A. to St. Louis and the Unseelie court for the plot to take off and become a page turner. Merry confronts faerie politics that make Machiavelli look like a rookie, while her aunt's sadistic madness leads to what must rank as one of the bloodier scenes of fictional slaughter. Since Merry's previous role as a private eye has almost completely disappeared, nefarious deeds require magic to solve rather than detection. Hamilton's trademark mix of the personal and emotional along with the sexual will as usual delight her fans. Add yet another tour de force ending, a new final total of 16 lustful sidhe male immortals with whom to couple (or triple or...), and a fair future is assured for Merry for at least another few books.
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Last seen in A Caress of Twilight (2002), faerie princess Meredith NicEssus is still trying to conceive an heir so that she, and not her sadistic cousin Cel, can claim the Unseelie throne from her aunt, Andais. Luckily, Meredith has a bevy of buff bodyguards at her disposal, and the one who gets her pregnant will be king. She is also trying to broker the continuation of an alliance between the Unseelie people and the goblins, but the goblin king isn't cutting her many breaks. Her aunt is continuing to put increasing amounts of pressure on her, throwing more and more attractive men at her, hoping she'll produce that much-desired heir. Meredith journeys to her aunt's court, where a horrendous shock awaits her. Full of steamy sex scenes but a little light on plot, Seduced by Moonlight doesn't really pick up until Meredith heads to the Unseelie court. Despite the shortcomings, devoted Hamilton fans will enjoy the characters' connections and the rich, imaginative world they inhabit. Kristine Huntley
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Okay - we got the whole sex gig. Trying to get pregnant, much weird sex, yes we know already! Now the challenge is to write an interesting story without the soft porn crutch. Read morePublished on July 8 2004 by CN
All I can say is, if you are a lover of the dark lore of vamps, wolves, undead, etc., you have GOT to read this ENTIRE series. This is a series that will keep you wanting more. Read morePublished on July 7 2004 by Jason S. Stockler
the best part of the book was character developement... sure it mostly happened in a bed or turning merry on... Read morePublished on June 11 2004 by Amazon Customer
Wow!! I have been waiting soooo long for the next book. Well it is finally here and she still left us hanging! Read morePublished on June 10 2004
I must admit very guiltly that I liked this book inspite of the fact that it was all sex and very little plot. To have as much sex as it had did detract from the actual story. Read morePublished on June 9 2004 by Fracturedfae
This is by far the worst LKH book I have read and possibly the worst book I have ever read! While the past two Merry Gentry books have been somewhat interesting and entertaining,... Read morePublished on May 26 2004
Meredith NicEssus is still trying to get pregnant in order to win the Unseelie crown. A half-mortal faerie princess, Merry has been copulating with six gorgeous guards for several... Read morePublished on May 18 2004 by Amazon Customer