By Laurell K. Hamilton
“My identify is Meredith Gentry, yet in fact it’s no longer my genuine identify. I dare now not even whisper my real identify after darkish for worry that one hushed note will trip over the evening winds to the smooth ear of my aunt, the Queen of the Air and Darkness. She desires me lifeless. 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 now not. by surprise Meredith reveals herself a pawn in her dreaded aunt’s plans. The activity that awaits her: benefit from the consistent corporation of the main attractive immortal males on this planet. The gift: the crown–and the chance to proceed to reside. The penalty for failure: dying.
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But if there was even the slightest chance that humans, with or without sidhe help, had figured out how to manufacture Branwyn\'s Tears and it was out on the market, then it had to be stopped. Of course, there was another possibility. The sidhe that set Norton up in his little magic-rape scam might have been giving Branwyn\'s Tears to lots of others. This was probably the more likely of the two worst-case scenarios, but I couldn\'t tell the police that another sidhe had been involved with Alistair Norton.
You can forget what the touch is like. You can fight not to dream of glowing flesh and eyes like molten jewels, a sweep of ankle-length hair across your body. But the desire is always there just under the surface, like an alcoholic who can never take another drink for fear that one drink will never be enough to satisfy that thirst. I screamed, loud and long and wordless. There was another side effect of Branwyn\'s Tears. No glamour can stand against it. Because your concentration can\'t stand against it.
But someone at the police station or on the ambulance would talk. They might do it for money, they might do it by accident, but the media would find out. It was only a matter of time. A race to see which hounds would find me first: the tabloids or the Queen\'s Guard. If I\'d been well, I\'d have gotten in my car and driven out of state that night or caught the first plane to anywhere. But Roane took me to his apartment because it was closer than mine. I didn\'t care where we went as long as there was a shower.
A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton