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Mistral's Kiss (2006)

by Laurell K. Hamilton

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Series: Meredith Gentry (5)

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I am Princess Meredith, heir to a throne of faerie. My day job, once upon a time, was as a private detective in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, princess has now become a full-time occupation.My aunt, Queen Andais, will have it no other way. And so I am virtually a prisoner in faerie-trapped here with some of the realm's most beautiful men to serve as my bodyguards...and my lovers. For I am compelled to conceive a child: an heir to succeed me on the throne. Yet after months of amazing sex with my consorts, there is still no baby. And no baby means no throne. The only certainty is death at the hands of my cousin Cel, or his followers, if I fail to conceive.Now Mistral, Queen Andais's new captain of the guard, has come to my bed--defying her and risking her terrible wrath in doing so. But even she will hesitate to punish him in jealous rage, because our joining has reawakened old magic, mystical power so ancient that no one stands against it and survives. Not even my strongest and most favored: my Darkness and my Killing Frost. Not even Mistral himself, my Storm Lord. But because Mistral has helped to bring this magic forth, he may live another day.If I can reclaim control of the fey power that once was, there may be hope for me and my reign in faerie. I might yet quell the dark schemes and subterfuges surrounding me. Though shadows of obsession and conspiracy gather, I may survive.… (more)
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I am a big fan of Laurell K. Hamilton. I do prefer her Anita Blake series but her Merry Gentry series is quite good too. As usual, for her, it is a very well developed world with lots of violence. It can be a bit tricky to keep all the guys straight but in general I find the books to have far more positives than negatives. ( )
  KateKat11 | Sep 24, 2021 |
This audio edition of Mistral's Kiss is abridged. According to my LibraryThing entry for it, I last read my paper copy in 2012, so I'm not sure what's missing. We get the dream vision, the dead gardens scenes, and the final battle. If you enjoy Merry's all-too-helpful-to-the-Sidhe (and Slaugh) sex scenes, some major ones are included. If, as I do, you feel that the detailed sex scenes are a distraction from the plot, sorry.

Dog lovers, the scene with all those dogs has been included. I docked half a star for the abridgment and for narrator Laural Merlington's rendition of King Sholto's voice. ( )
  JalenV | Dec 16, 2020 |
tentacles, but no tentacle porn!!!! instead, dubcon. books, you will always be terrible. ( )
  kickthebeat | Nov 1, 2020 |
When A Stroke of Midnight left off, Meredith and company are still holed up in the underground fairy mound of the Unseelie Court, with the princess still trying to get pregnant. Mistral, one of the queen's guards, is on temporary loan to Meredith after the recent attempt on her life. The powers that they stir up affect some serious changes in the land of faerie, none of which make Queen Andais happy. Sholto, King of the Sluagh, comes to terms with Merry and awakens the Wild Hunt. Again, the book takes place in approximately one day. ( )
  Ravenwood1984 | Oct 13, 2020 |
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  5083mitzi | Jul 22, 2020 |
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Laurell K. Hamiltonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Grafton, LauraDirectorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jupiter Imagescover model photosecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Merlington, LauralNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stahl, LauraEngineersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stevenson, DavidCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
York, JudyCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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TO JONATHON

Worrying about the perfect words makes me
miss the perfect moment. You remind me it's not
perfection I'm seeking but happiness.
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I dreamt of warm flesh and cookies.
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I am Princess Meredith, heir to a throne of faerie. My day job, once upon a time, was as a private detective in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, princess has now become a full-time occupation.My aunt, Queen Andais, will have it no other way. And so I am virtually a prisoner in faerie-trapped here with some of the realm's most beautiful men to serve as my bodyguards...and my lovers. For I am compelled to conceive a child: an heir to succeed me on the throne. Yet after months of amazing sex with my consorts, there is still no baby. And no baby means no throne. The only certainty is death at the hands of my cousin Cel, or his followers, if I fail to conceive.Now Mistral, Queen Andais's new captain of the guard, has come to my bed--defying her and risking her terrible wrath in doing so. But even she will hesitate to punish him in jealous rage, because our joining has reawakened old magic, mystical power so ancient that no one stands against it and survives. Not even my strongest and most favored: my Darkness and my Killing Frost. Not even Mistral himself, my Storm Lord. But because Mistral has helped to bring this magic forth, he may live another day.If I can reclaim control of the fey power that once was, there may be hope for me and my reign in faerie. I might yet quell the dark schemes and subterfuges surrounding me. Though shadows of obsession and conspiracy gather, I may survive.

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