I started re-reading the Merry Gentry Series by Laurell K. Hamilton since I bought the new Merry Gentry book. So far there are 6 books in the series but there Laurell K. Hamilton has annouced on her website that the 7th book in the series will be called Sallowing Darkness and will come out late in 2008.
A Kiss of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton $ 7.99 (Book 1)(468 pages)
Meredith Gentry, princess of the high court of Faerie, is posing as a human in Los Angeles, working as a P.I. specializing in supernatural crime. But now the queen’s assassin has been dispatched to fetch her back—whether she likes it or not. Suddenly Meredith finds herself a pawn in her aunt’s deadly game. The job that awaits her: enjoy the constant company of the most beautiful immortal men in the world. The reward: the crown—and the opportunity to continue to live. The penalty for failure: death.
A Caress of Twilight by Laurell K. Hamilton $ 7.99 (Book 2)(348 pages)
“I am Princess Meredith, heir to a throne—if I can stay alive long enough to claim it.”
After eluding relentless assassination attempts by Prince Cel, her cousin and rival for the Faerie crown, Meredith Gentry, Los Angeles private eye, has a whole new set of problems. To become queen, she must bear a child before Cel can father one of his own. But havoc lies on the horizon: people are dying in mysterious, frightening ways, and suddenly the very existence of the place known as Faerie is at grave risk. So now while Meredith enjoys the greatest pleasures of her life with the warriors of her royal guard she must fend off an ancient evil that could destroy the very fabric of reality. And that’s just her day job….
Seduced by Moonlight by Laurell K. Hamilton $ 7.50 (Book 3)(409 pages)
“I am Meredith Gentry, P.I., and Princess Merry, heir to the throne of Faerie. Now there are those among my guards who whisper I am more.”
Meredith’s aunt, the Queen of Air and Darkness, is no longer distracted by her usual sadistic hobbies. Her obsession has turned unwaveringly to her niece, hiding among humans in Los Angeles. The queen’s mission to get Meredith pregnant and beat her cousin Cel to the crown is taking longer than expected. Even though Meredith spends each night with the queen’s immortal guards, no child has come of their decadent pleasures. But something else is happening. Enemies are growing in number every day. Meredith’s magic surges through her like never before, transforming her in wild and unpredictable ways. And Meredith is just beginning to learn what incredible power she possesses….
A Stroke of Midnight by Laurell K. Hamilton $ 7.99 (Book 4)(385 pages)
“How much of my human side will I give up, and how much of the sinister side of Faerie will I have to embrace? To sit on a throne that has ruled through bloodshed for centuries, I might have to become that which I dread most.”
In Los Angeles she is Meredith Gentry, private investigator. In the faraway world of Faerie she is Princess Meredith, heir to a dark throne. In this realm of peril and deception, adversaries watch her every move, while the enemies of her aunt, the queen, lay in wait to usurp power for the first time in history, human police will enter Faeries—and Meredith will need all her allies when fate leads her into the arms of Mistral, Master of Storms, the captain of the guard. Their passion will awaken powers long forgotten among the warriors of the court—and as Meredith’s enemies gather, both courts of faerie will face dire threat.
Mistral’s Kiss by Laurell K. Hamilton $ 23.95 (Book 5)(212 pages)(also in mass market paperback for $ 7.99)
I am Princess Meredith, heir to a throne of Faerie. My day job, once upon a time, was 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 certainly 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 guards, 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 life 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.
A Like of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton $ 24.95 (Book 6)(272 pages)
I am Meredith Gentry, princess and heir apparent to the throne in the realm of faerie, onetime private investigator in the mortal world. To be crowned queen, I must first continue the royal bloodline and give birth to an heir of my own. If I fail, my aunt, Queen Andais will be free to do what she most desires: install her twisted son, Cel, as monarch…and kill me.
My royal guards surround me, and my best loved—my Darkness and my Killing Frost—are always beside me, sworn to protect and make love to me. But still the treat grows greater. For despite all my carnal efforts I remain childless, while the machinations of my sinister, sadistic Queen and her confederates remain tireless. So my bodyguards and I have slipped back into Los Angeles, hoping to outrun the gathering shadows of court intrigue. But even exile isn’t enough to escape the grasp of those with dark designs.
Now King Taranis, powerful and vain-glorious ruler of faerie’s Seelie Court, has leveled accusations against my noble guards of a heinous crime—and has gone so far as to ask the mortal authorities to prosecute. If he succeeds, my men face extradition to faerie and the hideous penalties that await them there. But I know that Taranis’s charges are baseless, and I sense that his true target is me. He tried to kill me when I was a child. Now I fear his intentions are far more terrifying.