Seduced by Moonlight (Meredith Gentry, #3)
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Seduced by Moonlight (Merry Gentry #3)

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I am Meredith Gentry, P.I. and Princess Merry, heir to the throne of Fairie.
Now there are those among me who whisper I am more.
They fear me even as they protect me. And who can blame them?
I’ve awakened the dazzling magic that’s slumbered in them for
thousands of years. But the thing is, I can’t figure out why.

My aunt, the Queen of Air and Darkness, is no longer distrac...more
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Published February 3rd 2004 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2004)
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Kathy
Mary Has Graduated From Graciously Lying on Her Back to Joyously Bobbing on Her Knees.........


I was enjoying this book until about page 130, when Merry had the great transformation. I simply do not get it. Does Laurell not like Merry's character? Why on earth would she make Merry THE PRINCESS, soon to be queen a huge sperm bank? At one point, Merry is so upset of being deprived the opportunity of swallowing seed, instead of all the men's seed always being used to try and get her pregnant. For go...more
Jessica
I have to say, I love my Faerie Porn. These books aren't good books, we're not talking high literature here. But I enjoy the characters, I enjoy the settings and the sex is good.

I think what I really enjoy is that it's rare to find erotica (especially multiple-partner erotica) that puts the woman in a position of power. Not only is Merry in power over her men, she feels a responsibility for them equal to her elevated status. Oh, there's plenty of using going on. Sex for magic, sex for allies, se...more
Colleen
Oh God, every time I read one of these I want to hit myself for the first chapter or three. "Why, Colleen? *smack* Why are you spending time on trashy supernatural romance? It's not even that well-written! *smack* There's no real thought to plot pacing... They just paused during sex to have 5 pages of exposition, and they just paused in their murder investigation to have four chapters of sex!" *smacksmack SMACK*

And then I succeed in turning my brain off and drink in a guilty mix of Mary Sue-esqu...more
Rabbit {Go Go Power Rangers}
I do find the actual plot interesting, when there is no sex, and it has to do with the Fae's politics.

The porn is both boring and squicky (for some at least. I mean Merry makes out with her Aunt Anadais, but LKH states over and over that the Faes sexual taboos are different than humans'. There are also lots of different humanoid creature sex).

There was also some gay-for-play f/f, but there was too much male gaze before and after for my liking. YKINMK and I'm okay with it, but I like my femmeslas...more
Kathy Davie
First read this May 4, 2010 and again on May 2, 2011.

Third in the Meredith Gentry urban fantasy series revolving around an American faerie princess juggling a harem of men against the evil machinations of the vicious Unseelie queen.

My Take
This story takes half the fun out of being a faerie princess, although that harem of hers puts a lot of fun back in! Still, very little of it is fun and games. It’s mostly all games. Games of politics and manipulation as Merry and her Merry Men attempt to placa...more
Diane Ehrlich
The first several novels in the Anita Blake series are great. Funny, scary, a touch gory and a touch sexy. As you read each book, you can really see the character development as Anita becomes more sure of herself and more comfortable with the "monsters". However, some the later books have deteriorated into little more than soft porn for women. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

However, I feel it cheapens the series, which features a great role model in Anita as a women who has accepted...more
Dinjolina
This book bored me.I stopped reading it a month ago and ...blah.
Will go back to it somedaaaaaaaay....

Somedaaaaaaaaaay I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far
Behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me.

Somewheeeeeeeere over the rainbow.........

Yeah,this is how much that volume keeps me focused.
Isabelle
still waiting for Doyle to surprise me...
Jennifer
Give me the Cliff Notes please...I know there has to be a plot.

This was like reading a soap opera/porn movie. From the beginning of the book to the end the writer takes you a little farther in time (3 days?) and repeats herself multiple times. I have read books that the plot plays out in a short amount of time, but Ms. Hamilton was writing minute by minute. The first half of the book consisted all of day one and that was too much. Also, who needs so much repeating? The plot would unfold and then...more
Kathryn
I liked this one better than the previous two, although I'm still trying to figure out why. It had all the elements that annoy me; overused phrases, CRAWLING pace, detailed page long summaries of what anyone is wearing. (One bit in particular made me laugh: "The first thing I noticed about him was his coat, not usually the first thing I noticed about the guards of the sidhe." BWAHAHAHAHA. Oh come on now.) And of course Merry is still the Mary-Sue perfect-not-that-she'll-ever-admit-it character,...more
Nicole
Still entertaining, but the series is beginning to suffer from writing that is okay but not great. Hamilton has odd pacing, and perhaps an odd sense of the passage of time as conversations unfold. She keeps us constantly dialed in for what seems to be about 12 hours of of nearly straight action (or sometimes semi-action that you wonder if it's really that important to witness), then suddenly jumps forward, glossing over a few hours that do seem like they might have been important. I also have th...more
Nancy Pickett
Same problem here as with the Anita Blake novels. The story is okay but the sex interferes and the heroine gets a new power with every boffing. Tedious. Would be more enjoyable if the sex was kept to a minimum and the heroine had some faults and some limitations to her powers. I like characters that win because they overcome their limitations not just develop a new skill just in time to save the day. It's a cop out. Hamilton lacks imagination.
Leeanna
Meredith Gentry #3: Seduced by Moonlight, by Laurell K. Hamilton

I'm having a difficult time writing something about this book, and I read it only two days ago. To me, "Seduced by Moonlight" is just kinda there. The book seems like a bridge between the previous two in the series and the upcoming installments - it doesn't really feel like a whole lot happens.

However, some important events did happen. Merry extended her alliance with the goblins through some unique (and long) negotiating. An import...more
Erin
This is a fun world and that is the reason I finished it. You will note 2 or 1 stars are almost nonexistent. Major points like how long Cel was in the torture room have changed from the last book. She is way too into their eyes and a lot of the descriptions not only make the book long winded, but repetitive. The also really mess up the time and rhythm flow. If there is a long pause lots of description can add to make you feel that, but like oh say a sex or fight scene that has things happening t...more
Diana (Offbeat Vagabond)
Review posted here: http://offbeatvagabond.blogspot.com/2011/07/book-review-seduced-by-moonlight.html


I started this series a while back and haven’t had the time to continue it. Finally started book 3, Seduced by Moonlight, and it was really good. We get to meet more hot fairy men and Merry shows us she truly deserves to be princess.

Seduced by Moonlight takes place a little after A Caress of Twilight, Merry is with her guards/lovers and is trying to stay out of the paparazzi. She is still tryin...more
John
I will admit that I thought that Seduced by Moonlight was the second book of the series, and I did not realize it until about 50 pages in with talk about fighting the Nameless, conflict with the Lord of Light and Illusion and Maeve Reed. I decided to continue on and absorb the book. I can always pick up the previous book later and read through it.

Seduced has less of a story than Kiss. Kiss is about Merry's return to the Unseelie court and how she survives it. Seduced is about how Merry is being...more
Nichole (Dirty H)
Yeesh. Thank god that's over.

Plenty of blood, sex and magic. We're just missing the sugar. But it was mostly blood. People talk a lot about how much sex there is in these books, but I really think there's more blood than anything.
And court politics, which if that's you're thing then this series is probably a wet dream, but I find it tedious and exhausting. Or maybe it's just the way Hamilton writes it, as though both her characters and her readers are kind of dense and everything needs to be ex...more
✽ Sharon is an emotional book junkie ✽
Ch~ch~ch~changes....so many changes in this book and so much going on but I loved it. You would think that you would get sick of Merry adding more men but you don't...well, I didn't. LKH makes them all so interesting and even the guards that have been there from the beginning are not boring due to getting to know them better and then all the changes.

Of course, people are still trying to kill Merry so between that and all the changes, it is not boring! There is still the ongoing "discussions" bu...more
Tina
Sex...filler...sex...filler...sex...DUEL...sex...end.

This was a let down from the other two stories in the series. In the two previous books there was actual plot. This one is just a lot of explaining about the laws of the Faerie Kind and then lots of sex but nothing else. I kept turning the pages waiting for forward story movement. And there was nothing. And Merry's life arc is coming perilously close to Anita's as she takes more people under her wing each book and gains bright new and shiny po...more
Duncan Mandel
SUMMARY: I am Meredith Gentry, P.I. and Princess Merry, heir to the throne of Fairie. Now there are those among me who whisper I am more. They fear me even as they protect me. And who can blame them? I’ve awakened the dazzling magic that’s slumbered in them for thousands of years. But the thing is, I can’t figure out why. My aunt, the Queen of Air and Darkness, is no longer distracted by her usual sadistic hobbies. Her obsession has turned unwaveringly to me. The mission to get me pregnant and b...more
Dee
I'm willing to say this one was a solid 4 stars and not rounded up.

Cannot standalone must be read in order as part of the Merry Gentry series https://www.goodreads.com/series/4041...

The story gains a good bit of momentum here in this installment. Maeve is upset and somehow it triggers - dum, dum, DUMMM - godly revelations! (view spoiler). The little bit of sapphi...more
Anna
I feel bound to give some explanation as to why I started reading ‘War and Peace’ and then suddenly switched to trashy magical sexcapades. To cut a long story short, I am temporarily of no fixed abode because the flat I intended to move into has dangerous wiring. Whilst packing for two weeks of staying with friends, I decided that it was time to read ‘War and Peace’. I forgot, however, that moving house is stressful and tiring, not conducive to tackling the greatest epic of Russian literature. S...more
Vanessa Montês
(...)

Também gostei de ver o lado mais franco da tia de Meredith. Esta é uma mulher que sabe que tem que ser forte e determinada para que o povo não se revolte contra ela e por isso reina com mão de ferro. Mas os episódios em que esta aparece, embora poucos e breves, são sempre fantásticos e surpreendentes. Mas não foi apenas a relação com a sua tia que foi desenvolvida neste livro. Nele também é aprofundada a relação com os seus guardas. E que guardas! Os homens mais bonitos e fortes do reino, c...more
Casey
~*~Book Description~*~

My aunt, the Queen of Air and Darkness, is no longer distracted by her usual sadistic hobbies. Her obsession has turned unwaveringly to me. The mission to get me pregnant and beat my cousin Prince Cel to the crown is taking longer than expected. Even though I spend each night with the Queen’s Ravens, my immortal guards, no child has come of our decadent pleasures. But something else is happening. My magic courses through me uncontrollably. And as I lock my half-mortal body...more
Elphaba J
Opinião completa em: http://historiasdeelphaba.blogspot.pt...

Saudades, eu tinha verdadeiramente saudades desta história.
É de conhecimento geral que eu sou uma grande fã de reinos extraordinários, de representações do maravilhoso que replicam muito mais do que eu consigo imaginar, no entanto há livros que se destacam devido à sua intensidade, complexidade e capacidade de representar o impossível e Sedução ao Luar é um destes casos. Mesclando de fantasia urbana com intrigas palacianas, Laurell K....more
Matteo Pellegrini
La principessa della Corte Unseelie Meredith NicEssus è finalmente tornata a casa, dopo aver vissuto a Los Angeles per tre anni sotto falso nome, lavorando per un'agenzia investigativa specializzata in crimini soprannaturali. È stata richiamata dalla zia, la regina Andais, con il preciso incarico di concepire un erede. Cosa tutt'altro che facile per lei: le fey di sangue reale, infatti, generano pochi figli e quindi la stirpe rischia di estinguersi. Perciò Merry non può limitarsi a un unico par...more
Moderatrix Lori
I gave this one 3 stars because there was too much minutiae and not enough action. I found myself skimming some of the narrative to get to the good parts. I still really like this series and hope it picks back up in the next book.
Jess
"How can one mortal woman satisfy the lusts of sixteen immortal sidhe?"
How indeed. I guess this means I need to read the next book to find out how I can learn from Merry and satisfy so many men.
Ebby Wilhelm
As long as there is a story, I don't mind the sex so much. Still think there is a limit as to how many people one person should be sleeping with at one time, but again, isn't that the premise of this series?
Betsy
I really had a hard time getting into this series. I just don't visualize different colored men or living underground. Maybe it's me but I prefer a hot Vampire and wicked mean heroine in the story line.
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Laurell K. Hamilton is one of the leading writers of paranormal fiction. A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Hamilton writes the popular Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels and the Meredith Gentry series. She is also the creator of a bestselling comic book series based on her Anita Blake novels and published by Marvel Comics. Hamilton is a full-time writer and lives in the suburbs of St. Louis...more
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“For whatever reason, I made the Goblin Queen nervous. Kurag had proposed marriage once upon a time, but I think it was desire for sidhe magic in the goblin bloodline more than true desire for me. Oh, Kurag would fuck me if I'd let him, but that wasn't much of a
compliment. Kurag would probably have fucked anything if it held still long enough.”
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