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Detailed Plot Synopsis of A Kiss of Shadows

Merry Gentry is the missing fairy princess in hiding, working as a private detective in Los Angeles, although when she is publicly outed as Princess Meredith, she attempts to run for her life. When she returns to the Unseelie Court, she must rely on herself and the most beautiful of the Queen's bodyguard to keep her from being killed by Prince Cel's plotting. This novel is fraught with magic, court intrigue and lots and lots of sex.
This report prepared by Karen Moss



Meredith has escaped from her home in Faerie but her past catches up to her. Her aunt, Queen of Air and Darkness, wants her to be with child if she is to rule. But there are assasination attemps and her cousin Cel who is co-heir wants her dead.
This report prepared by Rachael



Meredith Gentry works for a detective agency that specializes in the paranormal, but she's also a faerie princess. Her life depends on no one finding out, however, because her aunt, Queen of Air and Darkness and ruler of the Unseelie sidhe, would kill her if she could find her. Merry's identity is revealed when she does some undercover work for the detective agency, and she has to get out of town fast. Things only get worse, as she is thrown into a mess of political intrigue that becomes no less dangerous once she's unraveled it. Meredith's aunt tells her that she may have the throne, but only under one condition, and the fact that Cel, Meredith's cousin and heir to the throne, still wants to be king only complicates things further. This book is very sexually explicit and a few people die in truly horrible ways, so be warned.
This report prepared by Melissa Cookson








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 23.3%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 33.3%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 23.3%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   unraveling a conspiracy Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   factions fight within govt for control Mental/magical powers focus    -   Yes magical powers:    -   magical powers (general) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   super strength    -   can cast many different spells    -   healing

Setting

Terrain    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   20th century    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   descript of touching personal anatomy    -   licking    -   actual description of sex    -   description of breasts    -   descript. of private male anat. How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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