Seduced by Moonlight

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
Narrator: Laural Merlington
Genres: Fantasy
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: March 2015
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 15 hours
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Overview

I am Meredith Gentry, P.I. and Princess Merry, heir to the throne of Faerie. Now there are those among us who whisper I am more. 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, Queen of Air and Darkness, is no longer distracted by her 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 with their full-Sidhe-blooded ones, the power surges like never before.It all began with a chalice. I dreamed of it, and it appeared, cool and hard, beside me when I awoke. My guards know the ancient relic well—its disappearance ages ago stripped them of all of their vital powers. But it is here with us now. My touch resonates with its force, and they're consumed with it, their Sidhe essences lit up by it. But even as they cherish me for this unexpected gift, there are those who loathe me for it. Me, a mongrel, only half fey and part mortal. The Unseelie court has suffered for so long, and there are some who would not have it weakened further by an impure queen. My enemies grow in number every day. But they do not know what I am capable of. Nor, for that matter, do I.…

Reviews (7)

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Written by Alana B on January 11th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great book, I love the world in this series. The pronunciations used by this narrator are a little off putting but otherwise a good narration.

Written by Tiana F on July 10th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I love the sidhe world she's created, but really you need to start with the first book to get the best feel for the characters. This is the third in the series, so if series are your thing and you're into the dark faerie stuff, you'll enjoy the Merry Gentry books.

Written by shauntae dongen on January 27th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I found this book to be boring. I couldn't focus and keep to the story line.

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Written by Erin A from Bartlesville, OK on April 4th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Weird book! It was hard to follow. I didn't even make it to disc 2! To much talk about...well, rent and find out for yourself!

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Written by Anonymous from Livermore, CA on January 24th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I didn't like this book. This was one of the first books that I ended up returning without listening to the entire book. I agree with other reviewers that perhaps it belongs in the 'Erotic' category

Seduced by Moonlight

Written by Kenneth Kingsbury from La Verne, CA on January 5th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 1/5

I simply could not finish this book. Because I listen during a very long commute, I love slowly developing character stories. The problem here is that the characters never develop; or, I should, say, the only development is in the blow by blow erotica. The story must be there, but it took so long the develop, that I never found it.

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Written by Veronica Rosa on July 6th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Fantastic! I always love her books and books on tape - keeps me alert and awake while driving. Must be open minded to a bit of erotica - her books can get steamy!

Author Details

Author Details

Hamilton, Laurell K.

Laurell K. Hamilton was born in Heber Springs, Arkansas but grew up in Sims, Indiana, a hamlet with a population of about one hundred souls. Laurell's mother died in a car crash in 1969, after which time her grandmother held the household together. Her mother's death, her grandmother's role in raising her, and having grown up with no men in the home are "the three things that made me who I am," she says. She still believes she would have grown up to be a writer regardless.

Laurell says that it was her grandmother, Laura Gentry, who was responsible for Laurell's interests in things that go bump in the night. Mrs. Gentry related tales of horror originating in the hills of Arkansas, the state where she grew up. From those stories Laurell got this lesson: "Rawhide and bloody bones will get you if you aren't good."

When Laurell was 13, she discovered a short story collection titled Pigeons from Hell. "It was the first heroic fantasy I'd read. It was fights, swords, monsters. I decided not only did I want to become a writer, it was this I wanted to write." She chanced upon another book in the high school library, The Natural History of the Vampire. She read it so many times she nearly memorized it. It was sometimes suggested that her choice of creepy films and stories were unseemly since, after all, her girlfriends played with dolls.

To that Laurell says only: "I wasn't like most girls. "

Laurell does not shy away from sex or violence in her books. "I want a kiss to be so believable it give the reader shivers. Two things I do well in books are sex and violence, but I don't want gratuitous sex or violence. The sex and violence are only as graphic as need be. And never included unless it furthers the plot or character development."

Before her writing career kept her so busy, Laurell volunteered at an animal shelter. She also has a degree in both literature and biology. Laurell is a self-admitted technophobe, though she is learning to use email with help from her friends.

In 1994, Laurell published her first Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter book, GUILTY PLEASURES, and she hasn't stopped writing since. She has written nine additional Anita Blake books, and in October, 2000, began the New York Times bestselling Meredith Gentry series for Ballantine Books. She says she writes because to not write—even for her own enjoyment—would be like not breathing. It is just something she has to do. She now resides in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband, her young daughter, three pug dogs, and an ever-fluctuating assortment of fish.