Book:Seduced By Moonlight

Laurel K Hamilton
Ballantine Books / 2004
Hard Back / 367 Pages
Meredith Gentry #3

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 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 the 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 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. . . .

In Seduced by Moonlight, Laurell K. Hamilton brings the dark, erotic reign of the immortal fey to a startling new depth. Full of sensuality and the consuming anticipation of latent powers unleashed, this world of gods, shapeshifters, and immortal souls is unveiled in all of its supreme magnificence and its treacherous deceits.

I picked this book up because it's part of the series

What I liked the Most? Wow - it's getting hot in here.

What I liked the Least? Can there be too much sex in a non-pornographic book?

Review: Okay - Merry is not only a Faerie Princess, she's so incredibly beautiful that nearly everyone wants her, male and female alike. She has multi-colored eyes, naturally sidhe red hair and skin that moon glows. Of course she has "faults" (Can I have faults like these) such as being too short, too busty, too curvy, too mortal, etc. She's more intelligent than everyone else; she develops powers that are rare and always right when she needs them, and as of the end of this book, she's making people into deities with a kiss or a touch. Added all together, this character should be enough to make you want to stab her and put her out of your misery. The thing is, you don't quite get to that point.

Yes, the plot is predictable, the pacing is at times torturously slow and the characters can be annoying, but for some reason you just can't put it down. Or at least I can't.

Recommended to: Someone who likes sex in a book

Best Quote: "You're getting me wet"

Challenges: Summer Reading, 100+


  1. lol. Your review was funny. Good, but funny! I will have to look into this book. Did you get it from a publisher?

  2. Thanks for the compliment, I try to keep a tongue in cheek idea on my review.

    This one isn't from a publisher - it is an older book that's been on the shelf for awhile. I have been wanting to re-read them before the new book comes out and I added the entire series to the Summer Reading Challenge that ends this week.