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18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #18: Is it 2013 yet?

30 Nov

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that runs over the weekend, hosted by Crystal from one of my favourite blog sites, Reading Between the Wines.

Question of the Week What are the Top 5 Books that you are looking forward to in 2013?

Apologies, folks! I haven’t been around for a while, and I haven’t done one of these follows for ages, but this looked like a good one to join in on.

Obviously, my first must-buy for 2013 will be Lover At Last by J.R. Ward. I know a lot of people are really looking forward to March when it comes out.

I can’t wait for Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi, because Shatter Me was one of my fave books this year. Can’t wait to see what happens next.

Julie James is another auto-buy, so Love, Irresistibly is expected to be really good.

I don’t have the cover for it yet, but Burned by Karen Marie Moning should be good. I haven’t read Iced yet – it isn’t available here, much to my annoyance – but this series is pure win and you can’t have enough Barrons or Ryodan.

And my number five, again with no cover yet, is Painting by Numbers by Jasper Fforde. The first book in this series, Shades of Grey, was amazing!

What about you? What are you looking forward to in 2013? Leave a comment below or link up HERE to follow the meme.

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Karen Marie Moning shares the first 27 pages of Iced!

17 Oct

Karen Marie Moning just likes to tease us! She has released the first 27 pages of Iced for us, ahead of the October 30 release date, and I’m so excited for this book! W00t!

 

Teaser: Iced, by Karen Marie Moning

23 Jun

You all know how much of a fan of Jericho Barrons I am – *swoon* – so I was super-excited to see Karen Marie Moning had posted a wee teaser for her upcoming continuation of the Fever series, Iced, on her Facebook page yesterday. Iced is going to be the first in a trilogy based on Dani and featuring Christian MacKeltar and the mysterious Ryodan – and I hope JZB makes lots of appearances!

Here’t the teaser:

Ryodan doesn’t like Mac. He never has. She got between him and his best boy-bud. I give him a look. “I’ll tell you a secret, Ryodan. You mess with her, Barrons’ll kill you.” I drag a finger across my neck. “Just like that. You aren’t all that. Barrons’ll stomp your ass, hand’s down.”

He smiles faintly. “I’ll be damned. You have a crush on Barrons.”

“I do not have a crush—”

“You do, too. It’s all over your face. Anybody could see it.”

“Sometimes, boss, you’re just wrong.”

“I’m never wrong. You might as well take out a billboard. ‘Dani O’Malley thinks Jericho Barrons is hot.’ My offer to teach you is still open. Save you from future embarrassment. If I can see it on your face, he can, too.”

“He never figured it out before,” I grumble then realize I just admitted it. Ryodan has a tricky way of wording things that makes you say things you didn’t mean to say. “Maybe I’ll ask Barrons to teach me,” I mutter and turn away from the stairs, heading for his office. I run smack into his chest. “Dude, move. Trying to get somewhere here.”

“No one but me is ever going to teach you, Dani.”

He touches me before I see it coming, has his hand under my chin, turning my face up. My shiver is instant and uncontrollable.

“That’s non-negotiable. You signed a contract with me that grants exclusivity. You won’t like it if you try to break it.”

Ooh, me likey 🙂 Iced is expected to be published on October 30.

30 Mar

I can’t wait until October!

The Book Hookup

Today on Karen Marie Moning’s Facebook pagewas the cover reveal for her upcoming novel,ICED.

This is the spinoff from the fabulous FEVER series (yes, the one with JZB!) and centers on Dani O’Malley.

Iced will be published October 30, 2012

She added this teaser with the cover reveal 🙂 :

I figure the folks that are the most interesting get to go to heaven. I mean, if I was God, that’s who I’d want there with me. I also figure being eternally happy would be eternally boring so I try not to be too interesting, even though it’s hard for me. I’d rather be a superhero in hell than an angel in heaven. What the feck would I do all day if I wasn’t kicking demon ass?

Soooo, what do you think!?

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18 & Over Book Blogger Follow #3

10 Mar

18 & Over Book Blogger Follow is a weekly feature that runs over the weekend, hosted by Crystal from one of my favourite blog sites, Reading Between the Wines.

Question of the Week: If you could ask your favorite author one question, what would you ask?  And don’t forget to include the author in your answer.

Ooh, another tough one! After much deliberation – and rejecting J.R. Ward because I would want to ask her too many questions – I decided on Karen Marie Moning, author of the amazing Fever series.

I love Barrons – who doesn’t? – and have always been intrigued by his relationship with Ryodan. Mac is okaaay, and their HEA was inevitable, but in all honesty I read the series for the men. Well, for Barrons. *sigh*

So anyway, I would ask Ms Moning if she would ever consider writing Barrons’ and Ryodan’s backstory. I’m sure I’m not the only one who would be interested in finding out how the two of them met, what adventures they have had, and finding out what Ryodan is. Is he the same as Barrons?

If I could ask another question, I’d like to ask: “Why Tubthumping?” I mean, really? Chumbawamba just make me laugh so hard now, thinking of Barrons dancing au naturel.

OK, that’s me. What about you? Who and what would you ask? Leave a comment below or link up HERE to follow the meme.

Barrons POV audio!

4 Mar

The lovely Fiction Vixen posted this exciting news yesterday:

The Alpha Alternative

Do you all remember the Barrons POV sex scene that Karen Marie Moning posted on her website a while back? If you read it, you remember it 🙂 It’s been recorded by Fever Series narrators, Phil Gigante and Natalie Ross and KMM is selling it for $1.99 on her website. Here is what she says:

“The Alpha Alternative download includes a scorching hot 30-minute audio recording of the sex scene I wrote from Jericho Barrons’ point of view, plus a PDF download of the text for your eReaders and computers.”

Exciting, yes? Who doesn’t need more Barrons?

via: Karen Marie Moning’s website and Fiction Vixen

24 Jan

So very excited about this! Click on The Book Hookup link to read the smexy snippet 🙂

The Book Hookup

If you were sad to see the last installment of the Fever Series Shadowfever come to an end, you’ll be thrilled with this news.  On her facebook page, author Karen Marie Moning has announced the release of the next book in the series…ICED.

ICED: A Dani O’Malley Novel
October 30, 2012
Book 1
Begins the morning after SHADOWFEVER ends (EEEEEEEP ~ Jag)

The book is not yet available for pre-order but follow us on twitter or subscribe to the blog and you’ll know when we know.

Now brace yourselves, here is the teaser from Iced:

ICED: Teaser 1 (Contains spoilers from the Fever Series!)

by Karen Marie Moning  

Four nights he’s come to me, murmuring my name, making it an exquisite melody with which not even the divine orchestral choir of all the angels in heaven could compete. 

He chimes my name in the language of the Unseelie and…

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Kiss of the Highlander, by Karen Marie Moning

20 May

Format: Kindle Edition, 416 pages
Published: May 20, 2008 (first published September 4, 2001)
Publisher: Dell
Back cover blurb:
A laird trapped between centuries…

Enchanted by a powerful spell, Highland laird Drustan MacKeltar slumbered for nearly five centuries hidden deep in a cave, until an unlikely savior awakened him. The enticing lass who dressed and spoke like no woman he’d ever known was from his distant future, where crumbled ruins were all that remained of his vanished world. Drustan knew he had to return to his own century if he was to save his people from a terrible fate. And he needed the bewitching woman by his side….

A woman changed forever in his arms…

Gwen Cassidy had come to Scotland to shake up her humdrum life and, just maybe, meet a man. How could she have known that a tumble down a Highland ravine would send her plunging into an underground cavern — to land atop the most devastatingly seductive man she’d ever seen? Or that once he’d kissed her, he wouldn’t let her go?

Bound to Drustan by a passion stronger than time, Gwen is swept back to sixteenth-century Scotland, where a treacherous enemy plots against them … and where a warrior with the power to change history will defy time itself for the woman he loves….

My review:
Add Drustan MacKeltar to my ever-growing list of fictional boyfriends. Rawr! There’s nothing like a big man in a kilt, who likes purple, who’s brave and strong but with that little bit of vulnerability. And as for the image of him in those jeans… *fans self*

I enjoyed this book far more than I probably should have, and really wish I had read it before the Fever series so I could have had a better picture of the Keltar in those books. This story had a lot of the Jamie Frasers about it – a woman from the future falling through a stone circle to be with her Highland true love from centuries past – but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Gwen was a fiesty modern woman who coped remarkably well being thrown back in time. A few things niggled me, but the twists and turns kept me so gripped I couldn’t put this down.

I haven’t read the first three books in this series, but I’ll definitely be picking up the next three – from what I hear they only get better.

My rating: 4/5

Shadowfever, by Karen Marie Moning

1 Mar

Format: Kindle Edition, 512 pages

Published: January 18, 2011

Publisher: Delacorte Press

 

Back cover blurb:

“Evil is a completely different creature, Mac. Evil is bad that believes it’s good.”

MacKayla Lane was just a child when she and her sister, Alina, were given up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever.

Twenty years later, Alina is dead and Mac has returned to the country that expelled them to hunt her sister’s murderer. But after discovering that she descends from a bloodline both gifted and cursed, Mac is plunged into a secret history: an ancient conflict between humans and immortals who have lived concealed among us for thousands of years.

What follows is a shocking chain of events with devastating consequences, and now Mac struggles to cope with grief while continuing her mission to acquire and control the Sinsar Dubh—a book of dark, forbidden magic scribed by the mythical Unseelie King, containing the power to create and destroy worlds.

In an epic battle between humans and Fae, the hunter becomes the hunted when the Sinsar Dubh turns on Mac and begins mowing a deadly path through those she loves.
Who can she turn to? Who can she trust? Who is the woman haunting her dreams? More important, who is Mac herself and what is the destiny she glimpses in the black and crimson designs of an ancient tarot card?

From the luxury of the Lord Master’s penthouse to the sordid depths of an Unseelie nightclub, from the erotic bed of her lover to the terrifying bed of the Unseelie King, Mac’s journey will force her to face the truth of her exile, and to make a choice that will either save the world . . . or destroy it.

 

My review:

Amazing book. Amazing series. I loved this so much from go to whoa. Many of my suspicions turned out to be correct but some revelations were a complete surprise (the mark of a great writer, in my humble opinion). Ms Moning cleverly tied up almost all the loose ends and by concluding with “The End… for now” I have hope she may pick up some characters’ stories further down the track. I’d certainly like to find out more about the people who own the abbey, for example. And what happens to Christian and Dani.
As for Jericho, OMG *swoon* He was present more in this book (thank goodness) so there was more of him to love. Just the line “I was in Barrons’ bedroom” gave me chills in anticipation… GAH! I suspect I will be buying a “Barrons Books & Baubles” T-shirt from Ms Moning’s website now #unashamedfangirl.

 

My rating: Easy 5/5

Dreamfever, by Karen Marie Moning

7 Feb

Format: Kindle Edition, 400 pages

Published: August 18, 2009

Publisher: Delacorte Press

 

Back cover blurb:

In the New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning’s stunning new novel, the walls between human and Fae worlds have come crashing down. And as Mac fights for survival on Dublin’s battle-scarred streets, she will embark on the darkest-and most erotically charged-adventure of her life.

 

My review:

This installment is pretty dark. The Fae have taken over Dublin – the world, actually – and Mac has been so abused she cannot function. Enter the lovely Jericho Barrons, and all becomes better. God, I love that man! The UST of the previous books is still not resolved properly, and I frequently want to give Mac a slap, but she’s getting there. She just has to trust him more.

 

As for the end, well, I knew. I knew a couple of books back. The clues were all there, although Ms Moning is the mistress of the red herring. (Trying not to give away spoilers here, but… OMG. How can she end a book there??) This review is not terribly coherent, but if you’ve read the book you know what I mean. I’m starting the final installment straight away.

 

My rating: 5/5

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