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Currently Reading … REVIEW: Bloodfever – A Fever series novel # 2 by Karen Marie Moning

I try not to write comparisons or specifically name the books in which I am comparing, but I must!

The Fever series by Karen Marie Moning is far more brilliant than the Meredith Gentry series by Laurell Hamilton.  Hamilton totally flat-out does it for me.  I really can’t stand the Gentry series ( at least not the first time around ).  The Fever series has me on edge with anticipation and pleasantly surprises me with hilarious moments.  Ha!

This Fae book is wonderful.  I really can’t get enough of these books, and I look forward to rereading the series.

The relationship between Mac and Barrons and Mac and V’lane is pretty intense.

Mac is a really fun and uplifting character.  Taken from a world of beebopping ponytails and matching pedicures, Mac finds herself in an unknown and insanely complicated world.  I find her intriguing and spectacular.  If you are in need of a book that has a remarkable heroine with a kick ass attitude with a side of pretty, this is your girl!

I hate being a fish out of water, and not only was I flopping around on the beach, I was a minnow among sharks.

Barrons is sexy.  I’ve always loved big, strong, dominant men that are difficult and strange.  Not being able to figure out a character, or not having the entire depth of a character sprawled out on a table for you to see during the beginning of the series is a refreshing taste of woohooness!  Mac isn’t sure where he stands on the board of bad vs good guys, but he keeps saving her life.  As obnoxious as he is, his actions speak louder than words.

Beneath the expensive clothes, unplaceable accent, and cultured veneer, there’s something that never crawled all the way out of the swamp.  It didn’t want to.  It likes it there.

V’lane is wonderful.  He’s still not quite sure how to interract with Mac or humans at all, actually.  It will be fun to watch the progression with his character.  Being able to alter everything Mac holds true, he can give her anything she desires.  Not much could compete with such an amazing dream.

Over the course of my many encounters with V’lane, I would attempt repeatedly to describe him in my journal.  I would use words like: terrifying, beautiful, godlike, possessing inhuman sexuality, deadly eroticism.  I would call him lethal, I would call him irresistible, I would curse him.  I would lust for him.  I would call his eyes windows to a shining heaven, I would call them the gates to Hell.

There are many bad guys in this book, which really makes things interesting.  I like that the book has depth.  A lot of books will have one focus.  One bad guy.  One force coming to get you.  This book has multiple sides and uncertain alliances.

Malluce is one of the bad guys in this book.  Insane much?  I did not like his character at first.  But he turned into a force to be reckoned with.    That’s not too much of a spoiler!

So, what was I dealing with?  Sociopath or hair-trigger?  Neither boded well for me.  I might be able to manipulate a hair-trigger.  I wasn’t sure anyone could survive a sociopath.

There is torture and there is psychological torture.  Malluce was a master of both.

Stealing artifacts.  Gaining powers.  Losing powers.  Meeting Dani.  This book really opens up this series.As always, Mac is searching for the Dark Book.

The unusual rivalry between Barrons and V’lane leaves Mac wondering what more there is to Barrons.  Who is he?  There is a jealousy towards V’lane that sets off Barrons temper.  I would like to make some guesses as to their relationship, but I will keep those to myself and let you know if I was right after I am done reading the series!

One thing I enjoy about this series so far, is it is not surrounded with sex.  Don’t get me wrong, I love sex triangles.  I hope the next book has more tension in it.  So far, the books are fantastic and more adventurous than others that I have read recently.

I recommend this book to anyone in need of a strange peak into an alternative reality.  Looking for fun characters?  Yes!  I do not recommend this book to children or immature adults.  Mild sexual content.  Moderate violence and thankfully a few extremely descriptive gruesome gooiness.

Now, I’m off to the next book!

Happy reading woo hoo!

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Currently Reading … REVIEW: Darkfever – A Fever series nocel # 1 by Karen Marie Moning

Wow.  Ok, so this is a totally new author for me.  I love trying new authors, but I am usually a bit skeptical with paranormal books.  They are always a hit or miss with me.  They rock or they suck IMHO.  Of course, sucking to me may be totally rockin’ awesome to others.  🙂

This is going to turn out to be along review.  The characters are interesting so I will be taking quite a bit from the book itself to hopefully intrigue you enough to read the book as well.

Darkfever turned out to be a very interesting book indeed!  I opened up my kindle, kept my promise to myself, and read a book that I had yet to read.

Around 10%, bummed.  I will never NOT finish reading a book.  Once it is opened, regardless of its contents, I will either happily enjoy the ride or suffer to the end.  Still, at 15% I wasn’t smiling.  I didn’t like what I was reading.  The writing itself wasn’t really doing it for me.  Yet, I persevered!

Finally, when I hit about 25%, the book lured me into its world.  Sneaky little devil as it is, I found myself skipping chores just to “finish this scene!” Ha!  Yay for priorities, right?

Far centered.  Interesting monsters, but I hope that the next book, Bloodfever, provides a more in-depth and gruesome image of the beings that plague “our” world.

MacKayla Lane is the heroine in this book.  She’s pretty hilarious, actually.  She reminds me a lot of my sister, minus the hot pink matching sweaters and manicure.

“Mac” injured:

I couldn’t wear a bra because the underwire hurt too much, so I’d layered a lacy camisole trimmed with dainty roses beneath a pink sweater that complemented my Razzle-Dazzle-Hot-Pink-Twist manicure and pedicure.  Black capris, a wide silver belt, silver sandals, and a small metallic Juicy Couture purse I’d saved all last summer to buy completed my outfit.  I’d swept my long blonde hair up in a high pony-tail, secured by a pretty enameled clip.  I might be feeling bruised and bewildered, but by God I looked good.

And that’s Mac 🙂  There are a lot of female characters, but this one is unique.  Pink fingernails and matching spiffy outfits?  HILARIOUS!  MAc’s view on the paranormal whatnots:

Vampires?  Eew.  Dead.  Enough said.  Time-travel?  Ha, give me creature comforts over a hulking highlander with the manners of a caveman any day.  Werewolves?  Oh, please, just plain stupid.  Who wants to get it on with a man who’s ruled by his inner dog?  As if all men aren’t anyway, even without the lycanthrope gene.

Jericho Barron.  Sophisticated, intelligent, rich with a holier-than-thou complex and entirely too much sexy yumminess for his own good, Barron gets exactly what is coming to him when he decides to team up with our ever so gentle (not) Mac!

“What they have, Ms. Lane, is a very precise language.  If you think about it a moment, you’ll see it makes sense; case in point, if you’re making sense, you’ve just unmade confusion.”

“Attitude shapes reality, Ms. Lane, and yours, to coin a grossly overused American phrase, sucks.”

So far, this book contains very little sexual content.  There are two small scenes where Mac runs into a sex-until-you-die being.  Cool huh?  The only reason I am posting something sexual directly from the book is because I am thoroughly impressed.  I have read a TON of authors that try to insert sexual descriptions, foreplay, feelings, sensations, and I admit that Karen Marie Moning is one of the top of my list at the moment.  There are only two small scenes (with no contact) but the text below blew my mind.  Two tall thumbs up to the author for totally rockin’ my world with Mac’s moment of sexual frustration.  If you are disturbed by any sexual content or description, please do not read below.

There is one other character that just flat out does it for me.  V’lane.  He’s the sexy studmuffin that has that sex-until-death power emanating from his masculine and enigmatic yumminess!

“I am V’lane, prince of the Tuatha De Danaan, and I am here on behalf of Aoibheal, exalted High Queen of our race.  She has a task for you, sidhe-seer.”

I was instantly wet, hot, and slippery in my panties, every cell ripe and swollen with need.  My breasts and loins plumped just from looking at it; grew soft, fuller, heavier.  The friction of my nipples against my bra was suddenly an unthinkable sexual torture device, my panties more binding than ropes and chains, and I needed desperately to have something between my legs, pounding into me, cramming me full inside.  I needed friction.

I recommend this book to anyone in need of a smiling and dainty female character that defies and tortures a sexy dominant male.  Very little sexual content, but content nonetheless.  Mild violence with some slightly (very slight) disturbing monster tricks.

I do not recommend this book to children or immature adults.

Now, I’m off to the fair!

Hope this review finds you well, HAPPY READING!

Book of the day … Shadowfever – A Fever novel by Karen Marie Moning

I am excited!  Hell .. excited doesn’t do justice to how I am feeling about reading this book.

Shadowfever, the last book in the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning ..

Here is a quick copy from her site about the book .. No wasted time here!  Time to read!!

“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 that 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 that contains 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 that haunts her dreams? More importantly, who is Mac 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 make a choice that will either save the world…or destroy it.