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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!

Fever Series trailer!

There are others but this one doesn’t really spoil anything.  Read the books first, just in case!  There are several that I have found online.  There is another “version” with different actors.  I like Mac in this one and Barrons in the other 🙂  I just don’t want to post anymore that might spoil .. so look it up on youtube!!


REVIEW: Shadowfever – A Fever series novel # 5 by Karen Marie Moning

This was a long book.  I thought there was something seriously wrong with my kindle.  So, I looked up the book and WHAM!  600+ pages heh ..

Two words to describe this “final” book in the Fever series … HOLY SHIT! 🙂

I am going to write a vague review with some text from the book itself.  I don’t want to chance spoiling what happens .. WOW!

Humans versus Unseelie versus Seelie versus each other?  Lies.  Secrets.  Manipulation.  Lust.  Shock!

This is the best book I have read this year.  Hands down .. totally rockin’ awesome!!

Mac and friends, or are they? .. Fighting for the world itself, selfish desires, power and individual goals leaves this book wide open for an enigmatic journey through Shadowfever.

The Lord Master, formally Aline’s love muffin leaves Mac unsure of what she believes that has come to pass.

The son of a bitch that started it all: seduced and either killed Alina or got her killed; had me raped by the Unseelie Princes, lobotomized, and turned into a helpless slave; abducted my parents and forced me into the Silvers; and drove me to the cliff’s edge, where I murdered Barrons.

He just doesn’t sound like a nice guy at all, does he?  Strangely enough, there are little tidbits that are revealed in this book about our ever-loving Darroc, Lord Master.  Enjoy!

Mac is an amazing character.  She’s my hero.  In the beginning, MacKayla was a sun shining rainbow that focussed on manicures and matching hot pink purses.  A cute sway of her hips while wearing a bright white skirt with adorable shoes she saved all summer for.

She’s just not our little girl anymore, is she?  She’s on edge.  She is pissed off and sick and tired of everyone’s shit.  Struggling with herself, her feelings, her identity, she continues to walk through the world that is hunting her down .. climbing into her throat and obsessively trying to possess her.

“Some people wouldn’t see a traitor when they looked at me.  Some people would see a survivor.  Call me anything you like-I sleep fine at night.  But you will look at me when you say it.  Or I’ll get so far in your face you’ll be seeing me in your nightmares.  I’ll scorch myself on the backs of your eyelids.  Get off my back and stay off it.  I’m not the woman I used to be.  If you want a war with me, you’ll get one.  Just try me.  Give me an excuse to go play in that dark place inside my head.”

WHOA!  Brings tingling goosebumps, does it not?

Barrons is just the sexiest thing that I have read in a long time.  He even beats Olaf!  Total bonus there!

Who is he?  What is he?  Where does he go when he leaves her?  The questions are endless and Mac strives to find those answers.  Evasive, strong, cryptic and lonely, Barrons digs underneath your skin and just snuggles you raw.

I can’t say a whole bunch about the revelations in this book, because OH MY GOODNESS BABY! .. You’ll just have to read for yourself 🙂

Dani surprises a lot of people with her consistent loyalty, regardless of what her past has morphed her into.    Mac and Dani grow profoundly close.  Birthday cakes and movies.  Painted toe nails and girl talk.

Unexpectedly, .. wait..I cannot say it!  *Beep*  Remove your fingers from the keyboard .. warning warning..no spoilers allowed!

Wooo .. I made it.  Nothing spoiled.

I recommend this book to adults that HAVE read this entire series from beginning to “end” .. If you have NOT read the books leading up to this one, then you’re just plain weird.  Read this series IN ORDER!

Strong sexual content, brutally lip licking delicious violence and a world that will just leave you throbbing with excitement!  A must read.

Line of the book

She warms his frost.  He cools her fever.