Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Review, Giveaway and Blog Tour: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning

What I Thought:

I accidentally found this author one day while searching for my next read on the store bookshelf. I actually started with her Highlander series! (Which I recommend if you haven't read it yet.) Myself, I hadn't read The MacKayla Lane novels. (Which is the technical name...who knew? I always call it the Fever Series?) Anyway, I was delighted to take part in this tour because I figured these books would be awesome.

Darkfever was excellent! Moning can make even the most serious and crazy subject matter funny. There always tends to be a sense of wicked humor hiding in the pages of her stories.

I enjoyed the main character Mac, who was continuously stubborn and determined...but a bubbly Southern gal despite what she's going through. I think Jericho sounds hot...even though he's so stubborn and mysterious. I can't wait to find out more about him!

I will say that there is a ton of X-rated tension in his one. When will we get the stuff!? Book 2 maybe? It's one of those will they or won't they situations which made for some great story and character building IMO.

This story was very much NOT predictable! Excellent! Like I said, I'm so happy to be a part of this tour as I think this will turn out to be a great series for me.

About The Book:

MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every other week or so. In other words, she’s your perfectly ordinary twenty-first-century woman. Or so she thinks…until something extraordinary happens.

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death–a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed–a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae….

As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho, a man with no past and only mockery for a future. As she begins to close in on the truth, the ruthless Vlane–an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women–closes in on her. And as the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book–because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands….

About The Author:

Karen Marie Moning is the internationally bestselling author of the Highlander and Fever novels. Her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists, and have one numerous awards, including the prestigious Rita. She lives in Georgia and Florida with her husband Neil and the world-traveling cat, Moonshadow.

Connect with Karen on her Website, on Twitter, and on Facebook.

TLC TOUR STOPS for Darkfever:

Monday, August 16th: All Things Urban Fantasy
Wednesday, August 18th: Jenn’s Bookshelves
Monday, August 23rd: Rundpinne
Wednesday, August 25th: Tynga’s Reviews
Thursday, August 26th: Savvy Verse and Wit
Monday, August 30th: Peeking Between the Pages
Wednesday, September 1st: The Cajun Book Lady
Tuesday, September 7th: Book Junkie
Thursday, September 9th: Angieville
Friday, September 10th: Luxury Reading
Monday, September 13th: Dark Faerie Tales

Be sure to stop by on Wednesday, October 6th when I'll be reviewing Book 2 Bloodfever!

Thanks to the publisher I have one copy of Darkfever to giveaway! If you would like to be entered please leave a comment along with your email addy.

-open to US and Canada only
-ends September 10th

**review and giveaway copy provided by publisher. All opinions are my own.


  1. Wicked sense of humor, unpredictable, X-rated tension.. whoa!! Sounds good! Thanks for being on the tour.

  2. I keep hearing really good things about this book. Your review makes me want to read it.

  3. Wow, your review is most unusual and I love that you note the unpredictability & mysteriousness of it. Would love to try KMM. Thank you.

    jenma76 at hotmail dot com

  4. Great review. I'll definitely be checking it out.
    lisadgibson at live dot com
    Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

  5. Thanks for the interesting review. I enjoy Karen Marie Moning's books and I'm looking forward to reading Darkfever.


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  7. intense and a little scary sounding.
    Sign me up!

  8. Please count me in.

    simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

  9. I love this series! Count me in please
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  10. Please enter me, I love this series!!

  11. Please enter me - I would love to win - I am an old follower - Thanks for hosting.

  12. Please enter me in the giveaway.

  13. Awesome! Please count me in. Thank you!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  14. Thanks so much for the giveaway! The book looks really good.

  15. Please enter me. Thanks!

  16. Ok this book is compelling. Please count me in.


  17. Count me in! This sounds awesome! Already added to my wishlist! Thanks for the giveaway!

    linaramz at yahoo dot com

  18. Sounds like a great giveaway. Sign me up!

  19. After reading your review I definitely want to read the murder mystery thriller. Thank you for the chance!

  20. thanks for the chance to read this novel of suspense :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  21. Your review makes me want to read this. Please enter me, thanks.

  22. This book sounds soo good! I want to read it

    bmweida at yahoo dot com