What Kind Of Review Can You Expect?

If I could describe what kind of reader I am, I would hands down say I was an emotional one. When I read I want to fully experience the book, from the emotions coursing through the characters to reacting to the twist and turns of the storyline. I'm looking for those books that fire up my imagination and leave me breathless when it's over. It's for this reason why the reviews I write aren't so much what I think and are more on how I feel. My hopes in sharing my review in this way is that something will spark an interest and have you wanting to have the same experiences. This isn't to say I don't have issues with grammar, word choices etc. Trust me I do and most times all it takes is waiting for the story to grab hold for it not to matter. When I do include things about what I thought about the book (for example I've included comments about word choices and being too descriptive), I only do so because it directly affected how I felt. I hope this helps. Enjoy!

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Fever Series

Dark Fever
Karen Moning / Urban Fantasy

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 an even bigger challenge - staying alive long enough to learn how to handle she had no idea she possessed - a power that lets her look 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 step is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho and the ruthless V'lane, the Alpha Fae that makes sex an addiction, closes in on her too. And as the boundary between worlds begin to crumble, Mac's true mission becomes clear : to find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the powerful Dark book- because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less that complete control of the very fabric of both worlds in their hands.

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Blood Fever
Karen Moning / Urban Fantasy

MacKayla Lane's life underwent a complete makeover when she landed on Ireland's shores and was plunged into the dark, deadly realm unlike anything she ever imagined. In her fight to stay alive, Mac must find the Sinsar Dubh. Pursued by Fae assassins, surrounded by mysterious figures she knows she cannot trust, Mac finds her self torn between two deadly and irresistible men: V'lane, the insatiable Fae, who can turn sensual arousal into an addiction for women, and the ever inscrutable Jericho Barrons, a man as alluring as he is mysterious. For centuries the shadowy realm of Fae has coexisted with humans. Now the walls between the two are coming down, and Mac is the only thing that stands between them.

Fae Fever
Karen Moning / Urban Fantasy

He calls me his Queen of the Night. I'd die for him. I'd kill for him too. When Mac receives a torn out page from her dead sister's journal, she is stunned by Alina's desperate words. And now Mac knows her sisters killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly she is on the hunt: For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil, it corrupts anyone who touches it. Mac's quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shapeshifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced in a triangle of alliance with V'lane and Jericho Barrons, Mac is soon locked into a battle for her mind, body and soul. As All Hallows Eve approaches and the city descends into chaos, as a shocking truth about the Dark book is revealed, not even Mac can prevent a deadly race of immortals from shattering the walls between the worlds with devastating consequences.

Dream Fever
Karen Moning / Urban Fantasy

Mac lies naked on the stone floor of a church, at the mercy of the erotic Fae master she once swore to kill. Far from home, unable to control her sexual hungers, Max is now fully on the Lord Master's spell. The walls between the human and Fae worlds has come crashing down. And as Mac fights for survival on Dublin's battle scarred streets, she will embark on darkest - most erotically charged - adventure of her life. As the enigmatic Jericho Barrons and the erotically charged Fae V'lane vie for her body and soul, as she rallies the sidhe-seers to fight an impossible battle, and the power of the Dark book
weaves its annihilating path through the city, Mac's greatest enemy delivers a final challenge. It's an invitation that Mac cannot refuse, one that sends her racing home to Georgia, where an even greater threat awaits. With her parents missing and the lives of her loved ones under siege, Mac is about to come face-to-face with an earth shattering truth - about the herself, and the world she thought she knew.

I LOVE this series. Ok I know I say that about every series I read but honestly - I LOVE this series. When I bought this series, I had just finished reading her Highlander books (another GREAT series) and I liked her style of writing. I'd seen the Fever series before and I finally got the books and sat down to read them. Ok, after I got over the shock of some of the language used, these books were addicting. I absolutely, hands down, irrevocably, here is my first born, can I be your love slave, am OBSESSED with Jericho Barrons. He is one nasty, mean, to the point, no holds barred, don't screw with me bad boy and I LOVED it !!! I have never met his rival. He is calculating, manipulating, in it for himself but somewhere, hidden DEEPLY, you just know that he cares for Mac. That he couldn't possibly be as cold as he seems. He holds this mysterious intrigue about him and it leaves you wanting to just peel back his layers and feast!! I seriously read this series for him and V'lane as seductive as he is ... he pales in comparison. I can't rant enough about how delicious Jericho is in this book and like I said if you can get around some of the language used (there's words dropped but NOTHING like LA Banks in her Night Huntress series - even I had to put it down because I had to jump paragraphs) you won't be able to put it down. I highly recommend that when you read these books, you have ALL of them at hand because trust me, it's going to frustrate you not being able to continue the story as you finish each book. The final book Shadow Fever is due to be released in January 2011 and although it's about 6 months away - it's guaranteed to be worth the wait. I'm hoping that the author finally reveals just what Jericho is and whether he will ever admit his feelings for Mac. 6 months can't come fast enough in my opinion.

Ratings: 5 stars and 5 hearts (it gets pretty steamy in parts)

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