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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Reading on the Dark Side: The FEVER Series

The Fever Series

Author of the Month, Karen Marie Moning needs no introduction. Her Fever series has taken the world by storm, seducing readers into the world of the fae. Five books have been released and up next it's Dani O'Malley's turn to run a fever. But first, let's recap our favorite moments and characters with this edition of Reading On the Dark Side - Fever style. If you haven't read this series already, you are missing out. Terrifyingly addictive, only KMM and her world of fae can be as alluring as this. Enjoy.

Meet the Characters

MacKayla Lane, aka Mac
Age: 23
Height: 5’8”
Appearance: Lean, but with generous curves, shoulder-length blonde hair in big loose waves, green eyes, full lips. Has faint six pack.
Likes pink and beaches
Mac’s motto: Hope strengthens, fear kills.

Favorite Quote
He pulls me around and kisses me. "You're Mac," he says. "And I'm Jericho. And nothing else matters. Never will. You exist in a place that is beyond all rules for me. Do you understand that?"
I do.
Jericho Barrons just told me he loves me.
Jennifer Lawrence

Jericho Z. Barrons, aka Annie's boyfriend
Height/Weight: 6’4”, 240-250 lbs
Appearance: “longish” Black hair, dark eyes, powerfully built, lean muscle. Wears expensive suits, favors a blood red tie. Wears a silver wide cuff with Celtic engravings. Has red and black tattoos covering his body.
Likes sports cars like his Viper and Lamborghini , owns Barrons, Books and Baubles bookstore, collector of ancient artifacts and powerful books
Jericho’s motto: There is nothing I can’t live with. Only things I’m not willing to live without.

Favorite Quote
He touches my face.
There is something different in his touch. It feels like he’s saying good-bye, and I know a moment of panic. But my dream sky darkens and sleep’s moon fills the horizon.
“Don’t leave me.” I thrash in the sheets. “I’m not, Mac.” I know I am dreaming then, because dreams are
home to the absurd and what he says next is beyond absurd.
“You’re leaving me, Rainbow Girl.”
Sexy David Gandy

Seelie fare, prince and member of the Seelie Queen’s High Council.
Drips sexuality, exudes something erotic and dangerous.
Age: Been alive for hundreds of thousands of years He speaks formally.
Height: 6”2”, 220 lbs
Appearance: Long blonde hair with otherworldly looks. No body or facial hair, flawless skin
V’lane motto: Damn, it’s good to be me.

Favorite Quote:
Even today, after all that I’ve seen, I couldn’t begin to describe V’lane, prince of the Tuatha De Danaan. There are some things that are simply too immense, too rich to be contained in words. This is the best I can offer: imagine a tall, powerful mighty archangel, frighteningly male, terrifyingly beautiful. Then paint him the most exquisite shades of chestnut bronze and gold you can possibly imagine. Give him a mane shimmering with strands of cinnamon gilded by sunlight, skin of tawny velvet, and eyes of liquid amber, kissed by molten gold. The Fae was unutterably beautiful. And I wanted to fuck and fuck and fuck until I died.

Travis Fimmel

Dani “Mega” O’Malley:
A sidhe-seer, special strength: super speed!
She is super smart but hides it behind her wit and swagger
Raised by Rowena, Grand Mistress of the abbey
Age: 14
Appearance: long, red curly hair.
Carries a Shade-buster – her own invention to kill a Shade.
Dani’s motto: Live hard, die young, leave a pretty corpse OR Mega out!

Favorite Quote:
Some of us are born more than once.
Some of us recreate ourselves many times.
Ryodan says adaptability is survivability.
Ryodan says a lot of stuff. Sometimes I listen.
All I know is every time I open my eyes, my brain kicks on, something wakes up deep in my belly and I know I’ll do anything it takes.

Molly Quinn

Christian MacKeltar
Age: Early 20s
Height: 6'2" or 6'3"
Appearance: Dark, long hair, Amber eyes like a tiger
First meets Mac at Ancient Languages Department at Trinity College
Special Ability: Ability to detect lies
Description: "Christian was the kind of good-looking that hit you over the head, made you keep stealing second and third glances at him..." Faefever

Favorite Quote:
Doona be duh'ing me, lass.

Whoever this sexy mofo is! Rawr!

Darroc aka Lord Master
Former Fae, Liberator of the imprisoned Unseelie
Brought the walls down between the human world and the Fae
Was Alina's boyfriend

Favorite Quote:
"We'd been in bed all night, fucking-"
"T-the-fuck-M-I," I snarl.
Gabriel Aubrey

Runs Chester's
Barron's homeboy
'IYCGM' programmed on Mac's phone
Appearance: Always stands in front of a light source so that his face is cast in shadows
Description: "Handsome, chilling man. His eyes were the clearest I'd ever seen. This was a man that suffered no conflicts with himself. He had no problem being what he was. " -Dreamfever

Favorite Quote:
"That's my dick" - ICED

Another sexy mofo

Grand mistress of sidhe-seers
Protects the six major Irish sidhe-seer bloodlines, takes them in and trains them.
Protects the Sinsar Dubh...until it escaped.
Appearance: "Thick silvery-white hair was pulled back in a long braid from a fine-boned face....Fierce blue eyes glittered furiously at me from within nests of fine wrinkles." - Darkfever

Motto: See. Serve. Protect.

Judi Dench

Alina Lane
Mac's older sister
Age: At the start of Darkfever, she is 24.
Appearance: Sunny blonde hair with green eyes

Amanda Seyfried

Appearance: "Muscular and graceful as a cat, he was pale and smooth as a marble bust. Dead yellow eyes lent a feral cast to his sharply chiseled, too-white face. Long blond hair, pulled back in an old-fashioned, amber beaded queue emphasized his abnormally rigid pallor. " - Darkfever

Tom Hiddleston

by Karen Marie Moning

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning comes the first book in her hotly anticipated new urban paranormal trilogy, set in the world of her blockbuster Fever series.

The year is 1 AWC—After the Wall Crash. The Fae are free and hunting us. It’s a war zone out there, and no two days are alike. I’m Dani O’Malley, the chaos-filled streets of Dublin are my home, and there’s no place I’d rather be.

Dani “Mega” O’Malley plays by her own set of rules—and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she’s one of the rare humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities.

Dani’s ex–best friend, MacKayla Lane, wants her dead, the terrifying Unseelie princes have put a price on her head, and Inspector Jayne, the head of the police force, is after her sword and will stop at nothing to get it. What’s more, people are being mysteriously frozen to death all over the city, encased on the spot in sub-zero, icy tableaux.

When Dublin’s most seductive nightclub gets blanketed in hoarfrost, Dani finds herself at the mercy of Ryodan, the club’s ruthless, immortal owner. He needs her quick wit and exceptional skill to figure out what’s freezing Fae and humans dead in their tracks—and Ryodan will do anything to ensure her compliance.

Dodging bullets, fangs, and fists, Dani must strike treacherous bargains and make desperate alliances to save her beloved Dublin—before everything and everyone in it gets iced.

Karen Marie Moning is giving away a SIGNED copy of Iced. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Poison Rose said...

I have seen so many snippets from the FEVER series posted by KMM on FB and yet I haven't read one, but intend to very soon.

Thanks ladies for the giveaway!

~Poison Rose

Andrea said...

I didn't care much for Dani at the end of the Fever series. I want to see the world from her perspective.

Nicole said...

I leave heard so much about this book that I think I will read it;)
Thanks for the giveaway!

wordgirl said...

LOVE this series!

Tanya said...

I'm excited to get back into this world. I loved Mac & Barrons. Thanks for the giveaway!

Tanya @ Reading Addicted

Angie F said...

Oooh, I love this cast! Especially Amanda Seyfried, even though she's playing a character who's already dead. :P

I'm excited for ICED because I'm desperate to know what the heck is going on in Dublin now!

Joanne said...

I've heard so much about this book I want to read what all the fuss is about. Thanks for the giveaway.

Alyssa (Hesperia Loves Books) said...

Anything that continues the Fever world is a MUST read! KMM is one of those authors that could write tax code and make it compelling and sexy as hell!

Jillyn said...

I've heard a lot of hype about this book, and I want to see what all the fuss is about.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Maria D. said...

Good choices on the characters! No need to enter me in the giveaway as I already have a copy of the book.

Lexi H said...

Barrons. The end all be all for a reason to read a book. Even if he isn't a main character in this one, can't get enough.
Awesome cast! You really nailed each and every one!

molly.frenzel said...

I've been waiting for ever for this series to continue. I'm so excited to read Ice!

Alicia said...

I honestly haven't started this series yet, but at this point I've heard so much about it that the only thing preventing me from starting is the fact that exams are right around the corner.

Oh well, I like having most of the books in a series out before I start anyway :).

Z said...

Very Nice I did a big board diplay for KMM's first FeverCon and had her and Phil sign it as well as others. I love the fever series and am looking forward to Iced for Dani. I made her her own Dani-Lo and took it to FeverCon. Karen and everyone loved.
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Lona said...

I really liked Dani in the Fever series, so I'm excited to see what happens in her world and hoping her and Mac work together again.

blinkysthebest at aol dot com

susan317 said...

Looks like a great seri

Sophia Rose said...

There were all those hints in the other books about Dani being off doing mysterious stuff and there's a mystery about Dani too so I want to fill in all those answers.

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Jasmyn said...

Fever is such a great series that a spin off that lets us keep in touch with a few of them is a great idea.

Yvonne said...

So looking forward to Ryodan and any sighting of Barrons.

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Beckey said...

Heard so much about it... I have read all of Fea series that has been released and throughly enjoyed them...

Sharonda SexxyBlogger said...

I didn't read the Fever series, but it's on my list. I totally want to try this spin off ;)

Allison W said...

LOVE the fever series, can't wait for ICED!

*yadkny* said...

I actually haven't read the fever series yet, but have been dying to since so many others seem to really enjoy the stories.

Kayla said...

I have not started the Fever series yet. I actually just heard about them recently and I'm excited to start this series and Iced as well!

lisagkendall said...

I am looking forward to Iced because I'm looking for a few more good friends. And thanks to your casting here, I am even more excited to find new friends and renew old friendships.

Lady D said...
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Lady D said...

I'm excited because it's the next book in KMM's Fever series, and while I haven't read all of them yet, I'm working up to it! :)

Elizabeth H. said...

Looking foward to learning more about the secondary characters in the Fever series! I can't wait to read this book!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Texas Book Lover said...

I am looking forward to reading Iced because I fell in love with KMM's Fever world during the first series. While I have reservations about these being from Dani's POV I still have every confidence that KMM can pull off more greatness set in the amazing world she created in the original series.

Tanya said...

I can't wait to get back into the world with Ryodan and the others.

Krista Grandstaff said...

I have been itching to read something else from the Fever series... This would be an awesome read!!!!

Thanks so much for giving us all this opportunity :)


Kristin said...

I've read and loved all the books from the Fever series. I can't wait to see what happens next.

Bells said...

This series is my absolute favorite!!! I can re-read it over and over and never get bored!

Krista said...

LOVE your choices!!!

I totally read Ryodan's part as "Ryodan's Chest...hmm that's good casting!"

burbanette said...

I am so excited to hear Dani's. side of the story! I love the Fever series and am happy to hear that there are more books to come!

Traemac said...

I love this series, and I can't wait to read this book!!!

The Book Diva said...

I can't wait to read this book!

The Book Diva said...

I can't wait to read this book!

Lee723 said...

That was a fantastically-awesome post!

I especially like your picks for Christian and Ryo. ;)

Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

Lee723 said...

Looking forward to ICED because I need my Fever Fix. Was not too big of a fan of Dani but I felt like she had potential, and there was something there between her and Ryo and Christian brewing that I could see KMM using in later books.

Ann S. said...

I am new to this series and can't wait to read this new book. Iced sounds great and the reviews reflect that. Thanks for the giveaway

Amber I @ Awesomesauce said...

I do have a copy of the ebook but I couldn't resist entering a signed copy of Iced. That would amazing!

Tara said...

So loved this series! Dani is my least favorite character so it'll be fun to see how KMM changes my mind. And I know she will.

BAMiller said...

I have all of KMM Highlander books & her Fever series. I love them all & I have been patiently waiting on the release of ICED. Can't wait to read it. I was suppose to already have my copy but B&N sent me an email today saying the release date had been changed. Crazy I know since it is at WalMart! Love KMM style of writing :)

Mara80 said...

I love love love The Fever series and can't wait to read more. I love how Iced is in the POV of Dani. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for this great giveaway!
-Maritza Robinson

SdyLion said...

KMM is one of my favorite authors and to see more of the fever world, even from a non-Mac/JZB POV is fine by me because it is a huge world for, us as reader's to explore. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

pandalovesyou said...

I loved the Fever series and want more! I miss Barrons....

Susan T. said...

Have read KMM Highlander but haven't read Fever series yet. My girlfriend raved about it. It's on my TBR as well as Iced ups. Thanks.


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Carin said...

I was so sad when the fever series was over, I am beyond excited to get "the rest of the story" with Dani. Carin
mawmom at gmail dot com

ajisainokimi_32491 said...

I liked the progression of the fever series from Mac's POV, and I liked how KMM changed it up to Dani's POV. Like many people, I didn't care much for dani at the end of SF, but overall she's a good character. I hope KMM develops dani's character some more to make her more mature.

jaymzangel said...

I love this series so much! It is my crack. I never get tired of reading it. I always liked Dani & I liked her even more in Iced. I love Ryodan & have a massive crush on Lor but I'm a Barrons girl forever!

Bren's Stitches said...

Haha, I love this series so much I bought a shirt from zazzle and wore it to my kids Karate class. Instantly, several other moms recognized it and it was funny because we had practically all the ones that didn't come ask questions to those of us that knew the book. <3 this series and I hate that I can't afford it right now. I want to get them all on my kindle when I can afford to because its a series I keep picking back up. Thanks for the giveaway but really thanks for introducing us to some marvelous characters and story. xstitchdiva at att dot net

Linda Kwolek said...

After reading your commentary and write up of cast, I know I'll have to have me a cold drink in hand while reading this series.

jmcgaugh said...

Interesting casting. I'm looking forward to Iced because I loved the Fever series and want more!

marlenamaier said...

Im excited to have the fever world told in a different point of veiw and that we see more into some other characters lives!!

Amanda P said...

Jason Momoa is my JZB ND Blake Lively is my Mac. LOVE your sexy Mofo's lol. Someone needs to research who they are. =)

-Amanda P
Paranormal Romance

Sebrina said...

I don't think it's just me, but every time I log onto the computer I seem to find another author that I'd love to read. This is another one too.....lol
Thanks so much

Myth said...

Annie there you go claiming Barron as your own blah lol. My ladies always have the best give aways!! And i need to do some research to find out who those sexy mofos are.

Jaime Anderson said...

i love this series!! as well as the rest of her books!!! thanks for the giveaway!!!
jaimela77 at gmail dot com

findingmeagainduringmymidlifecrisis said...

This series is RARW!

cheesecake.thief59 said...

I've been waiting to read ICED until I have enough time to read it all in one sitting.