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Karen Marie Moning

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in Cincinnati, Ohio, The United States
November 01



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Karen Marie Moning is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the sizzling Urban Fantasy FEVER Novels set in Dublin, featuring MacKayla Lane and Jericho Barrons, and the paranormal romance HIGHLANDER Series, with fifteen books in print in thirty-six countries.

She is a winner of the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award, and multiple RITA nominee. She graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Society & Law.

The majority of my year is spent in my writing cave so when it's time for a book launch, it's a reason to celebrate and I want to party with nyou! For BURNED I stayed close to home but now I'm ready to return to one of my favorite cities in the world, New Orleans! There is something magical about NOLA and I have so many wonderful memories of time spent there with the Moning Maniacs.
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Average rating: 4.28 · 584,467 ratings · 36,425 reviews · 29 distinct works · Similar authors
Darkfever (Fever, #1)
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 94,319 ratings — published 2006 — 52 editions
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Shadowfever (Fever, #5)
4.53 of 5 stars 4.53 avg rating — 59,011 ratings — published 2011 — 36 editions
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Dreamfever (Fever, #4)
4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 61,028 ratings — published 2009 — 35 editions
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Faefever (Fever, #3)
4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 60,462 ratings — published 2008 — 42 editions
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Bloodfever (Fever, #2)
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 60,933 ratings — published 2007 — 45 editions
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Beyond the Highland Mist (H...
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 43,667 ratings — published 1999 — 42 editions
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Kiss of the Highlander (Hig...
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 29,319 ratings — published 2001 — 40 editions
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The Dark Highlander (Highla...
4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 24,314 ratings — published 2002 — 32 editions
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The Immortal Highlander (Hi...
4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 24,093 ratings — published 2004 — 32 editions
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Iced (Fever, #6)
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 23,474 ratings — published 2012 — 22 editions
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Darkfever Bloodfever Faefever Dreamfever Shadowfever Iced Burned
Fever (10 books)
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4.18754747881335 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 202,722 ratings

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November 2012, Karen Marie Moning
"The urban fantasy queen begins a new trilogy with Iced, a paranormal adventure filled with lethal faeries run amok and set in the world of her best-selling Fever series." ...More

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“One day you will kiss a man you can't breathe without, and find that breath is of little consequence.”
Karen Marie Moning, Bloodfever

“I love books, by the way, way more than movies. Movies tell you what to think. A good book lets you choose a few thoughts for yourself. Movies show you the pink house. A good book tells you there's a pink house and lets you paint some of the finishing touches, maybe choose the roof style,park your own car out front. My imagination has always topped anything a movie could come up with. Case in point, those darned Harry Potter movies. That was so not what that part-Veela-chick, Fleur Delacour, looked like.”
Karen Marie Moning, Darkfever

“The most confused we ever get is when we're trying to convince our heads of something our heart knows is a lie.”
Karen Marie Moning


Time to vote for our March 2015 Group Read. Featuring a Guest Author this month. What book would you like to read?

Jewels of the Sun (Gallaghers of Ardmore / Irish Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts
Jewels of the Sun, by Nora Roberts
In her trilogy, New York Times #1 Best Selling author, Nora Roberts returns to the lush, green hills of Ireland, where love is forever touched by magic - And where the Gallagher siblings explore the depth of their fiery hearts.

Determining to reevaluate her life, Jude Murray flees America to take refugee in Faerie Hill Cottage, immersing herself in the study of Irish Folk and discovers hope for the future of the magical past.

Finally back home in Ireland after years of traveling, Aidan Gallagher possesses an uncommon understanding of his country's haunting myths. Although he's devoted to managing the family pub, a hint of wildness still glints in his stormy eyes--and in Jude, he sees a woman who can both soothe his heart and stir his blood. And he begins to share the legends of the land with her--while they create a passionate history of their own...
  5 votes, 41.7%

Darkfever (Fever, #1) by Karen Marie Moning
Darkfever, by Karen Marie Moning
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…
  4 votes, 33.3%

Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1) by Lisa Kleypas
Mine Till Midnight, by Lisa Kleypas
Their lives defy convention.

When an unexpected inheritance elevates her family to the ranks of the aristocracy, Amelia Hathaway discovers that tending to her younger sisters and wayward brother was easy compared to navigating the intricacies of the ton. Even more challenging: the attraction she feels for the tall, dark, and dangerously handsome Cam Rohan.

Their desire consumes them both.

Wealthy beyond most men’s dreams, Cam has tired of society’s petty restrictions and longs to return to his “uncivilized” Gypsy roots. When the delectable Amelia appeals to him for help, he intends to offer only friendship—but intentions are no match for the desire that blindsides them both. But can a man who spurns tradition be tempted into that most time-honored arrangement: marriage? Life in London society is about to get a whole lot hotter…
  3 votes, 25.0%

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message 16: by Salena

Salena Chavez Hi Karen, I have the same question as Mayko. When do you think the Fever Tarot cards will be on sale again? I would love to buy a set

message 15: by Mayko

Mayko Hi Karen,

I would like to purchase a Fever Tarot deck. Where can I get one?

message 14: by Jewel

Jewel Star Karen, thanks for friending me! I was very inspired by what you wrote about your books. One does have to be true to the muse. I have tried to connect with an agent forever. You are so lucky to have a publisher. I almost had an agent for COSBY'S LOVE CHILD and then her husband tried to talk my subject into writing her own book, which she never will, and all went south. I love writing and won't quit, but I have also realized I write to see what is going to come out. I'm always surprised and think, "Wow, where did that come from?" I always have stories going on in my head and know there are not enough years to write them all. Good luck to you in all that you do. I will look to you as a mentor for you are way ahead of me!

message 13: by Mayko (last edited Oct 24, 2014 05:10AM)

Mayko OMG! Thank you for being your wonderful self Karen! I know there is no way for you to know what I'm talking about but you have recently confirmed something important for me in one of your Q&A sessions and I'm so glad to be your fan and honored that you accepted my friend request :) I wish you well and thank you for gifting us with your amazing works. You have made a total fangirl of me and I don't go all fangirl very often.

message 12: by Natalie

Natalie Thank-you for accepting my friend request Karen. Me & my mum recently finished reading Iced, we Loved it! Eagerly awaiting Burned & loving all the Burned teasers :-) x

Sophia Yay! Thanks for accepting my friend request, Karen.

Ash~Daydreaming and Reading everywhere I go~ Thanks for accepting my friend request! :) You are one of my favorite authors!! Cant wait to read Burned

message 9: by Fairy

Fairy Tale Junkie Hi Karen!! Love your Highlander series. I can't seem to get enough of it. Probably reread the series more than 5 times now (no exaggeration!).

Are you ever going to continue the series?
Please pretty please do :)

Esther Just finished book 4. The humanity. Here's my review...

Judy V Welcome to Goodreads! You're gonna love this place. I have all of the Fever books on audio and have listened to them all several times. Love the series. Looking forward to Burned!

message 6: by Ana

Ana Welcome to Goodreads!! Thank you so much for the Fever series. They are amazing. Have fun on here:)

Joy (Cheery♡Reads) Thank you so much Karen for approving my friendvite. Simply patiently waiting for Burned and thank you so much once again on the concession you made on Dani's age. Keep rocking. ^.^

Mz. Billie Bookz thank you karen for the friendship
your one of my fav authors who rock!!

Raquel Thanks for accepting my friend request! I can't wait to read burned!

Flavia (OddCloud) Welcome to Goodreads! (I suppose it is adequate to say that)
And thank you for accepting my friend request! ^_^

message 1: by Donna

Donna *picking myself up off the floor* Thank you for accepting my friend request. HUGE fan, you have no idea. Made my week :)

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