Spell of the Highlander (Highlander #7)
Jessi St. James has GOT to get a life. Too many hours studying ancient artifacts has given the archaeology student a bad case of sex on the brain. So she figures she must be dreaming when she spies a gorgeous half-naked man staring out at her from inside the glass of an ancient mirror....more
On a Friday night, close to midnight, Jessica St. James, an overworked and exhausted Archeology graduate student at the University of Chicago, is asked by her advisor, who's just suffered a car accident, to go to his office and receive a p...more
A couple years ago, I discovered a fabulous author(Monica McCarty). When I finished with her books, I asked her who her "go-to" authors were. Monica's answer? Karen Marie Moning. Since my library only had this book by her, this is what I read. Wow, Cian is one hunky medieval male. I immediately returned this book and bought the whole series.
This book focuses on Cian MacKeltar, a 9th century druid who is trapped in a mirror..a mirror that is an Unseelie Hallow (a fae created relic...more
For me, the most important thing while reading a book is to connect with the characters. You can add a storyline, a million storylines that will take your breath away, but if the characters are sh*t (pardon my expression) all the imagination in the world won't do for me. Well, as you'll figure it out, the characters in here were far from sh*t XD
In this novel, the story was in second place. It's about Cia...more
The story essentially begins when our heroine accepts a delivery for an unusual artifact while at work. Assisting a professor while working toward her PhD, Jessi St. James's curiosity gets the best of her- especially after...more
To be truthful, I found the storyline to be on the same lines as the previous books. You know a heroine, that needs to get her "cherry picked", a hero that takes her back to Scotland to get away from the bad guys.
It did pick up for me halfway through the book, with Drustan and Dageus making their entrance in the story, which felt complete and far more entertaining!
Oh these sexy alpha Highlanders. They can be such arrogant arses when you first meet them but once they decide who their woman is then they turn into big huge possessive, sexy, sweet talking Neanderthals. Oh my gosh and since they are all from the past and have one way or another made it to our century can be quiet hilarious over the...more
I really enjoyed this book! I’ve been in and out of a reading slump during 2012…I’ll pick up a book and put it down again. I’m tossing books here and there…being very much a slut about my reading and still receiving no satisfaction. Meh.
But I was rather interested in this book from the very beginning! Yaaaay!
There’s no need to rehash the blurb. What I can tell you about the book is that there was not a lot of eye-rolling moments. The hero – Cian – was very
E mais uma vez, adorei. Adoro esta autora. Faz-nos rir, chorar e fantasiar tudo no mesmo livro. As histórias de amor que ela nos conta parecem-nos sempre impossíveis e mesmo assim fazem-nos sonhar.
Gostei bastante do enredo deste livro.
A autora, com a sua escrita apelativa, consegue contar maravilhosamente as suas histórias de encantar. Para mim, são o que parecem as histórias dela. São românticas, impossíveis de resistir, mas em vez de termos os príncipes encantados, temos os grandes,...more
I adore the Mackealtars. I mean, OMFG! I need to go to scottland and hear their accent for real. I mean in person it could sound 1000 times hotter, yes? Where I adored Drustan and Daegu's book I did not enjoy Cian as much. And I am thinking that this maybe just from the plot of the story.
Cian Mackeltar, reminds me a bit of Daegus(DARK HIGHLANDER) and Barro...more
1) I understand Cian, the hero, is Scottish, but after 1,133 years in a mirror, wouldn't he have dropped the Scottish highlands way of saying things for more modern speech? For instance, would he still be saying "doona ken" instead of "do not know" after watching TV and reading books from his mirror for so many years?
2) Cian has so many superpowers that it is hard to keep track of the...more
About this book specifically, our m...more
First awesome thing about this book? More yummy MacKeltar. I’m really enjoying the...more
There was actually an interesting enemy in this book. Not one that played a massive role in the story, after all it is a romance, but interesting nonetheless. There was a moment, albeit short, where you wondered if Cian MacKelt...more
I really enjoyed this one. Did it help that I just did a Fever reread? Possibly. I've only read two of her highlander books, other than this one, (Dageus and Adam Black), but I just love the set up. At the end I could feel the pot being stirred for what would unfold in the Fever series, and man, she is good.
But, back to this one, Cian is stuck in a mirror for messing with dark magic and he is a MacKeltar Druid from the 9th century, so technically he proceeds the Druids we've alr...more
I don’t even know what to say except maybe Cian is a tad arrogant. Just a tad. Part of me thinks it is because he was Laird and doesn’t deal well with Drustan being laird now but hell who cares when your being kept safe?
Okay the book. I, for whatever insane reason, thought this book was ki...more
When Jessi -- who is swamped with school work and such -- is asked by her professor to go sign for a package at his office while he is in the hospital, she...more
I got hooked on Karen Marie Moning via her FEVER series - wonderful but pretty dark urban fantasies with a romantic core. I love, love, love the FEVER series. I tried one of the Highlander books - THE DARK HIGHLANDER - hoping for a similar reading experience. But THE DARK HIGHLANDER was a very different kind of book, a much mellower, more typical romance. THE DARK HIGHLANDER wasn't half as dark as the more cheerful parts of the FEVER books, if you ask me.
Cian MacKeltar has always been a proud, determined man. Being trapped in the Unseelie Hallows Dark Mirror for one thousand, one hundred and thirty-three years by someone he had thought a friend, Cian is desperate to get out and end the torment. Being a Keltar Druid, he has many powers, but mess...more
Starting with the Highlander series, a solid and th...more
I think one of the things I like about the Highlander books is their sameness. I know what I'm getting with each book because they all follow a similar pattern. There's always a highly masculine alpha-type Highland hero from another era and a smart, pretty modern heroine who, despite the lax sexual mores of her peers, is still a virgin. It's a foolproof formula, if you like that sort of thing. I've mentioned before that I like virgin her...more
I also won't go into the synopsis, but Ms. Moni...more
Cian MacKelter has been trapped in the Unseelie Dark Glass for 1,133 years. He has watched the world change while waiting for his chance if revenge against the enemy that imprisoned him. One fateful night the mirror is stolen and finds its way to a university in Chicago where Cian just may be able to finally achieve his goal.
Jessica St. James, PHD student of Archeology has no life. She is employed as a professor assistant full time and a full time studen...more
Cian is a Highlander from the past and a powerful Druid. Many centuries ago he was betrayed by a man he thought as a friend. Now, after hundreds of years, he found his savior in the face of a young and beautiful woman. Jessie is...more
I love this barbaric Highlander who is really well portrayed and one really feels that he's from a different time even than Drustan and Dageus who are from the 16th century.
Love the story of them falling in Love and meeting t...more
She divides her time between the mountains of Georgia and the beaches of Florida.
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- Cian MacKeltar ”
She'd answered that one without hesitation: a best friend. She hastily added, a truly, seriously best friend; one that I couldn't wait to talk to first thing in the morning as soon as I woke up, and one that I still wanted to be talking to, right up to the last minute before I went to sleep.
He'd smiled faintly. You mean a soul mate, he'd thought but not said.”