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Dark Highland Fire (The MacInnes Werewolves #2)

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Gabriel MacInnes has led a charmed life. A Highland werewolf of Alpha lineage, he'd always thought that, as the second son, he would never have to worry much about responsibility. But with his Pack now squarely in the sights of an ancient and rediscovered enemy, everything has begun to change.
Exiled from the Drakkyn realm, on the run from the dragon prince who claims her
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Paperback, 390 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published July 17th 2008)
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Aug 07, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it it was amazing
Reviewed for queuemyreview.com; book release Oct08

Goddesses, dragons, werewolves, prophecies, magic…this series has all those things that make my heart go pitty-pat. “Dark Highland Fire” is the second book in Kendra Leigh Castle’s exciting tale of an alternate world where the balance has gone horribly wrong, and its connection to Earth. I read and loved her first book, “Call of the Highland Moon” which introduced a world just like ours where paranormal creatures run amok. Although it’s not neces
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Terra
Aug 04, 2008 Terra rated it it was amazing
Dark Highland Fire by Kendra Leigh Castle is a romantic paranormal fantasy that draws you so deep within the soul of the story that all reality around you is completely shut out. Intensely romantic, sexual, breathtaking and crawl under your skin, mouth watering don't put it down, this novel should be on the New York Times Bestsellers list without a doubt. If you miss this novel and it's previous installment you are missing the most delicious books of the Century.

Rowan an Morgaine is a Goddess to
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Barbara
Jan 01, 2009 Barbara rated it liked it
(rating change...I slept on it and decided I wasn't being fair so I give it a 3 instead of a 2...)

I liked this one just ok I guess. I enjoyed the first in the series soooo much more. There was a little to much internal dialogue in most of the book for my taste...you know the kind where everyone has so much to say but their not saying anything to each other? Argh! That bothers me! Overall though Fire is a pretty descent addition to the series, but no where near as good as the first.
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
What would make a series about a Scottish, highland, wolf-shifter even better? Thrown in some dragons:) I really enjoyed seeing the dynamic between Gabriel (confirmed bachelor) and Rowan as they fought their attraction to one another. This series is a must read for PNR fans.
Felicia
Dec 25, 2008 Felicia rated it it was ok
UGH. Urban Fantasy mixed with kilts, I thought this might be good news...no sir.
Hbeebti
Dec 18, 2010 Hbeebti rated it really liked it
Not what I expected. This wasn't about highlanders. It was a modern paranormal tale.Full of shifters and vamps and daemons. But overall I really enjoyed it. Cant wait to read the other books to this series.
Kathy
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Erotic Horizon
Apr 28, 2009 Erotic Horizon rated it really liked it
Characters

Rowan an Morgaine – A much loved daughter, bath in light and happiness and knows that she is surrounded by her kind – that is until the prince of darkness takes a shine to her. Once her life changes, she comes into her own and she puts up a hell of a fight.

Gabriel MacInnes – The loved brother who was never able to understand the demands placed on his brother. The much loved son who felt like he never fitted into the world that was all he had ever known and he was also the lover that th
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Margaret
Jul 15, 2014 Margaret rated it really liked it
Gabriel MacInnes has led a charmed life. A Highland werewolf of Alpha lineage, he'd always thought that, as the second son, he would never have to worry much about responsibility. But with his Pack now squarely in the sights of an ancient and rediscovered enemy, everything has begun to change.

Exiled from the Drakkyn realm, on the run from the dragon prince who claims her as his own, the last thing Rowan an Morgaine wants is to deal with a bunch of overbearing shifters in the middle of nowhere.
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Rhianna
Feb 06, 2009 Rhianna rated it really liked it
Rowan an Morgaine has been forced away from her home realm. Stuck on earth hiding in a nest of vampires and taking her clothes off in a seedy Reno strip-club, no one would know she's really an exiled demi-goddess. But as any strong woman knows, sometimes you have to do what you have to do to stay alive so that eventually you can have your revenge. With her family slain by Lucien Andrakkar, a dragon shapeshifter who wants her for his bride, she must remain in hiding or risk being carried back to ...more
Tiffany
Apr 14, 2016 Tiffany rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr
GENERAL INFO: Dark Highland Fire
Year Pub/Re Pub: 10/2008
Indie/Publisher:Sourcebooks Casablanca
Page Length:402
Genre: PNR
Sub-Genre/Age:18+
Book's Price:6.15
Price I'd Value: KU/3.99
Standalone/Cliffhanger:standalone
Standalone /Part of a Series/Installment: #2 in MacInnes Werewolf trilogy
Epilogue Included:
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POV (1st/2nd/3rd Person): 2nd person
Character(s)POV Spoken: Rowan and Gab
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Karen
Aug 02, 2009 Karen rated it it was amazing
"A Fiery Adventure into the Drakkyn Realm"

Gabriel MacInnes is a werewolf, the second son of an Alpha Pack, who guards the Stone of Destiny. He has no desire to settle down with one woman, but then he never met a fiery demigoddess. Rowan an Morgaine is thrust upon him. He's forced to be her protector. She's stubborn, has a nasty habit of drinking blood, but fate has a sick sense of humor; Rowan may be his soul mate.

Rowan an Morgaine is running from a dragon prince, Lucien, who wants to claim her
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Zeek
Jan 12, 2011 Zeek rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr, hist-pnr, shifters
Dark Highland Fire is paranormal romance that throws in every magical creature you can imagine in addition to a bit of a Highland romance setting! Surprisingly the author manages to do it deftly enough to remain cohesive. (Throwing together that big a mix usually has disaster written all over it!)

The story starts off with the heroine, Rowan an Morgaine, exiled from her home dimension, working as a stripper in Reno. She's a novelty stripper- a vamp!- that pulls in a big crowd, but she's not altog
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PepperP0t
Actually 3.5 stars

Exotic dancer Rowan an Morgaine and her brother Bastian are on the run. They're barely two steps ahead of dragon prince, Lucien Andrakkar, from their home realm of Drakkyn when Bastian eludes Lucien with Rowan in his arms and comes through the guarded portal in MacInness castle.

After a hurried explanation, Bastian begs temporary sanctuary for an unconscious Rowan and charges Gabriel MacInness with her safety. A disgruntled Gabriel utters derogatory assumptions as his family di
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Jessica
Apr 08, 2009 Jessica rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-book
Dark Highland Fire tells the story of Gabriel MacInnes and his mate Rowan an Morgaine. Reading this one clarified a lot for me, especially about the various races that are present in the realm of Coracin. It was also interesting to read some of the backstory involving Lucien Andrakkar, who appears very prominently in the third book.
Gabriel is second in line to his brother Gideon (whose story we read in Call of the Highland Moon), which means that he has never really felt a whole lot of purpose i
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Cheryl
Nov 29, 2008 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Gabriel MacInnes is a werewolf. He has always been duty bound to protect the MacInnes wolves. Gabriel is a leader and good at what he does even if this means sacrificing waking up with a warm body in his bed. Now he must do everything he can to defend the wolves from Lucien Andrakkar, an ancient and pissed off dragon. Even if that means taking Rowan an Morgaine under his care. Rowan is a head-strong, princess. She never asked for Lucien to select her as his wife. Now she is learning just how muc ...more
Kristina
Jan 23, 2011 Kristina rated it it was amazing
Sexy, stubborn and irresistible

Gabriel is the younger brother to Gideon who was featured in book 1 The Call of the Highland Moon. Gabriel is tired of not knowing what his purpose is in life and feeling like something is missing from his life. He has no desire to ever be like his brother and find his mate. Well he gets that something dropped into his arms.

Rowan is a sexy stubborn demi-goddess who is being perused by a unrelenting, homicidal dragon shifter who will stop at nothing to obtain Rowan
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jD
Jun 13, 2009 jD rated it liked it
Okay, this is the second one in this series. It's pretty good as plots go but it has some techical problems I can't ignore. Although this one is better than the first book, we still have too much narrative going on in people's heads which abruptly interupts conversations. It is so annoying. There is too much narrative between quotation marks. It is easy to forget what question was asked or even what the conversation is about. Ms. Castle needs to trim those long winded thoughts of the the charact ...more
Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
Gabriel MacInnes is the second son of the pack alpha. He is a charming ladies man and bar owner with little purpose and wishing for a little more dircetion in his life. Be careful what you wish for. When Rowan's brother Bastien places her in Gabriel's care, sparks really start to fly. She is a firestarter....literally. She's also a demi-goddess who doesn't need anything from anybody. Oh, except for blood. She is also vampiric, smartmouthed and arrogant.
Truly terrific book. It was waaaaay funny
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~Leslie~
Nov 18, 2012 ~Leslie~ rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book-nook
4.5> I loved #2 in the MacInninis Werewolves Trilogy. Rowan, Princess and heir to the throne of the Goddess Morgana is being pursued by Lucian, who is a drakken and heir to their throne. He is obsessed with her but she refuses. Her brother Bastien helps her escape to the stronghold of the MacInnis Werewolves and asks Gabriel to guard her. Gabriel is the second son and a charming rather aimless one. Guarding Rowan gives him a purpose, but she wants nothing to do with it. The sparks fly and the ...more
Bitten_by_Books
Dec 31, 2008 Bitten_by_Books rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lori
Gabriel MacInnes is perfectly content to be the 2nd son of the Pack Alpha and NOT next in line to take his father’s place. He gladly leaves that duty to his older brother Gideon and enjoys running his own pub and his reputation as a lady’s man. The last thing he ever expected was to find himself protecting a beautiful, blood-sucking demi-goddess from a dragon prince determined to make her his wife...

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Jane (PS)
Apr 12, 2009 Jane (PS) rated it it was ok
This was an enjoyable read, but with my same complaints from the first book - too much of the characters thoughts and not enough dialogue!! I have to go back a page sometimes after reading the 'thoughts' to work out what the conservation was once it kicks back in - it slows the story down. I really like the concept, I just need more 'real' interaction and less 'thoughts' to keep the storyline kicking. A bit more like Kresley Cole, JR Ward and Jean Johnson - their books explain through dialogue a ...more
Jennette
I liked some things and I didn't like some other things. First I want to say I have been super busy lately and have been slowly chipping away at this book for way too long. I kept coming back because I did like it. I felt like I really had a sense for the characters. I liked them. I didn't care for the world or dimension hopping. It felt forced especially near the end. I understood what the author was doing and trying to get me to imagine but it just didn't work for me. I just couldn't lose myse ...more
Nancy
Nov 12, 2011 Nancy rated it really liked it
Dark Highland Fire (The MacInnes Werewolves Trilogy, #2)

I love this author and went on to read everything she's written to date. That is, except her latest which I want to buy in print. The only reason books read are not posted here at Goodreads is because I started several years ago posting them to another site...and there are now over 1600 books there (and several months behind of adding others), which I'm unable to transfer over here and too many to do so. I keep in touch with Goodreads becau
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Daniela
Sep 17, 2011 Daniela rated it really liked it
Well, considering that I normally read a book in under a week and this has been months... besides having to share the e-reader with my son...and having felt it necessary to read a few books on autism... it apperently wasn't convincing enough to compell me to try to wrestle the e-reader off my son... when I finish it a complete review will follow... it wasn't at all bad, just not gripping, I guess..
Robin
May 13, 2010 Robin rated it it was amazing
I got to review this book for Romance Junkies. I really liked it. It was her second book ever and she did really well. I even did her first book in this series. I liked that one so much that I would have taken Gideon home to meet Mom. Werewolves are so alpha and demanding yet if you get the right one he's suitable to take home to meet the rest of the family.
Sharon
Nov 12, 2009 Sharon rated it liked it
I didn't like this book quite as much as the first, because I felt that Rowan and Gabriel had a love-hate relationship that weighed a little too heavily on the hate aspect. Carly and Gideon were more fun. I still liked the story though, and am looking forward to reading the last book in the trilogy, with Rowan's mysterious and haunted brother Bastian. :)
Netanella
Why did I wait so long to read this book? Very, very well done paranormal romance that seemingly has everything thrown into it - highlanders, dragonshifters, werewolves, vampires, demons, forest dyads, other dimensions - but still blends it all together like your best tropical smoothie on hot summer day.
SheLove2Read
Mar 31, 2009 SheLove2Read rated it liked it
Pretty good. I liked the male character Gabriel. I wasn't crazy about the female lead, Rowan, but then again I've never been a big fan of the alpha female either. Rowan is definitely an alpha female and she and Gabriel go toe to toe throughout the whole book. Lots of humor if you like sarcasm. Reminded me a little too much of Kresley Cole's latest paranormal however.
Jackie (Literary Escapism)
I really enjoyed this novel and feel really lucky that I got to read it ahead of it’s release on October 1st. For anyone who loves a new twist on werewolves and their magical counterparts, then they should definitely check out Kenda Leigh Castle.

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Kendra Leigh Castle is the author of numerous paranormal romances, including the MacInnes Werewolves trilogy, the RITA award-nominated Renegade Angel, the Dark Dynasties series, and the Hearts of the Fallen series. 2014 will see the release of her first contemporary romance, For the Longest Time, which will be the first in her Harvest Cove series. Kendra lives in Maryland with her husband, childre ...more
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