Karen Marie Moning

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Karen Marie Moning

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in Cincinnati, Ohio, The United States



Member Since
January 2014


“The only other calling I ever felt was an irrepressible desire to be Captain of my own Starship. I was born in the wrong century and it wasn’t possible, so I chose to explore the universe by writing fiction instead. Books are doors to endless adventure.” -KMM

Karen Marie Moning is the #1 NYT bestselling author of the Fever Series and Highlander novels.

An alum of the Immaculate Conception Academy, at seventeen she attended Purdue University where she completed a BA in Society & Law, with minors in Philosophy, Creative Writing and Theatre, while working full time as a bartender and computer consultant. She intended to go to law school but after an internship with a firm of Criminal Attorneys, decided against it. For the next decade, she worke

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Today is a new era in many ways. I handle all my social platforms now.  When you write to me at Facebook or any of my email addresses, it’s me you’re getting.  What happens on those platforms is my decision and no one else’s. I feel more in touch and personally connected with my fans than ever. If I’m in the writing cave, you may not see me online or get answers to your emails for weeks at a time Read more of this blog post »
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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


It all started with ...
Which first-in-series book would you like to read in May?

Books for this poll were randomly chosen from member lists in our HMWY: Here's Mine, What's Yours? > Top 10: Favorite Series (PNR & UF) thread.

  6 votes, 24.0%

Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed, #1) by Lara Adrian
Midnight Breed ~ Kiss of Midnight by Lara Adrian
  4 votes, 16.0%

  3 votes, 12.0%

Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1) by Chloe Neill
Chicagoland Vampires ~ Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill
  3 votes, 12.0%

Dragon Actually (Dragon Kin, #1) by G.A. Aiken
Dragon Kin ~ Dragon Actually by G.A. Aiken
  2 votes, 8.0%

  2 votes, 8.0%

Moon Called (Mercedes Thompson, #1) by Patricia Briggs
Mercy Thompson ~ Moon Called by Patricia Briggs
  2 votes, 8.0%

Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews
Kate Daniels ~ Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews
  2 votes, 8.0%

The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld, #1) by Gena Showalter
Lords of the Underworld ~ The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter
  1 vote, 4.0%

Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
Rachel Morgan/The Hollows ~ Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison
  0 votes, 0.0%


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Lucivania Lobão I really wanted you to come visit us here in Brazil, but unfortunately no publisher is smart enough to launch their series of Highlander here for us.

message 16: by Stacy

Stacy There's a song that just makes me think of the nine whenever I hear it. It's called Warriors by Imagine Dragons. I can imagine Dani loving it, too. ^_^

Ash~Daydreaming and Reading everywhere I go~ Love the cover for Feverborn!!

message 14: 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 13: by Mayko

Mayko Hi Karen,

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

message 12: 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 11: 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 10: 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

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!

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 (Rocki) Thanks for accepting my friend request! I can't wait to read burned!

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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