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Karen Marie Moning

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in Cincinnati, Ohio, The United States



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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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Karen Marie Moning I think Steve King said 'read, read, read and write, write, write.' I would also add 'keep your butt in that chair.' I often think the biggest differe…moreI think Steve King said 'read, read, read and write, write, write.' I would also add 'keep your butt in that chair.' I often think the biggest difference between an unpublished writer and a published one is dedication and commitment to the craft, hunger to communicate and the discipline to keep pursuing your goals despite criticism and rejection. I have a binder full of rejection letters and considered each one affirmation--proof that I was trying, being fearless, chasing my dream. You have to do your very best work and put yourself out there, whether self-publishing or traditional. When you chase a dream, the universe conspires to help you get it.(less)
Karen Marie Moning Getting to do what I love most every day, communicating my thoughts and ideas, and meeting readers and talking books. Even more rewarding is seeing th…moreGetting to do what I love most every day, communicating my thoughts and ideas, and meeting readers and talking books. Even more rewarding is seeing the long-lasting friendships that form from the shared loved of a series. (less)
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Setting expectations for FEVERSONG

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


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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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 14: 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. ^_^

message 13: 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 12: by Mayko

Mayko Hi Karen,

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

message 11: 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 10: by Mayko (last edited Oct 24, 2014 03:10PM)

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.

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.

Louise Ann D. 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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