Monday, November 26, 2012

More Karen Marie Moning


The Dark Highlander (Highlander #5)
The Dark Highlander (Highlander, #5)
by Karen Marie Moning

From the Publisher...

Journey to a world of ancient magic, breathtaking sensuality, thrilling time-travel.... Journey to the world of The Dark Highlander. Crisscrossing the continents and the centuries, here is a novel as gripping as it is sensual—an electrifying adventure that will leave you breathless....

I am Dageus MacKeltar, a man with one good conscience and thirteen bad ones, driven to sate my darkest desires…

From his penthouse lair high above Manhattan, Dageus looks out over a glittering city that calls to the darkness within him. A sixteenth-century Scot trapped between worlds, he is fighting a losing battle with the thirteen Druids who possess his soul, dooming him to an eternity of sexual pursuit. When Chloe Zanders, student of antiquities, is drawn into his world, she finds the insatiable alpha male an irresistible lure.Before long, she is caught up in an ancient prophecy that will sweep her back into time to medieval Scotland. Plunged into a world of timeless magic and dark seduction, she will soon face the challenge of a lifetime: fighting thirteen evil spirits for the heart of one irresistible man.

From Me...


This is probably my favorite of the Highland books.  I'm not sure why, but I think it has something to do with the darkness of Dageus.  In addition, the challenges and obstacles are so epic that the novel feels bigger than the normal Karen Kingsbury romance novel.  

There are so many elements layering upon one another to create this story.  There are  two brothers, each one a druid.  In Dageus's s story, he was forced to time travel to save his brother, but the repercussions were devastating - 13 evil druids invaded his existence.   When he meets Chloe, in a seriously original meet-cute, he is conflicted with more than evil imaginings.  What follows is an extremely good and steamy story.

Something that draws me into these stories is the inevitable and uncontrollable attraction between the the two leads.  It's not just attraction, though, it's  almost destiny, in a no-disgusting, eye-rolling way.  Chloe and Dageus are both intelligent, yet neither can listen to common sense when it comes to their relationship.

I don't want to ruin this book by giving away any more, just read it.  If you can read it by audiobook, do it that way!  Phil Gigante will make you swoon...

Favorite Quotes...


"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent, Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."


"He was sexual in a way that made women think of deeply repressed fantasies therapists and feminists alike would cringe to hear tell of."

"Hard. Fast. Deep. When I'm done you'll know you're mine."


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