Monday, July 18, 2005

New Karen Marie Moning Books Hit the Shelves!

I just had to share Karen Marie Moning's fabulous marketing piece for her brand new hardcover that publishes in little over a month, SPELL OF THE HIGHLANDER.

Book Description
Powerful. Sensual. Seductive. He is all that is shamelessly erotic in a man. In her sexiest Highlander novel yet, New York Times bestselling author Karen Moning stirs up a sizzling brew of ancient mystery and modern passion as she brings together a devilishly handsome Celtic warrior trapped in time . . . and the woman who’s about to pay the ultimate price for freeing him. Age-old secrets haunt them. Deadly danger and irresistible desire shadow their every move. It’s a relationship for the ages. And all that separates them is a mere thirteen hundred years. . . .

Jessi St. James has got to get a life. Too many hours studying ancient artifacts has given the hardworking 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 silvery glass of an ancient mirror. But when a split-second decision saves her from a terrifying attempt on her life, Jessi suddenly finds herself confronting six and a half feet of smoldering, insatiable alpha male.

Heir to the arcane magic of his Druid ancestors, eleven centuries ago Cian MacKeltar was trapped inside the Dark Glass, one of four coveted Unseelie Hallows, objects of unspeakable power. When the Dark Glass is stolen, an ancient enemy will stop at nothing to reclaim it, destroying everything in his path–including the one woman who may just hold the key to breaking the ninth-century Highlander’s dark spell. For Jessi, the muscle-bound sex god in the mirror is not only tantalizingly real, he’s offering his protection–from exactly what, Jessi doesn’t know. And all he wants in exchange is the exquisite pleasure of sharing her bed.

Yet even as Cian’s insatiable hunger begins to work its dark magic on Jessi, his ancient enemy is about to obtain the final and most dangerous of the Unseelie Hallows–and the ninth-century Highlander must stop him from getting it. Nothing less than the very fabric of the universe and two passionately entwined lives are at stake–as Cian and Jessi fight to claim the kind of love that comes along but once in an ice age. . . .

About the Author
KAREN MARIE MONING graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Society & Law. Her novels, which have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, have won numerous awards, including the prestigious RITA Award. She can be reached at

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And coming next week!! The paperback edition of THE IMMORTAL HIGHLANDER, available July 26, 2005


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Monday, July 18, 2005 at 9:47:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kristen Painter said...

Oh. My. Me want. NOW.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 7:49:00 AM EDT  
Blogger moonhart said...

Gosh I love KMM. Her heroes melt me.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 8:46:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Gena Showalter said...

Must...have...I'm so excited for SotH's release!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 9:00:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Jaci Burton said...

Oh. Oh. Oh. Be still my heart. More KMM. Must have! The covers alone make me drool uncontrollably.


Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 9:14:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woo hoo!! Go K! *sigh* I do love that cover art...

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 9:45:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Diana Peterfreund said...

Wow. That is a great cover.
Okay, confession time. I haven't read any KMM. ::ducks from flying vegetables and wet noodles.:: Anyone recommend a good starting place?

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 9:45:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Jana Armstrong said...

I hadn't read any KMM either Diana until Deidre sent me a copy of The Dark Highlander. I'd suggest it, or Kiss of the Highlander to start. Of course, they are all on my reading list (which just keeps growing and growing and growing....)

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 9:51:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Deidre Knight said...

Diana, no doubt about it--Karen's first book is the place to start. It lays a lot of groundwork (not least of which is one crucial figure to the ongoing world, Adam Black.)

And, Lisa Stone Hardt, everyone! :)How neat to see her posting on this thread since Lisa acquired Karen from me to begin with! :) Take a bow, girl. Smooches.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 10:21:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Smartest thing I ever did, Deidre! LOL!

Diana: FWIW, I'd say definitely start with BEYOND THE HIGHLAND MIST. It has a special place in my heart, of course, but it's also an exceptional first book, and you can really see how much (and how quickly!) Karen has grown as an author if you start there and read the rest in order. She's truly one talented lady!

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 11:08:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Deidre Knight said...

Thanks, Lisa--since I didn't NAME her first book! LOL!

I can truly say that BEYOND THE HIGHLAND MIST was one of the most compulsively readable submissions I've ever received. Just a fabulous first book, and you're exactly right, Lisa, it's great to track her growth that way too.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 11:12:00 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I just happened to have BEYOND THE HIGHLAND MIST in my desk drawer. I'll be glad to send it your way...

email me with your address:

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 12:40:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE her books :) I didn't start them in order, but if you can, it is a great idea, even though my not having done so didn't lessen my enthusiasm for the books. I started with the Dark Highlander and loved it so much I had to pick up Beyond The Highland Mist and To Tame A Highland Warrior. Then I snarfed Kiss of the Highlander and finally got my hands on a copy of The Highlander's Touch, which I'm reading now. I so can't wait for the paperback of the Immortal Highlander and the end of this month and the excerpt for Spell of the Highlander on her site is amazing }:)

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 4:37:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Nic said...

Oh Lord! She is an auto-buy for me. Met her in Dallas last year as I was working the Goody Room helping the authors set up and stuff (doing it again this year too - great way to network and meet new, interesting people) and she is just the nicest, most unassuming person. I can NOT WAIT to get this one! YAY. :)

Sunday, July 24, 2005 at 4:56:00 PM EDT  

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