17 August 2009

Ode to Karen Moning week begins

A few months ago I thought: Wouldn’t it be great to have my own “Ode to..” weeks. A special week where I celebrate an author, genre, theme, friends et cetera. I was researching release date’s and I stumbled upon the release date of Dreamfever which got me to think about how I came across the highlander novels from Karen Moning. How I written my reviews in 2005/2006 (if you can call them that) and me mouthing off that certain series needed to be re-reviewed by me. Most of all I wanted to celebrate Karen Moning, her imagination, her writing, her worlds and characters. Her Highlander series is more romance driven while her Fever series is Urban Fantasy. I am fortunate I enjoy both genres and though I can still remember my review of Darkfever, my outcry where the romance was and how I enjoyed myself with Mac as a leading female protagonist.

Now I had myself this idea, it is easy for me to come up with ideas but to make them reality is something else. I had seven books to read and review, my summaries from 2005/2006 to edit a bit and create a banner. With ROOB, a TRP that claims me unapologetically and ARC’s to read and review I had much of my time already taken. But let’s be honest, I’m talking highlanders here, MacIllioch clan, MacKeltar clan and Fae, this is not a boring task to complete. I picked the week of the release of Dreamfever to celebrate Karen Moning and since on August 23rd I turn 33 *ssshhhhhh, don’t tell anyone else* I had my deadline figured out.

What will you find this week:

Each day I will post a review of the Highlander series:
Monday: Beyond The Highland Mist
Tuesday: To Tame A Highland Warrior
Wednesday: The Highlanders Touch
Thursday: Kiss Of The Highlander
Friday: The Dark Highlander
Saturday: The Immortal Highlander
Sunday: Spell Of The Highlander
Monday: I hope to conclude this Karen Moning week with a review from Dreamfever { this depends soely on when my copy arrives} and I will announce the two winners from my giveaway.

I will also add/link my first written summaries for you to read from 2005/2006 and I will add fun facts and videos from Highlanders.

The giveaway.
My birthday is on Sunday 23rd of August and I wanted to share the celebration with you all. I will send one lucky person a hardback copy of Dreamfever and one lucky person a surprise present. This surprise consist of a novel from the backlist from Karen Moning. The randomizer will add numbers to each novel from the backlist and the winner of the surprise giveaway will have to pick a number to reveal his/her prize. The giveaways will be send to you via The Book Depository Store.

The rules of this giveaway; Join in the fun and leave a comment at the Karen Moning blogposts and if necessary, contact info. That is all, nothing more, nothing less.

I hope you will all join me in the celebration of this wonderful author and series!

I will leave you with a commercial that makes me say; No this is how commercials are supossed to be made!!

And last but not least; Links to my reviews of Darkfever,- Bloodfever & Faefever.

Look at the second post for my review of: Beyond the Highland Mist.

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  1. Happy,early,Birthday!!!
    I wonder if Tristan,Sam and Aidan have any plans for you ;)

    I've heard of this author but haven't read any of her books. I've read some mixed reviews of The Fever series..so I've been hesitant to pick them up.

    As for her Highland series, also new to me.
    I'll have to check out all your reviews.

  2. Happy early Birthday :D
    Oh I am in, she sounds so good, If I could only read it instead

    Sounds like a fun week ahead of us

  3. I ADORE KMM!! Her Highlanders are the very very best!! :)

    Happy Happy early Birthday Leontine!:)

  4. Happy Birthday! KMM is so addictive! 1 day to the release... I'm melting inside but I'm holding off until I re-read.

  5. We must be twins, or darn close. I was having a little mini KMM readathon weekend and was rereading all the Fae series, which then after our twitter convo, made me want to reread the Highlanders series. Vicious, vicious cyle.

    Happy Almost Birthday!!!!!!

  6. Happy Early Birthday! What a great way to celebrate! I've been listening to Dreamfever in my car on the way to work to prepare for the new release - can't wait!

  7. First off I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday Leontine!!!!! I hope it's the best one ever and that you have many many more hon!

    What a fabulous idea! I love the ode to week!!! You know I am extremely embarrased to say that I have yet to read one of KMM's books. *hangs head in shame* I know she's a great writer I've heard so many things about her books from so many people and I would love to read them I just somehow haven't gotten around to it yet! I'm almost positive I have her first one in my massive TBR pile. Now I need to go look lol!

    I would love to enter the contest if I could! Maybe this week will get me off my lazy kester and get to reading some of her great books I've heard so much about!!! I look forward to reading more in the Ode week!!!

  8. Happy Early Birthday!
    Great week to look forward to! I love her Highlander series, will see about this new one...

  9. Hi Ladies,
    Thanks for the warm wishes and hope you'll enjoy this week :D

  10. Happy B-day Woman! (August is a good month ;-D )

  11. Happy early birthday! August is a happening month! Lots of birthday's...today is my husbands!

    I would love to enter this contest. Her books sound wonderful!

    Thanks again
    Amy M
    atc218 at aol dot com

  12. Happy Early Birthday!!!!!
    I love the cover of Dreamfever.

    Please count me in.

    cindyc725 at gmail dot com

  13. I think it is really great that you think about other people on your birthday.

    I hope you have a very, very happy one.

    Please include me in the drawing.



  14. Happy Bday!
    Please count me in fo the giveaway =)
    I jsut started the fever series and would love to win dreamfever =)

    Thank you!

  15. I would love to win! I hope your birthday is a fabulous one.

    I'm a follower!

    dancealert (at) aol (dot) com

  16. Happy early birthday. I love this series and can't wait to read Dreamfever.



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