12 Days Before Christmas...

Let's talk Karen Marie Moning this morning.

I picked up  THE DARK HIGHLANDER because the cover struck me. I don't know why because I typically don't read Scottish historicals and this struck me as Scottish historical because of the plaid. But for some reason, I picked it up and read the back cover copy.


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....


Okay, sounded good. Dark desires, sexual pursuit, alpha male, magic, seduction... Check, check and check on my list of good things to read in a story.


I was so not disappointed. Dageus was so freaking hot and Moning's voice was a such an intriguing blend of historical and contemporary, a tone so different from what I had been reading that it completely pulled me under. And back I went to find twin brother Drustan's story, KISS OF THE HIGHLANDER.


Again, not disappointed.


And neither will you be.