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Karen Marie Moning is an American author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Fever Series.

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, she graduated at Purdue University with a Bachelor's degree in Society and Law, before serving as a bartender, a computer consultant and an insurance specialist on her way to becoming a full-time writer.

Fascinated with Celtic mythology, her novels are mostly set in Dublin, Ireland; primarily focusing on the Tuatha Dé Danann, otherwise known as Fae—an ancient race of immortal beings who have secretly lived among humans for centuries.

Karen is a recipient of the distinguished Romance Writers of America RITA Award for The Highlander’s Touch, which won Best Paranormal Romance in 2001.

More about Karen Marie Moning

Genres: Fantasy / SF, Romance

Born: 1964

United States


Non Series

  • Tapestry (2002)

Fever Series

  1. Darkfever (2006)
  2. Bloodfever (2007)
  3. Faefever (2008)
  4. Dreamfever (2009)
  5. Shadowfever (2011)
  6. Fever Moon (2012)
  7. Iced (2012)
  8. Burned (2015)
  9. Feverborn (2016)
  10. Feversong (2017)
  11. High Voltage (2018)
  12. Kingdom of Shadow and Light (2021)

Highlander Series

  1. Beyond the Highland Mist (1999)
  2. To Tame a Highland Warrior (1999)
  3. The Highlander's Touch (2000)
  4. Kiss of the Highlander (2001)
  5. The Dark Highlander (2002)
  6. The Immortal Highlander (2004)
  7. Spell of the Highlander (2005)
  8. Into The Dreaming (2006)
Non Series

Detailed book overview

Non Series


This is a collection of four original novellas all about the romance and adventure of the Middle Ages. Written by modern masters of historical romance, the novellas will usher you into a world of chivalry and honor, danger and desire, legend and of love...

This rich medieval tapestry includes:

Into the Dreaming by Karen Marie Moning
To Kiss in the Shadows by Lynn Kurland
An Interrupted Tapestry by Madeline Hunter
Dragonswan by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Author: Karen Marie Moning
First Release: 2002
Ebook: B002C0XPSK
Publisher: Berkley

Fever Series


With lovable friends, a good job, and a car that could be better off grounded, MacKayla Lane is the typical twenty-first-century woman.

But when her sister is mysteriously murdered, with the killer leaving behind one clue in the form of a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone, Mac’s desperate quest for answers takes her to Ireland.

Searching for answers however draws her deeper into a dark realm where nothing is what it seems; a place where both good and evil wear the same deceitful and tempting mask.

Even worse is that a bigger challenge is on the horizon for her. Mac has to stay alive long enough to know how to control a power she never knew she had.

Author: Karen Marie Moning
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-0575108493
Publisher: Gollancz

MacKayla Lane is once again fighting for her survival.

This time round, she must find the Sinsar Dubh; a dangerous black magic book that has been around for a million years, and one which holds the key to conquering both the worlds of Fae and Man.

As she is chased by dangerous killers and surrounded by people that she simply cannot trust, Mac ends up getting stuck between two deadly and powerful men. The first man, V’lane, is a dangerous Fae prince while the second man is the mysterious Jericho Barrons.

The shadowy realm of the Fae court has coexisted with that of humans for years. But now, the walls between the two are crumbling down and Mac is the only one standing between them.

Author: Karen Marie Moning
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-0575108516
Publisher: Gollancz

As MacKayla Lane goes through a page torn from the journal of her deceased sister, she is shocked by Alina’s distressed words. Although Mac can feel that her sister’s killer is close, evil is even closer.

Now, the sidhe-seer is on a desperate search for answers, revenge, and for an old book of dark magic so sinister that it corrupts whoever touches it.

As Mac searches for the Sinsar Dubh in the streets of Dublin, she has no option but to enter into an uneasy alliance with V’lane, the dangerous Fae prince, and the mysterious and secretive Jericho Barrons.

Soon enough, she is embroiled in a battle for her mind, body and soul.

Author: Karen Marie Moning
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-0440244394
Publisher: Dell

“They may have stolen my past but I will never let them take my future.”

Mac is left with nowhere to run after the walls between Man and Fae come crumbling down; unshackling the immortal Unseelie from their icy prison.

Imprisoned and persecuted by the Fae Lord Master, Mac can neither remember who or what she is—the only existing sidhe-seer capable of finding the Sinsar Dubh, a old book of black magic that holds the key to controlling both the worlds of Fae and Man.

From the mean streets of Dublin to the deceitful politics of a secret, ancient sect; from dealing with men who simply can’t be trusted to the treacherous world of the Fae, Mac must come face-to-face with a truth that will tear her soul apart.

Author: Karen Marie Moning
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0440244400
Publisher: Random House

MacKayla Lane was but a child when she and Alina, her sister, were taken up for adoption and banished from Ireland forever.

Two decades later, while on a vengeful search for the person who murdered her sister, Mac discovers that she hails from a lineage that is both a blessing and a curse.

This leads her on another mission of acquiring the Sinsar Dubh, an ancient book with powers so strong that it could create and destroy both the worlds of Fae and Man.

In this grand showdown between humans and Fae, the hunter will become the hunted when the Sinsar Dubh pursues Mac.

Author: Karen Marie Moning
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0440244417
Publisher: Random House
Fever Moon

Dublin has now become a war zone after the walls separating the humans and Fae came crumbling down, and one third of the entire population of the world has already been wiped out.

The Unseelie, who were placed in captivity over half a million years ago, have been freed; with every new one that MacKayla Lane meets seemingly stronger than the last one. The Unseelie are simply too powerful for any human weapons.

But when a dark force begins targeting those closest to Mac, the heroic sidhe-seer—with the help of Jericho Barrons and the Spear of Destiny—prepares to face her most horrifying adversary of them all.

This epic graphic novel has been adapted by writer David Lawrence and illustrator Al Rio.

Author: Karen Marie Moning
First Release: 2012
Ebook: B008BAP4O8
Publisher: Del Rey

The year is 1 AWC—After the Wall Crash.

Dani “Mega” O’Malley doesn’t play by the rules and she will do whatever it takes to survive. Equipped with unique talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than ready to defend against the Unseelie.

MacKayla Lane, Dani’s former best friend, is baying for her blood while she is also pursued by the Unseelie princes and the Inspector Jayne, the head of the police force.

When people are mysteriously frozen to death across the city, Ryodan—the immortal owner of Dublin’s most erotic nightclub—blackmails her to get to the bottom of it.

The fate of Dublin is now on Dani’s hands.

Author: Karen Marie Moning
First Release: 2012
Ebook: B00DEK87N0
Publisher: Delacorte Press

When the walls that protected humans from the seductive Fae came crumbling down on that dreadful Halloween, several immortals came raining down on the planet; turning Dublin is a war zone with groups competing for control.

Seelie and Unseelie go up against nine ancient immortals who have ruled over Dublin for millennia.

Dani "Mega" O'Malley, Mac's ex-best friend, has turned into a ferocious enemy while Christian MacKeltar, the Highland druid, is being take deeper into Unseelie having been abducted by the Crimson Hag.

And because MacKayla Lane will stop at nothing to save her home, she teams up with the mysterious and immortal Jericho Barrons in a bond that will face the ultimate test of treachery.

Author: Karen Marie Moning
First Release: 2015
Ebook: B00G8ELS62
Publisher: Delacorte Press

Earth has been on a gradual path to utter destruction ever since the immortal Fae race brought down the ancient wall that separated the worlds of Man and Faery.

The only thing that can now save the planet is the Song of Making—a dreadful melody from which all life exist.

To acquire the mythic Song however, Mac, Barrons, Ryodan and Jada, must fight off old wounds and new rivals, burning desires and deep rooted vengeance.

The once peaceful city of Dublin has been turned into a war zone.

The challenges are many and so are the enemies in those streets, but the biggest enemy for Mac however will be herself!

Author: Karen Marie Moning
First Release: 2016
Ebook: B01MRK4QXN
Publisher: Bantam

Black holes may be hovering over Dublin, perhaps as the biggest indication of Earth’s imminent destruction, yet the most dreadful of all is something unleashed from within by MacKayla Lane.

The thing in question is the Sinsar Dubh—an ancient black magic book that has not only taken over her body but is also on an unrelenting quest to feed its insatiable lust for power.

Destroying the book and retrieving the long-lost Song of Making, the dreadful melody from which all life exist, could help save both Man and Fae, but doing it is easier said than done; as sidhe-seers, the Nine, Seelie, and Unseelie must all  form improbable alliances and make tough choices.

There won’t be victory without huge sacrifices and irrevocable loss…

Author: Karen Marie Moning
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0425284360
Publisher: Delacorte Press
High Voltage

“Choices have consequence; power comes with a price, and no future is without sacrifice.”

Dani O’Malley was nine years old when she was transformed into a merciless killer by the crazy Rowena.

Many years later, Dani’s compassionate nature sees her passionately protect Dublin despite the scars on both her body and soul.

Everything was going well when Faerie Queen used the long-lost Song of Making to undo the destruction brought to Earth by the Hoar Frost King; only for unimagined consequences to arise. Now, Hell is being unleashed on Earth.

Side-by-side with the immortal Ryodan and armed with the Sword of Light, Dani is determined to save the earth. But when her past comes back to haunt her, not even the deadly Ryodan will be able to save her.

Author: Karen Marie Moning
First Release: 2018
Ebook: B072KBX67K
Publisher: Dell
Kingdom of Shadow and Light

From the moment MacKayla Lane arrived in Dublin to hunt her sister’s murderer, she’s had to fight one dangerous battle after the next: to survive, to secure power, to keep her city safe, to protect the people she loves.

The matter of who’s good and who’s evil can be decided by the answer to a single question: Whose side are you on?

Now, as High Queen of the Fae, Mac faces her greatest challenge yet: ruling the very race she was born to hunt and kill—a race that wants her dead yesterday, so they can put a pure-blooded Fae queen on the throne.

But challenges with her subjects are the least of her concerns when an ancient, deadly foe resurfaces, changing not only the rules of the game but the very game itself, initiating a catastrophic sequence of events that have devastating consequences and leave Mac questioning everything she’s ever learned and everyone she’s ever loved. 

Now begins an epic battle between Mortal and Fae, Seelie and Unseelie, would-be kings and would-be queens, with possession of the Unseelie King’s virtually unlimited power and the fate of humanity at stake.

From the exquisite, deadly gardens of the High Queen’s court, to long-forgotten truths found in the Sacred Grove of Creation, from the erotic bed of her enigmatic, powerful lover to the darkest, seductive reaches of the Unseelie kingdom, Mac’s final journey takes her places no human has been before, and only one human could possibly survive . . .

One who’s willing to sacrifice everything.

Author: Karen Marie Moning
First Release: 2021
Ebook: B07XND2KBJ
Publisher: Dell

Highlander Series

Beyond the Highland Mist

He was infamously known across the kingdom as Hawk, legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. Women couldn’t resist his touch, yet not a single woman could move his heart.

That was however until a vengeful fairy cast Adrienne de Simone from modern-day Seattle into medieval Scotland.

A prisoner in a strange century yet daring and vocal, Hawk found her simply irresistible.

Forced into a marriage with him, Adrienne promised to avoid any form of intimacy, but his seductive ways weakened her greatly.

He would sell his rogue soul just to have her, so much that not even their difference in time and space would stop him from winning her love.

Author: Karen Marie Moning
First Release: 1999
ISBN: 978-0440234807
Publisher: Corgi Transworld
To Tame a Highland Warrior

Despite being born to a clan of supernatural warriors, Gavrael McIllioch still chose to desert his name and Highland castle in his determination to run away from the dark destiny of his ancestors.

He as such referred to himself as Grimm in order to protect those he loved, and also hide his real identity from the rival clan that pursued him.

Although he promised to never admit his love for the beautiful Jillian St. Clair, he still watched over her from a distance.

So when her father sent urgent summons, he quickly joined a competition to win her hand in marriage.

Jillian only loved Grimm and never wanted to be part of her father’s schemes.

He too couldn’t contain his burning desires and snatched her from the altar.

Author: Karen Marie Moning
First Release: 1999
Ebook: B002WJM69A
Publisher: Dell
The Highlander's Touch

He may have been a powerful Scottish warrior living under ancient laws and timeless magic, but there is no way that the laird of Castle Brodie could have possibly prepared for the beautiful woman in front of him.

Lisa, a strong and independent 21st-century woman, has been sent 700 years back in time. And now, she finds herself in the private chamber of the powerful warrior who is not only naked, but also can’t resist seductive beauty.

But this woman, who he desired to possess, is also the woman he had foresworn to destroy.

Author: Karen Marie Moning
First Release: 2000
ISBN: 978-0440236528
Publisher: Dell
Kiss of the Highlander

Placed under a mighty spell, Highland laird Drustan MacKeltar napped for nearly five hundred years in a deep cave. That was however until the most improbable of saviors stirred him back to life.

Drustan could tell that the woman was from a distant future, and he needed to return to his own century in order to save his people.

When Gwen Cassidy came to Scotland, all she wanted to do was spark some excitement into her mundane life. A tumble down a Highland ravine however sent her falling into an underground cavern where she met the most seductive man she has ever seen.

And once he kissed her, he would never let go.

Author: Karen Marie Moning
First Release: 2001
ISBN: 978-0440236559
Publisher: Random House
The Dark Highlander

As Dageus MacKeltar watches from his penthouse lair high above Manhattan, he is struck by a sparkling city that calls to the darkness within him.

A sixteenth-century Scot imprisoned between worlds, he battles with the thirteen Druids that have taken over his soul, condemning him to an eternity of sexual pursuit.

When antiquities student Chloe Zanders crosses paths with Dageu, she is incredibly weakened by his irresistible attraction.

It doesn’t take long before she is taken back in time to medieval Scotland after being caught up in an ancient prophecy.

Stuck in a world of timeless magic and dark attractions, she will battle thirteen Druids for the sake of one seductive man.

Author: Karen Marie Moning
First Release: 2002
ISBN: 978-0440237556
Publisher: Dell
The Immortal Highlander

Immortal, arrogant and good-looking, Adam Black is the utmost seducer. He freely moves across time and space as he fulfills his unquenchable desires.

But when a curse makes him mortal and invisible, his last hope for survival lies in the hands of the only woman who can actually see him.

Gabrielle O’Callaghan, a law student, has the ability to see both Mortal and Faery worlds. So when she lays her eyes on Adam, it marks the beginning of a long and dangerous seduction.

Determined however to reclaim his immortality, Adam lands them both in trouble in a timeless and magic place where they could pay the ultimate price with their lives.

Author: Karen Marie Moning
First Release: 2004
Ebook: B006KKTWYO
Publisher: Dell
Spell of the Highlander

Archaeology student Jessi St. James has spent an excessive number of hours studying ancient artifacts. So it seems quite imaginary when she sees a hunky half-naked man looking at her from inside the silvery glass of an ancient mirror.

When a dose of quick thinking rescues her from a horrifying attempt on her life, Jessi finds herself in the company of the irresistible alpha male.

Cian MacKeltar, heir to the arcane magic, was trapped inside the Dark Glass eleven centuries ago.

He is offering to protect her, but only if he can have the pleasure of sharing her bed.

Author: Karen Marie Moning
First Release: 2005
Ebook: B000FCKC24
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Into The Dreaming

Before he became the icy, merciless Vengeance, Aedan MacKinnon was tortured for centuries in the Unseelie king’s dark, icy kingdom.

Jane Sillee, an aspiring romance novelist, is convinced she was born in the wrong century. Every night, she tries resisting the seductive Highlander who visits her as she sleeps.

Taken back in time to fifteenth-century Scotland, she only has one chance to rescue her dream lover. If she fails, she will forever lose him to the Unseelie king.

Will the love of a single mortal woman be enough to defeat ancient, merciless immortal enemies?

Author: Karen Marie Moning
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-0515141504
Publisher: Jove