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30 days of Highlanders: Day 3: Guest Post with Book Addict Patti + GIVEAWAY!

Apr 28, 2011

(image via Men in Kilts)
*Sigh* Who doesn't love those sexy men in kilts? I've certainly spent plenty of time swooning over fictional Highlanders. Some of my favorite Highlanders are written by Karen Marie Moning. Now, her Fever series gets plenty of love (as it well should, lol), but a lot of people don't realize her Highlander books tie into the Fever series; the fae and those sexy MacKeltars have important parts in both series.

What do I love about Karen Marie Moning's Highlanders? They're honorable, smart, stubborn, caring, sexy, loving, and strong. The heroines are all from modern day, and they each end up going back in time, so....that gives me hope that this could really happen. It could, right?

Here are the books in the order Ms. Moning suggests reading them, with description from her website in italics:

Beyond the Highland Mist
is the story of Hawk Douglas and Adrienne de Simone. Hawk's best friend is Grimm (a.k.a. Gavrael Roderick Icarus McIllioch). Adam Black makes his debut in this novel. I loved Hawk and Adrienne, and Adam Black was the super-sexy blacksmith that wanted Adrienne and almost ruined their HEA. We meet most of the fae that appear in later books and the Fever series.

To Tame a Highland Warrior is the story of Hawk's best friend, Grimm and Jillian St. Clair. Although Adam Black is not overtly present here, he is responsible for the Berserkers. This is the only book in the series that I don't think has anything to do with the Fever series. Still an enjoyable read, and Grim is soo sweet...

The Highlander's Touch is the story of Circenn Brodie and Lisa Stone. Adam Black has a significant role in this novel. This book was so much fun! Adam Black brought Circenn items from the future; things like a CD player, tampons, and batteries, and Circenn's use of them is sometimes comical. Lisa goes back in time via a faery flask, and Circenn is supposed to kill the man who has it, which makes things difficult for their romance. This one was bittersweet because Lisa's mother is sick and she wants to go back to the future to be with her.

Kiss of the Highlander is the story of Drustan MacKeltar and Gwen Cassidy. Though Adam Black is not overtly present, the Tuatha De' Danaan's role in things becomes clearer. Oh, Drustan! Kiss of the Highlander and The Dark Highlander are my two favorites in the series. Gwen is a fabulous heroine - spunky and fun. I love how she's searching for her "cherry picker" while on a tour of Scotland, and instead finds a 500-year-old Scotsman, who then drags her back in time. This book has one of the funniest "wedding" scenes I've read. It's also the first book in the series to show the Druid Binding Vows *swoons*...

(I think this is the first book where we meet a young Christian MacKeltar, although it might not be until the next book)

The Dark Highlander is the story of Dageus MacKeltar (Drustan's twin brother) and Chloe Zanders. It is Adam Black's interference in this story that causes the Queen of the Tuatha De' Danaan to punish Adam in The Immortal Highlander. Daegus is devastated over actions he took to save his brother, and the punishment that resulted from those actions. He must live with evil inside of him for eternity, until the evil takes over and he is lost to it. Enter Chloe, whom he finds crawling around under his bed, and bam! Instant heat! We also get to revisit Drustan an Gwen, which is nice.

The Immortal Highlander
is the story of Adam Black and Gabrielle O'Callaghan. Yes - Adam Black gets his own story, and his self-importance almost ruins it for him!

The Spell of the Highlander is the story of Cian MacKeltar (Drustan and Dageus' ancestor) and Jessi St. James. Cian is the oldest highlander, I *think*. At least, he's been trapped the longest. Cian was tricked by an evil sorcerer and has spent hundreds of years inside a faery mirror, only able to come out when a certain spell is said. His mirror is stolen and sent to America, where Jessi ends up letting him out to save her life. When he's out, it's only for a few minutes or hours at a time, so they race against time to prevent him from having to go back into the mirror permanently, and in the process fall in love.

This whole series is on my "keeper" shelf, and the audiobooks are to die for. Phil Gigante narrates, and his voice is verra, verra sexy. Here's an audio sample of Beyond the Highland Mist (it takes a few seconds to get past the female narrator).
Thanks for having me by today, JoJo! I love reading highlanders, and Ms. Moning's highlanders are definitely a super sexy bunch!


I Love Karen's Highlanders too! Her highlanders are what started it all for me!!

*~* GIVEAWAY *~*

So todays giveaway is

By: Donna Kauffman


Brash entrepreneur Roan McAuley has no problem getting naked. But being the only one in the room dropping kilt and giving plenty isn’t his idea of fun—even if it’s for the “Men of the Highlands” calendar and a good cause. However, getting feisty photographer Tessa Vandergriff all hot, bothered, and hungry is proving irresistible…even though she’s not his type. And even if the sizzling attraction between them is changing everything this roguish playboy thinks he knows about lust…and love.

To enter to win you MUST leave a comment here for Patti AND head on over to Tigri's Blog and Visit her guest for today. Today she has the wonderful Author herself Donna Kauffman with an Interview!

Don't forget to check out all the days listed below. All giveaways are open till  the end, and most giveaways you need to comment on both blogs to be entered. Just remember....participation is the key!

*Don't Forget to Vote for Team JoJo or Team Tigris on the
 Right Side Bar or Battle of the Book Covers

Round 1 of Highlander Games is Still Open and Checking the Stats it looks like Adam and Drustan may be advancing on to round 2 don't forget to Cast your Vote! 

26 Hottie Follwers Thoughts:

Leanne109 April 28, 2011 at 6:56 AM  

I adore Highlanders and KMM her books are amazing reads. I love her book covers:D


Maria April 28, 2011 at 7:36 AM  

The KMM Highlander series is what did it for me too. I never really knew much about highlanders until I read this series. I absolutely love it. Wish there was more of them. Thanks for the giveaway!


holls April 28, 2011 at 8:09 AM  

Ive been trying to collect these books before I start reading them! After seeing this, it's Verra Verra hard not to jump right in. Thanks for the time.

Julie at Outlandish Dreaming April 28, 2011 at 8:56 AM  

I love this series too! I recently just re-read it, only on audio this time. I agree Phil Gigante is sex on a stick!

Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother... April 28, 2011 at 9:03 AM  

I absolutely agree KMM Highlander series was the best! I started out hating Adam but loved him by the end!

Victoria April 28, 2011 at 10:31 AM  

I've only read a few Highlander books so far but I loved them! I started with Kresley Cole's series. The fact that the women in this series go back in time has me intrigued. How do they handle the "he man" attitude of the time period they're now in? This is going to be good :).


my life with books -kjovus April 28, 2011 at 10:35 AM  

I just got Karen Marie Monings book Faefever and now I am even more excited to read it! thanks for the highlander month. (BTW Utah has this really awesome scottish festival every year with highlander games. Yes real live burley men in kilts throwing stones and logs. Its amazing!)
GFC follower
Jennifer Kjovus

Diana April 28, 2011 at 11:59 AM  

I really like the cover of book. Thank you!!!

artgiote at gmail dot com

Danielle Gorman April 28, 2011 at 12:31 PM  

I recently just purchased a few of KMM highlander books. I can't wait to dig into them. They look so good and those covers are yummy.

HighlandHussy April 28, 2011 at 12:53 PM  

KMM has some of the best Highlanders, no doubt!

Blodeuedd April 28, 2011 at 2:49 PM  

Hi Patti :D
I managed to bookmooch book 1 and I sure wanna read it.

Patti (Book Addict) April 28, 2011 at 9:03 PM  

Leanne: They're wonderful, aren't they? :)

Maria: I wish there were more of them too!

Holls: Oh yes - jump right in!!

Julie: Loooove Phil's sexy voice - he was awesome to hear in person :)

Maria: It took me a while to warm up to Adam Black too :)

Victoria: Of course the men got a taste of life with a modern woman :)

Patti (Book Addict) April 28, 2011 at 9:05 PM  

my life with books: I want to go to that festival! Sounds like fun!

Diana: The covers are great :)

Danielle: I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

HighlandHussy: Agreed!!

Blodeuedd: Can't wait to hear what you think!

JoJo: Thank you so much for having me!!!

Trish May 2, 2011 at 1:11 PM  

KMM books are swoon worthy and I read them all in no time! They are up there in my all time best Highlander reads!

trishbrittingham at gmail dot com

Chelsea B.,  May 2, 2011 at 11:10 PM  

Highlanders for the WIN! Oh and of course KMM for the win, too! :-)


BLHmistress May 3, 2011 at 12:24 AM  

The first highlander books that got me so hooked was Brenda Joyce's Masters of time omg I devoured that series. With Aidan being my fave


Carol L. May 3, 2011 at 12:43 AM  

KMM's Highlanders started it all for me. Her Highlanders are gorgeous and strong, loyal and beautiful. :)I agree with you Patty on all of it. My fav's are the Mackelter men. sigh....And BLHMistress you are so right about Brenda Joyce's Master's of Time was also an awesome read.
Carol L

Bakin_Goddess May 3, 2011 at 7:36 AM  

Ok, I'm going to be brutally honest here.

I have NEVER read any of KMM's Highlander books. I hear they are delectable but I've never read any.....sigh!

I love highlanders and why haven't I read them both together??? Cuz I'm a DITZ!!! LOL

Thanks so much for the giveaways! You & Tigris do some cool stuff!!!

blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com

mbreakfield May 3, 2011 at 10:36 PM  

I really need to read KMM's highlander books. They are in my TBR pile.

Camille May 4, 2011 at 7:38 AM  

Karen Marie Moning took my highlander virginity too and whoa was it worth it! Partial to Adam and his son Circenn-it's in the blood lol

midnite dot fantasy at gmail dot com

meggerfly May 5, 2011 at 11:34 PM  

I have all but one of KMM's Highlander books in my TBR pile.

rootml1 AT hotmail DOT com

JessS May 6, 2011 at 4:10 AM  

Sexy guys in kilts, yum. I'm definitely going to read some of Karen Marie Moning's books now.


buddyt May 7, 2011 at 5:29 AM  

I like what I have read by Karen so I am entering.


Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com


Ren May 11, 2011 at 6:55 AM  

Hi Patti (and Jojo too!)
Thanks for sharing about Highlander series by KKM
I'm never read KKM's book before (I know, I know, I miss Fever series. But both series is my wishlist, and my friends always ask me when I read it.

So I hope I can read it in the future
Thanks for the giveaway :)
I comment at Tigris's blog too

sawamura_foxman AT yahoo DOT com

Kasumi May 14, 2011 at 6:57 PM  

I read some KMM books (no really sure which ones, because I read them in Spanish) and I like her writing :D


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