May 6, 2018

My 2018 AtoZ Challenge Reflection -"I Survived"

I blogged the AtoZ Challenge every day in April and all's I got was this computer-generated T-shirt.
Literally, I still haven't received my AtoZ blogging T-shirt. Overall my experience was depressing and regrettably will not be doing this again. I think the only reason I finished was that all my posts were completed ahead of time and I was committed. That's all. I scheduled them all in March to go up every day for April at the stroke of midnight. I felt that leaving my link daily didn't make a difference and it was cumbersome for me because I do not know how to schedule the link as I had to wait until midnight every night just to get my link in before I went to bed. What an inconvenience! I did tweet my post out on Twitter every day but I felt disassociated if I didn't visit other blogs because nobody was visiting me it seemed. This year there was not a whole lot of blogs that I enjoyed, but the outstanding ones were unforgettable. Like the girl who baked cakes, or the graphic art skills of others and the iPad sketches. Arts and crafts were probably my favourite AtoZ blogs especially the ones about food, baking or sharing a favourite recipe. I didn't receive as many comments as I would have liked and that was such a bummer. I think I would have been discouraged had I not written my posts in advance IDK. I know my theme wasn't everyone's cup of tea, but I hope you all enjoyed the experience and the challenge more than I.

April 30, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter Z - Zews


My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books tfrom The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

Z is for Zombie Eathing Wraith

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ZEWs is an acronym for zombie eating wraiths, so named by Dani O'Malley. Hulking anorexic vulturelike creatures, they are five to six feet tall, with gaunt, hunched bodies and heavily cowled faces. They appear to be wearing cobwebbed, black robes but it is actually their skin. They have exposed bone at their sleeves and pale smudges inside their cowls. In Burned, Mac catches a glimpse of metal where their faces should be but doesn't get a good look.
-Characters of unknown genus| Karen Marie Moning, https://karenmoning.com/characters-of-unknown-genus/ (accessed March 21, 2018)

April 28, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter Y - Y'rill

My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books from The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

Y is for Y'rill 

🙈 Spoilers Beware


Y'rill was Shazam the mighty fur beast!
Y'rill is the Hunter. When Dani gets trapped in the Silvers for 5 years she befriends a big furry and broody Hel-cat who is very shy and hungry all the time. She promises to take him home with her. Shazam makes his appearance in book #8 Feverborn. We learn that Shazam was the last surviving Hel-cat in existence before he was chosen to become a Hunter named Y'rill.
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April 27, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter X -

My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books from The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.
X  – One of the Nine who is first mentioned in Feverborn and is mentally unstable nearly insane 

April 26, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter W -When the walls came tumblin down

My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books from The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.
WeCare is an organization founded after the walls between man and Fae fell, using food, supplies, and safety as a lure to draw followers. Rainey Lane works with them, seeing only the good in the organizations, possibly because it's the only place she can harness resources to rebuild Dublin and run her Green-Up group. Someone in WeCare authors the Dublin Daily, a local newspaper to compete with the Dani Daily; whoever does it dislikes Dani a great deal and is always ragging on her. Not much is known about this group. They lost some of their power when three major players began raiding them and stockpiling supplies.

April 25, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter V - V'Lane

My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books called The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

The Letter V for V'Lane

Artwork by Lesya

V'Lane is a Seelie prince, queen of the Fae's high consort, extraordinarily sexual and erotic. The real V'lane was killed by his own queen when Cruce switched faces and places with him via glamour. Cruce has been masquerading as V'lane ever since, hiding in plain sight.

April 24, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter U - Unseelie King

My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books called The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

The Letter U for Unseelie


The Unseelie King is the most ancient of the Fae, no one knows where he came from or when he first appeared. There wasn't a time the king did not exist. Despite the court's matriarchal nature, the king predates the queen and is the most complex and compelling of all the Fae- lacking a single enormous power that makes him the Seelie Queen's lesser: she alone can use the Song of Making, which can call new matter into being. The king can create only a thing that already exists, sculpting galaxies and universes, even on occasion arranging matter so that life springs from it. Countless worlds call him God. His view of the universe is so enormous and complicated by a vision that sees and weighs every detail, every possibility, that his vast intellect is virtually inaccessible. To communicate with humans, he has to reduce himself to multiple human parts. When he walks in the mortal realm, he does so as one of these human "skins." He never wears the same skins twice after his involvement in a specific mortal episode is through
Fae | Karen Marie Moning, https://karenmoning.com/fae/ (accessed March 20, 2018).

April 23, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter T - Temple Bar District


My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books called The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

Temple Bar District and Pub - An area in Dublin in which the Temple Bar Pub is located. It is surrounded by an endless selection of boisterous drinking establishments. Including the famed Oliver St. John Gogarty, the Quays Bar, the Foggy Dew, the Brazen Head, Buskers, The Purty Kitchen, The Auld Dubliner, and so on. On the south bank of the River Liffey, Temple Bar (the district) sprawls for blocks and has two meeting squares that used to be overflowing with tourists and partiers. Countless street musicians, great restaurants and shops, local bands, and raucous Stag and Hen parties made Temple Bar the craic-filled centre of the city.
Places | Karen Marie Moning, http://karenmoning.com/places/ (accessed March 20, 2018).

April 21, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter S - Sidhe-Seer| Sinsar Dubh

My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books called The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.


S is for Sidhe-Seers 


Sidhe-seers pronounced Shee-seer is a person on whom Fae magic doesn't work, capable of seeing past the illusions or "glamour" cast by the Fae to the true nature that lies beneath. Arlington Abbey is their home, and the Shamrock is the emblem of their Order. Some can also see Tabb'rs, hidden portals between realms. Others can sense Seelie and Unseelie objects of power. Each sidhe-seer is different, with varying degrees of resistance to the Fae. Some are limited; some are advanced, with multiple "special powers." For thousands of years, the sidhe-seers protected humans from the Fae that slipped through on pagan feast days when the veils grew thin, to run the Wild Hunt and prey on humans.
Sidhe-seers | Karen Marie Moning, https://karenmoning.com/sidhe-seers/ (accessed March 24, 2018).

S is for Sinsar Dubh


pronounced she-suh DOO. The magic in this book is capable of creating and destroying worlds, and a copy of it implanted itself in Mac when she was an unborn fetus while it possessed her mother. It is one of the four Unseelie Hallows.


April 20, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter R - Ryodan

My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books called The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

Ryodan Killian St. James is a main character. He stands six feet four inches, weighs 235 pounds, is lean and cut, his eyes are silver and has dark hair nearly shaved at the sides and has a taste for expensive clothing and toys. He has scars on his arms and a large thick one that runs from his chest up to his jaw. He is the owner of Chester's and the brains behind the Nine's business empire, he manages the daily aspects of their existence. Each time the Nine have been visible in the past, he was king, ruler, pagan god, or dictator. Barron's is the silent command behind the Nine, Ryodan is the voice. Barrons is animalistic and primeval, Ryodan is urbane and professional. Highly sexual, he likes sex for breakfast and eats early and often.
The Nine | Karen Marie Moning, http://karenmoning.com/the-nine/ (accessed March 20, 2018).

April 19, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter Q - Queen


My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books called The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

Queen Aoibheal (pronounced Ah-veel) is the Fae queen, last in a long line of queens with an unusual empathy for humans. In Shadowfever, we learn the queen was once human herself and is the Unseelie King's long-lost concubine and soulmate. More than half a million years ago the Unseelie prince Cruce drugged her with a cup stolen from the Cauldron of Forgetting, erased her memory and abducted her, staging it, so the Unseelie King believed she was dead. Masquerading as the Seelie prince V'lane, Cruce hid her in the one place he knew the king of the Unseelie would never go - the Seelie Court. Prolonged time in Faery transformed Aoibheal, and she became what the king had desperately desired her to be: Fae and immortal. She is now the latest in a long line of Seelie Queens. Tragically, the original Seelie Queen was killed by the Unseelie King before she was able to pass on the Song of Making, the most powerful and beautiful of all Fae magic. Without it, the Seelie have changed. In Burned, the Unseelie king took the concubine to the White Mansion and imprisoned her inside the boudoir they once shared, to restore her memory.

April 18, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter P - Pri ya


My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books from The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

The letter P for Pri-ya


The Unseelie princes turned Mac into Pri-ya, a sex addict. Pri-ya is a human who is sexually addicted to and enslaved by the Fae. The royal castes of Fae are so sexual and erotic that sex with them is addictive and destructive to the human mind. It creates a painful, debilitation, insatiable need in a human. The royal castes can, if they choose, diminish their impact during sex and make it merely stupendous. But if they don't, it overloads human senses and turns the human into a sex addict, incapable of whomever is their master. Since the walls fell, many humans have been turned Pri-ya, and society is trying to deal with these wrecked humans in a way that doesn't involve incarcerating them in padded cells, in mindless misery.

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April 17, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter O - O'Malley Dani


My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books from The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.


O'Malley Dani is one of the main characters who is an enormously gifted, genetically mutated sidhe-seer with an extremely high IQ, superstrength, speed, and sass. She was abused and manipulated by Rowena from a young age, moulded into the old woman's personal assassin, and forced to kill Mac's sister, Alina. Despite the darkness and trauma of her childhood, Dani is eternally optimistic and determined to survive and have her fair share of life plus some. In Shadowfever, Mac discovers Dani killed her sister, and the two, once as close as sisters, are now bitterly estranged. In Iced, Dani flees Mac and leaps into a Silver, unaware it goes straight to the dangerous Hall of All Days. We learn in Burned that, although mere weeks passed on Earth, it took Dani five and a half years to find her way home, and when she returns, she calls herself Jada.
"I never told you. You define beauty for me, Dani O'Malley. Copper flames and emerald ice. The snow and rose of your skin. Those insanely powerful legs.The stell in your spine.The unquenchable fire in your spirit.... Your my fucking holy place" -Ryodan to Dani page 395 High Voltage

April 16, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter N - Nine Immortals

My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books called The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

N is for Nine Immortals


Nine, The: Little is known about them. They are immortals who were long ago cursed to live forever and be reborn every time they die at precisely the same unknown geographic location. They have an alternate beast form that is savage, bloodthirsty, and atavistically superior. It is believed they were originally human from the planet Earth, but that is unconfirmed. There were originally ten, counting Barrons's young son. The names of the ones we know of are Jericho Barrons, Ryodan, Lor, Kasteo, Fade. In Burned we discover one is named Daku. There's a rumour that one of the Nine is a woman.
The Nine | Karen Marie Moning, http://karenmoning.com/the-nine/ (accessed March 21, 2018)

April 14, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter M - MacKayla Lane


My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books called The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

The Letter M for Mac


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MacKayla Lane (O'Connor) is the female protagonist, twenty-three, blonde hair, green eyes, had an idyllic, sheltered childhood in the Deep South. When her biological sister, Alina, was murdered and the Garda swiftly closed the case with no leads, Mac quit her job bartending and headed for Dublin to search for Alina's killer herself. Shortly after her arrival she met Jericho Barrons and began reluctantly working with him toward common goals. Among her many skills and talents, Mac can track objects of power created by the Fae, including the ancient, sentient, psychopathic Book of magic known as the Sinsar Dubh. At the end of Shadowfever we learn that twenty years before when the Sinsar Dubh escaped its prison beneath the abbey, it briefly possessed Mac's mother and imprinted a complete copy of itself in the unprotected fetus. Although Mac succeeds in re-interring the dangerous Book, her victory is simultaneous with the discovery that there are two copies of it; she is one of them and will never be free from the temptation to use her limitless, deadly power.
Sidhe-seers | Karen Marie Moning, https://karenmoning.com/sidhe-seers/ (accessed March 21, 2018).

April 13, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter L - Lor

My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books called The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

L is for Lor


Lor is six feet two inches, 220 pounds, blond, green eyes, with keen Nordic features, he promotes himself as a caveman and likes it that way. Heavily muscled and scarred. Lor's life is a constant party. He loves music, hot blondes, and wants to chain his women to his bed so he can take his time with them, willing to play virtually any role in bed for the sheer love of the sport. Long ago, however, he was called the Bonecrusher, feared and reviled throughout the Old World.

I also want to mention a reference to Magic Man. LMAO! Ryodan and Dani were on a date in a matte black Ferrari going to the club Elyreum and started to bicker over the song Magic Man. Dani used to dance naked in front of her penthouse window claiming it was her song. Ryodan asks "who do you think the song is about?" He means the song was written about Lor. Ryodan knew Ann and Nancy Wilson, the sister singers when they used to come to his club back in the day. Lor also says the song 'Crazy on you' was written about him too, even if the credit is to Mike Fisher. It was to protect Lor's identity.

April 12, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter K - K'Vruck

My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books called The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

K is for K'Vruck

Allegedly the most ancient of the Unseelie caste of Royal Hunters although it is not substantiated that he is truly Unseelie. He was once the Unseelie Kings' favoured companion and "steed" as he travelled worlds on its great black wings. Enormous as a small skyscraper, vaguely resembling a dragon, it's coal black, leathery, and icy, with eyes like huge orange furnaces. When it flies, it churns black frosty flakes in the air and liquid ice streams in its wake. It has a special affinity for Mac and appears to her at odd moments as it senses the king inside her (via the Sinsar Dubh). When K'Vruck kills, it is the ultimate death, extinguishing life so completely it's forever erased from the karmic cycle. To be K'Vrucked is to be removed completely from existence as if you've never been, no trace, no residue. Mac used K'Vruck to free Barron's son. K'Vruck is the only being (known so far) capable of killing the immortal Nine.

Characters Of Unknown Genus | Karen Marie Moning, https://karenmoning.com/characters-of-unknown-genus/ (accessed March 21, 2018)

April 11, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter J - Jericho Barrons

My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books called The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.


J is for Jericho Barrons


Jericho Barrons is a main character and one of the immortals who reside in Dublin, many at Chester's nightclub. Jericho is their recognized leader, although Ryodan issues and enforces most of Barrons' orders. He stands six feet three inches tall with black hair and brown eyes weighing 245 pounds, born October 31, allegedly thirty-one years old. His middle initial is Z, which stands for Zigor, meaning either "the punished" or "the Punisher," depending on dialect. He is adept in magic, a mighty warder, fluent in the druid art of Voice, an avid collector of antiquities and supercars. He despises words, believes in being judged by one's actions alone. No one knows how long the Nine have been alive, but references seem to indicate more than ten thousand years. If Barrons is Killed, he is reborn at an unknown location precisely the same as he was the first time he died. Like all of the Nine, Barrons has an animal form, a skin he can don at will or if pushed. He was seeking a way to end his son's suffering hence his quest to obtain the most potent Book of magic ever created, the Sinsar Dubh. In Shadowfever, Mac helps him lay his son to final rest by using the ancient Hunter, K'Vruck, to kill him.
The Nine | Karen Marie Moning, http://karenmoning.com/the-nine/ (accessed March 20, 2018).


April 10, 2018

A to Z Challenge: Letter I for I'M OK I'M... or IISS


My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of book titles from The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

I is for I'M OK I'M. . . or IISS

Everything Ryodan did was for her. To ensure her safety he tattoo'ed and branded her so he would be able to find her at any given moment. Except when it came to her being lost in the Silvers for 5 years in Faery, it didn't work.

Anyway, the phrase 'I'M OK I'M' is part of the message Ryodan had received from the "shooting star". The other part broke off in space. The whole scene was about a text Dani had sent Ryodan but was intercepted by Y'rill who had sent it one thousand four hundred and fourty one years into the past. When Dani was transformed into a Hunter she wanted Ryodan to know she was " OK I'M... COMING HOME!"

April 9, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The Letter H - High Voltage


My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of books called The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

H is for Hunter & High Voltage


When Dani was fourteen, she stabbed a Hunter, (an ancient being that looks like a dragon) and by happenstance, her hand turned black for days. It kept happening over the years and it developed into an extraordinary superpower giving her the ability to shoot lightning bolts from her hand that is highly destructive and capable of killing Fae royalty. Every time she uses that power, more of her body turns black and icy. It resembles the Marvel comic character Poison Ivy.
Ok. In case you don't know what a Hunter looks like in KMM's Fever Series let me reiterate. A Hunter is a magical beast that can fly. Its body is humongous and black, with leathery skin and icy scales like a majestic dragon.

April 7, 2018

A to Z Challenge: The letter G - Glamour

My A to Z Challenge contains names, places and things that are found in a series of book titles called The Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. If you haven't read these books, which I recommend, please be aware there will be spoilers.

The letter G for Glamour 


Glamour is an illusion cast by the Fae to camouflage their true appearance. The more powerful the Fae, the more difficult it is to penetrate its disguise. The average humans see only what the Fae want them to see and are subtly repelled from bumping into or brushing against it by a small perimeter of spatial distortion that is part of the Fae glamour.