Spell of the Highlander

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Delacorte Press, 2005 - Fiction - 307 pages
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Powerful. Sensual. Seductive. He is all that is shamelessly erotic in a man. In her sexiest Highlander novel yet, New York Times bestselling author Karen Moning stirs up a sizzling brew of ancient mystery and modern passion as she brings together a devilishly handsome Celtic warrior trapped in time . . . and the woman who’s about to pay the ultimate price for freeing him. Age-old secrets haunt them. Deadly danger and irresistible desire shadow their every move. It’s a relationship for the ages. And all that separates them is a mere thirteen hundred years. . . .

Jessi St. James has got to get a life. Too many hours studying ancient artifacts has given the hardworking archaeology student a bad case of sex on the brain. So she figures she must be dreaming when she spies a gorgeous half-naked man staring out at her from inside the silvery glass of an ancient mirror. But when a split-second decision saves her from a terrifying attempt on her life, Jessi suddenly finds herself confronting six and a half feet of smoldering, insatiable alpha male.

Heir to the arcane magic of his Druid ancestors, eleven centuries ago Cian MacKeltar was trapped inside the Dark Glass, one of four coveted Unseelie Hallows, objects of unspeakable power. When the Dark Glass is stolen, an ancient enemy will stop at nothing to reclaim it, destroying everything in his path–including the one woman who may just hold the key to breaking the ninth-century Highlander’s dark spell. For Jessi, the muscle-bound sex god in the mirror is not only tantalizingly real, he’s offering his protection–from exactly what, Jessi doesn’t know. And all he wants in exchange is the exquisite pleasure of sharing her bed.

Yet even as Cian’s insatiable hunger begins to work its dark magic on Jessi, his ancient enemy is about to obtain the final and most dangerous of the Unseelie Hallows–and the ninth-century Highlander must stop him from getting it. Nothing less than the very fabric of the universe and two passionately entwined lives are at stake–as Cian and Jessi fight to claim the kind of love that comes along but once in an ice age. . . .

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I enjoyed reading this book.(with the exception of the over the top sex again) It seems the author needs a man, however, that being said the book was really funny to me, and at times very sad. I love the Highlander Series so far,(I’m a big Celtic, Druid etc.. History nerd) even though this is fantasy the author does use historical reference when writing the books. This book is the last so far in the series, I read book one first "Beyond The Highland Mist"(loved, loved, loved one of my all time favorite books now) then "Spell of the Highlander", now I’m reading the series in order(though not really necessary, but the books do flow). Currently reading "To Tame a Highland Warrior"
I like the two main characters Jessica St. James and the 100% Barbaric yet "gentle" Cian McKelter. They are funny together and seem the odd couple at first. My favorite line in the book, and now one of my all time favorites including film is when Cian looks at Jessica and says ""Aye, Jessica, I like you. And I'm not just stuck with you. You fit
me here, woman. " He thumped his chest with his fist. " And this is not a spoiler either. If U love Romance, Magical, Over the top Steamy Sex, or Time Travel, U will love this book and this series. Check out the website. Very Cool features and a new store to buy book related items from. karenmoning.com
If U can, GET THE AUDIO BOOKS!!! Phil Gigante reads these books like nobody's business!!! He is the best reader I have heard to date!! He has Awesome Dialect and he Truly makes these books come alive!!!

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KAREN MARIE MONING graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Society & Law. Her novels, which have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, have won numerous awards, including the prestigious RITA Award. She can be reached at www.karenmoning.com.

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