Sweet Vernal Zephyr

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Dark Urban Fantasy lust triangle of epic proportions.

Fever Book 3
by Karen Marie Moning
"He calls me his Queen of the Night. I'd die for him. I'd kill for him, too."

When MacKayla Lane receives a torn page from her dead sister's journal, she is stunned by Alina's desperate words. And now MacKayla knows that her sister's killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe-seer is on the hunt: For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil, it corrupts anyone who touches it.

Mac's quest for the Sinsar Dubh (See Sha Do) takes her into the mean, shape-shifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V'lane, an insatiable Fae prince of lethally erotic tastes, and Jericho Barrons, a man of primal desires and untold secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for her body, mind, and soul.

As All Hallows Eve approaches and the city descends into chaos, as a shocking truth about the Dark Book is uncovered, not even Mac can prevent a deadly race of immortals from shattering the walls between worlds with devastating consequences.
My review guidelines can be found HERE.


• Strong Series design
• Colors are not classically ominous, but do the job.


• Fae, Unseelie & Seelie
• Sidhe-seers (She Seers)


• M/F
• Lots of sexual tension mixed with dislike
• Orgy, dub-con


• Nice synopsis of strategic events in the beginning. Gets the curiosity up. Also does a nice job of reviewing past events (for new comers and those of us with sieves for brains) with out sounding like a broken record to those of us who are reading the series straight through.

• Dangerous sexy men everywhere, and I love it! V'laine and Barrons

• Mac's tendency to hearken back to her days of innocence is getting whiny.

• Great suspense, you're suspicious of everyone. I keep wanting Mac to confide in Barrons, but she has good reason not to. But it seems he even draws me to him!

• Everyone wants to know about Mac's sex life... who is she sleeping with? Barrons, V'laine, Christian...

• The most powerful (2) could simply force her to do their bidding, but for some reason her free will is a very important element of their manipulation.

• Most hilarious part (this isn't really a comedy) is the Mac Halo. I could so see myself doing that! Mac is always finding ways to make herself smile in the midst of all the heavy stuff going on in her life. She wears rainbows. Barrons wears black.

• Treading water in the middle, waiting for Halloween to come. Why such inaction?

• Barrons is villainous and cold as ice one minute and then you see him thinking, or he does something thoughtful for Mac. The wishy-washy actions make it hard to determine just what his title is. Is he a Fae? Seer? Other?

• The voice lessons are wicked. And bring Barrons into Mac's life on a regular schedule. I'm kinda baffled when he is away for long periods of time.

• Mac keeps saying she wants to be able to take care of herself and not have to rely on Barrons or V'laine. She finally gets her chance.

• The Curtain falls on darkness, but a spotlight of hope is given by the author note at the end of the audiobook.

Come back on Monday for my review of Dreamfever!

Read a Tuesday Teaser with Birthday Cake HERE.

Read an summarizing excerpt HERE including an introduction to the gutter.

Series Order
Darkfever • SVZ Mini Review
Bloodfever • SVZ Review
Faefever • SVZ Review
Dreamfever • SVZ Review
Shadowfever • Released January 18th, 2011

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Another series I got annoyed with re: cliffhangers and gave up on. :)

Cliffhangers BITE but if you wait until January 18th to read the series it all the books will be out and you can go all the way to the end without stopping.

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