Spell of the Highlander

Spell of the Highlander

eBook - 2005
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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. . . .


From the Hardcover edition.

Baker & Taylor
While studying a group of ancient artifacts, Jessi St. James encounters the image of a handsome, half-naked man inside the glass of an old mirror and discovers that she could hold the key to releasing Cian MacKeltar, a ninth-century Highlander, from the prison in which he has been trapped for more than a millennium. 65,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2005
ISBN: 9780440335580
0440335582
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (307 p.)

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foxylady31
Sep 14, 2016

really enjoyed this book. I love books about Ireland and the ancient Fey. Such a different life they lived. Moning is a good auther.I wll read more

4+ stars. Love these little nuggets, so delish!! Love Karen Moning's books, especially the darker Fever series, which the Highlander series seems to be performing as tasty appetizers, also you'll observe some background regarding the Fae Queen's (Fever series) involvement (or longterm manipulation) with the Scottish Keltar clan. These are more lighthearted, with lots of delicious sizzle and beautiful description of Scotland, great for a chemical-free mood-uplifter. Lots of Fae/Druids/Sorcers/Magical Scottish Highlands/gorgeous scenery.
Jessi St. James/almost Phd Archaeology runs into a man trapped in a mirror, lots of escapades in trying to help him out (wink, wink). Only he can protect her from the baddies. Features favorites Drustan, Daegus, Chloe, Gwen, as well.

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Sarah1984
Jan 19, 2012

I love Karen Marie Moning. Her Scottish Highlander characters are so much fun. They're all funny and passionate, in love with "their woman" from the moment they see them and ready for a good swordfight to get them back when they inevitably get kidnapped. Also the heroines are always strong, sassy women who make their men admit their feelings properly. Spell of the Highlander follows in the usual vein as well as continuing the story of the MacKeltars (a favourite theme of mine).

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irenelaf
Jan 03, 2012

Easily 4+ stars. (No Spoilers). This book is like CANDY...wickedly enjoyable, short & sweet, but not epic by any means. I would recommend this only to someone in the mood for a typical romance with the gorgeous alpha male/gorgeous virgin female or anyone like me who's a huge KMM fan. Maybe I shouldn't use the word "typical" romance because paranormal aspects of the storyline have KMM's unique stamp i.e. her faery/Druid/hallows/Unseelie/Seelie world! (Which I love a lot!)

This book was truly fun and so easy to get into. I'm not a fast reader and I finished in a day and a half so it's not a huge investment of time. While reading this I was reminded how much I love KMM writing style. She has a way with words that often makes me smile and easily draws me into the characters. I am glad however for her career change to UF as I love her FEVER series twice as much as any of her romances because let's face it...romances are redundant because they need to satisfy certain reader's needs for romance with HEA closure. I don't fight it but accept them for what they are. The HIGHLANDER series, like any such romance series, SHOULD NOT be read one-after-another IMO.

BTW, I was suprised that at the end of the book things are mentioned that are practically spoilers for the FEVER series! She certainly had the groudwork set before her Fever series "dream"! Anyways, can't wait for her to write her next series!

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tiina69
Jul 06, 2010

Of the series this one seems more of fairy tale than the others, and that's a good thing. Who wouldn't want a handsome man cursed/trapped in a mirror? And of course, more Adam Black.

Such a good book

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