Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Moning Dishes

Paranormal Romance shared today that Karen M. Moning recently dished with fans during a morning website talk about Shadowfever.  I'll post the link to the transcript once it becomes available.  But until then, here are a few more insights into SHADOWFEVER and what’s next! It sounds like we have a lot to look forward to, and the Mac/Barrons story is far from over! (And if you haven’t finished the book, there are SPOILERS below!)

Update: Moning's Fever Notes

Who is Mac’s Dad? Look for more about him in future books.

Is there more to the V’lane/Cruce storyline? Wait until you see what happens to C/V. KMM says she’s not nearly done with him, but warns us it’s not going to be an easy read.

What is Barrons? KMM will only say that Barrons and his guys are all the same thing. She also said that when she started the book, the paranormal romance genre was filled with vampires, werewolves etc. She didn’t want her main male character to be defined by a label, so she didn’t say what he was exactly. And she wants us — just like Mac — to judge Barrons based on his actions — not a label. “I wanted my characters to love each other but never tell each other.”

Will Mac and Barrons have a baby? Here’s what KMM says: “Can you see Barrons with a baby?” (Although she ended the book with him grilling steaks — so we know he can be domestic!)

Was anything in SHADOWFEVER different than your dream? (Because she based the series on a dream she had): Adam’s cameo and not killing Drustan.

Did Barrons ever love Fiona? No.  (Oooh, burn!)

On Dani: Dani’s in a pretty bad point if Ryo has a job for her and Christian thinks she might be his redemption. “Can you imagine being stuck between these two men when you are 14? What if they hang around the next few years to watch over you with hawk eyes, making sure you become what they want you to become?” (KMM also said that the Dani book will not only be about Dani/Christian/Ryodan but also Dancer.)

Hardest scene for her to write in the series? “The end of FAEFEVER was awful for me to write. I got to that point and stopped writing for several weeks because I didn’t want to face it. But in the end, I wrote it exactly as it came to me. I cried.” KMM also says the Mac’s torture scenes with Malluce were difficult to write.

More on V’lane: KMM gave us some alternative thoughts on V’lane/Cruce. Might he be a real hero? What if he’d gotten to Mac before Barrons did? Yes, he betrayed the Unseelie King but he was fighting for his freedom and the freedom of the Unseelie. He would’ve made Mac his princess. (One fan said no way could V/C be a hero because he raped Mac.)

Possible books: KMM says it’s possible she would write something from Barrons’ POV. She also might write a prequel novella about Alina/Darroc.

Barrons/Mac relationship: KMM says since the moment Barrons met Mac and accepted that he wanted her, he has been “ruthlessly altering her, making her suitable for him … The only question is will she survive what he’s doing to her?”

Does KMM know what the Gray Woman will want from Mac? “Yes, I know what Mac will owe the Gray Woman.”

And then KMM closed with this thought: “In SHADOWFEVER, 2 Sinsar Dubhs are out there. What would happen if they both got loose?”

And in case you missed it, Moning recently shared some juicy tidbits with fans during a book signing.  Paranormal Romance


  1. steph, this is fantasic!!!
    Such a satisfying series, with even more to come. Can't wait.
    Heather aka glaukos

  2. Yep, I can't wait either. But I think we have some time until we will even get a glimpse of the new Fever trilogy. Sads :(

    At least we can put the rumor to bed that Mac was pregnant at the end of SF. Some where making the leap from that OJ comment she made at the end.