I’m a huge fan of Karen Marie Moning. I love both her Highlander and her Fever series. When this short story was re-released I had to have it. It wasn’t quite what I expected, but it really took me back to the Highlander series. I adored those books from first to last, and I remember why now. Moning is such a wonderful writer, whether it’s romance or urban fantasy.
Jane was so cute and funny, just like all of Moning’s heroines. Aedan was just the dose of big alpha-male I needed. I loved how clueless he was at first. There wasn’t a lot of room for growth, but Moning set up a good prologue so nothing felt rushed.
I also enjoyed the few scenes that demonstrate the darker writing she implemented in the Fever series. This one gives the reader a good taste of both worlds. So, if you’ve never read anything by Moning and you want to try it out I suggest this story.
The book also includes deleted scenes and a previous version of The Dark Highlander. I wouldn’t suggest reading those before reading the books themselves, as they may include spoilers. For Moning fans, they’re pretty interesting reading. The graphic novel preview at the end had me so pumped.
Into the Dreaming is a perfect taste of both Moning’s Highlander series and her Fever series. It’s perfect for newbies to see how they like her writing or for fans to get a little more of her writing before Iced comes out.