Moning, Moning, and Night

Thanks to Dell Historicals, should you be perusing your bookshelf, unsure of who wrote this book, there’s no question who the author was:


Or maybe that’s the title: “Karen Marie Moning by Karen Marie Moning.” There’s not enough eponymous romance novels, really – which means someone’s going to come up with a pseudonym like “Spanky Thunderpants” or “His Carnal Desires” so they can hop on the eponymous train.

Thanks to Brandy for the pic, and to Books a Million for having such photogenic carpet.

Oh – that’s another good pseudonym option, especially for eponymous hopefuls: “Photogenic Carpet.”

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  1. 1
    Sewicked says:

    Sooo, who’s the publisher? We need to know to whom to submit our eponymous works.

  2. 2
    Cyndala says:

    Well, her name is Moning/Moaning…

  3. 3
    Sarah says:

    soooooo messed up…

  4. 4
    Wendy says:

    She needs to write a book called “Thrashing and Bucking”.

  5. 5
    Carrie Lofty says:

    I just checked my cover flats to make sure. It’s so obvious yet entirely possible to overlook!

  6. 6
    Michele Hauf says:

    Just saw that Dec issue of Marie Claire mentioned SBTB.  Congrats!

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    Drama Mama says:

    I believe KMM’s publisher is Dell, but I’d have to check…I have most of her Highlander books on a shelf upstairs…don’t recall ever noticing it before..of course, with Nathan Kamp’s chest and mouth gracing most of those covers, it’s not often I’m checking the spine, kwim?

  8. 8
    JamiSings says:

    You could always go to to check out whom her publisher is.

    I happen to be a big fan because her females are often short (like me) and most of the time have issues with their weight. (Though granted the heaviest was only 10 pounds overweight. Whereas I’m 105 pounds over what I should be.) As a short fat woman that thrills me to death. I’m so sick and tired of the 6 foot tall slender romance heroines. Short and fat need love too!

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    Kalen Hughes says:

    For some reason the way the two names are offset really bugs me . . .

  10. 10
    Beki says:

    Ha!  Kalen, that’s what I was grousing about, too.  Like THAT is the problem.

  11. 11
    megalith says:

    Ouch. SO many people had to screw up to make that happen: artist, prepress, whoever approved the proofs, the pressmen, the bindery, etc. etc. I predict major ass-kickage occurred over this one! Or at least it should.

    This and the several Harlequin trade paperbacks (by two different authors) I bought recently which neglected any use of ligatures (pret ty baf f ling stuf f) make me wonder whether outsourcing the typesetting and printing overseas is biting them in the ass. If these were produced in the US, then all i can say is WTF?

  12. 12

    This is only slightly related, on the topic of design oversight tragedy (I’m a mild-mannered designer by day, so I think I’m allowed to mock my own people.)

    Here’s one my favorite recent offerings from Photoshop Disasters. I think I probably like it mainly because of the parakeet. I can’t resist a good parakeet.

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    ashley says:

    aw heck I noticed that ages ago, my bookstore has had that one up for maybe a year! I think the front cover is normal though.  I wonder if ms. moning knows about it? and on a side note, WHEN are we going to see more of this series????

  14. 14
    Brandy says:

    Ashley, have you been reading the ‘Fever’ series?  It pretty much picks up from the ‘Highlander’ plot threads.  I think they are meant to be the continuance.

  15. 15
    mirain says:

    @JamieSings do you should know the Freshly Ground song “Potbelly.” It’s got an adorable video, too.

  16. 16
    JamiSings says:

    Never heard of it, Mirain. My taste in music runs from big band to disco, plus Broadway musical numbers. (And the occasional “Weird” Al Yankovic.)

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    lunarocket says:

    I’m so sick and tired of the 6 foot tall slender romance heroines.

    Whereas I am sick of what the authors seem to think are tall women which after a little deduction means they are between 5’3” and 5’6”. I remember reading one where the hero thought she was nearly 6 feet tall and turned out she was wearing heels, which puts her about 5’7”.

    How about some tall pear shaped women with their father’s nose? ;-)

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    MamaNice says:

    I finally got around to checking my stash of KMM upstairs…all of mine are “normal” her name at the top of the spine, and the book’s title lower down.

    This must be a later printing mistake?

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    JamiSings says:

    How about some tall pear shaped women with their father’s nose? ;-)

    LOL Or 5’ 3” tall, 240 pounds, bottle blond Jewish women whom love disco music, Star Trek, and comic books? Oh, and more dog-loving heroines too. Dog lovers with lots of food allergies.

    One of my fantasies in life is to be the inspiration behind a different kind of romance novel heroine.

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    Daisy says:

    Just because I always feel the need to point this out – Ms. Moning’s name is prounced “mawning” (rhymes with “yawning”) not “moaning”.

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    ashley says:

    Jamisings you’re my kinda woman! lol
    brandy, I haven’t tried the fever books because I’m worried that I won’t like them as much… I love IAD from Kresley Cole but don’t like her other stuff…. I thought it might be the same thing.  I know that’s silly.  also, even sillier, I don’t know if I could get into a book where the heroine’s name is Mac lol.

  22. 22
    Rachel says:

    Is it wrong that I’m a little disappointed that my copy DOESN’T have this?  I LOVE this series, I’ve read and re-read them.  They are possibly my favorite romantic heroes.  And heroines for that matter.  :-)

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