Karen Marie Moning says ICED, BURNED and FLAYED are not YA

Despite being narrated by a teen character, Karen Marie Moning made it clear in this Facebook status that ICED, BURNED and FLAYED are not YA:

One final clarification: ICED, BURNED and FLAYED are NOT teen fiction, by any stretch of the imagination. To those of you who keep emailing me about the sex issue, trust me to walk the fine line I set for myself well. I relished the challenge of showing you the FEVER world from a different–and yes, controversial but if you want safe and PC don’t read me–vantage point while maintaining everything that is quintessentially FEVER. Keep the faith.

Well said. I can’t imagine why anyone would question the inclusion of sex in Moning’s new series. They must not have read the Fever series. Or the Highlander series. Or maybe they’ve never seen her Facebook page. Or perhaps they’ve never heard of Karen Marie Moning at all?

Release date: October 30, 2012
#1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning picks up where Shadowfever leaves off with Iced, the first book in her hotly anticipated new urban paranormal trilogy set in the world of the blockbuster Fever series.

The year is 1 AWC—After the Wall Crash. The Fae are free and hunting us. It’s a war zone out there, and no two days are alike. I’m Dani O’Malley, the chaos-filled streets of Dublin are my home, and there’s no place I’d rather be.

Dani “Mega” O’Malley plays by her own set of rules—and in a world overrun by Dark Fae, her biggest rule is: Do what it takes to survive. Possessing rare talents and the all-powerful Sword of Light, Dani is more than equipped for the task. In fact, she’s one of the rare humans who can defend themselves against the Unseelie. But now, amid the pandemonium, her greatest gifts have turned into serious liabilities.

Dani’s ex–best friend, MacKayla Lane, wants her dead, the terrifying Unseelie princes have put a price on her head, and Inspector Jayne, the head of the police force, is after her sword and will stop at nothing to get it. What’s more, people are being mysteriously frozen to death all over the city, encased on the spot in sub-zero, icy tableaux.

When Dublin’s most seductive nightclub gets blanketed in hoarfrost, Dani finds herself at the mercy of Ryodan, the club’s ruthless, immortal owner. He needs her quick wit and exceptional skill to figure out what’s freezing Fae and humans dead in their tracks—and Ryodan will do anything to ensure her compliance.

Dodging bullets, fangs, and fists, Dani must strike treacherous bargains and make desperate alliances to save her beloved Dublin—before everything and everyone in it gets iced.