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Topic: Can anyone recommend any good "Witch" books to read?

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Date Posted: 7/9/2007 12:03 PM ET
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Ooops.  Hit the reply a second time.  I really need a nap.  LOL!

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Date Posted: 7/9/2007 8:14 PM ET
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Sandy: I appreciate the offer, but I did read that one a few years back....You're right, it was a pretty good read! It was written in the early 90s, haven't seen anything else by that author. I should try to look her up and see if she has anything else to do with witches!


Date Posted: 7/10/2007 8:32 AM ET
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LaVaughn~ As far as I can tell, she's written several books, but only the one about witches.  Vampires, ghosts and a couple of mysteries, but Witches seems to be her only one on the subject.

Date Posted: 7/10/2007 7:30 PM ET
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Have you read Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches series? Book one, The Witching Hour, is excellent. 2 and 3 are ok but not quite as good.
Date Posted: 7/11/2007 6:16 PM ET
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You can also try Nora Roberts' Circle trilogy if you want to combine witches and vampires:

Morrigan's Cross

Dance of the Gods

Valley of Silence

Date Posted: 7/11/2007 11:21 PM ET
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I strongly recommend Kay Hooper's Bishop Series. Bishop is the name of the man who has set up an FBI team consisting of psyhics. There are several triologies within the series, and you can tell as she goes along her writing gets better. It's a nice series.

Stealing Shadows
Hiding in the Shadows
Out of the Shadows

Touching Evil
Whisper of Evil
Sense of Evil

Hunting Fear
Chill of Fear
Sleeping with Fear

Blood Dreams  - Dec 2007

The new trilogy starts this December. All of these have the same basic characters, though can stand alone. You don't feel like you're missing much if you pick one in the middle and just read for a taste. Each trilogy takes place within the span of a year or maybe 18 months.

On her site she gives info about the character she introduces you to and other info. http://www.kayhooper.com

I like the fact that it treats the sixth sense as viable, not just going off into impossible wonderlands. These have the feel that this kind of thing really could be going on. In fact, the FBI has toyed with notion of having such a team of experts.

Don't mean to sound too gung-ho, but it's a good series. I've tried to give you lots of info.



Date Posted: 7/15/2007 5:22 PM ET
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I jsut read Candace Havens' book "Charmed and Dangerous" (Yasmine Galenorn had recommended this author on her blogspot.  I really enjoyed reading it.

From the back of the book:


I know my purpose:  To rid the world of evil, one bad guy at  a time.

When I turned twenty I took an oath to protect, and for the last five years I've kept that promise.  Currently, I've got a gig as a kind of one-witch secret service to the British Prime Minister-using a combination of potions, spells, explosions, mind-readin, and general butt-kicking skills, I've saved him from so many assasins we've quit counting.  Umm, did I mention explosions?  Yeah, well, we all have our talents, and mine's combustion.

After that recent incident when those stupid warlocks tried to sacrifice me, I decided I'm going to write everything down....

Date Posted: 7/17/2007 11:04 PM ET
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Those are good.  So are the Shanna Swendson books. 

Date Posted: 7/21/2007 1:33 PM ET
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Yasmine Galenorn has a witch series too, in addition to Witchling, and Liz Ireland has "Charmed, I'm sure" and possibly others.

I really did enjoy the Candace Havens and Tate Hallaway books too.

Date Posted: 7/24/2007 8:44 AM ET
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I just checked out "Charmed and Dangerous" in my local library's online system (and struck out, unfortunately - I'll wishlist it instead), but did you know she wrote a biography of Joss Whedon (creator of "Buffy")? Called "Joss Whedon: The Genius Behind Buffy." Doesn't that sound like a dream project? LOL!

Date Posted: 7/25/2007 6:52 PM ET
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Check out Cheyenne McCray's "Magic" series, definitely paranormal and good reads. 

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Date Posted: 7/26/2007 6:21 PM ET
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Here's some more for you to take a look at:

Anya Bast - Witch Fire

Lisa Childs - WitchBk1 - Haunted

Donna Fletcher - Magical Memories, Magical Moments, Remember The Magic

Candace Havens - Charmed & Dangerous Bk1, Charmed & Ready Bk2, Charmed & Deadly

Kay Hooper - The Wizard of Seattle (stand alone)

Tanya Huff - The Keeper Series

Allyson James - Dragon-1 - DragonHeat.jpg

Mindy Klasky - Girls Guide To Witchcraft, Sorcery& The SingleGirl

Andre Norton - Witch World series (under science fiction)

Mercedes Lackey - Diana Tregarde series - Burning Water, Children of the Night, Jinx High

Cheyenne McCray - Magic Series - Forbidden Magic, Seduced By Magic, Wicked Magic

C.E. Murphy - Urban Shaman, Thunderbird Falls, Coyote Dreams

M. R. Sellars  - Rowan Gant series

These 3 books are currently being re-issued by Nocturne but they originally appeared in Intimate Moments




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Date Posted: 7/27/2007 12:30 PM ET
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Jennifer Crusie, Anne Stuart and Eileen Dreyer have collaborated on a new book that just came out and is about three sisters who are witches.  It is called The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes.  It is not an anthology, but one book.

Date Posted: 8/15/2007 7:28 PM ET
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Thanks again to all... I have added so many of these books, your suggestions, to my WL.... I love it!