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Subject: Books that have Characters with Special Abilities, Help Please!
Date Posted: 6/11/2009 11:38 PM ET
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Would like some suggestions for novels where either the Male or Female lead character has a special ability or gift.

Premonitions, able to read thoughts, talks to animals, sees spirits, etc. etc.

A couple of books I have liked for example are:

The Healer by Sharon Sala

Aftershock, Silhouette Nocture Trilogy by authors Sala, Hudson, and Cowan

For Her Eyes Only by Cait London


Any help is greatly appreciated!!! :o)

Date Posted: 6/11/2009 11:50 PM ET
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Luna has a bunch of them.  Catherine Asaro, Robin Owens, ect.

Jayne Anne Krentz's books under the name Jayne Castle.

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 12:38 AM ET
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Jude Deveraux's Forever series are cute! and the main girl is has a powerful gift.

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 8:11 AM ET
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All of the main characters in Christine Feehan's Game series have special abilities.   Same for the heroines in Lara Adrian's Kiss series.

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 9:00 AM ET
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If you like historicals along these lines, Elizabeth Lowell had a trilogy that was really good...

Untamed, Forbidden & Enchanted.


Date Posted: 6/12/2009 9:50 AM ET
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Lori Foster's Jamie has special abilities..think it was jamie's story..haven't read the series yet but skimmed part of this one and realized it wasn't the first..

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 10:41 AM ET
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A few I've read recently:

Morning Light by Catherine Anderson - the heroine is clairvoyant
A Stone Creek Christmas by Linda Lael Miller - the heroine can communicate with animals
the Family Secrets series / Silhoutte Intimate Moments - several books, each family member has a different unique talent

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 11:23 AM ET
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Uncertain Magic by Laura Kinsale.  The heroine reads minds - everyine except the hero's, which makes things sort of interesting.

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 12:16 PM ET
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Not So Innocent by Laura Lee Guhrke - heroine is psychic

Elizabeth's Gift by Donna Davidson - heroine reads minds and can see the future - Regency Romance

Into the Woods by Linda Jones - fairytale romance - heroine can control the weather


Date Posted: 6/12/2009 12:21 PM ET
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Annette Blair has a series about triplet witches, each witch has a different ability:

Sex and the Psychic Witch (Triplet Witch, Bk 1)
Gone with the Witch (Bk 2)
Never been Witched (Bk 3)

and Book 3: The Scot, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Accidental Witch series) - the herioine has actual powers too.

Unfortunately, these books are WL'd.

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 1:20 PM ET
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Nora Roberts has "The Three Sisters" Trilogy about 3 sisters who are witches and have some abilities. www.amazon.com/Boxed-Set-Sisters-Island-Trilogy/dp/B001CAEOB8/ref=sr_1_1

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 5:27 PM ET
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Cait London has a series about triplets with differing psychic powers.  At The Edge, A Stranger's Touch and For Her Eye's Only.

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 5:28 PM ET
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The Sookie Stackhouse and Harper Connelly books by Charlaine Harris. 

Sookie is telepathic and Harper can tell how a person dies by being near their bones. 

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 5:53 PM ET
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Dream Man by Linda Howard  - Heroine is a clairvoyant that sees crimes as they're happening

Now You See Her by Linda Howard - Heroine's paintings mirror real-life murders

Only By Your Touch by Catherine Anderson - hero has a way with animals and healing them

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 6:14 PM ET
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Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick - Second Sight, White Lies, Sizzle and Burn, The Third Circle and Perfect Poison are like that.  Pat

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 6:53 PM ET
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The Nikki Styx series by Terri Garey.   Nikki gains the ability to see and talk to spirits after a near-death experience.

The Viking trilogy by Josie Litton.  If I remember correctly, each of the women has some kind of magical ability.

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 7:55 PM ET
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Deborah Smith's Loveswept Hot Touch - heroine has a way with animals. It's a much-loved, often-read keeper of mine.

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 9:38 PM ET
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Oh shoot - I forgot about Bewitching by Jill Barnett (heroine is a witch) and So Enchanting by Connie Brockway (heroine is an animal empath.  Both are historicals.

Date Posted: 6/13/2009 5:43 PM ET
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There are a whole bunch of historical romances now that are paranormals.  Kathleen Kennedy, Sandra Schwab.  And a bunch more.

Date Posted: 6/14/2009 8:50 PM ET
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WOW!!!  Thank you guys so much, these are some great suggestions :o)  Will get on finding and reading them ASAP

If anyone thinks of or finds more keep this thread and me in mind.

Date Posted: 6/15/2009 5:06 PM ET
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The Bride Finder (and the  following two books in the series) by Susan Carroll features heros with supernatural abilties and regular heroines.  It's an interesting take, but only The Bride Finder was memorable for me.  Her other books also tend to have characters with some special abilities.  They are all historicals   

Subject: special powers
Date Posted: 6/16/2009 10:34 PM ET
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There are also the Jayne Krentz/Amanda Quick under her Jayne Castle pseudonym which is a combiination sci-fi romantic series.

I think I like the Jayne Castle series better than the Arcane society books in both her contemporary (Krentz) and historical books (Quick).

But Jayne Krentz is good no matter what name she writes under and what genre.


Many of the Christiana Dodd books but most specifically the Darkness Chosen series.

Christina Skye has her bio-engineered S.E.A.L.S. and dogs in the Code Name books.

And, don't forget Harry Potter and the Worst Witch.

Also Kaye Hooper -- mystery/thriller with paranormal thrown in -- especially used in finding killers

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Subject: One of my FAVE re-reads!
Date Posted: 6/19/2009 1:32 AM ET
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Jayne Ann Krentz' "Absolutely, Positively"


The hero is a psychic in the sense of mind-reader.  Very, VERY romantic.  Sweet at the end, too ;)

Date Posted: 6/19/2009 3:00 AM ET
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The Wizard's Daughter, by Catherine Coulter, should meet your requirements. It's currently posted on my shelf, and if you order it from me I'll send you another romance novel for free. Just PM me if you're interested and don't mind my shameless plug of my shelf. :)

Date Posted: 6/25/2009 5:48 PM ET
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Enchanting the Lady by Kathryne Kennedy. I'll be finished with it tonight and just started it two nights ago...couldn't put it down. The lead man is a shapeshifter.