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Subject: Cheer me up -- I need humor
Date Posted: 7/24/2009 12:12 AM ET
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Date Posted: 7/24/2009 1:38 AM ET
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Shelley Laurenson/G.A.Aiken(paranormal with some pretty  hot nookie between laughs)

Linda Howard's Open Season was funny in places (esp the 2 condom scenes)

i"m laughing my butt off at Gotcha by Christie Craig(she has 3 others I think)

Marianne Stillings is good

Lynsay Sands' vampire series is hilarious for themost part for the first books (the last 4 got sorta darkish with the  humor and not as good IMO but there are many before those) single white vampire is the 3rd but can be read alone -you just miss the brother and sister's stories I also really liked accidental vampire but I think partly because I knew the hero vampire was a stick in the mud and he got the funniest woman I think!

also kerrelyn sparks has a good vampire series

kathy love's young brothers is a hilarious vampire series - esp the first 2 - fangs for the memories, fangs but not fangs, I only have fangs for you, my sister is a  werewolf -(her other series isn't as funny but liked the 3rd book in it best but you kinda gotta read those in order and the 2nd gets ick)

sorry 'bout your job..we had rain today finally! like a sauna now

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 1:47 AM ET
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I thought Mr. Perfect by Linda Howard was pretty funny. I laughed at Erin  McCarthy's High Stakes too.

I just finished Susan Elizabeth Phillips Match Me if You Can which was funny. I guess most of her stuff is great.

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 1:58 AM ET
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ooh forgot about Erin McCarthy! all her stuff I've read is funny and has some hot sex too!

I liked parts of Mr. Perfect but there was this crazed psycho killer lurking around that creeped me out. Open Season had something too but it was more subdued I think. but I did laugh at parts of Mr. Perfect for sure!

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 4:48 AM ET
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If you haven't discovered Jennifer Crusie yet, Anyone But You and Getting Rid of Bradley are two of the funniest books I've ever read.  I laugh out loud every time I reread them.  Most of her books are funny to some degree.  Fast Women is also very funny, I just reread that.

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 7:14 AM ET
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I laughed a lot in the first 5 or so of MaryJanice Davidson's Betsy the vampire queen books. The last one wasn't funny.

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 8:52 AM ET
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Erin McCarthy, Jennifer Crusie and the Linda Howard books mentioned here are all excellent choices.  I also love Shelly Laurenston's Here Kitty, Kitty.  Though sold as 'erotic romance' I find it mainstream.  Nothing kinky or excessive but hysterically funny.  Her Mane Event and Mane Attraction are excellent too.  All are part of her Pack and Pride series.  Almost impossible to swap for because the vast majority of buyers keep the books.  Go Fetch! and Pack Challenge I saw in the Paranormal Wish List thread one time and her G. A. Aiken dragon books one time.  All of Laurenston's books are Keepers for me.

My favorite Lynsay Sands books are 3 to 8 of her Argeneau vampire series.  Again most are on my keeper shelf.

I like Christine Craig's books too.  Also I loved the Bobbie Faye books by Toni McGee Causey.  They recent republished her stuff in mass market.

For historical romance, Loretta Chase has Lord Perfect and Mr. Impossible (one of her best), both part of the Carsington series and also The Hellion and Lord of Scoundrels. 

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 9:08 AM ET
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I have Linda Howard's Drop Dead Gorgeous in my TBR.  Is it funny?

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 9:17 AM ET
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Yes, but not as good as Open Season or Mr Perfect.  The first book in that two books set, To Die For, is better.  Blair Mallory is a rather annoying personality and both of those books are written in the first person.

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 9:39 AM ET
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I'm currently reading "Greates Hits" series by Leslie Langtry and those are LOL  funny.  I also enjoy Sandra Hill's "Viking II" series and her "Cajun" series.

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Date Posted: 7/24/2009 10:26 AM ET
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If you like historicals, Loretta Chase is great.  Her last one: Don't Tempt Me was hilarious, and you could try The Last Hellion, Mr. Impossible, and Lord Perfect.  None of them quite match the brilliance of Lord of Scoundrels though.  That one is her best.

I also love Connie Brockway for humor:  My Dearest Enemy, As You Desire, The Bridal Season, and Bridal Favors  You can't go wrong with any of those titles.

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 10:50 AM ET
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I just read How to Score by Robin Wells and thought it was very funny. 

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 11:26 AM ET
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I've just "discovered" Toni McGee Causey's Bobbie Faye series and have been LMAO reading it.  The first two books have been re-released with new titles and are in Wally World now---Charmed and Dangerous (Bobbie Faye)  and  Girls Just Wanna Have Guns: A Bobbie Faye Novel.  The latest one is due out in early August--When a Man Loves a Weapon

You might want to check out your local library for the original releases---Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) Bad Day (Bobbie Faye, Bk 1)  (re-released as "Charmed and Dangerous") and Bobbie Faye's (kinda, sorta, not exactly) Family Jewels (re-released as "Girls Just..."). 

I also think Katie MacAlister's historical romances are quite humorous and highly recommend them if you like that genre.



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Date Posted: 7/24/2009 2:49 PM ET
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Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series has some good LOL moments. http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/author/Julia+Quinn

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 3:00 PM ET
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Katie MacAlister's are so -so for me because sometimes the heroine comes off as stupid and undeserving(improper english) and other times it's a great book to me (corset diaries friggin' hilarious!) they are f unny though; just depends on  how much  you expect from the heroine. my coworker read her paranormal with Aislin? and loved them..said they were funny and really good reads.

crusie also has a longer book Bet Me that was funny.

wow thanks for letting me know Causee's books are re-named. geez!

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 5:42 PM ET
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Lynsay Sand's also writes historicals that are quite hilarious. 

I second (or third) Katie MacAlister and also agree that it varies from book to book. 

If I think of anyone that hasn't been mentioned then I'll add them later.  :-)

Date Posted: 7/25/2009 10:48 PM ET
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Thanks everyone. I had several of these books on my TBR pile just waiting there so I moved them to the top. Ahhh. Now I can giggle and snicker and forget all about everything. I just love that.

Date Posted: 7/25/2009 11:47 PM ET
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I don't know if anyone mentioned these as I'm too lazy to read all the posts:-))

Jillian Hunter usually has a comic aspect to her historicals.  I almost peed my pants reading Devilish Desires of a Duke. 

Marianne Stilling usually adds a little slapstick and comic dialogue to her contemporaries. 

Beth Ciotta is also funny and has historicals and contemporaries.

Date Posted: 8/3/2009 11:24 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/6/2009 2:17 AM ET
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Books you can't read in public ('cause everyone will want to know what is sooooo funny and then you'll blush):

Sandra Hill's Cajun series (especially Cajun Cowboy - 'cause what could be funnier than a born again virgin and a great aunt who thinks Richard Simmons is a hottie?)

Acting on Impulse (Harlequin Blaze #21) by Vicki Lewis Thompson - clutzy Kansas girl arrives in the Big Apple and practices her fantasy seductions on jaded stock broker. The French Maid scene is a HOOT!

 

Date Posted: 8/6/2009 4:45 AM ET
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vicki lewis thompson's nerd series is funny (the nerd who loved me, nerd gone wild are 2 of my faves)

jill barnett's historicals I think were kinda funny(only read 3 so hard to say for sure)but prince charming had some funny stuff

I keep forgetting the title of Acting on Impulse (mentioned above) that one WAS funny! but that reminded me that a lot of her stuff is funny though that one had some good scenes with her acting out fantasies.