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Subject: Christine Warren - Other Series - How to read?
Date Posted: 8/2/2013 11:55 PM ET
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Hey there!  So, I am getting ready to start the Other series by Christine Warren, but, I'm at a loss as to what order to read them in.  The order they were published in does not match up with the order they are 'in series' - so, for those who read them, what do you recommend - in publication or series?  Help!

Date Posted: 8/3/2013 12:03 AM ET
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I read them very much out of order and understood the overall series. 

Date Posted: 8/3/2013 3:14 PM ET
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This is what Warren says about it all: http://christinewarren.net/faq.php#Q01 But I tend to agree with Jamie that in most cases it's not essential to read them in order (there are certainly spoilers as to who will end up with whom if you don't, but that's usually instantly obvious anyway, so it's not a big deal).

Date Posted: 8/3/2013 4:05 PM ET
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Thank you!  I am a big stickler for reading in order :)  I appreciate the link Rebecca!

Date Posted: 8/11/2013 6:09 PM ET
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FYI - what Christine Warren avoids saying in that article is that those books that have other titles like Fur for All were first publisjed by Ellora's Cave in BOTH print and ebook.  WHen she went mainstream, she did so mid-series and as the publication rights reverted back to her, she re-wrote and republished the Ellora's Cave books.

I read both Fantasy Fix and One Bite and she had to seriously modify the story to fit how she later portrayed the characters and removed some BDSM that was in the original.  In Fur for All (Drive Me Wild) she did very, very little rewrite and as a result it mainatined both the original character of Tess and her far less 'awesome' powers.  She just makes a passing reference about 'when you come into your full power ....." that explains the huge the difference, but nowhere is it fully explained. 

Fur for All/Drive Me Wild is my personal favorite and ONE book in that series that hit my keeper shelf.  I do have Fantasy Fix, but only because it's a collector item.  I didn't especially like it.

Ellor's Cave had begun losing the digital rights to her books some years back and I just slipped in under the wire.  But their going back to her allowed her to throw all those 6 titles, reworked to a greater or lesser degree, into mass market, which is what threw the whole series out of order.  

If you ever would like the original ebooks, let me know.  As I said, Fur for All was essentially unchanged ecept for a few sentences and an extra paragraph or two.

Last Edited on: 8/11/13 6:12 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 8/13/2013 2:06 PM ET
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Thanks!  I have a book copy of Fantasy Fix, and that explains why I couldn't seem to figure out where to find the other ones in that line :)