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Subject: Futuristic recommendations
Date Posted: 9/25/2010 6:34 PM ET
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I've been on a paranormal kick lately but I think I'm getting burnt out. Any recommendations on some futuristics. Here are some of my favs..

Anything by Susan Grant

Justine Davis' - Skypirate and Lord of the Storm

J. D Robb - In Death series

Dara Joy - before all the weirdness started

Robin D Owens - Heart series (although I didn't like the last one I read)

C. J. Barry - Un- series

 

Ones that I didn't like as much

Jayne Castle - meh

Catherine Spangler - meh

S. L. Viel - I am still mad about something that happened in one of her books

Linnea Sinclair - Finders Keepers (looked in transaction archive and I only gave it two stars, don't remember why though)

the 2176 series multiple authors - ok reads.

Deidre Knight - meh

Susan Kearney - meh

Colby Hodge - Hated "Twist", actually threw it in the trash and I've only done that with maybe two other books.

 

Erotica is ok.

 

Edited because I can't spell



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Date Posted: 9/25/2010 7:37 PM ET
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I don't normally like first-person, or a series about one heroine/hero, but Ann Aguirre's Sirantha Jax series is really quite incredible.

Also, I really enjoyed Jess Granger's Beyond the Rain and Beyond the Shadows.  I'm hoping there will be more in the series.

Date Posted: 9/25/2010 8:54 PM ET
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You should check out Patti O'Shea. She's a good writer.

I've read one by Catherine Asaro, loved it. Reading one by Kristin Landon now, not real romance-y but good sci fi.

Another one I like is the Cat Star Chronicles by Cheryl Brooks.



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Date Posted: 9/26/2010 9:37 AM ET
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Thanks! I'll look these up. smiley

Date Posted: 9/26/2010 1:34 PM ET
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I will definitely second Patti O'Shea and add Autumn Dawn.

Date Posted: 9/26/2010 3:42 PM ET
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This one is not out until Nov but it was really good

Enemy Within by Marcella Burnard

Date Posted: 9/26/2010 7:42 PM ET
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Cyndi,

If you are looking for futuristic sci-fi and want a laugh, you could try Johanna Lindsey's trilogy:  Warrior's Woman, Keeper of the Heart and Heart of a Warrior.  They are a little ridiculous, but give me a laugh when I need one.  Think they were written in the early 1990's. 

Also, since you said erotica is okay, Kaitlyn O'Connor has many futuristic sci-fi books that are kind of interesting.  They are considered erotica, but having read alot of erotica myself, I can tell you they are tame in comparison to alot of the other stuff out there.  Believe she may write exclusively for New Concepts Publishing and seems to be very popular.  They also have quite a a few other futuristic sci fi authors there that run the gamut from tame to over the top.  Other authors (most of these I would say would fall under erotica):  Rebecca Airies, Lacey Alexander, Marly Chance, Laurann Dohner, Loribelle Hunt, Michelle M. Pillow, Robin L. Rotham and Mary Wine.  Hope I haven't gone too far off topic here!

Nancy

Date Posted: 9/26/2010 8:24 PM ET
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Oh I am getting ready to re-read that series by Lindsey! I also LOVE Kaitlyn O'Connor's Cyborg series!

Date Posted: 9/26/2010 11:02 PM ET
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You might also like Katherine Allred's Alien Affairs series, Close Encounters and Close Contact



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Date Posted: 9/26/2010 11:17 PM ET
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I love the cyborg series also.  I recently read one of Kaitlyn O'Connor's stand alone futuristics, The Ninth Orb.  I thought it was one of the more creative books I've read in quite a while.I second Autumn Dawn's No Words Alone.  I thought that was her best book.

Also second the Ann Aguirre recommendation.



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Date Posted: 9/27/2010 6:41 AM ET
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Oh how could I forget Close Encounters! I loved it, its on my keeper shelf. I really need to get off my bum and read the second one!

Glad you liked The Ninth Orb, Bronwyn. Its TBR. I really loved Dark Solstice.

Date Posted: 9/27/2010 6:54 AM ET
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As for Linnea Sinclair, I'd say try another....I thought Gabriel's Ghost was really good (its the only one I've read so far)

Date Posted: 9/27/2010 6:23 PM ET
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Oh goodie, lots to order now. ;)

Date Posted: 9/27/2010 11:37 PM ET
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Gini Koch  Touched by an Alien    SciFi romance comedy

Tsunami Blue by Gayle Ann Williams  a very classic pirate romance story set in a post global warming world.

Date Posted: 9/29/2010 9:34 PM ET
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An oldie.  Doris Egan's series, the Gates of Ivory.  Three books that were reissued as one book.

Sharon Shinn's Archangel series.  SF with a real fantasy feel.

The Laid series by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

Wen Spencer's Tinker and the sequel, Wolf Who Rules.



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Date Posted: 9/29/2010 10:38 PM ET
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Not really my genre but I must say that I really love Bianca D'Arc's Resonance Mates series.  I've only gotten my hands on the first two--Hara's Legacy and Davin's Quest.  Thoroughly enjoyed both of them and I really don't want to let them go.

Date Posted: 9/30/2010 6:14 PM ET
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I love those Resonance Mates books, too!

I was trying to read the Skolian Saga in order.....but they were not written in chronological order.  So the book I finished today which I thought was #2 is actually the last in the series, time-wise. Darn it!  So I have reordered my reading plans and hope to get Skyfall started, maybe next week.

Date Posted: 10/8/2010 5:56 PM ET
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If you are looking for futuristic sci-fi and want a laugh, you could try Johanna Lindsey's trilogy:  Warrior's Woman, Keeper of the Heart and Heart of a Warrior.  They are a little ridiculous, but give me a laugh when I need one.  Think they were written in the early 1990's.

I have to second the Johanna Lindsey trilogy....cheesy though they may be - they have a special place of honor on my bookshelf.  This is one of the few series that I have actually re-read multiple times.  I really enjoyed the first book best, but all 3 are worth a read.