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Subject: Futuristic Romance Suggestions
Date Posted: 11/18/2009 10:34 PM ET
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I am looking for author and book suggestions for a futuristic romance. I've never read one before and I don't want to start out with a dud and dislike the genre. So can you suggest a really good futuristic romance??? Thanks.

Date Posted: 11/19/2009 12:21 AM ET
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I liked Jayne Castle's - she has 3 named after flowers - amaryllis, orchid and something else...nto sure of the order off-hand though. she writes under jayne ann krentz and amanda quick for contemporaries and historicals. she also has another series that I think is futuristic though I haven't read them yet.

Date Posted: 11/19/2009 3:19 AM ET
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I loved No Words Alone by Autumn Dawn.  I've reread it several times.

Date Posted: 11/19/2009 4:16 AM ET
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well crap I forgot all about J D Robb's 'in death' series! they're kinda like mysteries/suspense but there's definitely some hot stuff with the main couple!

Date Posted: 11/19/2009 6:41 AM ET
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If you like erotica, Kaitlyn O'Connor's Cyborg series is great, you won't be able to get them here on PBS though.

Date Posted: 11/19/2009 9:06 AM ET
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Check out Linnea Sinclair. I absolutely LOVED Finders Keepers and Games of Command

Date Posted: 11/19/2009 10:29 AM ET
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I second Bronwyn.  Great book and its on my keeper shelf.

Date Posted: 11/19/2009 12:30 PM ET
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The In Death series is great! I also like Jayne Castle (aka Jayne Krentz) - Ghost Hunters series plus the other lost colony books. Shield's Lady is very good. The Ghost Hunters series is also now part of her Arcane series, which stretches from historical to contemporary to futuristic (in case you read one of the latest GH books and wonder what the Arcane series is).

Date Posted: 11/19/2009 1:02 PM ET
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If ypu are looking for futuristic erotica, a good one is Angela Knight.  Her books Warlord and Warrior (Time hunters books 1 & 2) are really good books but they are wish listed.

Subject: Thanks
Date Posted: 11/19/2009 2:37 PM ET
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Not interested in Erotica. But some of the other suggestions look promising. Thanks.

Date Posted: 11/19/2009 2:42 PM ET
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Catherine Spangler

Date Posted: 11/19/2009 5:13 PM ET
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Susan Kearney is very good, she has 2 series Rystani and Heat.

 


 

 


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Date Posted: 11/19/2009 10:31 PM ET
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The Laid books by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.   Ann Aguirre.  Kate Elliott's SF series, under both Elliot and Alis Rasmussen.  Sharon Shinn's Angel series.  (Yes, genetically engineered angels.)  The Shomi series by various.  Robin Owens's Heart series.  The Tinker series by Wen Spencer.

Date Posted: 11/20/2009 9:34 AM ET
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The Shomi books are good. Countdown by Michelle Maddox and Driven by Eve Kenin are two favs in paticular from that line of books.

Date Posted: 11/20/2009 12:12 PM ET
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Ravyn's Flight by Patti O'Shea is also really good.

Date Posted: 11/21/2009 9:05 PM ET
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Do the Rystani books have to be read in order? I have The Dare and Ultimatum.

Date Posted: 11/21/2009 9:07 PM ET
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I don't see these mentioned: Johanna Lindsey wrote a very entertaining futuristic trilogy in the 90's: Warrior's Woman, Heart of a Warrior and -I can't remember the last title. 

Date Posted: 11/22/2009 7:41 AM ET
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Colby Hodge. I haven't read them but they are TBR. They look good.

Date Posted: 11/22/2009 10:51 AM ET
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Patricia Waddell has some good ones- The Alliance, the True series, Whisper in the Stars.

Date Posted: 11/22/2009 1:30 PM ET
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Here's two that are not quite mainstream but do have a romance/sci-fi bent -- Both were written ages ago but the stories were interesting.  Haven't read for awhile but they are on my keeper shelf.  More plot than sizzle, especially by today's standards but both had romance -- Restoree more so than Yargo if I recall correctly .

Restoree, Anne McCaffrey

Yargo, Jacqueline Suzanne - I checked no book description on line so...inside cover copy -- supposedly written in the 1950's and rediscovered after her death -- spellbinding, romantic - the story of a beautiful woman who was kidnapped by the most attractive man she had ever met - a man from outer space-- (in writing this I of course had to look at the last couple pages and doesn't look as thrilling as I remember but can't say for sure without reading the whole book).