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Subject: Looking for a few good authors
Date Posted: 11/6/2008 6:44 PM ET
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I've just about exhausted all the series books that I actively read (too cheap to go buy new) and I'm looking to infuse my reading pile with some new authors.

Here's what I like:

Kresley Cole's characters that actually cuss when they take a bullet (wouldn't you?), modern language, culturally relevant references, humor.
Gena Showalter's dark plots and flawed heros
Lyndsay Sands humor
J.R. Ward's everything! Love the steamy stuff but I'm not quite a Lora Leigh fan...if you get my drift.

I'm not a huge fan of the "thee's and thou's"....but I'll read it if the story is good.
Here's few that I've read just about everything they've written.
Christine Feehan
Alexandra Ivy
Lara Adrian
Lynn Viehl
Jacquelyn Frank

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Any feedback on Charlaine Harris, Rachel Caine or Brenda Joyce?
Thanks a million!

CC

Date Posted: 11/6/2008 7:01 PM ET
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Keri Arthur's Riley Jensen series is fabulous.  The Rachel Caine Morganville Vamps YA series is like candy but try to have them lined up to read as they end in cliffhangers. 

Subject: maters of time
Date Posted: 11/6/2008 7:12 PM ET
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brenda jocye's masters of time is really good. and last i checked all 3 were in the system available

for ordering. kathryn smith's brotherhood of blood is great but i think they are wish listed from

here to kingdom come...had to get all mine from amazon..

Date Posted: 11/6/2008 7:48 PM ET
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I'm reading Christine Warren's Other's Series...starts out with The Wolf at the Door, and goes onto She's No Faerie Princess.

I'm pretty sure the first one isn't wishlisted, and the second I know it is...as I just recieved it and was on wishlist for it.

I fell in love with this series right from the start!  There is definetly some humor (all though not much), juicy sex scenes (but not too much), and the modern language and cursing as well.  I personally have a hard time reading books with characters that can't curse when something goes wrong.

 

Hope this helps :)

Jenni

Date Posted: 11/6/2008 9:43 PM ET
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I absolutely love Nalini Singh's Psy-Changling series, which starts with Slave to Sensation If you've never read anything by her, you should defintely check her out!

And if you like hunky, alpha males, then you should try Alexis Morgan's Paladin series, which starts with Dark Protector

Subject: Thanks!
Date Posted: 11/7/2008 4:19 PM ET
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I've read the Riley Jensen books - they were pretty good, but I like the books with new characters in each book.
All the others look great and quite a few were available already. The Paladin Series looks really up my alley but I have the feeling I'll be going for all these authors - I'm totally a bookaholic!

CC

Date Posted: 11/7/2008 4:52 PM ET
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The Women of the Otherworld series sounds really good, by Kelley Armstrong. I am collecting them now, haven't read any yet (book 1 is on the way!)

Anne

 

ETA oh don't forget Lynn Viehl.  Pretty intense but I like them. Do read them in order, If Angels Burn is the first one.



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Date Posted: 11/7/2008 5:13 PM ET
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I loved Kerrelyn Sparks' Love at Stake series for romance and humor. I also like Kathy Love for the same.

Date Posted: 11/9/2008 12:56 AM ET
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You may want to try Lori Handeland's Night Creatures series.  Each book focuses on a different female protagonist but they all work within the paranormal Jager Sucher society.  They are mostly shapeshifter/werewolf stories with focuses on Native American and Gypsy legend.  While it does help to read them in order as some inside comments make more sense, they can stand alone.

Date Posted: 11/9/2008 2:48 PM ET
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Date Posted: 11/9/2008 10:12 PM ET
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I love Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series. Can't recommend them highly enough. I am also a big fan of Nalini Singh. She has a unique voice and does a terrific job with her world building. I would start with either of these two. One of the nice things is that there are already several books in each series so if you do like them, there is plenty more to catch up on. If you are looking for something more humorous try Mary Janice Davidson's Undead series. Snarky and lots of fun.

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Date Posted: 11/12/2008 1:28 PM ET
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You should check out J.R. Ward, The Blackdagger Brotherhood Series!  SO good!