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Subject: looking for light/funny recommendations
Date Posted: 10/18/2008 2:15 AM ET
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I see a lot of books and series discussed but I'm not sure which ones are lighter/ funnier and maybe with some romance. I've read Kathy Love's Young Brothers and enjoyed those as well as  'The Accidental Werewolf' by Dakota Cassidy. I also have Katie Macalister's Aisling Grey books in my TBR and I think those are funny/light. I enjoyed the Bloodrunners trilogy by Rhyannon Byrd(silhouette nocturne) as well as the Raintree trilogy also from nocturne. I have a few Christine Feehan and Sizemore books somewhere in my TBR but I think those are more 'in depth' maybe? I've also read the 2 series by Victoria Laurie-psychic eye and ghost hunters. I've also read the Storm Watch by Jim Butcher(Dresden Files) and liked that one though it was probably close to my limit.

thanks!



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Date Posted: 10/18/2008 3:16 AM ET
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doing a quick pass through the 'paranormal series' sticky at the top of this forum, these are some i've read that i think are lighter/funny:

and these are ones that i *think* are going to be light/funny, but haven't actually read yet:

Date Posted: 10/18/2008 3:47 AM ET
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thanks Ellen! those sound like exactly what I'm looking for!

Date Posted: 10/18/2008 6:59 AM ET
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How about MaryJanice Davidson's Betsy series, or her Mermaid series?    And, while its not a paranormal, I recommend Bobbie Faye's Really (really, really, really) Bad Day by Toni McGee Causey. 



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Date Posted: 10/18/2008 3:21 PM ET
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I would recommend Shanna Swendson's Katie Chandler series, it's about wizards and magic but it's really light reading. Michelle Bardsley's Broken Heart vampires are light and funny as well.

ETA: Annette Blair's witch series is pretty good too. I'm sure I'll keep thinking of others after I repost this. :)



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Date Posted: 10/18/2008 3:57 PM ET
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Vicky Lewis Thompson has a new Hex series which is light and fun and enjoyable. Just thought I would mention it.

Date Posted: 10/19/2008 8:37 AM ET
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hmm..I love Vicky Lewis Thompson's nerd books and some of her  Blaze and Temptation books...have to keep this one in mind!

Date Posted: 10/19/2008 11:15 AM ET
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May I add the Pepper Martin series by Casey Daniels?  Here's a link to her site with the series - http://www.caseydaniels.com/don.html 

Date Posted: 10/19/2008 5:38 PM ET
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The Niki Styxx series by Terri Garey; Dead Girls Are Easy (Bk1) , A Match Made in Hell (Bk 2)

-What's  Ghoul to Do and Demons are a Ghouls Beta Friend

- The Vampire books bgy MArta Acosta: Midnight Brunch at Castle Dracula (Bk2), The Bride of Casa Dracula (Bk 3) -LOVE this series

 

Date Posted: 10/19/2008 7:39 PM ET
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I really liked 'The Accidental Demon Slayer' by Angie Fox.

Date Posted: 10/19/2008 9:52 PM ET
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Jennifer Stevenson.  Her first book was a rural fastasy with a magical realism vibe.  Her recent three have silly covers, but I liked the books.  Show up under romance due to the covers.  Very different. 

Date Posted: 10/21/2008 1:25 AM ET
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does anyone know if the series that starts with Girl's Guide To Witchcraft by Mindy Klasky qualifies as light & funny?  i haven't read these yet, so i'm not sure.

Date Posted: 10/21/2008 2:35 AM ET
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thanks for all the ideas! I think I have more than enough to keep myself occupied for a while but this thread is very helpful and I'm sure I'll be back for more ideas if more posts are here!

I found in my TBR the 1st 2 vegas vampire books, casa dracula, undead series, sookie stackhouse(think these aren't so light though), and have some and  ordered others in thompson's hexed series, and annette blair's 2 series, and ellen's hooked me up with another series..I love the ligth and funny stuff! also have some romance I've collected that's a bit paranormal along wtih some assorted silhouette nocturnes(thought these really aren't funny that Iv'e seen). so think i"m a happy camper for a while at least! thanks a lot!

Date Posted: 10/29/2008 10:04 PM ET
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whew! I think I'm well-stocked for a while! I read 'happy hour at casa dracula'by marty acosta I think is the author. It was light and pretty good...didn't make 'keeper' status for me I don't think...I think that's because it was more chick-lit to me probably though I found my library has another of her books and one ordered so I can read those there if I get the urge!

found some from Annette Blair's 2 series(didn't realize there were 2 series til Ellen told me!) so I found the ones that go with those along with 2 from Thompson's Hex series...and right now I'm enjoying 'How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire' by Kerrelyn Sparks (thanks again  Ellen!) and I'm really liking this one..a little over halfway through and it's cute..so far prety light considering she has a russian vampire hitman after her! also wanna read 'real vampires have curves' that I already have. now I'm eye-balling another author someone mentioned on the love and romance forum..ashley I think is the last name...

Date Posted: 11/1/2008 11:35 PM ET
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Shelly Laurenston's shapechangers I think are hilarious, especially Pack Challenge and The Mane Event-I laughed aloud at several places in these books and usually only Stephanie Plum does that for me!

Date Posted: 11/6/2008 12:12 PM ET
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I just finished the Love at Stake series by Kerrelyn Sparks and  LOVED it! These were so good!