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Subject: I am looking for some new authors...
Date Posted: 5/2/2012 6:14 PM ET
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I am running out of books from my favorite authors. Anyone have any new ones they can recommend?  I like books with vampires, shapeshifters, werewolfs, etc that have funny characters or strong female character leads - nothing too dark or gruesome.  I am looking for maybe someone who is new that may not be a top seller yet. The authors I love are:

MaryJanice Davidson, Lynsay Sands, Particia Briggs, Rachel Vincent, Kerrelyn Sands, Nalini Singh, Janet Evanovich, Christine Warren, Cherry Adair, Michele Bardsley, Stephanie Rowe, Christine Feehan, Kimberly Raye, Dakota Cassedy    to name a few.

Any suggestions?  Thanks.





Date Posted: 5/3/2012 12:49 PM ET
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Make sure to ask in the Paranormal forum too, since many of these authors fall into that category.

For newer authors, if you're not set on a female lead, you might like Kevin Herne's Iron Druid series.  The first is Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles, Bk 1).  The focus is on Celtic gods and mythology rather than vampires, shifters, etc, but it's the same sort of feel and the first one has slightly campy humor.  I don't know if it gets darker - I've only read the first and there's just two out so far.

Date Posted: 5/3/2012 5:12 PM ET
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You might try Sharon Shinn.  She wrote The Shape-Changer's Wife among others.

Date Posted: 5/5/2012 1:39 PM ET
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Jim Butcher, Mercedes Lackey, Tamora Pierce, Michelle West.

Date Posted: 5/5/2012 5:23 PM ET
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I second Jim Butcher's Dreden Files ( first book is Storm Front ) and Kevin Herne's Iron Druid series.



Date Posted: 5/8/2012 11:18 AM ET
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The Allie Beckstrom series from Devon Monk


Date Posted: 5/20/2012 12:03 PM ET
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Sharon Shinn's new book The Shape of Desire is a paranormal/urban fantasy about a shape-shifter.

Have you read Susan Krinard's werewolf books?

Bruce -
Date Posted: 5/25/2012 8:10 AM ET
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I enjoy fantasy but I'm not a huge fan of the genre. I really don't know what I am looking for in a fantasy novel but I know it when I read it. These are the fantasy series that I absolutely loved:

"The Song of Fire and Ice" George R.R. Martin

"The Kingkiller Trilogy" Patrick Rothfuss

"The Demon War" Peter V. Brett

Series that I liked:

"The First Law" Joe Abercrombie

"Night Angel Trilogy" Brent Weeks

I am starting Jim Butcher's "Dresden Files" soon. I have tried other fantasy novels and just didn't like them. Not trying to horn in on lonestars thread but if anyone can recommend fantasy novels similar to the ones above, it would be greatly appreciated.

Date Posted: 7/6/2012 1:00 AM ET
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I reccomend Carrie Vaughn. Her series Kitty and the Midnight Hour has kept me entertained through like 7 books or something. I forget exactly how many there are. Also Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series might interest you. The first book is called Magic Bites. Kelley Armstrong's Bitten series is also very good as is C. L. Wilson's Lord of the Fading Lands series. I enjoy a lot of the authors you do, so hopefully you like these suggestions!

Date Posted: 7/6/2012 2:59 AM ET
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Bruce - Try Robin Hobb, especially the Farseer Trilogy, starts with Assassin's Apprentice.

lonestar3333 - you might like Robin D. Owens Heart Mate books ... they are definitely romance paranormals, set in a world with magic. I thought they were very well done, interesting characters, interesting world.

Date Posted: 7/11/2012 2:53 PM ET
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I started Trudi Canavan's Traitor Spy trilogy, seems to be interesting. I also enjoy Joe Abercrombie 's First Law triolgy. 

Subject: Older
Date Posted: 7/20/2012 12:29 PM ET
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I'm always recommending an older series: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Saint- Germain books, starting with Hotel Transylvania. The early ones were much better than the more recent ones.

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