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Subject: Looking for a new series to get into! Suggestions!
Date Posted: 1/7/2011 3:34 PM ET
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So I'm wondering if anyone can suggest a series for me! I liked JR Ward's BDB series. Well, I found it to be ridiculous but dang if I didn't read every book in the series. The same with the Psy Changling series by Nalini Singh. I didn't think I liked them. I said I didn't like them but I'll be danged if I didn't read all the books in that series as well. I've read the first chapter of Hawkes upcoming book and I will admit, out loud, that I can't wait!

I've tried Mercy Thompson series but couldn't cope with the love triangle/quadrangle that potentially began. I do know what happens so I think that's why I'm hesitant to continue. I do have some of Sherilyn Kenyons books but they seem to get really repetitive.

I don't think I can get into Lyndsay Sand or LKH. I guess I like books with a little bit of humor and tough men. Alpha men. Tough alpha men that know what they want.

I just finished Kresley Coles Wicked Deeds on a Winter Night and liked that one (again, manly alpha man!). I'm trying to get the rest of the books in that series. Any other recommendations?? They don't have to be series though. Don't tell me I've exhausted my list of potentials already?? Hahaha. There has to be more.

Oh, I tried listening to the audio of Christine Feehan (is that her name) books but that didn't work. Should I try reading them. Come in ladies, I know you can help me :)

Date Posted: 1/7/2011 7:12 PM ET
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Ilona Andrews - she has two series, one about a mercenary, the other is more romance

Jim Butcher - Harry Dresden series

Rachel Caine - Weather Warden

Karen Chance - 2 series, one is a seer the other is about a dhamphir

Cassandra Clare - Mortal Instruments (YA)

Mark Del Franco - Druid series

Laura Anne Gilman - retriever - supernational thief

Kim Harrison - witch series & YA vampire series

Tanya Huff - Blood series

Faith Hunter - Jane Littlerock series - shapeshifter

Melissa Marr - YA Faerie summer & winter courts

Seanan McGuire - October Daye changeling series

Richelle Mead - succubus series

Kat Richardson - Greywalker series

Michelle Sagara - Cast In series

Lilith Saintcrow - Dante Valentine & Jill Kismet series

Maria Snyder - Poison & Magic Studies

Maggie Stiefvater - YA 2 series, Faerie & Werewolf

Carrie Vaughn - Kitty werewolf series

I didn't give much descritpion but I've found that you can put the author into Amazon and read the blurbs to find out if you think you would be interested in the books.

 

 

 

 

 

Date Posted: 1/9/2011 12:00 PM ET
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You may want to try the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost.  It's got a strong female lead, BUT, the male lead sure as hell is tough as nails too! yes

Date Posted: 1/9/2011 12:59 PM ET
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Oh I read the first book in that series and liked it. I loved Bones because he was hard core! The only reason I didn't read the next books is because I didn't like her employer choice at the end. Yeah, I've got issues. cool

Date Posted: 1/10/2011 12:39 AM ET
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What about the Gena Showalter series?

Date Posted: 1/10/2011 11:19 AM ET
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Thanks Courtney. I just picked up the first book in one of the series. I can't think of the name right now but I think there are at least 6 books out already. But I might be wrong because she has written a lot of books. Oh wait, maybe I am getting her mixed up with Sherrilyn Kenyon?

Date Posted: 1/10/2011 4:06 PM ET
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If you love the tough alpha men then you should love Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series and Larissa Ione's Demonica series.  And I definitely agree with Courtney on Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld.  I'm a tough alpha male lover too, and besides BDB, those are my faves.  Oh, and I'm in love with Bones, so you should continue that series (and read the Night Huntress World spin-off series as well)  And, although they are a bit repetitive at times, I also loved Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series--yummy alpha males!

ETA:  I also loved Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark, and I tried to read Feehan's first book in the Carpathian series and couldn't get into it, although some people love that series.  I'll read it eventually, but there's too much other stuff I want to read first!



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Date Posted: 1/10/2011 5:15 PM ET
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Kresley Cole's IAD series is probably one of the best out there (my personal fave) , but like the other series, you should really try and read them in order to understand them the best and enjoy them better.  If you like Alpha Males, she's the best.  Definitely read her novella The Warlord Wants Forever in Playing Easy to Get .  I would place it as Book 2. 

Don't know if someone mentioned J.R. Ward's Blackdagger Brotherhood series.  FANTASTIC.

Pamela Palmer's Feral Warriors series is good as well.

Sharie Kohler's Moon Chasers

Alyssa Day's Atlantis series is also a great one

 

Date Posted: 1/10/2011 7:00 PM ET
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@ Renee - I am about to start the first book of the Lords of the Underworld series right now. I tried to read Christine Feehan books but I don't know, I can just never get into them. I've been hearing great things about Sam's story, I think it's in Burning Wild. But I just couldn't get into it. I don't know why. I guess I like a touch of ridiculous and even though I was only 10% of the way through, I just didn't feel it.

I really hadn't realized how many books I've read I have read 2 of the Lara Adrian books and the first 3 Demonica books. But that was a while ago. I'll add those on my list now.

I loved Bones too but why oh why did they add that employer in the end? I hate when they throw that in books. I liked them on their own. Though I am adding it to my list anyway, hahaha. Bones.

@Kim - I really want to finish the IAD series now that I finished Wicked Deeds. But it's going to cost me an arm and a leg to get the rest of them on my Kindle. *shakes head* I wish my library had them. I will finish them all though. I do like her manly men. I really want to read them!

I have read BDB books and liked those as well. Even though they were kinda ridiculous and JM's book disappointed me, I still love those books.

I've added the last three books you listed to my list. I haven't heard of any of those.

 

Date Posted: 1/10/2011 7:14 PM ET
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In case anyone is wondering, I am only on the first chapter of The Darkest Night (Lords of the Underworld) and I really like it so far! Thanks!

Date Posted: 1/10/2011 7:21 PM ET
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I LOVED all her books!  The newest one The Darkest Secret   is coming out 4/1/11 and I can't wait!

I've got all the Feral Warriors books and I'm working on getting all the Atlantis books cause I heard they both had hot alpha males.  I'm looking forward to reading both series!

Date Posted: 1/11/2011 9:04 AM ET
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I finished the first book and loved it. Definitely, definitely alpha males that aren't afraid to fight. I love it! Now I have to see what else my library has from her!!! Yes!

Poor Torin!

 

I've heard of the Atlantis books but not the Feral Warriors one.

Date Posted: 1/11/2011 11:51 PM ET
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I would recommend the Warriors of Poseidon series by Alyssa Day.  Tough alpha men AND the books are funny!  I really enjoyed the series!

Date Posted: 1/12/2011 3:58 PM ET
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Thanks, added that to my tbr pile! Fits my standards!!

Date Posted: 1/12/2011 8:27 PM ET
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One thing that really cracks me up about the Warriors of Poseidon books is the men are so alpha, they constantly try to boss around "their women" (they do call their wives/girlfriends their "woman" lol).  And the women are always saying things like, "Excuse me??!  I do not follow orders from you or anyone!"   None of their girlfriends will put up with it, it is cute.  

Date Posted: 1/12/2011 10:19 PM ET
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O.k. I agree with the Immortals After Dark Series by Kresley Cole. Gena Showalter is always a winner but I thought her Atlantis Series was better than the Lords of the Underworld Series only because I tend to lean toward the paranormal aspects over other things. Here are some off the top of my head that are favorites of mine and if I recall correctly have true alpha male characters and plenty of humor:

 

                                                  1.  Nauti boys 1-6- Lora Leigh

                                                  2.  Rough Riders 1-9- Lorelei James

                                                  3.  Circe's Recruits 1-4- Marie Harte

                                                  4.  Fast Track Series 1-4- Erin McCarthy

                                                  5.  Breeds series 1-21- Lora Leigh

                                                  6.  Wild Instincts and Running Wild by Sarah McCarty

                                                  7.  Shadow Dwellers series 1-6- J. C. Wilder

                                                  8.  Tempting Seals- Lora Leigh

                                                  9.  Shifters series 1-13- Shelly Laurenston

And then finally, some individual books are:   Treasured- Crystal Jordan, The Kelly Group International-Maya Banks, Scratching Post- Terry Pray, Tooth & Claw- Annamarie McKenna.

**Let me know if any of these were of any help.

Dory -
Date Posted: 1/13/2011 3:06 PM ET
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Thomas Sniegoski's (sp?)  Remy Chandler series. Awesome books :)

Date Posted: 1/15/2011 9:56 AM ET
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Another really good series is are the Jane True books by Nicole Peeler.There 3 in the series. Tempest Rising is the first one. Not much for the Alpha male but still are really good reads. Anothr Book I just Finished and LOVED!!!!! was Queen of Shadows by Diane Sylvan. Another you migt try is the Doomsday Bretheren series by Shayla Black. Alpha Male Wizards. Very Hot!



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Date Posted: 1/15/2011 11:41 AM ET
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Just to update everyone. Yesterday I bought the rest of the IAD series,  one Alyssa Day book, one Moon Chasers book, one Alien Huntress and got the Atlantis series from the library. You guys recommened a lot of awesome sounding books so I have a ways to go. I want to at least try one book in all the ones mentioned. I am sure that I will get through them all. I devour the alpha men books!

Date Posted: 1/15/2011 6:35 PM ET
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I just read a few new authors and their new series and LOVED them.  First was Dead, Undead and Somewhere in Between by J.A. Saare, sadly, only the first book is out so far and I'm salivating waiting for the second.  I think 2 and 3 are coming out this year, but don't quote me on it.

I also started reading H.P. Mallory's Jolie Wilkins series, I'm on book 2, Toil and Trouble and both books are very very good.  I find myself laughing a lot. 

Just thought I'd share.

Date Posted: 1/15/2011 6:55 PM ET
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Thanks Kim. I actually have both of those books but haven't read them. I'm pretty sure I tried Dead but gave up on it. I don't remember why so I'll have to try it again.

I recently finished the second book in the Lords of the Underworld series and Dark Needs at Night's Edge (IAD) and did not like either. Actually that's not true. I thought they were just OK. 2 stars for them both. I'm still reading the next books though!

Date Posted: 1/15/2011 10:00 PM ET
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If you are talking about "The Darkest Kiss", the 2 books you mentioned were my least favorites of both series.  In The Darkest Kiss, Anya, the heroine annoyed me to no end.  She was just way too much of a pain for me.  That was the only book of the series that I can remember that I really didn't enjoy very much.

The same with Dark Needs at Night's Edge.  The thing with the ghost just never appealed to me, and I found the book kind of boring.

In most of the series that I've loved, there's been at least one book I've enjoyed much less than the others and you just happened to read both of those at the same time.  I hope you don't let them deter you from continuing with either of the series.  Both of these characters are used a bit in future storylines, so I guess their stories needed to be told.  Thankfully, I don't remember either of them being focused on enough in those future storylines to make me dislike any of the future books.

ETA:  Oh, and I loved Dead, Undead or Somewhere In Between.  The editing of the book was definitly lacking, but once the story got going, I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait for the next one!



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Date Posted: 1/16/2011 2:03 PM ET
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Thank you Renee! That made me feel much better. I did not like Anya,. I wanted to tell her to just grow up girl, times have changed!

As for Dark Night, I didn't like the ghost thing either. It was just too weird. I don't know. She was also too much for me. I can see where you thought it might be boring because hardly anything happens. Most of the time is just them talking. I liked it when the action picked up but it wasn't enough.

It won't deter me from reading the rest of the books. I don't mind because I know they're all about different characters. I think it would have been harder if they were the first books in the series, I would have given up then.

 

Another vote for Dead, huh? Must move that one up as well.

Date Posted: 1/16/2011 10:37 PM ET
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I really liked Dead, Undead or Somewhere In Between, too. It was one of my tops for 2010. Though, it's not really an alpha male book. It's a kick-ass chick book. I heart those.

Another of my favorites from this year was The Greyfriar. I really, really loved this one. I can't wait for #2 to come out.