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Subject: Looking for>>>>>>>
Date Posted: 8/29/2010 10:48 PM ET
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cheekyBooks with a strong love story element my only must is a happy ending!!I don't lke to read things that make me sadangry! I dont care what kind of pairing the romance is between and a perk would be if there is a copy of the book in the system, but not an absalute mustwink thanks!!

 

 

PS ive read alote of David Weber, Eric Flint, Anne Mcaffrey, Wen Spencer, Patricia Briggs 

Date Posted: 8/30/2010 3:15 PM ET
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Catherine Asaro writes books that I would label 'erotic and romantic' science fiction.  It is science fiction, but with a strong feminie touch.  About an empire of telepaths (the good ones) vs the bad guys.  If you look up the author 'Catherine Asaro' and then search for 'Skolian Empire'. 

One of the first ones I read was 'Catch the Lightning', it is part of a whole series.  Look it up I might well be up your alley.  I know I liked it a lot because other than romance it also had pretty good sci-fi techie stuff in it.

Date Posted: 8/30/2010 9:56 PM ET
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Agree with Catherine Asaro.  Doris Egan,  Sharon Shinn, Linnea Sinclair, Alis Rasmussen (AKA Kate Elliot), and Lois McMaster Bujold.   Robin Owens' Heart series.  (More romance, less SF.)   Sharon Lee and Steve Miller's Laid series. 

Subject: Anne McCaffrey
Date Posted: 2/10/2011 10:25 PM ET
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Give a try to Anne McCaffrey's series that begins with Freedom's Landing. I think there are three books in the series. Earth is overcome and looted - her people also taken. A woman meets and saves one of the despoilers - they look very much like humans but being a different species are not capable of reproduction with humans (but sex is another matter) - who has gotten afoul of his own people. Both end up on a planet colonized with "slaves" from Earth. Sounds trite, but it is well written and the plot gets better as the series continues. 



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Date Posted: 2/12/2011 9:29 AM ET
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Jayne Ann Krentz has done several books under her pen name of Jayne Castle.  The first series is set on the world of St. Helens, they are: Amaryllis, Zinnia and Orchid.  The next is set on the world of Harmony: After Glow, After Dark, Ghost Hunter, Silver Master, Dark Light, Obsidian Prey.  

On a totally different note how about aliens on earth?  Gini Koch has two fantastic books out Touched by an Alien and Alien Tango.  The third,  Alien in the Family comes out March 1, 2011.

 

Date Posted: 2/12/2011 8:01 PM ET
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I've been looking around for sci fi romances myself. Never read Linnea Sinclair, but just requested two books from her that were already availabe, not wl'd.

I love Gini Koch - Finishing up her 2nd book Alien Tango and she makes me laugh quite a bit ;)

Just finished Sara Creasy's Song of Scarabaeus and loved it. The next book in her series is coming out late next month. (should add that not a whole lot of romance. Hopefully next book.)

Both Gini Koch and Sara Creasy are wl'd tho...

 



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Date Posted: 2/12/2011 9:38 PM ET
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Thanks for all the auther's I read the 1st of gini koch and have wl the 2nd Its absalutly hilarious and have put alot of the others on reserve at my local library!

Date Posted: 2/12/2011 10:05 PM ET
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How about Katherine Allred? I have her first book in her Alien Affairs series. Haven't started it yet. Has anyone else read it?



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Date Posted: 2/18/2011 10:01 PM ET
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I'm also going to suggest Wen Spencer's Tinker and Wolf Who Rules -- the city of Philadelphia monthly travels to the Elfhome. Tinker is an 18 year old human female genius who defends a high ranking elf, Lord Windwolf, when he is attacked by warg dogs at her scrap yard.  These two books bring in some interesting Asian mythology, as well as some of the standard Western elf mythos. 

The next is also Wen Spencer, however it is a bit of a different romance - A Brother's Price.  Jerin is the hero, a 16 year old male who will soon be married to whichever family his sisters decide.  Yes this is a male/female reversal novel, set in the 1800 (steam ships and microscopes, but not airships or telegraphs).  One of the twists of this novel is that males are very rare (most die at birth - its never explained why) so a man has several wives.  I love this book.  Jerin is a great character.  The sex is very mild.

Subject: Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
Date Posted: 2/22/2011 1:09 PM ET
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You might try the Liaden Universe books by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller. The first one published was Agent of Change, then Conflict of Honors (which is set slightly earlier in time, in the same universe but with different characters), then Carpe Diem, with the characters from both of those books. All three were published together later as Partners in Necessity. There are also several sequels, prequels, and other books set in the same universe. Many of them have won Romantic Times awards.
Date Posted: 2/26/2011 6:25 PM ET
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I'm going to suggest Guy Gavriel Kay, his work is classed as Fantasy, but it's really history with slight fantasy/supernatural elements.  However you class him, his books are excellent, with interesting people facing life problems, always a strong love interest and "happy" endings.  I would begin with Lions of Al-Rassan, it's one of the best books I've ever read.

Cheers, Margaret