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Subject: Lynsay Sands - wanting to branch out, which do you recommend?
Date Posted: 9/5/2008 11:16 AM ET
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Hi All,

I have recently read and enjoyed Sherilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter and Dream Hunter series.  Would I like Lynsay Sands as well?  Also, which books/series would you recommend I start with?  What are some of your favorites?

Argeneau Family

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Date Posted: 9/5/2008 12:10 PM ET
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I read her vamp series from Single White Vamp through to A Quick Bite before I stopped with that series. I liked SWV the most but I felt like the rest of the series went downhill from there. That said though, I really enjoy her historicals and will pick them up when I want a book I know will make me laugh. I've read The Deed, The Switch, Lady Pirate, Bliss, and The Perfect Wife. I think Lady Pirate was my favorite of her historicals.

Date Posted: 9/5/2008 12:36 PM ET
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Me personally I'm not all that crazy about her writing.

Sherri

Date Posted: 9/5/2008 12:58 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/5/2008 1:31 PM ET
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Lynsay Sands is definitely a lightweight, funny read, and i enjoy her books a lot, but they are not similar at all to Kenyon's DH books (which i also like).  for the vampire books, i suggest starting with Single White Vampire - the hero writes romances, and gets convinced to go to a romance convention.  :)  (also the first one published.)

for her historicals, i've only read about half of them.  Lady Pirate, The Switch, and The Perfect Wife were all a lot of fun.

Date Posted: 9/5/2008 1:48 PM ET
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I'm reading a ligth/cute/very sexy vampire romance series now by kathy love - starts with 'fangs for the memories', then 'fangs but no fangs'...not too dark..there's an 'evil' at least in the first 2 books I've read(haven't read the rd one  yet) but HEAs and some cute scenes.

I have several of Sands' books in my TBR and am lookng forward to them..think I'll start with'single white vamp' since it was recommended. I tend to like cutesy funny sexy reads over the darker more serious.

Date Posted: 9/5/2008 2:15 PM ET
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I have Lady Pirate and have been trying to get into it, but I'm not having much luck so far.  The beginning seems kinda stupid to me, and I keep putting it down:P

Date Posted: 9/5/2008 3:18 PM ET
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I tend to not like "funny" writers much, and she's no exception, but I did quite enjoy The Accidental Vampire. The small town community taking care of their residential vampire did amuse me. But if you're looking for dark, I would go with J.R. Ward or Susan Sizemore.

Date Posted: 9/5/2008 5:50 PM ET
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I've read "A Quick Bite" and "Accidental Vampire" and enjoyed both.  They're light but fun! 

Sara

Date Posted: 9/5/2008 5:57 PM ET
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well I think from the description I'm gonna enjoy these! I like funny and light!

Date Posted: 9/5/2008 6:04 PM ET
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Lynsay is a quick, light humorous read.  Of the vamps, I like the first Single White Vampire best.

I've read most of her books, and the best for me are Love is Blind and The Brat - even if you aren't interested much in the others for those who've tried some of her,  I'd recommend Love is Blind.

Pam

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 12:06 AM ET
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I think I have that one.  Somewhere here in the vault...  I'll send out a search party for it and maybe give it a try:P

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 12:31 AM ET
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Thanks so much!  That gives me several to try first :  )

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 9:54 AM ET
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I've read and like her historicals and I agree that Love is Blind is a good read. I have one of her vamp books in my TBR but haven't gotten to it yet.

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 6:22 PM ET
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Despite the dates/years don't get confused ... A Quick Bite is actually the FIRST book in the series and it's best if read first IMHO even though she didn't write it first.  You have them listed in the correct order for reading.

I LOVE this series. Like others have said, very fun, light and of course, you can't miss (from my POV anyhow because my family is from Canada) because they're based where my family is from. 

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 7:53 PM ET
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A Quick Bite is actually the FIRST book in the series and it's best if read first IMHO even though she didn't write it first.

i would disagree with that.  though A Quick Bite is the first chronological book, it's also a little bit darker than Single White Vampire, which was written first, so i'd still go with Single White Vampire to try out the series even though it's no longer listed as book 1.

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 8:07 PM ET
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how dark is dark?

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 8:19 PM ET
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in this case, not very dark.  the lead character is in a little bit of danger, so the tone of A Quick Bite is a little more serious than some of the other books in the series, but it's not a dark book overall.  Single White Vampire is entirely a romantic comedy, which is why i think that one is a good place to start and get an intro to the Argeneau family.

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 9:58 AM ET
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I love Lynsay Sands!  I've read books 1-9 of her Argeneau Family series and it's one of my favorites.  I'd recommend starting with those.  They are funny paranormals. 

Date Posted: 9/7/2008 2:05 PM ET
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I really wanted to like Lynsay Sands as so many people enjoy her books and rave about them.  I read Sweet Revenge, Love is Blind, Bliss and All I Want from the Wish List anthology.  I can't seem to get into her.  Of course those are from her historicals and it seems you guys like her paranormals.  I have Bite Me If You Can in my TBR pile - it has been there a while - maybe I will give it a try.