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Subject: Lynsay Sands
Date Posted: 3/26/2009 11:33 AM ET
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I picked up a few HB books of hers at the goodwill because of the titles but hadn't heard of her.  I checked them out and found they are #'s 6 through 10 of the Argeneau series.  I was wondering, since the first one is wishlisted, do they need to be read in order?  I know some series you can and some you don't want to.  Anybody read these?  Are they good?  I like Patricia Briggs, Kelley Armstrong, Charlaine Harris, MaryJanice Davidson.  I'm reading the first Laurell K Hamilton, Guilty Pleasures, right now.  Seems good so far.  Wasn't sure whether to get started on another series.

Any opinions on this author?

Date Posted: 3/26/2009 11:50 AM ET
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I really enjoy this series. I've read them out of order & been fine.

Date Posted: 3/26/2009 12:08 PM ET
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So far I only read A Quick Bite, but I thought it was adorable, along the Queen Betsy lines.

Date Posted: 3/26/2009 12:19 PM ET
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I've read about 2/3 of them so far and have read them all out of order due to availability and haven't had any trouble keeping up.  They are great books if you're looking for a vamp romance with a humor twist.  I usually read them pretty quick because they're entertaining.

Date Posted: 3/26/2009 1:28 PM ET
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The books you listed are all much more on the urban fantasy side of paranormal.  Sands is much more on the romance side.  And while the books are all slightly connected, they are self contained romances.  You will lose a sllght history of the family, but not much.

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Date Posted: 3/27/2009 8:33 AM ET
Member Since: 7/23/2008
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Romance?  Well, maybe I'll try one and see if I like it.  Thanks for all the input.  I appreciate it.


Date Posted: 3/27/2009 9:16 AM ET
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I like the first couple of them well enough.  Definitely in the romance with a vampire twist genre.......I did get a little bored around the 4th one, because it was the same story over and over again with slight changes...IMO.....

Date Posted: 3/27/2009 9:38 AM ET
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I liked them all except the last one that came out.  Couldn't read it at all and was very disappointed, but will get the next one.  You get to like the Argenaus (sp) and the last one really didn't stick at all with the immediate family.  I also read them in order. 

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Date Posted: 3/29/2009 9:03 AM ET
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I've read them in order and so far enjoyed them.  As others have mentioned there is a romance theme in them.  I actually got the occasional laugh as well.  After all mama wants her children to marry and the boys donwanna! 

Date Posted: 3/29/2009 11:54 AM ET
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I did read them in order but I don't think it would be a problem if you didn't.  I also agree that the last one, The Rouge Hunter, was probably my least favorite.  The Immortal Hunter is due out this week and I'm 200+ on the wish list.  Arrgghhhh!

Date Posted: 5/23/2009 4:48 AM ET
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I've been reading these(minus the first one since it's lost somewhere in mt tbr..) but some are 'darker' than others. I mean, I like the lightness and the humor (esp Accidental Vampire) but Vampires Are Forever started getting a little darker and Vampire Interrupted was sorta sad then I just finished The Rogue Hunter and didnt' care for the ending and just started The Immortal Hunter and it's already sounding dark and I"m just on the first few pages. I'm wondering if she's getting away from the light/cute stuff and headed towards these more complex storylines? I sure hope not! I was a bit tired reading The Rogue Hunter but it just lacked something; at least to me it did.

Date Posted: 5/24/2009 6:08 PM ET
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I read a bunch and then had to stop. They are kind of the same story every time. I enjoyed them but got bored with 2 or 3 left to read. I recently tried again to read them but just had to put them down because I was bored to tears. :( I really enjoyed the earlier ones.

If you are reading the earlier Laurell K Hamilton books, those are wonderful. As they go along, though, they change quite a bit in their content and style and other things. I haven't read the last 1 or 2. A coworker years ago introduced me to those and her reason for liking them was that the main character was religious and did not sleep with some guy she wasn't married to... I always wonder if she is still reading that series now. I hope not. Poor woman would collapse of shock.