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Subject: My Mom Needs Help Finding A New Series!
Date Posted: 5/14/2012 3:26 AM ET
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Ok my mom needs something new to read and today she asked me if I could find her something native american in the paranormal genre.  She picked up these a while ago and has kept current in them I think she's wanting something similar to them. 

CE Murphy's Walker Papers Series

Particia Briggs Mercy Thompson Series

Faith Hunter's Jane Yellow Rock Series

Those are the ones I can think of but I think there might have been a few more.  Also she does not care for YA!

And Since I'm pretty sure there are not very many series out there like these and she needs something to read if you have suggestions on books posted in the system that are not vampire books I'd like to here those too. So any older Fae, Were, Ghost series book would be great

Here are some other series that she likes

All Laurel K Hamilton books

All Charlaine Harris Books

Kim Harrison's Hollow Series

Rachel Vincent Pride Series

Kelley Armstongs Otherworld Series





Date Posted: 5/14/2012 3:46 AM ET
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heh, now you're giving me ideas for books for *my* mom.  except she has approaching 1000 books on her own TBR, so she doesn't need too much from mine.  :)

my mom also enjoys the Mercy Thompson and Sookie Stackhouse books, and like the earlier Anita Blake books.  not native american, but she also likes the Weather Warden series by Rachel Caine, and the Harry Dresden books by Jim Butcher.  the earlier books in both series appear to be available or no/low wishers.

Date Posted: 5/14/2012 4:02 AM ET
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Well thanks Ellen thats one I forgot to add.  She had stacks but somehow she kept reading and reading and giving them back to me and now she has maybe 20 books total.  I felt bad for her, her poor book shelf looks so empty! 

She read most of the Weather Warden Sereies the ones that are not wl'd.  However she gave me back the Dresden Files after only reading halfway through the first book.  Really she doesn't seem to like book with Male leads though I think she read some of the JK Beck Shadow Keepers series.  And she also likes these:

Katie MacAlisters' Dragon books (Aisling Grey, Light Dragons)

Phaedra Weldon's Zoe Martinique Series

Kat Richardson's Grey Walker Series

Victoria Laurie's (Abby Cooper Psychic Eye, and Her Ghost Hunter series)

Jennifer Ashley's Shifters Unbound

Allyson James Stormwalker Series was another she really liked

Oh and She likes Elle Jaspers Dark Ink books I don't care for them so much though!

Its hard for me to keep track of her's and mine LOL!  And she's hit most of the major para authors so thats why I was wanting older ones that would be posted plus she has this thing about needing to have most of the series before she starts it. 

I think she likes a little more mystery in her books maybe with a little romance.  She doesn't seem to like those series where they seem to be basically the same romance over and over just with different character names : ) maybe with minor plot changes. 

Hope that helps me find her some new series books ; )    

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Date Posted: 5/14/2012 12:39 PM ET
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Gail Carringer.  Because I recommend Soulless to almost everyone.

Date Posted: 5/15/2012 2:58 PM ET
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The Iron Druid series has both a male lead, and a lot of Native American elements (among many other mythologies that are in the books, along with vampires). So, don't know if she would like it or not, but I really do! It's by Kevin Hearne. It's kind of like "guy lit" ... that's what I would call it.

I haven't seen Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling series mentioned yet, but its really, really good. Features mostly shifters. Read these in order.

Try also the P. R. Frost books ... Tess Noncoire series. Starts with Hounding the Moon. Native American.

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Date Posted: 5/16/2012 6:38 PM ET
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I also recommend the Psy/Changeling books.

She might also like the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost and Thea Harrison's Elder Races books. Both are very good.

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Date Posted: 5/16/2012 9:43 PM ET
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She's current on the Night Huntress and I've got the Elder Races on my wl.  I'm pretty sure I have the PSY/Changeling books there two she's read the first 2 of those and might be getting more of them from the library.   See I knew this was going to be hard.  Thank for helping out though guys.  I did order her the Delilah Street books and the Cassie Palmer series so hopefully she will like those and they can keep her occupied for a time. 

She likes mysteries too anyone know of any regular mysteries with native american folklore in them?

Date Posted: 5/17/2012 9:07 AM ET
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Lori Handeland has a series called the Pheonix Chronicles that has Native American myths and legends in it. Its paranormal. And Victoria Laurie has the Ghost Hunter Mysteries series a mix of paranormal and mystery. The more recent books have some Native American influence in them.

Date Posted: 5/17/2012 12:42 PM ET
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She likes mysteries too anyone know of any regular mysteries with native american folklore in them?

Well, like Tony Hillerman? My Mom loves those.

Aimee and David Thirlo

I also found this list: http://www.readersadvice.com/readadv/000302.html

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Date Posted: 5/18/2012 12:38 AM ET
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Thanks April I just ordered her the frist in the Pheonix Chronicles it looks likes something she'd like.  She's Current on the Victoria Lauries series, well all of her series' actually.

And Sara thanks so much that site is great I already know she's read 2 series from the top of the list so hopefully there will be more that she'll like!  

Date Posted: 5/18/2012 9:24 AM ET
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For Native American/Paranormal Theme:

Louis L'Amour has a stand alone novel your Mom might like - The Haunted Mesa .


For Paranormal with Female Lead:

Cassandra Clare The Mortal Instruments series

Caitlin Kittredge Black London series

Julie Kagawa Iron Fey series

Casey Daniels Pepper Martin series


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