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Subject: New Author Suggestions needed
Date Posted: 4/24/2009 2:52 PM ET
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This is Dan posting.  Marilyn is hoarding another book:

By Possession :: Madeline Hunter

It’s an old publication and I have been trying to get her to give up some of the older books.  But she just cannot (will not) give up some of them.  She digs in her heels when it comes to giving up a book she likes.  I have had some success in prying some books from her clutches because of the following.  Since we became members of PBS she has discovered new authors, and after reading the new authors she was willing to give up some books from her stash.

So here’s the plan…  We would like to ask for your advice/suggestions about new authors for Marilyn.  She likes historical romance novels, time travel, some paranormal romance (though becoming weary of Vampire stuff), and also just contemporary romance.

Her favorite authors before joining PaperBackSwap are (Kathleen E. Woodiwess Stephanie Laurens Victoria Alexander Bertrice Small Teresa Medeiros Catherine Hart Madeline Hunter Brenda Joyce Virginia Henley Laura Kinsale Connie Mason Hannah Howell Susan Johnson Janet Chapman Sherrilyn Kenyon Tess Mallory Kinley MacGregor Karen Marie Moning Diana Gabaldon).

Her favorite NEW authors discovered after joining PaperBackSwap are (Monica McCarty Melissa Mayhue Robin Schone).

Dan (for Marilyn)

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 3:10 PM ET
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Also we have started reading the helpful topic (New Romance Books To Wishlist) and we may come across new authors that way.  But if anyone has a specific suggestion for Marilyn we would like to hear it.

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 3:42 PM ET
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If she likes Highlander romances, she should check out Karen Ranney and Sara MacKenzie.  Also Donna Kauffman, who does some contemporary, some paranormal-ish (time-travel and the like).  For historicals, Elizabeth Hoyt, starting with Raven Prince.  She might also like Delicious by Sherry Thomas.  For contemporary, she MUST check out Robyn Carr's Virgin River series- the first book is Virgin River, followed by Shelter Mountain, Whispering Rock, Second Chance Pass, Temptation Ridge, and the latest, Paradise Valley.  (There was also Virgin River Christmas in there somewhere.)  The series that preceeded this one was Grace Valley, but it's not necessary to read it to enjoy the VR series.

Hope this helps!

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 3:53 PM ET
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If Marilyn likes historicals, she needs to get some Marsha Canham.  The pirate books first - Across a Moonlit Sea & The Iron Rose, and then the Robin Hood trilogy: Through a Dark Mist, In The Shadow of Midnight, and The Last Arrow.  After that, I suggest Pale Moon Rider.   That should get her off to a good start.

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 4:01 PM ET
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Thanks Lesley.  This is exactly the type of response I was hoping we would get.  I will give this to Marilyn when she returns.  She's out getting nailed.  Er.... I mean she's getting her nails done.  J/K  Thanks again :))

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 4:15 PM ET
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If she likes paranormals but not the vampires so much:

Jayne Castle (aka Jayne Anne Krentsz) has a fun series about a planet called Harmony where everyone has some sort of psychic ability.  The 1st story is called Bridal Jitters and it's in the anthologies Harmony by Jayne Anne Krentz and Charmed by various authors. The 2nd books is After Dark(Ghost Hunters1)-not ghosts in the dead people sense.

Diedre Knight has a wonderful series about aliens secretly living (and mating) on Earth Parralel Attraction, Parallel Desire and I can't remember the rest.  They all have Parallel in the title. 

Cait London has a great series about psychic triples: At the Edge, A Stranger's Touch and For Her Eyes Only.

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 4:35 PM ET
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Thanks Kim, Thanks Mary.  Your suggestions are very much appreciated.

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 4:46 PM ET
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Marilyn or Dan, or whoever is reading/posting right now, I should mention that most of MC's books are currently out of print.  Most of them aren't very hard to find, but books 1&2 of the Robin Hood trilogy tend to be rare in the system here, so I always suggest to anyone who is planning to order them to order them all at once.  Through a Dark Mist and  In The Shadow of Midnight will end up with 0 copies in the system or one or two wishers for them from time to time.  It never seems to take excessively long for a copy or two to get posted, but if Marilyn is a book hoarder in the same sense that I am, she probably like to get a series in hand before she starts on it & hates beating the bushes for a copy of the next installment:P

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 5:02 PM ET
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I highly recommend Catherine Anderson and Anne Gracie (especially The Stolen Princess). A warning, though, she will likely want to keep them!

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 5:15 PM ET
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Definitely Elizabeth Hoyt.  And Amanda Quick comes to mind.  But I'm never giving up my copy of By Possession either and I think you shouldn't bully her about Madeline's books.  All of her's are keepers of mine.  And has she read Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux?  It is great in the way that Madeline Hunter's books are just great.

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 5:37 PM ET
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Thanks Anne.  Some of these are already on Marilyn's RL so we may have to convert them to wishes.

Pamela;  How did you know I was trying to bully her? :))  Now she's all smug and confident after reading your post.

I'm off to mail Highland Warrior Author: Monica McCarty to NJ.  Wrapped in plastic I might add, after reading in these forums that it rains a lot over there so some members like to receive plastic wrapped books.

Dan (for Marilyn)

Date Posted: 4/24/2009 8:59 PM ET
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Catherine ANderson is one of my favorites.