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Subject: Nina Bangs & Lynsay Sands
Date Posted: 4/9/2009 5:47 PM ET
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Probably been discussed 100xs but I'm tired of wasting my time on crappy books.  I have quite a few of both authors but I've never read any thing by them...any advice? 

I tend to like UF better than PnR if that helps on the suggestions.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 4/9/2009 6:20 PM ET
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If you like Urban Fantasy better than Paranormal Romance than you probably won't like either author.  They are light comedy para romance.   I have only read a couple of Nina Bangs and did not care for her writing style. 


ETA: I like Lynsay Sands when I am in the mood for something light

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Date Posted: 4/9/2009 6:44 PM ET
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I haven't read any Nina Bangs but I enjoy Lynsay Sands.  It's what I call "fun" reading.

Date Posted: 4/9/2009 7:05 PM ET
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Lyndays Sands is fun ready. Not that much of a NB fan. If you like urban fantasy you can try:

  • Jenna Black's Morgan Kingsley series and her Guardian series
  • Laura Anne Gilman's Retriever series
  • Caitlin Kittredge's Nocturn City series

If you don't already have them on your list

Date Posted: 4/9/2009 7:37 PM ET
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I don't mind light and fluffy.... I like Victoria Laurie, Michele Bardsley, Katie McAlister etc... I'm just not a fan of say...Lora Leigh, Kenyon, Feehan.  I started collecting a lot of paranormals  before I actually figured out what I liked and w over 300 books sitting on my shelf I am trying to decide what I'm really going to like and what I should just get rid of! 

Thanks for the suggestions Ruth...I lvoe Jenna Black and Caitlin Kittredge, I've got a couple of Gilman's in my TBR  but haven't gotten to them yet!

Date Posted: 4/9/2009 8:35 PM ET
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well, i just put this in another thread, but here it is again:

with Lynsay Sands, i would definitely recommend Single White Vampire.  it is still my favorite, and very funny.  if you don't like that one, i wouldn't bother with the rest.  that does seem to be the first published, though not the first chronologically, and it was the first one i read.

Nina Bangs - ask me in about a month.  ;)  i liked Wicked Nights enough that i got the other two in that trilogy, but i've had them both in TBR for just over a year and i'm finally getting to them.  unless they get bumped again for something else.  i only remember the castle from the first one and not many of the specifics.  but if it took me a year from book 1 to book 2, it apparently wasn't super good.

Date Posted: 4/11/2009 10:26 AM ET
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I've pretty much been reading paranormal since the beginning so I have to say that I enjoyed both authors like everyone else has mentioned for lighter reading.  I still read both series but it's strange that I like the first 3 Lynsay Sands books the best but I like the later books by Nina Bangs better than her earlier ones.   I can't believe that the early Lynsay Sands books are being re-issued--it doesn't seem that long ago that they first came out to me:LOL:  

Reading one from each author's series should give you an idea on whether or not they appeal. 

Date Posted: 4/11/2009 3:07 PM ET
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These are two of my favorite authors and loved everything I've read by both authors.