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Subject: One more subject suggestion request: Series on Witches, can anyone help?
Date Posted: 6/21/2009 9:02 PM ET
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Hello, me again. Promise not to continue being a pain.

Have also discovered wife has a great fondness for books about witches. She has WL'd a few series based off other thread on Vampires, where several people mentioned witch series.

In this subject she seems to veer towards the more serious side. Example: Favorite witch series to date is the Mayfair Witches by Anne Rice.


Would anyone be able to offer any suggestions? I thought I would try one more here (last I promise) since the response was so wonderful, overwhelming and right on target for the vampires.

Thank you.,

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 9:27 PM ET
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The Bast mystery books by Rosemary Edghill.   Think it starts with "Speak Daggers to Her"

Tate Hallaway's series, Starting with Tall, Dark and Dead

Mindy Klasky's chick lit series.  Girl's Guide to Witchcraft.

Kelley Armstrong (not all of them, some are weres)

Kim Harrison's Hollows

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 9:29 PM ET
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Kelley Armstrong has some to do with witches. It starts out with warewolves, but goes into witches as the primary characters starting with Dime Store Magic. None have to be read in order, but it makes more sense to do so.

Oh, and it's not a pain at all. This is a forum for discussing books after all. :)

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Date Posted: 6/21/2009 9:34 PM ET
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Kim Harrison series -- THE BEST!  Love IT!

Jim Butcher - a Wizard -- but totally awesome series. One of my Favs!

funny/cute -- Tate Hallaway series, Shanna Swendson

Yasmine Galernorn -- fae sisters with one being a witch, one a vamp and one a shifter.

Kelly Armstrong's series is great -- She will love it -- It starts out with shapeshifters, then more people/species enter into the series and you get a witch and wizard, a necromancer, demons, vamps....  it is a good series too.



Date Posted: 6/22/2009 1:35 AM ET
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i think Mindy Klasky's series is the only one mentioned so far that i haven't read, and i enjoyed all of them.  while i probably wouldn't have thought of it if you hadn't mentioned it, i just have to say The Mayfair Witches is an old favorite i still very strongly remember parts of.

while i seem to be in the minority on this one, Kelley Armstrong's books in her Women of the Otherworld series featuring witches are my favorite - but all of them are good.

i can't recommend Jim Butcher often enough, and Kim Harrison is another one where i can hardly wait to get my hands on the next one when they come out.

another idea is the Tanya Huff series that starts with Summon the Keeper.  it's been a long time since i read these last, and they don't call the main character a witch, but i think it's close enough to bring up.  plus since they're older, they're actually available to order now.

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 8:35 AM ET
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Jennifer Lyon has a new series about witches.  Only the first book has been released so far but I enjoyed it.  It is paranormal romance with I assume each book featuring a different couple, but its a bit different than anything I've read.  http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780345506344-Blood+Magic

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 9:04 AM ET
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Lilith Saintcrow's Watcher series

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 9:58 AM ET
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I've not read the Rice witch books so I don't want kind of story that is, but I thought the Linda Winstead Jones Sun Witch, Star Witch, Moon Witch series was great. Its about 3 sisters that are witches. There are 2 more 3-book series branching off of that one about their children now too.

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Date Posted: 6/22/2009 1:17 PM ET
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I again will say Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series - a wizard not a witch but you can't help but not love Harry.  I would also recommend the Bronwyn the Witch series by Candace Havens.

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 2:20 PM ET
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Wow. I think I am in way over my head. lol. Thank you all for all the help and direction, as well as the great books to look into.

Think I am in trouble here..ha. WL is going to be full for her books, haven't even begun to look for much of anything for me.


Oh boy. Thank you all for all the help. I have peeked around the forums a bit and have never seen such a nice helpful and friendly group such as you all here. Making my search for her much much easier on me.


Thank you again.

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 3:32 PM ET
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Your WL can hold up to 200 books.  This is especially helpful for the books with long lines.  Put the book on the list and expect to wait for a year. 

There is also the RL, the reminder list.  This is great for books with few wishers or books in the system.  Being on the RL does not move you in line.  But it does make remembering much easier.  There currently is no limit on the RL.  And it can be sorted for books posted vs books with waiting lists.

In addition, you have the option to have two accounts per household.  (Only one gets those first free credits.)  And it is easy to move credits between the two accounts.  Make each other buddies, and it is done by clicking one button on the buddy page.

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 4:34 PM ET
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I can't believe how lucky I have gotten on these books for her so far. I managed to get three of The Hollows series for her and am in 1 week range on WL for books 1 and 2 in that series. The rest I suppose we can buy when she gets to them, otherwise noticed the WL is mighty long for the last few in that series. :)

I've also gotten her started on The Blood series (Vampire suggestion from other post), as well as one other series that I can't remember off top of my head. But so far, her excitement is totally all over that Hollows series. From everything she has been able to find on it, I do believe we have found a new favorite.


Thank you all very very much.


A new PBS addict.

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Date Posted: 6/22/2009 5:36 PM ET
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I saw someone else had mentioned the Anne Rice Mayfair Witches - by far, those were my very favorite witch books:) What a wonderful hubby you are for helping your wife find some great books to read. You get big time good hubby points  ;)

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 9:14 PM ET
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If one series dosn't curl her toes, we can suggest others.  Just let us all know where her tastes run. 

Date Posted: 6/23/2009 1:58 AM ET
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There's also the Bewitching Mystery series by Madelyn Alt.  Some of the series mentioned (including mine) lean more toward light and funny over serious, so they may not be her style, but they're good reading anyway.

Date Posted: 6/23/2009 10:01 AM ET
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I am going to have her check that one out too Brenda. Thank you guys so much!


From what I can gather, based on personality too (shhh lol) she leans towards funny and sarcasm, but I know she also enjoys the more serious stuff too. So far 99.9% of what everyone has suggested has made her say "Oh! Add that series!"


I'm in so much trouble. :)

Heading over to check that one out for her too. I will be glad when she is feeling better and can look for self... Although that might be MORE trouble. I might never see the computer again! HA.