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Date Posted: 6/15/2008 10:14 AM ET
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I've been purging my tbr and I have all these and I'm trying to get opinions on them. Are they worth keeping around when my tbr is over 900? lol that's what im trying to figure out. So if you've read any, I just want to know what you think about them. thanks!

  • dead girls are easy by terri garey
  • judi mccoy's goddess series
  • something wicked by catherine mulvany
  • true blood and true deception by patricia waddell
  • blood engines by ta pratt
  • the pepper martin series by casey daniels
  • magic lost, trouble found by lisa shearin
  • beyond control and beyond fearless by rebecca york
  • magic bites and magic burns by ilona andrews
  • touch of series (not the moon series) by ct adams and cathy clamp
  • the witch books by linda winstead jones
  • warrior angel by margaret and lizz weis
  • werewolf series by jennifer st giles
  • witch in the house by jenna mcknight
  • eileen wilks series
  • beg for mercy and angel of mercy by toni andrews
  • marked by moonlight by sharie kohler
  • witch blood by anya bast
  • amanda ashley vamp books
  • hexed series by vicki lewis thompson
  • vamp series by robin t popp
  • meljean brooks demon series
  • in the midnight hour by patti oshea
  • patti osheas sci fi series
  • cindy miles time travel series


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Date Posted: 6/15/2008 12:09 PM ET
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  • dead girls are easy by terri garey - liked it
  • judi mccoy's goddess series - not crazy about this author
  • something wicked by catherine mulvany
  • true blood and true deception by patricia waddell
  • blood engines by ta pratt
  • the pepper martin series by casey daniels - really like these
  • magic lost, trouble found by lisa shearin - really really liked this
  • beyond control and beyond fearless by rebecca york
  • magic bites and magic burns by ilona andrews - on my keeper shelf
  • touch of series (not the moon series) by ct adams and cathy clamp - very dark - if you like K. Harrison (a lot) you'll like these.
  • the witch books by linda winstead jones - good but not keepers for me
  • warrior angel by margaret and lizz weis
  • werewolf series by jennifer st giles - ok but not keepers for me
  • witch in the house by jenna mcknight
  • eileen wilks series
  • beg for mercy and angel of mercy by toni andrews
  • marked by moonlight by sharie kohler
  • witch blood by anya bast  - no plot or character development
  • amanda ashley vamp books
  • hexed series by vicki lewis thompson
  • vamp series by robin t popp
  • meljean brooks demon series
  • in the midnight hour by patti oshea
  • patti osheas sci fi series - good but not keepers for me
  • cindy miles time travel series
Date Posted: 6/15/2008 12:37 PM ET
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I have only read a couple of these but here is my two cents:

    • dead girls are easy by terri garey
    • judi mccoy's goddess series
    • something wicked by catherine mulvany
    • true blood and true deception by patricia waddell
    • blood engines by ta pratt
    • the pepper martin series by casey daniels
    • magic lost, trouble found by lisa shearin
    • beyond control and beyond fearless by rebecca york -Nothing new but I liked
    • magic bites and magic burns by ilona andrews
    • touch of series (not the moon series) by ct adams and cathy clamp
    • the witch books by linda winstead jones
    • warrior angel by margaret and lizz weis
    • werewolf series by jennifer st giles -Okay--I read but would not pay full price for or keep
    • witch in the house by jenna mcknight -Cute read
    • eileen wilks series --I liked
    • beg for mercy and angel of mercy by toni andrews
    • marked by moonlight by sharie kohler
    • witch blood by anya bast --I liked
    • amanda ashley vamp books --Don't care for  her writing style
    • hexed series by vicki lewis thompson
    • vamp series by robin t popp
    • meljean brooks demon series -In TBR
    • in the midnight hour by patti oshea
    • patti osheas sci fi series
    • cindy miles time travel series --Cute but predictable--light reads
Date Posted: 6/15/2008 1:06 PM ET
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I have a ton on my TBR ....but have only read a handful...my opinion on those I've read. 

  • dead girls are easy by terri garey  --Liked it very much...fun, light read.
  •   magic bites and magic burns by ilona andrews -Liked it very much.  The 1st one was a bit tough for the first 50 pgs or so...the second one was much better...I would call it urban fanasty..not paranormal.  (on par w/ L Saintcrow)
  •  witch in the house by jenna mcknight --light read...okay but wouldn't recommend it. 
  • eileen wilks series --like these a lot!  The series does change as it progresses from paranormal to more urban fanasty. 
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  • vamp series by robin t popp --don't waste your time
  • Date Posted: 6/15/2008 1:49 PM ET
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    Magic Burns and Magic Bites (the Kate Daniels series) by Ilona Andrews is one of my favorite new series. I love both the books. They are definitely worth reading, if you like urban fantasy that is. Both books are on my keeper shelf.



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    Date Posted: 6/15/2008 2:24 PM ET
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    i have several of those still on TBR or on my list to 'preview' at a bookstore, but here my opinion on the ones i've read:

    • blood engines by ta pratt - good
    • magic lost, trouble found by lisa shearin - good
    • magic bites and magic burns by ilona andrews - first one was very good, i'm still looking for the 2nd.
    • touch of series (not the moon series) by ct adams and cathy clamp - i LOVE this series (The Thrall).
    • werewolf series by jennifer st giles - i liked the 2nd one ok, but if you don't read the first one you'll be lost.  and the first one wasn't very good.  so probably skip it.
    • witch in the house by jenna mcknight - ok, but very lightweight.  i'd say skip it.
    • eileen wilks series - i read the first one a while back, wasn't drawn into it
    • amanda ashley vamp books - OK, i haven't actually read any of these.  but i've read several short stories by her, and i find them all kind of 'enh' so i haven't picked up any of her books to read.

    of the ones i haven't actually read yet, but have 'previewed' the first part of the book, here are the ones that look most interesting:

    • beg for mercy and angel of mercy by toni andrews - this looks like it's going to be good
    • meljean brooks demon series - i read a story (in Wild Thing) from her that i'm pretty sure is set in this universe as one of the characters matches, and the story was good.
    Date Posted: 6/15/2008 3:09 PM ET
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    • dead girls are easy by terri garey - enjoyed & looking forward to the rest 
    • judi mccoy's goddess series
    • something wicked by catherine mulvany - enjoyed & looking forward to the rest 
    • true blood and true deception by patricia waddell
    • blood engines by ta pratt - sounds good & in my TBR 
    • the pepper martin series by casey daniels - did not care for the first one 
    • magic lost, trouble found by lisa shearin
    • beyond control and beyond fearless by rebecca york -  sounds good & looking for 
    • magic bites and magic burns by ilona andrews - enjoyed the first & 2nd in my TBR 
    • touch of series (not the moon series) by ct adams and cathy clamp - didn't care for the first one 
    • the witch books by linda winstead jones -  did not care for, tried reading 2 of them 
    • warrior angel by margaret and lizz weis
    • werewolf series by jennifer st giles - struggling through first one 
    • witch in the house by jenna mcknight
    • eileen wilks series - did not care for
    • beg for mercy and angel of mercy by toni andrews - enjoyed both & look forward to the rest 
    • marked by moonlight by sharie kohler - enjoyed
    • witch blood by anya bast - enjoyed the first 2 & look forward to the rest 
    • amanda ashley vamp books - I enjoy reading between books 
    • hexed series by vicki lewis thompson
    • vamp series by robin t popp - I enjoy reading between books 
    • meljean brooks demon series
    • in the midnight hour by patti oshea
    • patti osheas sci fi series
    • cindy miles time travel series
    Date Posted: 6/15/2008 7:25 PM ET
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    I read dead girls are easy by terri garey last year and thought it was quick and fun

    I read witch blood by anya bast earlier this year and really enjoyed both books in the series :-)

    I tried to read the first one in cindy miles time travel series and got to about page 100 and had to give up, I just couldn't get into it.

    Date Posted: 6/15/2008 8:49 PM ET
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    Pepper Martin series by Daniels - I've read the first two and have the third in my TBR mountain.  They tend to start a bit slow, then sneak up on you.  Very enjoyable.  I would read them in order.

     

    Sorry, can't help on the rest.

    Date Posted: 6/15/2008 9:43 PM ET
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    • dead girls are easy by terri garey
    • judi mccoy's goddess series
    • something wicked by catherine mulvany
    • true blood and true deception by patricia waddell
    • blood engines by ta pratt
    • the pepper martin series by casey daniels
    • magic lost, trouble found by lisa shearin
    • beyond control and beyond fearless by rebecca york
    • magic bites and magic burns by ilona andrews
    • touch of series (not the moon series) by ct adams and cathy clamp GREAT
    • the witch books by linda winstead jones Forgettable
    • warrior angel by margaret and lizz weis
    • werewolf series by jennifer st giles
    • witch in the house by jenna mcknight
    • eileen wilks series
    • beg for mercy and angel of mercy by toni andrews
    • marked by moonlight by sharie kohler
    • witch blood by anya bast  Nothing to recommend
    • amanda ashley vamp books Forgettable
    • hexed series by vicki lewis thompson
    • vamp series by robin t popp
    • meljean brooks demon series
    • in the midnight hour by patti oshea
    • patti osheas sci fi series
    • cindy miles time travel series Lightweight but forgettable fun
    Date Posted: 6/16/2008 12:57 AM ET
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    The only ones I've read are:

    the pepper martin series by casey daniels-I enjoyed this series.  I'm trying to get the third one (if it's out yet?)

    Date Posted: 6/16/2008 1:06 AM ET
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    Terry Garey--liked this one

    Eileen Wilkes--liked this series

    Jennifer St. Giles--liked

    Adams & Clamp--liked this alot

    Linda Winstead Jones--very tame stories compared to the more current paranormal offerings--OK, not keepers

    Sharie Kohler--liked this one

    Catherine Mulvany--liked it

    Cindy Miles--fluff, skippable

    Amanda Ashley--I will read most of them but she writes in a decidedly more "old school" way, IMHO.   Sort of like the early Feehan Dark series (Dark Gold, Dark Prince etc.)  

    Weis-I did like Warrior Angel, but didn't keep this one. 

    Date Posted: 6/16/2008 12:35 PM ET
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    I really liked Eileen wilkes series. 

    Date Posted: 6/16/2008 1:12 PM ET
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    • dead girls are easy by terri garey - Enjoyed it
    • judi mccoy's goddess series - cute, pure fluff
    • something wicked by catherine mulvany - ok
    • true blood and true deception by patricia waddell
    • blood engines by ta pratt
    • the pepper martin series by casey daniels - Enjoy
    • magic lost, trouble found by lisa shearin - Took me a bit, more fantasy , but its good
    • beyond control and beyond fearless by rebecca york -
    • magic bites and magic burns by ilona andrews - Good
    • touch of series (not the moon series) by ct adams and cathy clamp
    • the witch books by linda winstead jones - Ok
    • warrior angel by margaret and lizz weis - Ok
    • werewolf series by jennifer st giles - Ok
    • witch in the house by jenna mcknight -
    • eileen wilks series
    • beg for mercy and angel of mercy by toni andrews
    • marked by moonlight by sharie kohler
    • witch blood by anya bast - Didn't like - More erotica than plot IMO
    • amanda ashley vamp books
    • hexed series by vicki lewis thompson
    • vamp series by robin t popp - Don't waste your time
    • meljean brooks demon series - Ok
    • in the midnight hour by patti oshea
    • patti osheas sci fi series
    • cindy miles time travel series - Cute, pure fluff
    Date Posted: 6/16/2008 2:11 PM ET
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    I'll add my two cents worth in on what I have read:

  • (magic bites and magic burns by ilona andrews <<----haven't read but heard good things about these)
  • warrior angel by margaret and lizz weis<<----was okay but nothing great.  Not a keeper.
  • eileen wilks series <<-----have tried two and have not been impressed 
  • marked by moonlight by sharie kohler <<--really liked it and wished I had kept it
  • witch blood by anya bast <<----pretty good IMO but not great
  • amanda ashley vamp books <<---I like a lot of her stuff but not all.  Depends on which ones you have.
  • meljean brooks demon series <<---pretty good and worth reading IMO
  • cindy miles time travel series<<----I like these stories and her writing.  They are keepers for me.
  • Date Posted: 6/16/2008 5:23 PM ET
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    thanks everyone, I've made my mind up on most of them

    Date Posted: 6/16/2008 6:44 PM ET
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    • dead girls are easy by terri garey - This was very good.  I think you'd like it.
    • judi mccoy's goddess series  - I didn't like these books.
    • the pepper martin series by casey daniels  - I didn't like these books.
    • witch in the house by jenna mcknight - This was not very good, but I finished it.
    • amanda ashley vamp books - The historicals she writes under another name are fantastic.  I haven't read any of her Amanda Ashley books though.
    • cindy miles time travel series - The first book in this series was very good.

    I haven't read any of the others.  Sorry! 

    ETA: Posted under my sister's account again!  This is Kristen (ChicagoCubs).



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    Date Posted: 6/16/2008 6:50 PM ET
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    hexed series by vicki lewis thompson

    I forgot that I read the first book in this series and while it was ok, it wasn't very good.

    Kristen

    Date Posted: 6/17/2008 9:50 AM ET
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    Here's my opinion on the ones I've read:

    • dead girls are easy by terri garey - I thought it was okay.
    • the pepper martin series by casey daniels - I liked it because it takes place where I live. Nothing really outstanding, but a fast read.
    • magic bites and magic burns by ilona andrews - Excellent!
    • touch of series (not the moon series) by ct adams and cathy clamp- Just finished Touch of Evil. I liked the different take on vampires.
    • warrior angel by margaret and lizz weis - Didn't care for that one at all.
    • beg for mercy and angel of mercy by toni andrews - I gave up on Angel of Mercy. I found it boring.
    • witch blood by anya bast -  No plot whatsoever. Nothing but sex.
    • hexed series by vicki lewis thompson - They were a quick, fast read. I liked them.

     

    Date Posted: 6/17/2008 12:57 PM ET
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    So what have you decided to do, Ash?

    Date Posted: 6/17/2008 3:50 PM ET
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    here is what I've decided so far...

    • dead girls are easy by terri garey - not sure yet
    • judi mccoy's goddess series- not keeping
    • something wicked by catherine mulvany - not keeping
    • true blood and true deception by patricia waddell - not sure
    • blood engines by ta pratt - keeping
    • the pepper martin series by casey daniels - keeping
    • magic lost, trouble found by lisa shearin- not keeping
    • beyond control and beyond fearless by rebecca york - not keeping
    • magic bites and magic burns by ilona andrews- keeping
    • touch of series (not the moon series) by ct adams and cathy clamp - not keeping
    • the witch books by linda winstead jones - not keeping
    • warrior angel by margaret and lizz weis - keeping
    • werewolf series by jennifer st giles - not keeping
    • witch in the house by jenna mcknight- keeping
    • eileen wilks series - not keeping
    • beg for mercy and angel of mercy by toni andrews - keeping
    • marked by moonlight by sharie kohler- keeping
    • witch blood by anya bast - not keeping
    • amanda ashley vamp books- not keeping
    • hexed series by vicki lewis thompson- keeping
    • vamp series by robin t popp - not keeping
    • meljean brooks demon series- not sure
    • in the midnight hour by patti oshea- not sure
    • patti osheas sci fi series- keeping
    • cindy miles time travel series- not sure
    Date Posted: 6/17/2008 4:02 PM ET
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    I would keep the Terri Garey and Eileen Wilks books!  I thought they were both good stories. 

    Date Posted: 6/17/2008 4:24 PM ET
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    I can only commet on the Meljean Brooks demon series- definitely keep them!

    Date Posted: 6/17/2008 4:24 PM ET
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    Sorry for the accidental re-postings!



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    Date Posted: 6/17/2008 4:24 PM ET
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    Sorry for the accidental re-postings!



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