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Subject: Paranormal Authors - Not vampires and warewolves
Date Posted: 12/24/2009 3:24 PM ET
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I enjoy books about people with paranormal abilities like being psychic, premonitions, etc.  I have enjoyed Kay Hooper's Noah Bishop series and Christine Feehan's Drake Sisters and Ghostwalker series. 

I am not interested in in vampires, warewolves or shape shifters.

Anyone have other authors to recommend, especially those who write series of books??

Date Posted: 12/24/2009 4:27 PM ET
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I am reading the Victoria Laurie Abby Cooper  Psychic Eye series. It's pretty good.

Date Posted: 12/24/2009 4:31 PM ET
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Laura Anne Gilman's Retriever series.

Shanna Swendson

C E Murphy's Walker Papers

Kim Wilkins (But she is very lush, dense and dark.  Not for everyone.)

Victoria Laurie's  Psychic Eye Series

Charlaine Harris - Grave series

And look through the red sticky thread that lists series.



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Date Posted: 12/24/2009 8:49 PM ET
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Ghost Dusters series by Wendy Roberts

Date Posted: 12/24/2009 9:10 PM ET
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I tried the sticky thread but it looks like most of those are vampire type paranormal series. 

Date Posted: 12/24/2009 9:38 PM ET
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Victoria Laurie's Pyschic Eye series and her Ghost Hunter series are good.The girl in the Ghost Hunter series is a medium.Here is a link to that series if you'd like to read on it and see what it's about.

http://www.paperbackswap.com/tags/index.php?type_id=1&tag_id=157141 

Date Posted: 12/25/2009 6:50 AM ET
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Would the Weather Warden books fit this? Rachel Caine I think is the author - I got the first but havent' made my way around to reading it yet. I don't think it has vampires but could be wrong.

I love the psychic eye and ghost hunter series!

Date Posted: 12/25/2009 2:38 PM ET
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The sticky thread is not all vamps/werewolves.  Although much of paranormal is just that so it will just take a bit longer to go thru the thread to find what you are looking for.  I would also suggest going to amazon and look at the looks you like.  There will often be other recommendations and/or WL of others that might help lead you to some other books.

Date Posted: 12/28/2009 11:08 PM ET
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Charlaine Harris' Harper Conneley Series (sees the dead)

Casey Daniel's Pepper Martin Series (sees the dead)

Rachel Caine's Weather Warden Series (elemental witches)

Jenna Black's Demon Series (demons)

Karen Marie Moning's Fae Series (Celtic fairies)

Laurell K Hamilton's Merredith Gentry Series (Celtic fairies)

Kim Harrison's The Hollows Series (mainly about witchcraft, also has vampire and fairy elements)

Karen Chance's Cassandra Palmer Series (witchcraft)

M. L. N. Hanover's Black Sun Daughter Series (demons/magic)

Richelle Mead's Georgia Kincaid Series (demons)

Kelly Armstrong's Women of the Underworld Series (I belive that these are stand alone in the same universe and each revolve around a new character/type of paranormal)

Mercedes Lackey's Elemental Masters Series (not urban fantasy but I highly recommend them)

Date Posted: 12/30/2009 2:09 PM ET
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Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Underworld series is great, but is not a good choice if you are not interested in werewolves or vampires - there are two or three books in the series that star witches or demons, but weres and vamps are also key characters in all of the books.  I love them (the 4 from Elena's perspective are keepers for me), but it might not be what the OP is looking for.

I like the Enchanted, Inc. series (I'm blanking on the author - Swendson?) which is about a magical "null" who is a valuable asset to a magical company because magic doesn't work on her.

And I second (third?) the rec on the Harper Connolly series - one of my favorites.