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Subject: Paranormal Historical Romances!
Date Posted: 3/13/2011 5:54 PM ET
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Any recommendations for paranormal historical romances??  I find these books hard to find these days...or my resources are just very very limited :( so plz give me any recommendations on these books if you have any. Please and thank you!

Date Posted: 3/13/2011 6:59 PM ET
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Sarah McCarty justed started a new series called the shadow walkers that is paranormal history.  The first book in the series is Reapers' Justice.  I have it in my TBR pile but have not read it yet.  I like Sarah's other books so I hope to like this one.  Her books do tend to lean towards erotica though just in case you don't like that.  Amanda Quick (aka Janye Ann Krentz) has some books in the Arcane series that have some paranormal aspects to them.  The books are Second Sight, The Third Cricle, The Perfect Poison, and Burning Lamp.  These books are part of a series but can be read as stand alones.  Kate Pearce has a Tudors Vampire series, Kiss of the Rose, Blood of the Rose, and The Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer.  You could look at books categorized   as steampunk.  Those have a little paranormal aspects to them.  You could try Lucy Monroe's Moon Awakening and Moon Craving.  There is also Lisa Hendrix's Immortal Warrior series.  Also Ronda Thompson's The Wild Wulfs of London series. Susan Spencer Paul has a series that starts with Touch of the Wolf.  You could also try the Cin Craven series by Jenna Maclaine or Gardella Vampire Chronicles by Colleen Gleason.

Date Posted: 3/13/2011 7:31 PM ET
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Theres a wolf series by Lydia Dare that is historical. I usually do not enjoy historicals but i really liked this series.

Date Posted: 3/13/2011 7:48 PM ET
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I really enjoyed To Tame A Highland Warrior by Karen Marie Moning. It's labeled as #2 in her highlander series but you could read it as a stand alone.

I also remember reading After Midnight & The Vampire Who Loved Me by Teresa Medeiros. Not exceptional but pretty good.

Date Posted: 3/13/2011 8:15 PM ET
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Just looked through a few back issues of RT Book Reviews. I haven't read any of these but all were rated 4- 4 1/2 stars.

A Bewitching Bride by Elizabeth Thornton

A Single Tear by Mae McCulloch

Night Of The Vampires by Heather Graham

Healing The Highlander (Daughters of the Glen series) by Melissa Mayhue

08 releases:

Wicked Highlander ( Dark Sword series) by Donna Grant

22 Nights by Linda Winstead Jones

Come The Night by Susan Krinard (1927 NY & London)

Night Falls Darkly by Kim Lenox

Immortal Warrior by Lisa Hendrix

Date Posted: 3/13/2011 8:38 PM ET
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Thank You all!(: Will definitely try those out for sure!

Date Posted: 3/13/2011 9:16 PM ET
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My favs:

Dream of Me and Come to Me by Lisa Cach

The Bride Finder, The Night Drifter and Midnight Bride by Susan Carroll

Date Posted: 3/14/2011 1:01 AM ET
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I second the vote for Susan Carroll.  They are old enough that they should be posted.

Kathryne Kennedy

Melissa Mayhue

older thread of Historical paranormal

 

 

Date Posted: 3/14/2011 10:05 AM ET
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Don't normally do this type-but one series I enjoyed-decades ago now, was Christina Skye's Draycott Abbey  series. 

If you're into traditional Regency type, there were several authors in the Signet stable that did this type-some of them are:  Jo Beverley, Sandra Heath, Edith Layton.  Just finished an anthology about kittens(Fawcett did about 15 of these) called "Summer Kittens" that had a story by Janice Bennett that was a paranormal.  Bennett actually did alot of these-the Starlight Wish-is a favorite.

Date Posted: 3/14/2011 12:03 PM ET
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Jean Johnson. These aren't technically historical but they take place in a mythical/magical place that's has a historical feel to it-no computers, tvs, cars etc..,.  The first heroine, in The Sword is a modern day American who gets transported to the magical world. 

Date Posted: 3/14/2011 1:40 PM ET
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These are great recommendations too.  Will give them a try as soon as i'm able to get them!

Pam M. -
Date Posted: 3/15/2011 3:41 PM ET
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Not quite paranormal -- it's time travel, but I loved "Son of the Morning" by Linda Howard.

Date Posted: 3/15/2011 7:54 PM ET
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I'm late to the party, but I'd add The Gardella Vampire Chronicles by Colleen Gleason to the list.  They are set in Regency England and are about a Vampire hunter.  The premise is kind of Buffy meets Jane Austen, and I enjoyed the series.

Date Posted: 3/16/2011 8:01 PM ET
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Better late than never!(:  I love Colleen Gleason and I was thinking of trying that series before I completely forgot about it! D:  but thanks for the reminder!

 

Time travel are also my favorites! so I will try Son of the Morning too! Thanks!

Date Posted: 3/20/2011 11:48 PM ET
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If you like sic-fi futuristic romances, you might check out the new steampunk genre, which tend to be historical futuristics of a sort.  I loved Meljean Brook's The Iron Duke, first in a series, and related prequel anthology Here There Be Monsters in Burning Up anthologiy.  Another Elizabeth Vaughan's series starting with Warprize, which read like a medieval, but was a nomadic race in an alternate future reality,  but not like a sci-fi futuristic, definitely a medieval feel about it.

Date Posted: 3/20/2011 11:54 PM ET
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Can't say I recommend it so far, but the "Shades" series by Linda Fallon (Linda Winstead Jones.)

Speaking of steampunk, Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare is fun.

Date Posted: 3/24/2011 10:58 PM ET
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I have never tried those Sci-Fi Futuristic Romances, Probably because I never really know which ones are good and the ones that I have read before was just  not too good.  But I'm gonna take your word for it and hopefully love it as much as you do(:

Date Posted: 3/25/2011 4:36 AM ET
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If you are talking steampunk, then Soulless by Gail Carringer.