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Subject: Recommendations on humorous PS/UF
Date Posted: 11/4/2010 11:38 PM ET
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Any book series that made you laugh most of the time you were reading (or at least had a smile and giggled a lot!). I've read G.A. Aiken's Dragon Kin series and loved the first 3 (Haven't started the fourth yet...), and Richelle Meads 1st succubus book gave me a few good laughs (have the second on my shelf). I'm thinkin' of trying Molly Harper's sereis (Jane Jameson?).   Any ideas for other good humorous pr/uf series? It's gotta have sex (Aiken's Dragons!!) and not have a stupid or airheaded lead.

Thanks ahead for suggestions :)!

Date Posted: 11/5/2010 2:28 AM ET
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I keep coming up with funny books without sex.  Have you read G A Aiken's books under her other name?  Shelly Laurenston.

Date Posted: 11/5/2010 2:31 AM ET
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Yeah, Shelly Laurenston/G.A. Aiken. Great author! Guess she's one of a kind :)

Date Posted: 11/5/2010 3:13 AM ET
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Having both hot sex and humor is a very rare skill.  Too often it crossed the line of TSTL. 

Date Posted: 11/5/2010 3:13 AM ET
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Soulless by Gail Carriger had me cracking up almost as much as Shelly Laurenston.  unfortunately, the other two were not so funny.  plus i'm not sure they'd qualify on the sex part (though there's a little).

Date Posted: 11/5/2010 3:27 AM ET
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Soulless came to my mind.  But it is quite clean cut.  Shanna Swendson is also pretty PG 13.  The early Lynsay Sands Argeneau books had alot of humor and puns.  I personally liked A Fistful of Sky by Nina K. Hoffman for her blend of humor and very serious issues.  But not much sex.

None quite like Shelly.

 

ETA   Karen Kelley is one that is mentioned.  But she really did not do it for me. 

I really liked Jane Bites Back by Michael Thomas Ford.  But the humor does demand a classical romance background.   And again, not much sex.



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Date Posted: 11/5/2010 6:25 AM ET
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I liked Soulless and started the second but haven't finished it. Not like the first. I was thinking about checking out Karen Kelley... I've been surfing the web looking for something but I'm not finding much.

Date Posted: 11/5/2010 3:44 PM ET
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The third (Blameless?) is better than the second.  But not full of the glowing wonderfulness of Soulless.

Date Posted: 11/5/2010 5:53 PM ET
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Death, the Vamp and His Brother (Paperback) ... great book, with lots of suprising humor. Lexxie Couper (the author) uses a lot of wit and humor in her books.

Date Posted: 11/5/2010 5:55 PM ET
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Angelic Avenger, another one with lots of humor and lots of sex. Good story line too.
Date Posted: 11/8/2010 2:53 AM ET
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I have a copy of Blameless but I'm still trying to finish the second. I'll work on finishing it so I can get to the 3rd, since she is a good author:)

Thanks, Michelle! Put them both on my WL:)

Date Posted: 11/8/2010 7:52 PM ET
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I do NOT reccomend Molly Harpers'  Vamp series   The first book was OK....  but the others  nonono

Date Posted: 11/8/2010 7:56 PM ET
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Hex Series By Linda Wisdom:   My Review of Book 1:

 

50 Ways to Hex Your Lover (Jazz Tremaine, Bk 1)
 
50 Ways to Hex Your Lover (Jazz Tremaine, Bk 1)
Author: Linda Wisdom
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Review Date: 6/12/2010
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"A good funny start to the series.

Meet Jazz Tremaine, an exhiled witch with a knack for getting rid of curses, and a limo driver for all creatures of the night. Along with her long-time enemy/lover/vampire, Nick Gregory, they team up to find out who is killing off vampires in their city.

I liked this book and the extra characters, (Irma: a ghost bound to her car, and Fluff & Puff, her rabbid flesh hungry bunny slipers) Even though this book was a bit long--about 100 pages too long, it was still funny enough to hold my attention. Not only does she solve the vampire mystery, she also helps free Irma of the car, helps some college girls who turned a bunch of frat guys into pigs, and solves the mystery or a cursed (ahem) sex toy. I especially liked all the paranormal aspects, appreciated the mysteries, and enjoyed the sex scenes. Jazz has some major attitude and is not at all nieve or wimpy.

Even though this is not a keeper for me, its still a worthwhile read, if nothing else is worth a book credit through PBS. I will continue the series."


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Date Posted: 11/8/2010 7:59 PM ET
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Also a good series with mystery, humor, sex scenes and a talking dog:

 

The Accidental Demon Slayer (Demon Slayers, Bk 1)
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The Accidental Demon Slayer (Demon Slayers, Bk 1)
Author: Angie Fox
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Date Posted: 11/8/2010 8:00 PM ET
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This book was HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Blonde with a Wand (Babes on Brooms, Bk 1)
 
 
Review Date: 4/1/2010
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"This book was insanely funny!

Meet Anica Revere, witch and owner of a local coffee establishment called Wicked Brew. After dating a non-magical man named Jasper Danes for 3 weeks, she discoveres he is a lieing scumbag when it comes to women. SHe calls him out on it, and he trys to convince her otherwise. In the heat of the argument Anica accidentally invokes an anicent curse, turning him into a black cat. As a result, Anica has lost her magic powers until the curse is undone. Now the 2 of them must work together to figure out a way to break the curse before it breaks both of their sanity. (and before the busy-body neighbor tries to get Jasper neutered) This is a great story about finding one's self and the power of true love and self sacrifice.

Enough with the mushy stuff, the best part about this book is when Jasper is a cat, he still thinks like a red-blooded man. His antics are absolutely histerical! He surfs the web quite a bit (as a cat) LOL Anica's character was well written and shows she really is a sweet, compasionate person. We also get to meet Anica's sister, Lily who is percieved as a firey little vixen. The teenage fairies were a nice touch of humor too.

This book was fun and magical, but dont let the cute cover fool you. There is enough hot sex scenes to light anyones fire, however, they are not overly done like most erotica books. The ending left it open for the sequel, where we get to follow Lily along with her antics of a love potion gone wrong! Great series!!!!"



 



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Date Posted: 11/8/2010 8:40 PM ET
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I have enjoyed Michele Bardsley's Broken Heart series for humor & some sex...

Date Posted: 11/9/2010 3:05 PM ET
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Thanks for the suggestions myhotstylist ( I'm gonna check out all your book lists.)  and Jennifer. I've checked Michele Bardsley and Angie Fox before, but wasn't sure they were what I was looking for. The "rabid flesh hungry bunny slippers" and boyfriend turned talking cat sound great!

Date Posted: 11/11/2010 12:20 PM ET
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I want to add Katie Macalister's Dark ones series. Absolutely hilarious. I am reading In the company of vampires right now and just cannot stop laughing or smiling.

Date Posted: 11/12/2010 12:33 PM ET
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If I'm just blind, please forgive me but I can NOT believe that no one mentioned Kresley Cole or Gena Showalter!!   Kresley's Immortals After Dark series is hilarious.  The woman are tough and smart ass and the men are alpha, arrogant and sexy as hell.  Same with Gena's Alien Huntress series.  I just read her new one Ecstasy in Darkness http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/product.aspx?ean=9781439175798 and was cackling so loud my kids thought something was wrong.  I highly reccomend all their books!

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 5:00 PM ET
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Kerrilyn Sparks, Kathy Love, Nina Bangs, Jennifer Esteps superheroine series--I'm pretty much in agreement on the books/authors mentioned above too.  Nina Bangs books/characters sometimes border on TSTL but I'm a finish the book type:lol:  

For me though, Shelly Laurenston/G.A. Aiken's books are perfection.  I think the big cast helps keep the chaos and misunderstandings happening.  The "violence" isn't offputting because of the nature's of the beasts--they are built to take it--and comes off like prat falls most of the time.  Loud hollering people are great too:lol:

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 5:55 PM ET
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I haven't read Katie MacAlister's Dark One's, but I do have Love in the Time of Dragons. Think it's gonna be one of the next books I'm gonna start after I finish Meljean Brook's short in Burning up. Love Steampunk...

I LOVE Gena Showalter! I've read all her LOTU (still reading Darkest Lie). I've read one of her Atlantis - #2 - and have a couple more books in that series. Also have a couple from her Alien Huntress series. I think I tried Kresley Cole but guess I just wasn't in the right mood to get into her series yet.

Thanks for the other suggestions, Donna. Haven't read any of them yet. And I think you summed up SL/GAA's writing perfectly. I'm trying to get ahold of her Shelly Laurenston books, but she's a keeper I think, and her books are rarely posted. I will probably check out Amazon and actually pay for her books, lol. Worth it. Amazon doesn't take PayPal, right? Wonder where else I could get them with PayPal...

Date Posted: 11/13/2010 7:31 PM ET
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The Book Depository takes PayPal.

Date Posted: 11/16/2010 5:03 PM ET
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Thanks Emily :)

Date Posted: 11/16/2010 6:54 PM ET
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Yeah -- thanks.   I so did not need to know that:lol:  Merry Thanksgiving to me:lol:  

My Laurenstons and Aikens are all keepers that I just buy outright. I have a few that I do that with--even springing for hardbacks when necessary:)   Thinking of getting a Kindle--I really don't know which reader to get but most folks seem to like that one.

Date Posted: 11/16/2010 9:06 PM ET
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I'm working on figuring out which is better, the Nook or the Kindle. Gonna get one for Christmas. My husband asked me if I get one of those if I could please get rid of the massive amount of books laying around the house :P

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