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Subject: SEALS, Cowboys, Mercenaries, & Cops..........
Date Posted: 5/29/2008 1:30 PM ET
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What are some of your favorite books with this type of hero?  I love Suzanne Brockmann and I am now a huge fan of Amy Fetzer and Marliss Melton.  I have also enjoyed some of Linda Howards books.  Dee Henderson is also good.   Always looking for new authors. 

What do you think of Susan Andersen's books and Catherine Coulter's FBI series?

 

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 1:37 PM ET
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I'm with you Sherron!  Amy Fetzer, Marliss Melton, Lucy Monroe, Suzanne Brockmann, Dee Henderson, Catherine Mann....love their military romances.   I don't know...I've never been one who liked the "pretty boys" (although they are certainly nice to look at!).  Give me a rough, edgy guy who's also a cop/SEAL/merc/cowboy and I'm there.  Ha ha!

Sherri

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 1:37 PM ET
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I like Susan Andersen's.  Definitely fun with more emphasis on romance than, say, Brockmann.  But I like the Brockmann's for her characters. 

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 1:47 PM ET
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I like Kay Hooper in addition to the others mentioned above.  She does introduce a little of that "other" quality with the psychic angle to her cops though.

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 3:12 PM ET
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Re: Kay Hooper - I love, LOVE her Bishop Crime Unit Series - a psychic unit within the FBI.  There is romance but really good crimes (some gruesome!) to solve.

I read one Marliss Melton and it was decent.  I admit I was expecting to be bowled over based on reviews I've read here.I have a second one that I have yet to read - maybe one day.

Gennita Low is another one I enjoy - the men and women are military/seal/secret branch of gov't types.

Ani  - is there a Susan Andersen book you recommend?  I don't think I've read her before.

Cherry Adair - I like some of her T-Flac stuff.

Lora Leigh - I have really enjoyed her SEAL stuff (Hidden Agendas, Dangerous Pleasures, Killer Secrets) and she's got more coming out.

Brockmann - I've read a couple of her books but again - I've not been wowed and motivated to read more.

 

Date Posted: 5/29/2008 3:34 PM ET
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I like a lot of those already mentioned (L. Leigh, C. Adair, G. Low). I also like Cindy Gerard's Bodyguard series.  Have some of Marliss Melton's series but haven't started yet.  Have never read Kay Hooper or Suzanne Brockman.

I would like to do a Bad Boys (alpha male type--cop, military, merc, etc.) swap in the future.  I'd also like to do a Men in Kilts one, as I love the Highlander his fic books.  Both will have to wait, as my next one is gonna be a vampire/vampire romance once.   

Date Posted: 5/30/2008 12:33 AM ET
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I've only read the 1st 2 in Catherine Coulter's FBI series and while I'm a wimp I still say they're pretty friggin' intense. The 1st book features a couple and introduces the guy that's teh 'star' of the others. I don't recall them being romantic at all except for there's a couple who end up together and maybe a scene or two but dont recall a graphic love scene. the first story has a woman who's on the run and was accused of killing her father. she can't trust anyone and it's a cliffhanger itl the end...she hides out in this cove with her aunt and people have been disappearing around the cove for years and find out the woman had been kept prisoner in a private 'asylum' and drugged out of her mind..the 2nd a woman has nightmares about being ina maze with a psychotic crazy killer so she joins the FBI to solve the case because her sister was killed by the guy...he buiils elaborate mazes and kidnapes women and makes them think if they get to teh center of the maze they'll please him and live; instead they get there and get turned into fajita meat! a friend read the entire series and liked it..it was  bit too much thriller for me though I have some of the others and might read them someday b ut definitely not before going to bed!

Suzanne Brockmann I've liked what I've read of hers.

Date Posted: 5/30/2008 5:53 PM ET
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Would like to second  Kay Hooper's Bishop series. Also liked Lisa Marie Rice's Midnight Series -- Mercenaries and Cops... A little spicy but at least the characters grabbed you ( and the heroines literally!). Most of the characters in Linda Howard's MacKenzie series (except the fIrst) are servicemen/cop oriented. And Love Butch in the JR Ward series (Book 4). Also featured from Book 1 on but Book 4 is his story.

Date Posted: 6/1/2008 2:00 PM ET
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Have you read Tara Janzen's Crazy/Loose series?  They are pretty steamy and have lots of alpha males:-)

Date Posted: 6/1/2008 2:42 PM ET
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Here are some of my favorites:

  • Rogena Brewer has a couple of SEAL/military ones, the only one I really liked was SEAL it With A Kiss;
  • Lauren Bach's Lone Rider has an undercover cop/hero
  • Catherine Anderson's Coulter/Kendrick series (Phantom Waltz, etc.) features cowboy/ranchers
  • Sandra Hill's Hot & Heavy, Wet & Wild, and Rough & Ready feature time-traveling SEALs.
  • Holly Lisle's I See You - I think hero is a detective, heroine is a EMT/medic - some sites don't classify this as a romance, but I think it is great.
  • I liked Cindy Dee's debut Behind Enemy Lines, but haven't been impressed with the rest of her military-themed stuff.
Angie -
Date Posted: 6/2/2008 11:55 AM ET
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Lucy Monroe has steamy alphas saving the world from evil-especially Ready, Willing, Able.

Shannon McKenna- Everything!

Tara Janzen

Cherry Adair

I just discovered Lora Leigh and really like what I've read so far.

 

Lori V. (cjsmom) - ,
Date Posted: 6/3/2008 12:21 PM ET
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Julie Gawood's FBI brother series.  Got to love those guys.  I could eat Noah up!

Date Posted: 6/3/2008 12:23 PM ET
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Names, please, Lori!!!  I'm going to get them immediately!  Thank you -- this is just what I need.  Or, do you have any on your shelf?  I'll go look.

Lori V. (cjsmom) - ,
Date Posted: 6/3/2008 1:32 PM ET
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Sure Karen, sorry there are none on my shelf.  They are all Keepers in my book.  I have read each of them a few times.  They are all conected and you are just going to be begging for Noah by the end.  His is book 6.  I loved them all though.  #3 was Jon Paul and boy was he a stud.  Ok I thought they were all that way. 

1-Heartbreaker
2-Mercy
3-Killjoy
4-Murder List
5-Slow Burn
6-Shadow Dance

Angie -
Date Posted: 6/3/2008 2:01 PM ET
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Hmm thanks Lori, I'm going to have to check those out too!

Lori V. (cjsmom) - ,
Date Posted: 6/4/2008 2:27 PM ET
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After reading the other thread I have to think I may be the only one that loved those books.  ;)

Date Posted: 6/4/2008 2:58 PM ET
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I read all of them Lori, and I liked the connection of the books with the brothers.

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 11:33 AM ET
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just the title of this thead makes it worth reading!

Date Posted: 3/7/2009 5:07 PM ET
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Just wanted to bump this and see if anyone has any more suggestions.  Just finished Suzanne Brockmann's latest books and it has got me in the mood for some more. :)  Thanks

Date Posted: 3/7/2009 5:37 PM ET
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Oh boy, Susana - how right you are! I'm sitting here slouched over the computer and instantly sat at attention. I'll have to read all the posts to get more suggestions. I don't read Brockmann so I'm not familiar with those heroes, but I'll dig around in my brain for suggestions others may not have made, though you ladies are sharp and probably have them all covered. Uh, I mean you probably know all the good titles......

Date Posted: 3/7/2009 6:11 PM ET
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Sherron - JoAnn Ross has a few new ones features military/former military.

Date Posted: 3/7/2009 6:46 PM ET
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Sherri, I just found her this morning and ordered two of them.  Crossfire and Freefall, I think.  Have you read them?

Date Posted: 3/7/2009 7:02 PM ET
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I have!  As a matter of fact she's my friend on MySpace and Twitter and we talk often.  How cool is this:  I'm going to be a character in an upcoming book!  I'm going to be a redheaded former cheerleader who sells real estate in the bayou.  My character gets killed. LOL  Look for a Sherri in the near future to be "offed". 

Oh and both books are awesome!



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