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Subject: search for military romance recs-similar to lora leigh
Date Posted: 2/9/2013 8:18 PM ET
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hi all, sorry if this has been posted before. I'm trying to get into military/navy romance books, the only ones I've ever read are Lora leighs'. I would like them to be as sexy as her earlies ones, with alpha/badass heroes. I don't really like ones where the hero is actually the heroines' husband/boyfriend who pretended to be dead, or her new man since her previous one actually did die. I'd like suspense too, haven't run across any really scary villains in awhile. Thanks for your help!

Date Posted: 2/10/2013 12:12 AM ET
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Have you read Maya Banks' KGI series?  They're not military per se, more of a private black ops group, but they are all former military... great action, romance and suspense.  The first one is about a husband/wife, so you'd have to get through that one (she leaves & is presumed dead for over a year, then they are reunited).

I love Cindy Gerard's black ops series, but they are nowhere near as sexy as Lora Leigh.

Date Posted: 2/10/2013 7:22 AM ET
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hey michelle! I've been trying to get through banks' no place to run for awhile, I know a lot of peole like this series, maybe it's just this book I can't get through. do you have any of her books? Would you rec. any particular cindy gerard book to start with? I really wish lora leigh was still a writer I liked, but honestly both her breeds and military series has just gotten so formulaic to me. They even have the same curses 'Damn it (fill in the nam)!' in ever book.

Date Posted: 2/10/2013 8:57 AM ET
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Lisa Marie Rice- MIdnight series, NIghtfire series, the new Danger series (futurisitc and not my favorite from her), and I think, the Dangerous series.

Cat Johnson (most easily found in ebook) The first one, Trey, is at Amazon for 2.66 on Kindle.

Elle Kennedy (most easily found in ebook) The first one, Heat of the Moment, is on Amazon for 2.10 on Kindle

Suzanne Brockmann does a Harlequin style series called Tall Dark and Dangerous (start with Prince Joe) and then the Troubleshooters series which is more untraditional as it works in FBI and some same sex romance.

Marliss Melton

Stephanie Tyler

Mia Dymond (most easily found in ebook) The first one Leather, Lace, and Rock and Roll (I have a LendMe copy for Nook)

Seal of My Dreams (anthology)

Shannon Butcher (Delta Force)

Alexis Grant (Delta Force)- neither RF or I really liked this series but the covers are hot

Catherine Mann

Dee Davis

Elaine Levine's Red Team (cowboy warriors)

Teresa Reasor

Sharon Hamilton (most easily found in ebook)

Subject: nancy
Date Posted: 2/10/2013 12:43 PM ET
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wow nancy, that's a long list. I think stephanie tyler is the same author as lorie o'claire, who I don't like but I'll look into the others that aren't ebook. Unfortunatly I don't have nook or anything =( thanks!

Date Posted: 2/10/2013 1:13 PM ET
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Don't necessarily count out ebooks. Both Kindle and Nook have a "for PC" version that lets you download a book and read it off your computer monitor. It's worth considering if you find a freebie by any of those authors and want to try them out. So many authors are going to self published ebooks or not mainstream publishers these days due to cost. Some of the really good new stuff is in ebook only.

Date Posted: 2/10/2013 4:51 PM ET
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I was going to suggest Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters, too, but it's higher on the action/suspense factor than the romance/sexy factor.  It's one of my favorite series, though!

I tried one Stephanie Tyler book and it was a DNF for me.

I love Lisa Marie Rice, too, but I didn't think hers were military per se?