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Subject: Series (Vampire) Suggestions? Thank you for all the responses.
Date Posted: 6/20/2009 7:26 PM ET
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I just wanted to come back and say thank you to everyone who took the time to reply to my questions, and all the outstanding books they mentioned and even took the time to describe. I truly never imagined the kind of response I received and I am very grateful to you all for it.

99% of the suggestions posted both here and in the witch book question were dead on target. I told the wife she needs to get on here herself and hang out in this forum, she would feel right at home. lol.

So, with the suggestions made, plus a few I found along the way, I have ordered her more than 50 books ($$ouch!) and even managed to find a few deals to boot.

(Not to mention a quite large list of books to look for! lol)

 So for now, I do believe she will be set for summer, and possibly beyond! Thank you all very very much.

My wife has become fascinated (addicted) to Vampire/paranormal series books. (Not into Romance though).

She has already read (and loved-her new fave series) the Sookie Stackhouse series. Other than that, this is a new ballgame for her.

 

Can anyone suggest any other series similar or in likeness for her to check into? WL books are fine, just looking for a starting point.

(Note: We have already WL'd the "Undead" series by MaryJanice Davidson, as well as the Morgantown Vampire series by Rachel Caine, this is kind of where interests lie somewhat. Not interested in Twilight though..

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you much.



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Date Posted: 6/20/2009 7:35 PM ET
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The Blood books by Tanya Huff.  They were all reissued, so they should have shorter WLs.

Date Posted: 6/20/2009 7:50 PM ET
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Granted some of these are not very close to The Southern Vampire series.  It's fairly unique, but I like these about as much. They are very much on the Urban Fantasy end as opposed to the paranormal romance end. I'll leave links so you can check them out.

Vampire

Huff, Tanya + :: The Blood Books

Mead, Richelle + :: Georgina Kincaid Series

Frost, Jeaniene + :: Night Huntress

McCarthy, Erin + - Vegas Vampires

 

If she's willing to branch out there are other supernatural series that are really good with strong female leads.

Harrison, Kim + :: The Hollows  (heroine is a witch)

Briggs, Patricia + :: Mercedes Thompson (heroine is a shapeshifter)

 

There are more. I'm just blanking right now. I'm sure that others will chime in with some good suggestions. Good luck hunting!

 

 

 

Date Posted: 6/20/2009 8:16 PM ET
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Wow!

I showed these posts to the wife and that was first word out of her mouth. lol.

Thank you for all the wonderful suggestions so far. Our WL has grown substantially in past ten minutes.

Emily and Heather both, thank you for these great suggestions. These seem to be right up her alley judging by how many I was instructed to add add add... lol.

 

Thank you very much. She is thrilled and making a list!

 

Date Posted: 6/20/2009 9:28 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/20/2009 10:49 PM ET
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for light/funny I like Kerrelyn Sparks, Lynsay Sands(up throught The Accidental Vampire - the last 4 got a bit darker and cliff-hanging but they were pretty much light and funny up through that one and it was one of the better ones IMO)..Kathy Love's Young Brothers(fangs for the memories, fangs but no fangs, I only have fangs for you, my sister is a werewolf). the vegas vamps by erin mccarthy mentioned above are cute too.

Date Posted: 6/20/2009 11:07 PM ET
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Sunshine by Robin McKinley is wonderful.

Date Posted: 6/20/2009 11:10 PM ET
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Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton. Later books in the series get more sexy, but the early ones through Obsidian Butterfly are great. I second Kim Harrison and Jeaniene Frost and Patricia Briggs. She might also want to try Jocelynn Drake.

I also like Evernight by Claudia Gray and Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schreiber. These are Young Adult, but I thought they were good.

Date Posted: 6/20/2009 11:23 PM ET
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Wow! I knew there were many, many, many paranormal/vamp books out there, but I had no idea....

Thinking I need to start building another bookshelf....sigh.

lol.

Thank you all so much, keeping a running list here and the above mentioneds are just fantastic ones. She is making a list...checking it twice..

 

 

Date Posted: 6/20/2009 11:24 PM ET
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I remembered one more. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead. :-) This is also Young Adult, but I love it.

Date Posted: 6/20/2009 11:56 PM ET
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John, you'll be amazed at how many paranormal series there are out there.  I made the paranormal series list (one of the red stickies at the top), and at first I thought I'd have a fairly small list.  It expanded and expanded into two posts, and it's just getting longer. 

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 1:29 AM ET
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John, i know you mentioned your wife wasn't looking for romance, but i've seen several romance series mentioned so far.  if she really doesn't want romance, it's worth checking the genre though the lines can & do get a little fuzzy.  not that i've seen anything bad mentioned so far!

some of my favorites that haven't been mentioned yet:

  • Pride series by Rachel Vincent - i believe they're listed as romance, but i would call them urban fantasy.  there is romance but it's not the point of the book.
  • Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
  • Morgan Kingsley, Exorcist series by Jenna Black (who also wrote an enjoyable romance series)

i hope she finds something else she really likes!

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 1:58 AM ET
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Thank you all for the kind words and all the help. I know she doesn't care much for bodice ripper romance (I am just relaying her own words, lol), but she doesn't have any problem with everyday "normal" romance type books.

 

This has been such a great help. She has made a dual list for our shopping adventures (would be surprised what we can find locally!), one for herself, and another with a bunch of other authors you all have posted that are WL'd, so she can try to get some of them out in system for all the fantastic people who have been so helpful.

Phew, all this girl book stuff has me exhausted. Am heading to bed, with visions or war books and "man" stuff planted firmly in my head.

 

goodnight!

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 2:04 AM ET
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John, then these books that everyone mentioned should be fine. I do not care for "bodice rippers" either. There are romantic scenes and scenarios in the books, but they are not all about just that, which is why I read those as opposed to the other kind.

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 2:11 AM ET
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but she doesn't have any problem with everyday "normal" romance type books.

ok, cool.  then i'd also recommend Nalini Singh.  really good stuff there.

Date Posted: 6/26/2009 7:13 PM ET
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just wanted to lift this to top so you could see thank you in original post. :)



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