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Subject: Shape Shifter books?
Date Posted: 8/20/2007 10:03 AM ET
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I read the question about any Witch books and to me there seems to be alot of them out there but I can't seem to find many shape shifter books.  I really love the werewolves but I will take any animal.  I don't like the stupid werewolf books but the modern shape shifter ones.    I do have a bit of a dark side too - any suggestions?  Not to romantic.

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 1:11 PM ET
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Lori Handeland has a series of seven werewolf books - all ending in "Moon."  I have at least one on my shelf, and a complete set that I haven't posted.  Most are bought new/read once.

Ronda Thompson also has quite a few out there too, and the Crimson City series has shifters as one of many groups.

Marjorie Liu has shapeshifters in her Dirk & Steele books, which are very well written.



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Date Posted: 8/20/2007 1:40 PM ET
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Patricia Briggs has a series out with a female shapeshifter (she turns into a coyote).  Kelley Armstrong has a female werewolf series.  Ilona Andrews has a new book out, Magic Bites, with shapeshifters and vampires.

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 6:06 PM ET
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Keri Arthur's Riley Jensen Guardian series is about a woman that is part Werewolf/vampire. It's really good! And LKH's Anita Blake Vampire Hunter has to be the biggest series of shapeshifters. There's romance and a lot of sex but it's really dark. I know some people are getting tired of the endless sex. LOL But the first books are really good.

Rebecca York has a "Moon" series too. Mostly romance. 

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 6:20 PM ET
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Enjoy -

A couple that came to my mind are:

MaryJanice Davidson - Wyndham Werewolves series

Susan Sizemore - A Touch of Harry in Shadows of Christmas Past with Christine Feehan

Christine Feehan - Leopard Series

C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp - Tale of the Sazi seris (various shifters)

Yasmin Galenorn - Changling (one sister in the series is a shifter)

Lora Leigh - The Breed's series

Carrie Vaugh - Kitty series

there have also been some Nocture books by Harlequin that have had shapeshifters/werewolves - the dates of upcoming releases can change:

 

SHAPESHIFTERS

UNFORGIVEN — Lindsay McKenna — Oct '06
DARK TRUTH — Lindsay McKenna — July '07
UNBOUND — Lori Devoti — June '07 (Hellhound)
GUARDIAN'S KEEP — Lori Devoti — Jan '08

 

WEREWOLVES

CRY OF THE WOLF — Karen Whiddon — Jan '07
TOUCH OF THE WOLF — Karen Whiddon - Mar '07
DARK LIES — Vivi Anna - Oct '07
DANCE OF THE WOLF — Karen Whiddon - tba
LAST WOLF STANDING — Rhyannon Byrd -3/08
MOONLIGHT AND FIRE - Linda O. Johnston - 2008
LAST WOLF HUNTING — Rhyannon Byrd - tba
LAST WOLF WATCHING — Rhyannon Byrd - tba

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 7:56 PM ET
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The titles to the Patricica Briggs books are Moon Called and Blood Bound and you also might like the Kitty Norville series by Carrie Vaughn... Kitty and the Midnight Hour is the first one. They are on wait list at the moment but I would say they are worth the wait.

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 8:53 PM ET
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Let's see I would say for books that aren't too romance oriented you should go with

Patricia Briggs

Carie Vaughn

Margaret L. Carter

hmmm...more horror oriented

Moondance by Rick Hautala

The Wild or The Wolven by Whitley Strieber

Canyons by P.D. Cacek

 

just to name a few.  LOL

 

 

 

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 8:53 PM ET
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I just finished the Linda Winstead Jones Prince series, and they have shapeshifters in them as well.

Date Posted: 8/20/2007 9:38 PM ET
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Cherri Scotch Voodoo Moon trilogy. Its about loup garous (werewolves) in New Orleans.

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 3:47 PM ET
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I don't know why I didn't think of this one last night since it is one of my all time favorite series. The Chronicles of the Cheysuli by Jennifer Roberson  -- 8 books published separately or I believe 4 omnibus editions. It's more fantasy than paranormal being set in a fictional world that includes sorcerers and such but the concept of the Cheysuli is well done.

Date Posted: 8/22/2007 9:33 AM ET
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Wow!  That's alot of suggestions - now why can't I find those on my own?  Thanks everybody - I will try and find all these books  and my family won't be getting dinner for a month!

c

Date Posted: 8/22/2007 8:20 PM ET
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OMG!  I can't believe I didn't think about them either.  I started reading those as soon as the first in the series hit the shelf.  I like her Tiger and Del books too.  I thought she didn't want anything too romancey so I was trying to think of those type of books.  LOL  I have a ton of romancey shapeshifter books I could name. 

Date Posted: 8/22/2007 9:21 PM ET
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Carolyne,

If the Cheysuli books interest you I will be happy to send you the first two as a freebie.... Consider it a shameless promotion of one of my favorite authors. ;) Just PM me with an addy if you're interested

 

And yeah Hayley Jen Roberson is one of my favorite authors I love Cheysuli/ Tiger and Del and I'm liking if not LOVING the Karavans so far. Heck my mom had a Keeshond (they look like little wolves) and we named her Lir and when she had puppies one of the boys was named Taj after Donal's falcon since Lorn was too close to Lir.



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Date Posted: 8/23/2007 7:26 PM ET
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I'm only going to mention the ones I like...there are many out there!

Kelley Armstrongs Otherworld series...my favorite

Keri Arthur Riley Jensen series

LKH Anita Blake.....I ebb and flow in my liking of these series but it's worth a look.

Sunny Moniere series...took me a bit to get into the first one...but I do like it...it's a bit different and I would say it may be more erotica

Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackhouse series...a lot of fun...

Date Posted: 8/23/2007 9:52 PM ET
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I very much enjoy the Sazi series by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp. My friend randomly bought the first book for me for my birthday one year and I've been hooked on their books ever since. They do have some romance in them, but it's not too terribly over the top (only 2 to 3 love scenes per book).