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Subject: Shayne, Maggie and christine feehan
Date Posted: 6/26/2008 7:57 PM ET
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Do any of you all read their paranormal novels? Which ones should i start with?  I love kenyon and showalters work but have read them all up to date and am looking for some new authors!



Date Posted: 6/26/2008 8:03 PM ET
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I bumped an older post about Christine Feehan's Dark series with the carpathians. There's also her paranormal series -- I'd recommend reading all the books in the series in order if you can, though with the Drake sisters and the Dark series I started later and went backwards -- Her website lists the order for all the book - They do stand alone but couples and happenings are referred to often and built upon so I think going in order is still the best if you can pick and choose.

Date Posted: 6/26/2008 8:21 PM ET
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I love Maggie Shayne!!  I didn't read her books in order, but if you are interested in doing so, she has a list of them (with published dates) here:




Subject: Too many to name...
Date Posted: 6/27/2008 6:15 PM ET
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There are so many good paranormal series out there, it's hard to narrow it down.


Do you want to follow a single character?

Katie McAllister (funny) - Aisling Grey, Dark Ones, or Grey Dragon Series

Julie Kenner (funny) - Aphrodite Series

Carrie Vaughn - Kitty Norville Series

Patricia Briggs - Mercy Thompson Series

Or a group?

J.R. Ward - BDB Series

Christine Warren - Other Series

Lynn Veihl - The Darkyn Series

Jayne Castle - St. Helene's (flower series) or Hunter series

And that's just a get started list.  Goodluck.


Date Posted: 6/27/2008 6:41 PM ET
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These two sticky threads in the paranormal forum are really helpful when I'm looking for a book/series or wanting to get in early on new release WL books (sometimes 8-9 mo. before their release date).   I keep both of them in my Watched Topics list.

Paranormal Series



Paranormal Books to Wish List


This is one for people offering WL/RL books before posting them on their bookshelves.  Usually first PM gets the book.  

WL Books Available to Post



Date Posted: 6/27/2008 9:08 PM ET
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I've been listening to the CF Dark series on audio.  They're ok but kind of repetative.  I'll finish listening to the ones I have, which is the 1st 6 of the series but I doubt I'll seek out anymore in paperback or audio format. 

Date Posted: 6/27/2008 10:56 PM ET
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Maggie shayne is sorta old fashion and most of her books sort of drag for me but I still read them.

Christine Feehan's was what  I first started off with and in the begining I just loved them and I have read them all but they are sorta repetitive.

I really hate to say this but since discovering other paranormal authors I probably wouldn't read any more of Feehan's books.

I have to say if you love Kenyon than you should read JR wards series I have only read the first one and I'm waiting for the rest but I already can tell you I'm gonna love them because it reminds me of Kenyon's books.

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Date Posted: 6/28/2008 5:39 AM ET
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I absolutely LOVED Shayne's witch series ( Eternity, etc), but didn't like her vampire stuff  at all ( endless rambling that went no where)..... I adored Feehan's earlier Dark books (Dark Gold, Dark Magic) but  after her 5th Dark book I lost interest and now all of her books just sound the same to me...