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Subject: Any shifter books you guys can recommend?
Date Posted: 6/6/2009 1:28 PM ET
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Hey guys. I am really into the paranormal and I have read a few shifter/vampire series.  But I am interested in finding more series that are geared toward shifters. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

Date Posted: 6/6/2009 1:42 PM ET
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Some of my favorites off the top of my head:

The Psy Changeling Series by Nalini Singh :Slave to Sensation, Visions of Heat, Caressed by Ice, Mine to Posssess, Hostage to Pleasure, Branded By Fire (July '09)

Women of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong, (I reccomend reading them all in order but these 4 have the most werewolf stuff) Bitten, Stolen, Broken, and No Humans Involved

Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse books have a fair amount of shifters

Rachel Vincent's Werecats Books: Stray, Rogue, Pride, Prey (upcoming)

Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole.  I'd read the series in order, but the werewolf ones are: A Hunger Like No Other, Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night

Shelly Laurenston also has several shifter books that I've just started reading



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Date Posted: 6/6/2009 3:12 PM ET
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Thank you for your reply. I will check out Rachel Vincents books. I have all of the other series you mentioned except for the Shelly Laurenston but it is on my wish list. Those books are great aren't they?

Date Posted: 6/6/2009 3:55 PM ET
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I am new to paranormal but I found that Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson books were wonderful.  Mercy is a shifter.

Date Posted: 6/6/2009 4:19 PM ET
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Here are some more ideas:

Susan Krinard did a whole series of werewolf romances you might like.  Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series (starting with *Moon Called*) has shapeshifters.  You might like *A Companion to Wolves* by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear (warning: explicit gay sex).  *Blood and Chocolate* is a YA shapeshifter novel that meany people like (not my favorite, though).

I hope some more people add some suggestions, because I'd love to read more were books too!

Date Posted: 6/6/2009 4:24 PM ET
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I couldn't get into the Susan Krinard books.  Well, actually I only read one but couldn't finish it.    I found it at a Goodwill near me.  It was 2008 book and I posted it but so far no one has requested it. 

Date Posted: 6/6/2009 5:36 PM ET
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Shelley Laurenston's series is very good:   The Beast in Him, etc....

Date Posted: 6/6/2009 5:37 PM ET
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I liked her (Susan) older books better than the recent ones.  I'm not sure how much is that they are better written and how much was that there was nothing else available.  Her new ones under Harlequin are awful.

I really like Eileen Wilks series.  The women are usually older and more emotional solid, less kick ass.

Kelley Armstrong's Bitten.

Carrie Vaughn's Kitty series.  These need to be read in order.  Kitty starts out as a victim and recovers her self esteem.

 

Date Posted: 6/6/2009 6:58 PM ET
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Thank you so much for all the wonderful suggestions. I have the Mercy Thompson series, as well as the Kitty. I also have Kelly Armstrong and Eileen Wilks. I have quite a few series. I think 35 in all of vampire and or shifter books, but wanted more. Can you tell I am greedy?

Date Posted: 6/6/2009 7:18 PM ET
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Lora Leigh  - Breeds series [explicit sex scenes]

Date Posted: 6/6/2009 8:23 PM ET
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Lora Leigh's Breed series is really good but they're not really shifters.  They are a mix of animal and human DNA but they stay in human form (no shifting).

Date Posted: 6/6/2009 8:36 PM ET
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None of these books are in the club and the wish lists are crazy long. Even my library doesn't have all of them. Do they have to be read in order?

Date Posted: 6/6/2009 9:04 PM ET
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Add to your list, Sarah McCarty, Noelle Mack, Tawny Taylor, Michelle Pillow, Deborah Cooke (shift info dragons),  although I think most of their books are WL'd. 



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Date Posted: 6/6/2009 10:35 PM ET
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Some others that haven't been mentioned yet:

Moon series by Rebecca York

Pack series by Karen Whiddon

Night Creature series by Lori Handeland

Night Guardian series by Linda Conrad

Dragonfyre series by Deborah Cooke

Immortal series by Lisa Hendrix

Alyssa Day's 'Warriors of Poseidon' series have some shifters but they're not the main focus of the series.  The same with Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters - only some of the books feature shifters (Night Play and Unleash the Night among others).  Some of  Marjorie M. Liu's Dirk and Steele series also features shifters (Tiger Eye and The Last Twilight are a couple) but not every book in the series does.

 

 

 

Date Posted: 6/6/2009 10:59 PM ET
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Sarah A Hoyt has a were series.  Dark One in the Dark and the sequel, Gentleman Takes a Chance.

Gina Fargo's  Ivy Cole and the Moon

Date Posted: 6/6/2009 11:09 PM ET
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the G.A. Aiken Dragon books (which are re-releases from Shelly Laurenston) focus on dragons that shift into human form, and are very funny.

Date Posted: 6/7/2009 9:35 AM ET
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Thanks guys, this list is terrific. I have the Dark Hunter series and some of the Marjorie M. Liu books. I will check these out.

Date Posted: 6/7/2009 7:38 PM ET
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Most of my favorite shifter books were already mentioned, but here are a few more. Most, if not all of these are the first book in a series:

Wild Rain by Christine Feehan

Enchanting the Lady by Kathryne Kennedy

Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur

The Dark One by Ronda Thompson

Dragon Heat by Allyson James

BTW, great idea for a thread, I have found some new books from here, so keep the recommendation coming!

Date Posted: 6/8/2009 2:47 AM ET
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MaryJanice Davidson has three shifter series.  Jennifer Scales are YA.  Fred the Mermaid.  And the Wyndham werewolves, mainly short stories and Derik's Bane.  Warning that MJD has a very strange sense of humor.  Does not work for everyone.

C T Adams and Cathy Clamp have a shifter romance series.  That one I would recommend reading in order.

 

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 1:02 PM ET
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Kim Harrison's Hollows series (rachel morgan) have a few shifters in it...not enough for me to ever call it a shifter book or series but it does contain a few weres and the series is really great...otherwise everyone has covered everything I've read that applies.

Date Posted: 6/9/2009 11:41 PM ET
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The Cathy Clamp/CT Adams books are great.  I love them- and they are readily available in the system.

 

The Anita Blake Vampire Hunter books feature a lot of weres and shifters, including some pretty hot Leopards and jaguars.  The Anita books can get pretty racy but they are a good read!

 

 

Date Posted: 6/10/2009 2:27 PM ET
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Thanks for all the input guys. I have most of these series already but the few I don't have I am looking onto. You guys are great!

 

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 7:43 PM ET
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My favorite werewolf novel is Nadya by Pat Murphy.  It's a Western adventure with a female werewolf main character.

Shomeret

Date Posted: 7/3/2009 11:33 PM ET
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I agree with Carrie V

The C.T Adams and Kathy Clamp series Tales of the Sazi are far underated as far as I am concerned..Im surprised more people dont talk about them..They are by far one of my all time favorite Shifter type series!

Date Posted: 7/4/2009 12:22 PM ET
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Patricia Briggs has another shifter series out (other than Mercy Thompson).  Alpha & Omega.  The first Book, "Cry Wolf" is great.  Long waiting list for the second and I don't even think it is out yet.

Great thread.  I have picked up some authors that I never heard of.  Love it!!!

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