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Subject: silhouette nocturne
Date Posted: 5/12/2008 7:42 PM ET
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I've read a couple of these and have a few more in my TBR pile..I had no interest in paranormal at all but after reading the psychic eye mysteries by victoria laurie I think I got more 'open' to paranormal then I read the Raintree trilogy several of ya'll here were raving about and, well, liked them a lot! got on eharlequin.com and found some that sounded interesting and ordered some from here and some from there and picked a couple up at walmart here and there. I just finished book 1 in the blood runners by rhyannon byrd 'last wolf standing' and really really liked it. This one had some drama going on but was a nice romance. other than the guy turning into a wolf the struglle with admitting love etc was the same as a 'regular' romance I'd say.

I have 1 or 2 in the Scions series, the series with 'the beast within' (not so sure this one is my cup of tea..seemed really 'dark' what I've read and I don't do 'dark' too well...), holiday with a vampire, a few that I think are independent...anyone else here read these a lot? any favorites? are they all the typical harlequin HEA?

Date Posted: 5/12/2008 7:59 PM ET
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I read them, I like them...some are hit or miss like most books. I really loved the first Scion book. They are all romance so they all have a HEA.

Date Posted: 5/12/2008 8:55 PM ET
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thanks Ashley! Ican get through a lot just so I kow there's a HEA LOL!

Date Posted: 5/12/2008 10:02 PM ET
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I've read some of these.  The Raintree trilogy is on my keeper shelf.  I've read one or two others by Lindsay McKenna.  I don't normally go for a lot of paranormals either but some sound really interesting so I read them on occasion.

Date Posted: 5/13/2008 4:23 AM ET
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well so far this wolf series is good(ok only read the 1st of the 3 but it was good IMO!) I've also started a couple of others and got sidetracked...'deadly kisses' and I think the first scions book - whre the woman is scared of vampires and wrote a book about their end or soemthing and turns out it's true and one is after her...not exactly sure but think that's the gist of it..and the darn thing got lost somewhere LOL! lisa renee jones' beast series bugged me though and didn't get too far but was working and distracted.the cowboy on the cover suckered me into buying it LOL! and you're right Sarah, that Raintree series was great! I'm hoping I feel the same or better about this wolf series..I'm also debating about switching to something else for a short break then continuing but I started the 2nd one last night and read about 5 pages then fell sound asleep...guess 2 hours of sleep the night before does that to a person!

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Date Posted: 5/13/2008 11:49 AM ET
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Hey Susanna, I was the same way.  I never read Paranormal untill Raintree.  Than I read the Wolf ones.  LOVED them.  Now I am way into the Paranormal Romance and really like it all.  I guess it is like the Military once you start you find out you can get in deeper and deeper, darker and darker and really like it.  As long as ther is some Roamce and a Hot sene or two I am on board. ;)



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Date Posted: 5/13/2008 8:53 PM ET
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Susanna,

You'll like the next two in the wolf series .... It must be successful because she is going to do more for Spring 2009. Plenty of interesting characters for sequals. Raintree series is also on my keeper shelf. Don't know if you ever read any of Kay Hooper's titles but her Bishop series are quite good -- more ESP/Special powers than anything else .... some spirits

JR Ward but her Black Dagger Brotherhood titles are pretty good - especially the first four... I'm not as crazy about the last couple titles... A little rough around the edges but interesting story lines.

Also liked Jacquelyn Frank who has three out ... Elijah, gideon and one other..... That series was a little different with content from both types .... The heros/heroines are like Raintree with special powers of nature but then some pretty nasty villains. Quite interesting with slightly more involved plot lines.

And then there is Christine Feehan.... You have to like vampires for her Dark Series, however her Mind Games, etc line is more about people with special ESP powers then creatures. Some likeable characters in that series.

Don't know if you've read Karen Marie Morning....Highlander books ... more fairies than anything else but some pretty hot heroes and different story lines... Most are not as violent as the above.

 

Date Posted: 5/13/2008 8:56 PM ET
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I did forget about a couple of Blaze titles that Kimberly Raye did about vampires fairly recently.... Pretty tame from a paranormal aspect - more romance than anything else but OK if you are looking for something.

Date Posted: 5/13/2008 9:28 PM ET
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Oh yeah, I like those Kimberly Raye Blazes.  Pretty good.

I'm glad I discovered paranormals.  I like to mix it up now, some regular romances and some paranormals.  I don't like the paranormals that are too out there though.

Date Posted: 5/14/2008 5:57 AM ET
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thanks! I didn't realize the Bishop series by kay hooper was paranormal..I've finally collected them but only read 'zach's law' which I loved! it's been calling to me to start at book 1 and make my way through them LOL.maybe I'll have to succumb after finishng the Wolf books! I was a bit b ummed at book 2 but about halfway through it now and told myself it's just a story (I hate it when people suffer for 10 years over fear and misunderstandings! sounds like reading my own danged life you know??) they're very good though - just from the 1st book 'last wolf standing' I was hooked on this series. same with the Raintree trilogy.

Date Posted: 5/15/2008 8:31 PM ET
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Susanna,

I've mainly kept to Blazes and a few Desires (when they don't involve a rich tycoon's mistress or assistant, but those are getting few and far between), but I always check out the Nocturnes every month to see if anything strikes my interest.  They're great to mix things up, but I don't like ones that are too "out there." (The Raintree trilogy is on my keeper shelf, too!)

The cowboy on the cover of The Beast Within also suckered me into buying that particular Nocturne!  I reviewed it over here, and although I liked the story and premise, the writing style and editing make the book difficult to enjoy.

Date Posted: 5/16/2008 2:04 AM ET
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yeah the cowboy is the reason I got that one too!