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Subject: Suggestions?
Date Posted: 11/29/2007 11:25 PM ET
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I was wondering if any one had any suggestions on some new authors for me.  I like paranormal romance, leaning more towards shape-shifting.  But, I am open to other paranormal as well!  I like a strong female lead, and a little humor is always good. I haven’t found a good occult book since I read the Secret Circle by L.J. Smith, and would love any recommendations there too!


Some of my favorite authors are;

Laurell K. Hamilton – of course

Patricia Briggs – just found and love

L.J. Smith – My introduction to the paranormal – Any one have news on the last Night World book?  Last I heard she was fighting cancer and hasn’t been able to finish it.

Christine Feehan - (all except for the Dark series too much macho he-man. lol)

Shelly Laurenston – is in my tbr pile, but I like what I have read so far


Don’t really like J.R. Ward, or some of S. Kenyon, or Amanda Ashley.


I’ve read soo much but I never keep a list.  Any suggestions on a good way of doing it. I was thinking maybe Excel?



Date Posted: 11/30/2007 7:14 AM ET
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I would recommend Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld SEries...all have a strong female lead and it's probably one of my favorites of the genre.  PLEASE start at the beginning of the series however...finally talked my sister into reading it and she started w/ Broken!  I also liked Carrie Vaughn Kitty series and Keri Arthur Riley Jensen...

And these are all shapeshifter books.

Last Edited on: 11/30/07 7:16 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/30/2007 7:37 AM ET
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Nalini Singh's Psy series is good, with a group of shapeshifters in them


Date Posted: 11/30/2007 11:39 AM ET
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I agree with pp...Armstrong's series is really great and I've only read the first one.  I think it's the best werewolf book I've ever read.

Date Posted: 11/30/2007 2:16 PM ET
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Thanks everyone. I will start with the Armstrong series. At the begining ;)

Date Posted: 11/30/2007 2:30 PM ET
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I'm so excited and shocked that my local library actually has part of the series! But if they are as good as you guys say, I will probably end up buying them.  ::Smacks head against wall:: I need a bigger book shelf.

Date Posted: 11/30/2007 2:53 PM ET
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I agree with Wendy---Nalini's Psy books are quite good IMO.

Date Posted: 11/30/2007 3:31 PM ET
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Karen Whiddon's magic series isnt bad and it has some shape shifting in it.

Date Posted: 11/30/2007 9:36 PM ET
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Keri Arthur's Riley Jensen series is really good...you get shape-shifters, weres, and vamps

Date Posted: 12/5/2007 8:15 PM ET
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I think you would like the Marjorie M Liu. Set,

  • The Red Heart of Jade book 3
  • Shadow Touch book 2
  • Tiger Eye  book 1
  • Eye of Heaven  book 5
  • Soul Song  book 6
Date Posted: 12/7/2007 4:14 AM ET
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Here are some authors you might also like to try:

C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp's Sazi or Thrall series ,Kim Harrison, Karen Chance, Kresley Cole's Immortal's After Dark series, Yasmine Galenorn's Sister of the Moon series, Lori Handeland, Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire Mystery series (Has shapeshifters in it), Susan Krinard, Lora Leigh or Rebecca York.