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Subject: Were tigers, lions, jaguar, bear, or others
Date Posted: 3/10/2010 2:14 PM ET
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I am looking for some new authors. Especially anyone that writes books about were tigers, lions, jaguars, cougars, panthers, bears or any other animal like that. I am tired of reading just werewolves. Any suggestions??

Marissa

Date Posted: 3/10/2010 3:17 PM ET
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I don't know if you've tried...Laurell K. Hamilton the Anita Blake series she is wonderful.  Christine Feehan is great her Dark series or her jaguar series the first one is called Wild Rain.  Marjorie Liu does the Dirk & Steele series they are great.   I hope this helps some is all I can think of at the moment.

Shelly

Date Posted: 3/10/2010 4:10 PM ET
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Shelly,

Thank you. I have tried the Anita Blake series and for the most part I love it. However I think she might be sleeping with way too many men but other then that I love it. I love the Dark series by Christine Feehan. I have the second book in the jaguar series by her also. I am currently waiting to see if I can get the first one off of here. I might just have to breakdown and buy it because I really want to read it. I love Christine Feehan's work. I haven't tried Marjourie Liu but I will check them out. Thanks again

Marissa

Date Posted: 3/10/2010 5:20 PM ET
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Have you tried Shelly Laurenston or Nalini Singh?

Date Posted: 3/10/2010 5:40 PM ET
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I just bought some of Shelly Laurenston's books. I look forward to read them.

I havent tried Naline Singh's work. Any suggestions on what books I should try by her?

Date Posted: 3/10/2010 6:10 PM ET
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Rachel Vincent has a wonderful series about werecats. I think the first book is called pride.

Date Posted: 3/10/2010 11:23 PM ET
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Shelly Laurenston is so funny! I think you will love them. I would recommend all the Nalini Singh books. I haven't read all of the Psy-Changeling series, but I've heard nothing but good.  I've read the Guild Hunter series, but it's really angel/vampire so it may not be what you're looking for although they are fantastic.  The first Psy-Changeling is Slave to Sensation.

Date Posted: 3/11/2010 11:14 AM ET
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Nalini Singh - Psy/changeling series is great (some big cats/some wolves).  I also recommend Rachel Vincent shifter series (cats).

Date Posted: 3/11/2010 11:24 AM ET
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Okay I will check out Nalini Singh Psy/changeling series. Maybe I will be luck and can get one on here. Guess I should check.

Date Posted: 3/11/2010 1:08 PM ET
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How about the entire dark-hunter series from Sherrilyn Kenyon? The were-hunters are made up of bears, tigers, leopards and others that I can't remember right now. Reading Unleash the night right now, Wren is half leopard & half tiger and seriously hot!

Date Posted: 3/11/2010 2:29 PM ET
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Michelle,

Yes I have read all of the dark hunter books by Sherrilyn Kenyon. They were pretty good. Thank you.

Date Posted: 3/15/2010 9:09 PM ET
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Marissa, I also LOVE Shelly Laurenston; pluck her off your TBR pile immediately!  If you enjoy humor in your were romances I also really like Kresley Cole.  Some are other creatures but at least 2 are werewolves; she writes about Valkyries, vampires and demons too.  If you like more serious were paranormal early Lora Leigh are good and she does were felines, wolves and coyotes.  I am not so crazy about the later ones but she has a ton of early ones that I really liked.    

Date Posted: 3/16/2010 12:21 AM ET
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What about dragons and gargoyles?

Deborah Cooke has a dragon series, DragonFire, is really good.  Good dragons (Pyr) are fighting against evil dragons (Slayers).  The Pyr has what is called a firestorm where he meets his mate.  Really good series, not uber alphas, but not weak heroes either.  Sex is good and there is some good angst in it.  Kiss of Fire; Kiss of Fury; Kiss of Fate; Winter Kiss; Whisper Kiss so far.

Alyssa James has a dragon series, it is a light series, some humor, good sex, Dragon Heat, Black Dragon and Dragon Master. 

G. A. Aiken (aka Shelly Laurenston) has a dragon series, Dragon Kin, good humor, good sex and different from her other series but just as good.   Based in another world, so it has a fantasy aspect to it.

Christine Warren has a series the Others, that has a blending of them all.  She had another series, Fantasy Fix or something and it seems that she rewriting them to be the prequals to the Other series, so the reading order would be One Bite with a Stranger (vamp and human); Big Bad Wolf (obviously werewolf and human),  then there is a gap as she is filling in the rest of the "group"; stories with Mac and Dannice (not sure of who they are), Luc and Corinne (fae and human), Rafe and Tess (jaguar and witch), and Logan and Honor (werewolf and human). Their stories have to be rewritten.  Then it restarts with Wolf at the Door (wolf and fox shifter); She's no Faerie Princess (fae and wolf shifter); The Demon you Know(good demon and human); Howl at the Moon (werewolf and human), Walk on the Wild Side (lion shifter), You're So Vein (vamp human turned to vamp), and Born to be Wild.

Vicki Taylor has a gargoyle series, Les Gargoulen, Carved in Stone and Flesh in Stone and a third one due out sometime this year;  C. E. Murphy has a gargoyle series, The Negotiator Trilogy, Heart of Stone, House of Cards and Hands of Fire.

Last but not least is Lora Leigh's Breed series, highly erotic, can be heartbreaking at times but very good books.  They are humans with animal DNA, created to become vicious killers but they refused to kill innocent people.  They are not shifters, just humans with animal characteristics, fangs, some fuzz on the body in place of fur, eyes that glow in the dark when a light is shined on them, and the unobvious, better sense of smell, hearing, taste, speed, and other physical attributes.  Definitely worth readings, I find the level of explicit sex to be a bit much at times, but i just skip those pages.

That is all I know, hope those help you.

Janette

Date Posted: 3/16/2010 10:11 AM ET
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Jordan,

Thanks I will pluck Shelly Laurenston off my TBR pile tonight. I was wondering what I would start today so now I have my answer. I will give Kresley Cole a shot after that. I have her books here also but havent had a chance to read them yet. My TBR pile is HUGE. LOL.   As for Lora Leigh the few I have read by her I have liked. I just ordered Lion Heat (I believe that's the title that comes out April 6th) so I hope its good.

 

 

Janette,

I have not really tried dragons and gargoyles? But I have heard many wonderful things about Deborah Cooke Dragon series. I might give it a try.

I haven't tried Alyssa James either. I will add her to my list of authors to try.

And honestly I had no idea that G.A. Aiken was Shelley Laurenston. That makes me want to try her books. I can't believe it because I just gave away one of those books the other day here on PBS without even reading it.

I have Christine Warren's series here. I have only read the first one I believe it was Wolf at the Door.

As I said to Jordan I haven't ready a lot of the Breed series but what I have read I have loved. I just ordered the newest one.

 

Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions.

Marissa

Date Posted: 3/16/2010 11:09 AM ET
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  Marissa,

In the Breeds, you HAVE to read them in order, there is so much that connects the whole story.  And the order the books are stated in Amazon is not the correct order.  She has switched publishers I know two times if not three with the series so they were out to time sequence, she wrote some to fill in the blank areas so the series would flow better.   

1)Tempting the Beast   2)The Man Within   3)Elizabeth's Wolf  4)Kiss of Heat (have Kleenexes handy for this one)  5)Soul Deep  6)The Breed Next Door (anthology Hot Spell)   7)Megan's Mark  8)Harmony's Way   9)Tanner's Scheme   10)Wolf's Hope (anthology Primal Heat-wanted to smack Wolf real hard on the side of his head - moron)  11)Jacob's Faith   12)Adian's Charity   13)In a Wolf's Embrace (anthology Beyond the Dark)   14)Dawn's Awakening (have Kleenexes handy, it is a heartbreaking story)  15)A Jaguar's Kiss (anthology Shifter)   16) Mercury's War   17)Christmas Heat (anthology The Christmas Cat)   18) Coyote's Mate   19) Bengal's Heart   20) A Christmas Kiss (wolf and Jessica story, finally was written) 21)Lion's Heart (Jonas's story, can't wait for it to be released)

On Christine Warren,  the order also listed at Amazon is not correct.  The first book is One Bite With a Stranger.  I went to her site because I was confused, Amazon has Wolf as the first book but when I picked up Bite w/Stranger it stated on it that it was the first book.

She stated (I think it is at her site) that she was adding the Fantasy series to the beginning of the Other series, as the characters connect. So, that is why you will see the two different books marked as book one.  She is rewriting them as she can now add scenes (sex and other) that weren't allowed at the first publishing times. 

I know it was discussed else where, but I will list them in order for you, from what I have gathered:

1)  One Bite with a Stranger (Regina and Dimitri)

2) Big Bad Wolf (Graham and Missy)

3) not re-written yet  (Mac and Danice)

4) not re-written yet  (Luc and Corenne)

5)  not re-written yet  (Rafe and Tess)

6)  not re-written yet (Logan and Honor)

7) Wolf at the Door (Sullivan and Cassidy)

8)  She's No Faerie Princess (Tobias and Fiona)

9) The Demon You Know  (Abby and Rule)  my favorite, there he explains the difference between demons and fiends

10)  Howl at the Moon (Noah and Samantha)

11) Walk on the Wild Side (Kitty and Marcus) the only one, so far, that isn't connected to the other characters.  To me, this should be a stand alone book.

12) You're So Vein (Ava and Vladimi)  This book is about Ava who is mentioned in the first four books. 

13) she has released another one, I thought it was supposed to be Mac and Danice's story, but it wasn't.  :(   

Hope that helps you.  I HATE to read a series out of order.  In the Breeds, the first two are very graphic, at least for me.  I skipped a lot of pages. 

edited   accidently hit the submit button, I was moving the cursor.  reedited, spelling mistakes,

*sigh* three a charm, hopefully  no more edits. 

Janette  



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Date Posted: 3/16/2010 3:25 PM ET
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The Others series books are being released out of chronological order.  if you just read the mmps in published order, you'll be fine.  you can probably read them in chronological order too, but you certainly don't have to.

In the Breeds, you HAVE to read them in order, there is so much that connects the whole story.

that's a little misleading.  the earlier ones are way hard to find, and you don't HAVE to read them first in order to enjoy the other books.  you might get more out of the later books if you started at the beginning, but you're not going to be lost.  the mmp's should be read in order, and the Ellora's Cave trade paperback ones are great backstory that you should read when you can get them.  if you have them, certainly read them in order, but you aren't going to be lost if you start with the more available mmp's from Berkley.

Date Posted: 3/16/2010 8:15 PM ET
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I was gonna say Shelly Laurenston also.   She's fantastic love her  books  there so funny.

 

Date Posted: 3/16/2010 10:46 PM ET
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Marissa, Enjoy the Shelly Laurenston!  If I could wipe my memory of the books and read them again for the first time I would!  

Date Posted: 3/17/2010 12:53 PM ET
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Janette,

Thank you. I will start reading them in order. Thankfully I have all of them as ebooks so I dont have to wait to get them. I guess I better get started because I ordered Lion's Heat that comes out on the 6th of April and I want to read it. Maybe I can read all of the books by then. I doubt it with my Grandmother here. Thank you for giving me the order they should be in because that is not the order I thought they should be in.

Oh I thought Wolf at the Door was the first book of Christine Warren's series. So thank you again. I will have to print this out and pin it to my board above my desk so I dont forget what order they go in. You said book 3 - 6 are not rewritten yet. So what can I read book 7 or should I wait. Why is she rewritting them?

 

Also thank you everyone for telling me about Shelly Laurenston the bit I have read I love so far. I haven't read much yet but I do like it. Thanks

Marissa

Date Posted: 3/17/2010 2:19 PM ET
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I started Warren's series with Wolf at the Door and wasn't lost..of course I knew I'd missed some stories but since Rafe and Tess's hasn't been reprinted I'd still be stuck with book #1 and waiting and waiting and waiting. I have the lastest in my tbr.the one before this one though as someone else said could be stand-alone..it takes place in Vegas I think.

Shelly Laurenston is a favorite of mine though for shifters.I have some fo the Breeds by Lora Leigh but haven't started any of them yet. there are SO many and thank goodness I dont have to go in order or i'd have to remortgage my house probably LOL!

Date Posted: 3/17/2010 2:32 PM ET
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Susanna, I was told to read the Breed's series in order because of all the backstory.

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Date Posted: 3/17/2010 6:30 PM ET
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Cheryl Brooks Cat Star Chronicles about an alien race with cat like attributes.  Not were, but some of the entertainment value of a were creature.  Slave is the first one.  I think it is up to 5 or 6 books in the series.  I find these ones to be on the funny side. Erotic novels.  I liked the first one best, so if you don't like it I would give up on the rest.

I have also started the Rob Thurman books starting with Nightlife.  Not big in the romance area, but lots of different creatures for the brothers to fight (only weres mentioned so far are wolves, but also lots of other types of creatures).  Told in first person and the narrator is a bit of a whiney teen, but he does have reasons for it.  I think this series is also up to 5 books.  These ones are more on the angsty side with snarky humor statements from our hero.



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Date Posted: 3/19/2010 4:19 PM ET
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Has anyone tried Pamela Palmer's Untamed series?  I've read the first (Passion Untamed) which I really enjoyed.  It had a were lion.  The next book is about the were tiger (I think - its on my TBR) and I know the third one is out too.  There is a Wolf but he's gone mad so I don't know if there will be a story about him.  Others include a jaguar, panther, and some birds.  I know there are others but that's all I can remember off the top of my head.

Date Posted: 3/19/2010 4:24 PM ET
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No I havent tired them. I will check them out. Anyone else think there were good?

Date Posted: 3/19/2010 6:44 PM ET
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I enjoyed them.  The first one is the best IMO but I read the rest because I just had to know what happened to everyone.  They were good books and definitely a little different twist on the mythology.  They'd be worth a shot if you like some of the other suggestions posted before.

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