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Subject: What is your best series?
Date Posted: 11/18/2011 7:24 PM ET
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New to the site and really enjoying all the info here. I am trying to expand my wish list so looking for some good series. I have many that I have enjoyed. What I really love about a series is when all the books really tie together and you would be missing out to read them singularly.

#1 Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. This is probably my all time favorite. If you picked up book 5 without reading the others I think you would be lost. I am amazed at how she developed this relationship without the "I want you but can't have you" mentality. It was well written and kept me in suspense. I am very grateful I didn't start them till they were all out.

 

#2 Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward. This also a great on going story while allowing each couple time within there own book. She also writes well and has twists I couldn't see coming. Love that in a book!

 

#3 Dark Hunter Series by Sherilyn Kenyon. I will be honest I found the first book quite corny and had difficulties getting into this series, but as you go on the overall storyline and characters definitely get better. Loved this series.

 

Would loved to hear about some of the series you have enjoyed within the Paranormal genre and why (no spoilers please).

Shannon

 

Date Posted: 11/18/2011 8:59 PM ET
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If you haven't read Kelley Armstrong (Otherworld) or Kim Harrison (The Hallows) or Patricia Briggs (Mercy Thompson) yet, they have mega-popular series that are really good. Although these have romance in them, they tend to feature the paranormal elements of the story more prominently.

More heavy on the romance side, and also highly regarded, you have Jeaniene Frost  (Night Huntress), Nalini Singh (Psy/Changelings).

Really hot, Lora Leigh (Breeds) ... there are about 20 of these and there is one continuous back story throughout the books, although each book concentrates on one couple. It can be hard to find the early ones as they are out of print, (well, I take that back because I think they have put some (or maybe all) of them back in print, but they are still harder to obtain) and were only published in trade size by a small press publisher  to begin with, but I started in the middle of the series and I managed to understand everything that is going on.

That's just the ultra popular ones I can think of off the top of my head, that I also think are worth reading.



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Date Posted: 11/18/2011 11:52 PM ET
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Welcome to PBS Shannon! Those are three of my faves too. Although to be completely honest im quickly losing interest in the Dark Hunter books. 

Other faves of mine would include:

Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole

Midnight Breeds by Lara Adrian 

Demonica by Larissa Ione

Fallen Angels by JR Ward

 

And i also agree with these too....

Night Huntress by Jeaniene Frost

Psy Changling by Nalini Singh

Breeds by Lora Leigh

 

Not one of my faves but i enjoyed them well enough:

Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter

 

 



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Date Posted: 11/19/2011 9:29 AM ET
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yep i agree with the others.. breeds... love at stake.. immortals after dark.. house of night... and soo many others lol

Date Posted: 11/19/2011 11:43 AM ET
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Off the top of my head, I'd add to those mentioned:

Guild Hunter by Nalini Singh

Kate Daniels by Illona Andrews

The Edge by Illona Andrews

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead (YA)

Alpha and Omega by Patricia Briggs

Werecats by Rachel Vincent

Nightkeepers by Jessica Andersen

 

Date Posted: 11/19/2011 3:21 PM ET
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Love both JR Ward's series.

On the lighter side: These are quicker reads, but I enjoy them just as much.

Michele Bardsley's Broken Heart series......Charlaine Harris' Sookie series

Barbara Bretton's Sugar Maple series ........Teri Garey's Nicki Styx series.

Heaver: Kristina Douglas' Fallen series. (Nothing like Ward's).....Angela Knight's Mageverse series

Teri Garey's Devil's Bargain series. (this is a spin-off from her Nicki Styx series, but so far they stand alone.)

Date Posted: 11/19/2011 6:51 PM ET
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Thanks for all the great replies. Love the forum!

I have only read of few of the series listed. I have a couple in my TBR pile (not listed in profile just at my house) and there are many that I can collect. So excited to get some good refrences as I don't want to waste my credits...LOL

 

Do you find it difficult to find many of the paranormal books on others bookshelves?

Shannon

Date Posted: 11/20/2011 12:07 AM ET
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All the suggestions of really good. 

Karen Chance Cassandra Palmers series is not bad.

I love Riley Jenson series by Keri Aruther.

Both Lynsey Sands and Christine Feehan are vampire series with 20 plus books.

Katie Mccalister is alright if you like a corny talkative heroine. 

Alyssa Day Atlantean series is HOT!

All of Gena Showalters series is awesome.

Date Posted: 11/20/2011 5:05 PM ET
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I agree with a lot of what's been written above. Too many good ones to chime in on with "ditto"!

With Lora Leigh, the earlier books are hard/impossible to find so that got me on the track of downloading the ebooks. (No designated reader, just use reader apps on my PC, netbook, tablet).  First I did that out of necessity, but now I'm getting addicted to ebooks. I love the type of series where a backstory continues from book to book as well as characters that start out as secondary but later get their own book.  With the ebooks, I can search previous books to find mentions of then-secondary characters. That can be kind of fun, especially in much earlier books where they might have been barely mentioned.