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Subject: What was the first Paranormal Romance book you read?
Date Posted: 7/12/2008 7:22 PM ET
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I read another thread, and it got me thinking.  When I first came into adulthood, I read a lot of mystery/thriller books.  On my way through walmart, I spotted the first paranormal romance book, and now I'm hooked on all of them.  I've had a hard time switching to a different genre since!

My first was, Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost.  I loved that book, and have the second one One Foot in the Grave on my TBR pile.

So what was yours?

Date Posted: 7/12/2008 9:55 PM ET
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Mine would be Christine Feehan her Dark Series

Date Posted: 7/12/2008 10:19 PM ET
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I think mine was....Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse books.

Date Posted: 7/12/2008 10:25 PM ET
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Mine was Christine Feehans Dark Series also. 

Date Posted: 7/12/2008 10:26 PM ET
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 I say Barbara Micheals started it for me.  And some Sci fi / fantasy writers.

Date Posted: 7/12/2008 11:24 PM ET
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Mine was just recently, and it was My Immortal by Erin McCarthy. I loved it! I actually posted it and have now added it back to my wish list, because I decided I needed a copy for my keeper shelf.

Date Posted: 7/13/2008 12:59 AM ET
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I think I started out with one of Amanda Ashley's vampire books, somehow I wandered over to Christine Feehan and then read Fantasy Lover (Kenyon) and then onto Maggie Shayne.  Now I don't read much of anything else!

Date Posted: 7/13/2008 4:15 AM ET
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Probably one of the Fear Street books back in like 8th grade. I read all of the Goosebump books in 6th grade and then all of the Babysitter Club books in 7th and started on Fear Street in 8th. So unless you would count Bunnicula as a paranormal I started on Fear Street.

Date Posted: 7/13/2008 1:30 PM ET
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Mine was probably The Vampire Diaries trilogy by LJ Smith. That was a long time ago. I started actively reading PNR after reading The Dark Prince by Christine Feehan.

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Date Posted: 7/13/2008 2:04 PM ET
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I never read a paranormal book until I came to PBS 3 years ago........and I recall I took a recommendation from this forum and I started out with Single White Vampire from Lynsay Sands.........since then, paranormal has been 95% of my reading.

Date Posted: 7/13/2008 4:29 PM ET
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I think it was Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K. Hamilton....

Date Posted: 7/13/2008 7:56 PM ET
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666 and Amityville Horror by Jay Anson

Date Posted: 7/14/2008 3:31 PM ET
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Key to Conflict by Talia Gryphon. I have the next two in the series on my WL.

Since then I crave vampire books and thanks to the fantastic fiction website, my wishlist keeps growing! 2 weeks ago I only had 4 books and they all had been on there for almost a year, not anymore lol!!

Date Posted: 7/15/2008 5:42 AM ET
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lol.  I always find a new book to add to my wishlist, just as a few come off.  I have so many books to read, hopefully I can get through a few of them so that I can post them here.  I'm just about finished with the book I'm reading now, and then going to read Prey by Melina Morel...it's an ARC, but I'll still give it away to whoever wants it later.  It doesn't release until September.

 

 

Date Posted: 7/15/2008 8:01 AM ET
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Christeen Feehan's Dark Series - but I recently quit reading them...I didn't care for the last one - can't even remember it's name!

Of course, I've moved on to others - JR Ward's series is seriously good!



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Date Posted: 7/20/2008 11:42 AM ET
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If we count time travel then it was probably a Linda Lael Miller book--vampire too since she wrote a few of those back in the day as well.   Susan Squire, Amanda Ashley, Sandra Hill and Feehan were are some of the earlier authors I remember reading in paranormal.  

I sort of look at Night Pleasures by Kenyon as the mama for the more modern genre although Feehan really set the formula in place.  



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Date Posted: 7/20/2008 3:35 PM ET
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I started with Anita Blake, and then went from there. 

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 8:25 AM ET
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Christine Feehan's Dark Prince, then went to SK's Fantasy Lover.

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 2:01 PM ET
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For me it was Kay Hoopers early books when she was with Loveswept.  She has gotten better with time and really enjoying her recent books.  Anyone remember Wizard of Seattle?

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 4:57 PM ET
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It was definitely Barbara Michaels for me, but of the more modern genre, Wizard of Seattle - which I love and still have!

Date Posted: 7/21/2008 6:31 PM ET
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Mine were the Linda Lael Miller vamp books.  Didn't look back after that!

Date Posted: 7/22/2008 10:10 PM ET
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Actually if I really want to go back in time -- It would be the Interview with a vampire stuff that started me years ago, but I wouldn't call those romance by any stretch, and I took a break for several years before LKH pulled me back. 

Date Posted: 7/23/2008 4:15 PM ET
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LOL Rachel, you sound just like me.  Back in middle school I read Anne Rice and the RL Stines but after that I read mostly mystery until LKH got me started back into paranormal.



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Date Posted: 7/26/2008 9:43 AM ET
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Gena Showalter's The darkest Knight. Finished it in one sitting, bought and read the other two and now I am hooked on the dark hunter books.

I am happy to have found this genre, so many books to look forward too

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