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Subject: What are some of the series or books you are reading in 2013?
Date Posted: 12/27/2012 10:59 AM ET
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You are right Tonya, this does need to be in its own thread. :-) I will copy and paste my post here.



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Date Posted: 12/27/2012 11:00 AM ET
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Some awesome series to finish in the new year. Outlander, thinking of taking on the Pennyroyal Green series, KMM Highlander series, MHI series, Booth and Fry, Steve Hamillton, Mary Jo Putney's Fallen Angel series, the Lori Armstrong's Juli Collins and her Mercy Gunderson series, Kerrlyn Sparks Vampire series and I may finish Gena Showalter's LotU series...not sure yet, I am not sold on the series yet. What are you going to be into for 2013?

Date Posted: 12/27/2012 11:01 AM ET
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Tonya's response:

 

I'd like to answer Keri, though maybe this should be a thread of it's own.

Series I'd like to read in 2013. Chicagoland Vampires (loving this!) by Chloe Neill, Night Huntress by Jeanine Frost, Ward's BDB series (I'm only up to bk 5), Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series and I'm not really sure what else. I think I'm going to read Lothaire and I may try the IAD series too. We'll see. I'd also like to read some of the Julie Garwood I've picked up. And I plan on reading some more of the AAR Top 100 books. (I read 20 of those this year).

Date Posted: 12/27/2012 11:03 AM ET
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OMGosh, Tonya you haven't read the IAD series???? You are in for such treats!!! I wish I had it to read all over again. I would read the entire IAD series before you read Lothaire, that buildup is important to his book, especially Dreams of a Dark Warrior.

Date Posted: 12/27/2012 5:39 PM ET
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I'm just going to list series I plan on STARTING here:

The Hunger Games  (I know, I know)...........SIGMA Force by James Rollins................

Warrior series by Zoe Archer..................Demonica series by Larissa Ione....................Cascadia Wolves by Lauren Dane.......................New Species series by Laurann Dohner................Brothers Sinister by Courtney Milan.....................Bloodhounds series by Moira Rogers...........................PI Julie Collins series by Lori Armstrong...................Spindle Cove by Tessa Dare

Date Posted: 12/28/2012 12:51 PM ET
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I plan on finishing/catching up on The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, The Edge Series by Ilona Andrews and the Tairan Soul series by C.L. Wilson. Other than that it's up in the air.

Date Posted: 12/28/2012 4:37 PM ET
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I have never thought about the Dresden Files books. Are they good? What are they like?

 

Date Posted: 12/28/2012 8:18 PM ET
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I need to catch up with Night Huntress, IAD and The Iron Seas. I really should try to catch up before starting anything new, though knowing me...

Date Posted: 12/28/2012 8:58 PM ET
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hmm I can plan but I'll most likely just play it by ear... I also haven't read the BDB or IAD(only the first one and part of the 2nd) and only got the first Jim Butcher Dresden Files book read too but not sure I'll continue with that series just yet...also haven't read Harry Potter and want to re-read some children's series like little house on the prairie...I DID finally catch up and I think finish Tara Janzen' crazy and loose books this past year! enjoyed those even though that weird drug stuff with a few characters was a bit much for me and I think messed iwth the series.

Date Posted: 12/28/2012 9:27 PM ET
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What are MHI and IAD?

 

The only series I'm currently reading is BDB and the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.

Date Posted: 12/28/2012 10:42 PM ET
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You have some good reading ahead of you Sherri, I can't wait for you to read the Sigma force books, then you and I can argue over who is sexier Painter Crowe or Grey Pierce....personally I will take one of each please. :-) Loved the Spindle Cove series.

 

Ani, MHI stands for Monster Hunter International and is fantasy series by Larry Corriea. IAD is Immortals After Dark and is a fabulous series by Kresley Cole. I tried the first book in the Jim Butcher series and it didn't really appeal to me. Harry Dresden is a wizard and the series is fantasy.

Date Posted: 12/29/2012 8:49 AM ET
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well I've never heard of MHI either and so far doesn't sound appealing so maybe I won't be tempted LOL!

loooking at my shelves I'm thinkig Im might finally start onsome of Sheryl Woods' series - she has a LOT! then if htey dont' appeal out they go...same with Lakeshore Chronicles i think it's called - wiggs? wow I' m seeing a lot of culling coming up - guess the resale charity shop will be happy and lucky me binged on puzzle buying so have lots of boxes thanks to multiple orders!

gosh seeing brockmann's troubleshootersand some nora roberts trilogies and sookie and body movers by stephanie bond, and julie garwood's contemporary series YIKES!

Date Posted: 12/29/2012 1:44 PM ET
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You have some good reading ahead of you Sherri, I can't wait for you to read the Sigma force books, then you and I can argue over who is sexier Painter Crowe or Grey Pierce.

Ha!  That's awesome

Date Posted: 12/29/2012 4:30 PM ET
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I love the Dresden File books.  i want to make Harry Dresden my nerdy wizard love slave.  They're non-romance urban fantasy books with a bit of comedy thrown in some. 

I tried reading Hard Magic by Larry Correa and could not get into it.

Date Posted: 12/29/2012 7:43 PM ET
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I love the MHI series and LC's character Owen Z. Pitt, extreme monster hunter,  is completely off the chain. This isn't generally my genre, but I read the first one on a recommendation and it was awesome!

 

I completely forgot that I was going to put Roxanne St. Claire's Bullet Catcher series and Suzanne Brockman's Troubleshooters on that list.

Date Posted: 12/30/2012 3:55 AM ET
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I love the MHI series and LC's character Owen Z. Pitt, extreme monster hunter,  is completely off the chain. This isn't generally my genre, but I read the first one on a recommendation and it was awesome!

that's good to know!  i won the series in ebook, and they looked interesting but i haven't gotten around to them yet.  maybe i can move them up the TBR pile.

Date Posted: 12/30/2012 2:39 PM ET
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I haven't read Brockmann since she went off on a tirade a few years ago about gay rights.  Had absolutely nothing to do WITH gay rights, just her reaction to the posting.  I lost a lot of respect for her over that. 

Date Posted: 12/30/2012 5:51 PM ET
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From my TBR pile:

Series i'd like to read in 2013

Pamela Clare   I-team series

Jo Davis   Firefighters of Station Five

Karen Marie Moning   Highlander series

Sydney Croft  Acro series

Toni Blake  Destiny series

Cynthia Eden  Deadly trilogy

and I reallllly need to finally catch up on Leigh's Breeds series.

 

Date Posted: 12/30/2012 6:15 PM ET
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Missy - those Highlander books of KMM were the things that got me into paranormal romance (well after Twilight of course)

Pamela Clare is a fav too and I really want to get caught up on hers. I need to quit my job so I can read.

 

Date Posted: 12/30/2012 7:46 PM ET
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I'm seriously considering a new reading plan where I wait until an author has finished with a series before starting it.  I'm getting so annoyed having to wait for years between book one in a series and the final book in the series often years later and then by the time I get to the end I've forgotten what happened in the earlier books.  I submit as exhibition A, the Harry Potter series where the final book tied up all these loose ends or pulled out tricks that were introduced in the first few books and I had absolutely no recollection of.  I could add the BDB series and countless other series.

I figure this plan has multiple advantages.  I can read a series from beginning to end without interruption.  The initial high demand for a new work will have peaked and I won't have to wait for weeks, or months, for the book to become available at the library.  I figure I'm less likely to forget about characters or events that appear in later books that were introduced in earlier books.   



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Date Posted: 12/30/2012 10:24 PM ET
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I'm in that boat now with Cassandra Clare. It's my first voyage into the YA world and I just read that her next book will be out in March, 2014. What? I can't remember what I had for breakfast. I'll never remember what happened in some books I read years ago.

Date Posted: 12/30/2012 10:43 PM ET
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That's a really good point, Rhonda.... excellent argument in favor of finishing up my current series instead of starting new ones.

Date Posted: 12/31/2012 8:47 AM ET
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It seems like I'm always starting new series because that seems the only way authors write nowadays. One series I'm going to start is the Lisa Kleypas Sugar Daddy one. The ones I'll continue are BDB (I'll read as many as she'll write), Singh's Angel series, Banks' KGI and Armstrong/Montgomery books, all Kristin Ashley books, Jennifer Ashley's Shifter Unbound, Sylvia Day's Crossfire novel, Gena Showalter's Angel of the Dark series and I'm sure there's more.

I'll not continue the Nauti series, the latest was awful, at least in my opinion.
Date Posted: 12/31/2012 6:49 PM ET
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You're right, Rebecca, it seems series are all authors write nowadays.  Guess they (author and publisher) figure it is a guarantee for repeat sales of books and we, the reading audience, buy --- literally and figuratively --- into the concept.  I'm getting pretty tired of it, myself, especially as it seems in most series the plot of book one is just repeated in each of the following books.  Nothing new. 

So, a question for you read series, do you prefer the series to have a set number of books, like Nora Roberts fondness of trilogies, or to be open ended like the BDB series?  Where you never know when it will end?  Where every new character who gets introduced into a story you're pretty sure will get their own book further down the line. 

Date Posted: 12/31/2012 10:51 PM ET
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I think they both have their plusses and minuses. Set series often seem to have a filler book, or a big lead up to the final book that might disappoint,

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