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Subject: any of these worth reading?
Date Posted: 10/2/2012 9:43 PM ET
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Deborah Cooke

Terry Spear

Joey Hill

Pamela Palmer

Angela Knight

Cheyanne Mccray

Catilen Kitteredge

Are any of these authors worth reading?

Date Posted: 10/2/2012 9:57 PM ET
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The only one I can help you with is Caitlin Kittredge I Love her Nocturne City Series which is about wherwolves I do not however like her  Black London series which is about a female cop and a demon plagued man from her painful past. Which is funny I usually prefer magic over wherwolves. Black London "felt" darker more troubled.

Date Posted: 10/3/2012 1:16 AM ET
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I have book 2 and 3 of her Noctune series from my used bookstore. I have yet to grab the other part of her series.  I am just trying to branch out; however, it just makes my tbr stretch out to infinity. 

Date Posted: 10/3/2012 3:37 PM ET
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Hi Jamie,  I've read Street Magic (Black London, Bk 1) by Caitlin Kittredge.  I think I gave it liked 3.5 stars or something like that.  It's definitely a dark series, but it was a pretty good first book in a series.  It's kind of along the same lines as Stacia Kane's Downside Ghost series, which is also very dark and deals with addiction.  So if you've read (and liked) Stacia Kane's work, I'd recommend trying this as well.  I haven't tried Miss Kittredge's Nocturne series yet, but I've heard good things.

I've read The Vampire Queen's Servant (Vampire Queen, Bk 1) by Joey W. Hill and plan to continue the series as well.  It's a "heavy" read.  It's definitely a character driven story.  The author spends a lot of time delving into the relationship between the main characters.  Besides in the bedroom, there isn't a lot of action (fighting, adventure, etc.).  I've heard this series gets better with each book.

The only thing I've read by Pamela Palmer is A Blood Seduction (Vamp City, Bk 1).  This is a VERY UNUSUAL book.  I've never read a vamp story like this before.  Like Street Magic, it is also set in a dark and desolate world, but also has elements of time travel or parallel universes.  I had a hard time rating this book and I'm still not sure how to describe it.  The second book in the series will be the "make it or break it" book for me.  If you don't mind a story that's more than slightly disturbed, I'd give this a shot simply because of how totally unique it is.  

I haven't read any of the other authors you mentioned, but I've always wanted to try Cheyenne McCray's Night Tracker series.  Hope that helps.  :)

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Date Posted: 10/3/2012 5:15 PM ET
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Cheyenne McCray ... I REALLY LIKE the Night Tracker series (Starts with "Demons Not Included") . I traded the first couple ones when I was done with them, then I decided to keep the later ones. I think they are pretty well written, very interesting world and characters. (Someday I'll go back and re-order those first ones). A nice blend of humor, little bit of romance, and lots of paranormal a**-kicking. Good supporting characters, too.

On the other hand, I got very bored with her "Magic" series (starts with "Forbidden Magic"), the world was interesting but the back story got old very fast and I got bored with the characters. I ended up not even reading the 5th one, just traded it when I finished the 4th. Because I just didn't care what was going to happen.

I haven't read her other books.

As far as Caitlin Kittridge, I read the Nocturne City series ... I thought it was OK, nothing particularly special. Nothing you haven't read before in there.

As far as Pamela Palmer, I've read the Feral Warriors series ... I think they are pretty decent, fast, reads (not keepers, though, but pretty good), I keep ordering the new ones to read, so something there keeps me going with the series. I like the world that she has created, and she keeps coming up with interesting new types of characters to mix into the world, and I keep wanting to see how it is all going to work out ....

Date Posted: 10/3/2012 5:22 PM ET
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I actually have most of the Pamela Palmer. She's one of the few (because she got such good reviews) I traded in and got most of her books.  I have yet to pick it up.

I did have the whole Magic series by Mccray; however, I ended up trading them in for a books I really wanted.  I am actually looking forward to reading her other series though.  I think they are all on my wishlist.


I ordered the first two Joey Hill.  Are they more erotica? 

Any one else wanting to chime in: I am adding Christina Dodd  and Brenda Joyce to the list.  

Please pm me with your thoughts if you would like too. 

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Date Posted: 10/3/2012 11:45 PM ET
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Joey W. Hill's writing definitly seems to be more erotica than just paranormal romance from what I've read so far.

Date Posted: 10/10/2012 9:52 PM ET
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Yes, Joey Hill is considered erotica.  Well written (even addictive) and often include kink elements.

Caitlin Kittredge is IMO more old school (paranormal/sci-fi) type.  What I've read tends to be dark but very well written.

Angela Knight, Cheyanne Mccray, and (probably) Pamela Palmer are what I'd consider paranormal light.  IMO more the modern romancy PNR. 

Deborah Cooke and Terry Spear are more of the PNR.  These two just didn't work for me at all, I couldn't finish the first book by either of them.

Happy reading!




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Date Posted: 12/9/2012 11:10 AM ET
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Of that list (including the added two), I've read only Caitlin Kitteredge and Deborah Cooke.

Deborah Cooke is a decent light read (definitely PnR, not UF) - I'm not positive I'd have persisted with the series if I hadn't ended up getting the first 5 in her Dragon series for 4 credits after someone who owed me a book in a swap and generously suggested it when she guessed I wasn't bonkers the reveal, but I'm not sorry I did and have now read the 6th and am chasing down the 7th.

Caitlin Kitteredge I couldn't get into from a combination of not liking the writing and finding the background pretty dark (I read dark, but my standards for how much I like the book otherwise are higher then, I find).


Date Posted: 12/12/2012 2:30 PM ET
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Coming in late...not sure if you're still looking for opinions, but if you are...

Joey Hill  - Her work isn't really paranormal fiction as much as erotica.  She can write really good erotica and some with S/M scenes though not overly degrading S/M.  

Angela Knight - Light paranormal.  I read one of her books and I wasn't impressed.  It struck me as chick lit for paranormal fiction.  She's not one of my go-to authors for the genre.


Date Posted: 12/15/2012 3:23 PM ET
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I  just started watching this because I have several of these books and haven't picked them up. Pamela Palmer is a good example. I usually like fluff paranormal to take a break from nasty demons! Maybe I should pick them up when I finish Mortal Instruments - Cassandra Clare. Just finished the 1st one and was surprised how much I liked it and how I'm looking forward to the movie this year. Of course I like things a lot hotter than young adult but even I can take a break!

I liked the world in McCray's magic series. It is one of the few places I can still picture in my head. The other is Immortals after Dark - Kresley Cole. I still LOVE them. Did anyone mention Chloe Neill? She's one of the few must buy immediately authors for me.