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Subject: Can anyone recommend any good "Witch" books to read?
Date Posted: 6/25/2007 6:08 PM ET
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I love all the paranormal stuff that's out there, but it seems like theres more Vampire and Werewolf books out there and not nearly as much Witchy themed books. Anyone have some good reading suggestions?


Date Posted: 6/25/2007 8:34 PM ET
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Linda Winstead Jones

1. The Sun Witch (2004)

2. The Moon Witch (2005)

3. The Star Witch (2006)

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Date Posted: 6/25/2007 8:48 PM ET
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Oh and you might wanna try Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld series too - One of the main players, Paige, is a witch. I know there are more.....

Date Posted: 6/26/2007 1:55 AM ET
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Lilith Saintcrow's Watcher series is witchy!

If you like cozy mysteries, Madeline Alt has a series that starts with The Trouble With Magic that has witches -- it's one of those books I keep meaning to try soon.

Shirley Damsgaard has another cozy series that starts with Witch Way to Murder, about a woman with psychic abilities and her grandmother who's a witch.

And if you're interested in erotica, the male lead in If Wishes Were Horses by Joey W. Hill is the priest of his local coven.

Date Posted: 6/26/2007 3:14 PM ET
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You might like: The Wind Witch by Susan Dexter. I've never really cared for any of her other books, but I really love that one!

Date Posted: 6/26/2007 3:37 PM ET
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WOW... very good suggestions... I have read the Annette Blair and Kelley Armsrong books (the ones that are in print) but I will have to check out some of the others listed. Thank you everyone for posting and giving me some new books to check out!

Date Posted: 6/26/2007 10:12 PM ET
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There are several trilogy's by Nora Roberts that I love.

3 Sisters Island Trilogy

-Dance Upon the Air

-Heaven and Earth

-Face the Fire


She also has a trilogy that's more gods/goddess themed but its still an awesome trilogy.

Key Trilogy

-Key of Light

Key of Knowledge

Key of Valor


Date Posted: 6/27/2007 1:32 PM ET
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Kate Forsyth also has a great series "The Witches of Eileanan" (6 books) that continues with the "Rhiannan's Ride" Trilogy.  I've read them... love them!

Date Posted: 6/27/2007 4:03 PM ET
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Sex And the Single Witch

Its three novellas all are quite "fluffy" but very cute and funny stories.

Date Posted: 6/27/2007 4:47 PM ET
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The Vlad Taltos series by Steven Brust.

These aren't romances so I don't know if that's okay for you.  The books are:   Jhereg -- Yendi -- Teckla -- Taltos -- Phoenix -- Athyra -- Orca -- Dragon -- Issola -- Dzur.

The main character, Vlad Taltos, is an assassin witch.  Think gangster movies meets Alexandre Dumas, with a little witchcraft and sorcery thrown in.  These are highly entertaining, mostly light reads.  Vlad Taltos has a very snarky voice that keeps a running commentary on whatever problem/adventure he's in. 

They're more fantasy than paranormal, but it's easy to envision Vlad Taltos stalking the streets of Alexandre Dumas' Paris and wreaking havoc in the criminal underworld.

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Date Posted: 6/27/2007 10:50 PM ET
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You could try Girl's Guide To Witchcraft (Red Dress Ink) by Mindy Klasky.  It's pretty light and fluffy.  Don't know if you're into that kind of thing or not.

Date Posted: 6/28/2007 7:19 PM ET
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Anne Rice's The Witching Hour was fantastic.

Date Posted: 6/29/2007 11:54 AM ET
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I was about to mention The Witching Hour.  I loved that book!

Date Posted: 6/29/2007 5:55 PM ET
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I loved The Witching Hour and it is definitely not light and fluffy. LOL I read a lot of fantasy and there are a lot of witches in fantasy. One series that comes to mind is The Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop.  And then there are the Witch books by James Clemens. I really liked the first 3 and I have the 4th but haven't read it yet cause after I bought it I lost it and then I bought another copy and by then I was on to something else. LOL Another good Witch series is Wither and Wither's Rain by Pastarella.(sp?)

Date Posted: 7/1/2007 7:05 PM ET
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Thank you all for the suggestions! I just got "A Girls' Guide to Witchcraft" by Mindy Klasky in one of my SWAPS, so I'll be starting that soon.

I just finished reading a book called Haunted - Witch Hunt, by Lisa Childs. It is a Silhouette Nocturne Book and it's the 1st of 3 about 3 sisters, who are all witches, but were separated as youngsters. Now they are adults and someone is trying to track each of them down and kill them. They need to find each other and work together if they are going to defeat the killer.... the first one was pretty good.

I also heard that the Witching Hour by Anne Rice was very good, but that it was long and twisted..... from the looks of it here from you gals. it's worth reading..SO I will have to check it out!




Date Posted: 7/1/2007 11:22 PM ET
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Witchling by Yasmine Galenorn was good- features three sisters- one a witch, one a shapeshifter and one a vampire- the second book focuses on the shapeshifter called Changeling.

Date Posted: 7/2/2007 1:50 AM ET
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Its a bit more fantasy than pure paranormal but I always liked the Diana Tregarde series by Mercedes Lackey The three books are Burning Water, Children of the Night and Jinx High.....

 Here's a blurb from the Wikipedia entry...Diana Tregarde, is an American witch, practicing a fantasy version of Wicca; by virtue of her position as a "Guardian" Diana has access to more magical power than many, but she is required to give her help when someone asks it of her. Her magical abilities do not pay the bills, however, and Diana is a genre (romance) novelist in her day job. In the stories, she must protect others from angry deities (Burning Water), vampires (Children of the Night), and a sorceress who intends to remain eternally young (Jinx High).

Date Posted: 7/2/2007 12:00 PM ET
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I just got Witchling, so that is on my TBR pile.....I hear it is pretty good !

The Diana Tregarde series by Mercedes Lackey sounds good too... I may have to check those books out on Amazon!

Thanks again to everyone for all the good suggestions! Looks like I have some good choices now in books to find and read! :)


Date Posted: 7/6/2007 2:05 PM ET
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Try Anne Bishop's Dark jewel series. Honestly the best witch books I have ever read!

Date Posted: 7/7/2007 12:47 PM ET
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I definitely want to encourage you as well to read The Witching Hour.  However, it is actually part of a series.  Taltos and Lasher are the other two books.  The entire series deals with the Mayfaire Witches, so you might be interested in all of it.

Personally, the series is one of my favorite ones of all time.

Date Posted: 7/8/2007 3:54 PM ET
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One of my favorites is an anthology called Words of the Witches.
Date Posted: 7/8/2007 3:57 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/8/2007 4:56 PM ET
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I will look up the Anne Bishop series.. that sounds good too!

I guess I better make some time and read Anne Rice's The Witching Hour.... by sounds of it, I should not miss it!

Thanks again everyone!

Date Posted: 7/8/2007 4:58 PM ET
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Hey Donna, I have read  "Words of the Witches" and you are right that is a good anthology...I loved it!

Date Posted: 7/9/2007 12:02 PM ET
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I recently read Witches by Kathryn Meyer Griffith and it was pretty good.  There are a couple of copies in the system, one on my shelf, if you're interested.