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Subject: Series recommendation?
Date Posted: 11/8/2007 7:41 PM ET
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Last week I quickly finished Colleen Gleason's Gardella Chronicles books.  I *really* enjoyed them and felt I may be going on a bit of a vampire kick.  Gleason's next book won't be out until February, unfortunately.   I'd seen so much discussion about the Black Dagger Brotherhood books that I ran out and picked up Dark Lover.  I hated it.  I know that is an uncommon response, but I really did not like the book at ALL.

So, I wonder, are there other vampire/romance series I may like?  I suppose it doesn't even have to be vampire related. I enjoyed the Gardella Chronicles for their sense of adventure and the Regency time period.  I guess I looking for a series that will hold me over with 2 or 3 books before the new Gardella book comes out :)

Thanks for any suggestions you may have!




Date Posted: 11/8/2007 7:54 PM ET
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There are several you could try. MaryJanice Davidson, Lynsay Sands, Christine Feehan, Nina Bangs, Sherilyn Kenyon, Kathy Love, Kerrelyn Sparks and Katie MacAlister are some of my favs.

I've never heard of the Gardella Chronicles. Who is the author? I may have to give those a try myself.


Date Posted: 11/8/2007 8:21 PM ET
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I like Kresley Cole's vampire series....A Hunger Like No Other is the first book. You may also want to look at Keri Arthur's Riley Jensen series...It has vampires and werewolves....the first book is Kissing Sin sorry, this is book 2, Full Moon Rising is the first. I also like all of the ones Marie listed above!

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Date Posted: 11/9/2007 8:41 AM ET
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Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series is a good one.I like Lynn Viehl's Darkyn series also.Lynsay Sands Argeneau vampire series is a fun read.There are more but it's early and I haven't had enough coffee.

Date Posted: 11/9/2007 3:59 PM ET
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I'm not a big vampire fan, but Teresa Medeiros' After Midnight and The Vampire Who Loved Me are in the Regency period and I enjoyed them. 

Date Posted: 11/9/2007 4:28 PM ET
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Lara Adrian's vampire series is terrific.


Date Posted: 11/9/2007 4:49 PM ET
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OH!  Just remembered Erin McCarthy's Vegas Vampire series!  They are a fun read. Ahhhh,it's all coming back to me now....

Date Posted: 11/9/2007 5:07 PM ET
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I'm not a big vampire/wearwolf fan but I did like Kresley Coles books. 

Date Posted: 11/9/2007 7:02 PM ET
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Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series is wonderful, IMO.  Erin McCarthy's Vegas Vampire series is also good and humorous, as is Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series.   Lynsay Sands Argeneau series is also v. good, and I love the humor in Katie MacAlister's books too. 


ETA:  I guess I should have read earlier posts, as all these have been mentioned.  GMTA!!

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Date Posted: 11/9/2007 8:18 PM ET
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You know, I wasn't especially impressed by the first Black Dagger book either -- couldn't see what all the fuss was about.  I liked the rest of them though. 

What specifically didn't you like about it?  That'll help weed out series you might not like.  Or is it just that you only like historicals?

Date Posted: 11/10/2007 8:35 PM ET
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Wow!  That's a lot of books to look into.  I think I'm up to the task though :^)  Thanks so much for taking the time to make suggestions!  In the meantime, I grabbed a classic from my TBR pile and went ahead and started it.  I chose Laura Kinsale's Flowers from the Storm.   Seems very good so far.

I'm coming off an unplanned reading hiatus.  When my children were younger,  I read much less than I did before.  It seemed I would doze off as soon as I cracked a book.  Finally getting back some time to myself and I'm enjoying my favorite hobby again!  I'm looking forward to trying out some of the authors you've suggested.  They're ALL new to me!

georgiareader-The author is Colleen Gleason.  The first book is The Rest Falls Away and the second book is Rises the Night.  It really is like Buffy the Vampire Slayer  (one of my fav TV shows of all time), but set in Regency times.

Kyrissaean-It's interesting to hear you liked the rest of the Black Dagger series.  I can't quite put my finger on what I didn't like in Dark Lover, but the writing style bothered me for some reason and descriptions of Wrath were too over the top for me.  I found myself rolling my eyes more often than I'd like :^)  I may have to revisit some of the later books just to compare!