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Free_Inmate
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Registered: ‎03-06-2008
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New @ urban fantasy

Hi,

I'm currently on a SciFi detox program and planning to start with the urban fantasy genre. I just started reading some of Jim Butcher's Dresden files and i'm looking for some new series. I prefer novels with male protagonists and I can't stand Vampires unless if its the villain. I don't have anything against female leads, it's just not my cup of tea and I find the Vampire thing "used to death"(pardon the pun). Any suggestions to kick my SF addiction temporarily?
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melaniejackson
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Registered: ‎11-21-2007
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Re: New @ urban fantasy

A light quick read are the Simon Greene stories-- they are Jim Butcher lite :-). It's going back a ways, but Roofworld was good. You may have already done China Mieville, but if not he is a fascinating fantasy writer. After that I think I'm tapped out :-). Most of the urban fantasy stuff I've been reading has female leads.
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paulgoatallen
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Re: New @ urban fantasy

For a TON of great recommendations, just go to the "Top Ten Paranormal Authors" and/or "Top Ten Paranormal Releases of 2007" threads – the visitors here are some of the most well-read paranormal fantasy fans I know and I've discovered dozens of authors and books here. Enjoy!
Paul
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PhyllisJ
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Re: New @ urban fantasy

Hello,

You could try the books by Mario Acevedo - X-Rated Blood Suckers and The Nymphos of Rocky Flats, he also has a new release coming out this month. However the main character is a vampire, but he is male. You could look them up on Barnes & Nobel.com or Amazon.com to read the reviews and see what you think.

Let me think of some other books for you and I will post the titles, also check out the threads that Paul suggested. :smileyhappy:
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TiggerBear
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Re: New @ urban fantasy

Simon R. Green, NEIL GAIMAN

But most authors are moving with the vampire groove and/ or female.
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adoring_fan
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Registered: ‎07-27-2007
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Re: New @ urban fantasy

Just read Black Magic Woman by Justin Gustanis and really liked it.  Vamps are bad guys; male protagonist.
You might want to look into it.
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crash7519
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Re: New @ urban fantasy

You should also try Mark Del Franco's Unshapely Things, and his second just came in January, both were very good.  Also Anton Strout's Dead to Me, and John Levitt's Dog Days featured male protagonists.