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Nelsmom
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Rowena,

 

I think it should be okay because we do read some of those books.  I have Forced Mate but can't seem to find Insufficent Mating Material in any of our used bookstores but will keep looking.

 Congratulations on your award.

 

Toni

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Bonnie824
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So many of my favorites on here already. Great lists. I did have a couple to add I didn't notice. Recently discovered by me.

 

:robothappy:Lois McMaster Bujold- I have read the first 2 of her Sharing Knife Series and loved them. Also her Curse of Chalion trilogy. These are fantasy/sci-fi romance. She is more famous I think for her "space opera" Miles V series.

 

:womantongue:Nilini Singh's Psy series. I just started the first one after having them highly recommended and buying the first 3, and I am totally hooked alread.

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Bonnie824 wrote:

So many of my favorites on here already. Great lists. I did have a couple to add I didn't notice. Recently discovered by me.

 

:robothappy:Lois McMaster Bujold- I have read the first 2 of her Sharing Knife Series and loved them. Also her Curse of Chalion trilogy. These are fantasy/sci-fi romance. She is more famous I think for her "space opera" Miles V series.

 

:womantongue:Nilini Singh's Psy series. I just started the first one after having them highly recommended and buying the first 3, and I am totally hooked alread.


 

Bonnie,

 

I read the first book in Singh's series and really liked it. Very interesting premise. Her new series (March) sounds amazing.

 

Carol

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Bring this thread to the top, yeah !!!!
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Don't forget Linnea Sinclair, and Susan Grant. I've said that, I'm sure.

 

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William Mark simmons is a good start, as well.
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For "Vampire Romance Seires you have to read!" you have to have J.R. Ward.  The Black Dagger Brotherhood series is fantastic and ranks at the top of my list!  Christine Feehan's Carpathian series is another great one.
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[ Edited ]

I'm refreshing this for all the newcomers that are now joining us.  I would like to add Adrian Phoenix's The Maker's Song series.  Jessica Anderson's The Final Prophecy series Nightkeepers and Dawnkeepers are out and Skykeepers is scheduled to come out later this year.

 

Toni

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Hey, is this for me? :smileyvery-happy:  AWESOME! I can just click print, throw it in my bag, and have it around for when I'm browsing. I never have to try to remember what I was looking for. You are all amazing. I hope the favor returns to you a hundredfold.
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Another book that I enjoyed is Wages of Sin by Jenna Maclaine and a sequel is coming out Feb 3, title is Grave Sin.  Another series I just read and very much enjoyed (much to my surprise) was the Darkwing Chronicles by Savannah Russe starting with Beyond the Pale, book two is Past Redemption, book three, Beneath The Skin, book four, In The Blood, book five, Under Darkness.  A new book in the series will be out this year in May I think.
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TiggerBear wrote:
Having noticed a lot of new explorers in the genre, and getting a gentle suggestion. I thought it might be nice to establish a beginners primer, a "HEY you REALLY need to read these!" list of suggestions. We all have our favorite series, but those are often the junk food. Every newbie needs a good solid meal. So join in guys, let's provide some meat and potatoes.


Vampire Series you have to read!

Anne Rice - Vampire Chronicles
Laurel K. Hamilton - Anita Blake
P.N. Elrod - Vampire Files
Jennifer Arimintrout - Blood Ties
Tanya Huff - Blood books
Charlane Harris - Sookie Stackhouse
Elanie Bergstrom
Susan Sizemore
JF Lewis

Mario Acevedo

Ghost Series you have to read

Karen Chance - Cassie Palmer
Laura Anne Gilman - Retrievers

Cherie Priest

Kat Richardson


Something Witchy this way this way comes Series you have to read

Jim Butcher - Dresden Files
Simon R Green - Nightside
Anne Rice - Mafair Witches
Kim Harrison - Hollows
Yasmine Galenorn


Weres and Shifter Series you have to read

Patrica Briggs - Mercy Thompson
Rachel Vincent

Eileen Wilks- Lupi series

Fae Series you have to read

Laurel K Hamilton - Merry Gentry
Charles De Lint
Karen Marie Morning- Fever series

I know I've probably left a few out, -and that are some even this old school fang bait has yet to discover. So all the rest of you long time readers to the genre, chime in they are counting on us.


I added a couple of authors to TiggerBear's list and thought that I would add a couple of more categories

 

Zombies

Mark Henry

 

Demons

Stacia Kane

Lilith Saintcrow

Jenna Black

 

And I' sure that there are many more.

 

Toni

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*bump*

 

for the newbies

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Re: Genre Series Primer for Newbies and everyone

I would add:

 

Charlaine Harris' Harper Connoly series: (for some reason book stores always like to put these in the "mystery" section)  This would probably go under Ghost category, but could also be considered witchy.

 

Justina Robson's Quantum Gravity series: this is a mix of many types of paranormal beings along with a futuristic sci-fi storyline.  She mixes them beautifully!

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I'm new here, and will be going back through messages to get more book ideas, but I had to throw my favorite series out there.

 

The Blackdagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward. Waiting and waiting for 04/28/09 for the next book. Love this series!

~Danica~
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here's a good fae series:

 

Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning

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a series i would like to add to this listing is Lara Adrian with her Midnight Breed series. It is excellent and just as good as Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series. These are my two favorites series and I have just begun to delve into some of the other authors listed as well. But if you haven't i would really suggest checking out Lara Adrian.
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I AM NEW TO THIS, NEVER DID A BOOK CLUB NOR ANY TYPE OF ONLINE CONTACT LIKE THIS. SO I AM A TRUE NEWBIE.  I READ THE "ODD THOMAS" SERIES AND FOUND THEM ENTERTAINING.  HAS ANYONE READ THEM AND IS THERE ANOTHER SIMILAR SERIES LIKE

THAT ONE?

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Yayyyyy and thank everyone for your contributions! I am a newbie who just found out there is all this book club fun ONLINE and I feel like a kid in the candy store.

Thank you again and see you all around in these discussions!

 

 

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Re: Genre Series Primer for Newbies and everyone

tossing my 2 cents in also,

keri arthur > riley jenson series (half vampire half werewolf undercover agent)

and  Karen Marie Moning with her fever series (fae and shape shifters)