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Loved this series, can't wait for the next book! And all the sex is stashed in the "companion" series of romance novels she's written.
Although there has not been any actual sex thus far, (I am just finishing Faefever) the sexual undercurrents between the characters are just sizzling!
Just wondering NiteNicole, is her Highlander series worth reading?
post #22 of 51
I thought it was a really fun series. Most of them start off a little silly but as the series goes on, it builds the backstory for the other series. I enjoyed them. I don't often read fantasy OR romance but I'll probably read both series again before the next book comes out.
post #23 of 51
I'm loving the trilogy by Stieg Larrson - THe girl With the Dragon Tattoo, THe Girl who Played with Fire - and something about a hornet's nest. Found the first 200 pages to be a bit hohum but then realize why all that delicious detail is there. Good stuff.
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I'm loving the trilogy by Stieg Larrson - THe girl With the Dragon Tattoo, THe Girl who Played with Fire - and something about a hornet's nest. Found the first 200 pages to be a bit hohum but then realize why all that delicious detail is there. Good stuff.
My DH just bought me an ipad and dowloaded these books to it. I'm trying to get used to reading on an ipad. Hopefully these books will be so engrossing, I'll be able to overlook the fact that I'm reading on a screen instead of holding an actual book in my hand.
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I'm loving the trilogy by Stieg Larrson - THe girl With the Dragon Tattoo, THe Girl who Played with Fire - and something about a hornet's nest. Found the first 200 pages to be a bit hohum but then realize why all that delicious detail is there. Good stuff.
I've also heard they are very good!
post #26 of 51
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The Darkfever series by Karen Marie Moning is addicting in the same way the Sookie Stackhouse books are. In spite of the cover, there is actually no actual sex! They are very suspenseful and you feel compelled to keep on reading to find out what happens next! The leading character is also from the South but the story takes place in Ireland.
The First is called Darkfever http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/m/.../darkfever.htm
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Loved this series, can't wait for the next book! And all the sex is stashed in the "companion" series of romance novels she's written.

Oh La la....I am now reading the 4th book Dreamfever and suddenly that all changes! What I like however is that the language is not explicit or overly graphic.

Seriously the Darkfever series is really really good! The only thing is, I would almost say wait until December when the fifth and final book comes out or else you will go crazy wondering about how it is going to end!
post #27 of 51
1) LOVE The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series!

2) Also for fantasy with some political intrigue, epic battles, romance, etc. Try Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's Dart series there are also two parallel series if you like that one. They are set in "our" world but in time past.

3) Definitely read Harry Potter!

4) Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum is so fun.

5) Laurie R. King's The Beekeeper's Apprentice is a very excellent mystery series with some romance. The beekeeper is Sherlock Holmes by the way.

6) I love Dana Stabenow's Kate Shugak mystery series set in a village in Alaska. Actually played a part in my decision to move here! Strong female lead with lots of great reoccurring characters that just helps builds the believability and interest over time.
post #28 of 51
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The Pillars of the Earth & the sequel World Without End both are over a thousand pages, which make it seem like a series

~traci

I was going to suggest these 2. LOVED em.
post #29 of 51
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Also good is The Mercy Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs http://www.patriciabriggs.com/books/books.shtml. Mercedes Thompson or Mercy is a Native American shape shifter, turning into a coyote and was raised by a pack of Werewolves Her universe is also similar to Sookie Stackhouse’s with vampires, werewolves, shape shifters and faeries but takes place in Washington State.
I am reading this series now and enjoying it! I picked it up because the ebook was pretty cheap for #1.. Moon called Mercy I think? I am in the middle of number 2 now.

I also like the Stackhouse series.

Just finished the novelette of Twilight- Short Second Life of Bree Tanner..
post #30 of 51
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6) I love Dana Stabenow's Kate Shugak mystery series set in a village in Alaska. Actually played a part in my decision to move here! Strong female lead with lots of great reoccurring characters that just helps builds the believability and interest over time.
Dana Stabenow is actually a scifi writer.. she is most famous for her Alaskan mystery books because she has so many (really it is where she makes the most money) but her scifi stuff is really excellent. Handful of Stars is #1 I think, but then there are two more after that.. Red Planet Run is #3 I think. I love the Alaskan pop culture stuff tied in with space exploration. Really unique.
post #31 of 51
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I am reading this series now and enjoying it! I picked it up because the ebook was pretty cheap for #1.. Moon called Mercy I think? I am in the middle of number 2 now.
Just finished the novelette of Twilight- Short Second Life of Bree Tanner..
Yes #1 Moon Called
#2 Blood Bound
#3 Iron Kissed
#4 Bones Crossed
#5 Silver Borne

How did you like "the Short Second Life of Bree Tanner"? a friend just read the Bree Tanner book and told me she was disapointed with it.
post #32 of 51
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Dana Stabenow is actually a scifi writer.. she is most famous for her Alaskan mystery books because she has so many (really it is where she makes the most money) but her scifi stuff is really excellent. Handful of Stars is #1 I think, but then there are two more after that.. Red Planet Run is #3 I think. I love the Alaskan pop culture stuff tied in with space exploration. Really unique.
I had no idea. Off to look for them...
post #33 of 51
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Yes #1 Moon Called
#2 Blood Bound
#3 Iron Kissed
#4 Bones Crossed
#5 Silver Borne

How did you like "the Short Second Life of Bree Tanner"? a friend just read the Bree Tanner book and told me she was disapointed with it.

I kept having to remind myself that it was NOT a novel, but a novelette.. I didn't think it was the author's best work, and I probably would have liked the ending better had I remembered more about that scene from Bella's perspective.. I did like how the Vultori were revealed to be kind of playing both sides.. I wish I had gotten more about the strategy that the "creator" was playing on the newborns though.. some of those things they were telling them I didn't see the point of.. why try to keep them together as a group and then not discipline them for attacking each other for instance? The quasi romantic angle was nice.
post #34 of 51
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I had no idea. Off to look for them...
Oops. Second Star is #1

http://www.amazon.com/Second-Star-Sv...6189567&sr=1-2

Then it goes Handful of Stars and Red Planet Run.

Occasionally there is a Science Fiction class that is offered through UAA.. I have not been able to take the course yet (not offered every summer I know) but I have "heard" that the instructor is an Alaskan female scifi writer.. I would bet money that it is taught by Stabenow.. there really aren't too many female scifi writers qualified to teach the course in Alaska..
post #35 of 51
For some good fa tasy reading, the Belgariad/Mallorean series by Dave Eddings (10 books total). He has another series i'm blanking on the na
e of that was also good... The Elenium/Tamuli (6 books).

I also like Ru Emerson's Night Thread series if you can find it.

If you're into or can even just appreciate D&D, Joel Rosenburg's Guardians of the flame series is fun. Not sure how many books, we have about a dozen.

Dave Duncan is good if you like swordplay/knights kind of fantasy. King's blades/daggers.

Jane Lindskold's Wolf series is also quite captivating.

If you're looking for a quicker, lighter read, I really enjoy Tamora Pierce, who writes for the YA crowd. Magic, monsters, knights, the whole 9 yards. She's got about half a dozen series and I've enjoyed all the ones I've read.
post #36 of 51
His Dark Materials, Pullman

Thursday Next series, Fforde

Harry Potter

started Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ages ago and stopped---need to pick it back up!
post #37 of 51
Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati and all the books that followed: Dawn on a Distant Shore, Lake in The Clouds, Fire in the Sky, Queen of Swords. There is a new one too that I haven't read yet. They are historical fiction set in the 1800's starting in upstate NY and then moving to various locales for the subsequent books. They are really engrossing novels with characters I really loved.
post #38 of 51
Kimberly Raye's Dead End Dating
Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter
MaryJanice Davidson (all her books)
Sookie Stackhouse
Little House on the Prairie
Gerry Butler's Glory St Clair
Anne of Green Gables
Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan
Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld

My all time favorite:

Anne Bishop's Black Jewels
post #39 of 51
I really liked the Anasazi mystery series by Kathleen O'Neil Gear.
post #40 of 51
The Sevenwaters trilogy (there is sort of a 4th) by Juliet Marillier
The Bridei Chronicles by Juliet Marillier

Ones I have to second:
The Outlander Series is REALLY good- give it a second chance guys!
The Pillars of the Earth etc.
Clan of the Cavebear series
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