- Burbank, CA, USA
- member since April 1, 2011
Let me paint a picture with words:
You are in a forest with the sounds of a flowing brook nearby. A light breeze brings in the scent of pine trees and honeysuckles. You look up and hear a woodpecker on a nearby tree echoing through the woods and it brings a smile. Never having been on this forest path you follow a peculiar trail of roses that starts on the trail and leads off into the deeper woods. It’s a strange place for cultivated roses. One rose after another; they beckon you to follow them. The scent is light and wonderful, sparkles of purple float up from the flowers into the wind and drift off.
“What on Earth?” In a hole in an oak tree you find three small bottles of honey. A single drop of honey on your tongue is so sweet and delicious as if you haven’t eaten in a week.
“That is my honey.” The voice is a big one though not threatening.
You come face to face with the big red dragon. “Oh my.”
You have a nice shelf.
I hope you are reading lots of interesting books.
Dracula: Hearts of Stone is about a suicidal Dracula (he’s a good guy in this trilogy) that must snap out of his funk if he is to help save the world from evil vampires. He's created vampire sheriffs to battle the bad guys but they're being overrun. Piers Anthony (the author) is trying desperately to get him to jump into the battle. It's a tale of vampires, wizards and romance.
Knights of the Dragon is about a dragon that hires knights to help save Leeander and a young boy that the dragon cares about.
Unrealistic or not my writing gives me hope. But with something like 50 000 books published every month it is a little discouraging. I didn’t think there were that many writers.
It's been awhile since I touched base with you. I hope you're doing well!
A couple of series to put in front of you. One is the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones. Many were raving about it but it just didn't seem that interesting to me. Well, the first book, First Grave on the Right, was selected as a group read in my MADIOAS group so I read it and am now hooked! I think you'd like it.
I can't remember how sinister you like your mysteries but I just finished the first book in a new series that was pretty unsettling (über serial killer). If you're interested, the book is Shadow Man by Cody McFayden. The series is called Smoky Barrett and she is an FBI agent.
Have you read the Women of the Underworld series? I've read the first two books in the series and am committed.
Are you a fan of Highlanders? I'm reading a series now that I've fallen in love with called Highland Guard by Monica McCarty. The first book is The Chief and if you check out my review it tells I found wonderful about it and the series. I've read four books to date and have two on deck.
I also read a UF trilogy by a new author that was extraordinary. The author is Allison Pang and the series name is Abby Sinclair and the first book is Brush of Darkness. The first half of the book dragged but the last half pulled it out of the fire.
I've also stumbled across some historical romance series lately but am unsure if you read that genre. Let me know if you're interested.
Well, enough for now. I hope some of this is helpful.
Just want to remind you of Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters series. It's one of my top five. While I liked the first two books, it was the third one that had me off and running. I never thought I'd be into Navy SEALs but there you have it. The first book is The Unsung Hero.
I am finishing up Karen Marie Moning's Highlanders series on audiobook and have loved the narrator. The first story is a little cheesy but the rest are REALLY good. I highly recommend the series and the audiobooks.
I've also really enjoyed some of Sandra Brown's audiobooks. The Switch was really good.
My most favorite audiobook ever is My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares. It is fantastic!!
FYI - Here's the link to my reading plan, specifically the topic for PNR/Urban Fantasy. Feel free to look through the whole group as I keep it up to date. When I get a new series recommended, I log it into this group.
Some friends are raving about Darynda Jones' Charley Davidson series, beginning with First Grave on the Right. Here's the link.
Oh, one more writer with two series. Nailini Singh's Guild Hunters series is the one I've started and liked, beginning with Angels' Blood. She has another, [b[Psy-Changeling, that begins with Slave to Sensation, which I'm hoping to start this month as so many seem to rave about it.
I still stand by the Immortals After Dark series, which I'm loving. Also, Thea Harrison's Elder Races series beginning with Dragon Bound. Another I'm really liking is Pamela Palmer's Feral Warriors series.
I recently started a romantic suspense trilogy by Jami Alden, beginning with Beg for Mercy. It is fantastic. That reminds me, have you tried the Karen Rose books that start with Don't Tell? Every book is at least 4 star rated.
Lastly, I'm beginning the Drake Sisters series by Christine Feehan. My sisters-in-law love these books.
Let me know if you need more recommendations.
I've discovered another series you might find interesting once you've finished Dark Hunters. it's called the Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole (link below) and, like most, the first story is a bit lame but blessedly short. It's important to read it though.
I notice that a lot of your books on your shelf have the #2 on the covers, which normaly means you've selected two editions of the same book to appear on your shelf. If you go to the editions tab on the book details page for each book, you can remove one of them.
You will absolutely love the Dark Lover series by Sherrilyn Kenyon!!! The first book is really weak (Fantasy Lover) but every book after that gets better and better! Here's the link to the series.
By the way...do you have an eReader? I cannot remember if I've asked you this before.
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