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Posted on 13 May 2013 08:43:08 BDT
Euphoria: A Royal Love Story: 1

You should check out Euphoria: A Royal Love Story. It is the first book in the series and was released end of April 2013. It surrounds a female who finds out she's a fairy princess in a parallel universe and finds herself falling in love with a dragon.

Posted on 12 May 2013 09:29:43 BDT
Joolz says:
Give Ashes by Stephanie Harbona try. she's a new writer and this is her debut but it sounds right up your street.
Also, anything by Peter V Brett - the Painted Man series.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 May 2013 09:21:24 BDT
Bravo, James!

:-) and LOL! and ROFL!

In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2013 22:38:09 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2013 22:02:53 BDT
Nicola Hicks says:
I am a new Author that may just appeal to you're unusual demands in book criteria's. This is the first book of a series that I'm currently writing, book two will follow in July, book three by December, and book four in March 14. There will be more to this series I'm currently writing that will keep your fantasy world and female protagonist developing. The sub-plot romances are ever changing and will keep you guessing. I can't promise on non-tragic endings. I personally do not think it's tragic as doors envitabitly open and the story continues to reinvent itself so that it's different every time but some may see this first book is a sad conclusion. But, if you'd like to give this ago I've inserted the product here: Winter Solstice (The Elementals Series) - Happy Reading.

Posted on 6 May 2013 00:02:57 BDT
VeeVee says:
I think Mythos by Vrinda Pendred ticks all those boxes - give it a try!

Posted on 25 Mar 2013 11:50:12 GMT
Snow says:
Stephen Donaldson's two book series - fits most of what you mention in your original request.

Mirror of her dreams/A man rides through - both excellent (IMHO)

Posted on 19 Mar 2013 22:45:01 GMT
T Foster says:
Some suggestions:

Illona Andrews - Kate Daniels series
Patricia Briggs - Mercy Thomson series
Diana Rowland - Kara Gillian series
Dannika Dark - Mageri series
J.T. Geissinger - Night Prowler series
GA Aiken - Dragon Kin series
Kresley Cole - Immortals after Dark series
Gena Showalter
J.R. Ward
Lara Adrian
Larissa Ione

Posted on 26 Feb 2013 18:18:53 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 19 Feb 2013 17:03:29 GMT
Isa says:
Thanks for the recommendation. I'm reading Warbreaker at the moment and I'm loving it!!! I'll try the others too.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Feb 2013 23:02:21 GMT
Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson. Fits everything on your list. Lots of likeable characters, and the reason for why we don't know if the main guy likes the main girl ties the plots together. Also, the 'baddies' of the book? You won't see it coming.

The Iron Fey by Julia Kagawa. The main girl comes from America and the main guy is an evil faery. There are five main books to the series so far, plus three e-books

Wit'ch by James Clemens. Five books. Full of wizards, swamg hags, ogres, dwarves, and various other mythical beings, it's packed with myth and magic, and the main guy sees the main girl as an irritating child.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2013 16:47:05 GMT
Short but sweet, anything by ' Peter.V.Brett

Posted on 6 Feb 2013 00:03:31 GMT
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D. Roberts says:
Sharon Shinn is fantastic and I thought Touch of Power was brilliant, I want to read the next book, but I'm wrestling with the cost, seem silly really. Another good one no one mentioned is Elfhunter by C.S. Marks, strong female protagonist, strong fantasy setting with Elves, dwarves and the like, no tragic ending for the good guys, wonderful budding romance. It's a must read.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2013 17:24:39 GMT
Fantasy-Fan says:
I hope you like it. It's suprising how few female leads there are outside of Paranormal Romance - If you're interested in those I'm sure there are many that people could recommend.

At the risk of straying slightly from the initial brief, can I also recommend Daughter of the Empire by Raymond Feist and Janny Wurts. A definite female lead, but I'm not sure the romance quotient will satisfy (and I could say the same for my previous Mistborn suggestion too). Both are great books though, with more romance in books 2-3 (for both series).

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 22:39:51 GMT
Heaven Scent says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2013 14:24:33 GMT
Isa says:
The Black Magician is a brilliant trilogy but I haven't been able to read it again....I do think the tragic ending was badly done (could have been avoided easily) and only done so that the author could make her next trilogy. Sorry, I'm ranting. Anyway, that's why I put no tragic ending as a requirement :-)
The final Empire sounds really good thanks! I'll definitely read it

Posted on 22 Jan 2013 14:15:36 GMT
Isa says:
Thanks again everyone! So many good books to look forward to!!!!
I guess I'll try Sharon Shinn as her name came up so often :)

Posted on 21 Jan 2013 16:36:57 GMT
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Fee fee says:
Try Kristin Cashore, starting with Graceling
Also Jacqueline Carey Naamah's Kiss and Elizabeth/Beth Vaughn Warprize (Chronicles of the Warlands)
Red Gloves, the second in this series is more like what you're looking for White Star

Posted on 21 Jan 2013 15:34:35 GMT
Miss J. Eyre says:
I love Sharon Shinn's books as well and Lois McMaster Bujold's are worth checking out, try The Curse of Chalion or Beguilement (Sharing Knife): 1.

Also, Kate Elliott's Cold Magic: Spiritwalker: book 1 ticks all the boxes for the romance sub-plot.

Posted on 21 Jan 2013 13:03:20 GMT
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Paul Tapner says:
Would people wishing to recommend their own books please read this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/forum/fiction/ref=cm_cd_tfp_ef_tft_tp?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx35L6AIBJFGDP0&cdThread=Tx17KH4XPGMM82L

I was thinking of mentioning Sharon Shinn but since most of her books are technically science fiction rather than fantasy, and since the twelve houses series doesnt always involve couples starting at loggerheads, I hadn't

But what the heck. She's a great writer. Start with:

Archangel

Posted on 21 Jan 2013 12:33:11 GMT
A. Janucik says:
I surprised that no one mentioned Sharon Shinn.

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Posted on 21 Jan 2013 07:57:19 GMT
Heide Goody says:
A Gateway Made Of Bone by Iain Grant ticks your boxes I think. It's a really enjoyable read.

Posted on 21 Jan 2013 00:34:03 GMT
Fantasy-Fan says:
It's difficult to find something to tick all those boxes. I was going to suggest the Black Magician trilogy but I thought the tragic ending would put you off - then I saw you listed it as a favourite! :)

I would suggest you try The Final Empire: Mistborn Book One by Brandon Sanderson. The romance sub-plot doesn't kick in for a while, but other than that it fits your criteria fairly well. You could just read book 1 and stop, but if you really enjoy it there are 2 more books you can read too.

Posted on 19 Jan 2013 20:05:13 GMT
Isa says:
Thanks for all the suggestions, I've a Kindle so it's perfect! They all sound really interesting and can't wait to start on them.
I'm glad to discover new authors too!
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