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Posted on 17 Apr 2012 11:34:36 BDT
Ilovefantasy says:
Try the new fantasy series by debut novelist Cas Peace. Book One is KING'S ENVOY, King's Envoy: Artesans of Albia and I really loved it. Something just that bit different. Her second book, KING'S CHAMPION, is due out in a couple of months and I'm definitely getting it! I think this series is going to be HUGE.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Apr 2012 18:59:09 BDT
The Chick says:
Hi, i've just read the start of what looks like a series called "Saving Alik" by S T Whitson, which i have just reviewed. The female lead is a human called Lissa Weston and she encounters the male Vamp lead, Alik in an alleyway. She is a good, strong character without any harshness and her strength comes through in resourcefulness and a pretty good, sharp wit. She is an intellectual match for the 500 year old vampire, ALik. They save each other throughout the book without any assuming a superiority for it. They are well matched and it's nice to see two characters who can stand on their own two feet without leaning on each other but who are drawn to each other for their qualities rather than their need. Really liked this. Lissa comes up with some great one liners but my favorite is a big, hilarious rant at her vampire when he tries to be a bit over manly when she is in the middle of saving his life! I don't want to spoil it because you'll spot it for yourself if you read it. It is my fave for a long while. Hope this helps :) The Chick Saving Alik (The Viram Vampires #1)

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Apr 2012 05:29:05 BDT
thank you!!! :)

Posted on 21 Apr 2012 17:20:20 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Apr 2012 17:20:45 BDT
Sophia says:
How about The Parasol Protectorate novels by Gail Carriger. It's steampunk, but that's still fantasy, right? Werewolves and vampires and a strong female lead in Alexia Tarabotti. The first book is Soulless.

Worth a try.

Posted on 21 Apr 2012 18:22:12 BDT
I'm enjoying Shea MacLeod's Sunwalker Saga (Kissed by Darkness, Kissed by Fire, Kissed by smoke). Sassy heroine who kicks ass. Romance plays its part but some intriguing features for this genre- knights templars/ atlantis ! Worth a look if you want fast paced action

Posted on 22 Apr 2012 20:19:19 BDT
margaret says:
Whispers of a Storm by Anthony Lavisher has a good main female character, AND a contrasting and intriguing male-it's a trilogy and a page turner!

Posted on 23 Apr 2012 14:25:20 BDT
Curse of Ancient Shadows - a non-stop action, YA fantasy adventure filled with mystery, magic and monsters, set in a fantastical coastal town in the north of Britain.
Hope this helps :)
Curse of Ancient Shadows

Posted on 23 Apr 2012 20:39:05 BDT
j m c says:
You could try Justina Robson. Her Quantum Gravity series is difficult to pigeon hole but you could call it a sci-fi fantasy cross. Her heroine is Special Agent Lila Black part female part kick-a s s cyborg.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2012 22:11:08 BDT
Jo D says:
I agree about Patricia Briggs. Really enjoyed her characters. Cheers for the recoms' will give them a try.

Posted on 24 Apr 2012 21:42:16 BDT
Vic says:
Try the Meridith Gentry series by Lauren K Hamilton

Posted on 25 Apr 2012 03:04:40 BDT
M. Carmi says:
Traci Harding - Ancient Future.. many more after it too, but start there and go on the journey.. martial art butt kicking, knights in armour, merlin and time travelling.. to start with.. inspirational stuff.
Also Kylie Chan - dark heavens trilogy to start with, the journey to wudang (still incomplete todate) enjooy and let me know!

Posted on 25 Apr 2012 05:04:07 BDT
Thank you so much for your posts everyone!
It all sounds great! I can't wait to try it all out! :))

Posted on 30 Apr 2012 11:05:24 BDT
I highly recommend Tracey Sinclair and her novel Dark Dates. It's available on the kindle for a pure bargain price and it's full of cool characters. Boys (of the supernatural variety) that you totally fancy and girls that are kick ass and cool. The main character is a woman who is funny and cool and not a simpering fool like in so many other sci-fi/fantasy books. Give it a go!
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