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In reply to an earlier post on 26 Sep 2012 19:42:12 BDT
Fae says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 26 Sep 2012 19:47:27 BDT
Anita says:
Please, no self-promotion here

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Sep 2012 10:36:35 BDT
Visa says:
Rose Hathaway from vampire academy by Richelle Mead the best YA series ever.check out another kickass heroine Celaena Sardothian from throne of glass by Sarah J Maas.

Posted on 30 Sep 2012 11:25:00 BDT
I'm in the process of reading Linda Robertson's "Persephone Alcmedi" series
Bk1 Vicious Circle
Bk2 Hallowed Circle
Bk3 Fatal Circle
Bk4 Arcane Circle
Bk5 Wicked Circle
Bk6 Shattered Circle (Due out Jan 29. Pprbck + Kndl)
The Main Character is a Witch. There are Waerwolves, Vampires , Fae and Elementals in this story.
It's not as good as the two Patricia Briggs series and is set in present day real time rather than a post apocalyptic work such as Illona Andrew series, but they are good. Each book has an individual story to it but there is a continuing underlying story to them. I suppose you could say that each book is a giant chapter in the story.

Posted on 3 Oct 2012 09:53:28 BDT
Sandrab says:
I second the suggestion for Lilith Saintcrow and her Jill Kismet series, I also liked her Dante Valentine series but I am not fond of her Watcher series. Kelley Armstrong is another suggestion I would vote for and Faith Hunter. I also enjoyed The Walker Paper series by C. E. Murphy - this series starts with Urban Shaman, the series is a mix of Celtic and Native American folklore.

Posted on 13 Oct 2012 22:33:56 BDT
Riande says:
I'd definitely try The Genesis (Blood of Ages #1). just finished it, urban vampire fiction, corruption of power, gunfights, fistfights, epic quotes :)

Posted on 14 Oct 2012 21:20:50 BDT
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Paul Tapner says:
Magical sentinel in New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina:

Royal Street

First in a new series. Nothing exceptional, but not bad.

A graphic rather than a prose novel: vertigo comics also tried something similar with the tale of a girl becoming queen of the Voodoo Court in New Orleans and getting caught up in supernatural battles there.

Dominique Laveau Voodoo Child Volume 1 TP (MR)

This won't be out till December. Unfortunately poor sales meant the series was brought to a premature and hasty end after just seven issues, all of which will be in this collection. But it had it's moments.

Posted on 3 Nov 2012 18:41:20 GMT
Celt says:
Try any of Charles De Lint's Newford novels,good female lead character.
The Ben Aaronovitch books are brilliant(as someone above mentioned them)I've read two and waiting for the third to come out in p/b next month.
Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next novels are great with a female lead cfharacter too!

Posted on 26 Nov 2012 10:08:45 GMT
Maria_R says:
People have alreayd suggested it, but Charlaine Harris, either the Sookie Stackhouse books: Dead Until Dark: A True Blood Novel or her Harper Connelly series: The Harper Connelly Collection

Or if you want to try something newer, try out Andrew Butcher's Lansin Island Series: A Death Displaced (Lansin Island Series) The book actually revolves around one male and one female as the protagonists, if you don't mind that.


Posted on 30 Nov 2012 18:09:53 GMT
I can recommend the Riley Jensen novels by Keri Arthur (but not so much her other stuff, and certainly not the follow-up to RJ novels).

The Succubus novels by Richelle Mead - hot, sexy, romantic, heart-breaking (I nearly cried over the last 3 in the series) and with a HEA.

Posted on 1 Dec 2012 10:30:28 GMT
I can highly recommend Rachel Vincent's books. She has three series of books so far. The Faythe Sanders 'Shifters' series (which is complete and has 7 books), the 'Unbound' trilogy (which has two books so far with the last is due out next year) and her Young Adult series, 'Soul Screamers' (8 books, 7 of which have been released and the final book is out next year) which is worth checking out even if you're a bit outside the usual YA age demographic.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2012 13:54:19 GMT
The 'Saa! says:
Definitely try the Kim Harrison books (called Rachel Morgan/Hollows series depending on where you look) and the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep.

Both urban with female lead characters, a bit of sexual tension (and relieving of it now and again, though not usually long graphic scenes so can skip past if it makes you cringe, also means not great for younger readers) lots of kicking-bad-guy-ass action, well-drawn characters, good plotlines, and magic etc.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Dec 2012 08:17:18 GMT
Claire says:
Dawn Island: 1

Dawn Island by Emma-Louise Marriott a great read with a female heroine

Posted on 5 Dec 2012 10:15:58 GMT
I also adore the Kate Daniels series (which does tend to ruin you for other books, lol) and would recommend:
Karen Marie Moning - Fever series (my absolute fave)
Stacia Kane - Downside Ghosts series
Kim Harrison - The Hollows series
Karen Chance - Cassie Palmer & Dory Basarab series
Diana Rowland - Kara Gillian series
Darynda Jones - Charley Davidson series
Laurell K Hamilton - the early Anita Blake books
Charlaine Harrison - the early Sookie Stackhouse books
Kalayna Price - Alex Craft series
Patricia Briggs - Mercy Thompson series

Posted on 5 Dec 2012 21:25:12 GMT
sparrow says:
Tom Pollock : the city's son
Lisa Shearin magic lost trouble found
Ilona Andrews :magic bites
Marjorie M. Liu :the iron hunt

Posted on 13 Dec 2012 10:02:49 GMT
Martin Frowd says:
So far no-one's mentioned Jess Haines' "Others" series yet - 4 books, very much worth a read. Even better (for us Kindle users) all are available on Kindle. Wish more authors would embrace it.
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