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Initial post: 26 Jul 2010 10:32:18 BDT
Im looking for some new authors i usuall read fantasy romance novels but i cant find any new authors that dont all write the same type story line, anyone got any good suggestions on top authors?

Posted on 26 Jul 2010 10:41:32 BDT
AnetteF says:
Hmm... difficult to suggest authors without knowing what you have read so far.

My own top authors are Steven Erikson and Diana Gabaldon. The former can not be classed as fantasy romance and the latter though lots of romance, has only a light dusting of fantasy. Between them however, they have set the bench mark of what I am looking for in a riveting read.

If you go back in the discussions here, you'll probably find previous threads on this topic with suggestions worth a try. Alternatively, check out the American Amazon site. You might find books recommended there which are not as well known this side of the pond.

Good luck

Posted on 26 Jul 2010 10:42:28 BDT
Sea Witch says:
You could try my new book, it's a fanstasy with romance and a rather unusual plot...

Celtic Maidens A powerful and supernatural tale of love, lives and obsession set against the dramatic scenery of the Welsh Mountains.
Celtic Maidens tells the story of Siān Derwyn whose life holds few pleasures except for her friends, her interest in local folklore and the standing stones until the day that Ryan Ackley arrives in her remote Welsh village.

Siān and Ryan are reincarnations of Celtic lovers who were slaughtered long ago. They are unaware that obsessive love, power struggles and murder have followed them down through the ages. Thwarted in ancient times, a murderous spirit has followed them through time and now, with them all reunited in the 21st century, he plans to fulfil his malevolent vendetta...

Posted on 26 Jul 2010 11:50:51 BDT
I'm eagerly awaiting the last in a series by Annie Groves. They are set in WWII and based on a family, their relationships and events that change them. I like it because it involves more than one generation, focuses on different characters with each book and introduces new ones as events unfold.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jul 2010 13:06:57 BDT
F. Lawless says:
Hi, because I dont know what you read normally I can only suggest what I have loved recently. Try the following:

Patricia Briggs with the Mercy Thomson Series
Nalini Singh, the Psy-Changeling Novels (Fantastic and very unusual)
Kelley Armstrong, Women of the otherworld series
JR Ward, the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series

I hope this helps

Posted on 29 Jul 2010 17:04:32 BDT
Heidi says:
Sharon Shinn, Twelve Houses. Incredible books - as is everything by her. She also writes some science fiction - and only for her do I venture into that genre. I think Archangel might be classified as sci-fi, but it reads as fantasy and is a great love story.

Posted on 29 Jul 2010 22:04:41 BDT
serendipity says:
If you like fantasy with romance, try out the books by Lisa Shearin. It's about an elf (Raine Benares), who is a seeker of lost objects/persons, but gets in way over her head when she accidentally puts a magical amulet on. Lots of action, two seriously hot guys, lots of magic, a sassy heroine,...
In reading order:
Magic lost, trouble found
Armed and Magical
The Trouble with demons
Bewitched and betrayed
Well, I hope this is helpful, since you didn't mention what style of fantasy books you really like.

Posted on 1 Aug 2010 13:29:25 BDT
Hi, try Lunarmorte by Samantha Young - first in a trilogy.Lunarmorte

Posted on 3 Aug 2010 11:19:01 BDT
Fiona S says:
I think that the classics in the fantasy/romance genre are JD Ward's Brotherhood series & Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series. The male leads in each are (sort of) good vampires. There are also Christine Feehan books: Drake Sisters & Ghostwalker series (she also writes the Dark Carpathian series but they all seem very similar after a while).

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In reply to an earlier post on 3 Aug 2010 18:51:35 BDT
Lexi Bates says:
I have just finished reading Mimir's Well, by Dr Gregory Pepper. It is his first novel and I loved it, a new story line with fantasy and romance plus more. I am sure you would like it and it was hard to put down. His next book is due out soon I think. Enjoy!

Posted on 9 Aug 2010 20:02:20 BDT
Kags says:
I'd also highly recommend Nalini Singh Psy-Changeling. Great romances and engrossing plot running through the books - the Psy are conditioned to be emotionless but are going to have to embrace emotion to stop breeding true psychopaths/serial killers, so while each book deals with a great romance, the back story is building as we follow the internal conflict of the Psy with possible war brewing and the changelings going head to head with the Psy council on the one hand and helping the rebels with the other as they build their own power base and begin to challenge the Psy supremacy. Illona Andrew's Edge series has just started and has potential although the plot will be a lot simpler. For real rom-com fantasy try G A Aiken's Dragon Actually series - has me in stitches!

Alternatively, for a strong thread of romance running through urban fantasy = Patricia Briggs Moon Called series and Illona Andrews Magic Bites series (the romance and humour just get better as you go with Illona!).

Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series is fun and J R Ward Brotherhood series and Sherilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series are great traditional fantasy romances. Full of brooding males etc, but that may be what you're trying to get away from.

Posted on 10 Aug 2010 20:21:23 BDT
sparrow says:
Resenting the Hero
by Moira J. Moore :) humor fantasy and romance very enjoyable read

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Aug 2010 19:43:09 BDT
hi check out her book "Black Gemini" is well worth a read

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Aug 2010 20:39:21 BDT
If you want a good fantasy a high tech sci-fi action story and a passionate romance all mixed together with dark evil beings lurking round every corner and a story that is full of twists and turns the check out
"Black Gemini" by Rachael Kirby.

Posted on 12 Aug 2010 19:35:59 BDT
N. Murphy says:
HI, have a look at Juliet Marillier's Daughter Of The Forest trilogy (daughter of the forest, son of the shadows, child of the prophecy) followed by Heir of Sevenwaters.
Also, Nalini Singh's Psi/Changeling is worth reading and theres also the Angel series (Angel's Blood, Archangel's Kiss)

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2010 23:39:19 BDT
Ben says:
Lois McMaster Bujold and her Chalion series (3 books) one of the best writers in fantasy/sci-fi today IMO. Also have a look at Guy Gavriel Kay and you might like Charles de Lint
And I agree with Julliet Marillier and her Daugher of the Forest series

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In reply to an earlier post on 13 Feb 2011 22:41:59 GMT
Hi Ms. D.
I have a new book out, the first in a series which is an epic fantasy with a romance sub plot. There are no reviews on the UK store, I do have reviews on and Good Reads. My last review was by a romance author who likened my hero to the Lord of the Rings. Made my heart flutter.

N. R. Williams
The Treasures of Carmelidrium

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2011 22:53:43 GMT
LEP says:
Ceri, I was interested in purchasing a copy of Celtic Maidens, until that was I saw that the price was £24.99 - gulp!

I've now checked again and see that there is a copy at £8 ish.

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Posted on 28 Mar 2011 17:26:44 BDT
Hi, I'm following a blog of a new author who's written a fantasy book thats the beginning of a series that looks really great.


give it a look :D :D Shes also just released it on kindle and the paperback should be released soon this week

Silver Horns of the Highland Stag

Posted on 28 Mar 2011 19:59:10 BDT
S. Austin says:
ahhh pink_floyd91, i've been following this too!
i'm really impressed with this, been looking for a good read in this field for a while.
it's really good because the first few chapters have been posted on there, so you can give it a read first to see if you like it- which i definitley do!
i've bought it on kindle, but i'm waiting to buy it on paperback too- i'd much rather have a proper book to read!
i'd certainly reccommend it though!

Posted on 28 Mar 2011 20:01:00 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 31 Mar 2011 18:34:42 BDT
J. Knight says:
I hesitate to say myself...

But my latest is a fantasy with romantical bits :D Plus pirates!

Ten Ruby Trick

My first two books are more properly fantasy/romance (high fantasy style). The first won an EPIC award and the second was nominated.

If you love fantasy romance, you could do worse than go to (or search on Amazon) Samhain Publishing or Carina Press - both do all sorts of genre romance mash ups. Lots of really great reads.
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