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Initial post: 7 Apr 2011 21:58:16 BDT
Mrs W. says:
I really love werewolf and shapeshifter books but struggle to find new series. There seem to be so many that seem promising but turn out to be book porn! Which is not my thing...

I like a bit of romance, and a bit of action and a great heroine. My favourite series include:
Kelley Armstrong - Women of the Otherworld
Rachel Vincent - Shifters
Patricia Briggs - Mercy Thompson and Alpha/Omega

I did NOT enjoy Kitty Norville at all, I hate when the character thinks differently in their animal shape!

I read the first chapter of Christine Feehan's Leopard people book but am still undecided as to whether I should purchase the book or not....is it going to turn out to be more book porn??

I am keen to try the Jane Yellowrock novels, although they are not currently available on the Kindle.

I am open to suggestions on other paranormal romance/urban fantasy series, I really enjoy Richelle mead's Succubus books, but I am a bit over the whole vampire craze. I have tried Kim Harrison but could not finish it and Ilona Andrews which was ok but not great.

Hope someone can help!

Posted on 7 Apr 2011 22:12:15 BDT
Cheryl M-M says:
U should try Karen chance (fae, vamps) or Richelle Meads Dark Swan which is fae instead of vamps, with a fox were thrown in for fun.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Apr 2011 22:14:15 BDT
Mrs W. says:
I have read Karen Chance and wasn't a fan to be honest. Have also read Dark Swan series and love them (although they aren't quite up to the Succubus standards) but thankyou for the suggestions!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Apr 2011 22:37:30 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Apr 2011 22:40:15 BDT
LEP says:
Try The Wolf Hunt by Gillian Bradshaw

Also, Rebecca York's "..... Moon" series. Try and read at least the first few in order.

Posted on 8 Apr 2011 18:48:10 BDT
Hmm. No lycanthropes per se, but I've got a half-Lamia gal with some issues. Some wanting-to-eat-people-while-in-a-leonine-form issues.

The series isn't UF, but more Epic Fantasy at an early gunpowder/Age of Sail tech level. If you'd like to peruse the free sample, it runs through about five chapters and should give you a taste of the rest. So to speak.

Thanks,
Ed
The Sable City (The Norothian Cycle)

Posted on 9 Apr 2011 10:50:01 BDT
you could try Keri Arthur's Riley Jensen series - there is a little sex but not 'porn' per se. Early Laurel K Hamilton books are just fantastic up until about book 9 where porn makes a regular appearance. There is a one off book 'Confessions of a werewolf supermodel'. You can try Maneater by Thomas Emson. Another version and quite funny is the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger. There is a werecat series 'Faythe Sanders' by Rachel Vincent. My fave werewolf series though is the Karen MacInerney 'Tales of an Urban Werewolf' series.

Posted on 10 Apr 2011 08:53:52 BDT
Check out True Blood Omnibus: Dead Until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse Vampire Myst) Whilst the series starts with the outing of vampires there are many more things which go bump in the night gracing the pages including some excellent weres and shapsifters

Posted on 11 Apr 2011 12:52:07 BDT
You should try the immortal instruments series starting with city of bones, theres a bit of everything in it from vamps to werewolves, to demons and warlocks! Althought the main story is based around shadowhunters, its its a really great series! With loads of adventure and even love!
Hope this helps!

Posted on 11 Apr 2011 13:58:12 BDT
Naomi Clark says:
You could try Caitlin Kittredge's Nocturne City books - the heroine is a werewolf homicide detective. Starts with Night Life: A Nocturne City Novel (Nocturn City)

There's also Thomas Emson's Maneater and Gina Farago's Ivy Cole and the Moon for something a bit different on the theme.

Posted on 11 Apr 2011 17:13:03 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 11 Apr 2011 17:46:36 BDT
Seems to be more of these here than on the US boards. Odd.

Posted on 18 Apr 2011 20:23:35 BDT
Becks says:
Hiya Amy

I love Patricia Briggs and Rachel Vincent.
Try JR Wards brotherhood series.... or Lara Adrians Midnight Breed series. They are my absolute FAVE and have a continuing story over quite a few books...the charecters all appear in each book so you really get attached to them..... also handy if you are like me and get through books quickly!

Anything by Kresely Cole is also fantastic... she works quite a few giggles in as well which I love!

Hope this helped you :)

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Apr 2011 21:08:33 BDT
Mrs W. says:
Thanks Becks! These look great! Think I'm going to try the Midnight Breed series :)

Posted on 23 Apr 2011 11:38:37 BDT
A. Ward says:
I agree. JR Ward - Black Dagger Brotherhood series and Lara Adrian Midnight Breed are my favourite series too.

Sherrilyn Kenyon's series is another that I'm part way through reading and has lots of interesting characters.

Posted on 23 Apr 2011 22:07:33 BDT
N. Murphy says:
Parasol Protectorate series - Gail Carriger
Jill Kismet series - Lilith Saintcrow
Spellcrackers series - Suzanne McLeod
Harry Dresden series - Jim Butcher
Cal and Niko series - Rob Thurman
Sevenwaters trilogy - Juliet Marillier
Jaz Parks series - Jennifer Rardin
Blood Song - Cat Adams
Dark Swan series - Richelle Mead

Posted on 23 Apr 2011 23:03:28 BDT
Mister Mann says:
The best ever for me is Robert MacCammon's The Wolf's Hour.....really classy and exciting
The Wolf's Hour

Posted on 24 Apr 2011 00:05:35 BDT
Abouchard says:
Whisper On A Scream (1) By Cree Walker
its part of the Sugar and Spice series
Sugar Lubec has grown up in a series of foster homes having been abandoned by her parents when she was a baby. She never allows anyone to get to close to her and following high school, she takes a job as a chambermaid at a local hotel striving to remain invisible from the rest of the world. At the hotel she meets Jack, an alpha werewolf, who has been tasked by the council of pureblood werewolves to kill all humans who were turned into werewolves by being bitten. What Sugar does not know is that her parents were werewolves, made so by being bitten and Jack has been sent to find and kill her kind.

Jack, against council rules, does not kill Sugar arguing she is a "born" werewolf and he takes her back to his pack. Forbidden by the council to mate with Jack, Sugar struggles with a growing attraction to Jack and fitting in with the rest of the pack, not an easy task considering her loner status growing up. She also finds herself in the middle of a civil war between werewolves, born pureblood versus bitten made, learning that it is not as easy as she first thought to determine who exactly the enemy is.

Posted on 24 Apr 2011 11:58:24 BDT
Mister Mann says:
Just remembered another werewolf/shapeshifter author....Alison Kershaw

Posted on 24 Apr 2011 20:41:03 BDT
Red says:
9th book in a top 40 horror/thriller series all just 99pence
A Novella thriller/horror were the author (Conrad Jones) tells of the nightmare he walked into while researching an earlier novel. Threats on his life were made. The writer encourages the reader to Google the facts, and they are all there to see, '"true or not?'' This book scared the pants of me!!

Guardian Reviews

Chapter 1
They're coming

How would you start a book about evil? I'm used to telling stories but not like this one, not the truth. I write fiction but this story is real. They say that fact is stranger than fiction and it is correct. There is more evil in the real world than in any fictional one. Where shall I begin? At the beginning, I guess. The night it all began, the moon was shining and silver lined the clouds as they dashed across the night sky. Does it sound right or does it sound like a teenage horror book? Actually, it was a dark and stormy night and I could hear the sound of howling in the distance. It might be the ideal way to begin a horror story or a book about zombies but this is not fantasy.
As I write this book, the weather is bad right now, the news is full of flash floods, and chaos as the country grinds to a halt. You know what I mean when that happens. No rain for a week and we have a drought, hosepipe bans and advice on how to save water, right? Three inches of snow and the roads are blocked and everyone blames the government for not having enough grit. Anyway, back to the story. The rain is hammering against the windows and jagged flashes of lightning are shooting across the sky illuminating the trees outside. It seems like the perfect time to start a book about evil and I really wish I was making it up but this is no fairytale or work of fiction. I have to pinch myself to see if I am awake because I wish it was all just a dream but it is not. It was real. It is real and although I have created many books, I could not have imagined this story. Beware readers for this is a shocking tale that will disturb you and make you question my grip on reality, and your own too. If you are expecting tales of vampires or werewolves, fur and fangs, then you will be disappointed. You will tell your friends that it cannot be real but as I listen to the wind gusting against the windows and the lightning flashes against the blackness of the sky, I can still hear their screams in my mind.

NINE ANGELS (The Hunting Angels series Book 1)

Posted on 25 Apr 2011 13:47:17 BDT
I'm about half way through Moon Spell by Samantha Young (the first in a series) and I'm loving it. It's about Werewolves and the writing is beautiful. I have already ordered the 2nd and 3rd books in this series.

Posted on 25 Apr 2011 13:51:28 BDT
There's also the Shiver Trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater. It's about Werewolves and has excellent reviews. I have it on my bookshelf but just haven't managed to read it yet. The second book is called Linger and the third and final that is due out later this year is called Forever.

You wont find any porn in either of these series, and I hope some of these suggestions have helped.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2011 14:10:58 BDT
Mrs W. says:
Moon spell looks great! Thankyou for the recommendations :)

Posted on 25 Apr 2011 15:57:39 BDT
May Cee says:
Hi. I started reading a book while travelling but left it behind before I could finish it and cannot remember the title or author :(. It's a fantasy novel with warring royal families and magic. The main character is a woman who is a minor royal and can shapeshift into a wolf creature. This shapeshifting is forbidden and all people that can do it are killed as children. A prince from a rival royal family is also one of these shapshifters. The people who do lots of magic end up covered in scars and their bodies transformed. That's about all I can remember, I hope it's enough for someone to help!

Posted on 25 Apr 2011 19:44:47 BDT
stucody says:
If you like a dark tale with a combination of Vikings and shapshifters then check out Wolfsangel

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2011 20:30:27 BDT
Miss J. Eyre says:
@ May Cee

I could be wrong as it's been a long time since I read it, but my guess is Diplomacy Of Wolves (Secret Texts) by Holly Lisle.
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