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Apr 03, 2014 09:45PM

390 Yet another great series:
Mind Games (The Disillusionists Trilogy, #1) by Carolyn Crane
390 Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst: a PNR with lots of humor! I really enjoyed that one.
Jul 10, 2012 09:33AM

390 Kelleigh wrote: "Thanks Fani - I've actually read the first two Sabina Kane books - do they get better after that? I wasn't too impressed with the first two.

And I'll have to check out Mind Games! I have never he..."

Actually, I've only read the first two myself but unlike you, I loved them:) They do say they get better later, but if you're not impressed already I'd give up if I were you.
Jul 10, 2012 08:00AM

390 I recommend Mind Games (The Disillusionists Trilogy, #1) by Carolyn Crane and Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane, #1) by Jaye Wells. I think they both fit your requirements
390 Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1) by Susan Ee. First book in a series, no second yet, but fills all your criteria. Plus it's simply amazing as you'll see by reading anyone's reviews.
Mar 04, 2012 10:53PM

390 Eileen wrote: "I've actually tried to get a few ARCs, but none of the people I asked got back to me, because they usually only give a limited number of copies, and then reserve those to popular blogs or reviewers. The rest of the ratings are probably just people predicting what they'll rate it.

Have you tried joining NetGalley Eileen? It's a site that has ARCs from many different publishers and you get to ask whichever you want to review, even if you're not a blogger (I'm not). Of course some publishing houses will reject your requests, but there are many -especially Harlequin- that usually do give away the books. I've read many books this way ahead of their publishing date and there are many GR members who are Netgalley members as well.

I forgot to mention, it's almost exclusively ebooks, not paperback ARCs.
Feb 02, 2012 11:13PM

390 Stone Cold Seduction (Set in Stone, #1) by Jess Macallan is the first book in a series (no second book out yet) that's obviously going to turn into a love triangle, although in the first book the heroine hooks with one of the guys only. Still, there's some interesting background laid out for the second man. Loved that book!

In historical PNR with vampires, there's Colleen Gleason's Gardella series starting with The Rest Falls Away (Gardella Vampire Chronicles, #1) by Colleen Gleason. She draws a very interesting, dark picture of the early 1800s.
Jan 31, 2012 08:53AM

390 Lynette wrote: "Thanks for the comments ladies! I can only find it in e-book for the Kindle...which I don't have (of course):( Are these books written in the first person? Just curious..."

Yes, they're told from the heroine's POV. I did love the first book but not the second. Anyway, I'd suggest to not buy all of them at once, but read the first one and then see if they work for you, as there are many people who didn't seem taken with them.
Jan 25, 2012 01:45PM

390 Kresley Cole's IAD series. Read the first one 3 times, the second and Malcom's book (Demon from the dark) twice.

Branded by Fire, Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh twice.

In non UF/PNR, the record goes to
The Dangerous Gentleman (x6 at least) followed by The Bride Finder(x3) and The Leopard Prince (x4)
Dec 01, 2011 10:16PM

390 It's the magical 25% percent that does the trick for me. If I don't like it till then I'll usually drop it. I used to try and stick with every book I started before my TBR grew out of control. Then I realised I ended up disliking those books and rating them with 1 or 2 stars anyway, so I figured there's just no point in torturing myself.

If the book isn't terribly bad though, just 'meh', I might do some fast reading by skimming through it, skipping love scenes, long descriptions and any scene I can, in order to finish it & find out how it ends.
Nov 26, 2011 07:02AM

390 The most amazing books I read lately are:

Cut & Run (Cut & Run #1) by Madeleine Urban Sticks & Stones (Cut & Run, #2) by Madeleine Urban Fish & Chips (Cut & Run, #3) by Madeleine Urban Divide & Conquer (Cut & Run, #4) by Madeleine Urban.
Unfortunately,I read a post that Madeleine Urban declared she will stop writing. I wonder if the series will be the same without her.

As for PNR romance, the best I read this year were:

Shadowfever (Fever, #5) by Karen Marie Moning The Restorer (Graveyard Queen #1) by Amanda Stevens Stone Cold Seduction (Set in Stone, #1) by Jess Macallan
Nov 12, 2011 08:15AM

390 I'm not sure if you're looking for a romance-fantasy. The first ones that come to mind are just pure fantasy:

Mistborn: The Final Empire - My favorite fantasy series. The first book has lots of romance as well.
Assassin's Quest - Almost as good as MistBorn
Across the Nightingale Floor: If you like Japan & Ninjas, you have to read this. If I remember well, books 2 & 3 delve more on the romance.

Romance/PNR fantasy:
Daughter of the Forest. One amazing, fantastic series. Can't recommend it enough and all books have lots of romance.
East. Retelling of a fairytale, YA but great.
The Goose Girl - YA. Retelling of a fairytale. Very, very nice!
Beastly - YA. Very sweet romance.
Nov 08, 2011 10:01PM

390 The Guardians series by Meljean Brook staring with Demon Angel (The Guardians, #1) by Meljean Brook, have the most intricate plot and world building I've ever read in UF. Unfortunately, the writing didn't agree as much with me.

I second IAD too, it has an interesting world building, though not as intricate as The Guardians.
Oct 23, 2011 06:54AM

390 Michelle wrote: "I was hoping that she would do a spin-off for Sebastian. I absolutely loved him. "

He was my favorite character as well; much more so than Max.
Oct 23, 2011 12:04AM

390 Michelle wrote: "Fani wrote: "Another series by Colleen Gleason starting with The Vampire Voss (Regency Draculia #1) by Colleen Gleason"

When Borders was closing I managed to grab copies of books 2 & 3 for a great deal. I still need ..."

The first one is my favorite of the series actually, even though most people prefer the second. But I think that as a Gardella fan you'll like them too. And you get to read a line or two about familiar characters as well:)
Oct 22, 2011 12:29AM

390 Another series by Colleen Gleason starting with The Vampire Voss (Regency Draculia #1) by Colleen Gleason
390 Try The Fire Rose (Elemental Masters, #1) by Mercedes Lackey. It's a twist on Beauty and the Beast and more fantasy than romance.
Historical PNR? (36 new)
Aug 28, 2011 09:28AM

390 Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms) wrote: "I loved them so much although I had bought them all I spaced them out so I would not finish so fast! They are a series I will definitely re-read many times. There are some amazing scenes with Zan..."

If there's more Zane in #5, I'll have to read it!
Historical PNR? (36 new)
Aug 28, 2011 08:46AM

390 Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms) wrote: "Fani, I LOVE the Drakon series starting with The Smoke Thief It's funny because a friend just did a 5 star review of it and it struck me that I should have included it on this discussi..."

I only read the first 3 so far and the second, The Dream Thief is my favorite. I've read that one twice myself:) I love the way Abe writes; I do plan to read the next 2 soon.
Historical PNR? (36 new)
Aug 28, 2011 12:33AM

390 The Bride Finder (St. Leger, #1) by Susan Carroll The Smoke Thief (Drakon, #1) by Shana Abé Enchanting the Lady (Relics of Merlin, #1) by Kathryne Kennedy

These are the first books in three different series. You could check out the rest if you like them.
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