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message 1: by Shanon (last edited Feb 28, 2009 05:35PM) (new)

Shanon (Boban) There are so many great series out there in the PNR/UF genre. I thought it would be fun to know what you felt the best series is.

Can't narrow it down to one? Give me your top 3.

Still too difficult? Then list your top 5.

Feel free to change your favorites if you find a new series that grabs your interest.

Please include either a link or the author so others can look it up


message 2: by Yz the Whyz (last edited Feb 28, 2009 05:43PM) (new)

Yz the Whyz (whyz) | 232 comments Okay, I'll take a stab at this, even though I'm pretty bad at limiting myself.

1. JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series
Dark Lover
Lover Eternal
Lover Awakened
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Lover Enshrined
Lover Avenged (2009)

2. Nalini Singh's Psy/Changeling series
Slave to Sensation
Visions of Heat
Caressed by Ice
An Enchanted Season (anthology)
Mine to Possess
Hostage to Pleasure
The Magical Christmas Cat (anthology)
Branded by Fire (2009)

3. Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series
Beyond the Highland Mist
To Tame a Highland Warrior
The Highlander's Touch
Kiss of the Highlander
The Dark Highlander
The Immortal Highlander
Spell of the Highlander

4. Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series
Playing Easy to Get (anthology)
A Hunger Like No Other
No Rest for the Wicked
Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night
Dark Needs at Night's Edge
Dark Desires After Dusk
Kiss of a Demon King
Not that Innocent (2009)

5. Christine Feehan's Ghostwalkers series
Shadow Game
Mind Game
Night Game
Conspiracy Game
Deadly Game
Predatory Game
Murder Game


and I have one that I consider more as sci/fi romance

Deidre Knight's Midnight Warriors series
Parallel Attraction
Parallel Heat
Parallel Seduction
Parallel Desire
Parallel Fire

As you would notice I leaned heavily more towards PNR rather than UF. I just love my happy endings..LOL..


Shanon (Boban) My Favs:

Rachel Morgan / The Hollows by Kim Harrison
Sookie Sackhouse by Charlaine Harris
Morganville Vamps by Rachel Caine
House of Night by PC & Kristen Cast
Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews

If you were to ask my my favorite today - I'd have to say Rachel Morgan because I'm reading White Witch, Black Curse. But I know myself well enough to know that when I read Hunted A House of Night Novel my favorite will be that series.


message 4: by Nichole (Dirty H) (last edited Feb 28, 2009 05:55PM) (new)

Nichole (Dirty H) (DirtyH) My UF faves would definitely be Jeaninene Frost's Night Huntress series, and Jenna Black's Morgan Kingsley series.
For PNR, it would be the Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward, and Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole.

There are tons of others that I really like, but as far as loving and being at the store to buy every new release, those are my favorites. (Though I fully anticipate adding the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs - I've only read the first one so far.)


Shanon (Boban) Nichole wrote: "(Though I fully anticipate adding the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs - I've only read the first on so far.)
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I've only read the 1st Mercy book & LOVED it. I'm sure it will make my list of favs when I get more into it as well.




Dawn (DawnV) WOW top three:

For UF I would say Rachel Morgan, Kitty and Sookie Stackhouse oh I need a fourth one because I love Jim Butcher Dresdin files

For PNR I love Larissa Ione (demonica series), Sherrlyn Kenyon (Dark Hunter) and I am torn between the Immortals by Kresley Cole and Midnight breed by Lara Adrian

Ok I did top 4 LOL


Jamie (Alphas Authors Books Oh My) (Jamie_Birdwell) | 45 comments My favorite would have to be J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood by far..lol!! I am obsessed with this series. I am also really enjoying Sherrlyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series but I haven't got very far in it. I am going to have to go check out everyone's suggestions.


DarkHeart "Vehngeance" (DarkHeart) | 168 comments Ooh... that's a tough one. I think it definitely depends on my mood, but these five are must read series for me:

J.R. Ward - Black Dagger Brotherhood
Jeaniene Frost - Night Huntress
Patricia Briggs - Mercy Thompson
Adrian Phoenix - The Maker's Song
Amy Lane - Little Goddess

* Special Mention for Sherrilyn Kenyon's - Dark Hunters, Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld and Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy as well. (Sorry, but 5 was just too hard!)


Kathryn (Kathry) Honestly, I'm probably not qualified to answer this because I have not yet read that many series in either PNR or UF. But out the few I have read, Sookie Stackhouse and Mercedes Thompson are at the top of my list.

I also love the BDB and I hoping the Deominca series will continue well because I absolutely loved the first book!


message 10: by Shazzy (last edited Mar 01, 2009 04:43AM) (new)

Shazzy Patricia Briggs- Mercy Thompson
Ilona Andrews -Kate Daniels
Charlaine Harris - Sookie Stackhouse
Richelle Mead - Vampire Academy
Karen Chance - Cassie Palmer

A few other must-reads are the Jaz Park series by Jennifer Rardin,Women of the Otherworld (especially if they have Elena & Clay) by Kelley Armstrong and the Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison.



Barbara ★ Sorry there is absolutely no way I can only choose 5 -- but I can narrow it down to 7!

J.R. Ward - Black Dagger Brotherhood
Jacquelyn Frank - The Nightwalkers
Lora Leigh - The Breed series
Laurell K. Hamilton - Anita Black series
Christine Feehan - Carpathian Dark series
Sherrilyn Kenyon - the Dark-Hunter series
Karen Marie Moning - Highlander series


DarkHeart "Vehngeance" (DarkHeart) | 168 comments Ooh yes, I forgot Ilona Andrews and Jennifer Rardin. Seriously - only five is too hard! =D


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♥Tricia♥ (WickedEnchantment) | 1167 comments Mod
5 is way too hard ahhh!!!




Shanon (Boban) I figured 5 would be a challenge & 1 would be near impossible!


Dawn (DawnV) I think my list changes according to my mood and what I am reading


Erin Anita Blake Series by Laurel K. Hamilton. Rachel Morgan Series by Kim Harrison. And after that it changes up some. Karen Chance, Kelly Armstrong, and I can't think of the rest are all great. I'll probably come back and edit this some.


Amber  | 4 comments My favorite 3 would be:
1. Charliane Harris: Sookie Stackhouse Series
2. Christine Feehan: Carpathian Series
3. Patricia Briggs: Mercy Thompson Series


Jennifer (jeniferj) | 38 comments Gak! Too hard to narrow down!

1. Sookie Stackhouse -- Charlaine Harris
2. Dresden Files -- Jim Butcher
3. The Hollows -- Kim Harrison
4. Mercy Thompson -- Patricia Briggs
5. Morgan Kingsley -- Jenna Black
6. Night Huntress -- Jeaniene Frost
7. Women of the Otherworld -- Kelley Armstrong

... must stop now...too many good books...



The Flooze (the_flooze) | 105 comments So difficult. The auto-purchase list includes:

1. Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunter series
2. Lynsay Sands' Argeneau series
3. MaryJanice Davidson's Undead series
4. Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampires series

But wow that's only the start. I just read Chance's Cassie Palmer series and thought that was excellent too! As was Murphy's Urban Shaman and Phoenix's A Rush of Wings. I'm going to start on Simon Green soon, so we'll see how that goes.


message 20: by ♥Tricia♥, Group Lead (new)

♥Tricia♥ (WickedEnchantment) | 1167 comments Mod
I will say this, I think the ultimate best series is the Dark-Hunters from Kenyon.


I like so many others that I cant really put them in any order or just list 5 but I do think Kenyon's series is the best :)


Dawn (DawnV) Tricia I am inclined to agree that Dark-Hunters is a must on the pnr list


Valkyrie (wendyhill) | 5 comments I agree with you Tricia, I love the Dark-Hunters series with Black Dagger Brotherhood either being a tie or a real close second. I love the world Kenyon has created. Also I have too many other series that I really like to list them.


Jess hmmm top 5.. that's really hard.

1. Dark Hunter Series - by Sherrilyn Kenyon
2. Psy-Changeling series - by Nalini Singh
3. Ghostwalker series - by Christine Feehan
4. Argeneau vampire series - by Lynsay Sands
5. Midnight Breed series - by Lara Adrian

I have to add another lol

6. Black Dagger Brotherhood by Jr Ward

there's so many more. damn. I'll leave it at that I guess.


Amy | 9 comments I just started reading series/book (for that matter) seriously this year. So my experience is still in baby step. :) There are a lot of series from this group that I have yet to try but so far here are my favorites (not in any particular order):

1) Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer - This is my first series and the one that brings me back to book.
2) Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
3) Night Huntress Series by Jeannie Frost
4) Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon
5) Wicked Lovely/Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr


Sarah ~Sehrenity~ | 276 comments Does anyone know anything about Rob Thurman's Cal Leandros series? I saw a blurb for the 4th one today, and it sounded really good. I was wondering if anyone's read the series and can recommend it.


Lu (Sugar & Snark) I enjoyed:

* Harry Potter
* Twilight
* Black dagger brotherhood
* Sookie Stackhouse
* Vampire academy


Paula (pauldajo) Kate Daniels - Ilona Andrews
Dresden Files - Jim Butcher
Wether Wardens - Rachel Caine
Rachel Morgan - Kim Harrison
Mercy Thompson - Patricia Briggs



AmandaG (AmandaG3) | 73 comments Black Dagger Brotherhood Series- J.R. Ward
Immortals After Dark series- Kresley Cole
Night Huntress Series- Jeanine (I know that's not how you spell it) Frost
Highlander Series- Karen Marie Moning (PLEASE COME BACK!!!)
Guild Hunter Series- Nalini Singh (There's only been one, but I know this is one I'm going to love!)


Katt #1 Dark Hunter Sherrilyn Kenyon
#2 Sookie Stackhouse Charlaine Harris
#3 Carpathians Christine Feehan

Those are my top 3. probably could name more.


Lu (Sugar & Snark) I should really try the Dark Hunter series, just sooooooo many books and so little time :(


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