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Arch  | 5810 comments Mod
I don't read paranormal books, but I have picked up a few during book shopping. I have picked up three today. 2 by Katie MacAlister and 1 by Christine Freehan. MacAlister's books are supposed to be funny and I love a good funny book. I think that I will give You Slay Me a try.

I'm not saying that I will become a "fan" of paranormal books. I am only going to try this book out.




PT (spinsterPT) | 319 comments I never thought I would read urban fantasy, but now I do. Heck, I never thought I would read anything other than Harlequin romances and boy was I ever wrong.


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LOL Lonestarpt, I read Harlequin books, but I have to read other books and not just Harlequin books. When I go book shopping, I try my best not to get so many Harlequin books.

Eugenia, chick lit books can be funny. I read those.


new_user Hmm, paranormal, maybe. I never really realized how big the genre was or the variety. But after reading the BDB books, that changed fast, LOL.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (Gatadelafuente) | 6893 comments Mod
Paranormal. I refused to read it until I read Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I was hooked, and I've never looked back since.


Justine L2r | 628 comments harlequin type books- the stories just aren't "something" enough. and don't ask me what this something is...

the only one i've ever read was taking care of business by brenda jackson. that was good. it was set in my home town - nyc

oh i can't get into the bdsm thing either. i just want to LOL. to each his own i know, but i just don't get this. it leaves me cold ....




Justine L2r | 628 comments Ah IC

well IR would be right at the top of the list


MissyT | 1 comments I never thought I'd like mystery/suspense as much because romance will always be my first love but as my knowledge of authors grow so does my TBR list


Coco at *Reading Nook Blog* (ReadingNookBlog) | 367 comments altho i prefer m/f romances novels, i have read a number of menage stories that were well executed and not just gratuious sexual gymnastics. the good ones (imo) explore the characters' and the why behind how the come to be in a menage and acknowledges the challenges of such a lifestyle among the outside world. same with BDSM novels which i've only recently started reading.


wordsanddaffodils (SilverWisteria) | 200 comments Hm....I'm reading a lot more Urban Fantasy than I used to. I honestly didn't know the genre existed until a short time ago. However, now I'm reading it a lot more. It's a very fun genre.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (Gatadelafuente) | 6893 comments Mod
I love UF, Robin.


wordsanddaffodils (SilverWisteria) | 200 comments Lady Danielle aka The Book Huntress wrote: "I love UF, Robin."

:) It's good genre.


Tina | 1040 comments Chick-lit. I probably wouldn't go so far as to say i always read it, but I don't flee in terror from it anymore. I tend to like British Chick-lit. American Chick-lit still doesn't do it for me.


Kenya Wright | 20 comments I used to only read Horror (like Stephen King) or African American Lit (like Toni Morrison)....now I'm really big on urban fantasy.


Paganalexandria **wicked juices bubbling over** | 1690 comments Didn't think I would like ménage erotica. I still am kind of leery but Eve Vaughn's Rivals for Love has introduced a sub-genre for me. I was really intrigued by the love triangle aspect. I also liked Tymber Dalton's (non-IR) The Reluctant Dom because it explores deeper subject then the usual ménage I've found. No longer automatically discounting multiple people covers when they show up in my recommendations queue.


Lily Pilly Well,a few MM love stories caught my interest and added a few into my to read list..some of the stories sounded really heart warming like this guy had an accident and now cannot walk...from what I understood ..his physio falls in love with him....


Paganalexandria **wicked juices bubbling over** | 1690 comments Lily wrote: "Well,a few MM love stories caught my interest and added a few into my to read list..some of the stories sounded really heart warming like this guy had an accident and now cannot walk...from what I ..."

I am normally not a big fan of MM but there are books with a concurrent MM storyline that gripped my interests. Emma Holly's Fairyville (Fairyville, #1) by Emma Holly comes to mine.

I used to hate contemporary romance stories not in the multicultural sub-genre. Then I discovered Fifty Shades of Grey. Now my poor historical and paranormal romances are collecting figurative dust.


Echo  (mrsbookmark) | 225 comments Actually, I never read romances until I/Rs got popular ( a few years ago) & it started to look interesting. The closest I got was UF or SF with romantic subplots. Never cared for contemporary romance until IRs were on my radar.
I write M/M b/c I started to read those & found some good ones. Seems to be more creative freedom, as per writer.


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (Gatadelafuente) | 6893 comments Mod
I have started reading a lot more non-romance mystery/suspense and I am enjoying them a lot. I especially like cozy mysteries and historical mysteries.


Theresa Henry | 23 comments Has anybody read 'Game of Thrones' by J. J. Martins? He completely does my head in, he consistently kills off the main protagonists in this series of books. When asked why he does this, he says, 'what's the problem, they're just made up people in a book, a work of fiction'. Whilst I don't really want to hear this, the books are very good and keeps the reader interested. However, he is getting on in age and the series has been going on for quite a while now. Unfortunately, I think he may not be around to pull all he threads to a conclusion, there are so many. In my opinion, his thoughts may now be more directed towards the TV series than the completion of the books. This avenue is probably more lucrative than writing books, and less work! Sorry to say, I see his point. Anyway, all that being said, if you like fantasy fiction, this is one of the best.
Also, check out the Stephen R. Donaldonson's series, 'The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever'. Thomas Covenant will drive you mad, after all he is an unbeliever, but the series is a really good read. In all about six books to the series.

Everyone I have turned on to Thomas Covenant, if you can get into this genre, has become a believer!


L'Poni (Lponi) | 82 comments Theresa wrote: "Has anybody read 'Game of Thrones' by J. J. Martins? He completely does my head in, he consistently kills off the main protagonists in this series of books. When asked why he does this, he says, 'w..."

I tried reading Game of Thrones but novels aren't my fancy. I really wanted to read it because I liked the Ned Stark cover, but golly I gave up after page 20. George R R Martin said he's ending the book series with a seventh novel until he "decides not to be firm" (that's what he said). He said "confident he will publish at least The Winds of Winter before the TV series overtakes him." The article I'm looking at says he's in robust health: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Dream_...


Tina | 1040 comments Lady Danielle aka The Book Huntress wrote: "I have started reading a lot more non-romance mystery/suspense and I am enjoying them a lot. I especially like cozy mysteries and historical mysteries."

Danielle - I highly recommend PB Ryan's Nell Sweeney mysteries that starts off with Still Life With Murder. Takes place during the Gilded Age with Nell as the Irish maid to a Boston Brahmin family. Six book series that is wonderfully written and has a nice romance for Nell. Final book reads like a real final book and ties up lose ends. Nice complete series.

Anyone who is on the lookout for a little different Urban Fantasy that those with the typical female, sword wielding protagonist should try out Ben Aaronovitch's Peter Grant series that starts with Midnight Riot. The writing is stellar and the books read like a Harry Potter/L&O/CSI mash-up. Peter is funny as heck. Also Aaronvitch is a white writer who is writing cross-culturally. Peter is biracial with a black mother and white father. Whenever anyone has doubts that a writer can't write about someone outside their race they need to read this book. Aaronovitch makes his books feel like you are wandering around a very vibrant, multicultural London. And his wry, witty observations about black women (via Peter) are spot on.


Echo  (mrsbookmark) | 225 comments I love cozy mysteries. Glad for these suggestions.


Echo  (mrsbookmark) | 225 comments Barbara Neely's Blanche series is one of my all-time favorites. There is a cozy mysteries blog that list lots of authors by alphabet.


wordsanddaffodils (SilverWisteria) | 200 comments Tina wrote: "Lady Danielle aka The Book Huntress wrote: "I have started reading a lot more non-romance mystery/suspense and I am enjoying them a lot. I especially like cozy mysteries and historical mysteries."..."
I know this weren't necessarily recommended to me. But both of those sound really, really interesting.

Thanks


 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads) (Gatadelafuente) | 6893 comments Mod
@Tina, I actually have Still Life With Murder. It turns out that the author is Patricia Ryan, who used to write historical romances. I believe I read one of your reviews a long time ago. Thanks for the reminder though!


Paganalexandria **wicked juices bubbling over** | 1690 comments I actually used to avoid non AA/IR contemporary romance and erotica like the plague. My romance novel preference was historical or paranormal with medium heat ratings only. My evil friend lent me Fifty Shades of Grey and now I can't give up my angsty-rich-guy-literary-porn addiction. I haven't read anything else (besides IR) in over six months. It's becoming a problem. LOL


L'Poni (Lponi) | 82 comments Paganalexandria wrote: "I actually used to avoid non AA/IR contemporary romance and erotica like the plague. My romance novel preference was historical or paranormal with medium heat ratings only. My evil friend lent me F..."

Read some short stories if you feel its becoming a problem. There's nothing like the sacred short story to ease your mind!


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