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K Meng | 5 comments I'm looking for some series in PR and UF to read that doesn't contain erotica. I don't mind a few sex scenes here and there but nothing like Anita Blake book 6 where it goes there. Most of the series I pick up have plenty of sex scenes. I don't want the series to be about sex. Help?


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Sandra J Weaver (sandraweaver) | 451 comments Have you tried Jayne Ann Krentz's Arcane Society or her futuristics written as Jayne Castle? There are a few sex scenes, but they're not the major part of the story. She is also pretty prolific and has written a lot of books in both series.

Second Sight (Arcane Society, #1) by Amanda Quick White Lies (Arcane Society, #2) by Jayne Ann Krentz After Dark (Ghost Hunters, #1) by Jayne Castle


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Meigan | 8 comments Hi K.A.

I'll throw my suggestions in the hat, I'm a huge UF fan.

Unholy Ghosts (Downside Ghosts, #1) by Stacia Kane

First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson, #1) by Darynda Jones This series has an underlying current of romance through the whole series. There is some sex, but it doesn't get porny. The later books are more explicit with the sexual language, but it's still not porny.

Written in Red (The Others, #1) by Anne Bishop No sex whatsoever, but a very interesting and complicated potential romance thread.

Pleasure Unbound (Demonica #1) by Larissa Ione PNR, sex isn't over the top, but there's a fair amount.

Magic to the Bone (Allie Beckstrom, #1) by Devon Monk Really, anything by Devon Monk is fantastic, she's got quite a handful of urban fantasy series.

Hopefully these suggestions help you find what you're looking for, and if you've read any, I apologize in advance. I also have loads more urban fantasy suggestions if you want more :)


 ♥Lynn ♥  | 519 comments Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, #1) by Kim Harrison It takes a little bit to get into book 1, just hang with it. The rest of the series is awesome!


Boundary Crossed (Boundary Magic, #1) by Melissa F. Olson I really enjoyed the world created in this one.

Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews Because every UF reader should have these books on their shelves.


 ♥Lynn ♥  | 519 comments I have to agree with you on the Anita Blake series. The first 8 or so, I loved. I couldn't inhale them quick enough. Then Anita's bed sheets became her super power. It got too much for me. I don't mind sex, even enjoy erotica, but I don't enjoy a book where the characters don't leave the bed and still save the world. That's just me I guess.


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K Meng | 5 comments Thanks everyone! This is a good start. I was tried of picking up a PR or UF book and reading it just to find out it was much more of a erotica then I expected.


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K Meng | 5 comments ♥ ♥Lynn ♥ ♥ wrote: "I have to agree with you on the Anita Blake series. The first 8 or so, I loved. I couldn't inhale them quick enough. Then Anita's bed sheets became her super power. It got too much for me. I don't ..."

I'm glad that I wasn't the only one who felt this way.


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Lynn (dwell_ondreams) | 9 comments Cal Leandros series by Rob Thurman
Harry Dresden series by Jim Butcher
Alex Verus series by Benedict Jacka
Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne
Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs

All have little to no sex, the focus is on the worldbuilding, the characters, & the monster/mystery/magic/god/fae-of-the-week. Quite a bit of swearing in the Leandros books, fair warning if that's not something you want. :)

Also seconding the rec for the Rachel Morgan series by Kim Harrison.

I used to LOVE the Anita Blake series, but it got so bad. Just. . . so bad. I don't care if there's sex, but I still want a story, character growth, etc etc. I need more than one sex scene right after another. I stopped reading them a few books back.


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