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message 1: by Kate (new)

Kate Henry | 3 comments I like reading paranormal romance book about pretty much everything except for vampires, warewolves, and the like. I just don't get those books. Anyway, does anyone know of a place where I can get a list of authors who write paranormal books that aren't about vampires, warewolves and other shape shifters? I'm talking about books about people with psychic abilities, magic, etc.

message 2: by Danielle The Book Huntress (last edited Apr 23, 2010 11:31AM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 461 comments Have you read the Drake Sisters and GhostWalker books by Christine Feehan? No vamps or weres. Just magical sisters in the Drake sisters series, and soldiers with enhanced psychic powers in the GhostWalkers books.

message 3: by Kate (new)

Kate Henry | 3 comments Yes, I have read both and those are the kind of books I like. I just can't find a list of authors anywhere that don't include vampires, et. al.

message 4: by Melodie (new)

Melodie (melodieco) Have you tried Victoria Laurie? She writes 2 mystery series. One is her Psychic Eye series. The main character is Abby Cooper and she is a psychic. Laurie herself is supposed to be a psychic. The books are pretty good. Her other series is a "ghost busters" type series and the main character's name is M.J. Halliday.

Charlaine Harris' Harper Connelly series deals with a woman who can find bodies. No supernatural creatures. And the last one that comes to mind is Wendy Roberts "Ghost Dusters" series. The main character runs a crime scene cleaning business and she sees ghosts. No other "supe" types in her books.

message 5: by Leslie (last edited Apr 23, 2010 12:12PM) (new)

Leslie (funlovinlady) | 138 comments I just finished "The Stolen Child" The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue
Not a vampire to be found.
Then there is the "Wickley Lovely" series Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1) by Melissa Marr Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely, #2) by Melissa Marr Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely, #3) by Melissa Marr

No weres in theres.

And if you like magic, may I suggest;
Skin Hunger (A Resurrection of Magic, #1) by Kathleen Duey and Sacred Scars (A Resurrection of Magic, Book 2) by Kathleen Duey

There wasn't one blood exchange, fang bite, or sore neck, in either of these books.


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Brenna Lyons (BrennaLyons) | 177 comments So you just don't like paranormal creatures but you do like psychics and magic users? No fairies, weres, cyborgs, ghosts, vampires, non-human aliens, etc.? Hmmm...

Robin Owens' Celta/Heart series...magic users on an Earth colony

Rowena Cherry's Trigron Princes...humanoid aliens

Jacqueline Elliott's Shadows in the Fire...witch

Also, check out Deborah LeBlanc's books; she does things like swamp witches and such.

I probably have more on the bookshelves, but I have to wait until I get home to find them and hand them over.

From my own works...

Kegin series...humans and humanoid aliens
Kielan series...psychics/magic on an Earth colony
Renegades series...psychics on Earth
Born Investigator series...psychics in a science fiction world
Urban Grimms...urbanized fairy tales set on Earth with few or no paranormal creatures involved
Star Mages...magic users on a fantasy world
Fate War series...magic users on a fantasy world

Hope you find something you like.

message 7: by Jaime (new)

Jaime | 147 comments I have enjoyed Jaime Rush's series. I also think it is great that is participates on this page! You should check out her series.

A Perfect Darkness (Offspring, #1) by Jaime Rush Out of the Darkness by Jaime Rush Touching Darkness (Offspring, #3) by Jaime Rush

message 8: by Heather in FL (new)

Heather in FL (heather_fl) Patricia Briggs' "other" series (i.e. not Mercy Thompson or Alpha & Omega) are often more about magic than anything else. The Raven duology has something *like* a vampire, but they never call it a vampire or say there are tons more like it. The Hurog duology has dragons, but again, it's more about magic than anything else. These other series are set in a time something like Lord of the Rings.

message 9: by Jaime (new)

Jaime Rush (jaime_rush) | 122 comments Thanks for mentioning my series, Jaime! (fellow Jaime, ::GRIN::)

message 10: by Joseph (last edited Apr 27, 2010 03:08PM) (new)

Joseph  (bluemanticore) | 216 comments These are some good paranormal series I've read about Psychics and other Doers of Magic(k)

Martha C. Lawrence has a series about Dr. Elizabeth Chase, a Stanford-trained parapsychologist turned private investigator in San Diego, California. The first book in the series is MURDER IN SCORPIO

M. R. Sellars has a series about Rowan Gant, a Wiccan disciple in St. Louis, Missouri. The first book in the series is Harm None: A Rowan Gant Investigation

S.D. Tooley has a series about Samantha (Sam) Casey, a Native American detective sergeant who can hear the dead speak, in Chasen Heights, Illinois. The first in the series is When The Dead Speak

Mercedes Lackey has a series about elemental wizards that is a rewriting of fairy tales. The first in the series is The Serpent's Shadow. The Wizard of London is one book in the series that focuses on wizards with psychic abilities.

The following are YA series, but still good reads.

Meg Cabot's 1-800-WHERE-R-U series about a teenage girl who gets psychic abilities when she is struck by lightning. The first in the series is When Lightning Strikes

Isobel Bird's Circle of Three series that starts with So Mote It Be

Cate Tiernan's Sweep series that starts with Book of Shadows and her Balefire series that starts with A Chalice of Wind

message 11: by Shelleyrae (last edited Apr 27, 2010 08:32PM) (new)

Shelleyrae at Book'd Out | 145 comments Joseph wrote: "These are some good paranormal series I've read about Psychics and other Doers of Magic(k)

Martha C. Lawrence has a series about Dr. Elizabeth Chase, a Stanford-trained parapsych..."

Thanks for those Joseph - some new to me there I will have to read :)

I'd recommend Spellbinder series by Melanie Rawn (the addbook/author isn't working)

Madelyn Alt Bewitching Mystery series

Garden Spells and the Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

Amanda Quicks Arcane series

Triplet Witch Trilogy

Cait Londons Psychic Triplet Trilogy

Enchanted Inc by Shanna Swendson

Toni Andrews Mercy Hollings series (may be a bit UF)

Lucy Valentine series by Heather Webber

Kay Hooper has a few

The Summer Psychic by Jessica Adams

My favourite Witch by Lisa Plumley

Marie V Snyders Glass Series

Sophie Anderson Series - more crime though there is a romantic subplot

A sihouette romance and I know there a few more similar

Hope that helps!

message 12: by Teresa (new)

Teresa (teresainohio) would James butcher fit here?

message 13: by Emily (last edited Apr 28, 2010 10:07AM) (new)

Emily (emilyjanemillertime) | 7 comments Wow, there are some really great recommendations here! I almost didn't read through all the posts before making one of my own, but I'm glad I did! All the ones I would suggest are already here, but on my page, I put the books I want to read into categories that might help if you'd like to browse them.

I have one for witches/magic:

Another for clairvoyants/psychics:

I haven't read most of them yet, so I just categorized them by the book description from this website. Hope this helps!

message 14: by Toni (new)

Toni This trilogy is really good A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1) by Libba Bray Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle, #2) by Libba Bray The Sweet Far Thing (Gemma Doyle, #3) by Libba Bray . It is YA though and not a whole lot of romance. It involves magic, realms, and 16 year old girls in London. I am on the 3rd book and have really loved these books.

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Sandra J Weaver (sandraweaver) | 451 comments Amanda Quick's Arcane books have been mentioned already, but Jayne Anne Krentz also writes Arcane books set in the contemporary world. And if you like futuristic PNR, try her Jayne Castle Harmony books. The first one is After Dark. She's just started a trilogy (the Dreamlight Trilogy) about the Arcane Society with a contemporary called Fired Up and a new one set in Victorian London (under the Quick name). The third will be set in her futuristic world of Harmony. She's a prolific author and has other novels that deal with psychics that aren't in the Arcane Society thread.
Nora Roberts also has a few that don't involve vampires or shifters. Try the Donovan Legacy
books or one of her ghost books.

message 16: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (last edited Apr 29, 2010 05:31AM) (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files is UF and some in the series fit. I know Grave Peril (book 3) he's out to find out who stirred the ghosts up to cause trouble. Fool Moon (book 2) was about werewolves, so you could just skip that. The Dresden Files is about a Wizard P.I. in Chicago. Series starts with Storm Front (which has only a very brief conversation between Harry Dresden and a vampiress once as he attempts to interview her to ask a few questions.)

Someone mentioned Maria Snyder's Glass series. That's a continuated series that follows on after her Study series, which starts with Poison Study. Alot of Magic, no creepy vamps or weres in that series.

Charlaine Harris's Sookie series does have all the other creatures but Sookie herself can read minds. But I think you'd prefer Harris's Harper Connelly series, that starts with Grave Sight. Harper can find dead people. (I havn't read this series yet though.)

Meg Cabot was mentioned. She writes YA books. The 1-800-Where-R-You series is about a girl struck by lightening who can then locate missing people. Her mediator series is about a teen girl who can talk to ghosts, who ask for her help. I actually liked the Mediator series better of the two.

message 17: by Sandra J (new)

Sandra J Weaver (sandraweaver) | 451 comments I'm almost halfway through The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber. It's set in Victorian London and is about a girl who can see and talk to ghosts. No vampires in sight. It's good although I like Soulless better (vampires and werewolves in that one, though).

message 18: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 449 comments Here are two mystery series that feature witches.
Abby and Ophelia series by Shirley Damsgaard
China 'N Chintz series by Yasmin Galenorn

And if you read YA books Give Up the Ghost by Megan Crewe

message 19: by Tina (new)

Tina The Missing by Shiloh Walker features a psychic.

message 20: by Jessie (new)

Jessie | 128 comments Rebecca York has a romance series about people with Telepathic/Physic gifts. I have only read the first one so far, but it is really good....Beyond Control. The computer is not allowing me to add the book cover :(

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C.L. (stonescribe) | 2 comments Four geneartions of heroines in the Green Stone of Healing series are psychic and learn to use their abilities more extensively as the story progresses. There are also other psychic character in the series as well. No vampires, shapeshifters or werewolves but lots of exploring the uses of energy for healing and protection.

message 22: by Farin (last edited Apr 10, 2013 08:44AM) (new)

Farin Jiruchaya | 1 comments Kate, you like reading paranormal romance book? I recommend this book. I'm very sure you or your friends might have never read this book before. It's a new one. My friend, F.S.N. Stefan, wrote it himself. It's a story about a young psychic who has grown up in the apocalyptic world and falls in love with a girl. Sure, no vampires, no werewolves, no witches, no warlocks, only super psychics and gifted humans. This book is here:

and here:

I heard him said that he also sells this book on smashwords, but he never gave me the link to it. I thought if you prefer to take a look to this story, I think you can search for it through google.

message 24: by Ann aka Iftcan (last edited Apr 10, 2013 07:10PM) (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 2659 comments Mod
I have to ask--why no were-wolves or vamps? Ok, I can kind of under stand vamps (in any of the various mythos out there, they always have to drink blood, be they sparkly--and NOT "real" vampires, even if I did enjoy Twilight as a guilty pleasure) on up to the Kate Daniels vamps (who are absolutely SCAREY). But were-wolves I don't altogether understand. Since, depending on the mythos, some of them are not "evil". Other than Skin-walkers (evil--and not really what Mercy Thompson is) there are other shapeshifters in Native American traditions that aren't evil. And there are Fox-women who aren't evil, just sometimes a fox and sometimes female. Some of the Oriental shapeshifters aren't evil. And Oriental dragons aren't evil--and can take on human form. I know you said NO "creatures" but I am still going to recommend Tea with the Black Dragon to you, since Oolong (the dragon in question) stays in human form for the entire story. Twisting the Rope is the second (and final) book that features Oolong. Both rely very heavily on "traditional" mythology, and as such are very good reads.

message 25: by Ellen (last edited Apr 10, 2013 08:22PM) (new)

Ellen | 28 comments I have a few favourites with no vampires or werewolves.

First, it's an oldie but a goodie The Witching Hour (Lives of the Mayfair Witches, #1) by Anne Rice and The Mummy by Anne Rice are two of my favourites.

Also, I just read Old Souls by P.A. Lupton and loved it. It was a totally unique interpretation of witches and soul mates. No vampires or werewolves.

Another good series I read is Mark of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #1) by Diana Rowland Blood of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #2) by Diana Rowland Secrets of the Demon (Kara Gillian, #3) by Diana Rowland Although, I don't know how you feel about Demons. If you don't like vampires you may not like demons.

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