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Amy--thanks. I don't think I have a chance. Actually characters can be pretty dictatorial. "I want to do this. I want to do that. I want to shoot that fellow over there." Thank heavens they usually end up making sense-at least for me.
Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series coupled with the Lord John spin off series seems to be my FAV series at this time. The novels go on and on (for twenty years now) seemingly without end, readers HOPE.....and do so in a milieu of paranormal romance in historical settings.....and I am definitely NOT alone as a fangirl of the principal characters! We fans live for the next twists and turns in the complicated lives of Outlander characters. We fans engage with and are addicted to the very human and very earthy struggles of the heroes and heroine and their adventures across history. Between publications, we fans search for other series to slake our literary thirsts.....biding time until the next installment of the Outlander series.
I have a lot of favorites...it's hard to pin it down to just one. I like Gena Showalter's LOTU, Pamela Palmer's Feral Warriors, Lora Leigh's Breeds, JR Wards Black Daggers and Fallen Angels, Christine Warren's Others, Lauren Dane's Brown's Siblings and Chase Brothers, Jaci Burton's Wild Riders, etc. I like series because it's a continuation of each of the characters stories and how they interact with each other. They are a family of sorts...a community and it's easy to get yourself tied up in wanting to know everything little thing about everyone...from as far back as the author will take you. Sort of like watching a soap opera...you never want it to end. If it's good enough...you want to just keep reading about the existing characters...and new ones that are added in. And with Paranormals...there's a huge mess of possibilites as far as their abilities are concerned and then there's species/sub-species/cross-species, to deal with, so that's an endless bucket to pull from. Not to mention the adventures/trouble these folks can get themselves into! Too many realms (worlds) too choose from...and then throw in time travel to boot. Shoot, no wonder it's such a popular genre! Anyway...that's my 2 cents.
Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series is my favorite.
I have to say Diana Gabaldon's Outlander is my #1 pick for series. Then there is Monica McCarty's Elite Guard Highlanders, JR Ward's BDB, Gena Showalter's LOTU,Pamela Palmer's Feral Warriors. There are many and I love series books.
I am not really into book series..but I guess I have enjoyed all of Nicholas Spark's books, even though you may not consider them a series...love the realism and romance.
J. D. Robb's Eve Dallas is my very most favorite series, but I certainly enjoy and look forward to each book in many other series as well.
Love Nora Roberts Bride trilogy and Susan Wiggs's Lakeshore Chronicles. Fabulous characters!
I just wanted to say that I LOVED Never a Gentelman! It was so great to have a heroine who was plain. My favorite series is the Sookie Stackhouse series. Have a great day!
Favorite series right now is the Hunger Games. Loved it.
Love Philip Kerr's mystery/historical series--March Violets, The Pale Criminal, The German Requiem, If the Dead not Rise,etc--all are interesting reads.
I do love how characters come alive and surprise you in ways you'd never thought possible!
The series that I got hooked on is the one by Janet Evanovich. With my lifestyle as it is, her books keep me laughing, and at the end of the book, which goes by so quickly, has me wanting more. I am hoping that your books do the same for me - not particularly the laughing part, but the wanting more part. Congratulations on your latest book, and I'm sure that you'll get your characters straightened out. Forgive me for not being familiar with you. I've been out of the loop with reading for a while. I think family emergencies that I had to tend to took precedent over my reading, and I lost touch with my books. I lost out on a lot.
I'd have to say that for HR, this is my favorite series!!! I've waited anxiously and impatiently for each new Drake's Rakes and I'm thrilled to hear that there will be 9!!! Awesome!!!! I'm currently reading ALWAYS A TEMPTRESS on my kindle and I would love to get this series in paperback b/c I hoard the books that I love in paper :)
Bwahahaha! My evil plan has worked. You guys have once again given me new ideas for books to read. And I love to read series for the same reason. I don't ever have to put the characters away. I'm actually hoping to be like one of my favorite series authors Patricia Veryan, who kept spinning off characters for something like 50 years. I can't imagine what the inside of her head looked like!
Peggy--I'm sorry you've had family stuff. I know very well what that's like. So don't worry about not catching up. I wouldn't say my books are like Evanovich. There is humor, but there's a LOT more angst before the HEA. I hope you enjoy the vicarious catharsis. And that life eases up.
Erin--thank you! I'm so glad you love my Rakes. I'm working on Ian's story now(you'll see), and writing an e-short that sets up the heroines of the next trilogy. Turns out they all went to the same school, where their Rake brothers put them to keep them safe while the Rakes go off to save the country. Who knew? (and except for that, all the Rakes are in paper, too. I know what you mean. I still have to hold that paper in my hands when I can)
My favorite series is Kaki Warner's Blood Rose series, I really got hooked on this one, she was also a new author and I love reading new to me authors. Your series sounds awesome will have to check it out.
Hi Eileen! You are a new author for me, but your books do sound like must reads. Again, I have found a new author to read. Right now I am reading Sabrina Jeffries books about the Sharpes. I love them! In fact, there have been many series books that I have enjoyed -- Sweet Savage Love among them, but I can't remember them all.
I love series! It's like hanging out with great friends!! One of my fav's is the Malory series by Johanna Lyndsay. Your rakes sound dashing and I now long to read their stories. Sorry to say I haven't come across any of them so far. But will now keep eye out for them!
I love series! The characters become like family. One of my favorites is Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series.
I have enjoyed quite a few series... some short & some still on going. JD Robb's In Death is one of my favs!
I have a bunch of favorite series some of them are Johanna Lindsey's Malory Family, Lynsay Sand's Argeneaus, JR Ward's BDB, Kenyons Dark Hunters, Feehans Carpathians, Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar series, Maya Banks' Highlander series, Sue-Ellen Welfonder's MacKenzies and MacLeans and the list goes on and on. I can't wait to read these books too. I usually wait for a few to be out and read them back to back cause I hate waiting in between. LOL
I'll always have a soft spot for Georgette Heyer's These Old Shades, Devil's Cub, An Infamous Army. Other series I'm particularly fond of are Lois McMaster Bujold's Vorkosigan series, Dorothy L. Sayers's Lord Peter Wimsey books and Margery Allingham's Albert Campion books.
I've enjoyed a lot of series - Stephanie Laurens 'Bar Cynster'
My fave was Always a Temptress. I loved Kate - I thought she was funny you never knew what she would say, was a great character. I love reading series, and I alwasy look out for them. As soon Always a Temptress hit the stands, I was there. But of course I loved all ur books, Keep writing
Love many series... :) I did enjoy Barely a Lady a lot. As for other series: J.D. Robb's Eve and Roarke, Julia Quinn's Bridgeton, Julie Anne Long's Pennyroyal...
I love reading series. When you read a really enjoyable book you look forward to another by that author. I recently read a new book, "The Pack" by Jason Starr. I enjoyed it and wanted more, only to find out he's writing a sequel right now to it (paranormal thriller). I'm unsure if it will be a series. I enjoyed Robyn Carr's Virgin River series, Barbara Freethy's Angel's Bay series, and Nora Robert's Bride Trilogy series, among a few of my favorites. I'm always open to reading anything and looking for more good books in a series to read, and I am going to read yours, since I love anything with an enticing romantic story. Yours sound awesome!
I have read Lydia Dare's series.The first one," A Certain Wolfish Charm "and four others books in that series. I'm not in to series, but it was a nice change.
So many series - J.D. Robb's In Death, Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters and Stephanie Laurens' Cynster series, to name three.
I would much prefer to read series than stand-alones. I
I love Chuffy. I think he has great potential. I have to say though that I was afraid you were going to turn him into a traitor in Always a Temptress... really had me worried.
OMG, that's a difficult question to answer. There's been so many... I've loved the Harry Potter series and the Twilight series... More recently, I've enjoyed a series by Thea Harrison and The Sicari series by Monica Burns. Sherilyn Kenyon's series is also very enjoyable. Thanks so much for the contest!
Hands down my favorite series EVER is Kushiel's (the first trilogy) by Jacqueline Carey. Why is a complicated question. First, Jacqueline Carey is an amazing wordsmith. The world in the series exists in my mind. Second, Jacqueline Carey took real history and geography and political boundaries and twisted them into something extraordinary. The series actually spurred me into looking up the actual history. Third, and in my mind most important, the characters live and breath. Phedre is a woman that I would love to know. Jocelyn is a man I would love to know. I felt their pain and celebrated their successes. Gosh, can you tell how much I love the series?! Thanks for the giveaway.
That's wonderful that your series is going to be nine books. One of my favorite series was the Wallflower series from Lisa Kleypas. I liked that the heroines didn't really fit into society and were unique individuals.
I love Eileen's books. I own the other two and would love this one too!
wow, this is great. Even more recommendations. Jennifer. I have to try the Jacqueline Carey books. They sound amazing.
I'm hooked on the Lorelei James, Rough Riders series, just now.
Having just finished THE HUNGER GAMES - that would be it right now.
The Stephanie Plum series, Feehan's Carpathians, all of Lauren's various series,
I love to read series. My favorite at the moment are Janet Evanovich, Stephanie Plum books and Ann B Ross, Miss Julia are fun reads.
My favorite series to date has been the Nalini Singh Psy/Changeling one. I was immediately drawn into the world she created with the first book,and although I could see that the overall plot had this long development pending, I was satisfied with the individual books because the H/H stories were completed by the end of each book. Although many ongoing characters reappear throughout the series, the focus is on the single couple each time.
I have to admit that one of my favorite Historical series is by Julia Quinn - I have never laughed so hard and enjoyed historical fiction as much as her books.
Les Roberts mysteries are my favorites since a lot of them are about the nearby Ohio cities and involve a Slovenian detective.
Hi, Eileen. I've read quite a few of your "Korbel" titles, but I'm eager to get into your Dreyer ones, especially the historicals. They've been my favorites from my early youth, and not the romantic ones but the historic novels. I haven't read as much as I like lately but hope to read your new ones soon, as well as some of your medical mysteries. Maybe I can pass those on to my sister who's a nurse. Keep up the good work.
I have multiple series that I am fond of but must add another Eileen to the
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