10/06/2005 Entry: "A Question for our Readers: LK Hamilton Vectoring"
The first question went well, so here's another question:
Replies: 17 Comments
What about Kelly Armstrong?
Posted by Rebekah @ 10/06/2005 04:11 PM ET
Tanya Huff's Vicki Nelson series:
Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire series:
Maybe the Ukiah Oregon series by Wen Spencer:
Posted by Bunty @ 10/06/2005 04:53 PM ET
Sherrilyn Kenyon. I *adore* her Dark Hunter series.
Posted by lanchid @ 10/06/2005 06:48 PM ET
Kim Harrison's series starting with DEAD WITCH WALKING, and
Posted by VLPettersson @ 10/06/2005 06:52 PM ET
If she likes the erotica aspects of L K H I might suggest Kushiel's Dart trilogy by Jaqueline Carey. I also second the Charlaine Harris and Sherrilyn Kenyon suggestions. Angela Knight's vampire/witch series (forget what its called) oh and S.L. Viehl writing as Lynn Viehl the Darklyn series (I've only read the first one but found it pretty good) and The Weather Warden series by Rachel Caine for ass kickin heroines
Posted by Renee Ormsbee @ 10/07/2005 10:06 AM ET
I would suggest the above and Robin McKinley's Sunshine.
Posted by Chris Roberts @ 10/07/2005 08:48 PM ET
War for the Oaks by Emma Bull (Faerie mixing with the real world)
Michelle Sagara (West)
Posted by Bunty @ 10/08/2005 11:19 AM ET
Wm. Mark Simmons if you are looking for contemporary vampire. MaryJanice Davidson is good for some laughs and romance.
Armstrong, Butcher, Harrison, Harris and Caine are top picks.
Tanya Huff: I would say go with the Keeper series unless you are strictly looking for vampire.
I would hold off on Viehl until the next in the series is out. Just to see which way it is going to go.
Posted by Bill @ 10/08/2005 11:37 AM ET
I'm the exact opposite. Didn't like the Keeper series near as much as the Vicki Nelson series. To me the Nelson series has more of the gritty/P.I. feel of the Hamiliton books.
Posted by Bunty @ 10/08/2005 04:46 PM ET
I would recommend Anne Bishop's Dark Jewels books. Also, Emma Bull, Tithe by Holly Black, and Suzanne Sizemore's vampire trilogy.
Posted by Darcy @ 10/09/2005 05:32 PM ET
These are oldie, but goodie, Mercedes Lackey's Diana Tregarde books: Children of the Night, Burning Water, Jinx High.
And then Urban Shaman for something new.
This is all, of course, if she was intrigued by the supernatural investigation parts of the story. If she liked the eroticism of the later books, she might as well give Merry Gentry a try.
Posted by zvi @ 10/10/2005 08:27 AM ET
Depending on if she likes the early (PG-13) or later (R, NC17, and X rated) books, here are a few suggestions:
Comedic Early Books -
later books (not for the faint of heart) -
Interesting Women but not paranormal-
Just for those who haven't read the entire series, there is a big style difference between the first books and the last five or six. Anita does change drastically as do the number of men involved in the plotlines.
Posted by freecia @ 10/10/2005 06:44 PM ET
There was also one book I forget most of the details of- She is a finder and the cornerstore of a building has been stolen.
Anyone have an idea? This book was pretty good.
Posted by freecia @ 10/10/2005 06:51 PM ET
The book you are thinking of is the first of the Retrievers series by Laura Gilman - I think it's called "Staying Dead" (though that may be the second in the series.) The Luna books started out poorly, but some of the later offerings (the retrever series, Michelle Sagara's, Caitlin ...is it Brennan or Tiernan?... anyway aka Judith Tarr, CE Murphy) have been pretty good and along the lines of earlier LKH.
Posted by mary anne @ 10/10/2005 08:08 PM ET
In addition to all of the others above:
Crimson City by Liz Maverick
A Taste of Crimson by Marjorie M Liu
Through a Crimson Veil by Patti O'Shea
Posted by tamara @ 10/11/2005 12:49 PM ET
If you're talking about Hamilton's Anita Blake series, then definitely Sherrilyn Kenyon, Charlaine Harris, Kim Harrison Kelley Armstrong and Possibly Rachel Caine.
If you're talking about the Merry Gentry series, I'd add Karen Marie Moning to that list, as well as Tithe by Holly Black.
Posted by stacey @ 10/11/2005 09:03 PM ET
I also agree that you have to have some of the classic's such as Mercedes Lackey and Anne McCaffery if your only interest isn't vampires. I also recommend Kitty and the midnight hour.
Other authors I would recommend are
Tanya Huff (Quarters series also)
Posted by Lauren @ 11/06/2005 10:45 PM ET