I’m a series girl. I’ve stated this before, probably several times, but I enjoy a good series – whether it be romance, sci-fi, fantasy, mystery… There is something reassuring about seeing the same characters and settings book after book. My love for series started young – when I read Trixie Belden, Little House on the Prairie and the Three Investigators.
Series are a staple of the books I read. I have several “auto reads” or “auto buy” series. Here are my top favorites – these I recommend above all others (but I love so many more):
1) The Kate Daniel Series by Ilona Andrews.
This Urban Fantasy series is set in Georgia, in a world that has been overrun by magic. When the first “wave” of magic struck the modern world, it started taking down anything built with technology. Now the world fluctuates between magic and tech periods. In this new world, we have all sorts of magical creatures – shifters, magicians, necromancers… I call this series “Thundarr the Barbarian for adults.”
Heroine: Kate Daniels – magical, powerful, great with a sword, all-around kick-ass
Hero: Curran – Beast Lord, lion shifter, sexy, powerful, makes me purr
My series rating 5 stars.
2) The Psy-Changeling Series by Nalini Singh.
This paranormal romance takes primarily takes place in San Francisco, CA. For those unfamiliar with this incredible series, the world is made up of 3 races: Psy: cerebral and emotionally void people that hold most political and financial offices; Changeling: shifters of many different species, in-tune with nature, emotionally fierce and loyal; and humans: the supporting race in the middle. The books focus primarily on two dominant Changeling packs: SnowDancers, which are wolves and DarkRiver, which are leopards. Ms. Singh has created an overall story arc dealing with the breakdown of the Psy “silence” and how the Changelings are coming into power.
Book Titles –
SLAVE TO SENSATION
VISIONS OF HEAT
CARESSED BY ICE
MINE TO POSSESS
HOSTAGE TO PLEASURE
BRANDED BY FIRE
BLAZE OF MEMORY
BONDS OF JUSTICE
PLAY OF PASSION
KISS OF SNOW
My series rating: 5 Stars.
3) The Stormwalker Series by Allyson James.
Is it paranormal romance or urban fantasy? I don’t care because it is incredible writing and storytelling! I just finished the third book in this amazing new series and I cannot wait for more. Taking place in Arizona, the stories follow the crazy life of Janet Begay, a Native American with earth-based storm magic and an evil goddess for a mother. She lives with the most amazing magic man, Mick and together they fight the evil that seems to follow Janet’s every step. Each book has suspense, mystery, action, and romance. Perfect!
My series rating: 5 Stars.
4) The ACRO Series by Sydney Croft.
Erotic romance meets paranormal adventure… Think X-Rated X-men! Authors Larissa Ione and Stephanie Tyler have created an amazing, action packed world of covert ops, complete with complex good and bad guys. Each story revolves around several couples and keeps them coming back book after book. This series contains on of my favorite, so emotionally charged scenes I have read in a book. The sixth and final installment comes out later this month. If you want hot smex and action… this is a MUST READ!