Sunday, May 2, 2010

What Book Series Caught Your Interest?

For me it's been the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward. I just finished Lover Avenged and can't wait to read the next book.

Ms. Ward's vampire world is a delicious addition to vampire fiction. The stories are dark with tantalizing romances. What I love is how she draws you into her world. You care about these hard, ass-kicking men who are all heart when comes to treating their women right. The friendships within the brotherhood rocks, too. Each book deals with one of the brotherhood and their love interest, but there are ongoing subplots that are just as intriguing.

There is never a dull moment in Ms. Ward's world.

So what have you been reading? What series kept you coming back for more and why?

Karen Michelle Nutt
Author of Time Travel and OtherWorldly Romances


  1. I love Nalini Singh's Psy/Changling series. This is a paranormal romance series and I always haunt bookstores looking for the next release.

    I also fell in love with Anne Bishop's Black Jewels series. This is a dark fantasy series that started as a trilogy. But everyone loved the characters so much she has expanded it with more books in the same realm.

    One of my absolute favorite authors is Janny Wurts. I don't just buy a series...I buy every single book. I first read her in high school (a long time ago). She writes High and Epic Fantasy. Her current books are in a long reaching series called the Wars of Light and Shadows.

  2. My favorite series of all time have been the Bishop Crime Series by Kay Hooper. She combines special FBI agents with paranormal gifts with some of the scariest killers and criminals ever. I have re-read them all and can't wait for another new one to come my way. These are my "drop everything else" and read until it's finished books. LOL

  3. Rebecca - I enjoy that series as well. Although Suspense isn't my first genre of choice.

  4. Beth,

    I have heard so much about Nalini Singh's Psy/Changling series. I have the books saved on my Amazon Wish List. I may have to splurge soon. lol

  5. Rebecca,

    Hello! So glad you could stop by. Suspense isn't the first books I go for, but throw in a little paranormal and I'm all over it. Hmm...If I recall your Looking Through the Mist was a quite a page turner in the the suspense/paranormal genre.

  6. Beth,

    Janny Wurts--I've never heard of her. I'll have to check out her books. Thanks for the info.

  7. I got my book club hooked on Nalini Singh when we read the first book at the beginning of the year.

    Janny Wurts is also an artist. She's been creating the covers for her stories for several years. She lost her US publisher a few years ago but I believe she has been picked up again and they are re-releasing The Wars of Light and Shadows.

  8. I popped on over to Amazon to see if Janny Wurts' books were available. I believe they are if this is the full title: The Curse of the Mistwraith (Wars of Light & Shadow, Book 1) Nice book cover, too. Harper Collins picked her books up.

    Sounds interesting. Is this series okay for a teen?(16)

  9. Hi Karen,
    I must say, BDB is one of my absolute favorites as well. NO-BODY can write a male character quite the way JR can! They are incredible and the next one should be hitting stores this week.
    I've been reading the Sookie series by Charlaine Harris. I hate to admit it but I couldn't get into the books until I started watching the HBO series. By #3 I was sucked in and ran out to buy the rest of them. They are highly recommended! :)
    Autumn Shelley
    "Blood Moon" in
    Taming of the Wolf
    available NOW!

  10. Autumn,

    With the Sookie Series, I hate to admit the covers didn't do anything for me and didn't bother to read the blurb. The cartoon covers aren't appealing to me.

    I know, you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. Unfortunately, if the cover doesn't appeal to me, I don't pick up the book.

    However, I do love True Blood the TV Series, so perhaps I better rethink my logic. lol

    J.R.'s men---Gotta love them all. Which book is your favorite so far? Zsadist and Bella's story is first on my list, then Rehvenge's, you gotta love Butch, too. My daughter is reading John Matthew's book now. She's convinced this will end up my favorite. We'll have to see.

    Thanks for sharing. :)

  11. I'd probably have to toss a coin between J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood and Lora Leigh's Tempting Seals.

    Destiny Blaine :)

  12. I've never read anything by Lora Leigh. I'll have to add her name to the list. :)

  13. Karen - Depends on your viewpoint on killing in books. There is a lot of political maneuvering, religious persecution, magic and wars. There isn't much in the way of sex. Although it is mentioned (I've been with the series so long I don't remember how she handled the sex) ...but there are a lot of character deaths.

    Maybe a mid teen? If you wouldn't give them the first three Terry Brooks Shannara books - don't give them this. Or the George R. R. Martin Fire and Ice series. That one might be closer to what's involved in the Janny Wurts series. (I think I was 17/18 when I first found her)

  14. Thanks Beth for the info. I appreciate it.

  15. I've read so many trilogies and books with sequels I can't remember them all. But I loved Nora Roberts' Three Sisters Island trilogy and Jenna Blacks' Guardians of the Night series.

  16. How did I forget Jenna Black's Guardian series. I love that series. I also like Kendra Leigh Castle's The MacInnes Werewolves trilogy. Very good.

  17. I love JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series too, but I would have to say my all-time 2 favorite series are: JD Robb's In Death books, and Lora Leigh's Breed series. These are two very different writers, but they both keep me totally wrapped in their words from page 1 to the bitter end (and it's only bitter because it IS the end!)

  18. dsayless,

    Lora Leigh's Breed series-- there's quite a few books there. Would you recommend reading them in order?

  19. Karen--you picked my favorite all-time series. The Brothers are the best alpha males out there, the world is seamlessly real, the romance is always compelling (eh, okay, didn't like that Jane became a ghost...), and the sex is off the charts hot (the needing scene, anyone???). My favorite Brother is Zsadist, because who doesn't want to love someone who thinks he's unlovable and fix a damaged soul and bed someone who can go for 24 hours??? If you're a Zsadist lover make sure you read the novella in Ward's Guide to the BDB.

  20. Laura,

    Zsadist is my favorite Brother and I loved the novella in the Ward's Guide to the BDB.

    I have to agree, Jane becoming a ghost didn't sit well with me either. She's grown on me though. She can become solid and hey, Vishous loves her. So all's good. lol