UrbanbFantasyRomance: The UF/PNR Baby!

If it has a a generous serving of romance in it-no matter the genre- then I will probably read it. Thus, my shelf will have a wide variety of genres. My favorite genre of all time is rather new, and there are only a few authors that can pull it off. I am always on the hunt for more! The genre is Urban Fantasy Romance. It consists of an urban setting, great world building and mythology, lot's of paranormal characters and behaviors, a healthy (but not dominating) amount of romance, an Alpha male or two ;), and a continual story line with the lead hero/heroine throughout the series. Karen Marie Moning is the Goddess of UFR followed by Jeaniene Frost. What can I say, I love all kinds of action and this genre delivers!

Another Great Kresley Cole Series

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If You Dare - Kresley Cole

Wow! This woman, Ms. Kresley Cole, can write anything. I began reading her action packed-under and above the covers- Immortals After Dark series many years ago. I read quite a few, then put her books on hold for a while. I came back last year and have nearly completed IAD. As we Geminis love to do, we read at least five books at one time (depending upon our mood). In doing this, I thought I would try Ms. Cole's earlier works after having recently completed her new-amazing-contemporary erotica series, The Game Makers. Knowing how great she handled Contemporary in addition to Paranormal Romance, I had faith that her earlier works-The MacCarrik Brothers trilogy- would be fantastic. Well, I can honestly say that I placed my faith in good hands because this series, so far, is really wonderful. For those who like non-paranormal romance, don't mind period pieces with minimal historical details, and more detailed erotic scenes with brawny, sensual, loving, alpha-males who happen to be Kilt wearers, then this is your series. This book of three, is well written, has a good story line, is erotic but tasteful, and is an easy read! I highly recommend it. There is just a special way that Ms. Cole, and only Ms. Cole, writes sex scenes that are the most unique and erotic in general romance. I have never read anyone else that writes them like she does. It's strange because the scenes are so normal and vanilla, but they make you puddle on the floor every time. And oh yeah, did I mention there's an actual plot that takes up most of the book! I know, right?! Amazing how now we can get a two-for-one deal in today's literature. This book is indeed a "kilt lifter" not a " bodice ripper." Just to clarify ;) But not a cheesy Harlequin; one of few genres I detest vehemently. Yes, there is a clear distinction. So, check this first book out via Overdrive, it's free! You can't go wrong with that, especially if you are new to her works. Enjoy what's under the kilt, I mean cover ;)

Best of the Best

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I love lists, especially listing my favorite authors and books in each of my favorite genres.

Political/Historical: Dreamers and Deceivers- Glenn Beck

Historical Fiction: Outlander Series-Diana Gabaldon

Fantasy Fiction: Pern Series- Anne McCaffrey, then King Arthur Series- Mary Stewart, then Landover Series- Terry Brooks

Paranormal Fiction: Interview with the Vampire- Ann Rice

Paranormal Romance: Immortals After Dark Series- Kresley Cole, then The MacCarrick       Brothers Trilogy- Kresley Cole, then Highlander Series- Karen Marie Moning.

Urban Fantasy Humor: Charlie Davidson Series- Darynda Jones

Urban Fantasy Romance: Fever Series- Karen Marie Moning, then Night Prince Series Jeanniene Frost, then Night Huntress- Jeanniene Frost

Contemporary Romance: The Game Maker Series- Kresley Cole, then The                 Crossfire Series- Sylvia Day

Urban Fantasy/Sci-fi: The Dresden Files- Jim Butcher

BDSM/Erotica: The Shadowlands Series- Cherise Sinclair

Audio book Narrator (Male): Phil "eargasam" Gigante for Fever Series followed by Robert   Petkoff for Immortals After Dark Series

Audio book Narrator (Female): Natalie "goddess" Ross for Fever Series


Okay. That will do for now. Yes, there are multiple favorites in some categories. It's difficult to narrow them all down, but they are in order and kept to a minimum. Oh, what our books and favorites say about us as individuals ;)



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