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02 July 2010

The Best of Paranormal Romance?

I am curious. I have been reading paranormal romance for quite a number of years, but I keep finding a lot of great authors I haven’t read. My friends have shocked expressions on their faces when I say I haven’t read them, and as I have yet to find a definitive list, I was wondering what paranormal romances (and urban fantasy which crosses over into paranormal romance themes at times) you find to be definitive of our genre. I think it will be really interesting to see if there is a general consensus, or if everyone suggests different authors. I attend a paranormal book club at my favourite bookstore in Sydney, and I am relying heavily on my friends there to recommend me new authors – and some of the readers I know from twitter have also been steering me towards some great finds. However, I hate that blank expression on my face when someone mentions a fabulous author I have never heard of, and as a voracious reader, I am always looking for new conquests (especially if they sizzle LOL).I am sure I am not the only one! I know I have a lot of author swapping discussions with both my RL friends and those I know online, and we are always looking for new authors to discover.

So my questions are:
  1. What books to you think everyone who is a supporter of the paranormal romance genre should read? Who are your favourite paranormal romance authors? And what paranormal authors do you recommend for people to read?
  2. And what are some others that you think don't have that level of recognition, but deserve to be read? 

List as many as you want, and if you agree with an author someone has listed, can you add it to your list also? This way I can tally the results and see which authors have the most favour with readers polled. In a month’s time I will tally the results and post them on my blog.  

Please share the link with your friends, because the more people who respond, the more consensus will be visible! :D


obsidiantears83 said...

I am just going to post some of my favourite authors of the genre in alphabetical order.

Charlaine Harris
Christine Feehan
JR Ward
Laurell K Hamilton
Lillith Saintcrow
Lora Leigh
Kelley Armstrong
Nalini Singh
Patricia Briggs
Richelle Mead
Sherrilyn Kenyon

Natalie Mulford said...

Hmmm. I find that there seems to be a huuuuge number of paranormal romance authors. I often feel like i'm never going to be able to read all the books I want to.

Here are a few of my favourite authors -

Jennifer Armintrout
Charlaine Harris
Richelle Mead
Ilona Andrews
Patricia Briggs
Colleen Gleeson
Karen Marie Moning

FyreLiLi said...

You seriously have to check out Shelly Laurenston - awesome Shifter stories :) they're addictive!!

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