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Monday, January 12, 2009

Gift Cards!

So I have my gift cards from Christmas...for bookstores of course (my family knows me sooooo well). I like to hold on to them and savor the thought of spending an afternoon browsing through the books. Of course, I have some that are absolutely must buys! Especially paranormal series that I have been waiting forever to hit the shelves :) But I was sorting through my books and I realize that there are some series that seem to have played out :( So, I wanted your opinion. What series are you just foaming at the mouth to get your hands on and which series have you given up on? (You can say mine :) Also, what keeps some series so incrediably exciting and what makes some become....repetitive. I would LOVE to have your insight!

Alex

9 comments:

neyney said...

I just discovered the Lynsay Sands Argeneau series (Single White Vampire, A Bite to Remember, A Quick Bite, etc...) Not only does she have a different take on vamps (like you Alex) but her humour is outstanding and I've found myself laughing out loud when reading her books. I laughed so hard when reading Single White Vampire that my hubby had to read it after me just to see what was so funny. He laughed too and enjoyed it as well. I'm most looking forward to your newest in March but I also cannot wait for another Karen Marie Moning fever book, the last Faefever left me hungry for more! I'm a huge fan of paranormal romance because it combines my two loves science fiction and romance. That's why I love your books too!

wcvamp said...

besides yours in March, I can not wait for Kresley Cole's,JR Wards,Jeannie Frost,Gena showalter,deobrah cooke,karen marie moning(faefever in paperback and then the next installment) and i have a renewed interest in lara adrian series, oh and charlaine harris new sookie book(besides the 2nd season of true blood). that is all i can think of for right now.

Ada Lato-Esposito said...

Hi Alex...good q! Let's c now, I have SO many bks that I'm dying 2get my hands on. Here r just a few of the upcoming bks I'm looking 4ward 2;
AI’s Warriors of Poseidon series, AU(Atlantis Unleashed), BJ’s The Masters of Times series, DV(Dark Victory).
GS’s Atlantis series, TVB(The Vampier’s Bride), JRW’s BDB series, LA(Lover Avenged), KMM’s Fever series, DreamFever, LA’s Midnite Breed series, AOM(Ashes of Midnite), LI’s Demonica series, DU(Desire Unchained & PU(Passion Unleashed), LL’s Elite Opt series, Maverick...I think that’s pretty much it 4 now but I no there’s more. *BIG GRIN*

Ada:)

Rena said...

Hi Alex! There is soooo much coming out this year and I want them all!! LOL! I'm looking forward to getting the new Mercy Thompson book by P. Briggs, the next dream hunter book from Kenyon, the newest from Keri Arthur, the next from Kim Harrison, the next two from Larissa Ione, and of course your next book as well!! There are more, but those top my list at the moment.

MsMoonlight said...

I loved Nora Roberts "Sign of the Seven" trilogy that ended with the December release of "The Pagan Stone". I just started the Black Dagger Brotherhood vampire series by JR Ward and I'm liking it. One of my favorite paranormal reads of 2008 was Christina Dodd's "Darkness Chosen" series.

Alcott said...

I love these posts! I add to my purchase list too.

My "TO BUY" list:

Keri Arthur's Riley Jensen series, Sydney Croft's ACRO series (YUM), Larissa Ione's Demonica series, Jeaniene Frost's Vampire Huntress series, Colleen Gleason's Gardella series (and the last one left us hanging as to which HEA it will turn out to be), JR Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

Of course, March brings the next Guardians book that is already underlined (and highlighted) on the calendar. I even have October penciled in for Darkness Unleashed (as the fifth in the series). I sincerely hope there will be more to follow. I plan on re-reading the first three starting mid-February.

There's also a new vampire series this summer from Emma Holly that I am looking forward to as well.

Carpathian Queen said...

Yours, going to try Larissa Ione.
Ward, Cole, Smith, Frank...

Quiting a series is so hard to do... You're always eager to know how it will continue. I keep away from series with only one heroine and more then one hero (I'm a one woman, one man kinda girl lol)
But one series that is dropping imo is Kenyon... I loved her in the beginning but now...
Reason... too much of everything. I loved Acheron, but One Silent Night was a huge disappointment...

Oh and Feehan of course!!! How could I forget her.

Alexandra Ivy said...

Oy, you all are killing me :) My gift card isn't nearly big enough...oh well, there's always hope for a tax refund :) I can't remember a time when I've been soooo eager for so many books!

Alex

arwen_adora said...

WOWZA! Awww! My friend was SUPER THRILLED to get g/c to chapters for xmas too!!!! I can just imagine the HUGE list of books she was planning to buy! haha! There is something soothing about just being in a bookstore or music store...
I just picked up the latest LARA ADRIAN and could NOT wait to get my hands on the last two books of the TWILIGHT series!!! WOWZA can't wait for the movies!!!
Your series is AWESOME!!!! Each vamp/character *especially the gargoyle!* is absorbing! Viper is still one I want to come and whisk me away! lol Can't wait to read more! As as DR, each heroine is INTERESTING *b/c of her strength and the way the GUY has to work for her!*, which you don't always find...even sometimes the 'strong' woman just sits there while the guy does everything! SHAY ROCKS! I am just so PROUD of her! I always think I'll get sick of the Pierce Anthony books...but they suck me in! SOME parts feel repetitive, until there is the PAYOFF! Even the Harry Potter books *pls. don't kill me guys* can have a bit of parts which are...not compelling...but I'd read them till the day I die! Anywho...enjoy and let us know what you BUY!