Recent Reader Recommendations

by Maryse on October 20, 2011 · 11 comments

in Book Recommendations, My Book Reviews

I’ve decided to post some of my reader recommendations. Considering I get so many of these each week (Thank you!! Keep ‘em coming please), I figured I’d share a few of the ones that have been mentioned over and over again, and some that I’m hoping to get to soon.

Since I had so much luck with recent reader suggestions (“Fifty Shades” and the “Thoughtless” books anyone? ;) hehe!),  it would be a shame not to highlight a few of them as I get them.

Unfortunately, I can’t always get to them as fast as I’d like, but maybe you guys can, and you can “second” the recommendations?

So here are the latest suggestions:

Audra sent me a VERY insistent recommendation, of a series I hadn’t even heard of. Looking at all of the reviews, I think I need to get on it. She says: “VAMPIRE EMPIRE by Clay and Susan Griffith….. I just really had to share the love for this series–I have not been into a series like this since the Fever series.   So different (not formulaic at all–i am so over that) and exciting and heart wrenching.  Really heart wrenching.” Book #1 –> The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire, Book 1)

Thanks to Alycia for this recommendation: “Gerry Bartlett… “Real Vampires Have Curves“? It’s a series. It had me laughing with every page. :)

It does look cute and sort of reminds me of Mary Janice Davidson’s Queen Betsy series…

Oh here’s one that is OFTEN recommended: “I will just say have you read Chicagoland Vampire series…(book#1 Some Girls Bite: A Chicagoland Vampires Novel) (containing my excitement ) oh jeesh Maryse either Ms. Chloe Neill has to be one of the most brilliant authors or just plain mean (you’ll see after book 4 ). All the characters the friendships love triangles all of it (hint you will want a Chicago deep dish pizza) there is love, betrayal, ups downs, action, drama, sexual tension, anger, everything a girl could want…” – Thanks Patricia. I. Want. To. Read. This!

Here’s one from Juliette: “Have you Read Carrie Vaughns Kitty Norville series? I am in the middle of it and I love it…quick reads but great books!” Book #1 —> Kitty and The Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville)


Christine recommends “… Lili St. Crow’s Strange Angel’s novels.  I read the series in a row and loved them.  Couldn’t stop reading.  The series is paranormal (sorry, no bad boys) but still awesome.  I totally recommend.” book #1 —>Strange Angels


Lisa AND Denyne both recently suggested Lora Leigh’s Breed series (this one, too, is recommended regularly): “… felt compelled to tell you to read her Breeds series. It’s so good; you’ll go crazy! ” and “It deals more with the Were population, but they are great reads and very very addicting.”
Book #1 —> Tempting the Beast


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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Becky October 20, 2011 at 10:19 AM

I third the recommendation for Lora Leigh’s Breed series. I have recommended it to you before, but I will recommend it again!

Tina October 20, 2011 at 12:38 PM

Not sure, Maryse. Are we over bad boys, hot rock stars, and Doms yet, enough to venture into paranormal again?

Maryse October 20, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Tina… honestly, I am not. LOL! I still want more bad-boys, but I think I’ll intersperse with some paranormal to keep it fresh ;) :P

Gina October 20, 2011 at 2:38 PM

I second the recommendation for Chicagoland Vampires series. It’s great and I cannot wait for book 5 to come out.

sandra October 21, 2011 at 3:42 AM

Will definitely give the “Vampire Empire” a read just on the Fever series recommendation. Desperately waiting for 2012 for more bad boy releases.

patricia nesbitt October 21, 2011 at 9:05 AM

Teehee…..Nov. 1st nearly here can’t wait…….speaking of waiting Stacia needs to hurry up I am in need of “TErrible” is it bad that it has been 3 weeks and I am still thinking “Terrible” thoughts…..uhmmmm nahhhhhhh

Conchita October 21, 2011 at 10:52 PM

When are you getting to D B Reynolds’ vamps in America series? Good stuff. Chicagoland series is also good and next one due very soon – can’t wait even if I was upset with last one (heartbreaking ending). Any who I enjoy recommendations – keep them coming.

Maryse October 23, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Sandra… let me know how you liked it :) please!

Eleise December 26, 2011 at 4:07 PM

As a new fan of your blog, thank you so much for the great recommendations. I am about half-way into the Kitty series and I love it. I am on hold for “Some Girls Bite” and can’t wait.

I look forward to reading more of your recommendations; Cause anyone who is a Fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon, obviously has great taste in books. LOL.

Maryse December 29, 2011 at 3:17 PM

I do!! I have GREAT taste in books! LOL!! Thank you Eleise ;)

So who was your favorite Dark Hunter?

Melissa October 6, 2012 at 10:08 PM

Have you read The Templar Vampire series by Renee Lyons? Templar Knoghts cursed as vampires. Only 3 books out and I don’t think the author is in much of a hurry to finish the series but these 3 are really good!

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