Funny Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Dark Fantasy, and Randomness

A Listmania! list by TempestAL
The list author says: "If doesn't carry me away to the point of almost missing my stop on the metro it isn't on this list. I generally look for five things: 1. Witty Dialogue 2. Humor 3. Romance 4. Magic 5. Happy enough endings (I'm not looking for a melodramatic "and the sun shone again for the first time in 1,000 years" type of thing. But if everyone dies it's not on this list). I generally use a single book to generalize about an entire series, unless the quality of the writing from book to book varies significantly."
The Black Jewels: Trilogy: Daughter of the Blood / Heir to the Shadows / Queen of the Darkness
1.  The Black Jewels: Trilogy: Daughter of the Blood / Heir to the Shadows / Queen of the Darkness by Anne Bishop
The list author says:
  "No Dark Fantasy/Romance list is complete without Anne Bishop's Black Jewels Trilogy. Read it, but it down for a while, and then read it again.
6 out of 5 stars"
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Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels)
2.  Magic Strikes (Kate Daniels) by Ilona Andrews
The list author says:
  "If you're looking for funny, romantic, action packed UF with a twist, the Kate Daniels series should bee at the top of your reading list.
5 1/2 out of 5 stars."
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Magic Bites (Kate Daniels)
3.  Magic Bites (Kate Daniels) by Ilona Andrews
The list author says:
  ""Magic Bites" read like a mystery novel until about half way through. The second half, not to mention the rest of the series, more than make up for this little detail, but perserverance is in order.
4/5 for slightly diminished awesomeness."
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Armed & Magical (Raine Benares, Book 2)
4.  Armed & Magical (Raine Benares, Book 2) by Lisa Shearin
The list author says:
  "The good: Cool heroine,amazing bad guys (they have lawyers, seriously), romance,action,very quotable lines, and laugh out loud situations.
The bad: Info dumps and slightly over the top first person narration. Still not enough to detract significantly from the story.
4 out of 5"
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Dreams Made Flesh
5.  Dreams Made Flesh by Anne Bishop
The list author says:
  "This is a compilation of Novellas set in the world of the black jewels trilogy. It provided a more satisfying ending to the original series and other juicy tidbits that made it a great read. 
5 out of 5"
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Obernewtyn: The Obernewtyn Chronicles 1
6.  Obernewtyn: The Obernewtyn Chronicles 1 by Isobelle Carmody
The list author says:
  "The Obernewtyn Chronicles are more Sci Fi than Fantasy and darker in tone than most of the other books on this list, but they still make for a compelling read. 4 1/5- out of 5 stars"
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Neverwhere: A Novel
7.  Neverwhere: A Novel by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "This is a great read for a lazy afternoon. Witty and fast paced. 5/5"
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The Shadow Queen (Black Jewels, Book 7)
8.  The Shadow Queen (Black Jewels, Book 7) by Anne Bishop
The list author says:
  "A very nice offshoot in the black jewels universe. Same dark fantasy, romance, and humor that make Anne Bishop a staple. 5/5
"The Invisible Ring" is worth reading for background before The Shadow Queen though it didn't "carry me away" as it were."
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