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Initial post: Jan 15, 2013 4:59:34 PM PST
Sassafras says:
I just finished Evangeline Anderson's Brides of the Kindred series and Laurann Dohner's New Species series. I found both series to be intelligent, well-written, character driven, action-packed and erotic. This is my cup of tea, and I'm looking for similar paranormal series. The Kindred series was my first foray into the "alien"/sci-fi, futuristic type of paranormal, and I liked it. The New Species series delved into the "human mixed with animal DNA type-sort of similar to Lora Leigh's Breed series, only better. I also like shifter series. So, any suggestions based on my comments?

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 9:08:16 AM PST
LibraryLady says:
Jaid Black's "The Empress' New Clothes" may fit the bill for you: Earth woman taken by huge alien man as his "sacred mate"; has to adjust to new world, planet, etc. I have read the Brides of the Kindred, and really enjoyed it. I may have to try New Species, too.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 10:03:53 AM PST
Sassafras says:
LibraryLady: You will definitely have to try the "New Species" series. There is a great emphasis on the characters, the abuse they suffered and how that has shaped their personality and their motivations. It also gives insight into the human women who become their mates. It is quite intelligently written in my opinion. While I followed Lora Leigh's "Breed" series, it seems that much of the story centered around the "uncontrollable mating heat." It got a bit tedious for me.

Of course I've heard about Jaid Black's series, but never tried it. I read a few of her books and a trilogy. Thanks for the suggestion. I may try out the first book to see if I like the series starter and go from there. Thanks LibraryLady for your suggestion.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 10:10:33 AM PST
HJ Leonard says:
Kaitlynn O'Connor's Cyborg series is good. If your looking at the sci-fi type of PNR/romances, most of her books are along those lines. And she has quite a few books out there to try. Occasionally one will pop up on the freebie lists.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 11:14:55 AM PST
Simone says:
Have you tried Laurann Dohner's "Zorn warrior" series? I decided to try those after reading (and liking) her New Species books. Earth women are taken by Zorn men to the planet zorn where they become their mate. I really enjoyed these also.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 11:22:17 AM PST
Sassafras says:
HJLeonard: Are Cyborgs kind of icky? I'm not too familiar with that type of "alien"? Are they part machine and part something else? What's your take on that? I'm willing to try, but need a little more info before buying in. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 11:23:57 AM PST
Sassafras says:
Simone: Yeah, I'm ready to try the Zorn warrior series. I hope she continues the series because I think there are only a few books so far. Any additional info?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2013 11:47:24 AM PST
HJ Leonard says:
No, they're not icky. IIRC, they are more nanite technology and framework with human tissue around it. They 'awaken' and become self-aware. And they are gorgeous. ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2013 4:08:41 PM PST
Simone says:
Sassafras, I'm not sure of the series is lendable but you are welcome to borrow one of mine to see if you like it before you buy it. I have all of the ones out so far. In the first one we learn about The customs and practices on Zorn and how they come to treasure earth women. Through some things that happen earth women become a hot commodity due to their physical makeup (read: able to have sex differently from Zorn women). While there was a bit of heat, I didn't find it overboard. But then agin I do like some heat in my books lol.

Posted on Jan 22, 2013 11:27:26 AM PST
LJA says:
Zorn Warriors was good but Cyborg Seduction is hot,hot,hot.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 26, 2013 6:02:34 PM PST
TB21872 says:
You *have* to read New Species! MY FAVE!!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 7:51:30 AM PST
So is this "Empress New Clothes" by Jaid Black a series or a stand alone book. I have read the New Species and the Brides of the Kindred series and I am hoping for another series as good as those

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 10:13:28 AM PST
TravelingGal says:
I know Jaid Black's books are popular but, IMO, this one had a lot more sex than story. I much prefer both the New Species and the Brides of the Kindred.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2013 10:50:05 AM PST
HJ Leonard says:
It's the beginning of a series, but I'll agree with TravelingGal the New Species and Brides of the Kindred (well, I'm on the fence with this series) are better. I thought that some of the 'results' of the smexy were kinda squicky. Sort of like some of Tymber Dalton's Sci-Fi books (in particular, Fierce Radiance [Space Confederation] (Siren Publishing) and the m/m/m/m one - Acquainted with the Night (Siren Publishing Menage Amour).

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2013 3:04:14 PM PST
Sassafras says:
oooooohhh Simone: Bought and read all of the Zorn books out so far!!! All I can do is pant, pant and wait for another in the series (I Hope//)!! Just my cup of tea. BTW, I like lots of heat and sexual encounters if they make sense and do not overwhelm the story line. If it's just gratuitous, then I rebel!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2013 3:06:23 PM PST
Sassafras says:
Well, LJA, since I have since bought and finished all of the Zorn books, and totally looooooved them, then I simply must try the Cyborg books (even though I'm still thinking, steel robotics----gotta get rid of that mindset)!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2013 3:15:37 PM PST
Sassafras says:

In my opinion, the Empress New Clothes by Jaid Black is in the erotic category, although published by Ellora's Cave as "romantica." That is a series also. Surprisingly, the New Species and Brides of the Kindred series are quite substantive--the story lines are very "meaty," and the characters are not "cookie cutter" types. Each have distinctive personalities, different motivations, etc. The sexual encounters are off the chain and really blend really well with the plot. I did not read all of the Empress series, but something really turned me off, so I can't speak expound on anything other than what I've already stated. BTW, the Brides of the Kindred series has really turned me on to a whole new sub-genre in paranormal romance. I'm now officially hooked on the aliens!!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2013 3:19:44 PM PST
Sassafras says:
Hey HJ Leonard:

Can you please start using your translator device and tell me what "smexy" and "squicky" mean? Pardon me because I'm from another planet and don't yet understand your earth terms. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 14, 2013 3:52:08 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 14, 2013 3:53:41 PM PST
HJ Leonard says:

Smexy=smutty sex
Squicky= Urban Dictionary: squicky
1. squicky 1. To make one feel sick or disgusted. 2. To squick over a bizarre and distasteful situation. 3. My friend Brad in a speedo. *mentally squicking right now*.

edited for better definition of squicky

Posted on Feb 14, 2013 5:07:11 PM PST
Lulu says:
FYI, Laurann Dohner has apparently finished "Moon" and turned it in to her publishers so hopefully it'll be out in a few months time. It's looking like only one New Species book for this year though. She answered an email from another poster on another thread that there will be lots and lots of NS books. Breeze, Smiley, Brass, Flame, Vengeance, etc. will all get books plus a lot more.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2013 6:58:22 AM PST
LJA says:

No steel robots, humans physically though they were made with a skin color to set them apart, they have implants. Though in the one book there is also androids who are more machanical.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2013 8:04:31 AM PST
I stil, I am reading the Brides of Kindreds "Pursued" I think there is 1 more after that. Hopefully she will do more of those.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2013 8:05:57 AM PST
Lulu, Thanks for telling me there is gonna be more. I will keep an eye out for them.

Posted on Feb 15, 2013 8:43:22 PM PST
Bookworm says:
on par with brides of kindred and new species series here are a few you could try, these are series as well, author is
S E Smith series is (lords of valdier) and there are other series by this author as well,
Ruth D Kerce (Xylon warriors)
Jordon Summers (atlantean quest) and (phanton warriors),
Ravyn Wilde (zylars moon)
and anything written by Laurann Dohner of course
good luck
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