The list author says: "I love a well written, well plotted fantasy -- but sometimes I want some romance - and in these books below I've found have a bit of both, without the predictable romance novel story lines, I want to really care about the heroes and heroines and follow interesting characters through some interesting fantastic adventures. Here are some of my suggestions."
"The first of a trilogy. A great author who really gets inside he head of her characters. I read all three of these books non-stop. Romance here seemed to really evolve and a great sense of life at sea!"
"Light and enjoyable read - not that well written but I couldn't resist the characters -hate at first sight. Very witty, three books in the series but more on he way. The romance develops slowly but lots of good tension."
"This book is a romping good time - Seregil is a delightful character. There are 4 in the nightrunner series so far. 1 and 2 are highly recommended ( however be aware the romance element isn't big, nd it's m/m)"
"Interesting and well developed world - the newly appointed fairy godmother teaches an arrogant lord a lesson and as he changes find a little romance, but ... Other books in this series aren't as well done."
"Starts off a bit confusing, but a really interesting heroine is awakens in a new world and comes to the aid of her hero. Really well done and still seems pretty modern for a book written in the 1960s."
"This is Snyder's first book, I expect good things from her. Great court intrigue and suspense. Main character is a "criminal" who becomes a royal food taster. Romance a bit predictable but still liked it. Was disappointed with the other books in this trilogy however."
"Moning comes from a romance background, and although some of the cliches were there, this reads very much like charlaine harris' sookie novels. Like the banter between he lead characters. OK quick read. Third book gets really kinky."
"What a tough and funny heroine! I loved Jax and her crew, read the three books in this trilogy in abut 48 hours. Science fiction but full f emotion, angst, plots and sci-fi space opera goodness. Fun books."
"I don't like her other romances so much, but this is a cool urban fantasy/thriller with angels - and they angels are downright frightening at times. This book was a real surprise. The heroine is tough, but sensible and the banter is really good."
"This series is almost like playing Dungeons and Dragons with a group of really witty people - fluffy, light and a bit predictable at times, but this doesn't take away from it's charm. Pure escapism. Not a lot of romantic development so far ( in book 3) but plenty of great one-liners"