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The Eon Warriors series by Anna Hackett

Lyndsay Buroker, Death Before Dragons series

Come Home to Me / Peggy L Henderson

The Kitchen House / Kathleen Grissom

Outlander Series / Diana Gabaldon

Lead Me Home Series / Theresa Hupp

The Tea Planters Wife / Dinah Jefferies

The Guardian , The Sinner, The Warrior, The Chieftain / Margaret Mallory

Untamed Fire, Renegade Love, Diablo’s Angel/ Donna Fletcher

Rembrandt is in the Wind : Learning to love Art through the eyes of Faith” by Russ Ramsey,

Hope Holloway books

The Mirror by Marlys Millhiser.

One By One by Freida McFadden

Susan Stoker, Seal of protection series or any of her many series

The Best of Me by Sharon Sala

Deb Marlowe – Kier and Levett Mystery series

Andrea Penrose – Wrexford and Sloane mysteries

Carla Simpson – Angus Brodie and Mikaela Forsythe

A Tempest At Sea by Sherry Thomas

The Antiquity Affair by Jennifer Throne and Lee Kelley

Rebecca Zanetti, Dark Protectors series, Anna Albertini series

Skye Jordan’s Phoenix Rising series.

Anna Harrington’s Lords of the Armory series. It’s romantic suspense, former war heroes working secretly for the crown and their kick-ass heroines!

Abbie Roads’ Beautiful Nightmare is a dark paranormal-ish romantic suspense that defies description. It centers around dreamers who work to solve murders and their protectors.

Tonya Burrows Redwood Coast Rescue is a group of damaged heroes and their rescue dogs who aide people needing rescuing. The first one is Searching for Rescue.

Virgin River, first in series so much better than tv series

John Grisham,  The Appeal

Donna Grant’s dragon series.

A Knight In Shinning Armor, Jude Deveraux

Historical/contemporary Deborah Harkness A Discovery of Witches

Keira Montclair books

Romance contemporary- military focus Riley Edwards (all of them),

similar, but w/ a family focus Suzanne Halliday Family Justice & associated series.

Linda Howard, Son of the Morning, Mr. Perfect

Janet Chapman’s highlander stories, Moonlight Warrior, Dragon Warrior, Mystical Warrior. They have a bit of magic in them.

Eva Pohler’s Mystery House series

Lavryle Spencer novels, especially November of the Heart

Chronicles of Quixotic – complete 5-books romance series with a touch of fantasy

Painted By The Sun by Elizabeth Grayson

Country Heat by Cheyenne McCray

Peggy L Henderson’s Yellowstone Heart Song series

The Brides of the Purple Heart Ranch by Shane Johnson

Julie Garwood, The Bride, The Wedding, Saving Grace

Fiona Faris, Healing a Highlander’s Heart (Highlanders of Cadney)

Never Lie by Freida McFadden

Stephanie Laurens, Devil’s Bride.

Julie Garwood, The Bride, Ransom.

Monica McCarty!  Her 12+ trilogy collection of the Highland Guards series is outstanding.

Vivienne Lorret (one of my faves) for historical romance.

For fantasy I’m really digging E.J. Mellow and Megan Van Dyke.

Aurora Rose Reynolds, Until December, Until Her (Until Him/Until Her Book 8)

Kathleen Brooks, Forever Devoted, Forever Bluegrass #8

Classic: Persuasion by Jane Austen

Elementary She Read by Vicki Delany

Vicki Delany/Eva Gates, Sherlock Holmes Mystery series, Tea by the Sea mystery series, and library lighthouse mystery series.

Julie Miller, The Precinct, contemporary/mystery series

L. Parkr, Fiona

Julie Johnstone, Entangled Hearts

Heather McCollum series Sons of Sinclair

Janet Chapman’s the Spellbound Falls series

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

The Secret Service of Tea and Treason by India Holton

Better Than the Movies by Lynn Painter.

Australian Authors you might like to check out – Maddison Michaels & Elina Emerald

The Antiquity Affair, The Bride Wore White by Amanda Quick, Where Ivy Dares To Grow, Two Wars and A Wedding, The Tempest At Sea, The Secrets Of Hartwood Hall, The Poisoner’s Ring.

The Duke’s Bartered Mistress by Caroline Lee

Magic in His Kiss by Anabelle Bryant

Desert Island Duke by Kate Bateman

Endlessly Courted, Finally Loved by Christi Caldwell

A Lesson for all Time by Shannon Gilmore

Kiss the Rake Hello by Tracy Sumner

Guilty Wives, by James Patterson.

Roberta Gellis, The Roselynde Chronicles, Bond of Blood; Knight’s Honor; The Sword and the Swan, and The Dragon and the Rose.

Lyndsay Sands, THE DEED and THE SWITCH.

Emma Prince’s series Highland Bodyguards

Queen of Ash and Iron by Melanie Karsak. It’s the last in the series.

Johanna Lindsey,  Warrior’s Woman

Highland Wishes series by Jessi Gage, Wishing for a Highlander, The Wolf and the Highlander

Tanya Bird, The Companion Series

All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness, A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, The Book of Life 

Nichole Van, Brothers Maledetti, Gladly Beyond, Love’s Shadow, Lightning Stuck, and A Madness Most Discreet

The Guardians of Sherwood Trilogy by Laura Strickland,  Daughter of Sherwood, Champion of Sherwood, Lord of Sherwood

Shelly Laurenston/ G.A. Aiken:
(hilarious shifter romances)
3 connected series: The Magnus Pack, The Pride Series, and the Honey Badger Chronicles. 

2 other connected series: (hilarious shifter fantasy books) Dragon Kin and The Scarred Earth Saga. 

Suzanne Wright:
(Very funny, very connected shifter romances)
The Phoenix Pack series and The Mercury Pack series (interwoven series, should be read in order) followed by The Olympus Pride series. (Not just funny, a few made me cry) 

(3 very loosely connected, very funny paranormal series)
Deep in Your Veins series (vamps), Dark in You series (demons), and The Devil’s Cradle series. 

Contemporary Romances with a bit of Suspense and lots of Humor: (loosely connected, but you should read the 1st generation books before the 2nd generation books)
1st generation: From Rags, Shiver, and The Favor
2nd generation: Wear Something Red, and coming soon-ish The Pact. 

T.A. White:
(Very funny, lots of action in all series, and some made me cry)

Aileen Travers series (Vamps and other paranormals) 

Dragon Ridden Chronicles (Dragon Fantasy series) 

The Broken Lands (one of my absolute favorite epic fantasy romances) 

The Firebird Chronicles (space opera/fantasy romance, that I LOVE) 

Nalini Singh:
2 different unconnected paranormal series (she also has other contemporary romances/romantic suspense/paranormal romances books/series, and some mysteries, but these two are m favorites)

The Guild Hunter series (Angels and Vampires and Hunters, made me laugh and cry, Soooo good!! Lots of action!) 

The Psy-Changeling series (Shifters and psychics, of a sort.. Also made me laugh and cry, and full of action)  

Patricia Briggs:
2 interwoven series, funny, made me cry, lots of action, paranormal wolf shifter series with vamps and fae, these should be read in order

The Mercy Thompson series and the Alpha and Omega series, 

(She also has some other series books, but those 2 are my fav)

Ilona Andrews:
Several series, all paranormal and usually start out slow burn, lots of humor, action and touching moments, some are very loosely connected, others are a continuing series with different heroes and heroines

4 intertwined/continuing series, paranormal dystopia fantasy:
Kate Daniels, The Iron Covenant, Aurelia Ryder, and Kate Daniels: Wilmington Years. 

This paranormal romance is very loosely to another paranormal/fantasy romance.
The Innkeeper Chronicles (connected to The Edge series) 

These two are a continuing series, and I hope there are more coming..
The Hidden Legacy series, starting with the Nevada Baylor books, then the Catalina Baylor books, with a couple VERY short Arabella Baylor stories thrown in. 

Kristen Ashley:
Ranges from Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romance and Epic Fantasy Romance and some MC Romances. Several of the series are connected and should try to be read in order. All are funny, some are action packed, all are at least a bit steamy, and several had me crying.

All of these series are at least a little connected, like a character cameo or mention, if they aren’t outright connected. You can find the reading order online (these are Romantic Suspense, MC Romances, and Contemporary Romances with a hint of Suspense)

Rock Chick series, Colorado Mountain series, Dream Man series, Chaos series, Unfinished Hero series, The ‘Burg series, The Dream Team series, Heaven and Hell (single title), Honey series, Wild West MC series, and Misted Pines series. 

These two are connected epic fantasy series, WARNING, book 2 of the 1st series has some MAJOR triggers in it, I half hate and half love that book, the 2nd series is one of my absolute favorite series of all time, no joke..
The Fantasyland series, and the Rising Series.

These contemporary romance series: (Not connected)
The Magdalene series (book 1, The Will has been made into a movie, which can be found on Amazon) heat levels  to


These two are Paranormal Romances, Vamps, Wolf Shifters, Ghosts and other.. (Not connected)

The Three trilogy.. (I LOVE the 3rd book especially)  

Ghosts and Reincarnation series.. (FANTASTIC!!)  
Nora Roberts/ J.D. Robb.. All of these are Romantic Suspense or Paranormal/Fantasy Romances and the heat levels are a consistent . (They are all amusing, some made me cry and all are very well written.)

The In Death series as Robb

Chronicle of the One (love love love these books) (dystopia)
In the Garden (ghosts)
The Sign of Seven (paranormal)
The Circle Trilogy (paranormal/fantasy)
The Guardians Trilogy (paranormal/fantasy)
The Dragon Heart Legacy (paranormal/fantasy)

Single Titles:
Shelter In Place (suspense, trigger warning, I sobbed so much, I had to put the book down for a few minutes until I could calm down)
Carolina Moon (psychic paranormal suspense)
Blue Smoke (suspense)
High Noon (suspense)
Hidden Riches (suspense)
Angels Fall (suspense)
Tribute (suspense)
The Search (suspense)
Chasing Fire (suspense)
The Witness (suspense)
The Liar (suspense)
The Obsession (suspense)
Come Sundown (suspense)
Hideaway (suspense)
Legacy (suspense)
Nightwork (suspense)
Carnal Innocence (suspense)
The Villa (suspense)
Montana Sky (suspense)
Birthright (suspense)
Sanctuary (suspense)
Public Secrets (suspense)
True Betrayals (suspense)
Divine Evil (suspense)
The Reef (suspense)
Midnight Bayou (paranormal suspense)
Whiskey Beach (suspense)
Under Currents (suspense)
Identity (suspense)

Linda Howard:
A few series, but most of these these are all single titles, some paranormal -suspense, and the others are just suspense. most are amusing, all are good reads. All with a Heat level of 

CIA Spies (starts with Kill and Tell) (suspense)
The Mackenzie Family (western-ish/military-ish suspense)
Go-Team (military-ish suspense)
Rescues (suspense/military-ish suspense)

Single Titles:
Dream Man (psychic suspense)
Cry No More (suspense, that made me sob)
Now You See Her (ghosts and paranormal suspense)or
After the Night (suspense)
Mr. Perfect (suspense)
Dying to Please (suspense)
Cover of Night (suspense)
Running Wild (western- suspense)
Open Season (suspense)
Up Close and Dangerous (suspense)
Death Angel (suspense)
Heart of Fire (suspense)
Tears of the Renegade (suspense)
Shades of Twilight (suspense)
Son of Morning (time travel/ suspense)
Veil of Night (suspense)
Prey (suspense)
After Sundown (mini apocalypse/suspense) (major CME, from solar storm, takes down the world’s power grid)

George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution   by Brian Kilmeade

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History   by Brian Kilmeade

Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America’s Destiny     by Brian Kilmeade

Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History    by Brian Kilmeade

The President and the Freedom Fighter: Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Their Battle to Save America’s Soul    by Brian Kilmeade

The Tattooist of Auschwitz    by Heather Morris

The Dressmakers of Auschwitz: The True Story of the Women Who Sewed to Survive    by Lucy Adlington

 Phantom Evil    by Heather Graham

Heart of Evil     by Heather Graham

 Sacred Evil     by Heather Graham

The Evil Inside     by Heather Graham

The Unseen     by Heather Graham

 The Unholy     by Heather Graham

 The Unspoken    by Heather Graham

 The Uninvited   by Heather Graham 

 The Night Is Watching    by Heather Graham

 The Night Is Alive     by Heather Graham

 The Night Is Forever    by Heather Graham

 The Cursed   by Heather Graham 

 The Hexed     by Heather Graham

 The Betrayed    by Heather Graham

The Silenced     by Heather Graham

 The Forgotten     by Heather Graham

 The Hidden     by Heather Graham

 Haunted Destiny     by Heather Graham

 Darkest Journey    by Heather Graham

Dying Breath     by Heather Graham

 Dark Rites     by Heather Graham

 Wicked Deeds   by Heather Graham 

 Fade to Black     by Heather Graham

 Pale as Death     by Heather Graham

 Echoes of Evil    by Heather Graham

 The Summoning     by Heather Graham

 The Seekers     by Heather Graham

 The Stalking     by Heather Graham

 Seeing Darkness     by Heather Graham

 Deadly Touch     by Heather Graham

 Dreaming Death     by Heather Graham

 The Unforgiven     by Heather Graham

 The Forbidden    by Heather Graham

Haunted House    by Heather Graham

 The Unknown    by Heather Graham

 Sound of Darkness     by Heather Graham

 Aura of Night     by Heather Graham

Descend to Darkness    by Heather Graham

 Voice of Fear     by Heather Graham

Cry of the Banshee    by Heather Graham

Deadly Fate    by Heather Graham


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9 months ago

Great list!

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