As I’ve mentioned in many past blog posts, I love to read. My favourite thing to read are book series.
So I thought today I would list, what I feel, are my top 10 Favourite PNR/ UF series. And if you have read any of these you will see a theme. I love strong female leads and dominate male counterparts.
Please feel free to comment on any series you think I may have missed or recommend something new to me.
10. Alex Craft Series by Kalayna Price
Grave Witch is the first book in the series
As a private investigator and consultant for the police, Alex Craft has seen a lot of dark magic. But even though she’s on good terms with Death himself—who happens to look fantastic in a pair of jeans—nothing has prepared her for her latest case. Alex is investigating a high profile murder when she’s attacked by the ‘shade’ she’s raising, which should be impossible. To top off her day, someone makes a serious attempt on her life, but Death saves her. Guess he likes having her around…
9. Marked Series by Bianca Scardoni
I don’t read a lot of YA novels, but something about this one drew me in and I was so glad to have read it. Now I am just patiently waiting for the 4th book, Infernal to release.
Inception is the start of this series.
Be careful who you trust, for even the Devil was once an Angel.
My name is Jemma Blackburn, and I have a secret. I know vampires are real. I watched one murder my father eight months ago, and even though they tried to convince me it didn’t happen—that I’d lost touch with reality due to the trauma, I know what I saw was real.
8. Charley Davidson by Darynda Jones
Don’t you love when the Grim Reaper is a female! With its gorgeous cover, super hot tension and witty humour, First Grave on the Right starts off this series.
This whole grim reaper thing should have come with a manual.
Or a diagram of some kind.
A flow chart would have been nice.
Charley Davidson is a part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper. Meaning, she sees dead people. Really. And it’s her job to convince them to “go into the light.” But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (like murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she’s been having about an entity who has been following her all her life…and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely. But what does he want with Charley? And why can’t she seem to resist him? And what does she have to lose by giving in?
7. Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward
For me, this is one the best vampire series out there. I find it very hard to compare JR Ward style of writing to any other author. The series is still going strong with her last book The Thief having just released. Start off the series with Wrath in Dark Lover.
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.
6. Bo Blackman by Helen Harper
Overall, I like all of Helen Harpers works, but Bo Blackman in my favourite. There are some many paranormal elements in this series and not to mention a steamy alpha male as well. Bo Blackman is a 6 book series, starting off with Dire Straits.
Bo Blackman is a rookie private investigator working for the London based firm of Dire Straits. She doesn’t often get triber-based assignments, which is just as well. Vampires and daemons don’t interest her as much as humans do. However, when she has to serve a summons on a dodgy daemon called Devlin O’Shea and she ends up saving his life instead of being framed for his murder, her life takes a shocking turn for the worse. And when the vampire Families start involving themselves too, Bo no longer knows where to turn…
5. Experiment In Terror by Karina Halle
This series is a little different from the typical PNR/UF genre and gears more towards horror and ghosts. This was a series that I stumbled upon in its early days of conception, with Darkhouse and follow through right until its end, devouring them as quickly as I got them. And DEX……you’ll see.
There’s always been something a bit off about Perry Palomino. Though she’s been dealing with a quarter-life crisis and post-college syndrome like any other twenty-something, she’s still not what you would call “ordinary.” For one thing, there’s her past which she likes to pretend never happened, and then there’s the fact that she sees ghosts.
4. Ollie Witt – Donna Augustine
This is the first of two appearances for Donna Augustine on my list. Ollie Witt is still very fresh in my mind having just finished the 3rd book last night. So much stubbornness is this series and I loved every minute of it. A Step Into The Dark is the first book in this series
Ollie Wit is the strongest Shadow Walker born in decades but it’s a gift with a steep price.
Walking in the Shadowlands can bring untold powers and spells, and even greater risks. Every step into that other world brings her closer to the monsters that have haunted her since a child, destroyed her family and wreaked havoc all around her.
Kane knows Ollie is the key to getting the spell he needs and he’s the answer to ending her torment. But it’s a bargain that brings her closer to her own destruction. Even if she succeeds, will she be able to walk away from the newfound power that comes with walking in the Shadowlands?
3. Karma Series by Donna Augustine
Ah….here she is again! Donna Augustine is definitely one of the masters of Urban Fantasy writing and there is nothing of hers that I don’t love. And look at this stunning cover of Karma. Oh and its a free download for Kindle right now.
People say karma’s a…well, you know. Personally, I don’t think I’m that bad. It’s not like I wanted this job. I wasn’t even in my right mind when I accepted the position.
Now, I’m surrounded by crazy coworkers like Lady Luck, who’s a bit of a tramp, and Murphy’s Law, who’s a bumbling oaf. But the worst is Fate. He’s got a problem with transfers like myself, and I have to see him constantly. It’s unavoidable. We’re hunting the same man—my murderer.
2. The King Trilogy by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
Let’s sum this up with hot, mysterious, alpha, non human male! Need I say more. This a dark fantasy series with very streamy and graphic sexual content. And it is a definite MUST read series.
“I am the man who can find anything or anyone. For a price. And my price is you.”
When Mia Turner’s brother goes missing in Mexico, while on an archaeological dig, she believes that life couldn’t get much worse. But when she’s blocked at every turn from finding answers, by both local and U.S. authorities, she must turn to a man she swears is the devil.
Others might be fooled by his private jet, fine tailored suits, and disarming smile, but Mia knows something dark, sinister, and unnatural lurks behind those penetrating, pale-gray eyes. And the more she learns, the more she realizes she may never be free again.
1. Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning
So this series sets the bar for me. Its what I compare every other PNR/ UF series to. There is no better chemistry between two lead characters then that of Mac and Barrons. And Barrons is by far the most alpha male that I have read of to date. I don’t think that I slept while reading the Fever books.
When MacKayla’s sister was murdered, she left a single clue to her death, a cryptic message on Mac’s cell phone. Journeying to Ireland in search of answers, Mac is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to master a power she had no idea she possessed – a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae.
As Mac delves deeper into the mystery of her sister’s death, her every move is shadowed by the dark, mysterious Jericho…while at the same time, the ruthless V’lane – an alpha Fae who makes sex an addiction for human women – closes in on her. As the boundary between worlds begins to crumble, Mac’s true mission becomes clear: to find the elusive Sinsar Dubh before someone else claims the all-powerful Dark Book – because whoever gets to it first holds nothing less than complete control both worlds in their hands
So there it is folks! My Top 10. I would love to know yours or any suggestions of a series I may love.
Keeper of Crows – Casey L Bond
Tide of Atlantis – Amanda V Shane
Caged Series – Amber Lynn Natusch
Alchemy Series – Donna Augustine
Lords of the Underworld – Gena Showalter