Friday, September 19, 2008

Early Robin

Thank you all for putting up with my lousy blogging this week. To get back on track and do something fun, I have seven ARCs to give away of my January '09 release:

Stay the Night features Robin of Locksley from Evermore, and is the seventh and final novel in my current Darkyn series. If you want more Rob, and/or to know how I wrap up things, this is the story you'll want to read.

If you'd like a chance to win one of the seven ARCs, in comments to this post name one of your favorite novel series in any genre (or if you're not a series fan, just toss your name in the hat) by midnight on Saturday, September 20, 2008. I will draw seven names at random from everyone who participates and send the winners a signed ARC copy of Stay the Night as well as a surprise. This giveaway is open to everyone on the planet, even if you've won something here at PBW in the past.


  1. I love the infamous Potter series. But, I recently read Robin Hobb's Assassin series and had a difficult time wrenching myself away. I'm always on the lookout for a new series to disappear into!

  2. I like the Potter series & Dresden Files series. :)

  3. I am completely enraptured in Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed series. It just gets better and better and I'd recommend it to anyone.

  4. My favorite is the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde. I love a good mystery.

  5. I'd have to go with Roger Zelazny's Chronicles of Amber--both sets.

  6. Long time lurker who can't pass up this opportunity. Fav series is J.D. Robb's "In Death" and Feehan's "Dark" series. They were the only book series I allowed myself to evacuate with during Ike. Luckly I've come back to all my books intact.

  7. Pratchett's Discworld :)
    Dresden Files
    Kim Harrison's Witch series

  8. So many series, so little time but right now, my favorites include the Mercy Thompson werewolf series by Patricia Briggs and Linnea Sinclairs' Gabriels Ghost series.

  9. By far, my favorite series is Lois MacMaster Bujold's Miles Vorkosigan books.

  10. Lackey's Valdemar and Weber's Honor Harrington. I love science fiction.

  11. I'm a huge fan of series and I doubt I could pick just one. Some top contenders:
    -- Kushiel series, Jacqueline Carey
    -- Dresden Files, Jim Butcher
    -- Weather Warden, Rachel Caine
    -- Vlad Taltos series, Steven Brust
    -- Thursday Next, Jasper Fforde

  12. I'm with Sarah, I'm loving me some Breed warriors. I am also inlove with Gena Showalters New series, Lords of the Underworld.

    I will be very sad to see the Darkyn's come to an end.

  13. I loved Lilith Saintcrow's Dante Valentine series, which is finished now. *sigh* Five wonderful books!


  14. I'm currently enamoured of Phillip Pullman's Dark Materials series. Fantastic stuff.

  15. OMG Robin's book!! He's been my favorite character in this series since you introduced him. :) *can't wait*

    Okay, favorite series, in no particular order:

    Obviously, the Darkyn and Stardoc series. :-)
    Harry Dresden by Jim Butcher
    In Death books by J. D. Robb
    Psy/Changeling series by Nalini Singh
    Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
    I admit it, I still read LKH's series, both of them, though I am enjoying Merry much more than Anita of late.
    And yes, of course, Harry Potter. :)

  16. I actually am a huge fan of Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody mysteries.

  17. My favorite series continues to be Roberta Gellis's Roselynde historical series. It is labeled as romance but is so rich in understanding medieval history. As for fantasy, I continue to love Robin McKinley's books. Her vampire novel Sunshine is truly unique.

  18. I know it's practically cliche' but I like Nora Roberts' Irish trilogies, esp. Born in Fire, Born in Ice and Born in Shame. I reread them all the time.

    I also like Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse.

    And shouldn't that read NYT bestselling author? ;-)

  19. I know it's practically cliche' but I like Nora Roberts' Irish trilogies, esp. Born in Fire, Born in Ice and Born in Shame. I reread them all the time.

    I also like Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse.

    And shouldn't that read NYT bestselling author? ;-)

  20. I love and am completely enamored with Patricia Brigg's Mercedes Thompson series.

  21. The one I come back to whenever I just need to relax and laugh is Patricia Wrede's Enchanted Forest Chronicles.

  22. Right now, I'm digging Sara Douglass' Troy Game Series.

  23. I like both Potter and Dresden, but lately, i have been into the Kiss of Fire and Fury by Deborah Cooke. They are such reat books about dragons, hot men, and dragonfire. I can't wait for the third in the series Kiss of Fate.

    angelleslament @

  24. My one and only favorite series is Stardoc (and not because it's you who is writing it).

  25. Being an old dork, my favorite series of all times was Agatha Christie's Miss Marple.

  26. I have so loved and enjoyed the Darkyn series. I am sorry to see it end but I know that you will be bringing us more wonderful stories set in equally well developed worlds with awesome characters. Please put my name in the hat! P.S. I loved Omega Games. It was my first StarDoc but it won't be my last!

  27. I'm being completely honest here when I say that Stardoc is my favorite series. I've read some of the books eight or nine times because I love them so much. That, and I have a bad memory. ;)

  28. I'll have to go with the Mercedes Lackey Valdemar books. I've been reading them since I was a wee lass, and I still go back and pick up some of the old stuff. It's the ultimate comfy chair fantasy series for me.

  29. Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress series is terrific.

    And I keep hearing so many good things about The Dresden Files I'm going to have to try that series too.

  30. Desiree Armstrong12:45 PM

    Robert Jordan - Wheel of Time

  31. Anne Bishop's Black Jewels
    Alan Campbell
    Charlie Huston's Joe Pitt

  32. I cannot pick just one series. So here are my favorites:

    Viehl - Darkyn Series
    Lora Leigh - Breed Series
    Feehan - Dark Series
    Lara Adrian - Breed Series
    Gena Showalters - Lords of the Underworld

    I can't wait to read Stay the Night. I wish it wasn't the last book.

  33. Anonymous1:20 PM

    I love Janet Evanovitch's Stephanie Plum series. Mostly for the romance ;). Love, love this cover for Stay the Night.


  34. Cathy G1:24 PM

    I love the Amelia Peabody series from Elizabeth Peters, the J.D. Robb Eve Dallas series, and Lisa Kleypas Wallflower series among many, many others, including Jennifer Rardin, Kelly Armstrong, I could go on and on...... CathyG

  35. Gosh so many good series right now- hmm besides the Darkyn? (Can't wait to read this one!!)

    Well when a new entry in a series I'm following is realease- at that moment- they are my fav!

    But I suppose if I have to choose-

    I guess I'll go with CL Wilson's Tairen Souls series. (She's got a new one out soon too!)

  36. Kay Webb Harrison1:32 PM

    In addition to your Darkyn series, Lynn, I really enjoy Nalini Singh's Psy-Changling books. I haven't bought Hostage to Pleasure yet, but I hope to have it soon. Singh excels in world-building, and is no slouch in characterization or plot, either.

    By the by, I never had an opportunity to comment on Twilight Fall after I read it. Thank you for another fascinating episode.


  37. Cynthia Dalton1:36 PM

    So many wonderful series and I have to pick one?

    One series I love that hasn't been mentioned is Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Saint-Germain novels. These are wonderfully written historical novels with a POV character who is a vampire. Bookstores don't seem to know where to shelve them, sometimes in horror, sometimes in sci-fi.

  38. hmm. My list is long
    Anita Blake Series by Laurell K. Hamilton
    Merry Gentry Series by Laurell K. Hamilton
    Rachel Morgan Series by Kim Harrison
    The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by JR Ward
    The Seven Sins Series (YA and adult) by Erin McCarthy
    Vampires in Vegas series by Erin McCarthy
    The Argeneu Vampire Series by Lynsay Sands
    The Brotherhood of the Blood Series by Kathryn Smith
    and, of course,
    The Darkyn Series

  39. A list of some of my favorites:

    In Death - JD Robb
    Harry Potter - JK Rowling
    Lords of the Underworld - Gena Showalter
    BDB - JR Ward
    Dark Hunter - Sherrilyn Kenyon
    Twilight - Stephenie Meyer

    There are many more that I'm forgetting, but these are some of my favs!

  40. I am also a huge series fan. There's something about knowing you're going to be with characters for more than just one book, that you get to know their ongoing stories.

    Not including the Darkyn. :)

    Here are two of my favourite Urban Fantasy series:-

    Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld series starting with Bitten.

    Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series starting with Moon Called.

  41. Potter, Dresden, and Queen of the Orcs by Morgan Howell

  42. Favorite... hmm thats hard... in no particular order

    IN Death - JD Robb
    Dark Hunters - Kenyon
    Lords of the UnderWorld - Showalter
    Carpathians - Feehan
    Night Huntress - Frost
    Highlanders - Mooning

    My brains dead.. I know there is more.

  43. Okay... I might be repeating computer crashed when I hit send

    In Death - Robb
    Lords of the Underworld - Showalter
    Dark Hunters - Kenyon
    Carpathians- Feehan
    Night Huntress - Frost

  44. Oh, Robin. He's my favorite Darkyn character, too. Can't wait for his book, but don't want the series to end...

    My favorite series? I can't narrow it down to one, but maybe three:

    Kelley Armstrong's (Women of the) Otherworld
    your Darkyn
    Mercedes Lackey's Bedlam's Bard

  45. LOVE the Darkyn series. Evermore was my favorite. I have been following these as well: Lara Adrian and JR Ward.

  46. Anonymous2:26 PM

    Okay, I'm only going to name the first series author I ever read and the one that introduced me to Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series. I snuck into my mom's room and raided her book collection when I was about 11 or 12. She found me reading them that evening when she got home and asked if I had any questions about them. I had hundreds! I was hooked after that on fantasy books. I refuse to choose one favorite author. If I go to the trouble of buying a series, it is because I like it!

  47. Oh, boy. So many series. But since others have named most of my favorites, I'll toss in Marjorie Liu's Dirk and Steele series. And Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld.

  48. Lois McMaster-Bujold - the Chalion series and the Vorkosigan series; Jim Butcher's Dresden Files; Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson (and related) books; Stephen Brust's Vlad Taltos series.

  49. This is hard!:) I have several favorite ones right now: Mercedes Thompson by Patricia Briggs, Anna & Charles also by Patricia Briggs, Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews and finally the Psy-Changelings by Nalini Singh. Ouf!:)

  50. I can't wait for Robin's book but I am sad to see the series end! Right now I am loving Nalini Singh Psy-Changeling series.

  51. Love the Dirk and Steele Series by Marjorie M. Liu :)

  52. I was lucky enough to have a high school teacher introduce me to the whole Fantasy and Sci-Fi thing, with such authors as Susan Cooper, and her Dark is Rising Series, or Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles. Throw in Herberts Dune Series, Zelaznys Amber Chronicles... I could go on and on. These are the masters who toiled before us, may we continue their tradition.

  53. Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy was one of the best I ever read. I also grew up on Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan books.

  54. I love series ;-) In death by JD Robb, Cicle of magic by Tamora Pierce (yes, I know it's a children's book and I don't care. Love them and forever will), Inheritance trilogy by Christopher Paolini and many more...

  55. Tammy3:27 PM

    I'm a huge series reader, some of my faves are...

    Jim Buthcer's -- Dresden Files
    Christine Feehan's - Drake Sister, Leopard Series, and Ghostwalker series
    Kenyon's - Dark Hunters
    Brigg's -- Mery Thompson & the new Alpha & Omega series
    Robb's - In Death Series
    McCaffrey's - Pern, & Freedom series
    Kay Hooper's - Bishop series
    and on and on and on.....

  56. I love darkyn, but my favorite serie is Jaci Burton's Demon Hunter novels, in very close competition with anything by Patricia Briggs.

    Now, If you excuse me, I have go and order Twilight Fall, since my otherwise excellent local bookstore don't have it after 2-3 months...

  57. JennyD3:54 PM

    Some of my favorite series would have to be J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series, both of Laurell K. Hamilton's series, Julia Quinn's Bridgerton Series, Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's series, and of course the Potter series. But i would have to say my favorite series of all time is Anne Bishop's Black Jewels series. I've read them all several times and still keep coming back for more.

  58. I have loved Robin's character all the way through I am excited about his book. Thanks for the giveaway. It is hard to pick my favorite, I love series.

    Troubleshooters by Brockmann
    Psy/Changeling by Singh
    Darkyn by Viehl
    Breeds by Leigh
    In Death by JD Robb
    Mercy Thompson by Briggs
    ...and many more

  59. I know it had to happen sooner or later. I'm sad and can't wait to read the last of the Darkyns.

    Others that I read religiously is In Death (Eve & Roarke), Dark-Hunters, Breeds, Black Dagger Brotherhood, Carpathians and I'm sure I'm missing some others.

  60. Tough question! :-)

    The Darkyn of course, Feehan's Carpathian series, Cornwell's Scarpetta series, Kava's Maggie O'Dell series and I'm sure there are more but these were the first ones I thought about.

  61. Tough question! :-)

    The Darkyn of course, Feehan's Carpathian series, Cornwell's Scarpetta series, Kava's Maggie O'Dell series and I'm sure there are more but these were the first ones I thought about.

  62. Elizabeth4:06 PM

    I like the following series:

    Charlene Harris "Dead ****"
    Tamora Pierce The Knight series
    Kay Hooper The Bishop series
    Patricia Briggs The Mercy Series
    Elizabeth Moon The Serano Series
    Kelly Armstrong -- The Otherworld series

    I could go on and on.


  63. Robin F4:15 PM

    I am really looking forward to Robin's book. I read a lot of different series, but the one I reread the most is Lois McMaster Bujold's Miles Vorkosigan series, and once I reread one, I generally end up rereading 4 or 5 of them.

  64. Anonymous4:20 PM

    I liked Christina Dodd's Darkness Chosen series and many of the others posted here. I also see some new ones I want to read.

    Name in the hat please


  65. wcvamp4:29 PM

    For Me, JR Ward,

    charlaine harris
    Jeaninie Frost

  66. Love Potter, and the Anita Blake series.

  67. One of my favorite series is C.L. Wilson's Tairen Soul series.

  68. Here are a few besides Darkyn and Stardoc,

    Women of the Other World by Kelly Armstong

    In Death by J.D. Robb

    Mercedes Thompson series by Patricia Briggs

    Dark Hunters by Sherrilyn Kenyon

    Ghost Walkers by Christine Feehan

    Shakespear series by Charlaine Harris

    and soooo many more.

  69. Lilith Saintcrow's Dante Valentine series.

  70. Nicole5:13 PM

    Hmm...I'll throw the Vorkosigan saga in the ring, although it's one of many series I follow.

    - Nicole

  71. Well I learned some new ones reading here, some authors I haven't read. Some of the ones I have in common are.
    Patricia Briggs
    Sherrilyn Kenyon
    Keri Arthur
    Karen Chance
    Eileen Wilks
    Anne McCaffery
    Raymond Fiest
    Terry Brooks
    Lynn Viehl
    MaryJanet Davidson
    Charlaine Harris
    I could go on and on like I am sure most on here can. :>

  72. Anonymous5:26 PM

    The Alex Cross series by James Patterson is something I enjoy.

    Brother Bret

  73. One of my favorites is Colleen Gleason's Gardella Vampire Chronicles.

  74. Since I'm currently re-reading J.D. Robb, I have to say the In Death Series.

    But I'm also a fan of Tanya Huff's Confederation series, too. After that it's David Weber's Honor Harrington, Maggie Shayne's Night Wing and Brands of Texas series.

    Next up is re-reading Stardoc and Darkyn so they're in the mix too.

    I'm such a series slut...

  75. Hi Lynn,
    I'm going to be emailing also, but one of my favorite series is the "football" series from Susan Elizabeth Phillips, and also the Westmorland series from Judith McNaught.

  76. McCaffrey's Pern and Crystal Singer series
    John Scalzi's The Old Man's War series
    Your Stardoc series...adore it. I got hooked by one of your ebooks, actually.
    Christie Golden's Dancer Series
    Robin Hobb's Assassin series
    Eve Kenin's Northern Waste series
    Brian Jacques' Redwall series
    sooo many more.

  77. I love your series, the Psy-changling series by Nalini Singh, all the different series by Lora Leigh, and just for a change of pace Suzanne Brockmann's SEALS, Robin D. Owens Heart series and her Llandra series. Deidre Knights Parallel series. Guess I better stop.

  78. Athena7:24 PM

    Lilith Saintcrow: Danny Valentine, Jill Kismet.
    Kay Hooper: Bishop (especially his and Miranda's book)
    Mercy Thompson series
    Jim Butcher's Dresden files
    Jenna Black's Morgan Kingsley
    Jeanie Frost's Night Huntress series...

  79. jin lam7:34 PM

    I like the book Evermore by Lynn Viehl. I read it like 3 times in the last 2 months.

    jin lam

  80. Hi. I agree with most of what the other posters have said but there are three stand out series that I read over and over to the point of having to replace books when they wear out. They are :
    1.Anne McCaffrey - Dragon Riders of Pern/Tower & the Hive/Talent Series/Brain & Brawn ships
    2. Melanie Rawn - Dragon Prince/ Dragon Star
    and the third is a new one but is right up there
    3.C.L Wilson - Tarien Soul

  81. My favorite series is probably Piers Anthonys 'Incarnations of Immortality' series. I have always loved his writing and my children are following in my footsteps in that way. I have a fairly large collection of his novels. Please toss my name in the hat!!

  82. Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton. I love the incorporation of all the supernatural races

  83. Favorite series'

    Prey series - John Sanford
    Sharon McCone series - Marcia Muller
    Elizabeth McPherson mystery series -Sharyn McCrumb
    Privateers and Gentleman series - Walter Jon Williams (writing as Jon Williams)
    Bike Mike mysteries - Garrison Allen.

    To name a few.

  84. The Darkyn started my paranormal series love. But after that, J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood, Vicki Pettersson's Zodiac and Jennifer Armintrout's Blood Ties.

    I'm in the middle of the Harry Potter books. Yes, yes...I know.

  85. Karen W.8:17 PM

    I have too many, but I'll start with Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan series, Patricia Briggs's Mercy Thompson series, Rachel Caine's Morganville vamp series, Carrie Vaughn's Kitty series, Rob Thurman's series about brothers Cal & Nico, Jeanne C. Stein's Anna Strong series, Lilith Saintcrow's new Jill Kismet series, P.C. & Kristin Cast's House of Night series and many more!

  86. Anonymous8:22 PM

    Throwing name into hat. All my faves have already been listed.


  87. Harry Potter series
    Song of Ice and Fire by George R R Martin

  88. One series that I'm totally loving right now is Ilona Andrews' Magic series

    Magic Bites
    Magic Burns

    and I'm chopping at the bit for Magic Strikes that will be released in April "09"

  89. Potter fan too.

    Also enjoyed:

    Lord of the Rings-
    the early Anita Blake
    MacKeltar/Fever series
    Dark Hunters

  90. Mercy Thompson series
    MaryJanice Davidson Undead and Unwed series
    Black Jewels series
    Meljean Brook Guardian series

    Wow, the more I was looking, the more series I found on my bookshelf. This is just the tops.


  91. I love Dee Henderson's O'Malley Family Series, this is christian fiction. I read across a lot of genres but this series always sticks with me.

  92. Anonymous9:13 PM

    So many, but here are the ones that spring to mind immediately:

    Stardoc and Darkyn (of course!)
    Black Dagger Brotherhood - JR Ward
    Tempe Brennan - Kathy Reichs
    Sword of Truth - Terry Goodkind
    Women of the Otherworld - Kelley Armstrong

    Erin K.

  93. many..let's see: Black Dagger Brotherhood, Harry Potter, In Death (JD Robb). I'm going to stop there. The list does go on and on.

  94. Just now able to post here after Hurricane Ike left me without power for over 7 days.
    So very much looking forward to Robin's book. But it will be a bittersweet experience as it's the end of the Darkyn series.

    Some other fav series:
    Elvis Cole - Robert Crais
    Sookie Stackhouse - Charlaine Harris
    Mercy Thompson - Patricia Briggs
    Outlander - Diana Gabaldon

  95. Dresden Files (Jim Butcher), Georgina Kincaid Series, Dark Swan Series (both by Richelle Mead)
    Steelflower (by Lilith Saintcrow), Night Huntress series (by Jeanine Frost), The Anna Strong Chronicles (by Jeanne Stein), Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld,Blood Ties (Jennifer Armintrout),Casandra Palmer series (by Karen Chance), and of course, Darkyn and StarDoc (well, that's why I'm found this blog at all, actually...). I follow other series, but these are my favorite ones, though Steelflower and Dark Swan have just had their first book of the series published.

  96. Anonymous10:06 PM

    Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden
    Simon Green's Nightside series and Eddie Drood series
    Pat Briggs Mercy Thompson series
    S L Viehl's Stardoc series
    Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse


  97. Love the cover to this newest Darkyn but dont want this series to end! Okay, but on to the series topic. There are so many good series out there. For me:
    Your books of course!
    Charlaine Harris
    C.L. Wilson
    Kim Harrison
    Karen Chance
    Marjorie M Liu
    Kresley Cole
    Kelley Armstrong
    Yasmine Galenorn

  98. When you say "following a series" in Malaysia, people usually think you're referring to the Hong Kong TV drama series, that're incredily popular here.

    But for me, it's usually one of these: In Death by JD Robb, The Brotherhood by JR Ward, The Hollow by Kim Harrison and the Darkyn tales.

    I've heard good things about the Lords of the Underworld and can't wait to get my hands on one.

  99. Dude! I would LOVE a sneak peek! Thus, while I have long since "outgrown" this particular series, I must admit that I always loved Walter Farley's Black Stallion books. I read every one I could get my hands on back in the day. Gosh, I was in, what, first or second grade?

    And the Nancy Drew books. Those count as a "series", right? Ditto with them -- read every one I could find at the local library.

    Nowadays, I've kinda lost my lust for the Anita Blake novels, but I still kinda like the Merry Gentry ones, though one of them was basically just sex with little or no plot movement.


    I've read everything of Stephen King's up until the last year or so. Not exactly a series (though the Dark Tower books are, and I've read all but the last two of them), but a lot of them are interconnected. Lots of woven threads. It's like one of those old "how many objects can you find in this picture" puzzles in the old Highlights kids' magazines.

    And the Darkyn novels, of course. Holy cow, but they're awesome. It's hard to believe they're coming to an end! *wibbles*

  100. Marjorie M. Liu's Hunter Kiss. There's only one book so far (The Iron Hunt) but I can hardly wait for the next.

    Yasmine Galenorn's Otherworld series.

    Catherine Asaro's Saga of the Skolian Empire.

    Jim Butcher's Dresden Files.

    Anything by Lilith Saintcrow. She's an automatic buy for me.

  101. some of my favorite series are
    the stardoc series
    Shiloh Walker's Hunters
    Jr Ward Brotherhood series
    There are lots more but I can't think of them right now and these are some of my favorites.

  102. Anonymous11:16 PM

    I'm totally into your "Darkyn" series, the "Darkhunter" series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, "The Black Dagger Brotherhood" series by J.R. Ward, the "Breed" series by Lara Adrian and the "Nightwalkers" series by Jacqueline Frank.

    I'm into alot of other series but I think that is enough for now.


    Terri W.

  103. Anonymous12:14 AM

    Ohh i have several favourites:

    Anne Bishop - Dark Jewel Series

    L E Modesitt Jr - Recluce Series

    David Eddings - Belgariad and Mallorean Series

    Orson Scott Card - Ender's shadow series

    Christine Feehan - Carpathian series

    Lynn Flewelling - Tamir Triad

    Wen Spencer - Ukiah Oregon and anything by Lynn/ S L viehl of course


  104. The Cast series by Michelle Sagara. The fourth book is out in October - I preordered it, can't WAIT!

  105. My favorite is The Dark-Hunter series. I also enjoy Christine Feehan's Dark series and Colleen Gleason's Gardella Chronicles.

  106. Marjorie Liu1:32 AM

    It has totally changed over the years. In High School, it was the Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey, along with all the different series by Terry Brooks, David Eddings, Brian Jacques, and so on.

    Then, later, I discovered Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series (though my love affair fizzled after book three or four). And then it was Sara Donati's Into the Wilderness books that captured me (still do), as well as a short-lived two book series by Nina Kiriki Hoffman (starting with Past The Size of Dreaming), and Lisanne Norman's Sholan Alliance books.

    And, of course, Stardoc and Darkyn. Jeez.

    I've also become fixated on regular contemporary thrillers: Jack Reacher (Lee Child), Elvis Cole (Robert Crais), and others. I need to make more time to read.

  107. Oh my gosh! An opportunity to win an early copy of Robin's story. Be still my heart. Anyway, I'm a huge series fan. Because the Darkyn are a favorite, I am truly going to miss it. My other faves are:
    Feehan - Carpathians
    Kenyon - Dark Hunter
    Frank - Nightwalkers
    Sands - Argeneau Vampires
    etc, etc, etc.

  108. Love the Stardoc books (just finished Omega Games and it was wonderful). Patricia Briggs's Mercedes Thompson Books. JD Robb's in Death books.

  109. I currently divide my time between Stardoc and Marion Zimmer Bradley's Darkover.

    (Just ignore me if it's already past midnight. I've no idea what time it is now in the US. Here in Europe it's later anyway.)

  110. I absolutely LOVE Christina Dodd's Darkness Chosen series and J D Robb's In Death series and Lora Leigh's Breeds series!
    LOVE YOU too Lynn!
    Cheers Meggs

  111. I would have to say the "Darkhunter" series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, "The Black Dagger Brotherhood" series by J.R. Ward, the "Nightwalkers" series by Jacqueline Frank, the "Dragonfire" series by Deborah Cooke, and the "Hunters" series by Shiloh Walker. Lindsey

  112. There are so many series out there that I love, some of them are:

    - Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
    - Morgainville Vampires by Rachel Caine
    - Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward
    - Mitford by Jan Karon
    - Mercy Thompson by Patricia Briggs

  113. flute7:23 AM

    Ditto to the StarDoc and Night Huntress series. Both stellar.

  114. Choose a favorite? I'll go old school and choose Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders.

  115. Tossing name in hat,love the cover ; )

  116. There are too many great series to name them all. Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld, Rachel Vincent's werecat series, Monica McCarty's Highlanders, Piers Anthony's Xanth... I know I'm forgetting several. And of course, your Darkyn series. I can't wait to read Robin's story.

  117. Anonymous10:06 AM

    Oh my! So many good series mentioned here I've not read yet. I'm copying down suggestions. I'm still a Stardoc fan.

    Yes, please, toss my name in the hat if it'll fit. Wow. Great response.

    Karen, the lurker

  118. Kresley Coles Immortals After Dark Series

  119. I'm a huge fan of McCaffrey's Dragons of Pern series. CAN'T WAIT FOR STAY THE NIGHT!!

  120. I read so many series that this is a somewhat impossible task. I guess I will go with Feehan's Dark series as that is the one that started me reading paranormal romance. In truth, I am a huge fan of most of the series mentioned in this list.

  121. I have so many series that I love in romance and its subgenres that it would be unfair of me to pick one. Instead, I'll reach over to my mystery/detective shelves and pick the Spenser novels by Robert B. Parker. Hard to believe I've been reading that series for over 25 years.

  122. My absolute favourite series is the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett. Always funny, often insightful, and most of them books I can read again and again.

    (long-time lurker who simply has to try for this one)

  123. I really like Patty Briggs' Mercy Thompson series.

  124. Meljean Brook's Guardian series.

    Mostly, I'm just here to sign up for the contest though.

  125. I have more than one. Many more. Here are some of my faves.

    Steven Erikson, Malazan Book of the Fallen
    Bernard Cornwell, Warlord trilogy
    GRR Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire
    Dorothy Dunnet, Lymond Chronicles
    David Gemmell, the Drenai books
    Jacqueline Carey, the Kushiel books
    Lois McMaster Bujold, Miles Vorkosigan
    Lynn Viehl, Darkyn
    Brian Ruckley, The Godless World trilogy (2 books out so far)
    Scott Bakker, Prince of Nothing

    And whatever I fancy reading at the time. :)

  126. Let me see, BDB, Dark series, and Darkyn... I just love vamps, I guess... :)

  127. All of yours, Patricia Briggs, and Linnea Sinclair's. Mmmm, David Weber's Honor Harrington series, Anne McCaffery's Ship Who series, Stephen R. Lawhead's Silver Hand series, Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, Jean Auel's Clan of the Cave Bear series, Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan series..oh, and George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. Not necessarily in that order.

  128. My Favorite series the is Suzanne Brockmanns TroubleShooters.

  129. suelder wrote: And shouldn't that read NYT bestselling author? ;-)

    This is the original cover art, which was put together before I hit the NYT top twenty. The editor tells me that the final edition has been corrected, although I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't show on the final edition. That's a pretty common snafu.