3 must-read series’ to ask Santa for #giveaway

Welcome, and thanks for stopping by on your tour around the Mid-Winters Eve Blog Hop.  I know I’m always looking for some recommendations for great urban fantasy and paranormal romance reads, so I thought I’d share some recent finds I thoroughly enjoyed.  You can take them off to the nearest mall and whisper them into Santa’s ear.  I’ve already made my list.  Have you?

Maybe I can put something a little extra in your stocking this year.  Click the logo above to continue along the tour and enter to win more great prizes.

GIVEAWAY – International

I’m going to give away the following to one lucky commenter:

An eBook copy of

The Glass Man

Into the Unknown

AND an Advanced Reader’s copy of my new novella, Touch of Frost

What do you have to do to win?

Just leave me a comment at the bottom of this post recommending your favorite UF or PNR book or series before 7pm on December 27th.  I’ll choose a poster at random and post the winner on December 28th.  Don’t forget to leave me a way to reach you (email, twitter account, facebook account, etc.)

Here are my top 3 must-read series for the PNR & UF lovers

3.  Demonica Series by Larissa Ione – Steam rating – 4/5

The covers of this series aren’t very imaginative (though quite identifiable), but the content within is unique and held me rapt book after book.

This series centers around a hospital for demons, Underground General, starring mainly the three seminus demon brothers, Eidolon the doctor, Shade the finder of things and heavy-hitter of the bunch, and Wraith, the vampire, all three incubus’s and faced with nearly impossible relationships.

I love the relationship between these three leading men, each starring in their own book in the series, along with their half brother & sister, Lore & Sin later on.  The fights they get into would scare you skinny, but Ione does a great job of showing their deep-rooted affection for one another when things go awry and they lean on the others for support.

The sex scenes are descriptive enough to be satisfying, but not so raunchy as to offend those of us with more delicate tastes in that department.  As each of these tasty men meet the loves of their lives, we see their struggle with what they are and the relationship they want–always with a price attached.  If I’ve come near the end of the book and I’m still squirming in my seat, I call it a keeper.  The endings are short and sweet, and often set up a little something for the next book in the series.  Definitely on my have-ta-read list.

2.  Mercedes Thompson Series by Patricia Briggs – Steam rating 1/5

Mercy Thompson is a VW mechanic, not your typical profession for a heroine.  I loved it.  She’s also a walker, a coyote shifter different from other types of shifters and werewolves because she can transform instantly and holds a little magic from her native heritage.

This series has lots of action and excitement, as well as some romance and suspense.  She lives in a trailer and the alpha of the local werewolf pack is her back yard neighbor, whom she pisses off by putting a junky looking VW bug between their houses.  You see, Adam is a bit of a neat freak and a control freak, but because she’s not part of the pack, nor is she defying him outright, he can’t do much about it.  It sets off their relationship on a very interesting and tension-filled path.

Add in a sexy ex-boyfriend who somehow manages to become her room mate, a yummy vampire who may or may not have a romantic interest in her, and the heat continues throughout the books.  I was a little disappointed that all of the sex takes place off camera, but it didn’t detract enough to affect my enjoyment of the series.

1.  Kate Daniels Series by Ilona Andrews – Steam rating 4/5

I’m not big on the covers for this series, but what I found within gave me immense enjoyment.  I’ve always loved a post-apocalyptic sort of setting, and this one delivered quite a unique one.  Magic has destroyed a lot of the world.  When it flares, it knocks out all electronic devices and leaves everything dark except for the fae lanterns that come on for safety.

Kate is … well, I’m not really sure we learned exactly what she is, only that her father is powerful and she has to remove any traces of her blood she may leave.  If dear daddy finds her through the magic in her blood, she’d be in trouble.

The icing on this intriguing cake is Curran, the lion shifter beast lord.  He’s scary as hell and yummy enough to star in a fantasy or two, especially when he challenges Kate to a bet (which she loses) and the penalty is for her to serve him supper … naked.  Ha!  The tension between these two picks up heat in book two as Kate is dragged more and more into shifter business and other disasters that affect the beast lord enough he jumps in to help.  I can’t wait for the next one of this series to come out.

I’ve given you my favorites, now don’t forget to leave yours in the comments below for your chance to win.  Good luck!

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

Be well.

Love lots.

Smile often.

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35 thoughts on “3 must-read series’ to ask Santa for #giveaway

  1. Thank you for the giveaway! I have many favorites. You’ve already mentioned the Mercy Thompson series. I also love the Riley Jenson series by Keri Arthur, the Chicagoland Vampire series by Chloe Neill, the Dark Protectors series by Rebecca Zanetti, and who could forget the Vampire academy series by Richelle Mead. Happy Holidays! brendem7@comcast.net

  2. I love the 3 series you recommended so I will add 3 more.
    Thanks for the giveway. My favorites are below:
    Fever series by Karen Marie Moning
    Night Huntress series by Jeanine Frost
    Changeling/Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh

    Honorable Mention
    BDB series by JR Ward
    Midnight Breed series by Lara Adrian

    I also agree with your picks! Happy Holidays.

    Deanna
    dpostell2 at gmail.com

  3. Thanks for this generous giveaway Chance! Happy Holidays!
    I agree with all the recommendations. Although, I’d add a few more to the list.

    The Tale of a Vampire Bride Series by Rhiannon Frater
    The First Days (As The World Dies: A Zombie Trilogy #1) by Rhiannon Frater
    Pretty When She Dies series by Rhiannon Frater
    http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2310121.Rhiannon_Frater

    The Blood Curse Series by Tessa Dawn
    http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4346631.Tessa_Dawn

    Both are EPIC brilliant!!! 5 star series
    FB ~ DeAnna Schultz
    sacredmoon1(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Right now, I am on a PC Cast kick, reading her series with my teenage daughter has been quite an interesting experience. So far I have made it through Marked and Betrayed — but there are more to go 🙂

  5. Thank you so much for participating in this hop and for your generous giveaway!!

    Well, you have already mentioned my all time favorite series, Larissa Ione’s Demonica series. I also adore the Riley Jensen, Guardian series by Keri Arthur, the Big Bad Wolf Romance Bundle by Heather Killough-Walden, and The Mating, The Keeping and The Finding, By Nicky Charles!!

    I am now subscribed to your newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads, lol!

    Happy Holidays!

  6. I love the Mercy Thompson series as well as the Alpha/Omega Series by Patricia Briggs, but to add to that I love both Karen Chance Series Dory and Cassie and I love Jeanienne Frost’s books.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.
    sophiarose1816@gmail.com

  7. Thank you for the giveaway!
    I haven’t delved that far into the UF genre and adult paranormal stuff- but I did rather enjoy the Fever series by Moning, and Charlaine Harris too, of course!
    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

  8. The 3 you listed are right up there on my list, as well.
    Also, Persephone Alcmedi series by Linda Robertson, Alex Craft Series by Kalayna Price, & Connor Grey series by Mark Del Franco.

    Happy Holidays & thanks for the giveaway!

    elizabeth@bookattict.com

  9. I agree with your top 3!!!! I have heard wonderful things about all 3, but have read the Mercy Thompson series and loved every page of it. I have to say that the Mercy Thompson series and Black Dagger Brotherhood are my two favorites!

    kelleynutrition at gmail dot com

  10. Thank you for the excellent giveaway. I hope you have a joyous and safe holiday season. I would add to the list of people who like the Black Dagger Brotherhood and the Mortal Instruments series.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  11. So how many times has the Fever series been mention????
    You know that’s a sign….LOL
    I bet this little hop is going to make you TBR pile HUGE for next year!!!
    Happy reading!!!
    beejee77(at)gmail(dot)com

  12. I’m a hige fan of the fever series (looks like I’m not the only one, lol) and the lords of the underworld series!!

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  13. Ooh The Glass Man! I’ve wanted that book for several months now – I love the cover of it! 🙂

    I see a lot of recs for the Fever series here. I did enjoy that series a lot but I’ll think of some others for you instead! 😉

    The Immortal Beloved… I think it’s going to be a trilogy… by Cate Tiernan. Only the first book has been released thus far with the second set for release next month. I really enjoyed Immortal Beloved and I’m looking forward to reading the other two!

    The Black Sun’s Daughter series by M.L.N. Hanover. This is my favourite UF series right now, not much romance in it (though some!) but I still really like it.

    The Watch trilogy + sequel by Sergei Lukyanenko. This has been called the “Russian answer to Harry Potter”. It was really interesting to see urban fantasy from a different cultural point of view!

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and got to spend time with your family!

    Rea
    becca(dot)hobbs(at)neuf(dot)fr

  14. Pingback: Welcome to November Hill and the Mid-Winter’s Eve Blog Hop! | November Hill Press

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