Since I found out that Cognitive Dissenter and Fanny have both read The Outlander (and loved it) I figured I would let my own deep, dark secret see the light of day. *drum roll* I am addicted to Urban Fantasy. For those not in-the-know, it's paranormal stuff, kind of like Twilight only a thousand times better. (I take that back. It is NOTHING LIKE TWILIGHT. *retch*) I used to read uplifting and/or informative books, researching the holocaust and the wives of Henry VIII, expanding my mind and broadening my horizons. Not any more. For the past few years I have immersed myself in vampires, witches, elves, fairies, werewolves and the like.
Then I moved on to Charlaine Harris' Sookie Stackhouse series. (Not to be confused with the HBO series Trueblood. The books are sooooo much better.) It's got a kickass heroine and Eric the bad, bad Viking vampire. Yummers.
Other extremely good series in no real order:
The Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. In-cred-i-ble. The last book is due out any time now and there are a lot of us that are hyperventilating in anticipation.
J. R. Ward's the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Yes, all the men, ur, vampires, are tall, dark and haunted but it's escapism at it's finest.
The Magic series by Ilona Andrews. Who doesn't want their very own Beast King? Meeeeooow.
Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series. A tough-girl coyote living with a bunch of werewolves. Ripped, complicated werewolves.
Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series. It took me a long time to get around to this one but I'm glad I finally did. Damn fine writing and interesting characters. Hasn't got a lot of sex but it's addicting anyway.
The Kitty Norville series by Carrie Vaughn. I loved seeing the development of the heroine from victim to alpha. Good stuff.
Keri Arthur's Riley Jensen series. She's a very randy vampire/werewolf hybrid living Down Under. Did I mention she's very randy?
Anything at all by Christopher Moore. He's not really Urban Fantasy but he is hilarious. Island of the Sequined Love Nun anyone? Though I think my favorite is A Dirty Job.
Rachel Vincent and Jocelyn Drake are also good as was Laurel K. Hamilton until about book six. Now it's all just one big orgy with vampires and various were creatures. *yawn*
So there it is. My deepest, darkest secret. I am a vampire slut.