I received this email from Ilona, who comes from what may be the coolest family I've read about, and I totally want to listen to all of them talk books someday.
I need help finding a new series or several really.
Sometimes this was because of a blatant disregard for continuity – a character in the first book was established as the plain Jane of the family, only to get described in the second book as basically the new Serena van der Woodsen. Which is great because…does anyone actually relate to the characters in the ’s case, it worked.
Also, I assume the authors and ghostwriters got some kind of heads-up when the imprint was about to fold, because the third (and final) book of : a group of preteen girls innocently dub themselves the Nicarettes), and the dialogue was hilarious. I mean, the series was about fashion, and one of the characters (Janie) was the assigned artist of the fashion label.
She likes Victoria Dahl and Tiffany Reisz and Nalini Singh, and she did buy pretty much all the LK Hamilton and True Blood books. My Aunts love love Jayne Ann Krentz, but they also love Nalini Singh — the words “I hate you! ” was yelled at me on the phone after I introduced my aunt to Nalini Singh; right now my aunt is in the middle of Lora Leigh's breeds series then she's finishing off Shelly Laurenston's back list. Seriously, this family could be a sitcom or a reality show and I'd DVR every damn episode and watch it twice. The first recommendation that comes to my mind is Jennifer Estep's Spider series, beginning with ( A | BN | K ).
It's an 11-book series, mixing romance, urban fantasy, and female asskicking.
The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field.The whole series was gloriously self-aware, and essentially a parody of life in LA and maybe even the teen books on that subject. Thus: lots of wonderfully-hand-drawn pictures of the clothes described in the books. This is because Rachel Maude has the kind of supreme talent that makes people like me cry with envy. I’ve already mentioned the unresolved plot threads, but…really, it’s worth the double mention because I simply cannot entirely process the fact that I might never learn how the story turns out.The first few books are just so excellently thought out in terms of what happens – there’s a mystery storyline in the first book mixed in with more standard high school-esque storylines about romance and fitting in and it’s all just a hell of a lot more gripping than ‘I fell in love with my new friend’s girlfriend and I’m so in love with her and hmmm wait I think I’m going to break it off . Maybe it’s to acknowledge that TEABS can suck but not even getting the chance to experience TEABS properly sucks even more.She’s been nominated for several Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards, as well as a RITA Award.Her books have been featured in several major magazines, including Better Homes & Gardens and Glamour, and her novel Sometimes Naughty, Sometimes Nice was a Cosmopolitan magazine book club pick.