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Paranormal Horror/Paranormal Romance

Postby Strycher » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:25 pm

Well my request for stories with Beautiful Prose turned out really well, so I thought I'd give this a shot too.

I'm jonesing for something paranormal. What's good right now? I've laid off the genre for a few years (I think the last paranormal/horror thing I read was House of Leaves, and before that the Hellboy comics), but I'm ready to absorb whatever has come out in the last 5ish years that rocks socks.

Whatcha think?
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Re: Paranormal Horror/Paranormal Romance

Postby Dustin Adams » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:52 pm

I really like Dan Simmons' Summer of Night.

That's over 5 yrs old tho, sorry. Can't say I've read any in the past 5.

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Re: Paranormal Horror/Paranormal Romance

Postby Jennifer Hicks » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:31 pm

The first two things that come to mind are Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series, which starts with "Timeless" and is Victorian/steampunk/paranormal; and Carrie Vaughn's Kitty series.
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Re: Paranormal Horror/Paranormal Romance

Postby Strycher » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:49 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:I really like Dan Simmons' Summer of Night.

That's over 5 yrs old tho, sorry. Can't say I've read any in the past 5.


Well, new or old, I haven't read, so I'll check it out. Thanks.

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Re: Paranormal Horror/Paranormal Romance

Postby bobsandiego » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:56 pm

The first two things that come to mind are Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series, which starts with "Timeless" and is Victorian/steampunk/paranormal; and Carrie Vaughn's Kitty series.

Ah hem
It ENDS with Timeless, the book order for that series is
Soulless
Changelss
Blameless
Heartless
and then Timeless. They are fun books with a strong sense of frivoliity, but I could be biased as I've known the author for years.
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Re: Paranormal Horror/Paranormal Romance

Postby Jennifer Hicks » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:04 pm

bobsandiego wrote:
The first two things that come to mind are Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series, which starts with "Timeless" and is Victorian/steampunk/paranormal; and Carrie Vaughn's Kitty series.

Ah hem
It ENDS with Timeless, the book order for that series is
Soulless
Changelss
Blameless
Heartless
and then Timeless. They are fun books with a strong sense of frivoliity, but I could be biased as I've known the author for years.


Thank you for correcting me. The books are wonderful, but the titles do sound quite similar. The mistake was an honest one.
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Re: Paranormal Horror/Paranormal Romance

Postby Dustin Adams » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:28 pm

Actually Jennifer, I think your error was thoughtless. wotf019
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Re: Paranormal Horror/Paranormal Romance

Postby bobsandiego » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:04 pm

Thank you for correcting me. The books are wonderful, but the titles do sound quite similar. The mistake was an honest one.
Yeah, there is nothing in the titles that might give you a clue as to the order. I kept getting tripped up on the second book and in siting on calling it shapeless not changeless.
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A great Horror novel, that's been around a while, it The Terror by Dan Simmons. It was the first book I had picked from him and man it's a page turner.
If you want something very different try Last Call by Tim Powers.
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