Sunday, September 7, 2008

Series Reading Order

It’s been pointed out to me that I generally don’t bother to list the reading order for the various series that I review. I figure that it’s usually pretty easy to ferret out from either Amazon or the author’s website, but I’m all about the feedback, so if that’s a service my readers want, I’m happy to oblige.

So here’s the reading order for a few of the series that I’ve talked about in the past:

Historicals

The Bridgertons, by Julia Quinn

  1. The Duke and I

  2. The Viscount Who Loved Me

  3. An Offer From A Gentleman

  4. Romancing Mr. Bridgerton

  5. To Sir Phillip, With Love

  6. When He Was Wicked

  7. It's In His Kiss

  8. On The Way to the Wedding


The Cynsters, by Stephanie Laurens

  1. Devil’s Bride

  2. A Rake’s Vow

  3. Scandal’s Bride

  4. A Rogue’s Proposal

  5. A Secret Love

  6. All About Love

  7. All About Passion

  8. The Promise in a Kiss

  9. On a Wild Night

  10. On a Wicked Dawn

  11. The Perfect Lover

  12. The Ideal Bride

  13. The Truth About Love

  14. What Price Love?

  15. The Taste of Innocence (wasn’t crazy about this one)


The Bastion Club, by Stephanie Laurens

  1. Captain Jack’s Woman (prequel—meh)

  2. The Lady Chosen

  3. A Gentleman’s Honor

  4. A Lady of His Own

  5. A Fine Passion

  6. To Distraction

  7. Beyond Seduction

  8. The Edge of Desire


The Carsington Brothers, by Loretta Chase

  1. Miss Wonderful

  2. Mr. Impossible

  3. Lord Perfect



Contemporaries:
Huh. It looks like most of the contemporaries I’ve talked about are not part of series, but more stand-alones. Leave me a comment if there are series that I’ve missed!

Paranormals:
Ah, paranormals. So many series, so little time. I’m just going to do a few here, or this post will be ridiculously long.

First up, of course, is JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood:

  1. Dark Lover

  2. Lover Eternal

  3. Lover Awakened

  4. Lover Revealed

  5. Lover Unbound

  6. Lover Enshrined

  7. The Black Dagger Brotherhood: An Insider’s Guide (coming in October 2008)

  8. Dead After Dark* (coming in December 2008)

  9. Lover Avenged (coming in May 2009)


Meljean Brook’s Guardian Series:

  1. Hot Spell*

  2. Demon Angel

  3. Wild Thing*

  4. Demon Moon

  5. Demon Night

  6. First Blood*

  7. Demon Bound (coming in November 2008)


Nalini Singh's Shifter/Psy series:

  1. An Enchanted Season*

  2. Slave to Sensation

  3. Visions of Heat

  4. Caressed by Ice

  5. The Magical Christmas Cat* (coming October 2008)

  6. Mine to Possess

  7. Hostage to Pleasure

  8. Branded by Fire (not yet released, but the exerpt is page-meltingly hot)



Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series:

  1. Playing Easy to Get*

  2. A Hunger Like No Other

  3. No Rest for the Wicked

  4. Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night

  5. Dark Needs at Night’s Edge

  6. Dark Desires After Dusk

  7. Kiss of a Demon King (coming in Feb 2009)

  8. Not That Innocent* (coming in May 2009)


Lynn Viehl’s Darkyn Series

  1. If Angels Burn

  2. Dark Need

  3. Private Demon

  4. Night Lost

  5. Evermore

  6. Twilight Fall

  7. Stay The Night (coming in Jan 2009)


*Titles with an asterisk are anthologies which contain a novella or short story within the same universe as the series.

That help, Erin? I hereby promise to include the reading order for any series I review in the future. :-)

6 comments:

Erin McDaniel said...

Look - it even got me to come out of my RSS reader and post!!! Thank you thank you from the bottom of my "too lazy to figure it out myself" heart! Now, off to the library website :)

Jackie said...

I love the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn. She's one of those few romance authors I still buy. I've been taking a hiatus from romance for the past couple years, but I still go back to my favorites and she is one of them.

Have you read Quinn Taylor Evan's Merlin series? If not, you really should. It's a historical paranormal romance that is also one of my "kept" series.

Nicola O. said...

Hah, Erin! Hope I covered the ones you wanted.

Jackie, I have a weakness for Arthurian retellings, ever since Mists of Avalon came out in the 80s. One of these days I'll post something vaguely embarrassing about how many such books I have.... adding Evans to the list!

Christine E. said...

Thanks for the reading order list, Nicola. I've read the first few in some of those series, and now you've made it easier for me to figure out where I left off!

Shannon said...

We of the Series OCD thank you :) My obession with reading a series in order is so bad that I broke my Ban On Buying challenge and bought a book the other day. I had book two of Lara Adrien's series, but I could not read it until I read book 1. This was going to cause a problem if I was ever going to finish my reading challenge and read all those books on the list. So see, in order to complete the book challenge I had to break the book challenge rules. Honestly. It was completely necessary!

Nicola O. said...

I hear ya, Shannon. I decided that I needed to try out Kim Harrison a couple of weeks ago, and I must've had a complete brainfart because I looked up her list of books on the flyleaf and instead of starting at the bottom, I grabbed the first one on top. DUH, I've only been reading series for like, 30 years or so; everybody knows the newest ones are on top!!

So I had to put down For A Few Demons More and wait until I could get a copy of Dead Witch Walking.

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