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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Series Reading - Authors Beginning with J (part 1)

The books in series with authors beginning with J. This is a long list and so it has split over two posts.

Janet Evanovich 

Stephanie Plum 
Genre: Fun mystery

"Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter with attitude. In Stephanie's opinion, toxic waste, rabid drivers, armed schizophrenics, and August heat, humidity, and hydrocarbons are all part of the great adventure of living in Jersey. She's a product of blue-collar Trenton, where houses are attached and narrow, cars are American, windows are clean, and dinner is served at six."

Up to: #15- Finger Lickin' Fifteen

2016: #14.5 - audio

writing with Charlotte Hughes
Genre: Romantic Supsense

"Janet Evanovich and her good friend Charlotte Hughes have teamed up to write this romantic suspense series—full of fast-paced action, dysfunctional, loveable characters, steamy sex, suspense and non-stop hilarity. The series kicks off with Full House, featuring polo instructor Nicholas Kaharchek and divorced mother Billie Pearce. Starting in Full Tilt, the series shifts to Beaumont, South Carolina and a new romance between Jamie Swift, a local newspaper reporter, and Holt, a mysterious millionaire. Just like Janet Evanovich's New York Times bestselling Stephanie Plum series, the Full series has fun, loveable, characters, villains you love to hate and a cross-eyed way of looking at life and love."

Up to: #5- Full Bloom 

2016: 0
#1-4 pre 2011

These are Janet Evanovich series I have on the list but yet to start. 

Alex Barnaby (#1: Metro Girl on TBR)
Fox and O'Hare (#1: The Heist)
Lizzie & Diesel (#1: Wicked Appetite)

Janni Nell

Allegra Fairweather Mysteries
Genre: Paranormal Mystery

"Allegra Fairweather here. Paranormal investigator. Got problems with specters? Shapeshifters? I'm the woman to call. Just don't call me a Ghostbuster. The last guy who did that ended up flat on his back with my boot at his throat."

Up to: #2 - South in Salem (on eTBR)

2016: 0
#1 in 2012 

Jayne Castle 

Genre: sci-fi romance

"Here on Harmony, however, things are a little different, especially after dark. There are the creepy ruins of a long-vanished alien civilization, a mysterious underground rainforest, and a most unusual kind of animal companion. In addition, a wide variety of psychic powers are showing up in the population. Seems that something in the environment on Harmony is bringing out the latent psychic talents in people."

Up to: #3 - Ghost Hunter

2016:  #0.5; #2 audio

J.D. Robb

In Death 
Genre: futuristic mystery- police procedural

Set in the distant future New York where the no-nonsense Detective Eve Dallas investigates homicides. She has had an horrific upbringing and finds herself falling for  Roarke despite herself. Roarke grew up on the streets and understands Eve's pain. Eve has a group of eclectic friends who she is very loyal too.

Up to: #6 - Vengeance in Death

2016: #5 audio

Jeaniene Frost

Night Huntress
Genre: Paranormal romance

"Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father - the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership."

Up to: #2 - One Foot in the Grave (audio)

2016: #1 (audio); #0.5 (ebook)

Night Huntress World (spin off series - to read in order of publication with Night Huntress series as does contain some spoilers - #1: First Drop of Crimson to be read after #5 of Night Huntress)

Night Prince (spin off series - #1: Once Burned, to read after Night Huntress World #1)

Broken Destiny
Genre: Paranormal romance

"In a world of shadows, anything is possible. Except escaping your fate.

Ever since she was a child, Ivy has been gripped by visions of strange realms just beyond her own. But when her sister goes missing, Ivy discovers the truth is far worse—her hallucinations are real, and her sister is trapped in a parallel realm. And the one person who believes her is the dangerously attractive guy who's bound by an ancient legacy to betray her. "

Up to:  #1 - The Beautiful Ashes

Jennifer L. Armentrout

A Wicked Saga
Genre: Paranormal romance

"Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.
Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart."

Up to: #2 - Torn

2016: #1 audio

Jennifer Fallon

The Demon Child trilogy
Genre: Fantasy

"The small country of Medalon lies between the vast nation of Karien in the north and the nations of Fardohnya and Hythria in the south. For centuries the Medalonians co-existed peacefully with the Harshini, a magical race that abhors killing. But now they are gone and in their place the Sisters of the Blade rule Medalon from the Citadel. An elite army of Defenders enforces the Sisterhood's oppressive rule. The Harshini and their demons are believed to be extinct and Medalon has an uneasy peace with its northern and southern neighbours."
Up to: #2 - Treason Keep

2016: 0
#1 in 2011

Jenny Schwartz

Out of the Bottle
Genre: Paranormal Romance

A series about Djinns that have been stuck in bottles.

Up to: #2 - Angel Thief (currently reading)

2016: 0
#1 in 2012

Jim Butcher

The Dresden Files
Genre: Urban Fantasy


Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.

Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he's the only at what he does...Chicago’s first (and only) Wizard P.I."

Up to: #4 - Summer Knight

2016: #3 audio;  #0.2 online read, #2.5 as ebook, #0.5 graphic novel

The Dresden Files Graphic Novels
Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Graphic Novels

Graphic Novel version of The Dresden Files - has some short stories not found in novels.

Up to: Storm Front, Volume 1: The Gathering Storm

2016: #0.5

Codex Alera
Genre: Epic fantasy

"For a thousand years, the people of Alera have united against the aggressive and threatening races that inhabit the world, using their unique bond with the furies - elementals of earth, air, fire, water, and metal. But now, Gaius Sextus, First Lord of Alera, grows old and lacks an heir. Ambitious High Lords plot and maneuver to place their Houses in positions of power, and a war of succession looms on the horizon. Far from city politics in the Calderon Valley, the boy Tavi struggles with his lack of furycrafting. At fifteen, he has no wind fury to help him fly, no fire fury to light his lamps. Yet as the Alerans' most savage enemy - the Marat - return to the Valley, he will discover that his destiny is much greater than he could ever imagine."

Up to: - #1: Furies of Calderon

J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter 
Genre: Children's - Fantasy

"Orphan Harry learns he is a wizard on 11th birthday when Hagrid escorts him to magic-teaching Hogwarts School. As a baby, his mother's love protected him and vanquished villain Voldemort, leaving child famous as "The Boy who Lived". With friends Hermione and Ron, he has to win over the returned "One Who Must Not Be Named"." The series continues his ongoing battle with forces wanting to use dark magic to rule the wizarding world.

Up to: #4 - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - re-read,  audio

2016: #1 - #3 (re-read | audio)

Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams

Goddess Girls
Genre: Children's - Fantasy

"Puts a modern spin on classic Greek myths! Follow the ins and outs of divine social life at Mount Olympus Academy where the most privileged godboys and goddessgirls in the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills."

Up to: #4 - Artemis the Brave

2016: #3

~Happy Reading~

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