Special Guest: Annette C!

Hey you guys! The very fun and special Annette C is wrapping up my birthday month! (I mean, come on, she’d be special if for no other reason than she’s here on the last day of June, right?) 😉 I “met” Annette on twitter way back when, and she’s always been incredibly nice and super sweet. I got to meet her in person at RT10, and she’s basically the reason I attended the conference.

Fun, right?! So now I’ve dragged her out of hiding (she’s been on a hiatus of sorts) and here she is, sharing with all of us! So let’s give her a warm welcome. 

I have an addiction… To series’ reading.  When Lime reminded me I promised her this, I racked my brain thinking over and over about all the things I read, what should I discuss, what would others find interesting… or agree with… Ok, perhaps even just understand without thinking I am a nutter ;). Everything kept coming back to the fact that most of what I read are series’. I love them, am totally addicted to them.

I have the complete Harry Potter series, hard covers, first edition.  I was one of those you would hear moaning and groaning on twitter about just. How. Long. Two years is when waiting for the final book in Karen Marie Monings Fever series…. I was also one of those you saw happy dancing all over the Internet when the day finally came that it was released. I utterly refuse to start a series unless I have all of them that are published to date. Refuse to read a book, even if I am half way through it, as soon as I find out its a series.  I will put it down, set it aside and start ruthlessly gathering the rest. Craziness right?

But c’mon. How can you not love a series! Jude Deveraux has so many amazing ones, I wouldn’t even know where to start… But I know that every time I re-pick up one of her series, I truly feel as though I have come home to visit old friends. Christine Feehan… Have mercy. Imagine putting down Dark Prince, never to have another carpathian to drool… I mean, meet :).  Devastating!  What makes it even better is the fact that throughout most series’ you get visits from old friends from earlier in the series. Even with spin offs! I would be so upset if Katie MacAlister never let us know what antics Jim the demon dog was up to. Like, seriously upset… I really do love that dang demon dog.

There are so many more things that I could list spouting my love for series, but then I do believe I would be rambling… So, though I have listed some of my favorite series’, I will close by listing a couple more.

Donna Grants’ Highlanders… O.m.G… Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson, Sharon Sala & Heather Graham (ok, seriously just read them, anything by them… Everything by them) Dean Koontz’s Odd Thomas…  Elisabeth Naughton, Alyson Noel, Jennifer Estep, C.S. Lewis, Jane Austen, James Michener…

Oops, what was that I said about not rambling… Sadly this isn’t even an 1/8th of my favorites… So if you haven’t read these yet, run … run and get every one of them, because they are just *that* awesome.  So… Enquiring minds and all… What are your favorite series’?

Erm and… *angelface* I might have chosen random covers from series, just because. >.> Hope Nettie’s head doesn’t explode… ;X
And on a personal note, a huge, heartfelt thank you to Annette for her patience. We’ll all pretend this went up at the normal time, shall we? And cross out fingers July is better while letting out a breath of thanksgiving that June is ending.

0 thoughts on “Special Guest: Annette C!

  1. Netti

    <3 thanks for the sweetness lime, and if you put random series photos that u like, hey, go for it… might find me a new series 😉 xoxo

    1. Limecello Post author

      Thank YOU for agreeing to guest, Netti! 🙂 I didn’t stray too far from what you mentioned ;D
      However, you know I’m game to talk books any time!

  2. jeannemiro

    Hi Annette and Limecello!

    I love reading series and since our local bookstore closed I also love that I can pre-order books in the series and have them magically appear on my Kindle on release day!

    The problem is that my husband loves series books as well. I’m not kidding when I say that besides the large ceiling high bookcases on either side of our fireplace (he has the left side and I have the right)in our family room that we also have a bookcase in our living room, bedroom and 2 in our kitchen (one for cook books and the other for my “overflow”!

    Ironically the book series that we keep “stealing” from the other’s bookcase are the Brother Cadefal mysteries which we BOTH love re-reading!

  3. Tina B

    Great post, Annette! Thank you for sharing all of those wonderful series! We have that whole series thing in common. 😉 I have been forcing myself to try single titles, which I have been enjoying, but it is different. We don’t get as much character growth and world building. At least that’s how I think anyway. I always make sure a book that I want to read is not part of a series and if it is, I try to make sure I get all of them before starting it. I ALWAYS start with book 1. Lol.
    Some of my favorites are ones you listed above and also…Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunters, Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark & McCarrick Brothers Trilogy, K.E. Saxon’s The Highlands Trilogy, Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld and finally…Kallypso Masters’ Masters At Arms!
    Thank you for sharing and for the recommendations. 🙂

  4. Netti

    @elizabeth now you know honey I will read anything by you Anytime 😉 @jeannemiro I sometimes do that with my oldest daughter, but I have to read them first… She takes to long to read and then I go all whiney until she finishes :)))

  5. Netti

    @tina I <3 kresely cole, great series! And I just love anything by gena showalter. A couple other really good ones are Stephanie Bond or Tori Carrington, they are more funny mysteries… Love. Them. I also try to read a single title in between series reads… But I totally agree, they are different, always find myself wanting more

  6. Netti

    And I am very thankful that I am not the only one that goes a little crazy when gathering the series. Whew 😉

  7. Monikarw

    Lisa Kleypas Wallflowers & Hathaways series are some of my favorites in historical!
    Rachel Gibson’s hockey books. (don’t know if they’re really a series but I love them!)
    and of course, Maya Banks KGI series 🙂
    and Jaci Burton’s Play by Play series!
    I like a little bit of everything as you can see! 😉

  8. Mary Kirkland (@scarymary66)

    Great post. I love series as well and one of my all time favorites is the Dark series by Christine Feehan. I can’t say enough good things about this series.

    Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole.
    Dark Hunters series by sherrilyn Kenyon
    Lords of Deliverance series by Larissa Ione
    The Amoveo Legend series by Sara Humphries
    Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton.

    Those are just a few by some of my favorites.

  9. Netti

    @monikarw <3 Rachel Gibson! You should check out Susan Elizabeth Phillips Chicagon Stars series! Jaci Burton is made of awesome!!!

  10. bn100

    Fun post. I like series books. The Lords of the Underworld and Immortals After Dark are good series books.


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