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ladybird69 Sun 24-Sep-17 01:16:28

I'm currently binge watching the box set plus I read the whole book series. In the books weren't there a group of witches and one was a cat? And cousin Hadleigh lived there? Or did I imagine it?
Also if I loved these books are her others as good? And are there any similar to read? Tia

cdtaylornats Sun 24-Sep-17 11:21:06

Try Kim Harrison and the Hollows series. The first one is Dead Witch Walking

Rachel Morgan is a white witch and runner working for Inderland Security, in an alternate world where a bioengineered virus wiped out a great deal of the world's human population - exposing the existence of the supernatural communities that had long lived alongside humanity.For the last five years Rachel has been tracking down law-breaking Inderlanders in modern-day Cincinnati,

ladybird69 Mon 25-Sep-17 00:26:47

Thanks cd that sounds great I'll look them up on amazon 😁

RJnomore1 Mon 25-Sep-17 00:31:35

The witches and the cat and cousin hadleigh all appear later on but the story is very different.

The Witch cat is called bob if my memory serves me right 🐱

RJnomore1 Mon 25-Sep-17 00:32:03

You might like the morganvile vampire books too

cdtaylornats Mon 25-Sep-17 21:33:14

Also Jim Butcher's Dresden Files about Chicago's only full time wizard private investigator.

And Ben Aaronovitch and Rivers of London series

Pemba Tue 26-Sep-17 05:32:14

I loved the True Blood TV series and so I loved the Sookie Stackhouse series of books. Not great literature, but lots of fun. However I tried a couple of books from some of Charlaine Harris's other series and sadly couldn't get into them at all.

The last one I tried was from the Midnight, Texas series as I saw the TV adaptation was being shown (on the SyFy channel, I think). For a while I had hoped it might be the new True Blood, but nope! It's like a cheapo version, the characters are not engaging. I've given up after about 4 episodes, and given up with the book.

For vampire books, the early Anne Rice ones are good (Interview with the Vampire etc.) but they are a lot more heavy-going than the Sookie Stackhouse books.

Katescurios Tue 26-Sep-17 05:38:55

Jr ward black dagger brotherhood books, kresley Cole immortals after dark series, sherrilyn Kenyon dark hunters or Christine feehan Carpathian series are good.

ladybird69 Tue 26-Sep-17 13:38:59

Ooo thanks a lot quite a few to get stuck into. Yes RJ the series hasn't stayed true to the books, I enjoyed the witch storyline with the cat though smile

TatterdemalionAspie Tue 26-Sep-17 13:48:21

The series deviated from the books in loads of major ways - no relation to the books at all by the last couple of series. Iirc, Amelia the witch was Hadley's (vampire, cousin of Sookie) landlady, whom Sookie met when she went to clear out Hadley's apartment. Amelia was shagging her fellow witch, Bob?, and during some creative sex play, turned him into a cat. She then couldn't turn him back, and was turfed out of her coven. They both ended up living with Sookie for a while.

TatterdemalionAspie Tue 26-Sep-17 13:55:01

I liked Charlaine Harris' Lily Bard series too, with some reservations (some fucked up attitudes to 'promiscuous' women). Lily Bard was a complex, interesting character, and it was quite dark in its themes and character backstories.

Not so much the Harper Connelly or Aurora Teagarden series, and I didn't bother with her latest Teagarden one.. The midnight ones were ok, but wasn't keen on the ending.

Littlebelina Thu 28-Sep-17 10:22:28

The TV series of midnight,Texas is slowly improving (just watched episode 6) but is no True Blood. It annoys me slightly that it is supposed to be in the True Blood universe (from the books anyway) but the "rules" in the TV series are different even though I know the TV producers are no obligation (and the true blood books and TV series are very different anyhow - Arlene!)

I enjoyed the Aurora Teagarden novels, bit frothy but ok. Not supernatural at all. I've read up to book 8, will probably pick up others later but not a series I had to devour. I should continue with Jim Butcher. Someone I used to work with loved them, I read the first one and liked it but wasn't hooked.

Have you read the Nightwatch series op? Russian supernatural books. I would recommend. The Tuesday Next books are also interesting, if a little different.

They do sound interesting cd, might look them up

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