Feb 22 2012 12:58pm

All They’re Cracked Up To Be: Series Crack

Gone Too Far by Suzanne BrockmannMany of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series readers joke that the books are like crack (or “crahck,” if you’re  spelling BDB style), so we went to Twitter and asked what other series are equally crack-like?

Most of the responses were, unsurprisingly, paranormal or urban fantasy, but there were some series offered that did not involve preternatural creatures. Here they are:

  • Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters series
  • Roxanne St. Claire’s Bullet Catchers series
  • Erin McCarthy’s Fast Track series
  • Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series
  • Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series
  • Lara Adrian’s Breeds series
  • Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series
  • Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson series
  • Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series
  • Christine Feehan’s Carpathians series
  • J.D. Robb’s In Death series

What would you add to the list?

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Synde Korman
1. SyndeKorman
BDB, Harry Dresden, Kim Harrison's Hallows, Stacia Kane's Downside series
Heather Waters
2. HeatherWaters
After reading the Downside short, I devoured Stacia Kane's Unholy Ghosts and immediately moved on to book 2 (which I rarely do), Unholy Magic, so...that series might be my new crack. Have to know what happens with Chess and Terrible!
Shiloh Walker
3. shiloh_walker
Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniels, Stacia Kane's Downside, SL Viehl's Stardoc, JD Robb's In Death. My crack.
Tina Becker
4. Trb917
Gena Showalter - Lords of the Underworld & definitely Elisabeth Naughton's Eternal Guardian series!!!
Kristin O
5. krismas29
In addition to some mentioned already, these are the series I would autobuy with no prior knowledge of characters or plot - in other words - crack

Cherise Sinclair- Masters of the Shadowlands
Larissa Ione - Demonica/Lords of Deliverance
Nalini Singh - Psy/Changling and Guild Hunter
EL James - Fifty Shades
Carmen Pinzon
6. bungluna
Sharon Lee and Steve Miller - Liaden Universe, sci-fi
Louise MacMaster Bujold - Anything but Vorkosigan in particular, sci-fi
Shelley Laurenston - again, anything!

All my other drugs of choice have been mentioned above.
Lege Artis
7. Lege Artis
1.Kate Daniels and The Edge series by Ilona Andrews duo- I'll read stock reports if they put their name on it.
2. Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane- she wrote all the symptoms of addiction right there on paper and, still, I became seriously addicted to her writing.
3. Mercy Thompson and Alpha&Omega series by Patty Briggs- ok, I have 2 siberian huskies and I already named them Adam and Bran as result of my love for these books. The problem is I love Sam and Charles and Ben and Warren and Asil also- my family is deeply concerned because of this.:)
4. Lord of Deliverance series by Larissa Ione- it actually started with her Demonica books and it's only getting better and better...
5. BDB- All my boys are hooked up, so I can say that my "crahck" is Quinn&Blay story- I bite my nails when I'm reading their parts...
Lege Artis
8. shauntih
In addition to your list and the Brothers:
Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series, Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld, Elizabeth Naughton's Eternal Guardians, Charles de Lint's Newford books, Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, Emma Holly's Upyr books. YUMMY!
Deirdre Goldbeck
9. milestogo
I second the additions of Nalini Singh and Larissa Ione, but also add Sunny to the mix.
Beth Scharwath
10. bscharwath
I would add: Thea Harrison's Elder Races
Nalini Singh's Guild Hunters

Kate Daniels is more like Black Tar Heroine than crack. I got so addicted I made my husband start reading them so we could suffer together.
Lege Artis
11. SandyH
I would add:
C. S. Harris - St. Cyr mysteries
Deanna Raybourn - Lady Julia Grey mysteries
The relationships in these two series is what keeps me readng them.
Lege Artis
12. SandyH
I would add:
C. S. Harris - St. Cyr mysteries
Deanna Raybourn - Lady Julia Grey mysteries
The relationships in these two series is what keeps me readng them.
Jessica O'Brien
13. JLOBrien
Cindy Gerard- Bodyguards and Black Ops
Shannon McKenna- The McClouds
Lorelei James- Rough Riders (swoon) and Blacktop Cowboys
Lauren Dane- Chase brothers and Brown siblings
Lora Leigh- Men of Danger
Bella Andre- The Sullivans
Roxanne St. Claire- Guardian Angelinos

I could go on...I sure do love a good series :)
Lege Artis
14. Karen H in NC
Well, we need some Regencies in here:

The Cynster Sisters Trilogy by Stephanie Laurens
The Hellions of Halstead Hall by Sabrina Jeffries
Lady Arianna Regency Mystery Series by Andrea Penrose
Fractured Fairy Tales Series by Eloisa James
Captain Lacey Mystery Series by Ashley Gardner
Pennyroyal Green Series by Julie Anne Long

And a Victorian Series:
Sarah Woolson Mystery Series by Shirley Tallman

I could go on and on...there are so many good ones out there now.
Lege Artis
15. jsmom2
All mine have already been addressed (yay, Chase and Terrible!) with the exception of the Arcane Series by JAK/AQ/JC and Dragon Kin by G.A. Aiken. I find so many great series through this blogola...
Sheri M
16. Sheri M
Laurann Dohner, New Species Series and her Cyborg Series. Great Fun and Man Candy galore.
Lege Artis
17. Tavarlin
Psy/Changeling is the worst crack I've encountered. I devoured that whole series in like, three weeks, while working 100 hours a week.
Worst. Crack. Ever :D
Ange Harvey
18. Anakalia
I have to vote for Psy/Changling series too, and Guild Hunters. Love Nalini Singh, definitely addicted. I know it's already on the list but J.D. Robbs' In Death series is another absolute must read. Normally I don't like series about the same two protagonists but Roarke is utterly swoonworthy and I love how strong Eve is, not to mention their amazing friends and the cool toys they have in the (not-so-distant) future :)
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