Joe has been trying for several years to get me to read the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher (Storm Front (The Dresden Files, Book 1)). I put it off because I’m always hesitant about reading author’s I’ve never read before (this is partly why I reread all my books 20 million times). It has plenty of the things I like: magic, vampires, faery creatures, other unhuman beings, sarcastic humor, and a tall dark-haired man. So once I finally started reading them a few weeks ago, I loved them. I’ve been plowing through them. There’s currently 12 out in the series and I’m on number 8.
If you like the Buffy the Vampire Slayer tv show, you’ll probably like these books also. The guy who plays Spike (James Marsters) actually does the audio versions (at least some…not sure if he does them all). I would love to listen to him read these.
Really, these books are great! Read them!