Book 1 in Series Favourites
Sometimes meme topics are a little open to interpretation. Today’s criteria from A Little But A Lot is Favourite Book 1 in a Series, please do pop over to their site to say hello, check out there list and maybe even find some new books to add to your TBR.
So I’m going to put my own spin on this, and highlight six books that are all part of their own interconnected series, and that had me 1 clicking the rest of the series.
1 Into the Darkness (Darkness #1) by KF Breene
Genre – Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Sasha has been different her whole life. She sees things in the shadows that no one else can see. But it isn’t until a mishap on the wrong side of town that she meets him.
A powerful, primal being that enforces his own set of rules. Scorching hot and wickedly deadly, he takes what he wants. And he wants her.
As a new world unfolds around her, Sasha discovers that not all secrets stick to the shadows. The Boss has brought out a magic in her that is centuries lost, and greatly needed.
Her struggle isn’t just to stay alive. It’s also against her desire to flirt with danger.
2 Born of Water (Rise of the Fifth Order) by Autumn M Birt
Genre – Epic Fantasy
Would you protect a girl whose forbidden magic condemns her to death?
In the buried archives of the Temple of Dust may lie the secret to defeating the Curse, a creature which seeks to destroy 16-year old Ria for the forbidden gifts she possesses.
It is from among the ranks of those who control the Curse where Ria will find her best chance of success. Only the Water Priestess Niri can save Ria from the forces that hunt her, if Niri doesn’t betray the girl first. Along with Ria comes Ty and his sister, Lavinia, both bound to defend Ria from the Church of Four Orders. However, Ty has been living a life less than honest and keeping it from his sister. To survive a journey that takes them across the breadth of their world, the four must learn to trust each other before pursuit from the Church and Ty’s troubled past find them.
3 Balanced on a Blades (Dragon Blood #1) Edge Lindsay Buroker
Genre – Steampunk/Epic Fantasy
Colonel Ridge Zirkander isn’t the model of military professionalism – he has a tendency to say exactly what’s on his mind, and his record has enough demerits to wallpaper the hull of an airship – but as the best fighter pilot in the Iskandian army, he’s used to a little leniency from his superiors. Until he punches the wrong diplomat in the nose and finds himself issued new orders: take command of a remote prison mine in the inhospitable Ice Blades Mountains. Ridge has never been in charge of anything larger than a flier squadron — what’s he supposed to do with a frozen fortress full of murderers and rapists? Not to mention the strange woman who shows up right before he arrives…
Sardelle Terushan wakes from three hundred years in a mage stasis shelter, only to realize that she is the last of the Referatu, the sorcerers who once helped protect Iskandia from conquerors. Their subterranean mountain community was blown up in a treacherous sneak attack by soldiers who feared their power. Everyone Sardelle ever knew is dead, and the sentient soulblade she has been bonded to since her youth is buried in the core of the mountain. Further, what remains of her home has been infested by bloodthirsty miners commanded by the descendants of the very soldiers who destroyed her people.
Sardelle needs help to reach her soulblade — her only link to her past and her last friend in the world. Her only hope is to pretend she’s one of the prisoners while trying to gain the commander’s trust. But lying isn’t her specialty, especially when the world has changed so much in the intervening centuries, and if Colonel Zirkander figures out who she truly is, he’ll be duty-bound to sentence her to the only acceptable punishment for sorcerers: death.
4 Betrayal (1000 Revolutions #1) by Pippa DaCosta
Genre – Science Fiction/ Space Opera
WARNING. Rated: R. Restricted. Contains space battles, killer AI, intergalactic ass-kicking. Read at own risk.
She is programmed to kill.
He’ll do anything to survive.
Ex-con Captain Caleb Shepperd believes being good is overrated. All he wants is to smuggle illegal cargo through the nine systems and live a prosperous (likely short) life on the wrong side of the law.
But there’s a problem with that plan. The priceless synthetic stowaway on his ship is a distraction he doesn’t need.
Torn between selling her and tossing her out the airlock, Shepperd fails to realize the synth is a killer, and he’s the one locked in her sights.
In a world where only one thousand synthetics were built, synthetic number One Thousand and One should not exist. She is no ordinary synth. Memories locked inside her code could bring Shepperd—and the entire nine systems—to its knees.
Captain Shepperd and the oppressive corporations are about to learn that you can’t hide from the sins of your past, especially when that past has orders to kill.
5 Playing for Keeps (Neighbor From Hell #1) by RL Mathewson
Genre – Contemporary Romance
Done with being the world’s biggest pushover, Haley has finally had enough and it was all thanks to her neighbor from hell. Since the day that he moved in next-door, Jason Bradford had been going out of his way to make her life a living hell, and today…
Today was going to be the day that he regretted pushing her too far.
The last thing that Jason expected was for his shy little neighbor to finally acknowledge his existence, but now that she had, he realized what he’d been missing. After taking her under his wing, he can’t help but notice how nicely she fits in his life. Now, the only thing left to do was to convince her that this is anything but a game.
6 Underneath It All (The Walshes #1) Kate Canterbary
Genre – Humorous/Romantic Erotica, Contemporary Romance
One hot architect. One naughty schoolteacher. One crazy night that changes everything.
Meet Lauren Halsted.
It’s all the little things–the action plans, the long-kept promises–that started falling apart when my life slipped into controlled chaos.
After I fell ass-over-elbow into Matthew Walsh’s arms.
Meet Matthew Walsh.
A rebellious streak ran through Lauren Halsted. It was fierce and unrelentingly beautiful, and woven through too many good girl layers to count, and she wasn’t letting anyone tell her what to do.
Unless, of course, she was naked.