Cait Lavender’s top ten books


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1. Guards! Guards! By Terry Pratchett—God, I love this book. I pretty much love anything that Pratchett writes, but this is one of my favorites. Sam Vimes is the main character and he’s a rough-around-the-edges Watch captain doing his best to be a good man, protect the city he loves and deal with his team of miscreant guardsmen.

2. Moon Called By Patricia Briggs—I love all of her werewolf books, but the Mercy Thompson series is by far my favorite. Mercy is a kick-ass shifter who takes care of herself and those she loves. No wusses there.

Paranormal romance – Hunter Moon 

3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin—Let’s be real; if you’re a woman odds are you love this book too. I’ve read and re-read this book so many times I could almost quote the whole book.

4. A Spell for Chameleon By Piers Anthony—This series really lit the flame of my love for the fantasy genre. In fourth grade my older brother ripped my Goosebumps out of my hand and gave me this book and while I didn’t understand the faintly sexual double entendres I enjoyed the Alice In Wonderland­­-like story filled with jokes and puns.

5. Shadowfever By Karen Marie Moning—I loved the entire Fever series, but this one was my favorite because we finally got to know what the hell was going on! I love Mac and especially Barrons and I blame Moning for ruining me for all other male main characters like Austin ruined regular men with Darcy.

6. Darkly Dreaming Dexter By Jeff Lindsay—Dexter is the serial killer we all love, because though he’s got deeply seeded issues he only kills bad guys, so he’s alright, right? I have to hand it to Lindsay for creating such a likeable character from a cold, emotionless murderer.

7. Fool by Christopher Moore—Man, I love this book. It’s my go-to if I need a laugh. I mean, what don’t you love about a book that uses the phrase heinous Fu—ery most foul? If you’re sensitive to language I wouldn’t reccommend it, but otherwise it’s a humorous and intelligent take on Shakespeare’s King Lear. A.Maz.Ing.

8. Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott—Yup, I love it. What can I say? It’s one of my favorite Robin Hood stories of all time. Romance, chivalry, intrigue, knights; what more could you need?

9. The Heat by Heather Killough-Walden—Walden is one of my favorite Indy authors. Period. This book is her take on werewolves (I’m a sucker for a wolf, what can I say?) and is full of steamy romance, thrilling action and a little bit of magic.

10. Neverwhere by Neil Gaimon—This book is such a wonderful mind-bending take on the classic quest story. I love Gaimon’s dark side and his take on the underworld of London.

There you have it! My list. Enjoy these books and I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Hunter Moon


Bawling cattle tore Shelby Flint from her bed. With lawyer fees to pay in her struggle to keep her ranch from the clutches of her greedy cousins, she couldn’t afford the loss of even one calf. When she sees a large wolf circling her cows, she aims and fires. While the wolf escapes, Shelby can’t seem to get away from her troubles when a marijuana grower sets up shop on her land, sabotaging her property and eventually coming after her. 

Adding to that, a handsome game warden is poking his nose into her business and working his way underneath her skin. Shelby will have to fight harder than she ever fought before to keep from losing heart and everything she ever loved.
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8 thoughts on “Cait Lavender’s top ten books

  1. I am sooo right there with you on the first three books! I only recently finished reading the Mercy Thompson series (and screamed in despair when there wasn't more books). I love the way Briggs writes the werewolves and their lore.

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  2. Pride and Prejudice and Ivanhoe – completely agree, but wow I've never heard of the others….I should probably remedy that.

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  3. I am, surprisingly, a girl who cannot stand Pride and Prejudice. I'm not a huge fan of Brit period work. The occasional book is okay and I enjoy Shakespeare but most of the other stuff puts me to sleep. Now for some reason, Russian lit around the same time intrigues me. Go figure.

    I'm a fan of the Mercy Thompson stuff as well as her Alpha and Omega series.

    If you're looking for a similar bad assed chick in a fantasy series, check out the October Daye books. I loooove them.

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  4. I've never read a Pratchett novel. He's a sci-fi writer, isn't he? I've heard only good about him, so may give him a go.

    Don't like anything werewolfy or vampirey. So Thompson and Killough-Walden won't float my boat.

    Jane Austin – lovely.

    I've not heard of Piers Anthony.

    Moning, I liked all her Highlander books APART from the Fever series.

    Jeff Lindsay, not heard of him either, but your short blurb has sold it to me!

    The others I don't know either.

    My problem is I tend to stick with *my* authors,and not change. It's a habit I must get out of. >smacks own wrist<

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  5. Thank for popping over, Carole. Just checked, but I'm already following you!

    MBee, I like the P&P adaptions but the original is a little too “historical” for me.

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