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So, if you love Cole’s brand of humour and sarcastic style, then give these other authors like Kresley Cole a go!
Cole is the author who launched me into a world of sassy and snarky, often kick-ass, no holds-barred, take-charge heroines, and for that I thank her.
If you want to meet similar heroines or perhaps explore vivid new worlds, then here are other authors like Kresley Cole.
Laurenston is a must if you like Cole’s distinctive style. Her heroines are often filled with a snarky attitude and they don’t take themselves too seriously, giving us readers a fun and exciting read.
Her world building is imaginative, especially if you include her fantasy series about dragons, written under the pen name G.A. Aiken.
Her shifters often appear a little crazy, but with good hearts, and as we follow each couple’s stories, we see they interconnect, like Cole, however, there is no big end of the world Ascension-type plot joining them altogether.
Frank also re-imagines figures from fantasy and mythology in her Nightwalkers and Shadowdwellers series in new and original ways. There are similar species to be found between Cole and Frank, and yet each is different.
Frank’s series follow a group of these Nightwalkers (vampires, demons, etc.) as they discover their mates across different species and humans, while battling vile human necromancers who wish to destroy them.
These tales are full of take-charge, possessive and protective males and many kick-ass and strong females to delight us as we watch them take the plunge and fall in love.
If you like the world building and the plethora of species and cultures in Cole’s work, then Harrison is certainly someone who should be on your to-read pile, what with her seven demesnes full of different races and their individual cultures and societies for us all to enjoy.
The world is generally less dark, though still dangerous and full of alpha-males to frustrate our heroines with their stubbornness and over-protectiveness.
Dragos is, as one would expect from a dragon as old as the world itself, is quite the ultimate alpha-male, reminding me somewhat of Lachlain.
It is also full of great men for the heroines to fall in love with – whether it’s Curran, the great and terrible Beast Lord; Declan, the bluebood noble intent on protecting Rose and her siblings; William, the changeling who doubts his worth but wants nothing more than to be loved; and so many more.
Kate, as a heroine, reminds me of Cole because she is unquestionably a strong, kick-ass, take-charge and often sassy or sarcastic heroine.
She takes on all the challenges that come her way –including the previously mentioned sexy but scary Curran – and navigates her world of witches, shapeshifters, vampires, etc. with her trusty sword.
Like Cole, Jones has her own unique slant on figures in mythology.
In this case, she re-imagines the Grim Reaper and the battle between Heaven and Hell.
There isn’t as great a variety of creatures in Jones’ world, but what is there is well imagined and interesting – whether it is the various ghosts or spirits, those with psychic gifts, demons or the Grim Reaper herself.
It is still definitely a well-crafted world.
We have a snarky and sassy heroine who often finds herself in the thick of the trouble and a dark, dangerous and very alpha-male (with all those protective and possessive tendencies) hero for her to fall in love with.
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