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Old 03-30-2020, 02:55 AM   #31
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If fantasy is included and not all the books in a series have to be a big-R Romance, I'll also rec the Incryptid series by Seanan McGuire. Fun whimsical urban fantasy series about a contemporary world where cryptids are real, and there is a clash between cryptid hunters who want to kill them all, and those who want to protect the more harmless ones.

Also: Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series and spinoffs

Stephanie Burgis: Harwood Spellbook series

Outlander as recced above

Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series

The Graceling series has some romantic bits and is terrific (Kristin Cashore)

The Captive Prince - not to everyone's taste, but a lot of people love it

Paladin's Grace by T Kingfisher

Uprooted, Naomi Novik

Tamora Pierce, pretty much everything

Daughter of Smoke & Bone

Alyssa Cole's Off the Grid series

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Glamourist Histories series
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Old 03-30-2020, 04:29 AM   #32
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This makes me wonder if there are any Utopian SF works in which these two genres are NEVER conflated instead of ALWAYS, as is this case on this orb.
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SciFi series with female protagonists, with various degrees of romantic involvement:

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Warning: Stardoc novels contain huge amounts of torture. (Real, not in a BDSM way.) They are IMHO very very very far from "Romance".
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Old 03-30-2020, 03:25 PM   #34
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Are you sure we're talking about the same Stardoc series? My memory of it is not one of torture; it's basically space opera. It's not a cosy. The books aren't all sweetness and light, but the main character is a trauma doctor with an emotionally cold father, so there's darkness with the light in the stories and a whole bunch of aliens with different cultural mores.

There's a definite romantic story arc through the series.
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There's some romance in Julie Czerneda's Species Imperative books (Survival, Migration and Regeneration) but it's only a part of the larger story - perhaps not enough to satisfy someone looking primarily for romance.

Julie Czerneda's Clan Chronicles series (starting with the fourth book A Thousand Words for Stranger) contains an ongoing romance between two main characters. The series can be started at the fourth book, which if I remember correctly was the first one written.
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Are you sure we're talking about the same Stardoc series? My memory of it is not one of torture; it's basically space opera. It's not a cosy. The books aren't all sweetness and light, but the main character is a trauma doctor with an emotionally cold father, so there's darkness with the light in the stories and a whole bunch of aliens with different cultural mores.
Yes, I am sure. The main character is pretty much unkillable, and being in some kind of laboratory where an evil scientist hurts her in some way is a frequent occurence.

In one novel she is enslaved and marked with some kind of brand which she heals away and this brand is reapplied in a more and more painful way again and again. That kind of brutality is really a recurring theme in the novels.
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That wasn't my remembrance of the series, perhaps because I read a lot of urban fantasy and science fiction where violence is part of the characters' life experiences, so the fact that Cherijo copes/overcomes the bad things that occur in the books is what I takeaway from them, not that they occur. Then again, I read the books as an adult, so the things that happen to her over the course of the series didn't really cause any shock. I've read much worse.
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