Blog Tour (& Giveaway): Maria V. Snyder, author of Touch of Power!

I’m so excited to have the lovely Maria V. Snyder on the blog again today as part of her tour for her brand new fantasy, Touch of Power! Here she lists her Top Ten Book Series and is also offering a copy of Touch of Power to one lucky winner, so be sure to check out the giveaway details at the end of the post! Also, click here to enter Maria’s contest for the GRAND PRIZE, which is a $100 Spa Certificate! (THe contest winner will be announced on Jan. 19th)

Please welcome Maria to the blog!


This may come as a surprise since I write series, but I don’t often find book series that hold my interest long enough for me to finish. With a longer series, I rarely get past book three. Well, maybe this isn’t a total surprise to my readers as they’ve learned I write only three books in my series and then need to go on to something new and different.

And I don’t consider my books trilogies. To me, a trilogy is just one very long story spread out over three books, which means that middle book is all middle and nothing is resolved (drives me crazy). I like to think each of my books have a beginning, middle, and end with a resolution to the main conflict. There might be a few loose ends, but that’s life people!

Without further…er…ranting…here’s my list (yes, some of these are old – no comments, please ):

10 The Malloreon & The Belariad, by David Eddings

9 The Incarnations of Immortality, by Piers Anthony

8 Dragonsbane Series, by Barbara Hambly

7 Dragonriders of Pern, by Anne McCaffrey

6 The Nightrunner Series, by Lynn Flewelling

5 Percy Jackson & The Olympians, by Rick Riordan

4 The Sword of Heaven books, by Kate Elliott

The Darwath Trilogy, by Barbara Hambly (actually is 5 books)

2 The Morganville Vampire Series, by Rachel Caine

1 The Iron Fey Series, by Julie Kagawa

What is your favorite series?

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  1. Wow, it’s REALLY hard to pick just one favorite series. But lately I’ve been obsessed with Cinda Williams Chima’s Seven Realms series.

    Thanks for the giveaway & happy holidays!

  2. Well, always and forever Harry Potter. It’s magnificently written. I can’t think of anything to compare.

  3. It’s a tie between The Twilight Saga and The Mortal Instruments! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I haven’t really gotten through many series’ but loved The Vampire Chronicles.

  5. The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead is my favorite series. In fact I have done several re-readings and still plan to do more. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Wow, some great suggestions! I’ll be adding more to my TBR…

  7. I have so many series I like including The Secret Circle trilogy by L.J. Smith, and one series I am really looking forward to is The River of Time by Lisa T. Bergen.

  8. I love the Harry Potter series. I read them when I was pregnant and they were a great escape.

  9. Maria Dnyder’s Poison Stufy series is one of my absolute favorites:)

  10. Errr that would be *Snyder. Stupid autocorrect haha

  11. That is a really tough question but I would have to say Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead because it pulled me in from chaper one and the characters were so emotional adn believable.

  12. I love Andre Norton’ Witch World series, Jack Vance’s Dying Earth series, Octavia Butler’s Patternmaster series, Charles Saunders’ Imaro series, Jacqueline Lichtenberg’s Sime/Gen series, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s Count St. Germaine sereis, and so many more!

  13. That is really a tough question! I can narrow it down to 3 though: River of Time, The Hunger Games, and The Mortal Instruments! Thanks for an awesome giveaway:)

  14. How I would love to win a copy of TOUCH OF POWER, please. I have and love all of Maria V. Snyder’s other books. Thanks so much,
    Amy in NYC

  15. I would have to say most definitely the Harry Potter series. For now =)

    Thank you for the giveaway op!

    Happy Holidays!

  16. The Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent! Pure awesomeness. 🙂

  17. My favorite book series is The Study Series by Maria V. Snyder! One word: Valek

  18. I would say the Harry Potter series. Its to bad there will be no more

  19. I love the Twilight series.

  20. I have 2 favorite series, Song in the Silence by Elizabeth Kerner and the Study/Glass series by Maria V. Synder. I see the Study and Glass series as one continuous series. I love the characters, they go through such hard challenges and come out better people. I look forward to new books by these amazing authors with Extreme excitement!

  21. For me,the Magic Study Series is on my list of favorite series!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. I have quite a few favorite series but here are some of the top ones: Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse, Keri Arthur’s Riley Jensen, Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress, Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin, Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock, Maria V Snyder’s Glass, Kevin Hearne’s Iron Druid and Jaye Wells’ Sabrina Kane.

  23. To just pick one series is hard! But probably the Chronicles of Narnia. But maybe Harry Potter, or the Skolian Saga by Catherine Asaro. I just love books. 🙂

  24. Chelsea Hornbacher

    I also love the Morganville Vampire books by Rachel Caine!! 🙂 I like the Vampire Academy books by Richelle Mead!!! Love Harry Pottter, and The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins also her Hunger Games Trilogy. Jeaniene Frost’ Night Huntress books, Jennifer Estep’s Elemental Assassin and Mythos Academy series’. The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by JR Ward also the Midnight Breed Series by Lara Adrian. The In Death Series by JD Robb. The Soul Screamer Series by Rachel Vincent. There are so may great ones! 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  25. Adult series would be Jacqueline Carey’s “Kushiel” series.
    YA would be a toss up between The House of Night series by P.C. and Kirsten Cast and The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead.

  26. My favorite book series as of yet would be have to be The House of Night Series by P.C. Cast, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare series, and Nightshade series by Andrea Cremer Series. =)
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!! Happy Holidays!

  27. I’m going to have to read some of your suggestions. One of my favorites is Poison study, I recommend it to all my friends. I’m also a huge fan of the Hunger games series and Kristin Cashore’s Graceling and Fire. These are the books I find myself re-reading often.

  28. Ahh, who’s ready to hear the boring, typical response? Sorry, there’s just no way I can bring myself to say anything else.


    Thanks for the great interview and giveaway!

  29. *Guest post, not interview

  30. So many series…J.D. Robbs’ ‘In Death’, Eileen Wilks’ ‘World of the Lupi’, Thea Harrison’s ‘Elder Races’ novels, Mercedes Lackey’s Valdemar, of course the ‘Glass’ and ‘Study’ series, Dana Stabenow’s Kate Shugak books, Jim Butcher…oh the list could go on forever! No wonder there’s no room in the house for more bookshelves!

  31. The first ones that come to mind that I love are KM Moning’s Fever series, JD Robb’s In Death, and Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunters.

  32. It would be amazing to win a copy of TOP 🙂

  33. Cool giveaway!! 🙂

  34. Currently, my favorite series is the Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne. But I also like Elizabeth C. Bunce’s Thief Errant series. I also heard good things about the Study series so that one is on my to-reads list.

  35. my fav book series is the harry potter series. 🙂 then there’s also the mortal instruments and the guild hunter series.

  36. My favorite series is Tamora Pierce’s Immortals series–actually just about any of her series that take place in Tortall. LOVE THEM!!! Thank you for sharing some of your favorites–a couple of them made my favorite series list too, and I think I found a couple others I may have to check out!

  37. I couldn’t possible choose one series! I have so many that I love… The Mortal Instruments, Vampire Academy, Sookie Stackhouse…. I could go on!

  38. This sounds so good. I’ve read only good things. Thank you.

  39. My fav of all time would have to be Tamora Pierce’s series. All of them, they are all just that breathtaking to me.

  40. My favorite book series are the claidi journals by tanith lee, the princess series by dawn cook, and the glass series by maria v. snyder!

  41. In Maria’s novels the Inside Out series has to be my favorite! My favorite series of all time is a three way tie between the Uglies series, the Nicholas Flammel series, and the Mortal Instrumes/Infernal Devices series

  42. I enjoyed Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson and The Olympians” series very much and quite a bit of your books too. I love the cover of this new book and hope for a chance to win. Good luck on your knew book.

  43. I worship Cassie Clare and all her clever remarks. So basically, The Mortal Instruments series and The Infernal Devices trilogy are my fave 😀

  44. Tamora Pierce’s Alanna series has to be my fave, but Maria’s Inside Out duo make a close #2. 🙂

  45. Right now, my favorite series is The Night Huntress series or The Chicagoland Vampires series

  46. I have so many (and quite a few our yours, Maria :)) but lately I’ve been very crazy about the song of Fire and Ice (hopping on the band wagon, I know) series. I love how you put up the Percy Jackson series, I ADORE those novels 😀

  47. Love poisen study trilogy & also love glass trilogy

    please please do more books with Ari and Janco (love them)

    and also i really enjoyed moon ryder

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