I am getting bored with the kinds of books I've been reading. I know exactly what kind of book I want to read, but it's rather difficult to come by. In fact, the only series I've read yet that meets the criteria for this kind of book was the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series, and it went really sour after Obsidian Butterfly. What I'm looking for is a romance. But not a Harlequin romance; I want something different. I want a more complex romance, with the plot woven around a fantasy, science fiction, or horror setting. I suppose a detailed thriller might be alright, but only as a last resort. I have a great love for dark, angsty romance. Sexual tension is also a must! I prefer lots of sexual tension to lots of sex scenes, as the tension makes it more satisfying when the other part comes about. I'm also big on sympathetic characters, ones that I really care about, and ones that are not black-and-white. Other than what I've already said, I'm pretty open-minded to any kind of suggestion. PLEASE help me!