Hi everyone! Before I get on to today's real post, I wanted to ask a favor. I haven't read much urban fantasy and would like to read more, but there's a catch. I tend to judge new genres (or sub-genre in this case) by the cover, so to speak. Unfortunately I've only been able to find one series that I felt I could stomach (the Dresden books by Jim Butcher) because everything else looks like some horrible cross between Twilight and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (i.e. paranormal romance thinly disguised by a vernier of action or mystery). I found a wonderful blog post while I was trying to find some worthwhile titles (seriously, it describes my perception of 98% of urban fantasy that I know of).
So, my request is this: will someone out there please recommend a few urban fantasy books sans paranormal romance? I'd really appreciate it!