I would suggest Southern Witch Series by Kimberly Frost. It is a paranormal romance(yes, that is a genre) but I just love the lead heroine, Tammy Jo. It's witty and good witch series. It's on going and the third book was released in January.
Book 1, Would-Be Witch
Book 2, Barely Bewitched
Book 3, Halfway Hexed
Another series is Elemental Assasins by Jennifer Estep. It is a violent series but the books are so well written and there is nothing weak about the lead character, Gin Blanco. Gin is probably the strongest female lead character I've read since Anita Blake. Quote about the series from the author's website.
I started the series on audiobook last year and fell in love with the series.The Elemental Assassin books are set in the fictional Southern metropolis of Ashland, where Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina meet in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. The books focus on Gin Blanco, an assassin codenamed the Spider who runs a barbecue restaurant called the Pork Pit in her spare time. Gin is also n elemental or person who can control one of the four elements – Air, Fire, Ice, and Stone. Gin has the rare gift of being able to control two elements, Ice and Stone in her case. Besides elementals like Gin, Ashland is also home to giants, dwarves, and vampires.
Spider's Bite (Elemental Assassin, #1)
Web of Lies (Elemental Assassin, #2)
Venom (Elemental Assassin, #3)
Another Assassin series that is really really good, Sabrina Kane series by Jaye Wells. Sabrina is assassin but she's half vampire and half mage which are mortal enemies in the book. So Sabrina has had a hard existence and she's considered an outsider on both communities.
Book 1, Red-Headed Stepchild
Book 2, A Mage In Black
Book 3, Green Eyed Demon.
I couldn't get into the Kelley Armstrong books. Funny how you read a werewolf series and didn't like alpha male thing(that's the whole werewolf culture/pack thing). I like a strong female lead, maybe that's why I don't read too many werewolf series, except for Kitty Norville.
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I love the library's "reserve" option - that way I can afford to try tons of different authors, including the great suggestions I've gotten here.
I've now started Vicious Circle by Linda Robertson. It's not bad, but so far it's pretty "witch light" and has tons (read too many) werewolves for my taste...