Top 75 Best Paranormal Romance Books to Read

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Top 75 Best Paranormal Romance NovelsSave

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Hot Shifter Summer: Limited Edition 12 Book Box SetHot Shifter Summer by Haley Weir

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Cursed Prince (Night Elves Trilogy Book 1)Cursed Prince (Night Elves Trilogy Book 1) by C. N. Crawford
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Suddenly Psychic: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Novel (Glimmer Lake Book 1)Suddenly Psychic: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Novel by Elizabeth Hunter
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Her Dragon Captor (Her Dragon King Duet Book 1): 50 Loving States, North Dakota Pt. 1 (Alpha Future 5)Her Dragon Captor (Her Dragon King Duet Book 1) by Theordora Taylor
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Hot Shifter Summer

Hot Shifter Summer: Limited Edition 12 Book Box Set

Author: Haley Weir

The hottest box set if you’re stuck in the house this 2020 summer. Enigmatic dads, viking lords, scandalous dating agencies and other totally addicting characters. A great bargain that contains multiple series! This one will keep you occupied for days on end.

Bite Me

Bite Me: (Bitten, Book 1)

Author: C. C. Wood

Donna had it all, the life that everyone thinks they crave—until she didn’t. Trying to pick up the pieces and get her “perfect” life back in order, Donna meets Connor, a man whose dark and mysterious ways fit perfectly with his claim that he’s a vampire. Once Donna realizes he’s serious, she has to choose between rebuilding her perfect life or building something else all together.

Author: Terry Bolryder

Nathan Lancaster is a dragon shifter billionaire who falls hard for Lillian Goss. Lillian isn’t interested in falling in love; she’s more interested in uncovering the secrets of the Lancaster family. Nathan invites her to his mansion to give her the full scoop, and Lillian finds she can’t resist the sexy, mysterious man. Secrets, stalkers, and danger lurk behind every corner.

Shattered Silence (Darkstar Mercenaries Book 2)

Shattered Silence (Darkstar Mercenaries Book 2)

Author: Anna Carven

A sexy silver alien hero named Enki has completed his most recent mission. Now, his only mission is to battle the demons within- until he hears a distress signal from the Sector 9. It’s a human woman named Layla and he knows he must risk it all to save her. What he never expects is the love story that unfolds.

Single Daddy Dragons

Single Daddy Dragons Box Set

Author: Haley Weir

Protective shifters that will protect their mates by ANY means necassary. A 4-book box set filled with scandal, steam and heartwarming HEAs.

Adelaide's Fate (Her Fate Series Book 1)

Blackout (Crossbreed Series Book 5)

Author: G. Bailey

When shifter Adelaide loses her parents, she’s responsible for protecting her younger sister and keeping them both safe from those who hunt their kind. They move into an old house left for them by their parents where they meet their next-door neighbors, a group of men each as sexy as the last who aren’t quite as human as they appear. Addie finds herself entangled with these men and all the dangers that threaten everyone in her life.

Caveman Alien's Trap: A SciFi Alien Fated Mates Romance (Caveman Aliens Book 5)

Caveman Alien's Trap (Caveman Aliens Book 5)

Author: Calista Skye

When Caroline is trapped on an alien caveman planet, she feels hopeless, knowing these aliens are only interested in impregnating human women. But, when Xark’on sees the woman he’s caught, he finds himself completely mesmerized by her beauty. Steamy scenes and plenty of danger make an exciting love story between the alien warrior and the woman he’s fallen for.

Power of Five: Reverse Harem Fantasy, Book 1

Power of Five: Power of Five, Book 1

Author: Alex Lidell

Lera is just trying to survive her life as an orphan taken in by a cruel master. The forest is the boundary between the human world and the immortal world, and one day that boundary is crossed when four fae warriors appear for Lera. They’re magically bound to her as their fifth warrior, despite her being human. What they find is that their bond is more powerful and dangerously sexy than they could’ve expected.

Lost to the Night

Lost to the Night (The Brotherhood Series, Book 1)

Author: Adele Clee

This delightfully well-written vampire romance tantalizes readers with not only the sparking hot chemistry between protagonists Alexander Cole and Evelyn Bromwell but also the classic tale of a choice between two worlds. Should Evelyn marry the man she’s supposed to and settle down into a predictably fine life, or should she follow her heart and desire for a man who has blocked himself away from the world? This book brings well-developed characters that really shine in a complex and intriguing story.

Lucifer's Daughter (Queen of the Damned Book 1)

Lucifer's Daughter: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance (Damned Magic and Divine Fates: Queen of the Damned Book 1)

Author: Kel Carpenter

When Ruby Morningstar lands herself in jail, she’s bailed out by a deliciously sexy stranger who flips her life upside down. Ruby is half-succubus and her handsome new friend begins to open her eyes to lies she’s been told her whole life. She meets the notorious four horsemen of the apocalypse and her attraction to them is irresistible.  This reverse harem urban fantasy romance is loaded with explicit sex and plenty of action as Ruby and the four horsemen face danger like never before.

Author: Bella Forrest

Praised for having a similar tension and draw as the Twilight series but with deeper characters, this book follows Sofia Claremont’s adventure as she is kidnapped to an enchanted island on her seventeenth birthday. With her only hope for protection being tied up in a connection to the vampire whose harem she now inhabits, Sofia will have to use all of her wits and charms to stay alive.

Builder Bear: A Shifters in Love Fun & Flirty Romance (Silverbacks and Second Chances Book 6)

Builder Bear: A Shifters in Love Fun & Flirty Romance (Silverbacks and Second Chances Book 6)

Author: Harmony Raines

It’s time for Haley to move forward with her life after getting out of an abusive marriage. Money is tight, so when her ceiling collapses it only adds more stress to her life. That is, until,  a handyman named Buck walks into her kitchen and into her life. Buck is a bear shifter who finds that his heart roars for Haley and her two daughters. Can Haley learn to love again and have a happily ever after with Buck?

Bound Spirit: Book One of The Bound Spirit Series)

Bound Spirit: Book One of The Bound Spirit Series

Author: H.A. Wills

In this slow burn reverse harem, Callie finally is free from her abusive father and moves to Oregon to start fresh, hoping to leave her trauma behind. This is where she meets total hotties Felix, Connor, Kaleb, Donavan, and Nolan- there’s something about them that is out-of-this-world. They have paranormal powers and help Callie find that she just might, too. As Callie attempts to heal her past wounds, she discovers this world has more to offer than she could’ve imagined.

Vampire Girl

Vampire Girl

Author: Karpov Kinrade

When Arianna Spero’s mother ends up in a coma that reveals her past deal with the devil, Arianna is ready to save her mother’s life by risking her own. She knew her choice would be dangerous, but she didn’t know it would lead her to the most unexpected of romances. Praised for its complex portrayal of romance, intense character development, and meaningful exploration of how Arianna adapts to her new world, this book is a thrilling read.

The Hunt

The Hunt

Author: Susan Bliler

Vesa Watson has been captured by wolf shifters during the hunt, a tradition for the pack that has her and the other women trapped. She refuses to back down or show weakness, desperate to be free from these shifters who want to force her into an arranged marriage. Then, she catches the eye of Haddix BloodMoon, who is drawn to her strength and dominance.  Vesa never planned to fall for her captor, but Haddix rocks her world, and not just in the bedroom.

Awakened (Vampire Awakenings 1)

Awakened (Vampire Awakenings 1)

Author: Brenda K. Davies

This is a classic tale of a dark bad boy with a secret to hide and the irresistable woman he knows he should leave alone . . . but can’t. The setting is a college campus, and it follows college senior Sera who is having trouble with her boyfriend, leaving her feeling exposed and vulnerable. That’s when she meets Liam at his frat house. Read along as Sera finds out who Liam really is, wondering if the love they’ve built up to this point will be enough to keep them together.

Author: Jenna Wolfhart

Shapeshifter Bree is being forced to train with the Dark Fae so that they can use her as a weapon. What she really wants is to take down the Dark Fae. Then, there are the four fae men who are incredibly irresistible despite their determination to cause chaos in Bree’s life. Bree wants to resist their game of cat-and-mouse and show them she can stand her own ground. This sexy tale is full of action and steam that will make you wish you were part of this world.

Real Men Snarl (Real Men Romance | Paranormal Werewolf Romance) (Real Men Shift Book 2)

Real Men Snarl (Real Men Romance | Paranormal Werewolf Romance) (Real Men Shift Book 2)

Author: Celia Kyle and Marina Maddix

Ally Rose is a wolf shifter who wants nothing to do with any others of her kind. When Kade Blackwood finds himself in a small Georgia town, he smells her- his mate. It’s Ally, and he’ll do anything he has to do to protect her from the wolf that hunts her. Will Ally learn to trust Kade and find a happily ever after with the sexy, dominant alpha?


Moonshade (Vampire Conclave: Book 1) Paranormal Vampire Romance

Author: S.J. West

Sarah Marcel has been feeling restless and confused until she meets a man she thinks is the answer to her problems. But when Julian disappears, her attempts to get him back unravel some deep mysteries. She realizes that her family held some dark secrets, and now her responsibilities to the past are catching up with her.

Born in Fire (Fire and Ice Trilogy Book 1)

Born in Fire (Demon Days, Vampire Nights World Book 1)

Author: K.F. Breene

Reagan is a supernatural bounty hunter who knows better than to fraternize with the enemy. When she meets an elder vampire named Darius who offers her a job (and isn’t too bad to look at, either), she accepts the offer, desperate for a payday. What unfolds is a magical journey of lies uncovered and secrets revealed that will change Reagan’s life and identity eternally.

My Familiar Stranger (Knights of Black Swan Book 1)

My Familiar Stranger: FIVE TIME WINNER BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES (Knights of Black Swan Book 1)

Author: Victoria Danann

Elora Laiken is slipping through dimensions until she lands among a society of ancient vampire hunters. She’s not doing so badly for herself- she has extra-abilities and three different suitors. There’s a heroic knight who saved her life, a wildly sexy elf, and a six-hundred-year-old vampire who is hotter than hot despite his cold skin. Who will you be rooting for as Elora’s heart is pulled in several directions at once?

Author: Amelia Jade

Sergeant Linny Cantor had no plans to participate in the military base talent show.  She’s determined to win a month of paid leave, but a deliciously sexy dragon shifter named Rokk keeps getting in her way. Sure, he has a way with words and a hard body she imagines pressing into her. But, someone wants Linny dead and Rokk is the only one who can protect her. Will Rokk be able to save his mate?

Ronan (The Protectors Series) Book #12

Ronan (The Protectors Series) Book #12

Author: Teresa Gableman

A beautiful witch and a vampire cowboy? The unlikely couple you didn’t know you needed. When VC Ronan McDonald meets Kira Grail, he is taken aback by the witch’s absolute beauty. Together, Ronan and Kira must fight for their lives and take down the evil warlock Orjyll. During their enthralling yet dangerous adventure, Kira tells herself she’ll keep her hands off Ronan, but that proves to be an impossible task.

Sold to the Alpha: A BBW Wolf-Shifter Romance (Alma Venus Shifter-Brides Book 1)

Sold to the Alpha: A BBW Wolf-Shifter Romance (Alma Venus Shifter-Brides Book 1)

Author: Cara Wylde

In a world where human women are sold as brides to shifter men, Avelyn lives at a boarding school where she’s taught to be the perfect mate. When alpha werewolf Max Blackmore comes to the boarding school, he’s immediately captivated by Avelyn and knows she’s the one he wants to bring home. She doesn’t want to live her life as a shifter’s bride, but Max is so tantalizingly sexy and smooth that it may just make her change her mind.

Fated (Dark Protectors Book 1)

Fated (Dark Protectors)

Author: Rebecca Zanetti

Cara Paulsen is a smart and sexy scientist who would do anything to protect her daughter. Enter the dangerously hot Talen, a 300-year-old vampire, who attempts to kidnap them both. The kidnapping doesn’t go as planned when Talen realizes Cara is his fated mate. Cara may not be able to resist his touch, despite the danger that comes along with it.

Blood Bond: 1 (Blood Bond Saga)

Blood Bond: 1 (Blood Bond Saga)

Author: Helen Hardt

Dante Gabriel is finally free. After escaping a life in captivity, he has a thirst can only be quenched by human blood. He follows the scent of blood to the nearest blood bank, where he meets ER Nurse Erin Hamilton.  Dante is infatuated with Erin, addicted to her scent and her touch. Erin finds she can’t resist the dangerously handsome stranger, but dark secrets at every turn could flip their lives upside down.

Wild Hunger (An Heirs of Chicagoland Novel)

Wild Hunger (An Heirs of Chicagoland Novel Book 1)

Author: Chloe Neill

Elisa Sullivan and Connor Keene come from entirely different worlds, forbidden from being with each other. Elisa is the only vampire child ever born, but with that comes a dark secret. Her heart belongs to the prince of his pack, Connor Keene. The two find each themselves infatuated with each other despite how many rules it breaks. When old feuds rise from the surface, these star-crossed lovers must make choices that will change everything.

The Thief (Black Dagger Brotherhood)

The Thief: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood

Author: J.R. Ward

Sola is running from her dangerous past, looking to turn over a new leaf. There is one part of her she can’t live without- Assail, the man her heart beats for. She doesn’t know his secret- he’s a vampire from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. When his life is on the line, Sola must risk it all for the man she loves.  Will Sola be able to protect not just her loved ones, but her own heart?

Dark Stranger The Dream (The Children Of The Gods Paranormal Romance Series Book 1)

Dark Stranger The Dream (The Children Of The Gods Paranormal Romance Book 1)

Author: I.T. Lucas

Paranormal foresight is both a gift and a curse for Syssi, a mortal seeress. In her dreams, she sees a mysterious stranger both alluring yet dangerous. When she is hired at a neuroscience lab, her life changes forever. Her boss is an immortal who pulls her into a world where there are warring factions of the near-immortals. Then, Syssi meets Kian, and she recognizes him as the stranger from her dreams. Syssi and Kian are magnetically pulled to each other, but they’d have to risk it all to be together.

Court of Shadows: (A Demons of Fire and Night Novel) (Institute of the Shadow Fae Book 1)

Court of Shadows (Shadow Fae Book 1)

Author: C.N. Crawford

Arianna wants to have a night out with her girls, but it’s hard to live a regular life when you’re a warrior fae. She meets a guy while she’s out- a dangerously sexy assassin named Ruadan who wants to end her life. He lets her live if she agrees to train at the Institute of the Shadow Fae. The heat turns all the way up between Arianna and Ruadan, but Arianna will have to make choices that could change it all.

House of Darken (Secret Keepers Series Book 1)

House of Darken (Secret Keepers Series)

Author: Jaymin Eve

When Emma moves to the small town of Astoria, Oregon, she is told not to fraternize with the elites, especially her bad-boy neighbor, Lexen Darken. Emma’s guardians disappear and she gets to know her neighbors and his equally handsome brothers. A friendship turns into something much steamier as the witty and smart Emma finds she can’t resist the boys. Secrets of the town, the Darken boys, and the disappearance of her guardians leaves Emma’s world rocked.

Ruadri (Immortal Highlander, Clan Skaraven Book 3): A Scottish Time Travel Romance

Ruadri (Immortal Highlander, Clan Skaraven Book 3): A Scottish Time Travel Romance

Author: Hazel Hunter

Emeline McAra has a tender heart but her tough side is growing with her anger. Held captive by the Skaraven Clan, she finds herself desperate to escape, yet also lusting over the clan’s shaman, the gorgeous Ruadri. Being together could mean a war and total devastation, but they need each other in more ways they ever could have predicted.

Rogue Cyborg (Interstellar Brides: The Colony Book 6)

Rogue Cyborg

Author: Grace Goodwin

Makarios of Kronos is a rebel smuggler who gets captured by the Hive. When he manages to escape to another type of prison, the Colony, he has a chance at freedom. Making a deal with the gorgeous, sharp-witted witch Gwendolyn Fernandez is his best chance, but Gwen is being pursued by the Hive Nexus who wants her to himself. Though Makarios and Gwen find there’s a firey hot connection between them, danger threatens to destroy everything they have.

Her Alpha Mismatch (Matchmaker Book 3)

Her Alpha Mismatch (Matchmaker Book 3)

Author: Emilia Hartley

Regina Woodward, a fierce fox shifter, has just about given up on love until her best friend Nessa has the wild idea to set her up with Oscar Torres. Oscar is a brick wall emotionally, not willing to let Regina in. Oh, and he’s an alpha bear shifter. No one in her family would approve, but as she gets to know Oscar, she finds herself falling harder than she ever expected.

Imprisoned: Brides of the Kindred 22

Imprisoned: Book 22 in the Brides of the Kindred Gender Bender hot Alien Warrior Romance series

Author: Evangeline Anderson

Lady Arianna Blackthorn is going to risk everything to save her brother from BleakHall prison, a dangerous triple max security prison where only the worst of the worst are locked up. Using hologram technology, she disguises herself as a boy to sneak into the men’s only prison. Commander Lathe is also undercover in the prison, hoping to expose the cruelties that occur within BleakHall’s walls. He isn’t sure what it is, but he becomes infatuated with the “boy” who seems rather like a woman to him- his smell, his touch. Will Ari be able to keep her secret and accomplish what she set out to do, or will she blow it all for Lathe?

Wings of Ice: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance. (Protected by Dragons Book 1)

Wings of Ice (Her Guardian's Series Book 5)

Author: G. Bailey

Isola Dragice must escape from the war breaking out at her home on earth, so she returns to the world of dragons. It’s here where she must enroll in Dragca Academy. Four guards are assigned to protect her, but they become much more than just her protectors. This steamy reverse harem romance will have you feeling as hot as dragon’s fire.

Institute of Magic (Dragon's Gift: The Druid Book 1)

Institute of Magic (Dragon's Gift: The Druid Book 1)

Author: Linsey Hall

Even though legend has it that Ana is supposed to be a powerful dragon god, she’s struggling to find the magic within. So much so that she’s failing out of the Undercover Protectorate’s magical institute. Her last chance to earn her place at the institute is winning an extremely dangerous race across the world with the help of the magically sexy mage Lachlan. She finds herself mesmerized by him, but can she survive long enough for them to be together?

Author: Joanna Mazurkiewicz

Catherine is a natural born fighter and slayer of dragons. She’s next in line for the crown but doesn’t want the responsibility. Her world is shaken when her sister Lucy is kidnapped by dragon shifters.  Her only option? Make a deal with three princes of a neighboring kingdom. If she picks one as a mate, they’ll help rescue her sister. Each prince drives her wild on their journey as the heat turns up. She’ll have to pick one sexy prince as her mate, but only if they survive their mission.

Author: Renee Rose

Ashley is shocked when the hunky CEO of her company, Ben, asks her to be his personal assistant. On top of that, Ashley’s sister has just been kidnapped and the only way she can get her back is to be part of a ploy to destroy Ben and his company. Ben is infatuated with the beautiful human, and his inner wolf is desperate to protect her. He kidnaps her to keep her safe and close, and while Ashley is resistant, she doesn’t mind the spanking he gives her to put her in her place. As the sparks fly, the danger also grows. Will Ashley be able to save her sister and have a happily ever after with the werewolf billionaire?

Bear in a Bookshop (Bodyguard Shifters Book 3)

Bear in a Bookshop (Bodyguard Shifters)

Author: Zoe Chant

Melody is an introverted librarian looking for her perfect match- and he must love books. What she doesn’t anticipate is her perfect match being a tough, tattooed ex-con with a grade school education. Gunnar is trying to piece his life back together after being thrown in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. The sexy bear shifter is absolutely smitten with the beautiful human and Melody finds she can’t resist him, either. Will the two lovers from opposite sides of the tracks find their HEA?

Desired by the Bear - Book 1: BBW Werebear Shifter Romance

Desired by the Bear - Book 1: BBW Werebear Shifter Romance (Northeast Kingdom Bears 8)

Author: V. Vaughn

Follow the four women of the Ouellette bear shifter clan, Nadia, Izzy, Kelsey, and Tally, on their whirlwind journeys to love, safety, and happiness. Each develops their own romantic adventure with a total dreamboat in their search for their true mates. These shifter men and shifter women can barely keep their paws off each other in this steamy saga that is sure to make your heart melt.

Taming Chaos (Darkstar Mercenaries Book 1)

Taming Chaos (Darkstar Mercenaries Book 1)

Author: Anna Carven

Travel to Zarhab Groht with a silver sexy alien warrior Torin Mardak on a dangerous mission to get deadly Calladium weapons off the street. His focus is tested when he meets a group of humans, one in particular named Steph who catches his eye. She’s beautiful, curvy, and irresistible to Torin. Can Torin protect her from the great dangers of the Nine Galaxies?

The Soul Summoner

The Soul Summoner

Author: Elicia Hyder

Sloan Jordan can see people in a spectacular way- with just a glance at a photo, she can see a person’s soul. Her power is called into action when 11 women are murdered in North Carolina. On the hunt for a killer with the sexy detective Nathan McNamara, Sloan meets a mysterious stranger. For the first time, she cannot see his soul. She’s puzzled yet pulled to him. As the mystery unravels, Sloan’s heart and strength are challenged in ways she never could’ve seen coming.

Marked and Mated: An Alpha Shifter Romance (Wayward Mates Book 2)

Marked and Mated: An Alpha Shifter Romance (Wayward Mates Book 2)

Author: Delta James

Darby Callan is going to have a mate, whether she likes it or not. Jean-Michel Gautier, a sexy alpha pack leader, is going to make her his mate and make sure that she likes it. He’ll pleasure her in ways she’s never before dreamt, spanking her and leaving her out of breath and begging for more. But, when a demon from Darby’s past comes back to haunt her, will Jean-Michel be able to keep his mate safe?

Kayne (A Sci Fi Alien Abduction Romance): The Force Series: Book 3

Kayne (A Sci Fi Alien Abduction Romance): The Force Series: Book 3

Author: Mira Maxwell

During an undercover mission,  Kayne rescues Sarina from a life of slavery she was forced into after abduction. He’s immediately drawn to the stunning woman, and she, too, finds herself falling for him. Kayne would follow her to the ends of the galaxy, but would he follow her to the one place he swore he’d never go- back home to Gaia?

Persuade: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance: Blood Persuasion Book 1

Persuade: Blood Persuasion Book 1

Author: Wendi Wilson

Savanna James is okay with sitting by herself at lunch. It’s what she’s used to- being an outsider. Then, she meets the Patton brothers, who happen to be Alts, with their dark hair and silver eyes. They’re quite like vampires in a world where vampires supposedly don’t exist. The Patton brothers worship Savanna, and her life will never be the same with the three boys by her side and in her bed.

Panther Sentinel: (BBW Paranormal Shapeshifter Romance) (Panther Ink Book 3

Panther Sentinel (Panther Ink Book 3)

Author: Ruby Shae

Grayson Devereaux is a panther shifter who believes he’s destined for a life of loneliness, not deserving someone to love after the things he’s done and the people’s he hurt. Yet, destiny seems to have another plan when it brings Zoe Watson into his life. Zoe isn’t interested in romance after the loss of her father and finding out her boyfriend is a total jerk. Zoe and Grayson are meant for each other, but is love enough or will their demons ruin their HEA?

Redemption of a Wolf (Red Dead Mayhem Book 4)

Redemption of a Wolf (Red Dead Mayhem Book 4)

Author: T.S. Joyce

Trina Chapman, mountain lion shifter and mostly recently a bar owner, is hoping to make enough money to pay the bills and get her life on track. She has a lot on her plate, and the rogue werewolf lurking around her bar isn’t helping. His name is Kade, and as Trina gets to know the troublemaker, she finds herself falling harder and harder for him. What she doesn’t know is just how out of control Kade’s wolf is. He’s desperate to keep her protected, but what if he can’t protect her from himself?

The Vampire Gift 1: Wards of Night

The Vampire Gift 1 Wards of Night: Vampire Novel Series for Teens

Author: E.M. Knight

17 year old Eleira’s world is flipped upside down when she wakes up in an unfamiliar place in the California Redwoods. She’s suddenly in the supernatural world of vampires and magic where she must fight for her survival. Three dangerously handsome vampires find themselves infatuated with Eleira and will do anything to protect her. Dark secrets await at every turn as Eleira seeks safety, and maybe even a H.E.A.

Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant Book 1)

Iron and Magic (Iron Covenant Book 1)

Author: Ilona Andrews

Hugh d’Ambray is not the warrior he used to be after being cast away by the one man he served for so long. When he finds out hunters are coming for his loyal soldiers, the Iron Dogs, he will fight to the death to protect them. Elara Harper is caught in between the world of the humans and the immortals, and needs to stop a deathly war from being waged on Earth. Hugh and Elara realize they may be able to help each other, but there’s danger that threatens to destroy them, their plans, and their budding romance.

A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 1)

A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 1)

Author: Deborah Harkness

Dr. Diana Bishop is hesitant to practice magic- even if she is a descendant of witches. When she accidentally uncovers an ancient alchemical manuscript, the enchanted book summons an underworld. Now delving headfirst into a magical adventure with the deliciously handsome 1,500 year old vampire Matthew Clairmont, Diana will learn about herself and her powers. Demons, witches, and vampires alike want to get their hands on the powerful book, and Matt and Diana must stop an interspecies supernatural war from breaking out.

Alpha's Duty (Code of the Alpha)

Alpha's Duty (Code of the Alpha Book 4)

Author: Lola Gabriel

Dr. Ferren Daniels has a normal, happy life until one night she stops to help an injured animal. What she never could’ve expected is a bite from a wolf shifter that slowly begins to transform her. Alpha bad boy Kodiak Wylde runs his pack with authority and strength. They tell him they think they’ve found the woman who has been hunting their kind- Ferren. His heart tells him they’ve got it all wrong, amongst other feelings he has for Ferren, yet the evidence doesn’t back it. Will Kodiak be able to follow his heart, all while protecting the ones he loves?

Bound to the Alpha (Hollow Earth Dragons)

Bound to the Alpha (Hollow Earth Dragons Book 2)

Author: Juniper Hart

Life is but a dream for Kennedy Solstice when her crush, Owen Parker, notices her back. The handsome bad boy had resigned himself to a life of loneliness until the dragon shifter set his eyes and heart on Kennedy. Unfortunately for the new couple, there are dark forces working to destroy their happily ever after. Between Kennedy’s father, an Alpha Lycan, and the beast that wants to make her his, Kennedy and Owen will find out just how strong their love is.

Unchained (Nephilim Rising Book 1)

Unchained: Nephilim Rising

Author: J. Lynn

Lily Marks just wants to take a moment to relax from her complicated life. A demon-hunter involved in a forbidden fling with a fallen angel, Julian, Lily is used to a dangerous lifestyle. When the Sanctuary where she works suspects her of being a traitor, all hell breaks loose for Lily. Lily just wants to be with Julian, but she suddenly has bigger worries- like surviving.

Of Ashes And Sin: A Reverse Harem Shifter Romance (Fire Trails Book 1)

Of Ashes And Sin: A Shifter Fantasy Romance (Fire Trails Book 1)

Author: K. N. Knight and Ariana Hawkes

After the last Phoenix perishes, Ranger Mason must continue to hustle to survive. A shifter who doesn’t yet know what her animal will be, Ranger meets three sexy shifter friends that change her life forever. Rael, Zain, and Oran are sure Ranger holds the key to bringing fire back to their world. Her heart belongs to the sexy new men in her life, but she has a mission. Their connection is firey hot, but will that be enough to bring the element of fire back to the world?

Unchained (Nephilim Rising Book 1)

Forbidden Queens: The Fated Wings Series Book 4

Author: C.R. Jane

Eva Taylor is woken up by the devilishly handsome Prince Aiden to find all of her memories have been wiped. Eva is a queen, or at least that what she’s told. As Aiden helps her to rediscover herself and her powers, Eva begins to piece together her past, her lovers try to reconnect with her as well. There’s plenty of jealousy between Damon, Mason, and Beckham as they fight for her affection. Eva will see her life in a whole new way as her heart and mind are put to the test.

The Girl Who Sees (Sasha Urban Series Book 1)

The Girl Who Sees (Sasha Urban Series Book 1)

Author: Dima Zales

Sasha Urban considers herself to be a regular girl. She works at an investment firm during the day and follows her dreams to be a magician, working as an illusionist at night. But her magic becomes more real than she could have ever anticipated when she has her first real vision, and it isn’t good. The world of the supernatural is encroaching upon her own world, and chaos is coming. Will Sasha be able to use her newly discovered powers for good?

Touched - The Caress of Fate: A Dark Romantic Fantasy

Touched - The Caress of Fate: A YA Gothic Romance (Touched Saga Book 1)

Author: Elisa S. Amore

Evan is a Soldier of Death. His job is to collect the souls of humans and bring them to the other side. When he meets Gemma, he’s overcome with a warm, strange feeling he’s never felt before. He’s immediately drawn to her and can’t imagine taking her soul. If Evan doesn’t do his job, chaos will ensue and there will be trouble. Gemma and Evan’s love is strong, but will their story end with a happy ever after or supernatural destruction?

Inception: A Dark Paranormal Romance (The Marked Saga Book 1)

Inception (The Marked Saga Book 1)

Author: Bianca Scardoni

When Jenna Blackburn relocates to Hollow Hills, she’s hoping to recover from the trauma of witnessing her father’s murder. She’s certain he was murdered by a vampire, but nobody will take her seriously. Hoping to have a normal, uncomplicated life and even a little romance, Jenna begins her life in Hollow Hills. It’s there where she begins to uncover the supernatural secrets of who- and what- she really is.

Briar's Mate (Shifters Forsaken Book 2)

Briar's Mate (Shifters Forsaken Book 2)

Author: Mia Taylor

Briar Pendleson isn’t having much luck in the romance department, so he focuses all of his energy on his work at Branch Technology. Everything changes the day Berlin Matthews moves upstairs from him and shakes up his life. Berlin and Briar have an intense connection and plenty of explosive chemistry, but it isn’t all smooth sailing. Berlin has a dark secret, and suddenly her life is becoming more dangerous than ever. Will bear shifter Briar and his mate Berlin have a chance at an H.E.A. or will the darkness overpower them?

Storm Harem: House of Storms (Reverse Harem Romance) (Dragon Guardians Book 5)

Storm Harem: House of Storms (Dragon Shifter Romance) (Dragon Guardians Book 5)

Author: Scarlett Grove

After a bad breakup, real estate agent Krista Wilder finds herself distracted by three deliciously handsome men who want to buy a multi-million dollar home through her. What she doesn’t know is the three men, Yuki, Akash, Ragnar are dragon shifters who have claimed her as their mate. The only problem is deciding between her three sexy suitors and the vampire that wants them dead.

Unchained: Feathers and Fire Book 1

Unchained: Feathers and Fire Book 1

Author: Shayne Silvers

Callie Penrose is a wizard in training. When she becomes responsible for bidding on a Heavenly spear, she’s up against the infamous Nate Temple, billionaire wizard. They must come together to fight on the same side when supernatural creatures attack the auction to steal the spear. Callie will find out more about herself and her heart than she ever could’ve expected.

Royal Dragon (The Bride Hunt Book 1)

Royal Dragon (The Bride Hunt Book 1)

Author:  Charlene Hartnady

Because dragon shifters are a dying bread, King Blaze reinvokes the old tradition of The Hunt. Male dragon shifters from competing tribes will hunt human women in search of the perfect mate. Coal wants nothing to do with the small, weak, human women but finds himself entangled with one of the beautiful captives, Julie. He swore he didn’t want to mate or be a part of any of this, but Coal feels a new fire burning from within.

Author:  Sky Winters

Dixie has had it with the men in her life, from her emotionally abusive father to her jerk boyfriend who wants to pressure her to lose her virginity. She moves to New Orleans to start fresh as a nanny and meets Deacon, hot dad and total charmer. Now, Dixie wants to touch him and be touched in ways she’s never been with a man before. But, this dragon shifter may just be a risk too hot to handle.

Black Crow (The Raven Series Book 2)

The Raven Series 2: Black Crow

Author:  J.L. Weil

Piper’s life as a banshee and the White Raven puts her in many difficult situations, but none as difficult as that of her heart. She’s engaged, but not to the person she loves. In fact, it’s his brother. Piper’s heart belongs to Zane Hunter, but their forbidden relationship is as dangerous as it is heart melting. Shocking secrets are revealed and Piper will not only have to keep her heart safe but her loved ones, too.

The Dragon Warrior's Baby: A Paranormal Romance (Separated by Time Book 2)

The Dragon Warrior's Baby: A Paranormal Romance (Separated by Time Book 2)

Author:  Jasmine Wylder

Dragons couldn’t actually exist, or at least that’s what Misty thought until she spent one night of endless pleasure with a dragon shifter. Volcant, head of the King’s guard, is a sexy alpha warrior who ends up stuck a year into the future while on the hunt for an assassin and a kidnapped princess.  In the future, he meets Misty and her infant, but is terribly mistaken about who they are. Will Volcant and Misty be able to pick up where they left off or will Volcant’s foggy memories end up leading them to doom?

The Vampire's Slave (Tales of Vampires Book 1)

The Vampire's Slave (Tales of Vampires Book 1)

Author:  Zara Novak

When Claire lets her new neighbor into her apartment one late night, she never could’ve anticipated who and what he is. His name is Eric Belmont, a bachelor vampire from a powerful family. The sexy, intriguing stranger has been waiting to get his hands on Claire because she has the special gift of being able to breed with vampires. Eric takes Claire as his slave back to his castle for the mating ritual, but danger threatens them at every corner. Will devilishly handsome bachelor be able to keep his captive lover safe?

Eternity (Descendants of Ra: Book 1)

Eternity (Descendants of Ra Book 1)

Author:  Tmonique Stephens

Being immortal has made finding love a difficult task for the incredibly handsome Roman Nicolis. Each time he finds love, he loses her. When he meets Stella Walker, he’s certain that she’s the reincarnation of his soul mate. Stella doesn’t know if she should trust or fear the sexy stranger who just saved her life, but soon they’ll both find out that being together might be the key to their survival.

Spark of Intent (Phoenix Rising Book 3)

Spark of Intent (Phoenix Rising Book 3)

Author:  Harper Wylde

Nix finds herself in an intriguing yet dangerous world of shifters, where demons haunt her and nothing is as it seems. Her sexy crew of men stays by her side, each capable of shifting into a mythological creature. There’s no lack of steamy scenes, humor, and adventure in this exciting journey for Nix and the men who would do anything for her. But, can they keep her safe from the horrors of their world?

Hungry for Her Wolves: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance

Hungry for Her Wolves

Author:  Tara West

Amara is content to live her life as a lone wolf until a mysterious stranger demands to meet with her. Luc is a wolf shifter who traveled hundreds of miles, following his scent to find his mate. Amara is undoubtedly turned on by Luc, no matter how badly she wants to maintain her independence. When his tall, deliciously handsome and charming brothers show up, all bets are off. Amara wants to be with the shifters and let her body feel the pleasure they can give her, but will the dark secrets from her past destroy their shot at an H.E.A.?

The Alpha's Pack (Kit Davenport Book 6)

The Alpha's Pack (Kit Davenport Book 6)

Author:  Tate James

In the final installment of the addictive Kit Davenport series, Kit seeks vengeance on those who have hurt her loved ones. She was once unstoppable as the thief known as The Fox. Now, she must fight her enemies and keep her men safe. There’s plenty of steam between Kit and her sexy shifter lovers, as well as suspense and intrigue as she seeks justice once and for all.

Shadow Wings (The Darkest Drae Book 2)

Shadow Wings (The Darkest Drae Book 2)

Author:  Raye Wagner and Kelly St. Clare

As fae Ryn comes into her powers, she’s in more danger than ever. The Emperor of Draecon is a dragon shifter out for her blood. When Ryn meets Phaetyn prince Tyrikk, it seems like he brings safety with him. Yet, both her head and her heart are being pulled in all directions and she isn’t quite sure who she can trust. Sizzling hot chemistry and a dangerous adventure make this book impossible to put down!

Lone Wolf's Omega: A Tale from the Mercy Hills Universe (Mercy Hills Pack Book 8)

Lone Wolf's Omega: A Tale from the Mercy Hills Universe (Mercy Hills Pack)

Author:  Ann-Katrin Byrde

In order to leave his pack financially secure, dreamboat alpha Damien makes a deal with the government that forces him into a life as a lone wolf. Salem is an omega in heat, determined to choose his own mate and not be chosen by one. Damien and Salem share one steamy night of passion that leaves Salem with a baby. What Salem doesn’t know is who the father is, and Damien is determined to show up for Salem and their baby. Lies, secrets, and wavering trust make their love story suspenseful and addicting. Will the two wolf shifters have a chance at their happy ending?

Fae Like Me: A Reverse Harem Urban Fantasy (Selena Pierce Book 1)

Fae Like Me (Selena Pierce Book 1)

Author:  Lucy Auburn

Selena is a fae that just learned about her powers but she needs to learn to control them before someone gets hurt. The heat is turned all the way up between Selena and her newly formed harem. Besides keeping her sexual desires satisfied, Selena must find out who framed her best friend for murder. This fae’s life quickly becomes more exciting, more dangerous, and more complicated than she ever could have expected.

The Alpha's Stubborn Mate

The Alpha's Stubborn Mate

Author:  Stella Blanche

Sydney’s hometown is overrun by a group of mysterious strangers, and one, in particular, won’t stand for her disobedience or rebellion. Alexander is a handsome, dominant alpha shifter who likes it rough. Claiming Sydney as his mate includes humiliation, shaming, and plenty of spanking that Sydney learns she doesn’t quite mind. Alexander’s enemies are after him, and that may just put Sydney’s life at risk. Can Alexander protect his new mate as well as he can pleasure her?

The Alpha's Stubborn Mate

Belonging to the Dragon: Lick of Fire (Dragon Lovers Book 2)

Author:  Kara Lockharte

Lana Rodriguez desperately wants to resist her attraction to childhood friend Lucas Randall. The tall handsome shifter claims Lana as his mate, but Lana doesn’t want to be owned. Despite trying to ignore her body’s desires, Lana finds herself unable to resist the tantalizingly sexy Lucas. The only problem? Lana has a secret that could mean the end of Lucas’s life.

Skyborn (Dragons and Druids Book 1)

Skyborn (Dragons and Druids Book 1)

Author:  Leia Stone

Hiking the Grand Canyon alone, Sloane Murphy finds herself falling to her death when suddenly she transforms into a dragon. Now, she’s being hunted by druids who want her kind dead. Logan Sharp was sure he was the last dragon shifter until he finds out about the beautiful redhead Sloane. Logan and Sloane have a connection that’s unlike any other, but the fate of humanity lays in their hands. Plus, Sloane has a dark secret that could destroy everything.

Different Paranormal Romance Tropes

If there’s one thing we love most about the paranormal romance genre is its diversity. It can come in multiple tropes, cross over other genres, and take us on an adventure of epic proportions. 

It’s not even important if you enjoy monsters and mythical creatures. A paranormal romance can be enjoyed by a fantasy lover as well. It will just depend on the type of trope you read. Here are some of the most popular ones:

Magical Academy

One of the most popular paranormal romance tropes today is Magical Academy. We mostly have the Harry Potter series to thank for that, but don’t get mistaken. There were certainly other fictional magical schools before Hogwarts.

What’s more important, though, is its current popularity since it has given us a lot of juicy novels to choose from.

As the name suggests, the Magical Academy trope shows the characters in the story training for their paranormal and magical abilities in a school setting. It usually starts with the discovery of magic. It can come in the form of a paranormal awakening, actual physical transformation, or even a sudden manifestation of power. 

In addition, we also love how a lot of these stories really get into the complications of magic and the paranormal. For instance, one of our favorite novels follows the tale of a purebred vampire. This vampire just discovered that he has a rare and widely coveted ability that, unfortunately, he can’t control yet.

As such, his parents sent him to a special secret academy to master his unique skill. This school is where he then falls in love with another paranormal being with an equally rare ability. We particularly loved the parts that showed how his vampiric lifestyle differs from others. 

Reverse Harem

You have probably heard about the Harem trope, but have you already read a Reverse Harem story? It’s a theme that you will also find used in other genres. However, there’s an interesting boom in popularity for this type of story in the Paranormal Romance genre. 

Reverse Harem tells about a main female character with multiple leading men. It’s clear why you won’t easily find this theme under other genres. 

The romantic relationship between the characters can be too complex in a non-paranormal or fantasy world unless the writer aims to tell a story about polyamory. It’s simpler when you can have your characters permanently bonded somehow, such as through one’s paranormal or magical abilities.


We also love how most of these stories are told as an adventurous romance. The characters usually go on a quest and eventually fall in love through their bonding and experiences.

We also enjoy darker femme-fatale type leading ladies. For instance, in one of our favorites, the female protagonist was a shapeshifting marquess with an affinity for dark magic. She bonded with her male partners using her strong psychic abilities. 

Chosen Ones

Finally, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention what seems to be the most used trope in paranormal romance. It’s a theme that will surely delight a fantasy lover as well. It’s about a main character destined to fulfill something that can potentially change their world significantly. 

The character can come from either good or evil forces and can potentially save or doom the world. The protagonist is also usually equipped with a coveted ability that can or can’t be matched by the romantic partner. 

It’s not uncommon for one of the main characters to feel that they’re not a fitting mate for the lead if they can’t match the paranormal or magical abilities of the chosen one. This type of conflict usually makes the story more emotionally complex, making their romance more satisfying in the end.

Another spin of this trope is where two “chosen ones” fall in love, usually as they’re taking down a corrupt status quo. Meanwhile, there are also stories where the leads come from two opposing forces. We actually like this track in particular since it usually involves a dark lover, or at least someone hot who has mastery over dark magic.

Like the Magical Academy trope, this type of story usually features the complications of magic in their world as well. You can also find this combined with the adventurous romance theme where the characters go on a long journey to fulfill their cause. 

In one of our recent reads, the couple went through a dark underworld to awaken the chosen one’s power. Pretty thrilling, right?

Our Favorite Paranormal Romance Characters and Authors

Aside from the various tropes, we also love how Paranormal Romance can create memorable characters. 

Lucas Hunter, Lachlain MacRieve, Pia Giovanni, or anyone from the Anita Blake vampire hunter series are only some of our favorites.

Can you guess which books our favorite characters came from?

Meanwhile, our favorite authors include Juliette Cross, Kerrelyn Sparks, Lydia Dare, Paige Tyler, Stella Marie Alden, and Shelly Laurenston.

What’s Your Favorite?

Do you enjoy reading romance with elements of the paranormal? We do too! Even if you don’t, we believe it doesn’t take a fantasy lover to find a vampire bounty hunter sexy or a dragon bound interesting.

Share with us your thoughts on this genre in the comments section below. Happy reading!

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