Every paranormal fan remembers the Twilight of that year when vampires stole the show, making many readers fall in love with paranormal romance novels. The sweet but scary feelings, the intriguing plots, and the lurking shadows make you love the twilight novel and the movie.
But a paranormal novel does not revolve only around vampires. Shapeshifters, werewolves, demons, fallen angels, psychics, and lots more make up the paranormal genre.
Paranormal romance books are unlike every other novel you read. It sweeps you off your feet and immerses you deep into its line so that you picture yourself in their world. It’s one of those novels that makes your heart beat fast, leaving you yearning for more.
Without further ado, let me introduce you to the paranormal world with a speck of romance. Remember to grab a plate of snacks.
Halfway to the Grave
What better way to start a paranormal list than to dive into the world of blood-sucking monsters? Catherine Crawfield is a half-vampire that wants to avenge her mother’s death. A vampire bounty hunter, Bones, captures her, and she’s forced into a corrupt partnership.
She agrees to train with Bones until her reflexes are as sharp as his fangs; he, in turn, agrees to help her find her father. But before she can enjoy her position as a bad-ass demon hunter, they are chased by a group of killers.
Now Cat will have to choose a side, and Bones is as tempting as any man with a beating heart.
Angel’s Blood is a world of beauty and bloodlust. Elena Deveraux knows she is the best vampire hunter- she’s just wondering if she’s capable of this job. She has been hired by the viciously beautiful Archangel Raphael.
Elena was tasked with tracking an Archangel that has gone bad. The task will change her fate and put her amid chaos and might engulf her in passion. Even if the hunt does not destroy her, giving in to Raphael’s advances might…….
Dark Prince is a paranormal romance book about the Carpathians, an immortal human with beast intuitions. The male is attracted to his life mate- partner or a human female able to be the light to his darkness. If not, the beast within slowly consumes the man and will slowly turn into a vampire.
Raven Whitney uses her ability as a psychic to help the police track down a serial killer. All she wants now is the peacefulness and quietness of the Carpathian Mountains.
Prince Mikhail Dubrisky is the leader of his people. Still, he hasn’t found his mate yet, so his ancient Carpathian is closer to extinction and close to giving in to loneliness and despair.
From the moment they meet, Raven and Mikhail’s minds connect, but those who view all Carpathians as vampires are determined to make them an extinct race.
King of Battle and Blood
King of Battle and Blood tells the tale of Isolde de Lara, who must marry Vampire king Adrian Alexander Vasiliev and kill him to enter a years-long battle. Lara fails to assassinate him, and Adrian threatens to raise her as one of the undead witches if she tries to kill him again.
Thus Lara seeks other ways to go against him in court and survive. Their chemistry is undeniable, but she wonders why the savage king chose her as his consort.
The Bird and the Sword
If you want a paranormal romance book that will leave you speechless, read Amy’s bestseller, The Bird and the Sword.
The perfect way Amy depicts shapeshifters, seers, healers, and spinners, damn!! You don’t want to miss it! This young adult fantasy story is so fun that it keeps you intrigued until the very last pages.
Night Pleasures tells the dark tale of Kyrian of Thrace, an immortal being who journeys through the night with unlimited wealth and power. One day, he woke up handcuffed to his worst nightmare: his accountant.
Amanda Deveraux is brilliant and beautiful but wants nothing to do with the paranormal. She’s hunted by one of the most dangerous vampires out there, and if one goes down, the other follows.
Taryn Warner, a latent wolf shifter, had to agree to a deal- mate with Trey Coleman, a dangerous Alpha male, to escape her arranged marriage. Conversely, Trey wants to form alliances by mating with a female whose Alpha is powerful and influential.
He doesn’t want to be stuck with her. Hence Trey agrees to let Taryn pretend to be his claimed mate and leave later. But will he be able to deny his attraction for her? Wright’s novel answers that.
Slave to Sensation
Sasha Duncan’s world is one without emotion. Any sign of desire is punished by the ruling Psy. She must hide her feelings of being flawed for revealing them will be sentencing herself to rehabilitation -erasing everything she ever was.
Lucas Hunter is a Changeling hunter hungry for the feelings the Psy disdain. He’s out for revenge on his packmate Psy and Sasha is the key to their heavily guarded society. However, passion stirs between them, but they must remain bound to their identities.
Evermore Academy: Winter
“You are welcome to Evermore Academy. The place where magic is shady, the immortals are attractive, and humans suck”.
When Summer tries to steal from Fae, she has already committed treason. Her attempt was futile, and she was sent to Evermore Academy as a human servant for four years. She always stays in her lane and keeps a low profile.
But luck was not on her side for long because she offended the winter prince, one of the most influential and arrogant students. The worst is that he’s also her Fae keeper.
As evil happenings continue in the Academy, Summer must fight with everything and try not to love…
Are you interested in adult paranormal romance books? Then Air Ryder is for you. Ryder Crow is an easygoing rare snowy owl shifter who jokes a lot. However, he’s on the hunt for a mate and is starting to feel like he’s not meant for a bond.
Lexi Porte is not looking for love, so she’s not expecting to gain the interest of a shifter famous for his family, presence, and wit. When they cross paths, she’s shocked by what she sees.
Lexi hadn’t expected him to be this hot, and now he was making her heart his slowly. She must be careful, as Ryder’s past might haunt them, changing her life forever.
This paranormal romance book tells the tale of Pia Giovanni, who’s half-human and half-Wyr. She’s been keeping a low profile all her life. She was blackmailed into stealing a coin from a dragon causing her to be the target of one of the most powerful of the Elder races.
Dragos Cuelebre can’t believe someone succeeded in stealing from him. He catches the thief, Pia, and decides to spare her life, claiming her as his own as she sparked a desire in him. Pia knows she must repay Dragos but doesn’t want to be his slave despite wanting him.
R is a zombie with no memories, identity, or pulse. He’s a little different from the other dead. He occasionally eats people but rides abandoned airport escalators and listens to music in his cozy 747 he calls home. He collects souvenirs from the ruin of civilization.
Everything changed when he met Julie. She’s like a blast of colors in his tragic life, and he was attracted to her. He wants to protect her. Their unusual bond will cause chaos. The question is will they give up their love? Find the answers in the pages of Warm Bodies.
How about a paranormal romance that takes you back to the 1920s? Oh, did I hear that right? Yeah, sure, you read right! You will surely fall in love with the Allie masterpiece, Spellbound.
It tells the story of Arthur who has one job- to protect the world from metaphysical threats. One day a powerful amulet enters the city, and he alone cannot protect the world from its doom.
So to fulfill the duty, he has to work with Rory, a mighty psychometric. And, of course, they fell in love… Although this book has a heavy plot, its sweet romance will keep you off your feet. You surely don’t want to miss the beautiful historical environs.
Have you thought of reading a ghost romance novel? Well, that’s what you will see in Katrina Jackson’s humorous novel, The Tenants. In Katrina’s world, you meet an angry ghost, Ruby, and poor Noel Delisle.
Do you want to know the funny part? Ruby finds Noel handsome! This book is everything you want from a paranormal novel.
Seduced by Moonlight
Imani is a waitress in Crystal Lake whose life is very dull. She’s fed up with her life. She needs money, education, and where to go. Aiden and his friends came around. And this visit changes Imani and Aiden’s fate.
And now, an old prophecy is trying to repeat itself and destroy their home. Will they be able to keep their love for each other strong? Will they survive the doom? Find your answer as you escape into a fun and intriguing shapeshifter romance.
This adult gothic romance is the best of the best. It’s not one of those sweet paranormal novels.
Instead, Keri focuses more on the demonic side of the angel and demons. The atmospheric feeling, characters, dark romance, love, passion, and betrayal will simultaneously make you feel different emotions.
It’s a fantastic novel that constantly makes you love and hate the characters. No wonder one of her readers describes the Nightshade as “a novel that totally and completely hooks you into its pages ‘.
The Iron King
Suppose you are a fan of forbidden love in your paranormal novels. In that case, you will never regret reading this young adult fantasy novel.
Megan has never fit in her world. Since her father disappeared, she doesn’t get herself again. And when her best friend becomes exceptionally protective of her, Megan knows that her fate will change. And she was right.
She’s not an ordinary girl; she’s the child of a mythical king. With evil looming, Megan must do everything to stop the war and save the dearest person to her. Don’t be surprised when she loves a cold-hearted young prince who hates her.
Sweet Evil is about a soft-hearted Southern girl, and a high schooler, Anna Whitt sees everyone feeling through their aura. She knows she’s everything but ordinary. So Anna felt odd among everyone except her best friend, Jason.
On her 16th birthday, Anna followed Jason to a hand gig, where she met Kaidan. Surprisingly, Whitt can’t read his aura, which draws her to him.
But little did she know he’s that boy daddy warned you about. No one told her……
Filled with many questions about her destiny, will Anna welcome her fate?
Susan’s young adult novel takes you to the fantasy world where angels descend to destroy the human world. In a world where gangs take over the day, fear and superstition rule the night. Amidst this saga, a warrior angel carried a helpless little girl.
And her 17-year-old sister swore to do anything to get her sister back. Even if it means striking a deal with an enemy angel…… This paranormal romance book is a must-read for every dystopian fan.
Its beautifully written story captivates the eyes of every reader, and you won’t stand up from your seat until you finish the last line.
Yelena has two options- to choose a quick death or slow death. Yelena is about to be killed. But everything changes suddenly. She was given a choice to become a food taster.
Yelena accepted it! But the chief security feels the punishment is not enough, so he purposely gives her butterfly dust- and she needs to appear daily for the antidote that will delay her death.
Disaster keeps coming, and she needs to make decisions. But this time, she doesn’t know the result of her decision. Poison study is a unique, marvelous book with various characters you will love.
A Discovery of Witches
Descended from a long line of witches, Diana Bishop wants nothing to do with her heritage or her powers. Even when she encounters a bewitched, alchemical manuscript in a library on campus, she discards it. But she’s too late, as she accidentally reads something that awakens an underworld of supernatural creatures. Alongside a handsome and enigmatic vampire, Diana must tap into her magic to restore order. A Discovery of Witches is the start to the All Souls Trilogy, perfect for fans of saucy harlequin romances with a magical twist.
In Prohibition-era San Francisco, the star medium of a speakeasy’s show, Aida, makes her living communing with the dead. On the other hand, bootlegger Winter does his best to stay away from ghosts. But when Winter is hexed and becomes irresistible to ghosts, he needs to call in the professionals. Bitter Spirits is a witty, creative, and steamy read for lovers of the paranormal and the 1920s alike.
A Hunger Like No Other
After years tortured by vampires, Lachlain MacRieve is not happy to discover his fated mate is half vampire and half valkyrie. But the two have an undeniable bond, and Lachlain must grapple with not only his past, but Emmaline’s. As they must fight to bring the darkness down, A Hunger Like No Other takes readers to a rich world of supernatural beings.
The first book of this beloved series, Twilight offers a young adult spin on the paranormal romance genre. When Bella Swan moves to a small town with her father, she meets a mysterious classmate named Edward Cullen. She discovers that he is a vampire and finds herself not only involved with Edward, but tied up in a rivalry between them and a group of rogue vampires. To make matters more complicated, she is also being pursued by a werewolf named Jacob. The Twilight series is a story of unconventional love and how it is challenged by the world of the Cullen vampires.
The first in a series, Succubus Blues tells the story of Georgina Kincaid, who works at a bookstore in Seattle but secretly is a succubus, seducing men to feed on their life force. When she notices that her victims are dying soon after she feeds on them, Georgina sets out on a journey to find answers. But the mystery goes far deeper than she imagined, and Georgina and her loved ones may be in danger. Peppered with steamy romance, the book is a fun romp through the depths of hell.
First Grave on the Right
Part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper Charley Davidson can see and communicate with dead people. While she normally just helps them cross to the other side, sometimes the recently deceased have a taller order: helping them get justice for an untimely death. When one mission brings her together with a dark figure from her past, Reyes Farrow, Charley must learn to fix her own problems as well as her charges’. With deep world-building, a dash of humor, and a modern take on the grim reaper, First Grave on the Right is a perfect blend of paranormal, romance, and suspense.
Dead Until Dark
The first book in the series that inspired True Blood, Dead Until Dark follows cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse. In a world where humans know about vampires, Sookie becomes involved with a mysterious vampire named Bill Compton. But Sookie has a power of her own: she’s a telepath, which proves difficult as she becomes more involved in the complicated supernatural world around her. Full of vivid world-building and an engrossing romance, Harris’s series is a classic of the genre.
Elena Deveraux knows she is the best vampire hunter there is, but when she’s hired by the Archangel Raphael, she knows she cannot fail. Rather than a rogue vampire, Elena will be hunting an archangel gone bad. And if the hunt doesn’t kill her, her attraction to Raphael just may. Angels’ Blood kicks off a series where angels rule and vampires serve, with Elena and Raphael’s steamy romance caught in the middle.
Dead Witch Walking
In “the Hollows” of Cincinnati, a variety of paranormal creatures come out every night to party, prowl, and feed. Vampires rule this dangerous underworld, which is kept in check by Inderland Security, a supernatural law enforcement agency. Rachel Morgan is a witch and a former employee of the IS, who left due to their unethical practices and goes into independent business. But this choice puts her on the wrong side of some powerful beings, and she must team up with a menagerie to uncover the conspiracy threatening her world, including Ivy, who she develops a complex relationship with through the course of Dead Witch Walking.
In addition to being a talented mechanic, Mercedes is also a magical being called a walker who has the power to shift into a coyote at will. She lives among a range of other supernatural creatures, from gremlins to werewolves. But when one young werewolf in particular seeks Mercy’s help, she finds herself drawn into a dangerous world full of mystery and conflict. At the same time, she must deal with her own past, her budding relationship, and betrayal. Moon Called offers a well-crafted world, a thrilling plot, and a slow-burn romance.
In the first book of the Fever series, Darkfever follows MacKayla Lane, who has traveled to Dublin in search of answers about her sister’s murder. As she investigates, MacKayla learns she has the ability to see and interact with fae. She soon becomes embroiled in the fae’s world of politics and power, and must team up with a mysterious man named Jericho Barrons. The two discover that MacKayla is a target in the fae world, and must navigate these dangers while also dealing with their growing feelings for one another.
In a world where vampires exist alongside humans, but in secret, Wrath is the last of the pureblood vampires and the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. This group of highly trained and deadly vampires who guard against enemies, especially after one of their own is killed.
Amidst the upheaval, Wrath is drawn to a half-human and half-vampire woman named Beth, who doesn’t know what she is. As they grow closer, he must choose between his duty to the brotherhood and his growing feelings for Beth. Together, they must navigate their love and the dangers of their world in Dark Lover, the first book in this popular series.
Teren may be a vampire, but he is also your nice, normal guy next door. And Emma isn’t bothered by his other side – that is, until she starts to understand the consequences. In Conversion, a small town girl must grapple with the sacrifices required for her to be with the vampire she loves. This paranormal romance is the thrilling opener to a series, but is on the lighter and more contemporary side of the genre.
As one of the most prominent romance writers today, Nora Roberts steps into the world of the paranormal with Dark Witch, which follows Iona, a young American woman who visits Ireland to research her family history. When she decides to settle into her ancestral town of County Mayo, Iona discovers she has inherited their abilities as a witch. But these newfound powers attract the attention of an evil force that has haunted the family for generations. Along with this struggle, Iona must also manage her feelings for the local stable owner who is skeptical of her powers. This richly detailed world is full of magic, danger, family drama, and passion.
Daughter of the Blood
Jaenelle lives in a world ruled by powerful witches and wizards, but none so powerful as her. Crowned “Daughter of the Blood“, she alone has the power to tip the balance of the realm, but her traumatic past threatens her abilities. Together, two powerful men must protect Jaenelle and help her control her powers in order to defeat the powerful witch who seeks to destroy her. This dark and atmospheric tale is thrilling and suspenseful, with no shortage of sexual tension or romance.
Kiss of Midnight
Lucan Thorne is a powerful vampire, known as a Breed, and a warrior who is sworn to protect humanity from rogue vampires who want to cause harm. When he meets Gabrielle, a young journalist investigating a string of murders, the two are drawn together with intensity new to them both. As they work together to solve the murders, Kiss of Midnight finds Lucan and Gabrielle in the middle of a dangerous conspiracy that threatens both of their worlds, all while navigating their forbidden romance.
Lord of the Fading Lands
In the kingdom of Celieria, Ellysetta is a headstrong young woman who discovers she is the true mate of Rain Tairen Soul, the powerful leader of a legendary species of winged cats. The two are happy to be together, but their relationship is threatened by forces who seek to use Ellysetta’s power for their own good. Lord of the Fading Lands is a richly imagined, romantic fantasy full of magic, danger, and passion.
Every paranormal book mentioned in this article is unique and has a captivating love story to tell. They’re books worth your attention and energy. So take your time to read through these books and enjoy the story they tell.
Enjoy your journey into the paranormal world. And remember to let yourself be absorbed deep into each tale. You surely will not regret it!
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the Best Paranormal Romance Authors?
Numerous authors write the best paranormal romance books. Some of them include Patricia Briggs, Anna Whitt, and Ilona Andrews, just to mention a few.
What is Horror Romance Called?
Horror romance is also known as Paranormal romance. It merges different themes from hypothetical fiction genres such as fantasy, horror, and science fiction.
What counts as paranormal romance?
Paranormal romances are a kind of romance book that include elements of the supernatural or paranormal. This commonly includes werewolves, vampires, ghosts, witches, and other magical and mythical creatures. While some paranormal romances are set in fantasy worlds, many are also in contemporary settings similar to our own.
What is the most popular paranormal romance book?
Some of the most popular paranormal romance books include the Twilight series and the Sookie Stackhouse series.
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