12 of the Best Paranormal Romance Books
Paranormal romance has been a passion of mine since the early 2000's. Over the years I've read many authors, but this list includes some of those that have stood out from the others. Today I've got 12 paranormal romance books that have endured the test of time. The list includes shapeshifter romances such as dragons and wolves as well as vampire romance novels and others with something extra special and unique. My wish is that your pick up some of these wonderful books and find several authors that you add to your auto buy list. My all time favorite PNR series is Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole. I waited years for Lothaire's book. You will find that showcased below :). Happy paranormal romance reading.
Caressed by Ice - Psy/Changelings, book 3 by Nalini Singh
Brenna, a she-wolf Psy, was abducted by a serial killer-and returned a monster. The only person who can help her is Judd, a telekinetic and Council defector. But the passion burning between them could push them both over the edge of sanity.
I encourage you to read this series in order. Start with Slave to Sensation.
Lothaire - Immortals After Dark, book 12 by Kresley Cole
Driven by his insatiable need for revenge, Lothaire, the Lore's most ruthless vampire, plots to seize the Horde's crown. But bloodlust and torture have left him on the brink of madness- until he finds Elizabeth Peirce, the key to his victory. He captures the unique young mortal, intending to offer up her very soul in exchange for power, yet Elizabeth soothes his tormented mind and awakens within him emotions Lothaire believed he could no longer experience.
I encourage you to read this series in order. Start with the novella The Warlord Wants Forever.
Tempting the Beast - Feline Breeds, book 1 by Lora Leigh
He’s a genetic experiment. The merging of human and lion DNA his creators call a Breed. And they have no idea just what kind of the creature they brought into being.
Halfway to the Grave - A Night Huntress Novel, #1 by Jeaniene Frost
Flirting with the Grave…
Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father – the one responsible for ruining her mother’s life. Then she’s captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unlikely partnership. In exchange for help finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She’s amazed she doesn’t end up as his dinner – are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn’t have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side…and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat. A Night Huntress novel
Dark Prince - Author's Cut Special Edition - Dark, book 1 by Christine Feehan
Enter the enchanting world of the Carpathians, where dark adventure, mystery, and love await, and the desires of two daring hearts unite in one irresistible passion
A telepathic hunter of serial killers, Raven Whitney's work has drained her body and spirit, and now, in need of rest and rejuvenation, she embarks on a vacation far from home.
The powerful leader of the Carpathians-a wise and secret ancient race that thrives in the night-Mikhail Dubrinsky is engulfed by despair, fearful of never finding the mate who can save him from the encroaching darkness.
Dragon Bound - A Novel of the Elder Races, book 1 by Thea Harrison
Half-human and half-wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful-and passionate-of the Elder races.
You Slay Me - Aisling Grey, Guardian Novel, book 1 by Katie MacAlister
Aisling Grey is a courier enjoying a free, work-related trip to Paris when she learns she's a Guardian. That's a keeper of the Gates of Hell, for those who don't know. She finds this out from Drake Vireo, who's scrumptiously sexy-at least in his human form. Now Drake has stolen the package Aisling was sent to deliver, and she must track him down, get the package, and try to resist the passion boiling inside her.
A Quick Bite - Argeneau Vampire, book 1 by Lynsay Sands
That hot guy tied to Lissianna Argeneau's bed? He's not dessert—he's the main course!
Lissianna has been spending her centuries pining for Mr. Right, not just a quick snack, and this sexy guy she finds in her bed looks like he might be a candidate. But there's another, more pressing issue: her tendency to faint at the sight of blood . . . an especially annoying quirk for a vampire. Of course it doesn't hurt that this man has a delicious-looking neck. What kind of cold-blooded vampire woman could resist a bite of that?
Fantasy Lover - Dark-Hunters, book 1
For 2,000 years, Julian of Macedon has lived a curse of being a love-slave. When he is summoned to fulfill Grace Alexander's sexual fantasies, Grace is the first woman to see him as a man with a tormented past. Taking him out into the world, instead of keeping him in the bedroom, Grace teaches Julian to love again. But can that alone break the 2,000-year-old curse he is under?
Pride Mates - Shifters Unbound - book 1 by Jennifer Ashley
Twenty years ago, shape shifters of all kinds banded together and announced themselves to the world, only to be shunted to areas no human wanted ("Shiftertowns"). They are forced to wear Collars that control their hunting and fighting instincts (referred to by Shifters as "Taking the Collar").
Dark Lover - Black Dagger Brotherhood, book 1 by J.R. Ward
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.
Chosen by Desire - Guardians of Destiny Series, book 2 by Kate Perry
It's down to the wire and Carrie Woods is leaving China without the proof she needs for her thesis: Wei Lin's journal. While on a final tour of the monastery, Carrie finally locates the scrolls and attempts to photograph the documents. Caught in a sticky situation, Carrie takes the scrolls, only to notice a mysterious monk watching her--the same monk that she's seen each time she's taken a tour. Unable to return the scrolls, she travels back to California and isn't too thrilled when she notices the monk at the airport.
I encourage you to read this series in order. Start with Marked by Passion.