To celebrate Halloween and the re-release of RISING
here are my top fifteen paranormal romances!
HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE (Night Huntress 1) by Jeaniene Frost
Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance,
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
into an unholy partnership. In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to
with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his
She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner - are there actually
vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead
have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass
hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to
a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a
Black Dagger Brotherhood
1) by J.R. Ward
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war
on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers
no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them
killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood. The only
purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers
murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters
killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-
must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her
DARKEST NIGHT (Lords of the Underworld 1) by Gena Showalter
All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end
nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have
supernatural abilities, not knowing she'll be swept into the arms of Maddox,
most dangerous member -- a man trapped in a hell of his own.
Neither can resist the instant hunger than calms their torments... and ignites
irresistible passion. But every heated touch and burning kiss will edge them
to destruction -- and a soul-shattering test of love...
Though they carry an eternal curse, the Lords of the Underworld are
seductive -- and unimaginably powerful...
UNCHAINED (Demonica 2) by
Runa Wagner never meant to fall in love with the sexy stranger who seemed to
her every deepest desire. But she couldn't resist the unbelievable passion that
burned between them, a passion that died when she discovered his betrayal and
herself forever changed. Now, determined to make Shade pay for the
that haunts her, Runa searches for him, only to be taken prisoner by his
A Seminus Demon with a love-curse that threatens him with eternal torment,
hoped he'd seen the last of Runa and her irresistible charm. But when he wakes
a dank dungeon chained next to an enraged and mysteriously powerful Runa, he
realizes that her effect on him is more dangerous than ever. As their captor
spell that bonds them as lifemates, Shade and Runa must fight for their lives
their hearts-or succumb to a madman's evil plans.
OF THE HIGHLANDER (Highlander 7) by Karen Marie Moning
It's taken him eleven centuries to find the right woman. He's not about to lose
now. Jessi St. James has GOT to get a life. Too many hours studying ancient
artifacts has given the archaeology student a bad case of sex on the brain. So
figures she must be dreaming when she spies a gorgeous half-naked man staring
her from inside the glass of an ancient mirror. But when a split-second
saves her from a terrifying attempt on her life, Jessi suddenly finds herself
confronting six and a half feet of smoldering INSATIABLE alpha male. Heir to
arcane magic of his Druid ancestors, Cian MacKeltar was trapped inside the Dark
Glass eleven centuries ago. And when the Dark Glass is stolen, an ancient enemy
stop at nothing to reclaim it. For Jessi, the sex god in the mirror is not only
tantalisingly real, he's offering his protection—from exactly what, Jessi
know. And all he wants in exchange is the exquisite pleasure of sharing her
ACTUALLY (Dragon Kin 1) by
It's not always easy being a female warrior with a nickname like Annwyl the
Men tend to either cower in fear - a lot - or else salute. It's true that
a knack for decapitating legions of her ruthless brother's soldiers without
for breath. But just once it would be nice to be able to really talk to a man,
way, she can talk to Fearghus the Destroyer.
Too bad that Fearghus is a dragon, of the large, scaly and deadly type. With
Annwyl feels safe - a far cry from the feelings aroused by the hard-bodied,
knight Fearghus has arranged to help train her for battle. With her days spent
fighting a man who fill her with fierce, heady desire, and her nights spent in
company of a magical creature who could smite a village just by exhaling,
sure life couldn't get any stranger. She's wrong...
Dark-Hunter 5) Sherrilyn
New Orleans. Bride McTierney, dumped by ex after 5 years constantly criticizing
lush size, finds her knight in shining armor is a wolf in white fur. Vane
400+ years hides with comatose brother Fang from enemies in were-bear family
Sanctuary. But matching palm marks mean Bride and Vane are mates. He has 3
finish the ceremony or live impotent.
MAN WITHIN(Feline Breeds 2) by
He had protected her as a child, filled all her teenaged fantasies, and as a
he stole her heart. Only to break it.
Now, fifteen months later, the news has released. The man she loves is one of
genetically altered Feline Breeds who have shocked the world with their
He's also her mate. The mark on her neck attests to that. The fire that rages
heart and in her body further proves it. But he hadn't wanted her then; does he
really want her now? Deceit and treachery, born in the past, now haunt the
as Taber and Roni fight to make sense of a sudden bonding. The mating of heart,
and soul as the man and the beast within merge; both battling the forces raging
against the union and dominance over the woman he claimed.
Dark Saga 2) by
They were masters of the darkness, searching through eternity for a mistress of
The stranger silently summons her from across the continents, across the seas.
whispers of eternal torment, of endless hunger...of dark, dangerous desires.
somehow American surgeon Shea O'Halloran can feel his anguish, sense his
aloneness, and she aches to heal him, to heal herself.
Drawn to the far Carpathian mountains, Shea finds a ravaged, raging man, a
like no other. And her soul trembles. For in his burning eyes, his icy heart,
recognizes the beloved stranger who's already become part of her. This
Carpathian male compels Shea to his side. But is she to be his healer...or his
His victim...or his mate? Is he luring her into madness...or will his dark
make her whole?
OF THE RAVEN (The Embraced 2) by Anya Bast
Gabriel Letourneau, a four-hundred-year-old Vampir, has been guarding Fate
from the dark forces that swirl around her for a very long time. On the night
Gabriel's period of watching comes to an end, when he finally believes she's
Fate is violently attacked, Embraced, and left on his doorstep. Fate didn't
had a badass vampiric bodyguard until the night she became a Vampir herself.
awakens from her ordeal with a powerful craving for both sex and blood, and
looks perfectly capable of satisfying all her needs at once. With sexual desire
enough to spark the whole city on fire, she turns to Gabriel to sate the lusts
the recently Embraced and teach her the ways of her new life. Fate awakens
within Gabriel that has been asleep for centuries. He is insatiable in every
when it comes to her, but taming and keeping fiery, headstrong Fate is another
matter entirely. Especially since she has a history of being mistreated and
by those she loves. Gabriel's greatest challenge becomes earning Fate's trust.
if Gabriel manages to convince Fate he's the only man for her, it may not be
to keep her. Someone is stalking Fate, manipulating them both, and punishing
for his past sins...
IRON DUKE (The Iron Seas 1) by
After the Iron Duke freed England from Horde control, he instantly became a
hero. Now Rhys Trahaearn has built a merchant empire on the power - and fear -
his name. And when a dead body is dropped from an airship onto his doorstep,
bringing Detective Inspector Mina Wentworth into his dangerous world, he
make her his next possession.
But when Mina uncovers the victim's identity, she stumbles upon a conspiracy
threatens the lives of everyone in England. To save them, Mina and Rhys must
across zombie-infested wastelands and treacherous oceans-and Mina discovers the
danger is not only to her countrymen, as she finds herself tempted to give up
everything to the Iron Duke.
Elder Races 1) by Thea
Half-human and half-Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile
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—
As the most feared and respected of the Wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe
someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he
the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore
desire they've ignited in each other. Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her
trespass, but refuses to become his slave—although she cannot deny wanting him,
13. SLAVE TO
SENSATION (Psy-Changling 1) by
In a world that denies emotions, where the ruling Psy punish any sign of
Sascha Duncan must conceal the feelings that brand her as flawed. To reveal
would be to sentence herself to the horror of "rehabilitation" - the complete
psychic erasure of everything she ever was...
Both human and animal, Lucas Hunter is a changeling hungry for the very
the Psy disdain. After centuries of uneasy coexistence, these two races are now
the verge of war over the brutal murders of several changeling women. Lucas is
determined to find the Psy killer who butchered his packmate, and Sascha is his
ticket into their closely guarded society. But he soon discovers that this ice-
Psy is very capable of passion - and that the animal in him is fascinated by
Caught between their conflicting worlds, Lucas and Sascha must remain bound to
identities - or sacrifice everything for a taste of darkest temptation.
14. FURY (New Species 1) by Laurann Dohner
Ellie is horrified to discover the pharmaceutical company she works for is
illegal experiments. Company scientists have spliced human and animal DNA,
exotic new species. One such “experiment” captures her heart and she’ll do
to save him—even if he hates her for it.
Fury has never known compassion or love. He’s spent his life in a cell, chained
abused by humans. The one woman he allowed himself to trust betrayed him. Now
free and set on vengeance. He vows to end her life but when she’s finally in
grasp, harming her is the last thing he wants to do to the sexy little human.
Fury can’t resist Ellie—the touch of her hands, her mouth on his skin, her body
wrapped around his. He’s obsessed with the scent of his woman. And Ellie wants
always has. She craves his big, powerful body and wants to heal his desolate
But loving Fury is one thing…taming him is another.
15. LOTHAIRE (Immortals After Dark 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
on the brink of madness—until he finds Elizabeth Peirce, the key to his
captures the unique young mortal, intending to offer up her very soul in
for power, yet Elizabeth soothes his tormented mind and awakens within him
Lothaire believed he could no longer experience.
Growing up in desperate poverty, Ellie Peirce yearned for a better life, never
imagining she’d be convicted of murder—or that an evil immortal would abduct
from death row. But Lothaire is no savior, as he himself plans to sacrifice
one month’s time. And yet the vampire seems to ache for her touch, showering
with wealth and sexual pleasure. In a bid to save her soul, Ellie surrenders
body to the wicked vampire, while vowing to protect her heart.
Elizabeth tempts Lothaire beyond reason, as only his fated mate could. As the
draws to a close, he must choose between a millennia-old blood vendetta and his
irresistible prisoner. Will Lothaire succumb to the miseries of his past . . .
risk everything for a future with her?
SHADOWS, the first book in my paranormal romance series World in
Shadows, just re-released with a new publisher. Booktrope allowed me to
a bigger, better version of the story that starts it all. The novella WINTER'S
has also been integrated into the book. To celebrate I'm giving away a copy
the ebook. All you have to do to enter is tell me your favorite paranormal
you've read. Maybe I haven't had a chance to read them yet. I'm always looking
book to read even though my TBR list is outrageous.
Bridget Blackwood is a Texas girl living in the St. Louis area with her
husband, three children, and a menagerie of pets. She is a self proclaimed
movie addict and an avid reader with a voracious appetite for romance of all
Her paranormal series, World in Shadows, started as a what-if daydream
Loud, demanding characters keep pushing her to write more.
Labeled an Arcane, Rachel Ryan wonders if she’s human anymore. After she’s
headlong into the world of The Preternatural, Rachel learns Shapeshifters,
and Vampires aren’t legends. They’ve been living hidden in plain sight among
In her quest to save a child she will set off a cataclysmic chain of events.
actions will disrupt the carefully balanced political chess board, casting once
powerful pieces to the floor. A werewolf protector, a lost princess, a mad
and an exiled Fae named Winter will rise up to challenge the status quo. A war
has been brewing in the shadows for centuries is ready to explode. Rachel must
choose where her allegiance lies, tipping the scales, but who is an enemy and
16 comments posted.
Lora Leigh- Breeds series, Patricia Briggs-Mercy Thompson Series and Alpha and Omega Series ,Alexandra Ivy-Bayou Heat Series , Also with Carrie Ann Ryan-Branded Pack series ,redwood pack series, midnight ink and lots more I know I am missing a lot of great writers that I love and I am sorry.Keri Arthur any series, yasmine galenorn
(Jennifer Beck 12:29pm October 28, 2015)
Oh so many that I have enjoyed... some of the authors I love reading paranormal from are Caris Roane, Vivian Arend, Laurie London and more!
(Colleen Conklin 12:51pm October 28, 2015)
Sookie Stackhouse series, Argeneau series--way too many to list, especially if they don't just pop to the top of my mind.
(Cindy Gowett 12:57pm October 28, 2015)
Sorry; can't tell you! I've only recently started to read them and didn't keep track!
(Elaine Seymour 3:07pm October 28, 2015)
Oh I am so glad to be on the same wavelength - I love so many of the same books and thank you for introducing me to new (for me, anyway!) authors and series!
(Felicia Ciaudelli 11:39am October 29, 2015)
Love the ones I have read by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Patricia Briggs,Nalin Singh and so many more.
(Blanche Nixon 12:43pm October 31, 2015)