paranormal romance

Beast Behaving Badly

By Shelly Laurenston
5
Rated by Traci M.
Jul 1, 2015

A plumber and hockey player fall in love. I'm sure that would make a perfectly good romance novel, but in the case of Beast Behaving Badly, there is so much more going on. Bo Novikov is a professional hockey player for the New York Carnivores and just happens to be a shape-shifter. Half polar bear and half lion, Bo is very detail-oriented and has his day planned by the minute. Blayne Thorpe is a plumber by trade and a wild dog/wolf mix by birth. She is anything but punctual, but they say opposites attract.

Beast Behaving Badly is the fifth book in Shelly Laurenston's Pride series. Each book

Guilty Pleasures

By Laurell K. Hamilton
4
Rated by Nancy B.
Apr 6, 2015

Vampires in Saint Louis? Yes, and they need help. Guilty Pleasures is the first of the Laurell K. Hamilton’s wildly popular Vampire Hunter stories. Anita Blake is a necromancer, with an affinity for the dead in all their guises, but that doesn’t mean she wants to work for them. When the Master Vampire of Saint Louis sends sexy Jean Paul to procure Anita’s help her main response is, “I don’t date vampires. I kill them.”

I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Anita Blake. In this narrative told entirely from her point of view, Anita comes across as a sharp, strong woman with a biting sense of humor and

Affliction

By Laurell K. Hamilton
5
Rated by Melody M.K.
Jan 1, 2015

—An Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novel—

Before there was Sookie Stackhouse, before the Twilight movies and Vampire Diaries, there was the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series. It is one of my favorite vampire series and, although this book is #22 in the saga, I still found it engaging enough to tough out reading 569 pages in a week.

 Affliction has everything: vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghouls and more.  Anita is a serious necromancer and vampire hunter living in St. Louis, but she never really mentions which side of the state line, Missouri or Illinois. Then throw in a love affair

Warm Bodies

By Isaac Marion
5
Rated by Hebah A.H.
Aug 13, 2014

Most zombie stories have more to do with braaaaains than heart, but Isaac Marion’s Warm Bodies is different—quirky, poetic by spells, and lovely.

R has been shambling around as a zombie for an indeterminate amount of time—not that it matters how long since little matters to the undead. One day, R devours the brains of a young man named Perry and gets full memories, more powerful than any he’s experienced before during the course of devouring brains—including memories of the lovely Julie. R makes the decision to save Julie from the ambush, protect her, and eventually love her, bringing

Iced

By Karen Marie Moning
3
Rated by Robin D.
Sep 4, 2013

Imagine a world that doesn’t know its own rules.  No cell phones. No Internet. No stock market. No money. No legal system. A third of the world’s population wiped out in a single night and the count rising by millions every day.  The human race is an endangered species.”  So starts Iced, the first book in Karen Marie Moning’s Dani O’Malley trilogy.  This supernatural contemporary fantasy is a follow-up to the bestselling Fever series and begins chronologically after the Fever series’ final book, Shadowfever.  However, unlike the Fever series, the main characters of this novel are 14-year-old

Jul 22, 2013

The Krewe of Hunters is a unit of the FBI that uses paranormal means to investigate unusual crimes. In Lily, Arizona, a 100-year-old skull has been found and it is up to Jane Everett, forensic artist for the Krewe, to identify her. Working with Sheriff Sloan Trent, Jane uncovers a mystery from the past with ties to a current string of murders. The Night is Watching is the ninth in the series by Heather Graham. If you are looking for a paranormal romance, that is also a historical mystery, this is a series you should try. The main investigators, in this case, Jane and Sloan, solve the crime

Jun 11, 2013

Although technically centered on a triple murder investigation, Darynda Jones’ debut novel, First Grave on the Right, is more paranormal romance than mystery. The heroine is an upbeat take on a Grim Reaper. Charley Davidson has the ability to see and hear spirits not quite ready for the other side. With the possible exception of the Devil himself, Charley’s spirits are helpful folks (or at least they try to be) who pass through her on the way to the light. But, it’s the spirit invading her dreams that she would like to spend quality time with. Charley herself is a sarcastic, likable heroine

Grave Mercy

0
Rated by Nancy B.
Feb 18, 2013

Assassin-nuns-in-training! Grave Mercy, is the first book in Robin LaFevers’ YA series, His Fair Assassin. Action, adventure and romance are set against 15th century Britney. Seventeen year old Ismae has just been sold into marriage to a brutal, older man. On her wedding night, she is spirited away to a dark convent where she is offered a new life as an angle of death. There are poisons to memorize, weapons to master and her own growing powers to tame. Can she take Death’s vengeance? In the words of the author, “Why be the sheep when you can be the wolf?”

Aug 4, 2012

Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill Some Girls Bite, by Chloe Neill is not a Twilight read alike but a humorous, action packed, paranormal romance.  Merit  is just a student working on her graduate degree and living with her roommate.  One night  she was walking to her car when she was attacked by a rouge vampire and then saved by the master vampire of Cadogan House, Ethan. Merit doesn’t want to be a vampire, let alone obey the rules of Cadogan  House. The problem is Merit has only seven days after becoming a vampire to submit to the Cadogan House or become a rouge vampire (outcast to society of

Hourglass by Myra Mcentire

0
Rated by Leslie G.
Jul 10, 2012

Emerson is not a normal 17-year-old girl. She may appear to be on the outside, but everything about her, including her daily routine, is off. A few months before her parents’ tragic deaths, Emerson began seeing people. These people were out of place, out of time and, more importantly, out of their physical bodies. They were similar to ghosts, except that when she touched them, they would disintegrate rapidly. Some of them would even speak with her, which proved to be hazardous as she would get into yelling matches in public with an entity that no one else could see. Due to these

Apr 9, 2011

Fans of author Richelle Mead’s young adult series, Vampire Academy, will be pleased with this sixth and final book.  In Last Sacrifice, once again dhampir Rose Hathaway has landed herself in a mess.  Well, actually someone placed her in the mess – she’s been framed for the murder of Tatiana, the Queen of the Moroi, the race of vampires she has sworn to protect.  As guardian to her best friend, Lissa Dragomir, Rose knows the Moroi always come first and being accused of murdering the queen is a capital offense.  Luckily for Rose, her friends once again rally together to find Queen Tatiana’s real