It’s that time of year again when the leaves change color and we cuddle up with blankets and good reads. If you love reading about paranormal creatures or anything that falls under the spooky umbrella, then you’ll love this list of paranormal romance books for adults.
What are Paranormal Romance Books for Adults?
Paranormal romance books are a great way to get your fix of spooky stories without being too scared. These types of romance novels often have elements of paranormal or fantasy mixed into the story for an intriguing plot you won’t be able to put down. There’s always a focus on characters with superpowers, otherworldly beings, or a combination of the two. Witches, ghosts, faeries, and fallen angels are just some of the types of creatures that you can find in these books. As mentioned in an article by Smashbear, “while certain elements of a paranormal romance book are fantastical, the world they’re set in is not.”
Whether you’re looking for a light-hearted paranormal romance or something a little more sinister and spicy, there’s something on this list to suit your tastes.
1. Darkness Unknown
by Selina A. Fenech
Back in her hometown after her mother’s death, Everly has a plan to get in and out fast. Watching a monster kill Rylan, the boy who broke her heart, wasn’t part of that plan. Now, his body is missing and her dreams are where his soul is trapped. Will Everly be able to figure things out and save Rylan?
This urban fantasy from author Selina A. Fenech features a slow-burn romance mixed with a mystery as Everly tries to save the only man she has ever loved. There are plenty of vampires and shifters in this book and trilogy, and readers are raving about it. As described in one Amazon review, the book is “a fantastic tale that immediately transports the reader from the normal and mundane into a reality that twists and melts like a Dali painting.” Don’t wait to add this to your virtual library!Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Books Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
2. Lucifer’s Daughter
by Kel Carpenter
Tattoo artist Ruby Morningstar is a half-succubus demon who lives in Portland with her best friend, Moira, who is a banshee, and their pet raccoon. They believed that was who she is for all 23 years of her life, but her world turns upside down after a handsome stranger bails her out of jail. Suddenly Ruby learns that she’s the bringer of the apocalypse—not the Four Horsemen.
Written by USA Today bestselling author Kel Carpenter, Lucifer’s Daughter features the Four Horsemen. One of the hundreds of highly rated Amazon reviews says, “I would recommend giving this a try if you like strong female characters with some magic and action, and I’m not just talking about bedroom action.” If demons are your cup of tea when it comes to paranormal romances, Lucifer’s Daughter is a must-read!Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Books Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
3. Savage Mates
by Allie Santos
Liana is a werewolf who doesn’t have the ability to shift. Often overlooked, her pack doesn’t care for her—she’s an omega. But when she shifted, she got her true mates. Refusing their pity as they didn’t want her, Liana leaves for human society. When her mates seek her out, she refuses to submit to her three savage mates. Afterall, she has claws and she’s not afraid to use them.
Fans of possessive werewolves and rejected mates are sure to love Savage Mates. Between the steamy scenes and some tear-jerking scenes, this standalone book offers a new take on omegas. One rave review says that there are “so many amazing things about this book!”Buy on Amazon
4. Dragon’s Kitty
by Eve Langlais
Israfil isn’t exactly a people person, much less a cat person. Yet somehow, he acquires a feline after he’s released from his prison. But the cat ends up being nothing compared to Serafina, a treasure hunter who won’t even let a horseman of the apocalypse—and his cat—get in her way. As they search dangerous catacombs for an artifact, Serafina will have to keep an eye out for traps and her attraction to Israfil…
Eve Langlais is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Dragon’s Kitty is the latest book in her Dragon Point series. This fun paranormal romance features a dragon shifter and magic, and it’s an overall fun read; there are even some moments from the cat’s perspective! It’s no wonder why many of the Amazon reviews mention that they “love the adventure, the humor and of course the steamy bits!”Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Books Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
5. Lover Arisen
by J.R. Ward
Balthazar is s a thief who never expected his heart to be stolen by a human. While on the hunt for the Book of Spells, he has to fight his undeniable attraction to homicide detective Erika Saunders. Something otherworldly is happening in Caldwell, New York and Erika’s nightmares involve being hunted by shadows and a mysterious man. Will the thing bringing Balthazar and Erika together destroy the Brotherhood?
Lover Arisen is part of J.R. Ward’s New York Times bestselling series, The Black Dagger Brotherhood. As mentioned in a rave review from the Philadelphia Inquirer, “it is the reemergence of an old enemy and the heartbreaking sacrifice of a longtime fan favorite that leaves you stunned and facing a torturous wait for answers in the next book. It’s another thrilling entry in the long-running series.”Buy on Amazon Buy on Apple Books Buy on Nook Buy on Kobo Buy on Google Play
6. Her Alien Angel
by Michele Mills
Evie has no idea why a winged and satanic-looking male left his baby outside her door. She’s the only female human on Salo for miles and she does her best to care for the baby. When something possessive quietly comes into her home, she finally sees the baby’s father. Her breath is caught when his white wings wrap around her. Evie’s fingers map his body at night, but he flies off every morning. When he eventually leaves for good, will the baby go with him?
With nearly 700 five-star reviews on Amazon, Her Alien Angel is a must-read if you’re looking to add a paranormal romance with angels to your TBR list. As one reviewer puts it, “A Hyrokkin with wings? Yes, please! This whole story just flowed like a magical dream.” Don’t wait to download the book readers describe as hot and impossible to put down!Buy on Amazon