LAURA’S TOP 10 PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES
by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Sherrilyn Kenyon has a great ability of mixing romance, with strong characterisation and action scenes. This series is 27 books in and still going strong. I have to give a special mention to Acheron, the Darkhunter leader and whose book we had to wait ages for, but when it finally arrived was dark, bloody and with a romance that totally swept me away.
BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD
by J.R. Ward
This series is a newly discovered one for me over the last year, and for those of you who have been enjoying our Meet The Boys event this month, will probably have read my reviews and seen how much I’ve been loving them. Hot, dark, leather-clad, muscle-bound hunky vampires, and storylines more addictive than chocolate. You really can’t go wrong.
by Stephanie Meyer
This series maybe a little cliched now, but I cannot help but love both the books and the film adaptations. The mesmerising love story and heartbreaking love triangle meant that I read all four books back to back in as many days and have since gone on to read them all more than once.
by Karen Marie Moning
I’m such a big fan of Karen Marie Moning’s writing, her romance and urban fantasy books are very different, but each have a place on my favourite shelves. Her highlander romances tell the story of Scottish warriors, each with a unique gift and often with a bit of time travel thrown in too, they are super sexy, majorly hunky and very entertaining.
by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp
This is in fact a trilogy, and tells the story of Kate, a psychic who betrayed by her lover ends up being bitten by vampiric parasites that call themselves ‘the thrall’. They want Kate to be their next Vampire Queen and won’t stop until they get her. This is on the grittier side of paranormal romance, and would appeal to urban fantasy fans, Kate is one gutsy and brave heroine. Her lover comes in the form of werewolf fireman Tom. A werewolf and a fireman… Need I say more?
LORDS OF THE UNDERWORLD
by Gena Showalter
Ancient warriors who made a grave mistake centuries ago and dared to open Pandora’s box. As punishment each Lord must now carry one of the sins around in his body, prisoner to that sin’s demands. Each book tells the story of a different Lord and a different sin, and how they cope with their punishment and find love all at the same time.
by Deborah Cooke
A series about shapeshifting dragons called the Pyr, who can also command the elements and protect the earth. But now they are at war with evil dragons called Slayers who wish to end the human race. Each dragon has a destined mate, and when the ‘firestorm’ begins they cannot resist the lure of the woman they are destined to be with.
by C.L. Wilson
I have to confess to only having read the first two books in this series, I loved the first one and while the second one had a shaky start, the second part more than made up for it and I can’t wait until I can fit in the rest of the books. It has a fantasy setting and tells of adopted Carpenter’s daughter Ellie who discovers she is truemate to Rain, King of the Fey. The Fey are dying and believe Ellie may be their salvation, the books are full of political intrigue, but are mainly about Rain wooing an often very intimidated Ellie. But what woman does not dream of a rag to riches, Cinderella-esque fairytale, and being whisked off her feet by the love of a powerful and gorgeous King?
by Moira Rogers
I’ve enjoyed every one of the books in this series and am now eagerly awaiting the release of the latest in the instalment later this year. On the smoking side of romance it stories focus on the supernatural underworld of shapeshifters and supernatural beings that most people don’t know even exist. Great characters and fabulous world building.
by Lynsay Sands
If I were to become a vampire, I would want to be a vampire in these books. These vampires can eat as much as they like and the vampire gene stops them from being fat. Think of all the chocolate! Lynsay Sands’ books, are light-hearted, witty and fun.