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The desire to to pick up an urban fantasy or paranormal romance intensifies when the leaves start to change. Sweater weather means spooky decorations and still candy from your kids’ trick-or-treat haul. All perfect settings for hot shifters, vampires, and demon killers. There’s so many great ones to ready, so I asked my friends for their favorite paranormal romance recommendations.
By friends, I mean our Bawdy Bookworms Insiders. They were more than happy to share their favorite urban fantasy and paranormal romances, and, whew, they delivered! Our Insiders are voracious readers who are more than happy to offer book recommendations. By the way, join our group. It’s free! We chat about romance books of all kinds and drool over mancandy.
Favorite Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romances
Stretch that one-click finger and add our Insiders’ favorite paranormal romances and urban fantasy books to your list!
Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews: This series is beloved by many Bawdy Bookworms Insiders. Kate Daniels is a mercenary who makes a cleaning up magical problems. And it’s not always the cute ones. Start with book 1 Magic Bites and binge your way through the entire series for funny, kickass adventures.
Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews: There was also a rallying cry for this series by the Ilona Andrews team. Detective Nevada is assigned the toughest case of her career: to track down someone whose power can set anyone an anything on fire. After she’s kidnapped by a Connor, a billionaire with powers of his own, the two must team together in order to survive.
One you’ve read Hidden Legacy, you’ll want to grab Diamond Fire, Ilona Andrews’ new novella that sets up a new spinoff series!
Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones: Being a part-time investigator and a full-time Grim Reaper sounds like fun, right? Charley is supposed to help dead people cross to the other side, but what sometimes the ones who were murdered want to help her find justice.
The Trickster’s Lover by Sarah MacLeod:If you’ve ever fantasized getting it on with a god, this erotic romance is for you. Ph.d. student Caroline accidentally summons Loki into her apartment. He rocks her world, but is she ready to handle all the problems that come with Loki as her lover?
The Hollows series by Kim Harrison: Bounty hunter Rachel Morgan is a witch with sex appeal and attitude. Her job is to keep Cincinnati safe from creatures of the night–especially the blood sucking variety.
The Headmaster by Tiffany Reisz: Gwen loves her new job as the literature teacher at William Marshal Academy, a gothic boarding school in the Appalachians. Edwin, the headmaster, is sensual and charming. She can’t help but be drawn to him. She’s fine with being the only woman on campus–except for an eerie white-clad figure that roams the campus at night.
Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole: If you like variety in your paranormal romance, look no further. This series features vampires, werewolves, demons and more. All with a splash of Greek mythology.
Immortals of New Orleans series by Kym Grosso: In this erotic romance series, each book follows a different couple. In the first book Kade’s Dark Embrace, detective Sydney is forced to work with sexy, alpha vampire Kade. Sparks fly between the two as their investigation leads them down darker paths.
Those should keep you busy for a while! Our Bawdy Bookworms Insiders make the best recommendations. Have you joined our group yet?
What are some of your favorite paranormal romances and urban fantasy romances?