10 Wild Paranormal Romances About Shapeshifters

If you love paranormal romance novels full of character who aren't what they seem, you've come to the right place. The ten books listed here feature all kinds of shifters, including wolves, cats, and even dragons. So be prepared for a walk on the wild side that's full of excitement, danger, and passion. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

Shapeshifter Romance Books: Our 10 Picks

Title Author(s)
1. Diaries of an Urban Panther Amanda Arista
2. Between Ice and Frost Milly Taiden
3. Tainted Romance Simone Elise
4. To Save a Mate Krystal Shannan
5. Primal Instinct Sydney Somers
6. Bear in the Rough Ariana Hawkes
7. Hexing the Alpha Talina Perkins
8. Hot Fur the Wolf Jessie Lane
9. First Moon Jody Morse & Jayme Morse
10. Blood & Bone C.C. Wood

8 Great Paranormal Romance Films

  1. Death Takes a Holiday (1934)
  2. Graveyard Shift (1987)
  3. Ghost (1990)
  4. Practical Magic (1998)
  5. Tuck Everlasting (2002)
  6. Warm Bodies (2013)
  7. Beautiful Creatures (2013)
  8. Vampire Academy (2014)

Fun Date Ideas For Your Real-Life Romance

Your significant other may not be able to turn into a wolf during the full moon, but there are still plenty of non-magical ways that you can spice up your relationship.

Where Did Werewolf Myths Come From?

In Depth

In paranormal romances, lovers have to overcome nearly insurmountable obstacles to be together, fighting against time, space, and the orders of their kin. If you adore getting caught up in stories about transformation and rebirth, here, in no particular order, are some amazing books about the lives and loves of shapeshifters that will drive you wild.

In the #1 spot is "Diaries of an Urban Panther" by Amanda Arista. Violet Jordan's hopes for a normal life were dashed when a werepanther bit her, changing her destiny forever. Now, she wants to heal from her troubled past and forget her cheating ex-fiance in the arms of a cute new stranger. There's just one problem: she can't ignore the apocalyptic visions that tie in so closely with the stories her mother used to tell her as a kid. Is Violet destined to save the world from ruin, and if so, what will it take for her to fulfill that frightening destiny?

For #2, we get Milly Taiden's "Between Ice and Frost." The isolated town of Antler, Alaska might not have much going for it, but fortunately for transplant Raven Casino, it's chock full of hot guys for her to pick from. But Raven isn't in Antler to find love. She's looking for her missing best friend Juliet, and won't stop until she uncovers the truth behind her disappearance. That said, if she happens to fall in the arms of either Frost or Ice, the two handsome dragon shifters charged with keeping her safe during her hunt for answers, she won't complain.

She's looking for her missing best friend Juliet, and won't stop until she uncovers the truth behind her disappearance.

At #3 is "Tainted Romance" by Simone Elise. Zane and Allie are soulmates. That doesn't mean they don't drive each other absolutely crazy most of the time. A shy young woman approaching her 21st birthday, Allie wants to break free from the pack and strike out alone. Zane, first in line for the alpha spot, has other plans. As their real-world desires clash, their desperate need for each other grows stronger. If they can find a way to peacefully coexist in the pack, perhaps their relationship could stand a chance.

For #4 we have Krystal Shannan's "To Save a Mate." Shy, bashful college student Luke has had a crush on Kara McClure ever since they were kids. He's watched her grow up, find a boyfriend, get cheated on, and close herself off to romance. Still, he's determined to win her over. He just hopes that his secret life as a werewolf isn't a dealbreaker. After a tragic accident brings them closer together, Luke turns his seduction up a notch. But Kara's had her fill of deception. If her friend can't come clean about whatever he's hiding, she's not interested.

At #5 is "Primal Instinct" by Sydney Somers. Corrine and Ryker may be next-door neighbors, but they live in completely different worlds. Part-panther "Cori" is trying to keep her mental illness in check with a host of meds, while Ryker is doing his best to hide his alternate identity as a gargoyle from his new friend. When they come together, the two shifters realize that they have more in common than they thought. Still, Cori knows that Ryker is holding something back from her. Is she being paranoid, or does her new lover have sinister motives?

Corrine and Ryker may be next-door neighbors, but they live in completely different worlds.

At #6 is "Bear in the Rough" by Ariana Hawkes. After serving an overseas tour, ex-soldier Xander returns home to take his rightful place as the alpha of the Broken Hill Bear dynasty. The competition isn't too pleased. In a mad attempt to prove he has what it takes to rule, Xander ends up doing nothing while his clan kidnaps three human women, one of whom happens to be the spirited, feisty Freya Wright. If Xander has to hurt Freya in order to lead, he's going to have to rethink his legacy in the face of true love.

Coming in at #7 is "Hexing The Alpha" by Talina Perkins. Honor isn't thrilled about having to offer her witchy services on a freelance basis, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Her first task? Mix a love potion that could get her in serious trouble with her fellow, law-abiding witches. Things get more complicated when an alpha wolf overdoses on her potion and sets his sights on her. In danger of having her powers taken away, Honor will have to act fast to reverse the spell, even if she's secretly loving its sensual effects.

For #8 we have Jessie Lane's "Hot Fur the Wolf." When shifter Brock Newcastle decides he wants to start his own family, he only has one problem. He hasn't found anyone he wants to mate with. Enter Autumn Gray, a witch next in line to become the head of her coven. In order to secure her spot, she'll have to marry a warlock she doesn't love. The ambitious Autumn doesn't think too much of this until she runs into Brock at the Hot Fur nightclub. Now she'll have to choose between her legacy as a witch and a life of sinful bliss with a werewolf.

In order to secure her spot, she'll have to marry a warlock she doesn't love.

At #9 is "First Moon" by Jayme and Jody Morse. Skye has been running with her pack since she was born, but now she wants to pursue a life among humans. When her alpha gives her a chance to establish a new branch of the pack in New Jersey, she can't wait. But even though her would-be boyfriend is following her to their new home, she can't help but feel like there's danger in store for her people. Maybe it's paranoia, or maybe it's the odd new members and all those frightening rumors about their original alpha meeting a gruesome end.

Finally, at #10, is C.C. Wood's "Blood and Bone." Chloe never wanted to leave her wolf pack, but now she's been forced back to her childhood home, where many shifters are desperate to make sure she doesn't find out about her true origins. Luckily, she's not alone. Mateless wolf Ian has come along to protect the woman who taught him how to love again. But the two of them don't know just how much danger they're in. If they can learn the truth before getting silenced, maybe their newfound passion will stand a chance.