13 Dark and Delightful Paranormal Romance Series

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Thu, 14 Jun 2018

Tales of the paranormal have been enchanting humanity for centuries, and they're still a widely beloved form of storytelling today. If you dream of getting whisked away by a vampire, werewolf, or other mythical being, you'll enjoy enveloping yourself in the world of one of these dark and delightful paranormal romance series.

13 Fantastic Paranormal Romance Series

Series Author First Book Second Book
1. Mercy Thompson Patricia Briggs Moon Called Blood Bound
2. Lords of the Underworld Gena Showalter The Darkest Night The Darkest Kiss
3. Shadow Keepers J. K. Beck When Blood Calls When Pleasure Rules
4. Fever Karen Marie Moning Darkfever Bloodfever
5. Night Huntress Jeaniene Frost Halfway to the Grave One Foot in the Grave
6. Psy/Changeling Nalini Singh Slave to Sensation Visions of Heat
7. Providence Jamie McGuire Providence Requiem
8. Carpathians (Dark) Christine Feehan Dark Prince Dark Desire
9. Pride Shelly Laurenston The Mane Event The Beast In Him
10. Kricket Amy A. Bartol Under Different Stars Sea of Stars
11. Of Witches and Demons Lacey Weatherford Coven Craft
12. Crossbreed Dannika Dark Keystone Ravenheart
13. Stormheart Cora Carmack Roar Rage

What is Paranormal Romance?

In Depth

If you're fascinated with stories of supernatural beings falling head over heels for mortals or other magical creatures, then you will definitely be delighted with these 13 dark paranormal romance series, listed in no particular order. Featuring thrilling tales of vampires, ghouls, shapeshifters and more, these books have something for every fan of this genre.

If you're fascinated with stories of supernatural beings falling head over heels for mortals or other magical creatures, then you will definitely be delighted with these 13 dark paranormal romance series, listed in no particular order.

Starting off at #1 is the "Mercy Thompson" series, which follows the life of a female mechanic who has the ability to shift herself into a coyote. Written by Patricia Briggs, this urban fantasy is set in a world where mythical creatures live with unsuspecting humans. The novels present the issue of sexism with a tough, independent protagonist who falls in love with the alpha of a werewolf pack.

Written by Patricia Briggs, this urban fantasy is set in a world where mythical creatures live with unsuspecting humans.

At #2 is the "Lords of the Underworld" series by Gena Showalter. After opening Pandora's box and releasing the demons within, twelve immortal warriors are punished by the gods and must become the demons' new cages. With humorous and unusual characters, each book from the series tells the individual story of one of the cursed warriors.

After opening Pandora's box and releasing the demons within, twelve immortal warriors are punished by the gods and must become the demons' new cages.

At #3 is the "Shadow Keepers" series, which presents different love stories set in a world where humans are aware of the existence of supernatural creatures. It revolves around an alliance of vampires, werewolves, jinns, and daemons, as they investigate and resolve crimes committed by their own kind. Julie Kenner, also known as "J. Kenner" and "J.K. Beck," gives readers a tale full of seductive scenarios and vicious encounters.

It revolves around an alliance of vampires, werewolves, jinns, and daemons, as they investigate and resolve crimes committed by their own kind.

What we have at #4 is the "Fever" series. After MacKayla's sister is murdered, she sets out on a journey to find the killer, only to discover a realm of fairies that only she can see. Written by Karen Marie Moning, the series presents a different take on Ireland's traditional fairy legends. It also features a set of multi-layered characters, keeping readers guessing as to what their true intentions are.

After MacKayla's sister is murdered, she sets out on a journey to find the killer, only to discover a realm of fairies that only she can see.

Coming in at #5 is the "Night Huntress" series, which follows a half-vampire, half-human heroine who searches for her father. She then falls in love with a full-blooded vampire named Bones. Jeaniene Frost engages readers with a feisty female protagonist and her protective lover in a series full of lust, betrayal, and revenge.

Jeaniene Frost engages readers with a feisty female protagonist and her protective lover in a series full of lust, betrayal, and revenge.

At #6 is the "Psy-Changeling" series. The story is set in a world that is made up of three races: the Psy who have mental abilities like telepathy and telekinesis, the Changeling who can shift themselves into animals, and the humans who are caught in between the contrasting emotions of the two paranormal beings. Written by Nalini Singh, the novels combine characters from two different clans into a suspenseful and steamy romance.

The story is set in a world that is made up of three races: the Psy who have mental abilities like telepathy and telekinesis, the Changeling who can shift themselves into animals, and the humans who are caught in between the contrasting emotions o...

At #7 is the "Providence" series. This young adult story follows the life of Nina, as she struggles to know the truth behind her father's death. She then meets a guy named Jared, who keeps on saving her whenever she is in danger. Jamie McGuire features a forbidden romance and a complex love triangle, set in a world where demons seek revenge for what Nina's father did.

She then meets a guy named Jared, who keeps on saving her whenever she is in danger.

What we have at #8 is the "Dark" series, which follows the life of the Carpathians, a vampire race who exterminates those who prey on and kill humans. With a lack of women, their species is at risk of extinction. Christine Feehan presents a unique love story between the Carpathians and humans in a series full of erotic scenarios and bloody action.

Christine Feehan presents a unique love story between the Carpathians and humans in a series full of erotic scenarios and bloody action.

At #9 is the "Pride" series. The story revolves around several shapeshifter groups that include lions, tigers, and bears, among others. Written by Shelly Laurenston, each novel features the romantic build-up of a shifter couple, along with snarky banter and wild sexual episodes.

The story revolves around several shapeshifter groups that include lions, tigers, and bears, among others.

At #10 is the "Kricket" series. The trilogy follows the life of a heroine who struggles to find a place she can call home, until she discovers that she is from another planet. Amy Bartol presents us with a fearless, sassy protagonist who is willing to sacrifice everything for the people she loves. With an unexpected ending, this series captivates readers with the main character's relatable struggles and sense of humor.

Amy Bartol presents us with a fearless, sassy protagonist who is willing to sacrifice everything for the people she loves.

At #11 is the "Of Witches and Demons" series, which follows Kenna, the witch daughter of the couple in the "Of Witches and Warlocks" series. The story is set in Salem, Massachusetts, where witches are celebrated daily. After being secluded for years, the protagonist experiences school life for the first time. Lacey Weatherford gives readers a young adult love triangle in a narrative full of plot twists.

The story is set in Salem, Massachusetts, where witches are celebrated daily.

Coming in at #12 is the "Crossbreed" series by Dannika Dark. The story follows a half-vampire, half-mage heroine who joins an organization that hunts evildoers. The series features a love-hate relationship between the protagonist and her mysterious, smug partner named Christian. Dark engages readers with lots of action, and a set of well-developed characters.

The series features a love-hate relationship between the protagonist and her mysterious, smug partner named Christian.

Finally, at #13 is the "Stormheart" series. It tells the story of Aurora, an heir to the throne of Pavan, where her family protects the people from raging storms using their magic. However, the heroine does not possess supernatural powers, so her mother arranges for her to be married to a prince of the same blood in a different kingdom. Written by Cora Carmack, the novels present a compelling romance set in a world where humans battle with semi-sentient storms.

However, the heroine does not possess supernatural powers, so her mother arranges for her to be married to a prince of the same blood in a different kingdom.