Vampires, Werewolves, and Shapeshifters, oh my! Easily one of the most popular genres of M/M, paranormal romances deliver romance with a bite–often from sexy, dominant men whose animalistic sensuality comes alive when they shapeshift into deadly predators. Teeth, fangs, paws, claws–even warlocks, incubi, and superpowers–all find their way into the bedroom in these spooky, sultry books, for when the moon is full or the spell is cast, anything is possible. Do you believe in love at first sight (or bite)? We do! Feeling the pull of destiny, paranormal heroes find their fated mates in the most unlikely of places, and often must fight to protect them from an equally powerful villain or battle for their trust when revealing their superhuman abilities to the man destiny has bound them to. For anyone who’s ever wanted an extra “bump” in the night, paranormal romance is for you!
Dark Horse (series) by Jayden Knight, Mate or Meal (series) by Scarlet Hyacinth, The Pack (series) by Teya Martin, Perfect Timing by Aimée Brissay, Belonging by Pat Cunningham, Fur and Flightless by Joyee Flynn, Winter and His Twins by Cooper McKenzie, Spirit Walkers (series) by Ellen Quinn, All Hell Breaking Loose by Mandy Rosko, TomCats (series) by Gale Stanley
shifter: Someone who can change from human to animal form and vice versa.
incubus: A type of paranormal creature that derives power from sex and dreams.
mate: The person fate has destined you to be with, often used with shifters and vampires.
pack: A community of shifters.
alpha: The leader of a pack of shifters. Also sometimes used more generally to refer to a dominant male.
When Perry’s mate, Charlie, suddenly reappears with some serious injuries and nightmarish traumatic memories after having disappeared without a trace, Perry is ready to do anything he can to help him heal. And to bring him back into his arms. Perry soon realizes this will be no easy feat when Charlie appears to want nothing more from him but distance…or is it the other way around? As neither Charlie nor Perry is willing to let their relationship collapse, readers are quickly thrown into the middle of these two passionate men as they...read more
In Elan, the eighth book in Joyee Flynn’s Beyond the Marius Brothers series, the fae warrior, Elan, finally finds his mates: a young werewolf and a vampire with a unique gift. As one of the oldest members of his coven, Elan’s search for his mates over the centuries has at last come to an end, and he soon discovers that he has found release for the secrets and burdens he has carried alone over the years. The new relationships do not come easily, however, and Elan has to learn to balance his duties as a lover, the Queen’s righthand man,...read more
In Virgil, the eighth book in Joyee Flynn’s Marius Brothers series, the most standoffish Marius brother finally takes center stage. Although Virgil Marius is just as intelligent as his genius family members, multiple rejections and dismissals over the centuries have taught him to keep his thoughts to himself. All of that changes, though, when Foma and Mareo, Virgil’s two fae mates, show up at his door. With the support of his two new lovers, Virgil starts opening up to his family and friends, and everyone soon discovers that Virgil’s...read more
Ollie Fremont has led a difficult life thus far, and it doesn’t look like things are about to get easier anytime soon. Ollie is the younger son of a Loup-Garou Senator, one of the members of the odious and bigoted shifter governing council. Ashamed to have fathered a gay son and, even worse, an omega, Senator Fremont forced Ollie to stay hidden for most of his life. Ollie finally escaped his father’s clutches only to end up on the Loup-Garou’s kill list, and he’s now on the run with a group of other gay men guilty of no crime except...read more
What do nineteen-year-old skunk shifter Lachlan McMurray and millennia-old rhino shifter Percival Gros have in common? For one thing, they’re both trying to avoid the wrath of a rogue vampire coven. For another, they’re drawn to each other from the moment they meet. After a quick, heated “discussion” in Lachlan’s cousin’s study, they agree to mate each other in order to ensure Lachlan’s safety, and the future looks bright for the new couple. But Lachlan soon realizes that all isn’t as it seems with Percival. Word around the...read more
The wait is finally over. Brac Village is open for business! In the series opener, Sweet Delight, Ms. Hagen introduces some fresh blood—no pun intended, vampires!—to the beloved community of paranormals. This new group of exotic shifters brings with it serious attitude, and just the right kind. Kenway Longfeather, the massive, proud buffalo shifter with a heart of gold, has a soft spot for a certain sexy, raven-haired vampire. He met his mate, Ross Green, a while back, but they have been kept apart for some time by forces beyond their...read more
Lycans and vampire-hawks are mortal enemies. Both groups live on the fringes of human society, relatively isolated in their closed communities. Though a tenuous peace treaty keeps them from all-out war, relations between the two groups are tense, to say the least. But, as both species face dwindling numbers and issues with infertility, they find they may at last have something in common—looming extinction. When a vampire scientist discovers that cooperation between the two species may hold the key to both groups’ survival, convincing the...read more
Cole Weathers’s life is in a state of upheaval. As the omega of his pack, he’s expected to be submissive, follow orders, and exert a calming influence upon his fellow pack members. But Cole doesn’t want to do any of those things—he wants to finish his degree in psychology and live his own life. When Cole’s father, an old-school wolf with a hatred for the human world, pressures Cole to drop out of school, he figures that this would be as good a time as any to set out on his own. His Dominant Omega is the third book in AJ Jarrett’s...read more
Douglas Stone knows that he’s no knight in shining armor—he’s not even “a knight in tarnished armor”—but there’s something about Jilly, the handsome young vampire hooker, that he finds irresistibly compelling, something that has him willing to try to be the savior Jilly needs. Even though Douglas could use some saving himself. Readers familiar with Stormy Glenn’s True Blood Mate series may remember werewolf Douglas Stone from Heart Song, the first book in the series. In Wolf’s Bane, Douglas is back and he’s making the...read more
In A Man’s Worth, Bryce Lakeland finally gets his story after seeing his entire family—and almost everyone he knows—find their mates. A joyous occasion, right? Wrong. As it turns out, Ahm has been hiding his scent from Bryce for years, masking the fact that they are fated to be mates. Poor Bryce is deeply hurt, but he can’t help but be drawn to the sexy Shadow elf despite his efforts to distance himself. He gives Ahm an ultimatum, telling him to choose Bryce or to stay away forever. But not everything is as it seems. As the leader of...read more