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.
In the fourth book in The Vampire District series, Owen’s Promise, Marcy Jacks returns readers to a world full of strife between vampires, werewolves, mages, humans, and the mysterious fae. These are turbulent times in the vampire district, with werewolf and human rebellions, power struggles between vampire families, and the machinations of the mages. Frederik Fenrir, the youngest son of a noble vampire family, has been carrying on a secret affair with his human slave Owen. In the turmoil following an attempt on Frederik’s life, Owen...read more
Matty is having a bad day. The pregnancy test he took came out positive. That’s right. He is going to have a baby. The last thing he ever expected to happen to him as a gay man is growing inside of him. And that’s just the beginning. After confirming his condition at the clinic, he is chased by a group of sinister men in black SUVs and forced into running and hiding for his life. Finally, he discovers that Rico, his baby daddy, is in fact a werewolf. Stormy Glenn’s Heir of the Wolf That Bit You is an action-packed page-turner with...read more
Sawyer McLeod and his twin brother, Riley, have been on the run since childhood. They are Mages, the most feared and hated of all paranormals for their potent magical abilities, and are the only survivors of the massacre of their guild. No one knows who they are, and they will only survive if they don’t let anyone close enough to learn the truth. But when a mysterious Wolf-Shifter comes to the rescue after a friend betrays them, Sawyer doesn’t know if he can keep his distance, not when his heart tells him this man is his mate. As the...read more
In Slave to His Love, the latest book in The Vampire District series, Marcy Jacks tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers who must overcome their differences and learn to trust one another. Tristan Fenrir, the second son of a wealthy vampire lord, has been sneaking around with his lowly werewolf guard, Marrok. Even though their difference in status means they can never be together openly, Tristan finds himself falling for the werewolf. However, their burgeoning love is thrown off course when Marrok’s trusted alpha betrays the couple,...read more
The corporate world is notoriously dog-eat-dog, but for a werewolf like Jarred Wellington, dogs are nothing. It’s in the contrasting natures of the corporate world, where Jarred spends his days, and the natural world, where he spends his nights, that J. Rose Allister’s Peter and the Wolf really shines. Being a werewolf comes with all sorts of primal, animalistic urges, but being next in line for the position of CEO of Wellington Enterprises requires the utmost self-control, the kind that Jarred possessed before Peter stepped foot into the...read more
Could you fight your own family for the right to be with your mate? What if your mate was a werewolf? The Alpha’s Captive, the first book of AJ Jarrett’s Nehalem Pack series, pits forbidden mates against a shadowy council of werewolf hunters in a battle for acceptance and true love. Aiden doesn’t know what to think. One minute he’s crawling into bed for the night, and the next he’s being abducted by large, gruff men who seem to have a vendetta against his father. Besides the fact that his dad is a veterinarian and an upstanding...read more
Are the thrills of love—and the potential pitfalls—worth giving up a life of quiet contentment? This is just one of the questions explored by Primal Instincts, the latest book in Gabrielle Evans’s Moonlight Breed series, in which Evans uses a tale of paranormal romance to ponder some aspects of love and relationships that even we mere mortals have to deal with. Mild-mannered Aspen St. Paul has always been a pretty content guy, never experiencing extreme anger or sadness but never having felt extreme joy, either. His ability to slip into...read more
In the vibrant and bustling city of New Orleans, Ter has barely managed to make his way in the world, despite his family abandoning him for being gay. It doesn’t help that he was cursed with dragon-shifting abilities, and now his dragon wants its mate, even if Ter isn’t ready to give up his heart to anyone ever again, lest it be broken beyond repair. But Nicolae, vampire prince of the Garden District coven and Ter’s mate, doesn’t have the time to wait for Ter to get used to the idea of them being destined for each other. As much as he...read more
Hawke West lives in a word scarred by conflict and violence. As a result of a worldwide civil war between humans, vampires, and other paranormal species, humanity has been reduced to living on the edges of society, trying to eke out a meager existence in hidden communities while avoiding notice by vampires and others who might kill or enslave them. Hawke, a former slave turned assassin, is no stranger to the vampires’ brutality, and he, like many others, has grown tired of it. Unbeknownst to the vampires, a new war is on the horizon. As His...read more
Can a love be so powerful that it echoes across multiple lifetimes? Can our mistakes in past lives return to haunt us? What do you do when you meet the man of your dreams and realize you’ve known him for centuries? Anitra Lynn McLeod’s Lone Wolf Ranger is a touching, well-crafted exploration of these questions that delivers satisfying answers. William Jain is a gay park ranger in Utah who enjoys his privacy. He’s never known true acceptance from his Mormon friends and family, but the locals seem to tolerate him as long as he keeps to...read more