The books below bring the sexy. Vampires, shifters, fairies, demons — we don’t care. Alpha males, kick-ass heroines and overwhelming sexual tension follow. (Some titles may be urban fantasy crossovers.)
Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward
Lots of “mine” action, vampire warriors and steamy love alongside unique vampire mythos. (These boys don’t feed on humans, so don’t get your hopes up.)
Book 1: Dark Lover (Review | Excerpt | Goodreads | Amazon)
Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost
Vampires, secret government involvement, mercenaries, lots of action and a to-die-for hero/heroine dynamic. This series becomes a stronger paranormal romance in the second novel, but maintains the mystery element throughout. (UF crossover)
Book 1: Halfway to the Grave (Review | Excerpt | Goodreads | Amazon)
Demonica series by Larissa Ione
Demons — well, a version of incubus — finding their mates, often among those who hate them. If you’ve already exhausted the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, you will devour Demonica. Promise.
Book 1: Pleasure Unbound (Review | Goodreads | Amazon)
Dark Mission series by Karina Cooper
Adult paranormal romance with big-time urban fantasy elements. Witches, witch hunters and a realistic romance. If you’re a PNR reader considering urban fantasy, start here. (UF crossover)
Book 1: Blood of the Wicked (Review | Excerpt | Goodreads | Amazon)
Elder Races series by Thea Harrison
Enchanting paranormal romance with strong alpha males and smart heroines. The characters are well-developed and refuse to fall into obvious romance tropes. Also, smokin’ hot romance.
Book 1: Dragon Bound (Review | Excerpts | Goodreads | Amazon)
Otherkin series by Eve Silver
Soul reaper brothers on a mission to find their murdered brother. Each finding his perfect match, often within the army of women who hunt his kind. (Even if you don’t read the full series, the final book Body of Sin is complete magic.)
Book 1: Sins of the Heart (Goodreads | Amazon)
Bound series by Rachel Vincent
Love with complications, breaking-and-entering, mystery and some kickass action sequences. Magic and unique paranormal skills in this one.
Book 1: Blood Bound (Review | Goodreads | Amazon)
You’re always welcome to contact us @ChelseaVBC on Twitter for specific recommendations (just let us know if you want YA, UF or PNR), but in the meantime here are our favorites.