Best paranormal romance books according to redditors

We found 1,012 Reddit comments discussing the best paranormal romance books. We ranked the 237 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/takashi_kurita · 20 pointsr/40kLore

Here is the original:

Be warned. This book is tough. I mean, the act of reading it is tough. It was written at the turn of the century (1901) and in an intentionally archaic style, so like a 17th century book. Also it contains some *really old-fashioned and offensive social ideas, btw.

So it's an impenetrable mass of words. Grammatically, this is like the Dark Souls of sentence structure. Unknown realms of sentence fragments and run-ons await the daring reader.

What I recommend instead is the modernized remake:

It's still written in an old style, but more like 1940's English rather than pseudo-Age-of-Sail Englyshe. It retains all the wonder and majesty and awe-inspiring evil of the original work, while actually being readable and giving the characters actual dialogue (the original story had none!) and making them relatable to modern-day human beings.

u/lobo68 · 15 pointsr/funny

Pretty sure you're a writer if you make money doing it, regardless of skill.

Which, for those keeping score back home, is what a "profession," is: a something you make money doing.

u/semaphore-1842 · 13 pointsr/enoughsandersspam

Unsurprisingly, he is actually a fantasy writer. Huffington Post don't pay their contributors iirc.

u/KristaDBall · 10 pointsr/Fantasy

Ok let's talk Spirit Caller. Why didn't this series sell?

Spirits Rising came out in Jan 2012. It's a 23,000 word novella. This was before Select, Prime lending, and KU. There was no market for novellas in fantasy.

The series isn't a romance, so I didn't want to promote it as one. I have a distinct style for them, inspired by the Fever series cover (the old ones).

Spirits Rising didn't make back my money. I wrote Dark Whispers. It didn't make back my money. I was in the hole by a grand at that stage. If I had my time back, I would have gotten 1 cover, different colours, numbers and the titles on it, as opposed to individuals covers at $200 USD a pop. I love those covers, but...I love eating, too.

Kobo opened up to direct selfpublishing and I went with them, as opposed to using Smashwords. The series did significantly better on Kobo and the series finally broke even. I made Spirits Rising free, in hopes of bringing readers to the series. That failed on Amazon. Wow. It didn't fail on Kobo. I made enough money to pay for Knight Shift.

By this stage, I'm putting one out a year. I realized this was bad business for a novella serial, but it wasn't making any money. Grief started making me a bunch of money; I needed to finish Fury to capitalize on that! First Wrong Impressions was winding down at this stage, but it was still making me $100-200ish a month.

I wrote Mystery Night knowing it would take a year to break even. Then I put it aside, because I had to get everything else done.

I decided to wrap up the series at 6 books like I'd planned. I decided to combine what was going to be a surprise novella into Book 6, and move Book 6 into Book 5 (Dead Living). Dead Living is what I'm working on now.

I decided to repackage the entire series as paranormal romance because, and let's be super fucking open here, people weren't buying the series as urban fantasy. I had resisted the romance label for a long time because I was afraid it would end up labeling me or pigeon holing me, and reduce my readership potential further. But somewhere along the way, I just said fuck this fucking shit, I have a Jeep to pay for.

So the slow rebrand as HEA-ending, PNR reader safe began. I was asked to open the box set for Spells and Spirits, with Charles de Lint. Then Janny Wurts posted here for everyone to go read it. Then, de Lint reviewed the first 3 books in Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine. Then all of a sudden, people were freaking picking up the series in all different ways possible.

And I'm so confused. I'd given up completely on the series. I was writing it for the love by the end, and as a "thanks" to the few readers the series had who were crazy loyal, even though I could only put one out a year (because they were such losses).

I open my sales report and I'm just staring at it. I can tell which readers came from the box set (because they pick up #3 in the series). But what about all of these Books 1-3 bundle sales? Where are they coming from? What about all of the Book 2 sales? (so clearly they are reading Book 1 for free). How did this happen?

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that I'd said good bye to this series ever earning me money. I'd made peace with it. I'd decided I was going to keep my promise to my readers and give me 6 books. And now...I got nothing.

Book selling is basically magic. It makes no fucking sense sometimes.

u/Epistaxis · 9 pointsr/slatestarcodex

Something good has already come out of the controversy about fake news: a new Chuck Tingle book!

u/RushofBlood52 · 6 pointsr/Fantasy

> (Or your books, I'm game for that)

The first books of two or her series are free on Kindle. And I've heard nothing but good things about her newest series (I'll get to reading it eventually). Good variety, too.

u/rumbleinthegrundle · 5 pointsr/FunnyandSad

TIL there is an entire subgenre of trashy romance novels about guys who can turn into bears and like to fuck fat chicks.

u/holybatjunk · 5 pointsr/EDC

This is my dedicated writer-on-the-go kit, separate from my daily pocket/purse carry, which I'll post eventually because, yes, I carry a knife. Someone mentioned more hobby EDCs a while back, so...

  • Alphasmart 3000
  • Blueberry Larabar
  • Altoid tin (with skullcandy headphones inside)
  • Blank ReWrite Notebook, hidden under
  • Planner by Poketo for Target, 2013 Collection
  • Purple bic ballpoint pen
  • Aladdin Recycled and Recyclable Thermos, with coffee

    The alphasmart is the dorkiest but most useful thing in the fucking world. It's super light, durable, and fast. On that ancient baby I have written countless short stories, a book about a gaybro werewolf, and about a dozen scripts for short shitty horror movies that never get made. :) The ReWrite notebooks are great, too--all recycled materials and the perfect travel size, with paper that has just enough tooth to make writing smooth but enjoyable.
u/Add323 · 4 pointsr/Enough_Sanders_Spam
u/houndimus_prime · 3 pointsr/exmuslim

> the name of the jinn book either for some reason.....

حوجن HWJN

u/CrazyCatLady108 · 3 pointsr/WTF


and its only 69 pages

u/theacscott · 2 pointsr/shutupandwrite

Well, I'm reading The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King for the Shut Up and Read reading club. Simply put it's a story about a girl who gets lost in the woods. It's a great piece of suspense work.

> Synopsis from Amazon page: As darkness begins to fall and Trisha struggles for survival and a way out, she realises that she is not alone. There’s something else in the woods – watching. Waiting…

I recently also got my hands on HP Lovecraft The Complete Collection which is basically a 764-page long reminder of the limitations of my vocabulary. Underneath all the flowery language, though, and the archaic story structures, there's a lot of interesting and inspiring ideas.

It's filled with descriptions like this:

> Of the name and abode of this man but little is written, for they were of the waking world only; yet it is said that both were obscure. It is enough to know that he dwelt in a city of high walls where sterile twilight reigned, and that he toiled all day among shadow and turmoil, coming home at evening to a room whose one window opened not on the fields and groves but on a dim court where other windows stared in dull despair.

Damn son.

To make you feel a little better, though, what little dialogue the stories have (always know to be Lovecraft's weak spot) goes like this:

> "Have you no brain whereby you may recognize the will which has through six long centuries fulfilled the dreadful curse upon your house? Have I not told you of the great elixir of eternal life? Know you not how the secret of Alchemy was solved? I tell you, it is I! I! I! that have lived for six hundred years to maintain my revenge, FOR I AM CHARLES LE SORCIER!"

Okay, Charles... sheesh...

And finally, to balance off the melodrama, I'm reading Easy Bake Coven by Liz Schulte, a story about a "casual" witch to whom some shit happens. It's quite the light read.

I try to read a bunch of different genres. My most interesting ideas come from a mixture of things I've read/seen in one genre clicking together and transforming to fit into the modern comedy fantasy state my head constantly lives in.

u/Hexatona · 2 pointsr/pics

From what I've heard, One of Hodgson's earlier works... The House on the Borderland, was quite influential on Lovecraft.

Anyway, I'm going to be 100% honest here in that I nearly gave up on The Night Land. His writing style (at least in this book) is deliberately archaic. It's palatable when he's just being an overly verbose sentence mangler, but when he tries to be all poetic it's just the worst.

Thankfully, the worst of it is in the first chapter. If you can survive The first two chapters, I think you'll love it!

I'm actually listening to the librivox recording of it, myself. You really have to pay attention.

As for simmilarities between their works, Hodgson is at both times more plain, and also just as vague. He does a wonderful job of setting up the world as terribly malevolent, very plainly, but the malevolence is so incomprehensible that you are left with the dread feeling of humanity being trapped by things it couldn't possibly understand.

I can completely understand why The Night Lands is so well respected, and I can also understand why it is proabbly completely unknown - reading the first chapter is like trying to force yourself to understand shakespeare in highschool, but it gets better quickly once he stops being a poet about it.

As a total aside, someone went ahead a rewrote the Night Land to be more accessible. I have not tried it yet, but there it is.

u/CourtneySchafer · 2 pointsr/Fantasy

Among pure-indie authors, I've enjoyed Krista D. Ball and Tim Marquitz. Oh, and SPFBO winner Michael McClung, although his "The Thief Who..." series was picked up by Ragnarok, so I suppose he's no longer indie.

Among the growing crowd of authors that publish both ways, some of my favorite self-pubbed books are Rachel Aaron's Nice Dragons Finish Last, Brad Beaulieu's Flames of Shadam Khoreh, and Judith Tarr's Forgotten Suns. Plenty more great stuff out there, too.

u/jlgra · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

So I thought this book was totally the most sweet and romantic. It's a werewolf book. I'm female and straight (and so is the author as far as I can tell), so I'm not actually sure how someone in the community will view it. It's a gay-for-you theme, but I thought in a believable, coming-out way. And funny. All that to say:

Winter Wolf, by S.P. Wayne

It's a trilogy.

u/MsMina · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I just finished watching The Best Man Holiday which was way sadder than I thought it'd be.

Yay cocktails!

u/HarlequinValentine · 2 pointsr/YAwriters
u/hesaidadverbsly · 2 pointsr/WeirdLit
u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/TheRubyRedPirate · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  • my favorite book is The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. The main character is writing her doctorate thesis on the Salem Witch Trials. She's trying to revisit the reasoning behind the mania. She also has family that date back to the trials. I love the history and how deep her research went for the book. You can tell how hard she worked on it. The book also has a pretty cool twist and I love the new views on the trial as she tries to figure it out using modern logic.

  • my least favorite book is Drink, Slay Love. The main characters had no redeeming qualities, the writing style felt like a 14 year old, and the plot twist was so preposterous. I was embarrassed to have read it.

    The Abandoned

    Dead Suite

    Drop Dead Beauty

    Coming Home

    A Shade of Blood

    I love talking about books!!! Thanks for the contest!!!

u/Accomplished_Wolf · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Not His Dragon by Annie Nicholas fits the bill for a cheesy supernatural romance. The ebook for Not His Dragon is free right now, and the other books in the series (they're loosely connected, but each book can be read as a stand-alone) are in Kindle Unlimited (and the others are reasonably priced if you don't use KU).

For sci-fi, you could try Dark Horse by Michelle Diener, if you like space operas. It's not super lighthearted, but it's not dark either, and it's got a bit of romance too.

u/186394 · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Winter Wolf!


u/zortech · 1 pointr/furry

If you are looking for something you can find at a place like Barns and Noble, Urban Fantasy is likely what you will find most fuzzy. Lots of werewolf in the city type books.

[Kitty and the Midnight Hour (Kitty Norville Series) By Carrie Vaughn] ( - Urban Fantasy. Liked a lot of the series. It is fun and doesn't take it self too seriously. Spunky Midnight DJ (thats a werewolf) starts taking calls about things that go bump in the night and it leads to fame and adventure.

Skinwalker (Jane Yellowrock, Book 1): A Jane Yellowrock Novel - Another Urban Fantasy. Skin walker that prefers the form of a cat takes up the job of head of security for a vampire. Bit gritter then above, and can bit a bit hit or miss.

Both of the above should be available locally for almost everyone. I have a huge pile of books I could sort to find others. But on to actual furry things:

Turning Point (Sholan Alliance) Bit old, and slightly dated mass produced book from the 80s that was vary furry and it is an impressively long series. Young lady from a colony world meets a telepathic cat and bonds with him.

Off Leash (Freelance Familiars Book 1) One of the better feral books I have ever read. Main turns into a 4 pawed feline familiar and bucks the trends.

[WindFall] ( Young Husky meets up with old friend in a town a show was made about and discover a little bit of truth exists.

[Exiles Return] ( Bunny who retired to a uncolonized rim world is called back to represent Earth.

In Wilder Lands: The Fall of Eldvar Kind of an game/RPG style series. A homeless ringtale (of all things) ends up assisting a fox and eventually falling in love. Did I mention undead are slowly covering the world?

Mindtouch - This book is fairly intresting and one of the few books that I have ever read that features a almost romantic platonic relationship.

Bait and Switch - While I don't think this book is everyones cup of tea, it tackles identity issues in a interesting way.

Portals of Infinity (Series) - While I wouldn't call the series great books. Its fun furry action. Human stumbles in to a portal ends up becoming a champion of a fuzzy god, gets the girl and saves the day.

Some stuff that you can find for free:

[Ted R. Blasingame] ( Writes a number of books worth checking out. Namely: Sunset of Furmankind and its available for free.

[Fel (James Galloway)] ( Has tried vary had not write furry fiction but almost everything he writes has something fuzzy or a lot of fuzzy. Check out: Spirit Walker, Earth Bond and Kit. All 3 are free.

u/amazon-converter-bot · 1 pointr/FreeEBOOKS

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u/hagne · 1 pointr/selfpublish

I'm a new author! My first book, Going Bearserk, was just released!

It's only 99 cents/Free in Kindle Unlimited!

Blurb for Going Bearserk: A Viking Shifter Romance


I never believed in scary stories. Now I know better.

Now I’m on the run, looking for a new life. One where I can be free from my family’s expectations and safe from the darkness I discovered.

Enter Iohan, the mysterious and sexy stranger who rescues me from a mishap in the mountains. He’s a bit odd, sure, but he’s over six feet of jaw-dropping, muscular handsomeness. He also seems determined to protect me. Surely I can’t have found my new life already—and not with this man. After all, I’m beginning to suspect Iohan has a secret of his own…


I am a warrior with no battles to fight. Ripped from my time by a mysterious curse, I am destined to wait out the rest of my days alone. I have no faith, no family, no home.

When Lana appears in my mountains, she unlocks something inside of me. Something that I thought I could never feel again. She is running, and I am drawn to protect her. To make her mine. I can only hope that I will not become more dangerous to her than what she is running from…

Going Bearserk is a standalone novella (25k+) with a HEA

Read it here

u/goingbearserk · 1 pointr/eroticauthors


I post here sometimes, but I'm using a different username today.

I published THIS for my first book. It's a time travel paranormal romance. Now I'm wondering if the cover/blurb are awful, as I'm working on a second book in the same world (not a series, but a set of standalones.)

For the book in the same world, I've mocked up a cover that needs work, but maybe has some direction: here.

I'd appreciate advice on either one of these. Thanks so much!

u/Val-Shir · 1 pointr/childfree

Not all of them are YA (some even flirt with erotica). Not all are romance/love stories and vampires are not in all of them, but they usually have something to do with paranormal things. Werewolves, fae, witches, zombies or fairy tales.

I joined about a year ago and I have bought about a half dozen things (usually collections for $1-3) but I have gotten over 300 books (a few shown above). They are usually independent authors and some are not well written but I love to read.

u/Divergent99 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Have you read Nicky Charles Mating series? Bonus: I believe they are all free and they are paranormal romance.. Seriously I love them they are probably one of my favorite series! If you haven't read them yet you absolutely must immediately!

Edit: Shoot- I seriously always forget the phrase: /u/Morthy you shall be now dubbed Dr. Morthy-o. Let's play a pill version of Tetris.

u/Dragonqueen4000 · 1 pointr/books

I think this might be weirder.

Hedgehog Romance Novel

We got a copy of this for a friend of mine for Christmas. It is hilarious!

u/CaptainCoral · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

OMG I know. When the Harry Potter books were coming out, I'd read whatever the new one was, and then turn around and re-read it imeediately because I didn't want it to end.
I wish there were series that just went on forever!
This is the first book, right?

u/slatsau · 1 pointr/Fantasy

The One Who Eats Monsters

Not quite in the same line as some of your suggestions, essentially the main character is a monster. She is one step removed from being a goddess. She is banned by various laws from the lands of men. Through a series of circumstances she is accidentally 'invited' to America and our book beings with an immortal monster who just doesn't understand humanity at all tries to understand her new situation. To humanity she looks like a 5' 16 year old girl raised in feral conditions. To her they are strange, weird and make no damn sense.

u/Neville_Lynwood · 1 pointr/eFreebies

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The Litter: A Paranormal Teen Pregnancy Thriller with a Literary Feel

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> She became pregnant as a teenager ...
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u/rosie__ · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

[The vampire king] ( first in the king series 4 all in total. I just found these and added them to my wishlist as well.

u/HellFire_Red · 1 pointr/WTF
u/merolizer · 1 pointr/arabs

HWJN is translated. I doubt any of the others is, though.

u/PaganPirate · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Her book if anyone is interested - it's gay werewolf erotica (let me throw that out first) - I bought it in January and was glad I did because it's very sweet and well written.

SO I'll promote for her!! Just in case anyone is interested. <3 <3

u/Spiderveins · 0 pointsr/WTF

Yes. Mostly. The stereotype helps reinforce a worldview where certain behaviors are seen as gender signifiers. In identifying with the gender one can come to adopt the signifier. A depressing part of growing up is becoming what everyone else expected us to be. If you grow up wanting to be feminine, and you are told that a kind of 'cute' dumbness is desirable you may end up simply adopting it, your natural talent left to die on the vine.

Think of teen girls who think it's cute to end every bloody sentence with that interrogative upward inflection, as if they were unsure of what they were trying to say. Girls get like that because they notice when boys respond to it. It becomes a habit. Boys respond to it because it makes them feel more dominant, and this drives a cultural norm where weirdly submissive conversational posturing is somehow sexually desirable. See here for a more in-depth look at this.

There was a recent study on gender differences in spacial reasoning tasks where they found that the performance differences evaporated when women were given some manner of confidence boost.

tl,dr, yes. yes it does.