The 60 Best Paranormal Romance Books To Read

List of famous paranormal romance books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular paranormal romance books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best paranormal romance novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

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  • Breaking Dawn
    Stephenie Meyer
    2 votes
    • First Published: 2008-08-02
    • Subjects: Pregnancy, Supernatural, Marriage, Schools, Vampire
    • Genres (Book): Romance novel, Paranormal romance, Speculative fiction, Young adult literature
    • Original Language: English Language
    Breaking Dawn is the fourth and final novel in the The Twilight Saga by American author Stephenie Meyer. Divided into three parts, the first and third sections are written from Bella Swan's perspective and the second is written from the perspective of Jacob Black. The novel directly follows the events of the previous novel, Eclipse, as Bella and Edward Cullen get married, leaving behind a heartbroken Jacob. When Bella faces unexpected and life-threatening situations, she willingly risks her human life and possible vampire immortality to undergo the ultimate transformation from a weak pawn to the strong queen with unique powers to fight the final battle to save all those she loves. Meyer finished an outline of the book in 2003, but developed and changed it as she wrote New Moon and Eclipse, though the main and most significant storylines remained unchanged. Little, Brown and Company took certain measures to prevent the book's contents from leaking, such as closing forums and message boards on several fansites and providing a special e-mail address for fans to send in links to leaks and spoilers online.
  • Spirit Bound
    Richelle Mead
    0 votes
    • First Published: 2010-05-18
    • Genres (Book): Romance novel, Paranormal romance, Urban fantasy, Dark fantasy, Young adult literature
    • Original Language: English Language
    × Spirit Bound is the fifth book in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. In its opening week, Spirit Bound debuted at #1 on The Wall Street Journal's hardcover fiction list and #1 on the USA Today bestseller list, which covers all books of all genres together in one list. Its release also pushed the Vampire Academy series into the #1 slot on the New York Times list for children's series. After a long and taxing journey to Dimitri's birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir's and has been reentered student life. However, Dimitri has survived against all odds and now seeks Rose's death. She believes that there may be one way to change him back, but she may have to put everything at risk to find out.
  • Undead and Unworthy
    MaryJanice Davidson
    0 votes
    • Genres (Book): Paranormal romance, Mystery, Fiction
    • Original Language: English Language
    Undead and Unworthy is the seventh book in the Undead series by MaryJanice Davidson; it came out in 2008.
  • The Island of Eternal Love
    0 votes
    • First Published: 2006
    • Genres (Book): Paranormal romance, Historical fiction, Fantasy
    • Original Language: Spanish Language
    The Island of Eternal Love is a novel by Cuban author Daína Chaviano. The plot is a family saga that takes place along two parallel lines: one during our time and another that begins in the 1850s. The modern story revolves around the paranormal investigations of Cecilia, a young journalist researching a phantom house that appears and disappears in different parts of Miami. Several witnesses claim to have seen the inhabitants of that house, whose behavior seems to hide a secret that she decides to find out. Before starting her investigations into the house, Cecilia goes to a bar, where she meets an old woman whom she befriends. Night after night, Cecilia listens to the story of that woman, who returns to that spot each evening to await a mysterious visitor. And this account is the other part of the novel, which begins in the nineteenth century in three regions of the world: Africa, China and Spain.
  • Dead and Gone
    Charlaine Harris
    0 votes
    • First Published: 2009-05-05
    • Genres (Book): Romance novel, Mystery, Gothic fiction, Fantasy
    Dead and Gone is the ninth book in Charlaine Harris's series The Southern Vampire Mysteries. This title was released on May 5, 2009.
  • Succubus on Top
    Richelle Mead
    0 votes
    • First Published: 2008
    • Subjects: Incubus, Succubus
    • Genres (Book): Romance novel, Paranormal romance, Speculative fiction, Mystery, Urban fantasy
    • Original Language: English Language
    Georgina Kincaid's job sucks. Literally. Love hurts, and no one knows it better than Georgina Kincaid. If she so much as kisses her new boyfriend, she’ll drain his life force. Georgina is a succubus—a demon who draws her power from other men’s pleasure. Admittedly, the shapeshifting and immortality perks are terrific, and yes, Georgina did choose to join the ranks of hell centuries ago. But it seems completely unfair that a she-demon whose purpose is seduction can’t get hot and heavy with the one mortal who knows and accepts her for who she is. It’s not just her personal life that’s in chaos. Doug, Georgina’s co-worker at a local bookstore, has been exhibiting bizarre behavior, and Georgina suspects that something far more demonic than double espressos is at work. She could use help finding out, but Bastien, an irresistibly charming incubus and her best immortal friend, is preoccupied in the suburbs with corrupting an ultra-conservative talk radio star—and giving Georgina some highly distracting come-hither vibes. Georgina is going to have to work solo on this one—and fast because soon, Doug’s life won’t be the only one on the line…