I always try to look for self-publishing authors. It gives me joy to hunt for a good book in the self-publishing world. I know I have to kiss a lot of frogs before I find my prince, but when I do I find a good one. Here is a list of 4 of my favorite paranormal romance series.
A Hidden Fire is the first book in the Elemental Mystery Series. In the beginning, it has a slow-burning plot but hang in there! All of the character and world burning set you up for an action pack series. To be honest the tension between the 2 main characters Giovanni and Beatrice is a refreshing change from other quick to romance books. What makes this book for me is the slow-burning tension between the 2 characters, amazing dialogue, and the unpredictability of this story. The flavor of paranormal is vampires.
“A young student librarian is thrown into the immortal world when she takes a job from a mysterious Italian scholar, Giovanni Vecchio. Beatrice is drawn to the mystery–and her new employer–but can she survive a vampire world ruled by power, politics, and blood-lust? How far will they go to find a library missing for five hundred years?”
- Full Series in order
- A Hidden Fire (Elemental Mysteries Book 1)
- This Same Earth (Elemental Mysteries Book 2)
- The Force of Wind (Elemental Mysteries Book 3)
- A Fall of Water (Elemental Mysteries Book 4)
If you like straight paranormal steam Marked is 100% for you. it has all the broken brooding hot guy that you have come to know and love. This is an action-packed read. Series moves on from character to character telling their stories and how their romance blossoms through blood and war.
“THERON – Dark-haired, duty-bound and deceptively deadly. He’s the leader of the Eternal Guardians, an elite group of warriors that defend the mortal realm.
From the moment he walked into the club, Casey knew this guy was different. Men like that just didn’t exist in real life—silky shoulder-length hair, chest impossibly broad, and a predatory manner that just screamed dark and dangerous. He was looking for something. Her.
She was the one. She had the mark. Casey had to die so his kind could live, and it was Theron’s duty to bring her in. But even the leader of the Eternal Guardians wasn’t strong enough to resist the pull in her fathomless eyes, to tear himself away from the heat of her body.
As war with the immortal realm nears, someone will have to make the ultimate sacrifice.”
Full Series in order
MARKED – Book 1
ENTWINED – Book 2
TEMPTED – Book 3
ENRAPTURED – Book 4
ENSLAVED – Book 5
BOUND – Book 6
TWISTED – Book 7
RAVAGED – Novella
AWAKENED – Book 8
UNCHAINED – Novella
HUNTED – Novella
WICKED – Book 9
My guilty pleasure is YA angsty paranormal romance, and Inescapable fit the bill. To be honest sometimes the series kind of drags on but I because so invested in needing to know the ending the I read on. This is a good series to get into if you’re looking for great fight scenes, funny supporting characters, and a little predictability. The flavor of paranormal is angels.
“My name is Evie Claremont and this was to be the making of me–my freshman year of college. I’d been hoping that once I’d arrived on Crestwood’s campus, the nightmare that I’ve been having would go away. It hasn’t.
I may be an inexperienced seventeen-year-old, but I’m grounded…sane. I look for rational explanations to even the strangest circumstances. Since meeting sophomore Reed Wellington, however, nothing makes any sense. Whenever he’s near, I feel an attraction to him–a magnetic kind of force pulling me towards him. I know what you’re thinking…that sounds fairly awesome. Yeah, it would be…if he liked me, but Reed acts as if I’m the worst thing that has ever happened to Crestwood…or him. But get this, for some reason every time I turn around he’s there, barging into my life.
What is the secret that he’s keeping from me? I’m hoping that it’s anything but what I suspect: that he’s not exactly normal…and neither am I. So, maybe Crestwood won’t be the making of me, but it could be the breaking of me. I’ve been left to wonder if the dark future my dream is foretelling is…inescapable.”
- Full Series in order
- Inescapable (The Premonition Series Book 1)
- Intuition (The Premonition Series Book 2)
- Indebted (The Premonition Series Book 3)
- Incendiary (The Premonition Series Book 4)
- Iniquity (The Premonition Series Book 5)
Another YA paranormal series, I am a sucker for them. This series is a little bit confusing at first, but it’s filled with an interesting love triangle tons of angst and action. Because is it a completely new brand of paranormal there are no preset rules the author has to abide by. I love the unpredictability of this series.
“Addison Sanders thinks her life is already as complicated as it can possibly get. Akori – Ancient people with time-shifting abilities secretly living among the humans. Sanders Family – Humans sworn to protect and serve the Akori. What could be worse than getting stuck with a destiny like that? Tanner Sutherland is about to show her. When a death in the Sanders Family leaves their power and secrets up for grabs, centuries-old rumors begin surfacing. Far more sinister reasons for her family’s involvement with the Akori than Addy ever could’ve imagined come to
light. She learns the hard way that placing her trust in anyone could lead to
disaster. Betrayed by old friends and leery of new ones–she’s left to cut through the lies and deception to get to the truth.
Find out why sometimes its better not knowing, and how much misery really does love company in Dissever – Book One of the Unbinding Fate Series.”