Paranormal Romance: Death Do Us Part???

Posted on February 8, 2017. Filed under: Fiction | Tags: , |

Boy meets girl, they fall in love, & live happily ever after? That plot is as old as the grave and dry as mummy dust. Paranormal romance, sometimes also classified as urban fantasy, has resurrected the romance genre. These days it’s boy meets ghoul. Interested in Paranormal romance? Here is a little taste.

9780316221177_p0_v3_s192x300The Shambling Guide to New York City
by Mur Lafferty

“A travel writer takes a job with a shady publishing company in New York, only to find that she must write a guide to the city—for the undead!

Because of the disaster that was her last job, Zoe is searching for a fresh start as a travel book editor in the tourist-centric New York City. After stumbling across a seemingly perfect position though, Zoe is blocked at every turn because of the one thing she can’t take off her resume—human.

Not to be put off by anything—especially not her blood drinking boss or death goddess coworker—Zoe delves deep into the monster world. But her job turns deadly when the careful balance between human and monsters starts to crumble—with Zoe right in the middle” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

9780803735668_p0_v1_s192x300The Girl with Borrowed Wings
by Rinsai Rossetti

“A stunningly written tale of an isolated girl and the shape-shifting boy who shows her what freedom could be—if only she has the courage to take it

Controlled by her father and bound by desert, Frenenqer Paje’s life is tediously the same, until a small act of rebellion explodes her world and she meets a boy, but not just a boy—a Free person, a winged person, a shape-shifter. He has everything Frenenqer doesn’t. No family, no attachments, no rules. At night, he flies them to the far-flung places of their childhoods to retrace their pasts. But when the delicate balance of their friendship threatens to rupture into something more, Frenenqer must confront her isolation, her father, and her very sense of identity, breaking all the rules of her life to become free” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

9781250095763_p0_v3_s192x300Phantom Lover
by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Haunted by recurring nightmares of terrifying beasts, Erin McDaniels is afraid to sleep-until a hero arrives in her dreams to save her…and makes erotic, incredible love to her. But can she find him again when she is awake?” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

9781460308745_p0_v2_s192x300Come the Night
by Susan Krinard

“The Great War has ended, and Gillian Maitland is to marry a werewolf of her father’s choosing—ensuring the purity of their noble bloodline. Still, she can’t forget Ross Kavanaugh, the American whose forbidden touch unleashed a passion she’d never known. And when Ross returns unexpectedly to England, he’s no longer the man she remembers, but a hard-boiled ex-cop who harbors a dark secret.The discovery that they have a son makes Ross even more determined to prove his worth to Gillian, despite being merely a quarter werewolf. Then a mysterious spate of murders casts him under a pall of suspicion, and torn between duty and desire, Gillian knows she must drive Ross away. Even as their hunger for each other grows by the hour…” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

9780143119685_p0_v4_s192x300A Discovery of Witches
by Deborah Harkness”In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, ‘Ashmole 782,’ deep in Oxford’s Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

9780441009237_p0_v2_s192x300Living Dead in Dallas
by Charlaine Harris

“Living Dead in Dallas is the sequel to Dead Until Dark in the new Southern Vampire series from acclaimed mystery author Charlaine Harris. When a vampire asks Sookie Stackhouse to use her telepathic skills to find another missing vampire, she agrees under one condition: the bloodsuckers must promise to let the humans go unharmed. Easier said than done” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

9780843959536_p0_v1_s192x300Eternal Pleasure
by Nina Bangs

“The Eleven must use their natural skills and highly developed preternatural strengths to stop the spread of evil by the Lords of Time that is coming in 2012, at the end of the Mayan calendar. While currently incarnated as deadly, handsome men, they have the ability to assume their prior forms—those of gigantic dinosaurs. One of them, Ty Endeka, develops a powerful attraction to his driver, Kelly Maloy. She never expects to be drawn into this world of demons, vampires, werewolves and otherkin, but when the Eleven’s mysterious leader, Fin, tells her she has a crucial role to play in the coming fight, she joins Ty in the war to combat the growing evil” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

9781419802454_p0_v2_s192x300Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

“Victor has messed up his vows during a wedding rehearsal, and is traveling through the woods, reciting his vows. He stops to rest in the woods,and while practicing. He finally gets them right and ceremoniously puts the wedding ring on a finger-shaped stick in the ground and says his wedding vows. The stick turns out to be a rotted finger belonging to a murdered girl who has returned as a zombie and insists that she is now Victor’s lawfully wedded wife” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

9781476717463_p0_v2_s192x300Warm Bodies
by Isaac Marion

“R is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization.

And then he meets a girl.

First as his captive, then his reluctant house guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn’t want to eat this girl—although she looks delicious—he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).

by Bram Stoker
illustrations by Becky Cloonan

“This new edition of Dracula, offering the complete text of the original book with more than 50 original illustrations in the form of horizontal and vertical panels, spot illustrations, and ornate borders by Becky Cloonan, will delight Dracula fans. This is a Dracula we’ve never seen before—contemporary, edgy, stylishly macabre with Victorian overtones, and an unusual color palette” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).
by Stephenie Meyer
“When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human” (Descriptive content provided by Syndetics).
-posted by Kevin Purtell

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