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Books For Breaking Yourself Out of Your Paranormal-Romance Funk

Have you found yourself wanting a little more paranormal and a little less romance? I have got the solution for you. Have you come to realize most paranormal-romances tend to follow a particular formula? Yeah, it gets kinda boring when that happens. The solution, find the ones that are deemed Urban-Fantasy. Generally, these are the ones that fall just short of Horror and aren’t quite Romance either.

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The Dresden Files – Jim Butcher

Harry Dresden — Wizard Lost items found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment. 

Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he’s the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.D. has a case that transcends mortal creativity or capability, they come to him for answers. For the “everyday” world is actually full of strange and magical things — and most of them don’t play well with humans. That’s where Harry comes in. Takes a wizard to catch a — well, whatever. There’s just one problem. Business, to put it mildly, stinks. So when the police bring him in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with black magic, Harry’s seeing dollar signs. But where there’s black magic, there’s a black mage behind it. And now that mage knows Harry’s name. And that’s when things start to get… interesting. Magic. It can get a guy killed. 

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The Hallows/Rachael Morgan Series – Kim Harrison

All the creatures of the night gather in “the Hollows” of Cincinnati, to hide, to prowl, to party… and to feed.

Vampires rule the darkness in a predator-eat-predator world rife with dangers beyond imagining – and it’s Rachel Morgan’s job to keep that world civilized.

A bounty hunter and witch with serious sex appeal and an attitude, she’ll bring ’em back alive, dead… or undead.

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Women of the Otherworld – Kelley Armstrong

Elena Michaels is the world’s only female werewolf. And she’s tired of it. Tired of a life spent hiding and protecting, a life where her most important job is hunting down rogue werewolves. Tired of a world that not only accepts the worst in her–her temper, her violence–but requires it. Worst of all, she realizes she’s growing content with that life, with being that person.

So she left the Pack and returned to Toronto where she’s trying to live as a human. When the Pack leader calls asking for her help fighting a sudden uprising, she only agrees because she owes him. Once this is over, she’ll be squared with the Pack and free to live life as a human. Which is what she wants. Really.

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Georgina Kincaid Series – Richelle Mead

When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical?

But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid’s life is far less exotic. At least there’s her day job at a local bookstore–free books; all the white chocolate mochas she can drink; and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can’t.

But dreaming about Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle’s demon underground. And for once, all of her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won’t help because Georgina’s about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny. . .

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Sign of the Zodiac Series – Vicki Pettersson

When she was sixteen, Joanna Archer was brutally assaulted and left to die in the Nevada desert. By rights, she should be dead.

Now a photographer by day, she prowls a different Las Vegas after sunset—a grim, secret Sin City where Light battles Shadow—seeking answers to whom or what she really is . . . and revenge for the horrors she was forced to endure.

But the nightmare is just beginning—for the demons are hunting Joanna, and the powerful shadows want her for their own .

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The Fever Series – Karen Marie Moning

When her sister is murdered, leaving a single clue to her death—a cryptic message on MacKayla Lane’s cell phone–Mac journeys to Ireland in search of answers. The quest to find her sister’s killer draws her into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems, where good and evil wear the same treacherously seductive mask. She is soon faced with an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn how to handle a power she had no idea she possessed—a gift that allows her to see beyond the world of man, into the dangerous realm of the Fae. 

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Darkest Powers – Kelley Armstrong

My name is Chloe Saunders and my life will never be the same again.

All I wanted was to make friends, meet boys, and keep on being ordinary. I don’t even know what that means anymore. It all started on the day that I saw my first ghost – and the ghost saw me.

Now there are ghosts everywhere and they won’t leave me alone. To top it all off, I somehow got myself locked up in Lyle House, a “special home” for troubled teens. Yet the home isn’t what it seems. Don’t tell anyone, but I think there might be more to my housemates than meets the eye. The question is, whose side are they on? It’s up to me to figure out the dangerous secrets behind Lyle House… before its skeletons come back to haunt me.

I hope this list helps you get out of your funk. I know these top my list of go-to series in the paranormal-romance genre.

Happy Reading!

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Posted by on February 16, 2016 in Book Reviews

 

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Succubus Blues – Richelle Mead

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Summary:

Georgina Kincaid wants nothing more than to have a normal life. Unfortunately, she has made a deal with the devil and must live her life as a succubus. For a while it was enjoyable, having people sell their souls to be with her but it’s no longer what it used to be. She decides if she’s going to steal souls, they are going to already be corrupt. No more pure souls for her anymore.

So, when Georgina comes face to face with her ultimate crush, what is she supposed to do? She can’t sleep with him. That would negate all she had been doing. She can’t love him. How can you love someone who refuses to be intimate with you? Plus, there’s another guy.

Roman is everything Georgina has ever wanted in a man. He speaks to her base desires and to her heart as well. But she knows she can’t be with him. She also can’t stay away.

To top it all off, she has a stalker. Not abnormal for a succubus but this stalker seems to want more than just Georgina. He seems set on a destructive course through Georgina’s friends.

Review:

That gaping hole left in your heart by Kim Harrison is about to be filled. I have been on a search for a truly good urban-fantasy series for some time now, and hallelujah I have found it. Georgina is such a great character that you can’t help but like her. She is charismatic and quick witted. Plus, there isn’t a lot of romantic fluff in this novel. I think many authors today want to tout their works as urban-fantasy when really they are paranormal-romance, much like LKH, who now writes nothing shy of erotica vs. the horror queen she once was. Don’t get mad, you know it’s true.

Favorite Quotes:

“How do you know if a demon is lying? His lips are moving.”
― Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

“Lucky Charms?” I asked.

“Magically delicious,” he explained. “Requisite for any sort of building project.”

I shook my head, still amazed at how he had managed to weasel his way over here. “This isn’t a date.”

He cut me a scandalized look. “Obviously. I’d bring Count Chocula for that.”
― Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

“Aubrey, crouching on a nearby counter, watched me with squinty eyes, apparently pondering why anyone would willingly immerse themselves in water ever, let alone for extended periods of time. ”
― Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

“All right, Mortensen, last chance. Are you ready to make the switch from voyeur to exhibitionist?”

He inclined his head toward me curiously. “Are we still talking about dancing?”

“Well, that depends, I suppose. I heard someone once say that men dance the same way they have sex. So, if you want everyone here to think you’re the kind of guy who just sits around and—”

He stood up. “Let’s dance.”
― Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

“Sleep with Seth Mortensen? Good grief. It was the most preposterous thing I’d ever heard. It was appalling. If I absorbed his life force, there was no telling how long it’d be until his next book came out.”
― Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

“Because…Beacause it’s so good, and there’s only one chance to read a book for the first time, and I want it to last. That experience. I’d finish it in a day otherwise, and that’d be like…like eating a carton of ice cream in one sitting. Too much richness over too quickly. This way, I can draw it out. Make the book last longer. Savor it. I have to since they don’t come out that often.”
― Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

“What were good and evil, really, but stupid categories? Stupid categories
that restricted people and punished or rewarded them based on how they responded to their own natures, natures they really didn’t have any way to control.”
― Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

“He held on. Grabbed her and wouldn’t let go through all of those terrible transformations. No matter what she turned into, he just held on.”
― Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

“I heard some interesting things about your performance up here.”

“I hear interesting things about your ‘performance’ all the time Doug, but you don’t hear me making jokes about it.”
― Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

Recommendations:

Dead Witch Walking – Kim Harrison

Goddess of the Sea – P.C. Cast

Storm Front – Jim Butcher

Working for the Devil – Lilith Saintcrow

 
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