- Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
- Black Dagger Brothehood series by J.R. Ward
- Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost
- Fever series by Karen Marie Moning
- Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer
- Black Jewels trilogy by Anne Bishop
- Midnight Breeds series by Lara Adrian
- Demonica series by Larissa Ione
- Conversion trilogy by S.C. Stephens
- Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole
Jennifer Naylor says
Goinf to check out #6 and #9, I don’t know these…love the blog!
Thank you Jennifer!! I just added links to the list to make the books easier to find 🙂
Love your blog, thank u for this awesome nfo about these books.
Will start with 1, so far I have read 2, 5 and 10 :D.
Happy Reading !
Dark Hunter books are my TOP FAVS <3 Enjoy!
Just finished the Fever series because I saw this, they were AMAZING. i couldn’t put down the book, i finished the whole series in under a week. Thank you so much!
YAY!! I’m so happy to hear that! You are so so welcome! 😀
I LOVE the BlackDagger Brotherhood! I can’t wait until #11!!
Heather Johnson says
I haven’t read many paranormal romance stories since Twilight. However, I started reading the Lux Novels, I’m reading Opal now, based off of your review of course…. so now that I’ve seen your top ten and realize that I still do love the paranormal stuff. I’m going to have to start digging in.
So I’ve heard so much about the Dark Hunter series and the Black Dagger Brotherhood, so I think I’ll move onto those. Although I love SC Stephens, so I may have to try out conversaion. Thank you Aesta for your rockin’ book blog. It’s really revved up my TBR list with your reviews and recommendations!!!
Jeri Horton says
The Dark Hunter series is great! Don’t leave out it’s “offshoot” – The Nick Chronicles. He is mentioned in a few of the Dark Hunter books, but has his own mind blowing story. Sherrilyn writes that series with so much humor! AND, I hear they are working on doing a movie series about Nick!
Tracie Payne says
Just finished the Fever series. OMG. I’m in love with Jerricho Barrons. Those books just sucked me right in for 5 days. I would wake up in the middle of the night and be thinking about it. I mean totally obsessed! Based off your reviews I knew I would like them but wow, I love them. Awesome blog, I get most of my next books from your reviews. Thanks for being out there!!
If you love the fever series check out KKM highlander series they are awesome.
Karen Gourgues says
I LOVE YOUR LISTS!!!! I’d like to add a paranormal series to that list… The Lux Series by, Jennifer Armentrout!!! Gotta love Deamon and Katy!!!
Am soooo happy to have found this list! I’ve been devouring paranormal romances recently and was in need of some more material! Thank you! Have just finished reading the Night Huntress series based on your recommendation. I loved them,couldn’t put them down!! Glad to have a list of series’s to choose from next! X
any comments on The Lords of the Underworld. This series is what actually got me started on paranormal romance. 😀
Checking out #6 and #9
I loved Black Dagger Brotherhood, Immortals After Dark, Midnight Breed, Lords of the Underworld, Christine Feehan’s Dark series (22 books kept me in paranormal heaven for a while), and Night Huntress. Thanks for posting. I might try the Fever or Dark Hunter next. It’s nice to see other paranormal addicts like me 🙂
Jennifer McKinney says
Absolutely wonderful list! They are some of the best authors and books in the paranormal romance world! 🙂
Thank you so much for your list Aestas! I now have some new titles to read 🙂
I adore the JR Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lara Adrian & Kresley Cole Series.
I would also recommend Gena Showalter, Kerrleyn Sparks (Hilarious!) and Nalini Singh.
Rebecca Laird says
I have to agree that Nalini Singh’s 2 series are incredible. I adore her psy changling series and am excited to read the recent guild hunter series. if you want an amazing read be sure to check our Nalini Singh. I also have to say that Larissa Ione’s series is also fantastic!!
Thanks for the list!!! Been searching for good authors for the past few months. My favorite among those you mentioned are Kenyon, if you haven’t read her hunter series, you’re missing great books. Next are Cole and Ward. I would also recommend Lynsay Sand’s Argeneau Series. Good books!
L.H. Eberhardt says
Thank you so much for sharing these. Two I had not read were The Black Jewel Trilogy by Anne Bishop and the Conversion series by S.C. Stephens. I really enjoyed reading Bishop and am continuing to read beyond the initial trilogy in the Black Jewel series, but really found the Conversion series lacking in character and plot development, as well as world building, when compared to the others. I also appreciated some of the additional author suggestions made here. Thanks again!
I have to agree. Conversion was the last one on the list for me. I just finished the first book. I skipped pages and pages of writing just to get to the end. Young adult readers might enjoy it, but it was a letdown for me.
There are a lot of other series people have mentioned here that I think are much much better. Great list otherwise though. Thank you!
Nia Wilde says
I’m a little late to the game, but just saw your list. Fantastic choices! Just ordered a few more.
Melissa Ganz says
I’m always looking for lists from fellow avid readers to learn about great paranormal/fantasy series. I stumbled across this looking for something new. There are so many romance series out there that have no depth and follow the typical romance formula. Because I agree with your top 5 picks I decided to give Black Jewels a try. I have to say, I haven’t fallen into a world that heavily in a long time. I just finished the last book, Twilights Dawn, and was weeping during the last story. Thank you so much for the recommendation. I was worried I had read all the really great series.
oh WOW!! I’m so so SO happy to hear that!!! It’s sad that I dont have reviews for that series because it’s literally one of my all time favorites. Really glad that you fell in love with them too 🙂
Starr Washington says
I have to echo your comment, the Black Jewel series was great emotional roller coaster. I just loved it !
What about Laurell K Hamilton. She started me on this journey 15 years ago with the Anita Blake books, but how can you forget her Merry Gentry books that ate at least as good as these if not better?
I have read all as these and to me that is the only one missing.
I can’t believe you don’t have Kerrelyn Sparks series. “How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire” first book or series.
title is coney but, when you read it, it fit. The series- all 13 of books are great reading…..
Megan May says
I have read all of these!! Any suggestions for more? My all time gfavourite series is “The Gem Fairy Series” by Tarisa Marie and I also loved the “Iron Fey” series by Julie Kagawa!!!! Oh and obviously all the ones listed in the list above!!
Starr Washington says
Black Jewel by Anne Bishop is or was one of the best. While there is romance it does not overwhelm the story. It is so well written I have re-read it twice or maybe three times. This is a MUST READ!
Starr Washington says
I recently finished the Dark Protector series by Rebecca Zanetti. It was very good
Ive just finished Dark Hunters series…, awesome reads (lots of books in this series)
Just discovered Chronicles of Nick Spin off or prequal, Not sure but they were ok. I have to say they were more young adult readers but answered a lot of questions and character relstionships from the DH stories.
My fav. from this list is most def. Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Cannot wait for the next installment “The Beast” coming in april I think. If you havnt read them yet make a B line for them asap.
Imagine in current day time the hottest vanpires ever, here to protect the human race from the bad guys. A continuous story line, each book revolves around a different brother.
My fav is def. Z, The toutured soul and most evil of them all. Can love save him or is he to far gone. Lordy hes the best. Must reads. Thanks for the lists here. Next up based on your reviews is Black Jewels.
I love exploring pipos ideas about the series and I loved black dagger brotherhood and dark hunter but I feel like Nalini Singh should be read she’s the best her series are so captivating
Awesome List!!! I’m def going to check out the only 2 series on this list that I haven’t read yet: Black Jewels & Conversion…. Right now I’m reading Afterlife Series by Stephanie Hudson(real good read), but I’m almost through with the last book 🙁 so I was in need of recommendations… Thanks
Rhea Jones says
I see that most of my favourite series are up there. I need to get my hands on 6 and 9 now. From all that I have seen so far, I am sure I will love those as well. Oh how I love your blog and you directory, just love it to bits.
J.R Ward also has the fallen angel series that is fabulous. I am surprised Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series isn’t on here or Lindsay Sands’ Argeneau series. All 3 are better than twilight series.
In addition to the list is Gena Showalter. You would love her series too. She’s good!
You should read the lux series
They are the bomb 😍😍💯💯
Kesley Cole’s immortal after dark series rocks✌✌✌
MJ Mason says
Immortal Vegas by Jenn Stark’s quite good too, Thea Harrison’s Elder Races series
OMG the best series of paranormal romance and urban fantasy is “the darkest power” its a trilogy novel btw
Kistopher Langdon says
Finally, a list that is not filtered out by year, LOL thanks. I personally recommend the trilogy “The Black Shade of White” by Cattleya. Unfortunately, we still have yet to see the second part hit the stands, but the first part is surely one to check out!
Caroline Swart says
Here is a list of authors I love.
Paranormal Romance: Darynda Jones, Kresley Cole, Cynthia Hand, Cora Avery, Sarah J Maas, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Annette Marie, Ilona Andrews, Grace Draven, C.N. Crawford, Raven Kennedy, Kristy Cunning, Kelly St. Claire, Jeanine Frost, Charlaine Harris, Stacey Marie Brown, Jessica Sims, Karen Marie Moning
New Adult: Colleen Hoover, Piper Lawson, Abbi Glines, Natasha Anders, Chelsea Fine
Dystopian: Rachel Higginson, Paige Weaver
Fantasy: Alexandra Moody, Karpov Kinrade, Kimberly Derting, Leigh Bardugo, Desni Dantone