18 March 2013

The Reading List

The Reading List

Paranormal romance and urban fantasy recommendations from CV readers are posted below for your enjoyment and list-making. The line between urban fantasy and paranormal romance is pretty fuzzy, so I’ve done my best to categorize between the sub-genres.

Authors are listed alphabetically by first name. Links are generally to the first book in the series. Some authors may be in both categories. 

Asterisks indicate recently-added books / Last updated June 20, 2018

Urban Fantasy

This list includes historical, steampunk, vampires, ghosts, goblins, and other assorted paranormal things. Each book typically includes the same hero/heroine.

Paranormal Romance

Books in this list typically include a new heroine/hero/romance in each volume.
The Reading List

Romance/Urban Fantasy set in New Orleans / Louisiana

Leave your suggestions in the comments.  Comments are moderated, so it may take 24 hours for your comment to appear. Also, so that I can keep track, I delete comments once I’ve added the suggestions to the list.



16 thoughts on “The Reading List

  • There is a new author in paranormal that I think is deserving of your list. Her name is Marianne Maguire from the Legacy series.

  • This is a great list! I love it. Here are some you might look at adding, though I realize this is YOUR favorites list. 🙂

    A. A. Aguire’s Aparatus Infernum series
    Adrian Phoenix’s Hoodoo series (short-lived but good)
    Charlaine Harris’ Harper Connelly series
    Cherie Priests’s Maplecroft (just one book so far)
    Devon Monk’s House Immortal series and Broken Magic series (an extension of Allie)
    Gail Carriger’s new Custard Protocol series (Prudence as a new adult)
    Jennifer Ashley’s Stormwalker series
    Jocelynn Drake’s Asylum Tales series
    Kelley Armstrong’s Cainsville series
    Mark del Franco’s Laura Blackstone series (same world as Connor Grey, but just two books)
    Rachel Vincent’s new Wildcats series (spin-off of the Shifters series)

    Thanks for the list!

  • paranormal romance suggestions:
    Jordan Castillo Price, Psycop series
    Ally Blue, Bay City Investigators series
    Rick Gualtieri, Bill the Vampire series

  • Great recs. Definitely look into adding the Woman King series by Evette Davis. Steamy paranormal rom with a lot of complexity that deserves to be on this list!

    Always loved Kim Harrison and Chloe Neill but didn’t realize they’re considered Urban Fantasy until now 🙂

  • Anne Bishop’s The Others series. Wonderful!
    Also Sharon Lee’s Carousel series, now sadly finished

  • Christine Feehan-Carpathian series/Drake Sisters series/Ghost Walker series
    Kresley Cole-Immortals After Dark
    Robin Owens-Celta series/ Ghost Seer series
    Shelly Laurenston- Dragon Kin series
    Mary Janice Davidson-Betsy the Vampire Queen series
    Benedict Jacka-Alex Versus series
    Susan Sizemore-Prime series
    Lori Handeland-Night Creatures series
    CT Adams-Sazi series/Siren series
    Erin McCarthy- Vegas Vampire series

  • Some great stuff, but I would also add Ben Aaronovitch. His Rivers of London series is just outstanding.

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