Winged heroes are majestic, cool, mysterious, and, of course, hot. When a sci-fi romance features a winged hero, it does so with a twist. A few authors have taken the concept of winged heroes and planted them in sci-fi romance's futuristic and technology-based settings. Their efforts have yielded a crop of superhuman delights.
In this genre, the resemblance to paranormal or fantasy winged heroes is generally in name only. Sci-fi romance winged heroes have a variety of origins. Some are alien-based, some are created from bio-engineering, and some have technological origins. Despite being the heroes, they aren't all exactly angelic in nature—a few are quite the bad boys.
I've rounded up some sci-fi romances featuring winged heroes for you to check out, based on books I've read. If you know of others, tell me about them in the comments!
Kelley Harvey's angst-ridden Breathe (Devastation #1) is the first episode of her New Adult series (please note, it ends in a major cliffhanger). This story falls in the “alien hero who fell to Earth” category, but with an angelic twist. The setting is contemporary and offers a friends-to-lovers romance. The hero and heroine are college-age and face major family changes. Breathe also features superhuman elements and an additional twist, which, of course, I shall not breathe (!) a word of, in order to avoid spoilers.