I was always a straight historical romance girl. I wanted balls, belles, and alpha male characters. The thing about pigeon holing yourself as a reader is that you tend to read what is out in your genre and you are left waiting for the next book…sometimes months or a year!
Last fall, I decided I’d try a new type of romance after looking at a daily deal through Amazon. I guess it wasn’t my first foray into paranormal, I did read the Twilight series. The cool thing about adult paranormal romance is that it goes places that Bella and Edward couldn’t- being YA. I picked up my first Kresley Cole book in about October. Since then, I have bought into all of her series. Then, I read them all. Instead of twiddling my thumbs, I looked into some other paranormal romances. I am now hooked like a junkie. I want Valkyries, werewolves, shapeshifters, zombies, and any other fairytale creature you can come up with! Here is my round up of some creatures that I have fallen for hook, fang, and claw!
If you want to just dip your toe into one of these types of books, I recommend Gretchen Rily’s novella, Grave Shifter. I haven’t read a ton of shape shifter books, but this one was different for me. First of all, the character takes on forms from graves and shifts in and out of form via that way. She needs actual bones to bring herself out of a grave. It was a fresh idea to me, and the sex scenes were hot. In fact, there is a certain pool scene that is stamped in my memory. The storyline was easy to get into with an angry female protagonist and sexy male. Again, this is a shorter piece, so feel free to try this first.