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Paranormal Romance

Updated: February 17, 2016

Love and romance are interwoven and affected by forces beyond the range of current scientific explanation.  This may include any or all of, but not limited to, the following creatures or themes: vampires, demons, werewolves, witches, ghosts, psychic powers, time travel.

Blake, Kendare.
Call Number: YA

Like his father before him, Cas Lowood hunts the dead. A difficult and dangerous job but one whose morality he has never questioned, until he meets Anna, the violent ghost of a young girl murdered over sixty years ago. As both Cas and Anna betray their callings by sparing each other's life, an unquestionable bond begins to grow. Can Cas help solve the mystery of Anna’s death and prevent her from hurting anyone else? A chilling and engaging read.


Clare, Cassandra.
Call Number: YA

Throughout Manhattan another city thrives, that of the Shadowhunters and their demon prey. Mundies, or normal humans, are protected from this world by the magic of the strong glamours which the Shadowhunters use to hide their frightening but necessary work. When fifteen-year-old Cassie Fray witnesses three Shadowhunters dispatch a demon, she finds she can see through their glamour and become a part of their world. Though this discovery introduces her to the beautiful and maddening Jace, it also reveals secrets she can never unlearn and enemies she cannot hope to defeat. An action packed paranormal story with a complicated and surprising love triangle.

Taylor, Laini.
Call Number: YA

Karou, a blue haired art student by day and the adopted daughter of a wish granting demon by night, finds her world turned upside down when she meets the beautiful but frightening angel, Akiva. On opposite sides of an ancient war, the two find themselves inexplicably drawn to each other. A fast paced and captivating first book in a series.

Harkness, Deborah E., 1965-

The book is set in an alternate universe where witches, vampires, and some otherworldly types uneasily coexist. When a powerful but non-practicing witch finds a manuscript that has been hidden for hundreds of years and falls in love with a vampire, that coexistence is threatened in a major way.

Cast, P. C.
Call Number: YA

Imagine handling the trials of adolescence while coming to terms with your new life as a fledgling vampyre. Meet Zoey Redbird, a typical sixteen-year-old girl whose life has become anything but. As Zoey tries to handle the transition into vampyre boarding school, she also must learn to let go of her human boyfriend and understand her feelings for the irresistible new men in her life. A suspenseful and fast paced series filled with boys, black magic and blood.


This is part of The House of Night series.


Carriger, Gail.

In the first book of the Parasol Protectorate series, Carriger creates an alternate reality in Victorian England filled with gruff Werewolves, flamboyant Vampires and secret societies.

Alexia Tarrabotti, soulless spinster extraordinaire, finds herself in a jam when she is forced to kill an extremely rude vampire at afternoon tea. This unfortunate circumstance forces her into the acquaintance of chief investigator Lord Maccon, a gorgeous but insufferable werewolf. As inexplicable circumstances pile up, Alexia and Lord Maccon must work together to bring Victorian London society back into order in this witty steampunk romance.

Meyer, Stephenie, 1973-
Call Number: Ed.a

When Bella Swan moves to Forks, Washington she meets the mysterious and irresistible Edward Cullen. Though he appears to be a fellow high school student, Edward is in fact an immortal vampire who has sought a peaceful, secluded life in the small town. But Bella awakens an undeniable desire in Edward that sets off a chain of terrifying events from which there is no return. The book that arguably reignited the paranormal romance genre, this intense love story is packed with danger and desire.


This is the first book in The Twilight Saga.

Marion, Isaac, 1981-

R is a zombie who discovers there is more to life than brains, and it is his victim's human girlfriend, Julie who brings life, color and love into a dystopian world. A  funny and hopeful tale of star crossed love.

Crusie, Jennifer.

When Mary Alice Brannigan is hired to restore Dreamland, she doesn’t realize the ruin of an amusement park is actually a front that guards a gate to hell. Recruited into the Guardia, an ancient order of demon fighters, Mary Alice must quickly learn how to stop the powerful horde of demons imprisoned below from escaping into our world. But how can she focus when a mysterious stranger begins spending all his time at the park cafe? A witty read for the fan that is looking for a bit more of a classic romance novel with their paranormal activity.