Jan is gonna help us with our paranormal romance needs. Many of us started (or discovered) our love of reading via the paranormal path (Twilight and Sookie for the most part), and have since been lead back into loving human males (mostly rock stars and bad-asses of sorts).
But Jan knows that sometimes… we need to get back to our roots.
Let Jan help!
Jan: I was thinking about Michelle S wanting book suggestions. We’ve all been there in that book funk. So I’m putting 5 of my fave PNR series out there to share. You’re probably familiar with them already, but there might be someone out there who’s not.
And one of the best things about this blog is the fab books I’ve discovered from you all. So here it is. I’d love to hear your top 5s too (or top 2 or whatever). Always lookin’ for that great new series.
Seven series by Dannika Dark. Series of 7 books about a pack of wolf shifters and their complicated relationships and adventures. Really well-written, imaginative and engaging.
Psy/Changeling series by Nalini Singh. Cross-over PNR/ sci-fi. Long series of books (up to 15 now, I think?) about shifters, humans and ‘psy’ (enhanced but emotionless humans). The early books are great adventure/romances, tho’ sadly as the series has gone on it’s started to get overcooked and pretty boring. But the early books are well worth a read.
Dragonflight series by Ann McCaffrey. An old school series I first fell in love with as a teen. The first two books, Dragonflight and Dragonquest are by far the best. The later books just don’t have the power and drive of the first two. ‘Clean’ stories (no explicit sex!) and you could argue they aren’t romance books as such (although there is some romance). But very exciting fantasy/adventure/sci-fi with wonderfully imagined telepathic dragons.
Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs. Really well-written books about wolf shifters and other magical creatures. Charles and Anna are such a wonderful pairing. Sigh……
Captive Prince trilogy C. S. Pacat. FANTASTIC BOOKS. Fits more into the fantasy genre than PNR I suppose, although there is a strong romance element – tho’ it’s MM. It reads as if it’s set in an actual historical time period as there are no fantastic elements (i.e. no magic or dragons etc). But the setting is totally fictional – a pseudo-ancient Greek style world. A fantastic, involving read, really well-written. And Prince Laurent would have to be one of the best characters ever written – a complex, maddening, wonderful character you will be spellbound by.