Let’s start another top 10 list! While I began reading this genre because of my vampire obsession, I discovered that other “paranormals” could be just as exciting! So I’ll list my favorites that are not vampire-centric. (this is also a discussion on my Facebook page, so comment here, or join me there, and let’s gush!)
1.) Karen Marie Moning’s Fever Series (Fae related, but there are other “others” too) hands down – one of my most favorite – vampire or not – of all time! My mom just started the series and can barely sleep she’s reading so much. And when she does sleep, she’s dreaming of them!
2.) Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunters Okay, I know. I already put this one in my vampire list, but it deserves to be here too. This series is about wayyyyy more then just vampires. Greek gods and goddesses (and then some other gods on top of that), shifters, vampires, demons and humans all fight together, or against one another for a greater cause. Some of the funniest moments I’ve ever read are from this series. And some of the steamiest, too. And the swooniest. I lived in this world for a few weeks, and loved every moment of it. Here is a quote directly out of one of the books that describes them best:
Dark-Hunters were created out of men and women who’d suffered unjust tragedy and who wanted revenge on those who’d wronged them. It was the screaming of their souls that summoned Artemis to them, and if they accepted the bargain, Artemis would bring them back to life and give them twenty-four hours to exact their revenge. After that, they become soldiers in her army that was dedicated to protecting mankind from the Daimons. The nature of their creation guaranteed that all of them had at least one major tragedy in their past.
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Oh… ‘cept it forgets to mention how unbelievably HOT they all are
3.) Stacia Kane’s Chess Putnam (Downside Ghosts) Series Ghosts are terrorizing the world, and magic & witches keep them in control. Everyone’s either human or magically gifted. Many shocking moments and revelations that will keep you riveted. Lots of mystery and action, and TONS of emotional angst. Darn. This little description doesn’t do justice to the series at all.
4.) Karina Halle’s Experiment in Terror series: Amazingly fun, scary and super angst-y in a “will they or wont they” way. Dex and Perry team up to create an online “ghost hunting” show and the creep-factor in this series is BIG!! But Dex and Perry have their own personal secrets and *issues* to contend with, along with their extreme attraction for each other. The romantic tension is HUGE, and your heart will feel each installment every step of the way. The books just keep getting better and better.
5.) Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark Series Vampires, demons, shifters….everyone’s looking for love. And they’re mostly always finding it with a Valkyrie female that hates their guts! LOL! Very steamy books, lots of fun!
6.) Larissa Ione’s Demonica Series About a group of demon brothers that run a hospital for paranormals. But they have lots of enemies… and, still manage to find love in the process.
7.) Stacia Kane’s Megan Chase Series A psychic female with a radio show that has suddenly managed to anger many demons. And now they’re after her. Especially a smokin’ hot one. But what is he really up to? This was a trilogy that had me gasping in shock, managed to tear my heart out, and I loved every minute of it!
8.) Terri Garey’s Nicki Styx Series Nicki had a near death experience and can now see “dead people”, and they all want her help. But one specific paranormal just won’t leave her alone. A sexy bad-boy, he’s giving her human boyfriend a run for his money. And really,
The Devil is a gentleman.”
(quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley)
I’m clever, huh!? LOL!
9.) Sherrilyn Kenyon’s “The League” A futuristic series, revolving around a group of vigilante assassins protecting the people from a corrupt political system. The men in this group are a powerful new breed of men (human/mixed with other stuff) and they all have some serious personal issues that make for very emotional and passionate stories.
Woops…apparently I need to read more cause I’ve only come up with nine
“Whhaaat?” you exclaim! Some of your favorites aren’t on my list? That’s probably cause I didn’t get to them yet. Did you see how many books are out there to read?! I’ll say it again….I’m never bored!
So please. Let me know what I should read next, and let’s add to this list!
Check out my other “favorites” lists:
- What to Read After Beautiful Disaster
- What to Read After Fifty Shades
- My Top Thirteen Most Illicit Bad Boys
- My Best Books of 2011 List
- What to Read After Twilight
- My Top 10 Vampire Series
- My Top Five Summer Reads
- 8 Books That Made Me Cry…