Top 15 Steamy Paranormal Romance Novels You’ll Like

Adult Paranormal Romance

A paranormal romance is a story that focuses primarily on the romance that is the main driving plot point of the story. It features characters that either one or both of the main characters are supernatural. The world also has paranormal elements to it, but for the most part, it is set in a contemporary or urban setting that is easily recognizable to us.

This type of romance also defines the age of the characters. If the characters are somewhere between 13 to 18, meaning they’re young adults, even though it can have a paranormal element to the story. If the characters fit in within that age group, it would be a new adult paranormal romance. The steamy paranormal romance is when the sex scene is over in a magical world.

15 Steamy Paranormal Romance Novels (Erotic Fantasy)

The word fantasy doesn’t mean that it has paranormal characters. It doesn’t have to have any paranormal or supernatural elements. It has to be set in a world that it’s made up. If you are a big fan of paranormal romance, you like the steamy one. As a romance reader, I have a big list of it. Now I am going to review 15 steamy paranormal romance novels for you. Let’s go!

1. From Blood and Ash (Blood and Ash)

This book is about vampires, magic, and prophecies, and it follows the story of Poppy, the chosen maiden. The gods choose her for the kingdom, and she is not seen. She has to wear a veil when she goes out, and she is kept secret. So her life is very sheltered and boring. But she has a chance encounter with Hawke, who ends up being part of her royal guard, and they have very intense chemistry.

The ending is such a cliffhanger, and there were a lot of steamy scenes. We’re experiencing things through Poppy’s eyes. There’s almost a tone of naivety as well. Poppy is a fighter, and she’s a very strong female lead. She fights for her glory and herself. Hawke is very witty and brooding but charming, and he’s a very sexy written character. They had great chemistry, and their banter with each other worked well.

From Blood and Ash

Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Average Customer Review: (4.7 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Romantic Fantasy
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2. Fated

This book is enemies to lovers romance, about fallen angels and demons. It follows the story of Luna, who’s trying to live her life. She’s getting on with her existence, and she’s sucked into a paranormal world by one traumatic event. Then she meets Elijah, and they hate each other at first. Elijah is traumatized, brooding, hates everyone, and Luna’s completely the opposite. They clash, and their chemistry is very fiery.

So Elijah is very cruel self-destructive, and Luna is very sweet. She’s a strong character because of this traumatic event. It builds her character, so she’s much stronger, and she fights for what she believes in. There is the second book in this series, but it’s from Luna’s sister’s perspective. There are good subplots and good sub-characters to go with this story.


Author: Liza James
Average Customer Review: (4.3 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Fantasy & Futuristic Romance
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3. Depravity (Beastly Tales)

Depravity is a ‘Beauty And The Beast’ dark retelling, and it’s very erotic. The main character Benella is similar to the A Court of Thorns and Roses series. She is struggling with her two sisters and her father and trying to escape the torment and abuse of the village boys. She ends up stumbling into the beast’s gardens at his castle.

We discover a lot with Benella, and I like her character. She does make stupid decisions, but that’s okay because it’s also quite human of her. We’re in mystery, especially in the first book. We don’t know that much about him until about three-quarters of the way through the book. There’s always that weight on your shoulders that he’s looming, but we don’t have that many interactions with him.


Author: M.J. Haag
Average Customer Review: (4.3 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Fairy Tales Romance
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4. Blood’s Fury (Deadly Beauties)

The steam section is very high, as you can tell from the book cover. It’s very spicy, and this book is about Alyssa. She knows that she’s a witch, but she wants to move away from her mum, a witch, and lead a normal life in a normal town. Also, she wants to have a regular boyfriend, so she meets Kane, a seemingly normal human boy, and all of it unravels from there on out.

Alyssa is a cool character, but she is very blind when it comes to Kane. At the end of the book, the big plot twist is one way ahead of her, even though we’re reading it from her perspective. But in the second book, there’s a love triangle between Kane and another character. The magical aspects and romance are very sensitive, so handle it safely.

Blood's Fury

Author: C.M. Owens
Average Customer Review: (4.4 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Paranormal Witches & Wizards Romance
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5. A Deal with the Elf King (Married to Magic)

There are a few steamy scenes, but the sexual tension is perfect. This is a story about Luella, who is forced into a marriage with the elf king Eldas to save his kingdom, and Luella is very cool. She’s very smart in knowing all her herbs and spells, but she can also be rash with her decisions, which is annoying to read.

We need that balance when we read these characters. Eldas is very cold and regal, and he seems to only have a one-track mind about saving his kingdom. He doesn’t care who he must get rid of to achieve that goal. The pacing and paranormal world-building are unique.

A Deal with the Elf King

Author: Elise Kova
Average Customer Review: (4.4 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Paranormal Erotic Romance
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6. Desolation (Darkness Rising)

This is a reverse harem romance. So it’s one female character and five male characters, which already you can tell that the steam is coming off this book right now. This book is about Lana, a damaged character who grows up in a foster home with five other boys she sees as her brothers. But soon, they become much more than that.

It’s based in a futuristic world where there’s almost an apocalypse night, and there are storms every day, and it’s a regular occurrence. But then this one freak storm throws them into a world that they never knew existed. Also, it’s a fight or flight situation with Lana and her five boys. Lana is a strong character, and she has a lot of demons to deal with in this book.

Her five mates, Hail, Ash, Leo, Zedd, and Luke, are all different characters, which is stereotypical. They all have contrasting traits. So one of them’s very brooding, alpha male and then one of them is very sweet and joking and best friendly. So in a way, it’s a bit stereotypical in that characterization. We see their inner monologues throughout the story as the chapter changes with the character.


Author: R.L. Caulder
Average Customer Review: (4.5 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Paranormal Romance
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7. Good Intentions (The Road to Hell)

It is based in a post-apocalyptic world where River, the main character, has powers. She’s taken from her family to help this encampment, and she soon meets Kobal, a demon. Kobal’s trying to get back to Hell because River has powers. She has to practice and harness her powers to stop Hell from escaping and ruling the whole earth.

River is a fighter who fights so hard for what she believes in. She’s family orientated. She loves her siblings but hates her mom. You figure out why at the beginning of the book, she’s always bargaining with Kobal.

Kobal is sexy, brooding, military-style, very commanding. He’s always ordering River what to do, and she hates it. So you can imagine the chemistry is clashing, and there’s a lot of action, magic, and demons.

Good Intentions

Author: Brenda K. Davies
Average Customer Review: (4.6 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Paranormal Romance & Suspense
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8. Fortuna Sworn

This book follows a girl (Fortuna) who is a siren, and she happens to be the last kind except for her brother, who has gone missing. Fortuna happens to be living a regular life out in the human world where she is a bartender. Moreover, she will do whatever is necessary to try to find him. So she ends up running across a man (Collith) who is from the fairy realm.

Collith decides to make her an offer because he thinks she is very sexy and seductive. But anyway, he makes an offer that she cannot refuse. This offer has something to do with her brother, so she follows him to the fairy realm. They go to the fairy realm semi willingly, and they start to fall in love with their captor from there.

Fortuna Sworn

Author: K.J. Sutton
Average Customer Review: (4.2 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Supernatural & Erotic Romance
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9. Kiss the Fae (Vicious Faeries)

The story is about a girl (Lark) who happens to wander into the fae realm for some reason. While she is in this realm, she ends up running into the King of a kingdom that she finds herself in. So he makes her a deal. If she can live and survive in the fairy realm for 13 days, then he will let her and her sisters go free because he ends up kidnapping her sisters along the way.

Lark loves her sisters, so she agrees to this offer, but there is a catch. The realm in this paranormal world is not rainbows and sunshine, and no majestic unicorns are running around. It’s scary, and there is a whole crap ton of solitary fae. Those are the fae that does not live in groups. They live on their own because they are very dangerous.

Lark will have to run around in this crazy place of a kingdom, and she has to make sure that she doesn’t get killed in the process. While she starts to compete in this competition of sorts to try to survive 13 days and 13 nights, she ends up having to fight off her attraction for Fae Lord (Cerulean). Who doesn’t love good enemies to lovers and sexy bad Fae Lord?

Kiss the Fae

Author: Natalia Jaster
Average Customer Review: (4.2 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Fantasy & Futuristic Romance
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10. Illusions of Grandeur (The Impossible Julian Strande)

This book is about a girl named Alice, and she is somebody who is not ordinary. She is very strange, and she likes to explore. So when she sees that the mansion needs a caretaker, she decides to sign right up for it. Apparently, this mansion is haunted. It’s known for being very supernatural and mysterious. She ends up becoming the caretaker of this creepy attic mansion.

While Alice is at this mansion, she meets an amateur magician of one of the men living in this mansion. He specializes in illusions and is also somebody in the back of this book. So is this guy going to be a love interest? This book also involves a ghost who haunts the mansion, and he is going to be doing some crazy things to Alice.

Illusions of Grandeur

Author: Kathryn Ann Kingsley
Average Customer Review: (4.6 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Paranormal Ghost Romance
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11. Reborn (Shadow Beast Shifters)

Reborn is the third and final book of the Shadow Beast Shifters trilogy. It involves an amazing enemies-to-lovers type of trope that I can’t stop loving. There are shifters or werewolves in this book. Mera is a shifter, and nobody likes her and the little shifter community that she lives in. One day she ends up shifting into a werewolf for the first time, and it’s here that she finds out that her soul mate happens to be the Alpha Torin.

The Alpha Torin does not like this because he doesn’t like her. So he ends up rejecting her. Mera from here ends up very upset because who wouldn’t be upset if somebody rejects you, especially soul mate. She ends up praying to the alpha god to come and get her out of this situation.

So this guy (Shadow) answers her prayers. Shadow comes and gets her out of this inconvenient situation. Here, she ends up living with this man and a huge mansion. They happen not to like each other whatsoever, but they still have to live together. So this book is like enemies to lovers.


Author: Jaymin Eve
Average Customer Review: (4.7 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Werewolf & Shifter Romance
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12. Angels’ Blood (Guild Hunter)

This book is about a vampire hunter named Elena, and an archangel contracts out her to go and seek this person and kill them. In this society, Angelic creatures spawn vampires. So if you want to become a vampire, you cannot simply be bitten by another vampire. You have to contact your local archangel. They can only allow a certain amount of people to become vampires each year.

In exchange for becoming a vampire, you have to live in servitude for a couple of years to the archangel who turned to you. That’s where vampire hunters come in. They’re bounty hunters. They will wrangle vampires who have broken their contracts to their archangels. Anyway, that’s a leader’s job. But Elena is contacted by this sexy archangel of New York. That’s where the series starts. The first main couple in the series is Rafael and Elena, but not all books follow their story. There are other creatures and other hunters that get their own love story.

Angels' Blood

Author: Nalini Singh
Average Customer Review: (4.4 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Occult Horror Fiction
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13. Night Pleasures (Dark-Hunter)

This is a good series for fans of Percy Jackson and the Olympians and people who enjoy Greek mythology. Dark hunters are these immortal creatures that the Goddess Artemus created to battle demons that kill humans to live beyond their 27th birthday. So these demons are beautiful and almost immortal, but they did a terrible death on their 27th birthday unless they stole the soul of a human being.

There are werewolves and dream hunters. The basis of it is based on Greek mythology, and some of the later books dive into that mythology. These hunters are in service to Artemus, and they’re not allowed to smash. So the series is about how each Dark-Hunter finds his ladylove and goes against Artemus and has to find a way to break his contract with Artemus. The romance scene is very steamy and hot.

Night Pleasures

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
Average Customer Review: (4.6 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Vampires Romance
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14. Darkfever (Fever)

Darkferver is about a girl named Mac trying to find out how her sister died in Ireland. Her sister was studying abroad. No one knows what happens to her. So Mac decides to travel to Ireland and figure out what happened to her sister. I like this series because the tone is so different from most paranormal books that I’ve read in the first book. Mac does not have most of the characteristics you would expect from a paranormal protagonist.

Mac is blonde, and she never thought that she’d be in a position where she had to go and seek her sister’s killer. But she ends up in Ireland, and she meets this bookseller who seems to know things not necessarily about her sister but about the world of Ireland and Fae. Mac also finds out that she is a seer. She can see the valley creatures and happens from there. The bookseller helps her figure out who she is and helps her find out who killed her sister. Overall, this is a solid series.


Author: Karen Marie Moning
Average Customer Review: (4.4 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Gothic Romances
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15. Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood)

The books are about an ancient warrior race called the Black Dagger Brotherhood, meant to protect the vampire race from extinction against their mortal enemies. The mortal enemies are humans who have gotten into the league with the devil and turned demonic. As a result, the task of the Brotherhood is to kill the lessers because the lessers are trying to kill the vampires.

In the beginning, the Brotherhood is barely functional. They don’t have a very good leadership team in place, and they’re not friends. But as a series carries on, you see their unbreakable bond, how they come together, and their character growth as friends. But you also see them fall in steamy love with their respective lady or male counterparts. There are not a lot of paranormal romance series that end up doing a successful job at having male-male romances. But J.R. Ward did that.

Dark Lover

Author: J.R. Ward
Average Customer Review: (4.5 out of 5, on Amazon)
Category: Paranormal Ghost Romance
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