Skip navigation! While tidying my bookshelves the other day, the first romance novel I ever read came tumbling to the floor. In the seventh grade, my friends and I had purchased a thick novel from a CVS in anticipation of a sleepover. I, the book's guard, took the novel home and read it in its entirely, before we read the dirty parts aloud at the sleepover.
7 Vampire Novels That Go Way Above And Beyond 'Twilight'
Including vampires, ghosts, demons, shapeshifters, werewolves, fairies, and many more fantastic supernatural creatures and worlds, this list delivers over 40 of the best paranormal romance books out there. As a heads up: the majority of paranormal and supernatural romance novels contain sex scenes, so be prepared for some steaminess if you decide to check out any of the following books. A Discovery of Witches sets off the epic fantasy trilogy that launched Harkness into the spotlight. Diana Bishop is like many young people: she takes her heritage for granted. Unlike many other young people, she is descended from a long line of witches, and she wants nothing to do with witchcraft.
Trends emerge and die, and then they come back again. Especially when it comes to the undead. Whether vampires are in vogue or not, vampire novels are always lurking around and finding readers to suck in.
I'm about to reveal something about myself that's not particularly surprising but that I tend to hide: I have read the Twilight series. I have owned and read every single one of those books. I was a virgin in high school, but reading Twilight during my junior year gave me my first taste of secret shame sex: the rush of emotion, the insatiable urge to consume it, and then the self-loathing and urge to take a shower and wash myself clean. Even at 17, I knew that these were not good books, nor were they good for me. I knew Bella was a terrible, antiquated role model, and that Edward — beautiful Edward — was an overly controlling psycho.