What are the best urban fantasy and paranormal romance for adults?

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    #1Staked (The Iron Druid Chronicles)

    Staked (The Iron Druid Chronicles)
    Staked by Kevin Hearne is a fantasy fiction and paranormal romance story originally published in January 2016. This is the eight book in Hearne's The Iron Druid Chronicles series. It was nominated for the Audie Award for Paranormal.
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    Carl George
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This book was heavy on the paranormal and light on the romance. The focus was mainly on Atticus and his quest to stop his enemy, Theophilus. I was expecting the love story to be better integrated, but it felt like in an afterthought in an otherwise well told paranormal adventure."
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    #2Cunning Devil (Lost Falls)

    Cunning Devil (Lost Falls)

    Cunning Devil by Chris Underwood is a paranormal romance and urban fantasy fiction novel originally published in March 2017. This is the first book written by Underwood for his Lost Falls series.

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    Judy Ryan
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I wanted to love this book because it is right up my alley but I couldn't get into it. The main character just ins't that interesting and the plot was slow. It needed more of something but I am not sure what. "
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    #3Darkfever (Fever)

    Darkfever (Fever)

    When MacKayla Lane's is murdered, the quest to find her sister's killers draws her to a world where nothing is how it seems. Soon she faces a greater challenge: stay alive long enough. 

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    Heather Kennedy
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "This was not my favorite urban fantasy by a long shot. The main character is a mary sue and we get to read about her clothes and hair way too much. There is no romance in the book whatsoever and the creatures come off as unbelievable. I just couldn't get into this book and I love urban fantasy. "
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    #4First Drop of Crimson

    First Drop of Crimson

    First drop of Crimson is the first book in the world series of Night Huntress. The story is all about the journey of Denise in finding her relatives from one hundred years ago. While finding them she will find love and enemies. 

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    Matthew Long
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "As a first in the series Night Huntress, First Drop of Crimson is about the journey of a woman named Denise who strives to find her relatives from a century ago. In her journey she'll find danger as well as love. A rather interesting read overall."
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    #5Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood)

    Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood)

    The Black Dagger Brotherhood is a group of warriors in charge of protecting humanity from many threats. This organisation's best warrior is Rhage, who has lots of personal problems due to getting kidnapped and abused as a child. He will meet Mary Luce, who is also a survivor and they will develop strong feelings for each other.

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    Madison Bishop
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "I would be interested in reading this book. The reviews from previous purchasers are positive and I would like to immerse myself in a good book. I like reading books and this book has an interesting theme that I would enjoy."
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    #6One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress)

    One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress)

    One Foot in the Grave is the second book in the Night Huntress series written by Jeaniene Frost. This urban fantasy paranormal romance book is first published in 2008 by Avon. 

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    Lawrence Simpson
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I love reading about weird romances, paranormal ones at that. The best one I've read in this genre is One Foot in the Grave. Frost gives a wonderful story."
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    #7Faefever (Fever)

    Faefever (Fever)
    This is the third book of the 'Fever' trilogy, a new sensual novel to send us to the reality of seduction and shadows when Karen Marine Moning tells the enthralling tale of a woman who explores the limits of her mysterious powers as she enters a world of ancient sorcery.
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    Eugene Aguilar
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Interesting. While the book might be the best book ever, explaining that this is the third book of a trilogy, meaning the final end book, makes it seem like an odd solution since wouldnt the person have to read the first 2 books?"
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    #8Bitten (Women of the Otherworld)

    Bitten (Women of the Otherworld)

    Bitten is a suspense novel with a huge international success. Elena Michaels lost her parents in a car accident when she was a child. Smart, beautiful and engaged to be married she discovers that her fiance is a werewolf. 

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    Timothy Myers
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "i was looking for a novel to give to my niece as she loves to read. She likes suspense so I had heard about the Kelley Armstrong book Bitten. It had everything she could ask for. She got through the book in one day, which is rare for her. Amazing deal too."
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    #9Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake)

    Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake)

    Guilty Pleasures, the first book in Laurell Hamilton's Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series, is about Anita and her investigation of a series of vicious slayings in St. Louis, where supernatural forces are lurking about.

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    Scott Moore
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Laurell Hamilton tells a compelling story in her Vampire Hunter series. Guilty Pleasures is the first book and sets the tone for a very unique storyline!"
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    #10Magic Bites (Kate Daniels)

    Magic Bites (Kate Daniels)
    Magic Bites is the first book in the Kate Daniels series written by Ilona Andrews. This urban fantasy paranormal book is first published in 2007 by Berkley Publishing Group. 
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    Christian Martin
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This book has some great reviews, but also some reviews saying that it isn't the greatest. You'll probably like it, but don't be surprised if you don't."
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    #11Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood)

    Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood)

    Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood) is the first book in the series Black Dagger Brotherhood. The story revolves about vampire warriors who save their kind from de-souled humans who kill their race. 

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    Aadhya Verma
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Excuse me while I don't leave my couch for a while, I'm still reading! This book is dark and mysterious and hot. Dark lover is certainly for adults; but it has all the action and de-souled paranormal passion that I could ask for. "
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    #12Shotgun Sorceress (Jessie Shimmer)

    Shotgun Sorceress (Jessie Shimmer)

    Shotgun Sorceress is book 2 of the Jessie Shimmer series by Lucy A. Snyder. In this, Jessie becomes an accidental revolutionary in the magic realm, rushing headlong among enemies, horrors, wonders, and lovers.

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    Susan Knight
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Shotgun Sorceress (Jessie Shimmer) is a very good urban fantasy and paranormal romance novel. It was kind of creepy, but it definitely kept my attention. I am going to recommend this book to my book club."
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    #13Sunglasses After Dark (Sonja Blue)

    Sunglasses After Dark (Sonja Blue)
    Sunglasses After Dark, the first book in the Sonja Blue series, is a sensual fantasy thriller by Nancy Collins for young adults. It is one of the first urban fantasy books and was originally published in 1989.
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    Jeremy Willis
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "This book is entertaining as long as you don't mind missing words and misspellings on nearly every page. It's clear that a copy editor has never been through the book. There are alot of mistakes, which makes for rough reading."
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    #14You Slay Me (Aisling Grey)

    You Slay Me (Aisling Grey)

    You Slay Me is a paranormal romance novel by Katie Macalister. It tells the story of Aisling Grey, a guardian of the Gates of Hell, as she hunts the wyvern Drake Vireo around Paris. It is the first book of the Aisling Grey, Guardian series.

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    Nathan Wood
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This book was really good, and if you are into vampire or fantasy books like Twilight, I highly recommend you start this series. The inner struggle of Aisling was a strong point of the book. She is a guardian of the Gates of Hell and she spends the book going around Paris hunting Drake Vireo, a wyvern. Drake seemed coo l, but when she steals a package from Aisling, Aisling is forced to go after Drake. This romantic tension and the struggle over her feelings for Drake make this book an interesting read that kept me hooked."
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    #15Spellbent (Jessie Shimmer)

    Spellbent (Jessie Shimmer)
    Lucy A. Snyder's Spellbent is book 1 of the Jessie Shimmer series. It was selected for the 2009 Locus Recommended Reading List. It's about Jessie Shimmer who's determined to bring back her lover, Cooper who was ripped from this world through a hellish portal.
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    Russell Carpenter
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "If "urban fantasy" is a genre that interests you, you should check out Spellbent. The first novel in the Jessie Shimmer series, it contains healthy doses of paranormal romance as well as good portions of action and humor. This book is a winner. "
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    #16Switchblade Goddess (Jessie Shimmer)

    Switchblade Goddess (Jessie Shimmer)
    Switchblade Goddess by Lucy A. Snyder is book 3 in the Jessie Shimmer series. Jessie gained magical powers after traveling to an underworld to save her lover, Cooper. With a demigoddess after her, she must wield her newfound powers to save them.
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    Wayne Little
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is the third book in the series and really helps tie together the loose ends set forth in the first two novels. The book is extremely creative in its writing, bringing together dark and gritty scenes with action. A very solid read for anybody looking to read something very different from what you may be used to. "
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    #17The Submission of Giuliana (Anam Céile Chronicles)

    The Submission of Giuliana (Anam Céile Chronicles)

    The Submission of Giuliana is a paranormal romance book by Rosalind Scarlett that tells the story of Guillana who gives pleasurable service to vampires. She feel good and bad at the same time but things might change.

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    Aaron Martinez
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I feel like this erotica novel is trying to live off the hype of the vampire trend. The story feels rushed an inauthentic. I'm going to have to give it a pass. I made a promise to myself this year that I'd read more and I definitely did not start on the right foot."
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    #18The Dragon Who Loved Me (Dragon Kin)

    The Dragon Who Loved Me (Dragon Kin)

    The Dragon Who Loved Me, the fifth book in G. A. Aiken's romance fantasy series Dragon Kin, is about Rhona the Fearless, a woman dragon warrior out to prove that women are not to be underestimated.

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    Ajay Bhatnagar
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "The Dragon Who Loved Me is one of the best urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels of the year. It has everything - action, suspense, fantasy, romance, hot guys, dragon sex. I couldn't put it down. As a bonus, the compact paperback size allows for convenient one-handed reading."
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    #19Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark)

    Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark)

    Sweet Ruin is an urban fantasy paranormal romance fiction and the sixteenth book in Immortals After Dark series written by Kresley Cole. It is published in 2015 by Gallery Books. 

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    Russell Schmidt
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This was an an awesome read. It had my attention from the first page until last page. I didn't sleep until I finished it. If your a fan of this series pick this up it is worth the read or if you haven't started from the beginning, it's great see returning characters. Can't wait for more, it has everything you need, hot loving wars alliances and great detail !! Hope there is a sequel coming soon."
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    #20Until the Sun Falls from the Sky (The Three Series)

    Until the Sun Falls from the Sky (The Three Series)

    Until the Sun Falls from the Sky by Kristen Ashley is a contemporary paranormal romance novel that was first published in 2012. This is the first book in Ashley's The Three Series. It is followed by With Everything I Am. 

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    Joshua Owens
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "This is a fine paranormal romance novel. If you like this kind of book, you'll enjoy this one. I don't know much more about it, since it's not my type of story, but it looks to be well done and enjoyable if you want this kind of book. Plus, it's a series, so if you like it, you'll have more to enjoy."
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    #21Heart of Stone (Gargoyles)

    Heart of Stone (Gargoyles)

    Heart of Stone is an urban fantasy paranormal romance and the first book in Gargoyles series written by Christine Warren. It is first published in 2013 by St. Martin's Paperbacks.

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    Michelle Mitchell
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This was ok. It was urban, paranormal and a romance as promised, but it was kind of tedious to get through. I did enjoy the story, but it was absolutely predictable. "
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    #22Dark Promises (Dark Series)

    Dark Promises (Dark Series)

    Dark Promises by Christine Feehan is a paranormal romance and dark fantasy novel originally published in March 2016. This is the 29th book in Feehan's Dark series. It was followed by Dark Carousel later that year.

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    Carl Ortega
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book might not be for everyone but I found it to be a fun read. It is not the most technically brilliant writing but it is fun for what it is."
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    #23Feverborn (Fever)

    Feverborn (Fever)
    Feverborn is the eight book in the urban fantasy series Fever written by Karen Marie Moning which follows Fae after she destroyed the ancient wall dividing the worlds of Man and Faery causing the Earth to vanish slowly. 
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    Luis Alberto Esparza
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I'm a big fan of the Karen Marie Moning Fever Series, and I really have to rave about the Feverborn contribution to the series. I found it to be a solid paranormal romance with great descriptive language, terrific characters and an intriguing and imaginative world. For me, this series is really addicting because of the way it draws me into this magical world."
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    #24Heart of Stone (The Negotiator)

    Heart of Stone (The Negotiator)

    Heart of Stone is an urban fantasy paranormal romance fiction and the first book in The Negotiator series written by C.E. Murphy. It is first published in 2007 by Luna Books. 

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    Han Yao
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "The plot, that which there was in the 60 or so pages that I read, was slow and boring. It had something to do with some "creepy" or was he just meant to be mysterious? It's a difficult read to say the least. "
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    #25Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson)

    Fire Touched (Mercy Thompson)

    Fire Touched by Patricia Briggs is a paranormal romance and urban fantasy novel published in March 2016. This is the ninth book in Briggs' Mercy Thompson series. It was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fantasy.

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    Jessica Santos
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This is part of an ongoing series. This is the 9th book in the series and was much more action packed than the previous books. It didn't feel like the same tone as the previous books although. The book seemed short and felt like it was missing parts. It's a great series though and I will continue reading. "
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    #26Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy)

    Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy)

    Blood Kiss is a paranormal fantasy romance and the first book in Black Dagger Legacy series written by J.R. Ward. It is published in 2015 by Signet. 

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    Adam Tucker
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Legacy) is among the best urban fantasy and paranormal romance for adults. Ward has a great way with words and the story flows. It keeps you interested til the end of the book."
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    #27Etched in Bone

    Etched in Bone

    Etched in Bone by Anne Bishop is a dark fantasy fiction and paranormal romance novel originally published in March 2017. This is the fifth book in Bishop's The Others series. It was followed by Lake Silence in 2018.

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    Richard Daniels
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "It's not zombies but vampires and shape-shifters humans are on the run from. A different twist on what happens to humans if they become the minority."
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    #28The Dirt on Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson)

    The Dirt on Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson)

    The Dirt on Ninth Grave is the ninth book in the urban fantasy series Charley Davidson written by Darynda Jones which follows the story of Jane Doe living in a village in New York but she has no memory of who she is or where she came from. 

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    Alan Carlson
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "summary seems really interesting and good reviews"
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    #29Carrion Comfort

    Carrion Comfort

    Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons follows Saul Laski, caught behind the lines of Hitler's Final Solution and destined to die in the notorious Chelmno extermination camp. He rises to meet his fate and finds himself face to face with an evil far older, and far greater, than the Nazi's themselves. 

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    #30Spider's Trap (Elemental Assassin)

    Spider's Trap (Elemental Assassin)

    Spider's Trap is an urban fantasy paranormal romance fiction and the thirteenth book in Elemental Assassin series written by Jennifer Estep. It is published in 2015 by Pocket Books. 

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    Roger Freeman
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I am deeply enthralled within the genre of urban fantasy and paranormal romance. I feel this is how I wish life was. I try to get myself into those places through books for adults, so when I read Spider's Trap (Elemental Assassin), I was extremely excited how vivid the novel was. The book explained the setting in detail and it described amazingly. The fantasy felt real and alive in this book. "
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    #31Magic For Nothing (InCryptid)

    Magic For Nothing (InCryptid)

    Magic for Nothing by Seanan McGuire is a paranormal fiction and urban fantasy novel originally published in March 2017. This is the sixth book in McGuire's InCryptid series. It was followed by Tricks for Free.

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    Donna Collins
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I enjoyed reading this installment of the InCryptid series. Bringing the gap between the regular world and the magical world into a realistic, yet fantasy, way is fresh and unique. Antimony started out as a particularly unlikable character, but as the story continues, she matures in attitude and responsibility. I look forward to reading the next book in the series."
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    #32Hands of Flame (The Negotiator)

    Hands of Flame (The Negotiator)
    Hands of Flame is an urban fantasy paranormal romance and the final book in The Negotiator trilogy written by C.E. Murphy. It is published in 2008 by Luna. 
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    Dylan Young
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "A good example in the urban fantasy paranormal romance genre is Hands of Flame (The Negotiator) written by C.E. Murphy. Originally published in 2008, I remember reading this book about 10 years ago. I just found it when I was cleaning out my basement and I decided to read it again. It's an awesome book, I would recommend it for anyone interested in this genre. "
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    #33Relics (Modern Magics)

    Relics (Modern Magics)
    Relics is an urban fantasy fiction novel written by Maer Wilson. It is the first book in the Modern Magics series and first published in 2013 by Crescent Moon Press. 
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    Sharon Li
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is a great book for delving into the world of the paranormal. It has everything you need - romance, love, and the supernatural. Would read every day if I could."
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    #34High Stakes (The Mediator)

    High Stakes (The Mediator)

    High Stakes is a paranormal fantasy romance fiction and the second book in The Mediator series written by Meg Cabot. It is first published in 2001. 

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    Edward Cole
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This is a children's books, so it definitely was not what i was looking for. While the book may be enjoyable for children, it was not enjoyable for me. I will keep searching. "
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    #35A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark)

    A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark)

    A Hunger Like No Other is the first book in the series Immortals after Dark. The story revolves around an immortal werewolf who is tortured by vampires and cannot escape. Soon, he will find a girl who will save him from all of his miseries.

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    Philip Wade
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "I had just finished up a long and somewhat disappointing book, and was looking for something more interesting to shake up my life a little. A came across this book by chance, and thought I would give it a go. I will say, I thought the vampire trend and werewolf fascination had passed by. This author manages to make it interesting again. It was a good read, which kept my attention."

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Best What are the best urban fantasy and paranormal romance for adults
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Staked (The Iron Druid Chronicles)Books 0 Paid
2Cunning Devil (Lost Falls)Books 0 Paid
3Darkfever (Fever)Books 0 Paid
4First Drop of CrimsonBooks 0 Paid
5Lover Eternal (Black Dagger Brotherhood)Books 0 Paid
6One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress)Books 0 Paid
7Faefever (Fever)Books 0 Paid
8Bitten (Women of the Otherworld)Books 0 Paid
9Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake)Books 0 Paid
10Magic Bites (Kate Daniels)Books 0 Paid
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