Toni’s ‘must-have’ paranormal romance reads…


Darynda Jones – Charley Davidson Series

Toni’s Notes: Grim Reaper, Charley Davidson with super-sexy son of Satan, Reyes. Hot, sexy, funny . . . what more can I say

  • First Grave on the Right
  • For I have Sinned
  • Second Grave on the Right
  • Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • Fourth Grave Beneath my Feet
  • Fifth Grave Past the Light
  • Sixth Grave on the Edge
  • Seventh Grave and No Body
  • Eighth Grave After Dark
  • The Dirt on Ninth Grave
  • The Curse of Tenth Grave

Nalini SinghThe Guild Hunter Series

Toni’s Notes: Scary, strong and brutal archangel, Raphael tangles with sassy vampire hunter, Elena. Dark, passionate and hard to put down.

  • Angels’ Blood
  • Archangel’s Kiss
  • Archangel’s Consort
  • Archangel’s Blade
  • Archangel’s Storm
  • Archangel’s Legion
  • Archangel’s Shadows
  • Archangel’s Enigma
  • Archangel’s Heart

J R Ward – Jim Herron Series

Toni’s Notes: Jim ain’t no angel, but he’s pitted on the side of good to save humanity. Blurred lines between good and evil makes for a captivating read.

  • Covet
  • Crave
  • Envy
  • Rapture
  • Possession
  • Immortal 

Chloe NeillChicagoland Vampires

Toni’s Notes: Vampire master, Ethan (sigh)  & his newly made Sentinel of the House, Merit. The first three or four books were so good, and so was the last one. Yay!

  • Some Girls Bite
  • Friday Night Bites
  • Twice Bitten
  • Hard Bitten
  • Drink Deep
  • Biting Cold
  • House Rules
  • Biting Bad
  • Wild Things
  • Blood Games
  • Dark Debt
  • Midnight Marked

Patricia BriggsMercy Thompson Series

 Toni’s Notes: I love Mercy. If there was one character I got to keep as a pet – it would be her. Sexy, sweet, scary – this series has it all. Fantastic characters.

  • Moon Called
  • Blood Bound
  • Iron Kissed
  • Bone Crossed
  • Silver Borne
  • River Marked
  • Frost Burned
  • Night Broken
  • Fire Touched

Nalini Singh – Psy-changling Series

Toni’s Notes: Another great Nalini Singh Series. Guild Hunter is hard to beat, but in my book, Psy-changling is a close second. The unique, modern series has a story arc that keeps building and keeps you wanting more.

  • Slave to Sensation
  • Visions of Heat
  • Caressed by Ice
  • Mine to Possess
  • Hostage to Pleasure
  • Branded by Fire
  • Blaze of Memory
  • Bonds of Justice
  • Play of Passion
  • Kiss of Snow
  • Tangle of Need
  • Heart of Obsidian
  • Shield of Winter
  • Shards of Hope
  • Allegiance of Honor 

Ilona AndrewsKate Daniels Series

 Toni’s Notes: Loner, Kate meets King of the Urban Jungle, Curran. Funny, heart-breaking with a lot of reow – here, Kitty, Kitty…

  • Magic Bites
  • Magic Burns
  • Magic Strikes
  • Magic Bleeds
  • Magic Slays
  • Magic Rises
  • Magic Breaks
  • Magic Shifts
  • Gunmetal Magic – Andrea’s spin-off

Keri ArthurRiley Jensen Guardian Series

Toni’s Notes: I loved that this fun, sexy series was centred in Melbourne, Australia. Make sure you read this series before the Dark Angels Series – otherwise, like me, you’ll find out who Riley ends up with before you even start.

  • Full Moon Rising
  • Kissing Sin
  • Tempting Evil
  • Dangerous Games
  • Embraced by Darkness
  • The Darkest Kiss
  • Deadly Desire
  • Bound to Shadows
  • Moon Sworn


J R WardWarrior Series

Toni’s Notes: The Jim Herron Series is one of my fav’s, and there are some fantastic books among this series too, although it’s maybe a little more predictable. One of my favourite books is in this series – see if you can guess which one.

  • Dark Lover
  • Lover Eternal
  • Lover Awakened
  • Lover Revealed
  • Lover Unbound
  • Lover Enshrined
  • Lover Avenged
  • Lover Mine
  • Lover Unleashed
  • Lover Reborn
  • Lover at Last
  • The King
  • The Shadows

Christine Feehan Dark Carpathian Series

Toni’s Notes: A book list wouldn’t be complete without my first ever paranormal series (thanks cousin Emma) I couldn’t believe my luck when she pointed out a whole romance genre I had previously missed. Can be a little sweet and over-wrought, but still has strong, sexy characters and men who know how to take care of the little woman . . . until they bite back.

  • Dark Prince
  • Dark Desire
  • Dark Gold
  • Dark Magic
  • Dark Challenge
  • Dark Fire
  • Dark Dream
  • Dark Legend
  • Dark Guardian
  • Dark Sympathy
  • Dark Descent
  • Dark Melody
  • Dark Destiny
  • Dark Hunger
  • Dark Secret
  • Dark Demon
  • Dark Dreamers
  • Dark Celebration
  • Dark Possession
  • Dark Celebration
  • Dark Curse
  • Dark Peril
  • Dark Slayer
  • Dark Predator
  • Dark Peril
  • Dark Predator
  • Dark Storm
  • Dark Lycan
  • Dark Wolf
  • Dark Blood…

Also worth mentioning:

  • Jeaniene Frost – Night Huntress Series
  • Karen Marie Moning – Dark Fever Series
  • Gena Showlater – Lords of the Underworld
  • Kelly Armstrong – Women of the Otherworld
  • Dannika Dark – Mageri Series
  • J R Rain – Vampire for Hire Series
  • Charlaine Harris – Sookie Stackhouse Series – it started so well, but I was so a little disappointed with the last few books which is why it isn’t listed above – but still worth the read.

Other romance authors I love for their unique, kick-arse style:

 Megan Hart, Natalie Anderson, Laurell K Hamilton, E L James, Tiffany Reisz (not for the faint-hearted – full-on B&D but one of the best love stories I’ve read in a long time).