Recommend Me Books – Adult Paranormal and Urban Fantasy

Posted August 5, 2017 by Geybie's Book Blog in Recommend Me / 63 Comments

Recommend Me Books - Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

We are back again with a new genre and this time we are talking about Paranormal/Urban Fantasy books for Adult audiences. This genre used to be my number one to go but unfortunately, I haven’t read many books of this genre. I’m planning to go back to my root this month though, that is why I want many great recommendations I can get.

Please check out the previous posts if you haven’t yet.

Here are my ALL TIME favorites:

 The Dark Hunters series by Sherrilyn Kenyon Fever series by Karen Marie Moning The Others series by Anne Bishop Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

It is your turn now. What are your favorite Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy books? 😀

Lexxie at (Un)Conventional Bookviews: I love paranormal / UF, Geybie, so my list may be fairly long today 😉

Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews Mageri Series by Dannika Dark Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh Seven series by Dannika Dark

The Alpha & Omega Series (4 Books) by Patricia Briggs Kate Daniels (9 Book Series) by Ilona Andrews

Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews

Touch the Dark (Cassie Palmer Book 1) by Karen Chance Tempt the Stars (A Cassie Palmer Novel #6) by Karen Chance Claimed By Shadow (Cassie Palmer Book 2) by Karen Chance Curse the Dawn (Cassie Palmer, Book 4) by Karen Chance Embrace the Night (Cassie Palmer Book 3) by Karen Chance Hunt the Moon (A Cassie Palmer #5) by Karen Chance Reap the Wind (A Cassie Palmer Novel #7) by Karen Chance Ride the Storm (Cassie Palmer #8) by Karen Chance

Infinity (Chronicles of Nick Book 1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Invision (Chronicles of Nick Book 7) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Illusion (Chronicles of Nick Book 5) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Infamous (Chronicles of Nick Book 3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Inferno (Chronicles of Nick Book 4) by Sherrilyn KenyonInstinct (Chronicles of Nick Book 6) by Sherrilyn Kenyon Invincible (Chronicles of Nick Book 2) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Dresden Files (15 books) by Jim Butcher The Hollows Series (13 books) by Kim Harrison Downside Ghost series by Stacia Kane The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine Unbound series by Rachel Vincent

Alien Huntress series by Gena Showalter Aspect of Crow series by Jeri Smith-Ready Demonica Series by Larissa Lone Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost The Fallen Angels series by J.R. Ward The League series by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Wicked Game (WVMP Radio #1) by Jeri Smith-Ready Bad To The Bone (WVMP Radio #2) by Jeri Smith-Ready Bring On The Night (WVMP Radio #3) by Jeri Smith-Ready Let It Bleed (WVMP) by Jeri Smith-Ready Lust For Life (WVMP Radio #4) by Jeri Smith-Ready

A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark #1) by Kresley Cole No Rest For The Wicked (Immortas After Dark #2) by Kresley Cole Wicked Deeds On A Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark #3) by Kresley Cole Dark Needs At Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark #4) by Kresley Cole Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark #5) by Kresley Cole Kiss Of A Demon King (Immortals After Dark #6) by Kresley Cole Pleasure Of A Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark #7) by Kresley Cole Demon From The Dark (Immortals After Dark #8) by Kresley Cole

Dresden Files (15 books) by Jim Butcher The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne
Broken Souls (Eric Carter series) by Stephen Blackmoore Dead Things (Eric Carter series) by Stephen Blackmoore Hungry Ghosts (Eric Carter series) by Stephen Blackmoore

Nadene at Totally Addicted To Reading: My favorite genre. Eternal Mates and Her Angel series by Felicity HeatonDeadly Angels series by Sandra Hill, The Argenau series by Lynsay Sands, Seven series by Dannika Dark and Heart of the Wolf series by Terry Spear.

A Deadly Angels series by Sandra Hill Argeneau Vampire series by Lynsay Sands Eternal Mates series by Felicity Heaton Heart of The Wolf series by Terry Spear Her Angel series by Felicity Heaton  Seven series by Dannika Dark

Sophie at Beware Of The Reader: Adult: try J.R. Ward, Nalini Singh, Rebecca Zanetti and Wolfsong by TJ Klune. Young Adult, you have Cassandra Clare, Sarah J Maas, Susan Ee, Renée Ahdieh, Tahereh Mafi, Sabaa Tahir, and Rebel of the Desert.

Wolfsong by TJ Klune

A Cainsville Novel series by Kelly Armstrong

Trisy at Bobo’s Book Bank: Love JR Ward of course but Hettie Ivers’ Werelock Evolution series, L.D. Rose’s Order of the Senary series and Abbie Roads’ Fatal Dreams series are all good!

Fatal Dreams series by Abbie Roads The Order of The Senary series by L.D. Rose Werelock Evolution series by Hettie Ivers

Samantha at The Book Disciple: Oh you got some great recs already. BDB of course because Jr Ward is the QUEEN. Check out Abbie Roads’. They are a strange blend of PNR because the setting is so normal. I really loved them. Also, check out Isabelle Jordan’s series starting with Semi-charmed. Then check out L.E. Wilson’s Deathless Night series! She has a spin off series about the wolves and the fae as well and it’s great too. Obviously any of Nalini Singh’s series but I really love the Guild Hunters books. Phoenix Rising (book 1 of 3) by Elise Faber was great too! Oh and the Wolf series by N.J. Walters!!! She just re-released them with a new publisher. Turn of the Moon by LP Dover was a good read as well. (I love this series of blog posts you are doing BTW! My husband, however, does not appreciate it since I have been snagging WAY too many books…). Oh yes, L.D. Rose’s series is very good. Different!! I enjoyed it a lot!

Harper Hall Invertigations series by Isabel Jordan Deathless Night Series by L.E. Wilson Salvation series by N.J. Walters Phoenix Rising by Elise Faber Turn Of The Moon by L.P. Dover

Dragonfly at Our Familiarium: Great feature! I love adult paranormal and urban fantasy! I was surprised not to see Gena Showalter on the post but I see that Lexxie added her in the comments. Gena’s Lords of the Underworld is FANTASTIC!!! I would add Rebecca Zanetti and her Dark Protectors is probably my all time favorite. 🙂

Dark Protectors series by Rebecca Zanetti Lords of The Underworld Collection 1 by Gena Showalter Lords of The Underworld Collection 2 by Gena Showalter Lords of The Underworld Collection 3 by Gena Showalter

Karen at For What It’s WorthThe WVMP Radio series by Jeri Smith-Ready and Stacia Kane’s Downside Ghosts are two of my faves that were already mentioned so I’ll add one that I don’t see mentioned Jenn Bennett’s Arcadia Bell series.

Wicked Game (WVMP Radio #1) by Jeri Smith-Ready Bad To The Bone (WVMP Radio #2) by Jeri Smith-Ready Bring On The Night (WVMP Radio #3) by Jeri Smith-Ready Let It Bleed (WVMP) by Jeri Smith-Ready Lust For Life (WVMP Radio #4) by Jeri Smith-Ready

 Downside Ghost series by Stacia Kane The Arcadia Bell series by Jenn Bennett

Lauren at Shooting Stars Mag: I used to read a TON of paranormal romance. I second Karen’s comment about the WVMP Radio series by Jeri Smith-Ready. So so good. I also love the Jane Jameson series by Molly Harper. ALSO – Kiss and Hell and My Way to Hell by Dakota Cassidy. 🙂

Wicked Game (WVMP Radio #1) by Jeri Smith-Ready Bad To The Bone (WVMP Radio #2) by Jeri Smith-Ready Bring On The Night (WVMP Radio #3) by Jeri Smith-Ready Let It Bleed (WVMP) by Jeri Smith-Ready Lust For Life (WVMP Radio #4) by Jeri Smith-Ready

Kiss & Hell by Dakota Cassidy My Way To Hell by Dakota Cassidy  Jane Jameson series by Molly Harper

Martha at Reviews By Martha’s Bookshelf: Three of my favs are listed already by Lexxie: The Mercy Thompson Series, Cassandra Palmer, and The Hollows.
Aislynn listed The Iron Druid series and Trisy listed Abbie Roads’ Fatal Dreams.
There are several others shown that I need to take a look at.
One not listed is Monster Hunters International series by Larry Correia. These have all sorts of monsters, including some of the hunters, and are fun too.
I didn’t see the Rylee Adamson Series by Shannon Mayer which is good – I need to read more of this. And the Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective Series by E.J. Stevens. Also – I think the Study/Soulfinder Series by Maria V. Snyder might fall under this category. Magic, assassins, wonderful romance and adventure.

Monster Hunters International series by Larry Correia A Rylee Adamson Series by Shannon Mayer Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective series by E.J. Stevens Soulfinder series by Maria V. Snyder

Uma at Books Bags Burgers: I love giving and receiving recommendations. I’m afraid I haven’t read many adults urban fantasies, BUT I’ve read a LOT of young adult urban fantasies that are awesome! Also, I saw Poison Study up there. I’ve read only book 1 but I LOVE it! But I do believe it’s more high fantasy than urban fantasy! Also, there’s this lesser known fantasy series. Series of Blood by Emma Hamm. It falls somewhere between young adult and adult? It has a lot of fantasy and romance. Oh and also Vampires in America by D.B.Reynolds. I read book 1 a long time ago but I remember enjoying it. Must go back to the series someday. Great post Geybie! And great recommendations. <3

Series of Blood by Emma Hamm Vampie in America series by D.B. Reynolds

Silvia at Darkest Sins: YES! This genre is what started it all for me and, although I see fellow bloggers already covered most of my fave series/authors, I still have a few suggestions I hope you’ll go for:
Riley Jenson Guardian series & Dark Angels series (it’s crossover) by Keri Arthur
Elder Races series by Thea Harrison
Mark of the Vampire series by Laura Wright
They are just SO good!! Enjoy. ❤️

Elder Races series by Thea Harrison Riley Jenson Guardian series by Keri Arthur Mark Of The Vampire series by Laura Wright Dark Angels series by Keri Arthur

Renee at Addicted To Romance: Oh, you have some great books listed here!! I have such a soft spot for paranormal romance. I haven’t read too many Urban Fantasy since I like a strong romance theme, not many of them contain that. But I have read some good ones. Some of my favorites are here:

Argeneau Vampire series by Lynsay Sands  Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh Eternal Guardians series by Elisabeth Naughton Carpathian series (3 novels) by Christine Feehan Carpathian series (5 novels) by Christine Feehan The Breeds series (Book 7-11) by Lora Leigh The Breeds series (Book 1-6) by Lora Leigh Mark Of The Vampire series by Laura Wright Midnight Liaisons series by Jessica Sims New Species series by Laurann Dohner Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost Scandals With Bite series by Brooklyn Ann Love At Stake series by Kerrelyn Sparks Heart of The Jaguar series by Terry Spear Red Moon Second Generation series by Elizabeth Kelly

Bound by Secrets (Cauld Ane #3) by Piper Davenport Bound by Song (Cauld Ane #4) by Piper Davenport Bound by Blood (Cauld Ane Series Book 1) by Piper Davenport Bound by Dreams (Cauld Ane #5) by Piper Davenport Bound by Fire (Cauld Ane #2) by Piper Davenport

Carole at Carole’s Random Life: One of my favorite genres! I love Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Jeaniene Frost, and so many more.

Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer: So many awesome series mentioned. I love White Trash Zombie series and Georgina Kincaid series too.

White Trash Zombie series by Diana Rowland Georgina Kincaid series by Richelle Mead

Liz at Liz’s Book Bucket List: It’s more of New Adult, but the Blackest Gold series by R. Scarlett is phenomenal.

Vein Of Love (Blackest Gold #1) by R. Scarlett Body Of The Crime (Blackest Gold #2) by R. Scarlett A Vow of Thorns (Blackest Gold #3) by R. Scarlett To Crown A Beast (Blackest Gold #4) by R. Scarlett

Mary at Karmically Scripted: The Dark series by Christine Feehan. Dark Curse is my favorite.

Carpathian series (3 novels) by Christine Feehan Carpathian series (5 novels) by Christine Feehan Dark Curse by Christine Feehan

Christy at Christy’s Love Of Books: Anything & everything by Ilona Andrews! They write AMAZING books! There are so many good books/series in these genres. I love it.

Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews A Novel of The Edge series by Ilona Andrews Clean Sweep by Ilona Andrews Sweep in Peace by Ilona Andrews One Fell Sweep by Ilona Andrews

Fran at Mind Reader 2.0: Oh, I’ve got two! Actually, many of my favorite UF series are already mentioned here, so my picks are: Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton and Jessica McClain series by Amanda Carlson. Absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. 💚

Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton Jessica McClain series by Amanda Carlson

Di at Book Reviews By Di: Some really great series here. I’m totally bookmarking this. Also, I don’t think anyone has mentioned Rachel Caine’s Weather Warden series. I enjoyed that one although I know her Morganville is more popular.

The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine Weather Warden series by Rachel Caine

Janie McGaugh: There are a lot of great series here that I’ve read or am in the process of reading, but there are a number of others that I haven’t started on, yet. Some of my favorite series are Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress (and related) series, Kresley Cole’s Immortals after Dark series, Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series, Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series, Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series, Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians series, Karen Moning’s Highlander and Fever series, and Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunters and Psy-Changeling series.

Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs The Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones 2 The Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark #1) by Kresley Cole No Rest For The Wicked (Immortas After Dark #2) by Kresley Cole Wicked Deeds On A Winter's Night (Immortals After Dark #3) by Kresley Cole Dark Needs At Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark #4) by Kresley Cole Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark #5) by Kresley Cole Kiss Of A Demon King (Immortals After Dark #6) by Kresley Cole Pleasure Of A Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark #7) by Kresley Cole Demon From The Dark (Immortals After Dark #8) by Kresley Cole Fever series by Karen Marie Moning Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh Immortal Guardians series by Dianne Duvall A Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh Highlander series by Karen Marie Moning

63 responses to “Recommend Me Books – Adult Paranormal and Urban Fantasy

  1. I love paranormal / UF, Geybie, so my list may be fairly long today 😉

    the Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews
    the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
    The Innkeeper Chronicles series by Ilona Andrews
    the Psy-Changeling series by Nalini Singh
    the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh
    the Seven series by Dannika Dark
    the Mageri series by Dannika Dark
    the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs
    the Alpha & Omega series by Patricia Briggs
    the Cassandra Palmer series by Karen Chance
    Chronicles of Nick series by Sherrilyn Kenyon
    The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher
    The Hollows series by Kim Harrison
    Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane
    Unbound series by Rachel Vincent
    Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine

    that’s just off the top of my head :O Sorry / not sorry about my long list 😉

  2. You’re welcome! I could probably add on more…

    The Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost
    Fallen Angels series by J.R.Ward
    Corine Solomon series by Ann Aguirre
    WVMP Radio by Jeri Smith-Ready
    The League series by Sherriyn Kenyon
    Immortals After Dark series by Kresley Cole
    Spellcrackers.com series by Suzanne McLeod
    Shifters series by Rachel Vincent
    Lords of Deliverance series by Larissa Ione
    Alien Huntress by Gena Showalter
    Aspect of Crow series by Jeri Smith-Ready
    Demonica series by Gena Showalter
    Vampires Realm series by Felicity Heaton

    Again… sorry / not sorry :p

  3. Beware Of The Reader

    Adult: try JRWard, Nalini Singh, Rebecca Zanetti and Wolfsong by TJ Klune. YA you have Cassandra Clare, Sarah J Maas, Susan Ee, Renée Ahdieh, Tahere Mafi, Sabaa Tahir, and Rebel of the Desert

  4. This is wonderful. Thank you Geybie for posting this and thank you to all who replied with recommended paranormal, I just added a bunch of these to my list to read.

  5. Oh you got some great recs already. BDB of course because Jr Ward is the QUEEN. Check out Abbie Roads’. They are a strange blend of PNR because the setting is so normal. I really loved them. Also, check out Isabelle Jordan’s series starting with Semi-charmed. Then check out LE Wilson’s Deathless Night series! She has a spin off series about the wolves and the fae as well and its great too. Obviously any of Nalini Singh’s series but I really love the Guild Hunters books. Phoenix Rising (book 1 of 3) by Elise Faber was great too! Oh and the Wolf series by NJ Walters!!! She just rereleased them with a new publisher. Turn of the Moon by LP Dover was a good read as well. (I love this series of blog posts you are doing BTW! My husband however does not appreciate it since I have been snagging WAY too many books…)

  6. Greg Hill

    Wow I can definitely get some recs from all these! Awesome. I kinda like Discount Armageddon by Seanan McGuire although it might be a little lighter than some of these. I haven’t read the rest of that series yet. And I did start the Mercy thompson series…

  7. Drangonfly

    great feature! I love adult paranormal and urban fantasy! I was surprised not to see Gena Showalter on the post but I see that Lexxie added her in the comments. Gena’s Lord of the Underworld is FANTASTIC!!! I would add Rebecca Zanetti and her Dark Protectors is probably my all time fav 🙂

  8. Lauren Becker

    I used to read a TON of paranormal romance. I second Karen’s comment about the WVMP series by Jeri Smith-Ready. So so good. I also love the Nice Girls series by Molly Harper. ALSO – Kiss and Hello and My Way to Hell by Dakota Cassidy. 🙂

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

  9. Three of my favs are listed already by Lexxie: The Mercy Thompson Series, Cassandra Palmer and The Hollows.
    Aislynn listed The Iron Druid series and Trisy listed Abbie Roads’ Fatal Dreams.
    There are several others shown that I need to take a look at.
    One not listed is Monster Hunters International series by Larry Correia. These have all sorts of monsters, including some of the hunters, and are fun too.
    I didn’t see the Rylee Adamson Series by Shannon Mayer which is good – I need to read more of this. And the Ivy Granger, Psychic Detective Series by E.J. Stevens.

  10. Did someone say recommendations?? 😀 I love giving and receiving recommendations 🙂 I’m afraid I haven’t read much adult urban fantasy BUT I’ve read a LOT of young adult urban fantasy that’s awesome! Also I saw Poison Study up there <3 I've read only book 1 but I LOVE it! But I do believe it's more high fantasy than urban fantasy! Also there's this lesser known fantasy series …Series of Blood by Emma Hamm..It falls somewhere between young adult and adult? It has a lot of fantasy and romance <3 Oh and also Vampires in America by D.B.Reynolds. I read book 1 a looooong time ago but I remember enjoying it. Must go back to the series someday 😀 Great post Geybie! And great recommendations <3

  11. YES! This genre is what started it all for me and, although I see fellow bloggers already covered most of my fave series/authors, I still have a few suggestions I hope you’ll go for:
    • Riley Jenson Guardian series & Dark Angels series (its crossover) by Keri Arthur
    • The Elder Races series by Thea Harrison
    • Mark of the Vampire series by Laura Wright
    They are just SO good!! Enjoy ❤️

  12. oh you have some great books listed here!! I have such a soft spot for paranormal romance. I haven’t read too many Urban Fantasy, since I like a strong romance theme, not many of them contain that. But I have read some good ones. Some of my favorites are here:
    Psy Changelings by Nalini Singh, Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost, Argeneau series by Lynsay Sands, Love At Stake by Kerrelyn Sparks, Scandals With Bite by Brooklyn Ann, New Species by Laurann Dohner, Breeds by Lora Leigh, Red Moon by Elizabeth Kelly, Midnight Liaisons by Jessica Sims, Eternal Guardians by Elisabeth Naughton, Cauld Ane by Tracy Jane Jackson, Heart of the Jaguar by Terry Spear, Carpathians by Christine Feehan. Just to name a few, I have plenty more if you need them hehe

  13. carolesrandomlife

    One of my favorite genres! I love Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Jeaniene Frost, and so many more.

    • Yes, the sound AWESOME. I’m feeling like I’m in a book heaven right now. No idea which one to choose first. Ilona Andrews is on the top of my list though. Thank you. 😁❤️👍🏻

  14. Oh, I’ve got two! Actually, many of my favourite UF series are already mentioned here, so my picks are: Anita Blake Vempire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton, and Jessica McClain series by Amanda Carlson.

    Absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G 💚

  15. Some really great series here. I’m totally bookmarking this.

    Also I don’t think anyone has mentioned Rachel Caine’s Weather Warden series. I enjoyed that one although I know her Morganville is more popular.

    Love these Recommend Me’s!

  16. Janie McGaugh

    There are a lot of great series here that I’ve read or am in the process of reading, but there are a number of others that I haven’t started on, yet. Some of my favorite series are Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress (and related) series, Kresley Cole’s Immortals after Dark series, Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series, Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series, Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series, Dianne Duvall’s Immortal Guardians series, Karen Moning’s Highlander and Fever series, and Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunters and Psy-Changling series.

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