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Find a New Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy Author

A guide by PenKay (St. Louis Metro Area)

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Yes, I love to read. I've been reading *constantly* since I was able to distinguish words. Since that time, the paranormal genre has been my overall favorite. Well, I guess to use many words, I like mysteries with a paranormal element, and sometimes with romance, which take place in a relatively modern setting. I like books that take place in the "future" (J.D. Robb's series is great) and books that take place in the "past" (like Amanda Quick's Arcane Society books), but I prefer settings in the here-and-now. So, to get back to the point of this list, I decided to start a list of authors to help others on their search for authors they haven't read before that fit into this broad category. I've read everything I've put in this list and found something in the book/series that I recommend. And, I've only listed the first book of series books. You can do a search on Amazon to find the others. To note, sometimes not every book in a series is great, but I've found something in the overall series to recommend the whole thing. Or, an author's debut may not be fantastic, but I've seen potential for good things. I also have 2 others: "So you'd like to...Find a New Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy Author Part 2" and "...Part 3" if you would like to take a look at more authors and a listmania list "Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Soon-to-be Published." Just click at the bottom of this page under More Actions. I will add more as time permits. Two little children keep me pretty busy! Have fun!

Dead End Dating: A Novel of Vampire Love (Dead End Dating, Book 1)
The Trouble With Magic (Bewitching Mysteries, No. 1)
Witch Way to Murder (Ophelia & Abby Mysteries, No. 1)
Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1)
Full Moon Rising (Riley Jenson Guardian)
Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 1)
Dog Days (A Dog Days Novel)
Unshapely Things (Connor Grey, Book 1)
Working for the Devil (Dante Valentine, Book 1)
Harm None: A Rowan Gant Investigation
Nightlife (Cal Leandros)
Urban Shaman (The Walker Papers, Book 1)
Passionate Thirst (Candace Steele, Vampire Killer, Book 1)
Confessions of a Werewolf Supermodel
The Turning (Blood Ties)
Storm Front (Dresden Files)
Them Bones: A Mystery from the Mississippi Delta
Wraith (Zoe Martinique, Book 1)
Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon, Book 1)
Watchers in the Night (The Guardians of the Night, Book 1)
The Devil Inside (Morgan Kingsley, Exorcist, Book 1)
Dancing with the Devil (Nikki and Michael)
Something from the Nightside (Nightside, Book 1)
Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires, Book 1)
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, Book 1)
Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)
Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Book 1)
Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, Book 1)
Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, Book 1)
After Dark (Ghost Hunters, Book 1)
Naked in Death
Sleeping with the Fishes (Fred the Mermaid, Book 1)
Undead and Unwed (Queen Betsy, Book 1)
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 1)
Grave Sight (Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 1)
Beyond Control (Beyond, Book 1)
Wolf at the Door (The Others, Book 9)
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, Book 1)
Date Me, Baby, One More Time (Immortally Sexy, Book 1)
Bitten & Smitten (Immortality Bites, Book 1)
Beyond the Pale (The Darkwing Chronicles, Book 1) (Bk. 1)
Blood Brothers (Sign of Seven)
Killing Moon (The Moon Series, Book 1)
A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, Book 1)
Dark Protector (Paladins of Darkness, Book 1)
Beg for Mercy (Mercy Hollings, Book 1)
You Slay Me (Aisling Grey, Guardian, Book 1)
Witchling (Sisters of the Moon, Book 1)
Ill Wind: Book One of the Weather Warden
Staying Dead (Retrievers, Book 1)

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1.  Dead End Dating: A Novel of Vampire Love (Dead End Dating, Book 1)  by Kimberly Raye
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2.  The Trouble With Magic (Bewitching Mysteries, No. 1)  by Madelyn Alt
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3.  Witch Way to Murder (Ophelia & Abby Mysteries, No. 1)  by Shirley Damsgaard
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4.  Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 1)  by J. R. Ward
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5.  Full Moon Rising (Riley Jenson Guardian)  by Keri Arthur
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6.  Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye (Psychic Eye Mysteries, Book 1)  by Victoria Laurie
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7.  Dog Days (A Dog Days Novel)  by John Levitt
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8.  Unshapely Things (Connor Grey, Book 1)  by Mark Del Franco
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9.  Working for the Devil (Dante Valentine, Book 1)  by Lilith Saintcrow
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10.  Harm None: A Rowan Gant Investigation  by M. R. Sellars
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11.  Nightlife (Cal Leandros)  by Rob Thurman
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12.  Urban Shaman (The Walker Papers, Book 1)  by C. E. Murphy
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13.  Passionate Thirst (Candace Steele, Vampire Killer, Book 1)  by Cameron Dean
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14.  Confessions of a Werewolf Supermodel  by Ronda Thompson
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15.  The Turning (Blood Ties)  by Jennifer Armintrout
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16.  Storm Front (Dresden Files)  by Jim Butcher
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17.  Them Bones: A Mystery from the Mississippi Delta  by Carolyn Haines
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18.  Wraith (Zoe Martinique, Book 1)  by Phaedra Weldon
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19.  Atlantis Rising (Warriors of Poseidon, Book 1)  by Alyssa Day
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20.  Watchers in the Night (The Guardians of the Night, Book 1)  by Jenna Black
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21.  The Devil Inside (Morgan Kingsley, Exorcist, Book 1)  by Jenna Black
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22.  Dancing with the Devil (Nikki and Michael)  by Keri Arthur
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23.  Something from the Nightside (Nightside, Book 1)  by Simon R. Green
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24.  Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires, Book 1)  by Rachel Caine
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25.  Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, Book 1)  by Richelle Mead
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26.  Twilight (The Twilight Saga, Book 1)  by Stephenie Meyer
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27.  Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, Book 1)  by Patricia Briggs
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28.  Bitten (Women of the Otherworld, Book 1)  by Kelley Armstrong
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29.  Dead Witch Walking (The Hollows, Book 1)  by Kim Harrison
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30.  After Dark (Ghost Hunters, Book 1)  by Jayne Castle
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31.  Naked in Death  by J.D. Robb
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32.  Sleeping with the Fishes (Fred the Mermaid, Book 1)  by MaryJanice Davidson
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33.  Undead and Unwed (Queen Betsy, Book 1)  by MaryJanice Davidson
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34.  Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood, Book 1)  by Charlaine Harris
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35.  Grave Sight (Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 1)  by Charlaine Harris
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36.  Beyond Control (Beyond, Book 1)  by Rebecca York
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37.  Wolf at the Door (The Others, Book 9)  by Christine Warren
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38.  How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire (Love at Stake, Book 1)  by Kerrelyn Sparks
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39.  Date Me, Baby, One More Time (Immortally Sexy, Book 1)  by Stephanie Rowe
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40.  Bitten & Smitten (Immortality Bites, Book 1)  by Michelle Rowen
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41.  Beyond the Pale (The Darkwing Chronicles, Book 1) (Bk. 1)  by Savannah Russe
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42.  Blood Brothers (Sign of Seven)  by Nora Roberts
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43.  Killing Moon (The Moon Series, Book 1)  by Rebecca York
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44.  A Hunger Like No Other (Immortals After Dark, Book 1)  by Kresley Cole
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45.  Dark Protector (Paladins of Darkness, Book 1)  by Alexis Morgan
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46.  Beg for Mercy (Mercy Hollings, Book 1)  by Toni Andrews
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47.  You Slay Me (Aisling Grey, Guardian, Book 1)  by Katie MacAlister
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48.  Witchling (Sisters of the Moon, Book 1)  by Yasmine Galenorn
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49.  Ill Wind: Book One of the Weather Warden  by Rachel Caine
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4.0 out of 5 stars   (203)
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50.  Staying Dead (Retrievers, Book 1)  by Laura Anne Gilman
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