Fangs for tuning in, dear readers…& sorry for the bad pun, I take it back! I hope you’re ready for another hot serving of delicious literature to seek out and read. This time around, I’ve taken on the task of helping you discover some of the hottest titles in the werewolf and shifter genre…
Wolf with Benefits
by Shelly Laurenston:
This novel takes the age-old friends with benefits trope and turns it on its head by putting a supernatural twist on it. It’s the eighth book in the ‘Pride’ series and follows Ricky Lee, a werewolf who has sworn to protect a jackal shifter named Toni, whom he is smitten with (but not committed towards).
Throw in some family complications, a shifter killer on the loose, and you’ve got a bumpy journey for the both of them up ahead!
by Patricia Briggs:
This novel topped the New York Times bestseller list and revolves around mated wolves Charles and Anna, who are trying to survive out in the wilds of Montana. The novel also features magic and other paranormal creatures, as the couple fends off an unstable werewolf who threatens their pack.
by Kelly Armstrong:
Set in Toronto, the protagonist of this novel is Elena, the only female werewolf in the world who is trying to settle in and create a normal life for herself with a normal job and a boyfriend. Unfortunately, she is talked into hunting down a rogue werewolf, and things get even more complicated when her ex shows up in her life once again.
A Hunger Like No Other
by Kresley Cole:
This is a steamy ‘enemies turned lovers’ romance that won the prestigious RITA award in 2007. The story follows Scottish Lykae Lachlain Macrieve, who escapes torture from a vampire clan and discovers the small and frightened Emmaline Troy, who he discovers is his mate. However, he is shocked to also discover that she is half Valkyrie and half-vampire and as a result, is also his sworn enemy! He is reluctant to give in to his desires as she is the same species as his torturers, and there is mutual hatred from her as well. Will they both dissolve this hatred for each other, and will love eventually blossom? Grab a copy of this enticing novel to find out once and for all…
by Suzanne Wright:
Wolf shifter Taryn finds herself in a dilemma as a marriage is arranged for her, and she despises her suitor. In a bid to lay her dilemma to rest and escape such a pairing, she enlists the help of fellow shifter Trey and fakes a relationship.
This fake relationship also gives Trey the opportunity to take advantage of the political power over the clan, but will it also lead to the blossoming of a real passionate romance between the pair as well? To find out, grab a copy of ‘Feral Sins’ & dig in!
Kiss of Snow
by Nalini Singh:
This psychic & Changeling/werewolf romance series is a hit among supernatural romance fans and revolves around powerful psychic Sienna and werewolf Hawke, who are drawn to each other. Their forbidden love story is also a target for outside forces. It is a tale of losing inhibitions that eventually builds up to an intense and satisfying climax.
How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf
by Molly Harper:
Southerner Mo has just moved to Alaska and is in for a shock to discover her neighbor Cooper naked on her porch! What’s even more shocking is that he is a werewolf… But thankfully not on the prowl.
Cooper is instead taking things into his own hands (or, in this case, paws) & looking into some strange and fatal attacks. Mo is reeled into helping him track down the killer, but she eventually catches feelings. This supernatural romance is also full of laugh-out-loud moments.
The Wolf’s Hour
by Robert R. Mccammon:
If you’re bored of the typical supernatural romances, then grab a copy of ‘The Wolf’s Hour’, which is a salacious blend of spy novels and the sci-fi genre.
The novel is centered around a Russian werewolf who is also a spy for the British army and who’s working in World War II Germany occupied France. It can’t get more original than this!
It is not a tale of lust nor sex, but rather a complex and humane look at a character with a hard and conflicted life. Critics have described it as ‘a uniquely sympathetic look at the werewolf character’.
by Kat Cho:
There are multiple cultural variations on the werewolf idea, and ‘Wicked Fox’ explores the Korean folklore of Kumiho, the Korean version of a werewolf which is half woman and half nine-tailed fox. The protagonist of this novel is a high school girl who is cursed to walk the earth as the merciless creature known as Kumiho, leading a tortured life as she preys on men to survive while being haunted by her past deeds.
Hunted by the Others
by Jess Hains:
The ‘Others’ in this title refers to creatures such as vampires, werewolves, and mages, all of whom live in the shadows and are hunted down by the protagonist Shiarra Waynest, a sarcastic and kickass private detective. As soon as they step foot into the mortal world, they’re dead meat at the hands of Shiarra!
However, our heroine soon finds herself in the midst of an ancient war between good and evil after tracking down an ancient artifact in New York city. She also finds herself trapped in a love triangle of sorts between a sexy vampire and her ex, an alluring werewolf Chaz who also helps her to literally fight her battles. If you’re a fan of witty and action-packed works, then this one’s for you!
I hope this list helps you find what you’re looking for… especially if what you’re looking for is something revolving around werewolves, shifters, and other paranormal creatures, a whole lot of hot romance, sexual tension, blood and gore and violence, forbidden love stories, shocking twists and turns in the tale (or in the case of the ancient legend of Kumiho- a shocking amount of tails!) and a whole lot of drama and action. Until next time!