If you follow me on Goodreads, you'll know that I don't only read YA and middlegrade books. I also read adult paranormal romance, and even though you won't find reviews on those on my blog every time, I really enjoy reading them. Remember, these are not for younger readers, but if you're into adult paranormal romance/urban fantasy, these might be something for you, too. I know I enjoy them very much! Each synopsis is for the first book in the series.
Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race.
The Black Dagger Brotherhood series was the first adult paranormal romance series that I picked up after seeing reviews for it. I had never heard about it before blogging, but everyone was raving about it so I picked up the first book, Dark Lover. I read the whole thing in less than a day and from then on, I was hooked. I haven't read all the books yet, but I'm definitely going to. The books switch from point of view every book, with each Warrior getting a book. I thoroughly enjoy these books and I would recommend them to anyone.
Demonica by Larissa IoneI have no idea how I found out about this series, but I'm thankful I did because I absolutely love this one. The series is probably the steamiest of the ones I'm sharing in this post and therefore probably the least suitable for younger readers. I love the whole plot of this one, as well as the fact that it's about demons (yay!). It's very well written and even though I haven't read all the books in the series yet, I'm very much looking forward to doing just that. I own all the books, but I want to enjoy them, not rush through them.. So I'm trying to hold out. I'm not sure if I can wait any longer though..
She's a demon-slayer who hungers for sensual pleasure-but fears it will always be denied her. Until Tayla Mancuso lands in a hospital run by demons in disguise, and the head doctor, Eidolon, makes her body burn with unslakable desire. But to prove her ultimate loyalty to her peers, she must betray the surgeon who saved her life.
Eidolon cannot resist this fiery, dangerous woman who fills him with both rage and passion. Not only is she his avowed enemy, but she could very well be the hunter who has been preying upon his people. Torn between his need for the truth and his quest to find his perfect mate before a horrific transformation claims him forever, Eidolon will dare the unthinkable-and let Tayla possess him, body and soul...
The Lords of the Underworld by Gena ShowalterOf the series mentioned, I think this might be the sappiest, but it's such a guilty pleasure to read. All the Lords have their own story and I really enjoy learning more about them. The whole story is based on the myth of Pandora, and sometimes we even get a glympse of one of the Titans. I really enjoy reading these and I'm glad that there will be more books in the series - because I'm not yet done with the Lords.
All her life, Ashlyn Darrow has been tormented by voices from the past. To end the nightmare, she has come to Budapest seeking help from men rumored to have supernatural abilities, not knowing she'll be swept into the arms of Maddox, their most dangerous member -- a man trapped in a hell of his own.
Neither can resist the instant hunger than calms their torments... and ignites an irresistible passion. But every heated touch and burning kiss will edge them closer to destruction -- and a soul-shattering test of love..
Night Huntress by Jeaniene FrostI have to admit, I only read the first book in this series, but it was really good. Also, I think Bones might have persuaded me to put this book on here, and who can resist the sexiness that is Bones? He quickly took over from Eric Northman as hottest vampire and I don't think it's going to change any time soon. I like the whole story, but if it wasn't for Bones, I'm not sure if I would be as determined to get my hands on the rest of the series as I am now..
Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.
In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner—are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side... and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat.
Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine HarrisSookie Stackhouse was the first paranormal adult series that I picked up and I only did it because the boxed set was really cheap. And I'm glad I got the entire boxed set, because I went through them really quickly! I wouldn't call them the best plotwise, but I thoroughly enjoy Sookie's stories and of course, the presence of Eric helps. I really enjoy how all sorts of paranormal characters are involved, and that it's not only about the vampires.
Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much. Not because she's not pretty. She is. It's just that, well, Sookie has this sort of "disability." She can read minds. And that doesn't make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill. He's tall, dark, handsome - and Sookie can't 'hear' a word he's thinking. He's exactly the kind of guy she's been waiting for all her life.
But Bill has a disability of his own: He's a vampire. Worse than that, hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, with a reputation for trouble - of the murderous kind.
And when one of Sookie's colleagues is killed, she begins to fear she'll be next.
Those are my favorite adult series as of now! I have some on my wishlist, like Lords of Deliverance by Larissa Ione, Atlantis by Gena Showalter, Georgina Kincaid by Richelle Mead and Shifters by Rachel Vincent. I hope I can get to those in 2012!
What are your favorite adult series? Let me know in the comments, I'd love to hear recommendations! :)