The wolf shifter category is one of the most popular in the entire paranormal romance genre. Why you ask? Maybe it's because wolf shifters in romance today aren't like the brutal, uncomplicated monster werewolves we saw so often in old movies. Maybe romance readers are just drawn to the wild, raw, primal power of a rough-around-the-edges bad boy who just so happens to shift into the form of one of nature's most lethal predators every so often. Or maybe it's all because of that shirtless kid from the Twilight movies. Who knows? But more importantly...why question it? The simple fact is that romance readers love wolf shifters, and here at Romance Rehab, we're certainly not immune to their, um, animal magnetism. With that in mind, here are our top 11 all-time favorite wolf shifters in romance today, listed in no particular order.
My pledge to my family is now a promise to protect the woman I love.
Aurelia Galligan is a descendant of the Cormac bloodline. I should drain her. I have to destroy her. But she may just end me.
But a heated argument leads to a fiery moment of passion and suddenly the two are fighting an unlikely attraction that neither saw coming. But Oliver has a secret that could tear them apart
I think everyone knows that here at Romance Rehab, we're big fans of The Walking Dead. I mean, we even came up with our very own zombie apocalypse dream team list. But we also love romance novels. So, it stands to reason that we'd be up on all the best reads for lovers of romance and the zombie apocalypse, right? Lucky for all you likeminded readers out there, we DO happen to have some awesome reading suggestions. Here are our picks for the best reads that blend romance and the zombie apocalypse:
(Note: a couple of the reads on this list are rather...spicy. Please read the author's warnings carefully so that you don't get any unwanted...surprises.)
Here at Romance Rehab, we love indie authors. Why, you ask? Because indie authors aren't at the mercy of a publishing house and a schedule that limits the number of books released in a year. As a result, indie authors release books A LOT faster than traditionally published authors. Let's face it: if we had to wait on all the traditionally published authors out there to release a book, we'd run out of new stuff to read in a week. Or worse yet, we could DIE before the next book in a favorite series is released. (I'm looking at you, Justin Cronin) To celebrate our love of indie authors and all things vampire-y and shifter-y, here are our favorite paranormal romance indie authors, listed in no particular order:
(Note: The books listed below are all book 1 in a series. You’re welcome.)
Robyn Carr was a young mother of two in the mid-1970s when she started writing fiction, an Air Force wife, educated as a nurse, whose husband's frequent assignment changes made it difficult for her to work in her profession. Little did the aspiring novelist know then, as she wrote with babies on her lap, that she would become one of the world’s most popular authors of romance and women's fiction, that 11 of her novels would earn the #1 berth on the New York Times bestselling books list.
In the eight years since Robyn's A Virgin River Christmas scored her first New York Times success in 2008, the Las Vegas author's novels have spent 231 weeks on that prestigious list. Amazingly, sales of her books in digital and print have risen with each successive novel. Her 20-book Virgin River series alone has netted more than 13 million copies. That series’ sixteenth title, Bring Me Home for Christmas, scored the #1 slot not only on the New York Times list but on two others as well--Publishers Weekly and Barnes and Noble.
Ever heard the myth that all romance heroes and heroines are too perfect? That people like that don't exist in real life? Well, as we've said before, that's just patently untrue. In fact, here are a few of our favorite deliciously imperfect heroes and heroines in romance today: