Paranormal romance is a subgenre blending paranormal elements with
romance, either in an alternate reality or an original world. Complex
characters, rich world building, and steamy passion are common, as is
the presence of vampires, demons, werewolves, and/or other shifters.
Popular authors include Sherrilyn Kenyon and Nalini Singh. The genre was
launched by J.R. Ward's now phenomenally popular Black Dagger
Paranormal romance books share many
characteristics with urban fantasy. Sexy, leather-clad paranormal
creatures are customary in both genres. Read this Book Country blog post for elaboration on what separates paranormal romance from urban fantasy.
If you write novels focused on
paranormal romance, explore this subgenre to connect with other
like-minded writers, workshop, and publish your book.