RITA Best Paranormal Romance

Romance novels in which the future, a fantasy world or paranormal happenings are an integral part of the plot.

Judging guidelines: In this category, a futuristic, fantasy, or paranormal element is blended with the love story, which is the main focus of the novel, and the ending is emotionally satisfying and optimistic.

 

2012 selection

Dragon Bound

Elder Races #1

RITA Best Paranormal Romance 2012

by Thea Harrison

View our feature on Thea Harrison’s Dragon Bound.

Half-human and half-wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their dark...


2011 selection

Unchained: The Dark Forgotten

RITA Best Paranormal Romance 2011, RITA Best Paranormal Romance 2011

by Sharon Ashwood

Faced with a custody battle for her daughter, monster-killer Ashe Carver has hung up her stakes and taken a job at the public library. But then after centuries guarding a supernatural prison, the dashing Captain...


Unchained: The Dark Forgotten

RITA Best Paranormal Romance 2011, RITA Best Paranormal Romance 2011

by Sharon Ashwood

Faced with a custody battle for her daughter, monster-killer Ashe Carver has hung up her stakes and taken a job at the public library. But then after centuries guarding a supernatural prison, the dashing Captain...


2010 selection

Kiss of a Demon King

RITA Best Paranormal Romance 2010

by Kresley Cole

From New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole comes this spellbinding story of a demon king trapped by an enchantress for her wanton purposes -- and the scorching aftermath that follows when he turns the...


2009 selection

Seducing Mr. Darcy

RITA Best Paranormal Romance 2009

by Gwyn Cready

In the second hilarious and sexy novel from author Gwyn Cready, a divorcée suffering from "carnal deprivation" has a racy one-night stand with one of literature's most irresistible heroes -- and learns that...


2008 selection

Lover Revealed

Black Dagger Brotherhood #4

RITA Best Paranormal Romance 2008

by J.R. Ward

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


2007 selection

A Hunger Like No Other

RITA Best Paranormal Romance 2007

by Kresley Cole

Acclaimed author Kresley Cole introduces a sizzling new series with this tale of a fierce werewolf and a bewitching vampire -- unlikely soul mates whose passion will test the boundaries of life and death.

A...


2006 selection

Gabriel's Ghost

RITA Best Paranormal Romance 2006

by Linnea Sinclair

Award-winning author Linnea Sinclair brings her special sizzle to science fiction with this action-packed blend of otherworldly adventure and sexy stellar romance.…

After a decade of piloting interstellar patrol...


2001 selection

The Highlander's Touch

Highlander Series #3

RITA Best Paranormal Romance 2001

by Karen Marie Moning

A Warrior Of Immortal Powers

He was a mighty Scottish warrior who lived in a world bound by ancient laws and timeless magic. But no immortal powers could prepare the laird of Castle Brodie for the lovely accursed...


2000 selection

Nell

RITA Best Paranormal Romance 2000

by Jeanette Baker

Wealthy Jillian Fitzgerald and destitute Frankie Maguire grew up together in northern Ireland. The widening chasm of their class differences could not daunt their dreams of someday marrying, until fate cruelly...