Werewolf romance novels are my comfort reads. Whenever I need a book that is guaranteed to delight or something to pull me out of a reading slump, werewolf romances are my very first choice.
Much of my obsession with werewolf romance books comes via the fated mates trope that almost always permeates these paranormal books. There is something so deliciously decadent about big bad werewolves being absolutely powerless to love and their preordained mate. While any sort of paranormal beings werewolves, vampires , bear shifters , demons , etc. Simply searching for werewolf romance books online just about put me over the edge.
The number of paranormal romances published each and every year involving werewolves is staggering! Whether you are looking for a place to start on your werewolf romance books reading journey or are a die-hard fan of furry shifter heroes and heroines, here are my suggestions for the best of the best werewolf romance novels.
Between dealing with his accident-prone younger brother, a deaf mate with an attitude and an impending duel to the death, his week—and his bed—is suddenly full. Jaycee may have defended Dimitri from taunts before, but they now face a more lethal danger—one that threatens not only the future of their people, but also their love. With literally no women in sight, Owen will be lucky to find a date, let alone his true mate. Yet just the scent of sweet, mortal Torrance Watson ignited a driving, explosive need to claim her that he knew his pack would never sanction.
Yet her new-found freedom is short lived. But when a group of wolf shifters break into her clinic and demand she save the life of a packmate, her serene world unravels. First, she has no soul. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.
Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire—and then the appalling Lord Maccon loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.
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When her brother gets in too deep with some dangerous wolves and comes to Nina for help—dragging super alpha protector Lex into her life—she can handle it. But when the full moon rises, Dash is helpless. She had always known it, but when a mysterious older woman shows up and invites her to learn about her birth family, things take a turn for the odd. I failed my sister, and I smell my enemy.
The last thing I expect is for the Alpha to recognize me as his fated mate. But a marriage borne out of duty soon takes on a whole new spin. For Kir discovers his bride is an utterly enticing mystery. Beatrice is half-faery, maybe a little bit vampire, and altogether delightful. As for Bea, she has this much in common with her new husband: The hard-as-nails female is more than he could ask for—intense, clever and sexy as sin. Rachel is human and fears his kind.
Determined to start fresh in the wilds of Colorado, she answers an advertisement in the paper for a wife.
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Tristan believes his obsession with Avery is nothing more than lust. Determined to bed her despite her strange powers, will he convince her to accept her new life or give her the freedom she craves? But though she prides herself on being independent, deep down she still yearns for a knight in shining armor.
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But after so many of his Pack brothers have found their mates, he starts wondering if there might be a mate in his future too. But when her plans backfire, her hope for freedom begins to fade. When her world hits rock bottom, she stumbles across wolf shifter, Devin Caedmon, who offers her safety and protection. She learns to trust the wolf, but has yet to trust the man. But when Fabian saves a certain lady from drowning, everything he knows gets tossed away and only one thing becomes clear: Until he moves to New Wurzburg and meets Friederike Burkhart.
This essay argues that an analytical focus on Leah Clearwater reveals that the Twilight saga, by cultural and authorial definitions, fails as a feminist piece. One element of medieval and werewolf studies still frequently overlooked is the role of female figures in the literature and art. A Cultural History of Female Werewolves, werewolves are commonly associated with savagery and violence — traits that typically align with European masculine identity and culture Priest 3. These traits are not necessarily masculine in early Northern European traditions, with examples such as the valkyrie in Old Norse literature.
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It is not surprising, then, that one of the earliest cases of a female werewolf can be found in Old Norse literature. Despite the large time gap between recent scholarship and these early tales, the threat of a female werewolf in Old Norse remains the same: Additionally, King Siggeir, unlike other male characters in Old Norse, does not have a patronym: Like Grendel, he only has a mother who challenges gender roles by assuming the place of the masculine and feminine.
Growing Pains of the Teenage Werewolf: YA literature and the metaphorical wolf. As a hybrid monster, werewolves have stimulated questions regarding the relationship between humans and animals. Their duality has also been used as a metaphor for the presentation of adolescence from 'Little Red Riding Hood' to Teen Their duality has also been used as a metaphor for the presentation of adolescence from 'Little Red Riding Hood' to Teen Wolf. Their representations centre on the relationship between self-control versus hormonally fuelled sexuality and aggression, and the idea of evolving from being a child to an adult.
Blood and Chocolate shows embracing being a werewolf as part of growing up whereas Shiver presents being a werewolf as a traumatic loss of self from which to escape. Yet both novels end with the acceptance that werewolves and humans cannot inhabit the same space. Klause's lycanthropic protagonist, Vivian is unable to inform Aidan, her human partner, that she means him no harm.
Aidan's liberal attitudes are shown to be superficial leaving Vivian to return to her pack and accept her role as alpha female. In Shiver, Sam and Grace are separated by the wolf's lack of voice. Their only hope is to find a cure for the disease of lycanthropy so that they can remain human. The werewolf's lack of language when transformed is pivotal in presenting adolescence and the state of being a werewolf as untenable in the long term.
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By comparing the representation of lycanthropy and adolescence, this paper argues that the use of this metaphor denies the possibility of communication between human and wolf, and reaffirms the boundary between humans and animals. Chapter in 'Company of Wolves: Manchester University Press, forthcoming Ginger Snaps has been recognised as an exemplary example of feminist horror, yet the sequels have received little attention. The final film in the trilogy, Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning , answers the concerns regarding the Set in the nineteenth century, the two sisters are trapped in an isolated fort surrounded by frozen forest and attacked by werewolves.
Surrounded by forests, the fort acts a point of civilisation for these frontiersmen.
This location evokes North American fears, and the representation of the wooded wilderness within American Gothic literature as full of wild beasts and wild men that surrounded European-American settlements. Though the gender of the werewolf remains the same in the film, the werewolf is white. This, and the depiction of the white inhabitants of the fort, uncovers the truth that, rather than being a symbol of civilisation battling against barbarism, the fort symbolises the fear and hatred towards the people and natural world that European settlers believed they found in North America.
This essay presents a broad overview of the female werewolf as she has been imagined throughout the centuries. The Blood Moon is rising, and there's a new alpha male werewolf on the prowl, keen to bring back their unique kind of blood sports - hunting humans. Ileana, still adjusting to her new lifestyle as a vampire, must pull out all the stops Ileana, still adjusting to her new lifestyle as a vampire, must pull out all the stops when the werewolves threaten all that she loves.
It's vampire versus werewolf as you've never read it before A Cultural History of Female Werewolves. Manchester University Press , pp. Skins, Girdles and Degenerates: The Horror of Victorian Werewolves.