Paranormal romance is designed for those who enjoy elements of magic and the supernatural. It can be as close to reality as heightened physic ability or as adventurous as shape-shifters and dragons. The 2019 RONE finalists for paranormal short fiction cover the range of options.
Can a lion tame a dragon? When immortal warrior Aaron’s twin is killed, he’s on the verge of destroying himself, only to be saved by the sight of a feisty dragon-shifter who is his fated mate. Hope’s dragon recognizes Aaron as her mate. Yet, she must deny him; for dragon shifters can only mate with their own kind. If she were to accept the mating bond with Aaron, she risks killing him. Thrown together in a fight to save their two races from the deadly Elysians, a powerful warrior race stronger than any shifter or immortal, Aaron and Hope must defeat this new threat.But can they also find the way to each other’s soul?
One soars like an eagle. One strikes like a thunderbird. But for both hearts, revenge can be deadly when it’s nourished. Anomaly Defense Director and shapeshifter Bert Blackfeather doesn’t need a boss with no experience. So what if she’s beautiful or gives him a jolt when she shakes his hand? He never plans to get seriously involved with another woman—not in this lifetime. Phoebe Wagner, an empath with psychometric abilities and an advocate for the deaf, gets more than she bargained for with Bert.
One touch and she relives his IED injuries. So what if he’s handsome and hot? She doesn’t need to add his secrets to her own. Phoebe’s are bad enough. When his niece goes missing from Hotel LaBelle, Bert goes to Montana to help—and Phoebe insists on going with him. Can these two hard-headed people share their darkest secrets in order to work together? It may be the only way to save an endangered child—and their own hearts when Bert’s past rears its ugly head.
After tragedy strikes, Callie Sinclair is left with a gift she never wanted—the ability to communicate with ghosts. But when a desperate widow begs for her help, she reluctantly agrees to investigate the strange occurrences at Hillwood Farm. She quickly realizes she’s dealing with a dangerous presence beyond anything she’s ever experienced, and something else becomes equally clear—the only other living person in the house, Mrs. Turner’s handsome grandson, thinks she’s a scam artist. While she’d prefer to just ignore him, her heart beats a little faster every time he’s nearby.
Luke Turner doesn’t believe in spirits. He’s moved back to restore the family farm, but living on the property serves a dual purpose—he can watch out for his grandmother. He’s not happy about the sudden appearance of a self-described psychic, or his inexplicable attraction to her. His initial suspicions crumble as evidence points to an actual haunting, but he’s still determined not to fall for Callie—the past has taught him it’s best to avoid relationships. As Callie is drawn deeper into the mystery, she becomes the target of a vengeful spirit, and Luke can no longer fight his feelings for her. Unable to resist their desire, passion ignites…even as the paranormal activity escalates to a final deadly confrontation.
A mother and child on the run. A dark Latino shifter with a secret. And the powerful fae who’s after them all… This BAD Alpha Dad will melt your heart as he races to protect the daughter he never knew he had. A secret baby romance set in Rebecca Rivard’s award-winning Fada Shapeshifters world.
Four years ago, Irish shifter Cassidy O’Byrne fell hard for a sexy Latino from the Rock Run Clan. Nic do Rio was dark, brooding—and irresistible. But Nic was keeping a secret, and in the end he left, unknowingly leaving her expecting their baby. An orphan herself, Cassidy loves her three-year-old daughter with all her heart. But Nic’s secret makes the little girl invaluable to the fae. When a powerful fae comes for Rianna, Cassidy runs with her to the only man who might be able to save them—Nic.
Nic never expected to see Cassidy again, but now that she’s come to him, he’ll do anything to keep her and his daughter. He just has to convince Cassidy to give him a second chance—and keep his newfound family safe from the fae…
A shifter. A slayer. One forbidden love.
Ty Cameron, a.k.a. Perseus of Rhodes, was as bad as any dragonslayer and maybe even more. While sparring with his best friend Saxton Lance, a.k.a. Apollo, he feels the ghost of a sensual kiss on his cheek, a sign that his Omega, the keeper of his soul, is near. Engaging with his Omega pulls him away from Winterborne Keep and through the waters around the English coast. He washes along the shores of Colmthorpe, a town that despises dragons. While gathering the townsfolk to help him search for his Omega, he happens upon a lagoon deep in the forest and sees a woman that has him aching to make her his.
Lia Deveraux had not intended to stay away from her home for a long time. However, that was just what she did when a dragonslayer sank his axes into her. She believes she has met her end until wakes up inside the home of a hermit who nurses her to health. Lia knows she has to make her escape sooner rather than later. But the appeal of living among humans is strong. When she meets a handsome stranger that even her dragon approves of, the pull of being in his arms and falling for him is even stronger. Lia has the gift of insight – she sees other people’s futures but not her own until she meets Ty Cameron. When she finally has the courage to leave the man she has fallen for, someone who knows who she really is betrays her. How can anything come out of the passion Lia and Ty have for each other when their relationship is doomed from the start?
Autumn Thorne believed she discovered the perfect love. Yet the moment she revealed she was a witch, her relationship went to hell in a handbasket. Nearly a decade later, in an ironic twist of fate, the man who shunned her shows up on her doorstep and asks for her help to develop his own latent powers.
For the better part of nine years, Keaton Carlyle has tried to forget the one woman whose very touch made him burn with uncontrollable desire. Now, left with no choice, he must seek her out to master the magic building within. But the more time Keaton spends with Autumn, the more he realizes his old feelings for her have never truly been extinguished and the flames blaze hotter than ever.
When Autumn sets off on a mission to uncover an ancient artifact crucial to saving her mother, Keaton is hot on her heels, determined to make up for the wrongs of the past and rescue Autumn from the clutches of the madman holding her hostage. Faced with life or death, they must learn to work together. But can Autumn ever again trust the man who so cruelly betrayed her?
Book 2 in a 6 book series.