Great paranormal BDSM novels - Super dominant shifters and vampires who know their ropes

Last updated: Jun 8th, 2021

Combine phantasies of control and domination with heroes who are dominants by their very nature, and you are guaranteed a super steamy read. It seems like such an obvious combination that it is surprising how little good romance novels with these tropes are actually out there. Regardless, we have come up with a list of romances who should do this genre proud. Let us know in the comments in case we have missed some good ones.

  • #1 The Mark of the Vampire Queen (Vampire Queen #2) - Joey W. Hill

    The Mark of the Vampire Queen (Vampire Queen #2) - Joey W. Hill

    fantasy urban fantasy vampires time travel contemporary

    Full servant. With his new title, Jacob must attend to Lady Lyssa's every need, venturing into a world of passion darker than he's ever known. As a vampire hunter he wasn't prepared to embrace a world where humans are sexual commodities, but he has adapted. Now he finds the integrity of his soul challenged as he serves his Mistress's needs as fully as he services her desires.

    He loves her, though other servants warn against giving her his soul. Everyone knows that Vampires have no regard for humans, so why would a Vampiress bother treating a mere sex toy with respect? But Jacob knows a human servant is far more than that. more

  • #2 Tanner's Scheme (Breeds #9) - Lora Leigh

    Tanner's Scheme (Breeds #9) - Lora Leigh

    science fiction futuristic paranormal mystery suspense

    A sexy paranormal series set in a world where genetically altered Breeds and the humans who created them sometimes come together in the fiercest of passions.

    After the Feline Breeds' main base is attacked, Tanner desires revenge. So he kidnaps Scheme Tallant-the daughter of a one-time high-ranking member of the Genetics Council. But when Tanner discovers that Scheme herself is a target of her father's ruthless mission, his vengeance takes a back seat to saving the life of the woman he hopes to claim as his mate. more

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  • #3 Desire Unchained (Demonica #2) - Larissa Ione

    Desire Unchained (Demonica #2) - Larissa Ione

    contemporary fantasy suspense paranormal bad boys

    Pleasure is their ultimate weapon . . .

    Runa Wagner never meant to fall in love with the sexy stranger who seemed to know her every deepest desire. But she couldn't resist the unbelievable passion that burned between them, a passion that died when she discovered his betrayal and found herself forever changed. Now, determined to make Shade pay for the transformation that haunts her, Runa searches for him, only to be taken prisoner by his darkest enemy.

    A Seminus Demon with a love-curse that threatens him with eternal torment, Shade hoped he'd seen the last of Runa and her irresistible charm. more

  • #4 Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood #5) - J.R. Ward

    Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood #5) - J.R. Ward

    contemporary paranormal bad boys mystery abuse

    The ruthless and brilliant brother Vishous possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future. As a member of the Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society. But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of a human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time-until a destiny he didn't choose takes him into a future that does not include her... more

  • #5 Into the Lair (Falcon Mercenary Group #2) - Maya Banks

    Into the Lair (Falcon Mercenary Group #2) - Maya Banks

    contemporary paranormal erotic romance bdsm shapeshifters

    It was supposed to be an easy mission. But nobody told her that.

    Ian and Braden Thomas return to the U.S. to extract Katie Buchanan, the sister of the teammate who betrayed them. She could very well be the key to taking down the man responsible for turning Ian and Braden into unstable cat shifters. Unfortunately, they’re not the only ones after Katie.

    Katie has no intention of going quietly or of offering her trust on a silver platter. She’s got troubles of her own that don’t include two pain-in-the-ass men who claim her dead brother sent them. She’s too busy trying to stay one step ahead of Ricardo de la Cruz, the brother of a man she killed. more

  • #6 With Caution (With or Without #2) - J.L. Langley

    With Caution (With or Without #2) - J.L. Langley

    contemporary fantasy erotic romance alpha male shapeshifters

    A brother’s vow. A lover’s promise. Both could put them all at deadly risk.

    Remington Lassiter is trying his best to stay out of trouble while he learns the ropes of being a werewolf. When his little brother turns up covered in bruises, he is driven to finally bring their abusive father to justice. To do it, he must face a past he hides behind his cocky, trouble-making attitude. A past so dark it haunts him only in dreams.

    Jake Romero, a crack private investigator with a bad-boy biker image, realizes he has his work cut out for him when Remi asks for his help. more

  • #7 Collateral Damage (Deadly Captive #2) - Bianca Sommerland

    Collateral Damage (Deadly Captive #2) - Bianca Sommerland

    contemporary fantasy urban fantasy forbidden love slavery

    Stolen from a bright life full of colors, happiness and youth, Nicole Reed is dragged into a pit of pain and depravity where all she can hope for is a quick end. But her captors don't want to kill her. They want to use her to teach a little boy whom they plan to mold in their image.

    She must free him before that happens. Only, she can't stand against those who hold him, not alone. Her only hope is Vince, one of her tormentors, who may still show a glimmer of humanity.

    Or maybe that's just a trick of the light. more

  • #8 Found (Brides of the Kindred #4) - Evangeline Anderson

    Found (Brides of the Kindred #4) - Evangeline Anderson

    science fiction erotic romance virgin hero bad boys tortured hero

    A warrior with a scarred heart who doesn’t know how to love. And the woman who must teach him how before it’s too late…

    The son of the evil AllFather, Xairn is filled with conflicting emotions. On one hand, he has finally gained his freedom and cut the ties that bound him to his race and the sadistic male who is his father. But doing so has unleashed feelings in him Xairn would rather keep buried. Desires that he prayed would never manifest now rage through him and they are centered on one woman alone…

    Lauren Jakes is the long lost cousin Liv and Sophie never knew they had. more

  • #9 Gator Got Her - Maxine Cordry

    Gator Got Her - Maxine Cordry

    contemporary erotic romance

    Paula Decker is a feisty young NYC diner waitress. An accidentalmisstep on the way home one night lands her chained to a wall in the watery sewer lair of the Gator Man! He cannot speak but communicates his lust-filled desires in other ways, forcing Paula to overcome her fear and revulsion of the creature as she submits to his unexpectedly arousing advances. more

  • #10 Sanibel Burn (Fanged Ménage #2) - Talyn Scott

    Sanibel Burn (Fanged Ménage #2) - Talyn Scott

    contemporary fantasy paranormal werewolves vampires

    A doctor by day and vampire by night, a Beta of the North American Werewolf Pack, and an arrogant, Nordic Pure Blood have one troublesome thing in common: a black-haired spitfire virgin named Renee. Renee doesn't have time for overbearing men and romantic relationships, not when she's juggling college, butting heads with an overly intrusive family, and waiting tables at Six Feet Under. What Renee needs is a decent night's sleep. Unfortunate for her, peaceful nights aren't coming anytime soon. Dreams from a haunted past drive a terrifying wedge in her future, and the exhaustive years of nightmares have only begun. Can the love and protection of three males change that? It's a given. more

  • #11 Ecstasy Claimed (Guardians of the Realms #2) - Setta Jay

    Ecstasy Claimed (Guardians of the Realms #2) - Setta Jay

    contemporary paranormal alpha male fantasy shapeshifters

    Gregoire has spent centuries with his brother Guardians fighting for the safety and security of the Realms. Endless decades of battling mixed with bouts of mindless sex to sate his needs. Needs that haven’t truly been fulfilled since she was born. The one destined to be his bonded mate. For the last twenty five years Gregoire has kept his distance giving her time to grow into a female who is capable of handling his intense dominance.

    Alyssa has done everything that was expected of her, until the day she finds out she has a mate who has left her unclaimed. Unheard of when mates are rare and coveted. more

  • #12 Jonas (Blood and Sex #2) - Angela Cameron

    Jonas (Blood and Sex #2) - Angela Cameron

    vampires science fiction erotic romance paranormal urban fantasy

    Jonas Luciano is the new owner of The Dungeon, a newly renovated, vampire-themed bondage and blood club. He also has his hands full protecting Michael, the new padrone of the Italian vampiro cosca in Collins Bay, Florida. He is perfectly content to carry out Michael's orders and scramble the brain of anyone who threatens their safety. But protecting Tori, Michael's drop-dead sexy new compagna, is proving dangerous to his self-control. His lust becomes more powerful every night he is with her? Dr. Elena Jensen is an immunohematologist with DIACorp, the world's leading medical research facility. more

  • #13 Hard Candy - Angela Knight,Sheri Gilmore,Morgan Hawke

    Hard Candy - Angela Knight,Sheri Gilmore,Morgan Hawke

    contemporary erotic romance poly (3+ people) bisexual

    Take two handsome superheroes, add one bad girl gone good--and stand back while the sparks fly! Meg Jennings is more than a photographer-- she's Paparazzi, superhero shutterbug. Using the suit that gives her the ability to fly and turn invisible, she takes photos of superheroes in combat with their deadliest enemies. Some of Meg's subjects aren't exactly delighted with her work. Cougar and his sidekick Lynx, for example, find themselves the butt of the late-night talk show circuit because of one of Meg's photos.They decide to take erotic revenge, and soon Meg finds herself in a delicious hero sandwich. more


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