Paranormal primer

Crib notes for a genre packed with subgenres

For the latest television hit, check out Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's The Host
For the latest television hit, check out Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's The Host

Young adult: The teen subgenre covers a wide range of titles that deal with romance, drama and triumph over adversity. This category is one of the most popular in entertainment---from the beloved TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the recent Twilight film franchise. For the latest hit, check out Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's The Host.

Erotica: Think Fifty Shades of Grey with a supernatural twist. Paranormal erotica is an online best seller that unites the heat with the mythical. The romantic relationship is the main focus so the setting can vary. For a guilty pleasure of a read, check out The Phantom and the Psychic by Sophia Jones.

Fantasy: Paranormal fantasy is a hybrid of traditional romance and fantasy. Most novels focus on mythological creatures like sirens, demons and faeries. Try out Devon Monk's Magic to the Bone.

Science fiction: Like fantasy, paranormal sci-fi is a mix of genres. Romantic thrills along with futuristic drama can be found here. Check out Resurrecting Harry by Constance Phillips. --JS

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