The best werewolf books for lovers of adventure and romance

Aimee Easterling Author Of Wolf's Bane
By Aimee Easterling

Who am I?

I write and read werewolf novels because I love the blend of human and animal. Alphas make the existing dominance struggles of humans more palpable. Packs contain the best and worst parts of found families. Mate bonds are romance turned to maximum. And, as someone who prefers to be outside and barefoot whenever possible, running through the forest in wolf form is the perfect fantasy break.

I wrote...

Wolf's Bane

By Aimee Easterling,

Book cover of Wolf's Bane

What is my book about?

I’m Mai Fairchild – fox shifter, sister’s keeper, and bane of the local werewolf pack. In a world where different is dangerous, my sister and I must pretend to be human at all costs. Too bad I just lost the job that lets me live under the radar while putting food on my sister's plate.

The books I picked & why

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Moon Called

By Patricia Briggs,

Book cover of Moon Called

Why this book?

It's an easy choice to pick Patricia Briggs as my favorite werewolf author – the harder selection is between Mercy (the heroine of this series) and Anna (at the core of the Alpha & Omega saga). But I love Adam's pack and can't help thinking Mercy edges out the competition with her unique blend of coyote wiliness and willingness to stand up for the underdog. If by some fluke you haven't read this book yet, you need to stop everything and pick up your copy now.

Bayou Moon

By Ilona Andrews,

Book cover of Bayou Moon

Why this book?

It's hard to go wrong with any book by this husband and wife team, who fill every book with mystery, adventure, and heart. But Bayou Moon is definitely the best bet for fans of werewolves. Plus, the Edge is an intriguing world where characters shop at Walmart one day then battle magic the next. To ice the cake, the series is easy to dip into since there's a different set of main characters and storylines in each book. Give it a try, and if this isn't your favorite check out the feline shifter world of Magic Bites.

Written in Red

By Anne Bishop,

Book cover of Written in Red

Why this book?

I feel like this series needs a trigger warning – it can get dark and graphic. But if you can handle the blood, you'll be blown away. The heroine is innocent yet strong. The wolves are different and deeply real. The snowy world has a bit of a sci-fi first contact feel. Definitely unique, engrossing, and well worth a read.

Tempting Danger

By Eileen Wilks,

Book cover of Tempting Danger

Why this book?

In my opinion, this is one of the most overlooked werewolf classics with its cop heroine, intriguing wolf pack, and a Chinese dragon. I can only guess that a lot of readers give up after books one and two, which are good but not great. By book three, though, the series really starts taking off, with the great worldbuilding and character development engrossing you so much you'll lose track of time and read far too late into the night.

Wolf Bride

By T.S. Joyce,

Book cover of Wolf Bride

Why this book?

This is the book to read when you need something sweet and easy yet full of wolf fun rather than endless sex scenes. Werewolves plus the Wild West with three sequels that are just as satisfying – this is a great series to put on your e-reader for a rainy day.

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