10 paranormal creatures you may not have thought to write about

If you look at any list of paranormal romance books you’ll see a preponderance of werewolf and vampire stories. Which is a shame because there’s a slew of other paranormal themes and creatures to choose from.

  1. Mind Magic User – You know, telepathy, clairvoyance etc. Sex is fantastic when you can read the mind of your partner. AmIrite?

  2. Magic User – Witch, warlock, zombie priestess, magi. They’re all in touch with powerful forces and what could be better than having sex on a cloud?

  3. Gargoyle – Yeah, not your common subject for a romance but Marjorie M. Liu managed to pull it off nicely in a couple books in the Dirk and Steele Series.

  4. Fae – aka fairies, elves, or even leprechauns. Mischief and mayhem can delight these magical creatures. Powerful and wise, their motives don’t always mesh with humans.

  5. Angel – Romancing an Angel, or having one romance you, could have unexpected consequences for you both.

  6. Ghost – Seems doomed from the start but a creative mind could come up with multiple ways to overcome the issues. Check out the movie High Spirits
    if you need some ideas.

  7. Mermaid – Love on the waves. Need I say more? Ok…so maybe you need a slightly more in depth storyline than Little Mermaid. Put your mind to it and see what you come up with.

  8. Succubus/Incubus – Demons designed for seduction. I get chills just thinking of the possibilities.

  9. Djinn – aka genies. Be careful what you wish for, djinn aren’t known for their helpful dispositions.

  10. Shapeshifter – Yes, I know this sounds like a werewolf. You just need to expand your mind a little. Unicorns, dragons, big cats, bears….anything could make a fantastic shifter story.

Don’t limit your imagination by sticking with popular (and somewhat stale) stereotypes of paranormal stories. Expand your horizons….and let your characters spread their wings.

One thought on “10 paranormal creatures you may not have thought to write about”

  1. I’m really not into all the vampire books/movies around so it’s nice to see writings about other themes.

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