7 Underrated Supernatural Love Stories Chrissa Hardy

It’s February, and even though Valentine’s Day is only celebrated for one day, love is swirling through the air all month-long. It doesn’t matter if you’re single, married, or in the midst of an angst-filled love triangle, we can all appreciate a beautiful love story when we hear one.

So in honor of all the ‘X’s and ‘O’s we’re sending to each other, let’s talk about some of the best love stories of all time. More specifically – fictional supernatural love stories. I prefer to spend the bulk of my time in the fictional world rather than reality, because fictional love really knows no bounds, laws, or regular human restrictions. But I have no interest in celebrating the predictable supe fairy tales. We’ve all had more than our fair share of Edward/Bella/Jacob discussions, haven’t we? Let’s dish on the underrated couples who are adorably matched, and had to fight through time, space, and creatures from many different species in order to be together. (Including the story of Roth and Layla – demon and gargoyle who have to battle other terrifying monsters from the depths of Hell to not only be together, but also to save the world. Enter our giveaway below and you could win a free copy of the book!)

Also, this is not a recap of the best romantic storylines from the show, Supernatural. Just to avoid any confusion.

Here are seven underrated supernatural love stories that’ll make you believe in love, long after February ends.

1. Sookie and Quinn – The Sookie Stackhouse series

No, not True Blood. This was a character from the books by Charlaine Harris that the show’s creators unfortunately left out. Quinn is a Tiger, you guys. A giant sexy tiger that looks like a tan body builder with a shaved head and purple eyes in his human form. Everybody is all, “Team Eric!” “Team Bill!” “Team Alcide!” Seriously, read the books if you haven’t already because Quinn is the bee’s knees.

If the show included Quinn, maybe they wouldn’t be entering their final season right now. YEAH, I SAID IT.

2. Zoe and Kyle/Tate and Violet – American Horror Story

Keep in mind, it’s a couple on AHS, which means they face some messed up circumstances in order to be together. Tate was a murderer-turned-ghost in the first season, and in the third season, Zoe is a witch who turns Kyle into a modern Frankenstein. But still, it’s the chemistry between these two actors that I’m repeatedly sucked into. Whatever form you crazy kids take next, I will blindly support as long as you’re together.

3. Layla and Roth - White Hot Kiss (WHICH JUST MADE THE #10 SPOT ON THE NYT BEST SELLER LIST!!)

Layla might look like an ordinary teenage girl, but she’s actually a teenage demon/gargoyle hybrid – which is extremely rare, since gargoyles protect humankind from the evil acts of demons. She was raised by gargoyles, or “Wardens” and has the ability to spot demons in a way that no one else can. Using this skill, she helps her family of Wardens track down demons and send them right back to Hell where they belong.

But there’s one demon she has no interest in sending away. Roth. He’s gorgeous. In fact, take the most swoon-worthy human man and multiply his beauty by a thousand. That’s Roth. He seems a little dangerous but very protective of her, and has a giant snake tattoo that comes to life and fights off any approaching predators.

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As compelling as the paranormal details in this book are, it’s the characters’ emotional journey that makes White Hot Kiss a universally appealing read. Layla has no concept of the true extent of her own powers as half-demon, half-gargoyle. Just that she needs to hide her demon side completely, as it’s considered wrong and evil. As a demon himself, Roth guides her in harnessing her inner strength and learning to be proud of who and what she is. Their growing feelings for each other are as relatable as the first time you fell in love yourself. This is a romance that you’ll instantly ship, and you’ll never want it to end.

Oh, Jennifer L. Armentrout, what have you done to me? Cannot wait for book two!

4. Khaleesi and anyone – Game of Thrones

I know her name is Daenerys Targaryen, but that’s not as much fun to say. I’m also not convinced I’d pronounce it correctly, so I’ll just stick with her title, “Khaleesi.” I was completely obsessed with her relationship with Khal, and then her love for her people, and then her bond with her dragon children, her trust in her #2 guy, and now the chemistry between her and the hunky new guard, AND her bestie bond with her translator. Anyone she chooses to love is extremely lucky to have her. And I’m pretty sure they know it.

5. Rhiannon and A – Every Day

Rhiannon is just a normal teenage girl. A is a beautiful soul that wakes up in a different body each morning. This sounds crazy, right? I’m pretty sure only David Levithan could take such a complicated idea and turn it into a timeless love story. Since A occupies each body for only a day, he/she has no designated gender, and does his/her best to leave the lives of these people better, or at least the same, as they were before his/her arrival. It’s a powerful story. One you will never ever forget.

6. Adam and Barbara – Beetlejuice

A cute couple, but also a couple of squares, Adam and Barbara lived a simple life. But then they died and returned to their home as trapped ghosts. Never able to take a step outside the front door. While the idea of sharing my home with strangers is my nightmare, the idea of spending eternity with my one and only in our home sounds like the ultimate dream. I hope they get Netflix up in the attic. #Heaven

7. Julie and R – Warm Bodies

I feel like this book and movie came out in the midst of major paranormal movie and book franchises and were not given the full credit that they deserved. This is a story of a zombie who falls in love with a human. But the story is from HIS POV! Guys, that’s genius! He doesn’t remember anything about his human life. He thinks his name started with an ‘R’, so that’s what he calls himself.

R takes care of Julie when she’s stuck in an area filled with zombies (okay, fine. He kinda kidnapped her first), but as she starts to trust him, their bond sets off a major change in R and zombies everywhere.

P.S. – In the movie, R is played by Nicholas Hoult, aka Jennifer Lawrence’s BF, and he’s absolutely adorable.

How much do you love love right now?! xoxoxoxo

Giveaway Deets:

Answer this in the comment section below and you could win a FREE COPY of White Hot Kiss (in stores on 2/25): If you could be any supernatural creature, what would you be and why?

More on the book:

One kiss could be the last

Seventeen-year-old Layla just wants to be normal. But with a kiss that kills anything with a soul, she’s anything but normal. Half demon, half gargoyle, Layla has abilities no one else possesses.
Raised among the Wardens—a race of gargoyles tasked with hunting demons and keeping humanity safe—Layla tries to fit in, but that means hiding her own dark side from those she loves the most.

When a tattooed, sinfully hot demon appears and claims he knows her secrets, Layla finds herself tempted by the forbidden. But trusting him could mean betraying the family that raised her. Worse yet, it could mean a ticket to the end of the world…

The author – Jennifer Armentrout is launching her new series website thedarkelementsseries.com on FEBRUARY 25TH.

 

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  1. A shadow hunter..- get to wear black use sweet weapons and working for the good! And I wouldn’t want to live forever but man it would be sweet

  2. I would be a werewolf. I would never have to freaking shave again. Also, Phoebe Tonkin is totally hot, pregnant with a hybrid child or not.

  3. shapeshifter

  4. I’d be a demon. Wouldn’t necessarily have to be evil, but would be expected to be mischievous now and then. There’s a lot of potential for fun to be had.

  5. I would want to be a shapeshifter.

  6. I’d be a banshee! You don’t see too many of those around. :p

  7. A Fae I think.

  8. Probably a mermaid so I can breathe underwater, one of the bummers of being human is you can’t breathe underwater. And get to swim with the sea animals like dolphins.

  9. I would want to be a shifter, whether it be werewolf or weretiger, pretty much anything. I love animals and it would be super awesome to get to be one whenever I wanted to!!

  10. I would be a phoenix. (They’re supernatural in the book I’m writing) this is because the idea of being born from the ashes kind of reminds me of my life. I was bullied when I was in school but now I’m making a name for myself. I was born from the ashes of my past

  11. If I could be any supernatural creature, I would be a chameleon like Kylie in the Shadow Falls series by C. C. Hunter because she has a combination of all the superanatural creatures’ abilities! I would be able to have speed like a vampire, have a growth spurt like a werewolf, become “fog” or vanish, be able to drink blood whenever I have a vampire brain pattern, I would have healing powers and see ghosts like a fairy, and be able to cast spells like a witch. So, yeah, I would definitely want to be a chameleon!

  12. I would be a vampire. I know I know it’s so cliche but who wouldn’t want to be a super attractive and strong being with special powers who lives forever?!?! Or I’d want to be a demigod. They are underratedly awesome. I mean you’re the child of a God who has their powers, but still has the ability to live a (semi-)normal life!! It’s the best of both worlds!!!

  13. I would wanna be a dragon, because why the heck not? I mean you get to fly all over and breathe fire and crush your enemies – not that I have any enemies, but you know someone would probably try to kill me for my hoard of gold and jewels. I’ve basically wanted to be a dragon since I first watched Maleficent turn into one. I’d try to be good though, just don’t mess with me or my shinies! Or my hubby, he’d have to be a dragon, too. Wouldn’t that be a good story? Draconic romance. *swoon*

  14. Hmmm…. I want to be Luxen! XD I would get two awesome twin brothers (triplets if you count me) and hey, all Luxen look good and there are twice as many guys than girls… Plus I would get awesome powers based on light.

  15. If i could be any supernatural creature, id choose to be an angel. I don’t care about the whole being immortal idea or anything like that, but i’ve always thought that somehow, if i was someone with a lot of power, than i could help change the world for the better. It may not be in a big scale kind of way, but for many people the idea of angels gives them hope and the feeling of feeling protected and watched over by someone. I would want to be that person bringing those feelings out in people.

  16. If I could be any supernatural creature, I would be a vampire because they are super fast and I love running so if I was a vampire I could join a marathon and win :) Plus they live forever, giving me the chance to travel the world.

  17. I would want to be a Vampire, I know that’s an obvious answer but I’ve always been drawn to all things Vampire. I’d love to be immortal so I could read as many books as I wanted and not have to worry about running out of time to read all of the good books that are out there, and also I could travel the world and experience more things than I could ever have dreamed of. On the plus side most Vampires are like super sexy so that would be awesome too!

  18. First of all, yes yes yes for Quinn….. I hoped for him at the beginning of the last few seasons……. So disappointed…..

    I think I would like to be a vampire…… Well, I want to love a vampire so maybe part fairy, part human….. ??? Lol

  19. If I could be a supernatural creature, I would pick a witch. It would be awesome to have powers, and it would make life a lot easier.

  20. As I human, social pressure and punishments *cough* jail *cough* make me the good person I am. Deep inside of me is a power hungry monster. If this were a paranormal world, I would be a demon like Roth. No doubt it, I would totally rule the world. Hey, if Roth can be that awesome, why can’t I? *wink*

    Get ready for world domination mortals.

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