7 Underrated Supernatural Love StoriesChrissa 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.

 

*Only entries from residents of US and Canada will be considered.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=538270478 Fiona Bruise Carton

    I’m so glad A and Rhiannon made this list! I adore that book and Levithan’s ability to remove the gender identity from A!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=28002158 Valerie Seimas

    A witch – magic would have to make getting out of bed on time in the morning easier, right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583840624 Kimberly Kosydor

    If I could be any supernatural creature, I would be a vampire. Not to be super sexy or because I have a blood fetish, but because I would want to be able to do everything I have ever wanted to do. I could go to college for anything and everything that interests me and read all the books and see all the movies and travel to all the places I could dream of. I would be able to do everything and not have to worry about not having enough time. Maybe I could survive off animal blood like in twilight, but without the sparkly side effects. I want to do all the things!! :-)

  • Laura Donovan

    Tate and Violet were my favorite match. Zoe and Kyle just didn’t have the same edge, but I LOVE Taissa Farmiga. Great list!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000112312030 Brennah Hartmann

    I would be a Phoenix. The story of rebirth and something good coming out of something bad is always something I liked. I love Greek mythology. So, I’d want to be a Phoenix. Killed by the heat and reborn from the ashes. My life’s mantra.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1806913332 Rachelle Hayes

    I want to be a werewolf. I’ve always been obsessed with them, despite my mother always loving vampires (eww and creepy). I’ve always loved wolves so I think my animal-lover heart is the reason why. I’ve never read an awesome werewolf story and I wish there was one out there.

    JLA is amazing! And I really hope I win this! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002307972509 Esme Apted

    I would love to be able to change into a Dragon, like fire-breathing and flying. I think it would be so cool to fly and be such a force of nature!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1284455248 Chloé Naranjo

    I think I would want to be a witch because I could access magic but wouldn’t have to drink blood or do a painful transformation.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1352782307 Shana Benedict

    I would be an ice faerie. We rule the winter, know how to have a good time, and we’re mighty tricky.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1425474433 Suzy Nichols

    I used to think I’d want to be a Vampire – but being immortal would get old (hah!) eventually. I think now I’d like to be a witch. From the Kim Harrison series – they get to live a good 150 years!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1252354889 Kristin Erker-Campbell

    That’s so true with what you said about Sookie and Quinn. I loved Quinn and hated to see him gone from the books. That man was sex on a stick. Mmmhmmm…

    Anyways, I would want to be an angel. I want to know about all of history, fight demons, be invisible to mortals, whisper stupid things in people’s ears (he he he). Most of all, I would just like to be immortal.

    Thanks for the giveaway. You can never go wrong with JLA!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=625225189 Tara Piekarski

    I would be a house-elf, Harry Potter style. Yep, I said it. Nimble, Quick, Magical, and ugly-cute.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000614087884 Michelle Nguyen

    I’d be a witch… I think the Harry Potter series embedded itself in my head at the tender age of 8.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1578262735 Bridget Howard

    I think that I would be a fairy because they live forever and are super good looking. Plus they have magic and they can fly so they pretty much have the whole package!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1668282031 Jennifer Lutz

    I would want to be some kind of shape-shifter that way I could be any animal that fits my mood!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002930880343 Katelyn Whalen

    As a human, I am constrained by social pressures and punishments to be normal and good. Deep inside me though is a power hungry monster. There is no doubt that I would be a demon. I don’t apologize for my ultra-ego. No doubt about 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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002930880343 Katelyn Whalen

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000265182454 Tiffaney Rice

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1427331795 Ginger Hamilton DeMars

    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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001206374629 Rachelle Saylor

    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!

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