Fated mate romance is a popular subgenre within paranormal romance, with countless books featuring werewolf, vampire, and other supernatural creatures finding their soulmates in unlikely places. But did you know that there are many variations within the fated mate theme? In this post, we’ll explore the different types of fated mate stories, from shifter mates to historical romances, and provide recommendations for readers who enjoy each type.
Shifter mate stories are some of the most popular within the fated mate subgenre. These books feature werewolves, werebears, and other shapeshifters finding their soulmates, often within their own species. Shifter mate romances tend to be highly sensual, with the animalistic nature of the shifters adding a layer of intensity to the romantic connection. Some examples of shifter mate romance books include “Alpha’s Mate” by Eve Langlais and “The Mane Event” by Shelly Laurenston and Been There Dragon That by Krystal Shannan.
Supernatural soulmate stories feature characters from different supernatural species finding each other and falling in love. These books often explore the challenges of inter-species relationships and the difficulties of navigating different power dynamics. An example of a supernatural soulmate romance would be “Soulless” by Gail Carriger.
Angel and demon mate stories are another popular variation on the fated mate subgenre. These books often feature angels, demons, or other supernatural beings who are typically portrayed as enemies, falling in love and overcoming the obstacles that stand in their way. Some examples of angel and demon mate romance books include “City of Bones” by Cassandra Clare, “Blood of the Demon” by Rosalie Lario, and “The Darkest Angel” by Gena Showalter.
Historical mate stories are a variation on the fated mate subgenre that explore romantic connections in historical settings. These books often feature supernatural creatures or time travel, and can be set in any era from ancient Rome to the Regency period. Some examples of historical mate romance books include “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon and “A Hunger Like No Other” by Kresley Cole.
There are many other variations on the fated mate subgenre, including dystopian mate stories, time-travel mate stories, and more. These books offer a wide range of settings, plots, and characters for readers to enjoy. Some examples of other types of fated mate romance books include “Immortal Rider” by Larissa Ione, “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger, and “My Viking Vampire” by Krystal Shannan.
If you’re looking for a great fated mate romance to read, I highly recommend “My Viking Vampire” by (me) Krystal Shannan. This book features a powerful Viking vampire and a human woman who are fated to be together, and explores themes of destiny, fate, and true love. With its engaging characters and steamy romance, “My Viking Vampire” and is a perfect example of why fated mate romances continue to be so popular in the world of romance literature.
Happy Reading— Krystal