Did you watch Beauty and the Beast as a child and were strangely disappointed when the Beast turned into a boring prince?
Then these Monster Romance books are perfect for adult you! No one changes into a human here. But human protagonists get all the joy of finding the monstrously amazing love of their lives!
From furry aliens to demons, dragons to minotaurs, even monsters need love, and in these wonderful books, they find it!
With every book, I will include links to Audible because we all use it. But I will add alternatives as well!
Libro.fm: If you buy an audiobook there, you actually own the mp3 and can listen to it in any app. Plus, you support indie bookstores with your purchase!
Audiobooks.com: A very solid audiobook service, and you can grab a book from the list below for free with a trial there.
Scribd: A very budget-friendly option for listeners as you can listen to several of the audiobooks below for a flat monthly fee.
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Mead Mishaps Series
The Mead Mishaps series is probably my favorite Monster Romance book series!
Set fully in a cozy, low-tech, medieval-vibes fantasy world, we accompany Cin in “That Time I Got Drunk And Saved A Demon” as she, well, saves a demon and then falls for him.
And in “That Time I Got Drunk And Yeeted A Love Potion At A Werewolf”, we get to know Cin’s best friend Brie better, who, well, throws a love potion at a werewolf who then imprints on her. Whoops!
I love the sense of humor in these books, as well as the captivating adventures and the sweet, sweet love. The perfect mix!
The audiobook versions are narrated by Hazel Addison, who has a fantastic range of voices for the human and non-human characters.
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Morning Glory Milking Farm
Morning Glory Milking Farm by C.M. Nascosta has been an absolute break-out hit and made Monster Romance even more popular!
This is a very well-written indie Romance about a woman who is struggling after finishing college. When she can’t find a job in her field, she accepts a position as a “milking technician” in a facility that “milks” male Minotaurs to produce potency-enhancing medication for human men.
Violet is conflicted about the job but soon finds an entirely new community among supernatural beings…
I loved the audiobook narrated by Eva Caine. She really brings Violet to life perfectly!
Related article: Is Scribd free? And if not, is it worth it?
Sol is a trans man and has been a vampire for five years, a condition that seriously lowers your life expectancy, what with the sensitivity to sunlight and all.
Elsie is a young widow who asks Sol to archive her late wife’s work.
The take on vampirism resonated very strongly with me and is a fascinating way to think about bodies, identity, illness, and generally how weird and difficult being a person and having a body can be.
Dead Collections by Isaac Fellman is a wonderful, emotional, mesmerizing queer Monster Romance novel!
The audiobook is narrated by Dani Martineck, who I adore. They have a great range of voices and are so pleasant to listen to. One of my favorite narrators!
Love Laugh Lich
Love Laugh Lich is perfect escapism! The setting cracked me up, and I did not expect how the lich would be spun into a desirable Romance hero. Ooh, but is he ever!
I don’t want to give anything away about this two-hour-long sweet and spicy treat. But if you are looking for something fun and “fun” (wink wink, nudge nudge), then this Monster Romance is perfect!
Rachel Leblang is excellent as Lily, the secretary.
A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon
If you are looking for monstrously fun times, this adorable paranormal Rom-Com is exactly what you need!
A Witch’s Guide to Fake Dating a Demon is entertaining and super sexy. And I loved the heroine’s special power!
Mariel was supposed to be the most powerful witch in her community. But then, she only manifested plant magic. And her family makes sure to share their disappointment with her on a regular basis.
To make matters worse, Mariel accidentally summons a demon instead of flour. And the demon says he can only leave once she has made a bargain for her soul…
Helen Laser perfectly brings Mariel and sexy Oz to life!
The Pykh Series
Are you ready for an adventure? Then go with Carter to the space cats’ planet!
Siel, Pykh, and Carter get to know each other in a cage. The two furry aliens and the human space marine are slaves to some yucky bug people. But together, they manage to escape captivity and have to track through a jungle to get to safety.
This is such an incredibly captivating, atmospheric series with amazing audiobook narration.
Honestly, Pykh and Siel are way too cute and fluffy to be considered monsters, but they ARE giant alien cats, so… There you have it.
The audiobook trilogy is narrated by the amazing Joel Leslie, who fills these stories with so much life, and brings out their emotions and depth.
The Dragon’s Bride
Katee Robert is (for very good reason) one of the most popular Monster Romance authors. And The Dragon’s Bride is a fantastic, incredibly entertaining book!
Briar Rose escapes an abusive marriage by making a deal with a demon. Her part of the bargain is to live with a dragon man and give him a chance to woo her.
The dragon, Sol, wants a child. But for Briar, the nature of their relationship – having been traded to Sol – as well as the limited timeframe, complicate things.
While she quickly starts to like Sol, she isn’t willing to consider a real relationship and a child if she is only allowed to stay in the dragon realm for seven years.
The audiobook is read by Lessa Lamb and Jack Calihan, whose voices match the characters so well!
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Ice Planet Barbarians
The big blue guys from the ice planet are a gateway for many readers who are curious about Monster Romance books.
When I first started Ice Planet Barbarians, I was surprised at the unexpectedly dark beginning of this series. A group of human women gets abducted but are then left behind on a hostile ice planet. Only a small group of aliens manages to survive here, and they are willing to help the humans.
But there are other beings around who have a quite considerable influence on the relationships between the women and the blue guys…
The audiobooks are all narrated by Hollie Jackson and Mason Lloyd, who bring out not only how dramatic life on the ice planet can be, but also how beautiful, loving, and sexy.
Beauty and His Beast
This retelling of the most classic of Monster Romance stories is absolutely captivating and extremely sexy!
Beauty and His Beast is a very steamy Sci-Fi Romance set on a spaceship. Marrex believes himself cursed and spends his life alone, cruising the universe.
But then, a young human man happens to land on board, and while Marrex tries to avoid him, the two are drawn to one another.
Michael Ferraiuolo is an outstanding audiobook narrator and did a wonderful job giving voices to Marrex and Juniper, making this one of the best Monster Romance audiobooks.
The Not Quite Series
Not Quite is a bit more Urban Fantasy than all-out Romance, but Sam simply had to be on here!
Sam is intersex, and throughout the Not Quite series, a polyamorous relationship with all kinds of people and monsters develops.
Sam has shifter blood and hunts monsters. But navigating this world, especially as someone who is not quite human, not quite shifter, not quite man, and not quite woman, is difficult and dangerous.
I had an absolute blast with the Not Quite series by Kaye Draper. It’s a fast-paced, steamy, very cool Urban Fantasy with lovable characters. And I simply adored Sam! The author reads the audiobooks and did a fantastic job.
Friends with the Monsters
Albany Walker (Author), Vanessa Moyen (Narrator), Lucas Webley (Narrator)
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Friends with the Monsters is a very steamy polyamory Romance.
Dami is friends with all the things that go bump in the night. But with no one else. Until three guys show up at her house!
Obviously, they aren’t exactly normal human men, either. But they are a very different type of monster than what Dami has encountered so far.
The audio version is narrated by Vanessa Moyen, who is one of my favorite narrators, and Lucas Webley, who gave very hot voices to those scary guys.
Cassie Alexander (Author), Avery Caris (Narrator)
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AITA? is a fun, fast-paced love story between a human woman who is having her bisexual awakening and a lesbian demon.
Becky is stuck in a loveless relationship. When her fiance wants to spice things up, he summons a demon who should join the couple in bed.
Who shows up is Quenalith, and she most certainly won’t play along with this plan. She does, however, find Becky extremely appealing.
After their unfortunate first encounter, Becky and the demon keep running into one another.
AITA? is available as an exclusive audiobook on Scribd and is narrated by Avery Caris. I had such a blast listening to this cute Monster Romantic Comedy!
Demons Do It Better
Louisa Masters and Joel Leslie are my go-to team when it comes to anything paranormal-ish Romance audiobooks.
Demons Do It Better is an incredibly entertaining Urban Fantasy Monster Romance. Sam is living a normal human life and is only accidentally hired for an office job managing the supernatural races.
But he loves his new job and co-workers. Plus, at the office, he gets to know Gideon, a broody, scary, very attractive demon.
The audiobook version of Demons Do It Better is superbly narrated by Joel Leslie, and the entire Hidden Species series is extremely much fun to listen to!
T. Kingfisher’s World of the White Rat is probably more “Monster Romance adjacent”, but it still shares the same vibes.
Set in a fantasy world, the heroine Halla comes into possession of a sword with a not-so-super-nice swordsman, Sarkis, trapped inside of it.
Now she owns him, basically. And he will kill whoever his wielder tells him to attack. This fact makes the sword extremely attractive to other people as well.
So, these two have quite some adventures to get through before they can give in to their attraction.
The Swordheart audiobook is read by Jesse Vilinsky, who makes Halla so relatable, and her voice for Sarkis is intensely sexy!
Pack of Lies
This M/M Monster Romance has a central mystery and a bit of a creepy feeling.
Eli and Julien both have a lot of secrets, and it takes time for them to grow closer. Especially because they are quite busy with the weird things that keep happening in Maudit Falls.
It was fascinating to discover the supernatural world with Julien, and I was so captivated by this book! It has a great cast of characters in an awesome manor house mystery setting.
And Joel Leslie truly brings out the atmosphere of this great story.
This Monster Romance anthology is perfection!
It’s a beautiful mix of diverse and unique stories with monsters and supernatural beings you don’t often encounter.
I loved every single short story here, and they were all narrated so well, too, with many different voice actors. I can’t recommend it enough to my fellow Monster Romance fans!
The authors are Kalynn Bayron, Kendare Blake, Kat Cho, Melissa de la Cruz, Hafsah Faizal, Sarah Gailey, Chloe Gong, Alexis Henderson, Adib Khorram, Anna-Marie McLemore, Casey McQuiston, Sandhya Menon, Akshaya Raman, Marie Rutkoski, and Julian Winters.
The narrators are Katie Koster, Catherine Ho, André Santana, Elena Rey, Keylor Leigh, Amin El Gamal, Carlotta Brentan, Mehr Dudeja, Reena Dutt, James Fouhey, Jesse Vilinsky, Annie Q, and Victoria Villarreal.
If you want more, make sure you check out my list of spooky Halloween audiobooks as well!/