October is for orcs! Are you looking for a monster romance with an orc hero or heroine? Whether it’s fantasy romance, paranormal romance, or sci-fi romance, there’s an orc romance for everyone here! Check out these sweet and steamy romance books with orcish heroes.
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1. The Lady and the Orc by Finley Fenn
He’s the most feared monster in the realm. And she’s what he needs to win his war…
In a world of warring orcs and men, Lady Norr is condemned to a childless marriage, a cruel lord husband, and a life of genteel poverty — until the day her home is ransacked by a horde. And leading the charge is their hulking, deadly orc captain: the infamous Grimarr.
And Grimarr has a wicked plan for Lady Norr, and for ending this war once and for all. She’s going to become his captive — and the perfect snare for Lord Norr.
There’s no possible escape, and soon Lady Norr is dragged off toward Orc Mountain in the powerful arms of her greatest enemy. A ruthless, commanding warlord, with a velvet voice and mouthwatering scent, who awakens every forbidden hunger she never knew she had…
But Grimarr refuses to accept half measures — in war, or in pleasure. And before he’ll conquer Lady Norr’s deepest, darkest desires, she needs to surrender everything.
And with her husband’s forces giving chase, Lady Norr can’t afford to play such a dangerous game — or can she? Even if this deadly orc’s plans might be the only way to save them all?
A dark, steamy, full-length standalone fantasy romance for adults. Happily ever after guaranteed.
2. The Orc Wife by S.J. Sanders
Sammi is having the worst weekend. When what was supposed to be a secluded romantic get away turns into a near death experience when she is stranded alone in the mountains during a snow storm by her two-timing boyfriend, Sammi faces a desperate situation. With no cell-service, dwindling food supplies, and a power outage, she doesn’t think it could get worse until an accident leaves her unconscious and vulnerable. When she comes to, she awakens to find herself in a warm cabin, and her rescuer a creature of fantasy–an orc. And he thinks that she will be a perfectly obedient pet. Ha! He wishes.
Orgath is an exile, the son of a vanquished chieftain of his clan. His days and nights are spent alone more often than not. When he finds a tiny human while hunting in the human world his compassion moves him to rescue the little thing and bring her home as a companion. He quickly finds out that there is a lot more to humans than orc-kind has believed.
When things starting heating up and passion ignites between them, they discover the potential for a lot more in their relationship than either could have imagined.
3. Candy for My Orc Boss by Ava Ross
A new life, a new job, a new orc husband . . . Wait, isn’t he supposed to be my boss?
After my ex announces his wedding to someone other than me, I’m eager to leave town. A new life and a new job are just what I need to restore my mojo. On the way to my destination, I overnight at a hotel where edible unmentionables and a tattooed orc construction worker rock my world. I sneak out the next morning, figuring I’ll never see him again.
Until I walk into my new job. That hot orc construction worker?
He’s my boss.
He’s eager to continue where we left off.
And those symbols on his wrists? According to orc tradition, they mean we’re married.
Candy for my Orc Boss is Book 1 in the Monsterville, USA world. Each book is standalone, containing its own Happily Ever After, and they can be read in any order. Expect size difference, a cinnamon roll hero, fates mates, and a marriage of convenience.
4. My Big Green Alien Orc by Skye MacKinnon
Aliens are real.
I know because they abducted me. Now I’m trapped in a deadly game and everything I do is for the entertainment of aliens. If I fail, I die. My only chance of survival is a big, scary monster…but is he truly on my side or is this yet another game?
She’s my mate.
They showed me my fated female, then took her away. I will do anything to get to her. I will tear this planet apart. And once I have found her, I will claim her as my mate.
A steamy, action-packed alien monster romance with a muscle-packed orc and the human woman he craves. If you want monstrous aliens with ‘special’ features, strong women and love against all odds, get this book today!
Each book in the Starlight Monsters series can be read as a standalone and features a happy ever after. Set in the same world as the Starlight Highlanders Mail Order Brides and The Intergalactic Guide to Humans.
5. Her Orc King by Zoe Ashwood
Captured by slavers, sold at auction to brutal orcs, and dragged halfway across the realm…
I never thought I’d say this, but being kidnapped by a band of pillaging bandits wasn’t the low point of my life.
No, that came when a massive, scarred orc king decided I was his mate and refused to let me leave his cave.
Orcs are a vile race without a shred of propriety, and their king is the worst of all – he expects me to accept their wicked ways and doesn’t understand that my thoughts scatter whenever he removes his shirt. He insists on taking care of me – both my body and soul – and won’t take no for an answer.
But trouble brews in this remote kingdom. The orcs are keeping secrets, and I want to learn the truth. And I’m no longer certain I want to return to the human world. Maybe I want to stay right here, in King Gorvor’s arms.
Her Orc King is an orc fantasy romance with a big, scarred hero who falls hard for the stubborn human heroine. You’ll love it if you enjoy your books with a hint of kidnapping, size difference issues, and lots of steamy scenes. This is the first book of a series of standalones – each book can be read separately and features a happily-ever-after ending for that couple.
6. The Orc and Her Bride by Lila Gwynn
Sapphic fantasy romance with a monstrous twist…
RUGA KARRSDAUGHTER, dutiful orc princess with a heart of gold, has spent the years since her sister was elected queen serving the orc country of Torden. Her duties now include marrying an elf princess for a much-needed alliance against an outside threat.
ELKETH CERIDWEN, rakish elf princess with a penchant for chaos, has never lifted a finger in her life. Now that an engagement is sprung upon her by the stern elvish king, she has to fulfill a fifty-day betrothal period in Torden surrounded by strangers…unless she can wreak enough havoc to get sent back home.
These poor orcs don’t know what they’re in for.
A gentle orc princess is betrothed to a bratty elf princess in this sapphic fantasy romance. This novel is first in The Sapphic Orcs of Torden series but can be read as a standalone.
7. The Orc’s Bidding by Alana Khan
Larke risks her life when she flees into the Expanse. The orcs who roam there might be cannibals, but the alternative is worse.
Her parents planned to sell Larke on her Bidding Day, but Orric rescues her, then shelters her in his mountain home.
She soon discovers the huge, green orc is not only the most honorable male she’s ever met, but his touch makes her pulse race with desire.
Too bad her very presence endangers every orc in the mountain.
To protect the orcs from attack, Larke reluctantly returns home, willing to marry the elderly human who plans to outbid every man in town for her hand in marriage, though it amounts to a lifetime of servitude.
Will Orric risk everything to keep her at his side?
This book in the Monster Brides series by USA Today Bestselling author Alana Khan has no cheating or cliffhangers. Guaranteed love and happily ever after. Readers 18+.
8. Healing the Orc’s Heart by Lyonne Riley
When Blizzek is conscripted to fight in the war against the humans, he assumes he’ll end up dead—that’s the only possible outcome for a stubborn, arrogant orc like him. But when he’s gravely injured in a battle, it’s a human woman with gentle, brown eyes who saves his life.
Nera inherited her skills as a healer from her father, who always taught her to care for the sick, no matter who they were. When she finds an orc out in the woods, well, she has a duty to help him. But is it more than just duty that convinces her to bring him home with her and nurse him back to health, too?
While kind Nera cares for him day after day, Blizzek finds an unspoken desire slowly blooming between them. But their people are at war, and Blizzek must return to the front lines, or die as a deserter—which would mean leaving Nera forever.
This is a very spicy monster romance novella! For all tropes and CWs, visit the author’s website, LyonneRiley.com.
Features a guaranteed HEA!
9. Stolen by the Orc Commander by K.L. Wyatt
A human girl set on revenge…
Orcs and humans have been at war with each other for as long as Snow can remember. Orphaned as a child, she has spent her years as a tracker, known only as the ‘Hooded Bandit’ by the king’s men. Stealing anything she can in order to survive the harsh human lands of Everdean. The only thing keeping her going is the determination to make those responsible for her family’s death suffer.
When a routine carriage robbery goes south, Snow finds herself face to face with the notorious orc commander himself. Taken as his captive and returned to Orc Mountain, Snow has a new goal: escape from the mountain no matter the cost.
An orc commander determined to end the war…
Azogg the Destroyer is a skilled fighter. As leader of the orc army, he despises humans more than most. The war has destroyed their homelands, leaving them all to suffer in the mountains. As commander, he knows that he must find a way to end this conflict once and for all.
With no other choice, Azogg finds himself tracking a royal advisor…only to have his plans upended by a sickly human female. One he quickly discovers is not what she seems. Azogg is resistant to trusting a human, but her extensive knowledge of the royal trade routes makes her the ultimate find.
Could this human be the key to ending the war?
Tempers and passion flare as both Snow and Azogg realize the only way forward is for them to work together. Will this unlikely pair be able to put aside decades of hate and distrust? Or will factors beyond their control drive them apart before they get the chance?
Welcome to Orc Mountain.
10. Vorgak the Cruel by Cara Wylde
When the orcs invaded the human dimension, no one could stop them. War raged for years, and now the monstrous beasts have agreed to peace on two conditions: one, the human scientists must rebuild the machine that brought them into this world; and two, they must be provided with fertile brides to bear them orc babies.
Candace West needs to escape. For two years, she’s suffered at the hands of her abusive husband, and she can’t take it anymore. When he refuses to give her the divorce and threatens her life, she runs to the only place where she knows she’ll be protected – the nearest institute for orc brides. Once she offers herself as tribute, she is safe, and a hired attorney takes care of the divorce. Now, all she has to do is keep her word, learn about the orcs’ culture, and follow the one who chooses her as his mate.
Vorgak the Cruel has been trying to find the right mate for months. When he first sees Candace, he’s not convinced, but the human female pursues him. She seems to be willing and insistent, so for better or for worse, he takes her with him. He knows she is broken, and in spite of his name, he doesn’t want to hurt her. But if he isn’t careful, someone else will hurt Candace. She is his mate now, so it’s his duty to protect her.
Author’s Note: This is a full, standalone novel with a happily-ever-after. The books in the Orc Mates series can be read in any order.