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* In ''Series/NightWorld'', almost all the main couples are from different species; it's a major plot point throughout the series that Night People keep finding human soulmates despite such relationships being [[StarcrossedLovers forbidden]] by Night World law. The only main couple this doesn't apply to is Keller and Galen, as they're both shapeshifters.

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* In ''Series/NightWorld'', ''Literature/NightWorld'', almost all the main couples are from different species; it's a major plot point throughout the series that Night People keep finding human soulmates despite such relationships being [[StarcrossedLovers forbidden]] by Night World law. The only main couple this doesn't apply to is Keller and Galen, as they're both shapeshifters.

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* In ''Series/NightWorld'', almost all the main couples are from different species; it's a major plot point throughout the series that Night People keep finding human soulmates despite such relationships being [[StarcrossedLovers forbidden]] by Night World law. The only main couple this doesn't apply to is Keller and Galen, as they're both shapeshifters.

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* ''Literature/DragonAndDamsel'' focuses on a developing romance between a human woman, Bernadette, and a male dragon, Azrael the Third.


* ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices and the other series in Franchise/TheShadowhunterChronicles by Creator/CassandraClare love this trope.

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* ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices and the other series in Franchise/TheShadowhunterChronicles Literature/TheShadowhunterChronicles by Creator/CassandraClare love this trope.


* ''Literature/MarketofMonsters'': Which couples qualify depends on your definition of "species." Some "unnatural" species like kelpies and vampires definitely do not seem like ''Homo sapiens''; others just seem like humans with supernatural traits, but they're still referred to in-universe as "species." The 2 main couples are 1) Nita (an unclassified unnatural with the power to consciously control bodily functions humans cannot naturally control) and Kovit (a zannie -- looks human but feeds on pain), and 2) Diana (ghoul) and Adair (kelpie).

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* ''Literature/MarketofMonsters'': ''Literature/MarketOfMonsters'': Which couples qualify depends on your definition of "species." Some "unnatural" species like kelpies and vampires definitely do not seem like ''Homo sapiens''; others just seem like humans with supernatural traits, but they're still referred to in-universe as "species." The 2 main couples are 1) Nita (an unclassified unnatural with the power to consciously control bodily functions humans cannot naturally control) and Kovit (a zannie -- looks human but feeds on pain), and 2) Diana (ghoul) and Adair (kelpie).

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* ''Literature/MarketofMonsters'': Which couples qualify depends on your definition of "species." Some "unnatural" species like kelpies and vampires definitely do not seem like ''Homo sapiens''; others just seem like humans with supernatural traits, but they're still referred to in-universe as "species." The 2 main couples are 1) Nita (an unclassified unnatural with the power to consciously control bodily functions humans cannot naturally control) and Kovit (a zannie -- looks human but feeds on pain), and 2) Diana (ghoul) and Adair (kelpie).


** First and foremost is Angua (werewolf) and Carrot (biologically human, raised and identifies as a dwarf). Their potential children are a plot point in ''Discworld/FeetOfClay''. In ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'' it is hinted that Angua also used to have a relationship with an ordinary wolf, implied to be the descendant of a ''yennork'' (a werewolf stuck permanently in one form, in this case wolf).

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** First and foremost is Angua (werewolf) and Carrot (biologically human, raised and identifies as a dwarf). Their potential children are a plot point in ''Discworld/FeetOfClay''. ''Literature/FeetOfClay''. In ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'' ''Literature/TheFifthElephant'' it is hinted that Angua also used to have a relationship with an ordinary wolf, implied to be the descendant of a ''yennork'' (a werewolf stuck permanently in one form, in this case wolf).



** The Elf Queen in ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'' wants to take a mortal husband, but this is more for political reasons than romantic ones. In the same book there is mention of humans with elf ancestry, which presumably explains [[ElvishPresley Imp Y Celyn]] from ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' and [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness the "elves" mentioned in early books]].

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** The Elf Queen in ''Discworld/LordsAndLadies'' ''Literature/LordsAndLadies'' wants to take a mortal husband, but this is more for political reasons than romantic ones. In the same book there is mention of humans with elf ancestry, which presumably explains [[ElvishPresley Imp Y Celyn]] from ''Discworld/SoulMusic'' ''Literature/SoulMusic'' and [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness the "elves" mentioned in early books]].



** In ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}'', there is a one-page mention that a dwarf and a troll have set up a house together in Ankh-Morpork. The same book also has Nobby Nobbs beginning a relationship with a female goblin. Of course, Nobby is also so odd-looking that there's a decent chance he has some goblin ancestry as well.
** In ''Discworld/RaisingSteam'' a wedding between a human and a dwarf is crashed by dwarven extremists, though most of the integrated town thought they were a good match, and it only diminished popular support for the extremists further. They also show the beginning of a relationship between a dwarf and a troll at one of the new train stations.
** In ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'', Errol and the [[spoiler: (female)]] Noble Dragon technically qualify; they may both be dragons, but they are of different species (''draco vulgaris'' and ''draco nobilis'', respectively).
** In ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', Greebo is strongly implied to have had sex with a drunken noblewoman at the masqued ball. Greebo is a ''cat'', albeit in human form at the time. (Granted, Greebo is infamous for ''raping'' anything four-legged and female up to and including a ''bear'' ... but this time, the noblewoman evidently cooperated.)

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** In ''Discworld/{{Snuff}}'', ''Literature/{{Snuff}}'', there is a one-page mention that a dwarf and a troll have set up a house together in Ankh-Morpork. The same book also has Nobby Nobbs beginning a relationship with a female goblin. Of course, Nobby is also so odd-looking that there's a decent chance he has some goblin ancestry as well.
** In ''Discworld/RaisingSteam'' ''Literature/RaisingSteam'' a wedding between a human and a dwarf is crashed by dwarven extremists, though most of the integrated town thought they were a good match, and it only diminished popular support for the extremists further. They also show the beginning of a relationship between a dwarf and a troll at one of the new train stations.
** In ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'', ''Literature/GuardsGuards'', Errol and the [[spoiler: (female)]] Noble Dragon technically qualify; they may both be dragons, but they are of different species (''draco vulgaris'' and ''draco nobilis'', respectively).
** In ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'', ''Literature/WitchesAbroad'', Greebo is strongly implied to have had sex with a drunken noblewoman at the masqued ball. Greebo is a ''cat'', albeit in human form at the time. (Granted, Greebo is infamous for ''raping'' anything four-legged and female up to and including a ''bear'' ... but this time, the noblewoman evidently cooperated.)


** Several interspecies romances factor into Creator/MichaelStackpole's and Creator/AaronAllston's ''Rogue Squadron'' and ''Wraith Squadron'' [[Comicbook/XWingSeries series]].

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** Several interspecies romances factor into Creator/MichaelStackpole's and Creator/AaronAllston's ''Rogue Squadron'' and ''Wraith Squadron'' [[Comicbook/XWingSeries [[Literature/XWingSeries series]].



** Between the publication of ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' (Winter's first appearance) and the Comicbook/XWingSeries (her eventual husband Tycho's introduction), a few Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novels hinted at Winter Retrac and Admiral Ackbar being an item. [[{{Squick}} Yeah.]]

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** Between the publication of ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' (Winter's first appearance) and the Comicbook/XWingSeries ''ComicBook/XWingRogueSquadron'' (her eventual husband Tycho's introduction), a few Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novels hinted at Winter Retrac and Admiral Ackbar being an item. [[{{Squick}} Yeah.]]


* ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' and ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'' series by Creator/CassandraClare love this trope.

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* ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'' ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices and ''Literature/TheInfernalDevices'' the other series in Franchise/TheShadowhunterChronicles by Creator/CassandraClare love this trope.


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*** SpinOff series ''Literature/TheEldestCurses gives some more focus on the relationship between Magnus and Alec.
** ''Literature/TheBaneChronicles shows that warlock Magnus Bane has had quite a lot of interspecies romances. Examples include: Camille (vampire), Imasu (Mundane), Edna (Mundane) and Alec (Shadowhunter).

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* ''Literature/CastleHangnail'' has a backstory example: Serenissima's father was a djinn and her mother was a human (with a bit of mermaid in her from another interspecies romance farther up the family tree). According to the narrator, "This sort of thing happens all the time, and nobody pays much attention".


* The books by Creator/StrugatskyBrothers feature several: Kammerer/Rada Gaal from ''Literature/PrisonersOfPower'' (Terran human/[[HumanAliens Saraksh Human]]) , Rumata/Kira from ''Literature/HardToBeAGod'' (Terran human/[[HumanAliens Arkanar Human]]), and Tojvo Glumov/Asya from ''Literature/TheTimeWanderers'' (Homo Ludens/regular Homo sapiens). They all [[StarCrossedLovers end badly]].

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* The books by Creator/StrugatskyBrothers feature several: Kammerer/Rada Gaal from ''Literature/PrisonersOfPower'' (Terran human/[[HumanAliens Saraksh Human]]) , Human]]), Rumata/Kira from ''Literature/HardToBeAGod'' (Terran human/[[HumanAliens Arkanar Human]]), and Tojvo Glumov/Asya from ''Literature/TheTimeWanderers'' (Homo Ludens/regular Homo sapiens). They all [[StarCrossedLovers end badly]].

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** Played straight with [[spoiler: Turnaball Root and his human wife Leonor.]] In fact, [[spoiler: the fact Leonor is dying]] is what causes many events in ''The Atlantis Complex''.

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** Played straight with [[spoiler: Turnaball Turnball Root and his human wife Leonor.]] In fact, [[spoiler: the fact Leonor is dying]] is what causes many events in ''The Atlantis Complex''.


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* ''Literature/AuroraCycle'': By the end of the first book, one is developing between [[spoiler:Auri (human) and Kal (Syldrathi)]]. Interestingly, his species [[spoiler:has something they call the "Pull" which will lead people to their soulmates, and he says that as far as he knows no Syldrathi has ever felt it for someone of a different species. But then again, Auri [[TouchedByVorlons isn't a normal human anymore]]…]]


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* Creator/PiersAnthony seems rather fond of this trope.
** Particularly {{Squick}}-inducing pairings are hinted at but not shown explicitly in ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'', where any two creatures of opposite gender who drink at a "love spring" will fall in lust and (successfully) interbreed. This is the origin of most of the sentient species in the series including harpies (human/vulture), centaurs, etc. We also have a story where an ogre/human hybrid falls in love with a human/nymph crossbreed, the child of a centaur/hippogryph (eagle/horse hybrid) and all manner of others.
** In Xanth, EVERYTHING is intelligent (at least to some degree), though not everything can communicate in the human tongue. And in all fairness, Biology is not at all involved. Babies literally arrive via the stork, so there's less squick than it seems.
*** However, there's the process of summoning the stork...
** In his ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept'' novels, we are "treated" to human/unicorn (the unicorns can shapeshift to human), human/robot, human/werewolf, human/vampire, and human/alien relationships, just to name a few.
** ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series: human/ghost, human/demoness (three times, one rather {{Squick}}y), human/damned soul. Zane/Luna is an aversion, as they're both human (though he's the current Death).




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* Tempe O'Kun's furry novels tend to feature interspecies couples as protagonists.
** ''[[https://sofawolf.com/products/sixes-wild-manifest-destiny?sku Sixes Wild]]'' has the hare calling herself "Six Shooter" falling for the flying fox sheriff Jordan Blake. Though Blake's echolocation suggests some insectivore ancestry.
** In ''Literature/{{Windfall}}'' Siberian Husky Max Saber and otter Kylie Bevy dance around their feelings for each other for half the book before hooking up. And a couple minor characters have a bunny and cat as parents.
* In both of Nalini Singh's series this is a recurring theme, along with InterspeciesFriendship:
** ''Literature/GuildHunter'' features a number of [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]]-[[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]], [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]]-human and human-[[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]] relationships.
** ''Literature/PsyChangeling'' features a number of [[PsychicPowers psy]]-[[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent changeling]], [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent changeling]]-human and human-[[PsychicPowers psy]] relationships.
* The books by Creator/StrugatskyBrothers feature several: Kammerer/Rada Gaal from ''Literature/PrisonersOfPower'' (Terran human/[[HumanAliens Saraksh Human]]) , Rumata/Kira from ''Literature/HardToBeAGod'' (Terran human/[[HumanAliens Arkanar Human]]), and Tojvo Glumov/Asya from ''Literature/TheTimeWanderers'' (Homo Ludens/regular Homo sapiens). They all [[StarCrossedLovers end badly]].



* ''Literature/{{Dragaera}}'':
** Piro and Ibronka in ''Literature/TheViscountOfAdrilankha''. Granted, this one is less obvious due to the characters being of different clans of the same race which were manipulated by extradimensional aliens millions of years in the past to be almost the same but have a few traits resembling the native wildlife of the world instead of actual different species, but the severity of the cultural taboos make this count. There are also Zerika and Laszlo, who are Dragaeran and Easterner, respectively.
** In the later Taltos novels Vlad (human) and Issola minstrel Sara develop an intimate relationship that borders on romantic while not yet (as of ''Hawk'') going all the way.



* ''Literature/{{Paradox}}'': In ''Even the Wingless'' the Slave Queen, a shapeshifting dragon-like alien, finds herself falling for Lisinthir, a SpaceElf and ambassador from a multi-species Alliance that males of her species have been raiding for sex slaves. And [[spoiler: together, they manage to teach the Emperor empathy.]]
* ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'': ''Magician'': Tomas and Aglaranna (human / elf), plus Nakor and the Dark Queen (she's human, but it's strongly implied that he's not).
** Tomas was somewhat mutated by being possessed by the Valheru Ashen-Shugar, a survivor of the race who used to '''''own''''' the elves. He stated that his lifespan had been extended to a thousand years.
* In Creator/JRRTolkien's ''[[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Legendarium]]'' (''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', etc.) there are several known cases of romances between elves and humans, elves and half-elves, and half-elves and humans: Aegnor/Andreth (unhappy StarCrossedLovers), Lúthien/Beren (happily married), Nimloth/Dior (happily married), Finduilas/Túrin (unrequited), Idril/Tuor (happily married), Elros/his unidentified human wife (happily married), Mithrellas/Imrazôr (married until she walked out), their son Galador/his human wife (married), Celebrían/Elrond (happily married), and their daughter Arwen/Aragorn (happily married)[[labelnote:*]]A short passage in ''Literature/TheHobbit'' suggests that someone in the Took family tree had married into a "fairy" or elven family, which is given as a possible reason for certain hobbits being far more adventurous than the majority. But this is almost certainly a leftover artifact from before ''The Hobbit'' was dragged into the Middle-earth stories, in which "fairy" means nothing and such a legend would be far more than an inconsequential factoid.[[/labelnote]]. However, Tolkien [[WordOfGod pointed out in a letter]] that elves and mortal humans (which include hobbits) must be the same biological species to produce fertile offspring, so the above don't truly count. What ''do'' count:
** Melian, a Maia (angel) and Thingol, an elven king. They married and even had a daughter (the above Lúthien), thanks to angelic VoluntaryShapeshifting and Melian giving herself an actual flesh-and-blood body.
** Tom Bombadil, an ambiguous "eldest" [[ShrugOfGod something]], and Goldberry, some sort of river nymph. It's unclear what, exactly, Tom Bombadil is, but chances are he's not a nymph. Doesn't really matter for the story, though, especially if we consider that they are both definitely spirits in human form.
** It is said that Wargs and Dragons are the demimortal offspring of the demonic Umaiar who chose specific forms to reproduce with mere animals. In the same way that Ungoliant mated with normal giant spiders and brought to the world her monstrous yet mortal spawn, like Shelob. If one thinks about it, Luthien's mother is of the same supernatural species as those demons, and the big differences are on the father's side.
* ''Literature/TortallUniverse'': Aly and Nawat from the ''Literature/TrickstersDuet''. She's human, he's a crow, but crows in this universe can shapeshift into humans if they want. The short story "Nawat" follows up on the difficulties that arise from this.

* In the Literature/MercyThompson novels, werewolf males typically marry human females. This is because few women opt to become werewolves (or survive the process of becoming one), and because female werewolves in this series almost always miscarry during their change, making them unsuitable mates for males who want to be fathers. Mercy (a coyote shapeshifter) was once courted by a werewolf, who'd sought a fertile mate with similar powers.

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* ''Literature/{{Paradox}}'': In ''Even the Wingless'' the Slave Queen, a shapeshifting dragon-like alien, finds herself falling for Lisinthir, a SpaceElf and ambassador from a multi-species Alliance that males of her species have been raiding for sex slaves. And [[spoiler: together, they manage to teach the Emperor empathy.]]
* ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'': ''Magician'': Tomas and Aglaranna (human / elf), plus Nakor and the Dark Queen (she's human, but it's strongly implied that he's not).
** Tomas was somewhat mutated by being possessed by the Valheru Ashen-Shugar, a survivor of the race who used to '''''own''''' the elves. He stated that his lifespan had been extended to a thousand years.
* In Creator/JRRTolkien's ''[[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Legendarium]]'' (''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', etc.) there are several known cases of romances between elves and humans, elves and half-elves, and half-elves and humans: Aegnor/Andreth (unhappy StarCrossedLovers), Lúthien/Beren (happily married), Nimloth/Dior (happily married), Finduilas/Túrin (unrequited), Idril/Tuor (happily married), Elros/his unidentified human wife (happily married), Mithrellas/Imrazôr (married until she walked out), their son Galador/his human wife (married), Celebrían/Elrond (happily married), and their daughter Arwen/Aragorn (happily married)[[labelnote:*]]A short passage in ''Literature/TheHobbit'' suggests that someone in the Took family tree had married into a "fairy" or elven family, which is given as a possible reason for certain hobbits being far more adventurous than the majority. But this is almost certainly a leftover artifact from before ''The Hobbit'' was dragged into the Middle-earth stories, in which "fairy" means nothing and such a legend would be far more than an inconsequential factoid.[[/labelnote]]. However, Tolkien [[WordOfGod pointed out in a letter]] that elves and mortal humans (which include hobbits) must be the same biological species to produce fertile offspring, so the above don't truly count. What ''do'' count:
** Melian, a Maia (angel) and Thingol, an elven king. They married and even had a daughter (the above Lúthien), thanks to angelic VoluntaryShapeshifting and Melian giving herself an actual flesh-and-blood body.
** Tom Bombadil, an ambiguous "eldest" [[ShrugOfGod something]], and Goldberry, some sort of river nymph. It's unclear what, exactly, Tom Bombadil is, but chances are he's not a nymph. Doesn't really matter for the story, though, especially if we consider that they are both definitely spirits in human form.
** It is said that Wargs and Dragons are the demimortal offspring of the demonic Umaiar who chose specific forms to reproduce with mere animals. In the same way that Ungoliant mated with normal giant spiders and brought to the world her monstrous yet mortal spawn, like Shelob. If one thinks about it, Luthien's mother is of the same supernatural species as those demons, and the big differences are on the father's side.
* ''Literature/TortallUniverse'': Aly and Nawat from the ''Literature/TrickstersDuet''. She's human, he's a crow, but crows in this universe can shapeshift into humans if they want. The short story "Nawat" follows up on the difficulties that arise from this.

* In the Literature/MercyThompson ''Literature/MercyThompson'' novels, werewolf males typically marry human females. This is because few women opt to become werewolves (or survive the process of becoming one), and because female werewolves in this series almost always miscarry during their change, making them unsuitable mates for males who want to be fathers. Mercy (a coyote shapeshifter) was once courted by a werewolf, who'd sought a fertile mate with similar powers.



* It's all over the place in [[Literature/{{Reckless}} The Mirrorworld Series]], with occasionally [[{{Squick}} squicky]] implications. Jacob and Miranda. Kami'en and The Dark Fairy. [[spoiler: Kami'en and Amelie]]. Jacob and Fox just might count as well, [[{{Animorphism}} depending on how you look at it]]. Valiant has a thing for human girls...

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* It's all over the place in [[Literature/{{Reckless}} ''[[Literature/{{Reckless}} The Mirrorworld Series]], Series]]'', with occasionally [[{{Squick}} squicky]] implications. Jacob and Miranda. Kami'en and The Dark Fairy. [[spoiler: Kami'en and Amelie]]. Jacob and Fox just might count as well, [[{{Animorphism}} depending on how you look at it]]. Valiant has a thing for human girls...



** The kandra are an [[BlobMonster amorphous]] species of shapeshifting spies and infiltrators whose jobs sometimes require intimacy. This becomes a plot point in ''Literature/ShadowsOfSelf'', when it's [[NonHumanLoverReveal revealed]] that [[spoiler: Lessie]] was a kandra, who spent more than a decade married to [[spoiler: Waxillium]], acting as his bodyguard on Harmony's orders. Under happier circumstances, Wayne gets along quite well with the boisterous [[TheLadette Ladette]] kandra [=MeLaan=]; they spend some free time smooching in ''Literature/BandsOfMourning''.

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** The kandra are an [[BlobMonster amorphous]] species of shapeshifting spies and infiltrators whose jobs sometimes require intimacy. This becomes a plot point in ''Literature/ShadowsOfSelf'', when it's [[NonHumanLoverReveal revealed]] that [[spoiler: Lessie]] was a kandra, who spent more than a decade married to [[spoiler: Waxillium]], acting as his bodyguard on Harmony's orders. Under happier circumstances, Wayne gets along quite well with the boisterous [[TheLadette Ladette]] kandra [=MeLaan=]; they spend some free time smooching in ''Literature/BandsOfMourning''.''Literature/TheBandsOfMourning''.



* Several examples appear in the Literature/{{Mithgar}} fantasy series. There are several pairings that a reader would somewhat expect (Elf/Human, Mage/Elf) but some others are a bit more suprising:

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** One sex addicted human Queen (who was well known for having her lovers executed as soon as they started to bore her) was rumored to have taken a horse to her bed.

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** One sex addicted sex-addicted human Queen (who was well known for having her lovers executed as soon as they started to bore her) was rumored to have taken a horse to her bed.



* The Literature/MoreauSeries provides several examples of romances between various types of anthropomorphic 'Moreaus', as well as one between a moreau and a human. In the ''Literature/{{Apotheosis}}'' series, which takes place centuries later in the [[Literature/TerranConfederacy same universe]], Nickolai Rajastan is maimed and exiled for having an affair with a panthress, as interspecies relationships are forbidden by the religion of St Rajastan, his ancestor.

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* Holly Black's ''Literature/ModernFaerieTales'': In ''Valiant'', Val, a human, is in love with Ravus, a troll. Whose own father was a human, although apparently troll blood always breeds true.
* The Literature/MoreauSeries ''Literature/MoreauSeries'' provides several examples of romances between various types of anthropomorphic 'Moreaus', as well as one between a moreau and a human. In the ''Literature/{{Apotheosis}}'' series, which takes place centuries later in the [[Literature/TerranConfederacy same universe]], Nickolai Rajastan is maimed and exiled for having an affair with a panthress, as interspecies relationships are forbidden by the religion of St Rajastan, his ancestor.



* In both of Nalini Singh's series this is a recurring theme, along with InterspeciesFriendship:
** ''Literature/GuildHunter'' features a number of [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]]-[[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]], [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampire]]-human and human-[[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]] relationships.
** ''Literature/PsyChangeling'' features a number of [[PsychicPowers psy]]-[[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent changeling]], [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent changeling]]-human and human-[[PsychicPowers psy]] relationships.



* [[http://www.amazon.com/One-Who-Waited-Erika-Griffin/dp/1411627164 The One Who Waited]], Alice and the Boogeyman, who is a kind of shadow-monster.
* The main characters in "The Owl and the Pussycat". (And in the incomplete, post-posthumously published sequel, they have ''kids''. But this is Edward Lear.)

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* [[http://www.In ''[[http://www.amazon.com/One-Who-Waited-Erika-Griffin/dp/1411627164 The One Who Waited]], Waited]]'', Alice and the Boogeyman, who is a kind of shadow-monster.
* The main characters in "The ''The Owl and the Pussycat".Pussycat''. (And in the incomplete, post-posthumously published sequel, they have ''kids''. But this is Edward Lear.))
* ''Literature/{{Paradox}}'': In ''Even the Wingless'' the Slave Queen, a shapeshifting dragon-like alien, finds herself falling for Lisinthir, a SpaceElf and ambassador from a multi-species Alliance that males of her species have been raiding for sex slaves. And [[spoiler: together, they manage to teach the Emperor empathy.]]
* Between Penryn and Raffe in ''Literature/PenrynAndTheEndOfDays'', subtly. It is also hinted at the apocryphal occasion when some angels fell in love with human women. Nephilim ensued.



* Between Penryn and Raffe in ''Literature/PenrynAndTheEndOfDays'', subtly. It is also hinted at the apocryphal occasion when some angels fell in love with human women. Nephilim ensued.
* Creator/PiersAnthony seems rather fond of this trope.
** Particularly {{Squick}}-inducing pairings are hinted at but not shown explicitly in ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'', where any two creatures of opposite gender who drink at a "love spring" will fall in lust and (successfully) interbreed. This is the origin of most of the sentient species in the series including harpies (human/vulture), centaurs, etc. We also have a story where an ogre/human hybrid falls in love with a human/nymph crossbreed, the child of a centaur/hippogryph (eagle/horse hybrid) and all manner of others.
** In Xanth, EVERYTHING is intelligent (at least to some degree), though not everything can communicate in the human tongue. And in all fairness, Biology is not at all involved. Babies literally arrive via the stork, so there's less squick than it seems.
*** However, there's the process of summoning the stork...
** In his ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept'' novels, we are "treated" to human/unicorn (the unicorns can shapeshift to human), human/robot, human/werewolf, human/vampire, and human/alien relationships, just to name a few.
** ''Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality'' series: human/ghost, human/demoness (three times, one rather {{Squick}}y), human/damned soul. Zane/Luna is an aversion, as they're both human (though he's the current Death).



* ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'': ''Magician'': Tomas and Aglaranna (human / elf), plus Nakor and the Dark Queen (she's human, but it's strongly implied that he's not).
** Tomas was somewhat mutated by being possessed by the Valheru Ashen-Shugar, a survivor of the race who used to '''''own''''' the elves. He stated that his lifespan had been extended to a thousand years.



* The [[HalfHumanHybrid product]] of Nira and Jora'h's interspecies romance (and her half-siblings, some of whom are also her cousins, born of the interspecies rape of Nira by Jora'h's brother among others) save the galaxy in Kevin J Anderson's Saga of Seven Suns.
* [[Literature/TheSagaofTheNobleDead The Saga of The Noble Dead]] gives us Leesil (a male Human/Elf Hybrid) & Magiere (a [[CuteMonsterGirl female Human/Vampire Hybrid]]). Reformed partners in crime who eventually fall in love. It should also be noted that Leesil's parents also qualified while Magiere's... [[ChildByRape did not]].

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* ''Literature/SagaOfSevenSuns'': The [[HalfHumanHybrid product]] of Nira and Jora'h's interspecies romance (and her half-siblings, some of whom are also her cousins, born of the interspecies rape of Nira by Jora'h's brother among others) save the galaxy in Kevin J Anderson's Saga of Seven Suns.
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* [[Literature/TheSagaofTheNobleDead The Saga of The Noble Dead]] ''Literature/TheSagaOfTheNobleDead'' gives us Leesil (a male Human/Elf Hybrid) & Magiere (a [[CuteMonsterGirl female Human/Vampire Hybrid]]). Reformed partners in crime who eventually fall in love. It should also be noted that Leesil's parents also qualified while Magiere's... [[ChildByRape did not]].



* The ''Silver Metal Lover,'' by Creator/TanithLee, and its sequel, ''Metallic Love,'' in which, you guessed it, girl falls in love with robot.

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* The ''Silver Metal Lover,'' Lover'', by Creator/TanithLee, and its sequel, ''Metallic Love,'' in which, you guessed it, girl falls in love with robot.



* In Elizabeth Kerner's ''[[Literature/TalesOfKolmar Song in the Silence]]'' series, we have Lanen (human) end up with Ahkor/Varien (dragon). This is facilitated by divine intervention, as [[spoiler: Ahkor is changed into human form after he is grievously wounded in the first book. It becomes a plot point later on when Lanen ends up pregnant. While Varien's shape is human, his blood is apparently not, and the mixture of the two in the kids is slowly killing Lanen before they get some mages to fix it. Later on both Varien and the kids get the ability to shapeshift between forms at will.]]



* Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Literature/{{Stardust}}'':
** Tristran and Yvaine (half-faerie half-human / star, ya rly)
** Tristran's parents, [[spoiler:Una]] and Dunstan (faerie / human), obviously. And a side mention of an ordinary cat being knocked up by a faerie cat, producing a smoky blue kitten with color-changing eyes. The other kittens in the same litter were normal, but cats can have kittens by multiple fathers in the same litter.



* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse tends to feature this trope a lot:

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* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'' tends to feature this trope a lot:



* Creator/NeilGaiman's ''Literature/{{Stardust}}'':
** Tristran and Yvaine (half-faerie half-human / star, ya rly)
** Tristran's parents, [[spoiler:Una]] and Dunstan (faerie / human), obviously. And a side mention of an ordinary cat being knocked up by a faerie cat, producing a smoky blue kitten with color-changing eyes. The other kittens in the same litter were normal, but cats can have kittens by multiple fathers in the same litter.



* The books by Creator/StrugatskyBrothers feature several: Kammerer/Rada Gaal from ''Literature/PrisonersOfPower'' (Terran human/[[HumanAliens Saraksh Human]]) , Rumata/Kira from ''Literature/HardToBeAGod'' (Terran human/[[HumanAliens Arkanar Human]]), and Tojvo Glumov/Asya from ''Literature/TheTimeWanderers'' (Homo Ludens/regular Homo sapiens). They all [[StarCrossedLovers end badly]].
* In Creator/DianeDuane's Literature/TheTaleOfTheFive series, the first human protagonist gets involved with a fire elemental, while the second takes up with a dragon. Sex definitely does happen, though it tends to be a complicated sort of out-of-body experience.
* In ''Literature/TalesOfTheFrogPrincess'', Li'l, a real, normal bat, meets and falls for [[HandsomeLech Prince]] [[TallDarkAndSnarky Garrid]], a [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire vampire.]] Since she was time travelling at the time, he's from a separate time period. When she finds out about his lies, she goes back to her own time. (ItMakesSenseInContext, really!) But vampires live forever, so he turns up, saying that he's [[LoveRedeems genuinely fallen]] [[LadykillerInLove in love with her.]]
* The relationship between Captain Laurence and Literature/{{Temeraire}} is, for all intents and purposes, an Interspecies Romance without the sex. Considering that [[HeterosexualLifePartners Temeraire is the focal point of Laurence's life]], [[HoYay well...]] Keep in mind that Laurence is a human and Temeraire is a roughly 90-foot-long dragon.
* Tempe O'Kun's furry novels tend to feature interspecies couples as protagonists.
** ''[[https://sofawolf.com/products/sixes-wild-manifest-destiny?sku Sixes Wild]]'' has the hare calling herself "Six Shooter" falling for the flying fox sheriff Jordan Blake. Though Blake's echolocation suggests some insectivore ancestry.
** In ''Literature/{{Windfall}}'' Siberian Husky Max Saber and otter Kylie Bevy dance around their feelings for each other for half the book before hooking up. And a couple minor characters have a bunny and cat as parents.

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* The books by Creator/StrugatskyBrothers feature several: Kammerer/Rada Gaal from ''Literature/PrisonersOfPower'' (Terran human/[[HumanAliens Saraksh Human]]) , Rumata/Kira from ''Literature/HardToBeAGod'' (Terran human/[[HumanAliens Arkanar Human]]), and Tojvo Glumov/Asya from ''Literature/TheTimeWanderers'' (Homo Ludens/regular Homo sapiens). They all [[StarCrossedLovers end badly]].
* In Creator/DianeDuane's Literature/TheTaleOfTheFive ''Literature/TheTaleOfTheFive'' series, the first human protagonist gets involved with a fire elemental, while the second takes up with a dragon. Sex definitely does happen, though it tends to be a complicated sort of out-of-body experience.
* Elizabeth Kerner's ''Literature/TalesOfKolmar'': In ''Song in the Silence'', we have Lanen (human) end up with Ahkor/Varien (dragon). This is facilitated by divine intervention, as [[spoiler:Ahkor is changed into human form after he is grievously wounded in the first book. It becomes a plot point later on when Lanen ends up pregnant. While Varien's shape is human, his blood is apparently not, and the mixture of the two in the kids is slowly killing Lanen before they get some mages to fix it. Later on both Varien and the kids get the ability to shapeshift between forms at will.]]
* In ''Literature/TalesOfTheFrogPrincess'', Li'l, a real, normal bat, meets and falls for [[HandsomeLech Prince]] [[TallDarkAndSnarky Garrid]], a [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire vampire.]] vampire]]. Since she was time travelling at the time, he's from a separate time period. When she finds out about his lies, she goes back to her own time. (ItMakesSenseInContext, really!) But vampires live forever, so he turns up, saying that he's [[LoveRedeems genuinely fallen]] [[LadykillerInLove in love with her.]]
* The relationship between Captain Laurence and Literature/{{Temeraire}} ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' is, for all intents and purposes, an Interspecies Romance without the sex. Considering that [[HeterosexualLifePartners Temeraire is the focal point of Laurence's life]], [[HoYay well...]] Keep in mind that Laurence is a human and Temeraire is a roughly 90-foot-long dragon.
* Tempe O'Kun's furry novels tend to feature interspecies couples as protagonists.
** ''[[https://sofawolf.com/products/sixes-wild-manifest-destiny?sku Sixes Wild]]'' has the hare calling herself "Six Shooter" falling for the flying fox sheriff Jordan Blake. Though Blake's echolocation suggests some insectivore ancestry.
** In ''Literature/{{Windfall}}'' Siberian Husky Max Saber and otter Kylie Bevy dance around their feelings for each other for half the book before hooking up. And a couple minor characters have a bunny and cat as parents.
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* In Creator/JRRTolkien's ''[[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Legendarium]]'' (''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', etc.) there are several known cases of romances between elves and humans, elves and half-elves, and half-elves and humans: Aegnor/Andreth (unhappy StarCrossedLovers), Lúthien/Beren (happily married), Nimloth/Dior (happily married), Finduilas/Túrin (unrequited), Idril/Tuor (happily married), Elros/his unidentified human wife (happily married), Mithrellas/Imrazôr (married until she walked out), their son Galador/his human wife (married), Celebrían/Elrond (happily married), and their daughter Arwen/Aragorn (happily married)[[labelnote:*]]A short passage in ''Literature/TheHobbit'' suggests that someone in the Took family tree had married into a "fairy" or elven family, which is given as a possible reason for certain hobbits being far more adventurous than the majority. But this is almost certainly a leftover artifact from before ''The Hobbit'' was dragged into the Middle-earth stories, in which "fairy" means nothing and such a legend would be far more than an inconsequential factoid.[[/labelnote]]. However, Tolkien [[WordOfGod pointed out in a letter]] that elves and mortal humans (which include hobbits) must be the same biological species to produce fertile offspring, so the above don't truly count. What ''do'' count:
** Melian, a Maia (angel) and Thingol, an elven king. They married and even had a daughter (the above Lúthien), thanks to angelic VoluntaryShapeshifting and Melian giving herself an actual flesh-and-blood body.
** Tom Bombadil, an ambiguous "eldest" [[ShrugOfGod something]], and Goldberry, some sort of river nymph. It's unclear what, exactly, Tom Bombadil is, but chances are he's not a nymph. Doesn't really matter for the story, though, especially if we consider that they are both definitely spirits in human form.
** It is said that Wargs and Dragons are the demimortal offspring of the demonic Umaiar who chose specific forms to reproduce with mere animals. In the same way that Ungoliant mated with normal giant spiders and brought to the world her monstrous yet mortal spawn, like Shelob. If one thinks about it, Luthien's mother is of the same supernatural species as those demons, and the big differences are on the father's side.
* ''Literature/TortallUniverse'': Aly and Nawat from the ''Literature/TrickstersDuet''. She's human, he's a crow, but crows in this universe can shapeshift into humans if they want. The short story "Nawat" follows up on the difficulties that arise from this.



* In Creator/WenSpencer's Literature/UkiahOregon series Ukiah's relationship with Indigo and Atticus' relationship with Ru are this, as Ontongard Breeders aren't technically human, but since they're HumanAliens it's not obvious to bystanders. The fact that both relationships are ''interracial'' has caused them a bit of difficulty, though. (Atticus and Ukiah are half Cayuse, half alien, Indigo Zheng is Russian/Chinese, and Hikaru Takahashi is Japanese-American)

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* In Creator/WenSpencer's Literature/UkiahOregon series ''Literature/UkiahOregon'' series, Ukiah's relationship with Indigo and Atticus' relationship with Ru are this, as Ontongard Breeders aren't technically human, but since they're HumanAliens it's not obvious to bystanders. The fact that both relationships are ''interracial'' has caused them a bit of difficulty, though. (Atticus and Ukiah are half Cayuse, half alien, Indigo Zheng is Russian/Chinese, and Hikaru Takahashi is Japanese-American)Japanese-American.)



* In Holly Black's ''[[Literature/ModernFaerieTales Valiant]]'', Val, a human, is in love with Ravus, a troll. Whose own father was a human, although apparently troll blood always breeds true.
* Piro and Ibronka in ''Literature/TheViscountOfAdrilankha''. Granted, this one is less obvious due to the characters being of different clans of the same race which were manipulated by extradimensional aliens millions of years in the past to be almost the same but have a few traits resembling the native wildlife of the world instead of actual different species, but the severity of the cultural taboos make this count. There are also Zerika and Laszlo, who are Dragaeran and Easterner, respectively.
** In the later books of the Taltos novels Vlad (human) and Issola minstrel Sara develop an intimate relationship that borders on romantic while not yet (as of ''Hawk'') going all the way.
* Played straight and taken seriously in Ann C. Crispin's ''Voices of Chaos,'' where the human female and [[CatGirl cat-alien male]] leads end up in a romantic (and sexual) relationship. Really, considering that it's set in a series whose premise is fostering interspecies understanding and universal goodwill among a cooperative league of friendly alien nations, the only surprise is that it took until the sixth book to do it.
* Literature/VorkosiganSaga: Miles Vorkosigan's on-again/off-again relationship with [[SuperSoldier Taura]] should count (despite the AbsentAliens setting in the series, she is at least as far from Human as a Drow is). Leo Graf's and Bel Thorne's respective marriages into Quaddie society also apply.

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* In Holly Black's ''[[Literature/ModernFaerieTales Valiant]]'', Val, a human, is in love with Ravus, a troll. Whose own father was a human, although apparently troll blood always breeds true.
* Piro and Ibronka in ''Literature/TheViscountOfAdrilankha''. Granted, this one is less obvious due to the characters being of different clans of the same race which were manipulated by extradimensional aliens millions of years in the past to be almost the same but have a few traits resembling the native wildlife of the world instead of actual different species, but the severity of the cultural taboos make this count. There are also Zerika and Laszlo, who are Dragaeran and Easterner, respectively.
** In the later books of the Taltos novels Vlad (human) and Issola minstrel Sara develop an intimate relationship that borders on romantic while not yet (as of ''Hawk'') going all the way.
* Played straight and taken seriously in Ann C. Crispin's ''Voices of Chaos,'' Chaos'', where the human female and [[CatGirl cat-alien male]] leads end up in a romantic (and sexual) relationship. Really, considering that it's set in a series whose premise is fostering interspecies understanding and universal goodwill among a cooperative league of friendly alien nations, the only surprise is that it took until the sixth book to do it.
* Literature/VorkosiganSaga: ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'': Miles Vorkosigan's on-again/off-again relationship with [[SuperSoldier Taura]] should count (despite the AbsentAliens setting in the series, she is at least as far from Human as a Drow is). Leo Graf's and Bel Thorne's respective marriages into Quaddie society also apply.



* In Literature/TheWarGods series by Creator/DavidWeber there are 5 races of man, Human, elf, dwarf, hafling and Hradani (filling the role of orcs). All of them can interbreed, but many of the resulting children are sterile. However, each race evolved from baseline humanity in different ways. Hradani and dwarf are more or less true evolutions and are biologic changes to how they tap the magic field. (Both live longer at the cost of reduced fertility and ability to do magic or psonics while dwarves get rock shaping skills and Hdrani become bigger and stronger and are more able to use the magic field to supplement their strength). Haflings are pretty much mutants caused by the last wizard war. Elves though were not part of a subrace as such until the original wizard war ended and secondary casters whose powers are innate and didn't require extensive training to unlock were found to be too dangerous to have their power. They agreed to under go a spell to change how their set of genes tap the magic field so that they lose their magic but gain immortality. As such half-elves are non-sterile, live 400 years, and there is an entire nation run by half elves calling themselves the purple lords. If a half elf breeds with an elf or another half elf, the children are half elves, but if they breed with a human their children are just slightly longer lived than most humans. Elf-dwarf is mentioned as a very sad affair. Half dwarves are non sterile and resulting in alot of mixing with the empire of the axe having dwarves with more than a bit of human blood (resulting in folks having most of the dwarven skills but little shaping abilities) and humans that are a bit shorter than normal due to dwarf blood. Human-Hradani hasn't been seen in ages, but Wencit testifies it's very good they are sterile. Like all half humans they have the potential for wizardry or psonics, at the same time they have the Hradani ability to tap the magic field, resulting in a far higher number of powerful wizards being half Hradani. It's hinted that wild wizardry may be connected to the Hradani ability.

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* In Literature/TheWarGods ''Literature/TheWarGods'' series by Creator/DavidWeber Creator/DavidWeber, there are 5 races of man, man: Human, elf, dwarf, hafling and Hradani (filling the role of orcs). All of them can interbreed, but many of the resulting children are sterile. However, each race evolved from baseline humanity in different ways. Hradani and dwarf are more or less true evolutions and are biologic changes to how they tap the magic field. (Both live longer at the cost of reduced fertility and ability to do magic or psonics while dwarves get rock shaping skills and Hdrani become bigger and stronger and are more able to use the magic field to supplement their strength). Haflings are pretty much mutants caused by the last wizard war. Elves though were not part of a subrace as such until the original wizard war ended and secondary casters whose powers are innate and didn't require extensive training to unlock were found to be too dangerous to have their power. They agreed to under go undergo a spell to change how their set of genes tap the magic field so that they lose their magic but gain immortality. As such half-elves are non-sterile, live 400 years, and there is an entire nation run by half elves half-elves calling themselves the purple lords. Purple Lords. If a half elf half-elf breeds with an elf or another half elf, the children are half elves, half-elves, but if they breed with a human their children are just slightly longer lived than most humans. Elf-dwarf is mentioned as a very sad affair. Half dwarves Half-dwarves are non sterile and and, resulting in alot a lot of mixing with the empire Empire of the axe Axe, having dwarves with more than a bit of human blood (resulting in folks having most of the dwarven skills but little shaping abilities) and humans that are a bit shorter than normal due to dwarf blood. Human-Hradani hasn't been seen in ages, but Wencit testifies it's very good they are sterile. Like all half humans they have the potential for wizardry or psonics, at the same time they have the Hradani ability to tap the magic field, resulting in a far higher number of powerful wizards being half Hradani.half-Hradani. It's hinted that wild wizardry may be connected to the Hradani ability.



* ''Wet Goddess: Recollections of a Dolphin Lover:'' nuff said.


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* During ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfFoxTayle'', Fox is helped along on his journey escaping the lab where he was created and the FBI by a handful of sympathetic humans, including Wanda and Diana. Nothing too serious happens, though.

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* During ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfFoxTayle'', Fox is helped along on his journey escaping Happens in Amelia Atwater-Rhodes' novels, particularly in ''Hawksong'', the lab where he was created first novel of her ''Literature/KieshaRa'' series. To prevent war, an Avian (bird shapeshifter) princess and the FBI by a handful of sympathetic Serpiente (snake) prince consent to a political marriage to end their generations-long war, but find themselves falling in love. Their child, a [[MixedAncestry wyvern]] who represents both her parents' shapeshifting powers, in turn [[spoiler: chooses neither an avian nor a serpiente mate, but a wolf woman. This is a good thing as choosing any male mate would lead to her combined powers manifesting very strongly and dangerously in any child she bears]].
** In her modern day, Nyeusigrube books there are several interspecies romances between vampires, shapeshifters,
humans, including Wanda and Diana. Nothing sometimes witches, but none are so unusual as Shevaun and Adjila. Shevaun is a vampire and Adjila is a Triste, a particular kind of witch whose blood is almost always poisonous to a vampire. The two species are usually sworn enemies to a point that Triste can be a synonym for vampire hunter. They have been partners for centuries.
* Creator/JasperFforde:
** Commander Bradshaw of the Literature/ThursdayNext books is married to Melanie, who's a quite nice woman with conservative taste in dresses, and who also happens to be a six-foot-something ''gorilla''. Bradshaw is rather sensitive about the topic.
** In the Literature/NurseryCrime books Ashley, an alien member of the force (who at one point mentions that the type of earth creature his species most resembles are several jellyfish stuffed inside a balloon
too serious happens, though.small for them) becomes quite taken with Mary, and even manages to take her out on a date that she tries fairly hard to avoid. The end result is oddly sweet.



* Creator/DaveFreer:
** ''Literature/RatsBatsAndVats'': Ariel the rattess [=NCO=] has romantic feelings for her former human commander, Major Fitzurgh, forged by their teamwork on the frontlines together. Though they have to keep things platonic -- not necessarily because BestialityIsDepraved, but more because she's small enough to fit into his pocket -- they are still quite devoted to each other. [[spoiler: When she gets transferred into a human body via BrainUploading, she wastes little time in jumping him.]]
** ''Dragon's Ring'' has Meb (a human) who slowly develops feelings for Fionn (a dragon), which are somewhat reciprocated. Due to the fact that dragons can shape change though, with Fionn taking a human form when he's around Meb, she remains unaware of the fact that he's a dragon [[spoiler:for a healthy chunk of the book. Even when the fact is revealed, Meb's pretty alright with the whole idea]].
* Many of Creator/TomHolt's books feature a character who is really a type of magical being shapeshifted into human form, who fancies a certain human.
** In ''Nothing but Blue Skies'', the protagonist is a female dragon disguised as a human, who develops a crush on a young human man.
** The ''Literature/JWWellsAndCo'' series features a she-goblin who shapeshifts into a different beautiful human girl every day and tries to hit on the main character. She mentions that lots of goblin girls like to have flings with humans, and that as shapeshifters, they are open-minded and don't care much about appearances.
** ''Djinn Rummy'' feature a genie who ''very reluctantly'' finds himself falling for a human.
* Creator/MercedesLackey's works:
** ''Literature/TheEagleAndTheNightingales'' has human/birdman relations (along with, "Oh, yeah, people do this all the time back home.").
** ''Literature/TheFireRose'' deals with the romance between a human and an [[spoiler:involuntarily transformed sorcerer]] [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom anthro]] [[WolfMan wolf]].
** ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Brightly Burning]]'' contains a [[MindlinkMates lifebond]] between a human and his [[SapientSteed intelligent but non-anthropomorphic horse]]. Thankfully, the author avoids discussing sex.
** ''Literature/TheObsidianTrilogy'' has Idalia (a human) in love with Jarayan (an elf).
** In ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' a human woman and a male dragon fall in love... while, unbeknownst to them, their best friends (same arrangement) ''also'' fall in love. [[spoiler: Fortunately, a Fairy Godmother can step in with a powerful spell that borders on BodySwap, so you have one human couple and one dragon couple -- both happy.]]
* Creator/FritzLeiber's novels:
** ''The Wanderer'' included romance with an off-world female from a feline race. Think serious scratches down the back.
** ''Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser'' have non-human girlfriends among their [[TemporaryLoveInterest conquests,]] including a ghoul[[note]]Ghouls of Nehwon seem to be just a race of humans with invisible soft tissues. They look like skeletons but feel like normal humans. Also they used to steal and eat bodies from cemeteries, but seem to have long stopped that.[[/note]] and a sapient rat-girl [[spoiler:who is part human. In fact the rat city under Lankmar seems to be the result of many generations of a merchant family magically shrinking themselves and screwing rats]].
* {{Deconstruct|ion}}ed in several Creator/HPLovecraft stories that show how squicky such a thing would actually be--e.g. "Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family" (an ape) and "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth" (a race of hideous fish-frogs known as the Deep Ones). On the other hand, considering Lovecraft's peculiar attitude towards ''intraspecies'' romance, they could also be seen as not so much a {{Deconstruction}} but just a different brand of FantasticRacism allegory... Let's face it: the guy was squicked out when he discovered that his great-great-grandmother was ''Welsh.'' In a way, this could be seen as a RealLife {{Deconstruction}} of {{Squick}} itself.
* Creator/ChinaMieville:
** In ''Literature/{{Kraken}}'', a human man and a female djinni (treated in this universe as fire elementals) have a relationship and a daughter. The reveal comes with the protagonist realising that a photo which he thought showed father and daughter standing by a bonfire was actually a full family portrait.
** ''Literature/PerdidoStreetStation'': The main character's lover is an insect-woman. Admittedly, she does just have a big insect in place of a head; everything else is human.

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* Happens in Amelia Atwater-Rhodes's novels, particularly in ''Hawksong'', the first novel of her Literature/KieshaRa series. To prevent war, an Avian (bird shapeshifter) princess and a Serpiente (snake) prince consent to a political marriage to end their generations-long war, but find themselves falling in love. Their child, a [[MixedAncestry wyvern]] who represents both her parents' shapeshifting powers, in turn [[spoiler: chooses neither an avian nor a serpiente mate, but a wolf woman. This is a good thing as choosing any male mate would lead to her combined powers manifesting very strongly and dangerously in any child she bears]].
** In her modern day, Nyeusigrube books there are several interspecies romances between vampires, shapeshifters, humans, and sometimes witches, but none are so unusual as Shevaun and Adjila. Shevaun is a vampire and Adjila is a Triste, a particular kind of witch whose blood is almost always poisonous to a vampire. The two species are usually sworn enemies to a point that Triste can be a synonym for vampire hunter. They have been partners for centuries.



* Literature/ArtemisFowl plays with this trope in Book 6, when [[spoiler: Holly and Artemis]] kiss and start developing romantic feelings for each other. The rest of the book sees their friendship go through a lot of rough territory thanks to Artemis's machinations but by the end it's left ambiguous.

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* Literature/ArtemisFowl ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' plays with this trope in Book 6, when [[spoiler: Holly [[spoiler:Holly and Artemis]] kiss and start developing romantic feelings for each other. The rest of the book sees their friendship go through a lot of rough territory thanks to Artemis's Artemis' machinations but by the end it's left ambiguous.



* ''Literature/{{Bearheart}}'': Lilith Mae and her boxer dogs.

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-->'''Mickey Finn (A 6'11'' tall, 600 pound robot/cyborg alien)''': "You do not even know if we are sexually compatible--"
-->'''Mary Callahan (Human):''' "The hell I don't. I can see fingers and a tongue from here; anything else is gravy."

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-->'''Mickey Finn (A 6'11'' tall, 600 pound robot/cyborg alien)''': "You do not even know if we are sexually compatible--"
-->'''Mary
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Callahan (Human):''' "The hell I don't. I can see fingers and a tongue from here; anything else is gravy."



* In the Literature/ChanurNovels by Creator/CJCherryh we have an instance of this that is somewhat subverted: [[spoiler: the [[CatGirl hani]] Hilfy Chanur]] falls for [[spoiler: the [[TokenWhite male human]] Tully]] when they are both [[spoiler:being subjected to ColdBloodedTorture and held hostage by the Kif]]. When [[spoiler: her aunt [[TheCaptain Pyanfar]]]] finds out, she is squicked to the point of [[spoiler:having her shipped back to Anuurn for an ArrangedMarriage]].
** In the ''Literature/{{Foreigner}}'' novels, we have Bren and Jago his bodyguard sleeping together. Needless to say this was a huge scandal and most just pretend they aren't.
* Creator/ChinaMieville:
** In ''Literature/{{Kraken}}'', a human man and a female djinni (treated in this universe as fire elementals) have a relationship and a daughter. The reveal comes with the protagonist realising that a photo which he thought showed father and daughter standing by a bonfire was actually a full family portrait.
** ''Literature/PerdidoStreetStation'': The main character's lover is an insect-woman. Admittedly, she does just have a big insect in place of a head; everything else is human.

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* In the Literature/ChanurNovels ''Literature/ChanurNovels'' by Creator/CJCherryh Creator/CJCherryh, we have an instance of this that is somewhat subverted: [[spoiler: the [[CatGirl hani]] Hilfy Chanur]] falls for [[spoiler: the [[TokenWhite male human]] Tully]] when they are both [[spoiler:being subjected to ColdBloodedTorture and held hostage by the Kif]]. When [[spoiler: her aunt [[TheCaptain Pyanfar]]]] finds out, she is squicked to the point of [[spoiler:having her shipped back to Anuurn for an ArrangedMarriage]].
** In the ''Literature/{{Foreigner}}'' novels, we have Bren and Jago his bodyguard sleeping together. Needless to say this was a huge scandal and most just pretend they aren't.
* Creator/ChinaMieville:
** In ''Literature/{{Kraken}}'', a human man and a female djinni (treated in this universe as fire elementals) have a relationship and a daughter. The reveal comes with the protagonist realising that a photo which he thought showed father and daughter standing by a bonfire was actually a full family portrait.
** ''Literature/PerdidoStreetStation'': The main character's lover is an insect-woman. Admittedly, she does just have a big insect in place of a head; everything else is human.
ArrangedMarriage]].



* The ''Literature/DarkestPowers'' series has Chloe Saunders and Derek Souza, the latter of whom is a werewolf. True, Chloe is a {{Necromancer}}, but for all intents and purposes, she is human.



* The ''Literature/DarkestPowers'' series has Chloe Saunders and Derek Souza, the latter of whom is a werewolf. True, Chloe is a {{Necromancer}}, but for all intents and purposes, she is human.
* Aly and Nawat from ''Literature/DaughterOfTheLioness''. She's human, he's a crow, but crows in the ''Literature/TortallUniverse'' can shapeshift into humans if they want. The short story "Nawat" follows up on the difficulties that arise from this.
* Creator/DaveFreer:
** ''Literature/RatsBatsAndVats'': Ariel the rattess [=NCO=] has romantic feelings for her former human commander, Major Fitzurgh, forged by their teamwork on the frontlines together. Though they have to keep things platonic -- not necessarily because BestialityIsDepraved, but more because she's small enough to fit into his pocket -- they are still quite devoted to each other. [[spoiler: When she gets transferred into a human body via BrainUploading, she wastes little time in jumping him.]]
** ''Dragon's Ring'' has Meb (a human) who slowly develops feelings for Fionn (a dragon), which are somewhat reciprocated. Due to the fact that dragons can shape change though, with Fionn taking a human form when he's around Meb, she remains unaware of the fact that he's a dragon [[spoiler:for a healthy chunk of the book. Even when the fact is revealed, Meb's pretty alright with the whole idea]].
* There are distinct shades of this in Literature/{{Dinoverse}}, in which middle-school children have their minds cast back in time into the bodies of prehistoric reptiles, mostly dinosaurs. The natives are [[AmplifiedAnimalAptitude more intelligent than you'd expect]], and everyone appears to be the same species, but these are still dinosaurs with kids' minds and actual local dinosaurs.

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* The ''Literature/DarkestPowers'' series has Chloe Saunders and Derek Souza, Teased in ''Literature/TheDemonAwakens'', the latter first of whom is a werewolf. True, Chloe is a {{Necromancer}}, but for all intents and purposes, she is human.
* Aly and Nawat from ''Literature/DaughterOfTheLioness''. She's human, he's a crow, but crows
R. A. Salvatore's novels set in the ''Literature/TortallUniverse'' can shapeshift into humans if they want. The short story "Nawat" follows up on the difficulties his own world of Corona. A centaur comments that arise from this.
he'd only let a woman ride him--and only if he got a ride himself afterwards.
* Creator/DaveFreer:
** ''Literature/RatsBatsAndVats'': Ariel
In Taylor Anderson's ''Literature/{{Destroyermen}}'' series, it is often hinted and implied that Gunners Mate Dennis Silva and one of the rattess [=NCO=] has romantic feelings for her former human commander, Major Fitzurgh, forged by their teamwork on the frontlines together. Though they have to keep things platonic -- not necessarily because BestialityIsDepraved, but more because she's small enough to fit into his pocket -- Lemurians, anthropomorphic cat-lemur hybrids, is involved in a relationship. While sexual relations are implied, they are still quite devoted to each other. never confirmed.
** In the fifth book, Walker's Executive officer asks
[[spoiler: When she gets transferred into the engineering officer Spanky]] if he will get in a relationship with a specific Lemurian, referring to it as "going Silva". According to the omniscient narrator, this phrase has become common slang for the humans whenever referring to an inter-species romance with a Lemurian.
** In the second book a Lemurian [[spoiler:Blas-Ma-Ar, also known as "Blossom" is raped by
a human body via BrainUploading, she wastes little time Destroyermen]].
** Throughout the series, particularly
in jumping him.]]
** ''Dragon's Ring'' has Meb (a human) who slowly develops feelings for Fionn (a dragon), which
the first three books, it is shown that the humans are somewhat reciprocated. Due sexually attracted to the fact that dragons can shape change though, with Fionn taking lemurian females due to having similar proportions in the relevant areas and a looser sense of modesty than humans. While this largely occurs because there is a lack of human form when he's around Meb, she remains unaware of females, the fact that he's a dragon [[spoiler:for a healthy chunk of the book. Even when the fact attraction is revealed, Meb's pretty alright with the whole idea]].
still noted.
* There are distinct shades of this in Literature/{{Dinoverse}}, ''Literature/{{Dinoverse}}'', in which middle-school children have their minds cast back in time into the bodies of prehistoric reptiles, mostly dinosaurs. The natives are [[AmplifiedAnimalAptitude more intelligent than you'd expect]], and everyone appears to be the same species, but these are still dinosaurs with kids' minds and actual local dinosaurs.



* In Taylor Anderson's Literature/{{Destroyermen}} series, it is often hinted and implied that Gunners Mate Dennis Silva and one of the Lemurians, anthropomorphic cat-lemur hybrids, is involved in a relationship. While sexual relations are implied, they are never confirmed.
** In the fifth book, Walker's Executive officer asks [[spoiler: the engineering officer Spanky]] if he will get in a relationship with a specific Lemurian, referring to it as "going Silva." According to the omniscient narrator, this phrase has become common slang for the humans whenever referring to an inter-species romance with a Lemurian.
** In the second book a Lemurian [[spoiler:Blas-Ma-Ar, also known as "Blossom" is raped by a human Destroyermen]].
** Throughout the series, particularly in the first three books, it is shown that the humans are sexually attracted to the lemurian females due to having similar proportions in the relevant areas and a looser sense of modesty than humans. While this largely occurs because there is a lack of human females, the attraction is still noted.



* Teased in ''Literature/TheDemonAwakens'', the first of R. A. Salvatore's novels set in his own world of Corona. A centaur comments that he'd only let a woman ride him--and only if he got a ride himself afterwards.
* In the ''Literature/DoraWilkSeries'' Dora ([[WitchSpecies a witch]]) and Miron (devil) are having a romance. In the background, ''czart'' (half-devil) Leon is romancing a wiccan (in-story kind of a nature witch/fairy) and plans to marry her. More cases like this are implied in ''Winner Takes It All'' when [[spoiler: main characters discover a "school" where {{Fantastic Racis|m}}t Raphael is keeping half-angel-half-magical kids]].
* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', the Hurog family is distantly descended from dragons. Who are sentient, [[BestialityIsDepraved no worries]]. There is also a more recent interspecies romance,[[spoiler: Axiel is half-dwarf, and his parents seemed to be fond of each other.]]

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* Teased in ''Literature/TheDemonAwakens'', the first of R. A. Salvatore's novels set in his own world of Corona. A centaur comments that he'd only let a woman ride him--and only if he got a ride himself afterwards.
* In the ''Literature/DoraWilkSeries'' Dora ([[WitchSpecies a witch]]) and Miron (devil) are having a romance. In the background, ''czart'' (half-devil) Leon is romancing a wiccan (in-story (in-story, kind of a nature witch/fairy) and plans to marry her. More cases like this are implied in ''Winner Takes It All'' All'', when [[spoiler: [[spoiler:the main characters discover a "school" where {{Fantastic Racis|m}}t Raphael is keeping half-angel-half-magical kids]].
* In ''Literature/DragonBones'', the Hurog family is distantly descended from dragons. Who are sentient, [[BestialityIsDepraved no worries]]. There is also a more recent interspecies romance,[[spoiler: Axiel is half-dwarf, and his parents seemed to be fond of each other.]]
kids]].



* Literature/TheDresdenFiles has a Werewolf/Wolfwere pairing and a human/vampire pairing. A couple was split up when it became a wizard/half-vampire pair. ''Summer Knight'' has four changelings, the results of human/fae pairings, although the [[RapeAsDrama only background we're told about]] suggests there's not much romance involved.
** Also the ''other'' wizard/vampire pairing in the series: [[spoiler:Margaret [=LeFay=] and Lord Raith, the parents of Thomas Raith...who's Harry Dresden's older half-brother.]]
** In ''Cold Days'' it is revealed twins [[spoiler:Sarissa and Maeve, daughters of Mab,]] were Changelings early in their life as well. Meaning their parentage was a Fae/mortal.
** Somewhat amusingly (and not altogether intentionally) there's a wizard/fallen angel pairing in Skin Game. [[spoiler:It turns out that the very "intimate," if altogether not carnal, situation of Lasciel's shadow living in Harry's mind made him pregnant with their child--a spirit of intellect, which is apparently what happens in cases like this.]]

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* Literature/TheDresdenFiles ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'':
** ''Literature/FoolMoon''
has a Werewolf/Wolfwere pairing and pairing.
** There's also
a human/vampire pairing. pairing.
**
A couple was split up when it became a wizard/half-vampire pair. ''Summer Knight'' pair.
** ''Literature/SummerKnight''
has four changelings, the results of human/fae pairings, although the [[RapeAsDrama only background we're told about]] suggests there's not much romance involved.
** Also the ''other'' wizard/vampire pairing in the series: [[spoiler:Margaret [=LeFay=] and Lord Raith, the parents of Thomas Raith...Raith… who's Harry Dresden's older half-brother.]]
** In ''Cold Days'' ''Literature/ColdDays'', it is revealed twins [[spoiler:Sarissa and Maeve, daughters of Mab,]] were Changelings early in their life as well. Meaning their parentage was a Fae/mortal.
** Somewhat amusingly (and not altogether intentionally) there's a wizard/fallen angel pairing in Skin Game. ''Literature/SkinGame''. [[spoiler:It turns out that the very "intimate," "intimate", if altogether not carnal, situation of Lasciel's shadow living in Harry's mind made him pregnant with their child--a child — a spirit of intellect, which is apparently what happens in cases like this.]]



* In ''[[Literature/{{Paradox}} Even the Wingless]]'' the Slave Queen, a shapeshifting dragon-like alien, finds herself falling for Lisinthir, a SpaceElf and ambassador from a multi-species Alliance that males of her species have been raiding for sex slaves. And [[spoiler: together, they manage to teach the Emperor empathy.]]



* The relationship between Jago and Bren in the Literature/{{Foreigner}} series counts as this. Because of the social, emotional and psychological differences between the Atevi aliens and humans you can't really call it a romance, but they make sure that all emotional and physical needs are met in their relationship. Besides that, one of the main themes in the series is the difference in psychology and emotional wiring between the two species, and the slow build of their relationship is a very sweet in-universe example of how difficult the interface between the two species can be.

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* The relationship between Jago and Bren in the Literature/{{Foreigner}} ''Literature/{{Foreigner}}'' series counts as this. Because of the social, emotional and psychological differences between the Atevi aliens and humans you can't really call it a romance, but they make sure that all emotional and physical needs are met in their relationship. Besides that, one of the main themes in the series is the difference in psychology and emotional wiring between the two species, and the slow build of their relationship is a very sweet in-universe example of how difficult the interface between the two species can be.



* Creator/FritzLeiber's novels:
** ''The Wanderer'' included romance with an off-world female from a feline race. Think serious scratches down the back.
** Literature/FafhrdAndTheGrayMouser have non-human girlfriends among their [[TemporaryLoveInterest conquests,]] including a ghoul[[note]]Ghouls of Nehwon seem to be just a race of humans with invisible soft tissues. They look like skeletons but feel like normal humans. Also they used to steal and eat bodies from cemeteries, but seem to have long stopped that.[[/note]] and a sapient rat-girl [[spoiler:who is part human. In fact the rat city under Lankmar seems to be the result of many generations of a merchant family magically shrinking themselves and screwing rats]].



** Ella and Tyson.

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** Ella and Tyson.Tyson, a harpy and a Cyclops.



* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'': Trillian and Zaphod.

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* %%* ''Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'': Trillian and Zaphod.



* {{Deconstruct|ion}}ed in several Creator/HPLovecraft stories that show how squicky such a thing would actually be--e.g. "Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family" (an ape) and "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth" (a race of hideous fish-frogs known as the Deep Ones). On the other hand, considering Lovecraft's peculiar attitude towards ''intraspecies'' romance, they could also be seen as not so much a {{Deconstruction}} but just a different brand of FantasticRacism allegory... Let's face it: the guy was squicked out when he discovered that his great-great-grandmother was ''Welsh.'' In a way, this could be seen as a RealLife {{Deconstruction}} of {{Squick}} itself.
* In Sharyn [=McCrumb's=] mystery novel ''If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him,'' Miri Malone, who teaches art at a college and creates art with bathtub toys, hires a lawyer so that she'll be allowed to legally marry a dolphin. The lawsuit never gets anywhere, as she decides on a pre-conjugal visit to the dolphin's tank. This proves to be a very bad idea. [[spoiler:Dolphins will voluntarily mate with practically anything. They also mate underwater.]]
* ''[[Literature/TheLordsOfCreation In the Courts of the Crimson Kings]]'', by Creator/SMStirling. After he [[RescueRomance saves her life]], Martian ActionGirl Teyud matter-of-a-factly takes AdventurerArchaeologist Jeremy off to her cabin. His human co-worker looks ready to protest (to which Jeremy responds with a big grin and The Bird) but doesn't say anything till afterwards; her main objection being that a bust-up between the two -- likely given the cultural differences between Earth and Mars -- might endanger their mission. A Martian doctor who examines Jeremy later seems rather squicked out by the idea of having sex with a human, even as a simple matter of recreation.

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* {{Deconstruct|ion}}ed in several Creator/HPLovecraft stories that show how squicky such a thing would actually be--e.g. "Facts Concerning ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'': In ''Literature/DragonBones'', the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family" (an ape) and "Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth" (a race of hideous fish-frogs known as the Deep Ones). On the other hand, considering Lovecraft's peculiar attitude towards ''intraspecies'' romance, they could Hurog family is distantly descended from dragons. Who are sentient, [[BestialityIsDepraved no worries]]. There is also be seen as not so much a {{Deconstruction}} but just a different brand of FantasticRacism allegory... Let's face it: the guy was squicked out when he discovered that more recent interspecies romance,[[spoiler: Axiel is half-dwarf, and his great-great-grandmother was ''Welsh.'' In a way, this could parents seemed to be seen as a RealLife {{Deconstruction}} fond of {{Squick}} itself.
each other.]]
* In Sharyn [=McCrumb's=] mystery novel ''If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him,'' Him'', Miri Malone, who teaches art at a college and creates art with bathtub toys, hires a lawyer so that she'll be allowed to legally marry a dolphin. The lawsuit never gets anywhere, as she decides on a pre-conjugal visit to the dolphin's tank. This proves to be a very bad idea. [[spoiler:Dolphins will voluntarily mate with practically anything. They also mate underwater.]]
* ''[[Literature/TheLordsOfCreation In the Courts of the Crimson Kings]]'', by Creator/SMStirling. After he [[RescueRomance saves her life]], Martian ActionGirl Teyud matter-of-a-factly takes AdventurerArchaeologist Jeremy off to her cabin. His human co-worker looks ready to protest (to which Jeremy responds with a big grin and The Bird) but doesn't say anything till afterwards; her main objection being that a bust-up between the two -- likely given the cultural differences between Earth and Mars -- might endanger their mission. A Martian doctor who examines Jeremy later seems rather squicked out by the idea of having sex with a human, even as a simple matter of recreation.
]]



* Creator/JasperFforde:
** Commander Bradshaw of the Literature/ThursdayNext books is married to Melanie, who's a quite nice woman with conservative taste in dresses, and who also happens to be a six-foot-something ''gorilla''. Bradshaw is rather sensitive about the topic.
** In the Literature/NurseryCrime books Ashley, an alien member of the force (who at one point mentions that the type of earth creature his species most resembles are several jellyfish stuffed inside a balloon too small for them) becomes quite taken with Mary, and even manages to take her out on a date that she tries fairly hard to avoid. The end result is oddly sweet.



* In Creator/JRRTolkien's Middle-earth legendarium (''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', etc.) there are several known cases of romances between elves and humans, elves and half-elves, and half-elves and humans: Aegnor/Andreth (unhappy StarCrossedLovers), Lúthien/Beren (happily married), Nimloth/Dior (happily married), Finduilas/Túrin (unrequited), Idril/Tuor (happily married), Elros/his unidentified human wife (happily married), Mithrellas/Imrazôr (married until she walked out), their son Galador/his human wife (married), Celebrían/Elrond (happily married), and their daughter Arwen/Aragorn (happily married)[[labelnote:*]]A short passage in ''Literature/TheHobbit'' suggests that someone in the Took family tree had married into a "fairy" or elven family, which is given as a possible reason for certain hobbits being far more adventurous than the majority. But this is almost certainly a leftover artifact from before ''The Hobbit'' was dragged into the Middle-earth stories, in which "fairy" means nothing and such a legend would be far more than an inconsequential factoid.[[/labelnote]]. However, Tolkien [[WordOfGod pointed out in a letter]] that elves and mortal humans (which include hobbits) must be the same biological species to produce fertile offspring, so the above don't truly count. What ''do'' count:
** Melian, a Maia (angel) and Thingol, an elven king. They married and even had a daughter (the above Lúthien), thanks to angelic VoluntaryShapeshifting and Melian giving herself an actual flesh-and-blood body.
** Tom Bombadil, an ambiguous "eldest" [[ShrugOfGod something]], and Goldberry, some sort of river nymph. It's unclear what, exactly, Tom Bombadil is, but chances are he's not a nymph. Doesn't really matter for the story, though, especially if we consider that they are both definitely spirits in human form.
** It is said that Wargs and Dragons are the demimortal offspring of the demonic Umaiar who chose specific forms to reproduce with mere animals. In the same way that Ungoliant mated with normal giant spiders and brought to the world her monstrous yet mortal spawn, like Shelob. If one thinks about it, Luthien's mother is of the same supernatural species as those demons, and the big differences are on the father's side.



* Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer was famous for writing one of the first erotic stories between a human and an alien in ''Literature/TheLovers''... If you can ''really'' call ''[[{{Squick}} that]]'' "erotic."
* ''[[Literature/TheRiftwarCycle Magician]]'': Tomas and Aglaranna (human / elf), plus Nakor and the Dark Queen (she's human, but it's strongly implied that he's not).
** Tomas was somewhat mutated by being possessed by the Valheru Ashen-Shugar, a survivor of the race who used to '''''own''''' the elves. He stated that his lifespan had been extended to a thousand years.

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* ''Literature/TheLordsOfCreation'': ''In the Courts of the Crimson Kings'', by Creator/SMStirling. After he [[RescueRomance saves her life]], Martian ActionGirl Teyud matter-of-a-factly takes AdventurerArchaeologist Jeremy off to her cabin. His human co-worker looks ready to protest (to which Jeremy responds with a big grin and The Bird) but doesn't say anything till afterwards; her main objection being that a bust-up between the two -- likely given the cultural differences between Earth and Mars -- might endanger their mission. A Martian doctor who examines Jeremy later seems rather squicked out by the idea of having sex with a human, even as a simple matter of recreation.
* Creator/PhilipJoseFarmer was famous for writing one of the first erotic stories between a human and an alien in ''Literature/TheLovers''... If you can ''really'' call ''[[{{Squick}} that]]'' "erotic."
* ''[[Literature/TheRiftwarCycle Magician]]'': Tomas and Aglaranna (human / elf), plus Nakor and the Dark Queen (she's human, but it's strongly implied that he's not).
** Tomas was somewhat mutated by being possessed by the Valheru Ashen-Shugar, a survivor of the race who used to '''''own''''' the elves. He stated that his lifespan had been extended to a thousand years.
"erotic".



* Creator/MercedesLackey's works:
** ''Literature/TheEagleAndTheNightingales'' has human/birdman relations (along with, "Oh, yeah, people do this all the time back home.").
** ''Literature/TheFireRose'' deals with the romance between a human and an [[spoiler:involuntarily transformed sorcerer]] [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom anthro]] [[WolfMan wolf]].
** ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Brightly Burning]]'' contains a [[MindlinkMates lifebond]] between a human and his [[SapientSteed intelligent but non-anthropomorphic horse]]. Thankfully, the author avoids discussing sex.
** ''Literature/TheObsidianTrilogy'' has Idalia (a human) in love with Jarayan (an elf).
** In ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' a human woman and a male dragon fall in love... while, unbeknownst to them, their best friends (same arrangement) ''also'' fall in love. [[spoiler: Fortunately, a Fairy Godmother can step in with a powerful spell that borders on BodySwap, so you have one human couple and one dragon couple -- both happy.]]

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* Creator/MercedesLackey's works:
** ''Literature/TheEagleAndTheNightingales'' has human/birdman relations (along with, "Oh, yeah, people do this all
''Literature/{{Paradox}}'': In ''Even the time back home.").
** ''Literature/TheFireRose'' deals with
Wingless'' the romance between Slave Queen, a human shapeshifting dragon-like alien, finds herself falling for Lisinthir, a SpaceElf and an [[spoiler:involuntarily transformed sorcerer]] [[UsefulNotes/FurryFandom anthro]] [[WolfMan wolf]].
** ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Brightly Burning]]'' contains
ambassador from a [[MindlinkMates lifebond]] between a human and his [[SapientSteed intelligent but non-anthropomorphic horse]]. Thankfully, the author avoids discussing sex.
** ''Literature/TheObsidianTrilogy'' has Idalia (a human) in love with Jarayan (an elf).
** In ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' a human woman and a male dragon fall in love... while, unbeknownst to them, their best friends (same arrangement) ''also'' fall in love.
multi-species Alliance that males of her species have been raiding for sex slaves. And [[spoiler: Fortunately, a Fairy Godmother can step in with a powerful spell together, they manage to teach the Emperor empathy.]]
* ''Literature/TheRiftwarCycle'': ''Magician'': Tomas and Aglaranna (human / elf), plus Nakor and the Dark Queen (she's human, but it's strongly implied
that borders on BodySwap, so you have one he's not).
** Tomas was somewhat mutated by being possessed by the Valheru Ashen-Shugar, a survivor of the race who used to '''''own''''' the elves. He stated that his lifespan had been extended to a thousand years.
* In Creator/JRRTolkien's ''[[Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium Legendarium]]'' (''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', etc.) there are several known cases of romances between elves and humans, elves and half-elves, and half-elves and humans: Aegnor/Andreth (unhappy StarCrossedLovers), Lúthien/Beren (happily married), Nimloth/Dior (happily married), Finduilas/Túrin (unrequited), Idril/Tuor (happily married), Elros/his unidentified
human couple wife (happily married), Mithrellas/Imrazôr (married until she walked out), their son Galador/his human wife (married), Celebrían/Elrond (happily married), and one dragon couple -- their daughter Arwen/Aragorn (happily married)[[labelnote:*]]A short passage in ''Literature/TheHobbit'' suggests that someone in the Took family tree had married into a "fairy" or elven family, which is given as a possible reason for certain hobbits being far more adventurous than the majority. But this is almost certainly a leftover artifact from before ''The Hobbit'' was dragged into the Middle-earth stories, in which "fairy" means nothing and such a legend would be far more than an inconsequential factoid.[[/labelnote]]. However, Tolkien [[WordOfGod pointed out in a letter]] that elves and mortal humans (which include hobbits) must be the same biological species to produce fertile offspring, so the above don't truly count. What ''do'' count:
** Melian, a Maia (angel) and Thingol, an elven king. They married and even had a daughter (the above Lúthien), thanks to angelic VoluntaryShapeshifting and Melian giving herself an actual flesh-and-blood body.
** Tom Bombadil, an ambiguous "eldest" [[ShrugOfGod something]], and Goldberry, some sort of river nymph. It's unclear what, exactly, Tom Bombadil is, but chances are he's not a nymph. Doesn't really matter for the story, though, especially if we consider that they are
both happy.]]definitely spirits in human form.
** It is said that Wargs and Dragons are the demimortal offspring of the demonic Umaiar who chose specific forms to reproduce with mere animals. In the same way that Ungoliant mated with normal giant spiders and brought to the world her monstrous yet mortal spawn, like Shelob. If one thinks about it, Luthien's mother is of the same supernatural species as those demons, and the big differences are on the father's side.
* ''Literature/TortallUniverse'': Aly and Nawat from the ''Literature/TrickstersDuet''. She's human, he's a crow, but crows in this universe can shapeshift into humans if they want. The short story "Nawat" follows up on the difficulties that arise from this.



* Many of Creator/TomHolt's books feature a character who is really a type of magical being shapeshifted into human form, who fancies a certain human.
** In ''Nothing but Blue Skies'', the protagonist is a female dragon disguised as a human, who develops a crush on a young human man.
** The ''Literature/JWWellsAndCo'' series features a she-goblin who shapeshifts into a different beautiful human girl every day and tries to hit on the main character. She mentions that lots of goblin girls like to have flings with humans, and that as shapeshifters, they are open-minded and don't care much about appearances.
** ''Djinn Rummy'' feature a genie who ''very reluctantly'' finds himself falling for a human.

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* Tempe O'Kun's furry novels tend to feature interspecies couples as protagonists.
** ''[[https://sofawolf.com/products/sixes-wild-manifest-destiny?sku Sixes Wild]]'' has the hare calling herself "Six Shooter" falling for the flying fox sheriff Jordan Blake. Though Blake's echolocation suggests some insectivore ancestry.
** In ''Literature/{{Windfall}}'' Siberian Husky Max Saber and otter Kylie Bevy dance around their feelings for each other for half the book before hooking up. And a couple minor characters have a bunny and cat as parents.

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