Here are some October releases that we are looking forward to!
Written by: Kat Blackthorne
Ash Grove is a fine place to die.
I wanted to shake her and scream, “You don’t have to be afraid anymore, you have me.”
And then chain her to my bed and yell, “You should be very afraid now that you have me.”
I inhabited a form that was what every legend and dark tale warned little girls like her about.
I’d slaughtered a thousand times over and I’d do so a thousand more.
But the worst thing I’d ever do… would be what I did to her.
If kept running, I wouldn’t break. If I kept hiding, I wouldn’t cry.
If I kept moving he wouldn’t find me.
Running from an impossible evil landed me between the claws of something ancient and horrifying. I went to the masquerade as a fox. How ironic, because I didn’t feel clever, sly or brave. I was a wounded rabbit waiting for teeth.
And more than one set of fangs found me.
The worst part of all?
I liked it.
The grown up ghost story for anyone who loves Halloween and is ready to meet and fall in love with their new favorite monster.
Tricks and treats lurk around every jack o’lantern and gravestone in this grown up Halloween themed paranormal monster romance. Meet witches, vampires, wolves, and ghouls, and maybe a few odd birds and pirates too. Sink your teeth into this paranormal urban fantasy romance and get ready for all the Halloween vibes.
Come to Ash Grove with an open mind, choose your mask, sit, and stay a spell… if you dare.
Ghost: The Halloween Boys is book one in a monster romance why-choose series. There will be no choosing between the love interests, though they’re each possessive, and it will be a journey to get to their final pairings. HEA with no cliffhanger, only questions leading into book two. Dual POV, spicy, and spooky, intended for ages 18+. This is a dark romance. Please see the detailed list of content information on the author’s site before reading.
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Written by: Jesse M Harvey
Just because I’m dead doesn’t mean I don’t need to earn a living.
I’m Leroy Mahoney, of Bartley and Mahoney’s Investigation Agency. If you’re dead and got a problem I am the one you go to see. My office is still parked on 34th and Main St.
Being dead is a lot more dangerous than I was expecting. Beyond the veil, monsters are waiting to devour and entrap souls for eternity. The Guardians are there to protect the departed on their way to the afterlife. If a someone doesn’t cross over before they fade completely, they turn into a Shade.
Until the dead can let go of their mortal lives and release their tethers, they can’t pass on.
That’s where I come in. I help people cross over, for a minimal fee. The Guardians think I am a parasite, but even dead people have bills to pay.
The only person I can’t help is myself. Something happened when I died, and now I’s stuck. No one knows why, but at least I don’t fade. In my time here I have learned some neat tricks. I have even figure out how to make bullets from spirit energy.
Until I figure out what happened to me I will just solve my cases, with my barrel full of spirits.
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Written by: Opal Reyne
All Delora ever wanted was to disappear.
Thrown into the Veil for a crime she committed, Delora was discarded by the world. Although afraid of her oncoming demise, she accepts it as it would be a worldly escape from her problems. She didn’t expect that she would wake up from her deadly fall, nor that the person who saved her would be a Duskwalker.
She’s wary about him, but Delora begins to realize there’s more to him than just a faceless monster.
All he ever wanted was a name.
After discovering that humans can be kept as companions, he begins planning for the day he finds his own bride. He still lacks humanity and there is much learn first. One morning when leaving his cave, a human suddenly crashes into him from the sky. Broken and sleeping, he gets to work on healing the woman.
It doesn’t take him long to understand she’s wounded in a way his magic can’t heal.
But will he be able to gain her affections, or will she come to hate him as he stumbles his way through learning about her – and more importantly, himself?
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Written by: Kelly Reynolds
He used to date her roommate’s sister, but now he’s single and she’s ready to jingle… his balls.
A California Christmas is all Nora’s ever known. She’s got everything she needs in Los Angeles – a flexible part-time nannying position, roommates who might as well be her family, and an acting career in the making. The last thing she’s looking for is a relationship. So why does this redheaded, dirty-talking Brit suddenly have her tinsel in a twist?
Bowie has a nasty habit of falling too hard, too quickly. When he finds himself suddenly single (yet again) just before the holidays, he decides to take his friends’ advice and try something new: a holiday fling. Seems easy enough until he meets Nora, the hypnotic, purple-haired goddess with curves for days, who just so happens to be his ex’s sister’s roommate.
She just wants something casual for Christmas.
He doesn’t think he’ll be able to let her go come Boxing Day.
Can they turn their naughty month together into something nice forever?
Meet Me in Los Feliz is a low-angst, high-heat holiday romance novella. This book features a “Soft Dom” short king with painted nails, a plus-size, tatted baddie who loves her body, one adorable wiener dog, and twelve-ish days of holiday shenanigans.
For adult readers only due to explicit (consensual) sexual content, alcohol, and recreational drug use.
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Written by: Catherine Downen
The prince has been in a constant battle with the beast lurking beneath his skin. Not a creature to be slayed, but a man crafted from the darkest evils. The two shift between the body they share, threatening to unleash a destruction that would change their realm forever.
When Jessamyn Elisdream sneaks into the palace in search of a lost family heirloom, she uncovers more than she bargained for. To keep Prince Nikolaus’s curse a secret, she is imprisoned in the palace until the witch’s spell can be broken.
Trapped inside the palace with the prince’s two changing forms, Jessamyn is caught in a war of good versus evil.
The prince versus his beast.
And a heart that betrays her.
A twisted retelling where Jekyll & Hyde meets Beauty & the Beast.
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Written by: Kat Baxter
Zombies need love too…
I’ve been dead for nearly two decades. Or rather, undead. Being a zombie is not like in the movies; I don’t shuffle, and I absolutely don’t eat brains.I look different than I used to and I feel nothing. No happiness, no sadness, no anger, I am a flatline of emotion. Until her… Vivian Cane. I hunger for her in a way that defies logic. Every moment I spend with her changes me. Every touch, every kiss makes me feel human again. I don’t deserve her, but I’m going to do whatever I can to convince the curvaceous beauty that we belong together.
I’ve been a horror writer for a few years so I know my monsters. Research brings me to the town rumored to be riddled with “real” monsters. I don’t expect anything, but some quiet writing time. What I get is chased by a feral creature and then saved by… a zombie? Atticus Hunt might not look like a normal man, but he’s more humane than any guy I’ve ever known. Being with him makes me feel alive in a way I’ve never felt. But am I ready to risk it all to live in a world I always thought was make believe?
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Written by: Helena Greer
Miriam Blum must face her past when she inherits her great-aunt’s Christmas tree farm in this witty, glittering, heart-filled romcom with “all of the warm, queer, Jewish holiday vibes you could possibly want” (Jen DeLuca, USA Today bestselling author of Well Matched).
Thanks to her thriving art career, Miriam Blum finally has her decoupaged glitter ducks in a row—until devastating news forces her to a very unwanted family reunion. Her beloved great-aunt Cass has passed and left Miriam part-owner of Carrigan’s, her (ironically) Jewish-run Christmas tree farm.
But Miriam’s plans to sit shiva, avoid her parents, then put Carrigan’s in her rearview mirror are spoiled when she learns the business is at risk of going under. To have any chance at turning things around, she’ll need to work with the farm’s grumpy manager—as long as the attraction sparking between them doesn’t set all their trees on fire first.
Noelle Northwood wants Miriam Blum gone—even if her ingenious ideas and sensitive soul keep showing Noelle there’s more to Cass’s niece than meets the eye. But saving Carrigan’s requires trust, love, and risking it all—for the chance to make their wildest dreams come true.
Buzzfeed’s Most Anticipated LGBTQ Romances of 2022
“A warm, cozy holiday romance . . . a vibrant exploration of embracing that which is most unexpected in life . . . and in love. Best read under the glow of rainbow twinkle lights with a cup of cocoa.”
—Ashley Herring Blake, author of Delilah Green Doesn’t Care
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Written by: Mila Crawford
A love as wild as the ocean can never be tamed.
A desire that burns like fire can never be extinguished.
A broken boy who becomes a monster can never be outrun.
I’ve loved Kat Shaw since I was nine years old.
Loving her was dangerous.
Loving her was wrong.
Loving her was all I ever had.
And then it was ripped away from me.
I was discarded like unwanted trash,
Ruined, shattered, and alone.
But I am not that helpless boy anymore.
Now I am a cold, ruthless killer out for blood.
And the blood I want is hers.
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Written by: Jackie Lau
This book features a fat male main character
A bridesmaid and groomsman put their differences aside to get their friends down the aisle in this opposites-attract steamy romantic comedy.
They say to never meet your heroes, but when Vivian Liao’s roommate gets engaged to her favorite actor’s costar, she has no choice but to come face-to-face with Melvin Lee again. He’s just as funny and handsome as he is on-screen…but thinks she is a snob and a sellout. It’s none of his business how she chooses to live her life, no matter how charismatic he is.
Mel is used to charming audiences as an actor and stand-up comedian but can’t connect to Vivian. She’s a smart, talented artist—which is why he thinks she’s wasting her life as a corporate finance drone. The only thing uniting them is their goal for the wedding to go off without a hitch.
As they collaborate on wedding cake and karaoke parties, Mel realizes he might have seriously misjudged this bridesmaid, while Vivian discovers the best man might just be as dazzling off-screen as he is on. With the wedding underway, maybe more than one happily ever after is in the future.
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