So Many Great Romances it’s SCARY! - The Romance Zone
Halloween is the perfect time to read a good ghost story, isn’t it? As well as other critters that go bump in the night! Just for you, here are some scary but delicious treats.
To defeat a dark evil, they must face his family’s past…
Bastian Carlisle, the Earl of Weymouth, doesn’t believe in ghosts. Even though tragedy and mysterious hauntings have driven his family away from his ancestral home, Stormclyffe Hall, he is determined to restore the castle to its former glory. His plans are disrupted when a stubborn American shows up on his doorstep hoping to pry into his family’s tragic history.
Jane Seyton, an American graduate student, is convinced there’s more to the tragedy of Stormclyffe Hall than history claims. Ever the scholar, she is determined to discover the truth, even if it means putting up with the arrogant, yet sexy, Bastian.
Although Bastian wants nothing to do with the pushy American, it soon becomes clear that something evil is in the house—and that something is targeting both Jane and Bastian. The two must join forces to purge the ghosts of Stormclyffe Hall once and for all—even as they try to fight a physical attraction between them that grows
Scary reality? That would be trapped in the frozen Alaskan wilderness with a murderer on your trail and a mysterious rogue wolf who won’t let you go for help!
Shiver by Tiffinie Helmer
He's a wolf without a pack...
Graphic novelist, Aidan Harte, writes about the kind of heroes he knows he'll never be. He's returned to the forgotten gold-mining town of Chatanika, Alaska, to scatter his father's ashes and close out the bastard's life. He plans to get in and get out without seeing a soul. That is, until things take a deadly turn.
She's a raven who's clipped her wings...
Raven Maiski's thrilled that Old Man Harte is dead. But she's not happy about the return of his son, Aidan--her soul mate and enemy--who promised never to step foot back in Chatanika. If she doesn't run him out of town fast he'll uncover what she's hidden from him.
When word of the miser's death spreads, danger erupts in a hunt for gold that will either lead to redemption...or blood.
From spicy to sweet, all kinds of treats!
You always remember your first.
The stakes are high, the romance is sweet, the characters are sassy. These firsts will have you falling in love with new authors, new series, and new adult fantasy worlds.
Elsker – S.T. Bende Kristia Tostenson prefers Earl Grey to Grey Goose and book clubs to nightclubs, but when she transfers from her one-stoplight town to Cardiff University in Wales she falls in love with Ull Myhr. Her first love isn’t exactly what she was expecting—he’s an honest-to-goodness Norse God; an immortal assassin fated to die at Ragnarok. Kristia’s orderly life just got very messy.
Clicks (A Dolphin Prophecy Novel) – Amy Evans It’s the first summer Cami’s eligible to work as a lifeguard and compete in the annual Surf Carnival, the big event that draws elite athletes—aka really hot boys she hasn’t known since birth—from all over the world. She hopes to win the competition and escape from her tiny island town, but an accident changes everything, and soon she finds that she’s saving many more lives than she ever planned.
Tethered (A BirthRight Novel) – Brandi Leigh Hall Returning home to her Wiccan roots wasn’t quite what nineteen-year-old Chloe Bishop had in mind for summer break. But when fate makes other plans, Chloe is forced to face her unwanted magical abilities—the destiny she never knew existed—and the handsome stranger who is somehow tethered to both.
The Forgotten Ones – Laura Howard Allison O'Malley's plan is to get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has even closed herself off from a relationship with Ethan, who she's been in love with forever. But then her father shows up, telling her about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother's sanity
Diary of a Teenage Time Traveler (A Butterman Travel Story) – P.K. Hrezo Bianca Butterman's parents run their own time travel agency in the latter half of the 21st century and Bianca's heir to the family biz. Talk about travel perks! Except, how do you keep all those timelines straight and remember what decade you're visiting when you've got exams to ace, first kisses to figure out, rumors to squash, and prom dresses to design...
Removed – S.J. Pajonas In this Japan-inspired tale, Sanaa is about to get more than she bargained for when she wishes for love and excitement on New Year’s Eve. Her first glimpse of Mark Sakai and Jiro Ito on the same night changes her future forever, putting Earth’s colonization plans, her life, and the rest of humanity in danger.
Beautiful Stranger (A Marked Ones Novella) – Alicia Kat Vancil Geeky artist Patrick Connolly is about to get the one thing he has always wanted. But this one desperate wish is about to start a chain reaction of deadly consequences that will leave no one unscathed.
Moonsongs Series Season One – E.J. Wesley Jenny is a young woman with old heartaches. A small town Texas girl with big city attitude, she just doesn’t fit in. Not that she has ever tried. She learns that her Apache ancestors hunted monsters, and that the task has now fallen to her. Armed with a seemingly enchanted tomahawk, an even sharper tongue, and her best friend Marshal, Jenny must unravel the secrets of her heritage. Or be devoured by them.
Next, if you’ve ever moved, you know few things are scarier than trusting your life to the movers ... and that’s without a dead body turning up in your grandmother’s china!
It’s moving day at Chez Holmes.
Somehow, against Kit’s better instincts, he and J.X. are setting up house together. But while J.X. is off at a writing conference, Kit unpacks a crate that should contain either old books or new china.
It doesn’t. Within the mounds of Styrofoam popcorn is a dead body.
A very dead body. There goes the neighborhood ... because someone blames mild-mannered ‘cozy’ mystery writer Kit for a death that’s all too real!
Sometimes attraction can be a mystery in itself ... And sometimes the scariest guys turn out to be the sweetest!
Down and Out by Kelley R Martin Contemporary NA
"Tattooed package of sin."
That's how Savannah Ryan would describe her new boss, Declan Whitmore, the deliciously tatted and pierced fighter who holds the top spot in Boston's newest underground fighting organization. She'd also describe him as bossy, arrogant, and--depending on what he does to tick her off that particular day--an a**hole.
It's that aloof attitude, along with Savannah's witty comebacks and tight little body that land her on his radar. Unfortunately for her, Declan is relentless when he sets his sights on someone, both in and out of the ring. Unfortunately for him, this recently reformed bad girl is trying to go straight after heading down a dangerous path. She's not going to make this easy for him. In fact, she's going to make it--and him--very, very hard.
Declan's not worried, though. He'll have Savannah come hell or high water, because if there's one word he'd use to describe her, it's "MINE."
Scary is thinking you’re a woman who’s in charge all the time, and then discovering you aren’t
Owned By Fate - Serve, #1 by Tessa Bailey Contemporary BDSM. Entangled Brazen
Her mind rejects his world. But her body knows its master.
Journalist Caroline Preston arrives at Serve, New York City's hottest BDSM club, with one goal—to hate it. If her brother wasn't trying to turn the family's respectable financial magazine into a publication that features "lifestyle" pieces for the wealthy and adventurous, she wouldn't even be there, trying to write an article about a world she doesn't understand.
But then she sees him.
Jonah Briggs doesn't leave his post for just anyone. As the owner of the club, his sole purpose is to ensure that his clientele get everything they need, but when he sees Caroline, his only thought is what he wants—to dominate the sexy little reporter and give the most exquisite pleasure she's ever experienced.
Caroline has no intention of entering that particular lion's den—not with her family's reputation at stake—no matter how dark, sexy, and complex the lion in question may be. But with every encounter, she craves more, and with every slide of his lips, she realizes Jonah might just be the man to break down all her defenses … if she'll let him.
Finally, the latest installment of my own Club 3 series. A standalone romance about two people who have some ghosts of their own ... can they lay them to rest?
She’s Worth It All (Club 3, Book 4) by Cathryn Cade Contemporary BDSM romance.
He's a hometown hero with a secret. She has a broken heart only a strong man can heal. Will he risk everything to show her she's worth it all?
Mase Barnett is a cop, a hero who nearly died to keep his small town safe. The eyes of his hometown are always on him. But he’s also a man with a dark secret—one he takes across the river to the big city. Inside the private walls of Club 3, he’s free to be what he is … a Dom. And a man who likes it hot and public.
After the breakup of her marriage, Natalie Cusco is back in town—but not everyone welcomes her. She just wants to keep her head down while she makes a new life for herself, running the bar that was her dream.
She yearns to give Mase what he wants—her body and her submission. But will this brash, cocky man help mend her damaged heart or break it again, this time forever?
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