In the mood for something that combines all the Halloween spooky vibes… but also feeds your need for romance?
Look no further!
A Multitude of Dreams by Mara Rutherford
A Multitude of Dreams is a gothic Edgar Allen Poe inspired fantasy tale with a romantic plot woven through. It’s the perfect bland of spooky and romantic as we follow the lives of Princess Imogen, trapped in a decaying castle, and Nico, trying to survive in the post-plague world outside.
Blurb: The bloody plague is finally past, but what fresh horror lies in its wake?
Princess Imogen of Goslind has lived a sheltered life for three years at the boarded-up castle — she and the rest of its inhabitants safe from the bloody mori roja plague that’s ravaged the kingdom. But Princess Imogen has a secret, and as King Stuart descends further into madness, it’s at great risk of being revealed. Rations dwindle each day, and unhappy murmurings threaten to crack the facade of the years-long charade being played within the castle walls.
Nico Mott once enjoyed a comfortable life of status, but the plague took everyone and everything from him. If not for the generosity of a nearby lord, Nico may not have survived the mori roja’s aftermath. But does owing Lord Crane his life mean he owes him his silence?
When Lord Crane sends Nico to search for more plague survivors in the castle, Nico collides with a princess who wants to break out. They will each have to navigate the web of lies they’ve woven if they’re going to survive the nightmares ahead.
The Forbidden Wolf King by Leia Stone
The Forbidden Wolf King is perfect for Halloween season. It’s a romantic fantasy novel starring werewolves (here called Wolven). Although it’s the fourth book in the fabulous Kings of Avalier series it can be read as a standalone. It maybe leans more on the romance end than the spooky end of the Halloween romantasy scale… but it’s still a great October read!
Blurb: Axil Moon broke my heart when I was fifteen and I’ve dreamed of getting revenge ever since. So when he becomes the king of all Wolven and summons me to compete for his hand in marriage in the deadly Queen Trials, I gladly accept. I want nothing more than to defeat the competition and leave him cold and alone when I slam the bedroom door in his face every night. Axil Moon will regret the day he thought he could discard me and get away with it.
But the Axil I expect isn’t the one waiting for me. This grown Axil is different from the teenage boy I loved. This Axil begs me to believe it was never his choice to leave me, and my heart is torn.
Now I have to try and stay alive in order to see what could be between us, but all the while there is an enemy in our midst and war on our border that could overturn the world as I know it, and all I can do is fight to keep that world alive.
The Witch is Back by Sophia H. Morgan
Definitely more on the rom-end of the spooky scale, The Witch Is Back is a sweet witchy rom-com set in the world of high society witch families living alongside the human world. It’s a cute trope-filled romance with friends to lovers, marriage of convenience, second chance at love and more!
Blurb: Love is a hex of a thing.
There’s nothing wrong with being a wallflower. Not to Emmaline Bluewater, anyway. Emma may have been born into witch society, but her days of trying to fit in where she doesn’t belong are over — they ended seven years ago, when the man she’d hoped to marry left town without a word. She’s much happier now, living a delightfully mundane human life in Chicago and running her bar, Toil and Trouble.
Until Bastian Truenote walks through the door and announces that he wants her back.
Bastian had his reasons for leaving — even if he can’t tell Emma what they are. Now, to win Emma’s heart, he’s got to face down an adorably goofy dog familiar, a best friend who’s all too eager to hit him with a carefully aimed hex, and a woman who’s far from the meek witch he remembers.
Magical contracts aren’t easily broken, but as far as Emma’s concerned, not even a marriage of convenience will have her falling under Bastian’s spell again…
Seduced By The Enemy by Shannon Curtis
Witches and demon hunters clash in these deeply sexy reads from Aussie author Shannon Curtis!
Blurb: Theirs was a forbidden touch…
If not for her protective wards, witch Melissa Carter would be dead at the hands of her enemy, shadow breed Hunter Galen. Now he’s her prisoner. Though she tortures him with spells, he torments her with dark fantasies, inciting a forbidden lust too strong to deny. But Hunter must escape to destroy his father who threatens them both, even if doing so means descending into a place so evil they might not come out alive…
When a name appears on Dave Carter’s skin, he goes hunting. It’s his job to find and kill witches who transgress natural law. He can’t believe that sweet, naive empath Sully Timmerman is the murderer he’s seeking. Is she dangerous, in danger, or both? Dave wants to protect her, but he can’t protect his own heart. And he might not even want to…
After the Forest by Kell Woods
After The Woods is an enchanting debut historical fantasy novel, perfect for fans of the fairytale-vibe!
Blurb: Ginger. Honey. Cinnamon. Flour.
A drop of blood to bind its power.
1650: The Black Forest, Wurttemberg. Fifteen years after the witch in the gingerbread house, Greta and Hans are struggling to get by. Their father and stepmother are long dead, Hans is deeply in debt from gambling, and the countryside lies in ruin, its people recovering in the aftermath of a brutal war.
Greta has a secret, though: the witch’s grimoire, secreted away and whispering in her ear, and the recipe inside that makes the most sinfully delicious – and addictive – gingerbread. As long as she can bake, Greta can keep her small family afloat.
But in a village full of superstition, Greta and her intoxicating gingerbread is a source of ever-growing suspicion and vicious gossip.
And now, dark magic is returning to the woods and Greta’s own power – magic she is still trying to understand – may be the only thing that can save her …
If it doesn’t kill her first.
I Put A Spell On You by Michele Hauf
Looking for short sexy Halloween reads? Look no further!
Blurb: A little hocus pocus…
An American Witch In Paris
Tired of his desk job, Ethan Pierce decides it’s time for a more exciting occupation. This straitlaced vampire may be ready for demons and blood magic, but nothing can prepare him for Tuesday Knightsbridge. She’s brash, she’s bold and she’s the sexiest woman he’s ever met. She also happens to be a witch…and the key to saving the world.
The Witch’s Quest
After Kelyn Saint-Pierre’s sacrifice to save witch Valor Hearst from a gruesome death, he’s certain that any spark between them is gone. Valor wishes she’d known about his feelings before she ruined everything. There may be a way she can repay him…but it won’t be easy. The two are pushed close together on a dangerous mission, but will their passion only bind them further in pain?
Small Town, Big Magic by Hazel Beck
Small Town Big Magic is a mix between small-town romance… and an epic witchy tale of the battle between good and evil to save a community. Don’t believe me? Read the book to find out!
Blurb: There’s no such thing as witches…right?
Emerson Wilde has built the life of her dreams. Youngest Chamber of Commerce president in St. Cyprian history, successful indie bookstore owner, and lucky enough to have her best friends as found family? Done.
But when Emerson is attacked by creatures that shouldn’t be real and kills them with what can only be called magic, Emerson finds that the past decade of her life has been…a lie. St. Cyprian isn’t your average Midwestern river town — it’s a haven for witches. When Emerson failed a power test years ago, she was stripped of her magical memories. Turns out, Emerson’s friends are all witches.
And so is she.
That’s not all, though. Evil is lurking in the charming streets of St. Cyprian. Emerson will need to learn to control what’s inside of her, remember her magic, and deal with old, complicated feelings for her childhood friend — cranky-yet-gorgeous local farmer Jacob North — to defeat an enemy that hides in the rivers and shadows of everything she loves.
Even before she had magic, Emerson would have done anything for St. Cyprian, but now she’ll have to risk not just her livelihood…but her life.
A River Enchanted by Rebecca Ross
A River Enchanted is slightly different from the other books on this list. It’s a Celtic inpsired fantasy novel set on a mysterious Isle… where spirits of the land, sea and air hold dark secrets about missing children. It’s utterly intoxicating as a read, and deliciously romantic.
Blurb: A sparkling debut fantasy with Celtic tones set on the magical isle of Cadence where two childhood enemies must team up to discover why girls are going missing from their clan.
Enchantments run deep on the magical Isle of Cadence.
The capricious spirits that live there find mirth in the lives of the humans who call the land home, but that mischief turns to malevolence as girls begin to go missing.
Adaira, heiress of the east, knows the spirits only answer to a bard’s music, enticing them to return the missing girls. But there’s only one bard capable of drawing the spirits forth by song: her childhood enemy, Jack Tamerlaine.
He hasn’t stepped foot on Cadence in ten long years, content to study music at the Mainland university. But as Jack and Adaira reluctantly work together it becomes apparent the trouble with the spirits is far more sinister than first thought and an older, darker secret lurks beneath the surface, threatening to undo them all.
A Hex Gone Wrong by Elle James
Sexy. Witchy. Romantic!
Blurb: He was under her spell…
The Witch’s Initiation
Undercover officer Cal Black has never encountered the paranormal…until now. His latest mission is to investigate the disappearance of a girl. However, the girl’s a witch, and her sister is the enchantress who broke his heart. Deme Chattox’s body remembers the magic of Cal’s touch. But she’s determined to find her sister alone…until they unearth terrifying secrets that could destroy her.
Possessing The Witch
Gryph Leone likes to lay low, but when his powerful senses detect a woman in distress, he finds himself in a losing battle with a wolf shifter. Selene Chattox didn’t know she’d be bringing home an injured stranger when she followed her premonition to the river’s edge. But as Gryph heals, the pair realise fate has united them as they track a killer. Yet as passion ignites, so does danger…