Halloween

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No Bad Deed

I so enjoy when a book seeps into my psyche and elicits a strong emotional response. Début author Heather Chavez’s bingeable thriller, No Bad Deed, gave me a jump scare to end all jump scares. While engrossed in reading an especially creepy chapter of No Bad Deed, I was instantly terrified when s ...

B+
Jaded, Bearded, Wolfish

Jaded, Bearded, Wolfish by G.G. Andrew is the third standalone romantic comedy in her Crazy, Sexy, Ghoulish novella series, and the first one I read (though as soon as I finished I was at Amazon picking up the other two faster than you can say Boo!). I admit to being completely pulled in by the titl ...

A
Truth or Beard

My apologies to everyone who recommended this series to me and was rewarded with ‘that doesn’t sound like my cup of tea.' You were right and I was wrong. Deliciously, wonderfully wrong! Truth or Beard is the first book in Penny Reid’s Winston Brothers series about six handsome, bearded brot ...

B
The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel: A Story of Sleepy Hollow

Just in time for Halloween, Alyssa Palombo presents The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel, a retelling of the legend of Katrina Van Tassel, lover of Ichabod Crane, and victim of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, New York. This telling takes on the cast of a romantic tragedy.  When itinerant ...

C-
All I Want for Halloween

Sadie Liberato is cheerfully sloppy and filled with attitude.  Having experienced multiple failed relationships and cheating men, she is not a smiler and prefers to keep to herself, spend time in the gym, working at her father Big Tony’s restaurant and trash talking the folks on her favorite real ...

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Dating You/Hating You

One of the perils of loving an author is that terrible feeling you get when you just don’t connect with a new book.  You love everything else the author has written, you preorder and auto-buy new releases, and you anxiously watch the calendar waiting for new titles to appear on your Kindle.  And ...

B+
Her Halloween Treat

I've read quite a few of Tiffany Reisz's books, and I'm definitely a fan. She writes sex scenes better than many writers out there, and she also does good worldbuilding. In addition to all that, even when things happening in her books are all kinds of not okay with me, she does tell a vivid story. I ...

B+
The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine (Anthology)

They say never judge a book by its cover, but the cover is why I picked out The Cottage on Pumpkin and Vine. I love all things autumnal, and I can’t recall seeing another romance that focuses around Halloween. This collection of three novellas centers around Rose Cottage Bed and Breakfast and its ...

C+
Trick Me, Treat Me

Trick Me, Treat Me is a fun, light seasonal read. There's a little bit of everything here, from ghosts, to amnesia, to a misunderstanding and a mysterious old house. Sometimes the cornucopia of plot devices runneth o'er, but then there's a lot here for such a short book. Gwen Compton and he ...

D
The Magic Jack-o'-Lantern

How do you feel about brownies? Oh, not the edible kind but the shaggy, brown, invisible kind? For those not in the know, brownies supposedly resided in every home in England, taking care of little every day details for the owners. Some people could even see these brownies and befriended them. In Sa ...