6 Sultry Sci-Fi and Paranormal Reads for Halloween
by Karen Green
Ghost stories may be the ideal reading material for Halloween but if your tastes run a little more towards frighteningly romantic than frighteningly scary, paranormal romance is the high-stakes, high-tension genre you’re looking for.
Featuring protagonists that may be adorned with superhuman gifts and protagonists that may not even be human at all, paranormal and fantasy romance flirts with the shadows but won’t leave readers in the dark.
Whether you’re already a dedicated fan of paranormal and scifi romance or just starting to explore, these six sultry titles will make a believer out of any reader.
Worlds Collide (Warriors of Risnar) by Tracy St. John
Engineer Velia Farrah is assigned to study a top-secret portal linking Earth to other worlds. But a fierce, gold-skinned alien Jape Bolep is determined to destroy Earth’s access to Risnar once and for all. Grabbing a curvy handful of a human wasn’t part of the plan, but he has no intention of letting her distract him from his need for vengeance—no matter how much he aches to make her his. Both are ready to do battle but distrust from all sides leave Velia and Jape in a fight against their own people to keep each other alive.
A Treason of Truths by Ada Harper
Head spymaster Lyre’s loyalty lies with Sabine, the Empress she has loved since childhood. But when Sabine visits the secretive Cloud Vault, the floating citadel home that Lyre betrayed, Lyre’s elaborate web of lies starts to untangle. Her very presence threatens Sabine’s future, and Lyre will do whatever it takes to protect her lover—even if that means sacrificing herself.
The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox
In 1821, the Montrose family and their three daughters—Catherine, Lydia and Emeline—flee Boston for their new country home, Willow Hall. The estate seems sleepy and idyllic. A subtle menace creeps into the atmosphere, and all three daughters will be irrevocably changed by what follows, but none more than Lydia, who must draw on a power she never knew she possessed if she wants to protect those she loves. For Willow Hall’s secrets will rise, in the end.
Shadow and Ice (Gods of War) by Gena Showalter
Knox of Iviland has spent his life winning new realms for his king but if he prevails in the battle for Earth, his slave bands will be removed. Victory is his sole focus—until he meets tough but vulnerable Vale London when she stumbles upon a cave filled with ancient gods waging war. Vale is his enemy but Knox is consumed with lust and a fierce need to protect her. Only one combatant can triumph, and he will have to choose: live for freedom, or die for love.
Healer’s Need (Ancient Ink) by Rhenna Morgan
Coyote shifter, Tate Allen has been watching his mate from afar, ready to teach her about her gifts when she changes for the first time. Elise Ralston loves Tate for the patience he’s shown, denying his own needs even as he teaches her about pleasure. But someone unknown is still stalking the clan, threatening more than Tate and Elise’s bond. And Elise is a prime target—precious for the magic she hasn’t even learned yet.
This Strange Witchery by Michele Hauf
All Torsten Rindle wants is to be normal. As soon as he completes his last job, he’s done with the supernatural. Then Melissande Jones sashays into his life, and Tor finds that he can’t resist this sultry sorceress. He might be able to protect her from vampires and zombies, but can he leave the paranormal world behind after Mel has bewitched him?
Are you a fan of paranormal romance or are you new to the genre? Let us know what you think about these sultry seasonal titles!