October comes and I immediately have this yearning for darker..spookier..atmospheric books. I want books that give me a certain vibe and put me in a certain mood. I don’t know what has come over me, but I have actually read a few paranormal/fantasy romances this month that I’ve really enjoyed.
Claimed by the Elven King by Cristina Rayne.
I listened to this via Audible Escape. Was it mind blowing? No. But what it is, is a romance between a human woman snatched from her world and transported to the world of the Elven King to be his Queen and bear him children. I didn’t know what to expect. It is very steamy, but at it’s core has a pretty decently strong story line. If you need an entertaining read, I say give it a go. My friend Maggie from Stormereads is going to be shaking her head at me, because she DID NOT like this one.
Halloween Boo by Sarah Spade
If you were like me, a hopeless romantic to the core, always wondering..’I wonder what would happen if…’ then there’s a strong possibility that as you watched Zachary Binx grab his sister Emily’s hand at the end of Hocus Pocus and finally cross over into the light, you wondered what if Dani and him actually had a chance once she got over? Yes, in my hand I plotted fan fiction for Dani and Zachary Binx to reunite and fall in love. Yes, I know his time was 300 years before hers but I needed something. Thank you Sara Spade for giving me that with Halloween Boo. In a nutshell, there you go. Fun. Worth the read.
Swept Away by Kamery Solomon
Basically I have this fascination with the idea of you and the person you’re meant to fall in love with being separated by time. I have come to terms with the fact that, that is why I love time travel romances so much. If you’ve ever flipped through the history channel’s line up you’ve possibly seen their show about treasure seekers on Oak Island. That’s where this book kicks off. Enter time travel. Pirates. Knights Templars. It’s an amazingly good time and what’s even better is that it is book 1 in a series, so yes! There is more to come. If anything, read this for Tristan O’Rourke.
The Headmaster by Tiffany Reisz
This is only my second Tiffany Reisz and yet again, here I am, questioning why I haven’t read more from her yet. The Headmaster was so d★mn good! It is one of those paranormal stories that you don’t really get just how paranormal it is until you get to the end of the book. Just sit back for the ride, fall in love with the students our heroine teaches and swoon at the romance between Gwen and Edwin. Then the ending will come and you’ll be like I didn’t expect THIS!
If you’ve read any of these let me know what your thoughts were, but most definitely if you’re in the mood for something with a paranormal theme I recommend giving one of these a try.