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KU Halloween Reads

 

Halloween is upon us at last! Sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, ghouls, ghosts, monsters,  reapers, demons, witches, and warlocks.

 

There's nothing better than a good book as you sit curled up in a warm blanket while the leaves fall outside your window. So I've compiled several excellent reads all available in Kindle Unlimited just for you!

 

This is a list of my favorite books, or highly recommended books on my TBR perfect for October. I had a lot of fun compiling this list for you.

 

Just click on the covers to borrow it on Kindle Unlimited and enjoy your spooky reads!

 

* Disclaimer: If you don't have Kindle Unlimited, please check prices before buying - The ratings also range from PG to R *

 

 

LEGACY by LJ SWALLOW

What's worse than being pursued by the Four Horsemen?
Discovering you're the Fifth.

Verity Jameson's day switches from mundane to disastrous when she runs down a stranger with her car. Fortunately for Vee, she can't kill Death.

Death, who just happens to be one of the Four Horsemen, and he's looking for her.

The Four Horsemen spend life preventing the end of the world, not bringing on an apocalypse. As gatekeepers of the portals which exist between the human world and other realms, the team fight to keep the portals closed and the supernatural forces under control. Without their fifth member, the Four Horsemen are losing the battle.

Now they've found Verity and what they tell her goes far beyond the conspiracy theories Vee spends her free time investigating.

 

GRAVEYARD ROSE by GINNY CLYDE

In a world where the undead and other demonic creatures run at large, the Guardians, a special rank of men are all that stand between the citizens of Maldorfina and the legions of monsters that hide in the deep, dark Carpathian forests.
Seventeen year old Lenara Gerrickson, a lone female Guardian, struggles to maintain her position while going on her own secret missions into the dark woods. Betrayed in love, all she has is family and honor.

As she rides out to face the threat of a new breed of werewolves, her intuition warns her against unforeseen horror. Her very existence comes under peril…until the day fate puts her in the path of a masked man. Can she find love in this dark and desolate world, or will she perish in the line of duty? Here begins the incredible tale of a lost maiden, and a mysterious, gentleman who calls himself a beast...

 

CHASING RABBITS by ERIN BEDFORD

Alice was wrong – Wonderland wasn’t so wonderful after all.

Kat never expected to be back in her hometown, but when house sitting turns into a mad rabbit chase, Kat finds herself with a whole new set of problems.

A two headed bird with a Game of Thrones obsession, a party full of tea addicts, and a Cheshire Cat who could seduce the pants off her grandma? And if the citizens weren’t bad enough their prince was off his rocker.

This wasn’t your run of the mill Wonderland. This was the Fae world, where rules are rules, and some things are exactly as they seem.

 

 

THE REAPERS by ALI WINTERS

 The balance of life and death must be protected at all costs.

Without Reapers, people don’t die. Without death, there would be an apocalypse. As a Reaper, a marked soul has never managed to escape Nivian. At least, not until she meets Kain.

Nivian knows he’s different by more than just his startling green eyes or the way he sends her pulse racing. As a Hunter, Kain is one of the chosen meant to protect the balance between life and death. And to protect that balance, his sole purpose is to destroy Reapers.

With Reapers disappearing, the balance is thrown into turmoil. Kain and Nivian are both tasked to right it. But doing so means that one of them must die.

 

THE CHOSEN KNIGHTS by MARY TING

 

When teens go missing in Hawaii, a group of demon-hunters—half human and half angel—disguised as high school students, must leave Crossroads, the place where they reside. In a race against time, they uncover the mystery connecting the missing teens, which dates back to the era of the Knights Templar. However, when they discover one of the Templars passed down a book containing all the secrets and codes to finding a particular treasure, they soon realize this forbidden treasure needs to be found before Cyrus, the lord of the possessor demons, acquires it—a treasure which been safeguarded and hidden from him.

There is only one problem: the pages containing the clues leading to the treasure is missing. When the first page is found, Cyrus threatens to kill more descendants of the Knights Templar if it is not given to him by Friday the thirteenth. In the midst of threats and discovery, the demon-hunting angels find they are not alone when supernatural beings begin to reveal themselves. Can they put their differences aside and work together to solve the Knights Templars’ cipher? As they astral travel to the past, they witness a lot more than they have bargained for. And some things are better left unseen.

 

THE VAMPIRE WISH by MICHELLE MADOW

He’s a vampire prince. She’s a human blood slave. They should be enemies… but uniting might be their only hope to prevent a supernatural war.

Annika never thought of herself as weak—until the day vampires murdered her parents and kidnapped her from our world to the hidden vampire kingdom of the Vale.

As a brand new blood slave, Annika must learn to survive her dangerous new circumstances… or face imminent death from the monstrous wolves prowling outside the Vale’s enchanted walls. But not all in the kingdom is as it appears, and when a handsome vampire disguised as a human steps into her life, Annika discovers that falling for the enemy is sometimes too tempting to resist.

Especially when becoming a vampire might be her only chance to gain the strength she needs to escape the Vale. 

 

WITCH OR TREAT an ANTHOLOGY

 

It's All Hallows' Eve, and these witches are getting wild!


Just in time for Halloween, some of your favorite authors have teamed up to bring you more than 600 pages of mystery, magic, and mayhem.


Whether it's a trick or a treat, these witchy tales will surely get you in a spooky state of mind!
 

 

 

 

 

SHADE OF VAMPIRE by BELLA FORREST

On the evening of Sofia Claremont's seventeenth birthday, she is sucked into a nightmare from which she cannot wake. A quiet evening walk along a beach brings her face to face with a dangerous pale creature that craves much more than her blood.

She is kidnapped to The Shade, an enchanted island where the sun is eternally forbidden to shine - an island uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet. She wakes here as a slave, a captive in chains.

Sofia's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn when she is selected out of hundreds of girls to take up residence in the tree-top harem of Derek Novak, the dark royal prince.

Despite his addiction to power and obsessive thirst for her blood, Sofia soon realizes that the safest place on the island is within his quarters, and she must do all within her power to win him over if she is to survive even one more night.

Will she succeed? Or is she destined to the same fate that all other girls have met at the hands of the Novaks?

 

ONLY HALF ALIVE by KONSTANZ SILVERBOW

 

The world's darkest creature will be their brightest hope!

While darkness haunts her, she craves the light. Christina is a demon, but she doesn't want to be. She is willing to sacrifice everything to change it. Only one person stands in her way, and he will stop at nothing to keep her the way she is.

The greatest battle of light vs dark threatens every living creature, a battle that could destroy all. And the demon in love will only have one chance to save everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE SCARLET THREAD by DS MURPHY

My name is Kaidance Monroe, and sometimes when I touch people, I see how they die. After I saw my little brother's death but failed to stop it, my parents abandoned me to a juvenile detention facility. I don't let people touch me anymore. Not my fingertips, not my skin, not my heart.

Just before I turned 18, I got a visit from a cute guy, who tricked me into giving up my secrets. He said I was special, but he wasn't the only one searching for me. I barely escaped with my life. Now I'm in a mansion, learning how to control my abilities - abilities so powerful, even the gods are jealous. I didn't mean to make anyone fall for me. Certainly not my would-be killer. And I never imagined how far he would fall.

 

 

DARK AND DEADLY THINGS by KELLY MARTIN

Since Elise Morgan left her father’s reality television show, Dark and Deadly Things, she put the ghost-hunting life behind her, able to comfortably watch from her couch. Her father has resorted to faking the hauntings that thrill America, but he could never fool Elise. She can see the dead.

When the Halloween episode airs live on television, something goes horribly wrong. Four people end up dead, and Elise's father is the lead suspect in their murders. But Elise knows the truth. She watched the thing that crawled from the darkness. She just has to prove her father's innocence.

Abel Hale was in the house when his family were slaughtered. He felt the cold breeze, heard the scraping of nails along the wall as the entity stalked them. The thing that killed the people he loved was not human. There is only one person who believes him, one person who can help him. Joining forces with Elise, they try to find the creature and stop it once and for all.

There’s only one problem. How do you kill a ghost?

 

LEANA by JACLYN WEIST

 

The Leanan Sidhe has lived for centuries, inspiring artists while draining their life force in return. It’s who she is, all she’s ever known. While she loves the human’s artistic creations, she cares nothing for her victims.

Conall lives a complicated life, but he loves what he does. By day, he’s a humble farmer, by night he’s hunter, searching for the dark creatures that plague Ireland. When he can, he escapes to the local village and paints portraits in the small marketplace.

For Leana, Conall is just another victim. And yet, from the moment she meets him in the marketplace, she can’t seem to get him out of her mind, let alone end his life like she has so many others before. While they both see their growing attraction, they know that they can never be with the other and survive. Will they follow their destinies, or will they seek for the one thing they can’t have—each other?

 

ANY WITCH WAY YOU CAN by AMANDA M. LEE

Bay Winchester is having a tough week.

As the local editor of Hemlock Cove's only newspaper, she just happens to be present when a body is found in an area corn maze. To make matters worse, the police believe the murder may have something to do with the occult.
This wouldn't be a problem for a normal reporter, but since Bay is descended from a well-known line of actual witches, the town is understandably on edge.
Between the suspicious townspeople, the befuddled police presence and that random hot biker guy that may or may not have something to do with the murder -- Bay has her hands full.
When you add the typical family problems, multiplying ghosts -- and one monster of a zit that she's sure came from her aunt's curse -- Bay is just struggling to make it through the week.
Of course, when the killer sets his sights on Bay, things could get a whole lot worse.

 

GORE GIRLS by JACKSON DEAN CHASE

THE ULTIMATE BLOODBATH OF YOUNG ADULT HORROR!

 

Beware! These pages are packed with zombies, demons, witches, and worse!

 

Get ready for the most disgusting, insane tales ever...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE DEVIL'S DAUGHTER by JILL COOPER

The beauty of an Angel. The Heart of the Devil. A war is about to be waged for her soul. Can love prove to be the one saving grace that Lucifer cannot master?

Reckless. Impetuous and arrogant. Amara is Lucifer's daughter in every way. In the high court of hell, no one has captured more angels than she has. But she has never felt anything for them. Not until him.

The high counsel of Heaven sent their mightiest warrior, Cathal, to kill Amara and snuff out the danger she presents. But her beauty causes him pause. He senses the tremble. A flicker of goodness buried deep inside of her.

If Cathal can kindle the spark and allow that goodness to grow, he can save her from herself and from inheriting the flame of hell.

As the gladiator games for her hand in marriage heat up, can Amara find the strength to come out of the dark and stand in the light?

 

 

SLEEPING BEAUTY'S VERY UNTIMELY MURDER by CHERI SCHMIDT & TRISTIN HUNT

A delicious reimagining of the classic Sleeping Beauty.
A fairy tale with a romantic paranormal twist.
An evil prince.
An improper earl.

A beautiful young woman awakens within a strange castle. She doesn’t know who she is or how she got there. All she does know is that she’s a ghost, and based on the bridal gown she’s wearing, someone must’ve murdered her...on her wedding day.

With the help of Lord Christian Sparks, an English gentleman with a penchant for swearing like a sailor, the ghostly lady begins to piece together her cloudy past and solve the mystery that led to her five hundred year slumber, why a French prince is haunting her dreams and the complexities of falling in love with a living, breathing man in eighteenth century England as a ghost!

 

A PRESCRIPTION FOR DELIRIUM by NOREE COSPER

 

Madness is spreading like a virus.

Ninety years ago, Gabriella di Luca failed to protect the family of her dead lover. Now the devil that murdered the eldest Van Helsing son has resurfaced, and she’s determined to stop him before he can lay a bloody hand on the remaining three brothers.

However, Gabby suspects the devil is testing a drug that induces demonic possession, and the only way to stop the devil’s plot is to fall victim to the madness herself. If she wants to save the brothers and their city, she’ll have to risk most precious possession: her mind.

 

 

 

DALYSIAN HOPE by JAMIE SUMMER

One night can change everything.

For seventeen-year-old Sophie Evans life is completely average. And she likes it that way.

Until one night, her apartment is attacked. Out of nowhere, creatures climb through her windows with only one goal in mind: to kill her. Only with the help of two handsome strangers and her next-door-neighbor does she make it out alive.

While the immediate danger is gone, Sophie finds herself thrown into a world she didn’t even knew existed — dealing with powers she knows nothing about and a race counting on her to save them.

How can she be the only hope of a race she never even knew existed? When pressure threatens to suffocate her, can Sophie fight the odds stacked against her, or will she lose herself in the process?

SKIN DEEP by T.G. AYER

By night's pale light, Kai hunts evil on the streets of Chicago...

 

Her human friends have no idea that a supernatural worlds exists alongside theirs. No idea shifters and demons walk in the shadows. And Kai prefers to keep it that way.


That is, until she discovers the body of a murdered shifter. The discovery quickly embroils her in a world of supernatural drug-dealing and renegade shifters who leave a trail of blood and mayhem wherever they go.

When Logan Westin, paranormal investigator and super-hot human, begins investigating the same murder, Kai refuses to allow her feelings to control her. Humans are off-limits, no matter how sizzlingly sexy they are. But can Kai keep him at bay? And does she even want to?

In the blink of an eye her comfortable life is gone, a dear friend murdered, and shifters are disappearing around her. To survive and to save her loved ones, Kai must allow herself to trust Logan, to give her scarred heart to someone again.

 

KISSED BY DARKNESS by SHEA MACLEOD

 

Three years ago, Morgan Bailey narrowly survived a vampire attack that left her with heightened senses, uncanny speed, and a new calling: supernatural bounty hunter. Since that day, sexy, street-smart Morgan hasn’t met a vampire she couldn’t dust or a demon she couldn’t kill—until she’s hired to hunt down a priceless amulet and the sunwalker who stole it. Sunwalkers—powerful vampires immune to sunlight—are notoriously difficult to find, let alone kill. Still, a job’s a job, and Morgan’s never been one to shy away from a challenge. So bring it on…right?

 

But the sunwalker ends up tracking her down. And not only that, he turns out to be cunning, charming—and undeniably gorgeous. Nevertheless, she can’t ignore the destruction he is capable of: the sunwalker possesses an ancient secret which, if unleashed, could destroy the human world.

 

 

ARI by S.M. BOYCE

The moment Ari Bowers stepped inside the abandoned farmhouse on the outskirts of White Haven, Pennsylvania, she wanted to hightail it out of there like the ghost-fearing girl she was. Instead, she let her crush, Marcus Wagner, lead her into the shadows.

Oops.

As she predicted, they ran out screaming. But something followed her home.

Since that night, Ari is haunted by something she can’t see. It watches her when she sleeps. It caresses her in the shower. It carves words into her skin and lives alongside her, never satisfied with her terror. It always wants more, and Ari begins to fear it will take her and her date back to the farmhouse… forever.

For Ari and Marcus, it’s not a matter of whether or not monsters are real; It’s a life-or-death race to figure out which one is out to drag their souls to hell.

BLADE OF THE DESTROYER by ANDY PELOQUIN

 

The Hunter of Voramis is the perfect assassin:

Ruthless, Unrelenting, Immortal.

Yet he is haunted by lost memories, bonded to a cursed dagger that feeds him power yet denies him peace of mind. Within him rages an unquenchable need for blood and death. When he accepts a contract to avenge the stolen innocence of a girl, the Hunter becomes the prey. The death of a seemingly random target sends him hurtling toward destruction, yet could his path also lead to the truth of his buried past?

 

 

 

 

 

 

And there you have it! I hope you've found a bunch of great books to keep you in the Halloween spirit all month.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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