There are several new releases out this week that you should know about – so that you can buy them and read them! Some of these great books also have a particular appeal for the spooky season which is now officially upon us!
The Westwood Witches by Sarah Northwood. YA fantasy/sword & sorcery.
Aero trembled as she held the box sealed inside black paper. The dilemma was a difficult one – her mum had told her the box contained secrets she might not be ready for. Once she opened it, there would be no going back.
Aero has always felt like a misfit and an outsider. Thankfully, having a best friend like Lilly, along with a grandma like Joanna, makes life worth living. But a terrible event tears her world apart, and Aero Westwood is about to discover that her family has more secrets than most.
Siren’s Lullaby by Erin Lee. Mythology/folk tales/fantasy.
Three women are left stranded on a small Island near Sicily, Italy, to starve, but they won’t give up easily. Joining together to fight to survive, they make a deal with a demon of the sea.
Three pirates–brothers–who haven’t agreed on much since their mother died get back together for a long journey. They long to rid themselves of the curse placed on them by a sea witch.
An insatiable hunger felt by the seductress sirens and the deadly pirates will join them together in more ways than they could ever have thought.
Cirque De Slay by CeeCee James. Cozy mystery.
Concello Circus is crowded with unforgettable characters- trapeze artists, sword swallowers, clowns, not to mention the famed Ringmaster. Working at the circus is exactly what Trixie expected. What she didn’t expect is to find a dead body…with a dark apparition rising up from it.
Claudette Barbarosa, the beautiful bearded lady and rumored girlfriend of the Ringmaster, has been murdered and suspects are everywhere.
Trixie is desperate to catch the killer before she is caught herself. Even more, she wants an explanation for what she saw the spooky, rainy night that Claudette died.
Were her eyes lying to her…or was everyone else lying?
Curious Times by Joanne Van Leerdam. Macabre/horror/dark humour.
Friday, the magical black cat with a devilish sense of justice, returns in a second collection of macabre and darkly humorous stories. Set at significant times of the year, these stories celebrate key events while Friday delivers his own brand of feline justice to people who fully deserve what’s coming to them.
If you have ever wished for revenge, or taken pleasure in seeing horrible people get their just desserts, this book is for you.
Love You To Death by S.K. Gregory. Horror.
Ravenna has lost the love of her life, but she isn’t about to let death come between them. As a powerful witch, she can raise him from the dead, but what will it cost her?
This is the fifth title in the author’s ‘ A Chills and Thrills Tale’ series of short reads.
Onyx a by Nikki Landis. Dark paranormal romance.
Derek is obsessed with Harleigh Quinlan.
It doesn’t help that he’s been assigned as her guardian, a job he never guessed would bring him face to face with his darkest enemy. Haunted by a tragic and brutal past and forced to confront his own demons, Derek must find a way to protect the woman who’s become his entire world and seek answers to the nightmares that plague his nights. As vengeance burns within his veins, will Derek become consumed by the flames?
This is not fan fiction – it is a totally unique and original story.
Andorra by Greg Alldredge. Steampunk/gaslamp.
Fly for freedom.
Helena always thought of Europe as the romantic continent, full of history and mystery waiting to be explored. What she finds breaks her heart, deforested, and smoke choked.
The Russians haunt the Legend’s every move. Will she ever escape their influence?
The old countries are arming with new deadly steam-powered weapons. Will humans survive to see the 20th century?
Will Helena want to live in the next century if it arrives safely?
What Lies Beyond the Shadows: a 2018 Halloween Anthology. Horror/ghost stories.
This collection of horror stories, published by Wild Dreams Publishing, is due for release on October 4th.
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