Beasties with the Best Humor…Need comedy in your Halloween? #Recommendations

Posted October 28, 2014 by Sophia Rose in Halloween Recommendations / 11 Comments



Okay, see I’m really not into things that do much more than go bump in the night. You will never see me browsing through titles that are in the horror section nor some of those really thrillerish thrillers. I screamed, flinched and made myself ill over Michael, Freddie and a possessed home in Amityville long ago and I’ve done my time trying to impress the other kiddies with all my bravado. So, while I would like to recommend some stories that would make your hair stand on end, I can’t.

Instead, I’ve cobbled together a pile of books that are more suited to the shallow end of the creepy pool for the easily freaked like myself. If I list it as a series, I’ve read one, some or all.

And on the lighter side, I offer the Beasties with the Best Humor:

Broomstick Breakdown by Eve Langlais

Broomstick Breakdown by Eve Langlais.
Irreverent Paranormal Romance at its Hilarious Best in this standalone though there is plenty fun to be had from her series too.


Review First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones Review Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones

Charley Davidson Series by Darynda Jones
Urban Fantasy Romantic Suspense at its wise-cracking best when the Grim Reaper would sell her first future child for a mocha latte.

Our Reviews

First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones
Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones

Review Real Vampires Have Curves by Gerry Bartlett

Glory St. Claire Series by Gerry Bartlett
Urban Fantasy. She was bloated the day that she was turned, but that fact doesn’t keep the unconventional vampiress down for long.       I only read the first one and wasn’t completely sold, but there was enough good stuff that I plan to go back for more.

Our Review

Real Vampires Have Curves by Gerry Bartlett

 Review Sealed With a Curse by Cecy Robson  Review A Cursed Embrace by Cecy Robson Review Cursed By Destiny by Cecy Robson

Weird Girls Series by Cecy Robson
Urban Fantasy. Okay, this has some serious action to it, but the camaraderie and snark amongst the sisters just makes it so fun reading this series.

Our Reviews

Selaled with a Curse by Cecy Robson
A Cursed Embrace by Cecy Robson
Cursed by Destiny by Cecy Robson

Review Flirting Under a Full Moon Review How to Date a Dragon by Ashlyn Chase Review Kissing With Fangs by Ashlyn Chase 

Flirting With Fangs Trilogy by Ashlyn Chase
Paranormal Romance. It’s Cheers the TV show, but paranormal-style as all the magical creatures gather at the pub.

Our Reviews

Flirting Under the Full Moon by Ashlyn Chase
How to Date a Dragon by Ashlyn Chase
Kissing With Fangs by Ashlyn Chase


Review Something About Harry by Dakota Cassidy

Accidentals Series by Dakota Cassidy
Paranormal Romance. Okay, was only semi into the sole book I read in this series, but it had me laughing hard in places because it is all about what the series title implies- accidental turnings into paranormals and there’s a phone hot line for this sort of thing.

Our Review

Something About Harry by Dakota Cassidy

Review Supernaturally Kissed by Stacey Kennedy Demonically Tempted by Stacey Kennedy Mystically Bound by Stacey Kennedy

Frostbite Series by Stacey Kennedy
Urban Fantasy. Needed a rousing ghost story to round out my reccos and here it is. Not so light and hilarious, but Kip is the ghostest with the mostest.

Our Reviews

Supernaturally Kissed
Demonically Tempted
Mystically Bound

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Braine TS

I really need to start Darynda Jones, I have the first three, I don’t know why I haven’t picked it up yet.

Sophia Rose

I think you would have a good time with them, Braine! They are a little of everything: mysteries, romance, urban fantasy, and so funny.

Lover Of Romance

Oh wow!! I just found some new books to add to my nook for this week to read!! Bad Bad Sophia!! You aren’t supposed to tempt me so bad and make my purse whimper. I definitely want to try out Ashlyn Chase–I have had my eye on this series for quite some time and I think its the perfect time to try her out. Should I start with the first one? And Broomstick breakdown sounds fabulous and I do love Eve Langlais.

Sophia Rose

I am truly bad, but if it’s any consolation, you are bad for me too, Renee. I have put several on my wish list after your posts.

Yes, start with Flirting Under a Full Moon. It introduces the worldbuilding and the key characters.

Oh yes, I laugh through most of Eve’s books and enjoy her light, but loveable take on PNR.

Red Iza

Some of this series I already read about, but others you just made me discover (they have increased my ginormous to-read list). That’s a great angle, Halloween with fun, I love the idea, thanks 🙂

Sophia Rose

You’re welcome! Glad you saw something you liked. I get ideas from you too so its only fair, Iza! Haha!

Sophia Rose

You’re welcome! Glad you saw something you liked. I get ideas from you too so its only fair, Iza! Haha!

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vvb reads

Love lists like these. I am going to try the Darynda Jones series.

Sophia Rose

Good choice, vvb! But if you have an embarrassing laugh, I warn you not to read these in public. Charley will have you laughing hard even as you try to figure out the mysteries swirling around her.

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vvb reads

Ha! I’m looking forward to some chuckles 😉

Sophia Rose

Those are guaranteed. Have fun with these!