Scary Monsters With a Romantic Streak…We have some Halloween Recommendations for you!

Posted October 23, 2014 by Sophia Rose in Halloween Recommendations / 10 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.

Next up, these are my Scary Monsters With a Romantic Streak offerings:

Bleeding Hearts by Ash KraftonBlood Rush by Ash KraftonWolf's Bane by Ash Krafton

The Demimonde Series by Ash Krafton.
Urban Fantasy where the vamps and weres have bite in this unique para mythology.


Black Rook by Kelly Meade Gray Bishop by Kelly Meade White Knight by Kelly Meade

Cornerstone Run Trilogy by Kelly Meade.
Paranormal Romance. I’ve only read the first one, but those witches and vamps are not people you want to
meet without a really strong werewolf clan backing you up and even then, run.

Sins of the Angels by Linda Poitevin Sins of the Lost by Linda Poitevin Sins of the Son by Linda Poitevin

Grigori Legacy Series by Linda Poitevin.
Urban Fantasy. Also offers some suspense while really scary angels and demons duke it out with humans stuck in the middle.

Review Hounded by Kevin HearneHexed by Kevin HearneTrapped by Kevin Hearne

The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne.
Urban Fantasy. Let’s not leave out the fae and magic users in our list. This is a long developing series with less romance I should add.

A Vampire's Claim by Joey W. Hill Joey W. Hill Taken By a Vampire by Joey W. Hill
The Vampire Queen Series by Joey W. Hill. 
      Urban Fantasy with BDSM elements. For those who like their vampires hot, dirty and dangerous.

Black Dog and Rebel Rose COYOTE NIGHT IN THE NEON

The Black Dog and Rebel Rose Series by Danielle D. Smith.
Urban Fantasy. Another hot and dirty romantic pair of demon fighters in an Angels and Demons world.
Illustrations are killer. Out of print at the moment, but just in case you come across it you’ll know I think it s a good one.

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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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Anna@herding cats&burning soup

Meade is on my list! I almost too book 2 for review then was told really need to do them in order so holding off but oh I want to read those! Joey W Hill too. She’s so nice and I’ve heard such great things.

Sophia Rose

Good choices! All these I’ve picked are actually continuing storyline type series. I’ve only read the first of Kelley Meade’s and Joey W. Hill’s, but I loved them. And I plan to review the second of Kelley’s shortly. I need to get cracking on Vampire Queen series. There are at least eight books now and I’m dropping further behind. That’s neat that you’ve met Joey. I think Shari has too.

Anna@herding cats&burning soup

I know it’s amazing how many in that series already. I have 2 of them I think just you know, time thing. One day though. Look forward to what you think on Meade’s 2nd. I saw it earlier and so wanted to read it.

Sophia Rose

I hope I like it too. The main characters were really present in the first book so I already know I like them and I like the ongoing story arc so it will just be the romance development, book plot and pacing that might change that. Probably not, so I can really anticipate it for this weekend’s reading.

Lover Of Romance

I definitely need to check out Meade…they definitely have me wanting to go buy them. The covers are just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Sophia Rose

They are gorgeous covers. The trio tells one story with a different set of couples for each. I love her creative take on her paranormal world.

Mary Kirkland

The only one I’ve read is The Vampire Queen’s Servant. But I became a total fan after reading it. Great choices.

Sophia Rose

Agreed. I only read the first book, but I have the second one on the TBR pile so I need to get busy there since that series has gotten away from me over the years.

Thanks! It was hard to limit myself b/c I love so many UF and PNR books.

Mary @ BookSwarm
Mary @ BookSwarm

Love Kevin Hearne’s series! That’s one hot druid. Those vampire books look super-steamy! *ponders the possibilities* And, yeah, I’m not one for horror, either. Much prefer a little scary with plenty of romance!

Sophia Rose

Oh Atticus is smoking and he knows it. Haha!

Yep, these monsters are steamy and a little scary, but not horror scary so no nightmares, Mary!