Romance and Me: The Halloween Romance Edition

Filed in featured , Romance and Me , The Latin Lover Posted on October 31, 2012 @ 3:00 pm 5 comments

Hey Everyone!

Happy Halloween! To get in the festive mood what kind of creepy story are you reading?

As you can see in our dual review this year Marlene and I, we read the Entangled anthology which features 11 paranormal novellas from plenty of fantastic authors and all proceeds of the sales go to breast cancer research, so if you haven’t read it yet, take a look, we enjoyed it a lot!

And while most paranormal romances/urban fantasy novels suit the genre and mood of Halloween, here are a few of our own selected favourites:

The Shifter series by Rachel Vincent, and if I already mentioned one of her series I should also recommend the other one as well: her Soul Screamers series. The first is an action packed adult urban fantasy series with a strong romantic subplot, while the second is a spooky YA UF series: I mean one of the heroes is a junior grim reaper, and the kids often take a road trip to the Netherland (the place where all the monsters and demons live) *shudders* Terrific series! 😀

Then if you are looking for something more tongue in cheek and steamy don’t pass on Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series. The world-building is a hoot (Valkyries live like a big sorority, painting each other nails and having chick flick marathons) and the love scenes will scorch the pages!

Fellow Book Lovers Caro and Susi swear by Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series, I keep hearing it is a chuckle out loud kind of funny series so of course it’s on my TBR list.

And Marlene even suggested a classic reeeally creepy story: Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier. It’s a book you should read in your lifetime as it’s excellent in building the tension until you feel like the characters (and your nerves) are about to snap. 😀

So do tell us,

What is your Halloween read?

Are you more in the mood for your usual paranormal romance/urban fantasy novels or do you up the spooky factor around this time of the year and read some dark and gritty horror/zombie stories?

(I have to confess I’m not much of a horror reader even though sometimes I watch the occasional horror movie, and I’m still wary of zombie novels, so I stick with “plain” paranormal stories ;-))

About Stella

Stella is a proud bookaholic and a self-taught multilinguist in training. Besides reading, her other great passions are travelling and baking. When she is not globetrotting she lives in sunny Budapest, where she loves to spend her free time preparing (and feasting on) delicious cookies or devouring equally yummy books. Her favourite genres are urban fantasy and romance and she couldn't live without her daily dose of sunshine. Besides being the Latin Lover on BLI Stella also blogs about books and a bookish life on Ex Libris.

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  • aurian October 31, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    I once started that anthology, and still have not finished the book. In highschool I must have read Rebecca, but I hate scary things. I still have the Pride books on my shelves gathering dust, but they will be read someday. I have read the first two Charley Davidson books though, and the third is on its way home.
    I have read and loved the Kresley Cole books, not sure I like those new covers. Although everything is better than my Lothaire cover.
    I am reading JR Ward – Lover Reborn.

  • blodeuedd October 31, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I read about werewolves 😉

  • draconismoi October 31, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I read something TRULY TERRIFYING this Halloween while my vacation plans were unexpectedly derailed by flight issues. (Did you know that old school hotels still have book exchanges in the library? It’s adorable).


    It was nightmarish. I copiously noted my responses for a blog post that I have been assured will be hilarious. Once I edit out the random typos and swearing that come from writing a document via an internet less mobile device.

  • Sullivan McPig October 31, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I’m reading The Kingdom by Amanda Stevens: graveyards, ghosts, the perfect Halloween read 😉

    As for zombies: I can read about zombies any day of the year! Zombies rule!

  • erinf1 November 1, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Thanks for the great post! Ummm… I’m ashamed to admit that I have the Shifter and Charley Davidson series languishing in my TBR pile. I’ve wanted to read the Cole series but to be honest, I don’t have the time to commit to catching up on an already established and long series… siiiiigh… Why can’t we call in sick to read again?

    Around Halloween, I think I am more open to reading spooky/paranormal books. Ummm… I know I started Diane Duvall’s Immortal Guardian series a bit more eagerly 🙂

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