UF & PNR October 2015
October….my favorite month of the year!
Halloween of course. It’s when my love of all things creepy, spooky and haunting can be fully showcased.
And because there’s pumpkin spice everything LOL. But that is simply frosting on the cupcake that is spooktacular October.
I also love the influx of new paranormal reads. I read paranormals all year long, so in that aspect it is always Halloween for me, but in October something new and creeptastic always becomes available.
New releases in popular series this month include: Undead and Unforgiven (Undead 14) by MaryJanice Davidson, The Devious Dr. Jekyll: An Electric Empire Novel by Viola Carr, Wicked Ever After (A Blud Novel Book 7) by Delilah S. Dawson, The Single Undead Moms Club (Half-Moon Hollow Series) by Molly Harper, and The Chess Queen Enigma: A Stoker & Holmes Novel by Colleen Gleason.
Book 2 in Laura Bickle’s Dark Alchemy Series, Mercury Retrograde, is touring with Bewitching Book Tours this month. Be sure to follow the tour for guest blogs, interviews, reviews and giveaways.
If you are looking for classic style ghost stories for Halloween check out these two new collections:
Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories edited by Audrey Niffenegger. “From Edgar Allen Poe to Kelly Link, M.R. James to Neil Gaiman, H. H. Munro to Audrey Niffenegger herself, Ghostly reveals the evolution of the ghost story genre with tales going back to the eighteenth century and into the modern era, ranging across styles from Gothic Horror to Victorian, with a particular bent toward stories about haunting—haunted children, animals, houses.”
And there’s nEvermore!: Tales of Murder, Mystery & The Macabre - Neo-Gothic Fiction Inspired By The Imagination Of Edgar Allan Poe by Nancy Kilpatrick. “The anthology consists of 21 original tales that blend supernatural and mystery elements in unique reimaginings of Edgar Allan Poe's exquisite stories.”
Poe is always a classic go-to for Halloween so I’m excited to see these two new collections that showcase his work and offer new tales inspired by his work. I love haunting reads that stick with you, tales of love and loss and hauntings that never end.
Happy Reading! I hope you find something that truly haunts your heart this Halloween season.
Columnist Roxanne Rhoads: Story strumpet and tome loving tart...Roxanne Rhoads is a paranormal romance author, book publicist and owner of Bewitching Book Tours. Visit her at Roxanne's Realm and Bewitching Book Tours.