Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Goldilox and the Three Scares: Halloween Romance Recs from Bec McMaster

It's one of our favorite times of year! Leaves are falling, Halloween decorations are going up and we're all eating way too much candy. That means it's also time for one of our favorite events:

Bec McMaster's here today to help you find the perfect Halloween read. Check out her fave paranormal romances and click the titles to add them to your Goodreads TBR. I know my list just got a little longer!
Bec McMaster's Halloween Romance Recs
Halloween is just around the corner, bringing with it the thrill of things that go bump in the night. And how better to celebrate than to snuggle in with a sexy, spooky romance? To celebrate, I'm going back through some of my favourite paranormal romances, looking for a combination of something both heart-wrenching, and a little scary.

Vampires - Ah, the good old vampire. This sub-genre needs little explaining. They're powerful, sexy and undead. My favourites? Who can go past the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R Ward? Or Thea Harrison's Elder Races series?

Werewolves - I love Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark vampires, but it's her werewolves who really steal my heart. Something recent? Try the fast-paced Omega by SM Reine, the start of her War of the Alphas series. 

Angels and Demons - Fancy a fallen angel, or a demon hero to tempt you? Try Nalini Singh's Guild Hunter series, featuring the seriously sexy Raphael, and kick-ass Elena. Or if you're looking for something a little different, try Revelation by Erica Hayes. Revelation is a sexy paranormal romance featuring fallen angels and a zombie plague (double the Halloween whammy). Fans of the Walking Dead will appreciate the grittiness of Hayes' world, though it's not for the faint of heart. 

Zombies - Zombies. Not the ideal romantic combination, but the end of the world seems to make for some intense, passionate stories. Try Flesh by Kylie Scott for some sexy, apocalyptic threesome action. Or As They Rise by Jen Wilde for something a little bit YA-style. 

The Fae - Sexy dangerous fae lords... You can't go past Karen Marie Moning for her brilliant Fever series, but if you're looking for a series with a little bit more 'beast' than 'beauty' then I've got another great recommendation... Anyone who grew up with a minor obsession for goblins, thanks to David Bowie, can add The Goblin King by Shona Husk to their Fae list. 

Witches, Warlocks and Sorcerers - That old black magic adds something quite spell-binding to paranormal romance. Try Kristin Painter's The Witch's Halloween Hero from her Nocturne Falls series, which is set in a small town which celebrates Halloween all year round (bonus Halloween points!) for something light-hearted.

Or perhaps you'd prefer your magic a little darker? Hexbound, the second book in my Dark Arts series, is set in an alternate Victorian-era London when occultism is at a fever pitch. 

When Verity Hawkins steals a relic for a masked man, she knows the con is on her when the mysterious masterminds start to clean up loose ends - including her. There's only one man she can turn to: Adrian Bishop, the dangerous sorcerer she stole the relic from. 

To celebrate its release, I'm offering one lucky reader an eBook of Hexbound. Just tell me: what's your favourite sub-genre from the list above?
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About the Author

My name is Bec McMaster and I live in a small country town in Victoria, Australia, with my boyfriend, and a beautiful dog named Kobe. I grew up either with my nose in a book or writing, and never understood why other people didn’t get to watch ‘all the movies in their heads’. Following a lifelong love affair with fantasy, I discovered romance at the age of sixteen, and haven’t looked back.
When I’m not writing I like to read, go hiking with my boyfriend, pore over travel brochures, and go to the gym. I’m addicted to travel, and love to set my books in foreign places. It’s the next best thing to travelling there. One day I vow to see the entire world, whether it’s by plane, paper, or imagination.

Bec's latest book Hexbound released last week. 
It should have been an easy task... 
Verity Hastings has a little trick; she can find anything, no matter where it's hidden. It's a skill that's kept her safe and fed all the way from the orphanages and workhouses of her youth. But when she steals a mysterious item for a masked man, she knows the con is on her this time.
In order to protect herself from his associates, she can turn to only one person: Adrian Bishop, the sorcerer she stole the relic from.
Scarred recluse, Adrian Bishop, is rarely surprised anymore. But when a rather enticing little handful turns up on his doorstep claiming to be his mysterious thief, he doesn't know what to think. He needs the relic back, no matter the cost, and he's not above using Verity to find it. But as Verity begins to sneak under his guard, for the first time in years there's a ray of light in his dark world. He will do anything to protect her–anything–but can Verity ever love him once she learns the truth of his darkest secret? 
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