Trick or Treat!
Halloween is upon us and lovers of the paranormal unite in celebration of the eeriest night of the year. It’s that time when the veil between the worlds of the living and the supernatural grows thin, and creatures of the night come out to play. If you’re one of those who relish the spine-tingling thrills of Halloween, we have a special treat for you.
These 13 monster romance books are not your typical tales of candy and costumes but sweet and spicy romances with a monster or two that unfold on Halloween. Sink your teeth into these reads that promise to deliver just the right amount of shivers down your spine and a dash of passion to keep you warm in the moonlit night!
So, whether you’re cuddled up with a cup of pumpkin spice latte or answering the door to trick-or-treaters, scroll down and choose your next monstrous romance hero for an All Hallows’ Eve to remember! With sci-fi romance, fantasy romance, and paranormal romance books on the list, there’s something for everyone.
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1. Trick or Orc by S.J. Sanders
Kassie Edwards—When a messy divorce, an absentee father who can’t even bother to call, and small-town gossip leaves my kids hurting, I decide that it’s time for a fresh start. Armed with our few possessions and limited savings, we move across realms to help out at my—until recently fellow-divorcee—best friend’s new cafe, The Spiced Pumpkin, just in time for the Halloween season. Ghostly goblins may have it in for me this time as everyone prepares for the greatest festival the village has ever seen. Pumpkin patches, carnivals, and a goblins’ ball are a delight, and I’m tempted to trust my heart again by an Orc whose confections are only as sweet as his heart.
Garval Ironclaw—Ever since the last harvest festival, I haven’t been able to get a certain female out of my mind. Even now that I’ve hung up my battle axe in exchange for the warm comforts of a cozy kitchen in my own bakery inside of The Spiced Pumpkin. Co-owning this little establishment is a dream come true for this giant of an orc, but what I truly yearn for is the female I haven’t forgotten. The same female who is now working in the kitchen across from me. I can’t seem to stay away even when I know I should. And with the human festivities of All Hallows Eve bleeding into our quiet village, merging with our own traditions of Hallow Night, I’m eager to cook up a few memorable treats. I’m not such a fool that I cannot see that no sweet can compare to the lips of the female I wish to make my mate.
2. Halloween Treat by Kristin Lance
Reasons why it’s not my fault demons got summoned to my sister’s Halloween party:
1. I told Agnes not to use our grandmother’s cauldron as a drinks cooler, no matter how nice it looked with the decor.
2. Everyone knows the magical bloodline of the Eastey witches died off with our grandmother. Didn’t it?
3. Who the hell used a summoning spell as a drink recipe? Even if it did taste a little too delicious.
4. I’m not responsible for the random words I mumble while wasted and trying to avoid puking on anyone.
Hell, I didn’t even realize they were real demons until a kitsune showed up looking for his missing friend. Now I’ve let loose a demon who wants to devour me and a demon who wants to… devour me, but in a pleasant way. To save my sister, I have to figure out my non-existent magic while a sexy cinnamon roll of a demon and a gorgeous, grumpy nine-tailed fox shifter try to protect me from getting eaten. If only they’d both stop eying me like I was a delectable treat.
3. Knot Today Satan by Calliope Stewart
An angel-costumed Omega, an accidental summoning, and one lonely devil.
Art student Eden Evans is your average college-going omega. When she’s not in class, she’s either painting or waiting for her alpha crush to finally notice her.
That is, until the annual Kappa Sigma Psi Halloween party arrives to shake things up. It’s the place to be on October 31st, and Eden’s art skills just landed her a coveted invite.
Now all she needs to do is help decorate for the party. Easy-peasy, right? Wrong.
When Eden’s decorating attempts summon a whole lot more than spooky vibes, her Halloween night quickly goes from fun to downright sinful. Read at your own risk…and Happy Halloween!
This is an MF omegaverse tale that features a plus-sized FMC and, well, Satan. This is definitely a walk on the wild side and will not be as fluffy as Calliope’s prior OV series. Please read the list of triggers carefully before reading.
4. Halloween Spirit by Latrexa Nova
Who says seducing grumpy men through jokes is a dying art?
Maybe I’m taking my clown costume a little too seriously, but I almost die laughing when I see the mysterious stranger at the edge of the party. A grim reaper? So emo! Not only that, but this guy is dead serious and drop-dead gorgeous under the hood.
So kill me if I get a little obsessed with lifting his spirits, then getting him alone so I can jump his bones.
I’m only here to do my job: Reaping souls. Easy job, I thought, but that was before the hot harlequin started cracking jokes to distract me… Which means more and more of the daring dumbasses at this party keep amping up their game to tempt death. Me? I’m more tempted to shut her pun-spewing mouth up with mine.
I know it’s a grave mistake, but she might just urn a place in my heart.
This is a short and spicy erotic romance featuring an excessive amount of puns, banter, dark humor, and sexy distractions.
5. Jack’s Head by Siggy Shade
The headless horseman was hunting for his next victim.
Well, he found one. Me…
Halloween night is not the time to be out alone. I knew that. But I could either stay with my abusive, soon-to-be-ex fiancé or take my chances with the monster who haunts the roads.
I chose the monster.
He could’ve taken my head on the spot. I…distracted him.
Headless Jack was so pleased with my efforts that he made me a sexy proposal. If I stayed with him and satisfied his every dark desire, come morning, I’d leave with my head and his hidden treasure.
I could have said no. Maybe I should have.
Now, it’s going to be hard, dirty work. But someone has to do it.
Might as well be me, right?
Jack’s Head is a smutty, standalone, holiday fantasy romance novella with a surprisingly tender happily ever after. Download today and get ready to lose your head…um, I mean your heart to Jack.
6. Halloween Hunt by Riley Onyx
Ever since I turned twenty-one weird things have been happening. I’m cursed, that’s the only explanation. Maybe the fact I haven’t had a boyfriend in exactly thirteen months is the reason for this trouble. I’m going to break my dry spell at the biggest Halloween party in town. I know who I want the moment I see the big guy dressed as a troll warrior.
One night is all I have to hunt fairy halflings before their magic messes up the mortal world. It’s Halloween, my favorite night for hunting, as every human is dressed as a monster which means I don’t need to use a glamour. At one of the human parties, I find a halfling, but I’m not the only one who wants her. A vampire is closing in and I’m going to have to fight my way out of the party. I never expected Andrea to fight at my side. Now she’s there, I don’t to let her go.
7. This is Halloween by Melody Rose
Margo was just your normal Christmas elf, and sure maybe she had a bit too much Christmas cheer, but hey, if starting to decorate for Christmas in July was wrong, she didn’t want to be right.
At least, until the three lords of Halloween decide to kidnap her and bring her back to Halloweenland.
There’s Jack, the hopelessly sexy and tall King of Halloween, who’s harboring a monster inside of him.
Wraith, the dark and dangerous Boogeyman, who may not be nearly as evil as he seems.
And Sam, the Mayor of Halloweenland, whose multiple personalities only seem to make him sexier.
And Margo’s about to find out exactly what goes bump in the night, but with any luck… maybe she can spread a little Christmas cheer to these three dark beings. After all, that’s her only hope…
8. Halloween Craving by Lisa Freed
Finally, I meet a girl good enough to eat.
Decades of loneliness land me smack dab in the middle of a monsters singles party, in search of someone to spend eternity with. When my eyes connect with the bright green ones of a beautiful mummy, my unbeating heart twitches. Unwrapping her bandages reveals no undead princess, but a very much alive human woman. My monster filled world is too deadly for her. But letting her go will kill me for good.
A ticket to a swanky Halloween party is just the trick I need to escape the humdrum of the daily grind. I never expect to fall for a sweet guy in zombie make-up. Taking him home is a no-brainer until I find out I crashed the wrong party. My hopes for our future unravel as he reveals he’s a real zombie. But I can’t bury my growing feelings.
Why can’t a living woman make it work with an undead monster?
9. Riding the Headless Horseman by Molly Likovich
Arletta Harrington doesn’t believe in Death.
It’s Halloween in Sleepy Hollow and Arletta is spending the night selling tarot readings to her fellow townsfolk (the ones who
don’t see her witchcraft as the work of the Devil that is). The people of Sleepy Hollow believe in many magical things but the one Arletta firmly doesn’t believe in is Death. The deadly rider of The Hollow. The Headless Horseman.
All of that changes when she encounters him on her late night walk. He senses how powerful her magic is and knows he has to have her. He whisks her away to his realm and tells her of his plans to make her his forever. Though she may be resistant at first after a passionate night spent with the messenger of Death, she isn’t so sure being his sounds like such a bad idea after all.
But Halloween can’t last forever…can it?
This book contains content that isn’t appropriate for all readers. Please check author’s website for a detailed list of content warnings.
10. Halloween Encounter by Sibley Stamps
A Close Encounter Of The Sexy Kind…
Newly single and stressed about her future after college, Nora is in no mood to party. When she steps out of the shower to find only a skimpy costume in her dorm room, though, she does join the campus-wide Halloween bash—to find her pranking roommate and wring her neck. Instead she finds Pascal, a smoking hot guy with purple skin, neon contact lenses, and prop tentacles sprouting from his back like wings. It’s a pretty weird costume choice. He’s awfully charming for a tentacle monster, though. She might not even mind the way he’s admiring her in her skimpy Halloween costume…
Pascal never meant to actually land on this planet. If his professor finds out the humans he’s been studying have seen him, it’s all over. When his ship has a malfunction, though, he has no choice but to descend to the surface and venture out on foot to find repair materials. There’s a big party going on, and though Pascal tries to stick to the shadows, he still runs into the gorgeous and very human Nora. She’s distracting in more ways than one—psychically compatible with him, and sharply intelligent. And she wants to touch his tentacles. He’s already here, so what could it hurt to stay for just one night?
(Halloween Encounter is a novella featuring alternating POVs, a psychic take on fated mates, a growly purple alien, a petite human who swears a lot, steamy scenes with tentacles, and a guaranteed HEA. ♥)
11. Their Monstrous Natures by Honor St. Jean
I broke into a haunted house, and its monsters intend to break me in return.
When I accepted a dare to spend the night in a haunted house on Halloween, little did I know that the horrors inside weren’t just urban legends. As I careen from room to room and fright to fright, my body betrays me until I can’t tell the difference between horror and pleasure. Will I survive the night in this terrifying house, or will I lose my heart, and my life, to the terrifying creatures intent on revenge for their entrapment?
Their Monstrous Natures is a, short, and sexy standalone novella with a happily-ever-after at the end for our heroine and her monsters. It is 13k words, so is necessarily fast burning. It is a dark romance intended for adult audiences.
12. Jack by Layla Fae
Jack is a monster full of tricks… with one very special treat in his pants.
Suzy is feeling lonely on Halloween. She performs a love spell, hoping to summon a nice, perfectly safe Mr. Hunky to keep her entertained… but she fails. The creature that answers her summons is neither nice nor safe, but oh boy, is he hunky!
Jack-o’-lantern is a devious ancient monster who once tricked the devil himself into granting him immortality. Now, Jack is here, a grinning pumpkin in the place of his head and a thing out of this world in his very bulging pants. The monster will have Suzy in every way he pleases, filling her close to bursting with his fertile seed… and nothing can hold him back.
This holiday erotic novella is over 10k word long, contains pumpkin-spice-flavored CREAM, and is for adult audiences only.
13. Ghost by Kat Blackthorne
Ash Grove is a fine place to die.
I wanted to shake her and scream, “You don’t have to be afraid anymore, you have me.”
And then chain her to my bed and yell, “You should be very afraid now that you have me.”
I inhabited a form that was what every legend and dark tale warned little girls like her about.
I’d slaughtered a thousand times over and I’d do so a thousand more.
But the worst thing I’d ever do… would be what I did to her.
If kept running, I wouldn’t break. If I kept hiding, I wouldn’t cry.
If I kept moving he wouldn’t find me.
Running from an impossible evil landed me between the claws of something ancient and horrifying. I went to the masquerade as a fox. How ironic, because I didn’t feel clever, sly or brave. I was a wounded rabbit waiting for teeth.
And more than one set of fangs found me.
The worst part of all?
I liked it.
The grown up ghost story for anyone who loves Halloween and is ready to meet and fall in love with their new favorite monster.
Tricks and treats lurk around every jack o’lantern and gravestone in this grown up Halloween themed paranormal monster romance. Meet witches, vampires, wolves, and ghouls, and maybe a few odd birds and pirates too. Sink your teeth into this paranormal urban fantasy romance and get ready for all the Halloween vibes.
Come to Ash Grove with an open mind, choose your mask, sit, and stay a spell… if you dare.
Ghost: The Halloween Boys is book one in a monster romance why-choose series. There will be no choosing between the love interests, though they’re each possessive, and it will be a journey to get to their final pairings. HEA with no cliffhanger, only questions leading into book two. Dual POV, spicy, and spooky, intended for ages 18+. This is a dark romance. Please see the detailed list of content information on author’s site before reading.