A Hundred Lonely Halloweens by Ari McKay

23565296Title: A Hundred Lonely Halloweens
Series: N/A
Author: Ari McKay
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Short (28 pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press, Inc. (November 11th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts
Blurb: When Micah Harrison bought Delany House, he didn’t suspect that it was haunted – or that the lonely ghost of Richard Delany would be the most appealing man he’d met in a long time. As Micah learns more about Richard, he realizes he’s in danger of falling in love, but he gives in to temptation anyway when Richard offers him the gift of an erotic Halloween encounter.

However, Richard’s real gift is not only a night of sensual pleasure, but also a chance for Micah to find the love he’d been looking for and never found.

Purchase Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=195&products_id=4311

Reviewer: Leigh

Review: Micah a thirty-six year old Silicon Valley retiree fell in love with the Delany House when the realtor showed it to him. He is spending a large amount of time and money to fix it up. The locals tease him about buying the “haunted” house but he doesn’t believe them at first. Until he starts seeing and hearing things, he can’t explain. Finally, Micah decides to talk to the ghost and learn who he is.

This a cute little story. Micah and Richard are so sweet together. Even as a short, this story gave me a warm happy feeling at the end.

* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *

The Caldwell Ghost by K.J. Charles

71yxDOrJ-FL._SL1500_Title: The Caldwell Ghost

Series: The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal #1

Author: K.J. Charles

Genre: Historical Industrial Revolution/Paranormal/D/s

Length: Short Story (17 Pages)

Publisher: Torquere Press. (October 8th, 2013)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5Hearts

Blurb: When Robert Caldwell inherits a haunted house, he calls on ghost-hunter Simon Feximal to rid him of the supernatural menace. But the ghost is stronger than either man realizes — strong, angry, and desperate for release. Trapped in a haunted house with a dangerously attractive ghost-hunter and a sexually frustrated spirit, can Robert survive the night intact…and will he want to?

Product Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18656381-the-caldwell-ghost

Reviewer: GiGi

Review: I’ve got to say K.J. Charles is quickly becoming one of my top five favorite authors of the mystery and m/m genre. I can really sink my teeth into her characters, and she illustrates her worlds with words so well that I can feel, smell and nearly tough the settings her stories are part of. And while I’ve read some of her longer novellas, Charles is queen of the short story. The plots feel complete, yet leave me hungry for more, more… more!

I admit I read this series in an odd order, starting with Remnant and then picking up with Caldwell Ghost and then Butterflies. But I decided to read the earlier installments because I was fixated with the character of Simon Feximal. He’s disturbed, obviously haunted by a dark past, inked with powers of sorcery, and his dominant streak….oh hells yeah that’s frickin’ hot!

The interesting twists this ghost haunting takes had been quickly planted and the seeds grew into something wickedly sexy, if not a bit multi-generationally incestual. But hey, kissing cousins and all that.

Robert Caldwell seems to be a perfect foil for Simon Feximal and I can’t wait to read more about this adventurous, mystery solving couple.

Ties That Bind by Indra Vaughn

71yxDOrJ-FL._SL1500_Title: Ties That Bind

Author: Indra Vaughn

Genre: Halloween

Length: Short (29 pages)

Publisher: Torquere Press (October 29th, 2013)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Eric

Blurb: Oliver O’Shea is afraid of the unnaturally beautiful Nechtan and his disturbingly bewitching sweet shop. It’s a primal fear, something that thrills deep in his being and that no one else in the small Irish village seems to feel, not even his best friend and lover, Andrew.

On an unseasonably hot Hallow’s Eve Oliver wakes to a world empty of everyone but himself and with Nechtan’s voice in his head. Against his will, Oliver follows Nechtan’s voice through the village to the plain where the annual bonfire is held, and then into another world. In that Otherworld, Oliver will have to bleed truth and desire if he wants to save Andrew from a destiny of oblivion.

Purchase Link: http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_107&products_id=4048

Review:  This story was downright great. Addicting, fascinating. I loved it. It had a moderate sexuality to it but still remained a downright great story. I instantly added Indra to my twitter account to keep an eye on her. The characters are strong. The plot was great. I found myself wanting to read more by her.

I would highly recommend her to anyone that wants to read a good Halloween story.

An Erie Halloween by V.L. Locey

aneriehalloween185Title: An Erie Halloween

Author:  V.L. Locey

Genre:  Paranormal

Length:  Novella (79 pages)

Publisher: Torquere Press (October 29th, 2013)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts

Reviewer: Cat

Blurb:Templeton Reed has been hiding his inner polecat since he was a child. Keeping his animal secreted is hard for a shifter, especially when one is living in a secret community of mystical beings. It`s the wolf shifters that cause Templeton the most trouble with their darned sensitive noses.

Templeton has a run-in with the Lake Erie pack and their alpha, Mikel Lupei, at the Office for Transmogrification Registration (OTTER). Templeton has a desk job checking registration papers and dealing with wolf shifters is not part of his job description. After that upsetting meeting the meek and mild office worker suddenly finds himself in the center of not only civil unrest among the shifter community, but a violent plan for a coup aimed at rousting Mikel.

Templeton and Mikel, a skilled tracker of rogue shifters, are soon not only fighting for their lives, they`re also fighting the rigidly archaic rules of their kind, as well as the person responsible for trying to take over Mikel`s pack from the inside. Can this magical odd couple turn a passionate attraction into a full-fledged love affair?

Purchase Link:   http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=78_85&products_id=4050

Review:   Templeton is a skunk shifter and works at Office for Transmogrification Registration (OTTER) as a desk jockey, checking registration papers. Mikel and the Erie pack work there as trackers. After an attempt on Templeton’s life, Mikel seems to appoint himself as Templeton’s protector. 

This is a very fun, humorous and hot story with a bit of mystery and intrigue thrown in for good measure. I loved the playful banter between Templeton and the other characters. I laughed my butt of at the funny interjections and clichés of Templeton’s though and telling of the story.  There was a lot going on and several twists and turns. I have to say the mystery did throw me of and I am pretty good at figuring them out pretty early.  You just can’t help to laugh at the way he jokes about his scent and stuff. I was skeptical at first about a skunk shifter but it really worked.

If you’re looking for a different take on  the paranormal, a slightly new world, lots of humor and some  pretty hot, sensual ,mansex  and just a good, sweet, funny, romantic mystery; I recommend this one.

The Caldwell Ghost by K.J. Charles

71yxDOrJ-FL._SL1500_Title:  The Caldwell Ghost

Series:  The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal 01

Author:  KJ Charles

Genre:   Paranormal

Length:  Short (17 pages)

Publisher: Torquere Press (October 9th, 2013)

Product link:  https://www.torquerepress.com/fiction/caldwellghost.html

Heat Level:  Explicit

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4Hearts

Blurb: When Robert Caldwell inherits a haunted house, he calls on ghost-hunter Simon Feximal to rid him of the supernatural menace. But the ghost is stronger than either man realizes — strong, angry, and desperate for release. Trapped in a haunted house with a dangerously attractive ghost-hunter and a sexually frustrated spirit, can Robert survive the night intact…and will he want to?

Reviewer:   Pammie

Review:  A Torquere Press Halloween short

I loved this quickie read. Robert calls on Simon when he finds his home is haunted. Simon has a fairly unusual way of communicating with the spirit world, but when Robert inadvertently steps out of Simon’s protective circle, they have to take drastic measures. By the end of the story the unhappy ghost, of a man so untimely killed, is finally satisfied.

If you like a short, hot, and spooky read, this is for you.

A Story in the Dark with a Graveyard Tree by Katalinya Palokova

71yxDOrJ-FL._SL1500_Title:  A Story in the Dark with a Graveyard Tree

Series:  Lights Out, Halloween Sips

Author:  Katalinya Palokova        

Genre:   Paranormal Romance

Length:  Short (20 pages)

Publisher:  Torquere Press (October 8th, 2013)

Heat Level:  Mild

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥3Hearts

Blurb:  In a small town on Halloween night, the dryad of the graveyard’s ancient oak tree meets Marlon, a lonely man who is visiting the grave of a recently departed friend. When they take shelter in a nearby haunted house for the night, they discover that they have quite a bit more in common than loneliness and a need to get out of the cold. With some behind-the-scenes assistance from benevolent ghosts and beloved memories, they turn the night into the start of something magical.

Product Link:  http://www.torquerebooks.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=79_107&products_id=4033

Reviewer:   Tams

Review:  Marlon sits in a chair by a grave reading a book to a dearly departed friend. The Dryad of the graveyard, a part tree part man spiritual being, stumbles across Marlon and is enthralled by the care in which he reads. The Dryad invites Marlon back to his house on the hill to stay with him for the night. The sex isn’t expected, but when the opportunity presents itself, neither man shy’s away.

This was the cutest m/m Halloween them story ever! It’s super short, but super sexy as Marlon and The Dryad get to know each other as best as they can with what little time they’ve been given. The ghosts in the background adding a little spark, so to speak, was the perfect complement to the story.

Like I said its super short, but if you are looking for a Halloween themed quick read that will leave you satisfied and smiling, grab a copy of this one!