Who will get their happily ever after the night the veil to the Otherworld thins?
When Demi-Gods and Demons, Witches and Fae, Dracons and Shifters come out to play on All Hallow’s Eve, it’s a night for mischief, for revelry, for power plays. It’s not a night for love … or is it?
Anything could happen this Halloween … and probably will.
A Perfectly Paranormal Halloween is the second offering in the A Perfectly Paranormal Anthology series by new and award-winning Australian authors, and features continuing and standalone stories that will give you goosebumps of the romantic kind. With sweet or spicy romance, action, revenge, secrets and curses, delicious chills and emotional thrills, you are sure to fill all your Halloween desires with this exciting collection of paranormal novellas.
Headless by Samantha Marshall
Cursed and headless ex-knight Devlin didn’t think his un-life could get any worse. With his honour in tatters, all he wants is a chance to break his curse… except the demon who can break said curse has better things to do with her time – like running from the Demon Hunters who followed him to town, destroying the life she’d eked out for herself. Forced to work together to survive, Devlin gets another chance to change her mind; all he has to do is turn up the charm, appeal to the sense of honour his sinfully delicious demonic companion doesn’t have, and hope she doesn’t mount his head on her wall as a trophy – or worse, his heart.
Soul Cursed by Leisl Leighton
A soul cursed, a love discovered, an evil unbound …
Immortal witch, Korinna Soteira, has spent 2000 years uselessly trying to save the souls lost when she didn’t stop Mt Vesuvius from erupting. Then the betraying cupid she once loved arrives with the very items she needs to complete her quest. The catch: she can have them only if she helps him wrest his mother’s stolen powers from an evil witch. All they have to do is travel through the Underworld on Halloween, vanquish the witch and get out before all hell, quite literally, breaks loose. No problems … if only the Fates didn’t have other plans.
Good Riddance by Marnie St Clair
Lone wolf Harlow Jackson is Owlscroft Coven’s demon hunter. Happiest working alone, Harlow resents her new partner – on-the-run wizard Aiden – but it’s not long before she has to admit Aiden is not only gifted at evicting demons, he looks incredible doing it.
Soon, Harlow finds herself having to choose between her coven and her new friends, between witch duty and wizard power, and between charting her own course and making room for love. And that’s before the most destructive demon known to witchkind arrives … just in time for Halloween.
Ancestors and Expectations by Hellucy Howe
What if the truth doesn’t set you free?
Seelie Lord DeMaksim Aphiski is his father’s perfect heir … until the day he breathes fire. Blue blazes, is the rumour of a Dracon in the family actually true? Needing answers, DeMaksim pursues reports of a draconian family connection into the threatening Dark Reaches – where a crazed Unseelie monster binds him to a soul-sucking Undine. Stuck in an awkward partnership with enemies close behind and an uncertain future ahead, freedom becomes DeMaksim’s top priority … except his reluctant companion smells divine, and her smile rivals the sunrise. Maybe a little soul sucking wouldn’t be so bad, after all?
About the Authors
Award winning author, Leisl Leighton, is a tall red head with an overly large imagination. As a child, she identified strongly with Anne of Green Gables, and like Anne, is a voracious reader and born performer. It came as no surprise when she did a double major in English Literature and Drama for her BA and Dip Ed, then went on to a career as a performer, script writer, script doctor, stage manager and musical director for cabaret and theatre restaurants.
After starting a family, Leisl stopped performing and began writing the stories plaguing her dreams. She is addicted to the Syfy channel, her shelves are full of fantasy, paranormal, Sci-fi and romance books and DVDs, she sometimes sings in a choir, has worked as a swim teacher, loves to ski and horse ride, and has been President of Romance Writers of Australia from 2014-2017. She now has a Graduate Diploma in Publishing and Communications (Advanced) and continues to write novels and also helps other writers make their manuscripts shine with her manuscript assessing and mentoring services.
Leisl is the author of the paranormal Pack Bound Series, romantic suspense novels, Dangerous Echoes (Book 1 in the Echo Springs Series), Climbing Fear and Blazing Fear (Books 1& 2 in the CoalCliff Stud Series.) She has won and placed in many writing contests in Australia and the US. Most recently, she has been a finalist in the 2019 RUBY Awards (for Moon Bound), a finalist in the 2019 ARRA Awards (for Climbing Fear) and longlisted for the 2019 (Dangerous Echoes) and 2020 (Climbing Fear) Davitt Awards.
Marnie St Clair
Marnie St Clair loves her romance with a heaping dollop of mystery and magic. She grew up in country NSW but now lives in a lovely leafy suburb of Melbourne with her weather man husband and two gorgeous daughters. Apart from a deep and abiding love of all things romance, Marnie has a wide array of unusual and embarrassing passions including playing Bridge, growing succulents, visiting deserts and getting down on the Zumba floor. No points for guessing which is the embarrassing one.
Marnie also writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Her novel, No Place Like You, has been called ‘a feel good, sizzling romance that will leave you swooning,’ her office romance, Deal Breaker, a ‘terrific addition to the trope’ and her romantic suspense, Blue Steal, has been called, ‘fast paced’ and ‘spectacular’.
You can find out more about Marnie and her books on her website: https://www.marniestclair.com/
Award winning and nominated author Samantha Marshall writes romance – as long as it’s got paranormal creatures, space odyssey features or anything in between she’ll be there writing happily ever afters to rule them all.
She lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband, two children, a fluffy golden retriever and a turtle. She is most at home in front of her keyboard with a hot cup of chai tea and a raven on her shoulder, bringing her imagination to life.
Samantha’s series, The Weaver’s War and The Kin Chronicles, have both been well received with Sorcery and Stardust (Book 1 of The Weaver’s War) winning her Favourite Debut Author in the 2019 ARRAs and Aislinn’s Shadow (Book 1 of The Kin Chronicles) being nominated for 2 awards in the 2019 ARRAs.
Hellucy Howe is a bookworm who teethed on romantic fairy tales and went on to voraciously devour anything paranormal. She became a Professional Reader and a Closet Scribbler because who’d want to look at the mad ramblings of someone who hates getting dirt under her fingernails and thinks ironing was invented as a torture method?
Nowadays, Hellucy loves inventing paranormal and fantasy romance from the comfort of her cosy study, with a hot cup of tea beside her laptop and her little spaniel, Lexie, snoring at her feet. With her anthology contribution of Filigree and Fate, Hellucy has been dragged kicking and screaming from her closet and into the deer-in-headlights world of being a Real Author.
Find her at: www.hellucywrites.com
Better than a bowl of candy!
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