October 2021 Steamy Romance Releases

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October is the official month for paranormal romance lovers. You have your vampires here and werewolves there. What is a better time to read while the leaves are falling and people are preparing for the Halloween season?

Perhaps Halloween isn’t for you. You’d rather stay at home with a good book in your hand sitting beside a roaring fireplace. Sounds like heaven, right? If that’s the life for you, here are plenty of books for you to read this October. If you’re already for Christmas romance, you’ll find those books listed here too:

October 1

Stolen by Shadow BeastsAlways : A BBW Romance (Rosewood) by [Shaw Hart]Annie's Autumn Escape: A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy with a twist! by [Debbie Viggiano]

  1. Always (Rosewood #1) by Shaw Hart (BBW, small towns, contemporary)
  2. Annie’s Autumn Escape by Debbie Viggiano (travel, Dubai, romantic comedy)
  3. Blood and Midnight  (The Witch’s Monsters #1) by Sarah Piper (paranormal, witches, dark romance, reverse harem, enemies to lovers)
  4. Brutal Boys on Devils Night by Caitlyn Dare, Steffanie Holmes, Rachel Leigh, E.M. Moore, Bea Paige, Daneila Romero, Laura Lee, and Becca Steele (anthology, dark romance, bully romance, enemies to lovers, secret societies, college, new adult)
  5. Forged in Blood (Forged in Twilight Paranormal Romance #1) by P.T. Macius (action, paranormal, bikers)
  6. Shifters Fae Captive (Stolen by Shadow Beasts #1) by Lacey Carter Andersen (paranormal, rejected mates, reverse harem, fairies, shifters)

October 4

Canary: A mafia/cartel enemies-to-lovers standalone. by [Tijan]Knot My Type (All Access Series Book 1) by [Evie Mitchell]Doctor Scandalous : A Fake Engagement Romance (Boston's Billionaire Bachelors Book 1) by [J. Saman, Julie Saman]

  1. Canary by Tijan (contemporary, mafia)
  2. Dead or Alive by Janine Infante Bosco (detectives, New York City, romantic suspense)
  3. Doctor Scandalous (Boston’s Billionaire Bachelors #1) by J. Saman (fake engagements, billionaires, new adult, doctors)
  4. Knot My Type (All Access #1) by Evie Mitchell (opposites attract, disabled protagonist, contemporary)
  5. A Little Piece of Paradise (Love From Italy #1) by T. A. Williams (Italy, second chances, sisterhood, contemporary)
  6. Scales and Sensibility (Regency Dragons #1) by Stephanie Burgis (regency, fantasy)

October 5

After Perfect: A Novel by [Maan Gabriel]Blocked Veracity by [Esther E. Schmidt, Meadow Schmidt]A Holly Jolly Diwali by [Sonya Lalli]

  1. After Perfect by Maan Gabriel (Filipino, younger men, divorced protagonist)
  2. Blocked Veracity by Esther E. Schmidt and Meadow Schmdit (clean and wholesome, romantic suspense, contemporary)
  3. Chained Hands (Claimed Hearts Duet #1) by T.L. Smith (mafia, dark romance, action)
  4. Die Once More by Lizbeth Lipperman (military, second chances, action)
  5. Dominick (Growl and Prowl #1) by Eve Langlais (paranormal, shifters, military)
  6. A Holly Jolly Diwali by Sonya Lalli (Indian, holidays, Diwali)
  7. In Want of a Wife (Pemberly Ranch #1) by Shanae Johnson (romantic comedy, clean and wholesome, ranches)
  8. A Step Across by Laurie and Chet Williamson (Ireland, contemporary, mistaken identity, romantic suspense)
  9. Unperfect by Susie Tate (grumpy bosses, Brish, enemies to lovers, office romance)

October 7

The First Heartbreak (Brookhaven Blues Book 1) by [Amanda Bailey]The Best Christmas Ever: a feel-good festive romance to warm your heart this Christmas by [Karen King]Sutton's Spinster: A Wicked Winters Spin-off Series (The Sinful Suttons Book 1) by [Scarlett Scott]

  1. The Best Christmas Ever by Karen King (Christmas, holidays, England, Devon)
  2. The First Heartbreak (Brookhaven Blues #1) by Amanda Bailey (second chances, cops, contemporary)
  3. Incubastard by Charity B. (paranormal, demons, incubi)
  4. Sutton’s Spinsters (The Sinful Suttons #1) by Scarlett Scott (regency)
  5. Wish Upon a Midlife Moon by Harmony Raines (paranormal, witches, midlife women, vampires)

October 8

Love is War by [Milly Taiden]My Best Friend's Wedding: An absolutely perfect feel-good romantic comedy by [Tilly Tennant]Sweet Christmas Secrets: A Regency Holiday Anthology by [Ebony Oaten, Joanne Austen Brown, Susanne Bellamy, Catherine Bilson, Erin Grace, Isabella Hargreaves, Stephen Hart, Fiona M Marsden, Clyve Rose, Heidi Wessman Kneale]

  1. Love is War by Milly Taiden (paranormal, vampires, werewolves)
  2. Mistletoe Kisses (Reindeer Ridge #1) by Macie St. James (Christmas, holidays, contemporary)
  3. My Best Friend’s Wedding by Tilly Tennant (contemporary, romantic comedy, weddings)
  4. The Ruthless Gangster (Shadow Sinners #1) by Avery Kane (new adult, college, dark romance, enemies to lovers)
  5. Sweet Christmas Secrets by Ebony Oaten, Joanne Austen Brown, Susanne Bellamy, Catherine Bilson, Erin Grace, Isabella Hargreaves, Stephen Hart, Fiona M. Marsden, Clyve Rose, and Heidi Wessman Kneale (regency, Christmas, holidays, anthology)
  6. Unhinged Witch (The Unkindness #1) by Melody Caraballo (paranormal, witches)

October 11

His Interim Sweetheart by [Aliyah Burke]Christmas in the Scottish Highlands: A heartwarming feel-good Christmas romance to fall in love with by [Donna Ashcroft]Strong Enough to Love (Heart of a Hero) by [EmKay Connor]

  1. Christmas in the Scottish Highlands by Donna Ashcroft (Christmas, holidays, small towns, Scotland, contemporary)
  2. His Interim Sweetheart by Aliyah Burke (contemporary, interracial, fake relationships)
  3. Strong Enough to Love (Heart of a Hero #1) by EmKay Connor (contemporary, political)

October 12

Always, in December: A Novel by [Emily Stone]Deadly Kiss: A FF Vampire Paranormal Romance (The Immortal Reign Book 1) by [Ariel Marie]Hearts Unleashed: A Limited Edition Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Collection by [C.D. Gorri, Gina Kincade, Erzabet Bishop, Carrie Pulkinen, Julia Mills, Lia Davis, Skye Jones, Laney Powell, Fiona Starr, Cecilia Lane, Julie Morgan, L.A. McGinnis, Lori King, Theresa Hissong, Rebecca Hefner, Amanda Kimberley, Amy Pennza, P. Mattern, N Gray, Siren Allen, Melissa Bell, Zoe Forward, Elle Boon, Sapphire Winters]

  1. Always in December by Emily Stone (contemporary, London, holidays, Christmas)
  2. Christmas Kisses by Cheryl Bolen, Collette Cameron, Sasha Cottman, Donna Cummings, Alina K. Field, Samantha Grace, Suzanna Medeiros, Barbara Monajem, Alanna Lucas, Heather Boyd, and Lana Williams, (holidays, Christmas, regency)
  3. Deadly Kiss (The Immortal Reign #1) by Ariel Marie (paranormal, vampires, LGBT, lesbians)
  4. A Demon’s Touch (The Soulless #1) by Ella Jade (paranormal, demons)
  5. Dragon’s Knight Out (Dragons Love Too #1) by J. Thompson (fantasy, dragons)
  6. Hearts Unleashed by Erzabet Bishop, Lia Davis, C.D. Gorri, Theresa Hissong, Skye Jones, Gina Kincaide, Lori King, Cecilia Lane, L.A. McGinnis, Julia Mills, Julie Morgan, Laney Powell, Carrie Pulkinen, Rebecca Hefner, Amanda Kimberley, Ammy Pennza, P. Mattern, N. Gray, Siren Allen, Melissa Bell, Zoe Forward, Elle Boon, Sapphire Winters, and Fiona Starr (paranormal, shifters, anthology)
  7. The Other Man by Farhad J. Dadyburjor (LGBT, gay, interracial, weddings)
  8. River’s Mystic Crush (Mystic-Hot Hunks Steamy Romance Collection #1) by Natalie Ann (small towns, doctors, Connecticut)
  9. Tomes, Scones, and Crones (Three Tomes Bookshop #1) by Colleen Gleason (paranormal, bookshops, witches)

October 14

The Assassin and the Libertine (Les Dames Dangereuses Book 1) by [Lily Riley, Mystic Owl]Genesis: Falling for the Hybrid (The Rise of the Hybrids Book 1) by [Serena Simpson, Keriann McKenna]Take Me To The River: A Mountain Man Romance (Mountain Men of Whiskey River Book 1) by [Kaci Rose]

  1. The Assassin and the Libertine (Les Dames Dangereuses #1) by Lily Riley (historical, Franc, assassins, paranormal, vampires)
  2. The Certainty of Chance by Jacqueline Middleton (Christmas, holidays, London, taxi drivers)
  3. Genesis: Falling for the Hybrid  (The Rise of the Hybrids #1) by Serena Simpson (sci-fi, genetic engineering)
  4. A Lighthouse Christmas by Jenny Hale (Christmas, holidays, contemporary)
  5. Midnight in the Snow by Karen Swan (contemporary, snowboarders, Austria)
  6. Take Me to the River (Mountain Men of Whiskey River #1) by Kaci Rose (mountain men, contemporary, gentle giants)

October 15

Mania (Kings of Grove Academy Book 1) by [Katie May]Candy Cane LaneForbidden Honor (Dragon Royals Book 1) by [May Dawson]

  1. Demon (Steel Skulls MC #1) by April Lynn Baker (bikers)
  2. Tinsel in Toyland (Candy Cane Lane #1) by Amelia C. Adams (holidays, Christmas, contemporary
  3. Forbidden Honor (Dragon Royals #1) by May Dawson (dragon shifters, royals, fantasy)
  4. Gateway: Aurora by Kaitlyn O’Connor (sci-fi, alien chiefs)
  5. Hallow’s Eve (Royal Bastards MC: Nashville, TN #1) by Morgan Jane Mitchell (bikers, holidays, Halloween)
  6. In Love with the Wrong Man (Scandalous Shiek #1) by Elizabeth Lennox (contemporary, sheiks, taboo relationships)
  7. Mania (Kings of Grove Academy #1) by Katie May (new adult, dark romance, secret societies, reverse harem)
  8. Messing with the Billionaire (Maid in Miami #1) by Breezie Bennett (maids, billionaires, romantic comedy)
  9. Pepper, The Highlander, and the Dead Guy by Donna Fletcher (mystery, Scots, cozy)
  10. Virgin Cowboy (Whiskey Run: Cowboys Love Curves #1) by Kat Baxter (cowboys, contemporary, BBW)

October 16

Pretty Little Monster TrilogyRoad Trip: A Contemporary Reverse Harem by [Addison Arrowdell]Bad Boys of Bevington

  1. Almost, Maybe by Katie L. Tyler (contemporary, BBW, new adult)
  2. Hunted Dragon Mate by Kim Frost (paranormal, dragon shifters, fated mates)
  3. Condemn (Silent Death Syndicate #1) by Rae B. Lake (contemporary, romantic suspense)
  4. Demon Valley Pack (Pretty Little Monsters Trilogy #1) by Avery Stone (paranormal, shifters, rejected mates)
  5. Road Trip by Addison Arrowdell (reverse harem, new adult, contemporary)
  6. Sweet Crazy Love (Next Generation #1) by Yvonne Sibanda (African-American, pandemic, contemporary)
  7. Tainted Princess (Castoff Empire #1) by Dove Cavanaugh King (mafia, dark romance, arranged marriage, enemies to lovers)
  8. Teddy’s Boys (Bad Boys of Bevington #1) by E.J. Frost (dark romance, academy, new adult, paranormal, reverse harem, Massachusetts)
  9. What If I Deserve You by Desiree Frances (African-American, contemporary, billionaire)

October 18

The Serpent Lord (The Crown of Olmalis Book 1) by [Wren Murphy]A Baby for the Billionaire by [Trish Morey]Pretty Obsessed: Rockstar Romance (Pretty Broken) by [J.R. Gray]

  1. A Baby for the Billionaire by Trish Morey (babies, billionaires, contemporary)
  2. Lighting Up Christmas by Sinclair Jayne (Christmas, holidays, contemporary)
  3. MacIan’s Gift (Tartan Threads #1) by Terry Graham (historical, Scots)
  4. The Post Box at the North Pole by Jaimie Admans(Christmas, holidays, contemporary)
  5. Pretty Obsessed (Pretty Broken #1) by J.R. Gray (contemporary, rockstars, writer protagonists)
  6. Prince in the Big Apple (Crowns of Chaos MC #1) by J.A. Lafrance (bikers)
  7. Ransom (Whiskey Run Heroes #1) by Hope Ford (contemporary, action, protectors, military)
  8. The Serpent Lord (The Crown of Olmalis #1) by Wren Murphy
  9. Sex and Money by Sophia Rowe (erotica, erotic mystery, contemporary)

October 19

Dear Santa: A Novel by [Debbie Macomber]The Aristocrat DiariesWell Matched by [Jen DeLuca]

  1. Crave by Piper Lawson (professor/student, contemporary)
  2. Dear Santa by Debbie Macomber (Christmas, holidays, second chances)
  3. The Holiday Ex-Files by Jennifer Peel (contemporary, Christmas, holidays, romantic comedy)
  4. Love Language (The Aristocrat Diaries #1) by Emma Hart (romantic comedy, England, contemporary)
  5. Promise Me Forever by Layla Hagen (single dads, contemporary, nannies)
  6. Red Sin (Sin #1) by Aleatha Romig (romantic suspense, billionaires, monsters)
  7. A Shadow in the Ember (Flesh and Fire #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (paranormal, vampires, assassins)
  8. Well Matched by Jen DeLuca (contemporary, fake relationships, single moms)

October 20

Devil's Den: A Paranormal Strip Club Anthology by [BBB Publishings, Alexis Taylor, Beth Hendrix , Rae Tina, Kat Blak, Charlotte Daniels , A.C. Dawn, Natalie- Nicole Bates , EVE Graphic Design ]The Holiday Set Up: Curves For Christmas Book 1 by [Heather Lauren]Never Fade Away by [E. L. Esch]

  1. The Blue-Eyed Devil (Devil’s Lair #1) by Beena Khan (dark romance, mafia, erotic thriller, billionaires)
  2. Devil’s Den by Alexis Taylor, Beth Hendrix, Rae Tina, Kat Blak, Charlotte Daniels, A.C. Dawn, and Natalie-Nicole Bates (anthology, paranormal, strip clubs)
  3. The Holiday Set Up (Curves for Christmas #1) by Heather Lauren (holidays, Christmas, holidays, BBW, writer protagonists)
  4. Jingle Jammies by Robyn Neeley (contemporary, Christmas, holidays)
  5. Never Fade Away by E.L. Esch (contemporary, friends with benefits to lovers, musicians)
  6. Tainted by Andi Jaxxen (LGBT, transgender, mechanics)

October 21

Christmas at the Inn: A Fairhope Novella by [Ashley Clark]No Strings: a Single Dad Romance by [Nikki Ash]Upon a Midnight Dreary: A Halloween Anthology by [Kathryn Le Veque, Chasity Bowlin, Hildie McQueen, Maggi Andersen, Mary Lancaster, Meara Platt, Violetta Rand, Alexa Aston, Anna Markland, Aubrey Wynne, Elizabeth Ellen Carter, Elizabeth Keysian, Emily E K Murdoch, Emily Royal, Heather McCollum, Anna St. Claire, Lynne Connolly, Maeve Greyson, Whitney Blake, Elizabeth Johns]

  1. Christmas at the Inn by Ashley Clark (historical, 1950s, Christmas, holidays, fake relationships)
  2. Hate Me Under the Mistletoe (Romancing the Rink #1) by Kelly Jamieson
  3. No Strings by Nikki Ash (contemporary, single dads, friends to lovers)
  4. A Very Special Christmas by Anna Jacobs (Christmas, holidays, England)
  5. Upon a Midnight Dreary by Kathyrn LeVeque, Chasity Bowlin, Hildie McQueen, Maggi Andersen, Mary Lancaster, Meara Platt, Violetta Rand, Alexa Aston, Anna Markland, Aubrey Wynne, Elizabeth Ellen Carter, Elizabeth Keysian, Emily E.K. Murdoch, Emily Royal, Heather McCollum, Anna St. Claire, Lynne Connolly, Maeve Greyson, Whitney Blake, and Elizabeth Johns (anthology, Halloween, holidays, historical)
  6. When the Earl Falls in Love (The Secret Matchmaker #1) by Jessie Clever (regency, wallflowers)
  7. Wicked Knight (Knights Ridge Empire #1) by  Tracy Lorraine (high school bully, dark romance, contemporary)
  8. Wrecked by Crea Reitan (new adult, reverse harem, dark romance, MMFM, paranormal, LGBT)

October 22

At First Sight: Global Security Unlimited 1 by [Sharon Michalove]Broken Playboy: A Windsor Academy Standalone Enemies-to-Lovers Romance by [Laura Lee ]Claws: An MM Bobcat x Cat Shifter Romance (Misfits of Mistvale Book 1) by [Stella Rainbow]

  1. At First Sight (Global Security Unlimited #1) by Sharon Michalove (contemporary, romantic suspense, writer protagonists)
  2. Broken Playboy by Laura Lee (new adult, enemies to lovers, academies)
  3. Claws (Misfits of Mistvale #1) by Stella Rainbow (paranormal, shifters, fated mates, gay, LGBT)
  4. Vera and the Vegas V (Omegaverse #1) by Sarah Blue & Ashley Bennett (omegaverse, reverse harem, LGBT)

October 23

Blood Curse by [Autumn Gray]Avery & Aria: The Story of Star-Crossed Lovers by [Viola Tempest]

  1. Avery and Orion: The Story of Star-Crossed Lovers by Viola Tempest (fantasy)
  2. Blood Curse by Autumn Gray (paranormal, demons, witches, reverse harem)
  3. Ensnared in Flames (Royal Phoenix #1) by Angel Nyx (bars)
  4. Search and Find by Darlene Tallman (bikers, contemporary, romantic suspense)

October 25

Hart Beats by [Drew Duncan]Stolen Beauty: A Mafia / BDSM Romance (Jackson Family Book 1) by [T.O. Smith]Witchin Warlock by [Charity Parkerson]

  1. The Book Boyfriend by Carina Rose (contemporary, fake relationships, writer protagonists)
  2. Hart Beats by Drew Duncan (LGBT, gay, musicians)
  3. King of Corium (Corium University #1) by J.L. Beck & C. Hallman (new adult, mafia, college, dark romance)
  4. Raging Fires by Candance Camp and Anastasia Hopper (contemporary, football, sports)
  5. Stolen Beauty (Jackson Family #1) by T. O. Smith (BDSM, mafia, romantic suspense)
  6. Witchin Warlock by Charity Parkerson (LGBT, gay, witches, paranormal, small towns, Ohio)

October 26

Dangerous Temptation by [Giana Darling]Donut Fall in Love by [Jackie Lau]Indigo Ridge (The Edens) by [Devney Perry]

  1. Dangerous Temptation by Giana Darling (contemporary, new adult, billionaires)
  2. Donut Fall in Love by Jackie Law (interracial, contemporary, romantic comedy)
  3. Indigo Ridge (The Edens #1) by Devney Perry (small towns, romantic suspense, Montana, one night stands)
  4. Meet Me in Madrid by Verity Lanell (LGBT, lesbians, travel, romantic comedy)
  5. Sleigh Bells Ring by Rae Anne Thayne (Christmas, holidays, contemporary, small towns)

October 28

Silenced (Santa Catalina University Book 1) by [Crystal North]A Casterglass Christmas (Keeping Up With the Penryns Book 1) by [Kate Hewitt]Deceived (Bound by Loyalty, Honor, Truth Book 1) by [Karen Kelley]

  1. A Casterglass Christmas (Keeping up with the Penryns #1) by Kate Hewitt (Christmas, holidays, British, Cumbria)
  2. Deceived (Bound by Loyalty, Honor, Truth #1) by Karen Kelly (romantic suspense, contemporary, political thriller)
  3. Silenced (Santa Catalina University #1) by Crystal North (college, new adult, professors, reverse harem)
  4. Under the Mistletoe by Sue Moorcroft (contemporary, Christmas, Holidays, small towns)
  5. Valiant Thief (Seattle Crime Syndicate #1) by Emily Sharp (contemporary, crime, romantic suspense)

October 29

Angels with AttitudeCity Magic: Halloween Steam by [EmKay Connor]Conquer: A Dark Mafia Arranged Marriage Romance (Savage Empire Book 1) by [Michelle St. James]

  1. Blissful Agony (Angels with Attitude #1) by Renee Shearer (dark romance, reverse harem, why choose, contemporary, new adult)
  2. City Magic: Halloween Steam by Emkay Connor (enemies to lovers, Halloween, holidays, office romance, contemporary)
  3. Conquer (Savage Empire #1) by Michelle St. James (dark romance, mafia, arranged marriage)
  4. Heart of Stone (The Starlight Falls #1) by Krysta Fox (paranormal, OMYW, gargoyle shifters, instalove)
  5. Runaway Mate by Romy Lockhart (fated mates, paranormal, reverse harem)

October 30

Wild Hunt (A Standalone Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance) by [Michaela Haze]Red's Protector (Once Upon A Forever) by [Carol Dawn]Mafia Prince: MMMMM Dark Paranormal Romance (Paranormal Delights Book 1) by [Wren Snow, Brea Alepou]

  1. Mafia Prince (Paranormal Delights #1) by Wren Snow and Brea Aleppa (LGBT, gay, multiple partners, MMMMM, mafia, paranormal)
  2. Not Ready (Sweet Redemption #1) by Aurora DARKlight (contemporary, slow burn)
  3. Red’s Protector (Once Upon a Forever #1) by Carol Dawn (fantasy)
  4. Wild Hunt by Michaela Haze (reverse harem, paranormal)

October 31

Dark Wing: River DividedZom-Bae (2 Book Series)Sinful Touch (Demons After Dark: Temptation Book 1) by [Jenna Wolfhart]

  1. Crafting Love (Dark Wing: River Divided #1) by Ellie Pond (fated mates, paranormal, bear shifters)
  2. Ground Zero (Birch County Fire #1) by April Canavan (firefighters, contemporary)
  3. Marked for Death (Marked #1) by Anna Blakely (contemporary, FBI agents, romantic suspense)
  4. Sinful Touch (Demon After Dark: Temptation #1) by Jenna Wolfhart (paranormal, billionaires, demons)
  5. Zom-Bae (Zom-Bae #1) by Organized Chaos (paranormal, doctors, zombies, BWWM)

Happy Halloween 🙂

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