Haunting Romance Novels
It doesn't have to be Halloween to enjoy a spooky tale! Many of us enjoy reading scary stories all year 'round. These eight haunting romance novels prove that characters tend to get really interesting when they're put in frightening situations. It may not seem like there would be a lot of haunting romance novels, but you'd be surprised!
Whether it's a story with ghosts, spirits, psychics, or haunted houses, paranormal romance books can allow readers to really get to know the characters and see who they really are when they're put in stressful situations. What sort of character growth do they go through? Do they turn out to be cowardly after putting on a brave front, or are they initially scared yet end up saving the day?
It's also fun to watch a couple grow closer in extraordinary conditions too! So in a way, ghost stories the perfect back drop for compelling romance novels. If you're a fan of haunting romance novels or are interested in them, keep reading for some compelling novels to read!
1. Awakening by Amanda Stevens
Amelia Gray is a cemetery restorer who also lives among the dead. After an anonymous donor hires her to restore a cemetery used to bury rich, powerful people and their secrets. A child disappeared forty years ago, and her spirit has finally awakened, demanding that Amelia discover the truth behind her murder and bring the killer to justice. An unnamed baby's grave and a haunting melody are the few clues Amelia has to work with.
2. The Spirit Chaser by Kat Mayor
Austin Cole is the world's most famous paranormal investigator. His talented investigation team, hard work, favorable genetics, and risky behavior have turned his TV show, Spirit Chaser Investigations, into a hit. An accident happens on one of their ghost hunts that hurts both Austin's best friend and lead psychic, forcing him to find a replacement team member. He calls Casey Lawson, a woman who has been on her own since 18. Casey is just barely getting by as a New Age shop cashier and part-time psychic. Austin and Casey initially butt heads, but they finally click with each other just as a new threat emerges.
3. No Humans Involved by Kelley Armstrong
Raising the ghost of Marilyn Monroe is to be the reality event of the year. Three spiritualists are brought together to attempt it, including celebrity medium, Jaime Vega, the only real medium of the three. During the even, Jaime feels a spirit nearby, one that won't leave her alone until she hears its story. She decides to reach out to werewolf, Jeremy Danvers, for help. During their investigation, they discover black magic and ritual sacrifice that culminates in the psychic showdown of the century.
4. The Awakening by Yvonne Heidt
The Sisters of Spirits are a group of paranormal investigators invested in helping people with their otherworldly problems. Sunny Skye is a psychic medium and the founder and head investigator of the Sisters. She finds it easier to deal with ghosts than people much of the time. Though she's instantly attracted to Jordan Lawson, she can see that Jordan has evil lurking around her. Too bad Jordan is a jaded skeptic.
5. The Dark of Her Eyes by Cameron MacElvee
After the death of her husband and son, Brenna Taylor moves to Arizona to help cope with her grief. Her new home is a rundown house sitting on two hundred acres of a dead citrus orchard. The darkness Brenna has carried with her since she was a child rouses an evil living among the dead trees. Contractor Alejandra Santana does more than just help Brenna restore her new property - she also helps restore her heart. Together, they dig into the land's violent history as they attempt to put the souls of massacred migrant farm workers finally to rest and reconnect a mother with her lost son.
6. Immortal Cowboy by Alexis Morgan
After finding out her uncle left her a secluded mountain cabin in his will, Rayanne finds herself strangely drawn to the cabin and the ghost town close by. She assumes it's because of her love of history, but then she remembers the blue eyed stranger who has haunted her dreams since she was a child and wonders if it's because of him. It doesn't take long for Rayanne to discover that her destiny and the ghost of a man named Wyatt are linked. Rayanne wants to save him, but to do so, she'll have to sacrifice her heart.
7. Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane
The world is no longer at peace, and the dead are once again walking among the living. The Church of Real Truth stepped in after the government fell and attempts to repay citizens assailed by the dead. A tattooed ghost hunter and witch, Chess Putnam is the best there is. But she's also indebted to a murderous drug lord, Bump, and wants her to complete a dangerous job as payment, a job involving human sacrifice, black magic, and a whole lot else. Oh, and did we mention Chess is attracted to both Bump's enforcer and a rival gang leader? Because she is.
8. The Well by Alexis Sexton
Six teens make the bright decision to hold a séance for Cassie Kennedy in the house she was brutally murdered in twenty years ago. Elise just wants to scare her cousin Haven and his friends, but he goes along with it because it means he'll get to spend time with new kid in town, Pierce. By morning, however, Elise has vanished. Fast-forward twelve years, and Pierce and his twin brother, Jordan, have paranormal investigation TV show. Pierce gets a hold of Haven, convincing they must return to the house again. Against his better judgement, Haven agrees. He needs answers.
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