Hello and welcome back to Corset and Crown – we are coming at you at the height of spooky season – and in true C and C fashion we decided to list some of our favorite spooky and sexy stories.
We have to talk about our previous spooktakular scandals – we have covered a bunch of fun and spooky stories:
- Katherine Ashe’s Captive Bride
- Kristin Callihan’s Darkest London book one – Firelight
And before we were on our own:
- Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller
- A Wolf in Duke’s Clothing by Susanna Allen
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The Secrets of a Moonlight Night by Elisa Braden
A swindling governess, a scarred hero, and a ghost with matchmaking in mind.
A governess with a swindler’s past
Sinister rumors of a mysterious figure known as the Half-Faced Man swirl around the ruins of Northcliffe Abbey. But governess Elizabeth Nightingale knows claptrap when she peddles it. So, when the real Half-Faced Man comes to her door demanding she keep her three young charges away from his property, Elizabeth isn’t frightened by his scars. She’s frightened by how easily he sees through her disguise to the woman beneath.
A man who looks past the scars
Renovating an ancient abbey is hard enough without village gossip, ghost-shy workmen, and curious neighbor children to contend with. Architect Thomas Warwick doesn’t need any more complications. And it doesn’t get more complicated than being trapped inside his cellar with the bewitching governess next door.
A night to bring secrets into the light
Battling a blazing attraction neither expected, Thomas and Elizabeth must learn to trust in each other. But can two hearts with so many scars become a match made in moonlight? Or will the abbey’s haunted past threaten a love that’s just begun?
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(Note: This story was first published as part of the Dragonblade Publishing Anthology, A Midnight Requiem, October 2022)
Making Merry by Kerrigan Byrne
Lady Sadie called it – Secrets of Earl’s Passed – but it is know known as Making Merry!
There’s no room at the Inn…
Sprightly Victorian spinster, Vanessa Latimer, is stranded for the holidays in the Scottish Highlands by a relentless winter blizzard. She takes refuge at a centuries-old inn where the only available room is haunted by the ghost of a warrior who fell at Culloden Moor.
One who refuses to give up his side of the bed.
Johnathan de Lohr awakens to find a siren bathing in the chamber of sorrows that keeps his restless spirit imprisoned. Though he’s the ghost, John knows that the captivating woman will be the one to haunt him.
Unless they can figure out a way to set his tormented soul free.
Nevermore Bookstore by Kerrigan Byrne and Cynthia St. Aubin
From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling authors Kerrigan Byrne & Cynthia St. Aubin, comes a new RomCom series featuring a cast of characters who are as inclusive as they are quirky. This coastal small town romance reminds us that you don’t have to look, feel, or behave perfectly to deserve your happily ever after.
Can be read as standalone. Cadence “Cady” Bloomquist knows two things for sure: First, shelving books at her shop, Nevermore Bookstore, totally counts as cardio. Second, staying late every Thursday night to take a certain mysterious customer’s order is not the same as waiting by the phone for some man.
Until the calls with the man who identifies himself only as “Fox” last for hours, and become the highlight of her week. Which leaves her to wonder, if his jagged velvet voice can kindle her fire over the phone, what sort of alchemy might it inspire if they met in person?
There’s nothing Roman Fawkes wants more than the brilliant, beautiful bookstore owner, but Roman Fawkes knows it can never happen. Secreted in his mountain hideaway high above sleepy little Townsend Harbor, his hermit’s existence shields him–and those around him–from the pain of his past.
Until one of their weekly calls is interrupted by a break-in, and Fawkes is powerless to protect the woman who has become his one link to the world. Orchestrating a trap for the fool who dared harm her, Fawkes finds himself not just ensnared, but beguiled by her. Now so close to Cady, he discovers she’s fallen for “Fox”, and yet he’s unable to reveal her heart’s desire is closer than she thinks.
Can Fawkes resist the temptation to get between Cady’s covers, knowing they’ll never have a happily ever after?
Wolf Gone Wild by Juliette Cross
What’s the worst thing that can happen to a werewolf?
Unable to shift for three months, Mateo Cruz knows all too well. His wolf has taken up residence in his head, taunting him night and day with vividly violent and carnal thoughts. Convinced he’s cursed, he needs the help of a powerful witch before he literally goes insane.
Evie Savoie has always obeyed the house rules of her coven–no werewolves. They’re known for being moody and volatile. So, when a distempered, dangerous werewolf strolls in the bar and almost strangles one of her late-night customers, she’s ready to bounce him through the door. But the desperation in his eyes when he begs her to help him softens her heart and convinces her to bend the rules.
What Evie doesn’t know is that Mateo’s wolf has a mind of his own. And now that she’s in his sights, he wants only one thing. Her.
Treat by Shae Sanders
It took him a while but Mike finally understands what his lady needs. It’s Halloween and he has plans for her.
***This is Book 2 of the Halloween Stories but it can be read as a standalone.
The Witch’s Wolves by Elle Mae MacGregor
Little Red Riding Hood is all grown up- and she’s queer. Manon has been caught in one scandalous situation too many, now she’s on the run. When she finally sees a lone cottage in the woods she thinks she’s found her salvation, only to find that she’s stumbled into a den of wolves. But she soon finds that these wolf-men are much more interested in pleasure than they are in pain.
This is a 18,000~ word soft and very steamy MMF romance novella with a guaranteed HEA.
A Day Until Forever by Erin Langston
A Prequel Novella to Forever Your Rogue
Raymond Travers is a Busy Man. The harried eldest son has a to-do list as long as his father’s last bender, and his plans don’t include spending Allhallowtide playing chaperone to a spirited debutante. But Raymond will do whatever it takes to secure a business deal with Lord Holland…including agreeing to keep the baron’s daughter out of trouble at the harvest fair.
Unfortunately for Raymond, Rosalie Holland is not to be trifled with. A hopeless romantic and hellion-in-the-making, Rosie has impatiently waited all year for the return of Ian Renwood, the object of her girlhood fantasies. But at every turn, Rosalie’s rebellious plans for Renwood are dashed by the sinfully handsome glower of a certain stoic chaperone.
Raymond and Rosalie have no choice but to grin and bear it through the harvest festival, a riotous romp of mysterious fortune-telling, shadowy bonfires, and ghostly abandoned mills. But as their own mischief and mayhem turns heated, a single day together might not be enough…
Pumpkin Pounder by Laura Lovely
I love redheaded men. Yes, redheads. Any shade from strawberry to bright sunset to hot-rod red. I love gingers and they love me. I love the way their freckles stand out. I love the way their necks get red when they get hot, sunburned or turned on. I love the way I can spot one in a room and know they’re going to be mine.
I love them so much, I’ve earned a nickname: Pumpkin Pounder. (I’m not going to put that on my resume, but it suits me.)
The one thing I love as much as redheads is Halloween night in New York City, so when my friend invites me to a wild costume party aboard an old tug boat, I’m ready for anything…especially meeting the perfect guy.
The perfect, redheaded guy…with an Irish accent.
Problem is, what if I want him for more than one night?
PUMPKIN POUNDER is a fairytale remix, a reverse Cinderella story inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas, An Affair to Remember and SATC. Laura Lovely’s Fairytale Remixes promise short hot-n-humorous romances inspired by fairytales, mythology and pop culture.
Please see author website for content warnings.
Mating the Huntress by Talia Hibbert
This Halloween, love bites back… hard.
Chastity Adofo knows a monster when she sees one. As soon as Luke Anthony wanders into her family’s coffee shop, she recognises the evil lurking beneath his charming smile and fantastic arse. The handsome werewolf is determined to have her—but she’s determined to cut out his heart.
Little does she know, Luke’s plans for her are far more pleasurable than murder. And when the full moon rises, all bets are off…
Warning: Mating the Huntress is 30,000+ words of red-hot, Halloween-themed romance. This novella contains one flirtatious, cursed creature of the night, one badass, knife-happy heroine, and forbidden lust at first sight. Please read responsibly!