Where Foxes Say Goodnight by Sam Burns (M/M paranormal romance): Max has just won an Oscar for his screenplay. His happiness doesn't last long—he's then dumped by his boyfriend (a closeted actor in the movie, who makes him sign an NDA) and is suffering from writers' block. Deciding to disappear, he buys an old house in the middle of nowhere. Once there, he finds several things he doesn't expect: a grandmotherly ghost, a really sweet, really gorgeous guy, and someone trying to kill him. A lovely, cozy read.
Darke Passion by Rosanna Leo (M/F paranormal romance): Edwina and her two sisters are ghost hunters and are called to a historic B&B in Niagra-on-th-Lake, Ontario, where something strange is happening. Simon is a co-owner of the B&B, and though he doesn't believe in the paranormal (to start!), something is chasing the customers away. I loved the sense of place in this story and how history was woven with the paranormal and romantic aspects.
Woods of the Raven by Mary Calmes (M/M paranormal romance): Xander is a witch who lives in a cottage on the outskirts of a small town in Upstate New York, the latest in his family line to protect that land and the doorway on it. And he can tell now that something evil wants the land to use that doorway. He's also dealing with attention from the new police chief, who is driving Xander crazy in good and bad ways. This is a cozy, witchy book with a lot of folklore woven through the magic and really no angst at all (and a magic cottage and some pretty fantastic not-really pets).
The Demon's Bargain by Katee Robert (NB/F paranormal romance): An important magical family heirloom was stolen from dark witch Lenora, and her only chance to retrieve it might be at Samhain when the Shadow Market opens and magical folk gather. She summons the demon Ramanu, hoping to bargain for some help with her task, but she refuses the terms when she can't eliminate the seven years of service the demon requires. However, Ramanu has been watching her for a while and tags along to the Shadow Market with her anyway. This is a quick, spicy paranormal romance.
Witchful Thinking by Celestine Martin (M/F paranormal romance): Lucinda is a teacher and witch who lives in Freya Grove, a town on the Jersey Shore where magic and magical beings are the norm. Her high school crush Alex, who is a merman, returns to town and needs help unjinxing his new house, which Lucy agrees to help him with. Witchful Thinking is a cute small town romance, but I was expecting it to be witchier from the description—I wanted more magic!
What have you been reading lately?