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3rd October – The Molten Key by T.L. Wilson
Epic Fantasy, Romance
Prepare for war, the Molten are coming.
Only one thing matters to Adelia Larson and that’s family. So when her father goes missing and the only clue left behind is a mysterious iron key, she must delve into his past and uncover his secrets in order to find him. Except she’s not the only one searching for him. The Faerie Guard’s goal is to stop a war that’s brewing in Faerie and to do that, they need her dad. Apparently, he’s a wanted fugitive with a stolen artifact needed to save Faerie from a war.
When Adelia and the Guards meet, Adelia makes the decision to keep the key hidden and force the Faerie Guard to help her find her dad. Her choice is made increasingly hard when one of the guards has an irritating smirk that she finds more endearing than she should. As Adelia gets closer to the truth, her conviction wavers. She can surrender the key and save Faerie or she can save the one person she loves most in this world.
It’s the life of one she loves versus a thousand strangers.
4th October – The Nihilistic Neverending Nightmare (The Holy Grail War) by Armanis Ar-Feinial
Urban Fantasy, Grimdark
He was supposed to be dead, but the man known as Ghost still walks in the land of the living, and now he haunts those who wish to bury the terrible truth about what happened at Area 51.
Battle weary, overcome with PTSD and survivor’s guilt, and manifesting strange powers, Ghost longs to put his past as a nameless military operative behind him, and begin anew under the assumed identity of Ted Anderson; a man with a history best left buried.
But it seems that Ghost’s past isn’t ready to be forgotten when a chance encounter brings him face-to-face with Jeff Clemens, a dangerous individual who knows his true identity and the baggage that goes along with it.
As a soldier of the Black Eagle Mercenary company, Clemens thought that he had ended Ghost’s life at the end of a rifle. But now his former quarry threatens the life Clemens currently knows, and he only sees one option: Ghost must die. And he isn’t the only one who hopes to see Ghost’s life ended, as the haunted veteran is doggedly pursued by a more powerful foe, an international group of casters and wielders of magic, sworn to protect the world from those who have the capabilities to destroy it.
With World War III now looming on America’s Borders, and threats lurking in every darkened shadow, the life that Ghost thought he could leave behind isn’t ready to remain buried in the desert sands, as he realizes that he must revert back to the killer that he once was, to protect what he now holds dear.
4th October – Realm of Darkness ANTHOLOGY by Various Authors
Urban Fantasy, Romance, Cozy Fantasy
When darkness falls, beware of the creatures that come out to play…
Fall under their spell over and over again in this ultimate paranormal and fantasy romance boxset! Over 40 full-length novels with heart-melting heroes and devastating anti-heroes, full of romance, magic, mystery, and adventure can be yours for an insanely low price.
Ready to be swept away? Your book boyfriends are waiting… Enemies-to-lovers, alphas, fae, werewolves, dragons, shapeshifters, vampires, gods, angels, demons, and more: with novels ranging from sweet to spicy, there’s a flavor to sate your every craving.
4th October – First Tree (The Burdens of Beasts #2) by Jesse Teller
The king of Syphere sends forces after a fleeing Rambler, a former bodyguard of his elusive queen. His new general pursues the fugitive deep into the ancient Forest of the First Tree. The more villages she decimates, the more she realizes Tack the Hornet Rider is a quarry she cannot lose. The destruction in her wake only adds to her glory. What forces of nature could possibly stop her?
5th October – Murder for a Song (Musical Mayhem #1) by K.M. Jackways
Urban Fantasy, Cozy Fantasy
Music and coffee are Esther’s lifeblood.
In the quaint town of Ledstow, she lives a good distance from her nosy parents, talks to anyone who will listen about musicals, and jams on her ukulele. But when murder comes to her workplace, everyone is a suspect.
When her best friend is taken in for questioning, it’s up to Esther to prove his innocence. With her ukulele that has a will of its own and an uncanny gift to get people talking, she takes over where the police have failed.
But the mystery becomes extra knotty, when she discovers something more magical than just caffeine flows in her veins. Can Esther clear her friend’s name, uncover the witchy family secrets and figure out why the police detective seems to be following her, all by Christmas?
6th October – Guardians of the Pack (The Other Wolf #2) by Heather G. Harris
I hate finding corpses. For some reason, my enemies think dead bodies work as a communication method. Call me old fashioned, but I prefer a letter.
When I find a pulverised gargoyle on my lawn, I can’t help but think things are about to get rocky. The gargoyles don’t expect me to look into the death, but who can ignore murder on their doorstep? Ex-soldier Greg Manners knows all about violence and he thinks that the ogres are involved. Deadly or not, I’ll go toe-to-toe with their lethal king if I need to. I’m determined to find justice – but just when I start investigating, one of the pack’s children is snatched.
I’m in a race against time to find him when it turns out that Bobby isn’t the first stolen child. I’ll have to navigate Other world politics to work out what the purloined children have in common. Maybe if I know why they’ve been taken, I’ll discover who took them. Because the clock is ticking and I am all out of suspects.
Esme and I have to work together to find the kids, before it’s too late…
6th October – Virtuous Sons by Y.B. Striker
Epic Fantasy, Progression/Cultivation, Historical Fantasy
Lio Aetos is the Young Aristocrat and heir apparent to a legendary Greek sect, a prodigious talent born and bred for glory.
Solus is a slave, a disgraced patrician from the fallen city of Rome with nothing to his name.
They’re as different as the East is from the West. Yet both of them hunger—to cast off the threads of Fate they’ve been given. To reach for a higher purpose.
In this world of ruined empires and long-forgotten gods, the Young Aristocrat and the Son of Rome share an unyielding conviction. As brothers, they will face tribulations and climb the divine mountain of Olympus.
It is a mad thing. It is utterly against the will of the Fates.
It is cultivation. It’s the mark that every philosopher bears plainly on their soul.
6th October – Grace Defend Us (Withered Violets #1) by Michael J. Hedayat
The House of Grace is Eternal. We do not fear the snake.
This is the story of Valentino, Chosen of Grace, Prince of Blood. As the heir to the divine House of Grace, Valentino, son of the Gorgon, has met every expectation placed upon him.
Yet the ghosts that haunt his magical palace are never satisfied and summon an apprentice for him to teach. Unfortunately, Valentino’s new student, Sophia, is unable to reach his mountain fortress. Giant, mythological snakes intercept her, seeking to devour her, and prevent Grace from gaining a princess.
These mythical serpents are Valentino’s chief rivals and are members of the ancient Endless House. Endless is their aggression against the House of Grace, who they intend to cast down. Valentino must first save his apprentice from certain death, and then raise her up to become his greatest ally.
Join Valentino as he endeavors to master magic, gain divine power, find allies, and train an apprentice, all before hosting the hundred-year festival attended by all the powers of the earth.
9th October – The Ripper AUDIOBOOK (Next Life #2) by James G. Robertson
Epic Fantasy, Grimdark
In Whitechapel 1888, death was abound. The devilish Jack the Ripper haunted the streets like a spectre while mutilating his victims. But who is this man, if even a man at all? The theories given tell of a barber, a doctor, and a prince. Those couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s time to set the record straight, and reveal the origin of the troubled Jack—both from his eyes, and those among him.
The riveting quest of Jack and his most beloved friend John is now shown to all as the tales of those they damned at the request of the goddess Fate, and those they saved at no one’s behest, comes to light. This is a story of loss, demons, witches, and the torment of one man by the puppeteering hands of a very stingy individual named Old Nick.
10th October – The Aria of Steel Trilogy BOXSET by Steven Raaymakers
Epic Fantasy, Grimdark
Book I: A Canticle of Two Souls
A magic sword forged of a demon. A broken boy seeking revenge.
Raziel watched the Rhotian Empire slaughter his family. When a sentient sword promises him the head of the emperor, Raziel carves a bloody path in an epic journey across a land filled with banshees and mercenaries in pursuit of his revenge.
But forced to travel with a strange young woman with a dark past, will Raziel even reach his destination?
Alicia has plans of her own. Gifted with a terrible magic that can bend others to her will, she also has revenge on her mind and Raziel in her sights. Can two enemies put aside their differences to seek a higher goal, or will mistrust and inner-demons condemn their fates? Magic is a dangerous thing. So is hope.
The Aria of Steel Trilogy is a heavy-metal power ballad of clashing blades, blood-soaked betrayal, and sweet revenge. Will you walk away or join the fight?
10th October – Dawn of Unity (Last of the Seekers #1) by Nitish Sharma
Epic Fantasy, Historical Fantasy
A boy despised by society, another elevated to prominence, both linked by a war.
“Die a criminal or serve your country in this war,” the knight who recaptured seventeen-year-old Will Farmer told him. Locked away for murder, Will escaped only because of a powerful object he found. He takes the knight’s mercy to prove he’s not the monster they say he is. A battle later he’s captured by a boy from the opposing side who holds an object like his.
“Capture an enemy, bring him to the capital, and you will be grand vizier,” the sultan told sixteen-year-old Ahmed Sharfi. He’s improved over nine years at the University of Magi, since the day he accidentally burned down his town’s souk. To sit by the sultan’s side, it’s everything he thought he wanted. Thus he heads to war. Yet, a powerful object, found during his studies, points him to someone in the aftermath of a battle.
Their nations say they should be enemies, but it isn’t so. They don’t understand the war, but for different reasons. Will wants redemption, while Ahmed cared only about his studies, yet they seem to get along so well. They realise their powerful objects may be able to guide them. But who are two boys to change a war others failed to stop?
11th October – The Complete Rhenwars Saga AUDIOBOOK by ML Spencer
Epic Fantasy, Grimdark
There Is No Mercy for the Merciless.
The Well of Tears was created to harness the power of the Netherworld to prevent a magical apocalypse. Now Darien Lauchlin is the last surviving mage capable of reversing the destruction the Well unleashed. Darien will be forced to sacrifice everything of himself and everyone around him—all to preserve a nation of people who despise him.
11th October – The Nameless God (Relics of Power #3) by Emma L. Adams
Zelle and her allies have returned to Zeuten, but their visit to Itzar left nobody unscathed. Especially Zelle, whose allegiance with the nameless Shaper has given her a burden that might kill her before it lets her free.
Rien, meanwhile, has his own battle to fight. Returning to his homeland leads to more than a confrontation with the man who took everything from him, as in their absence, their enemy has seemingly formed an alliance with another Great Power. Invicten, god of illusions, possesses magic that can turn friend against friend and nation against nation – and it might already be too late to stop him from working his influence over the other mages of Aestin.
While Zelle struggles to protect her nation against the deadly threat across the ocean, Evita is forced to turn to the assassins she once lived with for answers on the magic she took from them. But the truth is deadlier than she would ever have guessed.
War is on the horizon, with the three Great Powers prepared to use the human world as their battleground. And in a battle of the gods, there may be no humans left standing in the end…
12th October – Beast Mage (Mana Beasts #1) by Derek Alan Siddoway
Kellen Lars may be the most unremarkable person on Earth. In the mana-enchanted land of Oras, he could become a champion.
After his little sister vanishes before his eyes, Kellen awakens in another realm inhabited by mythical creatures and people who shape the very forces of nature. These are the Beastcallers, wielders of elemental magics who ascend alongside their beast companions.
In search of his sister, Kellen explores a savage new world full of magical storms, animal demi-gods and warring tribes. Just surviving isn’t an option. If he ever wants to see home again, Kellen must wield his budding powers and train his newly bonded Mana Beast. Even if he succeeds, nothing will ever be the same again.
A young man from Earth. A Mana Beast. Together, they’ll progress into legend.
13th October – The Children of Chaos (The Cruel Gods #2) by Trudie Skies
When the saints call, the sinners answer.
Chaos stalks the steam-powered city of Chime and threatens the existence of the gods and their domains. Kayl swore to protect Chime’s mortals from their gods’ cruel whims, but when she agrees to represent the mortals of a god long thought dead, Kayl is thrust into a political role that goes against everything she’s ever stood for.
As the newly appointed ambassador to the god of time, Quen’s goal is clear – protect Chime and the domains by any means necessary. But as the gods make their demands, Quen is caught between his loyalties and his conscience.
To ensure a future for all mortals, Kayl and Quen must unite the gods against the threat of chaos and decide what they’re willing to sacrifice for Chime – before the gods choose for them.
For the gods are capricious and have their own divine plans.
13th October – Scorched by Fear (Tales of Zeaggatha by A.K. Watkins
Epic Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery, Progression/Cultivation
Death has passed, leaving Any and her companions alive, but only just. Now they must heal and face the next challenges.
Even as Amy struggles to gain control over her fire, Jax is haunted by his past. New friends, teachers, and circumstances force them to take on a new companion before facing the next dungeon. But he comes with a child and his own baggage.
Wrath and Sloth haunt her steps, even as nightmares plague their sleep.
And that’s before they even begin to face Fear itself…
18th October – Blood Empire Infiltrated (Luke Irontree & the Last Vampire War #6) by C. Thomas Lafollette
Born in the forests of Gaul. Forged in the legions of Rome. Hunted on the streets of Portland.
Luke survived two years in a vampire prison, fighting for his captors’ amusement. The only bright spot was meeting Roxi, a fellow captive and powerful vampire hunter. Now that they’re free, he wants revenge.
But when Roxi disappears, Luke’s world is shattered, and he adds a new name to his revenge list – the god that abandoned them both. But he must go on without her as he and his werewolf friends plan their vengeful return to Belgium.
As Luke infiltrates the inner ranks of his enemies, he needs to stay sharp and not let the specter of his broken heart distract him. He’s surrounded by enemies, and there’s no room for mistakes. Especially as the dark god that drives the vampires hunts for him…
18th October – The Severing Son (The Sundered Nation #1) by Vaughn Roycroft
Tales of the Bringer of Urrinan had been told for generations, but never had the prophecy felt so near to so many. Elan wasn’t sure if she even believed one man could cause the sort of upheaval that would change the world. And yet, just as the prophecy foretold, dark forces were on the rise—including the many Spali warbands raiding across the borderlands.
It was in pursuit of one such warband when Elan’s host discovered the hidden compound of the Outcast. She’d heard how the former chieftain of the mighty Amalus Clan had been unjustly accused of murdering his rival. How the conflict had begun over a woman. How the Outcast’s son—born of that same woman—perfectly matched the prophecy’s foretelling of the Bringer.
Prophecy aside, it seemed that fate had led Elan into the midst of a legend. Because of a choice made in the heat of battle, Elan found herself bound to an outlaw hunted by friend and foe alike. Whether she believed in the prophecy or not, she found herself entangled with a lone figure who vowed to seek the sort of upheaval that might just change the world.
Could Vahldan, son of the Outcast, truly be the Bringer of Urrinan?
20th October – Master Mage (Riders of Fire Dragon Masters #4) by Eileen Mueller
Epic Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery, YA, Romance
Three mages: A powerful dragon mage. Another plotting to kill him. And a temptress, hungry for power.
Giddi is the only dragon mage in the realm. Able to mind-meld with dragons at will, he quickly rises through the mage ranks. Starrus, a bitter senior mage, resents Giddi’s magical abilities and wants him dead.
Giddi falls in love with Mazyka, his breathtaking, young protégé. The mage council and the dragon riders warn him not to get entangled. That she’s too ambitious. That the consequences are too dangerous…
Brash and impulsive, he ignores them all.
The cost of Giddi’s actions could be the world he loves.
20th October – A Peddler of Chains (The Mountain Fell #2) by Allegra Pescatore
Epic Fantasy, Romance
Asherah of Vine died five times in bloody service to her Queen, but now her Queen is dead.
The cycle of reincarnation has ended, and Ash is ready to set her trusty bow aside and live out the rest of her days in peace. All she wants is to live a quiet existence on the Rim, but her past, it seems, is intent on catching up with her. She’s tried to outrun him, but he’s not a man to be trifled with.
Willow of Herb has been hunting the butcher Asherah for over two hundred years. She slaughtered his parents and his people, and he intends to bring her to justice. It is because of her that he was turned into a weapon of war, and it is her face that haunts his darkest nightmares. When he finally catches her scent nothing can stop him, but what happens when he captures his greatest enemy and finds out that not everything is what it seems?
As they travel through the icy Lands of Nadir chased by a rival band of bounty hunters, Willow and Asherah must face their pasts and learn to work together if they wish to survive. Trust between enemies isn’t easy to build, but as they fight Feral Fae, face down snowstorms, and run from Retribution, Will and Ash find that maybe they’re stronger as allies than as enemies.
20th October – Murder at Spindle Manor by Morgan Stang
Mysteries abound in Spindle Manor.
For Huntress Isabeau Agarwal, the countryside inn is the last stop in a deadly hunt. Armed with gaslamp and guns, she tracks an insidious beast that wears the skin of its victims, mimicking them perfectly. Ten guests reside within Spindle Manor tonight, and the creature could be any one of them. Confined by a torrential thunderstorm and running out of time, Isabeau has until morning to discover the liar, or none of them—including her—will make it out alive.
But her inhuman quarry isn’t the only threat residing in Spindle Manor.
A slammed door.
A dead body.
Someone has been killed, and a hunt turns into a murder investigation. Now with two mysteries at her feet and more piling up, Isabeau must navigate a night filled with lies and deception. In a world of seances and specters, mesmers and monsters, the unexpected is hiding around every corner, and every move may be her last.
24th October – Strangers in the Promised Land (The Continue Chronicles #1.5) by Jim Wilbourne
Epic Fantasy, Sci-Fantasy
After the battle at the Shadow Peaks, Amie and Mara Kruv are left with nothing but the scant clothes on their backs and an injured horse. When the sisters run into three soldiers who agree to escort them home, they believe they’ve finally struck a bit of luck. But there is more to these soldiers than they realize, and they find themselves the unwitting accomplices to three deserters of the Deseran Dominion army.
25th October – Wizardom Legends: Charlatan for Hire (The Outrageous Exploits of Jerrell Landish) by Jeffrey L. Kohanek
Epic Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery
A powerful crime lord. A mighty wizard. A web of nefarious schemes designed to snare the one thief willing to challenge them.
A new crime lord has risen, claiming control of Marquithe’s underbelly. Ruthless and powerful, this man demands Jerrell join his ranks.
Jerrell refuses, instead preferring his independence, but soon realizes he cannot face the entire theives guild on his own.
With a gorgeous and conniving partner at his side, he acquires a new client willing to pay an outrageous sum if he can execute the impossible: Steal over a ton of silver from a mine controlled by a powerful wizard and guarded by an army of soldiers.
25th October – All Hallows Airship (Seasons of Soldark) by Liz Delton
A catastrophic blast. A haunting memory. And she only has one chance to prove her family’s innocence.
All Caz Coppersdown has ever wanted is to be a journalist for the Soldark Times. But the chances of her parents letting her pursue a breaking story are slim. Secluded after a childhood illness, Caz finally gets to leave Soldark for a trip to the country to her great aunt’s estate, but she quickly finds out there isn’t anything newsworthy there—unless you count her aunt’s upcoming All Hallows Eve soiree.
Until the local airshow clashes with her aunt’s party plans—causing more than just pumpkins to be destroyed. When Caz meets one of the airship pilots and discovers something about her family’s past, Caz might have just found her big story.
But she’ll need to dig for the facts quickly, because the constables are looking for a culprit, and old ghosts are making themselves known on this All Hallows Eve.
26th October – The Fury of Fate (Onyxborn Chronicles #3) by D.W. Ross
Epic Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery
Dawn breaks on The Darkest Dusk. Will it usher in the reign of the Onyxborn or does the sun rise on a chance to the forces of Cormag to be defeated?
The Fury of Fate brings the epic tale of the Onyxborn Chronicles to a close.
Who will win? And what form of shattered earth will the ‘winner’ be able to claim.
28th October – Midnight on the Manatee by D.H. Willison
How does the steamship Manatee navigate sea-monster infested waters? What sacrifices do her grand profits demand? The only certainty, is that the Manatee casts a dark shadow everywhere she makes port.
Brianna, a tough, no-nonsense human, yearns to escape stifling big city rules and a troubled past. A quaint seaside town seems perfect to start a new life—until she wakes up aboard the Manatee. As cargo.
Shard, nekojin feline of the forest, dreams of sailing to distant lands—to the horror of his friends. When his intriguing new neighbor, Brianna, disappears and all signs point to the mysterious Manatee, he’s certain this is his moment for high seas adventure. Yet with skills tailored to the forest canopy, his rescue goes disastrously awry.
Their only chance of freedom is to work together, but can their budding relationship overcome ruthless smugglers, corrupt officials, and a slew of ravenous monsters? Or are they destined to take the secret of the Manatee to a watery grave?
31st October – Blood Reunion (Hybrid Helix #3) by J.C.M. Berne
People are dying, their corpses left savaged and drained of blood. The obvious culprit: vampires. But vampires shouldn’t be able to sneak around Wistful undetected or shadowstep freely inside her body. Soon the station herself becomes oddly uncooperative, leaving Rohan and Wei Li bewildered and all her inhabitants in danger.
Finding and defeating the killer will require a deep dive into the ancient history of Wistful and of the il’Drach people. Into the connections between the Ursans, the wormholes, and the races that preceded them. Into the dark past of a tormented space station that yearns only for death.
Rohan will be forced to fight, and maybe even to kill. He’ll have to face those who bear grudges from his past, the Empire he once served, and his own reluctance to again become the warrior he sometimes needs to be.
31st October – Dungeon Incursions #2 by Adam Bright
Having cleared their first incursion, Lance and his makeshift team have received rewards and coins galore. Stronger than ever, they make their way to the next incursion in hopes of saving humanity and getting more of the amazing upgrades, knowing that the upgrades they are receiving will change the face of humanity itself.