The only thing scary about these October releases is how SCARY GOOD they all look.
Though, come to think of it, this list might affect your TBR and monthly book budget in scary ways… but that’s a discussion for another time. Looking for deliciously daring dukes, stubbornly sexy hockey players, or dangerous MC club enforcers? Look no further. Need some determined detectives, brutish barbarians, amorous alien warriors, or heroic vampires? Then check out these upcoming releases.
Love at Fourth Sight by Ariella Zoelle (Oct 15)
The latest book in the Suite Dreams series is an age gap, instalove, opposites attract romance where Albie reluctantly falls for Luca, the guy who’s in town to help Albie’s parents open a new ski resort. Luca is handsome, charming, and an excellent baker… How’s Albie supposed to resist all that?
Ride the Wreck by Max Walker (Oct 15)
Ryan’s life as a detective is predictably routine (#boring) until he’s assigned to Elijah, a self-described grumpy ass drag queen, whose life is being threatened. Can Ryan find the stalker and bring a little light back into the life of the exhilarating man he’s falling in love with?
The Inconvenient Count by Kai Butler (Oct 18)
Like Bridgerton, but in space. Rumor has it that Count Yun married, then killed, his elderly husband. Captain Ado is assigned to gather proof against the Count. The only problem is, Yun was once his fiancé. Ado must somehow find a way to serve the royal crown, protect the man he still loves, and find the true culprit in this, the third entry in the Imperial Space Regency series.
Pretty Obsessed by JR Gray (Oct 18)
In the first of a new series from author JR Gray, Pretty Obsessed is a modern m/m twist on Cinderella about a dirty talking rock star and a cinnamon roll writer. River’s dalliance with an anonymous guy at a club leaves him wanting more, and he soon becomes obsessed with uncovering the identity of the mystery man who, after a single encounter, sets his romantic heart racing.
Uncertain Future by Edie Montreux (Oct 19)
Vampires usually suck, but some want to save the world. That’s the case for vampires Flavius, Isak and their friends in this collection of stories that cover their heroic exploits from WWII to the near future, where they strive to save humanity from itself and manage to fall in love in the process.
Teacher by Roe Horvat (Oct 20)
The emotional stakes are high in this super sexy omegaverse romance from author Roe Horvat. Walter Sébastien is an alpha for hire, a preeminent heat teacher, who’s never even kissed a client, let alone fallen for one. All that changes the day Daniel, a nerdy single dad with trembling fingers and inconspicuous glasses, smiles at him.
Submitted by Sam Burns and W.M. Fawkes (Oct 21)
After Beau is rejected by his family, he’s kidnapped by aliens. Hybrid human/alien warrior Vorian frees him from captivity and, through their love and bravery, the bonded mate pair will battle alien foes for the future of planet Thorzan in the third book of the Star Marked Warriors series.
Wed to the Barbarian by Keira Andrews (Oct 21)
Timid prince Jem is forced into marriage with the brutish barbarian Cador. What starts as an alliance between their kingdoms soon turns to a desire that burns hotter than either of them could’ve imagined. It’s a romance trope free-for-all in this sexy gay fantasy featuring enemies-to-lovers, age gap, forced proximity, first times, and a happy for now ending. Their romantic adventures will conclude in The Barbarian’s Vow (coming Nov 4).
Ghost of Lies by Alice Winters (Oct 21)
From bestselling author Alice Winters comes her newest paranormal romantic suspense tale. Hiro is determined to find his brother’s killer. His main obstacle is the ruggedly handsome detective Maddox, who doesn’t believe that Hiro can communicate with the dead. But time is running out and with a serial killer on the loose, teaming up might be the only way to solve the case.
Modi by M.D. Gregory (Oct 21)
Big bad Modi is a protector for the Norse Lords motorcycle club. He doesn’t do relationships, until he meets one special guy who has him rethinking everything. Gray has been plotting his revenge ever since he lost his brother two years ago. All he needs to do is make Modi fall in love with him before he breaks his heart and kills him. But when feelings he never expected start to grow, his revenge becomes more complicated than he ever intended.
Open Ice Hit by EM Lindsey and Marina Vivancos (Oct 26)
It’s a classic enemies-to-lovers scenario for pro hockey players Noah and Tommy. They can’t stand each other, but a chance meeting in the off-season changes everything. They keep falling into bed together and the more they try to push each other away, the more their souls seem to connect. Can they ever find a way for their hearts to be vulnerable and let love in?
Never Judge a Duke by His Lover by Merry Farmer (Oct 26)
Widower Anthony has children to raise, an estate to manage, and his family’s expectations to uphold. He thought that hosting his youngest brother’s friends would be nothing more than a minor inconvenience, but handsome and charming Barrett stirs feelings in him that he never thought he could have. They embark on an eye-opening summer love affair but soon must decide whether to follow their hearts or their families’ wishes.
Catch Me If I Fall by Noah Steele (Oct 26)
Jasper and Cole were once best friends. They have both returned to their small Canadian hometown, and Cole is looking for some closure. Jasper wants to relive their former friendship with a walk down memory lane. Their heart-pounding reunion presents them with an intriguing second chance. Maybe this time they will finally get things right.
Total Creative Control by Joanna Chambers and Sally Malcolm (Oct 28)
Sunshine PA meets Grumpy Boss in this romantic workplace comedy. When successful TV producer Lewis finds himself trapped at a hilariously awful corporate retreat, his assistant Aaron is his only friend and ally. As the professional lines between them blur, their long simmering attraction starts to sizzle.
The Bromance Zone by Lauren Blakely (Oct 29)
Bestselling author Lauren Blakely’s latest m/m romance is a deliciously flirty, red-hot sexy, friends-to-lovers story about a charming guy next door who’s sworn to never date his best friend, the flirty hot nerd who’s been secretly crushing on him forever. Just one night snowed in together in a cabin proves just how dangerous the friend zone can be.
About the Authors:
Jeff Adams & Will Knauss are husbands, authors of m/m romance and podcasters. Big Gay Fiction Podcast, their weekly show, is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can learn more about them at BigGayFictionPodcast.com, jeffadamswrites.com and willknauss.com