- Gentleman Warlock by Peter C. Manning
The city of Santa Elena, California, is under siege, and the general public has no idea. Strange creatures are stalking the shadows of the city, the places normal people don’t know about, hunting anyone with an aptitude for magic. Those who can’t escape die messy, with a piece of their souls torn out.
Danni Gideon, a genderqueer person who inherited some of their grandmother’s magical talent, has had better days. In addition to losing their job and their girlfriend, now Danni also has to deal with attacks by soul-sucking monsters. When Benjamin Clancy, the magical enforcer known as the gentleman warlock, shows up on the doorstep, Danni trades a life of workaholic tech entrepreneurs and lesbian heiresses for one with horny dragons, seductive faerie women, and the mystery of who controls the monsters trying to kill them.
- Educating Parker by Eve Surrey
Coming to Tuscany for a holiday and some perspective on her failing marriage, Jo expected sun, art, history, and cultured conversation, not a nineteen-year-old Apollo named Parker reminding her that she is not the sensible, decorous middle-aged woman everybody—including herself—takes her for. Jo finds many things she could learn from Parker’s zest for life and thirst for experience, but Parker has a thing or two to learn from Jo; namely, how to really satisfy a lover. As they dare each other to get bolder and wilder, there’s no telling how their affair will end.
- By Travelers’ Moon by Julian Keys
Tea shop owner and part-time tarot reader Arlo Symons never expected any real change to her quiet life. That is, until a wickedly handsome man in a devil’s costume entered her carnival tent. Sexy, rich, and clever, Piers Tatham is slick as Mephistopheles and powerfully attracted to Arlo. He also has an ex-girlfriend who wants Arlo to read at a very important Halloween party. That reading will decide if Piers Tatham ends up with a lucrative deal, or returns to Manhattan empty handed.
Before Arlo can say “boo,” Piers is in her shop, in her bed, and is urging her help him. Arlo, sensing that there might be an honest man beneath the liar’s mask, is tempted. Tragedy still haunts her life, and she could finally be free of that, if Piers is as much under her spell as she is under his. If he’s not…then the trick will be on her this Halloween, with a broken heart at the end. Dare she sell her soul to this Devil? It’s hard to say no when love is part of the witches’ brew.