Halloween Reads from Indie Sci-fi and Fantasy

Halloween Reads from Indie Sci-fi and Fantasy

Find monsters, horror, and wizardry below!

Yesterday I streamed about the indie books I’ve reviewed from the sci-fi and fantasy genres that I felt captured the spooky mood of the season. Here is a complete list of Halloween reads with links to my full reviews and notes about their relevant points for your convenience!

The Mummy of Monte Cristo
by J Trevor Robinson

A hair-raising adaptation of Alexandre Duma’s classic revenge story in the style of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, packed with loads of undead and horror delicacies to relish!

Classic horror, Monsters, Being human

by TJ Marquis

A fast-paced paranormal pulp novel with horror action and mild litRPG elements.

Featuring a strong and positive father figure, this stand-alone novel is an excellent showing from Hero’s Metal author TJ Marquis.

Creepy Castle, Monsters

Werecats Emergent
by Mark J. Engels

A unique take on the concept of were-creatures that delivers fast-paced excitement and a clever urban fantasy world.

The adventures of this Afflicted clan are off to a great start in the first of the Forest Exiles Saga.

Halloween, Were-creatures

The Black Beast of Ipswich
by William Jeffrey Rankin

A compelling occult detective story that features two great detectives, cursed remains, and thrilling adventure.

This iteration of Rankin’s Carnacki series blends classic adaptation and mystery with horror and the paranormal.

Curse, Monster, Occult Horror, phantom

Invocations of the Submortal
by William Jeffrey Rankin

A small-town horror novella blending weird fiction, adventure, and suspense.

This first installment of the Samuel Thomas Birch series reveals a world of both horror and hope.

Ghost, Haunted House

Hell Spawn
by Declan Finn

An action packed novel that is one part exorcism horror, one part urban fantasy.

This first installment in the Saint Tommy, NYPD series reverberates with tension, featuring physical battles with the demon-possessed, God-given superpowers, and chillingly palpable evil.

Demons, Exorcism, Serial Killer

by Morgon Newquist

A paranormal suburban fantasy with both classic horror and romance elements.

This driving story throws a relatable female lead alongside two compelling romantic interests in a fight against a demon wolf, all with harrowing tension and an uplifting theme.

Classic Horror, Monster

The Governess of Greenmere
by Paul Leone

A distinctly English-feeling fantasy novella featuring a good dog, fallen angels, and Merlin.

This standalone book combines Gothic fiction, Arthurian legend, and Christian myth in a tight story set in Paul Leone’s Immortal Champions world.

Creepy Castle, Gothic Horror

The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin
by L. Jagi Lamplighter

A delightful magic school tale of fast friendships, secrets, and parallel worlds.

Rachel sets out on a quest for knowledge and ends up getting more than she bargained for in this first installment of the Books of Unexpected Enlightenment series.

Witches & Wizards, Wriaths

The Thing from HR
by Roy M. Griffis

A Lovecraftian comedy featuring a Shaggoth with a surfer dude sidekick, sexy college girls, and eldritch cultists out to destroy the world.

This first book in the Cthulhu, Amalgamated series is a humorous take on the cosmic horror genre.

Cultists, Weird Horror

Didn’t See Your Favorite Halloween Read?

Leave a comment below with the title of your spooky season sci-fi and fantasy, especially if it is from a indie author!

Check Out the Video!

After talking about indie Halloween reads, I also discussed my thoughts on Horror and how I view it in the context of my greater philosophy of fiction. I would love to hear your thoughts!

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