2018 Best Books: October Update

October 26, 2018

Pumpkin spice season is here and with it our list of Best Books published in October. It means cold days and longer nights, which fit perfect to read under a blanket when the fall winds blow.

We think you'll love them. Go ahead, give them a read!

“In the entire circle of the year there are no days so delightful as those of a fine October”

― Alexander Smith

1 A Dread in the Spine

A Dread in the Spine

Akintayo Akinjide | Mystery


At different times, some people saw visions of heaven and hell. Suddenly, someone starts kidnapping them and killing some of them. Nosa is given the responsibility of searching for them. He is forced to do this amidst the love dramas in his own life.

2 Who Waits For Love?

Who Waits For Love?

Kelsey Park | Romance


For Zara, single life was a nightmare. She never thought she'd find her one. Little did she know that her short vacation to Pohang would make her a very popular girl thanks to MinSeok, who would flip her world upside down. Book 5 from the XO Book Series. Written by Kelsey Park inspired by Xiumin of EXO.

3 End of the Age

End of the Age

Evan Ansot | Religious


In the life of Jesus, he spoke of many prophecies. Many of which are recorded during the last week of his life. This book will focus on one of those prophecies. The infamous "Olivet Discourse." A vision in which Jesus described in step by step format how the world will leave the age of Pisces, and enter into the age of Aquarius. This book will focus on the last week of the life of Jesus. From his triumphant entry into Jerusalem, to his departure from this world. A week which will be talked about until the end of time.

4 The Other Side of Love

The Other Side of Love

Magali Ortiz | Romance


A family goes through the struggles of life as they try to see the other side of love.

5 The Invisible Drone

The Invisible Drone

Mike Dixon | Mystery


Planes don’t just vanish. Petra de Villiers told herself that. The Boeing-717 left Paris for Toronto and failed to arrive. It was carrying delegates to a conference. Her father had damning evidence that global power was falling into the hands of a group seeking world domination. He called it The Cabal. Petra had no doubt The Cabal existed. Once, it had seemed distant, like the things she learnt at university. Now, it had taken on a frightening reality. Her father’s plane was almost certainly sabotaged. As heir to the de Villiers fortune she was at great risk.

6 The Broken Cradle

The Broken Cradle

Patrick Onye | Mystery


An excellent thriller novel. A big yet believable story unfolding at breakneck pace, with convincing settings and just the right blend of likable and hateful characters. A finely polished amalgam of action and intrigues.

7 The Abnormal Life of Al Norm

The Abnormal Life of Al Norm

Cody Knox | Sci-fi Fantasy


Can the supernatural and ordinary mortals live side by side? They can in the town of Normal, a town which is anything but normal! This comical caper follows the life of Al Norm, a completely plain and normal (not to mention 100% mortal) businessman who comes to live in Normal. Before long he gets involved in all sorts of bizarre and shocking adventures, involving vampires, werewolves, witches, fairies and even the Grim Reaper! Or rather, a Grim Reaper. Also there's time travel involved. Yes, it's that messed up. If you have a somewhat deranged sense of humour, or you just like weird stuff, then this is the book for you!

8 Surviving Cancer and Embracing Life: My Personal Journey

Surviving Cancer and Embracing Life: My Personal Journey

Joel R. Evans | Health


With this book, I want to share my personal cancer journey with you. I want to offer hope and support to those dealing with a terrible disease and their families. Why? To quote the late NY Yankee star Lou Gehrig when he was honored at Yankee Stadium while dying from ALS: "Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth."

9 The Soul King

The Soul King

Ray Patino | Horror-Gothic


A Battle between two supernatural forces is bringing the Earth to it's knees , One wants Blood , The other Souls. Only a special group of people with individual powers can stop them. Welcome to the 9th circle of hell within the streamline savage dimensions. The bond between the group to find the young boy and embrace their destinies will eventually tear them apart. The world will never be the same. Editors note: not suitable for minors.

10 See No evil

See No evil

Peter Thwaites | Drama


The second in the 'Rick Shore Mysteries' series of crime stories. The first, 'Debits' introduced the main character, 'Rick Shore' as being alive and well and living in his much-loved bungalow in Worthing, West Sussex, on the South Coast of England. As well as enjoying the quiet solitude of his garden, Rick still enjoys the adventure of fishing from the local pier, but has yet to land anything heavier than a one hundred gram Bullhead which somehow became entwined on his line when reeling in one wet Sunday morning.

11 Debits


Peter Thwaites | Drama


'Debits’ is the first in a series of mystery stories based on the diaries of Rick Shore. Rick is alive and well and lives in his much-loved bungalow in Worthing, West Sussex, on the South Coast of England. As well as enjoying the quiet solitude of his garden, Rick still enjoys the adventure of fishing from the local pier, but has yet to land anything heavier than a one hundred gram Bullhead which somehow became entwined on his line when reeling in one wet Sunday morning.

12 Desdemona


Tag Cavello | Drama


Dante Torn is a thirteen year-old boy living in Norwalk, Ohio. He is quiet and obedient. Respectful of his elders.But his life begins to change when he meets and falls in love with Sunset Desdemona, a red-headed firefox who goes to his school. Sunny is sly, devious, precocious. A girl with narrow eyes and a knowing sneer.Setting his sights on her is easy. Winning her is not, as Sunny, who also sees Dante as a potential mate, puts him through a number of unusual tests to prove his mettle.

13 The Prince and The Escort

The Prince and The Escort

Marilyn Cruise | Free Previews


BOOK 1 in an ongoing series. I always dreamed I'd be lawyer, that I'd meet my prince charming & that we'd live happily ever after. That was before my parents died in a car crash where my sister lost her legs. Where am I today? Well, life's sucky. I just started a job as an escort so I can support my sister & save up for her prosthetics. & my dream of happily ever after? Ha! There's no time for that s#it. I'm stuck doing the adult thing. That's until I meet Prince Erik, & he reminds me of what it's like to feel again, to dare to dream again, & to believe in the fairytale I'd shoved so deep down I thought it was gone. One touch from him is a jolt to my heart, & suddenly I'm feeling things I really shouldn't. 'Cause let's face it—Fairytales don't come true, do they?

14 Great Ones - The Tymorean Trust Book 2

Great Ones - The Tymorean Trust Book 2

Margaret Gregory | Sci-fi Fantasy


The peace of the Guardian Planet, Tymorea, is in deadly peril. War there will create ripples of unrest and destruction throughout the settled universe. Tymos and Kryslie, still adolescents, have barely mastered their power and Llaimos is still less than a year old, but they are the three chosen Advocates of the mystical Guardians of Peace, to safeguard the Tymorean Trust. The Aeronites, already infiltrating Tymorea, begin reforming the planet’s surface. They have only an illusion of victory when a second, even deadlier enemy reveal themselves. Tymos and Kryslie are the only ones able to win back the loyalty of the hostile mutant tribes and deny the aliens their help. Through this, they must ensure the safety of Llaimos as he grows, and evade warrior assassins sent to neutralize them.

15 Spindown: Part One

Spindown: Part One

Andy Crawford | Sci-fi Fantasy


Part 1 of 5. Cy Konami is the Chief Inspector on the first colony vessel to leave Earth's solar system. Deep within the ship, a suspicious death upends the routine on board. Mysterious signals from deep space add to the confusion, along with a series of debilitating malfunctions. Is a mysterious force trying to prevent humanity from spreading into deep space? Or are the radical pacifists and cultural separatists who funded the journey somehow involved? With a shocking assassination attempt and a spaceship falling apart around them, Cy must unravel secrets that threaten the lives of thousands before it's too late... Part Two, as well as the complete version of Spindown, are available at most online ebook retailers.

16 Come Smile With Me

Come Smile With Me

Peter Thwaites | Biography


The book is a short inspirational tale of the adventures and experiences of a polio survivor from the early 1950's. The book is full of amusing anecdotes exploring the first 50 years of his eventful, and certainly not boring life. This is living life to the full in spite of a disability. Peter was unfortunate to be one of the millions world wide who became infected by Polio in the early 1950's. Peter was initially totally paralyzed by the illness and in spite of his doctors reporting that he would never walk again, and probably not sit up, has gone on to live a very full life. Peter is partially disabled but this has not stopped him from participating in a wide range of activities.

17 The 56th Man

The 56th Man

J. Clayton Rogers | Mystery


A former member of Saddam Hussein's Special Security Force arrives in Richmond, Virginia. Under the name of Ari Ciminon, he sets up house on the James River. The house was purchased for him by the U.S. Marshals Service, which is responsible for watching over him while he supplies intelligence to CENTCOM. Because he is fluent in Italian (as well as a host of other languages) he is presented to his new neighbors as an Italian of Arab descent. Ari learns on his first day that the previous occupants, Jerry and Moria Riggins and their two sons, were murdered in their home nine months ago. The murders are unsolved. Ari has plenty of free time on his hands and sets out to solve the crime--in his own peculiar way.

18 I/Tulpa: Onuk Bay

I/Tulpa: Onuk Bay

Ion Light | Sci-fi Fantasy


Traveling the Universe as a cloned pilot, conscripted against his will, Jon finds himself hurled into a new reality with one constant: his companion Loxy Isadora Bliss is with him to meet a new cast of characters, aliens, vampires, lovers and villains. This is the adult sequel of "Starstuck" by John Erik Ege. Books like 'fifty shades of gray' may have highlighted BDSM, but how many books do you know that show a positive side to the poly-amorous life? This is poly in space. This is how to love others, even when you don't feel like it, even if the other has a mental illness, or is just not right.