Hey, it's back-to-school time! If you cannot stand this thought, read the books under the desk (hush, hush), and visit 7 schools from books that make yours look boring.
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a school of magic for children aged eleven to eighteen. Hogwarts is divided into four houses, each bearing the last name of its founder: Godric Gryffindor, Salazar Slytherin, Rowena Ravenclaw and Helga Hufflepuff.
2. Hecate Hall (Hex Hall)
Hecate Hall (also known as Hex Hall) is a three-story reformatory school built in 1854 for Prodigium children ages twelve to seventeen. Once a student has been sent to Hecate, they are not released until their eighteenth birthday. It is located in Graymalkin Island, just off the coast Georgia. The classes are based on some found at other boarding schools: Prentiss is a boarding school for witches, Mayfair a boarding school for faeries, and Gervaudan a boarding school for shapeshifters. A new program allowed vampires to attend Hecate. Every year Hecate would take in a young vampire to study with Prodigium in hopes they would reform. (via)
3. Battle School
Battle School is a school where young, brilliant boys and (rarely) girls are sent to be trained to become officers and commanders of the International Fleet. Battle School is in space, and only few children are chosen to go there. Children are taken to Battle School at very young age of 5 or 6 years old. They are taught academic subjects, like heavy grounding in mathematics and science, a setup for work in space but the real evaluation is in battle simulations.
4. St. Vladimir's Academy
St. Vladimir's Academy is a boarding school where Moroi and the guardian novices are educated. It is located in the deep forests of Montana and protected with charmed wards placed just outside the school grounds. St Vladimir’s Academy is named after a Moroi saint who was dedicated to spiritual practices and went to particular lengths in order to further the special bond between Moroi and their guardians. (via)
5. Welton Academy
Welton Academy is a conservative school in Vermont. Welton, like many prep schools, admitted only boys. The boys create a secret club, Dead Poet's Society. They met in a cave to discuss poetry, philosophy and other topics.
6. Wayside School
Wayside School was supposed to be composed of thirty classrooms, on one story. However, the builder constructed a thirty story building with an extra large playground. The higher one climbs, the stranger the people and the weirder the incident.
7. The Xavier's School
for Gifted Youngsters
The Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters is a special institute created by Professor Charles Xavier to train young mutants in controlling their powers and help foster a friendly human-mutant relationship.
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Count down to Halloween! Pumpkin patches, haunted houses, and candy. I bought my self an orange tutu and some spider webs today. Yea!
Here are some great Halloween themed romances to get you in the mood.
Oh and have a peek at my Halloween Pinterest Board for Halloween fun and more recs. All Hallow's Eve.
Welcome to La Maison des Sorcieres. Where the window display is an enchanted forest of sweets, a collection of conical hats delights the eye and the habitués nibble chocolate witches from fanciful mismatched china. While in their tiny blue kitchen, Magalie Chaudron and her two aunts stir wishes into bubbling pots of heavenlychocolat chaud.
But no amount of wishing will rid them of interloper Philippe Lyonais, who has the gall to open one of his world famous pastry shops right down the street. Philippe's creations seem to hold a magic of their own, drawing crowds of beautiful women to their little isle amidst the Seine, and tempting even Magalie to venture out of her ivory tower and take a chance, a taste. . .a kiss.
Better The Devil You Know by Belle Aurora When you know, you know. Lights Out by Jodie Beau A single mom, a single dad, a common enemy. Will their feelings come to light on Halloween? Spandex is for Superheros by Ruth Clampett Beware of the terror of your Halloween costume not fitting. Macabre Magic by L.H. Cosway Halloween, a bet, one spooky magic trick. Candy, Dentures, and Way Too Much Spandex by R.S. Grey He stole my heart in between gyrating geriatrics. Mystery, Mazto Balls, and Moxie by Z.B. Heller A mystery weekend gets steamy and stuffed... with food. A Halloween Hook-up by Jennie Marts A sexy physic and a private eye solve a ghostly murder. Peckers by Liv Morris A hot cop with handcuffs and a dimpled smile can be frighteningly sexy. Bewitched by Daisy Prescott A crush. A love spell. What could go wrong? Red Rum by Ashley Pullo Trick o' treat, a girl to meet, blood sangria wicked sweet. Double Dare by Penny Reid Never play truth or dare with identical twins. Nightmare in Night Court by N.M. Silber When lusty lawyers meet creepy criminals. One Little Bite by C.C. Wood
A girl, a guy, and a haunted house
Architect Frizzie Lizzie, the Scream Queen, designs haunted houses. Architect Jared Rutledge's classic buildings are designs for the ages. Jared believes Lizzie is wasting her talent--and frequently tells her so. Lizzie tells him he needs to loosen up. That's probably why their business partnership didn't last any longer than their marriage. But now, Jared needs Lizzie's help in fixing a haunted house he designed to raise money for a physical therapy center. After she recovers from the shock of Jared asking for her help, Lizzie realizes it's the perfect opportunity to show him that she doesn't design "frivolous structures" and at last win his respect. Although if she's honest, Lizzie is hoping she'll win more than that.
4. Halloween Knight by Tori Phillips
Sir Mark Hayward had sworn never again to cross paths with Belle Cavendish, for though she was the daughter of his liege lord, the young she-devil had been the plague of his boyhood. But when Brandon Cavendish offered to make him a landed knight in return for rescuing his precious Belle, Mark could not refuse.
With such a prize at stake, how hard could it be for a clever knight to spirit one young woman away from her captors? How hard, indeed! For the ungrateful Belle refused to leave. And suddenly the simple rescue had become a full-blown invasion, with mischief and mayhem and a devious plan to ride the castle of all its vermin at a haunted banquet one Halloween night!
A harmless Halloween amusement turns perilous when Samhain, Lord of the Dead, comes when summoned.
6. When Midnight Comes by Lori Handeland
Visit the streets of 19th century New York in a novella based on the legend of the Jack O Lantern. Newly dead Jack Keegan may be doomed to wander the earth forever with only a lantern to light his way unless he atones for the sins of a lifetime. His love for Lucia Casale may be the only thing that can save him.
Award-winning author Robin D. Owens returns to the futuristic world of Celta with four original romantic fantasies as four different couples find their HeartMates and their destinies on Celta.
ust as third grade teacher Cass Webster has gotten used to being the only normal, sane member of a high-spirited family of witches and warlocks, her long dormant powers decide to kick in with a vengeance. When the whole boisterous clan departs for the annual Halloween reunion, Cass finally has a chance to get her new abilities under control. But how’s a witch supposed to keep a level head when one sexy smile from Tom Owens sends her senses and her magic into overdrive?
Tom Owens loves Halloween, giving out pumpkins from his prized pumpkin patch to the local kids and getting a chance to flirt with his beautiful but shy neighbor Cass. He knows there’s something different about her lately, but he can’t quite put his finger on it, puzzled by the strange things that seem to happen when he gets too close. Cass and Tom come together one October night when her attempt to save his award-winning gourds from disaster results in sparks, seduction, and a little pumpkin magic. It’s up to Cass to set things to rights and convince a freaked-out Tom that falling for a witch may be the best Halloween treat of all!
9. Under A Halloween Moon by Beverly Breton
Single mother Annika lives a safe existence centered around her five-year-old daughter, a little imp who is growing up faster than Annika wants to admit.
Cameron is a widower working constant overtime to cover for a partner on leave, which leaves no time for his five-year-old daughter, let alone a social life.
But then Cameron has no interest in the women focused on his long eyelashes, the fit of his jeans, and the size of his paycheck, and Annika has steered clear of the turmoil of relationships ever since her divorce. Are the two destined to remain single?
Until the Halloween moon when Cameron crosses paths with the bewitching single mother of his daughter’s best friend, and a weekend of mischief, masquerade and magic convinces Annika to take a chance on love.
Fox Wilde loves working at Aqua Blue, his seafood restaurant in Doubtless Bay, New Zealand. But when he lands an interview for head chef at the famous Rutland’s Restaurant in Auckland, the opportunity to work at the exclusive hotel is too good to turn down.
At the interview, the head of the family-run firm makes his old-fashioned standards very clear. Put on the spot, Fox mistakenly invents a fiancée, and then compounds the problem by giving the name of his sexy but volatile friend, Caitlin. Now, Fox has to work out how to convince Caitlin to go along with the ruse and come with him to meet the Rutlands on Halloween.
The last thing on Caitlin Baker’s mind is a long term relationship. After years of putting up with a strict father and a jealous, possessive ex, she’s desperate for some freedom and independence. So when the impertinent Fox announces their sudden engagement, she’s tempted to tell him to stick it where the sun doesn’t shine.
But Caitlin has a secret. She’s had a thing for Fox since the first time she met him, ten years ago, at another Halloween costume party. Fox doesn’t remember her, luckily, as her father ended their steamy clinch with a thermonuclear meltdown from which Fox barely escaped with his life. She feels she owes him. But that entails pretending they’re a couple, which means sharing a room. And that’s never going to end well.
Do you have more suggestions? Let me know!
To vote for the best of the best, go to my Goodreads list: All Hallow's Eve Romance.