If we are going to think about things that go bump in the night and horrific visitors that *might* show up around Halloween, I have to turn to some other fiction I have published. These are a pair of tales from my Thin Green Line series which honors the current Border Patrol organization by moving them into a reality half a step away from ours where the aliens they are trying to apprehend and contain come not just across a national border but from other worlds and even other realities!
You can find them at Changeling Press: https://www.changelingpress.com/catalog.php?upt=book&ufilter=search&keywords=Deirdre+O%27dare
Three of the books Deirdre has there are connected to this series although Jumping Jack Flash is kind of a prequel rather than part of the Thin Green Line series. The two that are included are Bonds of the Runes, which is a revised compilation of two previously released shorter works, Runes of Revelation and Runes of Redemption. In these tales, Clay Chiles, head of the Paranormal Operations Unit of the Border Patrol, learns about the father he never knew, meets the love of his life and encounters some very nasty denizens of otherwhere who are invading earth. Then he and his new partner travel to the far reaches of the universe seeking to close the power portals by which the unwelcome visitors are emerging.
Then Crossing Borders actually opens the series with Liam and Rhys, childhood friends who have entered the Border Patrol and encounter the first truly alien entity. Afraid to jeopardize their friendship by admitting to their mutual attraction and becoming lovers, they both begin to have powerful dreams which seem to reveal they were indeed partners in a past life and used their bond to defeat this same evil creature more than two thousand years before. The question is, can they do it again or will their enemy destroy them this time? This novella is a revised and expanded version of Beyond the Shadows, a previously published story.
Here are the covers. While I do not call them Halloween stories, there are enough hobgoblins in their lines to give anyone the shivers! And then some steamy scenes to warm you up again. Check them out.