One October Night

Can he betray the woman he loves… to secure their happily ever after?

Jacob Mosby is no hero. He’s a hardworking, hard-playing man determined to make his small-town construction business a success. He’s also been bewitched by a one-night stand he had a year ago with Clara Wakefield. Although she left his bed without saying goodbye, and has barely spoken to him since, he’s decided to make her his wife before she runs away again. He just has no idea how until he learns Clara is running the Halloween Haunted House Charity Event…in his family’s abandoned mansion.

Clara Wakefield, a widow, mother, and successful event planner is filled with regrets. She married the wrong man and, after his death, slept with the right man. The right man who has other women on the side. Terrified of suffering another broken heart, and desperate to protect her teenage daughter from making the same mistakes, Clara takes one last job in her tiny town of Kingsmill, VA before moving to a large city. If her Halloween Haunted House succeeds, she’ll secure her future.

Yet when the teenage vampires are caught vaping in the woods, the high school witches curse the skeletons in the basement, and someone sabotages the Haunted House’s Headless Horseman, Clara must rely on Jacob to help make her event a success. Even if it means losing her heart to the man she’s always loved… again.


One October Night has had a curious publication history.

This story debuted last year (2022) in the Mister October limited edition romance anthology. After that anthology came down, I was asked to join the Love is in the Air charity anthology and I said yes. All of the net proceeds went to the Breast Cancer Research Fund, an organization dedicated to eradicating breast cancer through advanced research, and I was excited to be a part of this project.

Now that this anthology has come down, I will republish One October Night on my own in early 2024.

I know this is a bit confusing, and I didn’t mean for the books in this series to come out in a hodge-podgy way, but due to my traditional publishing submission dates which keep changing, as well as trying to keep up my own indie pub dates and general life chaos, these novellas haven’t been published in order–yet. My goal is to have them all finished and in Kindle Unlimited by the middle of next year. Your patience, dear reader, is much appreciated!

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