Midnight Companion (Queerly Classic Collection) by Kit Barrie; Narrated by Kevin Earlywine

The Legend of Sleepy Hallow has been given a queen twist. Midnight Companion is a ghost story yes but more so a romance of Ichabod Crane and his savior.

From the blurb:

The horseman comes for you.

Traveling schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, doesn't believe the rumors about witches and spirits haunting the idyllic village of Sleepy Hollow. The townsfolk, led by the rich Van Tassel family, are friendly and welcoming to strangers. On Halloween night, Ichabod is caught in the clutches of a frightening specter. But the Headless Horseman is not the devil he has been led to believe, and Ichabod finds himself falling for the lonely spirit.

All is not as it seems in Sleepy Hollow. Something besides the Horseman prowls the secluded woods. Upon learning the disturbing truth, Ichabod is determined to free the village from its evil curse. But, more importantly, he is determined to save the Horseman he has given his heart to, even if he loses his head in the process.

Midnight Companion is an M/M retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. It is a standalone horror-romance novella at approximately 50,000 words, with a HEA ending and no cliffhangers. It contains graphic violence. It is part of the Queerly Classic Collection, which are all unrelated standalone stories.

Molly Otto's review:

The legend of Sleepy Hallow with a queer twist. Kit Barrie has taken this age-old ghost story and put a queer twist on it. Reiter (the headless horseman) rescues Ichabod on the fateful night he is set to be sacrificed to keep Sleepy Hallow in its set existence. The two have a slow burn romance that just works for them in a uniquely beautiful way. Yes, the haunting aspect isn't as well done as the original tale, but for me, that's okay it's a beautiful love story in the end. And Icahbod & Reiter have a simple and beautiful happily ever after all.

Audio review
Kevin Earlywine does a fantastic job in telling this tale! And wow, his Reiter voice is fantastic, such a fun, whimsical voice that I can not get enough of. I have listened to many of his narrations, and wow, does he outdo himself on this one.

Midnight Companion is currently available as an audiobook, e-book and paperback, and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription