News Round-up Week Ending 1 January 2021

Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …

fanged dandelionFanged Dandelion, the new poetry collection from Eric LaRocca, out now from Demain Publishing

Following his debut novella, Starving Ghosts in Every Thread, Eric LaRocca returns with this poetry collection, Fanged Dandelion, from Demain Publishing. A dark and deeply wounding portrait of a young queer man on the verge of splintering apart, Fanged Dandelion is a nightmarish odyssey that delves into the bowels of the human mind – a frightening exploration of the caskets we build inside our heads. With a foreword by Bram Stoker Award-winning writer and poet, Sara Tantlinger, this is one dark poetry collection you are not going to want to miss. Available as an eBook, with a paperback edition to follow, you can pick up your copy right here.

The Gulp by Alan Baxter - coverWith five tales from his new fictional playground in a single tome, Alan Baxter returns with The Gulp, available for pre-order now

Strange things happen in The Gulp. The residents have grown used to it. The isolated Australian harbour town of Gulpepper is not like other places. Some maps don’t even show it. And only outsiders use the full name. Everyone who lives there calls it The Gulp. The place has a habit of swallowing people. A truck driver thinks the stories about The Gulp are made up to scare him. Until he gets there. Teenage siblings try to cover up the death of their mother, but their plans go drastically awry. A rock band invite four backpackers to a party at their house, where things get dangerously out of hand.  A young man loses a drug shipment and his boss gives him 48 hours to make good on his mistake. Under the blinking eye of the old lighthouse, a rock fisher makes the strangest catch of his life. Five novellas. Five descents into darkness. Welcome to The Gulp, where nothing is as it seems. Coming 12 January, The Gulp is available for pre-order now in paperback and Ebook format, you can get your copy here.

Cheslyn MyreNew from writer Dan Weatherer and Demain Publishing, Cheslyn Myre, out now

Unchecked evil stirs in small town of Cheslyn Myre. The blood begins to flow, the adults are unable to recognise the malevolent forces at work, meaning that only a group of children are able to see the truth behind the chaos.  Can they stop death claiming their hometown once and for all?! From the author of this year’s acclaimed novel The Underclass, comes this new novella of horror. Available now in eBook, and with a paperback version to follow, you can pick up your copy here.


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