Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Out now from editor Kevin Lucia and Cemetery Gates Media, Liminal Spaces: An Anthology of Dark Speculative Fiction
Liminal Spaces is a quiet horror anthology from Cemetery Gates Media featuring more than a dozen stories from well-known dark fiction writers such as: Joanna Koch, Jessica McHugh, Mark Allan Gunnells, Anthony J. Rapino, Gwendolyn Kiste, Michael Wehunt, Bob Ford, Kelli Owen, Richard Thomas, Todd Keisling, Chad Lutzke, Kristi DeMeester, Joshua Palmatier, and Norman Prentiss. Edited by Kevin Lucia, you can pick up your copy in paperback and eBook formats right now, here.
K is for Kidnap, the eleventh book in an epic series of twenty-six horror anthologies. In this book you will find a collection of thirteen unsettling stories from some of the most talented independent horror authors on the scene today. From otherworldly creatures to tales of revenge, vicious pirates to religious zealots, K is for Kidnap will keep you guessing until the end of each story. Released today and featuring stories by authors such as Ruschelle Dillon and Daniel R. Robichaud, you can pick it up here in eBook format with a paperback to follow soon.
Following years of abuse, Gretchen runs away from home after her sister dies by suicide. While on the road, she accepts a ride from Jacob and Amelia Sloane, who are driving back to Los Angeles from Chicago. Gretchen knows their dead father was the lead singer in a famous band. After hearing Gretchen sing, they convince her to be the vocalist in their rock band and to live with them in Los Angeles, where Gretchen meets and falls in love with the girl of her dreams. Meanwhile, elsewhere in the city, a predator lurks. The Lobotomizer—a serial killer terrorizing Los Angeles—plots an attack that threatens to ruin Gretchen’s happiness. Can she and her friends find and stop the killer before the unthinkable happens? From the author of Perpetual Dread and Sinister Mix, you can pick up Flesh Rehearsal in eBook and paperback now, here.
Curse of Crater House, the debut novel from writer Rose Arcadia, coming 4 October
As the only survivor of an alleged haunted house, Quinn has spent years ensuring that no one else will endure what she has. Thanks to her special ability to sense a home’s personality, she uses her position as a realtor to make the perfect match with prospective homeowners and ensure harmony between them. But her talent is tested when she encounters Crater House. It is sentient. It is calculating. It wants occupants for all the wrong reasons. Desperate, she seeks outside help. Team Spectral has all the equipment and eagerness to prove this is a major haunting and cleanse it, but Quinn questions if the ghost hunters realize what they’re in for. Crater House knows her and the ghost hunters intimately. It is prepared to twist time and reality. If they don’t quickly learn how to expel what has turned it rotten, Crater House is going to devour them. Available for pre-order in eBook format, you can guarantee your copy here, now.