Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Coming 21 January from writer Stephanie Ellis and Shamrock Silver Publishing, Bottled, available for pre-order now
From British horror writer Stephanie Ellis (Asylum of Shadows), comes Bottled, a brand new novella from Shamrock Silver Publishing. Available 21 January, Bottled is the story of Tyler Torrence, heir to the unwanted inheritance of his grandfather’s old house, where he spent many unhappy days as a child. His only solace from his grandfather and the housekeeper, Mrs Waites, had been the tiny worlds the old man had constructed inside bottles. Now an adult, Tyler decides one last visit can do no harm, allow him to finally shake off his nightmares. The bottles however, are waiting—and so is Mrs. Waites. As both house and bottles gradually yield up their secrets, it is made clear to Tyler what is expected of him and what will happen should he fail. Is Tyler master or servant of the house? Pre-order now and find out, here.
Book one in Unnerving’s exciting new ‘Rewind or Die’ series of books inspired by the VHS horror movies of the past, Benny Rose The Cannibal King, by Hailey Piper (The Possession of Natalie Glasgow) arrives on bookshelves on 23 January. Blackwood, Vermont has one legend to its name—Benny Rose, the Cannibal King. Every local kid knows him and tells his stories, especially on Halloween. When a new girl moves to town in the autumn of 1987, the legend inspires high school junior Desiree St. Fleur and her friends to pull a Benny Rose-themed prank. A few laughs and screams, and they’ll have a Happy Halloween. But a vicious storm crashes into Blackwood and interrupts the festivities. Soon the girls find themselves trapped and hunted in a strange neighborhood where no one will help them. There’s nothing made-up about Benny Rose this Halloween night. The truth is coming, and it’s hungry. Released 23 January in paperback and eBook, you can pre-order your copy right now, here.
Swarms of powerful mosquitoes sucking victims dry. Insatiable horseflies feasting on living flesh. Huge roaches with a ferocious bite. No tent is safe at the Green Swamp Zip-Line Adventure and Campground. Camp manager, Casey Lovitt, and entomologist, Dr. Phillip Edwards, must go up against powerful business interests and cover-ups from the local sheriff’s department to stop the deadly infestation. And with the busy tourist season fast approaching, time is running out. Will Casey and Phillip stop the onslaught of hungry bugs, or will the bodies continue to pile up among the long-buried secrets of the Green Swamp? Written by Carol Gore and coming 23 January, you can pre-order your copy now, here.