Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Out today from authors William Meikle, Jason Parent and Curtis M. Lawson, An Unholy Triquetra, from Crystal Lake Publishing’s Dark Tide range
Three unique voices in today’s horror bring you new takes on an old power that threatens to reshape our world. Celtic legends are reborn within these pages, with fresh stories guaranteed to spark nightmares in the vein of Grimm’s pre-Disneyfied fairy tales. ‘A Knot Within A Knot’ by Jason Parent: A man survives a plane crash only to find himself in darker circumstances, with a winter storm on the horizon and an orphaned child in tow. An elderly woman faces off against a god of night and his steed from the confines of her airplane seat, while another hides from night and storm in the hope of a new dawn. Unbeknownst to them, their fates are linked and dependent upon the next two tales.
‘Bound in the Valley of Balor’ by Curtis M. Lawson: After surviving a plane crash, a corrupt federal agent and a mob informant find themselves stranded in a remote valley. Blood spilled during a conflict between the two awakens an ancient evil bound beneath the valley. Can either of them escape from The Valley of Balor?
‘Summons’ by William Meikle (part of his Mythos of Sigils & Totems): Would you fall slave to the rhythm? He came to Scotland after the death of his wife in search of peace. But the old house is restless. Something is waking, something noisy, something that will not be denied. His search for meaning in the face of ever increasing activity in the house leads him down strange occult pathways, into deep history and a story that is racing to a finish. The rhythm calls to him. Will he fall slave to it? Or is there a path to be the drum master before it subsumes him utterly?
In the soft glow of dusk, in the moment before night falls, stories exist. Gothic tales of the macabre, where the supernatural calls home, and the shadows dance. Hold tight and don’t let go, for lost you may become, After the Gloaming. A new, full-cast audio production podcast featuring stories by writers such as Caitlin Marceau, R. J. Meldrum, and Alyson Faye, with five episodes currently available from a first season of nine, you can check it out here or wherever you get your podcasts.
Hearts break. But they don’t just break, they explode. Destroying everything around them. Michael Mallory’s living the dream as the lead singer of a hot, up-and-coming band, Modern Love. When a sudden breakup shatters his world, he plunges headlong into the city’s occult underbelly in a desperate bid to salve his pain. Lost amidst wayward souls and brutish killers, godlings and grotesqueries, Mike’s about to learn one incontrovertible fact: There’s nothing more terrifying than love. Available for pre-order now in eBook and paperback editions, you can guarantee your copy here.