Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Coming in October from Bram Stoker and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author Nicholas Kaufmann, The Hungry Earth
From Nicholas Kaufmann, co-author of the bestselling horror novel 100 Fathoms Below with Steven L. Kent, comes The Hungry Earth. Called in to perform an autopsy on a high school student found dead under mysterious circumstances, Dr. Laura Powell uncovers a strange growth inside the body. Enlisting the aid of her scientist ex-boyfriend, she discovers evidence of an organism whose toxic influence spreads like a disease through the population, dangerously altering minds and dominating wills, a ruthless intelligence that demands obedience. The Hungry Earth is available for pre-order now.
Rooster, the new novel from John C. Foster and Grey Matter Press, coming 20 July
John Gallo is a professional hitman with a history that’s spattered in blood and littered with bodies. Known in the criminal underworld as Rooster, Gallo is an assassin suffering from mental illness and constantly battling the black dog of depression that stalks him. When able to crawl out of his downward spiral and throw himself into the job, he’s a proficient, stealthy and unforgiving killer. A relentless wheeler-dealer in the game of death. But now there’s a price on his head. A vendetta that could have been placed by anyone in the gangland underground. And everyone wants to collect. From two-bit street punks to the highest echelons of organized crime. The Mafia. Yakuza. Russians. Chinese. Every crime syndicate that’s ever been on the bullet-end of his gun is now taking aim at him, intent on ending the reign of the Rooster. Determined to solve the mystery of who wants him dead and exact his own revenge, Rooster uncovers a deadly plot with tendrils that stretch across the country, revealing a conspiracy designed to achieve the ultimate retribution. From the author of The Isle and Mister White, and proudly presented by Grey Matter Press, the multiple Bram Stoker Award-nominated independent publisher, pre-order your copy now, here.
Coming 6 July from writer David James Keaton and Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing, She Was Found in a Guitar Case
Recently fired from his job, Dave sets out on a manic, misguided quest for answers up the food chain of law enforcement corruption and down the increasingly bizarre Florida coastline. Battling cops, biker gangs, backwoods Bigfoot hunters, and getting tangled in tourist traps (both figurative and literal), he eventually stumbles onto a conspiracy involving body cameras, love locks, and a grand psychological experiment which may reveal the revolving doors and invisible walls of the nation’s prison system. Available to pre-order in eBook, paperback and hardcover editions, you can guarantee your copy here.
Amelia Fletcher is a good girl. She’s a straight-A student, second chair in her middle-school chorus, and she never uses the Lord’s name in vain. But a few days ago, she discovered that her dad has been cheating on her mom. For the first time in her life, Amelia decides she would like to know what it feels like to be a bad girl. For just one night. With the help of her BFFs, Cassie and Folline, she plans to teach Dad’s “other woman” a lesson. It’s harmless fun, right? An evening of teenage mischief. When all is said and done, the homewrecker will go away and never come back. Only then can Amelia’s family begin to repair what has been broken. However, this was no ordinary affair. And the trio could never expect the horrors that await them inside the house on Callaghan Drive. Available for pre-order now in paperback and eBook, you can guarantee your copy here.