News Round-up Week Ending 12 April 2024

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

TheThingintheWindOut now from writer Bill Mullen and Crystal Lake Publishing, The Thing in the Wind

In the heart of the Canadian wilderness, a harrowing tale of survival and psychological horror unfolds in this gripping novel. Amidst the vast, unforgiving landscape, a woman’s world is shattered by the mysterious disappearance of her mother in the remote reaches of northern Saskatchewan. Along with her father and a small, determined search party, she embarks on a desperate quest for answers, only to encounter an unspeakable terror lurking in the shadows of the ancient forests.
As the group navigates the treacherous wilderness, their journey becomes a chilling fight for survival against not only the harsh elements but also a malevolent force that defies explanation. Haunted by eerie premonitions and the feeling of being stalked by an unseen entity, they begin to realize that they are facing a horror far beyond their wildest imaginations.
This suspenseful narrative weaves together the threads of environmental horror and the mysteries of the unknown, crafting a story that is as thought-provoking as it is terrifying. With a strong female protagonist at its core, this novel explores the depths of human resilience and the bonds that tie us to the natural world. Available now in eBook and paperback editions, you can pick up your copy here.

ChildrenoftheDark2Arriving 26 April from author Jonathan Janz and Cemetery Dance Publications, Children of the Dark 2: The Night Flyers

Last summer, sixteen-year-old Will Burgess lost many of the people he loved most. Now he’s imprisoned in the Sunny Woods Rehabilitation Center, a facility for troubled youths. Separated from his surviving loved ones and terrified of a change inside him, Will is tormented by a new group of bullies and a sadistic government doctor. When his only ally, an orderly named Pierre, tells him there have been sightings of winged creatures with glowing red eyes, Will believes him. Because Will has seen the Night Flyers too.
Even worse, he learns the monstrous Children are still lurking underground. They want revenge on Will and will stop at nothing to destroy everyone he cares about. Will and his friends, new and old, must band together to fight the forces of darkness—both human and supernatural. But as Will learned last summer, evil is relentless. And it won’t rest until its hunger is sated. Available for pre-order in eBook, with other formats to follow soon, you can guarantee your copy here.

CherryDarkComing 11 June from author R. L. Wilburn and Castle Bridge Media, Cherry Dark

In the summer of 1997, nineteen-year-old Charlotte Baum and her little sister Annaliese were abducted off the streets of St. Louis by a fledgling serial killer. After killing Charlotte too quickly with an overdose of mind-altering drugs, her captor turned to the dark arts to repair his broken toy. Offering up Annaliese in exchange for the unholy knowledge he needed to bring Charlotte back from the dead, he ended up getting a hell of a lot more than he bargained for.
Twenty-six years later, Cherry – as Charlotte is now known – survives as a grave wight, an all-but-immortal reanimated corpse who must feed on the soul of at least one human being each lunar cycle. She stalks the darkest shadows of her hometown, hunting down violent criminals who slip through the cracks in a broken system, killing with the touch of a hand.
Cherry operates by a strict moral code: the people she preys upon must be unquestionably guilty and utterly beyond redemption. But when the bodies of innocent people start turning up all over the City, each bearing the unmistakable hallmarks of grave wight kills, Cherry and her allies in the Police Department must track down clues to the killer’s identity, a killer seemingly intent on amassing an army of the undead. And Cherry quickly realizes that the culprit may be someone closer to her than she ever imagined. Available for pre-order now in eBook, with other editions to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.

51Available 29 April from author Damien Casey , 51

When Olivia’s parents pass away, she finds herself obsessing over connections between a line of dolls and conspiracy theories that all land inside the house of her Uncle Gene. With her brother and best friend, she will discover the secrets Gene’s mansion holds… whether they want to or not. Available for pre-order now in eBook and paperback, you can guarantee your copy here.


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