News Round-up Week Ending 12 March 2021

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

InNightmaresWereAloneComing 15 March from writer Greg Sisco and Off Limits Press, In Nightmares We’re Alone

Released 15 March through Off Limits Press is In Nightmares We’re Alone, three interconnected tales in a single volume by Greg Sisco, author of Gunslinger, P. I., as well as short fiction in some of the most highly praised anthologies of recent times. In ‘Good Little Dolly’, a young girl is stalked by the hypnotic eyes of her mother’s new doll. In ‘Growth’ a womanizing con artist can no longer contain the plants that sprout from his fingernails. Finally, in ‘That Thing We Don’t Quite See’, a bitter woman is haunted by the cryptic messages on her dead father’s typewriter. Available in paperback and eBook, you can pre-order your copy right here, now.


NanaNana, the new novella from Mark Towse and D&T Publishing, coming 26 March

Meet Olly’s nana, Ivy. It takes more than clean dentures, brandy, and bingo night to keep this one happy! Nana Ivy lives in Newhaven Crescent, where most of the other residents are past their expiry date and all kinds of batshit crazy, the kind of place where you hang your sanity up at the door. Being the matriarchal type, Ivy cares for the other residents as though they were kin, so of course, it’s of enormous concern when their veins begin to blacken and they start shedding skin, not to mention the glistening things crawling out of their hair. They’re pushing their luck, and Nana Ivy knows it. Did I mention she has a dark secret? Young Olly doesn’t know what to make of it when he comes to visit, but he’s about to find out there’s more to his nana than cough drops and slippers. Oh yes, he’s in for a long night. Coming 26 March, you can pre-order your copy right here, now.


GreenInferno

Green Inferno: The World Celebrates Your Demise, up now on Kickstarter

Tenebrous Press launches its anthology series, Green Inferno: The World Celebrates Your Demise! 200 pages of Horror fiction and comics from an international group of creators. 2020 bathed us all in a litany of real world Horror that needs no recounting here; no doubt you’ve suffered through your fair share of it. Corruption, injustice, rage and contagion have carved any remaining shreds of our lingering naivete into sharp, cruel focus. Lurking just out of focus, however–on the periphery of our collective vision–is a stark realization: our planet’s tolerance for humankind has reached a burning point. Earth is at the end of its rope. With a huge number of exciting perks up for grabs, you can support this project and find out all the details over on Kickstarter, here.


VanillaVanilla, the new novel by writer Mona Kabbani, out tomorrow, 13 March

The cure for the sick is in the Devil’s blood. He invests this magic in the children. One child’s life saved in exchange for a sacrifice. And parents are eager to sacrifice. But what happens when the Devil comes across a child he cannot find the will to return? A child he wishes to keep. Vanilla sits in the concrete room—the one she has lived in since she can remember—and smiles when the Devil enters. She reaches her arms out, lets him cradle her against his chest, and calls him Daddy. Daddy fills her mind with nightmares of the Outside. With all its creatures, lurking, waiting to steal her from him. And she dreams of staying with him forever. But forever is infeasible. That is, until the Devil makes his own sacrifice. Available for pre-order now in paperback and eBook, you can guarantee your copy here.


KEV HARRISON


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