News Round-up Week Ending 14 April 2023

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

DevilsPocketBookRJArriving 23 May from writer Ross Jeffery and Dark Lit Press, The Devil’s Pocketbook

Erik and Lara are in mourning for their daughter, who was born “incompatible with life”. To get away from their suffocating grief and the ever-present shadow their daughter has cast in their lives since passing, and desperately trying to recover their increasingly rocky relationship, they take a trip to the seaside town of Polperro, in Cornwall. But no sooner have they arrived, than they realize that their grief cannot be so easily eluded. Drawn to the waters, Erik and Lara discover a large Devil’s Pocketbook, and inside: the miracle child they could never have. Scylla. Available to pre-order now in eBook, paperback and hardcover editions, you can guarantee your copy here.

MassacreatYellowHillAvailable 17 April from author C. S. Humble and Cemetery Dance Publications, The Massacre at Yellow Hill

When George Miller is killed in the mines of Yellow Hill, his wife and children are left to try and piece their lives back together. Tabitha Miller, George’s widow, is thrown into deeper chaos when she discovers that George’s death had nothing to do with the cave’s collapse, but was caused by some terrible predator deep within the earth. His death covered up by the mine’s Proprietor-Jeremiah Hart.

In nearby Big Spring, freed slave-turned-occult bounty hunter Gilbert Ptolemy arrives with his adopted son in search of a murderous vampire. New revelations in Yellow Hill draw the duo toward the struggling Miller family, the strange mine, and the horrors lurking within. The Miller and Ptolemy families are pitted against mundane and supernatural forces in this Weird West adventure. Family struggles, heart-stopping gunfights, and nightmare creatures from dark realms abound in this award-winning novel from C.S. Humble. Available to pre-order now in eBook and paperback editions, you can guarantee your copy here.

EvenTheWormWillTurnComing 22 April from Bram Stoker Award-winning author Hailey Piper and Off Limits Press, Even the Worm Will Turn

Four years after the events of The Worm and His Kings, Donna Ashton ekes out a life far removed from her troubled past, only to be abducted one December night by a monster in man’s skin. Held prisoner by operatives of a clandestine research facility and drugged into a sickened state, each day brings questioning and punishment. Escape should be possible when Donna faces only mortal hands this time, but the more she sees, the worse her mind splinters with horrific understanding.

This facility has punched a hole in space and time. Within it lie secrets mankind should never know of a darkness beyond the universe, the legacy of the almighty Worm, and revelations behind Donna’s ordeal four years ago which now might get her killed. Available to pre-order now in eBook and paperback editions, you can guarantee your copy here.

OctoberAnimalsReleased 30 April from writer Nicholas Day and Rooster Republic, October Animals

October Animals follows four teenage friends-Lizzie Bat, Owl, Spider, and Kat-who live in the riverside city of October, Illinois. Lizzie Bat, still grieving the loss of her father and at odds with her mother, plans to rob the town’s Halloween store the night of October 31st, and intends to use the money to escape to a new life. And, her friends are all too eager to help. Owl, best friend and confidant. If Lizzie Bat’s heart aches for her father, then Owl’s heart aches for Lizzie Bat. Spider, brave and loyal, had his secrets, and he kept them. Kat, adored, she was the newest member of the group and the object of Lizzie Bat’s affections. But their scheme threatens to tear the friends apart as they find themselves in the path of supernatural forces and monstrous local legends: haunted houses; doppelgängers; grave robbing; ghosts and vampires; monsters in the river and, even worse, monsters in the home. October is a town that loves Halloween but no one realizes that their whole world is about to become Halloween forever. Available to pre-order now in paperback format, you can guarantee your copy here.


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