News Round-up Week Ending 15 March 2024

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

Redhead Town CoverOut now from author Deborah Sheldon and PsychoToxin Press, Redhead Town

In Australia, vampires are a protected class.
Twenty-two towns are picked to siphon vampires, aka ‘redheads’, out of capital and regional cities. When polled, most Australians agree with this strategy. But most Australians don’t live in a ‘designated area’. Don’t have to step over drowsing redheads during the day. Or live in terror of marauding redheads during the night.
Mark Murphy is a nightshift worker in the designated area of Oleg’s Creek. His house is now worth nothing, and he can’t afford to leave. He’s heard rumours of The Resistance. Desperate, will he risk a grab at freedom? Available now in eBook, with other versions to follow, you can grab your copy here.

RealityButMoreFunArriving 19 March from writer Madeleine Swann and Nictitating Books, Reality But More Fun

A surreal theme park where nothing is as it seems. Jade and her sister Louise are in the Belle Epoque, a twisted and strange version. For fans of Poor Things and Westworld, this novella is delightfully absurd. Available for pre-order now in eBook, with a paperback edition to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.

One of the DeadAvailable 19 March from author Richard Farren Barber and Crystal Lake Publishing, One of the Dead

Terror doesn’t stumble and moan—it walks silently among us, cloaked in the guise of the overlooked.
Nick, burdened with the rare ability to see these dead predators for what they truly are, faces a nightmare when his girlfriend, Abby, becomes ensnared by their sinister intent.
These are not your typical undead. They blend in, their appearances mirroring the forgotten faces of society, making their predatory nature all the more chilling. A touch is all it takes for them to latch onto their prey, draining life in a way that leaves the body walking but the spirit doomed.
As Abby becomes the focus of such a being’s obsession, Nick is drawn into a desperate struggle not just for her life, but for her very soul. Their fight for survival takes them from the deceptive safety of city streets to the foreboding quiet of a cemetery, where the boundary between the living and those claimed by the shadowy grasp of the dead becomes perilously thin.
One of The Dead weaves a tale not of a zombie apocalypse, but of a quiet invasion, a creeping horror that targets the heart. It’s a story of love tested by unfathomable forces, of a battle against an enemy that never rests, never forgives, and never ceases its pursuit until you become one of its own. Available for pre-order now in eBook, with other editions to follow, you can guarantee your copy here, now.

ForTomorrowArriving 28 March from editor Dan Coxon and Black Shuck Books, For Tomorrow

Wellbrook High is the school that needs no introduction. After the infamous events of 1993, it has become synonymous with unexpected – and unexplained – tragedy.

While what happened thirty years ago is still being unpicked by Internet conspiracy theorists, however, the lives of the handful of survivors are a matter of public record. In this recreation of the fabled Yearbook of ’93, some of the best emerging writers of horror and strange fiction revisit the years that followed the tragedy, and the lives of those who walked away on that fateful day.

Some might say they were the lucky ones. The reality is not so clear. Available for pre-order now in paperback, you can guarantee your copy here.

TerrorWillowFallsComing 26 March from author Jay Bower and Shadow Forest Publishing, The Terror of Willow Falls

Thirteen-year-old Joey Speight never anticipated the bone-chilling horrors awaiting him in this small river town. Forced to abandon the city due to his father’s job loss, Joey’s resentment festers as he’s compelled to live with a Great-Grandma he never knew existed.
Joey soon finds companionship in Len and Anne, two friends with secrets as mysterious as the town they now call home. Len entertains them with tales of the Eyebiter, a local legend lurking in the park beside Joey’s new residence. What begins as innocent banter soon transforms into a nightmarish reality as eerie occurrences envelop Willow Falls.
As the trio’s friendship deepens, so does their awareness of the sinister force gripping the town. The Eyebiter, once dismissed as mere folklore, emerges from the shadows, casting a chilling dread over Willow Falls. Available for pre-order now in eBook and paperback, you can guarantee your copy here.


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