News Round-up Week Ending 15 September 2023

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

GrimPortraitsComing 20 September from writer Kealan Patrick Burke and Elderlemon Press, Grim Portraits

What do you see when you look at a painting? The image, the brush strokes, the stippled canvas beneath? What if you looked beyond it? And what do you know about the person who created that picture that’s hanging on your wall? They say art requires a certain acceptable degree of madness. What secrets then lie beyond the pigment in the darkness between depiction and delusion?

Inspired by Rod Serling’s Night Gallery, Grim Portraits features six stories of art, madness, and horror by Bram Stoker Award-winning author Kealan Patrick Burke. Available for pre-order now in eBook, with a paperback edition to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.

LastStayAvailable now from writer Brennan LaFaro and D&T Publishing, Last Stay

John and Faye Parker own a motel in the middle of the desert. The business is bleeding them dry, but they’re stuck with the floundering roadside destination.

Meanwhile, Morgan Rose and her two best friends, fresh out of college, embark on a cross-country road trip, careening toward an inevitable confrontation at the Parker Motel.

To stay afloat, the Parkers enter the business of life and death, but how long can they put off the judgment that comes with their choices? Enjoy your night…it might just be your Last Stay. Available now in eBook, paperback and hardcover editions, you can pick up your copy here.

DeliciousMonstersArriving 20 September from author Liselle Sambury and Margaret K. McElderry Books, Delicious Monsters 

Daisy sees dead people—something impossible to forget in bustling, ghost-packed Toronto. She usually manages to deal with her unwanted ability, but she’s completely unprepared to be dumped by her boyfriend. So when her mother inherits a secluded mansion in northern Ontario where she spent her childhood summers, Daisy jumps at the chance to escape. But the house is nothing like Daisy expects, and she begins to realize that her experience with the supernatural might be no match for her mother’s secrets, nor what lurks within these walls…
A decade later, Brittney is desperate to get out from under the thumb of her abusive mother, a bestselling author who claims her stay at “Miracle Mansion” allowed her to see the error of her ways. But Brittney knows that’s nothing but a sham. She decides the new season of her popular Haunted web series will uncover what happened to a young Black girl in the mansion ten years prior and finally expose her mother’s lies. But as she gets more wrapped up in the investigation, she’ll have to decide: if she can only bring one story to light, which one matters most—Daisy’s or her own?
As Brittney investigates the mansion in the present, Daisy’s story runs parallel in the past, both timelines propelling the girls to face the most dangerous monsters of all: those that hide in plain sight. Available for pre-order now in eBook, paperback, hardcover and audiobook editions, you can guarantee your copy here.

NotaGoodFitatthisTimeOut now from writer Adam Hulse, Not a Good Fit at this Time

A collection of horror and sci-fi stories for all tastes. Adam Hulse (Below Economic Thresholds, The Growth) brings you scares from the past, present, and future. Features two collaborations with Sarah Jane Huntington (‘Cabin Terror’, ‘Bleeding Into New Worlds’). Available now in eBook and paperback editions, you can grab your copy here.


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