Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Out now from authors Glenn Rolfe, Tom Deady and Nick Kolakowski and Crystal Lake Publishing, Monsters: We’re All a Little Different
Monsters and monster-killers come in all shapes and sizes in this collection of three horror novellas by Glenn Rolfe, Tom Deady, and Nick Kolakowski. In ‘It Came From The Lake’ by Glenn Rolfe, Owens Lake is protected by a reclusive war vet by the name of Francis Owens, but this man is not the only threat around.
In ‘In The Glastenbury Woods’ by Tom Deady, It was supposed to be the road trip to end all road trips. The summer of 1986, a few weeks before Dave and his two friends went their separate ways to college and the military. One last hurrah to Toronto to see Hulk Hogan and the rest of the WWF in The Big Event. It all goes wrong when they take a detour through Vermont’s notorious Glastenbury Woods.
In ‘Groundhog Slay’ by Nick Kolakowski, It’s the summer of 1987. Around Lake Legionnaire, locals whisper tales of an unstoppable monster rampaging through the night, killing everyone in its way. But what if the monster’s just trying to stop something far worse—a threat that could destroy all existence?
Join Sarah Jane Huntington for a “brilliant” and “exciting” tour featuring nine stories of the horror, science fiction, and dark fantasy genres from Victorian England to Japan, to the depths of space and beyond. A space vessel approaches the impossible. The sins of humanity fail to be left behind. Rural exploration takes a dark turn. A lonely girl finds her true home at great cost. A killer is loose in a small village. Available for pre-order now in eBook, with a paperback edition to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.
Five years after the demise of Robert Weeks, his shadow still haunts Elsie and Travis. Along with their young daughter, April, the Morlands have found peace, but when the sun sets, nightmares drag Elsie back to the worst day of her life. Still, it’s all in the past, right? When April claims a man with green eyes taps on her window at night, it’s only a matter of time before children begin to disappear again. Starting with April. With their daughter stolen and an undead madman seemingly back from the grave, Elsie and Travis have no choice but to return to the twisting, turning streets of Slattery Falls. What will it cost them to get their daughter back and make sure Robert Weeks stays dead this time? Available now in paperback and eBook formats, you can grab your copy here.
An ancient goddess rises up from an inverted temple in a lake of blood to purify the earth. Two pearl divers plot revenge against the Spanish merchants who enslave them. A mutant species of jellyfish fueled by garbage heaps wreaks havoc on beachgoers. Aided by mermaids, a pirate known as The Scorpion and her all-female crew challenge a corrupt king. And back on dry land, a mother avenges the daughters of her community with a very special batch of ancho chili salsa. V. Castro’s spirited characters come alive in her uniquely playful, fiery style, from a vengeful lobster to a mother willing to put her life on the line for justice. In these and other stories, the descendants of Aztlan-the mythical homeland of the Aztec people-work to overthrow their oppressors and usher in the dawn of a new world. Available now in eBook and paperback, you can grab your copy here.
The world’s most notorious slashers hacked their way into our psyches and buried their hatchets in our hearts. Summer camps became sinister slaughterhouses, jigsaw puzzles twisted into bloody brainteasers, and all small Texas towns conjured images of cannibalistic chainsaw carnage. But these bloodthirsty butchers didn’t only slay the victims, they destroyed the loved ones left picking up the pieces of their shattered lives. The parents. The children. The siblings. The uncles, aunts, cousins, friends … Grief breeds rage and vengeance within the Kin of the Fallen MC. It’s their creed. It’s on the patch they wear. For this crew, stopping these killers before they strike again is the only thing that eases the pain and satisfies the need for justice. There’s a new breed of slasher stalking the streets. He’s heard tales of the Kin of the Fallen and sees the bikers’ threats as a personal challenge. Now, he’s hunting them down and ripping them apart limb by severed limb. Available now in paperback and eBook editions, you can get your copy here.
From Florida Gothic horror author Wendy Dalrymple comes a collection of 13 terrifying tales centering the female experience. From doting mothers to twisted girl scouts, unsuspecting lovers and vengeful young women, STRANGE LITTLE GHOULS explores the darkest parts of our hearts and minds. Featuring a foreword by Caitlin Marceau, author of This is Where We Talk Things Out. Available in paperback and eBook, you can get hold of your copy here.