News Round-up Week Ending 17 September 2021

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

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Available for pre-order now, Followers, by Christina Bergling, coming 24 September from Crystal Lake Publishing

You never know who is on the other side of the screen. Sidney, a single mother with a dull day job, has big dreams of becoming a full-time horror reviewer and risqué gore model. She’s determined to make her website a success, and if her growing pool of online followers is any indication, things are looking good for her Elvira-esque aspirations. In fact, Sidney has so many followers that chatting with them is getting to be a job in itself. More than a job, it might be getting a little risky…. When Sidney is attacked on a dark trail late one night, it becomes clear that the horror she loves is bleeding into her real life. She learns that real-life horror is not a game, and being stalked isn’t flattering—it’s terrifying, and it could get her killed. Sidney—and her loved ones—are now in serious danger. This stalker isn’t just another online fan: he knows her movements, and he knows her routine. In fact, he’s right behind her… and when he gets close enough, he won’t take no for an answer.  Available for pre-order now in eBook, with a paperback edition following shortly, you can guarantee your copy now, here.


Released 1 October through Black Angel Press, Daughters of Darkness II, featuring stories by Beverley Lee, Lynn Love, T. C. Parker, and Catherine McCarthy

The Daughters are back! This time with a new quartet of women horror writers to thrill and scare you, in the latest anthology, Daughters of Darkness II, from the women-run indie horror press, Black Angel. Within these shadowed pages you will journey into the depths of the myth-rich Scottish countryside, into the horrors of suburban life, where beneath the skin of Hummingbird Academy true macabreness ferments. You will encounter haunted girls and young men, with dark and deadly secrets, and travel into the Gothic heartlands, culminating in the hell of WW1 and encounter who or what comes home from the trenches. These are four women horror writers at the top of their game, conjuring stories of quiet, skin-creeping terror. Available for pre-order in eBook, with the paperback coming soon, you can pre-order your copy here.

Terror Tales Scottish Lowlands Cover FComing 22 October, Terror Tales of the Scottish Lowlands, edited by Paul Finch

The Scottish Lowlands. Gentle hills, dreamy woods, romantic ballads, heroic songs. But dark castles tell tales of torture and woe, of reiver cruelty and the madness of kings. While the shades of slain armies still battle in the mist, witch-hunters ride and the bone-fires blaze. Released through Telos Publishing and featuring stories by Tracy Fahey, William Meikle, S J I Holliday and This is Horror’s own Paul Feeney, among others, you can pre-order your copy right now, here.


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