News Round-up Week Ending 18 August 2023

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

The Dead Shall Rise Coming soon

Arriving 25 August from authors Jay Wilburn, Armand Rosamilia and Erin Louis, as well as Crystal Lake Publishing’s Dark Tide series, The Dead Shall Rise

They’re coming to get you, Brave Reader. In the next three-novella release from Crystal Lake Publishing’s Dark Tide series, find stories from three masters of undead fiction. ‘Prepare Because Death is Coming’ by Jay Wilburn: When a messenger arrives at Dry Stretch, warning that a horde of zombies is heading their way forty years after the fall, Bay scoffs at the news. But a ‘full body’ meeting is called. Ethic is sent north to scout, but in Dry Stretch, no one is preparing. No one is repairing the walls. A William Faulkneresque story of the dead set in a dystopic dust-bowl town.
‘Zombie Diner’ by Armand Rosamilia: A family finds themselves on the wrong side of the zombie apocalypse while on vacation in Florida…
‘Dance with the Dead’ by Erin Louis: Tiffney is expecting just another night at the strip club. But when a customer goes berserk in the VIP room, things take an unexpectedly bloody turn. Stuck with a cocaine raddled manager and a shady club owner. Tiffney faces the unimaginable and is forced to turn her coworkers into allies to fight the evil that has taken over the club. Together they have to fight to stay alive.
This Zombie horror anthology is perfect for fans of post apocalyptic survival, The Walking Dead series, zombie apocalypse, and World War Z. Available to pre-order now in eBook, with a paperback edition to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.

the-black-lordComing 12 September from writer Colin Hinckley and Tenebrous Press, The Black Lord

Eddie’s parents may be arguing about the disappearance of his infant brother Danny, but Eddie’s facing a terror all of his own. There’s a strange figure outside that claims it has Danny safe and sound—all Eddie needs to do to get his brother back is open that window.

Eddie’s father is filled with guilt over his relationship with his own lost brother. His mother has been abandoned to navigate her grief and terror alone. And his grandmother carries a disturbing, all-too-relevant truth about their shared family history.

As minutes tick by and hope for Danny grows ever smaller, the very fabric of their world disintegrates, welcoming eldritch terrors of unspeakable provenance to their doorstep. The family is losing a decades-long struggle against an entity that is not of this world, and its hunger threatens to swallow them whole.

Contains a bonus short story by Colin Hinckley: ‘A Mouth Filled With the Teeth of Trees’! Available to pre-order now in a limited edition pre-order pack with a t-shirt, stickers and more, you can guarantee your copy here.

TheGeminiEffectOut today from author Paul Kane and Encyclopocalypse Publications, book two of the Gemini Trilogy, The Gemini Effect

Years ago, a killer called The Gemini stalked the streets of Norchester, hunting twins. Deborah Harrison thought the nightmare was over, that they’d stopped him, but it appears the nightmare was only just beginning. Because somehow The Gemini is back again, doing what he does best. Now retired from the force and living by the coast, Deborah is brought in to consult on the new case. But who can she really trust? Her friend Rosy? The new Inspector, Glover, and his team? The Gemini had helpers before, and this time it’s not just Deborah at risk – it’s her entire family? Available now in paperback and eBook, grab yours here.

DarkCornersoftheOldDominionComing 8 September from editors Joseph Maddrey and Michael Rook, and Death Knell Press, Dark Corners of the Old Dominion

From Edgar Allan Poe’s Ragged Mountains to the shores of Tidewater’s Seven Cities … From the blood-soaked battlegrounds of the Civil War to the shadowy political arena of the D.C. Beltway … We have four hundred years’ worth of ghost stories, folk horrors, small-town terrors, urban legends, backwoods beasts, otherworldly secrets, and down-home Southern Gothic. Within this idyllic landscape, there are many dark corners. Within these pages, Virginia authors explore twenty-three dangerous destinations, myths, and monsters from the Commonwealth’s past, present, and future. Read on, if you dare. All proceeds from this anthology will be donated to Scares that Care. Available now to pre-order in eBook, with a paperback to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.

TheVeinOut now from writer Steph Nelson and Dark Matter Ink, The Vein

It’s 1989 and failed detective Syl Dixon has returned to her childhood home in Pate, Idaho, to sell the old place she grew up in, back before her grandma mysteriously disappeared. But when the shriveled corpse of a local man is discovered inside one of the old silver mines the town was built around, Syl is unexpectedly asked to help investigate. She’s reluctant, but something about the town has unnerved her from the start, and she can’t help but feel that her grandma’s disappearance is connected somehow. Once on the case, she learns that the mystery behind the man’s death goes deeper than the old mine where his corpse was found, and involves an evil that has plagued the town for nearly a century. Available now in eBook and paperback, you can pick up yours here.


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