News Round-up Week Ending 19 August 2022

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

Wounds to Wishes Coming soon banner

Wounds to Wishes, the first of Crystal Lake Publishing’s new Dark Tide series, coming 26 August from writers Chad Lutzke, John Boden and Robert Ford

Three separate yet strangely connected novellas kick off Crystal Lake’s Dark Tide series with stories of Mystery and Suspense.
‘The Strangest Twist Upon Her Lips’ by Chad Lutzke: When a suicide note is just too much to bear, an absurd celebration of life feels like the only way out. While avoiding the suicide note his fiancé left behind, a grief-stricken man tackles a bucket list the two had made together, fulfilling entries that take him out of his comfort zone and into the realm of skid-row voodoo, where truths are finally revealed. Another grief horror yarn from the author of Stirring the Sheets and Of Foster Homes and Flies.
‘My Only Sunshine’ by Robert Ford: A grief-stricken mother has five days to solve her daughter’s murder. Caroline’s daughter was abducted and murdered over four months ago. Now, in an abandoned building, in the dead of night, she can talk with Emma’s ghost. Five days. Fourteen minutes each day. That’s all the time Caroline has to find out who murdered Emma, and say goodbye to her daughter for the very last time.
‘Suet’ by John Boden: Dark secrets and darker things are a lonely man’s inheritance. Corbin is a lonely young man who finally broke the bonds of an emotional vampire of a job. He accepts the sad task of going through the estate of his dead grandparents, to discover that family can go back quite far, as can secrets and shadows. He will discover that the family he always knew kept things back and that an inheritance isn’t always monetary. History has teeth and talons and often times does not let go easily. Available to pre-order now in eBook, with a paperback edition to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.

GG_transfront__600x600Coming 18 October, from Grey Matter Press and writer Patrick Barb, Gargantuana’s Ghost

Living in a society conditioned to fear him, young Antoine Santiago rides the New York subway and communes with the dead. With a love of history inherited from his late father, the city’s storied past is now the only friend to this loner obsessed with a long-forgotten legend about the life and tragic death of a fabled giant ape. Equal part horrifying and heartwarming, this dark fantasy novella from Patrick Barb is a love letter to New York and an ode to society’s outsiders. Available to pre-order in paperback at a special, limited time discounted price, you can guarantee your copy here.

TerrorTome HB jacketAvailable 10 November from Coronet and author Garth Marenghi, Terrortome

When horror writer Nick Steen gets sucked into a cursed typewriter by the terrifying Type-Face, Dark Lord of the Prolix, the hellish visions inside his head are unleashed for real. Forced to fight his escaping imagination – now leaking out of his own brain – Nick must defend the town of Stalkford from his own fictional horrors, including avascular-necrosis-obsessed serial killer Nelson Strain and Nick’s dreaded throppleganger, the Dark Third. Can he and Roz, his frequently incorrect female editor, hunt down these incarnate denizens of Nick’s rampaging imaginata before they destroy Stalkford, outer Stalkford and possibly slightly further? From the twisted genius of horror master Garth Marenghi – Frighternerman, Darkscribe, Doomsage (plus Man-Shee) – come three dark tales from his long-lost multi-volume epic: TerrorTome. Can a brain leak? (Yes, it can). To guarantee your copy now in hardcover, eBook, or audiobook editions, click here.


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  1. Wounds to Wishes is SO good. I loved all three novellas!

    1. Going to have to get to it soon!

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