News Round-up Week Ending 20 October 2023

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

PosthasteManorOut now from authors Jolie Toomajan and Carson Winter, and Tenebrous Press, Posthaste Manor

Never trust a home with a name.
Everyone has a story about Posthaste Manor. None of the stories end well, but that doesn’t stop the hopeful from hoping and the desperate from trying.
This composite novel stands as both history and eulogy of one very haunted house, as recounted by artists, real estate agents, and beloved family pets; by the debauched, the dead and the dying, and anyone looking for one last chance. Raise a glass in celebration. Just don’t linger within its walls for long. Available now in eBook and paperback editions, you can grab your copy here.


Up now on Kickstarter from Apex Magazine, The Map of Lost Places

The Map of Lost Places is a travel guide to hauntings and the haunted, to lands with their own power, and to the communities that spring from these strange realms.

Come along as editors Sheree Renée Thomas and Lesley Conner take readers on a tour of places where weird things happen. Places that have strange histories, traditions, and customs. Whether based on real folklore or imagined locations that haunt our authors’ minds, these tales will leave you shaken and uncertain. Should you go down that dark road, follow the hand beckoning you through a doorway? Probably not, but you will when you read The Map of Lost Places.

The Map of Lost Places includes twelve featured authors, listed below, as well as eight to twelve additional stories (depending on the level of funding from the Kickstarter) from an open call that will take place in December. With almost three weeks to go, you can check out the perks available and pledge your support here.

ConfettiRealmsOut now from YA author Nadia Shammas, illustrator Karnessa, and with Kackto Oshiro as colorist and Micah Meyers as letterer, Confetti Realms

On Halloween night, when the moon is full, teenagers get up to mischief. But when an encounter with a giant, sentient puppet in a graveyard sends five teens to a mysterious dimension called the Confetti Realms, they must overcome obstacles in their own friendships–and collect the debted teeth owed to the puppet–in order to make their way home. But the allure of staying in a fantasy world is a hard one to beat, and going home to their normal lives is starting to sound less and less appealing for some. Will these friends return home? Available now in paperback format, you can grab yours here.

GothicCandyFlossOut now from writer Rona Walter DeToriani and Creepy Tree Books, Gothic Candy Floss

Summer is finally over and to welcome autumn accordingly you:

Unpack the orange-scented candles;

Finally clean up your fireplace;

Dust off your warm coat for a long Sunday walk;

Frolickingly curl up on the couch with your favorite blanky and a cup of lavender tea and throw yourself into the void of gothic horrors and terrors of cosmic proportions while you solemnly praise the Dark Lord, our Beloved Enslaver, until the Satanic Sigil on your forehead begins to glow warmly while you read these thirteen creepy tales. Available now in eBook, with a paperback edition to follow soon, you can grab your copy here.


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