News Round-up Week Ending 21 June 2024

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

Draw You In cover 2Released today from author Jasper Bark and Crystal Lake Publishing, Draw You In Vol 2: Secret Origins

Are there any barriers between fiction and reality?
Linda is beginning to wonder. Once again she puts her comics career on hold to join Richard and Agent McPherson in the hunt for R. L. Carver’s lost masterpiece Tales That Draw You In. Rumored to be cursed, this legendary graphic novel put everyone who tried to publish it out of business. But Tales That Draw You In might unlock more than just their case. It could be the key to the secret history of the United States.
As they move from an Ashram on the West Coast to the hallowed halls of Harvard, Linda, Richard and McPherson begin to piece together the dark secrets of Harvard’s hidden history and the even darker secrets of the nation’s founding fathers. They uncover the existence of a sinister cabal known as the Shadows in the Cave whose deep state machinations threaten the lives of everyone on the planet. Available now in eBook and paperback, you can pick up your copy here.

TheChildrensHorrorArriving 16 July from author Patrick Barb and Northern Republic, The Children’s Horror

Imagination is a wonderful thing, opening doorways of creativity and possibility. But what about the other doors it can open? The ones revealing twisted passageways of corrupted innocence and unfathomable cosmic nothingness?
In an elementary school auditorium, on a TV set playing weird and sinister versions of today’s popular kids’ TV programs, YOU will experience the dark side of imagination firsthand. The Children’s Horror is a themed short-story collection from horror author Patrick Barb that presents today’s most-popular kids TV franchises through a darker lens. From cities controlled by dogs to possibly dead children acting as would-be heroes and from infant sharks to the strange fates of written-off sitcom characters, this collection offers must-read thrills perfect for a perfectly unsettling Saturday morning.
Whether you’re a parent, caregiver, teacher, or a kid at heart, you’ve probably watched some children’s shows wondering what it would be like if things were a little different and a little darker. The time for wondering is over. Come, take a seat, the TV is on and the children have something they want you to see. Available for pre-order now in eBook, with physical editions to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.

ShadowManorAvailable now from award-winning writer Candace Nola and Comfortably Dark, Shadow Manor

A stranded young woman seeking shelter from a violent storm discovers a journal written by the former lady of the manor. As the storm rages around her, something more than shadows shakes the girl to her core.
Will she be able to solve the mystery of the manor before time runs out? Available now in eBook and paperback editions, you can grab your copy here.


HeadhuntersComing 1 August from author Luis Paredes and Platypus Book Press, Headhunters

Edgar Tooms’s summer vacation is cut short by a supernatural home invader-a ten-foot-tall praying mantis!The voracious beast, an ancient Mesopotamian demon, is after Edgar’s grandfather, a housebound ghost with no body. After escaping the creature’s claws, Edgar realizes that the gigantic mantis will never stop. Luckily, the demon’s entry into our world sparks a mystic transformation within Edgar, giving him a fighting chance.

Boosting Edgar’s odds are the addition of his best friend Clara Diaz, and her quirky Aunt Ginnie, and the enigmatic professor Sol Balam who all bring their own special gifts to the fight.But hope fades when an even more powerful demon joins the hunt for Edgar’s grandfather. Now, Edgar must travel to the Underworld to seek help from a banished race of creatures hungry for revenge against their Mantid overlords.

Time isn’t on Edgar’s side as the cunning demons close in for a final showdown that threatens his friends and family. Will their combined efforts be enough to save Edgar’s beloved grandfather or will everyone lose their heads? Available for pre-order now in paperback, with other editions to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.

MyApologiesToTanyaGraceNew from author Cat Voleur and Slashic Horror Press, My Apologies to Tanya Grace

When aspiring novelist, Mallory Brennan, moves back to her hometown to focus on her writing, the last thing she wants is to get tangled up with anyone from her past. This proves impossible when Mallory becomes the only person who can see Tanya’s ghost.
Repressed memories begin resurfacing and Mallory finds herself wracked with survivor’s guilt. Was she somehow responsible for Tanya’s death? Why else does she find herself so haunted? Mallory seeks the answers, along with justice for Tanya. Available now in eBook and paperback editions, you can pick up your copy here.


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