News Round-up Week Ending 23 February 2024

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

ReaderBewareOut now from editors Briana Morgan and Roxie Vorhees, and Darklit Press, Reader Beware

You’ve heard the stories about Fear Street—the unexplained mysteries, missing people, the things that lurk in the dark—but wouldn’t you rather experience them for yourself?

You aren’t scared, are you?

From Briana Morgan, author of The Tricker-Treater and Other Stories, and Roxie Voorhees, author of The Turquoise Door, comes a collection of super-chilling tales of teen horror. A little nostalgia and an ode to Stine, this anthology promises to keep you up at night. Available now in eBook and paperback formats, you can pick up your copy here.

ToCoventryArriving 1 March from author T.C. Parker and Nefarious Bat Press, To Coventry

The young men of Coventry are dying, violently and bloodily, and nobody seems to know why. There’s no obvious reason for their deaths, and no connection at all between the victims.
Enter Sunny: demonic, immortal and bored to distraction by her new life in London. She needs a new challenge – another reason to get up from her fainting couch and grab the world by the throat. And the Coventry murders might be just what she’s looking for. A chance for her to channel her inner sleuth, dust off her fedora and, if she’s lucky – gather the suspects together for a shattering final denouement.
A pitch-dark comic-fantasy murder mystery with a light touch and a lot of anger, To Coventry takes the Hummingbird story in an unexpected direction – and brings a whole new meaning to some very old nursery rhymes. Available for pre-order now in eBook, with a paperback edition to follow soon, you can guarantee your copy here.

LiesthatBindAvailable now from authors April Yates and Rae Knowles, and Brigids Gate Press, Lies That Bind

Lorelei Keyes and Adele Hughes are content, if not entirely happy, running a sham seance business in the English tourist town of Matlock Bath. Lorelei’s business savvy and Adele’s gift for mimicry provide for their basic needs, but the customers are not the only ones deceived. With the arrival of a mysterious visitor, Viola, the couple finds their long-held secrets under threat of exposure and their quiet life upended. Viola pulls the pair onto a transatlantic crossing bound for Adele’s homeland of New York, and the turbulent seas are nothing compared to the treacherous and tawdry happenings aboard the ship. Adele’s gifts run much deeper than mimicry. Lorelei’s past is more depraved than she lets on. The couple faces the end of their romance, and may stand to lose much more than that if they cannot discern Viola’s true intentions before reaching their final destination. Not for the faint of heart, Lies That Bind challenges its readers as it investigates power dynamics, the nature of power, and the ways it can be expressed-whether by domination or self-acceptance; treachery or honesty. Often quite graphic in their depictions of sex and violence, Knowles and Yates interrogate the line between kink and abuse, exploring the nuance of each. Available now in eBook and paperback editions, you can grab your copy here.


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