Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Arriving 31 March from writer Jess Landry and Crystal Lake Publishing, The Night Belongs to Us
Sometimes the deepest wounds are from those we hold the closest. In her debut collection, Bram Stoker Award-winner Jess Landry blurs the line between genres, magnifying the darkness in the spaces in between, and confronting those relationships that are nearest and dearest to us in the most horrific ways.
A mother and her daughter escape Nazi Germany, boarding the Hindenburg under the promise of a new life. An abused musical protégé discovers that her rage fuels much more than her cello-playing abilities. A hardened police officer finds something unexpected in the rising flood waters of her evacuated hometown. A woman ventures out onto the sea, in hopes of finding a mysterious mist where the dead roam freely. A strange tar infests the home of a young girl, swallowing everything in its wake, including her mother. Two broken women form a tragic bond while searching for a missing person in the dead of winter. Available to pre-order now in eBook, with a paperback to follow soon, you can guarantee your copy here.
A family’s relocation looked like a chance to relax and regroup—but as they settle into their new home, teenage Kimmie Barnes’ special senses make her the target of something primordial, evil, and utterly malign.
Darkness … Golden Oaks, California is a sleepy town on the shores of Oro Lake, and the residents have no idea what horrors lurk below the glittering waters.
Beneath the waves … One by one, as people begin to disappear, the once quiet town is soon in the grips of a waking nightmare. An unimaginable horror consuming everything before it.
Hungry … All while echoes of an ancient evil spread out like malignant spider webs, like dead hands reaching, grasping… SEETHING… Available now in eBook and paperback editions, you can grab yours here.
One man is about to be taught the dangers of modern dating, while another searches for a missing girl who might be in grave danger herself. The world’s greatest detective has to travel abroad to solve his latest case and a P.I. travels to an unfamiliar yet recognizable town in search of clues. And as a witness’ life is put in jeopardy, a young women tries to free herself from captivity.
This, the second volume of Nailbiters, gathers together the latest tales of crime and psychological terror from bestselling and award-winning author and editor Paul Kane (The Family Lie, Exit Wounds). Complete with a sequel and tie-in to Her Last Secret and a prequel to the sellout #1 bestseller Her Husband’s Grave (both written as PL Kane), not to mention the script and audio drama of ‘A Nightmare on 34th Street’, plus an introduction by award-winning, bestselling author Martyn Waites (The Old Religion, The Sinner) this is one collection guaranteed to hit you hard! Available for pre-order now in eBook and paperback editions, you can guarantee your copy here.
New from Shadow House Publishing and editor William P. Simmons, Cats Creep: Dark Tales of Feline Fright and Fantasy
Evil has nine lives in this new anthology of cat horror. Cursed and cuddled, revered and reviled, the cat has left spectral paw prints across history, folklore, and fiction. Ancient gods, devilish deities, and symbols of superstition, these mysterious creatures have inspired centuries of dread. “CATS CREEP: DARK TALES OF FELINE FRIGHT AND FANTASY,” edited by bestselling anthologist William P. Simmons, darkens your nights with 15 purrfect classic and forgotten terror tales.
They hide in the shadows and curl beside your pillow. They are hunters, companions, pets…and what else? What secrets do they know, what motives do they hide? Are they links to other worlds or the devil’s playthings? Assassins stealing the baby’s breath or sorcerers in disguise? Felines were worshipped as Goddesses in ancient Egypt and consorts of the goddess Freya in Nordic myth; in Medieval Europe they were burned as witches and blamed for the Black Death. They are harbingers of death and damnation, Familiars and fiends; fairies in disguise and demons of deceit, pagan gods and emblems of human darkness. Available now in eBook and paperback editions, you can pick up your copy here.
Lemarcus escapes a mental ward to rescue his daughter from her psychotic mother, and another patient flees with him to assist. When he meets the other man’s beautiful, serial-killer sister, Lemarcus realizes the madness has only begun.
Fans of dark, transgressive fiction are sure to enjoy this strange novella. Available now in eBook and paperback editions, you can grab your copy here.