Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
From Renee Miller, author of Church and Cats Like Cream, comes Howl. When three friends run out of fuel on a desolate dirt road, they find themselves having to hike through the forest in the middle of a snow storm. What could possibly go wrong? A mysterious beast stalks the friends to a cabin where they are forced to take shelter with strangers. As time passes and food supplies dwindle, the survival of the fittest becomes more than simply a saying. You can pre-order your copy of Howl right now, here.
Described by Brian Keene as “A road trip through Hell in the spirit of Skipp & Spector’s The Scream and Grady Hendrix’s We Sold Our Souls,” One For The Road is one to have in your diaries for 15 June. Heavy metal guitarist Spencer Hesston has only one more show to play, before he brings down the curtain on a long career, and all the baggage that goes with it. Except, when the band wakes up the next day, they find themselves not in their midwestern hometown, but instead in an abandoned settlement in the desert with no clue as to how they arrived there. Channelling Silent Hill, Jacob’s Ladder and Lost Highway, One For The Road is available for pre-order, here.
All-female horror anthology, Daughters of Darkness, featuring forty-six stories written by female authors, out now from Black Widow Press
After a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, Black Widow Press is proud to present Daughters of Darkness, an anthology of horror fiction, written entirely by female authors. Available in Kindle and paperback formats, this huge tome of forty-six stories features award winning authors and those made famous by celebrated horror podcasts, such as NoSleep. Featuring tales by Blair Daniels (Shadows on the Stairs), Jennifer Winters and many more, you can get hold of your copy, here.
Featuring this eye-catching cover (pictured), Dirty Rotten Hippies and Other Stories, is the new collection from Bryan Smith. Featuring the title novella, this collection contains seven brand new stories, alongside a number of stories previously published elsewhere, including the novelette ‘Some Crazy Fucking Shit That Happened One Day’ and the mini-collection ‘Seven Deadly Tales of Terror,’ both of which have only previously been available in eBook format. Released on 12 May, this brand new collection is available now and you can pick up your copy, here.
Inside the Asylum, the latest in Mary SanGiovanni’s Kathy Ryan novel series, out now from Lyrical Underground
Following on from Behind the Door, the first book in this Kathy Ryan series, Kathy is hired to assess a patient at the Connecticut-Newlyn Hospital for the Criminally Insane, the same hospital where her brother is housed. While interviewing him, she quickly realises that he has the power to create ‘Tulpas,’ worlds, people and creatures so real in his mind, that they come to life. These ‘Tulpas’ soon take on a life of their own and seek to break free from the patient’s mind, and it is up to Kathy to stop them and also to save the patient. For fans of action packed, cosmic horror, you can pick up your copy, here.