News Round-up Week Ending 25 August 2023

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

TheUngodlyDuologyArriving 12 September from writer S. H. Cooper and Cemetery Gates Media, The Ungodly Duology

The Ungodly Duology features two horror novellas from author S.H. Cooper: The Festering Ones: Faith York was a young girl when she saw her father dragged into the ground by a spider-armed woman, never to be seen again. Twenty years later, the events of that day continue to haunt her, and her need for answers has only grown stronger with time. After her estranged mother’s death forces her to return home, old wounds are reopened and Faith finally decides to face her demons. What started as a search for closure soon pits her against a shadowy cult known as The Gathered and the eldritch beings they worship. With reality becoming more blurred by the day and the thousand eyes of an alien deity fixed on her, Faith must decide if the dark secrets of White Crow Mountain are really worth losing herself over.
The Forgotten Ones: Six months after escaping the horrors of White Crow, Faith York is living a life she never thought possible: she has a best friend, a good job, and a place to call home, complete with fluffy cat. Stability. But “normal” is a tenuous thing, especially when nightmares of spidery arms bursting out of the ground and a terrible secret that could unravel it all aren’t the only things that followed her off the mountain.
Gorrorum is in her head and out for blood, and when a yellow-eyed monster appears on her doorstep, Faith has to figure out how to free herself from the Festering Father before everything she’s built comes crashing down around her. Available for pre-order now, you can guarantee your copy here.

TheObsecrationComing soon from author Matthew M. Bartlett and Broken Eye Books, The Obsecration

Leeds, Massachusetts. The patrons of the Look Diner await their meals, drawn by something greater than hunger, something stronger than the need for shelter from the oppressive heat and humidity of summer. Waitresses hustle. Cooks sharpen knives and light burners, giving birth to blue blossoms of flame. Something is stirring in the greased air sliced by whirling ceiling fans. You and I, we have a corner booth. A front row seat. Available for pre-order now in paperback and hardcover editions, you can guarantee your copy here.

WhatHappenedatHawthorneHouseOut today from writer Hadassah Shiradski and Brigids Gate Press, What Happened at Hawthorne House

In 1926, nine-year-old Rosalyn invents a new game to play with the girls she shares a dormitory with in the Hawthorne House Orphanage. Revolving around a Royal Court, their make-believe game quickly becomes a way to gain some measure of control in their unhappy lives. But when the rules start changing and the stakes start rising, nothing is safe, and Rosalyn finds that she’s willing to get her hands dirty in order to be the Queen. Rosalyn will do whatever it takes to wear the crown. All that’s left is to take it. Available now in eBook, with a paperback edition to follow, you can grab your copy here.

WhoHauntsYouComing 2 September from writer Mark Wheaton and Off Limits Press, Who Haunts You

High school senior Rebecca “Bex” Koeltl is just trying to make it to graduation. But when her fellow seniors begin dying in seemingly unrelated incidents, Bex uncovers disturbing connections between their deaths, including that the teens believed they were haunted by long-dead relatives their own family members swear never existed. After Bex is visited by a malevolent specter of her own, she realizes she has to get the bottom of this horror before she’s its next victim… Available for pre-order now in eBook and paperback editions, you can guarantee your copy here.

The View from Gallows Hill Front CoverNew from author Nick Stead and Twisted Fate Publishing, The View From Gallows Hill

The View from Gallows Hill beckons you into a world where witchcraft’s allure clashes with the puritanical fervour of the era, and rivalries ensnare both the mortal and supernatural realms. Against the backdrop of the infamous Pendle Witch Trials of 1612, this mesmerising tale immerses readers in a realm where alliances shift, tensions rise, and the power of revenge and redemption tugs at the very fabric of existence. Available now in eBook and paperback, you can pick up your copy here.


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