News Round-up Week Ending 25 March 2022

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

WaspsIceCreamComing 26 April from writer Tim McGregor and Silver Shamrock Publishing, Wasps in the Ice Cream

What happens when you fall for the girl everyone hates? Summer 1987: Mark Prewitt’s only priority is to avoid his dad’s new wife and waste time with his friends, but idle nights are the devil’s handiwork. When his friends decide to pull a cruel prank on the reclusive and strange Farrow sisters, Mark regrets caving in to peer pressure. Wanting to make amends, Mark is drawn into the mysterious world of the Farrow girls, finding a kindred spirit in the middle sister, George. She is unlike anyone he’s ever known; a practicing witch who uses folk magic to protect her family. They bond over books, loneliness, and homemade spells. She even invites Mark to join a séance to contact her dead sister, who died under mysterious circumstances. Keeping their relationship secret, Mark learns that living a double life in a town this small is impossible. When the secret is exposed, and his friends plot to punish the witch sisters for stealing one of their own, Mark is forced to choose between these two worlds. Available to pre-order in eBook, with a paperback to follow soon, you can pre-order your copy here.

TheInsaneGodThe Insane God, the new novel from writer Jay Hartlove, arriving 1 May from Water Dragon Publishing

Part dark fantasy, part cosmic horror, The Insane God is the new novel from Jay Hartlove. A meteorite fragment cures a teenaged trans girl’s schizophrenia, but leaves her with visions of ancient warring gods annihilating each other in space. As the Earth hurtles toward the cloud that is the shattered bodies of those eternal enemies, their eons-old conflict is rekindled on Earth to divide and destroy humanity. Can she and her brother stop the spread of global disaster? Available to pre-order now in eBook, with a paperback to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.

WickedBloodOut today from Demain Publishing and author E. C. Hanson, Wicked Blood, a novella

After the unexpected death of their parents, three teenagers must fend for themselves in a farmhouse. Marina, the lone daughter of the Florin family, assumes the reins of the family. But her brothers start to display weird habits and their penchant for violence gets out of control. Will Marina be able to contain them or will she submit to their power in an attempt to prolong her young life? Available in eBook, with a paperback edition to follow, you can grab your copy here, now.


Available for pre-order now from Thunderstorm Books and authors Brian Keene and Mary Sangiovanni, Things Left Behind

In their first book-length collaboration, Grandmaster Award winner Brian Keene and Bram Stoker Award nominee Mary SanGiovanni take readers on a road trip across horror fiction’s vast landscape, incorporating the quiet, the cosmic, the supernatural, the surreal, and the splatter. From a basement in Baltimore where a writer uncovers a gruesome secret that threatens to rip his world apart, to the golden shores of San Francisco where a young widow discovers she still has more to lose, stretches a trail of Things Left Behind. Pre-orders are open until 15 April, after which there will be no more copies in this print run. To guarantee your copy, head over to Thunderstorm Books, here.

WeAreTheOnesPossessedOut now from poet Adrian Ernesto Cepeda and Clash Books, We Are The Ones Possessed

Adrian Ernesto Cepeda, author of La Belle Ajar, brings you a horror death themed collection with mortality, murder, and muerte oozing from every one of these terrifying verses. Inspired by NightWorms, Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties & Nick Cave’s Murder Ballads, get ready to be haunted by serial killers, fatal femmes, poisoners, as these premeditated murderesses that slay you in terrifying poems. One step inside these grave inspired verses, you will want to re-experience We Are the Ones until the very end. Embrace the terror and prepare to be Possessed, Cepeda’s poems will mesmerize you with his bone-chilling death rhymes from the other side. Available now in paperback, you can grab your copy here.


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