News Round-up Week Ending 26 January 2024

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

EynhallowArriving 22 February from author Tim McGregor and Raw Dog Screaming Press, Eynhallow

ORKNEY ISLANDS, 1797 – Agnes Tulloch feels a little cheated. This windswept place is not the island paradise her husband promised it to be when they wed. Now with four young children, she struggles to provide for her family while her husband grows increasingly distant.

When a stranger comes ashore to rent an abandoned cottage, Agnes and the other islanders are abuzz with curiosity. Who is this wealthy foreigner and why on earth would he come to Eynhallow? Her curiosity is soon replaced with vexation when her husband hires her out as cook and washerwoman, leaving Agnes with no say in the matter. Agnes begrudgingly befriends this aristocrat-in-exile; a mercurial scientist who toils night and day on some secret pursuit. Despite herself, she’s drawn to his dark, brooding charm. And who is this Byronic stranger sweeping Agnes off her feet? His name is Frankenstein and he’s come to this remote isle to fulfil a monstrous obligation. Available for pre-order now in eBook and paperback, you can guarantee your copy here.

GrindingRoadAvailable now from writer Brian Bowyer, Grinding Road

Two killers, when not on the road, share a compound in Los Angeles. One of them allows his necrophiliac brother to move into the main house. Meanwhile, a teenager—forced to kill a husband and wife who cheated on each other with her—flees to Los Angeles and falls in love with a bloodthirsty woman who lives with the two killers and the necrophiliac. When the necrophiliac sets his sights on the bloodthirsty woman’s new girlfriend, chaos quickly ensues. Available now in eBook and paperback, you can pick up your copy here.

TheFamineWitchNew from author Stephen Black and Quill & Crow Publishing, The Famine Witch

Belfast, 1847. They would come to call it Black ‘47. A town on the brink, ravaged by the Great Hunger sweeping across the island of Ireland. A town living in fear as a crazed killer stalks the streets at night, butchering young women. They call him Bloody Hands.

Amidst the chaos, nineteen-year-old Maggie Malone and her young brother, Jinks, fight to survive each day. But there is worse to come when a mysterious ship limps into port, having miraculously emerged from a savage storm. A ship carrying death itself, summoned by a malevolent force that has haunted the mountain overlooking Belfast for centuries, hellbent on devastation and ruin. They call her The Black Lady.

Maggie and Jinks become unwitting pawns as Bloody Hands and The Black Lady take their ancient feud to new levels of barbarism, threatening the future of Belfast and its hapless population. Can Maggie unlock the dormant power within her and save Belfast from toppling into the abyss? Can she transform into the savior that the people so desperately need? Can she become The Famine Witch? Available now in eBook, hardcover and paperback editions, you can grab your copy here.


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