Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
New from Flame Tree Press and writer Tim Waggoner, Your Turn to Suffer
Lorelai Palumbo is harassed by a sinister group calling themselves The Cabal. They accuse her of having committed unspeakable crimes in the past, and now she must pay. The Cabal begins taking her life apart one piece at a time – her job, her health, the people she loves – and she must try to figure out what The Cabal thinks she’s done if she’s to have any hope of answering their charges and salvaging her life. From the author of Writing in the Dark, almost fifty novels and countless short stories comes this latest novel through Flame Tree Press. Released on 23 March, Your Turn to Suffer is available now in hardcover, paperback and eBook editions, you can pick up your copy here.
You better nun-check yourself before you wreck yourself! Disgraced ex-ninja Nunchuck “Nick” Nikolopoulis just wants to open a drive-thru fondue restaurant with his best friend Rondell. But when an old enemy kidnaps the mayor, and a former flame arrives in hot pursuit, Nick’s going to have to dust off his fighting skills and face his past. Plus an army of heavily-armed ninjas, a very well-dressed street gang, an Australian sumo wrestler with a gnarly skin condition, giant robots, municipal paperwork, and much, much more! From the rooftops to the sewers, Nick and his ex-girlfriend Kanna Kikuchi are in for the fight of their lives! Also featuring the backup story “Curse of the Ninja” by Lucas Mangum, you can pre-order your copy here, now.
The Navajo Nightmare, a new collaboration by David Sodergren and Steve Stred, coming 1 May from Black Void Publishing
Saddle up for twice the terror in The Navajo Nightmare. Charles Andersson is a killer. Or at least, he was, once. Now he lives a quiet life with his family, until a gang of crooks take everything from him and Charles must make a diabolical pact. His soul, in exchange for vengeance! Tanner Williams has been tasked with an impossible job — to track and kill the bloodthirsty abomination that stalks the plains. Haunted by his dark past, Tanner must learn the horrifying secret of… The Navajo Nightmare! From the twisted minds of David Sodergren (The Forgotten Island) and Steve Stred (Ritual) comes a gripping, blood-soaked horror western that will leave you breathless. Available 1 May from Black Void Publishing, you can pre-order your copy now, here.
Coming 8 April from Demain Publishing and writer Andrew David Barker, Society Place, available for pre-order now
“Peel back the veneer of everyday life and you find a haunted world…” Set during the blazing English summer of 1976, recently widowed Heather Lowes moves into the house she was supposed to live with her husband. But now she is alone. Or at least, she thinks she is. It is a normal terrace house, on an everyday, run-down working class street in a dying industrial town. A place that seldom sees the extraordinary. However, when Heather meets her new neighbours – the old woman next door, the kid from a few doors down – they all seem concerned that she has moved into the house at the end of Society Place. They seem to know something. Heather senses a presence, particularly on the stairs, and down in the cellar. She dare not go down there. As the sweltering summer rages on, Heather experiences supernatural turmoil that tests her sanity and pushes her understanding of reality to its very limits. She learns that there isn’t just one ghost. There is a Nest of Ghosts that haunt, not just her house, but all the houses on Society Place. She also comes to learn of the Nest’s interest in the baby growing inside her, and of the far-reaching consequences of the events of that summer and how they will still be felt into the first decades of the 21st century. Coming 8 April from Demain Publishing, you can pre-order your copy now, here.
Coming 27 April from The Parliament House and author Ryan Leslie, The Between, available for pre-order now
While landscaping his backyard, ever-conscientious Paul Prentice discovers an iron door buried in the soil. His childhood friend and perpetual source of mischief, Jay Lightsey, pushes them to explore what’s beneath. When the door slams shut above them, Paul and Jay are trapped in a between-worlds place of Escher-like rooms and horror story monsters, all with a mysterious connection to a command-line, dungeon explorer computer game from the early ’80s called The Between. Paul and Jay find themselves filling roles in a story that seems to play out over and over again. But in this world, where their roles warp their minds, the biggest threat to survival may not be the Koŝmaro, risen from the Between’s depths to hunt them; the biggest danger may be each other. Coming 27 April from The Parliament House, you can pre-order your copy here, now.
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