News Round-up Week Ending 27 December 2019

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

SnowballNew from Gregory Bastianelli and Flame Tree Press, Snowball, available for pre-order now

From author Gregory Bastianelli (Loonies) comes Snowball, a tale of Christmas terror. A group of motorists become stranded on a lonely stretch of highway during a Christmas Eve blizzard and fight for survival against an unnatural force in the storm. The gathered survivors realize a tenuous connection among them means it may not be a coincidence that they all ended up on this highway… An attempt to seek help leads a few of the travelers to a house in the woods where a twisted toymaker with a mystical snow globe is hell bent on playing deadly games with a group of people just trying to get home for the holidays. Available in hardback, paperback and eBook formats, you can pre-order your copy ahead of release on 30 January, here.


HouseoftheGoat_FrontCover_470xComing 17 January from Source Point Press and author A. P. Sessler, House of the Goat

Available for pre-order now from Source Point Press is A. P. Sessler’s House of the Goat. Four young men, following their instincts (and some girls) end up in the parking lot of the mythical ‘Casa del Cabro.’ When cult leader Anthony Aquarius makes an appearance, though, the boys are in for more than turndown service and wake-up calls. Rituals.  Sacrifice.  Incarnation. The hallmarks of Satanic Panic. Master.  Dogma.  Followers. The perfect recipe for a cult. Sex.  Blood.  Magic. Coming 17 January, this new novel from A. P. Sessler (Brain Attack) features all the hallmarks of height of Satanic Panic. You can pre-order your copy now, here.


We Are MonstersWe Are Monsters, the incredibly powerful debut novel from Brian Kirk, to be re-released 30 January through Flame Tree Press

Following on from the huge success of Will Haunt You in 2019, Flame Tree Press are set to release Brian Kirk’s powerful, thought-provoking debut novel, We Are Monsters in early 2020. Some doctors are sicker than their patients. When a troubled psychiatrist loses funding to perform clinical trials on an experimental cure for schizophrenia, he begins testing it on his asylum’s criminally insane, triggering a series of side effects that opens the mind of his hospital’s most dangerous patient, setting his inner demons free. A novel whose title speaks loudly about the stigmatisation of mental health, if you didn’t read it in its original publication, you are not going to want to miss it this time around. Pre-order your copy in hardback, paperback or eBook, here.


behemothNew from author H. P. Newquist, Behemoth, a novel exploring the unknown and the unseen, from Bloodshot Books

From writer H. P. Newquist (The Book of Blood) comes Behemoth, a new novel exploring the unknown and the unseen. Published by Bloodshot Books, Behemoth is set in a small town whose residents start disappearing after dark. An angry husband. A lonely old woman. A small boy asleep in his bed. Gone without a trace. And only one person wants to talk about what is happening—a father who is afraid his daughter will vanish next. His claims of a creature in the woods are met with disbelief . . . until he ends up dead on a New York city street. In Behemoth, Newquist mixes the elements of a foreboding mystery with the unseen world we all fear—the thing that claws at the door after dark, the people lurking in the shadows, the strange sounds just outside the window. Together they form one incredible tale of suspense and terror. Released in October 2019, you can pick up your copy, in paperback or eBook, here.


KEV HARRISON


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