News Round-up Week Ending 27 January 2023

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

NeverestArriving 25 April from writer T. L. Bodine and Ghost Orchid Press, Neverest

One year ago, Sean Miller—journalist and mountain climbing enthusiast—reached the summit of Mount Everest and was never seen again. Unable to move on without knowing the truth of what happened, his widow Carrie insists on an expedition to search for Sean’s body so it can be properly laid to rest. Tom, Sean’s best friend and former climbing partner, agrees to serve as expedition guide and promises to keep Carrie safe on the mountain, despite their complicated relationship history.

Guided by a travel journal left behind by her husband, Carrie ventures into the frozen, open-air graveyard of the world’s tallest peak. But as Sean’s diary and Carrie’s experiences reveal, climbing the mountain is more than a test of endurance; it’s a battle of wills with an ancient and hostile force protecting the mountain—and the dead do not rest easy at the summit. Available for pre-order now in eBook, with a paperback edition to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.

BonnySwansThe Bonny Swans by P. L. Watts, out now from Cemetery Gates Media as part of Mother Horror’s My Dark Library Range

When Anne O’Donnell arrives on a dock in France in 1789 with no memory of her past, she allows herself to be renamed Marguerite and taken in as governess for Mellian, the petulant daughter of the rich merchant, Donatien Marais. But the chateau holds many secrets, some of them deadly… Available now in eBook and paperback editions, you can grab your copy here.

TwistedDeadLanding 7 February from writer Darcy Coates and Black Owl Books, The Twisted Dead

Keira is ready for her life to return to normal. Though, to be fair, normal is a tall ask when your ability to see ghosts has landed you the job of groundskeeper in a small town’s cemetery. When Keira receives an invitation to dinner at Dane Crispin’s crumbling ancestral estate, she knows she can’t refuse. The last living descendant of the Crispin family is reclusive. Keira only met him once…on the night he tried to kill her. The mansion is steeped in history that is equal parts complicated and bloody. Keira senses the presence of restless spirits the moment she steps through its door. And Dane, waiting for her inside, wants to ask for her help. Available for pre-order now in paperback and eBook editions, you can guarantee your copy here.

SumofyourFleshAvailable for pre-order now, The Sum of Your Flesh by Beverley Lee, coming 23 March from Ink Raven Press

Haven Ford arrives in the small village of Mortimer West on the back of a troubled voicemail asking for his help. But the baggage he carries is far more than the rucksack slung over his shoulder. Rafferty Henderson has lived his whole life in the gatehouse cottage at the edge of the woods. It’s a safe space for a boy with strange eating habits, until his brother’s death sends his whole world spiralling into a twisted nest of persecution and unanswered questions. Meredith Evans is a woman returning to her roots, but this is no cosy revisit. This is a return to lay the nightmare of her childhood to rest. Or, at least, to gain a better understanding of it. When graves start to collapse in the cemetery and the whispers from the villagers become accusations against Rafferty, Haven finds himself in the midst of an unfolding horror with its seeds firmly planted in the past—a past that will take him down with it, a past that wants to drown him. For beneath this village lies a terrible secret. A secret that refuses to die. A secret discarded over a hundred years ago by the sole survivor of a doomed Arctic voyage, a man whose blood flows in Rafferty Henderson’s veins. Available for pre-order now in eBook, with a paperback edition to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.

DarkandLonelyWaterComing 10 March from writer Graeme Reynolds and Crystal Lake Publishing, Dark and Lonely Water

When Samantha Ashlyn is forced to return to her home town to write an article on a series of drownings, she initially resists, finding disturbing similarities to her childhood experiences. However, once she starts looking into the assignment, she finds that things are not what they seem. An ancient evil is rising again, aided by what appears to be a centuries-old conspiracy to keep it hidden. With the help of a disgraced police diver, Sam races to stop the nightmare before more lives are lost. Not realising that her investigation has put herself and those she loves in terrible danger. Available for pre-order in eBook, with a paperback to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.


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