Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
The isolated Australian harbour town of Gulpepper is not like other places. Some maps don’t even show it. And only outsiders use the full name. Everyone who lives there calls it The Gulp. The place has a habit of swallowing people. A man enjoying early retirement makes the mistake of visiting The Gulp. A fishing boat crew find themselves somewhere entirely unexpected. A farmer has an argument with his wife that turns violent and then entirely catastrophic. A Venture Scout troop from Enden travel a little too far on their bush excursion. Everything that’s been getting stranger than usual in The Gulp begins to run completely out of control. Five more novellas. Five more descents into darkness. Welcome to The Gulp, where nothing is as it seems. Pre-order your copy now in eBook and paperback editions, here.
Out now from Silver Shamrock Publishing and writer Gord Rollo, Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
Charter fishing boat captain, Miguel Santora, is an honest man who’s in serious trouble. He’s in over his head, owing money and allegiance to a slimeball mafia boss named Alberto Tonelli, who runs the shadier sections of Brooklyn with an iron fist. As payback, he’s forced to let Tonelli and his goons have access to his boat to drop some of their enemies’ dead bodies into the Ocean. Miguel’s life goes from bad to worse, as Tonelli and his henchman, Hugo Taft, show up unannounced, with yet another body in need of disposal. Only this time, the man destined to be tossed overboard is still alive. He’s been beaten and tortured, but he’s still breathing. Helping these thugs in the past was morally wrong, but Miguel knows that assisting the mobsters this time means becoming an accomplice to murder. But how can he refuse Tonelli’s orders without becoming a casualty of these ruthless men himself?Victor Matheson, the condemned man, is someone who harbors many secrets, he confides in Miguel that he is ‘undrownable.’ This revelation is only the beginning of a strange adventure that will see Miguel tested to the very limits of his sanity as he tries to uncover the truth of who this mysterious man really is. His search will take him from the docks of Brooklyn’s East River to the small coastal New England town of Newburyport, where a secret race of horrific creatures and a century’s old curse foretold in the fantastical stories of H. P. Lovecraft are preparing to unleash Hell on Earth. Available now in eBook, paperback and hardcover editions, you can grab your copy here.
L is for Lycans, the twelfth book in an epic series of twenty-six horror anthologies. In this book you will find a selection of thirteen frightening tales from some of the best independent horror authors of today. From bloody tales of revenge to experiments gone wrong, from the historical to the futuristic, L is for Lycans puts a spin on the traditional theme and will have you avoiding nights when the moon shines bright. Available now in eBook and paperback, you can pick up your copy here.