News Round-up Week Ending 28 July 2023

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

TheWoodcutterComing 1 August from writer Stephanie Ellis and Brigids Gate Press, The Woodcutter

A tragic accident, shrouded in mystery, leads to a family reunion in the hidden village of Little Hatchet, located in the smothering shadow of GodBeGone Wood, the home of the mythical Woodcutter and Grandma. Alec Eades rediscovers his bond with GodBeGone Wood and the future his father agreed to years ago as nefarious landowner Oliver Hayward schemes to raise money for the village by re-enacting part of the Woodcutter legend. Old wounds are re-opened and ties of blood and friendship are tested to the extreme when the Woodcutter is summoned and Grandma returns. Available to pre-order now in eBook and paperback editions, you can guarantee your copy here.

WhenDarknessAnswersAvailable now from writer William P. Simmons and Shadow House Publishing, When Darkness Answers

A grieving husband is attacked by memories in an endless cemetery. A housewife searches her home for a screaming woman. A jilted lover brings his hate to public school. A vengeful wraith plays malicious games with his parents. An abused young man with paranormal powers learns that the dead remember. A father fears the holes in his son’s face. A dead mother’s love turns deadly. A woman is transformed by her lover’s hunger. A creature’s skin turns lust to despair. A deadly shadow is birthed by a hateful marriage.
These and other stories thrill, provoke, and disturb. Evoking fear and wonder, Simmons merges traditional genre themes with modern concerns. Nothing as it seems. Nowhere is safe. No one loves you. And only the darkness really knows who you are. You’ve called to it day after day, year after year. Something has heard you. And, tonight, the darkness answers… Available now in eBook and paperback editions, you can grab your copy here.

MosaicArriving 8 August from author Catherine McCarthy and Dark Hart Books, Mosaic

Something wicked waits. When Robin Griffiths embarks upon the restoration of a stained-glass window in a thirteenth-century church, little does she comprehe nd the stakes involved. The more slivers of glass she pieces together, the more she realizes things are not what they appear to be in the seemingly cozy hamlet of Bilbury. Piece by piece, sliver by sliver, the window is revealed in all its glory. But will she survive with her sanity intact, or will reawakening the image in the window prove to be her undoing? Available for pre-order now in eBook and paperback editions, you can guarantee your copy here.

TheDevilDeviceAvailable 12 September from writer Dave Jeffery and Crossroad Press, The Devil Device

The coastal town of Dorsal Finn is no stranger to the fantastic and the bizarre. A dark heart beats beneath its cobblestone skin and the rhythm is a beacon for all things devious and evil. Only its reluctant sentinel, Beatrice Beecham, keeps the town free from the terrible entities that it attracts.
Now Dorsal Finn has four new visitors. They look like a regular gang of youths, yet they are anything but human. Masters of manipulation and skilled in deception, these beings have their own agenda. Their tools to move their plans forward include an esoteric device and a terrifying cosmic creature with deadly intent. And, unless she can stop them, the ritual sacrifice of Beatrice’s best friends. Available for pre-order now in eBook, with a paperback edition to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.


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