News Round-up Week Ending 28 June 2024

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

PsychoActiveReleased today from authors Ryan C. Thomas, Ed Kurtz, Cody Goodfellow, and Anthony Trevino, and Crystal Lake Publishing, PsychoActive

Unleash the transformative power of horror with PsychoActive: Transformative Horror Novellas, a chilling anthology that delves into the darkest recesses of the human psyche.
“Love is a Monstrous Death” by Ryan C. Thomas & Anthony Trevino: The residents of Sunshine Spires, a dilapidated apartment building, are thrust into a nightmarish Valentine’s Day party where survival means confronting sexually-charged parasites, mutated neighbors, and a relentless middle-manager.
“The Secret Eater” by Cody Goodfellow: An Alaskan farming family discovers an addictive substance that triggers a catastrophic metamorphosis in their town, unleashing unspeakable dreams and bodily transformations.
“Black Rings” by Ed Kurtz follows an aspiring musician’s quest to find her missing sister in a Connecticut red-light district, only to stumble upon a cryptic conspiracy lurking beneath the surface of a strip club and an hourly motel.
Discover the transformative horror of PsychoActive and embark on a journey through twisted narratives and spine-chilling suspense. Fans of Lovecraftian horror and dark fantasy will be captivated by these terrifying tales of metamorphosis and madness. Available now in eBook, paperback and hardcover editions, you can pick up your copy here.

ChiselTheBoneArriving 23 July from author Renee S. DeCamillis and Encyclopocalypse Originals, Chisel the Bone

Dory, a mental patient out on safety release, finds herself as the single witness who can bring down a horrifying cult of drug addicts from her past as well as their supernatural puppeteer.
Dory’s unwavering need for justice against the Bone Cutters who tormented her and assaulted her in the psych hospital leaves her blind to the dangers lurking outside her door. After realizing someone is stalking her, Dory’s vision for justice turns red and morphs into an intense desire for revenge, sending her down a path of uncanny supernatural discoveries.
Now, Dory finds herself, again, on the run from the cult who wants to chisel her bones into dust to satiate their addictions and keep her from bringing their secrets to light.
Will Dory’s relentless drive for justice and revenge bring her the satisfaction she craves, or will she end up bled out by the Bone Cutter cult? Or maybe, just maybe, she’ll make that irrevocable slice that sends her to the realm of no return. Available for pre-order now in eBook, paperback and hardcover editions, you can guarantee your copy now.

VerminSleepComing 23 July from writer James Watjen and Nightmare Press, The Vermin Sleep

Haunted by a traumatic childhood with an abusive father and a mother’s death, Alex Fulmer, struggles to find his footing in life while targeting pedophiles scattered throughout Chicago. Alex eventually lands the job of his dreams as a set builder on a children’s television show. Everything seems to be going great until he discovers a director’s sinister intentions towards a child actor and becomes entangled in a dangerous game of vigilante justice – a game that could lead him into the horrors he knew as a child, and into the pit of the vermin he despises. Available for pre-order now in eBook, with other editions to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.

ShortScaresAvailable for pre-order now from editor Lauren Carter, Short Scares: Two Sentence Horrors Anthology

An anthology of two sentence horror stories – from classic to supernatural and everything in between.
Featuring 69 authors and all royalties will go to Mind, a mental health charity. Available for pre-order now in eBook, with other editions to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.


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