Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Released today through Crystal Lake Publishing, Of Men and Monsters, by Tom Deady
In June of 1975, Ryan Baxter’s mom moves him and his brother, Matt, to the small seaside town of Bayport, MA to escape their abusive father. For an eleven-year-old, spending lazy days hanging out at the beach and the arcades sounds like a dream. When he meets Leah and she agrees to be his girlfriend, Ryan is happier than he’s been in his young life. Then the “Sea Monkeys” knock-off he bought from the back of a comic book starts to grow…and grow and grow. As Ryan and Matt struggle with their new lives and new friends, they begin to receive mysterious phone calls. As the sea monster in their house begins to get out of control, the real monster draws nearer to Bayport in the shape of their father. Available in paperback and eBook, you can pick up your copy right now, here.
Coming 2 June from Red Cape Publishing, Castle Heights, a new horror anthology set in a single building
Castle Heights is an ordinary looking London tower block… from the outside. But within the drab walls, things aren’t quite so innocent… or safe. Experience the disturbing events which take place on one fateful night as eighteen writers bring you eighteen stories – one set on each floor. From monsters to killers, the supernatural to the bizarre, these interlinked tales will have you desperate for escape as you make your way up Castle Heights from the ground floor. Includes stories by David Chaudoir, Anna Dixon, Jason White, Bob Pipe, Teige Reid, Alice Henley, Philip Rogers, MJ Dixon, Annie Knox, Damon Rickard, Jack Joseph, Grant Kempster, Donovan ‘Monster’ Smith, P.J. Blakey-Novis, Tony Sands, Matthew Davies, Freddy Beans, and Richard Rowntree. Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited, you can pre-order your copy here, now.
Released 5 June from writer Kev Harrison and Northern Republic, Paths Best Left Untrodden, a collection of short fiction
The debut collection from Kev Harrison, author of The Balance, this tome brings together tales of ghosts in the machine, folkloric creatures let loose, abandoned places and dystopian nightmares. Containing thirteen stories – three of which are previously unpublished, with three others never before available in print, take your first tentative step onto the Paths Best Left Untrodden. Available for pre-order in eBook, with a paperback edition following shortly, you can pre-order your copy here.