News Round-up Week Ending 29 March 2024

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

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Out today from authors Joseph Sale, Lee Mountford and Dan Soule, and Crystal Lake Publishing’s Dark Tide series, A Graveyard of Stars

In uncharted and forbidden tracts of space, ancient evils awaken… With its visceral action, escalating dread, vivid characters braving trauma and temptation, and startling feats of imagination, A Graveyard of Stars will send the reader hurtling through space toward chilling revelations and breathless conclusions.
‘The Temple’ by Joseph Sale: After an audacious crew of salvagers crosses into dangerous territory seeking otherworldly treasure, they discover an occult secret that could change everything.
‘The Station’ by Lee Mountford: The intrepid crew of the Argento encounters unimaginable horrors after discovering a mysterious, drifting megastructure in the depths of space.
‘Graveyard of Stars’ by Dan Soule: A routine maintenance job on the edge of the notorious Demon Star system goes terribly wrong, leaving the stranded engineers caught between the unfathomable forces of Algol and the lethal dangers of the encroaching defense net they are sworn to uphold. Available now in eBook, with other editions to follow, you can grab your copy here.

PornageddonOut now from author Matt Micheli and The Evil Cookie Publishing, Pornageddon

Abella Jane has taken the adult industry by storm, garnering more downloads than any porn star before her. As the rabid obsessions of the hot new starlet grow and spread, bad things start happening. Marriages fall apart, wildfires destroy peoples’ lives, crops suffer, and innocent people are being randomly and brutally murdered in the streets at increasingly alarming rates. Roy, a devoted family man with his own addiction to porn’s hottest starlet, experiences a life-changing tragedy and begins seeing visions which he believes are of the troubled individuals he must recruit to stop the devil who is using porn and its reach to build a demonic, sex-crazed armyfor the end of days.

With a cast of unlikely heroes and the hottest porn stars around, this supernatural story takes you on a rollercoaster ride full of sex, gore, massive appendages, while never losing sight of the unwavering hope of redemption. Available now in eBook and paperback, you can pick up your copy here.

WhatHappenedAtSunriseGardensReleased today from author Nate Southard and Cemetery Dance Publications, What Happened at Sunrise Gardens

Reverend Shaw promised them freedom. He promised them paradise. They followed him deep into the jungle and founded Sunrise Gardens, their Heaven on Earth.
Things have changed, though. Something terrible lurks beyond the borders of Sunrise Gardens, and it creeps closer with each breath. When it reaches their paradise, it will destroy them all. There will be agony and horror and awful bloodshed, and there is nothing any of them can do to fight back. Now, Reverend Shaw has a plan. It will not save them, but it will ease their suffering. A moment of pain, and then peace. All they must do is drink.
But what if it’s not real? How is anyone supposed to know the truth when the rest of the world is so far
away? Who will they believe, and what will they choose? Available now in eBook and paperback, you can grab your copy here.


Now on Kickstarter from Darklit Press, Darklit Sails: A Swashbuckling Horror Adventure Series

An exhilarating series of pirate horror, adventure novels and novellas crafted by underrepresented and marginalized authors. Set sail into uncharted waters and embark on a journey filled with spine-tingling suspense, heart-pounding action, and captivating storytelling.

Our project is more than just a collection of thrilling tales—it’s a platform for voices often overlooked in the literary world. We’re proud to showcase the talent and creativity of authors from diverse backgrounds, offering fresh perspectives and unique narratives which resonate with readers from all walks of life.

With the first three tiers already funded, and the first eight books in the series already announced, there are still a huge number of great perks to choose from when supporting this Kickstarter project. For full details and to pledge your support, click here.

ColossusOut now from writer Ryan Leslie and Parliament House Press, Colossus

Economics professor Clay West has always explained the world through the lens of his profession. But after his girlfriend Karla takes Dying Wish-a drug that supposedly reveals the nature of reality moments before it claims your life-Clay is devastated. No amount of rationalization can explain Karla’s actions.

Distraught, Clay joins a mission into the dark emptiness of space where answers are promised to reside. But when the ship begins to malfunction, Clay and the surviving crew members suspect there’s more to the mission than they’ve been told. They’ve been lied to, and they’re drifting into dead space.

Clay’s memories of Karla haunt him even more than the ship’s chaos, and there’s something wrong with his memories: he has too many. The ship’s Al tells Clay his false memories are a normal side-effect of the hibernation, but to Clay, the memories suggest something far more insidious. He’s been on this ship before… Available now in eBook and paperback, you can pick up your copy here.

SendMEYourNightmaresNew from author Robert Kluver, Send Me Your Nightmares

Sixty-three-year-old Los Angeles stoner, Hank Wallace, is just trying to get by and get high when he takes a gig distributing ads for a local company. But the job quickly turns into more than it seems. Hank begins hearing voices and experiencing strange visions while passing out the ads. Before he knows it, he’s fallen prey to his employer, a demon from another world.

Possessed by the demon, Hank absorbs nightmares from others living in his corner of LA. He becomes a conduit that feeds anxiety and dread to the demon. The nightmares pour in, but they aren’t enough. The demon requires more sustenance than the nightmares provide. And the demon is in luck. Hank learns that his estranged sister, Carla, his only living relative, is terminally ill with cancer. He has steered clear of close relationships with family for decades, but he cannot avoid it any longer. The demon insists. Carla and her family’s grief is a siren’s call.

Hank drives to Sacramento bearing an invisible gift. The demon can erase their grief, but at what cost? Unless Hank can get his head together and snap out of it, the demon will consume every last one of them. Available now in eBook and paperback, you can pick up your copy here.


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