News Round-up Week Ending 29 September 2023

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

they-shut-me-up-Available now from author Tracy Fahey and Absinthe Books, They Shut Me Up

Life is tough. And then there’s The Change… A woman, ignored and invisible, starts to discover her voice. But who—or what—is speaking though her? Part body-horror, part feminist fiction, They Shut Me Up poses the question: how can we retell historic female narratives? Available now in a jacketed hardcover edition or a signed hardcover edition, limited to one hundred copies, you can pick up your copy here.

FrostbiteArriving 10 October from writer Angela Sylvaine and Dark Matter Ink, Frost Bite

Remember the ’90s? Well…the town of Demise, North Dakota doesn’t, and they’re living in the year 1997. That’s because an alien worm hitched a ride on a comet, crash-landed in the town’s trailer park, and is now infecting animals with a memory-loss-inducing bite-and right before Christmas! Now it’s up to nineteen-year-old Realene and her best friend Nate to stop the spread and defeat the worms before the entire town loses its mind. The only things standing in the way are their troubled pasts, a doomsday cult, and an army of infected prairie dogs. Available to pre-order now in eBook and paperback, you can grab your copy here.

DeathrealmSpiritsComing 17 October from editor Stephen Mark Rainey and Shortwave Media, Deathrealm Spirits

Deathrealm: Spirits is a horror anthology, edited by Stephen Mark Rainey, featuring new stories from genre legends Joe R. Lansdale, Elizabeth Massie, Brian Keene, Eric LaRocca, and many others.
This is the first anthology of new Deathrealm stories since the original magazine ceased publication in 1997. Once called one of the most important horror lit magazines being published at the time by acclaimed editor, Ellen Datlow, Deathrealm presented a wide variety of dark fiction.
This collection specializes in ghostly stories that explore supernatural themes with a prevailing sense of personal dread. Available to pre-order now in paperback and eBook, you can guarantee your copy here.

MidnightShowingAvailable 3 October from author Megan Shepherd and Hyperion Avenue, Midnight Showing, book two of The Malice Compendium

Now both hunter and prey, Haven travels far and wide to discover the contours of her family curse and escape the worst of her late father’s creations. Constantly looking over her shoulder, she fears Uncle Arnold the most. His irresistible whispers compel victims to commit horrifying deeds, and he’s hungry to use Haven’s abilities to rewrite the world to his liking.
Drawn to the desert scrublands and Hollywood mansions of California, Haven discovers a string of murders that point directly to members of her family. Given shelter by a mysterious benefactor, Haven and her sister forge questionable allegiances, using some otherworldly creatures to hunt down others. And when the trail of death ends at a studio from the Golden Age of horror films, reality and fiction become the strangest of bedfellows indeed. Available for pre-order in eBook, paperback and hardcover editions, you can guarantee your copy now.

FeedingTheVoidArriving 30 October from author Morgan K Tanner, Feeding the Void

The void is hungry. It must be satiated. With flesh. The pulsating abyss in Jeffrey’s basement has been offered sacrifices for generations. The responsibility of being its loyal servant is precious. Or is it a curse?

As a child all Jeffrey wanted was his father’s love. But the rumbling, ravenous void was always the most important thing. Jeffrey eventually learns the truth of this magical and malevolent force beneath the floorboards of his family home. When the power is passed down to him he struggles with the burden of this monumental undertaking. Is he willing to continue the family tradition, or will his new-found responsibility be his undoing? Available to pre-order now in eBook, with a paperback to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.


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