News Round-up Week Ending 3 April 2020

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

Arterial Bloom - smallNew from Crystal Lake Publishing and editor Mercedes M. Yardley, Arterial Bloom, out now

Crystal Lake Publishing proudly presents Arterial Bloom, an artful juxtaposition of the magnificence and macabre that exist within mankind. Each tale in this collection is resplendent with beauty, teeth, and heart. Edited by the Bram Stoker Award-winning writer Mercedes M. Yardley, Arterial Bloom is a literary experience featuring 16 stories from some of the most compelling dark authors writing today. With a foreword by HWA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Linda D. Addison, you are invited to step inside and let the grim flowers wind themselves comfortably around your bones. Read the This is Horror verdict on this anthology here then go and pick up your copy here.

SemenNew from writer C. C. Adams and Kensington Gore Publishing, Semen, out now

One-night stands; lots of Londoners have had them. But when Vicki Henry joins their ranks, her carefree night of passion has a terrible consequence.
After the act she is leaking a fluid that looks …unusual. Coupled with the growing signs of pregnancy and recurring nightmares, these raise disturbing questions for Vicki. Like: just who was her partner? And what exactly did he do to her? Assuming he was human? From the author of But Worse Will Come and Forfeit Tissue comes another tale of unflinching horror set in his home city of London. Released 11 March, Semen is available now in paperback and eBook, here.

PolybiusLimited hardcover edition of David Irons’ new novel, Polybius, available now from Hard Copy Games

OCTOBER 31st 1981: The morning was quiet; it seemed no different from any other morning. A grey Ford shipping truck rumbled through the suburbs of Portland Oregon with its single delivery. The vehicle seemed no different from any of the other trucks on the road; its cargo would have passed any inspection as ordinary. Looks could be deceiving. Everyone is getting ready for the Halloween party at Jerry’s Arcade. It’s been the night the neighborhood kids have been waiting for. It’s been the night the college kids have been waiting for. It’s been the night they have been waiting for. There’s a new machine being delivered to the arcade: it’s ready, it’s waiting, it’s killer. Polybius. It’s going to be game over … for everyone. Available first as a limited edition hardcover from Hard Copy Games, it will subsequently be released in paperback and eBook by Severed Press. Get your copy of David Irons’ (Night Creepers) latest novel now, here.


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