News Round-up Week Ending 30 June 2023

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

TheElectricOut now from author Andrew David Barker and Northern Republic, The Electric – 10th Anniversary Edition

Available now and with a launch event at Derby’s Edgelit on 8 July, Northern Republic present the tenth Anniversary Edition of the acclaimed supernatural, coming-of-age, Spielbergian novel. Featuring a special Introduction by Stephen Volk (Ghostwatch, The Awakening, The Dark Masters Trilogy) and an all-new Afterword by the author.
In the summer of 1985, fifteen-year-old Sam Crowhurst discovers an old abandoned cinema that screens movies made by ghosts, for ghosts. Sam, along with his friends, Emma and David, find themselves drawn into a world where the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Lon Chaney, and Theda Bara are still making pictures; where Harold Lloyd and John Belushi team up for roustabout comedies, and Karloff and Lugosi appear in films scripted by Edgar Allan Poe. Sam comes to learn the mysteries of the Electric cinema and his part to play in its long and strange history. The Electric is about movies, ghosts, and that ephemeral moment in all of our lives, childhood. Available now in eBook and paperback, you can pick up your copy here.

InfestedArriving 25 July from writer Angel Luis Colón and MTV Books, Infested

It’s the summer before senior year, and Manny has just moved from Texas to the Bronx in New York. So, instead of hanging with his friends and making some spending money, Manny is forced to do menial tasks in his new home, a luxury condo his stepdad is managing, while stressing about starting over. Thankfully, he meets Sasha, who is protesting the building but turns out to be really cool. And he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Mr. Mueller, the building’s exterminator. Maybe life in the Bronx won’t be so bad.

Then the nightmares begin. And Manny swears he has roaches crawling under his skin. When building contractors start to go missing, Manny and Sasha come to the terrifying realization that Mr. Mueller is not who he says he is. Or rather, he is, but he died decades ago in a fire exactly where Manny’s new building is located. A fire that Mueller set. Now, in a race against time, Manny must rescue his family from a deranged specter determined to set the Bronx ablaze once again. Available to pre-order now in eBook, hardcover and paperback, you can guarantee your copy here.

TheLongShalomOut now from author Zachary Rosenberg and Off Limits Press, The Long Shalom

Alan Aldenberg is a down-on-his-luck detective. With dwindling fortunes and the worry his old friends in the Jewish mob will pay him a visit, the last thing he expects is a visit from his old flame.
But when the wrong Shalom brings Erika Nakamura back to his door, Alan learns that innocent people are missing all through New York. Agreeing to the job for the cash, Alan soon discovers a conspiracy reaching through the city’s halls of power and not all of them are human. Joining forces with old friends, Alan faces a dark alliance of politicians, the mob, and abominable beings that transcend space and time. With the fate of New York in the balance, Alan must be prepared for nightmares beyond human comprehension. That may even make him face the long Shalom. Available now in eBook and paperback, you can pick up your copy here.

WhisperwoodComing 11 July from writer and editor Alex Woodroe and Flame Tree Press, Whisperwood

When curious nomad Anna hears about Whisperwood, a town that’s not on any maps, that nobody goes to, and nobody comes from, she sees an opportunity to hide from her violent witch-hunting ex. But not everything is peaceful in the isolated community. A vanishing town, a gruesome funeral rite, an emergency field surgery―these surprises and more test Anna’s resolve.

Prevented from leaving the frontier settlement by folk magic she doesn’t understand, Anna lends helping hands everywhere she can, but quickly finds that investigating the forest too closely could end up being the last thing she does. Available to pre-order now in eBook, paperback and hardcover editions, you can guarantee your copy here.

territory_audio_coverAvailable now from writer Dan Howarth and Hawk and Cleaver, Territory

Haunted by the loss of his wife and his best hunting dog, hunter Jari tries to stem the flow of alcohol and grief that threatens to destroy his life. As the darkness and isolation of winter settles around his small hunting community in remote Finland, it brings with it another threat. The encroachment and growing boldness of a pack of wolves endangers the villagers’ way of life. The presence of the wolves opens old feuds and cracks within the community’s makeup. As Jari tries to lead the villagers through their toughest season, it soon becomes clear that not everyone will survive the winter. Available now in a new audio production from Hawk and Cleaver, narrated by Justin Fife, you can grab your copy here.

CrimsonBonesOut now from editors Heather and S. D. Vassallo, and Brigids Gate Press, Crimson Bones

Crimson Bones is a new anthology of gothic tales which are eerie, atmospheric, spooky, and sometimes with a bite. Delve within to satisfy your cravings for darkly tinged stories of love. Featuring new fiction from authors Cindy O’Quinn, A. R. Frederiksen and many more. Available now in eBook and paperback editions, you can pick up your copy here.


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