News Round-up Week Ending 31 December 2021

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

GenerationX-EdGeneration X-Ed, the new anthology from Dark Ink Press, edited by Rebecca Rowland, coming 26 January

Bestselling editor Rebecca Rowland (Unburied: A Collection of Queer Dark Fiction) and Dark Ink Books (Savini, Unmasked: The True Life Story of the World’s Most Prolific Cinematic Killer) present a unique anthology of monster, folk, paranormal, and psychological horror as glimpsed through the lens of the latchkey generation. In this assortment of spine-chilling tales, twenty-two voices shine a strobe light on the cultural demons that lurked in the background while they came of age in the heyday of Satanic panic and slasher flicks, milk carton missing and music television, video rentals and riot grrrls. These Gen-X storytellers once stayed out unsupervised until the streetlights came on, and what they brought home with them will terrify you. Available to pre-order in eBook and audiobook formats, with physical editions to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.

BeulahAvailable for pre-order now, Beulah, the new novel by Christi Nogle, from Cemetery Gates Media

Beulah is the story of Georgie, an eighteen-year-old with a talent (or affliction) for seeing ghosts. Georgie and her family have had a hard time since her father died, but she and her mother Gina and sisters Tommy and Stevie are making a new start in the small town of Beulah, Idaho where Gina’s wealthy friend Ellen has set them up to help renovate an old stone schoolhouse. Georgie experiences a variety of disturbances—the town is familiar from dreams and she seems to be experiencing her mother’s memory of the place, not to mention the creepy ghost in the schoolhouse basement—but she is able to maintain, in her own laconic way, until she notices that her little sister Stevie also has the gift. Stevie is in danger from a malevolent ghost, and Georgie tries to help, but soon Georgie is the one in danger. Available to pre-order in eBook, with a paperback to follow, you can guarantee your copy on 25 January, here.

BuriedButNotDeadOut now from Source Point Press, writer Dirk Manning and others, Buried But Not Dead: Lost Tales Volume 1

Nine forgotten stories of doomed dalliances and other struggles from the mind of NIghtmare World creator, Dirk Manning. Out of print, never – before – published, or otherwise lost to the ages, these nine stories of doomed dalliances and other struggles in the dark written by Dirk Manning and illustrated by an array of amazing artists including Riley Rossmo and Marianna Pescosta , are now collected and made available in one collection for the first time. These are stories that will linger with you long after you turn the last page… Available now in paperback, you can pick up your copy here.

PrimalReserveComing 19 January from writer L. J. Dougherty, Primal Reserve

1966. Jimmy Knotts books passage on the riverboat El Zorro to journey down the Amazon in search of an escaped Nazi known as The Winemaker. But his escorts along the treacherous river have a mission of their own — one involving the capture of a rare amphibious creature. With his list of allies quickly depleting, can Jimmy survive the deadliest place on Earth long enough to find the war criminal? Set in the world of Espionage Horror, Primal Reserve is the pulpy, blood-soaked follow-up to Beasts of the Caliber Lodge. Available to pre-order now in eBook, with a paperback edition to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.

DeadBloodDead Blood, the first volume in a new series by author Jay Bower, available for pre-order now

Eternal life comes with its own set of problems. Walking corpses wasn’t one of them. Dorian awakens and discovers the world turned a little bit more…uncivilized. For a vampire, the old way of things were just that – the old way. And they worked. Hunting for sustenance wasn’t so literal of a term until now. Dorian’s plight for a simple meal is now a three-way bloodbath between himself, the undead, and a band of zealous humans eager to cut him down. Years of hunting has made Dorian into the ultimate hunter; a realization humans are about to experience…again. Run from the dead. Run from him. It won’t make a difference. Everyone’s dead anyway. Coming 7 February, you can guarantee your copy now, here.

BennyHauntedToymakerAvailable now from author Gabriel Ricard, Benny The Haunted Toymaker Grows Up, a collection of short fiction

GABRIEL RICARD returns to fiction with a collection of 6 horror stories, including a young man’s surreal encounter with vampires, a desperate last date in a shimmering shopping mall, and the long-drawn consequences of a demon invasion. Available now in eBook and paperback editions, you can grab yours here.


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