News Round-up Week Ending 31 May 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 author Deirdre Swinden and Crystal Lake Publishing, Somnium

Immerse yourself in a terrifying blend of psychological horror and high-tech science fiction in this riveting novel where dreams can kill. Gillian Hardie experiences nightmares so intense they threaten her very existence, thanks to a glitch in Somnium Corporation’s groundbreaking dream advertising technology. Every night, her sleep unleashes monsters that her body reacts to as if they were real, pushing her to the edge of despair.
Armed with her lucid dreaming skills, Gillian battles these horrors, but when an accident traps her in a perpetual dream state, she must rely on Nathan Keller, a nightmare warrior, and Dex Cooper, an Operator, to navigate this nightmarish reality. With her darkest fears manifesting like never before, Gillian faces a race against time to survive a threat that could unleash unimaginable horrors from the depths of her mind. Out now and available in eBook and paperback editions, you can grab your copy here.

TheVastNew from writer Matt Wildasin and Dandelion Publishing, The Vast

Mark Wilson is trapped in an apartment. It’s a place he knows all too well and he loathes visiting it. The room isn’t just a physical manifestation of his inner turmoil, but this time around, it yearns to be his grave.
Mark must fight the darkness that clouds his mind and confront regressed demons that await him before the ghosts of his past return to claim his soul and take away everything he holds dear.
Mike is fighting for his life and his family, but time is running out. Available now in eBook and paperback, pick up your copy here.

Draw You In (with logo)Arriving 7 June from author Jasper Bark and Crystal Lake Publishing, Draw You In

Can you disappear so completely that only one person remembers you existed?
That’s what comics creator Linda Corrigan asks, when her editor, disappears without a trace. Drawn into an FBI investigation by Agent McPherson, Linda and comics historian Richard Ford unearth a chilling link to the forgotten comic artist R. L. Carver, whose work might just hold the key to a series of mysterious disappearances.
As they explore Carver’s life, they uncover the secret history of horror comics, the misfits, madcaps and macabre masters who forged an industry, frightened a generation and felt the heat of the Federal Government. They also stumble on the shadow history of the United States on a road trip that veers into the nation’s dark underbelly, where forbidden knowledge and forgotten lore await them. Available to pre-order now in eBook, with a paperback edition to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.

VoraciousComing 25 June from author Belicia Rhea and Dark Matter INK, Voracious

No one believes Lila’s warnings. Sixteen years old, pregnant, and bulimic, Lila is struggling to endure daily life but is driven by her bleak, prophetic dreams that an upcoming doomsday of insect plagues will soon overtake humanity. Her fears are written off as a severe insect phobia. Lila has no friends to talk to and her boyfriend is assumed dead after going missing under mysterious circumstances. Forced into therapy by her mother, Lila recounts her panic about the insects to her therapist, who begins experiencing strangely similar symptoms. As the threat of the insects looms, Lila confesses a troubling secret, fearful of her doom amid the impending apocalypse. Available for pre-order now in eBook, with further editions to follow, you can guarantee yours here.


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