Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Out today from writer Edward J. McFadden III and Crystal Lake Publishing, Terror Peak
Former pro snowboarder Charles ‘Chance’ Hance is running from a drug addiction triggered by an injury, struggling with no longer being a pro, and chasing the ghost of his grandfather who died on the peak under suspicious circumstances. Riding is an addiction, and pain killers aren’t the only things that made him a junkie. What was supposed to be a fun week with his old crew turns tragic when Chance is caught in an avalanche and barely escapes nature’s fury…and something more. An ancient horror prowls the peak. Chance’s obsessions shift as he hunts the yeti-like creatures, and is forced to fight for his life. Available now in paperback and eBook, you can pre-order your copy here.
A Quaint And Curious Volume of Gothic Tales, Edited by Alex Woodroe, out now from Brigids Gate Press
Alex Woodroe has passionately and carefully curated a powerful volume of gothic stories, written by an amazing and diverse group of contemporary writers. Within the pages of “A Quaint and Curious Collection of Gothic Tales,” the reader will encounter stories of pain and suffering, ghosts, curses, unspoken secrets, greed, murder, and one of the creepiest collections of dolls ever seen. Come on in; enter the parlor, find a place by the fire, and experience the beautiful, dark, and occasionally heartbreaking stories told by the authors as they continue the Gothic tradition pioneered by the likes of Shelley, Radcliffe, Brontë and others. Available now in eBook, with a paperback to follow soon, you can pick up your copy here.
Six years after he was sentenced to prison for beating a man to death with a guitar, Ryan LaFaye finds himself back at the scene of the crime: a quiet, unassuming house on the Arkansas River. Ryan’s goal is to settle in for a few weeks with his laptop and guitar and write an album that will reignite his career as a singer-songwriter. What better subject matter than the past he has to face, anyway? But there is a malevolent spirit inside the house that has no intention of letting Ryan LaFaye leave with his life. And that is only the beginning of the horror. Available to pre-order now in eBook, and with a paperback edition to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.
Jamie Carver is an inexperienced young woman eager to change her life.
Recently certified in nursing, she’s the new girl working at a facility for the elderly. When her favorite patient dies, the frail woman leaves her a handwritten recipe book as a final thank you. Dark secrets of Elizabeth’s life hide between the pages. One evening, a pair of dangerous men intent on learning Elizabeth’s secrets to steal her fortune brutally abduct Jamie and two of her girlfriends. They trap the women deep in the cellar of a crumbling mansion, where their survival depends on each other. They must unravel a shocking family history before sunrise or die. Can Jamie rely on her friends, or will she resort to calling on unnatural forces to help overcome her captors and stay alive? Available now in paperback and eBook editions, you can grab your copy here.
Four twisted tales that will chill you to the bone! Attack Cat is one mean animal on a killing spree, so Maverick takes things into his own hands. Can he end Attack Cat’s reign of terror? Darlene is a girl who hears voices. Some are imagined but others are real. Is she insane or possessed by the devil? It might be both. Marissa is the Voodoodler, a cute little girl who loves to doodle. But don’t cross her, as her classmates and teacher will soon find out. They Come starts with a bang at the window near Madison’s hummingbird feeder, and ends in a flurry of feathers and fear. Available for pre-order now in eBook, you can guarantee your copy here.
I Eat Its Seeds, a collection of dark poetry, is a four part examination on a variety of heavy subjects and themes. Part I: Seeds, focuses on personal stories. Part II: Soil, focuses on missing persons and homicide cases in Central Virginia. Part III: Roots, focuses on things that cause change. Part IV: Flowers, ties everything together. Be careful. These seeds grow. Available to pre-order now in eBook, you can guarantee your copy here.