News Round-up Week Ending 5 April 2024

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

ThroughTheBlurOut now from author Yolanda Sfetsos and Anuci Press, Through the Blur

Snakes and stones may break her spirit, but the truth can never hurt her.
Peg’s twin sister vanished months ago and her mother has checked out. She’s a mess and barely leaves her room. But Peg never gave up hope and expects Chrysa to return at any moment.
One night, after months of living a lonely life with only her cards and best friend to keep her company, Peg discovers a hidden room in their barn. An impossible place that shouldn’t exist but leads her to an unfathomable discovery.
This revelation sets off a chain of events that will force Peg to confront the reality of who her mother really is, and what Peg will have to do to survive the ancient family legacy. But she can’t do it alone. Not again … Available now in eBook and paperback, you can pick up your copy here.

TheGrowthOmnibusAvailable now from writer Adam Hulse, The Growth

The Growth is decimating the United Kingdom. Can a vigilante protect a disgraced scientist as they travel across a broken country to deliver the solution to the military? Can an ex-Olympic boxing champion negotiate her way through roaming gangs and a cult to find her missing girlfriend? Can The Growth be stopped when society has lost its mind? Available as a single publication for the first time, get the novellas, The Growth and The Growth Lives in this omnibus edition with all new artwork. Available now in eBook and paperback, you can pick up your copy here.

IronMaidensNew from author Sarah Jane Huntington and Velox Books, Iron Maidens

In this shocking collection, Sarah Jane Huntington masterfully crafts thirteen tales of horror centered around women who are anything but ordinary.
A gifted outcast uses astral projection to exact spectral vengeance on bullies at her elite boarding school. A young girl exacts revenge with guidance from her talking doll. A daughter makes a final stand against the ghost of her cruel and domineering father. Two teenage best friends in the 1980s explore a mysterious tunnel and end up in a horrific alternate reality version of their town.
In these and other tales, Iron Maidens testifies to the strength and terror of womanhood, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of horror aficionados. Available now in eBook and paperback, you can pick up your copy here.

CampTerraOut now from writer J W Copp and The Book Guild, Camp Terra

Jake and his friends are due to spend their first summer at Camp Terra; a self-proclaimed haven for teenagers that encourages eager campers to surrender their grip on technology, in the hope that they can ‘reconnect with nature’. However, it doesn’t take long before what was meant to be a summer of bonding soon turns into a chilling mystery, as members of the group start disappearing under strange circumstances.

Despite the camp’s technology-free ethos, dozens of security cameras watch their every move as Jake and the others desperately try to uncover the dark secrets of Camp Terra. Will they be able to outsmart the suspicious counsellors and menacing security guards, or are they in way over their heads? Available now in paperback, with other editions to follow, you can pick up your copy here.

TheDeadhouseAvailable now from author Scoon Ferguson and What Fresh Hell Books, The Deadhouse

Amy Charlton’s just a regular high school girl from Newcastle. Doesn’t have many friends, not much going on in her life, but no big deal.
Until the television starts talking to her. Warning her that her house and family and even her pet dog might not be everything they seem. And that’s not to mention the invisible intruder in the garden. Who may or may not be the same person.
Confined to an unusual psychiatric hospital, Amy’s grip on reality slips further as she becomes obsessed with something called The Deadhouse. And that’s when things start to get really weird. Available now in eBook and paperback, you can pick up your copy here.


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