News Round-up Week Ending 5 January 2024

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

Flesh Communion by Holly Rae Garcia - coverReleasing 19 January 2024, Flesh Communion and Other Stories by Holly Rae Garcia

In these stories, a cult’s demise reveals previously hidden atrocities; nightmares have someone questioning their reality; a woman clings to memories when her partner has dementia; a deadly virus renders all animals off limits for human consumption; an alien abduction brings pain to some and sadism to others; three wise men follow a star, hoping to end an apocalypse; a portrait photographer reaches her breaking point; a rougarou attacks two girls in a swamp; a werewolf defies the odds and finds love until the inevitable happens; an innocent tea party turns sinister; and more …

Garcia, the author of Battle Shrimp: A Short Horror Story, Parachute, The Easton Falls Massacre: Bigfoot’s Revenge (with Ryan Prentice Garcia), and Come Join the Murder, collects twenty-six tales to horrify. Pre-order to grab your copy now.

Bruises on a Butterfly by Chad Lutzke - coverCemetery Dance presents Bruises on a Butterfly by Chad Lutzke in January 2024

A young boy runs away from his abusive home to live in the fort he’s built in the middle of a Michigan cornfield. But when a cosmic discovery late one night warps reality into a mutating nightmare, it’s up to loyal friends to fix what they can … and bury what they can’t.

A dark coming-of-age tale that melds Color Out of Space with Stand by Me.

The author of Of Foster Homes and Flies, Wallflower, Stirring the Sheets, Skullface Boy, The Same Deep Water As You, The Pale White, and The Neon Owl among others, Lutzke gives us a supernatural tale to start the new year off right. Click here to reserve your copy now. 

Scissor Sisters, edited by Rae Knowles and April Yates - cover
Scissor Sisters
, from Brigids Gate Press, a new anthology of Sapphic Villians hitting shelves 23 January 2024

Edited by Rae Knowles and April Yates, with an introduction by Paula D. Ashe, Scissor Sisters is a new anthology centered around the theme of sapphic villains. Featuring stories by Hatteras Mange, Anastasia Dziekan, Ariel Marken Jack, Maerwynn Blackwood, Avra Margariti, Grace R. Reynolds, Evelyn Freeling, Hailey Piper, T.O. King, M.S. Dean, Chloe Spencer, Mae Murray, and many more, with a bonus tale by Eric Raglin. Releasing 23 January 2024 in ebook, reserve your copy now.



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