Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Coming 30 November from author Joshua Marsella, Hunger For Death, a collection of short fiction
A mother is willing to sacrifice it all to save her unborn child… A pair of fishermen reel in a catch they’ll soon regret.. A mysterious puzzle holds an ancient secret… and ten more wicked tales of the macabre from the remarkably disturbed mind of Joshua Marsella (Severed, Scratches). Available for pre-order in eBook, with a paperback to follow soon, you can pre-order your copy here.
Available for pre-order from Caroline Angel and Red Cape Publishing, Origin Of Evil: Beginnings, released 10 November
Don’t Break The Oath, the new anthology from Kandisha Press, out now
The circle of women is meeting again for the fourth time. Twenty-three authors from around the world have joined together to tell their stories of pacts with the devil, blood sacrifice, demonic encounters, torment and obsession. Horrors of the body, mind, and soul. Don’t break the chain of hands as we speak our Dark Oath. With a foreword by Meghan Arcuri (Bram Stoker Award Nominee, Vice President Horror Writers Association) Edited by Jill Girardi and Janine Pipe and featuring tales from authors such as Jessica Burgess, R.A. Busby, Holley Cornetto, Tracy Cross, Cassie Daley, Ariel Dodson, Melissa Ashley Hernandez, Alyson Faye and more, you can order your copy in paperback or eBook formats here, now.
New York City: 1986. After a paranormal electrical storm, Kathryn Baxter finds herself the sole survivor of a mass disappearance. Living in a state of paranoia and isolation, basic survival and gnawing fear are the only things she is left with. The fear of being alone, of the past… of the thing she created in her old life … a thing, which might not be dead … Eventually, Kathryn receives a radio message mysteriously broadcast from an old house with a strange secret at its epicenter: a machine that gives her the power to communicate with the dead. Little does she know that the machine can conjure something that’s waiting to feed off her fears, that can turn her worst nightmares into real-life entities. Forced into a situation she can’t stop. Trapped in an empty world with an evil supernatural presence unleashed. Where would you run? Where would you hide? If you were haunted, for Seven Winters Alone. Available now in paperback, hardcover and eBook formats, you can pick up your copy here.
Beginnings are always preceded by endings. Renewal by destruction, rebirth by violent death. A bedtime story has unspeakable consequences. A walk in the woods introduces a father to his daughter’s horrifying new friends. A bit of trash in the shower drain leads to a surreal fight for survival. In this collection that ranges from magical fantasy to blood-spattered horror, Brandon Applegate guides you on a journey through the darkest, most tragic corners of his imagination. From the surface of Mars to the supposed safety of a child’s bedroom, his stories will remind you that “it’s not a sacrifice if it doesn’t hurt.” Available to pre-order in eBook, with a paperback edition to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.
Dr Laura Rollins is a leading Taxonomist brought to the island of Tupuqa after an exciting new species is found hibernating in recently exposed caves. The research team’s objective seems straightforward – travel by sea with the new species to America, where specialist laboratories await. Unaware that their cargo is the product of an ancient curse, the crew are trapped aboard the ship with creatures that rapidly breed and evolve. Long beach port doesn’t know what’s about to hit it… An ancient curse. A new species. An evil let loose… Available now in eBook, with a paperback to follow, you can pick up your copy here.