News Round-up Week Ending 6 January 2023

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

SinisterStoriesOut now from Raven Tale, Sinister Stories by the Ten

A new wife treasures her Tuesday morning coffee with the ghost of her husband’s first wife—until she doesn’t. A man responds to his friend’s text and meets him at a very strange bar for happy hour; they soon find there’s nothing happy about the place, and they’re going to be there for a sight more than an hour. A young woman finds herself under spiritual attack from a powerful witch who wants nothing less than the very skin she inhabits. A once-drug-addicted mother struggles mightily to exorcise the demon possessing her six-year-old son, all to no avail. This new collection of horror stories from some of Raven Tale Publishing’s top horror authors explores from every possible angle the things that scare us. Enjoy these tales however you see fit—one per day or all at once . . . Featuring stories by Adam Hulse, Carol Coney, Greg Stumbo and more, you can grab your copy here.

FearAvailable now from writer Ronald Kelly and Crossroad Press, Fear: Author’s Preferred Edition

It was a legend in Fear County…a hideous creature—part snake, part earthbound demon—that feasted on the blood of innocent children in the cold black heart of the Tennessee backwoods. But ten-year-old Jeb Sweeny knows the horrible stories are not simply tall-tales, but true. Several children in the town of Pikesville, as well as his girlfriend, Mandy, have been abducted in the dead of night and taken to the Snake-Critter’s lair. Jeb knows that no one has ever had the courage to go after the monster and put an end to its raging, bestial hunger. That is, until now.
But Evil is well guarded. And for young Jeb, who is about to cross over into the forbidden land of Fear County and unknown territory, passage through the gates of Hell comes with a terrible price. Unbearable and everlasting…FEAR! This special Author’s Preferred Edition of Ronald Kelly’s magnum opus, Fear, contains the original novel, an introduction by author Brian Keene, a Fear testimonial section, two bonus novellas, and an afterword by the author. Available in eBook, paperback and hardcover editions, you can grab your copy here.

AlwaysListenToHerHurtAlways Listen To Her Hurt, the new collection from author Kenzie Jennings, out now from Blistered Siren Press

A cult leader who wants us all to violently pay for our transgressions against the earth… A mother on the verge of breaking during a family vacation at a theme park… An executive’s assistant willing to do anything to impress her sociopathic boss… A teacher who shapes her students’ destinies no matter the cost to their lives… Each of these characters, and more, is at the beating heart of this collection where fears are wholly realized, revenge is often the sharp edge of possibility, and pain may very well be the only viable option in the end. Available now in paperback and eBook, you can grab your copy here.

AllHallowsArriving 24 January from St. Martin’s Press, All Hallows, the new novel by Christopher Golden

It’s Halloween night, 1984, in Coventry, Massachusetts, and two families are unraveling. Up and down the street, secrets are being revealed, and all the while, mixed in with the trick-or-treaters of all ages, four children who do not belong are walking door to door, merging with the kids of Parmenter Road. Children in vintage costumes with faded, eerie makeup. They seem terrified, and beg the neighborhood kids to hide them away, to keep them safe from The Cunning Man. There’s a small clearing in the woods now that was never there before, and a blackthorn tree that doesn’t belong at all. These odd children claim that The Cunning Man is coming for them…and they want the local kids to protect them. But with families falling apart and the neighborhood splintered by bitterness, who will save the children of Parmenter Road? All Hallows. The one night when everything is a mask… Available to pre-order now in eBook, paperback and hardcover editions, you can guarantee your copy here.


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