Here’s a small selection of the horror and genre news that caught our eye during the last week …
Ami and her friends just want to do a little white-water rafting in the Smoky Mountains. When her jealous boyfriend decides to try and make their amateur guide look foolish, they end up stranded along the banks of the Pigeon River. While searching for help, they run across a group of men growing for the cartels—men who have no intention of letting them escape with their lives. From author John Quick (The Corruption of Alston House) and Grindhouse Press comes this tale of survival in the most hostile of environs. Released 2 March, Savage Mountain is available now, here.
Red Cape Publishing launch the first in their ‘A – Z of Horror’ series, with A is for Aliens
A is for Aliens, the first book in an epic series of twenty-six horror anthologies, is available for pre-order now. Within these pages you will find a collection of thirteen stories from some of the finest independent writers on the scene today, blending science fiction with horror. From the humorous to the terrifying, A is for Aliens contains a diverse range of stories with each author taking a different approach to the theme. With the eBook currently available at the promotional pre-order price of just 99p/$1.26 you can guarantee your copy ahead of the 13 March release date, here.
Released 13 March through Planet X Publications, Dark Celebrations, a new collection of dark fiction from Calvin Demmer, available for pre-order now
Each year, people all over the world celebrate special festivals and days, shining light on what they wish to remember and revere. But sometimes, inhabitants of the dark arrive with the desire to disturb proceedings. Dark Celebrations is a collection of twelve short stories… and the holidays will never be the same. Following on from the acclaimed The Sea Was a Fair Master, fans of short fiction will be dying to get their hands on another collection from Demmer. Catherine Cavendish, author of The Haunting of Henderson Close, says: “Calvin Demmer’s Dark Celebrations presents a cornucopia of creaturely delights. Within these twelve short stories, ghosts, vampires, werewolves, zombies, mermaids, a mummy, and all manner of scary beasts inflict their particular and individual forms of horror on their victims. Each story is a complete gem in itself, as the author has taken familiar themes and given them a unique twist.” You can pre-order your copy, here.
Caroline Angel’s Madman Across the Water to be re-released by Red Cape Publishing on 17 March
For generations one family has been haunted by something… something that stalks. It sees and listens, it watches and follows. In the shadows and mist it waits, to take you, to hurt you, perhaps to kill you. If it doesn’t kill you, you’ll wish it did. A creepy, suspenseful saga of family, horror, and mystery, this is one story sure to leave you frightened of the woods at night, fog, and all things tall and slender. Available for pre-order now, you can order this republished edition of Madman Across the Water, here.
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