News Round-up Week Ending 9 December 2022

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

SistersoftheCrimsonVineOut now from writer P.L. McMillan and Timber Ghost Press, Sisters of the Crimson Vine

John Ainsworth nearly died in that car crash. Soon he’ll learn there are worse fates. After a brutal accident, John awakens in the dilapidated Crimoria Convent under the care of thirteen unconventional nuns. Grievous injuries trap him within the borders of the ruined sanctuary and its strangely successful vineyard. When his body starts healing faster than nature allows, John’s questions quickly pile up. A pair of Church auditors arrive to look into the convent’s finances. It’s obvious the pair are unwelcome guests, but John has bigger concerns. The order’s annual ritual draws near and John begins to discover things that make him wonder if any of them are truly safe in the hands of the Sisters of the Crimson Vine. Available now in eBook and paperback editions, you can grab your copy here.

MelindaWestMonsterGunslingerAvailable for pre-order now from KC Grifant and Brigids Gate Press, Melinda West: Monster Gunslinger, coming 2 February

In an Old West overrun by monsters, a stoic gunslinger must embark on a dangerous quest to save her friends and stop a supernatural war. Sharpshooter Melinda West, 29, has encountered more than her share of supernatural creatures after a monster infection killed her mother. Now, Melinda and her charismatic partner, Lance, offer their exterminating services to desperate towns, fighting everything from giant flying scorpions to psychic bugs. But when they accidentally release a demon, they must track a dangerous outlaw across treacherous lands and battle a menagerie of creatures—all before an army of soul-devouring monsters descend on Earth. The Witcher meets Bonnie and Clyde in a re-imagined Old West full of diverse characters, desolate landscapes, and fast-paced adventure. Available to pre-order now in eBook, with a paperback edition to follow, you can guarantee your copy here.

CastleofHorrorsYAAvailable now from Castle Bridge Media, Castle of Horror Anthology: Young Adult

The Castle of Horror Anthology returns for its ninth edition, this time  with stories of the young– horrible, thrilling, terrible flamin’ youth at its most harrowing. Featuring stories by David Bowles, Jennifer Brody, Julian Michael Carver, Debbie Daughetee, Carmen Gray, Ammar Habib, Jess Hagemann, Leanna Renee Hieber, Sam Knight, Alethea Kontis, Mike Owsley, Scott Pearson, S.N. Rodriguez, and Bryan Young. Almost two-hundred pages of young adult horror by some of the finest writers working in the genre today. Available now in paperback and eBook, you can grab your copy here.

ExtinctionHymnsArriving 15 December from writer Eric Raglin and Brigids Gate Press, Extinction Hymns

A vengeful owl haunts the man who poached her. A desperate entrepreneur holds a ghost hostage for profit. An addict finds hope and terror in an imprisoned angel. A father and son search their dying world for something to eat other than human flesh. Eric Raglin, author of Nightmare Yearnings, returns with his second collection of horror and weird fiction. Strange, terrifying, and tender, these eighteen stories explore what happens when extinction comes for us all. Available for pre-order now in eBook with a paperback edition coming soon, you can guarantee your copy here.

NightmareAbbey2Out now from Dead Letter Press and editor Tom English, Nightmare Abbey Volume Two

Nightmare Abbey 2 features a dozen terror tales by today’s greatest horror writers: Steve Duffy, Helen Grant, David Surface, Theodore Sturgeon, Gregory L. Norris, James Dorr, John Llewellyn Probert, Gary Fry, Matt Cowan and others. Tons of photos and illustrations by World Fantasy Award-winner Allen Koszowski; and a look at Boris Karloff’s Thriller by screenwriter and film historian Gary Gerani, and much more.
Chilling, thrilling, perhaps even terrifying tales calculated to give you sleepless nights! Available now in paperback format only, you can get yours here.

RetroverseIssue One of Retroverse, written by Cullen Bunn, with art by John Bivens and lettering by Anna Peterson, coming 13 December

The first issue in a new sci-fi horror series from Cullen Bunn and John Bivens. Kacy must convince her boyfriend T.J. and BFF Krissy that she is who she says she is and traverse this new and scary reality-where she’s not supposed to be alive-and all that comes with it. Is it a nightmare or was she made for this? Available for pre-order now, you can guarantee your copy here.


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