Brand new horror for your Friday!
Here’s everything that we know about that is coming at you soon.
If you are an author with a 2019 upcoming release that you’d like us to feature in these posts, please leave your book link in the comments! Reader additions are always welcome too. We want to include ALL the new horror. Also, please note publishing dates change constantly so please kindly note any changes in the comments.
Scheduled Release Date March 8
Blood They Brought And Other Stories by Ed Kurtz
In Medieval Scotland, an English soldier endures a devastating battle only to discover what comes in the night for the blood of war. An itinerant rider chases a crooked dream to a grim finale in the bleak, lonely desert of Old West Texas. The last surviving member of a New England family investigates his flooded ancestral home and the shocking final chapter of his family tree. An arranged marriage deep in the forest for a man on the run turns into a nightmare he could never have imagined in his darkest moments.
From Ed Kurtz, the acclaimed author of At the Mercy of Beasts and Bleed, comes a new collection of dark fiction that will take you on a journey of horrific visions summoned into the bloody battlefields of medieval Europe and the desolate wastelands of the post-Civil War Southwest, from undead horrors in Tsarist Russia to a painful and horrifying parenthood that could only happen to two desperate criminals at the end of their rope. Tales of mythic, bloodthirsty creatures collide with contemporary demons and nature gone amok where the weird and the monstrous are conjured by ill intentions and best laid plans. This is BLOOD THEY BROUGHT.
Urban Gothic by Stephen Coghlan
Burned out and drugged up, Alec LeGuerrier spends his days faking it, barely eking out an existence while living in a haze of confusion and medicated mellowness. That is, until he stops a gang of nightmarish oddities from killing a strange young woman with indigo eyes. Dragged into the lands of the dreaming, he must come to terms with his brutal past and his grim imagined future in a land his body knows is real, but his mind refuses to acknowledge.
From Cliff Jones, Jr. “Dreampunk” Community Leader:
“What actually happens when we dream? We can only remember bits and pieces here and there, leaving the vast depths of the dreamworld completely unknown to our waking minds. We know it’s important somehow, but we don’t know why.
Urban Gothic is a deep dive into the unconscious dreamworld of Alec LeGuerrier, an archetypal warrior battling his inner demons for the fate of his soul. In the mundane world, he’s a veteran struggling with PTSD, chemically subdued and cut off from his own dreams. S in that other place, he can be so much more.
If you’re a fan of Neil Gaiman (especially Neverwhere and The Sandman) or other modern #dreampunk writers like Jeb Sherrill and Yelena Calavera, then you should definitely check this one out. It’s a quick read with a heavy heart, in the best possible way.”
Scheduled Release Date March 13
THE CUNDY by R.H. Dixon
THERE’S SOMETHING IN THE DARK…
For fans of Stand By Me and IT, this standalone coming of age tale, set in an ex-mining village in the northeast of England in the mid-90s, blends Norse mythology and the occult.
‘When 13-year-old Sullivan Carter and his younger brother, Colton, are forced to hide from school bullies in the cundy (a water conduit in Castle Eden Dene), they are attacked by a terrifying creature which goes on to haunt their dreams.
Rumour has it that some older teens have been performing strange rituals at the cundy. As such, Sullivan is convinced that he and Colton are now being hunted by an ancient creature that’s been unleashed from its dark lair. A creature that’s been lurking since the time Scula the Danish Viking warlord ruled the area in the 900s.
When Colton begins to hear voices which draw him back to the cundy, he tells Sullivan he believes one of them belongs to their dead mother.
Sullivan must reach beyond his own profound grief in order to defend Colton and himself against the wily creature.
Does he have what it takes to defeat it? Or will he need to sacrifice himself in order to save his little brother?’
Night of the Soul by Paul John Lyon
A hundred years have passed since Uta Blau starred in Night of the Soul. Now, the secrets of the film and Uta’s life are about to be revealed, when an unscrupulous collector steals the original reels from her and demands she attend a new premiere.
But what the collector doesn’t know is that Uta is a vampire, a creature of the night, and unlike many who came before, her powers are not tied to blood, they are intrinsically linked to the the film in which she starred.
Now Uta must travel through the places of her past if she is to secure her immortality. Places that might not be ready for the terror and mayhem a hungry vampire brings with them.
Scheduled Release Date March 14
Wolf Land by Jonathan Janz
Aside from a quaint amusement park, the small town of Lakeview offers little excitement for Duane, Savannah, and their friends. They’re about to endure their ten-year high school reunion when their lives are shattered by the arrival of an ancient, vengeful evil.
The first attack leaves seven dead and four wounded. And though the beast remains on the loose and eager to spill more blood, the sleepy resort town is about to face an even greater terror. Because the four victims of the werewolf’s fury are changing. They’re experiencing unholy desires and unimaginable cravings. They’ll prey on the innocent and the depraved. They’ll settle old scores and act on their basest desires. Soon, they’ll plunge the entire town into nightmare.
Lakeview is about to become Wolf Land.
30 Minutes or Less by Matthew Vaughn
Bella has the house to herself for the weekend. She invited a couple of her close friends over to watch some movies. They order some pizza and listen to some music. But when the pizza arrives they get more than they were expecting. Now their night of harmless fun has tuned into a night of pure terror.
From the author of Hellsworld Hotel comes an extreme horror, home invasion story in the vain of Slumber Party Massacre and The Strangers.
Will Haunt You by Brian Kirk
You don’t read the book. It reads you.
Rumors of a deadly book have been floating around the dark corners of the deep web. A disturbing tale about a mysterious figure who preys on those who read the book and subjects them to a world of personalized terror. Jesse Wheeler–former guitarist of the heavy metal group The Rising Dead–was quick to discount the ominous folklore associated with the book. It takes more than some urban legend to frighten him. Hell, reality is scary enough. Seven years ago his greatest responsibility was the nightly guitar solo. Then one night when Jesse was blackout drunk, he accidentally injured his son, leaving him permanently disabled. Dreams of being a rock star died when he destroyed his son’s future. Now he cuts radio jingles and fights to stay clean. But Jesse is wrong.
The legend is real–and tonight he will become the protagonist in an elaborate scheme specifically tailored to prey on his fears and resurrect the ghosts from his past. Jesse is not the only one in danger, however.
By reading the book, you have volunteered to participate in the author’s deadly game, with every page drawing you closer to your own personalized nightmare.
The real horror doesn’t begin until you reach the end. That’s when the evil comes for you.
Scheduled Release March 15
Paradise, Maine by Jackson R. Thomas
They needed a place to get away from it all… they’ll never be coming back.
When Darren and Vanis set out to free themselves from life’s anxieties and rekindle their relationship, a trip to the beautiful Maine coast sounds perfect.
The breathtaking views and gorgeous cabin seem like another world. One to get lost in and from which they never want to return. But something has an eye on them…
For Zebulun Ayers, a trip to connect with nature is far more than he ever saw on Man vs. Wild or any other reality TV show. This is the real wild life.
Paradise, Maine is home to a monster rarely seen and one never mentioned, even among locals. The Watcher is waiting.
Tune in next week for another round of recent releases! In the meantime, please share what you’re reading in March.