Here’s your Friday dose of brand new horror!
Here’s everything that we know about that is coming at you soon.
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SLEEP IN THE DUST OF THE EARTH by Anthony Hains
Sometimes they come back angry …Ace’s life is satisfying in an ordinary sort of way. At twenty-five he’s deeply in love with his wife of two years, and he and Runa are expecting their first child. But when Ace’s mother-in-law passes away after a short illness, things take a turn for the weird.Everyone in the family knows that Gretchen dabbled in the occult prior to her death, inviting friends over for occasional tarot card readings and séances. What most of them don’t know is that she spent a considerable amount of time training her grandchildren in the art of the uncanny. Now Brinn and Oliver appear to be experimenting with strange rituals—rituals linked to increasingly disturbing events.To get a handle on what’s happening, Ace and Runa begin investigating Gretchen’s explorations into the supernatural. But it will take time, and a shocking series of developments, for them to discover how high the stakes are for their growing family.
LADIES OF GOTHIC HORROR (A Collection of Classic Stories) edited by Mitzi Szereto
Classic gothic horror stories from the literary mistresses of the past!
Many of gothic horror’s spookiest tales have come from the pens of women. Yet a substantial number of these women were overshadowed by their male contemporaries, especially with regard to the classics. “Ladies of Gothic Horror (A Collection of Classic Stories)” redresses this imbalance by bringing together a selection of gothic stories from the past written exclusively by women. Carefully edited and compiled by author and anthologist Mitzi Szereto, “Ladies of Gothic Horror” offers readers plenty of good old-fashioned chills and thrills. Whether you’re a devotee of the genre, a literature lover, an academic or a student, this volume of short fiction is sure to please. The biographies accompanying each story will show that these women were anything but typical for their time. Includes seventeen stories from authors Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Gaskell, Edith Wharton, Marjorie Bowen, Gertrude Atherton, Virginia Woolf, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Elia W. Peattie and many more.
28 GAYS LATER by Max Barber
Trapped in a sex shop by bloodthirsty, post-apocalyptic gay zombies, a poly-sexual group of survivors is faced with rescuing a party of homophobic Christian fundamentalists, or trying to survive a night with a psychotic gay serial killer amongst them
When there’s no room in HELL… the DEAD go clubbing.
What if the end of the world was the best thing that happened to you?
Trapped in a sex shop by bloodthirsty, post-apocalyptic gay zombies, a poly-sexual group of survivors is faced with rescuing a party of homophobic Christian fundamentalists, or trying to survive a night with a psychotic gay serial killer amongst them.
The world is on the brink of calamity, North and South Korea edge towards nuclear conflict; the Russians and the Americans are fighting over Arctic oil reserves. Worse than that, Mothers For Morals clash with the local gay community in Croydon, Surrey, and a crazed queer serial killer is stalking ‘straight people’ on the motorway nearby.
While civilization sits on the precipice, at a local civil partnership held at a disused nuclear bunker, the picket lines are drawn between anti-gay Christian campaigners and the local gay fraternity who are determined to enjoy the civil liberties they’ve fought so hard for – even though some dubious voices in the scientific community around them believe the gay gene is real and can be cured.
RIDING TIGERS EATING WASPS by Christopher Alan
Riding Tigers Eating Wasps is set in Manchester, England and takes place over a week.
It begins when Dave finds out his ex-girlfriend Rita has gone missing, closely followed by the disappearance of their cat, Gertrude. The lack of clues, and some doubt that Rita is actually missing, leads him to look for the cat. As the two searches converge it becomes clear that they are the same thing.
Riding Tigers Eating Wasps is both a love story and a thriller. It is also an investigation into the nature of fate and a disturbing horror story. It is woven into the way things are. Stories from the past intertwine and converge with the present. Once you see to the heart of things life will never be the same.
Little by little we find how the disappearances of Rita and the cat, the menacing Frank, the shaman, Dave and his father, with his opaque family business, are linked in a tale of power, money and cruelty which began many years before.
EASY MONEY by Sea Caummisar
What would you do to earn ‘Easy Money’?
There’s a new reality TV game show that pays contestants to hurt themselves. How much pain would you endure to make some quick cash? Would you shoot yourself with a nail gun for $10,000? There are plenty of contestants willing to go on live TV to make a quick buck. Would you watch the show? The ratings are looking good. ‘Easy Money’ becomes the most talked about show on television.
Follow Damon Dahmer, the executive producer, as he creates such a bizarre television show. Damon is not only making good television, he is also struggling with his own inner needs to watch people in pain. Slowly, Damon pushes boundaries to find what is acceptable and what is not. Throw in his own revenge vendetta, and Damon’s personal pain show viewings, and you get the first book in the series of ‘Deadly Reality TV’.
Is the real horror what people are doing to themselves? Or is it the man that Damon reveals himself to be? Maybe it’s just scary that people are actually watching the show.
Viewer (reading) discretion is advised. Not for the faint of heart. Recommended for 18+ due to some violent content. Warning: There are some bloody scenes.
CALLING BACK THE DEAD by JR Erickson
The sprawling Kerry Manor has stood abandoned for nearly a century.
But that hasn’t kept the darkness at bay. Stories about the cursed house trickle out. Violent deaths, strange sightings, and always the chilling sound of a little girl’s song permeates the murky halls.
Today, Kerry Manor is restored to its original grandeur. Corrie and Sammy Flynn, and their daughter Isis, move into the house for a winter retreat. As they settle into the dim, gothic rooms, they cannot imagine the terror that awaits them.
Kerry Manor houses a malevolence that spans a century. A twisted tale that began when a little girl went into the Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane and emerged as something dark – something evil.
Kerry Manor is the second novel in a series of stand-alone stories in the Northern Michigan Asylum Series. Start your chilling journey today.
Scheduled to Release March 11, 2019
FOREST OF THE DAMNED by Lee Mountford
Legend says this forest is haunted…
A group of four researchers travel to the Black Forest to investigate the stories surrounding the area. They hope to gather evidence that the paranormal is real.
But getting what they want could cost them their souls.
The forest soon delivers on its promise, but their excitement is ruined when one of the group disappears in the night. Ghostly apparitions, disembodied voices, and demonic things lurking in the darkness turn the adventure of a lifetime into a living nightmare.
And behind it all, the infamous Mother Sibbett waits, aiming to show them the truth of life after death.
You will love this terrifying ghost story by best-selling horror author Lee Mountford, because in this forest, things do go bump in the night.
Get it now.
Book 3 in the Supernatural Horror Series. Separate stories. The same, terrifying universe.
Scheduled to Release March 16, 2019
VILLAGERS by Gwyn GB
Darkness Falls – Shadows Kill
After her husband is killed in an accident, Alison and her daughter, Sophie, move from London to a village in Dorset, and a fresh start.
They thought they were getting a fresh start in the country…
A beautiful house, garden, friends – an idyllic new life…
But The Villagers are not all they seem to be…
Behind closed doors – in the shadows of the forest – a darkness lurks
She knows she has to protect her daughter – but from what or who?
Scheduled to Release March 19, 2019
PATTI by AJ Leehart
A killer wanders the United States committing horrific murders as the love of his life, Patti, watches from a picture frame in his trailer.
Mollie wants to find out what happened to her twin sister, Patti. But how far will she go?
Is it worth risking your life for someone who’s already dead, no matter how much you love them?
New, thrilling horror from the author of Dog Days and The Gorge, Patti is a road-trip from hell, criss-crossing America and venturing deep into the dark, secret crypts of the psyche.
“Leehart has a talent for writing gore that brought to mind her predecessor in the UK horror field, James Herbert.” ScifiandScary.com
Scheduled to Release March 19, 2019
INSPECTION by Josh Malerman
Boys are being trained at one school for geniuses, girls at another. Neither knows the other exists—until now. The New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box invites you into a world of secrets and chills in a coming-of-age story like no other.
“Josh Malerman is a master at unsettling you—and keeping you off-balance until the last page is turned.”—Chuck Wendig, New York Times bestselling author of Blackbirds
J is a student at a school deep in a forest far away from the rest of the world.
J is one of only twenty-six students, all of whom think of the school’s enigmatic founder as their father. J’s peers are the only family he has ever had. The students are being trained to be prodigies of art, science, and athletics, and their life at the school is all they know—and all they are allowed to know.
But J suspects that there is something out there, beyond the pines, that the founder does not want him to see, and he’s beginning to ask questions. What is the real purpose of this place? Why can the students never leave? And what secrets is their father hiding from them?
Meanwhile, on the other side of the forest, in a school very much like J’s, a girl named K is asking the same questions. J has never seen a girl, and K has never seen a boy. As K and J work to investigate the secrets of their two strange schools, they come to discover something even more mysterious: each other.
Scheduled to Release March 20, 2019
WHITE DRESS (A Short Story) by R.F. Blackstone
If love has a price, how much would you pay?
Would you lie … steal … spill the blood of an innocent baby?
When his beloved Sandra dies, Danny Ray focuses his memories and longings on a pristine wedding dress.
Finding the perfect ritual inside an ancient book that howls and purrs—The Book of Spite—allows Danny to have Sandra back. Soon though, his plan for satisfying evil begins to disintegrate—as does his resurrected bride.
WHITE DRESS is the latest short story from the author of “Cabins,” “The Outback,” and the novel Flicker.
Scheduled to Release March 21, 2019
FANGTASTIC TALES OF WEREWOLF SAVAGERY by Toneye Eyenot
La Lluna Plena – the Full Moon – that beautiful and mysterious celestial body which stirs within us all those deep, dark emotions we do our best to subdue and control. For some of us, her influence runs deeper, much deeper. We all walk beneath her maddening rays, yet, while most may shrug off the notion that inside us all resides a beast – a savage wolf – there are those of us who embrace the monster within and ride that lunatic wave with abandon each time she casts her gaze upon us.
Some see it as a blessing, others…a curse. To be bitten, and fall prey to murderous urges beyond our control, or to have the good fortune to be born into the pack, or perhaps even to whisper words of spell in order to evoke the lycanthropic gift, there are more than a few ways to cast aside the human skin and let loose the wolf within. Those ways are explored throughout this collection of werewolf terrors.
Suspend disbelief, dear reader, because whether you care to admit it, or continue to live in ignorant bliss, we walk among you. We smell the blood as it courses through your veins and taste your fear on the breeze. We long to see the life drain from your quivering flesh as we gorge. Beware the Full Moon, as you are about to enter the world of the Werewolf.
Scheduled to Release March 22, 2019
Forest of Ghosts by J.H. Moncrieff
Jackson Stone is sick of ghosts. With his love life in shambles, he heads to Romania for a horror writers’ retreat, hoping it will be a break from the supernatural and breathing space from his relationship with medium Kate Carlsson.
But as his fellow writers begin disappearing or losing their minds, he realizes he needs Kate’s help.
When Jackson loses his own memory, Kate’s love is the only thing that can bring him back. But she’s falling for the man responsible for the evil in Romania. A man who claims to be her soul mate. Will this master of wraiths forever break Kate’s bond with Jackson?
THE CASE OF THE GIANT CARNIVOROUS WORM (A Pendleton Case Book 1) by Thomas E. Staples
Anna Pendleton is terrible at what she does. With a keen eye and a not-so-keen everything else, her skills as a private investigator aren’t given much time to shine, until buildings begin to vanish and the ground starts eating people. Alongside her only actual friend, Madeleine, she will run face first into danger, mystery and a giant carnivorous worm, all to help the residents of her isolated British town.
Especially if they have money.
Fast-paced, gory, and immensely entertaining, The Case of the Giant Carnivorous Worm blends fantasy horror and mystery with plenty of humour in an exhilarating debut.
Tune in next week for another round of recent releases! In the meantime, please share what you’re reading in March.