New Releases

Late April & Early May New Horror Releases

It’s Friday, here’s some new horror!

If you are an author with a 2019 upcoming horror 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 to Release April 30, 2019

REVISITING THE UNDEAD compiled by Mj Sydney, Ken MacGregor & Stacey Turner

A good story never dies. But, sometimes, you have to dig deep to find the treasures among the rotting corpses. The ones with enough meat on their bones to sink your teeth into. The stories that still have enough magic in them to get up and dance.

We’re Revisiting the Undead to resurrect those tales and bring them back so you can sit with them for a while, and remember them from their heyday, when they shone like the brightest sun. They still shine, but in moonlight now: softer, colder.

The undead have returned. Invite them in.

Dedicated to Michael Thomas-Knight… RIP

Revisit the undead with: Edward Ahern, Gustavo Bondoni, Max Booth III, Patrick Breheny, Poppy Z Brite, Thom Brucie, Rob Butler, Anton Cancre, Mort Castle, Greg Chapman, Michael Cornelius, Ray Garton, Kenneth Goldman, Nancy Kilpatrick, Bob Moore, Kurt Newton, Craig Spector, Todd Sullivan, Michael Thomas-Knight, Jason A Wyckoff

Amazon | GoodReads

Scheduled to Release May 1, 2019


A twisty, chilling psychological thriller cum gothic ghost story set in a Victorian psychiatric home … with a disturbing history

‘Saunters from creepy to genuinely terrifying … I was completely unable to put it down’ Elizabeth Haynes

‘In the new wave of gothic novels, The Lingering is a stand-out triumph’ Eva Dolan

‘An atmospheric chiller of a book … reminiscent of early James Herbert’ Fiona Cummins

Married couple Jack and Ali Gardiner move to a self-sufficient commune in the English Fens, desperate for fresh start. The local village is known for the witches who once resided there and Rosalind House, where the commune has been established, is a former psychiatric home, with a disturbing history.

When Jack and Ali arrive, a chain of unexpected and unexplained events is set off, and it becomes clear that they are not all that they seem. As the residents become twitchy, and the villagers suspicious, events from the past come back to haunt them, and someone is seeking retribution…

At once an unnerving mystery, a chilling thriller and a dark and superbly wrought ghost story, The Lingering is an exceptionally plotted, terrifying and tantalisingly twisted novel by one of the most exciting authors in the genre.

Amazon | GoodReadsh

LAIR by James Herbert (book 2 in the Rats Trilogy) gets a rerelease in paperback from Pan books

The restless and terrifying rats return in Lair. The mutant white rat had grown and mated, creating offspring in its own image. They dominated the others, the dark-furred ones, who foraged for food and brought it back to the lair. Now the dark rats were restless, tormented by a craving they could not satisfy. But the white slug-like thing that ruled them knew. Its two heads weaved to and fro and a stickiness drooled from its mouth as it remembered the taste of human flesh.

Does that not sound tasty?!

Amazon | Goodreads

Scheduled to Release May 7, 2019

INSIDE THE ASYLUM (A Kathy Ryan Novel) by Mary SanGiovanni

From “master of cosmic horror” (Library Journal) Mary SanGiovanni, comes the latest terrifying novel featuring occult specialist Kathy Ryan . . .

A mind is a terrible thing to destroy . . .

Kathy has been hired to assess the threat of patient Henry Banks, an inmate at the 
Connecticut-Newlyn Hospital for the Criminally Insane, the same hospital where her brother is housed. Her employers believe that Henry has the ability to open doors to other dimensions with his mind—making him one of the most dangerous men in modern history. Because unbeknownst to Kathy, her clients are affiliated with certain government organizations that investigate people like Henry—and the potential to weaponize such abilities.

What Kathy comes to understand in interviewing Henry, and in her unavoidable run-ins with her brother, is that Henry can indeed use his mind to create “Tulpas”—worlds, people, and creatures so vivid they come to actual life. But now they want life outside of Henry. And they’ll stop at nothing to complete their emancipation. It’s up to Kathy—with her brother’s help—to stop them, and if possible, to save Henry before the Tulpas take him over—and everything else around him.

Amazon | GoodReads

NIGHT SHOOT by David Sodergren

Night Shoot is the second novel from Scottish horror author David Sodergren.

His debut, The Forgotten Island, was published October 2018 to critical acclaim (“Lots of sex, violence, gore and laughs – this one is sure to be a hit with classic and modern fans alike”, Scream Magazine) and featured on several top ten end-of-year lists.

Now, on May 9th, comes Night Shoot, a modern slasher novel available for paperback and Kindle. Pre-orders go live on Amazon worldwide on 26th April.

Back cover synopsis – 

A group of desperate student filmmakers break into Crawford Manor for an unauthorised night shoot. They have no choice. Their lead actress has quit. They’re out of time. They’re out of money.

They’re out of luck.

For Crawford Manor has a past that won’t stay dead, and the crew are about to come face-to-face with the hideous secret that stalks the halls.

Will anyone survive…the NIGHT SHOOT?

A delirious homage to the slasher movies of the 1980s, Night Shoot delivers page after page of white-knuckle terror.

“Night Shoot is wildly entertaining. If you’re not laughing, you’re scared out of your mind. A final girl story people will be talking about for a long time.”

Sadie Hartmann, Mother Horror

Amazon | Goodreads

Tune in next week for another round of recent releases! In the meantime, please share what you’re reading this month.


Scary books make everything so much better! I've been reading them since I was a wee, weird little thing and grew up with a steady diet of King, Koontz, Barker, and Brite and will read and watch just about anything with a hint of darkness.


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