Friday has finally arrived and we are here with a new list of upcoming releases in Horror to help you spend your money!
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.
UNNATURAL CAUSES by Tober Charles
A remote and long deserted Scottish island holds an incredible secret. Matt McRaid, whose ancestors left the island more than a century before, joins a team of ruthless treasure hunters in search of untold wealth. One of their number is killed within hours and others soon follow. At first their deaths are put down to freak accidents but after only a couple of days in this mysterious place it becomes apparent to Matt that the true cause is far more strange … and much more dangerous both to them and the whole of humanity.
THE CREEPER by Mark L’Estrange
Something evil lurks in the woods, on the outskirts of town.
It lives in the shadows and strikes without warning, always with the same objective: to mutilate, kill and devour its victim. A monster with a cannibalistic craving for human flesh, and a sexual appetite which seemingly cannot be satiated.
No victim is left alive, and the scattered remains divulge very little to the police pathologist. With the body count rising, the superintendent in charge of the investigation resorts to desperate measures.
Soon, it becomes obvious that the police have woefully underestimated their suspect. A mistake which will cost them dearly.
SHALLOW WATERS: A Flash Fiction Anthology edited by Joe Mynhardt
Shallow Waters—where nothing stays buried.
With twenty-two dark tales diving beneath the surface of loss, love, and life.
Shallow Waters is the official monthly flash fiction challenge hosted by the award-winning Crystal Lake Publishing. Every month a new challenge is posted online, with authors submitting via email. The best submissions are then posted on Crystal Lake’s Patreon page, where patrons read daily entries and vote for the winner. What you’ll find in these Shallow Waters anthologies include the most popular of our finalists.
Stay tuned for more volumes in this series, or find Crystal Lake Publishing on Patreon to enter or vote on future challenges.
Volume one includes horror, thrillers, suspense, and stories of love lost, death, 2nd chances, the monsters within, and the beauty beneath it all.
SHE-WOLF by Eric Mosher
Of all the things Mike McCulloch expected a girl might confess to him, being a werewolf was not one of them. That makes things tricky considering the full moon is just starting, putting Mike and his friends, Dave and Arvid, on a ticking clock to find a cure. Making things even more difficult is another werewolf showing up in Smith’s Grove, one that doesn’t have any regard for human life or whoever might get in the way of its search for a mate. Then there’s the small problem of a eccentric monster hunter who may or may not have been sent to help them stop the beast–only he doesn’t care which one it is. Now the Friday Night Frights crew must save their friend and survive everything else the night can throw at them in SHE-WOLF TAKE A BOW
PRIMAL TERRA by Tim Meyer
Three days ago, Carla Scarletta chased a jewel thief into his New York City apartment. When she kicked down the door, the last thing she expected to find was a portal into a lost world.
Today, Phil Moody gets a visit from an old friend. He claims Phil’s ex-wife has gone missing, that she’s currently alive but in grave danger… sixty-five million years in the past. Now, Phil, along with a team of mercenaries and one celebrity paleontologist, must step into the portal, travel into a dinosaur-infested world and cross dangerous terrain to find the woman he maybe still loves. But that’s not all they’re after. The jewel thief has stolen something else, something that could alter their concept of reality and catastrophically damage the universe.
But time is running out. If they don’t hurry, the portal will close, trapping them in this primal world… forever.
SANGRE by Carlos Colon
The harrowing saga of Nicky Negron’s tortured soul continues as the inner and outer demons shadowing Newark, New Jersey’s undead vigilante have no intention of letting him rest in peace. Knowing his paranormal existence can only lead to complications, Nicky tries not to draw too much attention to himself. This becomes difficult as he learns that he has captured the interest of an unrelenting federal agent. Suspected of being an assassin for a South American drug cartel, Nicky finds himself dealing with the exact kind of scrutiny he’s been trying to avoid since he was turned almost thirty years ago. It complicates matters even more when Nicky is confronted with another undead presence that is threatening to commit atrocities to the children of a friend Nicky had sworn to protect. This pits the foul-mouthed night stalker, Nicky Negron, against the most horrifying monsters – both the human and non-human variety. An absolute rollercoaster of a novel, Sangre: The Wrong Side of Tomorrow delivers even more suspense, insight, laughs, and emotional wallop than its predecessor. Nicky is back! See you on the other side…
A PALE SHADE OF WINTER by L.B. Stimson
Set against the beginning of the Spanish-American War, a young woman finds herself thrown into the midst of the most difficult choice of her life. This decision will ultimately lead to the unveiling of her family’s most deeply held secrets. With two innocent lives caught in the veil between life and death, will she be able to make amends and cast out the evil that now thrives amongst the living?
“Is that how you saved me, Albert?”
“Yes,” he whispered.
A Pale Shade of Winter is a Southern Gothic Horror saga that tells the story of Lenore Kensington, a young woman of considerable social standing who finds herself torn between family honor and duty and forbidden love. But, this is not a love story. In fact, it is a story about betrayal, redemption, vengeance, and faith. And, in the end, one of the most heinous of all sins will be revealed.
Scheduled to be Released July 1, 2019
IN THE SCRAPE by James Newman & Mark Steensland
Most kids dream about a new bike, a pair of top-dollar sneakers endorsed by their favorite athlete, or that totally awesome videogame everyone’s raving about. But thirteen-year-old Jake and his little brother Matthew want nothing more than to escape from their abusive father. As soon as possible, they plan to run away to California, where they will reunite with their mother and live happily ever after.It won’t be easy, though. After a scuffle with a local bully puts Jake’s arch-nemesis in the hospital, Sheriff Theresa McLelland starts poking her nose into their feud. During a trip to the family cabin for the opening weekend of deer-hunting season, Jake and Matthew kick their plan into action, leaving Dad tied to a chair as they flee into the night. Meanwhile, the bully and his father have their own plans for revenge, and the events to follow will forever change the lives of everyone involved . . .
Scheduled Release Date July 2, 2019
GROWING THINGS by Paul Tremblay
A chilling anthology featuring nineteen pieces of short fiction from the multiple award-winning author of the national bestseller The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts.
In “The Teacher,” a Bram Stoker Award nominee for best short story, a student is forced to watch a disturbing video that will haunt and torment her and her classmates’ lives.
Four men rob a pawn shop at gunpoint only to vanish, one-by-one, as they speed away from the crime scene in “The Getaway.”
In “Swim Wants to Know If It’s as Bad as Swim Thinks,” a meth addict kidnaps her daughter from her estranged mother as their town is terrorized by a giant monster . . . or not.
Joining these haunting works are stories linked to Tremblay’s previous novels. The tour de force metafictional novella “Notes from the Dog Walkers” deconstructs horror and publishing, possibly bringing in a character from A Head Full of Ghosts, all while serving as a prequel to Disappearance at Devil’s Rock. “The Thirteenth Temple” follows another character from A Head Full of Ghosts—Merry, who has published a tell-all memoir written years after the events of the novel. And the title story, “Growing Things,” a shivery tale loosely shared between the sisters in A Head Full of Ghosts, is told here in full.
From global catastrophe to the demons inside our heads, Tremblay illuminates our primal fears and darkest dreams in startlingly original fiction that leaves us unmoored. As he lowers the sky and yanks the ground from beneath our feet, we are compelled to contemplate the darkness inside our own hearts and minds.
A SYMBOL & A SIGN by dcsross
The cops are after me, I think. My psychologist wants to keep me out of the forensic hospital, but all I want to do is smoke weed and taunt Jehovah’s witnesses. I should keep myself from becoming obsessed again, but Lilli is unlike any girl I’ve ever devoured, and that makes her perfect. Moloch be pleased.
I don’t want to complain, but trying to hide several forced miscarriages from your parents while balancing a normal life is annoying. I’m trying to work through my stuff with therapy and daily random hookups with the most boring men this town has to offer. When I meet David I think he’s a little weird, a little sad, and a whole lot of mysterious. As soon as I get rid of this stillborn I think I might try to date him.
Tune in next week for another round of recent releases! In the meantime, please share what you’re reading this month.