While some of you are getting ready to watch the latest horror on your favorite streaming service, there are others that rather absorb their horror through a different means. For those horror readers out there, we bring to you a list of books and other publications that will make your summer horror experience just as fun and maybe even scarier.
Dying Light: An Investigation into Near Death Experiences, new book from bestselling authors and paranormal investigators Jason Hewlett and Peter Renn, is available now. LINK
Do we get to a Heaven, wake up in a different reality, live a new life as another person altogether? Or do we continue on as a disembodied spirit?
Perhaps the answers to these questions can be found with those who believe they’ve died for minutes, or even hours, and returned to life after spending time on the other side?
BLOOD RED MOON is a graphic new werewolf tale from author, Mark Allen, available now on Amazon.
A series of particularly gruesome murders occurring in towns and cities around the Puget Sound in Washington State has the public on the verge of panic, with grotesque details of half-eaten bodies are splashed all over the news. The police are baffled. The forensics don’t make any sense, and the evidence points to something dangerous and malevolent than anything they have ever encountered. Pressured by the Mayor, they reach out for help. LINK
Selected as one of Apple’s Most Anticipated Books for Summer, River of Ashes by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor (Vesuvian, Aug 2, 2022) is a gripping Southern Gothic series debut inspired by real people and places, including the abbey located in the actual town of St. Benedict, Louisiana. Reminiscent of the Gothic horror/family-sagas by V.C. Andrews, book one of the St. Benedict series, “… offers an inside look into the mind of a psychopath,” says Pearry Teo, PhD, Award-winning Director of The Assent, “and is a cautionary tale that the scariest monsters are the ones you know but never suspect.” LINK
James C. Harberson III’s New Book “Comorbidities” Now Available on Amazon
Comorbidities is three novellas about irregular topics, including weaponized cats, serial killer reincarnation, celebrity grave robbery, mass murder, sociopathic spiritual gurus, ghost psychotherapy, military misbehavior, and more mass murder from author, James C. Harberson III. It’s available now on Amazon. LINK
Scattered Comics launches new comic BLACK RIVER on Indiegogo with a portion of the proceeds will go to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation.
A young girl’s Irish ancestors were brutally slaughtered during a gruesome Viking invasion. Her dreams are soon haunted by her ancestors’ past lives, as a series of dark events force her to fight for her life and the lives of the townspeople. Have the Vikings cursed the land? LINK
Black Spot Books announces a new anthology, INTO THE FOREST: TALES OF THE BABA YAGA [Black Spot Books, November 8, 2022], featuring new and exclusive stories inspired by the Baba Yaga—the witch of Slavic folklore—written by some of today’s leading women-in-horror.
Edited by Lindy Ryan [UNDER HER SKIN], INTO THE FOREST includes twenty-three original stories from New York Times bestselling authors, Bram Stoker Award® winners, and “freshly hatched” voices from around the globe. Featured contributors include Gwendolyn Kiste, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Mercedes M. Yardley, Monique Snyman, Donna Lynch, Lisa Quigley, and R. J. Joseph, with an introduction by Christina Henry. The collection also features a poem from Bram Stoker Award® winning poet, Stephanie M. Wytovich. LINK
Occult Horror Author, Eve Lestrange new book, “Blood Moon Over the Chesapeake” is now available to order on Amazon. Eve’s previous books include Widdershins, Solitary Fire, and Path of Shadows.
Nora McCully had disappeared from South Baltimore, but long before she disappeared, pieces of Nora’s personality began to fade and what sprouted from a single seed of curiosity became a bewitching bloom full of beauty, but deadly for those who fell under its spell. LINK
From award-winning author-editor Lindy Ryan and Hungarian artist Timea Gazdag comes TRICK OR TREAT, ALISTAIR GRAY [Black Spot Books, August 16, 2022], an award-winning picture book just in time for Halloween. In the style of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and Lemony Snicket’s The Dark, TRICK OR TREAT, ALISTAIR GRAY tells the story of young Alistair Gray who learns the true spirit of Halloween. Already an award-winning animated short, the film features the voice talents of renowned British horror artist Mister Sam Shearon. LINK