Books Coming Out This Month
The herald of convention season seems to be award season. Let this list complement the long and short of it all with these fine reads. As flowers are blooming and the weather turning, it is a good time to refresh your stacks and maybe take a chance with some uncharted territory …
New Releases …
Tales for the Camp Fire
Loren Rhoads, editor
Tomes & Coffee
Horror writers in Northern California have rallied to raise money for the survivors of California’s 2018 Camp Fire wildfire. Tales for the Camp Fire ranges from fairytale to science fiction, psychological terror to magical realism, from splatterpunk to black humor—all rounded out by a messed-up post-apocalyptic cookbook.
The Bedwetter: Journal of a Budding Psychopath
Lee Allen Howard
Three First Names
Russell Pisarek is twenty-six years old and still wets the bed. Armed with electric hair trimmers and a military fighting knife, when the mythical Piss Fairy appears in his dreams, Russell accepts his dark commission.
BattleTech: Iron Dawn
Catalyst Game Labs
Jasper and Nadine Roux, Ritza Academy cadets, have no choice but to take matters into their own hands when their adopted planet of Emporia is invaded by the Draconis Combine.
Six Tales from Purgatory
Paul S. Fowler
Paul S. Fowler
These short tales of terror will rip you out of your everyday life and show you what happens to ordinary people haunted by the truly bizarre, whether it’s a grieving husband plotting revenge, an ambitious doctor losing perspective, or a college professor going on a life-changing date.
When the Clock Strikes 13
Kenneth W. Cain, editor
In Your Face Books
A collection of thirteen short horror stories to frighten you, shock you, and gnaw at your inner fears, then take you to places that should remain only in the dark recesses of your mind. There are monsters on these pages; some are human, some are not.
Different Blood: The Vampire as Alien
Margaret L. Carter
Writers Exchange E-Publishing
Different blood flows in their veins, but our blood quenches their thirst. An exploration of the literary vampire as a member of another species, humanoid or not, native or extraterrestrial, from the 19th century to the early 21st.
12 Tales Lie, 1 Tells True
Cemetery Dance Publications
Thirteen stories of the fantastic and fearsome where twelve of the tales are fictitious, while one is a creepy true story sure to amuse and alarm even die-hard horror fans.
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