Books Coming Out This Month
Convention and award season winds down with shelves full of books and both readers and writers well met. As we head into a whole different set of books as school starts, these fine reads will serve as portals away from those hallowed halls …
A group of strangers wakes up in a cold isolated forest with no memory of anything before their arrival. Lost, hungry, and wandering aimlessly, they are summoned to a campsite by a remote entity who controls their fate through a series of tortuous objectives.
Flame Tree Press
When Eddie Ryder is burned alive by the Hell Riders motorcycle gang for ratting on them, he vows revenge. He returns as a ghost, with his custom motorcycle Diablo by his side, and launches a campaign of vengeance that leaves plenty of bodies in its wake and the police in a state of confusion. Spouting fire and lightning from his fingers and screaming heavy metal lyrics, he brings destruction down on all those who wronged him, his power growing with every death. Only Eddie’s younger brother, Carson, and the police chief’s daughter, Ellie, understand what’s really happening, and now they have to stop him before he destroys the whole town.
After his impeachment, the president of the United States refuses to leave office, and the country erupts into civil war. Orphaned by the fighting and looking for a home, ten-year-old Hannah finds a makeshift family in the Free Women militia.
Flame Tree Press
Sierra’s dead brother Jeffrey is resurrected by a mysterious man known only as Corliss. Sierra and Jeffrey’s boyfriend Marc work to discover the reason for her brother’s return to life while struggling to survive monstrous attacks.
Michelle Renee Lane
Haverhill House Publishing
Accused of murder in antebellum New Orleans, a young slave seeks freedom in the company of monsters and finds her strength. She relies on ancestral magic to guide her and finds strength to conquer her fears on her journey.
The legendary Lost Ships exist, and they harbour nightmarish horrors. Opal knows. She barely survived her first encounter with one. Although she escaped, she failed to find what she was looking for: her lost sister.
Hate the Sin: A Brutal Lovecraftian Horror Novel Set in Liberia
Child soldiers enlisted into the army of a Liberian warlord know what monsters look like: they carry guns and kill on sight. From beneath the continent a new kind of threat arises. An otherworldly threat, summoned by a wronged priestess’ desire for revenge is dead set on ending everyone, guilty or not.
Empire of the Goddess
When priests abduct Thomas Dylan’s four-year-old son from his Virginia home, he pursues them through an interdimensional portal to a parallel America where human sacrifice cures disease. He may prove to be the one person who can stop the sacrifices, but this means deciding whether to find his son or save two worlds.
Deathflash: Book 3 in the Series, The Crime Files of Katy Green
Dark Moon Books
Billy Williams can see the soul as it departs the body and is commanded to do the Lord’s work, which he does fanatically, slaying drug addicts in San Francisco. Katy and Johnny investigate the case as junkies die all around, for Billy has his own addiction: the rush of viewing the Deathflash.
Sacred Oaks Press
The women of the Whitechapel Paranormal Society are on their own to face a sinister dark mastermind as dismembered bodies are set across London’s East End like figures on a game board. Can they predict the killer’s next move before he strikes again?
When Rose Taggert wakes up in a greenhouse with the last two years of her memory missing, her body undergoes a startling transformation. No longer human, she must rely on Paris Kuyper, a young man who claims to love her. The problem is, Paris has secrets, and he’s willing to hurt Rose in order to keep them from getting out.
The Kraken of Cape Madre
Evolved Publishing LLC
The nightmares still haunt Miriam Brooks: grisly images of her brother being slaughtered. Spring Break at the beach seems like a good way to put some distance between her and the troubling past, but paradise shatters when she saves a tourist from something lurking beneath the waves.
The Collected Nightmares
Black Bed Sheet/Diverse Media
Nightmares and dreams war inside you, twine along the veins and through the synapses, into the nerves and beneath the skin, and skulk in the darkness that surrounds your heart. They’re always with you, a version of you that has gone too far, done things you can’t take back.
After losing a card game, Kat McKay is kidnapped and her heart removed from her chest. Bizarrely, Kat wakes up with a newfound power: she can see the dead. Together with a motley crew of criminal ghosts, she sets on a quest to restore their freedom—and her heart.
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