August is the fly-over state of months. Nearly forgotten, wedged between seasons, and, despite its name, not much of a month at all. Someone recently described Pennsylvania similarly, and, knowing what I know about how much horror writing and dark inspiration comes from that place, I figure it is just as unsung. Conventions are hitting their stride, long hours geting spent crafting, reading, or regrouping making August welcome with its silent and still nature.
The Dreadful Objects
As Jamie settles the estate of his late uncle, the author of an unfinished horror trilogy, he discovers the strange circumstances surrounding his uncle’s suicide. Jamie must uncover the truth while attempting to rebuild his own life.
Lost Highways: Dark Fictions From the Road
Alexander Ward, editor
Crystal Lake Publishing
A book of dark tales from roads that stretch across both the landscape and the mindscape. Buckle up, sit back, and let some of today’s best dark fiction authors take you on a journey you will never forget.
Angela Yuriko Smith
Bitter Suites is a hotel that specializes in recreational and therapeutic suicide. Guests can participate in death-bonding experiences to get a new lease on life.
The Five Senses of Horror
Eric J. Guignard, editor
Dark Moon Books
The Five Senses of Horror is an anthology of horror and dark-fantasy stories, along with psychological and literary commentary, that explores the relationship and inspiration between fiction and the five senses. Psychological Commentary by Jessica Bayliss, Ph.D. Illustrated by Nils Bross.
The Comfort of Screams
Alban Lake Publishing
In The Comfort of Screams, bizarre humor and sinister visions abound. The comfort you take in the screams of others more unfortunate than yourself is temporary at best.
Forgotten Men: The Bayou Hauntings 2
A once-famous hotel becomes an asylum of horror. Prisoners are transferred here and forgotten, as unspeakable horrors occur. The dead cannot leave—their souls are trapped in the ancient walls.
Gabriel’s Horn Press
Little Georgie has been all by himself for such a long time, and he doesn’t have a soul to play with. After all, it’s hard to make friends when you’re dead. This won’t stop him from invading the realm of the living—or from looking for playmates.
Everyone Is a Moon: Strange Stories by Sawney Hatton
Dark Park Publishing
A collection of 12 twisted dark-fiction tales featuring a magical finger, a cannibalistic memorial, an extreme piercing parlor, a Space Age monastery, a budding serial killer, and more.
Only Grace Bishop’s powers can stop the serial murderer preying on homeless girls. With the killer still at large, she must put an end to his spree, even if she ends up being the one in his cross-hairs.
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