It seems the Halloween decorations have evaporated from stores. Should you want to fill your shelf there are some new releases to do the trick or stuff some stockings, if you prefer playing the elf yourself. Perhaps we all have a sort of All Hallows Hangover, or maybe the rush to prepare for convention season and its incumbent awards has our attention. At any rate, there are a few summery picks left. It is also National Novel Writing Month, so cheers to all those brave enough to hunker down and make the most of November!
Knock and You Will See Me
Ellie Ray finds a crumpled, handwritten note from her recently deceased father. It has a single word written on it: WHY. Then, more letters appear throughout the house, and she is dragged into a sinister mystery surrounding her father’s death.
Only the Devil is Here
When six-year-old Evan is kidnapped from his foster home, he is dragged into a world of shadows, monsters, and fire. At first, all Evan can think about is how to escape from his violent captor, a man who calls himself Rook, but Evan quickly learns that Rook is the only person with the power to protect him against a host of more horrible dangers.
Spiders in the Daffodils
Burning Bulb Publishing
Tom Wall and Veronique were two different folks from two different walks of life. He was a former Texas Ranger turned bounty hunter. She was a monster. It was only a matter of time before they fell in love.
The Late Edition
Sometimes spaceships disappear with everyone on board: the Lost Ships. But sometimes they come back, altered and full of horrors. Opal has been seeking something her whole life. Unfortunately, it’s on a Lost Ship.
Tales from the Lake, Volume 4
Crystal Lake Publishing
In the spirit of popular dark-fiction and horror anthologies comes the fourth installment of Crystal Lake Publishing’s Tales from the Lake series.
Ivy Granger Psychic Detective – Boxed Set
Sacred Oaks Press
Enter an award-winning urban fantasy world where monsters roam the streets and things aren’t always what they seem. Demons, ghosts, vampires, and necromancers—Ivy dodges the city’s deadliest villains while solving its darkest cases. Will she save the day or die trying?
Allie Prescott is alone. Pale, ghostly shapes slip in and out of view. Faint, whispering voices tease her in the darkness. The spirits who haunt her apartment have been there for a very long time—alone and waiting. Now they’re beginning to manifest themselves because they know—and Allie will soon learn—that they have been waiting for her, and her life will never be the same.
Dark Sayings of Old
Make no mistake: Dark Sayings of Old is the book of Literary Horror poetry that the genre has been waiting for. Horror is the best part of man, states Goethe, but he feels it is too expensive, for there he finds God. This collection of poetry is one of many doorways into pure Horror.
The Vampires of Dreach Fola
The Vampires of Dreach Fola arrived in Ireland with the steppe peoples who settled the island time out of mind. It is 1900, and Irish priest Cathain Tua has had enough. The monsters disagree—but Cathain holds a secret they cannot discern.
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