5 For Frightening

Five for Frightening: J. Daniel Stone on BLOOD KISS

March 23, 2017 0

As promised in the March/April 2017 edition of Rue Morgue magazine in which I spotlighted J. Daniel Stone’s Blood Kiss (available now from Villipede Publications), here’s the tie-in author interview to take you even deeper between the covers of this startling and edgy read. Magic lies in both creation and destruction in Blood Kiss, which sees an underground artist and a spoken word poet come together in more ways than one to exorcise the demons  of [READ MORE]

Excerpts

Read the first chapter of Alys Arden’s THE ROMEO CATCHERS on Wattpad

March 20, 2017 0

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Alys Arden’s debut novel The Casquette Girls, a witches vs. vampires showdown in Storm-ravaged streets of New Orleans. The follow-up, The Romeo Catchers, is due in bookstores this May from Skyscape, but for those who just can’t wait to dip their toes back into this fantastical world, last week Alys posted the first chapter of the new book to Wattpad. Click here to read. And if you [READ MORE]

Great Lakes Horror Company

Listen to the Great Lakes Horror Company’s WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH Special

February 28, 2017 0

While the Library needed to close its doors in recent weeks for some physical renovations (hence the lack of updates), it’s time to shine some light in on the gloom once more. On this final day of February, as the 8th annual Women in Horror Month draws to a close, the GREAT LAKES HORROR COMPANY podcast is sneaking in under the wire with a special episode. Tune in below – or on iTunes (as soon [READ MORE]

News

2016 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced

January 20, 2017 2

The Horror Writers Association has announced the Preliminary Ballot for the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards, which will be handed out at this year’s StokerCon (April 27-30 in Long Beach, California). Even if you are not a voting member of the HWA, this list is always interesting because it allows one to seek out horror stories from the previous calendar year that they might have missed. So without further delay, the list: Superior Achievement in a Novel Fenn, [READ MORE]

Publishing News

Get Your First Peek at M.R. Carey’s THE BOY ON THE BRIDGE

January 17, 2017 0

There are few things we’re more excited about here at the Library than the upcoming release of Mike Carey’s prequel to his 2014 novel The Girl With All the Gifts (which is also now a damned fine film – you can read more about that in Rue Morgue’s Jan/Feb 2017 cover story written by yours truly). But today we got our first look at the cover of The Boy on the Bridge (out May 2 [READ MORE]

Great Lakes Horror Company

Tune in to the GREAT LAKES HORROR COMPANY’s Holiday Special

December 30, 2016 0

Baby, it’s cold outside, so why not come a bit closer, throw a log on the old fire and tune in to the latest episode of the Great Lakes Horror Company for the podcast’s first ever Winter Fiction Special. Hosted by Andrew Robertson, the half-hour show features Lou Rera’s “Three Weisman, ” Bill Snider’s “Santa Is Dead But Not Buried,” and an excerpt from Crystal Bourque’s new novel No Escape (Book 2 of The Book [READ MORE]

Excerpts

Read an excerpt from Kaitlyn Davis’ IGNITE

December 22, 2016 0

If your wallet’s hurtin’ after all that Christmas shopping and you need some paranormal romance/fantasy therapy that isn’t going to break the bank, read on for an excerpt from Kaitlyn Davis’ Midnight Fire series (Ignite, Simmer, Blaze, Scorch, and Burn: An Anniversary Novella). Right now, all four books plus a bonus novella are available for only 99 cents. Synopsis: Kira Dawson has the power to burn vampires to a crisp. The problem is, she doesn’t [READ MORE]

Great Lakes Horror Company

GROUP HEX Vol. 1 available now!

December 14, 2016 0

We’re pleased to announce that Group Hex – the first anthology from the Library’s partner podcast, the Great Lakes Horror Company – is now available. The collection features new and reprinted works from Kelley Armstrong, Nancy Kilpatrick, John R. Little, Julianne Snow, Suzanne Church, Douglas Smith, the Library’s very own Librarian, and many more. Here’s Group Hex‘s official teaser: The Great Lakes Horror Company presents this collection of 19 new and previously published horror stories from some of the best [READ MORE]

Excerpts

Read an excerpt from Maria Alexander’s SNOWED

December 7, 2016 0

If you like to keep your reading list seasonal, Maria Alexander’s Christmas-themed YA dark fantasy novel Snowed should be on your radar. Released last month from Raw Dog Screaming Press, it tells the tale of robotics whiz Charity and the strange new foster kid her mother brings home, who will soon challenge everything she knows and believes – and put her and her friends in a world of danger. All in all, it’s a wonderful revisionist take [READ MORE]

The Screaming Room

Watch: THE NAUGHTY LIST trailer, adapted from the short story by Brian Keene

December 5, 2016 1

It’s only December 5, but if you are already sick of all the cutesy, saccharine sentimentality of the holiday season, let’s turn that around right now. Yesterday we got our first peak at The Naughty List, a short film written and directed by Paul Campion (The Devil’s Rock), based on the short story by Brian Keene. The film’s IMDb page is still a bit elusive when it comes to how and when you might get [READ MORE]

Publishing News

Colour Krampus this holiday season with CREEPY CHRISTMAS

December 2, 2016 0

Hello, ghoulish boys and girls. Is Christmas just a little too sweet for your fangs? Want to put a bit more bite into your holidays? Well, if you are a colouring book fan, Creepy Christmas: A Merry Macabre Coloring Book, the latest offering from British artist Mister Sam Shearon (Heavy Metal, Fortean Times), will give you good reason to look forward to the gifting season. Better still, the 166-page book (available on Amazon from Vesuvian Books) [READ MORE]

Cover Reveals

Cover Reveal: ALYS ARDEN’s The Romeo Catchers

November 22, 2016 0

Here at the Library we’re huge fans of Alys Arden’s atmospheric, New Orleans-set, YA, vampire-vs.-witches novel The Casquette Girls, so it’s a pleasure to be able to participate in the cover reveal for the book’s sequel, The Romeo Catchers. The second book in the trilogy drops on May 23, 2017 from Skyscape. Behold… More about The Romeo Catchers: Is blood thicker than magic in La Nouvelle-Orléans? Tormented by the fate she condemned her mother to, and by [READ MORE]

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HELL’S BOUNTY Limited Edition Hardcover available now!

Attn: Joe R. Lansdale fans and completists. Short, Scary Tales Publications has opened up orders for it’s signed, limited hardcover edition of Hell’s Bounty (by Lansdale and his brother John L. Lansdale, and featuring cover [READ MORE]