2016 Bram Stoker Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced

January 20, 2017 The Librarian 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]

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

January 17, 2017 The Librarian 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]

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

December 30, 2016 The Librarian 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]

Read an excerpt from Kaitlyn Davis’ IGNITE

December 22, 2016 The Librarian 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]

GROUP HEX Vol. 1 available now!

December 14, 2016 The Librarian 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]

Read an excerpt from Maria Alexander’s SNOWED

December 7, 2016 The Librarian 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]

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

December 5, 2016 The Librarian 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]

Colour Krampus this holiday season with CREEPY CHRISTMAS

December 2, 2016 The Librarian 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 Reveal: ALYS ARDEN’s The Romeo Catchers

November 22, 2016 The Librarian 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]

Today Only: Get Mark Matthews’ MILK-BLOOD for free on Amazon!

November 18, 2016 The Librarian 0

Right now and for the rest of today – November 18 – you can snag yourself a copy of Mark Matthews’ MILK-BLOOD: A TALE OF URBAN HORROR for free on Amazon. It’s all a bit of a happy accident, Matthews’ confesses on social media, noting that he “forget to turn off the promotion on KDP, and decided to let it ride.” The book, which The Horror Bookshelf describes as “incredibly powerful” is about ten-year-old Lilly, who [READ MORE]

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