The Best Horror of the Year: Volume 14 by Ellen Datlow– From Ellen Datlow (“the venerable queen of horror anthologies” (New York Times) comes a new entry in the series that has brought you stories from Stephen King and Neil Gaiman comes thrilling stories, the best horror stories available.
What’s appealing? This book has stories from tons of talented horror writers. Most names I recognize and the ones I don’t will be worth checking out because Ellen knows her shit. An important release every year.
All the Prospect Around Us by C. S. Humble– Book Two in the Black Wells series. A mysterious symbol seen on the sign of a homeless panhandler leads two young men down into the darkest secrets of Black Wells, Colorado, and toward a harrowing, supernatural event that will threaten the life of one and the soul of the other.
What’s appealing? The Black Wells series is my favorite horror series since The Dark Tower. Read, All These Subtle Deceits and then head into Book 2 for more “horror with heart”.
What’s appealing? I’ve read Chris DiLeo’s work before (Dead End) and I have been eager to read more.
What’s appealing? I’ve heard a lot of buzz about this book. It’s also a re-release so the buzz comes from readers who have already read and recommended this title. I saw someone tweet about it ages ago and I bookmarked it then–I’ve read the first few chapters of my ARC and I’m hooked.
What’s Appealing? This is the 5th book in the My Dark Library line that I curated for Cemetery Gates. P. L. Watts’s prose is absolutely beautiful. It’s absorbing and compelling. I’ve never read anything quite like it.
Like his novels The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires and The Final Girl Support Group, How to Sell a Haunted House is classic Hendrix: equal parts heartfelt and terrifying–a gripping new read from “the horror master” (USA Today)
What’s Appealing? The cover and Grady Hendrix is one of my all-time favorite authors. An Insta-Buy
A story told in broken pieces, in tapes, journals, and correspondence, this is the story of Episode Thirteen–and how everything went terribly, horribly wrong. “An epistolary descent into a living nightmare . . . well-written and genuinely unsettling. Fans of paranormal documentaries, ghost-hunting shows, and found-footage horror will lose their minds over this one.” –Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award winning author of Kin “A beautiful Russian doll of a story… Episode Thirteen hooks you, creeps you out, and then it overwhelms you. It’s House of Leaves meets Haunting of Hill House, in all the best possible ways.”–Peter Clines, NYT bestselling author of The Broken Room
What’s Appealing? The synopsis, cover, and I have enjoyed everything I have read from Craig DiLouie
What’s Appealing? The synopsis and the author also wrote The Last Projector which has a similar “found media” vibe.
What’s Appealing? I’ll read anything by Christopher Golden. The cover is badass. And it’s horror on Halloween night! Check, check, check.
What’s Appealing? I love the synopsis–serial killer mystery stuff. The cover is great. I have the ARC and will be checking it out soon.
What’s Appealing? Everything. I love a good mystery with horror elements. (If you’re a Night Worm, do not buy *wink*)
“A love letter to the power of music, this thoughtful, humorous exploration of what constitutes living versus mere survival sees Chen (Light Years from Home) at the top of his game.” —Publishers Weekly starred review
Being a vampire is far from glamorous…but it can be pretty punk rock.
Everything you’ve heard about vampires is a lie. They can’t fly. No murders allowed (the community hates that). And turning into a bat? Completely ridiculous. In fact, vampire life is really just a lot of blood bags and night jobs. For Louise Chao, it’s also lonely, since she swore off family ages ago.
At least she’s gone to decades of punk rock shows. And if she can join a band of her own (while keeping her…situation under wraps), maybe she’ll finally feel like she belongs, too.
Then a long-lost teenage relative shows up at her door. Whether it’s Ian’s love of music or his bad attitude, for the first time in ages, Louise feels a connection.
But as Ian uncovers Louise’s true identity, things get dangerous–especially when he asks her for the ultimate favor. One that goes beyond just family…one that might just change everything vampires know about life and death forever.
What’s Appealing? I love the synopsis and that cover and vampires and books about music.