Cold enough for ya?
Please don’t hurt me.
I think we are all in need of warmer weather at this point. But as we trudge on towards April, at least we know winter can’t last for much longer. Hopefully.
The Horror Writers Association held their annual Stoker Con at the beautiful (and reportedly haunted) Biltmore Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island. As part of the convention, the Bram Stoker Awards Banquet and Ceremony took place on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 in the hotel ballroom. Here is the list of winners:
Superior Achievement in a Novel – Christopher Golden, Ararat
Superior Achievement in a First Novel – Robert Payne Cabeen, Cold Cuts
Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel – Kim Liggett, The Last Harvest
Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel – Octavia E. Butler and Damian Duffy, Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation
Superior Achievement in Long Fiction – Stephen Graham Jones,Mapping the Interior
Superior Achievement in Short Fiction – Lisa Manetti, Apocalypse Then
Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection – Joe Hill, Strange Weather
Superior Achievement in a Screenplay – Jordan Peele, Get Out
Superior Achievement in an Anthology – Doug Murano, Behold! Oddities, Curiosities, & Undefinable Wonders
Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction – Grady Hendrix, Paperbacks from Hell: The Twisted History of ’70s and ’80s Horror Fiction
Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection – Christina Sng, A Collection of Nightmares
Lifetime Achievement Award – Linda Addison
Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees!
In recent release news, following in the footsteps of her critically praised Kissing Carrion, The Worm in Every Heart and We Will All Go Down Together, Spectral Evidence is the first of two new Gemma Files collections from Trepidatio Publishing, bringing together nine of her best stories from the past ten years. Spectral Evidence is available now.
Happy reading and think Spring!
NEW & UPCOMING RELEASES
THE DEMONS OF KING SOLOMON
Edited by Aaron J. French
The highly anticipated follow-up to BookList’s Top Ten Best Horror of 2016 selection, The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft.
The Demons of King Solomon is the innovative sequel to JournalStone Publishing’s bestselling anthology The Gods of H.P. Lovecraft. This anthology explores the legendary demonic bestiary of King Solomon by bringing together popular authors in horror, occultism, and dark fantasy, including many NY Times bestsellers, as well as featuring original artwork by John Coulthart and descriptions of the demons by Richard Smoley.
The mythology of King Solomon and his Solomonic magic played a key role in the history of magic and occultism and influenced countless hautning and fantastical tales. The traditions of goëtia and grimoire owe their uniqueness to the legendary accounts of different classes, abilities, and categories of demons. Asmodeus, Belial, Abyzou, and Marchosias—these cryptic, evocative names continue to fascinate and terrify those who dare utter them.
For almost thirty years, Shirley Jackson Award-winning horror author Gemma Files has consistently served up tale after tale celebrating monstrosity in all its forms: the imperfect, the broken, the beautifully alien and the sadly familiar. Her characters make their own choices and take their own chances, slipping from darkness into deeper darkness yet never losing their humanity—not even when they’re anything but.
An embittered blood-servant plots revenge against the vampires who own him; a little girl’s best friend seeks to draw her into an ancient, forbidden realm; two monster-hunting sisters cross paths with an amoral holler-witch again and again, battling both mortal authorities and immortal predators. From the forgotten angels who built the cosmos to the reckless geniuses whose party drug unleashes a plague, madness, monsters and murder await at every turn. And in “The Speed of Pain,” sequel to the International Horror Guild award-winning story “The Emperor’s Old Bones,” we find that even those who can live forever can’t outrun their own crimes….
Following in the footsteps of her critically praised Kissing Carrion, The Worm in Every Heart and We Will All Go Down Together, this is the first of two new Gemma Files collections from Trepidatio Publishing, bringing together nine of her best stories from the past ten years. So whether you’re returning to Files’s dark dreamlands or visiting for the first time, we advise you to get ready to review the—
THE WILL TO KILL
Mickey Spillane and Max Allan Collins
Taking a midnight stroll along the Hudson River, Mike Hammer gets more than he bargained for: a partial corpse on an ice floe. The body is that of a butler who spent the last years of his life working for a millionaire—also now deceased—and his notoriously privileged children.
Were both master and servant murdered? Captain Pat Chambers thinks so. But to prove it Hammer must travel to upstate New York to investigate the dead man’s family, all of whom have a motive for murder, and one of whom who has a taste for it.
This is an audiobook only, exclusive to JournalStone.
Edited by Jonathan Maberry
There’s something out there in the dark.
There’s always something watching.
There’s always something reaching for you.
And sometimes there’s someone you can call. Someone you can hire. Someone who knows these dark streets and back alleys. Someone who knows how things work in this part of town. Private eyes who are often as dark as the things they hunt. Investigators who know how to look in the shadows for the things that go bump. Good guys but not always nice guys.
Hardboiled Horror collects fifteen original tales of noir mystery shot through with elements of horror and the supernatural. Occult detectives, paranormal investigators, seedy P.I.s, amateur sleuths and ghost hunters tackle the cases no one else can handle.
The killer lineup includes Heather Graham, Kevin J. Anderson, Rachel Caine, Scott Sigler, Seanan McGuire Alethea Kontis, Jonathan Maberry, Chris Ryall, Dana Fredsti, Jim Beard, Jacopo della Quercia, John Gilstrap, Jon McGoran, Josh Malerman, Max Allan Collins & Matthew V. Collins, and Nancy Holder.
Edited by New York Times bestseller and five-time Bram Stoker Award winner Jonathan Maberry.
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THE LEAST OF MY SCARS
Stephen Graham Jones
You haven’t heard of William Colton Hughes. Or, if you have, then you’re not telling anybody. Not telling them anything, ever. He’s not the serial killer on the news, in the textbooks. He’s the one out there still punching his card, and a few other people’s too. He is a nightmare come to life, waiting in his apartment for you to knock on his door.
William Colton Hughes is living his fantasy: his victims are delivered to his apartment every few days. But when he’s suddenly alone, no visitors, nobody to talk to but himself, he begins to lose what little of his mind he has left. Has his benefactor, his employer, been his prison warden all along? His apartment complex a hospital? Is he going to have to go back to heaving dark plastic bags into dumpsters when nobody’s looking?
Or will Dashboard Mary, a mysterious woman hell-bent on revenge, get to him first?
This is William Colton Hughes.
Come and knock on his door.
HASTY FOR THE DARK
Adam L.G. Nevill
These selected terrors range from the speculative to supernatural horror, encompass the infernal and the occult, and include stories inspired by H. P. Lovecraft, Robert Aickman, and Ramsey Campbell.
Hasty for the Dark is the second short story collection from the award-winning and widely appreciated British writer of horror fiction, Adam L. G. Nevill. The author’s best horror stories from 2009 to 2015 are collected here for the first time.
The hardest journeys in life and death are taken underground.
No blackmail is as ghastly as extortion from angels.
A swift reckoning often travels in handheld luggage.
Once considered inhumane and now derelict, this zoo may not be as empty as assumed.
A bad marriage, a killer couple, and part of a wider movement.
No sign of life aboard an abandoned freighter, but what is left below deck tells a strange story.
The origin of our species is not what we think.
In destitution, the future for revolution and mass murder is so bright.
Your memories may not be your own, and your life nothing more than a ritual that will compel you to perform an atrocity….
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