4 New Titles Shipping. Jeff Strand, John Urbancik, Matthew Warner, and Matt Serafini
BRING HER BACK
by Jeff Strand
Frank knows that he’s creepy. There’s nothing he can do about it. His creepiness–along with the fact that his father once killed eleven people in an office shooting—has kept him from ever having a girlfriend. When he finally works up the nerve to ask Abigail out on a date, after buying flowers from her every day for the past three months, he’s sure she’ll say no. Maybe she’ll even recoil or spit in his face. But she accepts his invitation. He’s sure it must be a cruel prank. It’s not. These two kind-hearted but weird souls have found each other, and Frank thinks his life is about to change for the better. But this is not a love story. This is a tale of revenge and madness. From the author of PRESSURE, BLISTER, and SICK HOUSE comes Jeff Strand’s darkest novel yet. “BRING HER BACK is like a Jack Ketchum novel packed with dark humor.” – Michael McBride, author of SUBHUMAN
THE CORPSE AND THE GIRL FROM MIAMI
by John Urbancik
In the middle of the night, in the middle of a thunderstorm, he wakes with no memory on a fresh grave, With a bullet hole in his chest. The name on the license in his wallet matches the stone. He doesn’t believe it. But the address on that license is his only clue. One part crime noir, one part horror, one part magic. Pure pulp.
EMPIRE OF THE GODDESS
by Matthew Warner
When Thomas Dylan’s young son disappears from their Virginia home, there’s no clue what happened until exactly one year later. That’s when robed men abduct Thomas at the point of an electric cattle prod.
They throw him onto a train, which takes him to a parallel version of Washington, DC. There, criminals hang from monuments. The robed men are from an imperial priesthood that abducts people from our world for sacrifice — and Thomas is next.
After barely escaping, he begins a journey to find his son. This means eluding authorities and navigating a society suffering from horrific diseases. When an Earthling dies here, his body releases energy that cures anyone standing nearby. This is how the priests have maintained their control — by raffling off sacrifices.
If an Earthling lives long enough, however, he’ll develop magical powers. Thomas eventually can cure disease, walk on water, and raise the dead. If anyone can stop the priests, it’s him. But this means deciding whether to find his son or save the world.
“Empire of the Goddess has some of the most exciting beginning chapters I’ve read in a long while, and the pace never lets up from there. Matthew Warner’s considerable horror-writing chops ensure that Empire of the Goddess is an effective and frightening alternate-world nightmare — highly recommended!”
— Norman Prentiss, author of Odd Adventures With Your Other Father and The Apocalypse-a-Day Desk Calendar
by Matt Serafini
It’s a species that has been around for 80 million years. It has over 300 teeth in 25 rows to trap its prey. It has very rarely been found in depths above 160 feet, meaning the frilled shark has never posed a threat to humans. Until now.
The residents of Crystal Key, Florida didn’t think there was anything to worry about. A missing girl with a troubled past was easy to dismiss, but that was only the beginning. When fishermen disappear and two girls are attacked on open water, everyone assumes the culprit is a predator stalking their piece of the Atlantic. But as an offseason hurricane descends, and communications with the mainland are severed, Crystal Key is about to discover that terror doesn’t only come from below.
Hold your breath. Until it’s time to scream.