Hello again. I hope this blog finds you all well.
When I put together the first list of Books You Shouldn’t Miss, I left a few off – either because I hadn’t finished reading them or because I couldn’t confirm their release dates. After a bit of digging and reading, I’m ready to bring you another list. (I think)
If you love short stories, I have two books you’ll probably enjoy.
Gristle & Bone is a collection of short stories from Duncan Ralston. Not only is Duncan a great guy, his writing seems to grow darker with each book he releases. In Gristle & Bone, you’ll find stories like Baby Teeth, Fat of the Land and Scavengers. Each tale is very different from its predecessor and offers horror fans a little of everything.
Another anthology coming out soon is called Behind Closed Doors. Edited by Matt Shaw, Behind Closed Doors features 9 stories, all from different authors. Each story, penned by authors like Michael Bray,Paul Flewitt, Shaun Hupp, Craig Saunders and Stuart Keene, takes place behind the closed doors of different apartments in one apartment complex. Look for this one to drop on November 2, but you can pre-order it for $2.99 using the link above.
Those who prefer full-length novels should check these out:
In Dead: Snapshot: Portland Oregon, author T.W. Brown brings the zombie apocalypse to a town near you. He chooses new destinations based on fan input, tirelessly researches these destinations, then puts your city in the middle of the apocalypse. The unique thing about Brown’s zombie novels is that he not only explores the damage zombies could do, he also delves into the worst of humanity – those people we all know will try to take advantage of the situation. Brown doesn’t hold back and parts of this and his other zombie stories are shocking. Next up in the Snapshot series is Leeds, England.
I don’t have a cover shot of this next book, but it’s one I wanted to talk about anyway since I just finished it last night. Iain Rob Wright’s next novel is called The Gates. Strange rocks appear in thousands of locations around the world. No one can get close to them, despite their alluring appeal. Once these rocks become “activated” all hell breaks loose. This story is told through multiple viewpoints from the different characters and I can tell you that no one is safe. Look for this one in September.
Finally, I know this one belongs in the short story category, but I wanted to separate it from the rest to give it some extra love. Most horror fans and authors are huge animal lovers and animal advocates. The Black Room Manuscripts is a book filled with 20 horrific tales written by some outstanding authors including Duncan Ralston, Duncan Bradshaw, Kit Power, and Adam Millard. The proceeds from the sale of this book go to Blue Cross for Pets in the UK. By picking up a Kindle version of this book for $3.99 or a paperback for $9.99, you will bring some outstanding horror into your life and help animals at the same time.