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C.W. BLACKWELL | FOLK HORROR |
North Carolina, 1949. When agricultural inspector Charlie Danwitter is sent on a special assignment to bucolic Ashe County, he expects an easy job cataloging heirloom apple varieties. However, when the local farmers grow suspicious of his motives, Charlie finds himself in far more trouble than he bargained for. In an attempt to salvage his assignment, he follows a mysterious woman deep into the beating heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains to a long-forgotten village where harvest rituals are rooted in bizarre Old World customs—and discovers that some traditions are better left in the past.
D.T. NEAL | COSMIC FOLK HORROR | OCTOBER 4, 2022
Small towns always guard their secrets, and the quaint Pennsylvania tourist town of Lynchburg is no exception. When members of a Pittsburgh gang retreat to the outskirts of the town in an ill-fated bid to hide from the authorities, they—along with a trio of industrial spies, a would-be celebrity chef, and a happy-go-lucky band of unwary festivalgoers—find themselves set upon by the dark forces behind the town’s 50th annual Fungus Festival.
Set deep in the forests and hills of Pennsylvania, THE CURSED EARTH hurls readers headlong into the heart of a cosmic folk horror nightmare in a town ruled by the enigmatic La Signora Grigia—the psychedelic Grey Lady—where gangsters, partygoers, investigators, and sinister cultists clash in the midst of the wild festival atmosphere. Who is the Grey Lady, and can outsiders ever hope to survive for long in Lynchburg?
COY HALL | GOTHIC WESTERN
Elijah Valero is a gunfighter afflicted with terrifying hallucinations, including a pervasive one of The Hangman out to kill him.
Dogged by the relentless specter of the Hangman, Valero mistakenly kills innocent victims and is forced to hide in an abandoned monastery for his own safety and for those of others. Once there, he encounters far greater dangers than the imaginary Hangman, and gains a bid for redemption as he faces down some silver-hungry drifters out to terrorize a town for its riches. Fans of the Weird West and Gothic Horror will find satisfaction in THE HANGMAN FEEDS THE JACKAL.
DANE VALE | FANTASY | SWORD & SORCERY
Sagas of Irth 6
DARK DAYS BRING WRATHFUL SHADOWS.
Fiss’Q, working with her Sylvan friend, Sarithea, as well as Darha Lohai, the mysterious Shadowmancer, tries to liberate the wicked Obsidian Island. There, Fiss’Q confronts the ruthless and brutal Triumvirate, an alliance of three powerful Slavelords of Uriokh—the mighty Efram Redblade, renowned swordsman and former gladiator, Tio Avanarri, wily merchant, and the fanatical Marna Rothgild, high priestess of Mistressa, the Lady of Chains. The Twilight Isle continues the Southland adventures of Fiss’Q, as she seeks to bring lasting justice and freedom to the corrupt and decadent cities of Old Soria, one by one. Can Fiss’Q hope to defeat this deadly trio of adversaries, while her own manipulative master, the Prince of Shadows, looks on with ever-growing fascination?
JOURNEY INTO THE OCCULT, WHERE HISTORY IS HORROR
Presented in six tales, GRIMOIRE OF THE FOUR IMPOSTORS takes readers on a dark tour of the 17th century, where corners of the world stand in shadow. Here grimoires possess secrets, impostors beguile the unwary, temptation turns macabre, and the night is no friend.
Sagas of Irth pursues the adventures of Farys, Sibyl, and Fiss’Q as they do their part to try to defeat the matchless Manticore, whose depraved desire to dominate threatens to bring about a return of the fearsome blood magic the Sorians used to pollute and poison the Irth.
The Wolfshadow Trilogy runs wildly in a world of darkly comic horror, scathing social commentary, pop-cultural references, and horror-thriller territory that will dazzle both casual readers and thrill fans of werewolf fiction everywhere.
Tell us about THE CURSED EARTH. THE CURSED EARTH is a cosmic folk horror comedy thriller novel set in the forests of Pennsylvania. It centers around the fictional town of Lynchburg, which is heavily involved in mushroom farming. That’s a big business in Pennsylvania,...
What do you like most about the Appalachian Mountains as a story setting? It really has to do with the region’s deep, rich history and staggering beauty. When I lived in the mid-Atlantic region, I’d take weekend trips out to the Blue Ridge Mountains. This was many...
What is THE HANGMAN FEEDS THE JACKAL about, and what drew you to this type of story? The character of Elijah Valero takes center stage in THE HANGMAN FEEDS THE JACKAL. Valero is an antihero, a drifter and killer, who operates in the 1880s and 1890s American West. He’s...