• Though provoking contemporary fiction meets Gothic horror in Sarah Perry’s hauntingly beautiful Melmoth

    Though provoking contemporary fiction meets Gothic horror in Sarah Perry’s hauntingly beautiful Melmoth

    Twenty years ago, Helen Franklin did a terrible thing. Unable to forgive herself, she lives a life of self-imposed penance, scraping together a living as a translator in Prague and denying herself the simplest of pleasures. But when her friend Karel hands her a strange manuscript, detailing sightings of a tall woman in black haunting the background of human history’s darkest moments, Helen’s fragile balancing act comes under threat. Obsessed with the stories, and unable to shake the feeling that she might be on the haunting woman’s radar, Helen must face up to what she’s done, lest Melmoth emerges from the shadows and claims her as a companion.

  • The Rose Daughter joins Maria Lewis’ Supernatural Sisters squad

    The Rose Daughter joins Maria Lewis’ Supernatural Sisters squad

    Dreckly Jones lives by one core rule. Don’t be a hero. She wouldn’t have lived this long without it – and as a 140-something year old sprite that shouldn’t have existed in the first place, that’s no mean feat. But when a group of supernatural beings come to her, begging for help, her resolve is tested. There’s safety in solitude, that much is true, but if what werewolf Ben and his cohorts have to say is true, Dreckly might be in danger regardless. The question is, is it worth the risk?

  • Take on evil with Lindy Ryan and Christopher Brooks’ Throw Me to the Wolves

    Take on evil with Lindy Ryan and Christopher Brooks’ Throw Me to the Wolves

    It’s been ten years since a witch sacrified Britta Orchid’s family and turned her into a werewolf, and the last place Britta wants to be is anywhere near the scene of the crime. But the witch is dead, according to local police, and all that was left of her was found in Britta’s old home. Britta has a rock solid alibi, but rookie cop Aaron Labaye hasn’t brought her in as a suspect. He’s convinced she might be able to help him crack the case, and lay her family’s spirits to rest, once and for all.

  • J.M. Miro launches stunning new fantasy series with Ordinary Monsters

    J.M. Miro launches stunning new fantasy series with Ordinary Monsters

    The Cairndale Institute isn’t like other schools. Taking in children with specific skills, known as Talents, it’s not only a chance to grow and learn; but also a refuge from a world not ready for their powers. Charlie Ovid can heal himself from just about any injury. Komako can manipulate dust to do extraordinary things. Ribs can vanish in the blink of an eye. And Marlowe glows with a strange blue light that no one quite understands.

  • Jennifer Saint’s engaging Ariadne continues the trend for retellings of Ancient Greek mythology

    Jennifer Saint’s engaging Ariadne continues the trend for retellings of Ancient Greek mythology

    Daughter of cruel King Minos and sister to the Minotaur, Ariadne lives a life governed by the fear her monstrous brother instils into the enemies of Crete. Athens, in particular, suffers, forced to send regular sacrifices for the Minotaur, exchanging some of its young people for peace with the island nation. But one year, a hero stands amongst them – Theseus, son of the Athenian king. He has volunteered for the journey, intending to kill the Minotaur, and end the barbaric sacrifices once and for all. And Ariadne is willing to help him.

  • Gina Nutt’s Night Rooms is a fascinating blend of horror tropes, poetic prose, and personal reflection

    Gina Nutt’s Night Rooms is a fascinating blend of horror tropes, poetic prose, and personal reflection

    Shopping mall beauty pageants and wedding anniversaries meet true crime and Victorian taxidermy in Night Rooms, a stunning personal essay collection from Gina Nutt.