So, you have friends and family who love horror books and they need some good ones for the ones that they love? Let me help you out. As many of you have heard, Samhain Publishing is doing away with their horror line (finally seems like this story has gone on way too long). Starting January 1st, they will begin taking down books from ALL sites.
You can still grab eBook and Print editions (the last chance to get these) from them or Amazon or Barnes and Noble online. Don’t miss out! Some of these books will be re-published elsewhere in the future, others won’t. My novella collection, is one of the never again books. Two of the stories are going elsewhere, one is changing into something completely different.
Anyways, if you love these authors, love these stories, and want print or eBook editions of any of them, go online this month and grab them before its too late.
Here are a few of my suggestions: Just click on the covers to order
SAVAGE SPECIES by Jonathan Janz.
I loved this book. It is crazy and amazing. One of Janz’s best. If you dug Laymon’s The Woods Are Dark or Jack Ketchum’s Off Season, this is the book for you! His 2016 novel, Children of the Dark, is a prequel to this bad boy. While readers have been loving COTD, I still prefer this beast.
Grab it while you can.
THE SUMMER JOB by Adam Cesare
This is Cesare’s best piece of fiction. Not his typical b-movie blast (which are also awesome), this is a very cool story of a girl looking to get away from the city for a summer. She takes a job in a hotel and ends up in the middle of two crazy cults that are squaring off. If you ever loved the amazing monthly books from Leisure Books horror club, this one will be right up your alley.
A DARK AUTUMN by Kristopher Rufty
This one is only in eBook, but it is one of the best pieces Samhain ever put out. the killer in this on is put together in such a way that you will not forget. Even after finishing this story, you’ll be thinking about it. Very Rufty, very good. Add it to your cart now!
THE DARK SERVANT by Matt Manochio
Christmas time? Krampus time! Manochio puts together a fun Krampus story that digs deeper than your average horror yarn. Incorporating the cyber bullying that happens far too much in everyday life, this one will leave you with some food for thought and have you at the edge of your seat.
GOBLINS by David Bernstein
This was a wild story that only Bernstein could pull off! Playing off the old Roanoke mysteries surround Croatan legend, this novel is a wild ride that won’t let you go. Creepy, crawly, guaranteed nightmare fuel.
THE NARROWS by Ronald Malfi
I cannot push this book hard enough. One of my favorite books by one of my favorite writers. Get it while you can. The cover is brilliant, the story is awesome, and the writing is the best. I think if I had to choose a favorite Samhain title, it would either be this one or one of Brian Moreland’s.
BLOOD SACRIFICES by Brian Moreland
You get four great stories, including my favorite novella of 2015, DARKNESS RISING. I’m not sure this collection will ever be available again. So add this one no matter what! You get witches, a crazy cult of homeless people, and way more.
THE NIGHTCRAWLER by “Wild” Mick Ridgewell
One of the very first Samhain titles I read, this one remains a favorite. Mick’s story about a homeless guy who just can’t be left behind and pops up time and time again across the country, is well told. Loved this one and would have been another perfect Leisure Books monthly delivery.
WHERE NIGHTMARES BEGIN by Glenn Rolfe
Fans of my work will want to snag this one in Print.It collects my three novellas for Samhain in one beautiful package. Two of these will be going to Crossroad Press, but my alien horror novella, BOOM TOWN, will be out of print for the foreseeable future. This book will never be available again. Just saying.
There are way more great books by Janz, Rufty, Bernstein, Cesare, Hunter Shea, Catherine Cavendish, and many more. Go to the Samhain site or Amazon and nab these editions before they’re gone.