Underworld Dreams by Daniel Braum

Underworld Dreams by Daniel Braum

Coming September 15th, 2020

Lethe Press


Summary from Inkheist.com

Take a journey through these dark underworlds and revel in strange experiences that illuminate the world you know. While you are there you might encounter…

Beautiful sharks seeking revenge on land. * A fur coat that may be haunted * A young rock and roller who is not careful what he wishes for * Unexpected soldiers in a supernatural war over an Australian concert hall * A subway tunnel that should not exist * A doppelganger born from the lightless depths of a coral reef on the continental shelf *

and many more strange stories full of tension between the supernatural and psychological.


Review coming soon!

The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher

The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher

ebook, 352 pages

Expected publication: October 6th 2020 by Gallery / Saga Press


Summary from Goodreads:

A young woman discovers a strange portal in her uncle’s house, leading to madness and terror in this gripping new novel from the author of the “innovative, unexpected, and absolutely chilling” (Mira Grant, Nebula Award–winning author) The Twisted Ones.

Pray they are hungry.

Kara finds the words in the mysterious bunker that she’s discovered behind a hole in the wall of her uncle’s house. Freshly divorced and living back at home, Kara now becomes obsessed with these cryptic words and starts exploring this peculiar area—only to discover that it holds portals to countless alternate realities. But these places are haunted by creatures that seem to hear thoughts…and the more one fears them, the stronger they become.


Review coming soon! Thanks to Netgalley and Publisher for the review copy!

The Raven by Jonathan Janz

The Raven by Jonathan Janz

Paperback, 256 pages

Expected publication: September 8th 2020 by Flame Tree Press


Summary from Goodreads:

“One of the best writers in modern horror to come along in the last decade. Janz is one of my new favorites.” – Brian Keene

Fearing that mankind is heading toward nuclear extinction, a group of geneticists unleash a plot to save the world. They’ve discovered that mythological creatures such as werewolves, vampires, witches, and satyrs were once real, and that these monstrous genetic strands are still present in human DNA. These radical scientists unleash the bestial side of human beings that had been dormant for eons, and within months, most people are dead, and bloodthirsty creatures rule the earth. Despite the fact that Dez McClane has no special powers, he is determined to atone for the lives he couldn’t save and to save the woman he loves. But how long can a man survive in a world full of monsters?

FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.


Stay tuned for my review!

The Cipher by Kathe Koja

The Cipher by Kathe Koja

Paperback, 260 pages

Expected publication: September 15th 2020 by Meerkat Press, LLC 

(first published January 5th 1991)


Summary from Goodreads:

Winner of the Bram Stoker Award and Locus Awards, finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award, and named one of io9.com’s “Top 10 Debut Science Fiction Novels That Took the World By Storm.” With a new afterword by Maryse Meijer, author of Heartbreaker and Rag. “Black. Pure black and the sense of pulsation, especially when you look at it too closely, the sense of something not living but alive.”

When a strange hole materializes in a storage room, would-be poet Nicholas and his feral lover Nakota allow their curiosity to lead them into the depths of terror. “Wouldn’t it be wild to go down there?” says Nakota. Nicholas says, “We’re not.” But no one is in control, and their experiments lead to obsession, violence, and a very final transformation for everyone who gets too close to the Funhole.


Stay tuned for my review!

Yellow Jessamine by Caitlin Starling

Yellow Jessamine by Caitlin Starling

131 pages

Expected publication: September 5th 2020 by Neon Hemlock Press


Summary from Goodreads:

Powerful shipping magnate Evelyn Perdanu lives a tight, contained life, holding herself at a distance from all who would get close to her. Her family is dead, her country is dying, and when something foul comes to the city of Delphinium, the brittle, perilous existence she’s built for herself is strained to breaking.

When one of her ships arrives in dock, she counts herself lucky that it made it through the military blockades slowly strangling her city. But one by one, the crew fall ill with a mysterious sickness: an intense light in their eyes and obsessive behavior, followed by a catatonic stupor. Even as Evelyn works to exonerate her company of bringing plague into her besieged capital city, more and more cases develop, and the afflicted all share one singular obsession: her.

Panicked and paranoid, she retreats to her estate, which rests on a foundation of secrets: the deaths of her family, the poisons and cures that hasten the dissolution of the remaining upper classes, and a rebel soldier, incapacitated and held hostage in a desperate bid for information. But the afflicted are closing in on her, and bringing the attention of the law with them. Evelyn must unearth her connection to the spreading illness, and fast, before it takes root inside her home and destroys all that she has built.


Stay tuned for my review!

Behind the Red Door by Megan Collins

Behind the Red Door by Megan Collins

Hardcover, 320 pages

Expected publication: August 4th 2020 by Atria Books

Summary from Goodreads:

The author of the “suspenseful, atmospheric, and completely riveting” (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author) debut The Winter Sister returns with a darkly thrilling novel about a woman who comes to believe that she has a connection to a decades old kidnapping and now that the victim has gone missing again, begins a frantic search to learn what happened in the past.

When Fern Douglas sees the news about Astrid Sullivan, a thirty-four-year-old missing woman from Maine, she is positive that she knows her. Fern’s husband is sure it’s because of Astrid’s famous kidnapping—and equally famous return—twenty years ago, but Fern has no memory of that, even though it happened an hour outside her New Hampshire hometown. And when Astrid appears in Fern’s recurring nightmare, one in which a girl reaches out to her, pleading, Fern fears that it’s not a dream at all, but a memory.

Back home in New Hampshire, Fern purchases a copy of Astrid’s recently published memoir—which may have provoked her original kidnapper to abduct her again—and as she reads through its chapters and visits the people and places within it, she discovers more evidence that she has an unsettling connection to the missing woman. As Fern’s search becomes increasingly desperate, she hopes to remember her past so she can save Astrid in the present…before it’s too late.

Featuring Megan Collins’s signature “dark, tense, and completely absorbing” (Booklist) prose and plenty of shocking twists and turns, Behind the Red Door is an arresting thriller that will haunt you long after you turn the last page.


Stay tuned for my review!