November is the month of gratitude, and boy do horror fans have a lot to be grateful for. Fresh off the terrors of Halloween, this month just keeps on giving with some incredible new releases. But no releases are as unique and chilling as the ones rolling in from indie and small presses. From sea-bound revenge to erotic occultism, here are four incredible horror books coming to indie and small presses this November!
A Dark Roux
A world of sinister mysticism lurks below the murky waters of the Louisiana Bayou, tearing family legacies to shreds with steadfast superstition. After a tragic summer 15 years ago, Rhiannon LeBeau left that life behind. But after their mother dies, Rhiannon and her younger brother, Rhett, are dragged right back to their ancestral home in the heart of Terrebonne Parish's sugarcane farms. More than just family secrets and buried memories are waiting for them here. Something has been bound to the bayou in blood, and it has a debt to collect…
This book is now available for pre-order, and will be released on November 10th by Wicked House Publishing!
There is no future aboard the Scylla, and there is no past. There's nothing but the present for the all-woman crew, run by Jaq and her lover, Lily. A life like this keeps the ever-fickle Lily close at Jaq's side, but the meddlesome gods look down upon her longing. None of Jaq's protective rituals keep him at bay—the man who's been delivered to sweep Lily away from her for good.
It's not the first time Jaq has lost Lily, and she knows exactly what to do. Her love will return to her as soon as her distraction is removed. Permanently. But she may need more than a murder plot this time around. This stranger brings with him a plague that Jaq cannot slow: memory. As her crew begins to remember how they came to Scylla, each of them slowly turns toward revenge.
This book is now available for pre-order, and will be released on November 14th by Brigids Gate Press!
It's summer in the Florida town of Sugar Bends, and Nadine Boone has pricked herself on a poisonous manchineel tree. After an erotic self-exploration, Nadine summons a witch she calls Saint Grit. Across the next 30 years, Saint Grit lives inside of Nadine, growing and sowing unthinkable chaos upon the residents of this small backcountry town.
This book is now available for pre-order, and will be released on November 14th by Ghoulish Books!
Plenty of book lovers have trouble finding time to read. So why not simplify the task by making bite-sized reads even more consumable? The next installment in a series of micro-collections, this short story bundle features eerie and peculiar tales by Kayleigh Dobbs, including “The Claim They Stake,” “Omega,” and four other incredible stories.
This book is now available for pre-order, and will be released on November 30th by Black Shuck Books!
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