This is a brand new feature here on Dreadful Tales, and one that we’re excited about. You all know that we know our stuff when it comes to the big names and publishers, and we’re damn good with the mid-sized presses. What we’re going to look at here are indie authors – or self-published authors if you prefer – and small press. While there has been a great deal of discussion on the quality of the work produced by independent/self-published authors, rest assured that we (I) have filtered through and will only be bringing you news and reviews of quality work. The only difference will be that you may not have heard of the authors before.
For this piece, we’re going to stick with announcements/on-sales from both December and January. Without further ado, here’s some good reading from folks you might not necessarily know. Click on the author or publisher’s name to be taken to their site.
Thea Isis Gregory – 3rd installment of her Zombie Bedtime Stories, Deadlocked was released just before Christmas. I’ve read her teaser story The Zombie’s Bride, her style is both satirical and brutal.
Guido Henkel – The 11th story in his Jason Dark series, Fu Manchu’s Vampire is scheduled to release sometime in January. Henkel has also compiled the first 3 books of the Jason Dark series into the Jason Dark Supernatural Mystery Collection 1. Books 1-3 are some of Guido’s strongest works, check them out.
Dark Moon Books – Their quarterly magazine Dark Moon Digest has just hit shelves with its 6th installment. They are also open for submissions from January 1 – February 29th.
William Cook – Angelic Knight Press have released Blood Related for Kindle on December 27th. The book has some fantastic blurbs from well respected authors. Keep an eye out on the press as well for their anthologies, they’re often accepting submissions.
Brian Johnson – Released his novel Hell To Pay some time ago digitally, but as of December 18th, the book is available on paperback.
Marissa Farrar – Has re-released her novel The Dark Road on Kindle, with print dates forthcoming.
Miranda Doerfler – Will be releasing her fourth short story collection Shadows At Dusk in early January. Colum had a chance to review one of her earlier works here.
Red Tash – This Brilliant Darkness is now exclusive to Amazon, has a number of wonderful reviews and is now available in paperback.
CW LaSart – Plans to unleash Ad Nauseum – 13 Tales of Extreme Horror will be released in early January in every format imaginable.
G.R. Yeates – Expects to continue his Vetala Cycle series with the third installment Hell’s Teeth on January 20th.
Carole Gill – Released 13 Short Sharp Tales of Horror on December 8th.
Dark Continents Publishing – Have released Scott Nicholson‘s Monster’s Ink as of December 15th. Scott is an avid ambassador for the indie movement, and helps indie authors through the Indie Book Blog.
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