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Letters of the month H (and) S
June was a busy month for us. We released two new books of Horror/Speculative Fiction and have some exciting news we will be announcing soon!
Kristi DeMeester has quickly become a favorite author. Her feminist touch and original voice in the horror genre is absolutely gorgeous.
“DeMeester can tell a story!
Haunted by her mother’s heritage Lila tries to piece together these murders that makes her mother feel uneasy, she’s hiding something… And what is hiding inside herself?
Switching between timelines, beautiful prose and an otherness that hunts the purity of young girls. Such a Pretty Smile is a haunting, magnificent book!”
16 short pieces of dark surrealism and folk horror, many of which are being published here for the first time. J.M. originally conceived of these stories as akin to unsettling campfire tales.
Dim Shores always brings the new goods to our shelves. Mixed with a few poetic pieces and some gorgeous prose. Bédard excites the body horror, plagues the mysteries of dark surrealism and carves out the folk horror. This collection may be slim but holds a powerful debut and I think the author is only breaking the ice.
If you like Audiobooks or Short Stories.
Check out PseudoPod
Found this podcast while searching for more of Kristi DeMeester’s work. She has two tales premiered on PseudoPod. I listened to
Slipping Petals from Their Skins.
Inspired by Kristi’s childhood obsession with Cicely Mary Barker’s Flower Fairies books and imagining that if she ate flowers, she could become one of those fairies.
Other Books in June
The House from Hell: The True Story of Gertrude Baniszewski
(True Crime Seven 2022)
Scooby Apocalypse Vol. 1-4 – Keith Giffen (Graphic novels – DC Comics 2017)
Sensor – Junji Ito (Manga – Viz Media 2021)
The TikTok Queen drops in with some Extreme Horror
Make sure to follow her on TikTok
Her Name was Amber – Matt Shaw
Sex Blood – Rick Wood
@samanthas_shelf “Sex Blood” by @rickwoodwriter ♬ original sound – Samantha Hawkins
“Her Name Was Amber” by Matt Shaw♬ original sound – Samantha Hawkins
Introducing Karla Kay to our Street Team
Karla is from Minnesota and has a strong passion for reviewing books. Follow her on Goodreads and her blog
Karla’s Literary Korner
“Sloths luring the curious into its rainforest, watching and waiting. Backpacking amongst beasts of legend. A vindictive clone and a story of obsession, passion and revenge. Entertaining the
consciousness and machines. A progeny of origami with a selfish mother. An ancient, monstrous beast that hungers for children. A mothers hidden secret and the power that lies within. Vampire/human hybrid, hunted and rebirthed. Extraterrestrials and the fight against the injustices of humanity. The dishonoring of mother earth and the monstrosities blooming into life.
The unique writing style and creations within evoke emotions from the depths of the mind. It wraps around like a shadow reaching out, clawing, grabbing, and then letting go for only a moment. Pondering each story, reveling in its dark beauty in words, the hybrids are imaginative creatures, discomforting and yet there is love and light that shines from the darkness. A labor of love for the unnatural, unusual and the monsters that lurk around corners.” 5 🌟
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“Bizarro is so much fun to read. The creativity in this is amazing. There is a lot of horror elements that had me cringing and tons of humor that had me chuckling. All the elements in this were just crazy imaginative. It plays out like a full on movie production in your mind with it’s vivid imagery and detail.”
Read Full Review HERE