Today: February 28, 2024

Spooky Tales from Titan Books

Halloween may be behind us, but the nights are still getting darker and colder. Creatures still lurk, hiding in the shadows, waiting to pounce. Those noises you hear at night? The chills you feel? That’s just a reminder that they’re still around. Titan Books have many, many tales to tell of those who lurk in the dark over the coming winter…

Whether you’re looking to rattle your own bones or those of a loved one, this selection of tales of the mad and the macabre will make wonderfully haunting company during the cold, long nights ahead.

Christmas and Other Horrors 

Edited by Ellen Datlow

The winter solstice is celebrated as a time of joy around the world—yet the long nights also conjure a darker tradition of ghouls, hauntings, and visitations. This anthology of all-new stories invites you to huddle around the fire and revel in the unholy, the dangerous, the horrific aspects of a time when families and friends come together—for better and for worse. From the eerie Austrian Schnabelperchten to the skeletal Welsh Mari Lwyd, by way of ravenous golems, uncanny neighbors, and unwelcome visitors, Christmas and Other Horrors captures the heart and horror of the festive season. Because the weather outside is frightful, but the fire inside is hungry…

Blight

Written by Tom Carlisle

James Harringley is summoned home to his rambling family mansion in Yorkshire. His father is sick and deranged, and James must confront the horrors he tried to forget: the labyrinthine house, the madness and secrets which poison their bloodline and, most frightening of all, the spectre of the Tall Man – an eerie visage who promises to whisk children away and make them royalty in the land of Faery.

The Pale House Devil

Written by Richard Kadrey

Ford and Neuland are paranormal mercenaries—one living, one undead; one of them kills the undead, the other kills the living. When a job goes bad in New York, they head west to wait for the heat to cool down. There, a young woman named Tilda Rosenbloom hires them on behalf of wealthy landowner, Shepherd Mansfield, to track and kill a demon haunting a mansion in remote northern California. As Ford and Neuland investigate the creature they uncover a legacy of blood, sacrifice and slavery in the house. Forced to confront a powerful creature unlike anything they’ve faced before, they come to learn that the most frightening monster might not be the one they’re hunting…

Edenville

Written by Sam Rebelein

When young horror writer Cam Marion is offered a teaching opportunity at a prestigious liberal arts college upstate, his long-time girlfriend Quinn is skeptical. She knows the college is located in Edenville, in infamous Renfield County. The county where people seem to go missing. Quinn figures the job opportunity is a trap somehow, so she follows Cam upstate to investigate some of the county’s mysteries. She quickly discovers that there’s an entire society made up of people who might not be people at all….

Bloom

Written by Delilah S. Dawson

Rosemary meets Ash at the farmers’ market. Ash—precise, pretty, and practically perfect—sells bars of soap in delicate pastel colors, sprinkle-spackled cupcakes stacked on scalloped stands, beeswax candles, jelly jars of honey, and glossy green plants. Ro has never felt this way about another woman; with Ash, she wants to be her and have her in equal measure. But as her obsession with Ash consumes her, she may find she’s not the one doing the devouring…Told in lush, delectable prose, this is a deliciously dark tale of passion taking an unsavory turn.

A Light Most Hateful

Written by Hailey Piper

Three years after running away from home, Olivia is stuck with a dead-end job in nowhere town Chapel Hill, Pennsylvania. At least she has her best friend, Sunflower. Olivia figures she’ll die in Chapel Hill, if not from boredom, then the summer night storm which crashes into town with a mind-bending monster in tow. If Olivia’s going to escape Chapel Hill and someday reconcile with her parents, she’ll need to dodge residents enslaved by the storm’s otherworldly powers and find Sunflower. But as the night strains friendships and reality itself, Olivia suspects the storm, and its monster, may have its eyes on Sunflower and everything she loves. Including Olivia.

The Haunting of Alejandra

Written by V. Castro

Alejandra no longer knows who she is. To her husband, she is a wife, and to her children, a mother. But Alejandra is struggling and times of despair, a ghostly vision appears to her, a crying woman in a ragged white gown. When Alejandra begins exploring her family’s history, she learns that tragedy is not the only thing she shares with her ancestors. Because the crying woman was with them, too…

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