Horror | Prepub Alert, April 2024 Titles

Vampires prowl the pages, and new titles arrive from S. A. Barnes, Eric LaRocca, and Thomas Olde Heuvelt. 








Barnes, S.A. Ghost Station. Tor Nightfire. Apr. 2024. 384p. ISBN 9781250884923. $27.99. HORROR

Barnes follows up her well-received space-horror novel Dead Silence with another scary trip to space as a small exploration crew attempts to establish residency on an abandoned planet—but then their pilot is gruesomely murdered. With a 125K-copy first printing.

Castro, V. Immortal Pleasures. Del Rey: Ballantine. Apr. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9780593499726. $18. HORROR

Two-time Bram Stoker Award–nominated Castro (The Haunting of Alejandra) reimagines real-life La Malinche, a Nahua woman who translated for Spanish conquistador Cortés, as an immortal vampire, avenging her people and returning their stolen artifacts while longing for pleasure and love.

Hall, Polly. Myrrh. Titan. Apr. 2024. 128p. ISBN 9781789095357. $16.95. HORROR

Hall’s debut novel, The Taxidermist’s Lover, was nominated for a Stoker Award and was a Gold Medal winner in the Independent Publishers Book Awards. Her new novella offers a psychological horror story in which a woman with a goblin inside her searches for her birth parents and uncovers the secrets of her past.

Kerin, Liz. First Light. Tor Nightfire. Apr. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9781250835703. $27.99. HORROR

In this sequel to Night’s Edge, a heartrending vampire tale, Mia infiltrates a secret network of fugitives as she pursues the man who turned her mother into a vampire—and finds she may be their prey. With a 100K-copy first printing.

LaRocca, Eric. This Skin Was Once Mine and Other Disturbances. Titan. Apr. 2024. 288p. ISBN 9781803366647. $19.95. HORROR

LaRocca wrote the viral-sensation novella Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke, which was nominated for a Stoker Award and won the Splatterpunk Award. Known for reads that disturb and terrify, he returns with a new novella and short story collection.

Medina, Nick. Indian Burial Ground. Berkley. Apr. 2024. 352p. ISBN 9780593546888. $28. HORROR

Medina follows up his much-anticipated and well-reviewed debut, Sisters of the Lost Nation, with mythological horror from an Indigenous point of view. As suspicious deaths mount on a reservation in Louisiana, Noemi begins to uncover secrets about what is menacing the tribal lands.

Olde Heuvelt, Thomas. Oracle. Tor Nightfire. Apr. 2024. 384p. ISBN 9781250759580. $29.99. HORROR

Winner of the Hugo and the Netherlands’ Paul Harland Prize, internationally best-selling Dutch author Olde Heuvelt (Echo) writes a supernatural thriller in which the past threatens the present as people disappear into a stranded 18th-century sailing ship, the Oracle, a harbinger of an ancient doom.

Ryan, Lindy. Bless Your Heart. Minotaur: St. Martin’s. Apr. 2024. 304p. ISBN 9781250888884. $28. HORROR

Ryan, founder of Black Spot Books and editor of the Stoker Award–nominated Into the Forest: Tales of the Baba Yaga, offers a vampire novel set in 1999 Texas, featuring the Evans women, owners of a funeral parlor who must take up their blades against vampires when bodies start rising from the dead.

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