Saturday 3 December 2011

Day 3: Winter Chills - Horror

To accompany the chilly weather, we have gathered together our best collection of horror titles to give you the Winter Thrills! We recommend reading them with a blanket, some mulled wine and the lights turned down – If you dare....

House of Fear: An Anthology of Haunted House Stories, edited by Jonathan Oliver brings horror home with with 19 short stories from some of the finest writers working in the genre, including Joe R. Lansdale, Sarah Pinborough, Lisa Tuttle, Christopher Priest, Adam L. G. Nevill, Christopher Fowler, Eric Brown, Tim Lebbon, Nina Allan, Stephen Volk, Paul Meloy and more.

On the cutting edge of horror, Concrete Grove by Gary McMahon is the start of a chilling horror trilogy showing us a modern Britain many of us will recognise, while whispering of the terrible and arcane presences clawing against the boundaries of our reality.

Any of one of our Tomes of Dead series is a gore-rific horror fest but today we are recommending Viking Dead by Toby Venables. Bjólf and his viking crew find themselves in a bleak land of pestilence. The dead don’t lie down, but become draugr – the undead – returning to feed on the flesh of their kin. Stranded, his men cursed by the contagion of walking death, Bjólf has one choice: fight his way through a forest teeming with zombies, invade the castle and find the secret of the horrific condition – or submit to an eternity of shambling, soulless undeath!

Finally, The End of The Line. edited by Jonathan Oliver. collects some of the very best in new horror writing in a themed anthology of stories set on, and around, the Underground, the Metro and other places deep below.

The Lure is one of the short stories from The End of The Line collection. It’s is an erotically-charged tale of voyeurism and dread sparked by Nicholas Royle and is available as a free download this Christmas!
Both it and The End of the Line anthology were nominated last month for the prestigiou British Fantasy award. So please enjoy and check back tomorrow to see what our next calendar recommendation has in store!

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