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March 2014 Horror Novel Releases

It’s been some time since I whipped up a monthly release piece (time issues), but I figured it would be nice to make an attempt at keeping the loyal HNR followers as up to date and informed as possible. Hence this piece, which provides a breakdown of what’s on the way this month (there are some nice additions hitting the market) in the horror genre!

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Todd Keisling: Saving Granny from the Devil (UGLY LITTLE THINGS) 

Release date: March 3, 2014

Synopsis: Granny is the center of Toddy’s world, helping to raise him following his parents’ divorce. She is his moral compass, his mentor, and more importantly, his best friend.

But Toddy has another friend: an odd man in a black suit who answers to the name of Harvey J. Winterbell. He once saved Toddy from a pair of neighborhood bullies, and since that day, Harvey has followed Toddy into his drawings, into his toys, and even into his nightmares.

When Granny falls victim to a series of debilitating strokes, Toddy’s world is shattered, and Harvey emerges from the turmoil to pick up the pieces. This time he wants to teach Toddy a valuable lesson: everything comes with a price, and the Devil always collects his due.

In the third installment of Todd Keisling’s Ugly Little Things series, SAVING GRANNY FROM THE DEVIL blends memoir and horror into a harrowing exploration of selfishness and regret as one man tries to face his demons once and for all.


Anne Bishop: Murder of Crows: A Novel of the Others

Release date: March 4, 2014

Synopsis: After winning the trust of the terra indigene residing in the Lakeside Courtyard, Meg Corbyn has had trouble figuring out what it means to live among them. As a human, Meg should be barely tolerated prey, but her abilities as a cassandra sangue make her something more.

The appearance of two addictive drugs has sparked violence between the humans and the Others, resulting in the murder of both species in nearby cities. So when Meg has a dream about blood and black feathers in the snow, Simon Wolfgard—Lakeside’s shape-shifting leader—wonders if their blood prophet dreamed of a past attack or a future threat.

As the urge to speak prophecies strikes Meg more frequently, trouble finds its way inside the Courtyard. Now, the Others and the handful of humans residing there must work together to stop the man bent on reclaiming their blood prophet—and stop the danger that threatens to destroy them all.


Robert Kirkman & Jay Bonansinga: The Walking Dead: The Fall of the Governor: Part Two 

Release date: March 4, 2014

Synopsis: The Walking Dead original novel series, set in the universe of Robert Kirkman’s iconic comic book, comes to a shattering conclusion with The Fall of the Governor – Part Two. From co-authors Kirkman, creator of the Eisner Award-winning comic as well as executive producer of AMC’s blockbuster TV series, and Jay Bonansinga, Stoker Award-finalist and internationally acclaimed author, comes this stunning finale to their ambitious chronicle of human survival amid the plague of undead, which began with The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor.

In Rise of the Governor, uber-villain Philip Blake journeyed from his humble beginnings directly into the dark heart of the zombie apocalypse, and became the self-proclaimed leader of a small town called Woodbury. In The Road to Woodbury, an innocent traveler named Lilly Caul wound up in the terrifying thrall of Phillip Blake’s twisted, violent dictatorship within Woodbury’s ever tightening barricades. In The Fall of the Governor – Part One, Philip Blake finally revealed himself to be the true monster that he is, and the battle lines were drawn between the Governor and the desperate, beleaguered inhabitants of a nearby prison.

Now, in The Fall of the Governor Part Two, the Governor’s dark journey reaches its shocking, heartrending conclusion. In a roller coaster finale, war breaks out, all of the plot lines from the previous three novels converge, tensions boil over into unthinkable mayhem, and the dark destinies of those few left standing are sealed in a series of stunning twists.


Stephen King: Under the Dome: Part 2: A Novel 

Release date: March 25, 2014

Synopsis: Read the conclusion to Stephen King’s “harrowing, powerful” (The Washington Post) #1 New York Times bestselling novel that inspired the hit CBS television drama…

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when—or if—it will go away.

Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens—town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician’s assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing—even murder—to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn’t just short. It’s running out.


Jonathan Maberry: Code Zero: A Joe Ledger Novel 

Release date: March 25, 2014

Synopsis: For years the Department of Military Sciences has fought to stop terrorists from using radical bioweapons—designer plagues, weaponized pathogens, genetically modified viruses, and even the zombie plague that first brought Ledger into the DMS. These terrible weapons have been locked away in the world’s most secure facility. Until now. Joe Ledger and Echo Team are scrambled when a highly elite team of killers breaks the unbreakable security and steals the world’s most dangerous weapons. Within days there are outbreaks of mass slaughter and murderous insanity across the American heartland. Can Joe Ledger stop a brilliant and devious master criminal from turning the Land of the Free into a land of the dead?

Code Zero, a Joe Ledger novel from Jonathan Maberry, is the exciting direct sequel to Patient Zero.

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Author of Say No to Drugs, writer for Blumhouse, Dread Central, Horror Novel Reviews and Addicted to Horror Movies.

2 Comments on March 2014 Horror Novel Releases

  1. Vitina Molgaard // March 3, 2014 at 7:22 am // Reply

    Really…Under The Dome Part Two…wow…how did I not see this coming ? I haven;t even read the first one …I thought I would wait until the television was through with the first one. I am surprised I the only one? Thank you for the other information ….just me..Vitina


    • The synopsis is the same as the first’s, V. I don’t think this is a true sequel. It’s likely just a new printing of the original story (one that was split in half).

      And that’s fine with me.

      I’m done with King.

      – N


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