Oh October. My favorite book release month of the year! I’ve highlighted five books that I can’t wait for, but there are so many other books I had on my list of things to watch for this month!
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find more detail on them, so I’ll just have to keep my eye out for them. 🙂
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Let’s dive in!
October 2022 Book Releases
Inside Out by Lor Gislason
Expected Publication Date: Octoebr 10th, 2022
Publisher: DarkLit Press
INSIDE OUT is an over-the-top tribute to the goopy, grimy and gross horror of the 1980s. After a mysterious infection spreads through the world, people and animals start melting into horrific monsters. This wild debut novella follows everyday people dealing with the new chaotic reality, from school children to scummy landlords to mad scientists. Featuring illustrations from horror artists such as Enuch Duncan, Matt Pierce, and SJ Miller, with cover art by Eduardo Valdés-Hevia.
Barf bag not included.
Note: I got to read this one early when it was with another publisher and I cannot wait to give it another read when it launches from DarkLit Press! Stay tuned for my review!
Little Eve by Catriona Ward
Expected Publication Date: October 11th, 2022
Publisher: Tor Nightfire
Genre: Gothic Horror
On the wind-battered isle of Altnaharra, off the wildest coast of Scotland, a clan prepares to bring about the end of the world and its imminent rebirth.
The Adder is coming and one of their number will inherit its powers. They all want the honor, but young Eve is willing to do anything for the distinction.
A reckoning beyond Eve’s imagination begins when Chief Inspector Black arrives to investigate a brutal murder and their sacred ceremony goes terribly wrong.
And soon all the secrets of Altnaharra will be uncovered.
Blood Country (The Raven: Book Two) by Jonathan Janz
Expected Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
Publisher: Flame Tree Press
Three years ago the world ended when a group of rogue scientists unleashed a virus that awakened long-dormant strands of human DNA. They awakened the bestial side of humankind: werewolves, satyrs, and all manner of bloodthirsty creatures. Within months, nearly every man, woman, or child was transformed into a monster…or slaughtered by one.
A rare survivor without special powers, Dez McClane has been fighting for his life since mankind fell, including a tense barfight that ended in a cataclysmic inferno. Dez would never have survived the battle without Iris, a woman he’s falling for but can never be with because of the monster inside her. Now Dez’s ex-girlfriend and Iris’s young daughter have been taken hostage by an even greater evil, the dominant species in this hellish new world:
The bloodthirsty creatures have transformed a four-story school building into their fortress, and they’re holding Dez’s ex-girlfriend and Iris’s young daughter captive. To save them, Dez and his friends must risk everything. They must infiltrate the vampires’ stronghold and face unspeakable terrors.
Because death awaits them in the fortress. Or something far worse.
They Were Here Before Us by Eric LaRocca
Expected Publication Date: October 25th, 2022
Publisher: Bad Hand Books
From the author of the viral sensation Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke comes They Were Here Before Us, a novella written in pieces, designed to be consumed as a single, thematically cohesive work.
The less you know going in, the better off you’ll be. If you know, you know.
The only thing more brutal than nature is love.
The Vessel by Adam Nevill
Expected Publication Date: October 31st, 2022
Publisher: Ritual Limited
‘A watcher may remark that after sleeping for so long, the building appears to have been roused.’
Struggling with money, raising a child alone and fleeing a volatile ex, Jess McMachen accepts a job caring for an elderly patient. Flo Gardner – a disturbed shut-in and invalid. But if Jess can hold this job down, she and her daughter, Izzy, can begin a new life.
Flo’s vast home, Nerthus House, may resemble a stately vicarage in an idyllic village, but the labyrinthine interior is a dark, cluttered warren filled with pagan artefacts. And Nerthus House lives in the shadow of a malevolent secret. A sinister enigma determined to reveal itself to Jess and to drive her to the end of her tether. Not only is she stricken by the malign manipulation of the Vicarage’s bleak past, but mercurial Flo is soon casting a baleful influence over young Izzy. What appeared to be a routine job soon becomes a battle for Jess’s sanity and the control of her child.
It’s as if an ancient ritual was triggered when Jess crossed the threshold of the vicarage. A rite leading her and Izzy to a terrifying critical mass, where all will be lost or saved.
Thanks for reading!
What books are you looking forward to in October?