Another month of just killer book releases! I lucked out and was able to get my hands on a couple of these releases early, the rest, I hope to get to very soon!
Let’s dive in!
May 2022 Book Releases
Your Mind Is a Terrible Thing by Hailey Piper
Expected Publication Date: May 7th, 2022
Publisher: Off Limits Press LLC
Communications specialist Alto’s shift aboard the starship M.G. Yellowjacket turns hellish after waking from a tryst to learn every crewmate has vanished. Worse, a sinister presence has crawled aboard the ship. It’s violent, destructive, and it can reach into your thoughts to make you see and feel what it wants.
Anxiety-ridden Alto might be the least-qualified person to face a creature that can hack minds like computers. Only a perilous journey to the ship’s bridge can reunite comms specialist with crew and give them a chance to call for help.
But the intruder only scratches the surface of this crisis, and discovering the truth will bring Alto face to face against a nightmare beyond flesh and thought.
Asylum Daughter by Natasha Sinclair
Expected Publication Date: May 8th 2022
Publisher: Clan Witch
Bella Mills survived the brutal slaughter of her family by a madman. Only 11-years-old, she was assaulted and left for dead. Twenty-three years later, the past returns in the form of her devil, free of his chains.
A disturbing family history full of dark secrets and seduction unfolds as Bella seeks answers. When she discovers the truth about her mother, locked away without mercy in the notorious Lochwood Asylum, Bella realizes that terrible ghosts of the past hold the key to her future. Can she escape their power over her?
A novel of psychological horror, and poetic intrigue, sprinkled with the supernatural.
Bella Mills is “The Asylum Daughter.”
Note: I had an ARC of this one sent to me and I LOVED it. Feel free to check out my review for Asylum Daughter here!
Howls From the Dark Ages: Tales of Medieval Horror
Expected Publication Date: May 12th 2022
Publisher: HOWL Society Press
“The Fourth Scene” by Brian Evenson
“In Thrall to This Good Earth” by Hailey Piper
“The Mouth of Hell” by Cody Goodfellow
“A Dowry For Your Hand” by Michelle Tang
“The King of Youth vs. The Knight of Death” by Patrick Barb
“In Every Drop” by Lindsey Ragsdale
“The Final Book of Sainte Foy’s Miracles” by M.E. Bronstein
“Palette” by J.L. Kiefer
“The Lady of Leer Castle” by Christopher O’Halloran
“Angelus” by Philippa Evans
“The Lai of the Danse Macabre” by Jessica Peter
“Schizarre” by Bridget D. Brave
“A Dark Quadrivium” by David Worn
“Brother Cornelius” by Peter Ong Cook
“The Forgotten Valley” by C.B. Jones
“Deus Vult” by Ethan Yoder
“White Owl” by Stevie Edwards
“The Crowing” by Caleb Stephens
Edited by P.L. McMillan and Solomon Forse
Cover Art (Charley Scott Mystery #1) by Vanessa Westerman
Expected Publication Date: May 14th, 2022
Charley Scott is thrilled to be running a summer pop-up gallery in cottage country. Returning to the lakeside village, not on vacation but as an artist, she’s determined to turn her hobby into a career. Joined by two other artists, including her childhood friend Kayla, the Cover Art Exhibit is a dream come true.
But, beneath the surface of this peaceful town, darkness lurks. There’s a history.
Local chocolatier, Matt Thorn, is struggling to come to terms with his father’s recent death and his legacy of deception. As Matt plans to expose his father’s secrets, Kayla’s husband is found dead, the result of eating Matt’s boutique chocolates.
The homicide investigation threatens to make Charley’s pop-up gallery a failure before it even begins. Luckily, art is all about perspective and she’s always had a keen eye. Can she see past the obvious and find the killer?
Note: I had an ARC of this one sent my way. Stay tuned for a review that will be up very soon!
The Legacy of Molly Southbourne (The Molly Southbourne Trilogy Volume 3) by Tade Thompson
Expected Publication Date: May 17th 2022
Whenever Molly Southbourne bled, a murderer was born. Deadly copies, drawn to destroy their creator, bound by a legacy of death. With the original Molly Southbourne gone, her remnants drew together, seeking safety and a chance for peace. The last Molly and her sisters built a home together, and thought they could escape the murder that marked their past.
But secrets squirm in Molly Southbourne’s blood–secrets born in a Soviet lab and carried back across the Iron Curtain to infiltrate the West. What remains of the Cold War spy machine wants those secrets back, and to get them they’re willing to unearth the dead and destroy the fragile peace surrounding the last copies of Molly Southbourne.
The Legacy of Molly Southbourne brings the story to a bloody end.
Parachute by Holly Rae Garcia
Expected Publication Date: May 20th, 2022
Publisher: Easton Falls Publishing
Angela Rodriguez and her friends aren’t sure what they want out of life now that they’ve graduated high school, but they think there is plenty of time to figure it all out. When a trip to an abandoned elementary school leads to a break-in, they discover an old gym parachute.
Raising the fabric above their heads, the group expects it to balloon out around them like it did when they were younger. But instead, the parachute reveals alternate universes and terrifying worlds.
There’s only one rule…
HOWL Society Press presents Howls From the Dark Ages, a horror anthology with 18 thrilling tales of medieval macabre and a foreword by Christopher Buehlman, author of Between Two Fires.
DON’T LET GO
Hide by Kiersten White
Expected Publication Date: May 24th 2022
Publisher: Del Rey Books
The challenge: spend a week hiding in an abandoned amusement park and don’t get caught.
The prize: enough money to change everything.
Even though everyone is desperate to win–to seize their dream futures or escape their haunting pasts–Mack feels sure that she can beat her competitors. All she has to do is hide, and she’s an expert at that.
It’s the reason she’s alive, and her family isn’t.
But as the people around her begin disappearing one by one, Mack realizes this competition is more sinister than even she imagined, and that together might be the only way to survive.
Fourteen competitors. Seven days. Everywhere to hide, but nowhere to run.
Come out, come out, wherever you are.
Sickness is in Season by Aiden Merchant
Expected Publication Date: May 31st
Publisher: Crossroads Press
Stay tuned to the social media accounts of Crossroads Press to learn more about this one!
Thanks for reading!
What books are you looking forward to in May?