Hello, boils and ghouls! Welcome to the first of a new weekly series I’ll be doing where I showcase horror titles whose covers were revealed during the previous week. I don’t feel like there’s enough love going out to these, especially indie ones, so I figured… why not show them some of mine? Anyways, this week features titles released in the last week and a half or so, coming to a total of six cover reveals.
Want your reveal included in one of these weekly lists? Just tweet it @agrimscythe or use the tags #horror and #coverreveals, and I’ll find it and hit you up!
Jesus of Scumburg by Leo X. Robertson
Here’s a title I’m looking forward to! A fresh reveal, too! Some of you might remember my review of The Grimhaven Disaster, another title of Leo X. Robertson’s which I immensely enjoyed. Jesus of Scumburg, from what the publisher told me, is supposed to be transgressive and toes the wrong side of the taboo line–which makes me all the more excited for it!
Jesus DeJesus is the lead singer of the Nazi Sympathizers, a punk band whose music excites its audiences into a frenzy that results in the complete annihilation of whatever city the band plays in. When Jesus is renited with his high school crush at a gig in his home city of Scumburg, his disorder-centric way of life is soon thrown into question, making him wonder if there might be a better life in store for him. Jesus DeJesus’ story is an exploration of the ever urge towards total destruction.
via Hindered Souls Press
Kill Hill Carnage by Tim Meyer
These woods are dark and full of monsters…
In 1991, hell was unleashed upon Saint Christopher’s Summer Camp for Kids. The killers left behind piles of bodies and rivers of blood. Some say a family of inbred cannibals was responsible. A masked psychopath with a butcher’s knife is another popular theory. Some still believe a camp counselor lost his mind and went crazy on everyone with an axe. But there’s also the mysterious, derelict factory that sits nearby, atop Kill Hill. A place where urban legends are manufactured, both the grotesque and bizarre.
Twenty-five years later, the factory on Kill Hill is still said to be operational, but no one can get near it. It’s safely guarded along with the secrets within. But there are a few loose strings and hitman Frank Harmon has been sent to tie them up. His kill list is short, but the night is long and full of unspeakable horrors. With the help of a few college students on an impromptu camping adventure, Frank must contain the mess at Kill Hill before it spreads to the neighboring towns. Before it infects the entire country. Before it invades the entire world.
From the fantastical, high-octane mind of Tim Meyer, author of Sharkwater Beach and In the House of Mirrors, comes his most frightening tale yet! Summer camp this year is at your own risk.
via sinister Grin Press
Tell Me When I’m Dead Trilogy by Steven Ramirez
In late June, author Steven Ramirez released new covers for his soon the latest edition of his horror trilogy, Tell Me When I’m Dead. For the sake of remaining spoiler free and saving space, I’m only going to include the synopsis for the first book, but here’s the beautiful covers:
Nowhere is safe.
Thanks to Holly, a beautiful, strong-willed woman, recovering alcoholic Dave Pulaski is getting his life back. Then, a plague decimates the town, turning its victims into shrieking flesh-eaters who hunt the living. Now Dave, Holly, and a band of soldiers must kill the living and the dead to survive. But Dave is this close to drinking again. A woman he cheated with—and no longer human—is after him. The hordes of undead are growing, and the beleaguered security forces are far outnumbered. Hell has arrived in Tres Marias.
Tell Me When I’m Dead is the story of an antihero who must come to terms with all the mistakes of his life. Facing the most terrifying situation imaginable, Dave must decide whether to die drunk or stay alive and fight for those he cares about most. And strength alone won’t be enough—he’ll need faith.
Icarus Falls by William Sterling
Thomas Reed has learned the hard way what it takes to survive in a world like this; one where memories can be bought and sold between people regularly. Through a strict routine of keeping his head down, trusting nobody, and a nearly religious devotion to defending his own three ‘anchor’ memories, Thomas has managed to scrape by day to day.
But the times are changing and something terrible has taken root in the city’s shadows. A revolution is coming, and Thomas has found himself caught in between the two irreconcilable sides of a war for the soul of his city.
Now, with society on the brink of total collapse, Thomas must decide how much he is willing to sacrifice to preserve the world around him, or decide to send it all crashing to the ground.
Icarus Falls is Dystopian, Sci-Fi, Horror novel from William Sterling–the author of Eden and the Veiled Odyssey Series.
via William Sterling