Cover Reveal: A Hawk in the Woods, by Carrie Laben

PREORDER NOW! Coming March 26, 2019. From Shirley Jackson Award-winning author Carrie Laben comes debut Novel A Hawk in the Woods, a harrowing tale of twin witches on the lam.

A Hawk in the Woods by Carrie Laben

When newscaster Abby Waite is diagnosed with a potentially terminal illness, she decides to do the logical thing… break her twin sister Martha out of prison and hit the road. Their destination is the Waite family cabin in Minnesota where Abby plans a family reunion of sorts. But when you come from a family where your grandfather frequently took control of your body during your youth, where your mother tried to inhabit your mind and suck your youthful energies out of you, and where so many dark secrets–and bodies, even–are buried, such a family meeting promises to be nothing short of complicated…

A Hawk in the Woods is wonderfully dark and spellbinding, mixing the road novel, family drama, time travel, cosmic horror, and maybe even a little Heathers. Carrie Laben is an original, compelling new voice. Consider me a fan for life.” –Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts

“Carrie Laben is a monster–they don’t even make writers like this anymore. You will be reading her name for decades to come.” –Cara Hoffman, Author of Running and So Much Pretty

Cover by Matthew Revert

Pub Date: March 26, 2019

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Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-939905-46-8

Format: eBook
ISBN-13: 978-1-939905-47-5

David Peak’s CORPSEPAINT one of the best books of 2018

David Peak’s apocalyptic black metal novel Corpsepaint has been picked as one of the best books of 2018. Here’s Gemma Files (Experimental Flim) for LitReactor:

“Reading this book is like listening to Funeral Doom Metal while staring up at the Sub-Arctic sky during an eclipse of the moon and freezing to death, eyes riveted to the very last second on an endless cosmic void so bleak the stars barely seem to flicker. Everything’s simultaneously numinous and nihilistic, a ghost at best, a god at worst. It’s dazzlingly depressing. I loved it.”
Gemma Files, LitReactor Staff Picks: The Best Books of 2018

Corpsepaint by David Peak

Likewise, Tony Jones of HorrorTalk picks David Peak’s Corpsepaint as one of his Top 10 Horror Novels of 2018:

“The astonishingly bleak Corpsepaint ranks amongst the finest releases of 2018 and is a totally riveting and lyrical read which had me hypnotised from beginning to end. I love intelligent, highly original horror novels, which are enveloped within layers of menace and nihilism, and this had it all.”
Tony’s Top 10 Horror Novels of 2018, HorrorTalk

Experience Corpsepaint for yourself, or give it as a gift to the metalhead in your life. You can find Corpsepaint wherever better books are sold, or order direct from Word Horde.

Our Sale Continues, Scratch & Dent Items, Original Short Fiction

Call it what you will–Black Friday, Cyber Monday, the End of the Year Sale–you’ve only got a few days left to save 25% off any new Word Horde books (with the exception of Scratch & Dent items) you order between now and December 1, 2018. Just use coupon code happybirthday at checkout, and save!

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But speaking of Scratch & Dent items, we sometimes get returns. And while the returns are in great shape, we can’t, in good conscience, sell them as new items. So we pass the savings along to you. It’s a great way to stock up, either for yourself or for those on your Xmas list.

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Since Awards Season is upon us, and we’ve had a few queries, here are our suggestions, should you be looking for works to nominate:

Corpsepaint, David Peak (Novel, First Novel)
The Human Alchemy, Michael Griffin (Collection)
Fright Into Flight, ed Amber Fallon (Reprint Anthology)
Guignol & Other Sardonic Tales, Orrin Grey (Collection)

The original short story in Fright Into Flight is Izzy Lee’s “I Did It for the Art” (~5100 words).

The original novelette in The Human Alchemy is “The Only Way Out is Down” (~9000 words).

Original short stories in Orrin Grey’s Guignol are “Shadders” (~3750 words), “The Blue Light” (~4300 words), Dark and Deep (~3650 words), and “When A Beast Looks Up at the Stars” (~4700 words).