Cover Reveal: DRILL by Scott R. Jones

As first revealed on the Night Worms blog today, Word Horde proudly presents DRILL, the new novel of cosmic horror/occult ritual from Scott R. Jones, author of Stonefish, featuring another fantastic cover from Matthew Revert!

DRILL by Scott R. Jones

Preorder today from Word Horde, and you’ll also receive a bookplate signed by Scott R. Jones, and a free eBook.

Here’s just some of the advance praise for DRILL

“Scott R. Jones is a master of creating fully-realized characters who must navigate worlds where the unimaginably weird has become disturbingly normal for them… His autofictional narrator’s conversational, sometimes confessional stream of consciousness gels into a dark and strange personal history tainted by horrors both otherworldly and all too familiar. DRILL twists family conflict, religious fervor, and ravening cosmic forces into a richly-detailed and compelling novel of loss and vengeance, resonant and deeply felt.”
—Erica Ruppert, author of Imago and Other Transformations

“…this work is among the most unabashedly unique reading experiences I’ve had in quite some time. It’s an angry book, depicting the traumatic effects of cults on family dynamics across generation lines, but there’s an undeniable righteousness to the rage, a sympathetic vulnerability, and a desire to either destroy or heal—tied as that is to the novel’s supernatural underbelly and existential stakes. I’m not sure I’ve ever read anything quite like DRILL.”
—Cody Lakin, author of The Family Condition

DRILL is a literary sigil and hyperstitional wave generator in the form of a weird fictional and metafictional autofiction that seeks by its own direct avowal to serve as the author’s Moby Dick by way of Philip K. Dick and William S. Burroughs, with a pervasive infusion of religious and occult obsession.”
—Matt Cardin, author of To Rouse Leviathan and What the Demon Said

“Having gnawed away the rotten roots of orthodox cosmic horror until the way was cleared for new growth, Jones comes at us in his final form with DRILL… and all that came before seems so quaint before such a pyrotechnic display of batshit insane ideas and intimate, lacerating characterization. This one will leave a hole in your head and heart you could drive a car through.”
—Cody Goodfellow, author of Unamerica

DRILL is a dense yet mystical cosmic horror novel serving as a meta mask for an elaborate magical ritual… Scott R. Jones is a sorcerer and DRILL is him flexing his literary muscles and crafting a narrative that will leave an everlasting imprint on your psyche.”
—Grant Wamack, author of Bullet Tooth

Cover Design by Matthew Revert

Pub Date: August 6, 2024

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-956252-09-5

Format: eBook
ISBN-13: 978-1-939905-76-5

Upcoming Word Horde Releases

Great stuff coming from your favorite indie publisher of weird fiction!

August 2024: DRILL, Scott R. Jones
Magical mailman kills God in this novel of cosmic horror/occult ritual from Scott R. Jones, the author of Stonefish.

September 2024: Around Eldritch Corners, Christine Morgan
Christine Morgan’s Cthulhu Mythos and Lovecraftian cosmic horror come to life in this arcane volume. With tales ranging from the humorous to the horrific, Around Eldritch Corners would be sure to make H. P. Lovecraft shudder.

October 2024: Glowing in the Dark: Collected Writings on the Horror Film 2011-2023, Orrin Grey
A nonfiction collection of more than a decade of Orrin Grey’s best writing on film, including reviews and essays. Titles considered under Grey’s microscope include The Andromeda Strain, The Mad Magician, and The Dunwich Horror.

Stay tuned for cover reveals, preorder announcements, and more coming soon!

Cover Reveal: No One Dies from Love by Robert Levy

You may have heard this was coming. You may even have seen the starred review in Publishers Weekly. We’ve been a little quiet as we worked to get all the moving pieces into place. But we couldn’t be prouder to make this announcement and show off this cover. Dropping imminently (May 30) is the debut collection from Lambda Award and Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author Robert Levy, No One Dies from Love: Dark Tales of Loss and Longing. This collection includes twelve tales of horror and desire (one never before published), an introduction from Paul Tremblay, and a gorgeous cover design by Matthew Revert (reworking Carl Goos’ 1830 painting Orpheus and Eurydice).

No One Dies from Love: Dark Tales of Loss and Longing by Robert Levy

Preorder today from Word Horde, and you’ll also receive a signed bookplate from Robert Levy, and a free eBook in your preferred format.. Here’s just some of the advance praise for No One Dies from Love

“Levy delivers a viscerally unsettling collection of 12 horror shorts rooted as much in human psychology as in the fantastical and speculative… Levy’s stories are made all the more powerful by his unwillingness to shy away from the illicit. By embracing the taboo with the tools of horror and speculative fiction, he at once demystifies these subjects while imbuing them with a magic of his own… The result is a triumph.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Robert Levy’s No One Dies From Love may well end up being the book of the year for me. There is a frankness, a boldness, and a compassion in these stories that give real weight to the darkness they hold. It’s easy to caricature human pain and vulnerability in service to a horror story, but Levy writes with honesty and depth, and it makes all the difference. I saw some of my own dark corners reflected back to me in this book, and felt the peace that comes from recognition. And that, to me, is what stories are all about.”
—Nathan Ballingrud, author of The Strange and North American Lake Monsters

“Robert Levy’s No One Dies From Love is a masterful collection of dark fiction—a consecrated and intimate ceremony of human loss and longing. With sumptuous prose and a keen understanding of how grief reshapes us, it’s impossible to not be enthralled with Levy’s macabre vision.”
—Eric LaRocca, author of Things Have Gotten Worse Since Last We Spoke

No One Dies From Love is one of the most original collections I have read in recent years. Again and again I found myself stunned by Levy’s stories: their depth and range at making the heart expand to encompass the wonders of the world.”
—Morgan Talty, National Bestselling author of Night of the Living Rez

“Shocking, erotic, and horrific. Robert Levy proves that, one way or another, love will be the end of us all.”
—Priya Sharma, Shirley Jackson Award-winning author of Ormeshadow

Cover Design by Matthew Revert

Pub Date: May 30, 2023

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-1-956252-06-4

Format: eBook
ISBN-13: 978-1-939905-75-8