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FLAME TREE PRESS | September Releases | Upcoming Titles

Posted by Molly Rosevear

We have some great titles coming out in the next few months, so we wanted to talk about them here! We have yet another amazing Flame Tree Horror from D.W. Gillespie and Hunter Shea. We also have a new post-apocalyptic novel from David Tallerman which is out now! Then, out in October, we have The Influence by Horror award winner Ramsey Campbell and it's to be released as a Netflix movie. Check out today's blog for more details about everything we have coming up over the next couple of months!

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September

One by One - D.W. Gillespie9781787581678-FTP01

The Easton family has just moved into their new fixer-upper, a beautiful old house that they bought at a steal, and Alice, the youngest of the family, is excited to explore the strange, new place. Her excitement turns to growing dread as she discovers a picture hidden under the old wallpaper, a child’s drawing of a family just like hers. 

Soon after, members of the family begin to disappear, each victim marked on the child’s drawing with a dark black X. It’s up to her to unlock the grim mystery of the house before she becomes the next victim.

Check out One by One on our website!


 The Guardian – J.D. Moyer

Reclaimed Earth Book 29781787583672-FTP01

In the year 2737, Earth is mostly depopulated in the wake of a massive supervolcano, but civilization and culture are preserved in vast orbiting ringstations.

Tem, the nine-year-old son of a ringstation anthropologist and a Happdal bow-hunter, wants nothing more than to become a blacksmith like his uncle Trond. But after a rough patch as the only brown-skinned child in the village, his mother Car-En decides that the family should spend some time on the Stanford ringstation. 

Tem gets caught up in the battle against Umana, the tentacle-enhanced ‘Squid Woman’, while protecting a secret that could change the course of humanity and civilization.

The Guardian, the sequel to the The Sky Woman, is a story of colliding worlds and the contested repopulation of a wild Earth.

Check out The Guardian on our website!


 A Savage Generation  David Tallerman

Sickness is ravaging America, driving the infected to savagery.9781787582415-FTP01 (1)

Petty criminal Ben Silensky is determined to get his girlfriend Carlita and son Kyle free of the quarantined city they live in, enough so to risk a foolhardy crime and then to team up with Carlita's equally desperate cop cousin Nando. Once they're out, Nando is certain they'll find a place in the open prison where his uncle works, unbeknownst to him already become a survivalist colony named Funland under the management of entrepreneurial convict Plan John.

In Funland itself, guard Doyle Johnson is shocked when his ex-wife abandons his son Austin into his care.  Fearing the vulnerable position he's been placed in, he recruits the help of Katherine Aaronovich, the former prison's doctor. But Aaronovich's traumatic past has left her with vulnerabilities of her own, along with radical theories on the nature of the epidemic that will place all their lives in jeopardy.

As the last vestiges of civilisation crumble, Funland may prove to be the safest or the most dangerous of places, depending on who comes out on top - and what can't be held together will inevitably be torn apart.

Check out A Savage Generation on our website!


October

Slash - Hunter Shea9781787581807-FTP01

Five years after final girl Ashley King survived the infamous Resort Massacre, she’s found hanging in her basement by her fiancé, Todd Matthews. The lone survivor of a team of urban explorers who ran into a faceless killing machine, she was never able to overcome the fear that the killer would find her and finish what he’d started. A puzzle addict, she leaves behind clues as to what really happened that night, clues that may reveal the identity of the killer the press has called The Wraith. With the help of his friends, Todd goes back to the crumbling Hayden Resort, a death-tinged ruin in the Catskills Mountains. The Hayden was once a premier destination in what was called the Borscht Belt. Now, it’s rotting, abandoned, and the epicenter of a series of murders that goes back decades. 

Todd and his friends are joined by Sharon Viola, broken and lost sister of Ash’s best friend, Sheri, who was murdered the night of the Resort Massacre. Sneaking in at night on the cusp of winter, the Hayden is the definition of eerie and foreboding. They find the breadcrumbs of a deep, dark mystery that Ash had left behind, all but forgotten in her amnesia of the fateful night. An escaped Nazi had fled to America, masquerading as a cook in the resort’s restaurant. The discovery of his true origins by the all Jewish staff was handled with brutal efficiency, lynch mob style. It was the first of what would be many more murders, escalating under the cover of secrecy after the resort burned down in the mid 1970s. 

The Hayden may have been deserted, but it was never empty of fresh corpses. Someone, or something, has been murdering anyone who dares to wander amidst its crumbling buildings. It knows Todd and his friends have come, and there will be hell to pay for trespassing. 

Check out Slash on our website!


Those Who Came Before – J.H.Moncrieff9781787582989-FTP01

An idyllic weekend camping trip is cut short when Reese Wallace’s friends are brutally murdered. As the group’s only survivor, Reese is the prime suspect, and his story doesn’t make much sense. A disembodied voice warning him to leave the campground the night before? A strange, blackened tree that gave him an electric shock when he cut it down for firewood?

Detective Greyeyes isn’t having any of it—until she hears the voice herself and finds an arrowhead at the crime scene—an arrowhead she can’t get rid of. Troubling visions of a doomed Native American tribe who once called the campground home, and rumors of cursed land and a mythical beast plague the strangest murder case she’s ever been a part of.

People are dying at Strong Lake, and the worst is yet to come.

Check out Those Who Came Before on our website!


Hearthstone Cottage – Frazer Lee9781787583276-FTP01

Mike Carter and his girlfriend Helen, along with their friends Alex and Kay, travel to a remote loch side cottage for a post-graduation holiday. But their celebrations are short-lived when they hit and kill a stag on the road. Alex’s sister Meggie awaits them in the cottage, adding to the tension when her dog, Oscar, goes missing. Mike becomes haunted by a disturbing presence in the cottage, and is hunted by threatening figures in the highland fog. Reeling from a shock revelation, Mike begins to lose his grip on his sanity. As the dark secrets of the past conspire to destroy the bonds of friendship, Mike must uncover the terrifying truth dwelling within the walls of Hearthstone Cottage.

Check out Hearthstone Cottage on our website!

 


The Influence – Ramsey Campbell 9781787583740-FTP01

Queenie is the ageing matriarch of the Faraday family, and even death can’t break her hold over her eleven-year-old granddaughter Rowan. She’s buried with a locket that contains a lock of Rowan’s hair, and soon afterwards Rowan is befriended by a mysterious uncannily intelligent girl of her own age. Only her aunt Hermione suspects how sinister this is, but will retrieving the locket save her niece? By the time anyone sees what effect the ghostly influence on Rowan is having, it may be too late for her. if the child who takes her place in the family isn’t Rowan, Rowan may be somewhere else not quite like our world…

Check out The Influence on our website!

 


Make sure you check back in with the blog all week for more Q&As with the authors of our July releases!

Topics: Flame Tree Press, Flame Tree Press Authors, Flame Tree Press Titles, Horror Fiction, Science Fiction, crime fiction

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