Titan Books is releasing “The Chopping Block”, a brand-new original novel set in the universe of NBCs hit series, Grimm. In the book, a cache of bones is found in a shallow grave in local woods… Meanwhile missing persons cases in Portland seem to be on the increase. As more bones are discovered, Portland homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt and his partner Hank Griffin investigate – but there seems to be no connection between the victims… Head below for the preview. READ MORE
Since the release of Ridley Scott’s masterpiece in 1979, the Alien franchise has grown to become one of the most successful and beloved in the horror world. Along with the prospect of a new Alien video game and the planned Prometheus comic books series, Titan Books is releasing “Alien: Out Of The Shadows”. This new novel from Tim Lebbon bridges the gap between Alien and Aliens, and stars the inimitable Final Girl, Ellen Ripley.
Look for “Out Of The Shadows” in shops and online January 28, 2014. READ MORE
Big thanks to everyone who entered the contest for the Titan Books Holiday Giveaway for the best selling horror books from the publisher this year. It’s awesome to know so many people still care about horror literature. As a nice treat between Christmas and New Years, we have our winners!
First Place: Lyubimiibogom
3 Runners Up: 847jeffl, HorrorFancy, Havocvoodoo
Please DM me with your full name and addresses. READ MORE
We have a killer holiday giveaway, courtesy of the folks at Titan Books. The winner will receive a package of eight of the best selling horror books from the publisher from the past year. This includes “Shadows Over Innsmouth”, “Deadbeat: Makes You Stronger”, “Grimm: Aunt Marie’s Book of Lore”, and a bunch more (See full list below). Three runners up will receive a copy of “Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard”.
TO WIN: Just head to the comments section and write, “I want free books”. Winner’s will be chosen at random. Contest is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only. Winners will be asked to supply their full name and address (no PO box). READ MORE
Last week, Titan Publishing release “Aunt Marie’s Book of Lore”, which explores the monsters, weapons, and potions of hit NBC series “Grimm”. Every page is done in notebook style with original artwork, accompanied by detailed descriptions. It’s a gorgeous book, and you can take a look at some preview pages after the jump. READ MORE
This month, Titan Books is releasing “Great Showdowns: The Return”, a hardback collection from acclaimed artist Scott Campbell, chronicling some of the greatest confrontations in movie history. These pictures are adorable and epic at the same time. Titan hooked us up with a collection of Scott’s horror themed Showdowns including, The Shining, 28 Days Later, Hellraiser, and more for you to feats your eyes on. READ MORE
Somehow this “Anno Dracula” series has gone under my radar for years. The series is a modern vampire tale that explores the question: What if Dracula had survived his encounters with Bram Stoker’s Dr. John Seward and enslaved Victorian England? “Johnny Alucard” is the fourth novel in Kim Newman’s series and it follows the titular character as he feeds off the rich and famous across America. If you’re still not convinced, the series was originally co-developed with Neil Gaiman.
The book will be released on September 17th from Titan Books. READ MORE
Roman Dirge and Titan Books just released a new collection featuring his cute little macabre dead girl, Lenore. “Purple Nurples” sees Lenore come back from the dead on a mission, hell-bent to continue living exactly as she did when she was alive. She’s a devious little girl, who’s not afraid to kill a few animals on her quest to be… a little girl. “Purple Nurples” collects issues #4-7 and we’ve got an exclusive look below. READ MORE
Titan Publishing just released a brand new Sherlock Holmes novel, “The Stuff of Nightmares” by New York Times best-selling author James Lovegrove. The tale follows Holmes who believes Moriarty is back with a devastating plan to bring about national terror. To complicate matters, there’s also a vigilante with incredibly high-tech gear floating between rooftops. We’ve got an exclusive excerpt from Chapter 7 of the novel for you to feast on after the break.
The novel is available now online and in book stores. READ MORE
Titan Books just released a new Indian superhero novel, “Turbulence”. The book is written by Samit Basu, one of the India’s most talented young writers with an impressive profile in comics, young adult, and Speculative fiction. “Turbulence” tells the story of a young boy who finds himself on a flight where the passengers gain abilities corresponding to their innermost desires. READ MORE
With his short story “The Murders In The Rue Morgue”, Poe gave rise to the first literary detective, Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin. Titan Books has put together a collection of Dupin-inspired short stories by some of the best writers in horror including Clive Barker, Joe R. Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry, and more. We’ve got an exclusive look ate Lansdale’s short story, “The Gruesome Affair of the Electric Blue Lightning”. The book will be on sale on July 26th, 2013. READ MORE
Out today from Titan Books is “Deadbeat – Makes You Stronger”, the first in a brand-new series of horror detective novels by author Guy Adams. The book follows Max and Tom who witness a group of grave robbers stealing a coffin. The kicker? The body inside is still breathing. “Deadbeat” sounds like a buddy-cop style paranormal tale and we’ve got a nice little excerpt from chapter 1 below. READ MORE
Ecko Rising by Danie Ware is a genre-bending fantasy–sci-fi epic following a savage, cynical anti-hero. After awakening in a dimension-jumping inn to find himself immersed in his own sardonic fantasy world, Ecko strives to conquer his deepest fears and save the world from extinction. Financial Times described the book as “The Matrix meets Game of Thrones” and if that doesn’t sound epic, I don’t know what does. The book is set for release tomorrow, June 11th, from Titan Books. READ MORE
Titan Books has just released a brand new book that outlines the life of one of film’s greatest cult icons, Peter Cushing. If you’re a hound for classic horror cinema, you know Cushing from his roles as Baron Frankenstein and Doctor Van Helsing in the films from the Hammer house of horror. Cushing’s other star roles consisted of Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, and Grand Moff Tarkin. Author David Miller has written a guide to Cushing’s career and you can check out a brief excerpt and a bunch of images below. READ MORE
Titan Books is releasing a brand new edition of Kim Newman’s critically acclaimed horror novel Jago and we’ve got an exclusive look at the prologue. The novel follows a young academic who specializes in the end of the world. When he and his girlfriend decide to spend the summer in a small village, they encounter all kinds of evil lurking around every corner. Check it out below. READ MORE
Film novelizations were once a big part of horror film culture. They provide a chance to expand upon a character by revealing their thoughts and inner workings, which is often difficult to communicate on screen. Unfortunately, novelization seems to be a dying art form. In conjunction with the release of the Resident Evil: Retribution film, Titan Books released the official novelization, written by John Shirley. Shirley has an impressive writing resume under his belt, having penned the screenplay for The Crow, as well as various novel tie-ins such as “Bioshock” and “Constantine”. Let’s get this straight; this is an adaptation of a screenplay for a mediocre action horror film that is very loosely adapted from a series of video games. The chances of it being a solid piece of fiction were slim to begin with. Shirley’s writing offers moments of excitement but for the most part it is uninspired and filled with lackluster imagery. My major concern is that the novel does not seem to have had an editor. The book is riddled with editorial errors from start to finish, thus removing the reader from what should be climactic moments. READ MORE