Wednesday Wishes: May 2, 2012

Its time for another Wishlist post!  I love Wednesday!  I get to look through my wishlist and not feel the least bit guilty about “wanting” so much stuff.  See, I want it…for you guys! Yeah, yeah.  That’s it.  My wishlist is all for you! haha!

Hope you had a great day today.  It is hot as snot here. bluh.  I’ll take ice and snow over sweat runnin’ down between meh boobs ANY DAY. No kiddin.

Looks like my book cravings are finally floating back toward the horror genre, because pretty much everything that made my list this past week had a little scare factor to it! 

I was talking to one of my online friends, Danny Marks, (psssstttt… make sure to check out Danny’s new book Velveteen! ) and we are both hoping horror will start “bleeding” into the YA field.  Wouldn’t be a thing wrong with a few quick thrills.  Nope, not a thing.  In fact, I started loving horror in middle school, so I think the horror + YA would be a huge HUGE deal.  *cha-ching* You hear that?  Thats dolla-dollah billz yall!

HAHA, ok, on to the list!  Here’s the newest books to find their way onto my wishes list.  Hope you see something that interests you, too!

The Beast House by Richard Laymon

Release Date: 2012-05-01

The Beast House has become a museum of the most twisted and macabre kind. On display inside are wax figures of its victims, their bodies mangled and chewed, mutilated beyond recognition. The tourists who come to Beast House can only wonder what sort of terrifying creature could be responsible for such atrocities.But some people are convinced Beast House is a hoax. Nora and her friends are determined to learn the truth for themselves.

They will dare to enter the house at night. When the tourists have gone. When the beast is rumored to come out. They will learn, all right.

NO OF PAGES: 352 | GENRE: horror  | BUY ON AMAZON

The Croning by Laird Barron

Release Date: 2012-05-01

Strange things exist on the periphery of our existence, haunting us from the darkness looming beyond our firelight. Black magic, weird cults and worse things loom in the shadows. The Children of Old Leech have been with us from time immemorial. And they love us. Donald Miller, geologist and academic, has walked along the edge of a chasm for most of his nearly eighty years, leading a charmed life between endearing absent-mindedness and sanity-shattering realization. Now, all things must converge. Donald will discover the dark secrets along the edges, unearthing savage truths about his wife Michelle, their adult twins, and all he knows and trusts. For Donald is about to stumble on the secret…of The Croning. From Laird Barron, Shirley Jackson Award-winning author of The Imago Sequence and Occultation, comes The Croning, a debut novel of cosmic horror.

NO OF PAGES: 320 | GENRE:  horror | BUY ON AMAZON

The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories by Jeff VanderMeer

Release Date: 2012-05-08

From Lovecraft to Borges to Gaiman, a century of intrepid literary experimentation has created a corpus of dark and strange stories that transcend all known genre boundaries. Together these stories form The Weird, and its practitioners include some of the greatest names in twentieth and twenty-first century literature. Exotic and esoteric, The Weird plunges you into dark domains and brings you face to face with surreal monstrosities. You won’t find any elves or wizards here…but you will find the biggest, boldest, and downright most peculiar stories from the last hundred years bound together in the biggest Weird collection ever assembled. The Weird features 110 stories by an all-star cast, from literary legends to international bestsellers to Booker Prize winners: including William Gibson, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King, Angela Carter, Kelly Link, Franz Kafka, China Miéville, Clive Barker, Haruki Murakami, M. R. James, Neil Gaiman, Mervyn Peake, and Michael Chabon.

NO OF PAGES: 1152 | GENRE:   horror | BUY ON AMAZON

Indignities of the Flesh by Bentley Little

Release Date: 2012-05-31

Bentley Little has forged a name for himself as one of the most startlingly original authors in contemporary horror. His subversion of genre tropes and talent for creating surreal, Boschian-like nightmares from the mundane is without parallel.Herein you’ll meet: the mischievous ‘Rodeo Clown’, who may very well be evil incarnate, or perhaps little more than an innocent bystander in a ring of coincidence; a man obsessed with dental hygiene to the point of stalking, in ‘Brushing’; a cynic forced to tag along on an ill-advised trip to a faith healer in ‘Documented Miracles’; a demented birthday girl whose equally demented birthday wishes are about to come true, in ‘Happy Birthday, Dear Tama’; a family on the run from cartoonists in search of their god, in ‘Loony Tune’; and a man who pays the ultimate price for circumventing a parking attendant in the never before published, ‘Valet Parking’.Rounding out the collection are ‘The Black Ladies’ and ‘The Pinata’, a pair of unsettling stories culled from childhood nightmares, and the surprisingly poignant ‘Even the Dead’, which documents the last days of a tender partnership between two friends, only one of whom is still alive.Indignities of the Flesh is a superlative gathering of the kind of twisted, darkly humorous, and mind-bending stories for which Bentley Little is best known.

NO OF PAGES: 208 | GENRE: horror | BUY ON AMAZON

The Werewolf of Paris: A Novel (Pegasus Crime) by Guy Endore

Release Date: 2012-07-01

Endore’s classic werewolf novel—now Back in print for the first time in over forty years—helped define a genre and set a new standard in horror fiction.The werewolf is one of the great iconic figures of horror in folklore, legend, film, and literature. And connoisseurs of horror fiction know that The Werewolf of Paris is a cornerstone work, a masterpiece of the genre that deservedly ranks with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.Endore’s classic novel has not only withstood the test of time since it was first published in 1933, but it boldly used and portrayed elements of sexual compulsion in ways that had never been seen before, at least not in horror literature.In this gripping work of historical fiction, Endore’s werewolf, an outcast named Bertrand Caillet, travels across pre-Revolutionary France seeking to calm the beast within. Stunning in its sexual frankness and eerie, fog-enshrouded visions, this novel was decidedly influential for the generations of horror and science fiction authors who came afterward.

NO OF PAGES: 304 | GENRE: horror | BUY ON AMAZON

The Sin Eater by Sarah Rayne

Release Date: 2012-07-01

The sins of the past break through to the present in this chilling tale of supernatural suspense. – When Benedict Doyle finds himself the owner of his great-grandfather’s North London house, it stirs memories of his time there as a frightened eight-year-old and the strange glimpses that revealed the darkness in his family’s past, through which runs the grisly thread of an old legend about a chess set believed to possess a dark power. And when Michael Flint, meeting Benedict in Oxford, starts to research his story, chilling facts begin to emerge – facts that suggest the old legend contains a disturbing reality. Could the chess set’s malevolence be reaching out to the present?

NO OF PAGES: 272 | GENRE: horror | BUY ON AMAZON

Magistrates of Hell by Barbara Hambly

Release Date: 2012-07-01

James Asher finds himself once more in alliance with vampire Don Simon Ysidro, as their investigations takes them to far-off Peking . . . October, 1912. James Asher, his wife Lydia, and the old occultist and vampire-hunter Dr Solomon Karlebach have journeyed to the new-born Republic of China to investigate the rumour that the mindless Undead – the Others that even the vampires fear – have begun to multiply in the caverns of the hills west of Peking. Alongside his old vampire partner, Don Simon Ysidro, Asher embarks on a sinister hunt, while somewhere in the city’s cold gray labyrinth lurk the Peking vampires, known as the Magistrates of Hell – with an agenda of their own . . .

NO OF PAGES: 256 | GENRE: horror | BUY ON AMAZON

House of Bells by Chaz Brenchley

Release Date: 2012-07-01

A haunting tale of terror from a master of the genre. – When she is offered an undercover assignment by newspaper editor (and her former lover) Tony Fledgwood, professional party girl Grace Harley jumps at the chance to disappear from London and escape the scandal that threatens to engulf her. Her mission at the great house formerly known as D’Esperance is find out what goes on within this so-called commune and what happened to the journalist originally sent to investigate, who has disappeared without trace. But it’s not long before Grace experiences a series of strange and increasingly menacing incidents . . . 

NO OF PAGES: 240 | GENRE: horror | BUY ON AMAZON

Road Rage by Stephen King

Release Date: 2012-07-31

Acclaimed novelist/Eisner-winning graphic novelist Joe Hill collaborated with his father, Stephen King, in Throttle, for the first time on a tale that paid tribute to Richard Matheson’s classic tale, Duel.

Now, IDW is proud to present comic-book tellings of both stories in Road Rage, adapted by Chris Ryall with art by Nelson Daniel and Rafa Garres.

For readers who enjoyed; Locke & Key Vol 4: Keys to the Kingdom HC 9781600108860 Locke & Key Vol 3: Crown of Shadows HC 9781600106958 Locke & Key Vol 2: Head Games HC 9781600104831 Locke & Key Vol 1: Welcome to Lovecraft HC 9781600102370 Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born Premiere HC 9780785121442 Heart-Shaped Box 9780061147937 Horns 9780061147951 20th Century Ghosts 9780061147982 Richard Matheson’s I Am Legend 9781933239217

NO OF PAGES: 120 | GENRE: horror | BUY ON AMAZON

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Release Date: 2010-05-01

In America’s Gulf Coast region, where grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts, Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota–and hopefully live to see another day. But when, by luck or chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it’s worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life. . . .

In this powerful novel, award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.

 

NO OF PAGES: 336 | GENRE: Sci Fi | BUY ON AMAZON

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