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CamCat News October 1-15

CamCat News October 1-15

By CamCat Books Date: October 16, 2023 Tags: Company News

We’re having a cool and exciting fall at CamCat Books, with lots of events, reviews and news starting with…

Mystery Writers of America:

CamCat Books is now an officially recognized publisher by the Mystery Writers of America! Learn more about the MWA here.

New Releases:

Phantom by Helen Power, out 10/10/2023

“The horror-thriller Phantom delivers twists, laughs, and chills in equal measure.” —Erin Flanagan, Edgar-award winning author of Deer Season and Blackout

“Gripping, terrifying, and nearly impossible to put down. Phantom is a thriller to be read with your deadbolt locked.” —Noelle W. Ihli, author of Ask for Andrea and Run on Red

“Power has crafted a gritty, Faustian crime novel that will suck you in from page one.” —Elle Grawl, author of One of Those Faces

Phantom is a feverish thrill ride you won't soon forget!” —Matt Witten, author of The Necklace

“[This] propulsive, high-concept Faustian thriller . . . maintains a breakneck pace, and [Power] sticks the landing.” Publishers Weekly

Out in Paperback:

Curse Undone by Brandie June

“Amazing conclusion to the series . . . Fans of YA fantasy and retellings will delight in this unique spin on the Rumpelstiltskin classic.” YA Books Central

“June picks up this story promptly following the end of Gold Spun, delivering a satisfying continuation of the plot . . . A quick read for those who enjoyed the first novel in this duology and desire more romance, drama, and intrigue from this world.” School Library Journal

“A unique action/adventure fantasy, Curse Undone is the epic and compulsive page turner of a conclusion to fantasy novelist Brandie June’s Gold Spun duology” Midwest Book Review

When the Night Bells Ring by Jo Kaplan

When the Night Bells Ring is delightfully creepy . . .” Booklist, Starred Review

“VERDICT Seamlessly blending Western, ancient evil, and climate horror tropes, Kaplan (It Will Just Be Us) has created an immersive, chilling, and compelling tale that fans of Christina Henry and Camilla Sten will devour.” Library Journal

“When the Night Bells Ring is the most terrifying vampire tale in half a century. Jo Kaplan could make a bucket feel haunted, and the horrors she populates old mines and frontier towns with arm the dark with nightmares for days after a reader visits them. Truly, it’s a brilliant novel of survival, greed, and corruption that lingers in the mind like a wound that won’t heal.” —Jef Rouner, author of Stranger Words

“I soon found myself consuming page after page of compelling narrative of likeable characters and horrific circumstance.” Ginger Nuts of Horror

“Jo Kaplan has fashioned an experience like none other, where forgotten curses and future terrors collide. Highly recommended for horror fans whose TBRs consist of VanderMeer-worthy climate disaster novels and the creepiest of creature features, reading When the Night Bells Ring is like slinking through a mine shaft with only a single, dying flashlight to rely on . . . while behind you, the sound of footsteps—and the tinkling of bells—grows ever-louder.” —Christa Carmen, author of Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked

New on the Podcast:

We’re celebrating the spooky season on CamCat Unwrapped with four of our horror writers! Head to YouTube or your preferred podcast platform to listen to Alexander James (The Woodkin), Jo Kaplan (When the Night Bells Ring), David Oppegaard (Claw Heart Mountain), and Brendon Vayo (Girl Among Crows) collaborate on a horror writing challenge.

CamCat Trade Reviews

AudioFile Magazine reviewed Girl on Trial by Kathleen Fine: “Narrator Reba Buhr's solemn yet heartfelt narration guides listeners back and forth through time as a teenaged Emily stands trial for causing a young family's death.”

AudioFile Magazine reviewed They Split the Party by Elijah Menchaca: “Chris Ciulla performs a hilarious fantasy-adventure about a group of legendary warriors who reunite after a disastrous split . . . Ciulla captures the ears of newcomers and series fans alike.”

AudioFile Magazine reviewed King Me by J. A. Crawford: “With high-speed action, a witty mystery, original characters, and Campbell's expert narration, listeners won't want to miss this.”

Booklist reviewed The Confession of Hemingway Jones by Kathleen Hannon: “There’s a persistent feeling of dread throughout Hemingway’s tale . . . A chilling thriller.”

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