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Nightfire has released the titles of its first season of novels, with the first new title hitting September 14th, 2021. The imprint has been making its mark since last year with its free audio stories from some fantasitc authors, as well as a great website populated with all kinds of interesting features. Check out what's in store this year!!

Nightfire, the new horror imprint that joins Tor, Forge, Tor Teen & Starscape, and Publishing as part of Tom Doherty Associates (TDA), is thrilled to announce its first full season of original and unique horror fiction coming out in Fall 2021, now available for preorder at all major retailers.

The Nightfire imprint was launched by TDA President and Publisher Fritz Foy, with the goal of acquiring and publishing across a wide span of the horror genre—from short story collections to novellas and novels, from standalone works to series, from dark fantasy to the supernatural, from originals to reprints of lost modern classics. The first full season of titles reflects these goals as well as showcases unique and talented voices from both rising stars and well-loved veterans of the horror world.

Foy said, “We are a horror publisher staffed by horror lovers, and we set out to publish a diverse breadth of authors as well as formats to tell stories—from our Nightfire blog, to our audio series Come Join Us By the Fire, and now to our first books. We couldn't be more thrilled to be bringing these exciting titles to readers this fall.”

Nightfire Hardcover Releases:

small-coverBuy from Amazon SLEWFOOT: A Tale of Bewitchery by Brom (On-sale: September 14, 2021)

Set in Colonial New England, Slewfoot is a tale of magic and mystery, of triumph and terror, as only dark fantasist Brom can tell it. A deal with the devil, reimagined as the clash between pagan and Puritan, complete with full-color illustrations, from the imagination of this multi-talented storyteller.

small-coverBuy from Amazon THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET by Catriona Ward (On-sale: September 28, 2021)

A gripping psychological horror novel that delivers twist after twist, Catriona Ward’s eagerly anticipated The Last House on Needless Street is a shocking exploration of the lengths we'll go to protect ourselves from dark truths. The horror world is already buzzing about the book, with authors including Stephen King, Joe Hill, Paul Tremblay, and more already singing its praises.

small-coverBuy from Amazon ECHO by Thomas Olde Heuvelt (On-sale: October 12, 2021)

From international bestseller Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Hex) comes Echo, a harrowing novel of obsession and the destructive force of nature. A mountain climber wakes from a coma after a devastating accident in the Swiss Alps… and finds something terrifying has awakened inside of him.

small-coverBuy from Amazon NOTHING BUT BLACKENED TEETH by Cassandra Khaw (On-sale: October 19, 2021)

Nothing But Blackened Teeth is a gorgeously creepy haunted house tale, steeped in Japanese folklore and full of devastating twists, from rising horror star Cassandra Khaw. Friends gather at an abandoned Heian-era mansion for wedding festivities, but lurking in the shadows is a ghost bride with a black smile and a hungry heart…. And she gets lonely down there in the dirt.

Dark Stars New Tales Of Darkest Horror John F D TaffBuy from Amazon DARK STARS: NEW TALES OF DARKEST HORROR, Edited by John F.D. Taff (On-sale: November 2, 2021)

Dark Stars is a tribute to horror’s longstanding short fiction legacy, featuring 12 terrifying all-new stories from today's most noteworthy authors, with an introduction and an original story by bestselling author Josh Malerman (Bird Box) and an afterword and a story by Ramsey Campbell. Additional contributors include Stephen Graham Jones, Alma Katsu, Priya Sharma, Caroline Kepnes, and more.

Nightfire Trade Paperback Releases:

small-coverBuy from Amazon CERTAIN DARK THINGS by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Trade Paperback edition, On-sale: September 7, 2021)

From the New York Times bestselling author of Mexican Gothic comes a pulse-pounding neo-noir that reimagines vampire lore. The Nightfire edition brings this vibrant and terrifying tale back in print and available in paperback for the first time ever!

small-coverBuy from Amazon THE LIVING DEAD by George A. Romero and Daniel Kraus (Trade Paperback edition, On-sale: September 7, 2021)

Available for the first time in trade paperback in this Nightfire edition, New York Times bestselling author Daniel Kraus and legendary director George A. Romero's epic story of a zombie plague, from the first rising to the fall of humankind...and beyond. A must-read for any zombie or Romero fan, The Living Dead received praise from The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, and top horror authors including Joe Hill, Paul Tremblay, and more.

Hex Thomas Olde HeuveltBuy from Amazon HEX by Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Trade Paperback edition, On-sale: September 21, 2021)

A fresh repackaging of the acclaimed English language debut of internationally bestselling, Hugo Award-winning Dutch author, Thomas Olde Heuvelt. Welcome to Black Spring, the seemingly picturesque Hudson Valley town haunted by the Black Rock Witch, a seventeenth-century woman whose eyes and mouth are sewn shut who wanders the town at night...Everybody knows that her eyes may never be opened or the consequences will be too terrible to bear.

Horror and dark fantasy fans will not want to miss any of Nightfire’s exciting debut season, which promises to push the boundaries of the genre and explore the darkest places of reader’s imaginations. Please visit for more information on all of these titles and the latest announcements of what Nightfire will be publishing next.

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He's the puppet master. You don't see him, but he pulls the strings that gets things done. He's the silent partner. He's black ops. If you notice his presence, it's the last thing you'll notice — because now you're dead. He's the shadow you thought you saw in that dark alleyway. You can have a conversation with him, and when you turn around to offer him a cup of coffee, he's already gone.
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