Cover Reveal for Lucas Mangum’s We Are The Accused

Sinister Grin Press is excited to reveal the cover for We Are The Accused  by author Lucas Mangum! His new novella with a cover done by graphic artist Scott Carpenter.

The release date is January 15th, but you can pre-order in e-book now and have it hit your Kindle that day! Print will be available on release day.

We Are The Accused, Synopsis -

A mad god lusts for power. Two demon lovers lust for death. An ancient man seeks to devour plagues natural and supernatural.

All converge on the small town of Blue Brook, Pennsylvania to wage war unlike any other, yet strangely familiar.

Bianca is an Afghanistan war veteran turned police detective whose ex-con high school sweetheart has just come home. Boone is a boy entrusted with immense power and a mother who’s struggling to hold their family together. Lafferty is a priest with many secrets.

All are caught in the middle of something beyond their understanding. The inner and outer darkness of each doomed soul must be faced.

And blood will be shed.

WE ARE THE ACCUSED is a book for fans of the TV shows SUPERNATURAL and PREACHER, and is similar in tone to Jonathan Maberry’s GHOST ROAD BLUES and Brian Keene’s A GATHERING OF CROWS. It’s a story about coming to grips with darkness, both external and internal; it is also, at its heart, an adventure.

Lucas Mangum, Biography

Lucas Mangum lives in Austin, Texas. He is the author of FLESH AND FIRE, MANIA, ENGINES OF RUIN, GODS OF THE DARK WEB, and WE ARE THE ACCUSED. Though he avoids social media these days, he loves to hear from readers, and can be contacted at [email protected]


Cover Reveal of Toroa by Erik Hofstatter

Sinister Grin Press is pleased to announce the next book on our publishing list, Toroa by Erik Hofstatter, which is publishing May 15, 2018. We are even more pleased to show you the surreal cover created by Zach McCain. We just think it’s mesmerizing! Let us know your thoughts.

The beautiful cover is the icing on the cake as the story is phenomenal as well, so don’t delay in pre-ordering it in e-book or purchasing a print copy for your collection on publication day.


“The direction I was given for this cover was very basic:  a sea, a large bird, darkened sky, and perhaps a cliff,” said artist Zach McCain.  “As far as planning I didn’t do any sketches or think too hard about it.  All I knew is that it should have motion, so I chose to have the bird flying and to have the waves crashing against the rocks. I just jumped right in.  For some reason the title of the book made me think of book covers from the 1970s and so about partway through as I was working on it I knew I wanted to capture a little bit of that vibe without it being obvious.  I ended up being very happy with the result.  A very simple cover on one hand but also one that has mood and a touch of nostalgia.”

At Sinister Grin Press, we were enthralled by the mood evoked by the cover of Toroa! It’s breathtaking and we hope all our readers think so too.

“Zach’s brush captures the brewing, emotional cataclysm with a perfect storm of bleak, melancholic colors, and in the heart of it all - a lamenting albatross, its colossal wings blackening like death’s embrace,” said author Erik Hoffstatter.

Toroa, Back Cover Copy –

Infants are vanishing all over Waitangi, a small island nestled in the Pacific Ocean. The local tribe believes a colossal albatross is responsible. Worse still, they are convinced that the seabird had been trained to carry out these sinister kidnappings. On the other side of the globe, in England, a troubled Maori girl falls in love with Aryan — a charismatic fire-breather. As their doomed relationship unfolds, a tragedy strikes, leaving her forever changed. Grieving, she travels to the island in desperate search of her estranged father and seeking answers to her shrouded origins. Will her actions influence the mysterious events occurring on the isle?

Erik Hofstatter, Biography -

Erik Hofstatter is a dark fiction writer and a member of the Horror Writers Association. Born in the wild lands of the Czech Republic, he roamed Europe before subsequently settling on English shores, studying creative writing at the London School of Journalism. He now dwells in Kent, where he can be encountered consuming copious amounts of mead and tyrannizing local peasantry. His work appeared in various magazines and podcasts around the world such as Morpheus Tales, Crystal Lake Publishing, The Literary Hatchet, Sanitarium Magazine, Wicked Library, Tales to Terrify, and Manor House Show. Rare Breeds is out now via Dark Silo Press as well as Toroa from Sinister Grin Press, on May 15, 2018.


Twitter: @ErikHofstatter



Digital ARCS will be available in early May for those interested in reviewing, so plan your schedule now or put in an early request. Scheduling is also underway for interviews or features with Hofstatter. Please contact Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi at [email protected] or find her on Twitter at @erinalmehairi, if interested.

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Sinister Grin Press publishes horror, fantasy, science fiction, urban, and western novels. Most of our books are so horrifying they’re categorized as “book that’ll carve a smile on your face!” Please peruse our back catalog for an array of titles as well as follow us to learn about our new and upcoming books for 2018. We have some superb authors on board to offer you what we hope will be some of your best reads of the year.







They Feed…

They Feed by Jason Parent now available for pre-order on Kindle. Purchase your copy here.

They Feed is coming April 15th.


Jason Parent’s They Feed

Pre-order Kindle Link Coming Soon!!

Watch for the Amazon Kindle pre-order link very soon. Paperback and other avenues of purchase coming April 15th.

Other cover reveals and pre-orders coming soon from Dustin LaValley, Erik Hoffstater, Tim Meyer, Richard J. O’Brien, Matt Hayward and the Sisters of Slaughter. Continue to follow us as 2018 unfolds.


Jason Parent’s They Feed Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal for THEY FEED by Jason Parent


The first book of 2018 to be published at Sinister Grin Press is a horror novel called THEY FEED by Jason Parent. It’s due to be out April 15 in e-book and paperback formats on most major online retail sites.

Today, we want to reveal the fantastic cover for THEY FEED and give you some information about the book! Stay tuned to our blog, Twitter, and Facebook ongoing for news such as pre-order and launch of this book, as well as other upcoming books.

(Pre-order now available for Kindle edition)


About the Cover


The artist on the project for Sinister Grin Press was Zach McCain. “The idea for this cover was simple,” he said. “A rundown cabin in the woods. I started by doing a pencil drawing but the overall feel was too soft and not edgy enough. I decided to go the digital route and use lots of black. The second attempt achieved the proper tone.”

At Sinister, we feel that the cover truly absorbs the atmosphere of the story and draws the reader into the darkness of the story.


“I love the cover for They Feed! It’s dark, it’s beautiful, it’s sinister… Zach perfectly captures that border between two realities, that moment at dusk when the world of day creatures come to an end and the slithering things of the night have their reign,” Parent said, of his new cover.


Are you wondering what THEY FEED is about?


The night uncovers all we wish not to see.


A troubled man enters a dusky park before sunset. A young woman follows, hidden in shadow. Both have returned to the park to take back something the past has stolen from them, to make right six long years of suffering, and to find justice or perhaps redemption—or maybe they’ll settle for some old-fashioned revenge.


But something evil is alive and awake in those woods, creatures that care nothing for human motivations. They’re driven by their own insatiable need: a ravenous, bottomless hunger.


The campgrounds are full tonight, and the creatures are starving. Before the night is over, they will feed.


An unrelenting tale of terror from Jason Parent, acclaimed author of People of the Sun and What Hides Within.


Jason Parent, Biography –

Jason is an author of horror, thrillers, mysteries, science fiction, and dark humor, though his many novels, novellas, and short stories tend to blur the boundaries between these genres. From his award-winning first horror/mystery novel, What Hides Within, to his widely applauded police procedural/supernatural thriller, Seeing Evil, Jason’s work has won him praise from both critics and fans of diverse genres alike. His work has been compared to that of some of his personal favorite authors, such as Chuck Palahniuk, Jack Ketchum, Tess Gerritsen, and Joe Hill.


Jason grew up near Fall River, Massachusetts, the setting for several of his novels. He has lived in New England most his life, currently residing in Rhode Island.


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Sinister Grin Press publishes horror, fantasy, science fiction, urban, and western novels. Most of our books are so horrifying they’re categorized as “books you can sink your teeth into!” Please peruse our back catalog for an array of titles as well as follow us to learn about our new and upcoming books for 2018. We have some superb authors on board to offer you what we hope will be some of your best reads of the year.




Get Caught Reading Month


Nate Southard

With the release of Just Like Hell we decided everyone should enjoy all of Nate Southard’s books.




Review : The Hematophages by Stephen Kozeniewski

The Hematophages

by Stephen Kozeniewski


Stephen Kozeniewski provides the reader a breath of futuristic fresh air with his novel The Hematophages. Given an offer that can’t be refused, the main character becomes part of a funeral shrouded expedition assigned to explore a planet described by scientists as a spinning organism. Salvaging an appointed derelict seed ship on the celestial body turns quickly into a gut wrenching mission which Kozeniewski has described with seemingly flawless Sci-Fi accuracy and believability. Not only has the author successfully created a creepy alternate flesh world but descriptions of terrestrial hematophage creatures bring an all too real horror to the inventive storyline. The Hematophages is an unexpected blindside of literary fantasy horror that will keep the reader on the edge of their spacecraft seat.

Mike Rankin

Hudson Booksellers



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