Update for 2021 Strangehouse and Rooster Titles. Also, Thank God 2020 is Over. What Even Was That Shit?!

Happiest New Year to you, dear reader. Glad to have you with us! Last year was a bit nuts, and though we are sure that 2021 will have its own nasty surprises, here’s hoping the year gives everyone a shot in the arm of positivity (and a real shot in the arm of vaccine). Regardless, we have no intention of slowing our particular roll, and that means stepping up our production-side of things. Namely, our special editions, which we formally introduced in 2020.

Our 2020 hardcovers were pretty popular, and we will continue offering hardcovers in 2021. However, we fielded some interesting requests, and after brainstorming a little bit, we’ve decided to offer “deluxe” editions of our hardcover releases. These will include, at a minimum, a numbered hardcover featuring foil designs, housed in a custom slipcase and/or box, with a small art print signed by author and artist(s). Additional swag will include a sticker and an exclusive die-cut bookmark. Now, there is a lot of R&D going on right now, but here’s a look at some test-run prototypes:

foil prototype

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CRADLELAND OF PARASITES is now live on Amazon!

Cradleland media jacket

We promised a follow-up post as soon as CRADLELAND OF PARASITES went live, and here it is: you can now grab Bram Stoker Award-winner Sara Tantlinger’s excellent collection of plague-inspired poetry from Amazon.

CRADLELAND OF PARASITES is the latest from the author of THE DEVIL’S DREAMLAND and LOVE FOR SLAUGHTER and this new collection may just be her best work yet!

But don’t take our word for it, grab your copy and settle in for achingly beautiful horror unlike anything else you’re bound to read in 2020.

Thanks for reading! And we hope you enjoy the book.





NOT ALL MONSTERS arrives early! CRADLELAND OF PARASITES on the way! A sale on COVER ART! AND… we spill some beans about Christmas.


Ah, best laid plans! They always go EXACTLY how you want them to. And, yes, that’s sarcasm you are detecting. We wanted to offer up a Halloween surprise and make NOT ALL MONSTERS and CRADLELAND OF PARASITES available early for those of you looking for something to settle in and read over Halloween, and… well…

We kinda-sorta got there!

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Want to know who we’ve signed for 2021? We’ve talked about a couple titles in previous articles, but next year is Don Noble and Nicholas Day’s 5-year anniversary of owning and operating Rooster Republic, so we are releasing a complete collection of Don Noble’s short works, which will include original art and an original novella, as well as the finished, full text of TRAILER TRASH SAMURAI (portions of which have been previously anthologized). In addition to this, we will be releasing OCTOBER ANIMALS, a new novella from Nicholas Day. Both of these will be limited releases, and will have a pre-order window during summer 2021.

Hailey Piper (whose latest, THE WORM AND HIS KINGS, is available for pre-order from Off Limits Press) has signed on to release a new horror novel through Strangehouse Books, and this is one hell of a manuscript. We are tempted to call the book “Cronenbergian” but we aren’t sure that really does the story justice. It’s more than that. This book will knock yer socks off. It’ll be getting the hardcover treatment, as well, and we’ll have further announcements over the next couple of months. But, go ahead and get excited.


CRADLELAND trade paperback cover, a new release, and saying goodbye to summer

This year has been a Living Hell, but some damned fine work has reared its head.

Case in point, Sara Tantlinger’s CRADLELAND OF PARASITES, which becomes available in a trade paperback edition on Halloween. And, in the spirit of the impending “Spooky Season” we present to you the full wrap for her latest dive into darkness.

Hope you enjoy…

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FAIREST FLESH Street Date and Cover Reveal, and More

The street date for the trade paperback of FAIREST FLESH has been moved out by about a month and change. The title is now expected to release on December 1st, 2020 (instead of October 31st). The reason for this is simple: MARKETING.

FAIREST FLESH is a debut novel, and Rooster Republic/Strangehouse Books is as indie as it gets, all things considered, so in order to give this book the best release possible, we opted to move the release date to accommodate more time for lead-in marketing. Mostly, this translates to us getting the book into the hands of more reviewers, which we have been grinding away at for the better part of this week. And we’re rolling the dice on some bigger venues because, frankly, we believe this book deserves all the eyes we can get on it.

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FAIREST FLESH special edition pre-orders!

Paul Tremblay (A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS and SURVIVOR SONG) had this to say about FAIREST FLESH:

“Deftly mashing together notorious historical figures, feminism, and the grimmest of fairy tales, FAIREST FLESH is as brutally horrifying as it is mesmeric. Consider me a K.P. Kulski fan for life.”

Fairest Flesh MEDIA dust jacket

Well, we’d say it looks like it’s time for . . . FLESH! This book will undoubtedly garner a lot of word of mouth, and it deserves every bit of it! Rooster Republic looks forward to hearing and seeing reader’s responses to this outstanding novel.

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