Tales of horror featured by this imprint have the ability to frighten readers. They provoke emotional, psycho-logical or even physical responses. Less fanciful and more horrific than fantasy, many horror tales have their roots in folklore or religious traditions and superstitions centered around death, the afterlife, evil and the demonic. These may still include stories of witches, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and other supernatural beings such as phantoms or mummies. They can also be terrifyingly real with villains who are serial killers or terrorists. Horror stories play upon people's fears and build scenarios they can relate to, such as fear of the unknown, phobias or anxieties. The main ingredients in excellent horror are the haunting possibility of its truth and the inevitable occurrence of the unexpected.
Nightshade Imprint is proud to feature cutting edge story lines that feature the unusual and the fascinating in both content and setting. Steampunk feels at home in this imprint as well.
Word count: 60,000-90,000