A couple of years ago, I came across an article online discussing some of the most overlooked horror novels of the past couple of decades. Some of them I had already read. Some I had never heard of. And one in particular stuck out because I realized it had been sitting on my bookshelves for years from a long-forgotten trip to a local used bookstore, so I dug it up, read it and loved it.
That novel was THE BREEZE HORROR by Candace Caponegro, mentioned by many as a hidden splatterpunk gem. It was pretty obvious why it hadn’t gotten the exposure it deserved. The cover had nothing at all to do with the story and it had been released at the end of the 1980s when a glut of horror was flooding the market
Last fall I had the idea to reprint books that deserved to be read by more people. Naturally, I thought of this book, but I had no idea how to contact her. She hadn’t published any other novels and she didn’t have a website…. but, being the obsessive compulsive geek that I am, I kept looking
And I found her!
Long story short – Bloodshot Books will be reprinting this “lost novel” next year with the cover and exposure it deserved the first time around. Please congratulate Candace and let’s cross our fingers that that this might even reignite her desire to write again.
Believe me. This is one you do not want to miss.