This is such an exciting announcement! I’m absolutely privileged to announce that the anthology Lullabies for Suffering is now available. This anthology of addiction horror is edited by Mark Matthews and contains novellas by Caroline Kepnes (Have you read You? Stunning and horrific.), Kealan Patrick Burke, John FD Taff, Gabino Iglesias, Mark Matthews, and yours truly. My story is titled “Love is a Crematorium” and it’s one of my favorite pieces I have ever written. I cried while I wrote it, if that tells you anything. I am SO happy to see it in print, and I’m honored to be included with such cool authors. It feels like I’m sitting at the adult table. Also, the cover makes me want to die in the best ways. I love it so much.
There is also an opportunity to buy a beautiful limited edition hardcover book! It has its own special cover, is signed by all six authors, and preorders only go until January 31, 2020, so you have about two more weeks to order. This is seriously cool. Here’s a picture of the signature sheets so you can take a look. Signing them was wild and so fun!
“A plunge into the agony and the ecstasy, the inescapable nightmare of addiction.”
~ALMA KATSU, author of The Deep and The Hunger
Addiction starts like a sweet lullaby sung by a trusted loved one. It washes away the pains of the day and wraps you in the warmness of the womb where nothing hurts and every dream is possible. Yet soon enough, this warm state of bliss becomes a cold shiver, the ecstasy and dreams become nightmares, yet we can’t stop listening to the lullaby. We crave to hear the siren song as it rips us apart.
Six stories: three novellas, three novelettes, written by a powerful list of talent, all featuring the insidious nature of addiction–damaged humans craving for highs and wholeness but finding something more tragic and horrific on the other side.
Caroline Kepnes author of You and Hidden Bodies
Kealan Patrick Burke, author of Sour Candy and Kin
Mercedes M. Yardley, author of Pretty Little Dead Girls
John FD Taff, author of The Fearing
Mark Matthews, author of Milk-Blood
Gabino Iglesias, author of Coyote Songs
“Each story uses different techniques and tropes from the genre resulting in a volume that is chilling and thought provoking.” ~Library Journal (Starred Review)
It’s on my TBR. I hope to read it soon!
There are so many great books out there! My TBR pile is insane. Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
… and it’s not a far stretch to say that both covers are based on your story, Love is a Crematorium, which is tearing readers apart. Incredible honor to have you inside and for your piece to be the grand finale of this collection.
Mark, you are such a sweetheart. Thank you so much for inviting me. This is such a genuine pleasure. 🙂