"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Voices of the Damned by Barbie Wilde
Expected publication: October 31st 2015 by Short, Scary Tales Publications
“Damaged people, ultraviolence, murder and explicit sex—what’s not to love about her work?”—“Bad Barbie” Featurette, Fangoria (America’s #1 Horror Magazine)
Enter into the mind of Barbie Wilde, whose disturbing interior world teems with the voices of rebellious female demons, devilish witches, semen-hungry neo-vampires, raging gods and home invaders, the fiends of sleep paralysis, pint-sized store-front preachers with a whiff of sulfur, body horrors of the most grotesque kind, clandestine aliens and Zulu zombies.
These truly are the Voices of the Damned: eleven short horror stories from Barbie Wilde, actress (Hellbound: Hellraiser II, Death Wish 3) and dark crime-horror novelist (The Venus Complex). Fangoria has called Wilde “one of the finest purveyors of erotically charged horror fiction around.”
Art © Nick Percival Art © Clive Barker Each story is accompanied by seductive, haunting, full color artworks and illustrations created by some of the most imaginative artists in the genre: Clive Barker, Nick Percival, Steve McGinnis, Daniele Serra, Eric Gross, Tara Bush, Vincent Sammy, & Ben Baldwin.
Okay, so you've got a short story collection written by a Hellraiser Cenobite, with cover artwork by Clive Barker himself, releasing on Halloween. Does it get any cooler than that? I still have to read her novel The Venus Complex, but I suspect it'll be on my list of must-reads for October.