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Audio release: Queen of Teeth

Final post for the year, and it’s to share a much-anticipated release: queer body horror love story Queen of Teeth, winner of the Bram Stoker Award, is at least an audiobook from Tantor Media!

Jenn Lee delivers a terrific performance bringing Yaya, Doc, Magenta, and the rest of this alt-present New Jersey monster tale together. You can find it on Libro.FM, Audible, and Barnes & Noble, and many other audiobook sellers!

“invigorating futuristic horror” – Autostraddle

“delightfully fucked-up and tremendously imaginative” – Vulture

“If there’s such a thing as defiant horror, Hailey Piper’s Queen of Teeth must be its gold standard. This bold, visceral story about the right to one’s own body is equal parts heartfelt and brilliant – and most importantly, razor-sharp.” – Nadia Bulkin, author of She Said Destroy

Within forty-eight hours, Yaya Betancourt will go from discovering teeth between her thighs to being hunted by one of the most powerful corporations in America.

She assumes the vagina dentata is a side effect of a rare genetic condition caused by AlphaBeta Pharmaceutical, decades ago, when she and several thousand others were still in the womb.

But, when ABP corporate goons upend her life, she realizes her secondary teeth might be evidence of a new experiment for which she’s the most advanced test tube … a situation worsened when Yaya’s condition sprouts horns, tentacles, and a mind of its own.

On the run and transforming, Yaya may be either ABP’s greatest success, or the deadliest failure science has ever created.

No Gods for Drowning audiobook release

It’s release day! Dreamscape Audio presents: No Gods for Drowning in audiobook!

Jodie Harris has done such a beautiful narration of this horror/noir/dark fantasy novel, and it’s a joy to hear her give voice to Lilac, Arcadia, Alex, Cecil, and everyone else scrambling in the flooding city of Valentine. It’s up on Libro, Barnes & Noble, Audible, and elsewhere too! I love that different places offer samples from different chapters.

And in mid-November, BookRiot kindly included my space horror novella Your Mind Is a Terrible Thing on their list “Science Fiction Trouble Feature: 10 of the Best Sci-Fi Horror Books.”

Audiobook release: Benny Rose the Cannibal King

It’s March here in 2022, but in Blackwood, Vermont, there’s no time better than Halloween.

A little over two years after its print and ebook release, Benny Rose the Cannibal King is now in audiobook! With new art by the fantastic Don Noble and narrative by the magnetic Laura Lockwood, it’s time for a Halloween ghost story, whether new to the Blackwood Devil or if he’s a familiar treat. You can find the audiobook on Audible, Libro.FM, Hoopla, and more, plus your local library’s digital collection. They don’t have it? Request it, and they might grab it for you.

“An almost cinematic experience … this book has teeth.” – Rue Morgue

Blackwood, Vermont has one legend to its name—Benny Rose, the Cannibal King. Every local kid knows him and tells his stories, especially on Halloween. When a new girl moves to town in the autumn of 1987, the legend inspires high school junior Desiree St. Fleur and her friends to pull a Benny Rose-themed prank. A few laughs and screams, and they’ll have a Happy Halloween.

But a vicious storm crashes into Blackwood and interrupts the festivities. Soon the girls find themselves trapped and hunted in a strange neighborhood where no one will help them. There’s nothing made-up about Benny Rose this Halloween night. The truth is coming, and it’s hungry.

Coming to audio: Benny Rose the Cannibal King

I meant to announce this on the second anniversary of the original release, but I wanted to give the Stoker Preliminary Ballot room to breathe. But here we are: Benny Rose the Cannibal King will be chewing his way into audio this spring from Author’s Republic, narrated by Laura Lockwood! Feast your eyes on the audiobook cover art by Don Noble:

We’re still a ways from the release, but when the time comes, you’ll find Benny Rose the Cannibal King on Audible, Libro.FM, Apple, and more, as well as requestable from public libraries!

 

“Feast for Small Pieces” on Pseudopod, TPONG audio update, 2021 lists

Last story of the year, and it’s about a favorite for many: “Feast for Small Pieces” opens my short story collection Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy, and also opens the final 2021 episode of Pseudopod, Flash on the Borderlands LIX, which features four horrific flash fics for your listening pleasure.
In further audio news: previously available exclusively to Audible, The Possession of Natalie Glasgow audiobook, narrated by the brilliant Gemma Amor, is now available at a wide selection of online retailers, including Libro.FM!
In other news, Queen of Teeth had the good fortune to appear on a couple more end-of-year lists, and I’m immensely grateful:
Also, Book Riot recommended Unfortunately Elements of My Anatomy in their article Short Stories for Dark Nights.
That will do it for 2021. Thank you for all your support, and Happy New Year!

Representation announcement; The Worm and His Kings audiobook and nomination

This is a busy one, and every piece of is tremendous.

I’m delighted to announce I’m now represented by Karmen Wells at The Rights Factory for Film/TV. Karmen is a joy to work with, and I can’t wait to share what’s ahead.

On April 22, Fireside Horror released the audiobook production for last year’s queer cosmic horror novella The Worm and His Kings. Narrated by Allyson Voller, it’s a beautiful reading perfect both for new readers and those who’ve already joined the Worm’s faithful. Check it out.

And two days later, the final ballot was announced for This Is Horror Awards 2020, with The Worm and His Kings appearing as a nominee for Novella of the Year along with four other stellar titles. I cannot thank people enough for all their enthusiasm toward this weird little beast. Voting goes until May 22.

Audiobook of The Possession of Natalie Glasgow; 10 Weird Writers List

Happy Friday the 13th, everyone! Let’s get some horror going.

First up, The Possession of Natalie Glasgow is now available in audiobook from Amazon! TPONG is my debut novella, and though I had hoped to release the audiobook in time with the two-year anniversary of TPONG’s original ebook release in October, 2020 had other plans. Still, it’s available now, and narrated by Bram Stoker-nominated author Gemma Amor, whose voice takes hold of TPONG so readily that I can’t look at the book’s text anymore without hearing her voice.

Check it out!

Earlier this week, I was honored to be placed on Silent Motorist Media’s list of Ten Weird Writers to Save Us in 2020. Authors were nominated by readers and chosen by editors and writers. I’m proud to be here, and especially proud that this list is so inclusive.

Lastly, my new queer cosmic horror novella, The Worm and His Kings, releases in just two days! Off Limits Press is now sold out of copies, but it can still be ordered in ebook and paperback from Amazon. It’s been a long time coming, but the Worm is nearly here!

“What the Girls Are Doing” in The Ghastling; audio book announcement

The Ghastling #11 has released with a bang! Fully illustrated, beautiful artwork surrounds each story, one of them being “What the Girls Are Doing.” Some moms can be smothering, even beyond the grave

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Check it out in The Ghastling #11.

And …

Coming this summer to an audio book store near you: The Possession of Natalie Glasgow, narrated by the multi-talent Gemma Amor, beloved author, artist, and voice actor. I’ll post about it again closer to release, but late July looks likely, near the one-year anniversary of the paperback’s release. It’s going to be an exciting summer!