queen of teeth

Queen of Teeth release dates update; Pride Month stories

“… one of the best horror books of 2021.” – Rue Morgue

My debut novel from Strangehouse Books, Queen of Teeth, is closer than ever now! Limited hardcover orders carry on to the end of June, and now we have new release dates for other version.

Paperback: August 1, 2021

Ebook: September 1, 2021

Kindle pre-orders are up on Amazon! Paperback soon to come!

I’m excited for readers to meet Yaya, Doc, and Magenta all the sooner!

In the short story realm, I have two new ones out for Pride Month! The first is not horror at all, strangely enough, but a steampunk western romance flash fic, “The Heart Is a Spare Part,” which appears in Baffling Magazine #4, available right now on their Patreon and then in July on their main page.

Next, The Wicked Library has unleashed their super-stuffed Pride Month Special, with stories by many wonderful queer horror authors. My sci-fi horror tale “A Little Too Late for Little Green Men” kicks off the festivities!

Queen of Teeth paperback cover, date

Some Queen of Teeth updates! Firstly, the order period for the hardcover is almost up. After June, no more hardcovers will be for sale, so order while there’s still time. Hardcovers will ship out in midsummer.

Next, Rooster Republic Press has revealed the paperback cover art by Don Noble and the paperback’s release date of (CHANGE: August 1, 2021)! They’re exploring doing reduced price paperback pre-orders this summer, so more on that when info is available.

“A powerful, beautiful horror story.” – Kirkus in a starred review

I was also recently on a couple podcasts to discuss my new collection Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy, which is also now available on Bookshop. Check out the episodes of Cursed Morsels in April and Deadhead Space in May.

 

 

QUEEN OF TEETH hardcover art reveal

Happy March! It’s at last time to reveal the cover art for the hardcover edition of my upcoming queer body horror novel from Rooster Republic through their imprint Strangehouse Books: Queen of Teeth! Feast your eyes on this gorgeous art by Nicholas Day, with the synopsis beside it:

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.

The hardcover can be pre-ordered directly from Rooster Republic from today until June 30. After that, no more hardcovers will be available, but the paperback will release in late October/early November with cover art by Don Noble. If you check the site, you’ll also find the book’s first few paragraphs, the hardcover’s interior artwork, and more.

Hardcover orders will ship out in July. I can’t wait for you to meet the Queen.

Best Lesfic Award; Inkheist; “In Subspace, No One Can Hear You Scream” in Mycelia, Issue IV

Today I had the fantastic honor of winning the Best Lesfic of 2020 Award for Best Horror, for my queer cosmic horror novella, The Worm and His Kings! Make horror gay AF!

Also, I had the pleasure of reappearing on the Inkheist podcast to talk about The Worm and His Kings as well as writing process, queer representation, my upcoming 2021 releases Unfortunate Elements of My Anatomy and Queen of Teeth, and whether psychic powers fit into supernatural horror or form their own subgenre of psychic horror. Give a listen!

I expect this will be the last update of a long, long year. Ending it with a bang is my erotic horror story, “In Subspace, No One Can Hear You Scream” that appears in Mycelia issue IV. At this club’s show, there’s more happening than meets the eye. Check it out.

The Worm and His Kings early reviews; Novel announcement

Less than a month to go until The Worm and His Kings releases on November 15, 2020! There’s still time to pre-order a paperback from the publisher and the ebook from Amazon.

Early reviews are already coming in from Goodreads and iHorror!

And then another announcement:

I’ve signed with Rooster Republic/Strangehouse Books to publish my body horror novel as part of their 2021 line-up! Check out the press release snippet from the publisher:

“Hailey Piper … has signed on to release a new horror novel through Strangehouse Books, and this is one hell of a manuscript. We are tempted to call the book “Cronenbergian” but we aren’t sure that really does the story justice. It’s more than that. This book will knock yer socks off. It’ll be getting the hardcover treatment, as well, and we’ll have further announcements over the next couple of months. But, go ahead and get excited.”

Title, cover art, and release date to be announced. Stay tuned! This one has teeth.