“With these two stories, LaRocca exposes those horrors that love to hide in the shadows, ripping the flesh away with skilful intensity.”
A married couple with an infant child become dangerously entangled with another couple eager to play a terrifying game with tragic consequences.
In the rainforest in Costa Rica, a widower and his daughter run into a strange man with the most sinister of intentions.
Two horrifying and strange tales, diving the depths of depravity and exposing the scariest monster of them all … our fellow man.
“Darkness can still touch you even when the lights are on.”
Why we’re excited about this book:
Relatively new to the horror fiction scene, Eric LaRocca has made quite the impact in just a few years. Author of Starving Ghosts in Every Thread and the poetry collection Fanged Dandelion, Eric’s short fiction has appeared in Stiff Things, Rejected for Content, Infernal Ink Magazine, and Year’s Best Hardcore Horror, Volume 2 among other publications. With these two stories, LaRocca exposes those horrors that love to hide in the shadows, ripping the flesh away with skilful intensity. J. Daniel Stone (Stations of Shadow, Blood Kiss) says: “Eric LaRocca reads like Joe Hill if he’d taken writing classes personally from Clive Barker. There are subtle horrors that are passing by us as we speak, but Eric recognizes them, and puts them down on paper for your reading pleasure. A new talent for queer horror.”, and Sara Tantlinger (The Devil’s Dreamland) says: “LaRocca has crafted two macabre tales that show readers not only what hides in shadows, but what stalks beneath the sunlight with hungry, unrelenting appetites. A Bright Enchanted Suffering explores a search for identity, with characters seeking love, mercy, and family, but despite the beauty of a sunny day, grim horrors lurk nearby. No matter how much you may want to look away from the unfolding terrors, LaRocca’s sharp prose ensures that you won’t be able to put the book down until you’ve reached the end. A promising, fresh voice in horror, LaRocca is one to watch.”
Forthcoming 30 March 2021, A Bright Enchanted Suffering by Eric LaRocca is available for pre-order now.