“With a unique perspective and a willingness to tread the darkest waters of emotional turmoil, Rocksteady’s debut collection is set to twist minds and break your heart.”
Madness reigns on an island on the brink of destruction.
Monstrous beasts stitched together.
The tables turn on a voyeur.
The rise of ancient sex gods.
Never-before-seen insects appear.
Surrealism and horror, unexpected and dreadful.
Twenty stories from Betty Rocksteady.
“Fiction like a fever dream.”
Why we’re excited about this book:
You’d be hard pressed to find a more feverous imagination than that which springs from the mind of Betty Rocksteady. Author of Like Jagged Teeth, The Writhing Skies, and Arachnophile, Betty has published short fiction in Dark Moon Digest, Deciduous Tales Issue 2: Tales of Darkness and Horror, and Dig Two Graves: An Anthology, Volume II, among others. With a unique perspective and a willingness to tread the darkest waters of emotional turmoil, Rocksteady’s debut collection is set to twist minds and break your heart. Chad Lutzke (Stirring the Sheets and Of Foster Homes & Flies) says: “Those taboo subjects people don’t write about? They’re in here. Be careful.”
Why Betty’s excited about this book:
“Readers may be more familiar with my novella work, but I’ve been involved in some really cool anthologies and magazines. Short horror is my passion and I’m stoked to finally collect all these wet and spooky stories in one place. In Dreams We Rot is full of weird fiction that blurs splatterpunk, literary, and bizarro in new ways.
I hope these stories rip you apart inside. I hope they turn you in ways that disgust you. I hope they make the edges of reality blur into a nightmare.
The book looks fantastic too, thanks to the efforts of Lori Michelle on the interior, and Don Noble on the cover art. My editor, Scarlett R. Algee and Trepidatio Publishing pulled the whole beautiful, grotesque thing together in a way that really represents my raw and dripping heart.”
In Dreams We Rot is forthcoming from Trepidatio Publishing 18 October 2019 and is available for pre-order now.