“With his debut novella, Moses tackles the often bleak and bloody existence of a vampire with a tale dripping in existential dread.”
Alice Ann longs to feel the sun on her skin.
Cursed to live forever, she finds herself constantly navigating profound loss, guilt, meaning, and murder.
Hers is a life filled with grief, fangs, and blood.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Scott J. Moses’ debut novella is one the most anticipated releases for 2023. The author of Non-Practicing Cultist and the story collection Hunger Pangs, his work is also featured in Split Scream (with Carson Winter), as well as such publications as Coffin Bell Journal, The NoSleep Podcast, and Cosmic Horror Monthly among others. Moses is the editor of the anthology What One Wouldn’t Do. With his debut novella, Moses tackles the often bleak and bloody existence of a vampire with a tale dripping in existential dread. Laurel Hightower (Crossroads, Below) says: “Scott Moses writes from a place of pure empathy, the result of which is a story that pulls the reader in with deceptive ease, putting them through the emotional wringer, culling fear from every page. A tightly written fever dream of bloodlust and family ties, grief, rage and the eternal hunt.”, and Eric LaRocca (Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke) says: “Unexpected and grim, Scott J. Moses’ Our Own Unique Affliction is the most inventive and bombastically gruesome vampire story I’ve read since The Light at the End by John Skipp and Craig Spector. An exquisitely written meditation on grief, family, and trauma told with such empathy and care. I feel broken after reading this book, and I applaud Scott for obliterating my soul with such grace and tenderness.”
Releasing from DarkLit Press 23 April 2023, Our Own Unique Affliction by Scott J. Moses is available for pre-order now.