“With his latest, Ottone takes a look at 21st century couples and the pressures of starting a family as seen through the lens of nightmarish horror.”
Lola and Ian thought they had the perfect relationship. Perfect vacations. Fine Dining. A perfectly healthy sex life.
Soon their childless lifestyle starts to impact their social lives. It’s time to take the natural next step.
But this natural progression soon begins to crack the perfect foundation Lola and Ian have built.
Seems this next step is anything but natural.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Relatively new to the horror fiction scene, Robert P. Ottone is hitting the ground running with his own strange take on the genre. The author of Nocturnal Creatures, People: A Horror Anthology about Love, Loss, Life & Things That Go Bump in the Night, and Her Infernal Name & Other Nightmares, his short fiction has been featured in such anthologies as The Half That You See, Unburied: A Collection of Queer Dark Fiction, and Coffin Blossoms: A Horror/Comedy Anthology, among others. Ottone is the owner and publisher of Spooky House Press. With his latest, Ottone takes a look at 21st century couples and the pressures of starting a family as seen through the lens of nightmarish horror. Linda D. Addison (HWA Lifetime Achievement recipient, How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend) says: “Ottone expertly establishes tension from the beginning, even before things go wrong, hooking us deeply into the main characters’ lives. The horror creeps in, like a shadow in the corner of our eye, building until we need to turn each page to see what happens next. An excellently horrific ride!”, and Clay McLeod Chapman (Whisper Down the Lane, Ghost Eaters) says: “The Vile Thing We Created reads like What To Expect When You’re Expecting as written by Ira Levin, full of plenty of prenatal panic and postpartum terrors.”
With a delivery date of 18 April 2023 from Hydra Publications, The Vile Thing We Created by Robert P. Ottone is available for pre-order now.