by John M. McIlveen (Goodreads Author)
Welcome to the world of John McIlveen (author of HANNAHWHERE – winner of the 2016 Drunken Druid Award and nominated for the 2016 Bram Stoker Award). Enter, please, but be warned… here, in these 24 tales that blur the lines of horror, vengeance, humor, sorrow, and humanity, you will encounter broken people with dark secrets and darker desires. Meet Justice, whose art exposes your soul. Ride along as a man’s search for his daughter reveals that sometimes the best way to heal old scars is to make new ones. Go on vacation with the Seth’s, who are forced to play a game that is every parent’s nightmare. Play a Sunday game of softball with the most unusual team imaginable. You will experience the foulest parts of humanity, as well as the funniest and sweetest. Some of these stories will make you laugh, some will anger or shock you, but all of them will affect you. You will love, hate, and sympathize with the characters, possibly at the same time.
“A disturbing and thoroughly entertaining creepfest. So much wicked fun.” — By Jonathan Maberry -NY Times Bestseller
“John’s not afraid… he pulls no punches.”
— New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden
“The writing is so strong, and the stories so expertly crafted, that their unflinching nature is all the more visceral. INFLICTIONS is as fine a collection of stories as I’ve read in the past ten years.” — Rio Youers author of WESTLAKE SOUL.