The MOnster has found out that acclaimed horror author Staci Layne Wilson has been very busy of late…
Wilson’s latest works, City of Devils and The Tragedy Man, are now available and are sure to stun both her established fan base and newcomers to her work. Apart from being an extremely talented author, Wilson is also an award-winning horror film director and a writer for both Fangoria and Dread Central.
But, without further ado, here’s the skinny on both City of Devils and The Tragedy Man:
City of Devils: 13 Tales of the Uncanny, Unlucky & Unholy – Anthology / 66,500 words
Los Angeles and Lucifer are a lot alike. They both seduce and lure with promises of wealth, fame, beauty or love. But those promises are often empty; and even when they’re not, there’s a price to pay.
Come meet the denizens of City of Devils: Natasha is an underrated actress who goes to great lengths to win an Oscar in “Based on a true story.” In “Doom for Rent” a young man takes on a roommate to make ends meet, only to find he’s opened the door to pure evil. Geneva Hughes is a wealthy celebutant who loves her chihuahua Boo-Boo to death in “Ankle Biters.” Private dick Max Ryker gets more than he bargained for in “The Case of the Butchered Bombshell.” Tourist Ethel learns there’s no such thing as “Free Admission.” Child actor Cosmo Colombo finds out what he’s made of when The Big One hits LA. in “Richter Mortis.” Are the paparazzi soulless? Find out in “Remote Trigger.” A narcissist devours the weak in “Depraved Indifference” while the meek fight back against a sleazy film producer in “He Was Asking For It.” Partygoers in “Abracadaver” practice supernatural sleight-of-hand during a séance at The Magic Castle. A psychic shyster gets his comeuppance in “My Mother the Carcass,” while Malibu surfer Bjorn meets a malicious mermaid in “Tasty Waves.” Lastly, a lonely lady’s desperation to be thin and beautiful could cost her her life in “Alice on Wonderland.”
“City of Devils is an intoxicating mixture of white-knuckle horror and laugh-out-loud gallows humor.” – Daniel Love, producer: The Occult
“Reader beware, you’re in for a scare! A travelogue through sinister L.A., accompanied by a soundtrack of sinful rock and roll, City of Devils will keep you awake all night.” – Abigail Gibson, guide: Haunted Hollywood Tours.
Here’s the link to City of Devils on Amazon:
The Tragedy Man – Novel / 95,000 words
An aspiring writer becomes a successful novelist. But at what price? When people start turning up dead, it’s hell to pay.
PRAISE FOR THE TRAGEDY MAN
“Staci Layne Wilson is an expert at creating believable characters, a chilling scenario, and a roller-coaster-ride-of-a-story that doesn’t put on the brakes until the very last page.” – James Newman, author of Holy Rollers and The Wicked.
“Take Cary Bouchard, a less than average, downtrodden shadow of a man and give him a free a ride on Hell’s roller-coaster, complete with blood, guts and terror. The result? Staci Layne Wilson’s psychological horror novel, The Tragedy Man. Wilson has written a fresh twist on a classic favorite. Is fortune and fame worth a price? Any price? For seasoned and new readers of the genre, treat yourself to a masterfully written mind tweak, haunting descriptions and an ending that screams, ‘Move over, Rod Serling!'” – Cass Andre, author of El Chupacabra.
“In her latest work, Staci Layne Wilson tackles one of the most enduring questions of modern horror fiction – where do writers get their ideas? By the time the reader is done with The Tragedy Man, they’ll never look at another writer the same way again and all their darkest suspicions will be confirmed. A rousing good tale, full of atmosphere and suspense.” – Joseph Nassise, author of Riverwatch and Heretic.
Here’s the Amazon link, which also goes to the audiobook on audible.com: