And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe

by Gwendolyn Kiste
Release date: April 2017
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: horror, short stories

A murdered movie star reaches out to an unlikely fan. An orchard is bewitched with poison apples and would-be princesses. A pair of outcasts fail a questionnaire that measures who in their neighborhood will vanish next. Two sisters keep a grotesque secret hidden in a Victorian bathtub. A dearly departed best friend carries a grudge from beyond the grave.

In her debut collection, Gwendolyn Kiste delves into the gathering darkness where beauty embraces the monstrous, and where even the most tranquil worlds are not to be trusted. From fairy tale kingdoms and desolate carnivals, to wedding ceremonies and summer camps that aren’t as joyful as they seem, these fourteen tales of horror and dark fantasy explore death, rebirth, and illusion all through the eyes of those on the outside — the forgotten, the forsaken, the Other, none of whom will stay in the dark any longer.

updated 2017-04-30

Other books you might like

The InstituteThe OutsiderHornsA Monster CallsBeautiful Chaos (Caster Chronicles, #3)
Online 29 visitors
Newest member: Magnus Chase
Total members: 5891