BOTTLED SPIRITS by Adrian Ludens
Published by LVP Publications, Copyright 2021
Official Release: April 2022*
Format: Preorder Package -- paperback, ebook, audiobook
Thirteen newly collected encounters with darkness from Adrian Ludens, the author Ant Farm Necropolis and Cobwebs: Tales of Dread and Disquiet.
In the weird western novelette "Bottled Spirits," Truman Bonner sets out to rescue his wife, Helena, from ruthless outlaws and personal demons. He and his son, Isaac, face a series of harrowing supernatural ordeals and before the family is reunited, more than one of them may have made a deal with the devil.
Margo lives in a society where people remove organs and amputate limbs to celebrate growing older. Her world is shattered when her new boyfriend makes a shocking request in "Reduced to Tears."
The trickster god Iktomi helps, hinders, and terrorizes a pioneer youth who's trying to solve the gruesome murders of a neighboring family in "The Sodbuster and the Spider."
These, and ten other macabre stories, wait within.
“Adrian Ludens' BOTTLED SPIRITS mixes horror, dread and dark humor to create the perfect cocktail of short horror stories. There’s sure to be just the right libation for everyone.” —John Palisano, Bram Stoker Award-Winning author of Ghost Heart, President of The Horror Writers Association
"One of the finest authors writing dark fiction today, Adrian Ludens spins the horrors of history and the heartland into a web of unforgettable chills and shadows." —James Chambers, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of On the Night Border and On the Hierophant Road.
"BOTTLED SPIRITS charges head first into terror from the opening paragraphs and never turns the reader loose. This heart pounding read is best devoured in daylight." —Sandra Brannan, Author of the Liv Bergen Mystery Series
* Please Note: All pre-orders will ship on or before the official release date. Pre-order package includes one paperback copy, one free ebook download code and one free audiobook download code from LVP Publications. Pre-order package offer expires February 14, 2022.