An #OwnVoices Release, author Eric LaRocca explores the darker side of humanity in his upcoming horror collection
Readers with an appetite for the macabre and the horrific will need look no further than author Eric LaRocca’s upcoming release, A Bright Enchanted Suffering. Hot off the success of his independently released debut novella, Starving Ghosts in Every Thread, the author’s new collection will hit shelves on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021. Illustrator Dave Dick has also joined the project to illustrate drawings to complement each of the collection’s novelettes.
A Bright Enchanted Suffering brings together two chilling never-before-published novelettes which explore the darker aspects of humanity – a world in which horrible things can and will happen in the light of day. In “You’re Not Supposed to Be Here,” a gay couple and their infant child find themselves at the mercy of a seemingly benevolent couple who are eager to play a game with horrifying consequences. In “Where Flames Burned Emerald as Grass,” a widower and his daughter meet a peculiar gentleman in the Costa Rican rainforest with sinister intentions. Shocking and disturbing, A Bright Enchanted Suffering plumbs the depths of human depravity and showcases the most fearsome monster of all – our fellow man.
“I think the scariest stories center around situations that could actually happen,” LaRocca explains. “The collection was inspired by the commonality of horrible things happening to ordinary, innocent people in broad daylight. More importantly, the collection explores how the thing that can hurt us the most might very well be sitting right next to us at the park or on the train.”
A Bright Enchanted Suffering will be released on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021. Readers can preorder the title HERE.