We are excited to announce NIGHTMARES IN ECSTASY, the debut short horror story collection by BRENDAN VIDITO.
This collection of twisted body horror tales cuts to the core of what it means to be painfully human, the horror of need, of twisted love, of body dysphoria. Reminiscent of Clive Barker, Vidito delves into the dark corners of love, sex, and madness with language that drips raw off the page. His stories are grotesque and disturbing, his prose is lush but never purple. For fans of gorgeously written horror, this is a must read collection.
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PRAISE FOR NIGHTMARES IN ECSTASY
Nightmares in Ecstasy is a collection of thirteen stories of surreal body horror. Within its pages, the line between eroticism and terror, desire and death, is blurred. Damaged souls hurtle, as if in a dream, toward mutilation, transformation and fates worse than death. It is literary hardcore fiction for fans of David Cronenberg, Junji Ito, and Clive Barker.
“Surreal, grotesque, erotic. Brendan Vidito is a unique and disturbing new voice.”
-Wrath James White, author of If You Died Tomorrow I Would Eat Your Corpse
“Brendan Vidito is the bastard son of Clive Barker and his fresh take on body horror will f**k you up.”
-Jack Bantry, creator of Splatterpunk Zine & author of The Lucky Ones Died First
“Vidito’s words squirt shocking psychosexual bug juice into your brain’s most private parts.”
-John Skipp, author of The Light at the End
BRENDAN VIDITO TALKING ABOUT HIS BOOK & MORE ON THE GET LIT WITH LEZA PODCAST
Brendan Vidito came on GET LIT WITH LEZA to talk about his book, his dark past that has shaped who he is as a writer.
“Had a great late night conversation with Leza Cantoral on the Get Lit With Leza podcast. We talked about body horror, sexuality, fairy tales, horror as creative catharsis, and my upcoming collection, Nightmares in Ecstasy.”
BRENDAN VIDITO is a short story author and novelist from Sudbury, Ontario. His work has appeared in several magazines and anthologies, including Splatterpunk’s Not Dead, Dead Bait 4 and the upcoming Tragedy Queens: Stories Inspired by Lana Del Rey and Sylvia Plath. NIGHTMARES IN ECSTASY is his first book. You can visit him at brendanvidito.wordpress.com