Engines of Desire: Tales of Love & Other Horrors

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Lethe Press
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.49 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author
Livia Llewellyn is an award-nominated writer of horror, dark fantasy and erotica, whose fiction has appeared in ChiZine, Subterranean, Apex Magazine, Postscripts, Nightmare Magazine, as well as numerous anthologies. Engines of Desire: Tales of Love & Other Horrors received a 2011 Shirley Jackson Award nomination for Best Collection, Omphalos received a 2011 SJA for Best Novelette, and Furnace received a 2013 SJA nomination for Best Short Fiction.
Laird Barron: Laird Barron is the author of two collections: The Imago
Sequence, and Occultation. His work has appeared in
many magazines and anthologies. An expatriate Alaskan,
Barron currently resides in the wilds of Upstate New York.

"These 10 powerful stories mark relative newcomer Llewellyn as a writer to watch in the genres of dark fantasy, horror, and erotica. Lush, discursive, elliptical writing weaves scenarios of women confronted with a horrible other, as in the title story, where a woman faces down a destructive childhood love, and in "At the Edge of Ellensburg," where sex-charged attraction destroys a woman obsessed with a serial killer." - Publishers Weekly "Mystery, yearning, curiosity and need power the turbines of Livia Llewellyn's Engines of Desire." - Stephen Studach for ChiZine.com "This a fine book written with such personal and illustrative prose that you often feel as if you're viewing the action through the harried eyes of the narrator. It is dark, engaging, and stirring in all the right ways.'' - Alex Brown for Tor.com