The Detained is Now Available

Triana’s new horror novella The Detained is out now from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing! The book is available in paperback and ebook. Get yours at Amazon,Barnes and Nobel or anywhere books are sold.


When Phoebe McBride returns to Bonneville for her twentieth high school reunion, she tells herself it’s the best way to confront what has haunted her since her senior year. There was one boy who never lived to see graduation, and in a way she blames herself for this tragedy. Now a child psychologist, Phoebe is determined to face her demons by going back, but those demons may be fresher than she realizes.

When she arrives at the school there are only three of her old classmates present—a bad boy turned writer, a fallen football hero and a popular girl whose life isn’t all she’d thought it would be. Bonneville isn’t even set up for a party—it’s set up for detention. Tables are aligned and her old P.E. teacher sits waiting. He always hosted detention back in her school days, but now he thinks he’s here to accept an award for all his years of service.

Soon the guests discover gruesome keepsakes waiting on their chairs. Horror and paranoia sink their claws into the class of ’96 as they are forced to revisit the worst memory from their youth, and ultimately pay for their past.

Kris is on Patreon!

Welcome to the Patreon page! It offers exclusive short stories, sneak peeks of forthcoming works, novel excerpts, blogs, and other writing. There will be videos and audio readings. Subscribers will receive occasional discounts on any of my books and other promotions.
The cost is only $10 bucks a month!

Right now Triana’s short story “Dead End” is featured (yup, you can read the whole thing). It was first published in Chilling Horror Short Stories (Flame Tree Publishing, 2015) and was republished in Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Vol. 1 (Comet Press, 2016). Also live on the site is a sneak peek of his forthcoming novel “Full Brutal” — read the whole first chapter! And just in time for Halloween, we will be posting a never before published short story, “It’s Never Night When I Die”, a Halloween-themed horror tale that will only be available on Patreon.

Thanks for reading, and thanks in advance to those of you who show support!

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Full Brutal – Cover Reveal

Cover reveal for my forthcoming novel. Artwork by the very talented Zea Rose.


Coming from Grindhouse Press this June.

Kim White is a very popular cheerleader. She’s pretty, healthy, and comes from a well-off family. She has everything a girl of sixteen is supposed to want. And she’s sick to death of it.
In search of something to pull her out of suicidal thoughts, she decides to lose her virginity, having heard it’s a life-changing event. But Kim doesn’t want to do it the same way the other girls do. She seduces one of her teachers, hoping to ruin his life just for the fun of it. This starts Kim on a runaway train of sadism as she makes every effort to destroy the lives of those around her. But soon simple backstabbing is not enough to keep her excited, and she nosedives into sabotage, violence and even murder.
When Kim finds out she’s pregnant with her teacher’s child, a new madness overtakes her, and she realizes there’s only one thing that will satisfy her baby’s hunger . . .

Full Brutal Front Cover

Book Signings and Appearances 2017-2018

Kristopher will be appearing at the following conventions, signing books, greeting fans, and generally loitering.

New York City Comic Con – New York City
October 8th, 2017 (Sunday only)
with Blue Juice Comics and Books
Booth #2254


Stokercon 2018 – Providence, RI
March 1st – 4th, 2018
more details to come


Scares That Cares Weekend – Williamsburg, VA
August 3rd – 5th, 2018
with Grindhouse Press
more details to come


More details will be posted as the events approach.

Full Brutal – A New Novel, Coming in 2018

Triana’s new horror novel “Full Brutal” is going to be published by Grindhouse Press in 2018. As the title suggests, this is an extreme horror novel. It features an incredibly cruel main character, a teenage cheerleader named Kim White. Imagine sort of a mix of Heathers, American Psycho and Nekromantic 2, and that will get you ready for it. The editing stage will begin soon. Until then, be sure to check out the other great titles by Grindhouse Press.

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New novel, “Body Art”, coming this winter

Triana’s new horror novel, “Body Art”, will be released this winter by Blood Bound Books.

Artists come in all varieties.

As an undertaker, Harold considers himself an artist, and the human body his canvas. His expertise is bringing the appearance of life back to clients for their wakes. But when his ex-lovers start arriving in body bags, Harold believes he’s receiving a message to create a new masterpiece.

Rutger and Kandi also make their art with flesh. The duo found fame in the golden age of pornography, releasing huge hits in the 1980s and living extravagant lives. Now under the pressure of a new market, one that craves more vile and taboo movies, Rutger hires Kandi once again, this time to create the most shocking porno imaginable. They even draw in two curious teenagers, Toby and Jessica, whose cabin vacation has landed them in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Attracted by all of these creations, a mysterious red dust surrounds these unique artists, bringing their worlds together.

Soon they’ll all learn that art truly does imitate life.


“Triana’s words drip with grisly elegance. Even when he turned my stomach, I couldn’t help craving more.”

– Jessica McHugh, author of The Train Derails in Boston

“I never knew something so twisted could turn me on so much!” ~ Tim Morse of Anal Cunt

“Triana delivers a glorious combination of sex, guts, and unexplainable supernatural strangeness.” ~ Chad Stroup, author of Secrets of the Weird

The Ruin Season has been unleashed


Triana’s debut novel The Ruin Season is now available.

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Jake Leonard has more than his share of trouble.

He’s close to forty now and still suffers from bipolar disorder and the painful memories of the psychotic episodes that derailed his life and sent him behind bars as a youth. He lives in the rural south where he spends his days breaking horses and his nights training dogs in solitude. His nineteen-year-old girlfriend, Nikki, is the daughter of the sheriff, and she’s just getting worse with drugs, alcohol and satanic metal, eventually leading into heroin and low-budget porn. When Jake reconnects with his ex-wife, things get even more complicated, and the limits of love and sanity get pushed to the breaking point.
The Ruin Season is a haunting, violent tale of a mentally ill man struggling in a violent and heartless world. It is the story of unrequited love, mad rage, and bloody revenge. It moves forward in the dark style of gritty southern gothic novels, in the tradition of Larry Brown, Harry Crews, Daniel Woodrell, Cormac McCarthy and Flannery O’Conner. It shows both the tender and horrible sides of insanity as well as the seedy underbelly of the American, backwoods suburbs.


“The Ruin Season bristles and lurches powerfully with lust and dope, violence and satanic music, but make no mistake, it’s a runaway train whose engine is pure heart, and Kristopher Triana keeps it on the tracks just long enough to give you hope that the little engine can. Makes it hurt true. Hell of a crash.”
—Jedidiah Ayres, author of Peckerwood
“I’ve written that a way to judge the health of a genre is to gauge the number of emerging young, good writers. Kristopher Triana is one of the newest bumper crop of good ones. I read a couple of his short stories after meeting him at the recent StokerCon. His prose is excellent, his plots compelling. The Ruin Season has these same qualities. Kris has the Write Stuff. Check out a rising star.”
—Gene O’Neill, author of The Cal Wild Chronicles and Entangled Soul with Chris Marrs
“The Ruin Season is like the literary equivalent of Springsteen’s classic Nebraska. It’s a book with a stripped back feel, brooding with raw emotion and atmosphere where Triana allows his characters to bare their souls and bleed onto every page.”
—Adrian Shotbolt, BeavistheBookhead

“The Ruin Season by Kristopher Triana portrays mental illness and small town dynamics with a grit and a fearlessness I’ve rarely seen before… The compounded, unpredictable and patient storyline really worked a number on me… Triana is a smart and patient storyteller and an underrated tragedian.” – Benoit Lelievre of Dead End Follies