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 . . .
Kristopher will be appearing at the following conventions, signing books, greeting fans, and generally loitering.
Stokercon 2018 – Providence, RI
March 1st – 4th, 2018
more details to come
More details will be posted as the events approach.
DOA III: The Extreme Horror Collection, featuring Triana’s new novelette “The Bitch”, as well as stories by Bentley Little, Jack Ketchum, Wrath James White, John McNee, Shane McKenzie, Richard Christian Matheson, Edward Lee, Ryan Harding, John Skipp, Lloyd Kaufman and many more! Do you dare take a dip into this bucket of blood?
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.
Triana’s extreme horror novel BODY ART is out now from via Blood Bound Books. It is available in paperback and kindle wherever books are sold.
Body Art will also be translated for a German language edition which will be put out by Festa in the near future.
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
Triana was recently interviewed by Adrian Shotbolt for Beavisthebookhead!
Here he discusses the writing process, mental illness, John Carpenter movies and old Crestwood Monster Books. Plus, he goes into detail on his new novel The Ruin Season, which is now available on Amazon in paperback and on kindle, as well as Barnes & Noble and PMMP’s bookstore.
Triana’s debut novel The Ruin Season is now available.
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
Triana was just praised by Publisher’s Weekly for his short story “Dead End”, which Comet Press has selected as one of 2015’s best horror stories. “Dead End” was originally published in “Chilling Horror Short Stories” by Flame Tree Publishing, and is now reappearing in Comet Press’s anthology “Year’s Best Hardcore Horror”.
From Publisher’s Weekly’s review of “Year’s Best Hardcore Horror”:
“In the best stories — which include Kristopher Triana’s “Dead End,” a character study about a hell-bound serial killer… — violent incidents help to bring the brutal lives of their characters into sharp focus and set up poetically just endings.”
The wait is almost over. Triana’s debut novel “The Ruin Season” comes out on June 23rd. But you can PRE-ORDER it NOW from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing!
Read all about it and pre-order yours now:
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 become even more complicated, and the limits of love and sanity get pushed to the breaking point.
The Ruin Season is a haunting tale of a mentally ill man struggling in a violent and heartless world. It is a story of unrequited love, rage, and bloody revenge. It moves forward in the 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.