Today is the official release of my new novel Gone to See the River Man, from Cemetery Dance Publications, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. If ever you were going to buy one of my books, make it this one.
It is available on every ebook format including Kindle, Nook, Kobo and iTunes. Just $2.99. Physical copies will arrive later this year. If you don’t have a Kindle or Nook yet, there are FREE apps for your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, and more on Amazon’s website and Barnes & Noble’s website.
Super fans. Groupies. Stalkers.
These people will give anything for the idols they worship, be they rock stars, actors or authors. Or even serial killers.
Lori is just such a fanatic. Her obsession is with Edmund Cox, a man of sadistic cruelty who butchered more than twenty women. She’s gone so far as to forge a relationship with him, visiting him in prison and sending him letters on a regular basis. She will do anything to get close to him, so when he gives her a task, she eagerly accepts it.
She has no idea of the horror that awaits her.
Edmund tells her she must go to his cabin in the woods of Killen and retrieve a key to deliver to a mysterious figure known only as The River Man.
In her quest, she brings along her handicapped sister, and they journey through the deep, dark valley, beginning their trip upriver. The trip quickly becomes a surreal nightmare, one that digs up Lori’s personal demons, the ones she feels bonds her to Edmund. The river runs with flesh, the cabin is a vault of horrors, and ghostly blues music echoes through the mountains. Soon they will learn that The River Man is not quite fact or folklore, and definitely not human — at least, not anymore. And the key is just the beginning of what is required of Lori to prove she’s worthy of a madman’s love.
“Having already proved himself a master of extreme horror with Full Brutal, in Gone To See The River Man, Triana shows he is able to paint his uniquely disturbing visions with a much broader palette. This gloomily atmospheric novel is an excellent and unnerving exercise in steadily mounting dread and an inexorable rendezvous with doom. It fuses family tragedy with phantasmagoric horror in a way that will linger long in memory. In short, this Triana guy is a serious contender.”
—Bryan Smith, author of Depraved
“Kristopher Triana pens the most violent, depraved tales with the craft and care of a poet describing a sunset, only the sunset has been eviscerated, and dismembered, and it is screaming.”
—Wrath James White, author of The Resurrectionist
Now available from Grindhouse Press. THE LONG SHADOWS OF OCTOBER, a brand new Halloween horror novel.
“One of the most exciting and disturbing voices in extreme horror in quite some time. His stuff hurts so good.” – Brian Keene, author of The Rising
“What would you get if you combined a raunchy teen-sex romp party movie with a haunted house ruled by a vengeful, lust-fueled evil? You’d get an unforgettable NC-17 read packed with tempted virgins, tormented spirits, grisly surprises, and the ultimate showdown of female-empowered sensuality. In other words, you’d get this book!” – Christine Morgan, author of Lakehouse Infernal
Very excited to announce that I’ll be a part of two panels at KillerCon in Austin, TX on Saturday, August 17.
7:30pm Raising The Freak Flag! Sex, Perversion, Fetishes, and Utter Depravity. When Does It Go Too Far? I’ll be up there with Edward Lee, Wrath James White, John Skipp, Christine Morgan and Dave Barnett.
“In Extreme Horror, Erotic Horror, and even Bizarro, sex is often used as a plot device, a source of fear, and terror, an example of how terrible our antagonist can be. When does it go too far and become sexist, or exploitive? Is it okay to portray sexual minorities as villains? Kinks and fetishes as examples of evil?”
Before that, at 6pm “HOW NOT TO KILL YOURSELF: What Do You Do To Stay Sane And Creative?” I’ll be up there with Lucas Magnum, William Gagliani, Michael Luis Dixon, Kenzie Jennings and Kelli Owen.
“After wallowing in the realm of werewolves, demons, zombies, serial killers, and their victims, dredging up the horrors from your past, and the headlines to bleed them onto the page, how do you fend off depression? What do you do with your anger and outrage? What do you do when self-doubt and imposter syndrome become paralyzing? How do you hold it together and keep writing?”
I’ll also be signing books all weekend!
Join us for the carnage!
Full Brutal is now available as an audiobook through Amazon, iTunes and Audible. Narrated by the extremely talented Dani George.
When Joe and Danny take on the job of house sitting Snowden Manor, they fail to realize that they won’t be in the house alone. For inside the walls swarms a horrible specter, one that uses the manse as a prison for souls. She is part ghost, part succubus, and part black witch – an enchanting woman who died as a teenage girl within the house. And now that the October super moon is falling over the mountains, she is ready to reclaim her flesh.
Kayla is a shy girl who has a crush on Joe, so when he invites her to the house party she and her best friend Maxine come along. But no sooner do they get there than strange things start to happen. People go missing and the boys begin to… change.
Kayla is visited by wraiths on the mountain. They advise her to destroy the witch before she takes over the souls of her friends. This leads Kayla on a journey through necromancy and seduction, one that could cost her her sanity if not her life. And as Halloween approaches, the manor becomes a vessel for all the powers of darkness, leading to a showdown of otherworldly horror as the lines between two dimensions are severed.
WARNING: this book contains hazardous material. Handle with extreme caution. Exposure to its contents can cause severe damage to one’s health.
TOXIC LOVE. Coming this Valentine’s Day. Pre-order the ebook now for just 99 cents.
When you’re forty-five, getting divorced, and disillusioned from years of soul-sucking work in corporate America, there isn’t much to look forward to. With his personal life just as deep in the dumps as his professional life, Mike Ashbrook figures a janitorial job would be somehow fitting, but what he finds is a different kind of clean-up service.
Now Mike is wrist-deep in human waste. As a crime-scene cleaner, when the police are done, his job is just beginning. His biggest problem now, besides wiping up blood, guts, and other nastiness, is his new co-worker, Sage. She’s young, beautiful, and the only other employee who doesn’t quit after a week. She may also be totally insane. Sage is not just an enigma—she’s toxic.
Toxic Love is a darkly comic and erotic nightmare from the master of blood-soaked horror, Kristopher Triana. Throughout this tale of perversion, gore, necrophilia and even some mobsters, Triana pens powerful characters who will move you just as deeply as they’ll repulse you.
This Valentine’s Day, get toxic! What have you got to lose? After all, you know what they say: No Guts, No Glory Hole!
Triana was recently interviewed by Andrea Dawn. Check out the article here. Join us over at The Splatter Club (membership is always free) for more on his new novel Full Brutal, including contests and giveaways.
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 her suicidal thoughts, she begrudgingly decides to lose her virginity, having heard it’s a life-changing event. But Kim doesn’t want to do it the same way her peers 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, and 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 . . .
“One part Heathers and Mean Girls, another part Charles Manson and Jeffrey Dahmer, Kristopher Triana’s Full Brutal lives up to its title in the juiciest, goriest way imaginable. It’s a deep plunge into madness and murderous frenzy for the pure hell of it. At the same time, it is intricately clever in the way it delivers its carefully calculated doses of eye-popping brutality. Full Brutal is a damn good hardcore horror novel.”
–Bryan Smith, author of 68 Kill
“As violent and sadistic as it is wickedly satirical, Full Brutal will leave you feeling disgusted, degraded and filled with contempt for humanity. I loved it.”
– John McNee, author of Prince of Nightmares
“Full Brutal is like American Psycho through a Mean Girls filter, except cheerleader from hell Kim White makes Patrick Bateman look like a well-adjusted gentleman you’d really like to get to know. Arguably Triana’s finest and most disturbing work to date, and I’m a little terrified to see how he’s going to outdo this one in the future.”
– Chad Stroup, author of Secrets of the Weird
“Full Brutal is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. I loved it. Extreme horror is in good hands.”
– Kristopher Rufty, author of Something Violent and Pillowface
Triana will be with Blood Bound Books at Phoenix Comic Fest, May 25th through the 27th, at booth # AA1102. He will be signing copies of Body Art, DOA II and III, and the advance, comic con exclusive copies of his forthcoming novel, Shepherd of the Black Sheep, which will have its general release in September. Get a copy four months early!
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.