Cover Reveal: Embrace the Hideous Immaculate
Embrace the Hideous Immaculate is an excursion through nightmarish landscapes, vast alien terrains and shallow earthly trenches. Within these realms of darkness await outer space monstrosities, ancient undead goddesses, serial killer prophets, and revenants from the Deep South and South Pacific. Bram Stoker Award nominee, Chad Hensley, pushes the reader face first off a cliff and into the bottomless, abyssal plain where vast horrors lurk underground in cities made from infant bones.
In a collection that marries literary and contemporary horror, Hensley uses gothic subtext with a modern spin to send the living to the grave while the dead rise and walk the streets. The poetry contained inEmbrace the Hideous Immaculate is unflinching and grotesque, mixing gore and depravity with verse that is both evocative and illuminating as noted by renowned Lovecraftian author and scholar Wilum H. Pugmire’s insightful introduction.
“Sid Vicious meets William Faulkner” —Jessica Amanda Salmonson, World Fantasy Award winner
“Chad Hensley’s verse whispers of the darkness that surrounds each of us in a voice that is as chilling as it is lyrical. A worthy volume to put alongside those of Brennan and Wandrei.” —John Pelan, publisher of Midnight House
“Sick, macabre, and charged with lyrical intensity.” —Nasty Piece of Work