Blood Mountain Cover Art by Daniele Serra

Raw Dog Screaming Press is excited to reveal the cover for Blood Mountain by Brenda S. Tolian, which will be released summer 2022. It is available for preorder now and all copies will come with a bookplate signed by the author and limited edition swag. The cover art was created by acclaimed artist, and British Fantasy Award recipient, Daniele Serra.

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About the Book

In this mosaic of Southwestern Gothic Horror, a primordial goddess awakens deep within the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The mountain hungers for revenge as invaders leave her emaciated with their greed and brutality. She cries out for blood, infusing the minds of those who do not belong—twisting them outwardly into the dark forms of their true intentions. This composite novel of interwoven stories and brief vignettes invites the reader to hear the hypnotic call of the Blood Mountain. Will she ask you into her vortex or swallow you whole?

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About the Artist

Daniele Serra is an Italian illustrator and comic book artist. His main influences and inspirations arrive from weird and horror fiction written by H. P. Lovecraft and William H. Hodgson, Ridley Scott movies, Japanese horror films and Clive Barker’s works.

His love for horror culture started before his painting career, making him quickly develop his signature style: high contrast paintings with bright, as well as strong dark colors, curved strokes and shadows, and a particular attention to his character’s gaze and expression.

Two time winner of the British Fantasy Award as Best Artist (20122017) Daniele lives in Sardinia with his wife, his cats, a lot of exotic insects and a huge collection of horror books and movies.

About the Author

Brenda S. Tolian writes within the Southwestern horror genre, slipping between gothic, grotesque, folk, ecological, and body horror. In addition, she cultivates an academic and creative interest in the treatment of the female body within horror, expressions of queerness within dark fiction, and oral traditions of the southwest. She also writes poetry, paints, and composes music, all overlaid with dark themes.

Brenda S. Tolian is a member of HWA, HAG, and Denver Horror Collective.  She earned her B. A in Secondary English at Adams State University and her MFA from Regis University in Creative Writing and is currently earning her Doctorate in Literature at Murray State University. Brenda is a lead instructor at Denver’s Alchemy Writing Workshop in Dark Fiction. Her work appears in Haunted, the Anthology 101 Proof HorrorTwisted Pulp Magazine issue 3, the Denver Horror Collective’s anthology Consumed Tales Inspired by The Wendigo, and the The Jewish Book of Horror. She also co-hosts The Burial Plot Horror Podcast with Joy Yehle. Currently, she writes about the haunted high San Luis Valley surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo and the San Juan Mountain ranges—known for its eerie tales of cannibals, skinwalkers, UFOs, cults, vortexes, and other strange occurrences.

You can find her on Twitter @BSTolian, Instagram bstolianwriter, and at