Then Comes the Child

Then Comes the Child

by Christopher Fulbright, Angeline Hawkes
     
 

Dennis and Alison Walker will do almost anything to have a child. Their woeful yearning even touches the lives of their families and friends; so much so, that while on a writing assignment in Benin, friend and co-worker, Wesley, purchases a stone statue of a fertility demon from a Voodoo priest as a gesture of hope for the couple. Hope isn’t the only thing that… See more details below

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Dennis and Alison Walker will do almost anything to have a child. Their woeful yearning even touches the lives of their families and friends; so much so, that while on a writing assignment in Benin, friend and co-worker, Wesley, purchases a stone statue of a fertility demon from a Voodoo priest as a gesture of hope for the couple. Hope isn’t the only thing that Dennis brings into the house with Wesley’s gift. When Alison begins behaving strangely, seducing Dennis at odd hours of the night, it becomes violently clear that a destructive supernatural presence has invaded the Walker’s lives. Then comes the child longed for, prayed for, and desperately desired. But is little Jamie everything that Dennis and Alison have ever wanted? Or is the coming of the child only the beginning of a hellish nightmare?

“It's a nasty piece of work -- in the best sense. Disturbing as hell; extreme horror with a high I.Q. and a compassionate heart. I read it in one sitting. It's a wonderful, creepy, and ultimately haunting piece of work, and will be, methinks, much talked-about.” – Gary Braunbeck, Bram Stoker Award-winner and author of Mr. Hands and Far Dark Fields

“Imagine Rosemary's Baby shrouded in a patina of voodoo, or Damien with wings and a tail...Fulbright and Hawkes don't deliver the devil's child, exactly, here...but they do deliver something deliciously wicked: a bloody good read!” – John Everson, author of Covenant and NightWhere

“Then Comes the Child is a wild, wonderful voodoo horror thrill ride that grips the reader by the throat and doesn't let go until the last word of the last page. It's a story filled with sex, blood, and baby toys. Damien, meet Jamie. You two would make a lovely couple!” – Robert Weinberg, author of The Black Lodge, The Dead Man’s Kiss and The Masquerade of the Red Death trilogy based on the Vampire: the Masquerade RPG

(This book was previously published in trade paperback by Carnifex Press in 2006.)

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THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW - Nick Cato
“A mixture of It’s Alive, Tales from the Crypt, and extreme stories such as John Everson’s Failure. Although the plot of Then Comes the Child is standard horror fare, the story is saved by the great pace put forth by Fulbright and Hawkes; it moves quickly, and features several disturbing images fans of dark horror will love.” – Nick Cato, The Horror Fiction Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015524727
Publisher:
ND3 Press
Publication date:
09/29/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
0 MB

Meet the Author

Christopher Fulbright is a former reporter turned technical writer whose stories have received honorable mentions in The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror and Best Horror of the Year. Angeline Hawkes is a Bram Stoker award-nominated author with a B.A. in Composite English Language Arts with works published by Chaosium, Dark Regions Press, and others.

More on their individual and collaborative works can be found at their website http://www.fulbrightandhawkes.com. Follow on Twitter @FulbrightHawkes.

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