"A bold, new voice in dark fiction, Robert Ottone breathes genuine life into the stories collected in Her Infernal Name with vivid characters, deft plot twists, skin-crawling creatures, and weird supernatural entities that will haunt readers long after the story ends."
Bram Stoker Award-winning author of On the Night Border
"Ottone hits every mark of a genre-bending writer at the top of his game. The subtle build of each story, the rich and dark depth of each character, and the imagery so sharply brought to life, it left me both terrified for humanity and hopeful for a brighter tomorrow. Whoever says horror can't be beautiful has clearly not read this book."
Author & host of the Somewhere in the Skies book and podcast
"Rob Ottone is a talented writer with a cinematic imagination and a fine ear for dialogue. His dark stories have charm, originality, and an understated humor, and his dialogue is just about word-perfect."
Author of Failure: An Autobiography (Cyan, 2007)
"I like when people can take established horror tropes and just change them slightly this way or that and it feels like a completely new and fresh thing."
Host and producer, Nerds without Pants podcast
"Rob Ottone brings his characters to life in a way few others do. That is before he kills them. Thrills, chills, laughs. A spooky house of fun."
Author of the Roswell Protocols; All Hell; Blood Cold; and Hellion
"Infertility, gluttony, technological obsession, fear for the future: topics disparate yet with hidden thematic links. In Her Infernal Name & Other Nightmares, Rob Ottone pulls at the thread of terror that runs through these themes and allows the stories within to unravel in the reader's mind, leaving a resounding sense of horror unlike any other. Enter the mind of Rob Ottone, and allow the terrors therein to plague, haunt, and change you."
Author of The Last Testament of Crighton Smythe
"Rob Ottone's skillfully imagined dark stories are firmly ensconced in a world we all recognize. Places where people expect to enjoy a better life, only to run into the harsh reality of horrors lurking around every corner. A true storyteller's collection!"
Author of Sign (2014) and Awake: Tales of Terror (2020)
"This new collection by Rob Ottone showcases the author's imagination, as well as his imagistic writing style. It provides readers with a diverse collection of spooky, creepy, and thought-provoking stories, (there's even a bit of inspiration thrown into the mix). Recommended for reading on your own, or aloud while sitting around the campfire."
Kimberly Poppiti, PhD
St. Joseph's College, NY