Into Painfreak

Into Painfreak

by Gerard Houarner

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Into Painfreak by Gerard Houarner

This is a book that takes us deep, deep into the bowels of Painfreak, the traveling club that arises out of the dark and calls to those seeking the ultimate in pleasure and pain. If you wear the invisible mark of the bone on your hand then enter through the door. Many come to experience the ultimate in decadence and debauchery. And many get lost in a labyrinth filled with depraved sex, beautiful death, and wonderfully horrible sights. You've been given the mark, now step into the heart of…PAINFREAK.

Features brand new fiction from:

“Introduction: Why Painfreak?” © 2016 Gerard Houarner
“Welcome to the Mercy Museum” © 2016 Charlee Jacob & Linda Addison
“Henry-Tobacconist” © 2016 John Urbancik
“The Night Sitter” © 2016 Edward Lee
“Painfreak” © 2016 Gerard Houarner
“The Thick of Chaos” © 2016 K. Trap Jones
“Exclusive” © 2016 Randy Chandler
“He Who Whispers the Dead Back to Life” © 2016 Lucy Taylor
“The Reverend’s Wife” © 2016 Tony Tremblay
“Ownership” © 2016 Wrath James White
“The Danse Macabre” © 2016 Monica O’Rourke
“The Rut” © 2016 Gerard Houarner
“Coping Mechanism” © 2016 Jeff Strand
“Pretty Me Up” © 2016 Michael T. Huyck, Jr.
“Sacred Meat” © 2016 Jeffrey Thomas
“Aikiko’s Blade” © 2016 Colleen Wanglund
“Divine Red” © 2016 Ryan Harding
“Bondage and Godhood” © 2016 Jordan Krall
“They Deal in Pain, But Pleasure Is Better” © 2016 Chesya Burke
‘Sing Blue Silver” © 2016 John Everson
“Storming the Museum” © 2016 Charlee Jacob

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153882956
Publisher: Necro Publications
Publication date: 12/02/2016
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 514 KB

About the Author

Gerard Houarner fell to Earth in the fifties and is a product of the NYC school system and the City College of New York, where he studied writing under Joseph Heller and Joel Oppenheimer and crashed hallucinogenic William Burroughs seminars back in the day. He went on to earn a couple of Masters degrees in psychology from Columbia University so he could earn a living. He’s worked in Hells Kitchen, on the Lower East Side at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, and in the Bronx at the start of the crack epidemic before settling into a quiet, contemplative and genteel career as an uncivil servant at a state psychiatric center. Married in a New Orleans Voodoo Temple, he and his wife, writer and poet Linda Addison, reside in a house decorated in Nouveau African Native French Goth Tribal Fantastic atop a hill in the Bronx. His publishing career includes three novels The Bard of Sorcery, The Beast That Was Max, Road to Hell and over 240 short stories published in a variety of magazines and anthologies including Cemetery Dance, Weird Tales, Midnight Premiere, Brutarian, City Slab, Flesh and Blood, Deathrealm, Borderlands, Damned: An Anthology of the Lost; Mojo: Conjure Stories;Dark Acts, and others. Story collections include Painfreak, I Love You And There Is Nothing You Can Do About It, Black Orchids from Aum, and Visions Through a Shattered Lens. He has also edited or co-edited three anthologies: Going Postal, Dead Cats Bouncing and Dead Cat's Traveling Circus of Wonders and Miracle Medicine Show (both with the artist GAK). In addition, he serves as Fiction Editor for Space and Time magazine. People seem to talk most often about his continuing character, Max, a supernaturally endowed assassin, as well as Dead Cat—a series of collaborations with the artist GAK about, like, you know…a dead cat. Fifty-plus years into life, he has come to believe he is the kind of person who wandered away from the village at a tender age, spent too much time in the wilderness, and these days is allowed to return only on ceremonial occasions or to scare the little children. He also believes, on cold and rainy days, that his purpose in life is to serve as an example for others, much like the crucified humans at the edge of the desert in the original Planet of the Apes, or rebel gladiator slaves along the Via Appia. On better days, he sees himself standing at the crossroads of the psychological and the supernatural; the real and the surreal; the past, present and future; waiting for some thing to come along, take his soul and leave him with the voice to tell anybody who will listen the story of how it all happened. He continues to write whenever he can, mostly at night, about the dark.

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