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The Mouth of the Dark

Published by Flame Tree Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

"A wild trip that keeps you wondering what the hell is going on, it’s an amazing experience. It is highly entertaining read." - Sci-Fi & Scary

Jayce’s twenty-year-old daughter Emory is missing, lost in a dark, dangerous realm called Shadow that exists alongside our own reality. An enigmatic woman named Nicola guides Jayce through this bizarre world, and together they search for Emory, facing deadly dog-eaters, crazed killers, homicidal sex toys, and – worst of all – a monstrous being known as the Harvest Man. But no matter what Shadow throws at him, Jayce won’t stop. He’ll do whatever it takes to find his daughter, even if it means becoming a worse monster than the things that are trying to stop him.

FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launching in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

Bram Stoker Award-winning author Tim Waggoner writes both original and media tie-in fiction, and he has published over forty novels and four short story collections. He teaches creative writing at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio.

"Tim Waggoner's The Mouth of the Dark is what happens when Clive Barker, Sam and Dean from Supernatural, and Chad Palahniuk go on an acid trip inside of Eli Roth's Hostile."

– Halloween Eddie

"When Waggoner goes weird- you keep turning the pages. Take a chance and give it a read, but you’ve been warned: leave your disbelief at the door and keep an eye out for those filthy Dog-Eaters."

"The Mouth of the Dark is a unique horror story with an intriguing mystery at its core. It's full of wicked imagery, outlandish creatures, depraved desires and vivid situations that have you seeing odd stuff from the corner of your eye."

– Yolanda Sfetsos

"Tim Waggoner, you are a literary genius. This is an extraordinary tale, a frightening, exciting, and thrilling ride from start to finish. The Mouth of the Dark has opened up a whole new world of wonder for me, I feel inspired by it, and I feel that it has cracked open a creative door within me that I don’t think can ever be closed."

– Horror Housewife

"An eclectic assembly of everything macabre and terrifying, THE MOUTH OF THE DARK is a riveting read you’ll keep reading long after the sun has gone down. Seeped with dodgy oddities and unexpected moments of betrayal and allies, this great work of fiction has left me breathless in a way having run a marathon would or if you’ve been binge-reading George R.R Martin’s WILDCARDS series."

– Splattergeist

"A wild trip that keeps you wondering what the hell is going on, it’s an amazing experience. It is highly entertaining read."

– Sci-Fi & Scary

"The Mouth of the Dark is a fresh, fast-paced urban dark fantasy that won't disappoint any fan of the genre."

– Black Static Magazine

“I can always count on Tim Waggoner to find the weird in a story and there’s plenty of that in The Mouth of the Dark. Tim has a unique voice in the horror community and is a genuine wordsmith. The book is filled with truly horrible images, yet I found myself smiling more often than not. Sex, violence, and an all-around crazy good time.”

– Cementery Dance

“The Mouth of the Dark is weird. Seriously weird. Like bug-fuck, batshit crazy weird. Tim Waggoner revels in weirdness here, revealing new layers of oddities and arcane horrors on nearly every page.”

– High Fever Books

“I very much relished the weird and wonderful. I would love if Waggoner decided to make a series out of it, as he’s crafted a world I would enthusiastically return to.”

– Red Lace Reviews

“Waggoner is imaginative and original, and The Mouth of the Dark takes readers to an entirely new world of monstrosities. It’s easily one of the most fantastic books I've read this year.”

– The Ghastly Grimoire

“If you are a lover of horror and have a morbid fascination with the strange and unusual, the understanding that there are things living among us that are dark and terrifying but you are safe as long as you can't see them (or are you) then I highly recommend you read this book. Like it's messed up and weird at times but that’s what makes it so goddamn beautiful.”

– Not Another Book Blogger

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