Lethe Press, Day 11 Giveaway: Grave Desires by William Holden
The imagination of William Holden is one that values sweat and sperm and blood. And shadows to hide the rivulets of these fluids as they descend and drip from the naked flesh of men. These tales of homoerotic horror haunt a reader long after the eye moves from the last words on a page. Stories of a lecherous carnival barker who deal in breath and souls, a town where Halloween has become more than playful tricks and sweet treats, the promise of desire at the razor’s edge of life and death.
I published Bill Holden’s first erotica collection, A Twist of Grimm. Interesting reveal on the publishing process: Bill wrote the book in “old narrative style” and I thought it crippled the book and he should resort to a contemporary voice. He disagreed. We sent emails back and forth. Impasse. As publisher I suppose I could have put my foot down and he would have either had to capitulate or withdraw the book. But I respected his conviction and relented. The book went on to be a finalist for Best Erotica at the Lambda Literary Awards!
We have one copy of Grave Desires to give away. You may choose print or digital edition.