|HELLBENDER/VERBOTEN BOOKS – Bestsellers for March 2020 (by Revenue)|
|1||NEW||Satan’s Petting Zoo||Brian Koscienski & Chris Pisano||Dark Humor|
|2||—||The Devil’s Grasp||Brian Koscienski & Chris Pisano||Dark Fantasy|
|3||—||Fae||Chris Fenwick||Supernatural Thriller|
|4||2||Wolf||Chris Fenwick||Supernatural Thriller|
|5||3||When the Sky Goes Dark||Oliver Seneca||Techno Thriller|
Your inner beast may be an unpleasant surprise …
Chad and his friends have a bully problem. The quarterback who harassed them for years is now on their college football team and eager to pick up where he left off. The Ink Stains, a gang of local thugs, offer to help Chad. He’s grateful until he learns the truth – they are a pack of lycanthropes who slaughter and eat a few of the tormenting football players. Chad and his friends have fallen prey to all new problems.
In a misguided attempt to take control of their lives by releasing their own inner beasts, Chad and his friends discover a way to become lycanthropes. When they change, they do not transform into the powerful werecreatures they had hoped. Instead, their inner beasts are a rabbit, a pheasant, a ferret, and an ox. Life has taken a turn for the worst.
The Ink Stains are anxious to eat them. A group of football players want revenge for their missing teammates. A pair of lycanthrope hunters with dubious intentions could help them or turn on them. They’re still trying to keep this a secret from their parents. It’s one thing to act like an animal, but what happens when you become one?
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
“Say hello to my furry little friends!” — Baron Wertheimer, socialite and author of snobby art books
“If you’ve ever decided to stand up to a bully, failed gloriously but never given up — choosing self-induced lycanthropy may not be the best answer, as Chad and his friends discover. A humorous, gory look at how becoming the best you can be may require several tries.” — Jeff Young, author of Spirit Seeker
“Gather round, boys and girls, for a wonderful little story about some furry creatures …. alas I introduce to you: Satan’s Petting Zoo!” — Brahm Stroker, author of the Rated Z series
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Brian Koscienski & Chris Pisano skulk the realms of south, central Pennsylvania. Brian developed a love of writing from countless hours of reading comic books and losing himself in the worlds and adventures found within their colorful pages. In tenth grade, Chris was discouraged by his English teacher from reading H.P. Lovecraft, and being a naturally disobedient youth he has been a fan ever since. They have logged many hours writing novels, stories, articles, comic books, reviews, and the occasional ridiculous haiku. To find out where they may be skulking next, visit them at www.novelguys.com. If you happen to see them at one of the various conventions they participate in, feel free to stop by their table and say, “Hi.” They’re harmless!