Twelve women. Twelve horrors disguised as love. In Anya Martin's new collection of horror tales: the consequences of a girl wishing her dog could live forever; a romantic college student wakes a gargoyle in Paris; and a lonely woman finds her house infested with insects. History's darker depths are delved in such stories as American jazz singer confronts her lover who has committed terrible war crimes as he descends into madness in post-WW2 Germany; and a couple experiences H.P. Lovecraft's Resonator machine via found footage from the Velvet Underground. In the publisher's favorite tale: Actress Elsa Lanchester reveals the true story of Bride of Frankenstein involving the preserved brain of Karl Marx's daughter in 1923 London.
"Lovers of weird fiction will be thrilled by this collection, which has a little something for everyone: historical fiction, more traditional horror, and the downright strange." - Publishers Weekly
"Anya Martin is one of the more original and imaginative of the recent wave of dark fiction writers, telling stories that marry dark eroticism with the strange and surreal. These are stories that will wound you even as they seduce, and will leave you breathless with horror and wonder, always wanting more." - Livia Llewellyn, author of Engines of Desire and Furnace
"Wickedly intelligent with razor sharp moments of strangeness, Martin's collection is a heady trip inside the darkest parts of the human psyche." - Kristi DeMeester, author of Beneath
"Monster lovers, rejoice ! Anya Martin's debut collection is full of weird and wonderful stories full of them as only she can deliver. Sleeping with the Monster is the riveting must buy weird fiction collection of the year." - Daniel Braum, author of The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales