This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: May 20th 2014 by Permuted Press
From an acclaimed horror writer, a chilling tale of blood-hungry children who rise from the dead in this innovative spin on apocalyptic vampire fiction.
Suffer the Children presents a terrifying tale of apocalyptic fiction, as readers are introduced to Herod's Syndrome, a devastating illness that suddenly and swiftly kills all young children across the globe. Soon, they return from the grave…and ask for blood. And with blood, they stop being dead. They continue to remain the children they once were...but only for a short time, as they need more blood to live. The average human body holds ten pints of blood, so the inevitable question for parents everywhere becomes: How far would you go to bring your child back?
Okay, so apocalyptic vampire fiction holds immediate appeal for the reader and the horror fan within me, but I think the real appeal here is as a father - how far, indeed, would I go to bring my children back? I suspect I'd cross more than a few lines to make it happen, which just adds to the creepy appeal of this one. Technically, I'm not waiting, since I got the e-ARC a couple of weeks ago, but this still has me excited.