Claire's pet is human, but his murderous actions are animalistic in Michael J. Seidlinger's new novel My Pet Serial Killer. After announcing Preston Fassel's Our Lady of the Inferno as its first book in a new line of thought-provoking horror novels, Cinestate revealed that My Pet Serial Killer will also be released this September under the "Fangoria Presents" label, and we have a look at the cover art and release details.

Below, we have a look at the synopsis and cover art for My Pet Serial Killer, and be sure to visit Cinestate and Amazon for more info on Seidlinger's new novel!

"My Pet Serial Killer is set to be the second book published in a series of Fangoria Present’s titles, presented by iconic horror magazine Fangoria. Fangoria presents branded novels will pair stories that blend the literary with the horrific for unique reading experiences.

Dexter meets Secretary in Michael J. Seidlinger's provocative, disturbing literary thriller that reinvents the serial killer genre, exploring the psychology of desire.

Claire is a student of forensic science, Victor is the Gentleman Killer. Subverting expectations, Clair seduces Victor and keeps him in her apartment as her pet—her darkest secret—before taking to the road to revisit her past pets in one final, bonechilling conclusion. Beautifully written, provocative to read, Seidlinger delves into Claire's motivations and impetus to present a compelling psychosexual portrait of a woman obsessed with performance, with power, with sex, and with gore.

Michael J. Seidlinger is an Asian American author of a number of novels including Falter Kingdom and The Strangest. He is director of publicity at Dzanc Books, book reviews editor at Electric Literature, and publisher in chief of Civil Coping Mechanisms, an indie press specializing in innovative fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. He lives in Brooklyn, where he never sleeps and is forever searching for the next best cup of coffee."

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    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.