Isaac Thorne, author of short tales of dark comic horror, has announced the Cyber Monday 2015 release of “Because Reasons”, his latest dark tale. The book is available for pre-order from Amazon.com, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords. The ebook will be available Cyber Monday—Nov. 30—for order and immediate download to most e-reading devices.
“Because Reasons” follows Tiffany, a college woman who has just discovered her own fascination with death and killing, on her murderous romp down a lonely desert highway. Her latest victim, an unnamed naked man, sits helplessly bound by her side throughout the trip, where he is forced to listen to her examination of her own inner demons.
“So many times in traditional horror it’s the woman who is the helpless victim to a psychopathic male aggressor,” Thorne explains. “In this case, I thought it might be fun to more or less swap the gender roles and just see what happens.
“I don’t want you think that I just took a traditional male psychopath role and slapped a female name on the character,” he continues. “Tiffany handles her psychopathy in a very different way than most male killers.”
Thorne adds that it is not his intention to rehash the traditional horror revenge tale, such as I Spit On Your Grave or Last House on the Left.
“Make no mistake,” he explains, “this is not your standard ‘woman gets attacked and then gets revenge’ piece. Although those stories are horror classics, I wanted to write a story in which the young lady was really and truly a villain rather than a victim. I wanted her to be someone you might feel guilty about rooting for if you even want to root for her.”
“Because Reasons” will be available Cyber Monday for 99 cents from most ebook retailers. It is also available for 75 cents directly from www.isaacthorne.com.