Author of Maria the Wanted and Hairspray and Switchblades

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March 2021 

GODDESS OF FILTH

“Five of us sat in a circle doing our best to emulate the girls in The Craft, hoping to unleash some power to take us all away from our home to the place of our dreams. But we weren’t witches. We were five Chicanas living in San Antonio, Texas, one year out of high school.”

One hot summer night, best friends Lourdes, Fernanda, Ana, Perla, and Pauline hold a séance. It’s all fun and games at first, but their tipsy laughter turns to terror when the flames burn straight through their prayer candles and Fernanda starts crawling toward her friends and chanting in Nahuatl, the language of their Aztec ancestors. 

Over the next few weeks, shy, modest Fernanda starts acting strangely—smearing herself in black makeup, shredding her hands on rose thorns, sucking sin out of the mouths of the guilty. The local priest is convinced it's a demon, but Lourdes begins to suspect it’s something else—something far more ancient and powerful. 

As Father Moreno's obsession with Fernanda grows, Lourdes enlists the help of her “bruja Craft crew” and a professor, Dr. Camacho, to understand what is happening to her friend in this unholy tale of possession-gone-right.

Praise for Goddess of Filth

“Timely, important, and packing more literary gut punches than anything I've read in a long time. Goddess of Filth is fantastic. Do not miss this one!” —Brian Keene, Bram Stoker Award winning author of The Rising

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The Queen of The Cicadas

2018 - Belinda Alvarez has returned to Texas for the wedding of her best friend Veronica. The farm is the site of the urban legend, La Reina de Las Chicharras - The Queen of The Cicadas.

In 1950s south Texas a farmworke r- Milagros from San Luis Potosi, Mexico, is murdered. Her death is ignored by the town, but not the Aztec goddess of death, Mictecacíhuatl. The goddess hears the dying cries of Milagros and creates a plan for both to be physically reborn by feeding on vengeance and worship.

Belinda and the new owner of the farmhouse - Hector, find themselves immersed in the legend and realize it is part of their fate as well.

 

 Maria the Wanted

She's THE badass Mexican heroine with brass knuckles, black hat and dusty boots you didn't know you were waiting for.

Maria is a wanted woman. She's wanted by an Aztec trafficker, a cartel boss, the people she fights for, and now the devil she can't resist. 

Her journey begins as a maquiladora worker in 1995 turned vampire, until the injustices of the world transform her into something else. She's not just out for blood, she wants answers.

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Scream Magazine gives Maria The Wanted 4 skulls

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Sed De Sangre

 

Life is too short. Give into your blood lust.

Three short tales of bloody erotic horror inlcuding the VERY XXX story you won't forget, "Snake Hips".

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Christmas 2020 from Burial Day Books

Are you ready to scream? Get ready for an all Latinx horror anthology.

 

Fright Girl Summer is my side project with Sonora Taylor celebrating books in the margins. Curious?

www.frightgirlsummer.com

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