CRITERIUM by Tyler Jones
The book will also be available in paperback and audiobook on August 25th, 2020.
Fighting the same addiction that killed his father, a young man stumbles across a strange bike that takes him on a terrifying ride into darkness.
"A truly excellent novella. The prose is perfect, the story beautifully balanced, and the atmosphere is so strong it feels like you could cut it with a knife. Haunting, uncanny and profound: the strongest and most compelling new voice that I’ve read in a very long time.”
- MICHAEL MARSHALL SMITH, author of Only Forward and The Straw Men
"This book spoke to me on an emotional and spiritual level. I was moved. Haunted. An arresting story from start to finish...such a powerful piece. I'm adding Zach Ayers to my list of fictional characters who live in my soul forever. His story is achingly beautiful."
- SADIE HARTMANN, Cemetery Dance
"Criterium is a haunting, visceral, gripping story filled with symbolism and allegory. Buckle up for a wild ride that will leave you bruised, shaken, and filled with dread. Tyler Jones is an author to keep an eye on.”
- RICHARD THOMAS, author of Disintegration and Breaker (Thriller Award nominee)
"Tyler Jones's first novella is an unflinching and compassionate view into the black hole of addiction and grief. An intriguing and novel premise that drags real life horror into the depths of the supernatural - compulsively readable."
- LAUREL HIGHTOWER, author of Crossroads and Whispers in the Dark
Tyler Jones is a horror writer whose work has appeared in the anthologies BURNT TONGUES (edited by Chuck Palahniuk), ONE THING WAS CERTAIN, 100 PROOF HORROR, and in Dark Moon Digest, Coffin Bell, Cemetery Dance, LitReactor, and The NoSleep Podcast.
His stories have been optioned for film.
He lives in Portland, Oregon.
Cover artist: David Mack
David Mack is the Emmy nominated, New York Times Best Selling Author & Artist of KABUKI, writer of Marvel's Daredevil, cover artist of Neil Gaiman's American Gods, Jessica Jones, & Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. Artist on Netflix's Jessica Jones opening titles & Captain America: The Winter Soldier film titles & Cultural Ambassador for the US State Dept.