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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

You've Lost a Lot of Blood (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Everything the Darkness Eats (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Starving Ghosts in Every Thread (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We Can Never Leave This Place (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
They Were Here Before Us (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

Fanged Dandelion (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Strange Thing We Become (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke And Other Misfortunes (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Trees Grew Because I Bled There (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Sanitarium Issue #8: Sanitarium Magazine #8(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Year's Best Hardcore Horror, Volume 2(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Fourteen(2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Eric LaRocca

An American author of horror and fantasy novels, Eric LaRocca is well-known for his hugely engaging and entertaining brand of fiction. With his now trademark style of dark storytelling, he keeps readers continually invested throughout, each and every step of the way. Showing a real understanding of who his readers are and what they’re looking for, he almost speaks directly to them in a sense. Over time this approach to his craft has seen him successfully garner a worldwide following of readers from all over the world.

Creating an air of tension and suspense, he immerses the reader fully within his worlds, really allowing them to fully explore them. Bringing his stories to life, he also says something unique as well, providing a clear and strong message through his work, saying what he wants to say. With a distinctive voice, his work is unmistakeably his and his alone, showing his own idiosyncratic flourish throughout. Becoming a household name for many, he’s found his place as a permanent fixture on bookshelves, with countless readers singing his many praises.

One other key element of his work is that of his characterizations, as he creates characters that essentially come alive off of the page. Introducing protagonists who are fully fleshed out with three-dimensional personalities, he’s writer who knows how to create realistic voices. Establishing a real sense of authenticity and realism, his books feel wholly genuine, allowing them to really resonate with his audience. With a lot more to come in the near future, he’s a writer with plenty more titles planned for release and publication on the horizon.

Early and Personal Life

Hailing from Boston in Massachusetts, Eric LaRocca would grow up with a clear love and passion for the written word. Taking much from his own life, he’d put it all back into his work and writing, creating his own voice and distinctive style in the process. Largely focusing on horror and dark fiction, he would find his own approach within this genre, allowing him to make his own way forwards.

Often dealing with themes and ideas of the macabre, he draw heavily from the world around him, putting it back into his fiction. Keenly interested in fashion and European musical theatre, he’s got a range of interests that help to influence and inspire him as a writer. Currently living and working in Boston to this very day, he’s got a to more yet to come, as there’s no signs he’s stopping any time soon.

Writing Career

As a writer, Eric LaRocca has never been known to hold back when it comes to his craft, and articulating himself as an artist. His first novella would arrive back in 2020, and it was titled ‘Starving Ghosts in Every Thread,’ and it would be a stand-alone horror novel. With a clear sense of the macabre, he would soon go on to write another novella titled ‘Thing Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke.’

He would also write poetry, with the collection ‘Fanged Dandelion’ coming out in 2021, along with numerous short-stories and collections. In 2022 he would write the full novel ‘You’ve Lost a Lot of Blood,’ followed by ‘Everything the Darkness Eats’ in 2023, both of which would be stand-alone horror titles. Writing alongside other fellow authors as well, such as Gemma Amor and Patrick Barb, he’s contributed to various different collections as well.

You’ve Lost a Lot of Blood

First published in 2022 this would come out on the 11th of March through the Eric LaRocca’s own publishing imprint. Not part of any series as such, it would be another stand-alone horror novel, with its own self-contained narrative contained within. The book would be a combination of horror and mystery that is difficult to categorize, although its does contain LaRocca’s unique brand of the macabre that fans have become so familiar with.

Following several main characters, the book itself is a novella within a novella, the intertwining narrative plays with reader perception. There’s an element of body horror, making it definitely one for the less squeamish, as it’s fairly graphic when it needs to be with its dark and foreboding narrative. Much of it is more suggestive though, with a twisting psychological narrative that has elements of mystery sprinkled throughout. Keeping the reader constantly guessing, the plot itself comes almost secondary, as the world of the novel itself feels so alive.

It’s difficult book to explain, which is part of what makes it so wonderful and engrossing, with a plot that’s more about atmosphere. Creating an extremely evocative ambiance, the book envelops the reader, pulling them in to its dark and twisted world. There’s a novella within the story itself, making for an intensely enigmatic read that’s difficult to put down, making for more than compelling reading.

Everything the Darkness Eats

Originally brought out through the ‘CLASH Books’ publishing house, this would first arrive on the 6th of June in 2023. Another stand-alone title, it would also provide a horror mystery story, with an strong element of cosmic horror this time. The book can be read on its own, and is sure to keep readers guessing, as there’s a twist and turn on each and every page.

Set in the small-town of Henley’s Edge in Connecticut, this sees evil lurking there, waiting for the unsuspecting after a string of mysterious disappearances. Hatred begins to bubble to the surface as tensions rise, with deals made and pact drawn between those living there within the town. Within Mr. Heart Crowley’s cellar a darkness lurks, just waiting to creep out, with few resisting, while others succumb to the darkness. Who will fall into the dark, can they survive this ordeal, and what will finally become of everything the darkness eats?

As always, the writing from LaRocca is truly impeccable, as he never manages to waste a single word on syllable. Every element of the story is detailed fully, although he also makes sure to never give too much away, always building an air of suspense. One of the foremost writers in the world of horror fiction, it’s easy to see why he’s so well liked, with his audience growing day-by-day.

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