I hope you'll pardon me if I quote the review from fright.com -- it's the first time anyone's ever called my work subtle!
"Loren Rhoads begins the book with four tales grounded in aberrant psychology." We like that, yes we do. Aberrant is another word for morbid, right? (It's probably not the first time anyone has called my psychology aberrant.)
The review talks about "The Angel's Lair": "Good story, done with an eye for gritty urban detail and sexual explicitness" (although I quibble that there isn't any actual sex in this story) and "Still Life with Broken Glass": "a satiric take on art snobs flavored with X-rated levels of lesbian erotica and grue." I prefer to think of it as death porn, but I'm glad someone understands my sense of humor. To my pleased surprise, this reviewer liked "Sound of Impact" the best. It's fairly straight literary fiction, so I wasn't sure how the "horror community" would respond. *I* think it's the creepiest of my stories in the book.
Anyway: "Rhoads' contributions are, it turns out, the most subtle of the entire book, which only grows steadily more perverse."
That just makes me smile. Imagine me, the morbid Siren, holding down the least perverse end of the spectrum! I'm gonna take that as encouragement.
If you'd like, you can check out the nice things the review says about the other Sirens at
Causes Loren Rhoads Supports