Author and podcast host, Clarissa R. Cottrill, announces the release of her much-anticipated novella, “Cafe Vengeance,” set to hit bookstores and online platforms on October 10th. Cottrill, known for her atmospheric storytelling and emotionally resonant characters, ventures into the realm of horror and literary fiction with this thrilling new release.
Drawing inspiration from her Appalachian roots and her experiences with mental health, Cottrill has crafted a riveting narrative that is both hauntingly beautiful and deeply moving. Readers will journey with the protagonist, Dane Roman, a ruthless entrepreneur in New York City, who risks everything for success, only to find himself in a purgatory of his own making.
“Cafe Vengeance” is an exploration of the human soul and the consequences of unchecked ambition. Guided by a mysterious quartet and a cryptic waiter, Dane must face judgment in a macabre ballet of his own creation, atone for his sins, and confront the looming darkness that threatens to consume him.
Inspired by Dante’s “Inferno”, “Cafe Vengeance” delves into the ancient fear of eternal damnation, transposing it to a modern-day setting. This novella promises to lead readers on an unforgettable journey through a contemporary underworld, filled with horror and suspense.
Aside from her writing, Cottrill co-hosts the popular millennial lifestyle podcast “30, Dirty, & Dying,” where she provides compelling insights into the challenges and triumphs of navigating life in your thirties.
“Cafe Vengeance” will be available in bookstores and online platforms from October 10th.