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Sep 10, 2024 | ISBN 9781803368337

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Praise for Guillotine:

“Fast, fun, and frightening, Glass Onion meets Saw in this savagely on-point thriller.”
T. Kingfisher

“Deliciously brutal and stiletto sharp. Guillotine is the eat-the-rich horror you’ve been waiting for.”
Rory Power

“Gruesome and laced with a delightful sense of humor, Delilah S. Dawson’s Guillotine showcases the author’s brilliant nerve and clever wit. A compelling and intelligently written shocker.”
Eric LaRocca

Guillotine is at once a vicious reckoning of wealth and power, and a feminist fever dream led by a protagonist you can’t help but salivate over. I would follow Dez Lane straight into Hell.”
Katrina Monroe

“Murderously cathartic—or perhaps cathartically murderous?—Guillotine continues to prove that Delilah S. Dawson is a must-read must when it comes to sinister, twisted tales. Elegantly constructed, ticks along with thrilling tension, won’t you come take a trip to the island? (Also serves as an interesting companion piece to Bloom, but you didn’t hear it from me.)”

“Sometimes the line dividing the Haves from the Have-Nots is as thin as a razorblade or blunt as a sledgehammer, but in Delilah S. Dawson’s cruelly capable hands, rest assured, it’s gonna hurt no matter what. Her taut novella testifies revenge is a dish best served flambéed, or sous vide, or pounded into an absolute pulp. In Guillotine, you gleefully get all three… and then some.”
Clay McLeod Chapman

“A pitch-dark, sharp-toothed romp with a rich vein of gallows humour, Guillotine is a gory, uncomfortable treat for anyone who’s ever wanted to eat the rich. Blending the glittering world of The Menu with the disturbing underclass of US, Delilah S. Dawson’s latest novel is another triumph.”
Ally Wilkes

Guillotine is a tight thrill ride of horror you can’t put down.”
V. Castro

“Reading Delilah S. Dawson’s Guillotine is like watching poetry smash a bottle against someone’s face. Fast, stylish, very bloody, and unapologetically brutal, this is a straight razor of a novel that slices to the core of class resentment with power and grace. This novel will leave a slug trail of blood in your brain, and you’ll be happy it did.”
Gabino Iglesias

Praise for Bloom:

“A slim novel with incredible potency. A literary pursuit for the ages. I can’t recall a courtship as captivating as the one in these pages, and if there’s a better writer than Delilah Dawson going today, I don’t know ’em.”
Josh Malerman, New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box and Spin a Black Yarn

“This quick and compulsively readable fairy-tale nightmare from Dawson (The Violence) will have readers gasping for breath and hungry for more.” 
Library Journal

“A cottagecore dream turned nightmare, astonishing in its beauty and violence. Every page drips with delicious dread. This bite-sized tale is perfectly wicked.” 
Rachel Harrison, author of Such Sharp Teeth

“Sensual, smart, biting, and downright nasty, Bloom is a dizzying, heady feast for the discerning palate. I devoured this book in one greedy sitting.”
Paul Tremblay, author of The Pallbearers Club

“Sumptuous, lyrical prose meets horrific brutality in Delilah S. Dawson’s harrowing tale of obsession and cruelty. An elegantly written nightmare, Bloom will beguile unsuspecting readers before finally slicing deep and drawing blood.”
Eric LaRocca, author of Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke

“Dawson has brought the kind of irresistible treat you’ve been hungering for. Sapphic longing with a dash of darkness—the perfect recipe. Superbly seductive.” 
Hailey Piper, author of A Light Most Hateful

“Delicate and murderous, Bloom is the perfect encapsulation of a subgenre I’d only heard of in theory but now exists in its final form: cozy horror. Delight in the berries, blood and cupcake frosting—find yourself enraptured by the farmers’ market aesthetic as designed by the Mads Mikkelson version of Hannibal Lecter.”
Chuck Wendig, author of The Book of Accidents

“Like an unwary visitor to the Goblin Market, I was swept away by Delilah S. Dawson’s Bloom, with its lush cottagegore settings and heart of absolute darkness.” 
Ally Wilkes, author of All the White Spaces

“Gruesome and lovely, Bloom is compulsively readable. Like being slowly boiled alive, by the time you see the rot beneath the beauty, it’s already too late. You’re hooked.” 
Kristi DeMeester, author of Such a Pretty Smile 

“Sumptuous, strange, and horrifying, Bloom walks the tenuous line between the ultimate romance and the ultimate nightmare. Delilah S. Dawson has created quite an intense and terrifying couple in her characters of Ro and Ash, and by the time you’ve finished the last page of this book, you won’t soon forget them.” 
Gwendolyn Kiste, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Rust Maidens and Reluctant Immortals

“Bloom unspools like a dreamy fairytale, Instagram-ready and dripping in enchanting language. The cracks in the surface are ever-present, hinting at the danger beneath, but in Delilah S. Dawson’s hands darkness itself is as tantalizing as a richly frosted treat. Like Bloom’s leading lady, readers will be seduced by this hypnotic, visceral romp—and be reminded that magic works because of what we refuse to see, which may be the moral of all the best fairytales.”
Zoje Stage, bestselling author of Baby Teeth and Mothered

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