Book Name and Description: Inferno Bound and the Hell Hounds—WARNING! THIS BOOK MAY CAUSE UNCONTROLLABLE FEAR, DISGUST, AND AROUSAL! CONTAINS LOTS OF BLOOD, MONSTERS, AND GRAPHIC SEX! Have you ever had a dream that changed you in some way? What if a dream could not simply change your thought processes, but change your abilities? What if a dream, when your mind is at its most vulnerable state, could infect you with an evil unlike anything the world has ever known? This is the reality that Corey Moore has awoken to. Corey’s daily life of bars and motel rooms is suddenly a nightmare of bloody atrocities. Responding to the onset of horrors gripping Mangle County residents, is Nora Avery, a beautiful small town police lieutenant with a dark side. Nora must find out why some unlikely canine culprits seem to be the cause of multiple killings, and put an end to it before the entire community is massacred. But will her own demons get in the way? When she comes face to face with evil, will Nora take it in a lustful embrace, or will she rip its heart out? Find out for yourself! And enjoy all the blood, booze, monsters, and sex!
What gave you the idea for Inferno Bound and the Hell Hounds?
IBHH is one of my few works that actually started with the title. I think I was mowing the lawn, daydreaming about my future success as an author (what writer doesn’t do this, really?), and Inferno Bound and the Hell Houndsoccurred to me. From the title, it grew into a story. And, after some much-appreciated advice from my wife, it became a novel.
What got you into writing in this genre?
I can’t imagine myself writing any other genre. Horror has always been my go-to genre to read and, with just a few exceptions, it’s the genre I write when I plant my butt at my computer. I suppose, like many authors these days, it started with Stephen King. I remember reading Night Shiftas a kid and falling absolutely in love with horror. To the best of my recollection, I wrote my first horror story in the 6thgrade. It was about myself and a group of my friends encountering a werewolf on a country road. An instant classic!
What is your favorite book (other than your own book, of course) and why? What book disappointed you and why?
Stephen King’s IT is probably my favorite book of horror. I love stories that are heavy on characterization and attention to detail. In ITI feel like I know the seven main characters (and many of the supporting cast) like they’re personal friends of mine. King even gives the reader a near complete history of Derry, Maine and all the tragic things that have happened over the years. All of this magnifies the horrors. It’s a beautiful book!
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The concept for this book is awesome: an abandoned orphanage, children with strange and dangerous abilities, and odd, creepy photographs that are actually shone to the reader throughout the book. Sadly, the photos were the best part. The story itself fell flat. I think so much more could have been done with the idea had it not been geared towards young readers.
What is the best piece of advice you ever received from another author?
“If you want to write, you write.” That was quote from John D. MacDonald in the intro to King’sNight Shift. Reading that and heeding the advice really set me on the path to turning all my ideas into completed stories.
What piece of your own work are you most proud of?
My first published horror short story was called Placenta. It drew on my experience in healthcare and depicts a horrifying incident during child birth. P. Mattern, who compiled the anthology (Demons, Devils and Denizens of Hell Volume II), messaged me saying, “After reading that, I will never look at my body the same.
For those who haven’t read any of your stories, what story/book of yours do you think best represents your work and why?
Inferno Bound and the Hell Houndsgives you a pretty good idea what to expect from PC3. Most of my work is very detailed, with plenty of violence, gore, and sex.
What are you doing next?
Oh my, I have several works-in-progress. I am writing a novella called Draggers, which tells the story of three friends that have gone hunting for the weekend. Things go very bad for them in the frosty woods in North Texas. I also recently became the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of Death’s Head Press, a new publishing company featuring dark fiction. I will be publishing a short story in the DHP’s first anthology: And Hell Followed.
What advice would you give aspiring writers?
Sit down and do it! Do not procrastinate. I have no idea how many stories I’ve lost over the years because put-off writing them. When you get an idea, write it down. And don’t let that idea wither on a sheet of paperbio:
PC3 is an author of horror, splatterpunk, bizarro, and erotica. And that list of genres keeps getting larger. His short stories, “Placenta” and “Pigs,” were featured in anthologies by Hellbound Books. In 2015, his short story “For Love and Fish” was awarded first place in a university short story contest and was subsequently published in the anthology Swingers of Birches. PC3 is the author of an erotic horror novel, Inferno Bound and the Hell Hounds, and a collection of horror and bizarro fiction, 5 Tales That Will Land You in Hell. He lives in North Texas with his wife and children, where he is currently hard at work on his next frightening piece of fiction. You can keep up with PC3 on his website and on Facebook . PC3, real name: Patrick C. Harrison III, is also the Editor-in-Chief at Death’s Head Press. You can checkout this new publisher of dark fiction here: http://www.deathsheadpress.com/