SAVOY: Christa Carmen (Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked) Book Release Party

Savoy Bookshop & Café presents a book release party for Westerly author Christa Carmen's new horror and dark fiction short story collection, Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked. This event is free and open to the public.
About the Book
A young woman’s fears regarding the gruesome photos appearing on her cell phone prove justified in a ghastly and unexpected way. A chainsaw-wielding Evil Dead fan defends herself against a trio of undead intruders. A bride-to-be comes to wish that the door between the physical and spiritual worlds had stayed shut on All Hallows’ Eve. A lone passenger on a midnight train finds that the engineer has rerouted them toward a past she’d prefer to forget. A mother abandons a life she no longer recognizes as her own to walk up a mysterious staircase in the woods.

In her debut collection, Christa Carmen combines horror, charm, humor, and social critique to shape thirteen haunting, harrowing narratives of women struggling with both otherworldly and real-world problems. From grief, substance abuse, and mental health disorders, to a post-apocalyptic exodus, a seemingly sinister babysitter with unusual motivations, and a group of pesky ex-boyfriends who won’t stay dead, Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked is a compelling exploration of horrors both supernatural and psychological, and an undeniable affirmation of Carmen’s flair for short fiction.

About the Author
Christa Carmen lives in Westerly, Rhode Island with her husband and a beagle who rivals her in stubbornness. She has a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania in English and psychology, and a master's degree from Boston College in counseling psychology. She is currently pursuing a Master of Liberal Arts in Creative Writing & Literature from Harvard Extension School. Christa works for Pfizer in Clinical Trial Packaging, and at a local hospital as a mental health clinician. When she's not writing, she is volunteering with one of several organizations that aim to maximize public awareness and seek solutions to the opioid crisis in southern RI and southeastern CT.

Christa’s work has been featured in a myriad of anthologies, ezines, and podcasts, including Unnerving Magazine, Fireside Fiction, Year’s Best Hardcore Horror Volume 2, Tales to Terrify, Third Flatiron’s Strange Beasties, and Alban Lake's Only the Lonely, and Outpost 28 Issue 2 is available now from Elvelon Press, featuring Christa's short story, "Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge." Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked, published by Unnerving, is her debut collection, and consists of thirteen tales within the realm of horror & dark speculative fiction. You can visit her at for more details.
Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked By Christa Carmen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781989206003
Availability: Available at One of Our Locations
(This book cannot be returned)
Published: Unnerving - July 30th, 2018

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Savoy Bookshop and Café
10 Canal St.
Westerly, RI 02891