Now Available: Embrace the Hideous Immaculate


We are proud to announce the publication of Embrace the Hideous Immaculate in both paperback and Kindle formats!

About the Book

Embrace the Hideous Immaculate is an excursion through nightmarish landscapes, vast alien terrains and shallow earthly trenches. Within these realms of darkness await outer space monstrosities, ancient undead goddesses, serial killer prophets, and revenants from the Deep South and South Pacific. Bram Stoker Award nominee, Chad Hensley, pushes the reader face first off a cliff and into the bottomless, abyssal plain where vast horrors lurk underground in cities made from infant bones.

In a collection that marries literary and contemporary horror, Hensley uses gothic subtext with a modern spin to send the living to the grave while the dead rise and walk the streets. The poetry contained in Embrace the Hideous Immaculate is unflinching and grotesque, mixing gore and depravity with verse that is both evocative and illuminating as noted by renowned Lovecraftian author and scholar Wilum H. Pugmire’s insightful introduction.

What They’re Saying

“Sid Vicious meets William Faulkner” –Jessica Amanda Salmonson, World Fantasy Award winner

“Chad Hensley’s verse whispers of the darkness that surrounds each of us in a voice that is as chilling as it is lyrical. A worthy volume to put alongside those of Brennan and Wandrei.” –John Pelan, publisher of Midnight House

“Sick, macabre, and charged with lyrical intensity.” —Nasty Piece of Work

About the Author

A skilled reporter on cultural extremes in music and art, Bram Stoker Award-nominated author, Chad Hensley, saw several years of his writing on underground subjects published as EsoTerra: The Journal of Extreme Culture, through Creation Books in 2011 now available at

Hensley’s non-fiction has appeared in such praised publications as Apocalypse Culture 2, Terrorizer, Spin, Rue Morgue, Hustler, and Juxtapoz. He has sold short stories to the anthologies The Darker Side: Generations of Horror, The Dead Inn, Allen Koszowski’s Inhuman, and Chad’s short story collection with Wilum Pugmire, A Clicking in the Shadows, received an honorable mention in Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror.

His poetry has also received honorable mentions in Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror as well as being nominated for the Science Fiction Poetry Association’s Rhysling Award. His poetry appearances include the magazines Star*Line, Dreams and Nightmares, Space and Time, Crypt of Cthulhu, Deathrealm, and the Chiaroscuro website. Chad currently resides in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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