Blood Gravity: A Novella, official release!



With a mother buried in denial and a manipulative father who sexually abused him from age ten, college sophomore Jake Smith struggles in secret with anxiety and a self-injury addiction. When emotional fallout after a disastrous family camping trip leaves Jake unable to cope, fear that his five-year-old brother may one day suffer the same abuse is the only thing that can bring him back from the edge.

In this prequel to the forthcoming Scars series, Gayle Towell explores and explodes the definition of family and what it means when those closest to you hurt you in unspeakable ways.

Blood Gravity features illustrations by Marylea M. Quintana Madiman.

If you haven’t preordered your copy, then get one now! It is currently available at all major online retailers in both print and ebook, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Special autographed copies are available by clicking the cover image above. (Note: We cannot ship orders outside of the US at this time. If you do not supply a US address upon purchasing, your order may be cancelled.)

Come to the Addiction show at Glyph Café in Portland, OR on September 20th at 7:30pm to hear Gayle read an excerpt, and stay tuned for details about the release party!

Like Blood Gravity on Facebook if you haven’t already, and spread the word!

PRAISE FOR Blood Gravity:

“As harrowing as it is poignant.” –Nik Korpon, author of Fait Avenue

“Blood Gravity sucks you in, tests your moral limitations, breaks your heart.”   –Caleb J. Ross, author of Stranger Will

“Gayle Towell is an extremely talented author, able to tell stories that are hypnotic, layered, and full of emotion.”—Richard Thomas, author of Disintegration and Editor-in-Chief at Dark House Press

“She has the ability to write confident and uncomplicated prose that is both powerful and profound enough to place her work among the best I have read; I cannot praise her work highly enough.” –Simon West-Bulford, author of The Beasts of Upton Puddle and The Soul Consortium


Gayle Towell is a writer from North Plains, Oregon. Her short stories have won the 2013 Women’s National Book Association writing contest, the 2014 Willamette Writers Kay Snow Fiction Award, and have appeared in Burnt Tongues: An Anthology of Transgressive Stories, Menacing Hedge, and Pif Magazine among other places.

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