“Lesson number one: don’t get attached to anyone. Being a cannibal is the only way to truly succeed in this business.” He placed one hand on the door handle, then thought a moment and smiled to himself. “The problem is, once you take a bite, it will never be enough.”
After a fortuitous encounter at a local book convention, a liberal arts graduate accepts a position at a flashy publishing company under the tutelage of its charismatic owner only to learn that the press is led, and fed, by a literal boogeyman.
“Rowland tells an exceptionally tight and fast-paced tale about a unique legendary creature stalking the modern publishing industry”
“Rowland has a narrative mastery that makes you feel as if a good friend is pulling you in close to tell you some special secret…You’ll be left shook”
“With genderqueer horror fiction clawing its way to center stage, Rowland’s tale is a transgressive mindfuck that will leave you irreparably unnerved”
"You're going to have expectations going into Shagging the Boss, so go ahead and just leave them at the door right now. This is a truly unique and entertaining novella."
"A bizarre, extremely well penned, boogeyman character that will haunt your dreams"
"A scathing satire on the publishing world while still delivering the goods as a horror story: Original, engaging, and impeccably plotted"
"Masterly paced, the story takes off and doesn't let up on the accelerator"
"The turn in the last few pages surprised me and turned into quite the horror tableau. Well worth your time...Recommended!"
"This was so much more than I expected. I don’t know how Rebecca Rowland packed it all in but I’m so glad she did. It was original and quick so I don’t want to give any more away except to say that there are more ways to climb the corporate ladder than by shagging the boss."
"This is a fun one: the creature stuff is offbeat and the humour is pleasantly arch."
"Whether taken as a literal or figurative monster tale—or both—this story about publishing has bite! A wicked little book, highly original, as is expected if it’s by Rowland."
"Honestly, this was one of my best reads of this year so far!"