Episode 3.22 – Dark Dreams with Eve Harms and Red Lagoe

A Message From Our Producer (who’s always wanted to say that): Hello, all. Shane here. I wanted to say that rumors of my demise are greatly underexaggerated but I’m not letting that stop me. There was a minor misunderstanding of my choice of words when I announced the Ink Heist changes. I am in no way gone from the podcast. I am down to a minimal amount of hosting, but I am still full time engineer/producer/”artist”/sysadmin, and that isn’t changing. Rich is the showrunner now. That’s the big change. Shotgun Logic will be run by me, but will be a production of the Ink Heist family and will remain that way for the foreseeable future. Rich Duncan and I founded and started this venture and we have no intention of abandoning it. Stay tuned for further news and, in the meantime, enjoy this episode we did with Red Lagoe and Eve Harms. 


Welcome to the Ink Heist podcast, which is devoted to dark genre fiction, featuring hosts Rich Duncan, Shane Douglas Keene, and a whole bevy of authors and other interesting guests for your listening and enlightening pleasure. We are a very irreverent, often linguistically explicit broadcast so we highly recommend you use discretion when listening around easily influenced young ones or anyone who is easily offended. We would like to thank the band Secret Smoker for allowing us to use their song “Crushed by Air” to kick-off and finish the podcast.

This week, we’re excited to welcome Eve Harms and Red Lagoe to the show to celebrate the release of their upcoming books! Eve’s Rewind or Die novella Transmuted  hits shelves July 15th through Unnerving Books and Red’s collection Dismal Dreams releases through La Red Books on June 25th. We absolutely devoured both of these books which are loaded with unique scares and great storytelling from two amazingly talented writers. Transmuted is a novella that follows Isa, a micro-celebrity who runs a successful fundraiser to make her gender affirming surgery possible. When she has to give up her money, she’s crushed and left with few options until she finds a sketchy ad seeking a transgender women for a free, experimental procedure. She answers the ad and meets Dr. Skurm, whose methods are terrifying, but give Isa the results shes been looking for. However, there are unexpected side effects to the treatment and Isa must race against time to figure out Dr. Skurm’s secrets before it’s too late. Transmuted is a brilliant body horror novella that features some of the most wild, unique scenes in recent memory.

Red’s Dismal Dreams collects previously published work along with new stories for a frightening read that will keep readers reeling as she unleashes a variety of styles and horrors. “Shutter Stop” is a chilling story of a photographer who enters the infamous Sacred Circle Nature Preserve and unknowingly uncovers the secret of the forbidden knowledge that gave Sacred Circle its reputation. “One Year Anniversary” is a stomach-churning tale of grief and the lengths one man will go to in order to be closer to his wife. “Flicker” is a gut-punch of a story about a father and daughter who share a special bond that is put to the test in the aftermath of tragedy. Those are just a few of the stories that await readers in this stunning collection. Both Transmuted and Dismal Dreams are sure to be welcome additions to any horror fans bookshelves and if you haven’t already, be sure to pre-order your copies ahead of the release!

Throughout the course of the episode, we discuss shorter indie horror, writing serial works, occult and esoteric knowledge, Rewind or Die, parents reading your work, upcoming works, and so much more!  We had a great time recording this episode and hanging out with Eve and Red. We hope you guys enjoy the conversation as much as we did!

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