Turn Up The Sun

Turn Up The Sun
by Tyler Jones

Turn Up the Sun collects 5 novellas by acclaimed author Tyler Jones (Burn the Plans, Almost Ruth, and Midas) into one stunning volume.
Collecting Criterium, Enter Softly, The Dark Side of the Room, Along the Shadow, and the brand new title novella Turn Up the Sun, this collection presents a complete vision of these stories that all take place in a dark version of Portland, Oregon around the same time.

Also features the introduction for Criterium written by Jeremy Robert Johnson (The Loop) and the introduction for The Dark Side of the Room written by Philip Fracassi (Boys in the Valley).

Fighting the same addiction that killed his father, a young man stumbles across a strange bike that takes him on a terrifying ride into darkness.

Enter Softly
Emergency Room nurse, Lisa Morton, has a problem and she is about to lose her marriage, her child, and her job.

As she works the night shift, a very damaged patient comes into the hospital and sets in motion a series of events that could lead to Lisa’s salvation, or her end.
A companion novella to Criterium, Tyler Jones returns to a world where addiction is a force with teeth and claws, and it will not let you go quietly.

The Dark Side of the Room
For years, Betsy Lupino has lived alone in a rundown apartment. Alone except for the growing wall of darkness that slowly devours her thoughts and memories. When a mysterious stranger moves into the building, Betsy fears the worst–that all of the dark inside her head has escaped into the real world.

Along the Shadow
Detective Gary Shaw is called to the scene of an unusual and grisly murder, which leads him to chase after a strange suspect. But Shaw is not sure if the suspect is also chasing him.

Turn Up the Sun (exclusive to this collection)
A brand new novella that follows Hazard, the eccentric and agoraphobic drug dealer from Criterium as he ventures out of his apartment to uncover the secret of a man who looks just like him, a man who was present at the scene of a grisly death.

Signed by Tyler Jones, Jeremy Robert Johnson, Philip Fracassi, and cover artist Ryan Mills.

Praise for Criterium

“This is small-town Bradbury with a world-weary mean streak: even the magic here seems perfectly happy to break your bones and drag your face across asphalt.”
– Jeremy Robert Johnson, author of The Loop and Entropy in Bloom

“A truly excellent novella. The prose is perfect, the story beautifully balanced, and the atmosphere is so strong it feels like you could cut it with a knife. Haunting, uncanny and profound: the strongest and most compelling new voice that I’ve read in a very long time.”
– Michael Marshall Smith, author of Only Forward and The Straw Men

“Tyler Jones writes with the lyrical complexity and haunting tenderness of masters like Matheson and Straub while remaining entirely new and inventive. A true visionary of contemporary horror fiction.”
– Eric LaRocca, author of Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke

“This book spoke to me on an emotional and spiritual level. I was moved. Haunted. An arresting story from start to finish…such a powerful piece. I’m adding Zach Ayers to my list of fictional characters who live in my soul forever. His story is achingly beautiful.”
– Sadie Hartmann “Mother Horror”

“Jones’ prose in Criterium is like a shot of adrenaline to the heart. Once you turn that first page, you give over any control you once had, and this book will steamroll you into the ride of your life…you can almost feel the wind in your face and the heat on your flesh…he writes this story to within an inch of its life… there are moments of frenzied paranoia and then subtle and melancholic moments of sadness, grief and aloneness. It’s intoxicating.
– Ross Jeffery, Bram Stoker nominated author of Juniper and Tome

Praise for The Dark Side of the Room

“Genuinely unsettling and leaking of paranoid dread, The Dark Side of the Room is residential horror at its finest.”
– Max Booth III, author of We Need to Do Something

“What struck me the hardest was the delicate beauty of the telling. There’s a tight-wired fragility to the prose, to the story, that creates a sense of both awe and uncertainty. A grisly tale, an ever-so-slow twisting of a knife. A triumphant piece of fiction.”
– Philip Fracassi, author of Beneath a Pale Sky and Behold the Void

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