Nana by Mark Towse

Nana, as most people know, is the endearing term used for their sweet, loving grandmother. Mark Towse says it’s derived from the Italian word for grandma, Nonna. Whatever the origins, Mark Towse has a wonderfully twisted, unsettling, and at times humorous story to tell.

Olly must stay with his Nana while his parents work out some marital issues. Nana says she has a lot of surprises waiting for her grandson. One would expect from your grandmother, home cooking, television, or even letting you be alone while she knits. Not Olly’s Nana. Olly is about to face some extraordinary things. I’m not talking magical creatures and fantastical worlds. I’m taking things a young boy (or even an adult) should never witness.

Not sure how anyone could write something so bizarre and mind-boggling terrifying, but Mark Towse has done just that. Nana doesn’t fit into any box. There’s not a box big enough to contain it. From gruesome scenes too deliciously unique to describe in this review (no spoilers) to sexual pleasures of all kinds. There is something wrong at Newhaven Crescent Community Center, and it’s not just Nana.

This book is truly one of the most insane rides I’ve been on in quite a while. If it wasn’t for the humor dotted throughout the book, I’m not sure I would have come out of the story quite the same person. I felt exhausted and a bit dirty when I finished the book. Not an easy accomplishment, Mr. Towse, from one horror author to another – well, done.

It’s a great read, but be warned – you’ve never met a Nana like this one.

Available at Amazon. Amazon affiliate link

Author: William Holden

Thank you for spending time with me. My writing spans more than two decade, with over 100 published short stories in the genres of horror, urban fantasy, supernatural, and erotica. I’m an award-winning author of such titles as, A Twist of Grimm by Lethe Press (Lambda Literary Finalist), and by Bold Stroke Books, Words to Die By (2nd place in the Rainbow Book Awards for best horror and a finalist for the Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award for Best Horror), Secret Societies, and The Thief Taker were also Lambda Literary Finalists. Besides writing, I’m a home chef, an avid reader, and contribute time and money to environmental and wildlife organizations.

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