Review: Straight by Chuck Tingle

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Straight by Chuck Tingle 

Released February 2021

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When a strange tear in the cosmos appears within Earth's annual path, the consequences are disastrous. For one night a year, the vast majority of humans now undergo a frightening mental change, transforming into hateful, rage-fueled zombies who will stop at nothing to satiate their desire for brutality.

While not much is understood about this horrific mass hysteria, the demographic it effects is very specific: cisgender straight people.

A few years after the first of these tragic events, four friends from across the queer spectrum look for safety in solitude, hunkering down in a remote desert cabin for what is now known as Saturation Day. With a vaccine available for straight people to curb their violent episodes, some predict the worst is over. Others aren't so sure.

As night falls, it becomes clear that survival isn't guaranteed this Saturation Day.

This is the first horror novella from two-time Hugo Award finalist Chuck Tingle. 

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A horrible thing happens once a year in this book. Some sort of affliction has infected the population and it turns all the straight people into rage demons who attack and murder all of those who are not. But now that there's a vaccine (that *some*, ahem, may or may not have taken for, *ahem* reasons) a group of friends assume things will be ok when they head out to a deserted area to ride it out but they are woefully unprepared for what awaits them.

This book is some gory fun and also exposes some painful truths about allies and what it means to be one when the going gets hard and not just give some lip service that makes you sound good. Stand by your friends and fellow humans when things are bad and help them when they most need it.

Anyhow, I picked this up because Chuck Tingle is known for writing some of the wildest titles I've ever seen and because his social media presence is such a joy and he is a very unique personality. I was very curious to see what he'd do with a horror novel and he did good stuff. It was one of those books that was a pure joy to read, filled with interesting people and horrible deeds. lots of action and some gooey and gruesome scenes.


About Author Chuck Tingle

Dr. Chuck Tingle is an erotic author and Tae Kwon Do grandmaster (almost black belt) from Billings, Montana. After receiving his PhD at DeVry University in holistic massage, Chuck found himself fascinated by all things sensual, leading to his creation of the "tingler", a story so blissfully erotic that it cannot be experienced without eliciting a sharp tingle down the spine.

Chuck's hobbies include backpacking, checkers and sport.


Catch up with Tingle's most recent projects here:


  1. Wow I think i need to get this. :)

  2. A cosmic zombie story? Oh, this sounds good!

    1. It was so imaginative. I hope he continues to write horror because this was good stuff!

  3. This is such a strange idea for a plot I may just have to read it!

  4. That premise for the story is weird in a completely great way.

  5. I've seen some of their wilder title on twitter lol

    This is the first one that actually sounds like a real book. I might give it a try for Halloween season.

    Karen @For What It's Worth


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