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The Little Season


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“…and he cast Satan into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while."

- Revelation 20:3

Aren't You Hungry?

“What in the world did I just read?!” - Sarah McCarthy, Netgalley

Hungry for a disturbing mystery?

The Little Season is part splatterpunk, part horror thriller, and totally bizarre!

Talons is a new restaurant looking for food tasters, and Jordan Carter jumped at the chance to join the focus group.

However, the qualifying questions embarrassed him. The first appetizer was a stale piece of bread. And worst of all, Jordan felt sick after the meal.

When Talons offers him double the money for a second tasting, he agrees and shrugs off the illness as a coincidence.
After the second meal, though, he’s convinced something is wrong. Daily nightmares and concerning voices culminate in Jordan vomiting blood. Doctors can find nothing physically wrong with him, and medical tests determine the blood isn’t even his.

Feeling scared and alone, Jordan dives into a rabbit hole of conspiracy theories, astrology, crystal healing, secret societies, and new-age "science to unravel Talon's ancient secret.

The Little Season is based on the 2022 short story The Guild.

Warning: Don’t speak the demon’s name aloud when reading or reviewing this book.

Cooking Bundle

The Little Season Cooking Bundle includes:

- Signed paperback (Limited to 613)

- Cooking Apron (limited 100)

- The Dinner Trading Card (Limited to 100)

Early Reviews


Praise for Other Works

"Holy cow. I honestly didn’t know what I was getting myself into with this one. These stories were totally bonkers! They definitely kept me interested, on-edge, and curious."  

- Katherine Gisleson on Petite Mort, Amazon Review


"This collection was wacky, it was weird, it was entertaining and even a little bit emotional." - Stephanie C. on Petite Mort, Netgalley


"There are a lot of really great moments of mystery and suspense in Suck-U-Bus— not to mention the unhinged plot twist at the end of the novel. I overall really enjoyed this novel and S.C. Mendes’ work. I cannot wait to read other works from this author."

- Kylee on Suck-U-Bus, Amazon Review

“A slick story that combines gumshoe noir and extreme horror.” - 

"The City by S. C. Mendes is an engrossing, taboo delight of a novel that will suck you in to the underground depths of depravity, freedom and forbidden fruit and knowledge it has to offer."

Mike Duke,
author of Low

"Mendes' novels are darkly gleaming puzzle-boxes that, once solved, reveal their awesome horrors."

Joseph Sale, author of Dark Hilarity

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