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The Bedding of Boys

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  58 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Regina Corsi is a monster, the vilest of predators. Her desire for young boys is only matched by the bloodlust that overcomes her once the sex is finished. But she’s grown hasty in her hunting. And only a special friend can keep her disturbing appetites a secret.

Nevada Barnes is fourteen, and, emotionally speaking, still very much a child. When his stable home life is thro
Hardcover, Signed & numbered, 272 pages
Published June 2018 by Thunderstorm Books
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Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror
I'm no stranger to a "Did Not Finish" review. I don't feel any sense of obligation to finish a book I'm not enjoying. Reading, for me, is equal parts enjoyment, entertainment and relaxation. If a book isn't meeting me on those levels, there is no way I'm going to let it eat up valuable time I could be spending on something that's going to do it for me.
And I've DNFd some favorite authors of mine like Stephen King so an author shouldn't feel like it's personal or that I don't think they're a go
Dan Schwent
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, 2018-books
When hebephile Regina Corsi sets her sights on young Nevada barnes, she'll do whatever she can to get him in her clutches. But how hard can it be for a gorgeous woman in her thirties to seduce a horny fourteen year old boy? And what about Ghost, the sheeted figure that does Regina's bidding?

Just after I reviewed Tampa last year, Edward Lorn emailed me, worried that he'd just wrote the same book. I said his approach was probably different and told him not to worry about it. Turns out, I was right
Jun 15, 2018 marked it as to-read
This deluxe hardcover edition is numbered 14 of 44 numbered copies and is signed by Edward Lorn.

Note: the page count on this edition is 272. The Publication date is June.
Edward Lorn
Jun 23, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
THE BEDDING OF BOYS is now available for preorder:
Hunter Shea
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Don't let the title scare you off! The Bedding of Boys is a wonderfully original tale of horrors both real and imaginary. Perhaps one of the strangest coming of age tales I've ever read, innocence is both lost and corrupted to levels I've never seen before. A female pedophile with a penchant for murder is assisted by her strange friend, Ghost, a literal ghost made of nothing more than a bed sheet that absorbs blood and bodies like a sponge. Great character development has you, at times, rooting ...more
Thomas Strömquist
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
OK, I thought about it, and I really need to tell you about this one. First: please note that I read this in 'beta' format. This means that it was not near the finished product if you ask Edward himself. If you ask me, Edward delivers better beta format books than most writers offer as final products. And, yes, I'm a friend of Edward's - but this is not why he trusts me to beta read, but rather in spite of it. Not that I would ever think differently, but for a few years now, I've come to realize ...more
Levi Walls

Sometimes Lorn's writing reminds me of the Eminem lyrics:

I'll burn your fuckin' house down
circle around
and hit the hydrant
So you can't put your burnin' furniture out....

Cause nothing is sacred and he will kill everyone if he has to 😵😲😂

3.5 stars. How do you rate a book that is well done, but so completely fuuuucked?! And fucked on purpose. From the very first page, fucked. Like, at one point I stopped reading and was like, "I
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reads
All things lead to the End.

It should be noted that I am a big fan of Edward Lorn and have been for a long time. I eagerly await everything E. puts out there. I can’t think of anything that I have every read from him that I did not thoroughly enjoy. Dude has skills. For sure.

Regina likes ‘em young.

Her tastes are starting to get her into a real mess.

Thankfully she has Ghost to help clean it up.


There are some really great turns and “holy carp” moments in this one that had me reeling with an
Lee Anderson
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have read six of Edward Lorn's books and a handful of short stories without being able to fault any of them. I think it's fair to say E is one of my favourite male authors.

When E asked me to read The Bedding Of Boys I was thrilled!
The first three pages had me electrified. As I read on enjoying the return to Bay's End I found E was really trying to see how far he could push the sexual boundaries and boy did he give them a good shove!!! Some parts actually made me feel ill and I really wasn't
Michael Hicks
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bought, horror
Nevada Barnes is your average, run of the mill, hormonally supercharged fourteen-year-old. Regina Corsi, however, is decidedly atypical - a woman in her thirties, she is a hebephile and a serial killer. She seduces children, uses them to satiate her sexual desires, and then brutally murders them. Aiding her in her crimes is a strange white sheeted creature, appropriately named Ghost, who consumes Regina's victims and scrubs clean the various crime scenes in supernatural ways. Once Regina lays ey ...more
Wayne Barrett
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, ghosts, horror, rape

So, I finally got around to my first Edward Lorn novel and it didn't disappoint. I have a ton of books on my 'to read' shelf and I've been wanting to read his work, so I had to bump this one up.

Edward, you are a naughty, naughty, sick and twisted man... so, why aren't we hanging out more? Yes, this is one of those stories, an older woman seduces (molests) an underage boy, but there are other layers to this disturbing tale.

SPOILER ALERT: Not only is this woman a child abuser but she is one heart
The Grim Reader
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With the title "The Bedding of Boys" I really wasn't sure what to expect from Edward Lorn. His previous, The Sound of Broken Ribs was a thoroughly enjoyable read that despite my minor complaint regarding the late supernatural element, rocked pretty damn hard. The Bedding of Boys hits like a sledgehammer to the head; It's unapologetic, brutal, twisted, oddly erotic and I really enjoyed my time in Bay's End once again. The supernatural elements are once again included, though this time they are pr ...more
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Man did I fly through this book and I loved it. I had read the premise of this book and was worried that this book would be tough to get through. I was surprised how easy this book was to read and I really enjoyed it. I like how the author took the typical abuse scenario and switched the roles. I think the way I reacted to this has given me much to think about. I am not sure how good a person I am considering these reactions. Then again the brain is a confounding creature. The fact that this boo ...more
Cody | codysbookshelf
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Read for "Serial Killer Spree:" The Bedding of Boys is the upcoming novel by Edward Lorn. I should say couple'a things before we get started, cool? I was a beta reader of this novel, meaning the copy I read and am reviewing now is not the final version. Because of that, I will keep this review purposefully vague as to not chance referencing something that doesn't end up in the final, published edition of this story. E. tells me The Bedding of Boys will likely see two revisions before publication ...more
Scott Kemper
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Edward Lorn is many things, horror author, book reviewer, and YouTuber. Everything he does, he does well. He has a clear voice and a sense of honesty you don’t get from many people. That is where he excels in his novels.

The Bedding of Boys due out August 18th, 2018 is the newest offering in his five book saga, All Things Lead to the End. The saga begins with Bay’s End, a fantastic coming-of-age horror novel that’s reminiscent of The Girl Next Door, It, and Boy’s Life; it continues with The Soun
Don Gillette
Nov 30, 2018 rated it liked it
A free-for-all, perverse, maelstrom-like experiment in seeing where a story can go, The Bedding of Boys is the literary equivalent of the sickest of Jack Ketchum that veers all over hell and back and then ends with the Belushi monologue from "The Blues Brothers."
"I ran out of gas. I had a flat tire. I didn't have enough money for cab fare. My tux didn't come back from the cleaners. An old friend came in from out of town. Someone stole my car. There was an earthquake! A terrible flood!! Locusts!
Daniel Barnett
Jan 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
You'd be hard pressed to find a more uncomfortable book than The Bedding of Boys. I went in prepared to be disturbed, and disturbed I was--not one punch is pulled in this sucker. Coming off of Everything is Horrible Now, which didn't quite do it for me in a few departments, I was pleasantly surprised by just how much fun I had with this twisted (and twisty) little affair.

Now, 'fun' might be the wrong word to describe much of the content here. Regina Corsi is as sick as they come, and twice as da
Tracy Robinson
Jul 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was my first novel by Edward Lorn and it most certainly will not be my last. He has a way with words and language that just drew me right into the setting and the story. Side note: This is set in a fictional Ohio town, Bay's End, and for some reason I enjoy when books are set in my home state💁🏻.

What I liked:
The action begins "right from the get" in this one. Regina Corsi is most certainly a monster and her predilection for younger teenage boys made me CRINGE! And while I have no love for
Jen Bernardini
Jul 19, 2018 rated it liked it
I received The Bedding of Boys as an ARC.

Let's start off by saying that this books is loosely tied to other Bay's End tales; Bay's End, The Sound of Broken Ribs and Cruelty. We get to see glimpses of some of those characters in this book, which is totally awesome. Right. So, The Bedding of Boys follows three storylines that intertwine. We have Regina Corsi, the kiddie f***er, August, the Nutball, and Nev, the one who gets sucked into the the tornado of chaos caused by the previous two.

This book
Cassie Lola (holo.reader)
This is my first book by Edward Lorn, although we've spoken on social media a couple of times and I've seen some of my friends praising his books & writing for months now. I went into this with no real expectations, not even reading the synopsis because I'd downloaded a few of his eBooks and picked this one to start first at random.

Jeez louise! I feel so conflicted writing this and saying I LOVED IT because of what the book's about, but that should really just speak to Lorn's writing ability
BJ Hewitt
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a tough book to read, mainly because of the title. So I went into it with preconceived ideas. But Edward Lorn did pull it off. This book is more than a female pedophile. Lorn does a good with character development and a twisted horrific erotic crime.

I have only read 4 of Edward Lorn's works. The other three I gave 5 stars. This one I can only give 4. Not my favorite but it is still good and worth the read if you can get past the title.
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Strange things are afoot at the Circle K!

The Bedding of Boys is original, suspenseful, super messed up, compulsively readable. I was left with a lot of questions, in the end, but in such a way as to make me want to read the other books set in Bay's End, in search of answers.

(Please note: there is a ton of child abuse in it, so stay well away if you can't be having with that.)
Nicole Ferreira
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I don't know if I loved this or hated it. I started off hating it. The further along I got the more mad I was at myself for liking it. Now I just don't know. Why is a book doing this to me?? The ending was great, and I will be reading the rest of this series.
Scott Bobrow
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
Interesting and hopeful premise. Violence cartoonish and characters one dimensional. Got very bored by last 80 pages and barely finished.
Christopher Lambert
The Bedding of Boys

"Midnight thoughts and three-am dreams, these are the gifts given to us by the horrors we have lived through."

The bedding of boys was a well written tale by Mr.Lorn. It was a bit heavy at times but thats to be expected with the synopsis given. I really enjoyed the section dedicated to August the best. I felt it was the most compelling and beautifully written part of the story. While I enjoyed the story overall, I just lost interest in some parts which is why I gave it 3 stars
Bryan O'Sullivan
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I want to say that while I enjoyed the book, it wasn't the strongest I felt from E. It was basically everything I expect from him, unfortunately, I did find the book to drag just a little bit at times.

My favorite part was when we get "Ghost" backstory, I loved it and how everything tied in at the end.

Nev was a great all-around character, I enjoyed every time he was in the scene.

I really enjoyed what was going on inside Regina's head.

The dialog was great as usual from the author.

I also LOVED al
Joe Piccoli
Nov 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ha-challenge
What kind of crazy shit goes through your mind, dear Edward??
Anthony Creane
Jan 04, 2019 rated it liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Aaron Nash
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Before starting i'd like to thank Edward for giving me the opportunity to read and review this before it's release. E is a great friend of mine. This, however, does not have an impact on my review score. Hell, E would have loved it just as much if I had hated this and 1 starred it. He is one of the good ones.

The Bedding Of Boys takes place in E's fictional town of Bays End. Many of his other novels have taken place here and the numerous throwbacks and Easter eggs to those are a joy. The ending
Lucas M.
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Seriously loved this book! My first Edward Lorn novel I have read and will definently not be my last! Loved the book from start to finish. Really good story that moves at a rapid pace which I appreciate, no stale or slow dragging parts at all which is a plus, and very good detail. The beginning grabs your attention right away and pulls you in. When I started reading the book I ended up reading over 100 pages in 2-3 hours or so and didn't want to put it down. Loved the characters, the concept was ...more
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Edward Lorn (E. to most) is a reader, writer, and content creator. He's been writing for fun since the age of six, and writing professionally since 2011. He can be found haunting the halls of Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

E. lives in Alabama with his wife and two children. He is currently working on his next novel.
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