Adoration for the Dead is a lineup of seven twisted tales full of insanity, murder, drugs, corpses, and demonic possession. It combines brutal violence and poetic introspection, with a touch of the fantastic. Werner pays tribute to the world of comic books, classic slasher films, Edgar Allan Poe, and H.P. Lovecraft. Be seduced by the calls of despair and step into a world of disturbing sickness. J. Werner is the new master of the macabre. Horror reviewer Tim Gross gave the book 3 1/2 out of 4 stars. Gross stated "The short stories are awesomely written for the average horror fan and pack a punch to the gut with every gory and horrifying ending. Demons, zombies, possession, oh my... and much more! Every story keeps you wanting more terror, more gore, and not to end!"