Needles & Sins by John Everson
Roses scented with bitter deception, Oracles redolent in hidden redemption, a body-mod-obsessed ingenue with an amputee fetish and a demon gone soft on a bitter angel. Dreamcatchers, an alternate Nativity with a pimp God and a non-compliant Mary, Stupid Bitch the three-legged cat and the secret explanation of how Germany almost won the war with the devil on their side. These are just a few of the provocative sets in these 19 stories rife with "Needles & Sins"...
About the Author
John Everson is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the novels Covenant (Delirium Books, 2004) and Sacrifice (Delirium Books, 2007) which will both be released in mass market paperback from Leisure Books in 2008/2009. A Polish translation of Covenant is being issued by Poland s Red Horse Books as Demoniczne Przymierze in late summer 2007. His short fiction has appeared in magazines like Space and Time, Dark Discoveries, Wicked Karnival, Red Scream, Black October and Grue, and in the anthologies A Dark and Deadly Valley, Kolchak: The Night Stalker Casebook, Dark Doorways, Cold Flesh, Damned: An Anthology of the Lost, In Delirium and the CD-ROM anthology Bloodtype, which includes an Everson-composed techno theme song. His short stories have also been translated and published in Polish and French. Much of his short fiction has been collected in three short story collections: Needles & Sins (Necro Publications, 2007), Vigilantes of Love (Twilight Tales, 2003) and Cage of Bones & Other Deadly Obsessions (Delirium Books, 2000). He is also the co-editor of the Spooks! ghost story anthology (Twilight Tales, 2004), and the founder of Dark Arts Books.