DARK LOVE BECKONS:
The seduction of an angel; the lure of the lash; the touch of psychic hands... these are just a few of the alluring sins of these sirens. Look inside, but be careful they don't lure you in too far...
SINS OF THE SIRENS offers 11 new tales and rare reprints from three of horror's most provocative authors: Maria Alexander, Loren Rhoads and Mehitobel Wilson.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
The Angel's Lair
Sound of Impact
Still Life With Broken Glass
The Dark River In His Flesh
The Last Word
My first thought in reviewing this book is that there is a level of deeply honest eroticism and fantasy to these stories that you seldom see in fiction. These aren't stories for the faint of heart. They are also not stories men should read if they have to stand up in public. They ARE stories that will stick with you... this is a very strong, very intense & emotionally charged collection from some of the most talented ladies of darkness working in the horror and speculative fiction fields today.
If you've ever been told that dames are into the hearts-and-flowers, caress-my-inner-Goddess brand of eroticism, crack a copy of Sins of the Sirens and take a taste of .44-caliber love and stiletto desire.
A former fundamentalist turned simple fatalist, since 2000 MARIA ALEXANDER currently has had a number of her dark fiction tales have been published to some acclaim, as well as a collection of horror poetry. Her credits include stories in Gothic.net, Chiaroscuro Magazine and Paradox Magazine, as well as a number of anthologies. Almost all of her works have garnered either Honorable Mentions in the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror anthologies. The BBC radio occasionally invites her to talk about blasphemy, her favorite subject. She lives in Los Angeles with a French boyfriend, a pervasive sense of doom and a purse called Trog.
For ten years, LOREN RHOADS was the editor of the cult nonfiction magazine Morbid Curiosity. Before that, she wrote about cemeteries for Gothic.Net. Her fiction has appeared in Cemetery Dance, City Slab, Not One of Us, etc., and in the chapbook Ashes & Rust. She's written erotica for Unzipped, Sex ToyTales,and Noirotica 4, with varying degrees of honesty.
MEHITOBEL WILSON has been publishing horror fiction since 1999. She is a Bram Stoker Award nominee, and many of her stories have been granted Honorable Mentions in the Year's Best Fantasy and Horror series. Bel's been a dog groomer, an industrial painter, a runway model, a belt worker in a factory, a cigarette girl at a movie theater, an audio/visual technician, a Latin tutor, a truck dispatcher, and a waitress, among other things. She's lived in the backwoods and on the streets. Now she lives (in a house) in the Deep South, prefers Jack, beer, and Marlboros, and inflicts Hong Kong rap music on the unwary.