Vigilantes of Love in paperback again!

THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY edition of Vigilantes of Love, my 2nd short story collection, came out in e-book a couple months ago, and now I’m happy to announce that it’s also available once again as a trade paperback.  The book includes an updated cover (using elements of the original, but rearranging them a bit), a new preface from me (about the book and the decade since its release) and six stories that were originally considered for the 2003 edition but cut due to space considerations. So the collection now offers 21 stories in all and Vigilantes of Love in paperback offers 228 pages in print. It’s grown up over the past decade. ?

Take a look here:

A New Review:

In his review of the original edition of the book, T.T. Zuma from HorrorWorld said: “There are several stories in Vigilantes of Love that I would consider not only above average, but superb. Quite simply, they are among the most enjoyable short stories that I have read in the past few years. Everson managed to put an emotional spin into these tales that affected me so deeply that I paused for awhile after reading each one. And it was not because any of these stories were overly intense, in fact, I thought their approach subtle, but still, they managed to pack one heck of a punch.”

New Bookcover and Description:

Here’s the 10th Anniversary bookcover and full description:

Vigilantes of Love by John Everson

The 10th Anniversary edition of Vigilantes of Love, John Everson’s second book-length collection of tales of short fantasy and the macabre, includes a new preface by the author and six additional stories not present in the original release!

A woman whose life is shaped and doomed by the “Calling of the Moon”…

A girl who learns the secret powers of the “Seven Deadly Seeds”…

A boy who finds that the power of music can open a hidden world thanks to a flute hidden in the attic…

A man who learns the meaning behind the voodoo curse that brings the “Vigilantes of Love” from the hearts of the New Orleans swamps to punish the adulterers under the light of the full moon…

Vigilantes of Love offers these and many more tales of dark magic, the macabre and things that happen when you go one step beyond. Vigilantes of Love was originally issued in 2003 by Chicago-based Twilight Tales, a year before a limited edition of Everson’s first novel, the Bram Stoker Award-winning Covenant, was released. While Everson’s first book of short fiction, Cage of Bones & Other Deadly Obsessions, focused on erotic horror, Vigilantes of Love was something of a flip side — this collection offers light and dark fantasy tales, mixed with the occasional slice of horror.

The Dark Arts Books 10th Anniversary edition of Vigilantes of Love is an expanded release that includes six never-before-collected Everson tales — including his first horror publication, “Learning To Build” — alongside Vigilantes of Love‘s original 15 dark fantasy and horror stories. The book includes the voodoo-zombie oriented title story, written especially for the collection, as well as “Calling of the Moon,” which received an Honorable Mention in the Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror anthology, and “Lovesong” a 5th Place winner in the 2000 World Horror Convention Fiction Contest.

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About John Everson

John Everson is a Bram Stoker Award-winning horror author with more than 100 published short stories and 14 novels of horror and dark fantasy currently in print. His first novel, Covenant, won the Bram Stoker Award for a First Novel in 2005. His sixth novel, NightWhere, was a Bram Stoker Finalist in 2013. Its sequel, The Night Mother, was released in June 2023.

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