MY SECOND BOOK ever released (back in 2003!) was Vigilantes of Love, a collection that includes horror tales, but also some of my lighter, more heartstring-pulling stories. Originally released on Chicago’s Twilight Tales imprint, it eventually went out of print with the dissolution of Twilight Tales until I got the rights back a couple years ago and released an updated version of my Dark Arts Books label.
Vigilantes of Love has some of my favorite stories to read aloud to an audience. I can’t count how many places I’ve read “The Right Instrument” at libraries, conventions and other events over the years, and “After the Fifth Step” has also been a very popular live reading story. It also includes “Lovesong,” a finalist in the World Horror Convention fiction contest and “Calling of the Moon” which garnered an honorable mention in the Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror anthology back when it was released. And it includes “Preserve,” one of the first stories I ever had accepted and published in a genre magazine.
It’s one of my oldest titles, but right now, Vigilantes of Love is sitting at #3 on the Amazon Kindle e-book charts for Horror Anthologies. And it’s damned close to breaking into the Top 10 Sci-Fi/Fantasy Anthologies Chart too!
Why now, you ask? On Sunday, Vigilantes of Love went on a Kindle Countdown Sale for just 99 cents… and thanks to the sale and a lot of Facebook announcements and promotional newsletter mentions, it hit the Top 5 of the Horror ebook charts on Amazon yesterday – It is currently sitting at #3 in Literature & Fiction/Anthologies/Horror. E-newsletters like EReader News Today, Free Kindle Books & Tips, BookSCREAM, Read Cheaply, Booktastik, BookGoodies, Booklovers Heaven, The Fussy Librarian and 13 Horror Street have all announced the sale over the last 72 hours.
If you’ve never read Vigilantes of Love, I hope you’ll consider picking up a copy this week while it’s just a buck. And if you’ve read the book and enjoyed it, I hope you’ll help me spread the word about the special sale by putting a link to it on your Facebook wall or Twitter feed. The link to Amazon is here: http://www.amazon.com/Vigilantes-Love-Tales-Dark-Light-ebook/dp/B004FEFAIY/
I’m hoping to keep the book’s momentum going for the rest of the week… and beyond the sale!
Here, by the way, is how BookGoodies promoted it on Sunday to kick off the sale. They also have posted a short interview with me, if you’re interested in reading it: