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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. The ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published September 23rd 2011 by Necro Publications (first published January 1st 2007)
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Maicie
Jul 11, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Finally! I am not a big fan of short stories so I was pleasantly surprised to love every single story in this collection.

Some favorites:
*The Beginning Was The End - an affair between an angel and a demon.
*Mary - a very scary rendition of the Immaculate Conception. (I was afraid I'd be struck by lightening for liking this story.)
*Love & Sex & Rope & Screams: A Circus In Five Acts

Highly recommended. This book has a permanent home on my shelf!
Robert Beveridge
Mar 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: the world.
John Everson, Needles and Sins (Necro Publications, 2007)

You've read the reviews. You may have even already read Charlee Jacob's intro. You don't need me to tell you that Needles and Sins is a barnburner, the kind of book of horror shorts that will keep you up at night munching on chips and finishing just one more story the same way EverCrack had you finishing just one more quest. So what am I going to do different? Everyone else is focusing on the horror stories here. And they're go
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Norm Applegate
Dec 31, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This may be the horror novel of the year.

What a thrill to have met this author at the 2008 World Horror Convention in Salt Lake City, casually talk to him about writing and discover John to be a soft spoken, oh yeah he lost his voice traveling to the convention, truly nice guy.

I find when reading a collection of short stories there are usually a few I’m not fond of with but John’s collection I found myself turning pages, drinking cold coffee cause I wouldn’t put the book
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Erik
Mar 20, 2011 rated it did not like it
Cheesy sex and gore that could only appeal to a 12 year old. I am really surprised by all the 4 and 5 star ratings this book gets. The writing is ridiculous and tries so hard to be shocking. It's not. I read a lot of horror and am once again disappointed. It's no wonder this book is really only offered as a limited edition as there are only a limited number of people who would want to read this dreck. Go read Joe Hill's 20th Century Ghosts if you are looking for truly good short horror stories.
Paul Mannering
Feb 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
One of the finest collections of original horror fiction available.

On a strong theme of damnation and experiences of hell and punishment - this is horror storytelling that never lets up.

Strega
Jun 18, 2014 rated it liked it
creepy short stories
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John Everson is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the novels Covenant, Sacrifice, The 13th, Siren and The Pumpkin Man, all released by Dorchester/Leisure Books in paperback and by Delirium, Necro and Bad Moon Books in limited hardcover. His sixth novel, NightWhere, was a 2012 Bram Stoker Award Finalist. The Family Tree, NightWhere and Violet Eyes, his "creepy spider novel" were released from Samhain Publishing. In January 2017, Redemption, t ...more
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