The author says:? The stories here are among (but certainly not all) my darkest creations; some are sexually disturbing, others visceral and graphically violent, while others are just plain dark in nature. While I wouldn’t go so far as to call them all erotic, a few do have elements of the erotic in them. But I doubt most folks would get off on them! I’ve also included three of my vampire stories—literally the first one I wrote, followed by what has been undoubtedly the most successful one (both financially and critically; it was named one of the Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror stories), and concluding with a previously unpublished story.? Twelve tales that will chill you to the bone, and take you places you've never been before!