TALES OF BLOOD AND ROSES #1: $4.75 ppd., 4 ¼” x 5 ½”, copied, 60 pgs.

Tales of Blood and Roses is something of an erotic/horror/goth version of Reader’s Digest. It includes plenty of poems and short stories about encountering ghosts, wolfmen, vampires, and ghouls in the dead of night…and then fucking them! Hard! The dark and twisted side of love is covered here and in a rather entertaining and visually interesting manner. This zine also includes some full color photos of goth damsels posing provocatively in black metal band corpse paint, a hilarious single panel comic strip (Look out, “Marmaduke”!) about the always-funny subject of necrophilia, and a poem by one C.M. Sidewell that begins with the great line, “My tongue navigates a rhythm in your pussy purse,” which I liked so much, I had it embroidered on a throw pillow. Looks really nice in my living room. –talesofbloodandroses.com