Love Can’t Die. It Waits as Long as You Will.
The same blood that runs hot can run cold. That is what Maggie found out the hard way. In the latest novella by New England author Eric Kapitan, A Love Not Deceased, the protagonist runs that weirdly universal familiar gamut between the best life has to offer and the worst it has ever been.
Any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.
— Clive Barker Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War
In Eric Kapitan’s sixth book, he tackles the topics his literary heroes like Clive Barker, Edgar Allan Poe, and Poppy Z. Brite have before him: if love has so many meanings, surely death does, as well? What war are we all fighting, and is the bloodiest struggle inside of us? A Love Not Deceased was a story rattling around in Kapitan’s brain for eight years before he could finally slash pen to paper and tell it.
What others say:
He has a very demented and forthright sense of humor and somehow, I’m not sure how he does it, but he’s able to take those emotions and transform them to the pages of his stories, creating something quite remarkable for his readers to enjoy.
—William C. Bitner, Jr -Books in My Library.
It’s a strange romance that will appeal to a non-romantic horror fan. The only real drawback is the ending: it came too soon. This story had more room to run: it’s a shame it didn’t.
— Murray Samuelson -The Monster Librarian
Two of Kapitan’s books have been runners up for Uncaged Magazine’s Raven Award for best in horror. When he isn’t busy putting the macabre and the lovingly damned onto paper, you can find him at his favorite Vermont watering holes, sipping beer and wondering what words come next.
A Love Not Deceased is available on Amazon, in both ebook and paperback format.