Prompted by a post over at Garnet Night by Cindy I was reminded of my love and fascination with the short lived line of Satanic Gothic novels put out by Avon in the early 1970's. So thinking back on these fond collectibles I just had to get all of mine out of storage and post them here. I'm not sure exactly how many titles comprise the entire Satanic Gothic line. I know for sure I am missing at least two maybe more. There is no real research done on this line so finding anything out about them is extremely hard. From what I can piece together this was not a themed line that they had submissions for rather it was a marketing ploy where they fit in novels that they currently had that had some kind of occult flavor be in magic to demon worship to actually featuring the devil himself. I have personally only read three of them, Lord Satan and Her Demon Lover by Louisa Bronte (real name Janet Louisa Roberts and one of my favorite authors) and The Devil's Dance which didn't really leave me with any strong impressions. All of these have the very awesome rocking goat's head logo and were published either in 1972 or 1973. Why Avon? Why these years? Why even create this marketing ploy? These and other questions for now remain unanswered. Also check out Curt's run-in's with the Satanic Gothics over at Groovy Age of Horror ===> here.