Mary Vigliante Szydlowski

Darkness descends and he appears!

Her incubus lover arriving in the night!


   In the dream, a warm wind swept across her body, like fingertips barely grazing the surface of her flesh. It aroused her and made her desirous of more. Its silken touch pleased her. Her body had spent the totality of its existence in ignorance of carnal pleasures. Contradictory feelings collided within her mind. The body was to be a pure temple to the Lord. That's what the Bible taught—and yet, there were such longings inside her, desires long concealed and repressed that now demanded satisfaction.

An incubus comes in the the darkness to seduce her to steal her soul!

A pleasant surprise! I found my book available at the San Juan, Puerto Rico Airport bookshop in February 1986

Demonic Reading
"This book was very fun to read. Vigliante is a vivid author of horror...the story makes for a good bone-chiller. But not for everyone,it can be disturbing(in similarity to "The Satanic Verses").Believe it or not,I found this paperback in a Salvation Army store. Beat that. If you're into dark reading,then this book should be quite delightful to experience. The story centers around a devout Christian woman who changes her lifestyle thru strange occurences with a demon lover.The setting is in the forest.A spooky one. Anyway,if you can, read it."
Review posted by a customer on March 24, 1997

This photo accompanied an article about Worship the Night. I was still using a portable typewriter at the time. A year or two later, I finally broke down and bought myself a computer, an old Commodore 64.

Worship the Night

October 2016


Her mother's death freed Lea from a lifetime of repression and frigidity, only to make her the helpless prey of wild fantasies and nightmare terror. Alone in her mountain cabin retreat, Lea's body and her very soul are subjugated by a phantom from the depths of Hell, who demands that she worship at his evil shrine. To transform the demon into the flesh-and-blood lover she craves. Lea is forced to commit crime after hideous crime, until she realizes that only the ultimate sacrifice will satisfy her Master's lust!

This is a new, updated version of the original story!

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Authors Guild Edition published July 2000

First published by Tower Books in March 1982 using the pseudonym Mary Vigliante

Dorchester Publishing/Leisure Books reprint published December 1985 using the pseudonym Mary Vigliante