What is Heaven? What is Hell?
How well do you know the people you chat with on a social network?
Thirty-seven year old Ellie Blake is about to find out. Her Bible Belt community wouldn’t dare accept her if she came out as a lesbian. Her husband, her pastor, and her neighbors would be scandalized by such a disclosure. But Ellie’s desire for another woman’s intimate touch grows stronger with each passing day, as does her desire to be dominant – to tell another woman just how to please her, to tie up another woman so that she’ll never, ever leave. Ashamed of these feelings and hopeless of ever satisfying them, Ellie goes to a secret group on a social network and seeks out a partner for a suicide pact. There, she finds twenty-four year old Lori Morris–a woman who also claims devotion to death and lust. She agrees to meet Ellie in a hotel for an intense night of decadent sex and torture before suicide. But Lori has another agenda, too: to escape an oppressive force that might be God or might be the Devil. A force that even suicide may not allow her to escape. A force that wants Lori, Ellie, and all of humanity broken and brought to its knees.
Unlike the digital version, this print edition of The Sadist’s Bible will be a wholly unique reading experience which will include scene-specific typographic and graphic design, as well as in-book illustrations by artist Patrick McEvoy. The final product will be a 140 page book, the cover will be full-color and printed on 14pt cardstock and be covered in a Gloss coat.The inside pages will be a 70 lbs. paper stock. This Kickstarter is to fund offset printing require to produce a book of this high quality.
Nicole Cushing is the Bram Stoker Award® winning author of Mr. Suicide. She has also written the Stoker-nominated collection The Mirrors and the Shirley Jackson Award nominated novella, Children of No One.
Various reviewers have described her work as “brutal”, “cerebral”, “transgressive”, “taboo”, “groundbreaking” and “mind-bending”. This Is Horror has said that she is “quickly becoming a household name for horror fans”. She has also garnered praise from Jack Ketchum, Rue Morgue, Thomas Ligotti, John Skipp, S.T. Joshi, Poppy Z. Brite, Ray Garton, Famous Monsters of Filmland, and Ain’t It Cool News.
A native of Maryland, she now lives with her husband in Indiana.
Cushing delivers a knockout punch that’ll leave you reeling and that will stay with you long after you’ve read the last word. –This Is Horror
The Sadist's Bible is an incredible piece of work. Cosmic. Transgressive. Suspenseful… There needs to be more books written like this. The kind that beg for a reread and a book club. - Mark Matthews, Author of Milk-Blood
The style builds from a dull hum of curiosity to a scream that evokes Barker’s Cenobites and Dante’s Inferno in equal measure –Terror Realm
Once you start reading the book it's almost impossible to put down. It really is a roller coaster ride into the mind of a very talented writer of dark fiction. –Beavis the Bookhead
…truly terrifying. It’s set in the mundane world but then takes a sharp right turn into disturbia and never leaves. The imagery ranks right up there with some of the torments that befall Clive Barker’s unfortunate characters in his earlier works. –Bark’s Book Nonsense
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Risks and challenges
The book is complete. All that is left is to send it to the printers. Once it is sent off, the only foreseeable problems would be any delays from the printer, in shipping the books from the press, or if they are held up in customs.
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