Genre: Transgressive Horror
Written by Nicole Cushing
Paperback ISBN: 978-1945396915
Release April 25, 2017

What is Heaven? What is Hell?

Ellie lives with the fear that she is an abomination. An affront to God. If her Bible Belt community were to ever discover Ellie’s desires for the intimate touch of a woman, then her husband, pastor, friends and neighbors would all despise and shun her. But by way of the world wide web Ellie finds a kindred spirit in Lori Morris–a beautiful young woman with a hideous secret. Brought together by their lust, their shame, and a shared sense of hopelessness, Ellie and Lori agree to end their lives in a single night of sex, torture, depravity, and finally suicide in a luxurious hotel.

But Lori has another agenda: to escape an oppressive force that could be God, or possibly the Devil. In truth, He’s something far, far worse.

Just remember: He wants us broken

The Sadist’s Bible

Nominated for the 2016 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novella Nominated for the 2016 Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction

Cushing’s flagrant disregard of all things moral is an enjoyable little joyride into Nietzsche-ville…It’s gutsy, riveting, depraved, and oh-so-strange! – Renier Palland / Horror Novel Reviews

Cushing delivers a knockout punch that’ll leave you reeling and that will stay with you long after you’ve read the last word. – Shane Douglas Keene / This Is Horror

The Sadist 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

Prepare to get the breath knocked out of you – Max Booth / LitReactor

The Sadist’s Bible rewrites Scripture in the voice of a perverse God who adores his most broken and degraded creations and wishes only to watch them degenerate further through evolution and torture. De Sade is God and we his victims. – Carmilla Voiez / Terror Realm

Once you start reading the book is almost impossible to put down. It really is a roller coaster ride into the mind of a very talented writer of dark fiction. – Adrian Shotbolt / Beavis the Bookhead

The Sadist’s Bible is something different, something to behold, something remarkable and definitely of note. – Eddie Generous / Unnerving Magazine

This contemporary novella applies a very ancient archetypal element to modern themes and characters to interesting effect. – Jaffa Kintigh / Jaffalogue

…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

The Sadist Bible is extremely mature in content, beyond the scope of your monster or slasher horror themes, so even among the average horror connoisseur there is a chance you can’t handle it. My hope is that after reading this, your first thought is “Challenge Accepted”, as was mine. – Piper Steed / Fanboy Nation