Funding Fear: THE SADIST’S BIBLE Kickstarts illustrated print edition


The Sadist’s Bible, Nicole Cushing’s follow-up to her Bram Stoker Award-winning first novel Mr. Suicide, is seeking an illustrated print edition and some generous lovers of extreme horror literature to help fund it.

The Kickstarter campaign, which launched nine days ago, has already raised $1000 of its $3000 goal. The final product, should it achieve funding, will be a 140-page book with full-colour glossy cover and interior illustrations by Patrick McEvoy. The campaign also promises that the print edition will “include scene-specific typographic and graphic design.”

Here’s a video of Cushing discussing the book and its campaign, which was launched in conjunction with 01Publishing.

Still want to know more about the story? The official teaser for The Sadist’s Bible and its book trailer follows…

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. 

The Kickstarter campaign offers a number of cool perks for pledging your support, among them digital, physical and autographed copies of The Sadist’s Bible, art, bumper stickers, bookmarks, a class offered (via Google Hangout) by Cushing on goal-setting for writers, and even something called “a creepy ‘God Wants Us Broken’ religious tract.”

Help The Sadist’s Bible make the leap from the screen to the page at

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