Jess Claiborne is about to find out.
After eight years in a Mexican prison, Jess is attempting to readjust to normal life. Then he inherits a mysterious box from his murdered uncle—a box that will grant his every wish.
But ownership of this box comes with a terrible price tag—possibly the life of the woman he loves, and his own.
Christopher Stires lives in Riverside CA. He is a novelist, short-story writer and struggling screenwriter. He has written four novels for Zumaya Otherworlds: Rebel Nation (an alternate history political thriller; Dark Legend, a paranormal thriller/ghost story; The Inheritance, winner of the 2003 Dream Realm Award for Horror, and Paladin's Journey, an epic fantasy in the spirit of Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian. He has had more than 70 short stories and articles appear in publications in the United States, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Finland, France, Greece, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. A sequel to Paladin's Journey, Paladin's Journey: Sabian, is scheduled for release in 2019.
But Matthew knows the terrifying truth. The ultimate evil doesn't reside in his friend's twisted soul. It comes from a far darker place, a place only Matthew knows. And only Matthew can stop the evil — if he dares.
FANGORIA MAGAZINE REVIEW
"Cover every orifice. Comet Press' new collection SICK THINGS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF EXTREME CREATURE HORROR is making a beeline for the soft contents of your body—and it doesn't care one bit where it makes its grand entrance, orbital sockets or otherwise. Rest assured this violation will be painful, given the tight confinements of our fallible frames of flesh—but anything less than a full-on ass-rape would probably seem insufficient in the eyes of editrix Cheryl Mullenax. Read on at your own stomach's peril."
FATALLY YOURS REVIEW
"If you are an extreme fan of horror looking for the ultimate in disgusting, vile and disturbing fiction, Sick Things: An Anthology of Extreme Creature Horror is a must-read…just make sure you have your barf bag handy!"
TOXIC GRAVEYARD REVIEW
"Recently I’ve discovered the awesomeness that is Comet Press. There is a myriad of small press horror publishers out there, and more seem to be popping up all the time. Many times these small press companies promise “extreme” horror but often what you get is a poorly edited book riddled with grammatical and spelling errors with mediocre unknowns sandwiched between old stories from established authors. Thank goodness for Comet Press. I’ve reviewed their previous releases Vile Things and The Death Panel and loved em both. The bar was set high for Sick Things, and it soared over it on cloven hoof."
In a nation where the Confederacy is a world power, shots ring out, and a famed civil rights leader is murdered.
McKenna Alexander is an investigative reporter who isn’t afraid to challenge those in power, and something about this assassination screams “conspiracy.” As she digs deeper, she begins to uncover an ugly secret that began during the Second World War and is only now coming to fruition.
As she races to expose the conspirators, they race to ensure her permanent silence, and only her despised ex-husband is willing to help her stay alive.
Her sacrifice…The gentle Lenore has given her soul to Satan to save her beloved, and has been imprisoned in Hell’s flaming palace on the River Styx.
His vow…Patrick Novarro will never forsake his loving bride. He’ll fight demon and mortal until the archangels have cloaked her in their embracing wings.
Demons and angels, monsters and warriors, witches and wizards, kings and brigands in an age of flintlock and sword as one mortal man battles to save the woman he loves from Satan and his legion.
A quest of love and honor.
A journey of horror and death.
“Good Omens . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated. Lots of literary inventiveness in the plotting and chunks of very good writing and characterization. It’s a wow. It would make one hell of a movie. Or a heavenly one. Take your pick.”—Washington Post
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .
For 150 years, in a house called Journey’s End, William Henry Cooper's ghost has walked the halls among the shadows of murder and horror. Now a courageous young woman has come, risking her life to free him.
But a ruthless demon soldier will summon the terrors of Hell to stop them and continue the Dark Legend.
From the award-winning author of Rebel Nation and Paladin's Journey, a supernatural thriller that will keep you up all night—for a whole lot of nights.