Horror has a new master...
In the chilling tradition of Stephen King, Joe Hill, and Dean Koontz, Devils plunges you face-first into the deep end of evil. Each story features its own devil, but none of them have tails, bright red skin, or horns. All of them tell their victims lies, all of them try to corrupt. Worse still, all of them feel familiar.
Five stories. Five devils. Five chances to lose your soul forever. Five creepy stories, just for you. Do you have the guts?
Robert survived a war and addiction. Can he survive the woman who calls herself the devil?
Rick is consumed by a burning desire for vengeance. The lord of vengeance offers to help him get his revenge. But at what cost?
Rena was kidnapped by religious fanatics who want her to bear children for their army. Does she have what it takes to escape hell on earth?
John Calvin Black thought he knew the forest. But something new stalks the woods, and it’s hungry.
A man appears out of one hell of a snowstorm. Is it safe to let him in?
One piece of advice: read this with the lights on. Oh, and don't get too close--you don't want these devils' attention.
Or is it already too late? Pick up Devils today and find out!
Includes a four-chapter preview of Erik Henry Vick's new dark fantasy novel, Errant Gods!
"A horror collection of deliciously disturbing and unsettling tales. The collection is brilliantly composed through slow, creeping exposition and enough shuddering moments to keep readers awake at night. The narratives bridge reality and the occult with ease, with the same dark grace as Neil Gaiman or China Mieville. Devils successfully taps into the dark thoughts that many might have locked away, making for a chilling and effective collection of horror fiction." Self-Publishing Review
"A Rivetting Best In Genre Horror Anthology from Erik Henry Vick -- Surreal and constantly surprising, Devils is clearly the work of a writer who knows what he's doing with Vick taking us to the depths of devilish depravity and beyond. Delivering sharp, and above all compelling nuggets of short, but perfectly framed works of fiction these are stories to be read with the light on and will linger in your memory for days and weeks to come. Short story writing is an art that few authors master but here Vick turns brevity to his advantage with barb sharp stucco prose and deft characterization. It's cutting and clever and he has clearly mastered the art of expanding on any given moment. It's most evident in his opening story, The Devil, where we find ourselves staring into the eyes of the Devil along with his hapless protagonist and in Vengeance when Rick finds himself contemplating the cost of his revenge. All in all, there's no wanton wittering with each story punching above its word count and each one beggaring reflection as we are left dwelling on the different manifestations of evil. Powerful, clever and above all highly entertaining. Devils introduces an exciting new literary voice to a popular genre and is recommended without reservation." -- BookViral.com
"With imagistic prose and a keen eye for exposing his characters' deepest fears and flaws, Vick takes no prisoners as he guides you through a landscape of demons so dark and decadent that you'll recognize it immediately. Even more remarkable, he exercises a tremendous reserve, steering clear of the cliches and shopworn tropes of the genre to bring us something much more honest... and much more chilling. A phenomenal debut that will haunt readers for years to come." --Peter Telep, #1 NYT Bestselling Author of the Doc Harrison and the Apocalypse Series
A selection of reader comments:
"Once I started reading I could not put the book down until finishing the story and then it all started again with another short story. "
"There are horror stories that makes your skin crawl, keeping you looking over your shoulder, and holds you in terror each word you read. Then there are those, like this book, that cast a spell over you in such a way that you can't put the book down"
"... each short story is simply packed with creativity and detail. Look, they lingered in my mind way after, to the point where I was uncomfortable opening the door to the laundry room at night."
"The dark atmosphere in Erik's tales is the best."
" Highly recommend for stories that will entertain, dazzle and scare the wits out of the unsuspecting reader. Erik Henry Vick is an author to keep an eye on for more spine tingling work."
"Well, keep the lights on when you read them. If you like horror stories this one is a good read."
"Erik Henry Vick's collection of short horror stories will certainly put a scare in you. He's a talented writer who has let his imagination on the lose with Devils."
"The author clearly has a talent both for writing and for making me feel very uneasy and even plain scared when I am reading his sentences and descriptions."
"If the reader is interested in horror stories that are graphic, nail biting, dark in nature, ghoulish and make you jump at every noise in your home, then Devils by Erik Henry Vick is for you."
"Hands down, anything less than 5 stars would be a grave injustice though be warned that Devils is best read with the light on! I rarely come across short stories as good as these and author Erik Henry Vick has a real knack for taking his readers to dark places. "
"Erik has no shortage of imagination for these evil, devilish things. If you like horror stories you will like this book."
"Each one is a seduction - pulling the reader in, making you wish the story would never end."
"I'm sure to have wonderous nightmares for weeks."
"Devils is awesome!! Oh, don't read before bed either!"
The prose a sharp, there's not a single word wasted and the characters are brought vividly to life."
"...these great stories had me hooked from the first page."
"I absolutely loved this collection of short stories. There's not one word wasted with each brought to a clever ending and all wholly unique. So refreshing to find a new and original authors who writes with such clarity and with such vivid imagination."
"I was hooked from the first paragraph, and honestly could not put this book down."