Friday night at the Hellfire Lounge, the swankiest club this side of purgatory ... appropriately enough, since Volume 5 is "Purgatory Potpourri!" A rowdy crowd of magical storytellers gathers at the bar. Amidst the fun and frolic at Satan’s playground, they will amaze and terrify you with supernatural tales. Pull up a chair and listen, but be warned — these tales will haunt your dreams long after last call!
Purgatory? Nice place to visit, but … well, actually it’s a pretty lousy place. The upshot is your final destination, assuming you’re on the fast track to Heaven. Even then, there’s a good chance they’ll lose your luggage. For those bound for the other place … well, these stories may or may not forcibly demonstrate that "crime does not pay" … but you can’t say you weren’t warned. Name your poison!
The Hellfire Lounge #5 continues the antics of Nick Nussbaum (who also goes by the name of Satan) and head waitress Lucia D’Amore. The weirdest assortment of misfits and malcontents gather at the Hellfire Lounge to raise their glasses and swap tall tales. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry ... and you may even scream. This is NOT a place where everyone knows your name ... and you may want to keep it that way.
Authors include R. Allen Leider, KT Pinto, CJ Henderson, J. Brad Staal, Patrick Thomas, Patrick Loveland, Jean Marie Ward, Danielle Ackley McPhail, April Grey, John L. French, and Robert Waters.