Interview with Rich Restucci, Author of Run

Published May 12, 2015 by Shadow Girl

Originally posted on Crossroads: The Up From the Depths Saga:


Can you provide a brief summary of your novel, Run?

Zombies! Run!  Brief enough?

What was your motivation(s) to write this particular book/series?

I love the genre. I’ve read tons of books and seen so many films.  Fully 80% of them suck, but you still have to turn the page or keep watching.  I thought to myself, “Self?  What would you like to see in a book or movie?”  Boom.  Run.  Hope it doesn’t suck…

As a real world chemist with a background in prepping, how did that affect your writing?

I like to blow shit up. I always have.  I can blow lots of shit up with the chemicals under your kitchen sink.  Gimme a Brillo pad and some ammonia and I can burn your playhouse down.  You let me in the garage… well that’s a party.  Let me ask you a question:  Do you have a spare tire? …

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Published May 10, 2015 by Shadow Girl


C.V. HUNT’S writing reminds me of Debbie Goad, and the articles she wrote for ANSWER ME!. (if you’re not sure, YES… it’s a compliment).
It takes a special kind of person to devote their entire being to hating things that deserve to be hated! C.V. HUNT gets bonus points for turning that hatred into ART ::winks::

I’ve had a few of the author’s titles on my TBR list for quite some time – (eg: HOW TO KILL YOURSELF, THANKS FOR RUINING MY LIFE, OTHER PEOPLE’S SHIT, etc.. I wish that I had already grabbed at least one more so I wouldn’t have to bring a new author to bed tonight – things tend to get awkward when you just grab that book by it’s dust jacket, and drag it into the bedroom…


“They say girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. And boys are made of snips and snails and puppy dog tails. But what is everyone else made of? Misery and Death and Everything Depressing. Seven stories by C.V. Hunt.” 


* Big Guns Upstairs is growing weary of only getting virgins into bed, and Basement Guy doesn’t even want to look at another whore. They got together and came to an agreement for a trade. (See! Sex DOES make the world go ’round!) There is one slight problem, but it’s nothing that ten years with Mother Teresa can’t fix.

A bottomless abyss awaiting your secrets…

Have you ever wanted to visit the Winchester house?

If forced to choose just one – I think that BABY HATER is my favorite SS¹ in this collection. It’s about a NEW kind of Super-Hero who punches babies in the face for the good of all women-kind. (yeah, I said Super-Hero… it’s not like she’s punching puppies & kittens – jeeze!).
I can picture myself as a Serial Baby Puncher – knocking out the little ‘eating, shitting, and crying lumps of flesh,’ while achieving some sort of inner peace. It’s for the greater good!
I can certainly see some ppl getting all bent outta shape from BABY HATER, even though it made me laugh – heartily.




It’s something you need as much as food to eat, and air to breathe. But, we often overlook the importance of human contact until it’s almost impossible to dig ourselves out of the pit of depression we’ve dug. Will any human contact do the job?

Have you ever really contemplated the lives (or deaths) of Siamese twins? I guess that I’ve just always made the assumption that if one of them dies… the other one dies, too. If both twins didn’t die, how would the living twin cope with the loss?
The huge increase of #CircusPunk² in the horror genre has brought new life to carnivals & side shows – and I couldn’t be happier!





DOROTHY BHAWL is the one responsible for the kick ass cover image!


¹ ‘SS’ is just my personal [see: bullshit] lazy-ass short-hand way of not typing out ‘short story / ies’.


² CircusPunk is a sub-genre of punk/bizarro literature created by Charie D. La Marr.
The genre encapsulates circuses, carnivals, midways, side-shows, and can also include stories of birthday party clowns, freaks, magicians, circus animals and costumed characters.
CircusPunk is a blend of truth and fantasy that takes in the usual bizarro mixture of fun, sex, satire and splatter.






Published May 10, 2015 by Shadow Girl


LEGACY by Michael Noe

Published May 2, 2015 by Shadow Girl


leg·a·cy /ˈleɡəsē/ noun
Anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor.

A SHAMEFUL DEVIL OF A DIRTY SECRET is something that two men share. A legacy is created not out of madness, but of the purest desire. Take a vivid journey into the mind of the killer and his biggest fan. Inside is the real truth and it can set you free. See as the knife plunges over and over again. Lap at the wounds of the dark words of this found journal. Watch all you want. Taste what you dare not have. But once you see, you are in collusion. Keep reading and the guilt will stain. But it will be BLOODY. GOOD. FUN.
~ Morbid Books


I can’t tell you how many “DIARY OF A SERIAL KILLER” books I’ve picked up over the years. We know I’ve become jaded, but it’s not just that I want sicker & bloodier – I want the heart. That’s what I read in LEGACY by Michael Noe.
We get to ride along with a fifth grade English teacher as he tries to become the perfect monster – without getting caught. But, we’re not the only one’s following Kevin Vincent’s transformation. He’s already got a ‘fan’.

Fun Stuff:
* I have to give it up for a fellow #RideWarrior! I’m extra excited for this year’s annual excursion to Cedar Point!
* Murder O’s – why is this not already a thing?


* This quote – “Blood and teeth flew like money aimed at a stripper.

LEGACY on Amazon / Goodreads / Morbid Books

MICHAEL NOE on Amazon / Goodreads / Morbid Books


Published April 27, 2015 by Shadow Girl

With American Horror Story: Hotel set to premiere on FX this coming October, filming is almost underway, which means that the cast is beginning to check in. On tap today is the latest casting news, as two series regulars are returning for one more go at it. Sadly, Jessica Lange is not one of the returning members.



With Jessica Lange out but other series regulars returning, many fans have been wondering where Evan Peters stands when it comes to American Horror Story: Hotel. Will he find a room or be left out in the cold?

“Evan Peters will be waiting for you in Room 64.”

The actor has previously appeared in every single season of the show.






Published April 27, 2015 by Shadow Girl

R.J. Spears is a writer, and he writes about the undead.

He grew up in a small city in southern Ohio, attended a large Midwestern university and studied film-making.  He kicked around the Midwest, working in the hollowed halls of academe, but kept piddling around with writing.  Just a few years ago, he got serious and now has 4 novels, two novellas, twenty or so short stories, a short story collection and a bunch of stuff on the web and in print anthologies.


He’s written two series:

Forget the Zombies

Forget the Alamo
Forget Texas
Forget America

Books of the Dead

Sanctuary from the Dead
Lord of the Dead
Dead Man’s Land
Into the Deadlands (coming soon)


He has also written several zombie short stories & horror stories, along with crime flash fiction and mystery shorts.

To learn more about R.J. Spears, and his books, check out his Amazon author’s page.

Here’s a link to his [not recently updated] blog:
R.J. Spears Blog

You can follow him via his Facebook page

And you can chat with him in the Zombie Fiend chatrooms!

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog 2 ‘Will Exist’

Published April 24, 2015 by Shadow Girl

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog 2 ‘Will Exist’.



I love Dr. Horrible, (don’t judge me! I know I’m not alone). I hope that that Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog 2 does happen, whether it’s this year or five years from now.


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