SLASHER: THE ESCAPE OF RICHARD HEINZ by Iain Rob Wright

Published March 30, 2015 by Shadow Girl

“Even when she was dead, she was still bitching at me. I couldn’t get her to shut up!” ~ Ed Kemper

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Two days ago, psychopath Richard Heinz killed two guards, and escaped custody while being transported to a local clinic.
Heinz has been obsessed with horror/thriller writer Blake Price for most of his adult life, with Mrs. Price being one of his final victims before capture.
The manhunt for Heinz has led authorities to the writer’s home town, with Officer Hopkins and Dr. Bennett leading the way. They believe that trying to understand the mind of this madman will aid in his capture, but Heinz thinks that there is only one person capable of understanding him – the man whose life he ruined, and whose family he destroyed.
Blake Price may be the only one that can help capture the fugitive alive, can he come face-to-face with the source of his nightmares?

Iain Rob Wright packed a novel’s amount of action, and suspense into this novella. There aren’t many authors who can pull that off without ruining the story.
I want to read more about the history between Blake Price and Richard Heinz – I know there’s a good story there!
Catch up on what’s happening with Blake Price in THE PICTURE FRAME, (be sure to check the end of this book for details on how you can get your FREE copy!).
For more with Officer Hopkins and Dr. Bennett, be sure to check out SOFT TARGET.

Find SLASHER… on Amazon and Goodreads

Check out the Official Website of Iain Rob Wright, and follow him on Twitter – @iainrobwright

SEX, MARRY, KILL by Todd Travis

Published March 30, 2015 by Shadow Girl

I’ve played a different version of SEX, MARRY, KILL.
In the game I know, you’re given the names of three people – usually a group of celebrities – and you choose who you’d 1. Have sex with, 2. Marry, and 3. Kill. Use the Brady kids as an example. If you’re picking women, choose between Marsha, Jan, and Cindy. (My choices would be: Sex – Marsha, Marry – Jan, Kill – Cindy). If you’re picking men, choose between Greg, Peter, and Bobby. (My choices would be: Sex – Peter, Marry – Bobby, Kill – Greg). My answers for the Brady Boys may be slightly influenced by Adrianne Curry’s obsession with Peter Brady, (don’t judge me!), and by Greg’s poor judgement with his brief Rock Star career. Adios, Johnny Bravo, indeed.

SEX, MARRY, KILL is played a little differently in this story. The player is only given one person instead of three, and they must choose whether they’d have sex with, marry, or kill the selected person.

It’s all fun and games until… well – you’ll see…

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“Absolute power corrupts absolutely”

It was the class trip that brought them together. The class trip, and… fate.
The tables in the restaurant resemble the high-school cafeteria; the students have divided into multiple sub-groups and cliques. Jocks, stoners, mean girls, etc. ‘Birds of a feather’. Except for the last table.
The five kids seated around the last table have nothing in common except for their social standing. They’re labeled as losers, each of them tormented and harassed by their so-called peers. Loners.
A ‘geek‘. A ‘fat chick‘. A ‘slow learner‘. A ‘psycho suicide girl‘. A ‘wannabe criminal‘.
Together, these outcasts will become The Furious Five, and it’s their turn to be on top. Anything they desire will be theirs, and what they desire most is revenge.

FF:
* The author, Todd Travis, dedicated this book to one of his teachers. Right now, you’re probably thinking… “Aww! His high-school english teacher must be so proud…”
Well – no.
It’s dedicated to his middle school gym teacher, and for a very good reason.
The next time you have your glass raised in a toast, remember Todd Travis, and give him a nod & a wink.
You’re awesome, Todd. Here’s to you!

Find SEX, MARRY, KILL on Amazon and Goodreads.

Other works from Todd Travis include:
CREATURES OF APPETITE and THE LIVING AND THE DEAD

GENITAL GRINDER by Ryan Harding

Published March 30, 2015 by Shadow Girl

Think you’re hardcore? Think again.
I thought I was HARDER than hardcore, and… I didn’t handle this as easily as I believed I would. (That’s evident by the amount of time that passed between my first reading and this post!)

My showers are never hot enough any more.
The backs of my eyeballs itch.
I think I caught something, a VVD¹.

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Enjoy the tour, friends. Enjoy the gang-bang. You may need psych drugs afterwards, you may need an air-sick bag and a steam shower, but I feel confident that you will be provocatively moved by this book.”
~ Edward Lee, from his introduction

The Stories –

Bottom Feeder:
Hitting the bar right before last call isn’t the most opportune time to pick up a super-model. The best this guy could snag tonight was a blonde with a very slow metabolism. Her slow metabolism might have been a contributing factor to what happened at about 3:36 am, but that’s not even close to being the worst part of the night.

Damaged Goods:
Von & Greg can’t believe their luck when they come across their favorite porn star look-alike on the side of the road. The little part about her already being dead was not of any concern to these guys. There are a couple of moments when you might think one brother is sicker than the other, but let me assure you – that’s not the truth.
Yeah… this is the first of the gag-inducing stories, but if you have a weak stomach you probably wouldn’t be interested in this book or checking out this review!

Sharing Needles:
‘The Slave Killer’ claimed the lives of between four [confirmed] and eighteen [unconfirmed] women before disappearing. Twenty-five years later, the murders have started again. Is ‘The Bartok Butcher’ mimicking the brutal killings, or has ‘The Slave Killer’ returned to finish what he started?
There’s a hidden journal with ALL of the answers written inside, but will the right person find it before it’s too late? It depends on who you’re rooting for. In the end, I’m sure that the right person walked away.

Genital Grinder: A Snuff Act in 5 Acts:
Von & Greg are together again, and this time it’s not just for a bit of necrophiliac debauchery. No sir. This time is for fun & profit. The boys are going to lay the Urban Legend to rest and produce the world’s first sanctioned snuff film – ‘Genital Grinder’.
They’ve acquired THE Geisha Hammond, (the mouth-fuckable news anchor who’s lived through the previous stories), and the REAL Lolita Ream, (the look-alike having been used for the above mentioned necrophiliac debauchery in DAMAGED GOODS). These two women will be the stars of Von & Greg’s first film.
WARNING: It’s not just all about the blood, and the gore. This one almost made me puke.
Seriously.

Development:
A lot of people don’t realize that when you take your film in to be developed – the person who is developing it actually sees your photos. There are others who do realize, but just don’t care.
Alex is one of the faceless individuals that develops film, and believe me when I tell you that he is looking at the photos. He has even started printing off extra copies for his own personal collection.
When he recognizes some missing girls in a set of photos, he decides to pay the customer a visit – and it’s not because he’s a good Samaritan.

Emissary:
The ‘Taste Of Death’ videos are labeled as ‘shockumentaries‘, and advertise real deaths caught on tape. Clips of accidents, murders, and animal attacks are collected and pieced together to form 90 minute videos.
‘Taste Of Death 9: Grave Matters’ is about to be released, and Gabriel could hardly wait. He’d watched each of the first eight videos at least three times. When he thinks he recognizes the ‘shotgun to the face’ guy standing on a street corner, alive and with 100% of his skull, he feels totally betrayed. After a bit of research, and some amature investigation, Gabriel is sure he has figured out what is going on.
Then he sees ‘TOD9′ and realizes just how wrong he is.

Genital Grinder II: Dis-Membered:
We get to finish off this thrill ride with a little bit more of Von & Greg’s nauseating shenanigans! These two are bound & determined to become millionaires, and since their little snuff film didn’t pan out quite right – it’s back to the drawing board. They decide to dive headfirst into the oh-so lucrative business of penis-napping, but without a lick of common sense between them… well, becoming millionaires STILL may not be as easy as they thought.

Let me wrap this up by throwing in a few final thoughts –
Up until now, the only other work I’ve read by Ryan Harding was in Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road, so I don’t have a lot of back material to go on, (but, we know that Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road DID have some fun & nauseating moments for me). I think that Genital Grinder wins the trophy for being the most difficult book I’ve ever read. Reading it this second time (to help write the review) wasn’t any easier. BUT – underneath the buckets of blood, vomit, and bodily fluids, these are really great stories. If you don’t think you have the stomach to even attempt the worst, then start off by reading the shorts without Von & Greg. Start with DEVELOPMENT, and SHARING NEEDLES – they’re outstanding stories, and well worth the price of the book.
I love how certain characters, (like news anchor Geisha Hammond), are referenced in almost every story, along with the other little nods & winks (the Gaping Anus video being my favorite tie-in >.< ) that bond them all together.

Have you already read GG? Leave me some comments! Let me know your thoughts on the book and/or the author – good or bad. I’m very curious to hear other opinions.

¹ virtual venereal disease

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BBB ~ House Rules

Published March 30, 2015 by Shadow Girl

Shadow Girl:

It’s been a while since we’ve seen this one!
Let’s revisit The House Rules…

Originally posted on Becki's Bloody Book Blog:

BECKI’S BOOK BLOG

Where your Book Addiction is Normal.

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♦ There is NO such thing as too many books.

♦ It’s not cheating if they live in different books.

♦ It’s not fair that the world carries on like nothing happened when I’ve just been cut to shreds at the hands of a paperback (or Kindle)

♦ Abibliophobia is not a silly fear. (Fear of running out of reading material)

♦ Born to read, forced to work

And, most importantly, never forget…

READING IS SEXY!

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THE HORROR MOVIE SOCIETY by M. Patton

Published March 30, 2015 by Shadow Girl

THE HORROR MOVIE SOCIETY held it’s first official ‘meeting’ in 1994 – on October 31st to be exact.
Now, four years later, the six members have gathered together for first reunion of The Horror Movie Society.

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The bond formed between horror lovers is strong.
Scream Queens, and classic kill scenes.
There is something special about finding another person who gets just as excited as you do when the new issue of Fangoria arrives in the mail.
The passion isn’t just for the movies, but for everything that makes the movies what they are. The actors, directors, f/x creators, etc. Everything.

The Society was formed when it’s six members met in college, and their monthly ‘meetings’ soon became 24 hour movie marathons filled with classic 80’s horror, and fast food. It became impossible to find the time for meetings once they graduated, so everyone was excited for their first reunion.

What the six members don’t realize is that while they are inside watching movies, an escaped serial killer is lurking right outside of the living room window. He is watching the movies with them, and he’s taking notes.
The first reunion of The Horror Movie Society might also be it’s last.

THE HORROR MOVIE SOCIETY on Amazon
THE HORROR MOVIE SOCIETY on Goodreads

Check out more books by M. Patton on Goodreads, and Amazon.

A IS FOR ANTICHRIST by Iain Rob Wright

Published March 30, 2015 by Shadow Girl

Sixteen at last!
Isaac is finally a man, and he’s ready to celebrate the biggest night of his life. With his two best friends at his side, he’s throwing the party to end all parties – one that people will be talking about for years to come.

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The changes start small – Isaac barely notices that anything is different, at first…
But, his friends can sense something big coming. Something bad.
When it’s over, if there is anyone left to talk about this party of the century, it won’t be about the food, or the games… It will be about the death, and destruction left in the party’s wake.

Well, that and maybe a few lingering hits on the YouTube video of Barbara doing her best Cookie Monster impression, and singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Isaac. ‘Nom nom nom!’

FF:
Look for a hidden Easter Egg when the gang gathers around the TV to watch a horror movie.

A Is For Antichrist is the first book in Iain Rob Wright’s terrifying new A – Z of Horror series. For more information, visit the Official Website of IRW.

A IS FOR ANTICHRIST on Amazon / Goodreads

C IS FOR CLOWN by Iain Rob Wright

Published March 30, 2015 by Shadow Girl

Iain Rob Wright’s A – Z Of Horror

First there was ANTICHRIST.
Then there was BOGEYWOMAN.
Now… there is CLOWN.

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Stacey is babysitting ten year old Harry Murry. He’s usually all smiles and silly when she sees him, but he seems a little off tonight. His mom said he had a nightmare last night, but when Stacey asks him about it he says it wasn’t a nightmare – it was a voice. A voice that was whispering to him, and laughing at him. When Harry is getting ready for bed, she tells him that there isn’t anything to be afraid of, and she’ll be here for him if he wakes up or gets scared. Stacey is all cozey on the couch and watching tv when she notices the new statue in the corner. A two foot tall freaky clown statue with floppy yellow shoes and a big blue nose. Who makes these abominations? Satan?
Stephen Kings ‘IT’ comes on tv next, and she’s getting weirded out by the creepy-ass statue with the orange nose, and menacing sneer watching her everywhere she goes. It looks different somehow, and as she’s trying to figure out what it is Harry wakes up feeling sick.
Once she gets him back to bed, and congratulates herself for not peeing on the Murry’s couch, she decides she can’t deal with Pogo the Psycho Statute anymore, and grabs a blanket to deal with the abomination.
Right before covering it up she thinks that it doesn’t look AS scary up close. She’s nineteen years old, she’s too old to be afraid of some white make-up and a big red nose… wait… big red nose?

Iain Rob Wright uses the world’s worst nightmare, and most common phobia to ensure that we will need a night-light and a security blanket for the rest of our lives.
But, maybe not… this is only the third installment in the author’s new A-Z of Horror series. By the time we finish the alphabet – we may never sleep again.

You can find C IS FOR CLOWN on Amazon, or directly from the author’s official website for only 99¢

@iainrobwright

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