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I was Jack The Ripper (Part Two) by Michael Bray

Published June 15, 2017 by Shadow Girl



Everybody knows of the terrible Murders which took place in Whitechapel, England in 1888. The notorious Jack the Ripper was responsible for the mutilation and murder of five women before he slipped away into the night never to be seen again. In this blend of fiction based on fact, Writer Charles Hapgood comes face to face with the a man claiming ripper himself years after the last brutal murder took place, and is intent on telling the story of how he was transformed from a regular child to the evil beast that he became.
As Hapgood hears the story unfold, his initial skepticism is challenged by his unexpected visitor’s extensive knowledge of the crimes. As Hapgood listens, he is plunged into a world of madness, squalor, abuse and manipulation when his visitor tells how his hatred for women was countered by a desire to love and be loved, and how when obsession turns to rejection, an ordinary man can go to extraordinary lengths when he feels there is no other option left but to become a monster.

In part Two, Miller continues to confide in Hapgood about the events that transformed him from man to the monster he would become, causing Hapgood to question his own morals when more shocking and tragic details of Miller’s life are told.

Mr. Bray sure did his research before putting these stories together, and I’m enjoying my visit in 1893 Whitechapel with him as my guide. Miller makes a new friend near the end of Part Two – and I can’t wait to see where the story is going to go in Part 3! Miller recognizes the man right away – you will too ::winks::


I was Jack The Ripper (Part Two) on Amazon, and Goodreads

Michael Bray on Amazon, and Goodreads

Check out Part One of I was Jack The Ripper


I Was Jack The Ripper (Part 3) will be available on Friday, June 16, 2017

MONSTER by Matt Shaw and Michael Bray

Published April 4, 2015 by Shadow Girl

Matt Shaw and Michael Bray – Reunited at last!

A pocket full of posies;
Ashes! Ashes!
We all fall down.
~ common British version


Christina Cooper, like a lot of us, has a casual interest in serial killers. Her interest increased when people start disappearing from her area. Since 1991 sixteen people have gone missing, or been kidnapped – each case occurring at the beginning of August. People are comparing the details, or lack thereof, to the still unsolved Ripper case from so long ago. The mystery surrounding the case has become an obsession. She has her own ‘crime journal’ where she takes notes on the case, and keeps articles she finds. The headline in this morning’s newspaper announces the anniversary of the abduction spree. Today is August first.

At the gas station where she works, Christina passes time in creative ways. She has a secret game of creating morbid profiles of people she sees, creating a backstory and intricate scenarios for their ‘character’.
Her friend Jessie shares her passion all things macabre. She loves to hear the detailed descriptions of crimes committed by Christina’s characters, and enthusiastically encourages her to profile the customer in the white van.
The grisly account of rape and murder ‘committed’ by White Van Guy has Jessie mesmerized, and neither of them notice the customer that entered. When the woman slammed her items onto the counter, it was obvious that she’d overheard the brutal story being told about the man that they would soon learn is her husband – and she was NOT entertained.


Christina regains consciousness in unfamiliar surroundings, and panics.
“Do you want to know the truth?”
She’s starting to remember what happened –
‘Anniversary of summer abduction spree looms’
A customer coming into the gas station at closing time…
“It’s my son’s birthday.”
The woman from the other day… with an invitation?
A rag being pressed to her face…
“You’re the guest of honor.”
White Van Guy…



“There is gore. There is bad language. There are scenes of a sexual nature. There are scenes of domestic abuse. But hidden underneath it all is also a chilling story.” ~ Amazon

There are some uncomfortable scenes, but they are necessary.
The characters wouldn’t be the same without them, and their actions wouldn’t have the same impact.
These guys managed to have me in tears reading an extreme horror novel! So IMO – they did everything right.



MONSTER on Amazon / Goodreads

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ART by Matt Shaw and Michael Bray

Published April 16, 2014 by Shadow Girl


Yes, it took me long enough, I know.
I read it as soon as I got it, but – you know how life gets in the way sometimes. I’m still trying to get my life in order from my little ‘forced’ vacation. Life. Work. Stuff.
You know.

So. Amazon synopsis is this…

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WARNING: The following book has some scenes which some readers may find distressing. This novel is intended for a mature audience only.

Martin Andrews is in a rut. Tired of the daily grind of life as a police officer and with a heavily pregnant wife, he is disillusioned, desperate to give his unborn child a chance in a world in which he has lost all faith.

Little does Andrews know that amid the petty crimes and muggings, robbery and prostitution, a new threat is looming, one which will push Andrews to the very edges of his sanity.

His nemesis is a man without limits. A man with a grand idea for a great work; a masterpiece which will give him the recognition he craves, no matter the cost.”

From the minds of Matt Shaw (Sick B*stards, Happy Ever After, The Cabin) & Michael Bray (Whisper, Funhouse, MEAT) comes ART. Told from the viewpoint of both killer (Shaw) and Detective (Bray), ART is a journey into the darkest, most twisted part of the human psyche.

Two authors. One ending.

I’ve been reading a lot of extreme horror. Books like SIXTY FIVE STIRRUP IRON ROAD and SERIAL, ones that have multiple authors for one story… As much as I love those – I don’t think I was prepared for ART to be (pardon the pun…) the masterpiece that it is!

Matt is at the top of his game writing as our friendly, neighborhood serial killer – Arthur, (just Art – for pals like us). Michael is penning the role of Officer Martin Andrews, the cop who catches Art’s interest, and becomes involved in his ‘game’, and his quest for notoriety.

FanGirling - Like A Boss

FanGirling – Like A Boss

✽ ✾ Let’s face it – we all know I’m fangirling on an Annie Wilkes level , but remember… I don’t suger-coat these discussions, or bull-shit you guys in any way ✾ ✽
I couldn’t stop reading this.
I’m not sure how the exact writing process goes for stories like this, (different authors have different quirks 😉 and, I know Matt told us on Facebook, but… blonde moment. Sorry.) – Whether they both have ideas and work together daily, or if they email chapters back & forth as they’re written… However it was done this time – these authors worked together perfectly.
It’s suspenseful, it’s gross, it’s emotional. It’s perfect.
It’s SE7EN, if SE7EN were written by Shaw & Bray.

As an added bonus, there is an excerpt from Matt Shaw’s SICK BASTARDS, and from Michael Bray’s SCRATCHERS. Sick Bastards I’ve read, Scratchers in now on my TBR list.
If you’re wondering about any of Matt’s books, check Cover to Cover. For Michael, I’ve only read MEAT, SOMETHING IN THE DARK, DARK CORNERS, and have Scratchers queued up and ready to go, along with Whisper, and I have the Dark Hall Sampler. I’m diggin’ his stuff, I started reading some on advice from those who have never streared me wrong. One note – I was expecting SOMETHING IN THE DARK to be a little worse, as in depravity, but – I’ve been reading some messed up stuff! Give him a whirl! You won’t be disappointed.

Dark Corners by Michael Bray

Published April 12, 2014 by Shadow Girl

What lurks within the darkness? What crawls outside of our perception? What happens when the world as we know it stops making sense? When reality isn’t what it seems, and the rules no longer apply…

Dark Corners is a 5 star collection of twelve interlinked short stories plotting the darkest reaches of the human psyche.


Observation Room 5:
Not a zombie story, but a zombie type story. A man makes a very wrong decision while on the train to work, and sits next to a homeless looking & smelling man. This man is going to convince him that The End Is Near.

No Rest for the Wicked:
A serial killer, The Demon Dismemberer, gets a strange visitor during his last hours on death row. The visitor has a very strange offer – a job opportunity. This ss also has the first mention of Monde.

The Prank:
An elderly man unburdens his soul to tell the story of what he did with his friends that fateful day so long ago. The day that they killed Snoddy in that house. Just a prank gone wrong – but that doesn’t matter anymore.

Yurple’s Last Day:
Yurple needed to be taken seriously, but that’s a tall order when it comes from a clown. But, Yurple is taking steps to assure that TODAY, his last day, will be the day he gets his wish.

The second appearance of Monde, a figure who, I suspect, will be making numerous stops in the upcoming stories. This ss is Tina’s relationship with Monde, as told through the detective interview with her regarding the deaths of two close friends.

That Gnawing Feeling:
Danny is living the plot of The Serpent and the Rainbow, and he’s kinda pissed. Sara and Jim screwed him, and for what? Money? Psshhh! Screw them. But, to be fair, he’ll give them a fighting chance – more than they gave him…

No. 5 Sycamore Street:
Alex had tried to forget his past. He worked at the church, and had asked his God for forgiveness. But, the past came flooding back to him when he paid a seemingly innocent visit to #5 Sycamore Street.

The Box:
Terri Browning wishes she could erase the events in her life that lead her to the path she’s on today. But, when an opportunity to do just that arises, she is wary of the consequences.

Every Little Helps:
Steven Grimes is trying to keep up with the Joneses. This time, his envy is for their compost heap. The envy grows when he thinks he knows what the decaying matter is. Recycling, huh? Well, every little bit helps.

A Strange Affair:
Harry is depressed after moving across the globe for a job – just to be let-go in fewer than three months. Adding to his blue days, his wife Maggie is spending less and less time at home. He worries that she might be having an affair, but in his softer moments – he also worries about her well being, since there’s a serial slasher on the loose.

An authentic family restaurant, a meeting of mobsters, and an offer on the table that one of them CAN’T refuse.

The Last Man:
A magician tells the story of how the world came to an end, and how he came to be the last man on earth.

Free E-Book Download from Michael Bray

Published January 8, 2014 by Shadow Girl

If you missed my post on the 4th – my review/discussion on Michael Bray’s ‘MEAT’ – then you may not know how excited I’ve been to get SOMETHING DARK.
I was going to buy it TODAY (My payday), as a little Happy Birthday to me gift – then I saw the post on Facebook:

Michael Bray Author shared a link.
16 hours ago
FREE for a few days to celebrate reaching 2000 page likes. Thank you and enjoy!



SaWeet!!! Thanks, Michael Bray! And, Congratulations on hitting 2000! Don’t blink – or you’ll miss the trip to 10,000!!


There is something in the dark.

Billy St. John can hear it, and knows it is coming for him.

Following a power outage, Billy sends his wife and son to stay with family whilst he awaits the arrival of the man from Trans- Energy to come and restore power to their isolated country home. Darkness draws near, and with it comes the engineer from the power company – a giant of a man who calls himself ‘Grant’.
Billy lets the man into his home, only to find that he is anything but normal. Without power or contact with the outside world, Billy is forced to deal with the mental and physical torture from the increasingly unstable and volatile engineer, and is forced to go to the most extreme lengths in order to try and survive the relentless thing that has invaded the dark, claustrophobic confines of his home

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Meat by Michael Bray

Published January 4, 2014 by Shadow Girl

“Welcome to Grueber’s, the brand new all night supermarket chain with a difference. For its unfortunate customers, the ordinary looking store could be the last trip they ever make—for its shelves are stacked with horrific delicacies made from human flesh, and the store boasts a Meat aisle that has to be seen to be believed, the unlikely group of unwitting shoppers must come together to not only survive, but to try to find a way to escape from the store, and the inhuman Staff who are keen for them to stay… forever.”

MEATMEAT by Michael Bray
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For those of you that really pay attention – you know WHY I started reading Michael Bray. (If you really don’t know, and are interested, I’ll be happy to share my reason – I’ll give you a clue somewhere in this post, and if you still don’t get it, leave me a comment! I LoveLoveLove comments!!) When I looked into his books, I knew that MEAT had to be one of the first books of his that I read. (And, I’ve already purchased the next! I’m a happy little pirate lately! Pirate sounds bad – “TREASURE HUNTER”, that’s what I mean.)
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Growing up, I would spend my summers in the country with my grandparents, and the local grocery store there was a Grueber’s! The store is still there, but it has since changed into Buschs. Now I’m left wondering – was my Grueber’s a specialty market? Did it pick up and move on to serve the special clients in another area? Possibly. I’ll be sure to watch things a little more carefully from now on, because if I’m ever in need of some specialty meat – it had damned well be fresh & free range!! (I’ve never been a fan of dark meat, but – it’s nice to know I have options! Picky eaters in my family. tsk task…)
That’s what caught Garrett’s eye as he was strolling down the isle – the sign advertising today’special …

  Grueber’s Free Range human foot!
  White male left foot,
  Pre washed and ready to cook.
  Delicious, hot or cold!

He thought that was a bit odd, to say the least. This quick stop at the market had just turned into an experience, that if he made it out alive, he was sure he would never, ever forget.

I especially liked the direction that the author went with the characters. Human nature, my friends – It bites ya in the ass.

I found a cool alternate cover on Amazon, too…”

View all my BBB reviews HERE, or click the COVER TO COVER tab at the top ⇧ or the link in the right sidebar ⇨ under the PAGES header
I have two books in queue, waiting – (WHISPER is one), and a couple on my Wishlist – (FUNHOUSE to name one), but I think I HAVE to get this one next…
I was a little off, the spelling was different –

Grubers Value World, Inc.
12601 Grafton Road
Carleton, MI 48117
Phone: 734-654-6611
Map: Google Yahoo
SIC: 5411
Sales: $5-10 Million Employees: 100 – 249
Industry: Retail Trade / Food Stores / Grocery stores
* * * Is now….
Busch’s Fresh Food Market –
Busch’s offers quality fresh foods, national brands, great guest service and simplified MyWay grocery shopping.

Coming Soon – New Release From The Paler and More Disturbed M&M…


Published June 30, 2017 by Shadow Girl

Extreme Horror fans are familiar with the name, and hardcore works of  Sam West. But, very few fans know much about the person behind the author’s photo on the back cover.  That’s all about to change!
Sam’s philosophy is that horror should be sick and sexy.  From Meet the Meat to The Dark Side of Red, this author has proven time and time again that it’s a theory that works.

His For The Keeping Meet The Meat: An Extreme Horror Short The Green Fog: An Extreme Horror Novella Dreamworld: Extreme Horror Home Intruder 2: Born This Way: An Extreme Horror Novel Two Minds: An Extreme Horror Novel Victim: An Extreme Horror Novel Snuff Club: An Extreme Horror Novel School Reunion: An Extreme Horror Novella
Splatterpunks: An Extreme Horror Novel Mary Blake: A Nasty Novelette  Bad House Dead Dot Com Suffer Hard: An Extreme Horror Novella Home Intruder: An Extreme Horror Novella Flesh Factory: An Extreme Horror Novel Djinn: An Extreme Horror Novel

With the extreme horror genre is in the spotlight now that Amazon has started their modern day book burning and censorship of all indie horror. It’s the perfect time to chat with the ‘Queen of the Extreme’.  Yeah, you read that right.

Ladies & Gentlemen… Meet Sam West

Hi Collette!! ::huggs::  The only way to begin this is with your big news! You’re officially ‘out’ as Collette Metcalf, the sick & sexy heart & soul of your nom de plume – Mr. Sam West.  

Why did you ‘come out’ as a woman, and why did you feel the need to pretend to be a man in the beginning?

Extreme horror is a male dominated niche. With a few notable exceptions, female extreme horror writers are pretty thin on the ground.  I wanted to be known as an ‘extreme horror author’, not a ‘female, extreme horror author’. I wanted to be judged on my writing alone, not my gender. It seems to  me that women horror writers, no matter how talented they are, are still defined as such. We are not  women writers, we are just writers.
* Plus my husband has a WAY prettier face than me.

My reading habits prompted Amazon to suggest your books to me, and Cathy H. was right when she told me that I’d like your work. I think I’ve finally read every one of your books, and I have to ask…
Is there anything TOO TABOO for you to write about?

Yes. All joking aside, child cruelty. Even I have my hard limits. Although many brilliant authors have tackled such a harrowing subject with grace and compassion, I feel my writing style is entirely inappropriate for such a delicate subject. Like the best kind of horror movies, I write to entertain, with my (metaphorical) balls to the wall. I am all about the gore and sex with a side-helping of black humour.
* Thankfully most authors I read think the way that you do.  But, FFS – Even Ed Lee skims over those scenes! (The Backwoods).

Let’s do one more semi-serious question before we start acting like ourselves…
Do you read your reviews?
I try not to, but yeah, I do.
The secret of this game is not to let praise go to your head, or criticism get you down. I’m all for constructive criticism, but I’ve had one-star reviews calling me a woman-hater and a God-lover. Which is pretty cool, considering I’m a feminist and an atheist. And a bird, obviously.

As an adult, have you ever read a book that legit scared you? 
The only horror novel (or novella) to ever truly creep me out, is ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.’ I love a bit of gore, but this story has none and disturbed me on the most base level. The descriptions of Mr. Hyde, the subtlety of it, genuinely makes my flesh creep. It I had nuts, I’d give my left one to write like that.

Your book, SUFFER HARD, is being adapted to a movie… 
Who would your ideal actors be to play those characters?
Who would you want to NEVER see as one of your characters?
Which actors would actually GET the job?
(you know… totally wrong for the part, but the director didn’t ask you…) 

To play the four friends on the clifftop hike, about to have the pub lunch in the boozer from hell, I would like to cast four of the most irritating actors and popstars going. I think I would choose Justin Beiber, Zac Efron, Miley Cyrus and Kylie Jenner… Then I would slaughter them in the most vile of ways. But I wouldn’t be able to afford those guys so I’d probably have to have some washed-up actors in their 70s playing teenagers. (*Now all I can picture is ‘The Breakfast Club’ Brat Pack!)

What is your main character’s favorite color? Don’t act like you don’t know
I never thought to ask them. I can’t ask them now because I killed them.

Since this is an author interview, let me ask you about your writing process… Do you write naked?  Have you?
All I wear when I write is a smile and Chanel No 5….
Actually, no, that’s a lie. I have a favourite writing and house skirt. I love it so much I can wear it for weeks at a time and only take it off when my family starts vomiting with the smell of it.

Do you have any phobias?
Flies. I have a big problem with flies. I mean, how dare they puke up on my food and then suck it back up again, vomit and all. Jesus, that is so disgusting. And that buzzing, man, even when I’ve killed them, I can still hear them in my brain. And why do they have to pop like a big zit when one squidges them? They are made of acne pus. Urgh.

Have you ever been in trouble with the police?
No. I’m boring like that

The police raid your house, and take your computer for evidence…  
Are you going to jail? (*I know I’d be going to jail… sg)
What is the worst / most embarrassing / what is the absolute most fucked up thing we’d find in your computer’s history?
I do a lot of crazy research for my books. The best one was for Gynophagia, that is, the fetish of eating people, be it either consensual or brutally non-consensual.  Oh wow, I had to bleach my eyeballs and wash out my brain after seeing that stuff.

What were you like as a kid?

You have to choose how you’re going to die from one of  YOUR death scenes, which method, (and which title), would you pick?
I don’t suppose I am known for my gentle death scenes. Softly into the night my characters do not go….
Do I have to pick one? Because that would be weird. Oh, okay then, I’ll get raped by a clown who then hangs himself on my intestines. ‘Dead Dot Com’, btw.

Is there a reason that you picked the one that you did?
I dunno. Because I’m ill in the head?
* I don’t think I could have picked one way to die from your stories – you’re freakin’ brutal! (Yeah… it’s a compliment).

What will be written on your tombstone?
“I told you I was sick.”

What is your favorite book quote?

From American Psycho. “I like to dissect girls. Do you know I’m utterly insane?”. Also: “There’s no use denying it, this has been a bad week. I’ve started drinking my own urine.”
* I’ve always loved Patrick Bateman! “My mask of sanity was a victim of  impending slippage.”

How about a movie quote?

I’m one of those geeks that always quotes Tarantino lines … I think I’m really cool and have a good snicker to myself, and my husband, is like, ‘my God, you’re such a saddo…’

Pam: Hey Warren. Who is this guy?
Warren the Bartender: Stuntman Mike.
Pam: And who the hell is Stuntman Mike?
Warren the Bartender: He’s a stuntman.


TV Question! American Dad or Family Guy?
Family Guy. But only because I’ve never heard of the other one.
(O.o) uhhh… must fix that… go HERE for a YouTube “best of” A.D. montage.
Bob’s Burgers or Archer?
Who or what now? I’m British, we only get The Simpsons. Which I think is great, since you ask. (*Awww… I’m sad for you now!  They are both cartoons, and both star H. Jon Benjamin, and you will love Archer!)  Bob’s Burgers montage / Archer montage / Archer S:1 E:1

Do you like waffles?
Don’t know enough about them to form an opinion, really. I’m British; we’re more about the crumpets and marmite. And Devonshire cream-teas.

Ahhh, yes. The Devon / Cornwall War.

What’s the title of your favorite ‘guilty pleasure’ read. And, appx. how many times have you read it?
I don’t know about ‘guilty pleasure’, I’m not ashamed of anything I read over and over, it just means that I think it’s bloody good. I love American Psycho and Orwell’s 1984, for instance. I’ve read them a ton of times.

Have you ever been stalked?
Yes. Because I am so hot.
stalked someone else?
Yes. I am a notorious stalker. Just ask my girlfriends. I stalk them until they give in and say yes to being my friend…

What’s the worst, most mortifying thing you’ve ever done on social media?
Not much. I used to ignore facebook from one week to the next, and posted something every two years at best. But now I’ve tempted fate, I expect some kind soul will post the most humiliating photo or video of my life.

If you have to be remembered for just one sentence, what would it be?

From ‘The Dark Side Of Red’… “The Dark Side Of Red is your own reflection in the mirror across the bar when you fall into the abyss of your own, twisted desires. It is the sickness of the soul. It is death. And it is my life.”
* Okay, so that’s technically 5 sentences. But some of them were short.
** Noticed what I did there? Plugged my new book? I’m such a clever-clogs.

OK – Lightning Round! No thinking, just shout ’em out!  Ready? 
Tell me 10 #RandomFacts about Sam West ….. Aaaaannddd… GO!

Fact  1:  I am a bird, not a geezer.
Fact  2:  I like cheese.
Fact  3:  I collect perfumes. I am a hardcore fume-head.
Fact  4:  I am very sensitive and can sulk for years.
Fact  5:  I am such a crap waitress, I even got fired by lesbians. And you know, I have really big breasts.
Fact  6:  I shave my big toe.
Fact  7:  That final scene in ‘Return of The Jedi’ always makes me cry.
Fact  8:  I paint.
Fact  9:  I am a real woman’s woman.
                 I love my girlfriends and find women much easier to be around than men.
Fact 10: I am a natural blonde. Honest.


Until next time…   Peace, Love & Necrophilia ♥  ~sg


If you enjoy authors like Matt Shaw, Tim Miller, Duncan Ralston, Ed Lee, Michael Bray, Jon Athan, and Ryan Hardingthen give Sam West a try. You don’t know what you’ve been missing.

You can stalk ahem… find Sam West on Amazon, Goodreads, FacebookBookLikes, LibraryThing, and FictionDB,



“Interview With The Vampire” – “From Hell”

Published April 18, 2017 by Shadow Girl


It’s been five years since the grisly events in Whitechapel, and the man believed responsible for the crimes, Jack the Ripper, has yet to be captured. Charles Hapgood is writing a book about the murders, and has agreed to meet with someone who has information on the case. Everything about this meeting is unusual, so when the writer invited the stranger into his home at 9:00 p.m., he is already on edge.The man introduces himself as Mr. Miller, and begins to tell Hapgood that he would like to hire him to write his memoirs. Ignoring Hapgood’s obvious irritation, and his many requests to leave, Miller finally brings the conversation back around to the murders, and Annie Chapman. He produces a piece of evidence, unknown to everyone but the investigators, and Charles Hapgood finally understands.
The man sitting in front of him is Jack the Ripper, and he has a story to tell.

We’ve heard the theories, seen the movies, and researched the case online for ourselves. We KNOW this story. Right?
Michael Bray takes us deeper, and gives us a voyeuristic introspective of the MAKING of the Ripper.


Part two of I WAS JACK THE RIPPER will be available on May 19th, 2017.

(I can’t wait until May 19th! I’m totally invested in this story, and I can’t wait for more!!)

Birthday Boy by Cory Cline

Published January 6, 2017 by Shadow Girl

I wanted to keep with today’s theme, so since it’s my birthday I decided to read 

BIRTHDAY BOY by Cory Cline


“Chaz is the type of guy who thinks he will do anything to get laid. His limits are about to be put to the test when he wakes up in “Boy’s” barn.

He is the guest of honor at a special party that “Boy” and his family hold dear to the heart.
Some tradition’s never get old…”

Like Chaz, I, too,¹ have woken up the 6th of January with hazy, Polaroid memories, wondering – “where am I?”, “where are my pants?”, and most importantly… “where is that cat that shit in my mouth?”  I’m happy to say that the answers that slowly come to me after a fun filled night of Jäger Bombs are nowhere near as horrifying as Chaz’s!

If this doesn't scare the Hell out of you...

If this doesn’t scare the Hell out of you…

...THIS will haunt your dreams forever!

…THIS will haunt your dreams forever!

I was about to add another one of Cory Cline’s books to my Amazon TBR list, AS SEEN ON TV , and BAM – “You purchased this item on November 28, 2015.” Nice!  I remember seeing the book, because it’s the same title as my book/ss – (the one that might never see the light of day).  I HAVE to read it now… what if we had the exact same idea?! 😮 hahaha!! No… the synopsis is below, silly.  (I have it loaded up and ready to go, so watch for it!)




Gus Grissom is newly divorced and ready to get into “killer” shape. The high-tech exercise machine he bought from one of those late night commercials promises to help, but Gus will learn what they mean when they say, “buyer beware”

If you haven’t read anything by Cory Cline yet, Amazon compares him to some writers that you do know – Matt Shaw, Sam West, Shaun Hupp, Michael Bray, Matt Hickman, Tim Miller, Duncan Ralston, and Ryan Harding.



You can find Birthday Boy on Amazon / Goodreads

You can stalk Cory Cline on Amazon / Goodreads /Facebook / Facebook Author Page / Twitter


I can find a Stefon quote for any situation!

I can find a Stefon quote for any situation!


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My 2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge So Far…

Published September 28, 2016 by Shadow Girl

* 2016 READING CHALLENGE STATS * Participants 2,693,803 / Total Books Pledged 127,845,226 / Books Finished 28,625,135 / Avg. Books Pledged 47 / Challenges Completed [to date] 5,475 / Time Left 95 days / KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK EVERYONE!

I’ve completed the 2016 Goodreads Reading Challenge, and have read about 128 of 125 books… so far – (that is just the Goodreads challenge, not Shadow Girl‘s personal goal… I am far from finished!)  Just try to stop me – It’s not even October yet!  
I may be 36 books ahead of [the GR] schedule, but do you realize just how many books on my 2016 Must Read list are not even published yet?! (not to mention my ‘don’t judge me’ list or my ‘guilty pleasure’ list – No. I have no shame).  
OMG, these authors are killing me! 
But, I wouldn’t want to go any other way.
Big, BIG, HUGE thanks to the minds behind the mayhem.
You guys are a large & very important part of my life, and I’m lucky enough to call many of you my friends. Thank you for the journeys so far, and I can’t wait to see where we’re going next!!      P, L & N   ~sg

Check out some of my 2016 Books (so far…)  »

A Family of Violence by Jon Athan Mr. Snuff by Jon Athan Cyclops Road by Jeff Strand Lucifer's Angel by R.W.K. Clark School Reunion by Sam West My Brother's Keeper by Tim Miller The Uninvited by Mike Evans The Day Bob Greeley Died by Kimberly A. Bettes The Landlord by Brett Droege Unconditional by Blake Crouch The Criers Club by Kimberly A. Bettes Depraved by Michael Bray Brother's Keeper by R.W.K. Clark 8 Church Field by Stuart Keane She'll Never Know by Matt Shaw His For The Keeping by Myra FoxDisturb by J.A. Konrath The Revelation Room by Mark Tilbury Car Nex by Michael Thomas-Knight The Con Season by Adam Cesare Sarah Killlian by Mark Sheldon Whiskey Sour by J.A. Konrath Chat Show by Matt Shaw Woom by Duncan RalstonThe Eaton by John K. Addis A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay Twisted Bitches by Matt Shaw Family Business by Brett Williams Tradition by Kyle M. Scott The Girls by Emma Cline Final Review by Dawn Cano Little Terrors by David JesterMr. Monster by Dan Wells Suicide Hotline by Tim Miller An Idiot in Love by David Jester Offline by Kealan Patrick Burke Hoffman's Creeper and Other Disturbing Tales by Cameron Trost Hide and Seek by Jack Ketchum Teeth - a short story with bite! by Matt Shaw Hair of the Dog by Matt ShawDownward Spiral by Gary Pearson Exposed by David Owain Hughes I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells Cornered by Rhoda Belleza The Wild by Kyle M. Scott The Lost by Jack Ketchum Diary of a Madman by Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff WEB CAM JACK KILBORN by Jack KilbornWords Kill Me by Evan Bollinger Fool's Blood by David Jester I Am Karma by Dawn Cano Mother by Angel Gelique The New Neighbor by Ray Garton Charlotte by Stuart Keane All or Nothing by Stuart Keane Blister by Jeff Strand Hillary by Angel Gelique Mean girl by Natasha A. Salnikova The Lonely Psychopath by Matt Shaw The Light by Matt Shaw VHS by Kyle M. Scott One Violent MotherF*cker by Matt Shaw Flesh Factory by Sam West Keith by Andrew Lennon Love Lies Dead by Kyle M. Scott Dread by Clive Barker March's Murder by Andrew Lennon February's Murder by Andrew Lennon January's Murder by Andrew Lennon Hillary by Angel Gelique Before the Harvest by Kimberly A. Bettes Hillary by Angel Gelique Splatterpunks by Sam West The Good Neighbor by Kimberly A. Bettes Zac's Haunted House by Dennis Cooper Rage by Kimberly A. Bettes The House That Hell Built by Matt Shaw Annie's Revenge by Kimberly A. Bettes 22918 by Kimberly A. Bettes Pushed by Kimberly A. Bettes Held by Kimberly A. Bettes Victim by Sam West Brazen by Matt Hickman Anniversary Dinner by Shaun Hupp Bound by Andrew Lennon The Funeral by Matt Shaw Hell, Texas by Tim Miller Bound by Andrew LennonCash Out by Dawn Cano Jeremy by Matt Hickman Caravan by Andrew Lennon The Customer Is Always... by Stuart Keane A Sting in the Tale by Matt Shaw Stuck On You and Other Prime Cuts by Jasper Bark Strange Sex 3 by John Bruni Easter Eggs and Bunny Boilers by Matt Shaw Shoebox by Michael Bray Trouser's Edge by Carl Lee The Haunting of Emily Stone by Amy Cross The Tale of Sawney Bean by Kevin J. Kennedy Dead Man's Chair by Kimberly A. Bettes Bucket List by Dawn Cano Sleep Deprived by Dawn Cano Kids by Jack RollinsSHE by Matt Shaw Terrible Cherubs by Robert Brumm Despite The Roots by Matt Shaw Neighborhood Watch by Joseph A. Turkot Violent Delights by Dawn Cano The Dumping Game by Stephen Donald Huff Larry 2 by Adam Millard To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeConsumed by Kyle M. Scott Murder Girls by Christine Morgan The Book of Bunny Suicides by Andy Riley Scarecrows by Michael Bray My Family by Matt Shaw The Slender Man Initiative by Tim Miller Rage by Kimberly A. Bettes The Slender Man Initiative by Tim Miller The Slender Man Initiative by Tim Miller Active Shooter by Tim Miller Hexad by Andrew Lennon Whiskey Sour by J.A. Konrath The Slender Man Initiative by Tim Miller Fiends by Richard Laymon  Freddy's House by David Jester

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