Because good fangirls & fanboys follow the object of their latest restraining order on social media, and subscribe to their newsletters. If you’ve been very good, you might have received this beauty from Ash Ericmore –
It Is His Gift to Us, The Readers
Well, At Least To Us Cool Ones 😎
You can try to be naughty and subscribe now, better late than never, right? Or… What if it’s too naughty and you end up in next year’s book?!
This really is a awesome surprise, and the story itself is particularly brutal. And, Holy Snowballs, I did not expect that ending!!
That’s all you get from me. Except for one last little poke at ya, just to be festive… If you don’t find a way to get your peepers on a copy of your own, you’ll be missing out on the greatest opening line since once T’was The Night Before Christmas! (Ash, that is truly awesome, high five! 🖐️)
I think that deserves a 10 Christmas Tree rating, because it’s my site, and I’ll do what I want 😜 Hahaha!! Until next post – stay safe, stay healthy, and stay on Santa’s Nice List!
Here’s the situation. Nik Robinson released a new title today called HAVE YOU SEEN ME? (obviously based on my favorite Gwar song). He’s in FB jail for being dopey. So, he can’t promote the title anywhere but Twitter, Vine, Ello, Parler, and MySpace. Nik has done so much promotion for everyone else that it goes without saying that you should help him out. Please. Please. Please. Pay it forward and help out our good friend. Oh. He can also post on YikYak, Friendfeed, and Google Plus. Nikolas P. Robinson
When his teenage daughter disappears, a former cop learns he will do anything to find her. In his search he will plummet to lows he’d never dreamt possible, braving trials that test the limits of his imagination and his intestinal fortitude.How far would you go to save the life of your only child?
IDK if I’m overly organized, if it’s my ADD, or maybe I’m just a huge nerd, but I love lists. I have stacks of lists to do, to buy, to read, to research… Sometimes, if I am feeling particularly unproductive, I’ll make a reverse list, I write down something I’ve done, so I can cross it off. It’s cathartic.
I looked at a lot of influencers lists when I was planning my October ‘content’, but they don’t translate into what I blog about very easily. I think I found ways to make their lists work for me, I’m nothing if not inventive! So besides Top 5 or 10 lists, you’re going to get to see things like POST A TUTORIAL, PLAN AN INDUSTRY GATHERING, and if I can find something you want, I may even HOST A GIVEAWAY. All of their lists will be tried my way, so at the very least – it’ll be interesting! Maybe a couple of you will share my weird sense of… something, and like what I’m trying! As always, leave me comments so I know if I should do more, or ‘never ever try that again!’
Lists are harder that I thought they’d be! So I am going to start with what I thought would be the easiest idea…
1: RED by D.J. Doyle
2. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE by Anthony Burgess
3. YELLOW by Aron Beauregard
4. THE GREEN FOG by Sam West
5. THE BLUE WAR by Jeffry Thomas
6. VIOLET by Scott Thomas
7. BILLY SILVER by Daniel Volpe
8. WHITE WALLS & STRAIGHT JACKETS by D.O. Hughes
9. THE BLACK LAKE by Jon Athan
10. PINK PLANET by Jon R. Meyers
Do you have any better choices for this one, or do you trust me to continue making lists on my own? (With no adult supervision, you’re sure?) What kind of Top Ten do you think needs an [extreme] horror makeover? I have a couple started, but would love your input!
I’m still quarantined/isolated, but that just means no people, so it’s awesome. No sign of ‘Rona or Delta, so…bonus! My Mountain Dew is cold, and I’m about to eat some pizza 🍕 it’s a good day. Until next time, my little Tricks and Treats… Stay safe out there!
Amy’s expectation of a relaxing summer of housekeeping at a theme park hotel is shattered as guests and staff alike are overcome with carnal desires that cross all lines of decency. Can she escape with her sanity intact? Can she even make it out of the hotel?
Grab your phone, get on your app and get in on this, because WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE is only 50¢!
With GODLESS starting this event so hot and heavy already, the end of the month could bring on many party related injuries! (Oooo… I hope my eyeballs don’t pop out, I’m not real tight with Alexa’s new voice yet! 😲)
This is another one I have been really excited for, yay!! Oh, who am I kidding, I’M EXCITED FOR THEM ALL!!!
Don’t forget to leave a him a review in your favorite places, and visit him on social media & his website, (really – check that shit out).
You know about here is where I’d normally leave links for you to all the authors places to hide, and I already went and got them BUT I discovered something awesome on Mr. Robinson’s Facebook… LinkTree!! It’s so awesome! Go there! Do that! I opened my account in the middle of this, and I’m going to get it filled in now. Head on over to Godless and get your Disney-ish style freak on!
Here we are with all of October before us, the time of year we wait for, the thirty one days we can let our hair down, and be ourselves.
This is our first year as readers with Godless Horror, and all the best of what we love is at our fingertips for so inexpensive that it almost don’t feel right! The authors are extremely giddy, putting out new content just for us, and I know my immediate TBR has never been so exciting!!
There’s just one problem, or problem area. Yeah, you read the title. I know that I feel like even though it’s going to give me the full on heebie-jeebies, It’s time to finally read Mother Maggot by Simon McHardy, Maggot Girl by Otis Bateman, Hell, even Lindsay Crook serves some up in Love Stumped! If my ‘badge of honor’ is what gets me started, fine, because I know that once I’m into them I’ll be laughing, and crying, and gagging, and laughing more because of the gags!!
Are you like me, and think you’ll be ok? Or maybe you’re worse, but you’re friends with the author(s) and think it would look bad if you didn’t R&R their books? It doesn’t matter what is holding us back, because I think I ran into an accidental cure.
But we can’t do it alone. We are going to call on our friend Sea Caummisar for some quick CBT! She can help train our brains to not see these vile, disgusting, shit eating hell bugs for what they are! She wrote a story called ‘PUNPKINS FOR CHEAP’. Run grab it from Amazon now. I’ll wait. Because this grotesque horror novelette is going to cure our phobias, and tame our gag reflexes! Have a peek at her South Park style disclaimer – This book should never be read by anyone. It’s gross and immature. It’s almost as if a small child wrote it. If you enjoy poorly written dark humor, you might like this book. I mean, there’s a chapter titled ‘Tampons Are Not Yummy’. So use your imagination as to what kind of story this is.
What if maggots evolved and wanted to take over the world?
A maggot has invaded Jimbo’s brain. The maggot has plans to make baby maggots and sell them inside jack-o-lanterns..
Get yourself settled in a nice comfy spot, cup of coffee or Mtn. Dew. You skipped dinner, right? (Hey, they’re STILL maggots, it just a safeguard for your carpet.)
If you finish this story, I don’t see how you could NOT want a little baby maggot of your very own! Dress it up, feed it 💩, have cute & quirky little names for all of it’s brothers and sisters, and talk baby talk to them all! “Who’s gonna take over the world one day… You are aren’t you!”
I know that I am feeling pretty empowered since I just reread PUNPKINS, (well – this time I listened to the audiobook version), and I think I’m about ready to see if I can make it through these titles without quitting, or puking. Thank you, Sharon ❣️ We owe you!
On the other hand – I take no responsibility for your brain, and if this has the opposite effect, if you become so phobic that you can’t even eat rice, or you try to claw your face off because you see maggots in the chicken… hey – anything for Halloween, right? 🎃
WARNING – Once you start this book, you won’t be able to stop until the last book is finished. If you picked up this series before reading anything else from this author, Sanger Entertainment was born in the blood of Games The Complete Series Books 1-6. I was really excited about the idea of Sanger getting its own series, but I didn’t have a clue what it was going to be like. The reality of the final project exceeded my wildest imagination! It has everything I wanted – the casino, the collection crews, the underground fighting, and videos, etc. But so much more, too! (Note to author: I absolutely LOVE the pharmacy, nice touch!) And since this is Sea Caummisar we’re talking about, it has all the blood, gore, and always inventive deaths that keep us coming back for more. Beyond all that though…The story that continues throughout these books is outstanding! Together these guys – THOMAS, BRUNO, KURT, and MAX are like brothers, with PAULIE being the honorary, adopted little brother – they’ve grown Sanger into something untouchable. But when the wife and kids kind of family comes in to play, it’s not always so easy to balance. If it comes down to it, which family is more important? It depends on who you ask.
I’ll go over the stories individually at a later time, but it’s so hard to do! Sea Caummisar packs so much story into so few pages that I’m always feeling like I’m balancing on that very thin line between review, or spoiler.
Have you read this series already? Do you have a favorite? I like Kurt & Thomas the most, cuz Max lost his damn fool mind! But, then again, we can’t forget about Paulie… He may not be one of the four founding members, but he’s been here through thick and thin, and knows more secrets than the president should be privy to. It’s really hard to pick a favorite, innt? Gotta boogie for now, but say hey in the comments, let me know you’re still lurking!
P, L & N 💋
Give the author a shout in the comments! Or, better yet, you can reach out and get in touch via social media:
Hey guys! First off, let me apologize again for the lack of content. Until things get straightened out over here, it’s going to be pretty bare bones.
For the moment, and I absolutely hate doing this, go ahead and slap that dot WordPress dot com back on the end of the URL, k? Update your bookmarks for the time being, and please forgive me for the ads coming back – that’s not me. That’s WP making their money.
NOW, BACK TO THE REASON WE’RE HERE –
THE NEW APP FROM GODLESS HORRORS!
If you’re reading this, then you need this app in your life. It’s everything we love about our community, and more!! As soon as you open it – FREE BOOKS! You don’t have to seek them out, they’re front & center. You start to look around and you realize that these are books you WANT, and authors you already know, and enjoy. Each day I see another author writing something exclusive, and letting it go for next to nothing. A couple author’s have pulled their books from Amazon completely, going Godless all the way. The authors are reading and supporting each other – it’s all very cool.
Underground + Indie Horror
Welcome to the Godless app!
Godless is THE underground + indie horror ebook + audio book store that amplifies the voices of self-publish/independent authors + publishers.
At Godless, you can get exclusive horror that you can’t get ANYWHERE else. You can also get exclusive, original, monthly series that lean more toward serialized television shows.
If you’re looking for extreme horror, splatterpunk, bizarro horror, ghost stories, zombie tales, or anything that explores the dark side of fiction… look no further.
Venture outside of the mainstream and embrace the darkness!
There is nothing like Godless and there is no easier way to get into indie horror than with the Godless app!
Check out what one of the authors on the Godless platform has to say, (it should be printed on the app’s description!)
So, is there anything that I forgot to mention? Questions? Comments? (Didja miss me?) Was the whole thing not bloody enough? Just give me a minute! Check back and I’ll get you a peek at some of the content, share my Godless wishlist, and tell you what I’ve already finished! Leave your anythings in the comments and I’ll be back to check your math. Until next time sweeties…
Or, I guess what I really mean is WHO are you reading? It’s INTERNAL WOMAN’S DAY, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. Women are killin’ it in extreme horror these days, too! They’ve always been there, but they’ve been gaining ground and shaking things up in the Boy’s Club. I don’t think there’s an official count anywhere, but if there was, I’d bet that the winner’s of the 2020 SplatterDome¹ wore heels.
I’m going to be celebrating #IWD2021 by reading one of BBB’s favorite authors, while wearing my favorite pair of CFM pumps, and red lipstick. Sam West, aka Collette Metcalf, just published Langdon Manor: An Extreme Horror Novella in January, and has Tales From The Edge Of The Sea: An Extreme Horror Collection Within A Wraparound Story (available for pre-order), being published this week! (fingers crossed that it’s all based in Broadgate!!! I’m so excited!!!) Sam West has been a name synonymous with splatterpunk for the better part of a decade (you go, Glen Coco!), but she’s also publishing psychological thrillers under the name Collette Heather! KICKING ASS AND TAKING NAMES!There is so much I could say about paving the way, and opening doors, but I’ll save it for another Coffee Talk and just say that she deserves to be read on IWD! (besides if I wait any longer to read this I might die! Or develop a tick of some kind…)
A challenged world is an alert world and from challenge comes change. So let’s all choose to challenge. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women’s achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.
Rayne Havok is another name you should recognize. KILLSTREME is the perfect Splatterpunk IWD read, the Girl Power / Sisterhood vibe is strong, and you might feel a little empowered after reading it. Or, you might puke. Either way…
If you’re a regular here, Sea Caummisar’s name should sound very familiar. I don’t know if it was luck, or fate, but I stumbled upon her very first book when it was still the only book, and we’ve been buds ever since. I’m a few reviews behind though, and need to remedy that shit with a quickness!! I just finished Dr. Circumcision, Quack MD, and that was… uncomfortable, to say the very least. Plus, I can’t wait till you hear about My #2 Fan 😱, (available to pre-order now!), and the Sanger Entertainment series is turning out to be a much more than I ever dreamed of!! I’m still astonished at how fast and hard she hit the scene, and made a name for herself. She shows no signs of slowing down any time soon, either. A Splatterpunk IWD could not be had without her – grab a book and celebrate!
There are so many women in Extreme Horror / Splatterpunk these days, so this could be the perfect excuse for you to read someone new. Check out someone above if you haven’t already, or try (in no particular order) Nikki Noir, Monica O’Rourke, DJ Doyle, Allisha McAdoo, Sian Rosé, Christine Morgan, … Ok, I do have things to get done today, and a pantsless Zoom appointment at 3:00. But these should get you started! (If I have brain constipation, and forgot to mention you, please don’t take it personally! I either saved your name for Women In Not So Extreme Horror, another sub-genre like Horrotica, you don’t identity as female anymore, or simply just forgot with no malicious intent. Still friends?)
✒️ AUTHOR CONNECTION 🖋️
I’m still working on the Author Connect pages… waaayy more involved than my initial thoughts, but turning out beautiful so far. Until the official Author Connection goes live, were posting old school …
Sam West / Collette Metcalf: Facebook, Amazon, Goodreads, as Collette Heather on Amazon. You can email her here.
¹No matter how badly I wish it WAS a thing, the SplatterDome is sadly not a thing. It COULD BE, though! Who wants to publish the Girls vs. Boys anthology?! K. Trapp Jones, this has your name all over it! (I’d just like my name in small print in the book somewhere… I’m kidding!! But this idea DOES kick ass in stilleto heels 👠 I’m going to send a copy of this to The Splatter Club and see if anyone else agrees!)
Billy Silver, a low-life, self-downtrodden junkie, needs some cash to get his next fix. After getting kicked out of his own band, Shit Fist, losing his girlfriend, and left with no other options, he decides to sell his flesh to the ink of a needle at a newly opening tattoo shop.The mysterious artist, Talia, tattoos a cryptic design he’s never seen. Shortly after getting inked, compulsions burn underneath his skin. His need to satisfy a newly arisen addiction to self-mutilation begins a descent into darker places than his miserable life never dared go. Eventually, violence against himself is no longer enough to satisfy his cravings. The urge to commit the grotesque brings his brutal tendencies to others… To strangers, to acquaintances, to his prostitute ex-girlfriend…When Billy finds out his band replaced him, with a new vocalist singing his lyrics on stage, Billy’s desires reach their peak, and Talia, behind the fire of his rage, bears witness to all.
Synopsis / Amazon Product Description
I don’t know if I would have found this book if I wasn’t in the Splatterpunk FB group, and it certainly helped that the author is there, too. But, I must say, those guys DO know their horror, and have damn fine taste, so… it would have been mentioned. Either way, now I need to make sure you never wonder the same thing – you need to check out Daniel Volpe’s latest story ‘Billy Silver‘!
The story is dark, it’s gritty, and I kinda wanted to wash my hands when it was over. It’s the perfect backdrop for the characters you’re about to meet. You feel the loneliness, the abandonment, the despair… Hell, you almost feel the needle go into your arm! Perfect time to add a trigger warning, wouldn’t ya say? There is some intense addiction horror here, so blahbidy blahbidy trigger warning.
We interrupt this review with breaking news…I just learned that I’m not allowed to use Addiction Horror as a category. I like to make sure I save my drafts every couple minutes, and the latest draft would not save. “You are not allowed to assign those perimeters”… WTF? I back tracked and tested, and it’s those two words next to each other. Well. Alright. Apologies to Mark Mathews, I guess. This is weird, I used the term with Aron Beauregard recently with no trouble. This must be a new thing. I must research! (I can still say ‘fuck’, so I won’t go into panic mode just yet.) (and p.s., I love how this post’s tags read like ‘101 Reasons To Read This Book!’ ) Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming –
Where were we? So, after a particularly shitty night, Billy wakes up and those all too familiar feelings start crawling in… he needs to score, and soon. This time his hustle is… selling his skin! Lol, no! Not like that! He goes to a new tattoo shop that is about to open, and he is going to let an artist work on him so she can refresh her skills before the shop opens for business. (I’d do for a hundred bucks.) He can feel a difference in his body almost immediately. He’s essentially traded one addiction for another, but this new desire isn’t like any drug he’s ever done before. He doesn’t want the high. He wants pain. When he finally gets home and gives into the urges that overtake him, self-mutilation doesn’t even come close to describing the things he’s doing! He just fucking brutalizes his self, (loves it), but the violence and depravity can’t satiate the dark urges. He needs more – so he goes out and gets it!!
It’s 🎉 time for another warning! Yay! Some animal violence is hinted at in here, but it’s not bad. I don’t think it’s much to worry about, but blahbidy blahbidy trigger warning.
This is a great book, it’s different – no cookie cutter, or assembly line horror here. I love it! I’m excited to go pick up SCARED OF THEDARK, and BITS OF BONE. All three books are available on KU, so you can read for free if you’re a subscriber.
2020 may have been a dumpster fire of a year in every other aspect, but we’ve definitely gotten some great books to read! Extreme Horror has finally gotten some recognition. Books by new EH authors are flying off the shelves, and our favorite EH authors continue to disturb and terrify us in exciting new ways. I’m proud to be a member of this community, in good company with some truly outstanding people!
What book has made a definite impression on you this year? Talk to me! Post your answers, and whatever else you’d like, in the comments. Until next time – stay healthy, happy, and horrifying 👹
She leaves a trail of brutal pornographic perversion in her wake. Add mind-blowing gore fans of extreme horror and Splatterpunk will love! Nothing will be left to the imagination in this utterly disturbing and sickening series. Maggot Girl is definitely not the girl next door, unless you live next door to a psychopathic nymphomaniac fromHell!
Get your copy of MAGGOT GIRL on Amazon, and don’t forget to leave a review, (just a couple words helps more than you realize). It’s not on Goodreads yet, but my bet is that it will be posted by the end of the day.
I’ll edit in an author bio ASAP – Otis Bateman is a name you won’t soon forget!