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ZAC’S HAUNTED HOUSE – A Visual Novel by Dennis Cooper

Published July 27, 2016 by Shadow Girl

CINEMATIC LITERATURE

Dennis Cooper has broken the cool people’s internet with Zac’s Haunted House.
It’s part of a “cycle-in-progress of novels” inspired by visual artist Zac Farley.

#ZHH DESCRIPTION

Dennis Cooper’s tenth novel, [#ZHH], bears all of the earmarks of his legendary and controversial work – intricate formal & stylistic play, disturbing content, an exploration of the borderline between fantasy and reality, concern for the emotions and dilemmas of youth, etc. – but it is both something unique in his body of writing and possibly something of a world’s first in the novel genre itself.

Instead of gathering materials from language, sentences, and the developmental character and narrative possibilities allowed and restricted by written fiction, Cooper has turned his characteristic inventiveness on the animated gif, employing gifs’ tightly wound, looping visual possibilities, nervous rhythms, tiny storylines, and their status as dismembered, twitching eye candy to compose a short novel of unexpected complexity, strangeness, poetry and comedy.

“Zac’s Haunted House” is as fun and eerie to explore as its namesake attraction, and, the more closely one searches and decodes its carefully detailed sequences and construction, a deep and fraught fiction puzzle.

AVAILABLE NOW as a FREE DOWNLOAD or to VIEW ONLINE

 

 

~ Have even more fun with Coop & The Gang ~

DENNIS COOPER / The Official Online ResourceFACEBOOKKIDDIEPUNK /

KIDDIEPUNK on FACEBOOK / @kiddiepunk

“ZAC’S CONTROL PANEL” is now available as well – and it’s #free
Visit HERE to check out all viewing options for #ZCP

LIKE CATTLE TOWARDS GLOW – a film by Dennis Cooper & Zac Farley
Watch the teaser trailer on Vimeo HERE.

TEENAGE HALLUCINATION: A Tumblr for fans of Dennis Cooper

 

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OFFLINE by Kealan Patrick Burke

Published July 16, 2016 by Shadow Girl

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this #ss by Kealan Patrick Burke!
It was a quick read, but there is a lot of suspense, and cat-fishing going on in the 42 pages of Offline. It’s written in a style that resembles social media posts, and an online chat log. Offline mightAlternate OFFLINE Cover sound like an idea that’s been done before, but I didn’t see what was coming until it smacked me in the face!
Will I be reading more from this author?
Well… I searched my Kindle library for Kelan Patrick Burke and found that I already own Dead Leaves: 8 Tales from the Witching Season, book one of The Turtle Boy series, and a very recent download of The Novellas. Sour Candy has been haunting my TBR list for a minute – (I know because that red cover grabs my attention every time I peruse my unending TBR list!) – so I scooped that up, too. (I’m @ 41% btw). I still want to grab Kin, (I know! I’m shocked that I don’t already have it, too!), and Secret Faces.  Oooooo… I just saw KPB’s Theater Macabre – I need that, too 😉

I have made peace with the fact that I will die with an unfinished TBR list.
#DontJudgeMe

♥ Peace, Love, and Necrophilia ♥
   ~sg

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The Lonely Psychopath: A New Psychological Horror from Matt Shaw

Published June 22, 2016 by Shadow Girl

The Lonely Psychopath: A Psychological Horror by Matt Shaw

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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This story was everything I hoped for, and more.

I’ve always empathized with a certain British serial killer, (view spoiler), feeling more pity than hostility for him, and his actions. It feels like The Lonely Psychopath: A Psychological Horror was written by him, and it shredded me.

The main character’s first interaction with a homeless man almost had me in tears – for both the homeless man (for what he’s just gone through), AND for the main character -Dennis. It shows what a kind heart Dennis really does have, and it helps express just how sad and lonely he is.

This is not a ‘diary of a serial killer’ book, or a killer’s log book, so don’t pick it up if that’s what you’re in the mood for right now. (Try Don’t Read or Diary of a Dead Man: The final thoughts of Ed Boothe).
The Lonely Psychopath: A Psychological Horror is the emotional journey of a sad and misunderstood man.

Trying to make it through his existence is a daily struggle for Dennis, until a very random encounter with a homeless man. This new bromance could very well be the first thing to ever make Dennis truely happy.

One thing is for sure… it is going to change his life forever.

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THE TALE OF SAWNEY BEAN: A CANNIBAL HORROR STORY by Kevin J. Kennedy

Published May 7, 2016 by Shadow Girl

It’s a *Shpadoinkle* book!

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As the huge horror fan that I claim to be, I’m ashamed to admit that I didn’t know the name Sawney Bean ::hangs head in shame::

Thanks to Kevin J. Kennedy, and this awesome short story I picked up on Amazon – that’s changed! I’ve also done some research of my own since reading this, and it’s all pretty interesting stuff.

“The legend of Sawney Bean has long been discussed and adapted into other stories. There has been discussion on which parts of the tale are fact and which parts are fiction.”

“This is the story from the mans mouth himself. Sawney Beans journey from a twelve year old lad into the leader of the most notorious cannibal family to ever live. He tells the tale of how he met his wife and how they ended up raising a massive inbred clan in a secluded cave not far from the very people they were killing for food.”

“Here Sawney’s side of the story and the true facts of what actually happened. Was he a cold blooded cannibal or just another man trying to do his best for his family?”

If you like Jack Ketchum‘s Offseason, The Hills Have Eyes, or (dare I say…) Cannibal! The Musicalyou should definitely pick up this short from KJK.

 


 

THE TALE OF SAWNEY BEAN: A CANNIBAL HORROR STORY on Amazon

Kevin J. Kennedy‘s author page on Amazon

THE TALE OF SAWNEY BEAN: A CANNIBAL HORROR STORY on Goodreads

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LIGHT AS A FEATHER by Dan Dillard

Published May 7, 2016 by Shadow Girl

Light as a feather, stiff as a board…

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Light As A Feather by Dan Dillard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*GR Review From March 07, 2014

I tried this game, a lot.
Never with an outcome like this!
I grabbed & read this the day it was released.
Creepy, and a bit nostalgic. Really enjoyed this 🙂

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BRAZEN by Matt Hickman (DARK CHAPTER PRESS A-Z BOOK 2)

Published May 6, 2016 by Shadow Girl

CUSTOMERS NOTE: This title is recommended for Kindle Unlimited users who can download these short, creepy single stories as part of their subscription at no extra cost.

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A vast majority of people look down upon the women who work in the ‘Adult Entertainment Industry’. These people usually fall into two separate categories –
First are those with the “Strippers are nothing but whores and drug addicts” mindset, and then there are the “Aww, that poor girl must have been abused growing up – let’s try to save her” crusaders.
Well, I hate to break it to ya, but the girls that do fall into one of those categories are the exception, NOT the rule when it comes to dancers.
Karen has been workin’ the pole for about two and a half years, and she doesn’t find it demeaning in the slightest. In fact,  she feels empowered by it.
Plus, it pays for a pretty posh lifestyle.
The club she works for now takes care of their dancers, and does everything in their power to ensure the safety of the girls who work there. But people can get careless, and they let their guard down. That’s when danger strikes.

This story is NOT what I expected to read! I thought I knew where it was headed, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. (If my following statement sounds familiar it’s only because I read books 1 & 2 in this series today. I was mentally writing what I wanted to say for them both while I was at work, and it covers both stories.)

I’m really lovin’ everything that’s been coming out of Dark Chapter Press – (‘the killer publisher for readers who demand more – more scares, more gore and ultimately, more horror!’). From what I’ve read so far, DCP and it’s authors are not just pushing out the same old horror. The first two books in the A-Z series caught me off guard! I read a lot of horror, and I can usually see what is coming a mile away – but these two both smacked me in the head, laughed, and said “not today, sister!”

 

BRAZEN on Amazon

Matt Hickman‘s Amazon Author Page

BRAZEN on Goodreads

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Dark Chapter Press

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Anniversary Dinner by Shaun Hupp – (Dark Chapter Press A-Z Book 1)

Published May 5, 2016 by Shadow Girl

CUSTOMERS NOTE: This title is recommended for Kindle Unlimited users who can download these short, creepy single stories as part of their subscription at no extra cost.

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Jim has a very special surprise in store for his wife Kristen.
Tomorrow is their anniversary, and he wants to make sure she has an evening that she will never forget.  Something tells me that it’s a night that neither of them will ever forget – no matter how hard they try.

I’m really lovin’ everything that’s been coming out of Dark Chapter Press – (‘the killer publisher for readers who demand more – more scares, more gore and ultimately, more horror!’).  From what I’ve read so far, Dark Chapter Press and it’s authors are not just pushing out the same old horror.  Books A and B in The Dark Chapter Press A-Z series caught me off guard! I read a lot of horror, and I can usually see what is coming a mile away – but these two both smacked me in the head, laughed, and said “not today, sister!” (Watch here for the reviews for the KIDS anthology, and a couple others – I’ll be posting soon!)

 

ANNIVERSARY DINNER on Amazon

Shaun Hupp on Amazon

ANNIVERSARY DINNER on Goodreads

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