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All Tied Up With String #1 by Stuart Keane

Published May 9, 2017 by Shadow Girl

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a great introduction to a new series by Stuart Keane. Like Matt Shaw’s ‘White Cover’ collection, this series is specifically written for fans who are KU subscribers. Don’t let that stop you from checking out these books though!
This is a great beginning to a series I’m looking forward to continuing, whether I continue my KU subscription or not.

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DOLLS by Matt Shaw

Published May 4, 2017 by Shadow Girl

From Matt Shaw – the author behind the black cover books – comes a terrifying story of lost love and mental illness. Expect twists and turns as he takes you on a dark journey into the depths of a broken mind.

Synopsis:
“He understood why she did it. She had lost her own baby – one conceived by the unwanted advances of a sexual predator – and hated thinking of them out there in the cemetery, alone and cold. She had to bring them into the warm. She had to give them the life they’d otherwise never live. It was her mission. But with each new doll brought home, her yearning for a living child of her own continued to grow. Yes, he knew why she did it but – even so – he wasn’t able to stand by her and he knew she was going to get a lot worse before she got better. But how do you help someone who doesn’t want to be helped? And how do you turn your back on your own sister?”

☆☆☆☆☆ /☆☆☆☆☆
Another 5 Stars For THE Matt Shaw

IDK what stopped me from reading this title earlier, (published February 2, 2016), but I’m happy that I finally did read it! DOLLS feels like one of Matt‘s older titles – it’s not a black cover, not an extreme extreme horror, and the story totally sucked me in. I was 100% invested in the story right from the beginning.  Now, as embarrassing as this might be, I gotta tell ya… I didn’t see the ‘oh holy shit’ moment until about 5 words before it was revealed to us! I love that Matt can still do that after all these years, and all these books.

I’m trying to catch up on a lot of Matt‘s titles that I haven’t’ read and/or reviewed before now, so stay tuned for a couple more ‘not-too-extreme’ extreme story reviews, and for some with the buckets of blood & gore that I expect to be dumped on me very soon ::winks::

Peace, Love & Necrophilia ♥
~sg

DOLLS on Amazon
Matt Shaw‘s Amazon Author Page
DOLLS on Goodreads
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DOLLS on BookLikes
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The Sick B*stards Society
Matt Shaw‘s Official Webpage
Matt Shaw on Facebook
@The_Matt_Shaw on Twitter

DOLLS Review/Discussion on BBB – shortlink: http://wp.me/p37DRX-1Fg

Cry Little Sister

Published April 17, 2017 by Shadow Girl

*from HorrorFreak News:

[Cry Little Sister] is a must-watch, epic horror mashup, one that seamlessly edits over 200 genre favorites into 5 absolutely thrilling minutes that left me breathless! The video is set to a heavily electronic remix of Cry Little Sister from The Lost Boys soundtrack and includes samples of iconic horror quotes that complement the lyrics perfectly. What’s more, this skillful audio/visual collage is clearly organized into chapters: Werewolves, zombies, slashers, and more.”

♫♪♫♪ Cry, little sister (Thou shall not fall) ♪♫♪♫
♪♫♪♫ Come to your brother (Thou shall not die) ♫♪♫♪
♫♪♫♪ Unchain me, sister (Thou shall not fear) ♪♫♪♫
♪♫♪♫ Love is with your brother (Thou shall not kill) ♫♪♫♪

Take the time to check out jess9191‘s other videos while you’re on YouTube – TRUE BLOOD CRACK! almost made me pee my pants!

ISO a few good madmen…

Published April 15, 2017 by Shadow Girl

I originally asked @screamfix if I could share this post here because I think it’s a legit, no-bullshit offer that will be a win/win for everyone. Plus, I know a handful of BBB readers who will want to jump on this immediately. 

But, there IS another reason…

I want to shine the spotlight on Dön & Donna Harrison, and The screamfix Horror Community for a minute, and I really hope that everyone will check them out. I believe that screamfix and Shadow Girl started out with a similar intent – to SUPPORT/PROMOTE INDIE HORROR! Or, as screamfix so eloquently puts it –

“Promoting creators of independent horror by feeding rabid horror fans”

You gotta give it up for Oscar Wilde-like wordplay that good! 

This is the point where I would usually start detailing all the awesome, but not this time. I don’t need to. Check them out. I’ll be surprised if you tell me that you disagree. I’ll be rockin’ my screamfix Horror Community badge here on BBB, while I think of ideas, stuff, and things – hopefully there will be a Horror Network badge to keep it company soon.

Support & promote independent horror, dark fiction, and sci-fi in all their various forms: movies, books, poems, comics, artwork, music, games, fashion, etc.  Write a review. Share a link. Update your status. Tweet the deets. Tell a friend. Call your mom. Shout it from the rooftops!

    

 

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Celebrate EASTER with The Rabbit Man, and Duncan Ralston!

Published April 14, 2017 by Shadow Girl

How far would you go for revenge?

When a six-year-old girl is abused and left for dead by a pedophile known only as the “Rabbit Man” due to the claw marks left on her body, police follow every lead but reach only dead ends.

Hungry for justice, her grieving father abandons wife and child on a harrowing journey deep undercover into Miami’s sex offender colony under the Julia Tuttle Causeway. His purpose is simple: to find the “Rabbit Man” among them, and put him in the ground.

Months later, with no one to trust and the pedophiles he lives among growing suspicious of his actions, he learns nothing is simple where the monsters live.

Imagine sitting down to a meal consisting of all your favorite foods.  WAIT! Let’s make this even more fun and pretend it’s your last meal before your execution – (yay)!

    
At first glance, my table would make most people chuckle because my favorite foods do not complement each other well, or at all. (I’m a grown ass woman and can have ice cream and Twinkies for dinner if I want to!).

My book shelf mirrors my dinner table / last meal.
Yes… I’m all about the extreme horror. Give me a story filled with buckets of gore, sprinkled with very wrong humor, and of course a gratuitous titty (or three) thrown in, and I’m in a very happy place.
BUT… I love ALL flavors of horror. Man cannot live on ice cream alone! Nor can I live on the extreme alone. Plus, [IMHO] there are only a handful of authors who can pull if off successfully – (for MY tastes).

Why the hell am I talking about this?  I’m so glad you asked!

REVENGE is a dish best served cold.

Dunc has proven to be quite the ‘master chef’.
Reread my review of GRISTLE & BONE – I think it was my first book by Duncan Ralston, and I didn’t know him then. I was floored by the stories in that collection by an author who was unknown to me at the time, and to this day I still go through a moment of mourning when I finish one of his books, not wanting it to come to an end. If you’ve read WOOM then you know he is one of the aforementioned authors who can pull off the extreme without losing the story.

WHERE THE MONSTERS LIVE is NOT an extreme horror story, but I want you to have a little ‘heads up’. It’s not super graphic, but it will sucker punch you right in the feels. It will disturb you a bit, and up the level if you have a child of your own.
I didn’t realize I was crying until The Dark Defender woke up to ask me what was wrong, and I had tears streaming down my cheeks.

I got a sinking feeling at one point, because I thought I knew exactly how this story was going to end (we’ll talk about it once you finish). That wouldn’t have made it a suck story – but I’m happy that it didn’t go for the ‘ironic twist’, and I’m very satisfied with how it’s wrapped up – and there could be a little wiggle room JIC case the story isn’t done with us yet.

 I don’t think I need to say this, but for the record –
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆  5/5 STARS!!  ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆

Before we wrap this up, please allow me one more moment of inappropriate, and probably unjustified humor here… I cannot remember when or why this popped in my head while reading, but it did, and now it’s going to get stuck in your head, too.  #earrape #psychodad

♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
Who’s that riding into the sun,
Who’s the man with the itchy gun,
Who’s the man who kills for fun
Psycho Dad, Psycho Dad, Psycho Dad…

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Now, please excuse me so I can get some food – I’m STARVING!
Peace, Love & Necrophilia  
~sg

 

You can find ‘WHERE THE MONSTERS ARE’ on Amazon, and Goodreads. To check out the titles I mentioned earlier, just follow these links – GRISTLE & BONE, and WOOM.

STALKING DUNCAN RALSTON:

You can connect with Dunc via his Official Website: THE FOLD, ShadowWorkPublishing, and his author pages @ Goodreads, Amazon, BookBub, and BookLikes. Or through social media – Facebook, Twitter (@userbits), and YouTube

 

CELEBRATE EASTER WITH DUNCAN RALSTON!

Be sure to grab the EASTER EGGS AND BUNNY BOILERS horror anthology before Sunday! While the rest of the fam is sitting around the table chewing with their mouths open, and talking about whoever is in the bathroom at the moment, you can keep your sanity by reading about the true meaning of Easter – demented rabbits, chocolate obsessed children drowning in their own greed, serial killers, and resurrection! YAY!! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eternal Sunshine of the Mutant Mind

Published April 8, 2017 by Shadow Girl

I saw this quote on Instagram, and became immediately obsessed.
 It’s Joel & Clementine
 It’s Mickey & Mallory
 It’s the new mutant romance novel from Kevin Strange. 

“Cult horror filmmaker Brian Sully has isolated himself to a simple life on the Oregon coast after being publicly shamed by the lead actress of his most recent B-Movie monster flick for sending her pictures of his dick. Brian’s years of isolation have left him on the brink of suicide. But after his best friend and producer books him at a 20th anniversary horror festival honoring their first feature film, Brian Sully’s life is about to change. Is true love real? What if you fell in love with something not quite… Human? Would you pursue it? Would you let anything stop you? Even death?  I DIED IN A BED OF ROSES  is Kevin Strange’s first ever crack at the paranormal romance genre. But if you’re expecting a mushy love story, well, you don’t know Kevin Strange!”

I’ve always loved the eye-catching book covers put out by Kev, (and some of the old SHB gang), but the cover for  I DIED IN A BED OF ROSES  is gorgeous. (You gotta love that red hair!) The cover-art is by ‘kinkmaster’ William Skaar, (the creator of Carnigor). Be sure to check out his website!
Do I HAVE to say that (like most of the things I post) his work, and site, is 18+?  (♫ ♪ Ass n titties, ass ass n titties ♪ ♫)


I haven’t read IDIABOR yet, but I plan on it – very soon. BOLO for the review!
For you #StrangeHeads out there who are already bouncing in your seats chanting “gimmie gimmie gimmie”I DIED IN A BED OF ROSES  is available now – visit one of the following sites, and grab your copy today!  Kevin The Strange Fiction, Amazon, IndieBound, FictionDBGoodreadsDeals

 

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22 Moments Book Lovers Know All Too Well

Published April 6, 2017 by Shadow Girl

The struggle is real!

Junkies Literarios

Because the struggle is real…

By @TheLiteraryMomo

1. When you find yourself at a crossroads.

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2. But then you realize, It’s a brand new book, and you’re reading it for the first time.

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3. So instead, you take on the guilty pleasure of book sniffing.

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4. And suddenly you remember… you haven’t taken off the price label!

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5. And now you’re good to go, but you can’t find a comfortable enough position for reading.

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6. When you finally find one, it’s in bed and this happens.

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7. So you get really into the story and notice the new protagonist/love interest is a total dreamboat.

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8. And then you feel so in sync with the author that you catch on the plot twists before they happen.

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9. And all you want to do is finish the book that you start neglecting other responsibilities.

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10. And everyone just keeps interrupting you…

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