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!
P, L & N 💋
Jon Athan, the illustrious author of The Abuse of Ashley Collins and Grandfather’s House, brings you his 50th novel with this story of family and tragedy, discipline and abuse, and good deeds and bad consequences.
After tragedy strikes their home, Frederick Chandler—a stern, irritable, violent widower—pulls his teenage daughter, Sydney, out of school and locks her in his attic. He justifies his actions by claiming he’s protecting her from a cruel world while homeschooling her. But when a new neighbor moves into the house next door and their teenage son, Seth, interferes with his plans, Frederick begins to tighten his grip on Sydney—and Sydney starts fighting back. Discipline and homeschooling quickly turn into abuse and lessons of violence.Can Sydney survive her father’s wrath? Can Seth rescue her before it’s too late?Amazon Product Description
Wow. Just… wow.
Jon Athan celebrates the release of his 50th novel with his bleakest story to date. I just wanted to shower and go to bed with my teddy bear. There are places where I just wanted to scream at the father, and times I broke down in tears for all Sydney has endured. The abuse is coming from every direction, and this twisted man who is her father finds ways to justify everything he is doing to his own flesh and blood. And once justified, the next step is so much easier to take, so it just gets worse, and worse.
And that’s just the first part of the story – minus an agonizing, gut-wrenching part that hasn’t been spoken of, so no spoilers here. Can Sydney’s salvation come from a teenage boy? Did you read Jeff Strand’s Autumn Bleeds to Winter? That gave me more faith to put into the teenage hero angle, so yeah, I can see that. But Jon Athan keeps things more true to life with the cluster fuck of events that follow here, every bad decision stacking up like a horrific Jenga. Watch out, because when those blocks come tumbling down, you still won’t be prepared.
Oh wouldja look at that! My formatting has turned out to be the author’s initials!
Grab your copy of THE GIRL IN THE ATTIC from Amazon, and don’t forget to leave a review at your favorite place (s) to leave reviews at!
Connect with the author via Twitter – @Jonny_Athan, Facebook, through the official Jon Athan Website, or his author pages on Goodreads, BookLikes, LibraryThing & Amazon. You can email him directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or try for some old fashioned snail mail if you can get all those secret details!
P, L & N 💋
I am surprised how much this story creeped me out!
Normally, I prefer to have Alexa read to me, or even the TTS in the Kindle Fire I have is pretty good – compared to my last Kindle anyway. My point being… I’m used to Alexa, and my older, British mom type reading me my extreme horror when necessary. In most of the audio books I’ve tried, the narrator pulls me out if the story, if I’m ever able to get there in the first place.
That is not the case here. The woman doing the audio for Donn, TX made the story! I’m going to have to come back to edit her name in I think. I can only remember Micha. Just so you know, my fingers are crossed, and I’m hoping she comes back to narrate ‘every year’ 😉
In 1952 we are traveling with a young couple on a road trip to see her parents, and the ‘her’ is very, very pregnant. She is having a hard go of things, puking every few miles, and it’s time to take a rest for the night. In Donn, Texas. ♪ donn donn DONNNNN ♪
Head to Eric Butler’s website to get the lay if the land, and find out what happens during the couple’s siesta – you can download a copy of the written book, or listen to the audio free on the page.
I am really excited to find out ALL the evils of Donn, TX!
Every month or so there will be another addition to the Donn, TX Universe. They will come out as eBooks and Audio Books. Around every 50,000 words produced, the stories will be collected into a paperback edition. This way there are a number of ways for you to enjoy and consume The Donn, TX Collection.
* The narrator’s name is Micah Cottingham, and she’s fantastic!
Hot off the presses!
A cold case turns blood-hot when the butchered remains of a mobster are discovered in a gory crime scene resembling the murder of a veteran detective. Chase Hauger, a homicide detective diagnosed with terminal cancer, suspects the Enigma Killer—a serial killer known for using elaborate traps to ‘teach’ and torture his victims—has returned after years of dormancy. Chase sets out to bring the Enigma Killer to justice and avenge his slain friend, but he quickly finds himself caught in a web of lies and a storm of bloodshed.
Can he catch the killer before death catches up to him?
Jon Athan, the author of The Groomer, and Matthew E. Berry bring you a violent, suspenseful horror novel filled with twists and turns.
⚠️ This book contains graphic content. Reader discretion is advised.
pick it up on Amazon now!
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I’m sad to be ending this series of pics, because I was having a blast with them! And even though this one looks a little juvenile and elementary, it makes me laugh, and takes the edge off the fact that I never finished the ‘Tangled Up In Blue’ one I’ve been messing with for a week. And, damnit! I just figured out exactly what would have made it work, and that would have been the last! Oh, I hate that! Here’s proof that when I talk about it, it works itself out 90% of the time. Oh well. I’m going to finish it and save it for next year.
Reading will go back to being merely ‘Sexy‘ again… unless I can think of a different monthly theme like I was trying here…