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Friendship, betrayal, makeovers, and… revenge!

Published July 21, 2017 by Shadow Girl

Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood by Eileen Cook
★  5 of 5 stars

Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood

I don’t know if Eileen Cook will appreciate my #MichiganMadmen, or #HometownHorror tags, so I’ll start her off slowly with #HometownAuthors.
Revenge is a tricky thing
No, this is not one from my normally blood-soaked bookshelf, but I saw it, wanted it, read it – and I’m happy I did, it was fun!
The Count of Monte Cristo meets Mean Girls❞

I added a couple more of her titles to my TBR – check her out 🙂

Check out more of my reviews HERE.

THE SERIAL KILLERS CLUB by Jeff Povey

Published July 2, 2014 by Shadow Girl

The Serial Killers ClubThe Serial Killers Club by Jeff Povey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Take Dexter, and divide by Ash, then add to Desperately Seeking Susan, and you’ll get The Serial Killers Club!

After accidentally killing, and assuming the identity of local serial killer ‘Grandson of Barney‘, the narrator follows a personal ad in ‘his’ wallet and finds himself in a room with 18 other serial killers.
It’s a club, a place for killers to share stories, and make sure that nobody is targeting the same person. (It’s happened before – awkward!)
When you’re surrounded by every notorious serial killer from the surrounding areas, each one looking at you expectantly, waiting to hear your story… you’re gonna make some shit up, with a quickness!
Everyone in the club goes by an alias. They choose their names from classic stars, (eg. Errol Flynn & Carole Lumbard), and our narrator becomes Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Dougie falls into his roll headfirst, and the club becomes his life. He’s finally found a place where he belongs, among friends. The trouble is, Dougie isn’t a real serial killer. Other members have started to notice that there haven’t been any new Grandson of Barney victims since he joined them – ‘Why is that, Dougie?’
He’s suffering from ‘Killer’s Block’ – that’s a thing, right?
If this isn’t enough of a problem, the mysterious stranger who has been following him around reveals himself as the lead agent on the Grandson of Barney case, and he’s got plans of his own.
Doug’s certainly stuck between a rock & a hard place, things can’t possibly get any worse.
Hahaha!! You silly man!” – says LIFE. “Let’s see… how can I make your life suck just a bit more…” ::dastardly rubbing hands together:: “Oh! I know!… Watch THIS!
[Enter stage left:] The Kentucky Killer has come to town.
Now – the fun can really begin!

The Serial Killers Club is fun, darkly humorous, and it kept the ‘whodunit’ muscle in my brain working overtime.

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http://www.amazon.com/Serial-Killers-Club-Jeff-Povey-ebook/dp/B000QJLTN2/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_d_1

MARIE by Lori Safranek

Published March 22, 2014 by Shadow Girl

Lori Safranek‘s Freaked Out series takes a creepy look at life in the circus sideshow. Marie, the tale of the Fat Lady in the sideshow, is the first book in the series.

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The Fat Lady in Steiner’s Sideshow isn’t a dowdy and depressed blob of a woman who just sits on stage in a muumuu, looking ashamed, depressed, and hungry.
No, sir!
If you sneak a peek inside Steiner’s tent of freaks, you’ll find a raven haired, corsetted Goddess upon the stage. Six nights a week, Marie Estelle Jefferson struts her 470lbs across the stage in a short skirt and greets her crowd of admirers. For fifteen minutes a night, she performs her routine for the growing crowds and is streamed live via webcam, to her online admirers at her personal website.

This pic was put together by SG for this post, and is not connected to the book, or author, in any way.

This pic was put together by SG for this post, and is not connected to the book, or author, in any way.


With a quick hair-flip as she turns and says goodbye, Marie leaves the crowd with a view of the intricate angel wing tattoo that covers her back. She is one of a kind. Her assistant, Natalie, and Jason the Alligator Man help Marie back to her trailer. During her last performance, she started to feel dizzy, and knew that she didn’t have the strength to make it off the stage, let alone all the way back to her trailer.
She feels lucky to have Natalie by her side.
Natalie’s family were carny folk, so she was honored to get the position as Marie’s assistant. She’s a tiny little thing, quite the opposite of the woman she works with. While Marie dresses flashy and sexy, Natalie always seems to fade into the background. By the nature of their relationship, they had grown quite, close. Marie considers Natalie like a built-In best friend.
When odd things begin happening with Marie’s health, Natalie’s behavior seemed odd, too. Natalie never seemed to think that Marie’s health issues were anything to fret over, and she even had her mom come over to see Marie instead of calling on a real doctor. Jason noticed, even if Marie didn’t. Jason decides to pay closer attention to Marie and Natalie, and what he reveals is the strangest plot to ever visit the Freaks and Steiner’s Sideshow!

Lori Safranek’s Freaked Out series continues with Mesmer, a hypnotist gone bad, followed by the snake charmer – Lily Dean. More twisted tales of freaks on the sideshow coming soon.

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…”
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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
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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…
SOMETHING IN THE DARK
http://www.amazon.com/Something-Dark-Michael-Bray-ebook/dp/B00HBTZ32I/ref=la_B009GH9XCO_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1388855499&sr=1-6.
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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 – http://www.buschs.com/
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…
M&M

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