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WITCH WATER by Ed Lee

Published July 20, 2014 by Shadow Girl

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I’m making my way through my Ed Lee collection. The trouble is… for every one I finish, I want to read two more!
WITCH WATER follows Stew Fanshawe’s journey from Manhattan Paraphilic, to New Hampshire Student of the Occult, and where is journey ends is the best part of the story!
POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!
I get a wonderfully sick kind of pleasure when people choose do the wrong thing! This story, from any other author, would have the protagonist playing detective, finding the evil truth, and busting the whole thing wide open – with an ending full of praise for the bad boy turned good. ‘Atta Boy’s’ & keys to the city would be showered upon him, and, you know… happily ever after…
NOT ED LEE!!
Mr. Lee drags Stew through the dirt & blood, and, they embrace his black soul like a new lover.

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Things are getting a bit uncomfortable for Stew Fanshawe, and he needs to get out of Dodge for a while, at least until things cool down. His extra-curricular activities have cost him dearly – see, Stew is a serial voyeur, and he’s no longer ‘in the closet’. His wife left him, he’s paid out a fortune in settlement money, and he can feel everyone staring at him while they silently scream “Peeper!” or “Pervert!”.
Stew’s therapist recommends a vacation. His ex-wife suggests he pitch a tent in Hell, but he decides to give Haver-Towne a try instead. It’s a sedate colonial resort in New Hampshire; rich with history, home to an eclectic array of locals, and lacking in all the temptations of New York. It’s just the kind of place he needs to escape, do some soul searching, and start down the road to recovery.
The Wraxall Inn is the historic hotel he plans to call home for the duration of his stay in Haver-Towne, The Salem of New Hampshire. The 300 year old mansion is much more than it seems. After Stew meets the locals, he starts to learn that The Wraxall Inn and Haver-Towne harbor a secret that isn’t mentioned on the brochures – An incestuous warlock who sired children to be used for something far worse than sacrifice. A witch whose carnal abandon and sheer diabolism stagger even the most demented imaginations. A 300 year old mansion in whose walls are embalmed the infernal secret of…Witch-Water. All inside a town steeped in witchcraft and satanic debauchery.
It turns out that Haver-Towne is just the place to hone Stew’s paraphilic desires, especially with the historic ocular device he borrows from the Wraxall Inn’s display case. His curiosity unlocks one morbid secret after another, and reveals a history of erotopathic witches, depraved covens, sick-in-the-head sexuality, and the most grotesque method of execution ever devised.
Witch Water is a novel of immemorial curses, demonic lust, and absolutely unmitigated evil – all racing toward an ending that was totally unexpected, but an ending that I absolutely adore!

Paraphilic:
Paraphilia is the experience of intense sexual arousal to atypical objects, situations, or individuals.
Here’s a fun list – 547 Paraphilic Sexual Interests

THE DARK ONES By Bryan Smith

Published November 12, 2013 by Shadow Girl

The Dark OnesThe Dark Ones by Bryan Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I checked out some of the other reviews after finishing this book, and I’m really surprised by some of the negativity.
Admittedly, I knew what to expect from a Bryan Smith novel, (that’s why I read it in the first place), so I’m not shocked by the violence, or the sex, or the sex with violence & violence with sex!
I’m at the point of my literary life where I’m seeking out the darker & more disturbing works, and am happy that Cathy suggested Bryan Smith, (among a few others). After reading Spooky Stacks Four Horror Tales in October, picking up Smith was an easy decision to make – (his short, Pizza Face, was great, interesting, sick & I loved it!) the hard part was choosing which book! I try to make my decisions on only the book’s synopsis – I avoid the reviews, usually until I write my own. I have a few that I already own to pick from, and I think I chose The Dark Ones only because of the cover! It’s still close to Halloween/Samhain, all the decorations aren’t boxed up yet, let’s go with some Demon Worship! Haha 🙂
We’re introduced to a group of teens still in high-school, the misfits, the outcasts. The Dark Ones. Nothing too outrageous, they’re the group of friends a lot of us had. They sneak out & stay out all night, but mostly keep to themselves. One of the guys finds an abandoned house, something that’s happened before, and they are going to check it out, hang out there until the novelty wears off and they move on to the next thing. But, little do they know… their actions, starting with unboarding the front door, are breaking numerous binding spells put in place to hold an evil they could have never expected.
Once the demon is awakened, he has a little fun in the basement, then he hitches a ride with one of the Dark Ones to get his revenge on the people who bound him. He has some extra demon fun along the way, so be prepared for a lot of blood, and some demon sex that starts off a little uncomfortably (Not that way, pervert! Haha) until you get used to the fact that the vessel is only that, just a sack of skin to dress up in. It’s previous owner is… asleep, for lack of a better term.
Now… You tell me…What’s your favorite Bryan Smith book? Which one should I read next?

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