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#HORRIBLE

Published May 18, 2019 by Shadow Girl

 

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This is a horrible collection of horrible stories about horrible people, perhaps even for horrible people.” ~KJ Moore

I enjoyed reading #HORRIBLE, the second issue in BloodBoundBooks’ RED LINE series.
Does that make me horrible? Who’s to say?
The author drags you through some unpleasant places, and makes you THINK – how can that be a bad thing?

A bit about the stories…

LAST:
I love this one. I put the book down because I really started to think about the different people… Maybe I’m a bit more twisted than some, cuz I think I’d like to sit and people-watch at this point, too

BONBON HOUSE:
I never thought about how this could be a viable source of income for certain individuals, or how fucked up it is when you think about it for more than a minute!
The mental torture that they must endure… wow …

WHITE OUT:
I feel like I’ve read this one before, but not sure when or where.
*(Update: it was in the first volume of the D.O.A. Extreme Horror Anthology)
It made me feel claustrophobic.
It’s funny how most people, myself included, value the lives of animals over most humans.

PROVOKE:
Hmmm. I suppose that kids don’t really understand how wrong certain things are – but most kids don’t have these feelings, do they? I’m not sure.
Good story telling got me in the right head space, but I still don’t know if he’s just a very lonely & confused little boy, or something much darker.

NANCY DREW:
Not sure what to make of this yet. I have to chew on it for a bit longer.

(UNSPEAKABLE):
Angie, not exactly ‘boys will be boys’ material, is it?
Judy, think a little harder and/or longer when it comes to your mom, huh?
And, well, Courtney… If vibrators killed spiders, we wouldn’t need men at all now would we?

GRIM:
I wonder… If ‘Death’ wanted to find/have/keep love, could s/he?
It’s a heartbreaking thought, so an existential crisis might be a lighter topic to dwell on.

* I especially like the “self-inflicted stupidity” sentence 😉

SNIP:
Bypass my squeamishness you say… 😶
::stillshivering::

X SKIPPING Y:
Best beginning sentence ever.
Ishmael can suck it!

CHEESE:
Well. That was disturbing.

THE BLUE SCHNOOKLYBOB:
I’m not going to try to play the scholar, and say that this story’s ‘symbolism is clearly a statement about the blah blah & bullshit in today’s society…’
And, honestly, I’m usually not into sci-fi, but I enjoyed this short.
I’m still giggling about how we, as humans, have better profanity, and our bitching is top notch!
BTW – I want a schnooklybob. A pink one, not a blue one.

TASTELESS:
WARNING:
“THERE IS NO SAFE-WORD”.
RE-READ THE INTRODUCTION TO THIS BOOK.
KNOW THE DEFINITION OF TRANSGRESSIVE HORROR.
READ THE #RULES.
THEN READ THE FORWARNING BEFORE THIS STORY.

A review? I just can’t.
I needed to nope out at the second page, but I forced myself to read every word, with tears streaming down my face. Why? Because I used to know a woman who’s story is quite similar. The woman was not involved, the man was the birth father, and the infant (don’t judge me) thankfully did not survive. Like the author states in the forewarning, the physical logistics were too much for me to even try to comprehend.
I read it for Nevaeh.

 

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ASHES: A novella of horror, gore and cannibalism by Matt Shaw

Published October 8, 2015 by Shadow Girl

ASHES: A novella of horror, gore and cannibalism

by Matt Shaw
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Click on the cover to view ASHES on Amazon

 

Matt Shaw may have set off to just give readers a fun exploitation ride, but ASHES: A novella of horror, gore and cannibalism is so much more than that!
The story’s flashbacks that lead to present day circumstances had me fully invested in the characters – rooting for one, while hoping for another’s grisly demise. (Don’t judge me – there are always characters that deserve to die horribly! Look at The Cat In The Hat…)

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SADIE THE SADIST by Zané Sachs

Published July 22, 2014 by Shadow Girl

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Dedicated to all the good, hardworking people in supermarkets and other service industries.

“My gaze falls on the machetes lined up on the magnet strip, immaculate and shiny after soaking in the chlorine solution I use for cleaning. I’ve been reading up online: Chlorine can remove visual evidence of blood, but to completely destroy hemoglobin, so it can’t be detected by forensics, you need a cleaning agent like hydrogen peroxide. Peroxy, the stuff that squirts out of the power hose I use to mop this concrete floor. I’m the last one out at night, so that job falls on me.”
― Zané Sachs, Sadie the Sadist: X-tremely Black Humor/Horror

Synopsis
Like most of us, Sadie feels undervalued and frustrated. Employed by a supermarket, she plots to murder coworkers—or lure them into the employee bathroom for a quickie. Sick of being treated like a robot, she taps into a powerful (and deranged) alter-ego and transforms into Sadie the Sadist.
READER BEWARE: This book contains graphic violence, psycho/sexual incidents, and Sadie’s favorite recipes. X-tremely Black Humor.

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Sadie is my new hero, and every time I get that little psychotic itch at work – (or anywhere), I can live vicariously through her!
I love dark humor, and Sadie is a genius. (I literally snorted within the first few pages – she reads a sign posted at her work, and her internal dialog caught me off guard!)
Suzanne read this before I did, and in her words… “Sadie is the female Peter – you’ll love her!” (I know exactly who Suzanne means, but in case you’re new here… Peter is my favorite literary serial killer – Peter Jenkins, from Matt Shaw‘s HAPPY EVER AFTER series.)
She’ll kill ’em, or fuck ’em… depends on her mood, (she is equally creative in both activities). If she’s feeling especially froggy – she’ll do BOTH!
The book includes recipes that sound delicious, and I’m going to sneak a few in to my secret recipe box – including Sadie’s Cooking Tips! (You should be productive while waiting for the dish to cook. You could vacuum. Or, masturbate.)
If you honestly enjoy the same books that I do, then Sadie the Sadist is one that you cannot miss. I was sad when I finished, but I learned that there is a Sadie prequel in the works, and Zané is writing novel of psychological suspense called Jayne Just Watches. Jayne believes that she is dead, and she happens to be Sadie’s neighbor.
Yay!!
One more thing… don’t miss the author’s blog! There is too much awesome to tell you about, so just follow the links below to check it all out for yourself! I got my stalking ahem – fangirling in earlier – Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Goodreads, AuthorGraph… you can connect via ZaneSachs.com.

From the Author ~


Perhaps, one day soon, the perfect novel will be written by artificial intelligence. Until then, Zané offers you her flawed perspective and hopes you find it entertaining.

For Sadie’s deadly recipes, guest inQuistions, and useful tips on topics like the Pros and Cons of killing your boss, please visit Zané’s blog, Zané Sachs-Going Down, at ZaneSachs.com

Contact Zané Sachs ~

Email: ZaneSachs@gmail.com

Facebook: Zané Sachs, Author

Twitter: @ZaneSachs

COMING SOON –
Sadie’s Guide to Catching Killers – (A Sadie Novella)
(Prequel to Sadie the Sadist)

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The story will explore how Sadie becomes the girl we know and love. And it will include helpful advice like:
10 Signs Someone is a Low-Life Liar

You can get SADIE THE SADIST from Amazon –
http://www.amazon.com/Sadie-Sadist-X-tremely-Black-Horror-ebook/dp/B00JOOFCLK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1405991725&sr=1-1&keywords=sadie+the+sadist

SURVIVOR by J.F. Gonzalez

Published June 26, 2013 by Shadow Girl

BEFORE HOSTEL…BEFORE SAW..THERE WAS SURVIVOR

From the Back Cover
It is supposed to be a romantic weekend getaway. Lisa is looking forward to spending time alone with her husband—and telling him that they are going to have a baby. Instead, it becomes a nightmare when her husband is arrested and Lisa is kidnapped. But the kidnappers aren’t asking for ransom. They want Lisa herself. They’re going to make her a star—in a snuff film.
What they have in mind for Lisa is unspeakable. They plan to torture and murder her as graphically and brutally as possible, and to capture it all on film. If they have their way, Lisa’s death will be truly horrifying…but even more horrifying is what Lisa will do to survive.…

I was trying to save this as my ‘back-up’ book. The one I listen to on my way to work, and home from work. Then, I started reading on my lunch break. Pretty soon, it was all I was doing. Reading or listening to SURVIVOR by J.F. Gonzalez
You guys know I have a sick/twizted streak in me, and this book pushed my limits.
Walking to work & listening to the first chapter…
It’s a beautiful day, I’m walking along & smiling while listening about this young girl who is sneaking off to see her forbidden love before her parents get home from work. Aww. I get a little surprise when I realize who she’s sneaking off to see, but, a good surprise. Then… I start getting uncomfortable. Take a drink of my Mountain Dew, light a cigarette. It’s getting worse. I actually stopped walking, made an audible noise – someone looked at me, haha – almost gagged, then was a minute or two late punching in for work because I had to finish that section.

The story is about a young couple, Lisa & Brad, who are off to have a nice, and well deserved vacation. Lisa also has some exciting news to surprise her husband with! But, they never get their vacation. Something odd happens and the couple is separated from each other. While Brad is unable to help, Lisa is kidnapped and informed that she was chosen to be the staring role in a snuff film. She is taken to an isolated cabin, bound, and listening to her captor tell her about who her co-star is and about the underground hardcore extreme S&M community. Since she wasn’t familiar with the term SNUFF, the things she heard terrified her – because she is realizing that this is to be her fate. She meets her co-star, Animal, and the others involved in this project. As she is put through the torture of awaiting her fate while they put up plastic sheeting, Dexter style, and get out various equipment, something very unexpected happens and she is now sharing her cabin of horrors with another woman! Lisa is unfortunate enough to watch as this other woman is filmed first. Now she knows that no amount of talking could ever prepare her for what she just witnessed, and she also knows that this is to be her fate as well. Lisa is a fighter, though. A Survivor. And, I can’t believe the lengths she goes to – to try to survive this nightmare.
I’m not telling you anything else :p
As graphic as this story is, it’s not just about gratuitous sex and violence. There is a deep story here, full of twists and turns that you won’t see coming. It is graphic. Extremely so.

I downloaded this for free, probably an Amazon sale. But, I recommend buying it – under two STRICT conditions…
This book is really intense. Not for the squeamish.
Scenes of extreme violence, sexual violence, torture, rape, rape of things that should never be penetrated (eye sockets, gaping wounds, etc. I don’t want to post spoilers). There is some talk of animal torture, a flash-back of a horrible bunny death that’s pretty graphic, but… not too much of the animal stuff. The flash-back sets the stage, so just some mentions of this type of behavior are made. Umm…what else… minor drug references, no big. But, if you don’t think you can handle the SM/BD… don’t use this book to gauge your tolerance. Graphic. One horror author told me he had to stop reading at a certain point because it disturbed him so much. A different horror author told me she loved it. Six of one, ya know?
The other thing, this book needs an editor. In the worst way. Grammatical errors are not the issue, it’s spelling. I’ve never picked up any book that was this bad. I truly believe the authors keyboard could not make a capital ‘I’, because in most cases, the number 1 was used. There was one ‘/’, and other things. Detective Orr was only Detective Orr half the time, or less. It became Detective On, SUV was typically SW. Things like that are examples of what you need to be aware of.
I think the story was good enough to not lose points for that.
Most people I know WON’T be able to deal.
Joy Killar, Hon, your head will explode. You’ve wanted to hurt writers for comma abuse, don’t open this story unless you’re prepared to edit it – cuz I know that’s exactly what you’d do! (Love you!)
Consider these 2 things, if you can handle both, then please, read this book! And… let’s talk about it!! Tell me what you thought!! We can private chat about it if you want to discuss spoilers 🙂 This is the only thing I’ve read by J.F. Gonzalez, but… I don’t want to get on his bad side!!

Splatterpunk vs Horror

Published May 2, 2013 by Shadow Girl

Just a sticky note post,  a little fun fact  just learned from reading a post from John McNee. The following is taken from a post on Goodreads.

” Erin wrote: “What’s the difference between splatterpunk and horror? I would never use the term splatterpunk if I were describing a gory book, I would just say it was gory”
John McNee answered…

“‘Splatterpunk’ is (or was) a subgenre of horror, but I think most people just use the term ‘extreme horror’ now.

Usually it means you can expect a LOT of gore and “extreme” subject matter crossing the line of good taste. At least, more than you would tend to find in mainstream horror like Stephen King or Dean Koontz.

I’m honestly not sure how helpful the label is. People who are looking for a more intense horror experience will gravitate towards so-called ‘splatterpunk’ writers, but a lot of otherwise open-minded horror fans refuse to read any ‘splatterpunk’ at all because of what they imagine books with that label will be like.”

I like that. 

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