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 🙂
To a regular person, they’re just tools. . . A chef uses them to prepare a meal. A surgeon uses them to save lives. To the maniacs in this story, however. . . Theirs is a much darker purpose. For them, the first cut is NOT the deepest. It’s just the beginning. . .
This is Book 1 in theManiacs with KnivesSeries, from #MichiganMadman Shaun Hupp’sUnapologetic HorrorLine. The author is NOT sorry this book contains:Gore,violence,dismemberment,rape,swearing,anda dozen other thingsyou wouldn’t want your grandmother to talk about at her Sunday church group. If you’re asensitive reader, this book is probablyNOT for you.
IT’S TIME TO MEET YOUR MAIN MANIACS!
Jen & Troy – Jen’s parents are out of town, and she just wants to have a little fun with her boyfriend, Troy. She hears noises and thinks that Troy, being the wonderful boyfriend that he is, has snuck inside while she was in the shower to fulfill one of her kinkier fantasies. She finally finds him, but realizes that something is wrong when he turns around… Troy wouldn’t be wearing her dad’s face as a mask. Oh shit!
“Guys that wear other peoples faces don’t get scared.”
Kim & Rich have been married for 5 years. She loves him, and he beats her. But he always says he’s sorry, so it’s OK (I just rolled my eyes so hard I saw my brain). The past couple of days have been especially bad, though – so Kim ruining tonight’s dinner was the straw that broke Rich’s back. What happened next was just a simple accident – one that could have been avoided if they had any ketchup in the house.
Alex & Owen begin as strangers in a bar, drinking & telling stories. The tales get taller as they tend to do when alcohol is involved, so can we believe Owen when he confesses that he’s the infamous Bay River Slasher – the most prolific serial killer to never get caught? Probably, because the ‘Holy Shit’ moment comes when Alex finally tells Owen who HE really is.
Ben & Erin are my absolute favorite characters! ‘Ben’ – The Artist, and Erin – The Masterpiece. ‘Ben’ has been reading too many books by Matt Shaw, and wants to be Art when he grows up. Erin just wants these things taken off of her face!
Loc 645 / 32% Erin is forced to look in the mirror after her first session with The Artist. She has her eight fingers and two thumbs sewn onto her face – read the story for more details.
“Erin nodded slowly, trying not to shake the fingers sewed to her face like she had done earlier.”
Aannddd… this is what I pictured…
Each story continues as the book progresses, meshing together here and there, and proving to be one of my main sources of hilarity so far this year! ESPECIALLY ‘Ben’ & Erin’s parts. I have FIVE highlights showing where I busted out laughing, and exactly what I was thinking as I tried not to pee my pants, (see gifs above for an example). (The tool shown is a costotome, something The Artist likes to use when he’s feeling creative. I needed to see it, so I thought you’d enjoy it, too.) I don’t want to spoil all the fun, so I’ll refrain from sharing all my twisted, and hilarious thoughts. Just promise me one thing… when you’re reading this book and you get to Loc 1443, play ‘BOING!’ sound effect. Then finish up and come back here so we can chat and giggle!
I TRY MY BEST is a heartbreaking short story from one of my favorite Michigan Madmen, Shaun Hupp.
Raising a child as a single parent is never easy.
Being the single parent of a special needs child can be even more difficult, but it’s better than being married to someone who refers to his own daughter as a burden, and uses her as an excuse to walk away from the family he vowed to love and protect – till death do us part.
Ashley’s mom tries her best.
Sure, she gets overwhelmed sometimes. Yes, she is tired, and yes, she struggles. But, she tries her best.
Maybe if she tries hard enough… maybe if she is nothing short of perfect… just maybe that day will come when Ashley is returned to her. Maybe Ashley will come back.
This book also includes a preview for Shaun’s new release JON’S CABIN.
♪ ♫ ♪ Braking up is hard to do ♪ ♫ ♪
Megan Weber is about to find out just how hard breaking up is.
Sadly, the night that Megan decides to explain her feelings to Nick is the same night that he shows up with an engagement ring in his pocket planning to propose to her.
She did love him, once, but not in the way that he needed her to.
That was about a year ago. Megan is finally happy, and she has moved on with her life. Unfortunately, Nick has not.
Nick is determined to fix things, by any means necessary.