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THE SEASON OF GIVING by Angel Gelique

Published December 24, 2016 by Shadow Girl

THE SEASON OF GIVING

More Horrific Holiday Fun from Angel Gelique

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Lou Reilly grew up in a strict, oppressive environment, raised by zealous religious parents who merely wanted to protect him from the sinners of the world. Sheltered to the point of isolation, Lou is unprepared to fend for himself when his parents pass away.

Bullied and tormented at his new place of employment, Lou starts suspecting that his parents were right to shield him from such harsh and hateful people. Just as Lou begins to befriend a colleague who vows to help improve his life, he is put to the ultimate test of faith. All seems hopeless.

But he won’t let the sinners win. He won’t burn in hell as his parents have warned.

Lou will make things right….

Warning: For Mature Readers (18+) Only

The Season of Giving wasn’t all horrific holiday fun – it kind of bummed me out a little bit.

I think Carrie-WhiteLou’s mom used to get together and go to lunch with Carrie White‘s mom, where they would swap Parenting Tips for the Mentally Christian” over their watered down tea and bad fish entrees.

All alone, Lou Reilly grew up the best that he could.  He finally made a real friend,  but when a little miscommunication / misunderstanding arose between them – he obsessed over it until he convinced himself that his “friend” was actually an enemy out to destroy him, and send him to Hell in a hand-basket.

I definitely had some emotional moments while reading this – mostly anger that came with me screaming at the characters and waking my husband up. There were some ‘Oh, poor Lou’ moments, too.  One final ‘hugely cringe-worthy’ scene leads up to our (mostly) “YAY!” ending – unless you overthink it and let your mind wander past the final page of the story. If you do that, you may end up like me when Lou finally ‘make things right’ – I haven’t decided if I want to cheer for Lou, the carnage, and the sweet, wonderful revenge or if I want to just put my head down and sob.

If you’re not in the mood for something quite so… deep right now, you can start by reading Christmas Shopping first – a genuine Horrific Holiday FUN book   🙂

 

The Season of Giving on Amazon / Goodreads

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JEREMY: EVIL HAS ONE NAME by Matt Hickman

Published May 5, 2016 by Shadow Girl

King Jeremy The Wicked

Clearly I remember
Pickin’ on the boy
Seemed a harmless little fuck
But we unleashed a lion
Gnashed his teeth
And bit the recessed lady’s breast
How could I forget

Jeremy is a pretty normal eleven year old, but things are about to change.

His parents are virtually absent in his life, and his home is a lonely place to be. He doesn’t want for material possessions, all he really wants is his parents time and affection.
Instead they spoil him with expensive gifts to compensate for not spending any time with him. His dad’s priority is his work, and he is rarely home – working late or off on another business trip. His mom considers him to be nothing but a hindrance – she doesn’t have time for that in her all-important, self-involved life. She’d rather spend time with her friends than with her own flesh and blood.

He has two best friends; Cole and Samuel. The trio have been practically inseparable since kindergarten. They stay out of any real trouble, and do well in school. They’re not considered the ‘popular kids’, but they’re not outcasts either.

Within two weeks of starting high school together – all that changed. A minor altercation in the lunchroom turned into constant bullying by two other students. The trio did their best to avoid the bullies, and Jeremy even tried to talk to his mom about the problem. He said “They’re making my life a complete misery”, and she just blew him off with a ‘boys will be boys’ attitude as she got ready to leave for a shopping trip with her friends. The very next day Jeremy and Samuel were attacked by one of the bullies, and a freak accident landed them in the hospital putting Jeremy in a coma and fighting for his life.

Jeremy was a good kid.
He didn’t mean for any of this to happen.
But something sinister rises inside him when he awakes, and for the first time in his life… he feels alive and truly powerful.

 

 

 

JEREMY: EVIL HAS ONE NAME on Amazon

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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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SLASHER: THE ESCAPE OF RICHARD HEINZ by Iain Rob Wright

Published March 30, 2015 by Shadow Girl

“Even when she was dead, she was still bitching at me. I couldn’t get her to shut up!” ~ Ed Kemper

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Two days ago, psychopath Richard Heinz killed two guards, and escaped custody while being transported to a local clinic.
Heinz has been obsessed with horror/thriller writer Blake Price for most of his adult life, with Mrs. Price being one of his final victims before capture.
The manhunt for Heinz has led authorities to the writer’s home town, with Officer Hopkins and Dr. Bennett leading the way. They believe that trying to understand the mind of this madman will aid in his capture, but Heinz thinks that there is only one person capable of understanding him – the man whose life he ruined, and whose family he destroyed.
Blake Price may be the only one that can help capture the fugitive alive, can he come face-to-face with the source of his nightmares?

Iain Rob Wright packed a novel’s amount of action, and suspense into this novella. There aren’t many authors who can pull that off without ruining the story.
I want to read more about the history between Blake Price and Richard Heinz – I know there’s a good story there!
Catch up on what’s happening with Blake Price in THE PICTURE FRAME, (be sure to check the end of this book for details on how you can get your FREE copy!).
For more with Officer Hopkins and Dr. Bennett, be sure to check out SOFT TARGET.

Find SLASHER… on Amazon and Goodreads

Check out the Official Website of Iain Rob Wright, and follow him on Twitter – @iainrobwright

THE HORROR MOVIE SOCIETY by M. Patton

Published March 30, 2015 by Shadow Girl

THE HORROR MOVIE SOCIETY held it’s first official ‘meeting’ in 1994 – on October 31st to be exact.
Now, four years later, the six members have gathered together for first reunion of The Horror Movie Society.

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The bond formed between horror lovers is strong.
Scream Queens, and classic kill scenes.
There is something special about finding another person who gets just as excited as you do when the new issue of Fangoria arrives in the mail.
The passion isn’t just for the movies, but for everything that makes the movies what they are. The actors, directors, f/x creators, etc. Everything.

The Society was formed when it’s six members met in college, and their monthly ‘meetings’ soon became 24 hour movie marathons filled with classic 80’s horror, and fast food. It became impossible to find the time for meetings once they graduated, so everyone was excited for their first reunion.

What the six members don’t realize is that while they are inside watching movies, an escaped serial killer is lurking right outside of the living room window. He is watching the movies with them, and he’s taking notes.
The first reunion of The Horror Movie Society might also be it’s last.

THE HORROR MOVIE SOCIETY on Amazon
THE HORROR MOVIE SOCIETY on Goodreads

Check out more books by M. Patton on Goodreads, and Amazon.

A IS FOR ANTICHRIST by Iain Rob Wright

Published March 30, 2015 by Shadow Girl

Sixteen at last!
Isaac is finally a man, and he’s ready to celebrate the biggest night of his life. With his two best friends at his side, he’s throwing the party to end all parties – one that people will be talking about for years to come.

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The changes start small – Isaac barely notices that anything is different, at first…
But, his friends can sense something big coming. Something bad.
When it’s over, if there is anyone left to talk about this party of the century, it won’t be about the food, or the games… It will be about the death, and destruction left in the party’s wake.

Well, that and maybe a few lingering hits on the YouTube video of Barbara doing her best Cookie Monster impression, and singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Isaac. ‘Nom nom nom!’

FF:
Look for a hidden Easter Egg when the gang gathers around the TV to watch a horror movie.

A Is For Antichrist is the first book in Iain Rob Wright’s terrifying new A – Z of Horror series. For more information, visit the Official Website of IRW.

A IS FOR ANTICHRIST on Amazon / Goodreads

DIARY OF A DEAD MAN: THE FINAL THOUGHTS OF ED BOOTHE by Matt Shaw

Published March 29, 2015 by Shadow Girl

The private words of Ed Boothe
Released posthumously

Written from his tiny cell on death row, serial killer Ed Boothe chronicles the details of his murderous career from his first kill to his capture.
He’s not begging forgiveness from the families, trying to get right with Jesus, or campaigning for a pardon from the governor. He reminisces about his life, and his crimes, simply because he has nothing better to do.

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Ed Boothe begins this journal by detailing his very first kill when he was eighteen years old, and living in London. He continues by explaining why he didn’t kill again until he was in his mid-twenties, and living in America.
He vividly describes details of his various kills, corpse disposal, keepsakes, sexual urges & fulfillment, and the emotions experienced through it all.
He concludes his writing just two days before his execution, by sharing any regrets he may have. His final recorded thoughts are about things he wishes he would have done differently, and things left undone.

All proceeds of this book go to the families of his known victims.

DIARY OF A DEAD MANAmazon / Goodreads

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