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I was Jack The Ripper (Part Two) by Michael Bray

Published June 15, 2017 by Shadow Girl

 

 

Everybody knows of the terrible Murders which took place in Whitechapel, England in 1888. The notorious Jack the Ripper was responsible for the mutilation and murder of five women before he slipped away into the night never to be seen again. In this blend of fiction based on fact, Writer Charles Hapgood comes face to face with the a man claiming ripper himself years after the last brutal murder took place, and is intent on telling the story of how he was transformed from a regular child to the evil beast that he became.
As Hapgood hears the story unfold, his initial skepticism is challenged by his unexpected visitor’s extensive knowledge of the crimes. As Hapgood listens, he is plunged into a world of madness, squalor, abuse and manipulation when his visitor tells how his hatred for women was countered by a desire to love and be loved, and how when obsession turns to rejection, an ordinary man can go to extraordinary lengths when he feels there is no other option left but to become a monster.

In part Two, Miller continues to confide in Hapgood about the events that transformed him from man to the monster he would become, causing Hapgood to question his own morals when more shocking and tragic details of Miller’s life are told.

Mr. Bray sure did his research before putting these stories together, and I’m enjoying my visit in 1893 Whitechapel with him as my guide. Miller makes a new friend near the end of Part Two – and I can’t wait to see where the story is going to go in Part 3! Miller recognizes the man right away – you will too ::winks::

 

I was Jack The Ripper (Part Two) on Amazon, and Goodreads

Michael Bray on Amazon, and Goodreads

Check out Part One of I was Jack The Ripper

 

I Was Jack The Ripper (Part 3) will be available on Friday, June 16, 2017

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“Interview With The Vampire” – “From Hell”

Published April 18, 2017 by Shadow Girl

 

It’s been five years since the grisly events in Whitechapel, and the man believed responsible for the crimes, Jack the Ripper, has yet to be captured. Charles Hapgood is writing a book about the murders, and has agreed to meet with someone who has information on the case. Everything about this meeting is unusual, so when the writer invited the stranger into his home at 9:00 p.m., he is already on edge.The man introduces himself as Mr. Miller, and begins to tell Hapgood that he would like to hire him to write his memoirs. Ignoring Hapgood’s obvious irritation, and his many requests to leave, Miller finally brings the conversation back around to the murders, and Annie Chapman. He produces a piece of evidence, unknown to everyone but the investigators, and Charles Hapgood finally understands.
The man sitting in front of him is Jack the Ripper, and he has a story to tell.

We’ve heard the theories, seen the movies, and researched the case online for ourselves. We KNOW this story. Right?
Wrong.
Michael Bray takes us deeper, and gives us a voyeuristic introspective of the MAKING of the Ripper.

 

Part two of I WAS JACK THE RIPPER will be available on May 19th, 2017.

(I can’t wait until May 19th! I’m totally invested in this story, and I can’t wait for more!!)

Cougars, Cookies and Construction: The Things I See Up Here by Jack Chaser

Published November 20, 2015 by Shadow Girl

SQUEE!!  Look what Shadow Girl finally got her paws on…

Hey !
Yes, you.
I bet you didn’t see me up here but you can bet I saw you.
No one looks up anymore. Always looking at their phones or their feet or the back of the person they are stalking.

There’s a whole different world you see from the rooftops that no one ever thinks about. You can see things no one realizes. Like people fighting trees. Or flying sex toys. Or cougars on the prowl. Baseball games and peanut butter cookies.

Take a look inside. There’s a whole new world to see when you see the things I see up here.

Cougars, Cookies and Construction is written by one of my very favorite WP blogger buddies, Jack Chaser from The Things I See Up Here.

I’ve posted some of his writing on BBBB before. His horror story SERIAL was featured here during Coffin Hop – and I’ve been dying to read more ever since! You can click HERE to read part one of SERIAL, then follow the links to read the additional segments, up to it’s horrifying conclusion!

The Things I See Up Here is a constant source of belly laughs for me and The Dark Defender, and I’ve reblogged some of my favorite posts many, many times! So, you can imagine my joy when he released Cougars, Cookies, and Construction! It includes new stories and shenanigans from the job, as well as a few of our old favorites… ‘Flying sex toys,  cougars on the prowl, baseball games and peanut butter cookies’.

Stay tuned, you know I’ll review it here when I’m done!!

 

SERIAL by Jack Kilborn / Blake Crouch [Revised/Updated]

Published January 6, 2014 by Shadow Girl

WARNING!

SERIAL is a horror novella written by Blake Crouch and Jack Kilborn, aka J.A. Konrath. This is disturbing stuff. Perhaps too disturbing.
If you can handle horrific thrills, proceed at your own risk.
But if you suffer from anxiety attacks, nervous disorders, insomnia, nightmares or night terrors, heart palpitations, stomach problems, or are of an overly sensitive nature, you should read something else instead.
The authors are in no way responsible for any lost sleep, missed work, failed relationships, or difficulty in coping with life after you have read SERIAL. They will not pay for any therapy you may require as a result of reading SERIAL. *They will not cradle you in their arms, rock you back and forth, and speak in soothing tones while you unsuccessfully try to forget SERIAL.*
You have been warned.
~ J.A. Konrath

Well, you know what Shadow Girl says about warnings…

SerialSerial by Jack Kilborn / Blake Crouch
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

About the Authors:
BLAKE CROUCH is the author of five novels and numerous short stories, including Run, Desert Places, and the Serial series. His website is http://www.blakecrouch.com.
JACK KILBORN is the pen name of J.A. Konrath. Under the name Jack Kilborn, he wrote the horror novels Afraid, Trapped, Endurance, and Draculas.
J.A. KONRATH is the author of seven novels in the Lt. Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels thriller series. The latest is Shaken, published by AmazonEncore. Visit Jack and J.A. at http://www.jakonrath.com.

The Twin Golden Rules of Hitchhiking:


# 1: Don’t go hitchhiking, because the driver who picks you up could be certifiably crazy.
# 2: Don’t pick up hitchhikers, because the traveler you pick up could be a raving nutcase.

So what if, on some dark, isolated road, Crazy #1 offered a ride to Nutcase #2?

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OMG!
Why had I not read this yet?!
Honestly, I remember reading the plot –
(view spoiler)
and I’ve gone through my Jack Ketchum novels numerous times looking for that synopsis.
Chalk it up to a Derp Moment, a blonde moment, sheer stupidity, whatever. I’ve read it now!
HAVE YOU? WHY NOT?! You’ve got nothing better to do right now – go read it.
It’s a short story – I’ll wait…

I went back after the story to read about the writing process, I think a project like this would make me insane! Matt Shawand Michael Bray just completed ‘ART’ with the same process, and the masters got into it on a larger scale with Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road. I don’t know how to contain my excitement long enough for that! I tried a few times on a fun project with Art (Grizz), and could never hold on to my bits – always sent them within a day!!

A CRY FOR HELP…


If you’ve read this, and all the other pieces related to it…
I have Killers Uncut – that’s not what I need, is it? I want Bad Girl: Prequel to Serial and Truck Stop – what else?
Is everything in Serial Uncut: Extended Edition or Serial Killers Uncut?
Talk to me – I want to get these today… now. Want to read BAD GIRL right now.
Make a chronological list if you think that’s what my Derp needs!! Haha!
I’ll post the list, in order, if someone responds, or when I Google it. WATCH FOR IT! You’ll need it!

GoodReads Reviews or Cover to Cover: Blog Reviews

http://www.amazon.com/Serial-Uncut-Extended-Edition-Crouch-ebook/dp/B003CFB4DW/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1

http://www.amazon.com/KILLERS-Psycho-Thriller-J-A-Konrath-ebook/dp/B004OL2MHU/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1

http://www.amazon.com/KILLERS-UNCUT-Extended-Edition-Crouch-ebook/dp/B004XJ6X8M/ref=pd_sim_kstore_2

http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Girl-Lucys-Prequel-Serial-ebook/dp/B003FMUVKO/ref=pd_rhf_ee_s_cp_4_6AB0?ie=UTF8&refRID=0EVRE4AFKFDJX317TE8Q

http://www.amazon.com/Truck-Stop-A-Psycho-Thriller-ebook/dp/B002G99RRK/ref=pd_sim_kstore_4

http://www.amazon.com/BIRDS-OF-PREY-Psycho-Thriller-ebook/dp/B004XJ6Y1S/ref=pd_sim_kstore_2

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I was just looking at some of the reviews of this book on Amazon.com, and I refuse to start flame wars in comment sections so I didn’t call anyone out on their stupidity… It’s taking all my self control!
People are reviewing – “Two of the short stories in this book made no sense…”
Almost every 1 & 2 star reviews I took the time to look at said the same thing!!
How do people function in their day to day lives?

* In case you haven’t read the book, the “Other 2 short stories” that the geniuses hated so much – they’re the introduction and the author interview.
DARWIN HELP US
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SERIAL on Shelfari.com (Includes reading order)
http://www.shelfari.com/books/5883488/Serial?amatc=kdp-c

I’ve never seen Shelfari until now… what a kick ass site!!

P, L, & N ❤
~sg

SERIAL: Part Four by Jack Chaser

Published October 27, 2013 by Shadow Girl

Posted on September 26, 2013 by Jack Chaser

CLICK

Hi, this is Susan. I can’t come to the phone right now so please leave me a message and I will call you right back.

BEEP

So, that’s it? You’ve moved on?

You could have fucking told me there was another fucking man in your life. Fuck.

That’s fine. It’s just fucking fine.

CLICK

Hi, this is Susan. I can’t come to the phone right now so please leave me a message and I will call you right back.

BEEP

CLICK

Hi, this is Susan. I can’t come to the phone right now so please leave me a message and I will call you right back.

BEEP

Umm, look.

I am really sorry. I saw on your Facebook page before you removed me that your brother was in town for a few days.

Even you have to admit that to anyone seeing you guys together, the way you were draped over him, might make it look like you guys were a couple. I mean he practically was grabbing your ass, for God’s sake.

It was just really painful to see you with someone else alright?

So just call me when you have a minute. Please.

CLICK

Hi, this is Susan. I can’t come to the phone right now so please leave me a message and I will call you right back.

BEEP

CLICK

Hi, this is Susan. I can’t come to the phone right now so please leave me a message and I will call you right back.

BEEP

You really don’t have to be such a bitch about this. I really fucking hate being ignored. It’s stupid sluts like you leading guys like me on that really gets girls hurt. It sure would be shitty if something happened to you before you accepted my apology.

CLICK

SERIAL: Part Two by Jack Chaser

Published October 27, 2013 by Shadow Girl

Posted on September 24, 2013 by Jack Chaser

CLICK

Hi, this is Susan. I can’t come to the phone right now so please leave me a message and I will call you right back.

BEEP

Hey, it’s James again. I thought I would just give you another call to say how much fun I had the other night. Especially walking you home after. You looked really great standing there…….. I just really wanted to kiss you.

Sigh

I guess I should have waited for you to try to kiss me. I am really sorry about that. I just couldn’t help myself. No hard feelings right?

So just call me when you get the chance……… please?

CLICK

Hi, this is Susan. I can’t come to the phone right now so please leave me a message and I will call you right back.

BEEP

CLICK

Hi, this is Susan. I can’t come to the phone right now so please leave me a message and I will call you right back.

BEEP

Serial: Part One by Jack Chaser

Published October 26, 2013 by Shadow Girl

Posted on September 23, 2013 by Jack Chaser


CLICK

Hi, this is Susan. I can’t come to the phone right now so please leave me a message and I will call you right back.

BEEP

Hey Sue, it’s James. I know you’re not supposed to call someone like, right after a date, but I just wanted to say thank you for a great night. That little Greek place around the corner from your house was amazing. So glad you suggested it.

Anyway, I thought we really connected and I can’t wait to see you again.

Call me anytime.

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