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Horror

SERIAL: Part Two by Jack Chaser

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

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Book Reviews Coffin Hop Fiction Horror

A few words from Grizz…

You know my Grizz. The man behind the ‘stache, the one responsible for the Grizztion Fiction you’ve grown to know and love. Grizz = Art. Literally & figuratively. In the literal sense, me & Art talk books. A lot. He’s got his favorites, and it’s not too often that he gets super excited about something new. He doesn’t usually finish a book and immediately search the author, their library, their Facebook, etc… So, when he recently showed a bit of his FanBoy side – I knew that he’d struck literary gold.
The following is his review of COYOTE by Chantal Noordeloos
Chantal has a new horror story coming out in WRAPPED IN RED: Thirteen Tales of Vampiric Horror and will be featured in the upcoming AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Coffin Hop edition – WATCH FOR IT!!
There will also be a chance for you to win a FREE copy of COYOTE: The Outlander, so don’t miss out! Be there or be zombie!! ::winks:: P, L, & N my pretties…

Coyote: The Outlander

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Coyote: The Outlander by Chantal Noordeloos
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Let’s see,
Western? Check.
Bounty Hunters? Check.
Beings from elsewhere? Check.

This book has so many things I enjoy that it was hard to put it down so I could sleep for my job.
The descriptions are vivid and strong enough to pull me right into the story as if I was in the room (invisible of course) and watching a real life movie happening around me.

Each character has been lovingly crafted to pop off of the pages.

Coyote as the lead will grab your heart, make you shy away a bit, and be just a tiny bit afraid of her. She’s one of those perfect characters that you can hope to stumble upon when browsing books or ebooks looking for something new and fun to read.

This is the first part of a series, and I am champing at the bit for the next installments.

Well done, madame storyteller, you have ensnared a forever loyal reader.

View all of Grizz’s reviews

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BBB Exclusive Coffin Hop Horror Original Serial

Serial: Part One by Jack Chaser

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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BBB Exclusive Coffin Hop Horror Original Serial

Jack Chaser’s Horror Serial – Foreward

Like I stated, I will link you to Jack Chaser‘s original posts at the end of the week, I want to make sure you don’t read ahead! (Feel free to search his linked blog The Things I See Up Here for clues ::winks::

Posted on September 23, 2013 by Jack Chaser

One of the greatest reading experiences of my life was reading Stephen King’s ” The Green Mile”.

The content of the book was fantastic to begin with but that wasn’t what sold it. It was a serial novel where one section of the book came out the first week of each month. The first couple of sections amped up the tension and the mystery to the point where I was waiting for the delivery truck to show up on the day I knew the next section was coming out at the little local book store.

It’s also something I have always wanted to try. Even on a smaller scale.

My plan is simple and also a challenge for me. For the next week, a new piece will come out everyday until its inevitable conclusion.

I hope it’s as enjoyable for you to read as it is for me to write.

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Book Reviews Coffin Hop Holiday Horror Short Story

TRICK by Patrick C. Greene

TrickTrick by Patrick C. Greene
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*Review contains some story details*
No Halloween would be complete without the re-telling of the town’s local urban legends. This town had an old woman who handed out poisoned candy to the children. She went to jail, but the murdered children are said to come back every Halloween. They mingle in with the living, costumed kids. So, be on the look-out! The dead may be right beside you…

Toby, a generally decent kid, is hanging out with his trouble-making buddy Kell on Halloween night. Toby’s parents are out at their annual Halloween movie marathon night with old college friends, and they’re not expected home until late. Since Toby is too old to go out trick-or-treating, his mom has asked him to carve the Jack-o-lanterns, and hand out candy to the neighborhood kids.
With Kell over for the evening, the trick-or-treaters are going to get a little more than they bargained for when they stop at Toby’s house. Kell has a video camera and thinks that tonight, TRICKS will be way more fun than TREATS.
Possible SPOILER : (view spoiler)

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Book Reviews Holiday Horror Horror Short Story Zombies

Zombie Thanksgiving: A YA Paranormal Story

Zombie Thanksgiving: A YA Paranormal StoryZombie Thanksgiving: A YA Paranormal Story by Rusty Fischer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It’s the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend at Parnassus Preparatory Academy for Troubled Adolescents, aka Paranoia Prep, and most of the students have gone home to spend it with their families. Except for Cassie.
It’s not revealed why Cassie has stayed behind, but it’s not important in this short story. If we meet her again, then I may have the urge to find out. She is startled when the Zombie Job Squad comes by her room to clean the floors. At first, she’s a snarky little teenager looking down her nose at the Zombie who comes to clean. But, when she realizes that he is not a slow, stupid, shambler – (he was injected with ‘the cure’ soon enough to not lose too much of his humanity) – but, a boy named Reggie who is just doing the best he can in his situation, she lightens up, and turns into a person I could stand reading about.
It is a neat short story. It explains why these zombies aren’t trying to eat them, so it makes sense, but isn’t too much to get boring or in the way of he story.
There is a little adventure, and thankfully no real romance. It’s not scary, either. If you’re a zombie mega-fan and are trying to get your daughter away from Twilight and into the Walking Dead – this is a great introduction.
I remember this author’s name. When I first found Smashwords, it was a name I remember seeing frequently – attached to vampire short stories.
So, all in all, it’s a good story. I’m only taking it down to a four star from a five star because, to me, it feels like it’s aimed at females more than a general audience. THAT’S NOT A BAD THING, it’s really not. I just didn’t get that feel from the cover. AND, REMEMBER, that is only MY opinion. A few of the YA Horror books I’ve blogged about… I told you to read the books yourself before handing over to your kids, because of the graphic violence. You can be comfortable handing this one right over without worrying. However,if there are follow up stories about Cassie & Reggie… there may be a relationship brewing, so if you’re concerned about that, peruse subsequent titles first.

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comics Horror Humor Video

[The Return Of] Ted Dead, Just Your Everyday Zombie

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After taking a brief sabbatical from Ted Dead to pursue untold avenues, I’m excited to announce that Cal is back, and with the help of the Revengers, ready to save the world from false prophets and Hollyweird’s Z-Day propaganda. But first, he has to save Ted from the evil clutches of the Brangelina Beast!

To review the old and catch up on the new storyline, beginning with ‘[The Return Of] Ted Dead, Just Your Everyday Zombie #1. World War Zzzzzzzz…’ be sure to check him out on www.TedDead.com and on Ted’s newest format at ZombieFans.com.

See those page tabs up there on the top? (and the handy links on the right —->)
Be sure to keep up with my adventures as Shadow Girl (as featured in Ted Dead) by checking The SG Page often!
Share this post to help spread the news that Ted Dead Is BACK!
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P, L, & N ❤
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Book Reviews News

Want to talk about it? I do!

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I’m trying to get all my ducks in a row, going over my notes and bookmarks, to get you up to date on everything I’ve been reading. I’m working on my HOUSEMATES post now, and I have so many things I want to talk about. I’m sitting here, laughing at myself, because my notes are… extensive, to put it lightly. But, I’m also having an idea…
These notes that I take while reading, you’d laugh if you saw everything I write down. Highlighted sections that made me giggle, OMGWTF moments, maybe something that made me think of something, I keep it all. After boiling everything down, I’m really not saying much to you at all, not a whole lot more than an extended synopsis in some cases.
It’s because I don’t want to post spoilers. You wouldn’t be here if I did! You’d be pissed, the authors would be even more pissed, and there would be a crowd coming for me – with torches and pitchforks – in no time.
But, here’s the thing… I want to talk about these books – more than just “Hey, this book kicks so much ass!! Five stars, go get it!” I want to discuss the characters I’ve just met and spent so much time with. I want to talk about plot twists, and places I’ve visited. AAANNND… I want to know how you feel!
I think that I’d like to open up a discussion page, and the more I think about it – I’m thinking I might know exactly how I want to set things up.
For you, it will be easy. I’ll put a link right at the bottom of every review. If you want to discuss something else, I’ll have a main discussion page set up, with the titles I’ve reviewed on BBB so far. Just click on the title you want. If I don’t have something set up yet, you can just comment or e-mail me, and I’ll be all over it a.s.a.p.!

I’m probably going to be doing this very soon, but I’m curious if you’ll participate.
Have you read something Because I’ve recommended it? Will you come back to discuss it? What if you’ve already read it? Will you click the link to see what other people have to say, maybe comment?
Disagree with me and my recommendation? Come back to say I suck!! Haha! Seriously, come back & tell me what you didn’t like about the book, or the author.
Let’s get more interactive!

Until next time…
P, L, & N ~
sg

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Horror News

Be NAUGHTY! – It’s Banned Books Week

LET FREEDOM READ – September 22-28, 2013

I’m sharing a ton of links in this post, click everywhere!
Starting off with something fun, 12 Signs You’re A Banned Book Reader is from Epic Reads. I hope that everyone is like me and loves to see LISTS about STUFF, and that will help get more hits for this post, which will lead to more serious links about Raising Awareness and What You Can Do To Help!

Be naughty, READ A BOOK!
Be naughty, READ A BOOK!

12 Signs You’re A Banned Book Reader – From Epic Reads

1. You couldn’t care less about pigeons, doves, seagulls, or canaries, but you know it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.

2. You read dystopians before Katniss was even born.

3. You don’t judge people on whether they’re a good witch or a bad witch.

4. You had a nervy spaz and almost duffed up a div for proposing to ban a book, even if it contained nunga-nungas or nuddy-pants. And you know exactly what that sentence means.

5. Speaking of nuddy-pants, sometimes you have dreams where you lose your clothes and you don’t understand the big deal.

6. And somehow, you still manage to sleep through the night to have those dreams, even after looking at this cover.

7. Because you realize that sometimes the most realistic fiction is the scariest (but all the more reason NOT TO BAN IT!).

8. Let’s face it––censorship really gets you down. Good thing books are your CRUTCH.

9. And sometimes you’re so engrossed in reading you leave a light on in the attic.

10. Economics, econometrics. . . it’s all just fancy ways of saying INTERESTING THINGS TO READ.

11. You know that sometimes your greatest friends are only in your life for a short time.

And, Thinking of all my awesome blogger buddies…
12. But mostly you just hang out with a bunch of WILD things!

Check out – “Banned Book Hop – Celebrating 30 years of protecting your right to read!” Blogged by Cabin Goddess.
A lot of hard work went into this, follow Cabin Goddess’s Blog!
Freedom To Read Foundation

This last century the top ten most frequently challenged and banned books:
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
Ulysses by James Joyce
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding
1984 by George Orwell
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner

Want to get involved in #BannedBooksWeek? Defend books being challenged RIGHT NOW

Project Censored – The news that didn’t make the news

AASL – BANNED WEBSITES AWARENESS
To raise awareness of the overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries, AASL has designated one day during Banned Books Week as Banned Websites Awareness Day. AASL is asking school librarians and other educators to promote an awareness of how overly restrictive filtering affects student learning.

This is a video from Khaled Hosseini reading a passage from his frequently challenged novel, The Kite Runner. The Kite Runner, was the 6th most frequently challenged novel in 2012 for homosexuality, offensive language, religious viewpoint, and being sexually explicit; and the ninth most frequently challenged book of 2008 for offensive language, sexually explicit, and unsuited to age group –

#FunFact
Four of Stephen King’s books are on the top 100 Most Challenged Books:
#49 Cujo
#81 Carrie
#82 The Dead Zone
#95 Christine