Godless Horror has arrived!
Godless Horror has arrived!
You know what I’m talking about…
That invisible line… the one that signifies where you shouldn’t go beyond, or you’ve had it up to…
Yeah. That one.
For the longest time I thought I was just a freak, that I didn’t have that line in the sand. Maybe I was born a serial killer who wasn’t living up to her potential? We can all let out that collective sigh of relief, cuz I DO HAVE IT! It was all fresh, clean, and pink. Then Rayne skips by and flicks it.
Seriously, I’m having a good ole time, then one sentence walks up and kicks me in the crotch towards the end. Shit got too real for about 17 words. Thank Dog she comes back and finishes with the blackest of humor that is sure to offend the masses 🖤
I’m giving you no synopsis. Go in blind like I did, trust that you’re spending your 50¢ on an author you know you like. I’m serious, 50¢!! You can’t beat that with a stick!
This one is not available on Amazon kids. Do I have to post more of a warning label than that? This fact led me to another kick ass site that you must check out if you find yourself looking for more fun than Amazon can provide. (With a capital ‘F’, and to the nth degree!) Go check out GODLESS for your copy of Muckbang Princess, and a ton of other titles that you’ll die if you don’t own. Like… they have BLOOD FOR YOU! The G.G. Allin tribute anthology I’ve wanted since they were taking submissions, tee hee hee! The rock stars of Splatterpunk are selling their wares, also some OG authors you’ll be remembering fondly while you kiss your stimulus goodbye, one page at a time!
Let’s hope you’re not like me, and curiosity doesn’t get the best of you. But you know what Stephen King says… “Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back!” If you do feel the need to look deeper into this subject matter, set aside a hunk of time, and don’t go forth with a full belly. I’m intrigued by the strangest things, and fell down the rabbit hole. I’ve learned some things, read a good book, and got to chat with you a bit – it’s been a good day.
Until next time – stay safe, and healthy!
P, L, & N 💋
The Latest Novella From Extreme Horror Author Daniel Volpe
Billy Silver, a low-life, self-downtrodden junkie, needs some cash to get his next fix. After getting kicked out of his own band, Shit Fist, losing his girlfriend, and left with no other options, he decides to sell his flesh to the ink of a needle at a newly opening tattoo shop.The mysterious artist, Talia, tattoos a cryptic design he’s never seen. Shortly after getting inked, compulsions burn underneath his skin. His need to satisfy a newly arisen addiction to self-mutilation begins a descent into darker places than his miserable life never dared go. Eventually, violence against himself is no longer enough to satisfy his cravings. The urge to commit the grotesque brings his brutal tendencies to others… To strangers, to acquaintances, to his prostitute ex-girlfriend…When Billy finds out his band replaced him, with a new vocalist singing his lyrics on stage, Billy’s desires reach their peak, and Talia, behind the fire of his rage, bears witness to all.Synopsis / Amazon Product Description
I don’t know if I would have found this book if I wasn’t in the Splatterpunk FB group, and it certainly helped that the author is there, too. But, I must say, those guys DO know their horror, and have damn fine taste, so… it would have been mentioned. Either way, now I need to make sure you never wonder the same thing – you need to check out Daniel Volpe’s latest story ‘Billy Silver‘!
The story is dark, it’s gritty, and I kinda wanted to wash my hands when it was over. It’s the perfect backdrop for the characters you’re about to meet. You feel the loneliness, the abandonment, the despair… Hell, you almost feel the needle go into your arm! Perfect time to add a trigger warning, wouldn’t ya say? There is some intense addiction horror here, so blahbidy blahbidy trigger warning.
We interrupt this review with breaking news… I just learned that I’m not allowed to use Addiction Horror as a category. I like to make sure I save my drafts every couple minutes, and the latest draft would not save. “You are not allowed to assign those perimeters”… WTF? I back tracked and tested, and it’s those two words next to each other. Well. Alright. Apologies to Mark Mathews, I guess. This is weird, I used the term with Aron Beauregard recently with no trouble. This must be a new thing. I must research! (I can still say ‘fuck’, so I won’t go into panic mode just yet.) (and p.s., I love how this post’s tags read like ‘101 Reasons To Read This Book!’ ) Now, back to your regularly scheduled programming –
Where were we? So, after a particularly shitty night, Billy wakes up and those all too familiar feelings start crawling in… he needs to score, and soon. This time his hustle is… selling his skin! Lol, no! Not like that! He goes to a new tattoo shop that is about to open, and he is going to let an artist work on him so she can refresh her skills before the shop opens for business. (I’d do for a hundred bucks.) He can feel a difference in his body almost immediately. He’s essentially traded one addiction for another, but this new desire isn’t like any drug he’s ever done before. He doesn’t want the high. He wants pain. When he finally gets home and gives into the urges that overtake him, self-mutilation doesn’t even come close to describing the things he’s doing! He just fucking brutalizes his self, (loves it), but the violence and depravity can’t satiate the dark urges. He needs more – so he goes out and gets it!!
It’s 🎉 time for another warning! Yay! Some animal violence is hinted at in here, but it’s not bad. I don’t think it’s much to worry about, but blahbidy blahbidy trigger warning.
This is a great book, it’s different – no cookie cutter, or assembly line horror here. I love it! I’m excited to go pick up SCARED OF THE DARK, and BITS OF BONE. All three books are available on KU, so you can read for free if you’re a subscriber.
2020 may have been a dumpster fire of a year in every other aspect, but we’ve definitely gotten some great books to read! Extreme Horror has finally gotten some recognition. Books by new EH authors are flying off the shelves, and our favorite EH authors continue to disturb and terrify us in exciting new ways. I’m proud to be a member of this community, in good company with some truly outstanding people!
What book has made a definite impression on you this year? Talk to me! Post your answers, and whatever else you’d like, in the comments. Until next time – stay healthy, happy, and horrifying 👹
P, L & N 💕
Heavy Metal & Horror – A Match Made For Screaming!
Celebrating National Metal Day by watching horror movies is easy. It’s FUN, but the hardest part will be deciding what movie to watch FIRST. If you’re in a state where you’re still strongly encouraged to stay self-isolated, picking up a book and getting lost in a blend of music & madness sounds much more appealing! But – what to read? Here are a few choices…
We’ll be celebrating doubly hard since The Dark Defender & I Joined Forces nine years ago today.
Rock ‘n’ Roll. Hell. Two great tastes that taste great together. Long before Elvis gyrated on the Sullivan Show or the Beatles toiled the smoky red-light bars of Hamburg, music has been sowing the seeds of liberation. Or damnation. With each new generation the edge of rebellion pushed farther. Rhythms quickened. Volume increased. Lyrics coarsened. The rules continued to be broken, until it seemed that there were no rules at all.
And as waves of teens cranked it up and poured it on, parents built walls of accusation to explain their offspring’s seeming corruption. Sex and drugs, demon worship and violence are the effects. Music is the cause. Or so the self-styled guardians of morality would have us believe.
Meet The Scream. Just your average everyday mega-cult band. Their music is otherworldly. Their words are disturbing. Their message is unholy. Their fans are legion. And they’re not kidding. They’re killing. Themselves. Each other. Everyone. Their gospel screams from the lips of babes. Their backbeat has a body count. And their encore is just the warm-up act to madness beyond belief.
It emerged from a war-torn jungle, where insanity was just another word for survival. It arrived in America with an insatiable lust for power and the means to fulfill it. In the amplified roar of arena applause there beats the heart of absolute darkness.
As your punk rock horror hostess in this event, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show you this ‘battle’ anthology!
• Thirteen Rounds. • Twenty Six Stories. • No Holds Barred.
Grab your guitars, turn the volume to eleven, and launch yourself into a world where heavy music rules over all!
Your teammates we will include 13 of these authors as you battle head to head for the Ultimate Title! David Owain Huges, Michelle Garza and Melissa Lawson – The Sisters of Slaughter, James H. Longmire, Dani Brown, Robert Holy, Andrew Freudenberg, Easel Pratt, Kitty Kane, Sebastian Crow, J.L. Lane, G.H. Finn, Jason Morton, Brian Barr, Michael Noe, Jim Richardson, Seth Moore, R.E. Lyons, Toneye Tyenot, William Bradley, John P. Collins Jr., Lucretia Stanhope, Brian Glossup, K. Trap Jones, Michael Fischer, and Jim Golforth.
The stars of shock fiction know what metalheads & moralists, punksters & preachers have known all along. Rock and roll. With its hot licks and raw glitter, has a dark side too – where the party stops and the terror begins.
Put on your headphones. Open this electrifying book. Rock to the world of horror where martyred musical super-legends return from the dead at 120 decibels… where radio stations sponsor ghastly giveaways that no living soul could want … where other-earthly pirates bootleg not records, but human souls… where people are strange … and the devil rocks all night.
THE NEW SOUND OF HORROR comes from Stephen King, F. Paul Wilson, David J. Schow, Nancy A. Collins, Ronald Kelly, Don D’Ammassa, Graham Masterton, Paul Dale Anderson, Michael E. Garrett, Brian J. Hodge, R Patrick Gates, Rex Miller, Bill Mumy & Peter David,R Richard Christian Matheson, Michael Newton, Mark Verheiden, Ray Garton, John L. Byrne, Thomas Tessier, and John Shirley.
She leaves a trail of brutal pornographic perversion in her wake. Add mind-blowing gore fans of extreme horror and Splatterpunk will love! Nothing will be left to the imagination in this utterly disturbing and sickening series. Maggot Girl is definitely not the girl next door, unless you live next door to a psychopathic nymphomaniac from Hell!
Get your copy of MAGGOT GIRL on Amazon, and don’t forget to leave a review, (just a couple words helps more than you realize). It’s not on Goodreads yet, but my bet is that it will be posted by the end of the day.
I’ll edit in an author bio ASAP – Otis Bateman is a name you won’t soon forget!
Let me know what you think!
P, L, & N💋 (seems more relevant today, huh? haha!)
This work of transgressive horrotica explores concepts that some readers may find disturbing. Discretion is strongly advised.
Harold Fleetwood is pathetic. Despite being the billionaire CEO of a major Fortune 500 company, he’s a divorcé in his mid-fifties who can hardly look a woman in the eye. His dark compulsions and sick fantasies fill him with shame and leave the Internet as his only outlet, not just for titillation, but for intimacy–until the day he discovers bratty Dottie Shipman, the sexiest secretary in the office, has a dirty little secret she’s been hiding.
Turns out, Dottie is as intrigued by taboo fantasies as Harold is. Not only that, but she’s the artist he’s spent countless hours fantasizing with while wasting time in his filthy-minded chat room for fellow lonely perverts. He’s terrified, and thrilled. After all these years of hiding his intense, twisted desires from everyone except the prostitutes he employs, sharing himself with this almost too-perfect woman seems like a recipe for deadly consequences from which no amount of money can save him.
Luckily for Harold, though, Dottie’s got another secret. An unbelievable secret. A secret that’s destined to change everything.
I cannot believe how awesome this turned out to be! No matter how hard I try, it’s hard to not start a new book without certain expectations… preconceived notions. I’m very happy to tell you how wrong those notions were! Don’t pick this up if you’re expecting a night of guilty pleasures – a bottle of wine, assorted cheeses, and fresh batteries aren’t on the menu tonight, because this isn’t a trashy bodice ripper. It ain’t your typical love story either, but Harold’s search for love and intimacy is a rocky road. Know what you’re reading, because seeing people leave shitty reviews in spite of the many, MANY warnings they were given is grating my sanity. (Amazon has hidden my reviews, yet I’m still reading reviews from people who state right there that they did not read the book!)
I know this isn’t my typical read, so this is far from a typical review, but this isn’t typical reading. There’s a whole new wave of horrotica coming, and it’s unlike anything we’ve seen before. No matter the sexuality, or the kink, everyone will be able to find something to ride out the wave on! (#fuckthoseclosets) I will most definitely be tearing through the rest this series, and I’ll be screaming its praises the entire time, so be prepared!
Stalk the author! Find Regina Watts on her website, on Painted Blind Publishing website, Goodreads, Instagram, Facebook, follow @WritesWatts on Twitter, BookSprout, and be sure to pick up Dottie, and all of Regina’s other books, on Amazon.
Mark Murray loves his girlfriend, Rebecca Lucio, but she doesn’t love him. She believes their love has withered away and she has already fallen for another man, but she struggles to formally end her relationship with Mark. But Mark knows everything already—the lies, the deceit, the cheating. He has a plan to punish Rebecca in the most violent, disgusting way possible. He is going to make her sick… unbelievably sick.
(Taken, in part, from missing Amazon review.)
And he does it soo violently that it turned my stomach a few times! 👍 Good Job! Haha!
I highly recommend this to everyone, but an extra special recommendation to anyone going through a nasty break-up 💔 You’ll feel much better!
I’d be a little worried about the author (from this story) if I didn’t read his letters to his readers in every book. Since we know he’s head over heels in love with his fiance, and getting married soon, it just proves once again what an amazing and versatile writer he truly is.
But – I wonder if she’s read this one…🤔
Just teasing, Jon! Congratulations, again!
I’m impatiently waiting the wrap-up in Lovelorn, (and, of course, Do Not Disturb, just cuz it’s going to be great!).
“Love-sick. Sickness. Bacteria. Diseases.”
Isn’t love itself, in fact, a disease? (Who’s bitter? I’m not bitter, you’re bitter. Shut up.-sg
From the author’s notes: “Did You Research Bartholin’s cysts after reading it?“
Yes, thank you so much for the new nightmares, but…good appetite suppressant! Too bad I’m already skinny AF…~sg
“My books are usually a little longer than others in the genre, too.”
There’s another reason you are my first Amazon inquiry each visit!~sg
P, L & N 💋
Because you don’t get ‘zines in other genres! I’m really looking forward to this 🥴
First new issue in 3 years, featuring fiction from Patrick Lacey, Matt Shaw, CM Franklyn and Daniel Eaves. Accompanying art by Dan Henk, Robert Elrod and Jorge Wiles. Plus: A Guide to the Apocalypse; Jack Bantry’s Top Ten Splatterpunk & Extreme Horror Novels and more… ** The zine is currently at the printers and will […]COMING SOON – Splatterpunk #9 — splatterpunkzine
Synopsis: Jake lost his wife and unborn daughter on a West Texas highway when three police officers abused their authority. The pigs thought they had got off scot-free until Jake took justice into his own hands.
First thing first – I’ve waited way too long to pick up Wade’s work. Truth? I’m the farthest thing from a book snob – we know this, but… I think that (maybe) I did judge the books by their covers at first ::cringe:: I know! It’s inexcusable! I realized I’d misjudged Wade when I read his short in Matt Shaw’s The Devil’s Guests. So, I picked up Insane Bastards right when it came out, (the synopsis sucked me right in!), and knew I had been missing out. (Dark & twisted humor gets me every time!) I went ahead and grabbed the complete “A Glimpse into Hell” series instead of picking them up one by one, and I’m glad I did because I couldn’t stop!
If you’re ever been in a situation involving the cops, you know it’s hard to remain calm, and if you’re being bullied by that superiority complex in a blue suit – your blood just boils in your helpless body. You might think you know what Jake was going through when he was pulled over while rushing his pregnant wife to the ER, but you have no idea! That shit is infuriating! I was getting pissed when I was reading, and The Dark Defender told me to be quiet – twice.
Wade’s writing goes next level sick & twisted, but… all of his torture is very original, and there are damn good stories under all the carnage! Every time I had to stop reading because life came calling I was so frustrated! Learn from my mistake, and don’t hesitate to grab anything of his. They’re all available with KU, too.
A story told by the most patient man in the world, his love at first sight and his obsession to make every perverse sexual fantasy a reality.
Despite the length of this book, it took me a little bit to finish it. I’d get squeamish, and have to put it down – only finding myself wondering what happened next.
Is it sexist to say that I was surprised that it was written by a woman? I hope not, because that’s the last thing that I am. I think that I’m just surprised that Dani Brown has such a strong command of this man’s psyche, and, well… his cock. Some of the detail, and descriptions, are just so spot on – IDK… I’ve seen men write from the women’s perspective, and not many have gotten it down to the point that I’d forget it was a man writing the story.
I didn’t realize this book was just released. I don’t remember how I ran across it, either. Surfing through bizarro blogs, I’m sure, but I wish I could remember exactly. While putting this post together, and gathering links, I found a great #FF – MorbidBooks & The Grim Reverend Steven Rage seem to be linked with LegumeManBooks (GN Braun, Matthew Revert, Bradley Sands, etc.), and that’s bonus points in my book! MorbidBooks has a WP site, (all the cool kids do!) – where everything bleeds, and I’ll most definitely be checking out more of their books, and writers.
I might need a break in between. Maybe go take a few showers, and a few Xanax. Watch some cartoons. Try to start eating again….
Publication Date: July 24, 2014
He had to have her the moment he saw her trachea ring. Six months later she was his lovely wife. He performed his duties as a husband and she as a wife. He tolerated a house filled with references to her late first husband and the children they had together. He put up with her prudish ways. He waited. He was patient. He planned. He was adaptable. He was rewarded over the course of a week in her basement. He turned his perverse sexual fantasies of worms and maggots and her lovely crusty trachea ring into a gruesome reality.
MorbidbookS Is A Grotesque Bizarro Ballet Where The Most Profane Things Occur. An Impious And Perverse Dwelling Of Dark Revulsion. A Cozy Cottage Where Torture Porn And Brutal Bible Tales Are Devised. A Quiet Place To Relax And Spin Tales Of Depravity And Wickedness. A Halfway House For The Disturbed Where Rules No Longer Apply. A Safe Haven For Deviant Serial Killers To Hatch Their Wretched Schemes. Far, Far Off The Reservation. Bring Your Pets. The Tasty Ones Are Always Welcome.
MorbidbookS, Where Everything Bleeds, is brought to you lovingly by
The Grim Reverend Steven Rage.
Always remember and Never forget … Jesus may not Love you,
but The Reverend always will.
Now why in the Holy Hell is my glass empty?
Who’s The Reverend gotta fuck to get a cocktail around here?!
Show some love to Dani Brown’s new horror cinema & collectibles shop – Doomsday