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Hogg

by Samuel R. Delany

The classic and controversial novel made available again; Acclaimed winner of the William Whitehead Memorial Award for a lifetime’s contribution to gay and lesbian literature, bestselling and award-winning SF author Samuel R. Delany wrote Hogg three decades ago. Since then it has been one of America’s most famous ‘unpublishable’ novels. The subject matter of Hogg is our culture of sexual violence and degeneration. Delany explores his disturbing protagonist Hogg on his own turf – rape, pederasty, sexual excess – exposing an area of violence and sexual abuse from the inside. As such, it is a brave but necessary book.

A shocking and contemporary insight into a parallel world of sex and cravings that lies in wait in the shadows of our own world.

“HOGG is the story of a man—a depraved trucker named Franklin Hargus, whom the people he works for call Hogg—and of the nameless boy who tells the story of three days of unspeakable sexual violence and devastation, which, together, they initiate in a small seaside American city in the middle of the last century. Hogg is a towering brute who makes his living as a rapist for hire. By the end of a series of vicious attacks, kidnappings, and mass murders, the reader will wonder who is more corrupt: the man or the boy.”

The narrator of Hogg is a Huck Finn–like youngster caught in society’s most sinister seams—but unlike Huck, he passes no moral judgments on the violence he takes part in . . .

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This got pretty gross.
But I had heard so many things about this novel of ‘sexual violence and degeneration’ that I had to read it. I’m really surprised that something this controversial was written over 30 years ago.
But, again… It got pretty gross.

You know what’s next, right? COWS. ‘Till next time…

P, L & N💋

~sg

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THE GROOMER by Jon Athan

Andrew McCarthy grows concerned for his family after he catches a young man, Zachary Denton, photographing his daughter, Grace McCarthy, and other children at a park. To his dismay, Zachary talks his way out of trouble when he’s confronted by the police. He hopes that’s the end of it. Then he finds Zachary at a diner and then at a grocery store. He knows their encounters aren’t coincidences. And just as Andrew prepares to defend his family, Grace vanishes.

As the police search stalls and the leads dry up, Andrew decides to take matters into his own hands. He starts by searching for sex offenders in the area and researching enhanced interrogation techniques… He convinces himself he’ll do anything to rescue his daughter, unaware of the pure evil he’ll face in his journey. He’s willing to hurt—to torture—anyone to save his family.

Jon Athan, the author of Into the Wolves’ Den and The Abuse of Ashley Collins, delves into the underworld of internet predators in this disturbing horror novel. Are your children safe?

WARNING: This book contains graphic content. Reader discretion is advised.

My review was posted in March, but it’s that batch of missing reviews that must’ve fell onto The Twilight Zone, because I sure as hell can’t figure out where they all went!

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Jon Athan writes with intent.
Extreme horror that makes you open your eyes to the real monsters, and the real issues. Stories like this one, and INTO THE WOLVES DEN, are full of things that have happened IRL, based on ppl that actually exist in this world – perhaps closer than you think.
I just wish the vigilante justice happened more than we knew about, too.
As always – I can’t wait to read what’s next! The ‘New Release’ section of Amazon is killing me with available pre-orders!

On a personal note:
‘Jon’… Congratulations 🎉 I’m so happy to hear that your getting married! I hated thinking about you and your (now) fiance being separated by so many miles. I am sorry that we’re (the U. S.) losing you. Now you’ll be an expat, and I really hoped to meet you at a signing one day.
I also want to mention how weird it was to be reading about the very beginning of the COVID19 news, when my state is ordered to “shelter-in-place” at midnight tonight – enforced by the National Guard 😱 Crazy days.

THE GROOMER is available on Amazon

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Serial: The Conclusion

Posted on September 30, 2013 by Jack Chaser

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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

Ms. Mallone, it’s Detective Barker calling again. If you could call me back it is of the utmost importance.

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

Ms. Mallone, it’s Detective Barker.

Ma’am, we are investigating the case of Mr. James Willis. We know you were likely the last person he was seen with and I have some unfortunate news. I see no reason not to hide the details as it leaked to the local news within minutes of it happening.

Mr Willis was found dead in the dumpster behind the restaurant you and he had dinner at last week. Ahhhhh, it’s here…. Tino’s, I believe it’s called. A waitress found him at the end of her shift when she took out the trash.

Ma’am, the condition of the body was pretty grim. Most of his upper musculature was missing and …… there were marks on his body in and around the wounds. Our pathologist has indicated that the marks were made by a human mouth. That human teeth had…… made them.

We questioned all the staff including Alissa, your waitress, who have seen you with several men in the establishment in the last few months. They seemed to indicate you were never seen with the same men more than once and never ate while you were there.

I don`t think I need to tell you by now that one of the men, Jason Fairman, was found in a similar fashion last month.

This can all be cleared up if you come in to the station and answer a few questions. We certainly don`t think you could have done this. The coroner believes that someone over powered these men and the wounds were inflicted while they were ….. while they were still alive.

Please come in when you can.

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

Hi Susan. It`s Ryan. Just wanted to thank you for an amazing night the other night. I know you didn`t eat much but the way you were looking at me said it all.

Can`t wait to see you again. call me.

CLICK

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SERIAL: Part Seven by Jack Chaser

Posted on September 28, 2013 by Jack Chaser

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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

Good afternoon, Ms. Mallone. My name is Detective John Barker with the County Sheriff’s Department.

We are investigating a missing person’s report filed by the family of Mr. James Willis. He has been missing since late last night and was seen in your neighborhood around the time of his disappearance.

We know you have been in contact with him in the last few days so if you could please give me a call I just have a few questions. My number is 613 847-1474.

Thank you.

CLICK

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SERIAL: Part 6 by Jack Chaser

Posted on September 28, 2013 by Jack Chaser

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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, I’ve been just wandering around all night.

I have likely walked by your place a half a dozen times and I see your light is on so I know you,re home. I just can’t figure out why you don’t want to talk to me.

I thought things went pretty good. You laughed. You smiled. At one point, you actually shivered when you touched my hand across the table. We really had a good time.

I could just walk up to your door right now if I wanted to. I am that close.

All that time I wasted. Thinking I was anything but a piece of meat to you. Spending money I didn’t fucking have for you to just brush me off right after dinner like I meant nothing.

I am standing on your fucking door step right now and I know you can hear me. You hear me out here, you fucking slut!

I should just kick this fucking door down but no. I am going to wait. I will wait until you think you are completely happy and then I will destroy it. I will fuck you in every possible way I can think of. I will choke you while I fuck you until you pass out and are so near death you can see the fucking gates of heaven. Then I will bring you back because miserable cunts like you deserve to be rotting in hell.

I really thought I could fall in love with you but you are just like all the other whores I have ever went out with. I know I am not the best looking guy and could likely hit the gym more often but……

I can fucking hear you right behind the door, you bitch!

I can practically hear you breathing.

Open the door, Susan! I just want to talk. I promise.

Open the fucking door. You can even record everything I say. I just want to tell you to your face that you will never find anyone better than me.

Fine. You know what . Fuck you. I should have just waited here the other night and let you watch what I did to your cat. That pussy suffered. The fucking same way you will. Be seeing you.

James……..

Oh, now you open the fucking door.

You don’t understand…….

Oh, I get it alright. Its typical. Bitches like you never get what you have coming to you. That changes right now.

I didn’t want to hurt you.

Hurt me? You have to be fucking kidding. You honestly think you can hurt me?

Oh, I think I can.

Wait.

What are you doing?

What the fuck are you doing?

Stop.

STOP!

PLEASE, STOP!

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SERIAL: Part Five by Jack Chaser

Posted on September 27, 2013 by Jack Chaser

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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

Bitch.

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 who the fuck is the new guy now? Another fucking brother? Yeah. I fucking doubt that.

Don’t try to deny it. I saw the two of you at the same fucking restaurant you took me to. Did you order his fucking dinner for him the same way you did mine? Make him pay for your meal you just pushed around your plate? Fucking waste of fucking money. You never even touched it. A fucking hundred dollars for dinner and all you did was sip a glass of wine.

Is that your thing? Leading fucking guys on? Get them to spend money on you and then leave them dangling? That fucking bottle of wine was over half my pay cheque and I don’t even get a god damn kiss good night.

Fuck you.

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

Just call me,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

Okay. I can take the hint. You don’t want to talk to me. I fucking hate being ignored but if that’s the kind of whore you want to be then go be it.

I waited outside your place for over four hours and you never showed up. Likely out slutting it up with some new guy. All I wanted was for you to tell me to my face that you didn’t give a shit about me.

Hell, I even sat on your step for a while and scratched your cat behind the ears. It was certainly a much more appreciative pussy than you will likely ever be.

Good bye, Susan. I hope the next guy you screw around bends you over in that restaurant and fucks you like you have fucked he guys you take there.

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

Don’t bother looking for your cat.

Bad things happen to pussies that don’t play nice.

CLICK

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SERIAL: Part Four by Jack Chaser

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

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SERIAL: Part Three by Jack Chaser

Posted on September 25, 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

Hi, it’s James. I just wanted to say sorry again for stopping by your place again last night. I just hadn’t heard from you and I really started to worry. I rang the doorbell a few times and thought your light was on but maybe you went out and left it on. I know it’s not my place to worry about you but it’s hard not to. So just call me okay?

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

Look if you don’t want to talk to me again just tell me alright. I just thought we had a really great time. The waitress even said how great we looked together remember? I don’t think she’s the only one that saw it.

I mean would it really be that hard to just call me back ? You don’t have to be such a bitch about it…….

Sorry. I didn’t really mean that. I am just frustrated. Just call me or text me when you have a minute please. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.

CLICK

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“Hot Sinatra” by Axel Howerton – Teaser Trailer

I’m really excited about HOT SINATRA, it sounds like those gritty, black & white detective shows… amped up on Red Bull and Adderall.
This homage to the pulp detective is both funny and frenetic, full of oddball characters, wild action, romance and excitement.
Until I can get a review up for you, I found this book trailer on Axel’s Goodreads Page

Moss Cole is a private detective, the kind you thought only existed in old movies and afternoon reruns. He’s smart, talented, sometimes even charming. You’d think he could find a better gig than carrying on his grandfather’s legacy as a ‘Private Dick.’
Cole is out of money, out of ideas, and out of his league. That’s why he’s stuck looking for a stolen Sinatra record… a record that may be just a figment of an old man’s imagination.
Of course, if that were true, Moss wouldn’t have so many people busting down his door.
A vivacious redhead, a foul-mouthed Irish rock star, and a whip-smart little girl only complicate the job, when all Cole wants is a good cup of coffee and some Hot Sinatra.
If only he can stay alive–and in one piece–long enough to find it.

“Scratches the same itch as Raymond Chandler.”
“A Sam Spade novel mixed with a Rat Pack movie.”
“If you dig the quirky characters and wild action of Elmore Leonard, pick up Hot Sinatra!”


Click on the book cover to be whisked away to magical Amazon-Land!

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Kitty Lit: Classic Books Updated With Pettable Protagonists

Two of my favourite things in a mash-up that will make you purr.

Literature, like the Internet, is full of cats. Literary cats range from the illustrated (like Garfield and Heathcliff), to the beloved companions (like Tao from The Incredible Journey and Crookshanks from the Harry Potter books), to legendary kitties (like Puss in Boots), to the downright bizarre (like the grinning and inscrutable Cheshire Cat from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland). And of course we could never forget T.S. Eliot’s Practical Cats. (w/Edward Gorey) You should know that I can’t do a post like this without mentioning the phenomenon that is Simon’s Cat. A YouTube cartoon by Simon Tofield with over 2 million hits (mostly by me) can be mentioned here because Simon’s Cat has just starred in his third book, yay!
It’s well known (among people like us) that many literary types are also feline fans, but what if even more novels were written with our furry friends at the forefront? I saw a post made on FLAVORWIRE where they posted their top ten favourite covers from a larger article over at AbeBooks. The editors at AbeBooks imagined the plots of classic books if they had been written about cats, having kittified the titles & covers to match! Once I saw the kitteh-synopsis of some of my favourite books, I knew I couldn’t share just the FLAVORWIRE cover pics.
I’m posting some of my faves here, but be sure to check out AbeBooks article in its entirety to see them all. (Some of these might have read better than the originals!)

The Girl With The Kitten Tattoo

A kitten vanishes in Sweden, and none of the townsfolk are talking. What’s the matter – cat got your tongue? Only Lisbeth Salander, super-sleuth and cat-fancier, can follow a trail this cold. What follows can only be described as a deadly game of cat and mouse.
The original: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Flowers in the CAttic

The four kittens had such perfect lives until the old tomcat died and they moved into their grandmother’s attic. No yarn, no catnip, and only one litterbox. Days stretched into years of fearful captivity, but their own abiding love was a solid, furry strength.
The original: Flowers in the Attic

The Cat Hair in My Eye

Holden Catfield is a whiny, disillusioned youth barely out of kittenhood. As he roams New York City, he becomes increasingly despairing of the state of the world, and lacks faith and hope in the goodness of society. With any luck, neutering him will make him less moody. Or maybe a nice ball of string.
The original: The Catcher In The Rye

The Catanic Verses

Set in a modern world filled with both tabbies and tigers, the story is a magnificent odyssey that seamlessly merges the actual with the imagined. Author Salmon Rushdie had a catwa called down upon him as a result of its publication.
The original: The Satanic Verses

A Tale of Two Kitties

It was the best of times, it was the furriest of times…this immortal novel of the cats of the French Revolution tells the story of the courageous Sydney Catton, a manx ready to give his life for a tortoiseshell who will never be his.
The original: A Tale Of Two Cities

Paws

Don’t go in the litterbox. Don’t go near the scratching post. Don’t sit on the sofa. And now, for the first time….don’t go in the water. With razor sharp claws and a thirst for vengeance, Kitty is back, and this time….she can swim.
The original: Jaws

Litterbox-Five

Litterbox-Five, an American classic, is one of the world’s great anti-war, pro-cat books. Kitty Pilgrim’s odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured nine lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most. Dogs.
The original: Slaughterhouse-Five

Lord of the Fleas

A group of adolescent fleas are stranded on a lush, furry tabby with no adult fleas, and the ever-present threat of a well-aimed claw. Eventually, despite plentiful blood and space, the stress of the situation becomes too great, and they turn on one another and sharpen a cat-hair at both ends.
The original: Lord of the Flies

The Great Catsby

The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Catsby and his love for Fluffy Buchanan, of lavish parties at a time when everything was coming up cats. The New York Times noted “catnip was the national drug and yarn the national obsession,” and The Great Catsby is an exquisitely crafted tale of cat-life in America in the 1920s.
The original: The Great Gatsby

Furball

Fuzzy McGee, aka “Furball”, manager of the local Cat-ball team, is leading a revolution. Reinventing his team on a budget, he needs to outsmart the richer, purebred teams. Furball is a tale of cat-like cunning about a bunch of mix-breed kitties from the pound making good.
The original: Moneyball

Catlas Shrugged

Catlas Shrugged is the astounding story of a cat who said that he would stop the mice of the world–and did. It is a mystery, not about the murder of a cat’s body, but about the murder–and rebirth–of a cat’s spirit.
The original: Atlas Shrugged

The Very Hungry Cat

A kitten is born. But not just any kitten….a very hungry kitten. As he becomes a cat, he eats his way through a fish head, a chicken leg, a block of cheese, a can of tuna, six bowls of kibble, seven herrings and an anchovy pizza, until he is a full-grown cat.
The original: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Other Very Hungry Cat
The Other Very Hungry Cat

*COMMENT SECTION DISCUSSION*…
What would the Kittified title of your favourite book be?
Can you write a synopsis for me?
Can you do one for Twilight?