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Freckles the Clown by Justin Fulkerson

Rating: 5 out of 5.

As the 20th anniversary of their friendship approaches, Freckles the Clown wants to celebrate with Jim. But, Jim doesn’t like Freckles at all. He never considered Freckles to be his friend. As a matter of fact, Jim is terrified of the cannibal clown that forces him year after year to partake in his debauchery.

Determined to put an end to his living nightmare, Jim sets out to murder Freckles before he can kill again. But, Freckles has other plans for him. He’s just getting started.

Book Synopsis

There are times in your life that you need something and the universe provides it – whether you asked for it or not.

Freckles became a part of Jim’s life when he was just nine years old, and Jim fought it every step of the way. Freckles The Clown says he just wants to make things easier; he wants everyone to be

But Jim isn’t happy. Not by a longshot. How can he be when he looks back at every significant, life altering moment in his life, and he sees a psychotic, cannibalistic clown there?! A clown that mirrors his deepest, darkest inner demons. On their 20th anniversary things are going to change – Jim has been planning it for a long time. Freckles knows, too. And he’s ready.

Is that why you act like a child? Because you eat children?

– Jim

Then there is the sad, and tragic story of Franklin Gough. And, one more – about Suzi. Don’t get confused, there’s a lot going on, but the author has it wrapped together very well. Well, there might be a head-scratcher, but it’s all good. No spoiler moments, just know that you won’t be disappointed!

It’s darkly humorous, tragically sad, and scary enough to make you double check your locks. You’ll have this blurry image in your mind throughout – of a clown, looking into a mirror. Don’t you want to know who’s looking back?

Pick up FRECKLES THE CLOWN on Amazon, then head over to Goodreads to share your thoughts. Connect with Justin Fulkerson on his website, @justinfulkerson on Twitter, Goodreads, and his Amazon Author Page.

Sleep tight…

P, L & N 💋

sg

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31 Days Of Halloween Horror Quotes

Another Day Of Color

I Seriously Don’t Understand Those Basic ‘Non-Halloweeners’. Weirdos.
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Horror Artist Becky Doyon Has Great #Coronageddon Wear!

OPEN YOUR EYES!

I love a random Horror Art search on Google, but I ran into Becky’s work on LinkdIn. Weird, right? Not as weird as it used to be… I’ve been connecting with a bunch of horror authors and others in the Horror community there. People are becoming more accepting, or horror is more acceptable – IDK, but it’s about time!

Anyway… online, online, online, and I see her ‘Wear A Mask’ piece! OMG, it’s awesome! Check out all four Covid inspired ones. (I posted them a little larger down at the bottom.)

I went to her site to see everything, and she has a store, yay!! These are on shirts 😁🤘 NOTE TO ARTIST: You know what you NEED to be selling Bec – FACEMASKS! I would SO wear a ‘face’ facemask!!

They come on different shirts, tote bags, iPhone covers, and hangable prints for home or work. Oh, dog tags, too! Neat! This isn’t a sales pitch I swear to Dog, I’m just excited. If there was a textbook horror nerd, it would be me! If she sold stickers…

#SupportIndieHorror

You can check out more of of Becky Doyon‘s work on her website, and here’s her Instagram. If you’d like to commission something she’s on LinkdIn. Ok, that was fun for a minute. But, you know what all the sites are for… (not JUST stalking anymore!) Connect via Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr.

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Book Reviews Extreme Horror Horror Human Horror

Boys Will Be Boys by Rayne Havok

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Ms. Havok ‘Girls Will Be Girls’ is begging for you to bring it to life! See note to author.

WARNING: Boys Will Be Boys is Extreme Horror, and NOT for the squeamish, the easily offended, or those with large sticks up their butts. It gets graphic, and may trigger things long buried. Here’s your second WARNING.

‘Bri goes hiking with her friends, determined to make fun memories before her and her friends are off to college.’

‘Everett and his friends are making their own memories; ones the girls aren’t going to want to be a part of. The boys forcefully include them anyway.’

Amazon Synopsis

I have to say that this was a hard book to read. I had a moment of wanting to beat my Kindle against the closest, and hardest thing possible – while swear-screaming, and ugly-crying. A couple hours of reading exhausted me.

I do love Rayne’s writing style. The only way I know to describe it is he said / she said. Every other chapter. You get to read the POV from both sides – in this book it’s boy/girl, rapist/victim, murderer/dead girl. She writes it all, every dirty joke/every scratch left. All in excruciating detail…

“We’re doing this. Here is the place and now, is the time.”

Everett

Rayne doesn’t fuck around with foreplay, that’s for sure. This time she kinda slammed it in and broke it off. After about the first 10% of the book, there are three pages of happiness. How do things get fucked-up so fast?! I’m talking IRL, too, because this story is just that. It could. It might. Maybe it has. In just a matter of moments you can go from the top of the world to the deepest pits of Hell. Un-livable. Un-repairable. Rayne writes so well, and so passionately. I had to fight off a panic attack when shit got REAL real. I was there, on that mountain, and it was tragic.

But, if you DO survive, then what? What’s next? If it’s anything near what happens in this book – listen close, and hear me loud and clear – no-fucking-thank-you. This ending… Omg, no spoilers.

Note to author: I’m yelling out titles of revenge horror movies, and begging for a do over so my guts feel better. GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS needs to be your literary I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE. Not necessarily a sequel, but, I’d love to see these boys try it again inside of a new cover… Especially after reading that last line!

If you haven’t read this one yet, mind the trigger warnings, but hurry and go get it!! I need to discuss!! While I wait for you, I have Killstreme downloaded, and can’t wait to start reading.

Buy BOYS WILL BE BOYS on Amazon, then leave your 5 star review on Goodreads,

Rayne Havok loves hearing what you think, so leave reviews, and reach out to her via social media – Goodreads, Amazon, and Twitter.

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OMFG, Seriously, Amazon?

After approx. 7 years of having my Amazon account and profile attached to my blog, and 8 or 9 years of just being Shadow Girl and reviewing books, NOW my profile doesn’t meet Community Guidelines?!

They didn’t remove “possible offensive content” from my profile, they didn’t make my profile ‘private’ so the only person who could see it was me, nope. No – they fucking deleted it all!!

After YEARS of having to learn how to speak Amazonian, of finally knowing what you’re allowed to say, and what can get your posts removed, just to have the rules changed… ‘ABC is ok now, but JKL is what got your last post removed…’. It took years, but I finally had my profile perfected.

AFTER ALL THE YEARS OF THAT BULLSHIT… around late 2019 I think is when I noticed that none of my reviews were showing on Amazon. I hadn’t received a notice that I was once again offensive and something was removed… No, just NOT THERE. When contacted, Amazon replied that I don’t spend enough money on their site yearly, THAT in and of itself is against community guidelines, so I don’t qualify to leave reviews for products. Reviews for books that I’ve downloaded with my neverending monthly subscription to Kindle Unlimited don’t meet Community Guidelines because I guess even $120 a year in KU fees isn’t enough to allow me to review a fucking book.

Every once in a while, if I said a few words about a book, while still in the book – opened on my Kindle, once in a while those words got through. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED TODAY.

Amazon deleted my profile because in the back of THE LOCKDOWN TRADE-OFF by Sam West I said “If you can see this, full review posted on my page – link available in my profile.” Links are not allowed to be included in reviews anymore. I get it, you should see the spam I get here. Links on profiles was encouraged though.

Guys, I’m so mad I’m shaking…

Not an hour after that, my profile is deleted. How the fuck does anyone survive daily life without Amazon? I can’t boycott. I can’t even bitch or the Almighty might take away my Prime status. I have to just bend over and take it, I guess. Lube-less. Then shoot off an unedited rage post before thinking about any consequences…

Am I the asshole? Have I done wrong?

Please comment… All thoughts, I promise not to get pissy if you say I’m wrong. Talk to me…

You think they’ll overnight me some lube with free Prime shipping?

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Body Horror Book Reviews Extreme Horror Horror

The Lockdown Trade-Off by Sam West

Times are hard in this terrifying new world dominated by the coronavirus –

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You gotta do what it takes to survive.

WARNING: EXTREME HORROR – Not For Sensitive Readers! This story happens in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic – so if you’re triggered by daily events, here’s an extra warning.

The Author & The Reviewer

Small businesses around the globe are going belly-up. In the Cornish seaside town of Treeve, Cat’s husband, Brian Oxley, is on the brink of losing everything. Eight pubs, five restaurants, and six pasty shops worth of everything…

When a potential, financial bailout comes in the form of lottery winner Ewan Davies, it is the answer to all of Brian’s prayers. The creepy, ex-furniture restorer makes Brian an offer he can’t refuse.

His offer is twenty million.

And the price of Brian’s salvation?

His wife.

Never in her wildest imaginings, could Cat imagine what lies in store for her at the millionaire’s mansion.

She will never look at a piece of furniture in the same way again…

THE LOCKDOWN TRADE-OFF IS INDECENT PROPOSAL – WITH 2 SOCIOS, AND A PSYCHO.

The synopsis is very descriptive, so you know the beginning of the story. What you don’t know is ‘Why’. Not ‘why did Brian sell her’, cuz he’s a piece of shit, (besides, times are hard, ya know?). Not ‘why didn’t her side-piece try to help her‘, cuz he was a pussy all along. The WHY you need to be asking is WHY does Ewan want to buy her? INDECENT PROPOSAL was ‘One million dollars for one night with your wife’ – but Ewan is paying twenty mil!

Ewan must live in Broadgate. This kind of shit couldn’t happen anywhere else in the world!

I first read this within days of it’s release. At a certain point if I’d had Collette’s number I would have called, but I had to stop reading so I could at least e-mail her. I think I only said ”They’re going to Broadgate, aren’t they?!” UPDATE: I had to stop and look up the e-mail. I was wrong, I emailed her because for a second I was thinking they might be headed to Gary’s house in Broadgate! It would have been an entirely different story.

This is extreme body horror at it’s finest! You might not feel this, but I see some dark humor here, and can totally appreciate it! (See note in Ch.12.) I think I’m safe with my assumption here, but I’ve pissed off an author before by finding some dark humor in their world where there was most definitely none intended. ::leSigh::

I love that this is written along with what is going on in the world. It’s not ‘capitalizing’ on anything, it’s saying ‘Hey, things are fucked up, but look – they could be SOOOO much worse!” Lol! Some time had passed when I realized that this wasn’t posted, (again, all apologizes). I was going to skim through, just to refresh for this, but ended up reading from cover to cover for a second time! It’s such a great vakay from IRL for a little while, (but parallel to IRL 😉). I noticed that a couple readers do not like the ending of this story, but I wholeheartedly disagree. There are so many things that could happen, but no matter what – in our minds we’ve seen our perfect ending.

“I want you with me forever, Caitlyn.”

The most horrifying sentence in this book!

Alright. I’ve begun to babble, so that’s a sure sign that it’s time to wrap this up. When you need to stop seeing the news, and a distraction beckons because ‘those damn kids’ are just always there anymore, you can grab THE LOCKDOWN TRADE-OFF on Amazon, then rate it on Goodreads! Your stalking options for Sam West, and Collette Metcalf are as follows: AmazonGoodreadsFacebookBookLikes LibraryThing, and FictionDB, and @west_horror on Twitter. There is at least one Sam West #BleedingMeme in the Gallery, and the Sam West / Collette Metcalf ‘coming-out’ interview is a fun read and can be read here. Lastly…

IF YOU WERE GOING OUT ON HALLOWEEN AS A CHARACTER FROM ONE OF SAM WEST’S BOOKS, WHO WOULD YOU BE?

Answers in the comments please! You never know, this might end up not being just for fun, so comment, damnit!! lmfao… Until next time – Stay Healthy, and Stay Safe!

P, L, & N💋

sg

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What Is Acrotomophilia?

The Dictionary According To Shadow Girl defines it as…

a·crot·o·mo·phil·i·a

noun¹: The deriving of sexual gratification from fantasies or acts involving an amputee.

noun²: sexual self gratification while reading Acrotomophilia Maniac by Sea Caummisar, or delayed self gratification from the antici… (oh, you know this!) …pation for…

Acrotomophilia Maniac 2 – coming March 27th, 2021.

Origin of acrotomophilia: Greek akrotomos cut off, sawed off  (from akros at the farthest end, extreme ; see acro- . ) ( tomos a cutting ; see tome. ) -philia

Acrotomophilia Maniac 2 is the continued story of Willard, who (in book 1) found himself more attracted to his wife after she was disfigured in a horrific car accident.

Willard’s actions have landed him a residence in a mental institution for the criminally insane.
The fact that he doesn’t have freedom or weapons doesn’t mean that he can’t live out a few more of his sexual fantasies…

WARNING: This is for a mature audience.
DISTURBING SCENES OF EXTREME VIOLENCE

You can purchase the series on Amazon, or order/pre-order individually – Acrotomophilia Maniac here, and Acrotomophilia Maniac 2 here.


About The Author

Enter the dark mind of Sea Caummisar.
Warning: I love anything involving torture, blood, guts and gore.
I’m not only a writer. I’m also an avid reader.
My books are not for the faint of heart or people who are squeamish.
I love all things horror. Especially b class horror.
Find me on Facebook (Sea Caummisar).
I’m sometimes on Twitter (@seacaummisar).
Keep up with what I’m reading on Goodreads (Sea Caummisar).
I love hearing from my readers!!!
PS… If you don’t like extreme horror, you probably won’t like my work.

Connect with Sea via social media: Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Amazon, or email. If you’re interested in reading advanced copies of the author’s work, check out BookSprout.

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Aron Beauregard’s ‘Scary Bastard’ Got a Facelift!

I love this picture thingy, and don’t care what it’s intended use is!

– Some New Content As Well –

When I picked up TRY THE NEW CANDY and saw the added bonus of the illustrations I knew I’d found something special. Now I look forward to the illustrations almost as much as new stories – almost. Both covers are cool, but who doesn’t love an unattached head?! The slick ass new cover is just in time for this Halloween slasher, too! It may not stick around, so you should make sure you own both… It’s money in the bank – one will be a collectors item.

You’ve read it, right? If I heard a ‘no’ out there somewhere, it’s the perfect time to fix that faux pas. Scary Bastard expands on one of the SSs in Try The New Candy. The book just celebrated it’s first birthday, and it grew two whole chapters for it’s b-day! Now the slick ass cover is on ‘The Author’s Preferred Edition‘ 😉 What better time than a brisk October night to read a blood drenched tale that takes place on Halloween, and is packed with more craziness than a normal person could handle?! NEVER! There’ll never be a better time than now! So… stop trying to pretend you’re normal, and GO GET SCARY BASTARD!

What do a child killer, a hopeful special effects artist, a duo of budding teen psychopaths, a student screwing teacher and a mutated maniac with his lower jaw missing have in common? They’re all out this Halloween. How will their paths cross? Who’s killing who? Can anyone survive the bloodbath or are they all destined to drown in a pool of warm red? This slasher nightmare gives you a seat beside the killer but don’t get too comfortable, there’s a Scary Bastard on the loose… (This book includes 9 horrifying illustrations to guide you through the terror!) 

Goodreads

Buy SCARY BASTARD on Amazon, rate it on Goodreads, then check out the author’s page to see what else you’ve missed! Don’t miss my first read – Try The New CandyAmazon & Goodreads. You can stalk, ahem, connect with Aron on social media – Instagram, Facebook, and @AronHorror on Twitter.

🎉 🎈 HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCARY BASTARD 🎈 🎉

I always tell you guys not to pass up the author’s notes, and here is no exception. You never know what you might learn, or miss. BTW, Aron’s dog has got the coolest name EVER!

What else are you reading this Halloween? Is Trick or Treating canceled where you live due to #Coronageddon? Talk to me – in the comments, or email ShadowGirl@BeckisBookBlog.com . Until next time… Stay safe, not scared!

Peace, Love & Necrophilia 💋

sg


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Out of Time by C.M. Saunders

Grab a copy today for #FREE! Hurry… before you’re Out Of Time…

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Joe Dawson is a struggling 41-year old writer battling a serious case of writer’s block. When he travels to Wales in a last-ditch attempt to reignite his flagging career, he finds himself staying at a mysterious seaside hotel, where nothing is quite what it seems.

As the secrets of his past finally catch up with him, Joe is thrust into a life or death situation where his every action could have terrible consequences. This is one problem he has to solve before he runs OUT OF TIME.

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“Considering how much I enjoyed this novella and Saunders’ excellent “The Elementals and I” that appeared in Grey Matter Press’ Dark Visions Vol. 2, it is evident that C.M. Saunders is an exceptional writer capable of crafting engaging horror tales that rely on atmosphere over traditional scares.”

– The Horror Bookshelf

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