The school year is about to end, and Miles Landish is ready to start his summer vacation. Especially since he just got busted, again, for stealing his classmates lunches. Not just a Twinkie here, or a sandwich there – oh no. Miles had just binged his way down the hall, breaking into lockers along the way. If the embarrassment from being caught red handed wasn’t enough, he also split his pants bending over – flashing ‘The Goat’ to every teacher & student in the hallway!
The principal has had enough of Miles, and wants him to spend his senior year at another school. Well, if you’ve got snooty parents, and more money than God, you can pretty much write your own ticket – and his parents take full advantage of how much the school needs their financial support.
The All-American girl meets the All-American psychopath in a duel to the death!
Suburbia will never be safe again!
Adrienne Marks lives a semi-charmed kind of life;she’s a cheerleader, the prom queen, and dates the most popular boy in school. Adrienne is pretty, athletic, and popular – all the things that her brother is not.Andy is introverted, dark, and prefers the internet over human interaction.
For twin siblings, they couldn’t be more different.
Andy and his best friend TJ found a new underground website called VictimNet. The page looks like an interactive ad for a new horror movie. There are ‘trailers’ of girls being murdered, graphic pictures, and forums to chat with other fans. VictimNet members can add people to the site, and auction them off to the highest bidder.
Andy and TJ decide to put Adrienne up for auction on the…
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.
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.
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?
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…
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.
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.’
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.”
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 GIRLSneeds 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,
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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?
Times are hard in this terrifying new world dominated by the coronavirus –
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?
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 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: Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, BookLikes, 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!