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KILLSTREME by Rayne Havok

Rating: 5 out of 5.

If you got a rando invitation from a company that produces snuff films, to appear in your very own [film], what would you do? Well, let break that down into two groups: are we the snuffer, or the snuffee? Assuming that it’s an invite to do some psycho shit with no repercussions, I bet a lot of people would jump at the chance, even if they won’t admit it.

The genius of snuff is not its existence but rather its universal appeal. While totally repugnant, it is still more enticing than the filthiest porn.”

Wrath James White

Well, that’s exactly what happened to Wesley, and it’s a wet dream come true! “Normal”, vanilla sex just doesn’t do it for him anymore. Besides, what if they see what he can do and offer him a contract?! (collective eye roll here for his ‘dude-bro’ way of thinking). He filled out his paperwork, and was on his way to an appointment that could potentially change his way of life forever!

And, did it ever!

Yes, this is extreme horror, and yes, it’s totally snuffalicious, but it was a fun read for me! It was way easier on my nerve than BOYS WILL BE BOYS, and I was left with a feeling of [sick] satisfaction🤘. We get a dash of the blackest of humor, and there’s a Girl Power vibe to it strong enough to almost call for an anthem.

Don’t go into this lightly just cuz I’m a psychopath – this is a gore drenched, blood splattered story, that very well might give you nightmares, especially the gentleman.

Buy on Amazon, and review it on Goodreads. Rayne Havok loves hearing what you think, so leave reviews, and reach out to her @ GoodreadsAmazon, and Twitter.

(*¹) I hate myself for this a little, but did this image appear in anyone elses head right then, it is it just me? Oh, just me then. K… ::whistling and walking away – not believing you for a second!::

xxoo

sg

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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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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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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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Twisted Sideways

by Allisha McAdoo

*Warning* This story may contain graphic materials that not everyone finds suitable.

Ember Oaks is not your typical asylum and these are not your typical stories. Within these walls are deep dark secrets that give the entire building it’s depth. Each patient tells their chilling and terrifying stories about how they ended up at Ember Oaks. These stories will have your mind twisted sideways as they keep you up at night.

I love asylum stories, but there aren’t many out there that are worth picking up. And I’ve picked up a lot of ’em. A lot. That makes the really good ones stand out even more though, and I’m happy that I can add TWISTED SIDEWAYS to that invisible list in my head!

I was excited right from rip when I realized it’s a collection of short stories, encased in one. The author, Allisha McAdoo, walks us through Ember Oaks, and introduces us to some of the asylum’s more interesting residents. We learn their stories, and find out how they came to permanently reside in this seventh circle of Hell. (But it has nice curtains!)

These curtains really do make my special place in Hell look more special.

Some of these stories are sick! They’re ALL twisted. And TWISTED SIDEWAYS is definitely worth reading. Grab a copy, you won’t be disappointed. Plus it’s hot off the presses, you can brag that you read it before all your friends! (pssst…hey… it’s free today – grab your copy today!) If you miss the sale, the book is available on KU – bonus points! +5 additional bonus points ‘cuz I love saying McAdoo! 😜

Connect With Allisha McAdoo on Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook, and @AllishaMcadoo on Twitter.

P, L & N💋

~sg

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A Family of Violence

by Jon Athan

WARNING: This book contains scenes of graphic violence, disturbing themes, and some sexual references, including references to sexual abuse. Many of these scenes involve minors. This book is not intended for those easily offended or appalled. Please enjoy at your own discretion.

Stanley and Richie, two naive teenagers, entered the woods in search of a haunted house. The pair hoped to capture evidence of the supernatural for their classmates. It was supposed to be a fun and simple weekend excursion. Unfortunately, the friendly pair were unaware of the terror lurking in the woodland – a family of savages, a family of violence. Only one of them would emerge from the woods unscathed, only one would be allowed to join the family in a shocking crime spree…

Jon Athan, author of Mr. Snuff and Butcher Road, brings you an uncompromising vision of provocative horror. Are you willing to join the family?

I grabbed this title pretty much ‘sight unseen’. I just read Mr. Snuff, and really liked it – so I figured this would be a safe bet. I LOVE THIS STORY!
As messed up as things in this story may be… I swear to Dog that I got misty eyed – THREE TIMES!!

Kindle notes:

@71% “I’m proud to call you my son, Stanley.”

Is it wrong that I got a tear in my eye & this made me feel warm & fuzzy?

~sg

@89% Stanley responded, “I don’t want to run. You said you wouldn’t leave me behind, so I’m not leaving you behind. We’re supposed to be family, remember?”

awwwww!!! ::sniffle::

~sg

LIKE Jon Athan on FacebookGoodreads & @Jonny_Athan on Twitter. 

P, L & N 

~sg

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The Abuse of Ashley Collins

by Jon Athan

WARNING: This book contains scenes of graphic violence, including violence towards children. This book is about abuse—verbal, physical, and emotional. This book does not feature any explicit sex scenes, but it does discuss sexual abuse. This book is not intended for those easily offended or appalled.

Ashley Collins, a sixteen-year-old girl, has severe behavior issues. She regularly fights with her parents, Logan and Jane. When the fights become personal and physical, Logan and Jane decide to take matters into their own hands. They chain their daughter in the basement and abuse her in an attempt to rescue her from her bad behavior… while delving into their own deviance and depravity.

This is a story of family and abuse. This is a story of violence and discipline. This is the abuse of Ashley Collins.

Jon Athan brings you an uncompromising vision of human horror. Can the cycle of abuse be broken?

My original review was posted 3/22/17 HERE. It’s really looonnngggg. Idk why, but it’s still showing up with the old theme and formatting. Since everything is being revamped I thought I’d start this in case the archived review doesn’t conform. Check it out HERE and let me know what you think!

LIKE Jon Athan on FacebookGoodreads & @Jonny_Athan on Twitter. 

P, L & N 

~sg

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Into the Wolves’ Den

by Jon Athan

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

What would you do to protect your family? How far would you go?

Keith Klein, a beat cop in the small New Mexico town of Montaño, sets out to find his missing daughters after they vanish on their way home from school. He enlists the help of Gerald Greenwood, an old friend and a private investigator. When their investigation stalls and desperation creeps in, Keith’s methods become unorthodox, illegal, and extremely violent.

Meanwhile, Keith’s daughters, fourteen-year-old Carrie and eight-year-old Allison, witness horrors beyond imagination at the Wolves’ Den, a house in the middle of nowhere. In that house, a group of psychopaths in animal masks produce snuff films and other disturbing content for clients across the globe.

Jon Athan delivers another dark and disturbing horror novel filled with mystery, suspense, and gore. Can you handle a visit to the Wolves’ Den?

I have been waiting for this book, just like I do all of Jon Athan’s books, since the first time I saw it advertised. But, I anticipated this one a little more than the others. The picture on the cover is haunting. I don’t even remember reading the synopsis – I couldn’t quote it now if you paid me.
I grabbed it as soon as it was available, but I put off reading it all day yesterday because I didn’t want it to be over already. (Like trying to avoid eating the marshmallows in your Lucky Charms until the last few bites.)

These [stories] are the ones that make you understand what Unrelenting Human Horror really means!

~sg

I’m not going to reiterate what you’ve read in the synopsis, we know what is happening here. Just knowing what sparked the idea of this story, and how true it could be, makes it all the more horrifying. Am I the fucked up one for knowing what the Daisy videos are, and who that guy is? I didn’t see them, hold your attitude. But, I know. I’ve read the stories, and know that guys like these don’t go away. They just keep reproducing. Like cockroaches.

Into The Wolves Den is really hard to read. The emotions are just vibrating off the pages. It always brings those ‘what-ifs’ questions, ur mind wanders – and nobody wants to go on THAT journey. The depravity of the bad guys might be hard to wrap your head around, but those things, and worse, happen every day. This isn’t just splatterpunk, or gore for the sake of it. UNRELENTING HUMAN HORROR. These are your neighbors, the parents at your kid’s school, the ppl you sit next to in church and PTA! It made me want to DO something! I keep telling people that this author is about to change everything about Extreme Horror. I don’t know how, but I feel it.

Maybe Extreme Horror can make a difference. Maybe it can be attached to something positive, instead of just some stupid shit a couple of other authors did. Just look at what BloodBoundBooks is doing 👍

WHAT DO YOU THINK? Seriously… Please comment.

LIKE Jon Athan on FacebookGoodreads & @Jonny_Athan on Twitter. Pick up Into the Wolves’ Den on Amazon and KU.

P, L & N 

~sg

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The Taste of Blood

by Jon Athan

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

After being sexually abused by her nineteen-year-old boyfriend at a party, Genesis Hudson—a thirteen-year-old girl—believes she has become a vampire. Her hunger for human blood intensifies with each passing day. She craves it, she feels sick without it. Aubrey Horne, Genesis’ best friend, knows she is mentally unwell, but she needs time to help her. So, with an abundance of reluctance, she agrees to help Genesis find blood by any means necessary. And while doing so, she discovers a side to Genesis she’s never seen before…

How far can two girls go to find blood? Can Aubrey save Genesis from herself before it’s too late? Or has Genesis really become a vampire?

Jon Athan, the provocative author behind Our Dead Girlfriend and Mason’s Television, brings you a new grotesque coming-of-age horror novel filled with acts of depravity and violence.

BFF’s – Best Friends Forever? Well, one of them sure thinks so! With a little too much emphasis on the Forever.
Too bad she’s 🦇💩 crazy.
But, it’s one Hell of a best friend to go as far as this one went.

This is a really touching story about friendship. Ok, “really touching” to those of us who live on Planet Splatter… everyone else might have to look a little deeper, past the blood and gore, around the bodies, and over by the fridge, hahaha. I feel kind of shitty because there isn’t a chance that I would have put up with half of the mess that Aubrey does, much less go to the extremes she goes to just to try help Genesis – knowing all along that she’s 🦇💩. There were two points that I was hoping that the author would just jump script and take the vampire angle to a place where we could believe the story – that’s how hard I was rooting for the girls.

Of course I recommend it – it’s Jon Athan! Don’t miss it.

LIKE Jon Athan on FacebookGoodreads & @Jonny_Athan on Twitter. Grab Taste of Blood on Amazon and KU.

P, L & N 💋

~sg

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City of Hunger

by Jon Athan

WARNING: This novel contains graphic content. This book is not intended for those easily offended or appalled.

Traveling through rural Montana, Blake and Susan Hanson stumble upon a small, abandoned town known as ‘Bobcat.’ Eager to kill time before meeting their family in Washington, they decide to explore the town. They find broken down cars, looted stores, and raided houses—and blood and bones. It looks like the town was raided and pillaged, and they fear the raid isn’t over.

There are people in that city. And they are hungry.

In this vicious horror novel, Jon Athan—the author of Cannibal Creek and Spit and Die—brings you into the early nineties to meet the old and new residents of Bobcat.

First of all, thank you for doing cannibals, not zombies!

This was a lot better than I first expected. I should have learned by now – When it comes to my favorite authors, most of the books that I’ve put off reading for one reason or another have turned out to be pretty awesome! (See Matt Shaw and his DEN series!) Still, I don’t think I was totally invested…srry.

The story takes place in the ’90’s, but the characters sometimes act like they just stepped out of an ’80’s horror flick 😝 Seriously, though, there was a bad decision or two made here, enough for me to tell at someone through the pages. But where would stories go if not for their characters going rouge and getting into trouble.

It’s really weird to think about how close Bobcat really is to another city, and civilization. Don’t dwell on it though, you’ll start to get angry, lol. In that sense it reminds me of M. Night Shyamalan’s THE VILLAGE.

LIKE Jon Athan on FacebookGoodreads & @Jonny_Athan on Twitter. Grab City of Hunger from Amazon, or KU.

P, L & N 💋

~sg