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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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Book Reviews Horror New Release

Interactive – Choose Your Own Adventure Horror

TRY NOT TO DIE IN BRIGHTSIDE

Discover the Dark Secrets of a Little Town Called Brightside! Find Out What Is Lurking Around in this Suspenseful Choose-Your-Own-Adventure!

Welcome to Brightside! Make yourself comfortable, and enjoy your stay. Step inside the shoes of the main character and become a Thought Thief. Here, you are the main character and what happens next is completely your choice.

You will find yourself in a seemingly perfect little town called Brightside where all Thought Thieves live. At first glance, everything seems normal, but there are many dark secrets hidden.

And just when you thought you were safe, everything goes wrong. In order to survive, you have to make the right choices. Along your path, you will stumble upon many difficult obstacles, and you have to go through them all.

Discover the unique twists and horrors, as you are fighting for your life. Uncover the mystery of Brightside and get to the safety.

Try Not to Die: In Brightside by Mark Tullius
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

MORE THAN TWO DOZEN WAYS TO DIE…
Guess who found almost every single one?!

I found this scrolling through the Horror section on AudioBooksUnleashed. I already know that I like Mark Tullius, so that part is a no brainer. I saw the word ‘Interactive’ and my eyes lit up, my ears twitched…then I saw ‘Choose -Your-Own-Adventure..” I made a weird little ‘eiieeee!!! ::clapclapclap::’ sound, and I was redeeming my code before I could even figure out what the Hell that weird noise that just came out of my mouth was.
I had already started the book when I realized that I missed the part where this is BOOK TWO.in the series! Oh well, it’s good so far, let’s keep on truckin’.
I don’t think that the fact I died seven times by chapter twelve had anything to do with me skipping Book One. By the time I finished trying not to die In Brightside, I had died twenty times. I gotta chalk that up to poor impulse control, and bad decision making.
I’m hooked now though. I’m trying to decide if I should go back and read Book 1 now, or search the earth to see if Book Three is available because I’m starting to develop an eye twitch trying to figure out what is going to happen next!
It’s narrated by Maxine Denis. I don’t think I’ve listened to anything else she has narrated, but I think she did a great job here. An audio book can die from it’s narrator – I’ve shelved quite a few. This was really good, and I hope she stays throughout the series.

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Until next time… Stay Healthy! Be Safe, Not Scared.

P, L & N 💕

SG

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Regina Watts – ‘Dolcett Horrotica’

This work of transgressive horrotica explores concepts that some readers may find disturbing. Discretion is strongly advised.

Harold loves Dottie. Dottie loves Harold. Dottie and Harold both love Dolcett. Welcome to the first entry in a flavorful billionaire love story like you’ve never read before: American Psycho meets 50 Shades on a bad acid trip.

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!)

DOTTIE FOR YOU is a study in the extremity and violence of the human desire for intimacy.

Regina Watts

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.

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Stronger Than Hate by Robert Essig

Francine watches, and she listens to them from below. TRAPPED. She is hurt, and imprisoned at the bottom of a sinkhole that opened up in her precious garden while they torment her.

Familiar faces look down upon her—the worst students she ever had the displeasure of teaching before she retired from the local high school. They snicker as money changes hands. They spit on her. Throw things at her.

And there’s no way in hell they’re going to get help.

But someone else knows about Francine’s predicament. Her neighbor Greg, another former student. The one whose peers called him Lazy Eye. The one who always looked to be accepted even at the expense of Francine’s safety. Does he have it in his heart to do the right thing, to come to his senses and call the police?

At the mercy of deviants, Francine Mosely must harness her inner strength to survive their torments, but how much can she take? Through guidance from the memory of her late husband she banishes herself from what is happening, retreating to her most precious memories, but what happens when the horrors around her infiltrate her mind? How much can she take before breaking down? Is Francine Mosely STRONGER THAN HATE?

Angel on my right shoulder… “Ahh, revenge, but at what cost?” Devil on my left shoulder leans over and whispers in my ear… “Forty bucks, and ¼ bag of weed. Me… “I’M THINKING!”

SG in STRONGER THAN HATE, by Robert Essig

It’s been a while since I’ve read human depravity at this level!
The story worked – the bully and the bullied, the mentality that allowed this to go on for so long, the drugs, (it had to have the drugs), and how so many kept a secret – it’s all there, working together, and believable. Till the very ending bit
and that’s the reason I only gave 4 stars instead of 5. Because of ‘The Dark Ones‘.

WARNING

*Not really – but possible spoilers ahead*
It’s only my personal opinion, others may completely disagree. ‘The Dark Ones’ took the story somewhere that I didn’t think was needed. As a coping mechanism – yes. But, the bit at the end was something I think the story could have done without.

How to connect with the author: Find him on his blog Robert Essig’s Confusions, Delusions, and Formidable Impressions, Facebook, follow @Robert_Essig on Twitter, Amazon, and Goodreads.

Have you read STRONGER THAN HATE? What did you think? Leave a comment below. Until next time… stay safe, and stay scary – not scared!

P, L & N💋

~sg

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Horror

Matt Shaw’s ‘NEXT DOOR’

From Director Matt Shaw • Available On Amazon

NEXT DOORfollows multiple stories of everyday couples as they go about their lives. With murderers, cannibals, hookers, and zombies – come see who lives ‘Next Door’ in this anthology film from (our pal) Matt Shaw, one of the UK’s leading horror authors.

Director:Matt Shaw
Staring:Jamie Lomas
Staring:Amanda Clapham
Staring:Vas Blackwood
Genre(s):Comedy, Horror
Subtitles:English [cc]
Audio Language:English
1 Hour 23 Minute Run Time
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COMING SOON – Splatterpunk #9 — splatterpunkzine

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 […]

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Michael Bray’s CABIN FEVER

Cabin FeverCabin Fever by Michael Bray
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Written immediately after finishing: It’s ten minutes until 4:am. Don’t finish this book at 3:50 a.m., because your neighbors might not be as understanding as mine… then again… I wonder if they did believe me. I wouldn’t ask too many questions of a girl who just woke me up with a shreek.
Maybe not THAT dramatic, but I DID cry out and scare the dog. That’s not nothing!! So good! Buy this! It’s short, a bedtime story. You won’t be disappointed, I promise.
18 hours later: I came across a code for a free Audible version of Cabin Fever, and I jumped on it. This is rare treasure 😉
Ok, show of hands – who has kids? Ok, so now the rest of you… Do youknow a kid? We all know that whatever you tell a kid not to do – that’s the first thing that they’re gonna do!! So if you’re hiding half naked, or half dead, or half anything chick in your little playpen, don’t randomly warn your family away from a place that they never knew existed! I actually don’t even have a problem with that! But it’s a 25 page book – I can’t say much without fear of spoilers.
Narrator: S.W. Salzman
I’ve listened to this narrator alot, and he’s read me plenty of bedtime stories. A very soothing voice.