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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

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P, L & N 

~sg

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Bad Appetites

by Jon Athan

WARNING: This book contains scenes of graphic violence and disturbing themes. This book also contains scenes discussing depression and suicide. Please enjoy at your own discretion.

Cindy Moore, a morbidly obese woman, has struggled to lose weight for years. Hours of exercise and a meticulous diet has only led to disappointment and depression. Her life drastically changes when she discovers a ‘miracle’ diet pill that allows her to lose weight without dieting or exercising. The pills, however, come with disturbing side-effects, including dangerous changes to her body, mind, and appetite…

Jon Athan brings you a grotesque body horror novel that targets social stigmas, unethical businesses, and psychological terror. If a pill could change your life while hurting the people around you, would you take it?

Review from January 2017

I gotta tell ya… I was pleasantly surprised at Jon Athan‘s new body horror novel 🙂 No, it’s not that I expected anything bad, but I thought I knew exactly where the story was going to go, and stay, until the last page. I was wrong. Sure – you can’t have a book like this without going there at all, but this isn’t a story based upon eating up mankind. Give it a go – it has a little something ‘new’ for us, and I think that Jon Athan is going to become a better known name among our circles this year!


Peace, Love & Necrophillia ♥
~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!

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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.

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P, L & N 

~sg

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A Fistful of Guts: The Heartless Heart-Ripper #2

Jon Athan

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

William Keller, known as the Traveling Surgeon, is terrorizing the streets of Florida with two accomplices. They capture their victims, then they ‘operate’ on them. When they’re finished, they steal their victims’ large intestines and leave a bloodbath behind them. Unable to capture them, Homicide Detective Jamie Mills requests assistance from a peer—Homicide Detective Harvey Skinner. Together, they continue Harvey’s experimental program.

Sam Lee, the Heartless Heart-Ripper, is released from death row once again and asked to do what he does best: capture, torture, release.

Jon Athan brings you the highly-anticipated sequel to The Good, the Bad, and the Sadistic in this gruesome story of questionable ethics, violent vengeance, and human horror.

I like how meaty this one is!

~sg

Jon Athan is back again with a splattery, gore drenched, and drippy piece of Unrelenting Human Horror that’s gonna fill your violence quota for about six months! The Heartless Heart-Ripper is in perfect form, ever the consummate professional. I appreciate a man who takes pride in his work.

I like how meaty this one is. The characters motivations, the ache of those who are skating the razors edge between good and evil, and, of course, the brutality. I could talk for an hour about the characters, but I’ll save it for a no-spoiler blog.
I’m excited to know that the next book is in the works, (omg, Eric! Right?!), but even more excited to know that there is a chance for ‘The Heartless Heart-Ripper’ – a pre-quel! THAT is going to be amazing, I already know it. I’m also glad I’m not alone anymore in liking “The House That Jack Built”.

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P, L & N 

~sg

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Lovesick

by Jon Athan

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

Mark Murray loves his girlfriend, Rebecca Lucio, but she doesn’t love him. She believes their love has withered away and she has already fallen for another man, but she struggles to formally end her relationship with Mark. But Mark knows everything already—the lies, the deceit, the cheating. He has a plan to punish Rebecca in the most violent, disgusting way possible. He is going to make her sick… unbelievably sick.

Jon Athan goes back to his roots, and reinvents the definition of ‘lovesick’ in this disgusting, gag-inducing, and extremely violent horror novel.

(Taken, in part, from missing Amazon review.)

Jon Athan “reinvents the definition of ‘lovesick’”!

And he does it soo violently that it turned my stomach a few times! 👍 Good Job! Haha!
I highly recommend this to everyone, but an extra special recommendation to anyone going through a nasty break-up 💔 You’ll feel much better!
I’d be a little worried about the author (from this story) if I didn’t read his letters to his readers in every book. Since we know he’s head over heels in love with his fiance, and getting married soon, it just proves once again what an amazing and versatile writer he truly is.
But – I wonder if she’s read this one…🤔
Just teasing, Jon! Congratulations, again!
I’m impatiently waiting the wrap-up in Lovelorn, (and, of course, Do Not Disturb, just cuz it’s going to be great!).

Some Reading Notes From My Kindle:

Love-sick. Sickness. Bacteria. Diseases.”

Isn’t love itself, in fact, a disease? (Who’s bitter? I’m not bitter, you’re bitter. Shut up.

-sg

From the author’s notes: “Did You Research Bartholin’s cysts after reading it?

Yes, thank you so much for the new nightmares, but…good appetite suppressant! Too bad I’m already skinny AF…

~sg

“My books are usually a little longer than others in the genre, too.”

There’s another reason you are my first Amazon inquiry each visit!

~sg

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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.

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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

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Cannibal Jungle

by Jon Athan 

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

During a business trip to Uruguay, Nathan Reed’s commercial airline is caught in a powerful storm over the Amazon Jungle. The plane crashes somewhere along the Brazilian-Peruvian border, leaving a handful of survivors stranded in the rainforest. They race to find potable water, medical supplies, and safe shelter. Their fight for survival intensifies when they are targeted by a mysterious group of uncontacted people in the Amazon…

Jon Athan, the author of Cannibal Creek and City of Hunger, welcomes you to Cannibal Jungle in this violent, suspenseful survival-horror novel. Can you survive this gory journey?

Can you survive this gory journey? Well, it was a hard cock to suck at times, let me tell ya!

This is another one that I didn’t scoop up on it’s release date, (that doesn’t happen much anymore, I’ve learned my lesson!)
I was happily engrossed right away, though, and this was a much more enjoyable story than I anticipated. It seemed like not one person in the world wanted these people to survive. At every turn there was something new creeping about and wanting them dead. It was a little disheartening at times. This isn’t just another typical cannibal story. It’s new – a fresh story, original ways to torture and still more ways to die! But, beware… it’s full of emotions that you won’t expect to feel, but can’t help it.

Jon Athan is an extreme horror author who will drag you through the feels.

~sg

You start wondering why your cheeks appear to be sweating at times! Edging on panic attacks, and other very physical reactions come with this author.

A couple notes from the Kindle…

“Help! I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe! Meryl! Meryl, honey! I can’t breathe! Please, Lord, help me!”

– This little old man in the plane crash, begging his wife for help, broke my heart. OMG… I’m trying not to cry in the first chapter of an extreme horror story…

~sg

ODONTOMACHUS

Yup. I looked it up. New nightmare fuel, thank you very much, sir.

~sg

From Author’s notes: I’d love to write a story about Kuchisake-onna, also known as ‘The Slit-Mouthed Woman.’ I’ve been thinking about writing an extreme horror anthology about urban legends. I’d love to hear your opinion on that.

I know the CreepyPasta, but I could definitely get into a full story. I can already feel the influence of your visits overseas, so I believe you will do it right!

~sg

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P, L & N 💋

~sg

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Rotten Apples

by Jon Athan

WARNING: This book contains scenes of graphic violence and disturbing themes. Many of these scenes involve violence committed by and against minors. This book is not intended for those easily offended or appalled. Please enjoy at your own discretion.

On his thirteenth birthday, Jacob White discovers his older brother, Kevin, is a violent serial killer. Kevin doesn’t want to hurt Jacob, though. Kevin wants to teach Jacob about the world—from his twisted perspective. He wants to mold his little brother into a serial killer so that they can kill together. However, as his brother goes on a murder spree, Jacob finds himself wrestling with his conscience… Can one rotten apple spoil the whole barrel?

Jon Athan, the author of A Family of Violence and The Abuse of Ashley Collins, brings you a provocative horror story of family, adolescence, and violence. Could you keep your brother’s secret?

Brothers Who Slay Together, Stay Together!

I just read this for the second time – it’s sooooo good!
I am enjoying Jon Athan’s more realistic ‘human horror stories’ even better than the fun & sadistic extreme horror that made me find him in the beginning.
It’s not very common to get emotional while reading extreme horror, but this author seems to get me every time.
I highly recommend Rotten Apples.

You all know that I have been fan-girling on my blog since… what, 2015, or 2016(?), but, you also know it’s for damn good reasons. He somehow keeps getting better, and his stories shine a light on real human horrors, helping to bring attention to subjects that matter, but people want to ignore. Stories based on real cases, like Into The Wolves Den, and The Groomer.
Please Check him out so we can talk about these books, and share fangirling moments… Until next time…

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P, L & N 💋

~sg