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Christmas Shopping by Angel Gelique

A tale of Christmas mayhem…

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All Jilly Carson wanted to do was get a little Christmas shopping done with her best friend, Peyton. But when Peyton can’t meet her at the mall, Jilly finds herself feeling anxious and alone as her mother’s cautionary words echo in her head:
“Don’t talk to strangers. Don’t put yourself in that position again. You remember what happened last time….”
When a tall, blonde-haired stranger begins to stalk her, Jilly does everything she can to avoid him.
Feeling scared and vulnerable, she finally decides to leave the mall.
But the blonde-haired man won’t let her flee quite so easily….

 

Download a little bit of horrific holiday fun from Angel Gelique this season and help prepare yourself for the joys of shopping – the crowds… the Christmas music… people in general… ugh! Shoot me now! 

17 year old Jilly Carson just wants to get a little shopping done and be left the fuk alone in the process – too bad the blonde haired stranger can’t take any not-so-subtle hints!

A game of cat & mouse ensues – and there is definitely some blood splatter left on the trap! 

You can get this eBook for FREE (all formats) at Smashwords,  and it’s available FREE for Kindle Unlimited subscribers, or just $ .99 on Amazon.

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BRAZEN by Matt Hickman (DARK CHAPTER PRESS A-Z BOOK 2)

CUSTOMERS NOTE: This title is recommended for Kindle Unlimited users who can download these short, creepy single stories as part of their subscription at no extra cost.

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A vast majority of people look down upon the women who work in the ‘Adult Entertainment Industry’. These people usually fall into two separate categories –
First are those with the “Strippers are nothing but whores and drug addicts” mindset, and then there are the “Aww, that poor girl must have been abused growing up – let’s try to save her” crusaders.
Well, I hate to break it to ya, but the girls that do fall into one of those categories are the exception, NOT the rule when it comes to dancers.
Karen has been workin’ the pole for about two and a half years, and she doesn’t find it demeaning in the slightest. In fact,  she feels empowered by it.
Plus, it pays for a pretty posh lifestyle.
The club she works for now takes care of their dancers, and does everything in their power to ensure the safety of the girls who work there. But people can get careless, and they let their guard down. That’s when danger strikes.

This story is NOT what I expected to read! I thought I knew where it was headed, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. (If my following statement sounds familiar it’s only because I read books 1 & 2 in this series today. I was mentally writing what I wanted to say for them both while I was at work, and it covers both stories.)

I’m really lovin’ everything that’s been coming out of Dark Chapter Press – (‘the killer publisher for readers who demand more – more scares, more gore and ultimately, more horror!’). From what I’ve read so far, DCP and it’s authors are not just pushing out the same old horror. The first two books in the A-Z series caught me off guard! I read a lot of horror, and I can usually see what is coming a mile away – but these two both smacked me in the head, laughed, and said “not today, sister!”

 

BRAZEN on Amazon

Matt Hickman‘s Amazon Author Page

BRAZEN on Goodreads

Matt Hickman‘s Goodreads Author Page

Matt Hickman on Facebook

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Anniversary Dinner by Shaun Hupp – (Dark Chapter Press A-Z Book 1)

CUSTOMERS NOTE: This title is recommended for Kindle Unlimited users who can download these short, creepy single stories as part of their subscription at no extra cost.

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Jim has a very special surprise in store for his wife Kristen.
Tomorrow is their anniversary, and he wants to make sure she has an evening that she will never forget.  Something tells me that it’s a night that neither of them will ever forget – no matter how hard they try.

I’m really lovin’ everything that’s been coming out of Dark Chapter Press – (‘the killer publisher for readers who demand more – more scares, more gore and ultimately, more horror!’).  From what I’ve read so far, Dark Chapter Press and it’s authors are not just pushing out the same old horror.  Books A and B in The Dark Chapter Press A-Z series caught me off guard! I read a lot of horror, and I can usually see what is coming a mile away – but these two both smacked me in the head, laughed, and said “not today, sister!” (Watch here for the reviews for the KIDS anthology, and a couple others – I’ll be posting soon!)

 

ANNIVERSARY DINNER on Amazon

Shaun Hupp on Amazon

ANNIVERSARY DINNER on Goodreads

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THE FUNERAL: An Extremely Twisted SHORT STORY by Matt Shaw

“Before a funeral, there needs to be a death.”

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WARNING:

This is A SHORT STORY. It is intended for KU members who have been requesting short, sick, bedtime stories. As part of KU they are able to download this title for free.  If you wish for a longer story to read, do not purchase any of the F*cked-Up Shorts titles.  A good place to start would be The Black Cover Books (for lovers of extreme horror).

 

 

* What doesn’t kill you fucks you up mentally. *

The Funeral deals with grief, loss and redemption.
“You can expect twists & turns – be ready to feel a wide range of emotion.”
Never has a truer sentence been written.
Jason is a character that I can relate to.
He’s going through a bad time in his life right now. He is consumed with destructive thoughts, and wrestling with personal demons. Throughout the entire story I found myself laughing at one sentence, close to tears in the next sentence, and nodding my head in agreement at another.
Jason answers a late night phone call that gives him an ‘unexpected distraction’ from his self destructive thoughts, and it’s time for our second ride on that roller coaster!
It is so easy to see parts of myself in Jason, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who will feel this way.

I often find myself wondering if parts of certain stories are based on real events in the author’s life. I did that a lot in this book, especially when Jason thought about moments of happiness that the he shared with his mom. (Matt – go hug your mom!) Not every memory is a great one, there are regrets – just like real life.

The ending was a very unexpected script twist! Trust me… this is one that you wont see coming.

*BONUS POINTS for the ‘failed gas oven suicide attempt’!!  
(Depression + OCD = hilarity!)
*EVEN MORE BONUS POINTS for Jason’s reasons to pass on each method on the internet’s ‘top ten’ list.

 

The Funeral on Amazon
Matt Shaw‘s Amazon Author Page

The Funeral on Goodreads
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Matt Shaw on Facebook
@The_Matt_Shaw

Smitherd and Shaw ~ Are You Sure? A New Podcast ~ Coming Soon
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THE DUMPING GAME by Stephen Donald Huff

 

I recently had a chat with Stephen Donald Huff in the comments of a review I posted for another one of his short stories, (check out SHIT on it’s Amazon page. and read my review HERE).

Stephen recommended a few titles that he thought I might enjoy based on my review of SHIT  – he suggested Perverse (“a semi-biographical sketch”), Mr. Accident, Horrid Torrid, and, this book especially – The Dumping Game. I’m really happy that we finally connected, and that he told me about some of his favorites because picking my next read gets difficult when there are so many new (to me) titles to choose from

Because he stated that The Dumping Game  is “a personal favorite and also semi-biographical”,  it’s the one that I chose to download first. Now… the actual Dumping Game is on my “Things To Do Before I Die” bucket list >.<

What is The Dumping Game?

As its name implies, it begins with garbage and ends with garbage, but its ultimate goal is the destruction of human lives and the dismantlement of otherwise happy families.

We get to follow along as the game progresses from ‘a harmless prank to a journey into madness‘.  Whenever I found myself starting to empathize with the ‘prankee’, my inner demon poked her little head out and laughed manically while making a mental list of potential victims!  3:)

Now I need to find out which parts of this story are ‘semi-biographical’! Care to chime in on this, Steve? We want details!

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Stop by the Official Website of Stephen Donald Huff @ StephenHuff.com

You can buy THE DUMPING GAME, check out other titles from Stephen Donald Huff, and follow him via his Author Page on Amazon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SNUFF: A F*cked Up Short by Matt Shaw

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WARNINGS:

“This is A SHORT STORY. It is intended for the members of Kindle Unlimited who have been requesting short, sick, bedtime stories. As part of Kindle Unlimited they are able to download this title for free. If you wish for a longer story to read, please do not purchase any of the ‘F*cked-Up Shorts’. ”

SNUFF is loosely based on Dan Brownlie‘s idea for a faux snuff film (‘2 Girls, 1 Victim’ – screenplay also written by Matt Shaw).

Expect twists galore and sheer brutality!

 

Nikki and Jamie have taken SNUFF mainstream* – serving up punishment when the court system fails, and vigilante justice has never been sexier!

*Well, as mainstream as you can be online without getting caught. There are actually only a select few who know of the show, each member personally invited.

Tonight’s episode of ‘Two Girls, One Victim’ has a very special guest – a rapist named Jack Goodall. Specific tools chosen just for the guest of honor are laid out,  and gleaming under the set’s lights. Pliers, a hammer, nails, screws, hacksaws, piano wire, rope, duct tape, an adult sex-toy, and what appeared to be a small bottle of lube. Things might get messy, and the members are definitely going to get their money’s worth from this show!

 

You can find Snuff: An Extreme Horror SHORT STORY
on Amazon, and Goodreads.

 

 

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WATCHING, WAITING: A F*cked Up Short by Matt Shaw

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WARNINGS:

“This is A SHORT STORY. It is intended for the members of Kindle Unlimited who have been requesting short, sick, bedtime stories. As part of Kindle Unlimited they are able to download this title for free. If you wish for a longer story to read, please do not purchase any of the ‘F*cked-Up Shorts’. ”

Matt Shaw is known for his extreme stories. He enjoys pushing boundaries and making people feel uncomfortable. Usually. This is not one of those tales. There is not much blood and guts. Some tales just do not need it. There are, though, twists and turns aplenty…

 

Will has only one thing on his mind… revenge.

He stalks Travis in the shadows, watching… waiting…

I thought I knew where this story was going, but I was wrong! This is a heart-wrenching short – love, loss, and not knowing how to go on once the unthinkable happens. Is there anything that can ever make you feel better – revenge? Forgiveness?

This was a hard journey to take.

 

You can find Watching, Waiting: A SHORT Story on Amazon and Goodreads.

 

 

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TED: A F*cked Up Short by Matt Shaw

“Today was a good day.” ~ Ted

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WARNINGS:

This is A SHORT STORY. If you wish for a longer story to read, do not purchase any of the F*cked-Up Shorts titles.

“TED is an extreme character.  He is a racist, ignorant piece of shit. The views he expresses within this story DO NOT reflect the views of the author.  And fear not, he hets what he deserves in ROTTING DEAD F*CKS.” ~ms

“TED is featured heavily in ROTTING DEAD F*CKS by Matt Shaw.  You don’t need to read R.D.F.  first. This is a standalone short offering more from the character.”

 

Since the books in the White Cover Collection are short stories, I can’t go into a lot of detail without fear of ruining them for you.  It’s not just about giving away the ending – there is so much awesome jam packed into each short that I don’t want to give much of anything away!!

I do know that Matt has verified my reservation in Hell with this story!
Yeah, Ted is a piece of human garbage, but some of his attempts at humor, (and some of his attempts at humanity), had me giggling like a kid who is secretly listening to his grandparent’s Red Foxx albums in the basement!  Wrong on so many levels.
But… before you judge me, let me try to explain using the cat joke (which also had me laughing, heartily) here as an example. I would never hurt an animal. Ever. I know, for a fact, that Matt is an animal lover. He has a cat named Nellie, a lizard named Larry, and doesn’t even like to kill spiders – even though there isn’t much in the world that he hates more than the eight legged freaks.  (I swear that I’m not a stalker. This comes from years of being friends on Facebook, and an indepth author interview here on BBBB. Honest.)  So – when I learned how to make a cat go ‘woof’… I accidentally giggled before I made an audible groan at the bad joke.  THAT DOESN’T MEAN THAT I THINK THAT WAY, and it doesn’t mean that I would ever try to make a cat go ‘woof’. But, it was kinda funny.
So are some of Ted’s thoughts.

Ted’s not ALL bad. Mostly. But not all.  He did leave me with a couple pieces of wisdom…
“If she thinks so little of herself, how am I expected to think highly of her?” ~ Ted
“For all we know, I am the sane one and it’s everyone else who has a serious case of the ‘fuck-ups’.”
~ Ted
“Just a hooker. Another dead hooker.” ~ Ted

As an added surprise… I also learned about many different weird and wonderful sex acts that a lot of people have no idea about! I’ll admit that I did already know what The Donkey Punch is, (don’t judge me!), but The Strawberry Shortcake, and The Alabama Hot Pocket were new!! I’ve also noticed a reoccurring ‘trick’ that has popped up in a couple of the Fucked Up Shorts! Do with that information what you will – I just made a mental note of it.

I’m enjoying the books in the White Cover Collection. Chances are… if you’re already a fan of Matt, you’ll enjoy them, too.

 

You can meet TED through Amazon, and Goodreads.

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F*cked-Up Shorts – Matt Shaw’s ‘White Cover’ Collection

The books in Matt Shaw’s ‘White Cover’ Collection, aka ‘Fucked-Up Shorts’, are intended for the members of Kindle Unlimited who have been requesting short, sick, bedtime stories from the author.  Matt is not one to disappoint his readers!!

Each book in the collection is part of the Kindle Unlimited program, and they are available to download for #FREE!

 

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COVER.FMe.Fyou      COVER.Snuff     COVER.Nugget      COVER.GloryHole

I didn’t use these for short, sick bedtime stories, though. I started off with good intentions last night… but, then I binge read them all.  Well, almost all. I need to get two more after I return the ones I finished.  (Reviews are coming – later today.)
I also HAVE to get the audio version of TED – the sample of Chris Barnes narration had me dying! (I’ll explain in my review.  I’m going to Hell for TED anyway, might as well book my own suite!)

 

Titles in the Fucked-Up Shorts Collection include:

SICKest B*stards31 pps, published on March 18, 2015
Ted34 pps,  published on April 2, 2015
Watching, Waiting – 55 pps, published on April 24, 2015
Headaches – 36 pps, published on May 9, 2015
F*ck Me? F*ck You! – 35 pps, published on May 11, 2015
Snuff – 30 pps, published on July 22, 2015
Nugget – 43 pps, published on August 18, 2015
Glory Hole, 60 pps, published on September 15, 2015

 

For $3.99 you can find most of the White Cover Collection in one place –

FUCKED UP SHORTS: VOLUME ONE  includes:

 

* A word from Matt Shaw
* Watching, Waiting
* Headaches
* F*ck Me? F*ck You!
* Ted
* Snuff
* Nugget
* and the previously unreleased title “The Box”

 

 

 

 

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HOME INTRUDER by Sam West

Synopsis:

Jason Jacks is a sadistic serial killer, with a penchant for killing couples.

Jaz and Edward Sullivan are newlyweds on holiday in Cornwall, staying in Ed’s old family home.

Jason Jacks is just about the worst kind of house guest anyone could wish for. Because if he comes a-knockin’, then you’re as good as dead…

This is extreme horror, as is everything by Sam West.
It is for the most hardened horror fans only.
(And even then, please proceed with caution.)

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I got my Kindle Unlimited subscription renewed a couple days ago, and I accidentally found this author, Sam West, while looking for any titles from Matt Shaw that I might have missed in the past couple months. Amazon said… ‘Oh, you like this twisted stuff? Here, try THIS guy. He might make you puke!’
There are five novellas available, I grabbed this one first only because it’s the first one Amazon recommended.
The synopsis, and the words ‘Extreme Horror Novella’ grabbed my attention right away. The cringe-inducing scene on the first page drew me in even further. As far as torture goes, Sam West is pretty original. Probably a bit unstable, too. (You know I’m teasing!) I learned a new phrase – “The back of beyond”. I like it. It sounds a little more civilized than BFE 😉
I can’t wait to read the other four books!

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***Includes the first chapter of ‘Djinn’ at the end of the novella.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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Sam West is a horror writer living in the UK. His stuff is hardcore, so be warned. He believes that horror should be sick and sexy and he is more than happy to offend a few people on his writing journey.

He hopes there are other like minded souls out there that enjoy a good dose of depravity and perversion. Because that’s what rocks his world. That, and his wife and young daughter who do brilliantly to put up with his diseased mind.
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Contact him at samwest666@outlook.com

A quick word from the author:
Sweet nightmares to you all. – Sam.

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