‘NEXT DOOR‘ follows 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.
Isn’t it weird how life happens sometimes? I was just thinking about Tonia, and how everyone and everything was back when all this was new. Zombie Fiend’s Joy Killer introduced us, Tonia gifted me a copy of LUCKY STIFF… everything else – kismet!
I was thinking about her Author Interview, and how I need to get cracking on Coffee Talk again, and BAM – I’m punched in the face with some free audio book codes for Tonia. See?! IK,R?! Fucking kismet!!
Tonia was cool enough to come hang out in my pillow fort for a little while, long enough to enjoy a cup of coffee, and answer a few questions… the first one being “How do you like your coffee?” To which she replied, “I like my coffee like I like my men. Ground up and in the freezer.” Buckle up boys & girls…things are about to get weird!Exerpt from Coffee With Tonia Brown
The only things I know for sure about upcoming author interviews are 1. The style isn’t going to change. It will be tweaked, but I’m sticking to my goal, staying myself – F bombs and all, and YES, A LIGHTNING ROUND DOES TOO WORK FOR WRITTEN INTERVIEWS!! And, yes, people DO care about what kind of underwear their favorite author wears – THAT’S WHY THEY’RE GOING TO COME HERE! And #2. For the next interview I’m hoping for a round table / panel discussion co-authored with one of my fave extreme horror chickys, so… Stay tuned!!
About that audio book code… here’s the review for what I scooped up :Triple Shot of Strange by Tonia Brown
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Since my original review was from March 13, 2012, and there isn’t an Audible edition listed here… it’s time to update!
I’ll meet you at the bar!
I can’t believe I had forgotten about Tonia Brown a little bit. I hate to pigeon hole anyone as anything, but I’m guilty of thinking ‘only zombies’, and I fell out of love with the genre a while back. It was a messy break-up but, I’m fine, really. Thanks.
I picked up Triple Shot of Strange (how I giggle every time I read the title! Innuendo is awesome), on audio and was so excited… I own the entire T3 collection and couldn’t wait to revisit Tonia’s World.
I would recommend this particular T3 to everyone. You get to get a nibble of her writing, and her style, and you’re guaranteed to fall in love 🖤 The three stories are fun, quick reads – listens in this case, and you’re left with a shudder and a smile. Tonia is active on social media, get to know her for a Triple Shot of Quirky, and I’ll meet you at the bar for the next round!
“Cawfee Tawk is an informal interview forum.”
Don’t forget to visit Coffee Talk and let me know what you think! Right this very second I’m just hoping that anyone remembers Mike Meyers as Linda Richman on SNL. I’m not old. You’re old. Shut up.
So, this has been my brain dump for now. Throwing out some ideas, see what you think about them, also to listen to what you want/need to see here. Yes, I was playing with my new editing program, but I gotta use it to learn it. I apologise if it gave you a headache 😬. I wanted to remind everyone that even with the new domain name, everything is the same – the old addresses still work, and will continue to. How do you prefer to review books – with a 5 star rating, or a 10 star rating? I thought 5 for books, 10 for movies, and make the rest up as I go along 😜 And if you don’t want to leave feedback in the comments (but I really wish you would!), you can shoot me an email at ShadowGirl@BeckisBookBlog.com PRETTY PLEASE START USING THE 5 STAR RATING THINGY ON EACH POST.. how else am I going to learn? Thanks!
Peace, Love & Necrophilia 💋 ~ sg
*from HorrorFreak News:
“[Cry Little Sister] is a must-watch, epic horror mashup, one that seamlessly edits over 200 genre favorites into 5 absolutely thrilling minutes that left me breathless! The video is set to a heavily electronic remix of Cry Little Sister from The Lost Boys soundtrack and includes samples of iconic horror quotes that complement the lyrics perfectly. What’s more, this skillful audio/visual collage is clearly organized into chapters: Werewolves, zombies, slashers, and more.”
♫♪♫♪ Cry, little sister (Thou shall not fall) ♪♫♪♫
♪♫♪♫ Come to your brother (Thou shall not die) ♫♪♫♪
♫♪♫♪ Unchain me, sister (Thou shall not fear) ♪♫♪♫
♪♫♪♫ Love is with your brother (Thou shall not kill) ♫♪♫♪
3 Unique Storylines. Over 50 Possible Endings. Just one question…
Will YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse?
Here’s how it works:
You, Dear Reader, are the main character of this story. Live, die, and rise again based solely on the merit of your own choices. Each link represents a choice, and there’s no going back, so choose wisely.
Everyone has their plan; what they’d do to survive if and when the zombies come. Now you can see how you’d hold up against the legions of undead—without needing to call the CDC because crazed bath salts users are trying to eat your face off.
“Infected. Is. So. Good.” — A girl just like you.
“Holy $#*% this is awesome!” — A guy more or less like you.
‘Fans of The Walking Dead or George Romero’s Living Dead series can now live their own apocalyptic adventure. Like the gamebooks popular in the 1980s-90s (Choose Your Own Adventure, Give Yourself Goosebumps, etc), this is a series where you choose how to progress through the book. Unlike any others, this is the first series designed specifically for adults. And as an ebook, you simply click your choice and the story flows forward for you. No flipping pages.’
[Editor’s note: Because this ebook jumps wildly from link to link, the “Look Inside” function may not work properly. For a clear view on how an “interactive ebook” works, please watch this quick video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkTtrNeJttw%5D
“One February day, when Hephaestus was hitting on The Muses, they began a playful argument: Is it possible for a mortal man to be *too* creative? What would happen to his primitive brain if it were to suddenly overflow with ideas? Zeus, never one to leave an argument to the fate of mere words, sent a lightning bolt to earth where it struck upon a hapless young man–your author, James Schannep.”
“Thus Click Your Poison books were created as a repository to store the overabundant brain fruit. Each of Schannep’s books split into three unique storylines and contain over 50 possible endings. But the fate of each book; nay, of mankind, rests with YOU, dear reader. For it is your choices that will shape the story in these books.”
So dive in and find out:
Stay up to date with everything CYP, and James Schannep HERE
Fight. Survive. Run!
As the virus sweeps the globe, governments collapse and the military chain of command is in chaos. Those that survived the initial outbreak must now face the horror as 99% of the world’s population has been mutated into flesh-craving psychotics.
There is no safe haven.
E-book Format now available at Amazon and these fine online retailers:
“J.R. Jackson is a former U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer. During his naval career, he has been deployed all over the world working with other branches of the U.S. military and military units from foreign countries. The Up From the Depths series is his first venture into fictional writing.”
“He currently provides military technical assistance to other authors and writes reviews for buyzombie.com. When not writing, he can be found deep in the woods perfecting and teaching the fine art of wilderness survival. He is also a disaster mitigation educator.”
Find out more on outpostzulualpha!
No gerbils were harmed during the writing of this book.
The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever is so bad, it could wake the dead…
What happens when three buddies decide to make an epic zombie movie with no money, no script, and a one month shooting deadline? Possibly THE WORST ZOMBIE MOVIE EVER!
Imagine the Farrelly brothers while they were growing up, and making YouTube movies. That’s how I picture Justin and his friends – brainstorming, conflicting ideas, bickering, casting, cheese fries, and the kind of teasing you can only do with your best friends.
Struggling with location issues, actor demands, and sleep deprivation, everyone’s tempers shorten, and things escalate quickly. If the movie ever does get made, it might be at the cost of their friendship!
As usual, Jeff Strand had me audibly laughing from the beginning! No, not the beginning of the story… the beginning of the book. The preface. The ‘before you read this book WARNING’. Parts of the story reminded me of IF CHINS COULD KILL: CONFESSIONS OF A B MOVIE ACTOR by Bruce Campbell. A fond remembering of the grueling schedule, agonizing FX, and Murphy’s Laws of film making – but when you’re passionate, and with your friends… it’s worth every minute!
THE GREATEST ZOMBIE MOVIE EVER will be released by Sourcebooks Fire on March 1’st, 2016. I read an advanced copy through NetGalley. Like I’ve said to you many times before – don’t let the Teens & YA classification scare you off!
Zombies, Vamps, & Fiends CONTEST!!
Enter to win autographed copy of Ash Hartwell’s novel Zombies, Vamps, & Fiends and other ZF swag!
Question: How do YOU describe a Fiend? What is it to be a Fiend?
HOW TO ENTER
In this discussion, tell us what YOU think makes a person a Fiend.
2 lucky members will be randomly selected to win autographed copies of Ash Hartwell’s novel Zombies, Vamps, & Fiends and ZF swag
Contest ends at Midnight on September 20, 2015
Mikhail Lerma is celebrating the release of the third and final book of his Z PLAN series with an online party! There will be contests, games, and prizes from him and other authors. You won’t want to miss out!
Haven’t read the first two books in the series yet? You can check them out here…
“I gave my life away. And what’s left inside hurts me, most of the time.” ~ Gary Hack
Gary Hack was a well known, and respected director – at one time.
But, after diving head-first into the world that surrounds the adult film industry, he found that he wasn’t strong enough to break the surface and swim back home.
These days Gary just wades through his existence with opiate-dulled senses, and he lurks among the Night Things with hopeless abandon. His film career now consists of directing underground fetish / exploitation videos. A dark piece of monster porn that he directed has gained the attention of Mr. Johnny Stücke – an entirely new kind of monster. One that inspires fear in the hearts of men, and Night Things.
Johnny Stücke knows that The Night Things are going to start climbing out of the shadows, and they’ll soon be making their way up the financial food chain. When there is money being made, there’s money to be spent… Johnny sees what the future holds for monster porn, so he’s hiring infamous director Gary Hack to create the greatest fringe-fetish video of all time.
HEROIN IN THE MAGIC NOW @ The Official Lair of Terry M. West
Previously titled “Headstone Sonata”.
This novelette is a perfect example of why I started BBB, and why I’m so passionate about supporting indie writers. It also reminds me that I need to thank the person who invented the e-reader, because without my Kindle I would have never found all the amazing books that I’ve read, or met the talent & hearts behind the writing.
(My awesome idea to thank the inventor of the e-reader is posted at the bottom).
OF LONE HEADSTONES combines all 4 verses of the previously published Headstone Sonata, and is the first volume in a series written by new-to-me author Jorge Bocanegra.
“What’s worse, the monsters crawling out of their graves or the ones that we can’t keep buried in our minds?
Joel has long been a victim to the viscous teeth of the assumptions and misconceptions conjured in his own mind concerning his relationship with his girlfriend, Alex. After three years together, things just haven’t been the same. But now, those monstrous doubts in his head will become personified in the form of risen corpses in the city of Orchard.
Will Joel and Alex be able to put aside their differences and survive together? Or will this apocalyptic event spell the perfect opportunity for the couple to go their separate ways?”
OF LONE HEADSTONES chronicles Joel’s experiences during the beginning of the zombie apocalypse. Surrounded by monsters, each new obstacle he faces triggers inner demons that he has to fight, making survival doubly difficult.
This is a very emotional story. I had tears in my eyes more than once, feeling literal heart-ache for the characters. There is a scene where Joel finds a boy (named Jorge) hiding from the zombies in a bathroom stall, and that encounter broke my heart in 27 different ways.
I can’t say if these situations are written from a deeply raw & painful place, or if Jorge is just a kick ass writer, but it’s definitely a hard journey to take, and I can’t wait to read more!
I’ll be reading this whole series, so plan on hearing more about Joel.
Awesome Idea #1572:
I’m going to send an impassioned letter to Anheuser-Busch requesting a ‘Real Men Of Genius’ Bud Light ad dedicated to “Mr. e-reader inventor guy” 🙂
“…so here’s to you, Mr. E-reader Inventor Guy, [ ♪ ♫ ♩ background singing – ‘we love your night reading mode’ ♪ ♫ ♩ ]. Maker of the electronic device that continues to connect lives through blood, guts, and zombies [ ♪ ♫ ♩ background singing – ‘oh no, zombie apocalypse’ ♪ ♫ ♩]… A toast to you! A cold Bud-Light, and our thanks. We couldn’t have done it without you. [ ♪ ♫ ♩ background singing – ‘Mr. E-Reader Inventor Guy’ ♪ ♫ ♩ ]