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Hanging Around the Blogs: News You May Have Missed (8)

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I love Chuckles Book Cave's feature "Around the Blogs with Chuckles" so much that I'm going to do one too. There are never enough hours in the day to be a creeper on all the blogs and social media outlets so here's a recap of some great posts, articles and news tidbits you may have missed while you were out living your life.

This week is going to be a little short as I didn't have nearly enough time to blog hop and catch up on news.




The Ladies of Horror FictionThe Ladies of Horror Fiction are hosting a new Instagram/Twitter Challenge for Women In Horror Month (WIHM) in February. Below are the prompts. Grab your horror books written by ladies (new or old we do not care), take a pic and you'll be ready to go! Please join us and use the hashtag #LadiesofHorrorFiction so we can follow and feature your beautiful photos! For ideas, inspiration, and tons of excellent book recommendations please check out our recap posts of our previous challenge at Ladies Of Horro…

To Trust a Stranger by Karen Robards Retro Review

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About the Book

To Trust A Stranger by Karen Robards
Romance Audiobook, 450 pages
Released December 2001
Goodreads | Better World Books

While investigating Sid Carlson's possible adultery on behalf of his wife, Julie, Mac McQuarry becomes attracted to his beautiful client, stumbles into the middle of a mob assassination gone wrong, and finds himself on the run with Julie.


These Are My ThoughtsTo Trust A Stranger starts out silly but it’s the good kind of silly that may actually make you smile if you’re in the right frame of mind. It was fun and just as I was settling in for a fluffy, light-hearted read the heroine went all bitchy on me. And it’s never pretty when that happens.

Sigh.

This is yet another book I only finished because it was an audiobook. Two stars get knocked off because it irritated me so much on my already irritating commute to work.

Things begin in a shady part of town in the wee hours of the night. Private Investigator Mac is out on a case decked out in full drag when …

Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter by C.A. Verstraete Review

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Zombie hunting Lizzie gets 3 evil kitties.


Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter by C.A. Verstraete
Horror Fiction
Released May 2018
Amazon | Goodreads | Better World Books 

Every family has its secrets…

One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an axe and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy and greed. But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because they’d become… zombies?

Thrust into a horrific world where the walking dead are part of a shocking conspiracy to infect not only Fall River, Massachusetts, but also the world beyond, Lizzie battles to protect her sister, Emma, and her hometown from nightmarish ghouls and the evil forces controlling them.

These Are My Thoughts, Tell Me Yours! This is a fast paced zombie/ghoul slaying tale that answers the question you never knew you had about the Lizzie Borden case. What if a zombie plague were the reason Lizzie Borden wacked h…

The Listener by Robert R. McCammon Review

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McCammon never disappoints me.


The Listener by Robert McCammon Dark Fiction, 380 pages
Released February 2018
Goodreads | Buy A Copy Here

Businesses went under by the hundreds, debt and foreclosures boomed, and breadlines grew in many American cities. 

In the midst of this misery, some folks explored unscrupulous ways to make money. Angel-faced John Partlow and carnival huckster Ginger LaFrance are among the worst of this lot. Joining together they leave their small time confidence scams behind to attempt an elaborate kidnapping-for-ransom scheme in New Orleans.

In a different part of town, Curtis Mayhew, a young black man who works as a redcap for the Union Railroad Station, has a reputation for mending quarrels and misunderstandings among his friends. What those friends don't know is that Curtis has a special talent for listening... and he can sometimes hear things that aren't spoken aloud.

One day, Curtis Mayhew's special talent allows him to overhear a child's cry for help…

Hanging Around the Blogs: News You May Have Missed (7)

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I love Chuckles Book Cave's feature "Around the Blogs with Chuckles" so much that I'm going to do one too. There are never enough hours in the day to be a creeper on all the blogs and social media outlets so here's a recap of some great posts, articles and news tidbits you may have missed while you were out living your life.
FuonlyknewLaura reviews THE SORROWS by Jonathan Janz
http://fuonlyknew.com/2019/01/01/first-review-for-2019-the-sorrows/
#HaleNo Returns for a 2nd ActApparently some publisher thought it was a wise idea to publish Kathleen Hale's account of her stalkery ways. This is thoroughly despicable.  https://twitter.com/samantha_k_r_/status/1080863442809040898
High Fever Book Reviews Opens for BusinessAuthor Michael Patrick Hicks has launched a new website for horror genre reviews and interviews. https://www.highfeverbooks.com/
Book DenJen shares her 2019 TBR jar. I think this is such a great idea and I really need to implement a system like this. http…

Books from the Backlog: My Best Friend's Exorcism

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Carole @ Carole's Random Life In Books has created a fun feature called Books from the Backlog to spotlight neglected and unloved books that have been sitting on your bookshelf for too long.
If you would like to join in, click the pic above to find out more.




My Neglected Book of the Week is My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix  which has a 3.91 rating on Goodreads. 80's nostagalia, friendship and a little demon action?  I want to read this like NOW but for some reason I keep pushing it back for other commitments. I bought it not too long ago but have been wanting to read a copy ever since the first reviews started rolling in. Last year I read and 5 starred his book We Sold Our Souls and with a little luck, and sticking to my reading goals, this year will be the year I get to read my copy.




My Best Friend's Exorcism Abby and Gretchen have been best friends since fifth grade, when they bonded over a shared love of E.T., roller-skating parties, and scratch-and-sniff …

Stalking You Now by Jeff Strand Retro Review

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About the Book

Stalking You Now by Jeff Strand
Horror Fiction, 140 pages
Released February 2013
Goodreads | Buy A Copy Here

The reprehensible man sits in the restaurant. Laughing with his friends. Entertaining them with a story about his wretched behavior. 

He doesn't know that somebody at another table is watching him. Somebody filled with hatred. Somebody waiting for him to be alone. Somebody with duct tape and a gun.

It's a night for vengeance. And a hell of a lot more.


These Are My ThoughtsStalking You Now is a novella and will be easy to spoil if I get all long-windy so I’ll be keeping it short. When it begins a stalker is doing what stalkers do best. He is following around a loud mouthed man who deserves a beating just because he’s so obnoxious. Whoops, did I say that out loud? Anyway, the stalker (whose real name is never revealed) has a history with this lout and plans to mete out his revenge tonight.
But things go . . . awry.
Turns out Stalker Man is quite possibly the most …

Bones by Andrew Cull Review

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This is an excellent collection of creepy little stories.



Bones by Andrew Cull
Horror Fiction, 212 pages
Released June 2018
Goodreads | Buy A Copy Here

Bones brings together four chilling ghost stories by award winning writer-director Andrew Cull. Four monsters collected in paperback for the first time. 

Bones Four Stories. Four Monsters.







These Are My Thoughts: This lovely author sent me two copies of his newest work (all the way from Australia!) so that I could release them in the Little Free Libraries in my care.


Here are my thoughts now that I'm finished:
Bones is author Andrew Cull’s debut collection of short fiction and it is pretty fantastic if you like a story where the creep factor is high and quickly settles under your skin and festers.
Did You Forget About Me?
A man returns to his childhood home. He, his mother and sister fled from it 23 years earlier leaving behind an abusive man to simmer in his ugliness. The trip back home brings back all of his deeply buried memories to te…

Kilty as Charged by Amy Vansant Review

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Today I'm sharing a silly bit of fluff I read a bit ago because who doesn't need a wee little bit of fluff nowadays?


Kilty As Charged by Amy Vansant
Romance
Released 2016
Amazon | Goodreads | Better World Books

When Catriona spots a plaid posterior passed out on the Hollywood movie lot where she works, she doesn't know her life fixing problems for Hollywood's spoiled elite is about to grow more complicated. She wants to write-off the ridiculously sexy, kilt-wearing Brochan as a con artist, but her adopted father seems strangely comfortable with a man claiming to have no memory of his past or knowledge of the modern world. A red-bearded thug, an old picture and a three hundred year-old vendetta soon have Catriona worried she could lose everything - including her mysterious time traveling Scotsman. A Highlander followed her home...Can she keep him?
These Are My Thoughts:

I read this book for my local reading group. There are seven of us. Three of us finished this book and none…

Hanging Around the Blogs: News You May Have Missed (6)

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I love Chuckles Book Cave's feature "Around the Blogs with Chuckles" so much that I'm going to do one too. There are never enough hours in the day to be a creeper on all the blogs and social media outlets so here's a recap of some great posts, articles and news tidbits you may have missed while you were out living your life.

The Ladies of Horror Fiction We have a brand new look. Check it out and tell us what you think! We also have a little reveal of  some of our future plans. Read more: https://www.ladiesofhorrorfiction.com/2019/01/01/new-year-new-look/
The Horror Aficionados at Goodreads Looking for a creepy group read? The January group reads have been chosen.

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/19656225-january-2019-group-read-the-winter-people

Subhuman by Michael McBride
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/19656228-january-2019-group-read-2-subhuman-by-michael-mcbride

Swan Song by Robert McCammon (group listen)
https://www.…