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A Freebie for Halloween: The Cats of Ulthar by H.P. Lovecraft

The Cats of Ulthar by H.P. Lovecraft
"The Cats of Ulthar" is a short story written by H.P. Lovecraft in June 1920. In the tale, an unnamed narrator relates the story of how a law forbidding the killing of cats came to be in a town called Ulthar.

The Cats of Ulthar was a personal favorite of Lovecraft's, who was an ardent cat lover.
This is a freebie that you can read online by clickingHERE .
It is said that in Ulthar, which lies beyond the river Skai, no man may kill a cat; and this I can verily believe as I gaze upon him who sitteth purring before the fire. For the cat is cryptic, and close to strange things which man cannot see.
Once upon a time in Ulthar, before said law was put into action, there lived a sinister old couple who delighting in slaying any unlikely cat that straggled upon their property. This is a tale about two despicable, horrible, awful people who get exactly what is coming to them. I hated them but loved this creepy, atmospheric tale of revenge.

Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook (Revised Edition): Over 100 Tail-Wagging Treats

Organic Dog Biscuit Bookbook by Bubba Rose Biscuit Company
This updated and expanded edition of the original Organic Dog Biscuit Cookbook has more recipes, more variety, and more reasons your dog will be begging for another batch of these wholesome and healthy goodies.

Your loyal companion deserves the best, and this cookbook includes over 100 recipes to help you do just that. Why settle for store-bought, processed dog treats when you could be delighting your dog’s appetite AND health with easy-to-make, organic and delicious biscuits! All recipes are free of wheat, corn, and soy, include simple instructions, and require minimal preparation. In the time it takes to pick up a bag of treats at the store, you could be whipping up tasty tidbits for your best friend! My sweet daughter bought me this for Christmas (with her own money too) and it was a far better choice than many a dog treat cookbook I've chosen in the past.

So far I've made the "Gingerbread Mailmen" but si…

Between Naps (1)

Between naps, this happened last week:

Horror Reviews:
Got Your Goatby Edward Lorn, Trooper #4by Noah Chinn, Cool to the Touchby Terry Maggert

Other Reviews:
Spun by Catherine McKenzie & Yes, Pleaseby Amy Poehler
Horror Film Friday:The Forest
New Books for Fall: Creepy & New
Personal:My Sweet Buddy

And this week features more of the same. I will be running more "reviews" as I try to get everything up and categorized. This is an on-going, possibly never-ending project. There might be a Horror Film review if I get my butt in gear, and there will be reviews by authors Ernest Cline,Tim Curran, Maria Semple and a short story freebie from H.P. Lovecraft & Stephen King as well as a cookbook review for our furry friends. A little something for everyone, eh?
I am pretty much booked up with reading selections for the next month but if there are any authors with a new release who would like a little spotlight on their book without a review please leave a comment on this post or, if…

Horror Film Friday: The Forest

The Forest, 2016, Horror-ish Thriller 

This movie wasn’t scary. It wasn’t sexy either. Gory, funny, suspenseful or enraging? No, no, no and nope. I felt nothing but boredom. There is nothing here for me to enthusiastically recommend it. It’s most definitely a wait for network tv kind of movie that you’ll want to watch while you’re folding laundry and just want something on in the background.

So, imagine you are an identical twin and you have the magical twin powers of connection or whatever they’re called. Your twin is the darker one (as in, she dyes her hair black and smokes out her eyeshadow). She’s also the more adventurous one. You are the more average of the two with your natural hair, makeup and wardrobe. One day you learn that sister has wandered into the Suicide Forest in Japan where people only go to, well, you know. . . You are certain she’s alive, twin powers and all, and you decide to trek out there on your own to find her because no one else cares enough to do it themsel…

Creepy and New

Five Stories High

One house, five hauntings, five chilling stories.

Five Stories High is a collection of five novellas each set in the same house – Irongrove Lodge. This five storey Georgian mansion, once a grand detached property, has now been split into five apartments. This is a building with history, the very bricks and grounds imbued with the pasts of those who have walked these corridors, lived in these rooms.

Five extraordinary writers open the doors, revealing ghosts both past and present in a collection that promises to be as intriguing as it is terrifying.

Featuring novellas by Sarah Lotz, JK Parker, Nina Allan, Robert Shearman and Tade Thompson

Get it at Amazon.
Six Scary Stories selected & introduced by Stephen King 

Number 1 bestselling horror author Stephen King introduces and presents six gripping and chilling stories in this captivating anthology!

Stephen King discovered these stories when he judged a competition run by Hodder & Stoughton and the Guardian to c…

Got Your Goat by Edward Lorn

Got Your Goat by Edward Lorn
It's FREE. Read it right herebut don't be blaming me!
4 out of 5, here's why:
My Goodreads friend Magdalena gave me the heads up to this freebie short story which I, in my typical idiocy, decided to read while on a lunch break. I do not recommend following my lead!

This is a gruesome little tale of revenge and goats and goat balls. Read at your own peril. You're very welcome.

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Trooper #4 by Noah Chinn

Trooper #4 by Noah, Chinn 
Dystopian Novel
It's the end of the world – but not as we know it. A woman wakes up in a motel on the outskirts of a remote Oregon city with no memory who she is and a gun at her bedside. As she explores the world around her it seems that civilization has come to a violent end.

That’s bad.

It might also be the most normal thing that happens to her all week. 4 out of 5, here's why: A woman awakens with a gun and a name badge and no memory of who the heck she was before this moment. She’s adaptable though, assumes the name Felice, and sets off to see what’s up.

What’s up isn’t anything good. Much of the world seems to have been burned to ashes and there are “screaming meemies” lurking about ready to suck the life out of you. Felice manages to find some food and a young boy who is also apparently suffering from amnesia. She takes it upon herself to protect him and to get to know him. I loved her then. How could you not?

So, you may be thinking this is j…