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See you next week!

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Have a great holiday, if you're celebrating! I've had limited internet access this week and I am unplugging for the next few days in order to recharge and plop on the couch with my beasts because I am worn out. The last few weeks have been challenging with one stressful thing after another. I'll return mid next week and resume catching up on my reviews as well as visiting all of your lovely blogs. 
Happy reading, everyone!

My Pretties by Jeff Strand Audiobook Review

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If you like dark humor with your horror you should read Jeff Strand!



My Pretties by Jeff StrandReleased June 2019

Dark Fiction  |  Goodreads  |  Amazon

Source:  Received for Review Consideration A novel of terror from the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of PRESSURE.

A serial kidnapper is preying upon women. He abducts them, then locks them in one of the cages dangling from the ceiling in a soundproofed basement. There, he sits quietly and just watches them, returning night after night, hoping he'll be in the room at the moment his beautiful captives finally starve to death.

Charlene and Gertie have become fast friends at the restaurant where they work. But Charlene is concerned when she hears how her co-worker spends her evenings: Gertie's cousin is one of the missing, and Gertie wanders the city streets where many of the abductions took place, using herself as bait with a high-voltage stun gun in her pocket. Charlene reluctantly offers to trail her in a car, just in case she doe…

TBR Thursday (3)

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I skipped doing this last week because my reading time has been sliced down to 20 minutes a day the past few weeks. I hope I can make up for all of those lost pages tonight before falling asleep again!

Up next in the TBR: 

Next up is VIOLET by Scott Thomas who wrote KILL CREEK. There's been a lot of buzz and good reviews surrounding this one so I'm excited. Also up soon is THE DEAD GIRLS CLUB by Damien Angelica Walters. Sorry for the crap picture. Daylight savings time stole my photo time *cries*.


Currently Reading:
THE HUNGRY ONES by Chris Sorensen is my current read. I'm only about 85 pages into it because this week has been exhausting. But I'm enjoying the motel hell plotline! It picks up after the events of the THE NIGHTMARE ROOM so if you haven't read that one yet, you might want to do so before starting this one.

What's up next for you?

Reads of Many Moons Past (3)

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I thought it might be fun to start looking back in time and seeing what I was reading this time last year and all of the previous years since I started cataloging my reads! I sometimes see people doing this on social media and it's a fun reminder that older reads need loving too. If you're a nerd like me and want to do this please leave me a link to your post. I'd love to see it!


November 2018 Week 3

Lizzie Borden: Zombie Hunter by C.A. Verestraete Some of my thoughts then: "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 her parents with an ax?
I LOVED this set up and that it jumps right into the grisly murders. And they are grisly."
3 ★'s
November 2017
Halloween Carnival Volume One Some of my thoughts then: "Halloween Carnival is a collection of three short stories and two novellas. It would’ve been perfect reading …

PSA: The #WritingCommunity & the Mighty Amazon Algorithm Myth

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I am interrupting my usual deluge of questionable reviews with a new investigative post. Note to all who may be wondering, my research took about ten minutes 😈 It was exhausting.

While I was purchasing a book on Amazon I decided to pay attention to some things to see if I could disprove a myth that I hear perpetrated time and time again. With a few minutes of screen clicks I was actually able to disprove two myths in the #WritingCommunity. I bet you'll have similar results if you want to give it a go.
1st Myth: A book needs at least 25, 50, 100 reviews or it will never be seen on discovery pages by readers. This myth is a major source of much angst and review hi-jinks around the internets because there are many in the Twitter #WritingCommunity who believe that they must have at least 25, 50 or some other magical number of reviews in order to be seen by Amazon shoppers. And some will lie, cheat, pay $$ to fiverr and other disreputable review sites and just might sacrifice their fir…

Osgood As Gone by Cooper S. Beckett Book Review

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This is book one of a new series about a podcasting ghosthunter.



Osgood As Gone by Cooper S. BeckettReleased April 2019

Dark Fiction  |  Goodreads  |  Amazon

Source:  Received for Review Consideration Once an exciting up-and-coming star of the burgeoning paranormal investigation TV genre, now Prudence Osgood finds herself as a barely functioning alcoholic living in daily pain, both physical, from a car accident nearly twenty years ago, and emotional, from the loss of Audrey Frost, her partner and best friend, over an ill-advised hoax. When a random and cryptic email shows up in her inbox, she must begin an investigation that is far more sinister than it initially seems, and far more connected to the last two decades of her own life than she could ever imagine.​

Osgood As Gone cuts a trail from a lonely rest stop papered in missing posters, to a notebook full of symbols and sigils, to a band that could outsell The Beatles that vanished almost overnight. Can our intrepid hero Osgood follow t…

Necro Files: Two Decades of Extreme Horror Audiobook Review

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I have to admit some of these stories were a little too intense for my ears. Maybe split it up and try not to finish it all in one go like I did.



Necro Files: Two Decades of Extreme HorrorReleased September 2015

Dark Fiction  |  Goodreads  |  Amazon

Source: Received for Review Consideration Spanning over twenty years, 20 masters and modern authors of hardcore horror share their most bad-ass stories in this special edition from Comet Press. Many hard to find and out of print, some that were banned, Necro Files covers every imaginable mode of mayhem including serial killers, necrophilia, cannibals, werewolves, zombies, sex fetishes, psychopaths, snuff, occult, and more stories that dial into the dark side of human nature.
My 2 Cents For Free! Back in the 90’s I read many of these stories in other extreme anthologies like “Hot Blood” & “Outsiders”, “Little Deaths”, “Still Dead” and a few in Cemetery Dance magazine. I loved them and ate them up like tasty candies and actively looked for m…

If You See Her by Ania Ahlborn Book Review

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As much as it pains me to say this, this book wasn't one of my favorites by Ahlborn.



If You See Her by Ania AhlbornReleased May 2019

Dark Fiction  |  Goodreads  |  Amazon

Source:  Purchased With My Own $ The house on Old Mill Road has stood in an open field for longer than Jesse Wells has been alive, its crooked windows and jutting turret tormenting the kids of Warsaw, Michigan the way only a haunted house knows how. Everyone imagines that something terrible lurks within the house's abandoned rooms -- especially Jesse and his two closest friends, Casey and Reed. But when Reed chooses the house as a backdrop for his own suicide, childhood ghost stories are transformed into a nightmare that sends Jesse into a downward spiral of grief.

Nearly twenty years later, Jesse stands on the collapsing steps of the house that snatched away his best friend. Casey has asked him to revisit their old demons, if only to help them find closure that's long overdue. But tragedy finds them once more…

Reads of Many Moons Past (2)

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I thought it might be fun to start looking back in time and seeing what I was reading this time last year and all of the previous years since I started cataloging my reads! I sometimes see people doing this on social media and it's a fun reminder that older reads need loving too. If you're a nerd like me and want to do this please leave me a link to your post. I'd love to see it!




November 2018 Week 2


"Who needs a little demon in their life? Or body?!

The unabridged audio contains two excellent connected stories of demonic possession. One is a novella that sets the scene for the novel to follow. You’ll want to read/listen to them back to back because they’re both horrifyingly hard to put down."
4 ★'s
November 2017

"A rich guy offers to pay a group of people to stay a few nights in a haunted house to prove there is life after death. All previous attempts to do such a stupid thing at this particular house have ended very badly for the suckers brave or stupid …