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Horror Review: Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

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Here's one for all of you creepy kid lovers Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage Horror Fiction Released July 2018 Amazon  |  Goodreads  | Better World Books   Sweetness can be deceptive.  Meet Hanna. She’s the sweet-but-silent angel in the adoring eyes of her Daddy. He’s the only person who understands her, and all Hanna wants is to live happily ever after with him. But Mommy stands in her way, and she’ll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good. Meet Suzette. She loves her daughter, really, but after years of expulsions and strained home schooling, her precarious health and sanity are weakening day by day. As Hanna’s tricks become increasingly sophisticated, and Suzette's husband remains blind to the failing family dynamics, Suzette starts to fear that there’s something seriously wrong, and that maybe home isn’t the best place for their baby girl after all. My Thoughts: What would you do if you wanted nothing more out of life than

Hanging Around the Blogs (1)

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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 so here's a recap of some great posts you may have missed while you were out living your life. Creepy Facelift Chuckles Book Cave has a creepy new look and I adore it. Check it out at  Chuckles Book Cave . Review Char's Horror Corner reviews the audiobook version of  Cockblock by CV Hunt   Review Jen @ Book Den reviews Grady Hendrix's newest release.  We Sold Our Souls Review Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy has a horror book to recommend. It's about Bram Stoker and it doesn't contain vampires! The Night Crossing by Robert Masello Readalong The Ladies of Horror Fiction have announced their first readalong for Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier starting November 4. Read all the details  https://ladiesofhorrorfiction.com/2018/09/23/lohfreadal

Books from the Backlog: Lizzie Borden by Elizabeth Engstrom

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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  Lizzie Borden by Elizabeth Engstrom .    It's been so long that I can't even remember when I bought this book but I believe  it was one of the books I bought on my daily lunch break at the used book store back in the 90's. It gets a 3.59 average rating over at Goodreads and my one friend who read it gave it four stars and said READ IT!! so I should probably read it soonish. The Goodreads Blurbage: "Lizzie Borden took an axe . . ". Or did she? One hundred years ago, Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally murdered. Their youngest daughter Lizzie was arrested and tried for the killings and--shockingly to many--was found innocent. Why did I

Horror Review: Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry

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Sometimes trying an author again works out! Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry Horror Fiction Released January 2009 Amazon  |  Goodreads  | Better World Books   When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there's either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills... and there's nothing wrong with Joe Ledger's skills. And that's both a good, and a bad thing. It's good because he's a Baltimore detective that has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new taskforce created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can't handle. This rapid response group is called the Department of Military Sciences or the DMS for short. It's bad because his first mission is to help stop a group of terrorists from releasing a dreadful bio-weapon that can turn ordinary people into zombies. The fate of the world hangs in the balance...  My Thoughts: I listened to this story on audio and I didn

Bad Call: A Summer Job on a New York Ambulance by Mike Scardino

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This book is so gross and so irresistible! Bad Call by Mike Scardino True Story Released July 2018 Amazon  |  Goodreads  | Better World Books   An adrenaline-fueled read that will stay with you long after you turn the final page. BAD CALL is a memoir about working on a New York City ambulance in the 1960s.  Bad Call is Mike Scardino's visceral, fast-moving, and mordantly funny account of the summers he spent working as an "ambulance attendant" on the mean streets of late-1960s New York. Fueled by adrenaline and Sabrett's hot dogs, young Mike spends his days speeding from one chaotic emergency to another. His adventures take him into the middle of incipient race riots, to the scene of a plane crash at JFK airport and into private lives all over Queens, where New Yorkers are suffering, and dying, in unimaginable ways. Learning on the job, Mike encounters all manner of freakish accidents (the man who drank Drano, the woman attacked by rats, the man who inf

Horror Review: Some of Your Blood by Theodore Sturgeon

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This is a retro review just in time for the spooky season! Some of Your Blood by Theodore Sturgeon Horror Fiction Released May 2012 Amazon  |  Goodreads  | Better World Books   Named one of the Top 40 Horror Books of All Time by the Horror Writers Association, Theodore Sturgeon's dark and foreboding look at the vampire myth was an instant classic when it was originally published. Army psychiatrist Philip Outerbridge receives a confidential folder containing the letters, memos, and transcripts for a young soldier named George Smith--a quiet young man with a terrible past and a shocking secret. As Outerbridge conducts George's therapy, he gradually discovers the truth about George's traumatic childhood, his twisted romance with an older woman named Anna, and the unusual obsession George keeps hidden from the world. With the masterful touch that earned him the Hugo and Nebula awards, Theodore Sturgeon creates a character of both unsettling violence and irresistible

Rebecca Readalong at Ladies of Horror Fiction

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This should be a lot of fun! Will you join us over at Ladies of Horror Fiction?  Click on the pic above for more details.

All The Horror Reviewers You Will Ever Need

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An Easy Guide to Locating Horror Reviews Without Losing Your Mind Are you a reader looking for scary book recommendations? Are you an author needing some reviews? Well, look no further than this list right here. These are the people you need to know. They live and breathe horror and LOVE to talk about it all over the internet. Please know that this list is a work in progress. I will be adding more names and social media links as they are submitted. If you find an active blog/booktube/bookstagrammer that  reviews horror fiction regularly  (at least 50% horror fiction) have them submit  a link to the blog/website  in the comments. Feel free to share this post but please credit me as the originator of the list. I will also be checking it every month or so to remove inactive blogs and those who have switched their focus from horror to other genres.  If you do not review at least one true horror novel a month you will be removed from the list.  If I have to dig for pages to find a horro

Flash Sale: The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories by Angela Carter

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The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories  by  Angela Carter Do you remember when I said I was searching for a book for the Ladies of Horror Fiction Challenge? I found bins of books I forgot I owned but couldn't find the one book I was tracking down. Well, THAT BOOK WAS THIS ONE AND IT'S $2.95 @ Audible today. And, yes, I am screaming with joy! Go get yours now. The sale ends at midnight tonight. Blurbage: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories is a titillating series of dark, sensual and fantastical stories, inspired by well-known fairy tales and folklore.  Dissatisfied with the unrealistic portrayal of women in these legendary fables, Carter turns them on their head, introducing subversively dark, sensual and gothic narratives.  Breathing new and unexpected life into favourite childhood characters such as Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard and Beauty and the Beast, Carter shocks, seduces and amuses the listener with her unique, iconic and surrealist reimagini

Friday Reads!

#FridayReads Nearly finished @RobertMcCammon 's THE LISTENER & it is most definitely a 5 ⭐️ read. 1/3 of the way through @JohnEverson 's THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY which should be done by now for a buddy read but people won't leave me alone! Next up is @mbcollings 's PREDATORS! pic.twitter.com/aHnp6GzTHs — barksbknonsense 👻 (@barksbknonsense) September 14, 2018 It's all horror all the time around here lately but it's officially Halloween season, right? What are your weekend plans? 

Books from the Backlog: Heart Beast by Tanith Lee

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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 Heart Beast by Tanith Lee .   I have had this book in my tbr since the 90's. Yeah, wish I were kidding. Goodreads gives it a 3.51 and my two Goodreads friends who have read it give a 3. I'm torn. It sounds promising but the reviews make it sound like it has some of identity issue. It's a fantasy, then it's a horror novel and there's some romantic stuff mixed in there. I assume I have no issues with any of that so I may love it but it sounds like a very descriptive sort of read and I have to be in a certain kind of mood for that.  The Goodreads Blurbage: In the streets of the sukh, Daniel Vehmund moves among snake charmers and dagger jugglers. Wanted f

Horror Review: The Mouth of the Dark by Tim Waggoner

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This is book CRAZY but I liked it. I liked it quite a bit. The Mouth of the Dark by Tim Waggoner Horror Fiction Released September 2018 Amazon  |  Goodreads  | Flame Tree Press  | Better World Books Jayce’s twenty-year-old daughter Emory is missing, lost in a dark, dangerous realm called Shadow that exists alongside our own reality. An enigmatic woman named Nicola guides Jayce through this bizarre world, and together they search for Emory, facing deadly dog-eaters, crazed killers, homicidal sex toys, and – worst of all – a monstrous being known as the Harvest Man. But no matter what Shadow throws at him, Jayce won’t stop. He’ll do whatever it takes to find his daughter, even if it means becoming a worse monster than the things that are trying to stop him. FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launching in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.  My Th

Audiobook Review: The Nightmare Room by Chris Sorensen

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I'm running this review again to add my audiobook experience notes. The Nightmare Room by Chris Sorensen Horror Fiction Released January 2018 Amazon  ♦  Goodreads A boy in a basement, a man in a booth and a darkness that threatens to swallow them both... New York audiobook narrator Peter Larson and his wife Hannah head to his hometown of Maple City to help Peter's ailing father and to put a recent tragedy behind them. Though the small, Midwestern town seems the idyllic place to start afresh, Peter and Hannah will soon learn that evil currents flow beneath its surface. They move into an old farmhouse on the outskirts of town—a house purchased by Peter's father at auction and kept secret until now—and start to settle into their new life. But as Peter sets up his recording studio in a small basement room, disturbing things begin to occur—mysterious voices haunt audio tracks, malevolent shadows creep about the house. And when an insidious presence emerges from