October 31, 2011
Deadite Press very kindly when I asked sent me three of their recent releases for review. The one that I’ve managed to read here and there in between other reads is Just Like Hell. Deadite Press when I searched for bizarro fiction a new interest of mine came up as one of the few publishers of bizarro. After a recent post on the subject I was told by bizarro fiction author Brandon Sands that Deadite is more horror. Oops my bad. Thanks to Brandon for clearing that up though the covers of the books should really have given it away having said that Just Like Hell starts with a novella that is horror no doubt and then finishes with a few stories that are more bizarre than horror so perhaps a mix. Either way a good read so call it what you will no matter really it’s good and that is what counts.
The novella Just Like Hell is about a group of jocks who learn that a teammate is gay. Holy mother of god gay! We must torture the shit out of him! And sadly they do in extreme detail. The story was excellent at setting your emotions aflame the injustice, the indignity, the just plain grossness of what was done will have you steamed. The revenge however left me disappointed it was well not very graphic and seriously after the torture that was done to the kid and his boyfriend I wanted specific details on what he did to those asshole jock friends of his. Maybe I’m bloodthirsty that way but damn that’s what revenge is or should be any way.
The bonus short stories were great and I really enjoyed them. My favorite was A Team Building Exercise though the others were also a great read. So those who like horror and may be interested in dipping a toe into bizarro waters I’d say check it out. I’d also like to mention that the cover for Just Like Hell is way more extreme than the actual stories are so for anyone who would hesitate for that reason don’t.
Just Like Hell was a good opener for me and I’m looking forward to checking out the others Deadite sent me.
October 31, 2011
Hope everyone get’s to enjoy the day and enjoy the sugar rush even more.
Please keep in mind the spooktacular giveaway is ending today at midnight so make sure you get those entries in.
I have a lot planned for the next couple months or more, I have so much planned it’s actually hard to keep track so I’m going to have to sit down and write out a schedule for all these posts. Yep that busy. Normally I just wing it or throw together posts in advance and then schedule one a day.
I have more giveaways coming up. Three for sure, two hops ( love them ) and one my own. In addition I will be taking part in quite a few book tours with author interviews and guest posts. Throw in book and toy reviews, periodic ramblings and you have a wacky crazy Jessica on your hands.
I’ve been thinking about asking some bloggers to guest post but I suspect they too are busy and would probably say no course I had also thought about just offering the chance to anyone to guest blog. I’m kinda curious what some of my readers would come up with. If anyone wants to participate email me and I’ll see what I think of the guest post. May be a good thing to try, I’m too tired/lazy to blog get someone else to do it lol
So there it is lot’s to look forward to in the future.
October 30, 2011
In my mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.
Got a few goodies this week. What did everyone else get?
From Jinky is Reading
I won Testimony by Anita Shreve. Sorry about the glare from the flash I seriously take crappy pics. Idk what to do and how to improve.
October 29, 2011
So the other place I blog for, ToysForSex.co now has an affiliate program. Sign up and link to them and earn bucks, dough, Benjamin’s, moola, $$$$$, cold hard cash people.
That’s right cash $ I know you love it and really who doesn’t want more of it? I’d sell my kidney if I could, I mean I have two I could live with one. Wonders if men feel the same way about their testicles. Hmmmmmm
So here it is, clicky the pic for the link to take you to the magical sign up place.
I expect you all to visit and check out the ToysForSex blog
. Come visit me there and Jess ( the other Jess ) and read our posts about sexy time and toys and all kinds of awesome things. Plus we have giveaways there frequently and who doesn’t like winning goodies?
October 28, 2011
Only Chuck could write a coming of age story in hell. Poor 13 year old Madison she’s got two celebrity parents and really that alone is hell but when she dies she ends up in one of the endless cages housing the many residents of hell. From dandruff avalanches, nail clipping mountains and endless oceans of sperm and perspiration, hell is a less than ascetically pleasing place.
Madison soon makes some friends very Breakfast Club like and away she goes making a name and place for herself in the fiery inferno that is her new home.
I enjoyed this book but as someone who has read other books by Chuck I would suggest for any new readers of his to instead go with Fight Club. Damned is good but not his greatest work and while it was good it had something missing that I just couldn’t put my finger on. I’d suggest for those wanting to check it out to just get it from the library as I did because while it may be worth reading keep that spot on your shelf for a book that you’ll reread Damned is fine as a one time go.