Snafu Fubar: Nothing Heroic by Bob Dixon

Snafu Fubar: Nothing Heroic

By: Bob Dixon
Pages: 138
Published on: September 20, 2016
Snafu Fubar: Nothing Heroic by Bob Dixon

*****WARNING***** If you are easily offended, then this is NOT the book for you. Please put it down and back away slowly. However, if you have a warped sense of humor, please read on. In the town of Lost Hope, Florida reside two heroes unlike any others. These champions of justice go by the names of Snafu Fubar and General Nuisance. Nightly they patrol their fine city to protect it from evil's grasp. And by 'patrol' we mean they sit on a porch, appropriately nicknamed 'The Fucking Nuisance Cave', drinking beers, smoking cigars, and talking about sex.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Also by this author: Mouch and Company: The Dream Psychic

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Snafu Fubar is a ridiculous book. Seriously. It’s ridiculously hilarious. Absolutely unique in every imaginable way, this book will keep you shaking your head and laughing at the same time. If you are easily offended, please don’t bother with this book. It’s not for you. It is in no way possible meant to be taken seriously, so please only read it if you have a good sense of humor. You will never see this book in Oprah’s book club, but it is definitely worth the read for a few hours of toilet humor (which is my favorite kind).


Snafu Fubar and General Nuisance are the epitome of offensive douchebags, but for some reason, are loveable at the same time. Cigars, sex, and booze are their main interests but have convinced themselves they are somehow protecting their town. They really are a hot mess. They are definitely what you would consider “unlikely heroes”


To be honest, these guys remind me of people I knew growing up, but I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not. I was raised on a military base, so there’s that lol. They are easy to relate to, and their conversations are pretty epic.


I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a good laugh.


5 fangs


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About Bob Dixon

Bob Dixon is a two-time Guinness World Record holder for the world's longest cartoon strip. He created and wrote a number of comic book titles for Pocket Change Comics, including Assassinette: The Mind Stalker, Psyco Duck, Jester's Dead, The Holy Knight, Riplash, Shadow Slasher, and Warzone 3719. Bob has written two children books titled Rooty the Tree Troll and Holiday Bunny. He Is the author of Mouch and Company: The Dream Psychic and A Tough Call. In addition, Bob is a certified special education teacher who works with children who have Autism and Intellectual Delays.

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To Scream Within a Dream by Eli Constant Release Day

To Scream Within a Dream

By: Eli Constant
Pages: 330
Published on: October 25, 2016
To Scream Within a Dream by Eli Constant Release Day

In dreams, we are free to believe in MONSTERS and MIRACLES.

This short story collection, however, is fraught with monstrosities and painfully lean on the miraculous.

For Eli Constant, all forms of life contain the capacity to become good or evil. “Castle in the Dark” is a keen portrayal of this—where an innocent child dies and merges into the afterlife, becoming a spirit focused on inflicting pain. Then there are also those things that were never alive, or… should not be alive. Like a ringing phone that is not as innocent as it seems and pressing ‘answer’ might be the end of everything. Or a town of resurrected people that are not content to wait and be exterminated, especially when their exterminators are also their creators.

The line between the present and the past, between the living and the not-so-living, is often unclear. That’s how it is in life. That’s how it is in art. In the longest story of this collection—“A History of Youth”—parent and child seek to understand one another. One wants the freedom to choose. The other wants to prevent mistakes from repeating. But it’s too late. It always seems to be too late.

To Scream within a Dream—call it nightmares or call it memories resurfaced—is a human psyche trying to understand the world. It is a response to the unimaginable. A desperate cry against the world’s horrors. A plea to satisfy the strange questions rattling about in the subconscious.

And when eyes flash open, after vivid photos of blood and oblivion, screams will not only ring out in the shadows of the mind, but also out into the darkness of reality.

Also by this author: Dead Trees 2, Dead Trees, Z Children

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It’s not often that I come across a book of short stories and enjoy every single story. To Scream Within a Dream by Eli Constant is definitely full of stories I enjoyed. Some of the stories, I’ve seen before and some are totally new to me.


The very first story, “Memories of Her are Dead”, I have read several times. It’s actually the first story I ever read by Constant. This story has really stuck with me. I keep reading it because for some reason, every time I do, I convince myself that it is going to end differently. It’s a very emotional story that just trips my mind out every time.


“The Devil’s Cell” is a pretty cool story. It’s a unique story for sure. Constant continues her streak of being able to gross me out in “My Body”. “Chick’n Soup for the Soul” was a vastly different story than I’ve ever read. It didn’t go how I thought it would at all. “A Precious Payment” is quite a sad story, and “Drowning in the Hazel” is the one story that made me go “Oh shit!”


“A History of Youth” is a story that will really get to you as a parent if you have kids. It’s one of those stories that most of us can relate to from when we were younger but makes us hope our kids don’t do the same sorts of things we did. As the mother of a teenage daughter, this story made some of my fears come to life. “The Mask Bleeds Obsidian” is another story that is drastically realistic and really touches your heart in a way that makes it tighten up in a good but uncomfortable way. This is a good thing by the way.


I don’t normally include things about individual stories when I write a review of a book like this, but each story in this book is incredibly unique from the other stories that I don’t think I could do it justice by writing a generic review. In my opinion, each story is the perfect length to give the reader enough info to know the story without having filler scenes. Several stories left me wanting to know what happens next, which I think is one of the signs of great storytelling.


I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for stories that will get to you, but don’t want stories that are long. I had a very hard time putting this book down between stories and I hope you will too.

5 fangs


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About Eli Constant

Eli Constant is a genre-jumping detail junkie, obsessed with the nature of humanity. She believes that there is beauty at the core of most everything, but that truly unredeemable characters create the best stories. Eli is the author of “Dead Trees,” “Dead Trees 2,” “Mastic,” “DRAG.N” and is a contributor to the charity anthology “Let’s Scare Cancer to Death.” (LSCtD: TW Brown, Editor | MayDecember Publications) | 100% sales proceeds go to the V Foundation, a leader in cancer research for the past twenty years).

Her works-in-progress include the final book in the Dead Trees Trilogy, a 3-author anthology exploring the psychosis of serial killers, a 6-author anthology exploring humanity in the face of hopelessness, the second companion novel to DRAG.N, and a zombie origins novel (this last work in progress comes as a huge surprise to Eli; she honestly thought she’d never write about zombies, but somehow, she fell down the zombie hole and couldn’t crawl out, or rather, didn’t want to crawl out). Keep posted on these upcoming publications by following Eli on social media (links below bio).

While completing coursework at USC-L, Columbia College, TAMU-CC, and George Mason University, Eli enjoyed a varied course load, but finally settled on Biology and focused on a career in lab research. She spent time in Texas volunteering at Flour Bluff Shrimp Mariculture Lab [and being paid in Pink Hawaiian Shrimp- which was, in a word, delicious.] and also spent time at NIH participating in an Animal Research Program in the Infectious Disease Dept. It took two years working in Histology/Pathology in Sterling, VA for Eli to realize she wanted to be a writer. She is still very interested in the Sciences and hopes to use her background knowledge effectively within her stories.

Eli lives in Virginia with her husband and two daughters. She is surrounded by battlefield country, farmland, and lakes. Currently, she spends her days being a devoted mother and, of course, writing. Eli feels fortunate that her marriage is one of real love and she thinks her children are the coolest people in the world. She also feels so lucky to have an extended family that is ever present with encouragement and kind words. Her other interests include art with a focus on charcoal medium, walking her American Foxhound Dottie, eating egg-drop, wonton soup from the local delivery place, and watching low-budget Sci-Fi movies with her awesome family.

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Halloween Party and Giveaways!



If you know anything about Andi or myself, you know Halloween is our Christmas. We love everything about it. I think it’s one reason I love the Horror genre as much as I do. Lucky for us, some of our favorite authors love Halloween as much as we do.


To celebrate Halloween, the folks over on Claire C. Riley’s fan page is hosting a crazy fun Halloween party on Facebook, complete with games, giveaways, prizes and all kinds of fun stuff.


Claire’s fan page Admins know how difficult it can sometimes be to attend these parties, so they decided that this party should go on all week long! This party is going until Halloween, so make sure you pop over and check it out. To go straight to the party, click this link: Halloween Mayhem


Be sure to stop by each day because there will be different things going on all the time!





About Claire C. Riley

Claire C. Riley is a USA Today and International bestselling author. She is also a bestselling British horror writer. Her work is best described as the modernization of classic, old-school horror. She fuses multi-genre elements to develop storylines that pay homage to cult classics while still feeling fresh and cutting edge. She writes characters that are realistic, and kills them without mercy. Claire lives in the United Kingdom with her husband, three daughters, and one scruffy dog.

Author of:
Odium The Dead Saga Series,
Odium Origins Series,
Limerence (The Obsession Series)
Thicker than Blood series,
& Shut Up & Kiss me,
Plus much more.


Some of Claire’s books

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Revenge by M. Stratton Release Day


By: M. Stratton
Genres: Psychological Thriller, suspense
Pages: 114
Series: The Night Club #2
Published on: October 25, 2016
Revenge by M. Stratton Release Day

Ten years plotting.
Ten years of waiting.
Ten years of patience and planning.
Finally, he would have his revenge.

But--there is another side.
A dark side.
Revenge can cloud your judgement.
Revenge can take over your life.
Revenge can take away the one thing you really want.

After the murder of his partner, Mick, and watching his Stormy yanked from his grasp, all Nutter could think about was making Bender hurt. He wanted to show him more than the pain he lived with each and every second of the day, he wanted Bender to be nothing but pain.

Without Mick by his side, Nutter expected to feel alone, without purpose--but something wonderful happened, instead. He found his focus. He found his Kitten, the one woman who could match his intelligence and his appetite for killing. Together, they could rule the world. All they had to do was fulfill Nutter’s plan for revenge.

This is one killer of a story...

Also by this author: Caught in the Storm, After the Storm, Caught in the Storm

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What a manipulative, sneaky bastard. Nutter truly lives up to his name once again in Revenge, by M. Stratton. I can’t get over just how sick and twisted he is and how Stratton continues to create new and disgusting ways to show just how revolting he is. I would suggest psychological help, but obviously, Nutter has already taken that route.


Continuing the story started in Bender, Stratton shows the reader just what our favorite nut bag (pun intended) has been up to, and what he is planning next when it comes to Stormy, whom he sees as “the one who got away.” Literally. Nutter has been locked up in a mental hospital for the last few years and we pick up right where he is being released.


One thing that drives me crazy about a sequel or series is when there has been a bit of time passing between each book’s release. I’m always worried that I will forget important parts of the story and not know what’s going on, resulting in my having to go back and re-read the previous book. Stratton does a great job of reminding the reader of what happened in the first book while not getting off track.


Revenge is very fast paced and while some things aren’t a huge surprise, there are plenty of things that are. The relationship between Nutter and his psychiatrist, Morgan. Morgan drives me a little bit crazy, which is ironic considering her occupation. For some reason, it drives me mad when someone calls someone his or her “lover.” I have no idea why, but she uses this phrase instead of a name and it makes me want to throat punch her. Their relationship vaguely reminds me of that of the Joker and Harley Quinn of the Batman Series.


Overall, this is a thrilling and exciting read. Stratton’s books never disappoint. Her books are all sick and disgusting in a good way. Each character is described in a way that makes them seem real, no matter how disturbing they are. I would recommend this book and series to anyone who likes a good psychological thriller and has a strong stomach.

5 fangs


Revenge releases tomorrow, October 25th, but is available now for pre-order. There is nothing like waking up to a new book on your e-reader! 🙂

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About M. Stratton

About the Author
M. Stratton is an International Amazon bestselling author in the romantic suspense and mystery suspense categories for her debut novel After the Storm. She is a self-proclaimed dork that loves to make people laugh and can trip over nothing. Her inner rock star is always on stage performing to a sold out crowd but is quiet and shy on the outside.

She lives with her husband and son in Arizona, which is a big difference from where she grew up north of Chicago Illinois. As an only child she learned to tell herself stories to make the long winters go by quicker while dreaming of summer vacations. Now as an adult she still makes up stories to pass the time, but now she writes them down to share with other people.

When not writing you can find M. watching football (Go Bears!), NASCAR, or classic movies, watching her husband and father restore classic cars, and seeing who can be sillier, her or her son, and of course reading.

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Freed by Amanda Carlson


By: Amanda Carlson
Genres: urban fantasy
Pages: 323
Series: Phoebe Meadows #2
Published on: September 20, 2016
Freed by Amanda Carlson

Phoebe Meadows has one thing on her mind: Free her mother.

For the last month, Phoebe has been training in the Valkyrie stronghold readying for battle. But when she stumbles into a secluded valley after a day of grueling practice, she’s given a dire prediction. Phoebe must leave the stronghold immediately with the aid of the giant, Junnal, to rescue her mother from the dark elves. If Phoebe fails, Leela will be transported to a place that can no longer be reached.

Leaving Fen behind threatens to undo her, but Phoebe stays true to the mission. Along the way, she allies with the god Baldur and an old white elf mage. Together, they storm the realm, and with the help of an angry wolf and her Valkyrie sisters, they just might stand a chance to free the valiant shieldmaiden.

But Phoebe soon learns that in order to save her mother, she might lose something too precious to sacrifice…

Also by this author: Aces Wild: Sin City Collectors, Ante Up, All In

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The Phoebe Meadows series is exciting, fun, and addictive. This is my first Valkyrie series, and I am thoroughly enjoying it every step of the way. The writing is what I have come to expect from Amanda Carlson and Freed sucked me in just as quickly as the first book, Struck, did.


Freed picks up about a month or so after Struck ended. I was worried that I had forgotten some of what was going on, but as usual, Carlson reminded me without rehashing the whole story. Phoebe’s main goal in this book is to free her mother from the dark elves. Every adventure Phoebe goes on feels like an epic quest, full of different supernatural elements and Norse mythology. I’ve learned quite a bit about the Norse beliefs just through this series already. Obviously, Carlson puts her own spin on things but doesn’t get so far off base to damage the basic principles of the stories.


One of the things I love about Amanda Carlson’s books is how strong and witty her female characters usually are. She really knows how to write strong women that while they enjoy having their men around, aren’t reliant on them to achieve their goals. There are no damsels in distress waiting for their princes to save them in her books.


Something that made me glad I’m not a Valkyrie was the description of the armor they wear. It all sounds super uncomfortable and stiff and makes bras seem like the most comfy things every created in comparison.


I love how Carlson incorporates the different mythological elements into her books while keeping them all interwoven in the story. They each rely on the other in some way, whether it is in a good way or bad. There always has to be a villain, so someone has to do it. I liked the introductions of Baldur and Callan. They were fun characters.


As usual, my only complaint is that it was over before I finished reading. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. It went far too quickly for me, but that’s my fault for reading so fast. At one point I even made a conscious effort to read slower just to make it last longer.


Overall, Freed is a very enjoyable  sequel to Struck and I can’t wait for the next book in the series. I would recommend this series to anyone with even a vague interest in Norse mythology or anyone who enjoys reading about strong women with a fun sense of humor.


5 fangs


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About Amanda Carlson

Amanda is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, with a BA in both Speech and Hearing Science & Child Development. She went on to get an A.A.S in Sign Language Interpreting and worked as an interpreter until her first child was born. She enjoys playing Scrabble to an unhealthy degree, shopping trips to Ikea and has a great weakness for tropical beaches. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband and three kids.

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