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"Dark, sadistic, twisted, demented, disturbing, and with an ending that holds no punches. This my friends is a horror masterpiece...." (Joey's Horror Corner)

"So it's a love story then? Well if you regard love as dark, twisted and violently vengeful then this is the sort of romance that will appeal to you - it certainly appealed to me." (Stuart Anderson, UK Horrorscene)

HAIR AND BLOOD MACHINE is a noir, pulp thriller. It is a romance from the heart of hell. Johnny Brendan is a small town youth recovering from the loss of his parents. After suffering a psychotic breakdown, Johnny tries to rebuild his life and sanity. He goes to a carnival where he meets Cleadosia, The Gorilla Girl. Clea is a beautiful but hard and cold carnie with her own secrets. Clea sees the dark potential in Johnny, and she helps him unleash his violent inner demons on the town. This audio presentation features the polished and expanded version of the tale.

©2020 Terry M. West (P)2020 Terry M. West

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Kindred Spirits Bound By Darkness

One thing I have found listening to Terry M West is that you never know what type of story you are going to get. This one is perfect case in point. Have to admit the cover and title really are what made me want to listen to the story. Cleadosia definitely doesn't disappoint at all and really is the star of the story. Johnny was a great character, but, the darkness and sexiness of Cleadosia really outshines the issues Johnny has. The story is truly a love story made in hell and I would say the lesson learned is to be careful of who you fall in love or become infatuated with. A.J. Carter did a good job with the narration. I really enjoyed his different character voices and especially the carny voices. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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Two dark souls get together

What happens when a darkness lurks inside you? Do you want embrace it? Hide it? Indulge it secretly in small bits? Terry west answers that question here in this story. In this case though there are two kindred dark hearted people who will show just how a darkness can be grown, nurtured and developed. Enjoy this twisted tale. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator or publisher

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Not really a "romance"

I love horror and I love romance, so when this was touted as a "romance from hell", I was all over it but sadly that's not what it was. Granted this is a very short story and could very easily be from an anthology as it just has that "I was given a topic and wrote a quickie" type vibe but I digress. It starts with Johnny who is having a very hard time dealing with the death of his parents and decides to recreate some of his childhood memories by going to a classic carnival that is passing through. Johnny is having a fun time and is captivated by a slideshow attraction with a beautiful mysterious lady but all goes to hell in a hand basket (as my grandma used to say) when a local bully decides to pick on poor Johnny. Talk about a psycho on psycho on psycho action. It's a classic tale of who's the biggest hidden baddie and reminds me more of a twilight zone episode where everything is not what they seem. Not really horror or scary, just "ummmmm ok well there's that." kinda thing.