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JaySigler

JaySigler

Joined July 2018

Author of Train Thoughts and Unsettled - https://www.facebook.com/groups/AuthorJaySigler. I love all things horror!
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Hate Inexorable | Mike Duke
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Violent, brutal, and raw. Clocking in at just around 100 pages, events escalate and they escalate quickly; there is hardly any time to take a breath. This story is not for the faint of heart. And the most terrifying part about it for me is that I fear this could actually happen in the world we live in right now. So I do (highly) recommend that everyone read Hate Inexorable and take a few minutes to think about the state of our world today.

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Under Rotting Sky: Stories | Matthew V Brockmeyer
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This entire collection of stories is right up my alley - dark, gory, creepy horror. I highly recommend that you read this! #horror

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Monstrosity | Edward Lee
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Mehso-so

I had been hearing a lot about Edward Lee in various horror groups. The book was a fun read but it didn't quite live up to the hype I was expecting. There were some very convenient events happenings that felt borderline lazy writing, as well as repetitive-to-the-point-of-disinterest that had me wanting the book to just end. I do know there are other Lee books that have been highly praised so perhaps this was an exception rather than the norm.

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NOES was by far my favorite horror movie series growing up. I've watched parts 1-5 so many times that I couldn't even count them if you paid me. This book was a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Each part was around 70 pages, making it a quick read overall. I really wish part 3 would have stayed true to form as parts 1 & 2 were great. Overall, this was a really fun read for me. Long live Freddy Krueger!!!!

#horror
#NOES

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Wagon Buddy | Steve Stred
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I enjoyed this quick read by Steve Stred. To me, it felt larger than 93 pages. This is because you get a robust back story about the main character's childhood, coupled in with what is actually happening now. There is also an element of mystery around what this wagon buddy really is, which made me want to know more about it/them. Even if I never find out, I would love to have my own wagon buddy, so someone please tell me how to get one!

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Darkness Rising | Brian Moreland
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I thought this was a great horror story! Creepy Marty the poet, the songs, and the overall concept really resonated with me. It was the first Moreland I've ever read but if his other stuff is like this, count me in. #horror

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Depraved | Bryan Smith
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The things I really liked about this book balanced with the things that I didn't care for, averages my overall rating to a 3/5. It was a fun, wild ride! There was blood, gore, torture, murder, and more. It might not be for everyone, so be warned - not for the squeamish!

#horror

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I enjoyed my nostalgic trip down memory lane! It must have been ~25 years since I've read this through.

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Haunted Nights | Ellen Datlow, Lisa Morton
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I got this in a book swap and am so glad I did! In my opinion, every single story in this collection was 4 or 5 stars. Highly recommend! #horror #halloween

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Kind Nepenthe (First Printing) | Matthew V Brockmeyer
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I really enjoyed this book! I felt the characters were well developed and the way the story bounced from character to character flowed seamlessly. I definitely recommend reading this!

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Throttle | Joe Hill, Stephen King
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This took me a while to get into it, but then the story accelerated and I was hooked! I couldn't put it down until I was done.

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These poems are real, raw, and relatable. The imagery and ideas stick with you long after you finish the book. I've already gone back a few times to reread certain ones. Definitely read this book! #poetry

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Gilchrist | Christian Galacar
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I was immersed in the story from the get go. The writing had a very Stephen King feel to it, which makes me want to check out Mr. Galacar's other works. I felt the last ~100 pages of this 500 page beast didn't quite keep up with the same feel as the first 80% of the book. That's not to say it wasn't good, it just took on a different vibe; perhaps a bit more distant and immersive. I definitely recommend giving this a read! #horror #thriller

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This book read fast and I enjoyed the commentary on religion, social media, patriarchy, etc. within the story. The story itself wasn't quite was I was expecting and it didn't quite live up to the hype I'd been hearing, but I still liked it overall despite being left with a bunch of unanswered questions. #horror

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I really enjoyed this book and it was a quick read for me. I was expecting it to be a little more horror/scary but it turned out being more fun than anything. #horror

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Salvage: A Ghost Story | Duncan Ralston
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While indeed a ghost story, Salvage read more a like a mystery/thriller to me. That's simply to say it wasn't as "scary" as I was anticipating, but I still really enjoyed it! At times, it read slow for me, due to the well written, detailed descriptions. It picked up towards the end and held my attention throughout the entire book.

Side Note: The version I read included a short story from Gristle & Bone that seemed to be more my style.

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A Night in the Lonesome October | Roger Zelazny, Gahan Wilson
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I got this book as a gift in a Halloween book swap, and boy, am I glad I did! It took me a few pages to get into the rhythm and style of the story (Victorian, Poe, Lovecraft?) but then it hooked me. I love the creativity of both the story itself and the perspective form which it's told. The book is split into 32 chapters and it was suggested that I read one chapter every night during October, ending on Halloween. I plan to do just that next year.

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Island | Richard Laymon
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Solid 4 stars from me. I understand why certain people are turned off by the horny teenager vibe in this book, but that is basically how horny teenagers think so I didn't let it bother me. Island is the second Laymon book I've read and I am very interested in continuing to read his books.

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Sick House | Jeff Strand
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This was my first read by Jeff Strand but I will definitely be reading more! Right from the beginning I was hooked. About halfway through the book, the flow of the story took a different direction, favoring gory, gross, disgusting things happening. In my opinion, it was not a bad direction, just different from the first half, Those gory, gross, disgusting things were very imaginative and well described and kept me wanting to read until the end.

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Sick House | Jeff Strand
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Being a skeleton hurt like fuck.

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I have read a few of Shaun's other extreme horror books and Felo de Se is a great deviation from that genre. That is not to say Felo de Se isn't disturbing. It is, just in a different way. The blood and gore found in previous books was absent, and instead, chilling thoughts and feelings were spun up in my head. Great versatility in writing. The story itself is fundamentally sad, especially if you have ever been affected by a suicide in your life.

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Starting this one today!

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The Variant | Justin M Woodward
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What a great story! The Variant was a quick read simply because I was so invested in it. There were even times I made myself put it down just so I could digest everything that was happening. The relationship between Tyler and Nathan was well written and extremely relatable to me personally. I felt the story itself was original and well thought out.

Marilyncjackson Love the author signature ❤️ 10mo
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The Variant | Justin M Woodward
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Starting this today. I've been looking forward to it for a while!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 10mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻🤗 10mo
JaySigler Thank you! 10mo
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Funland | Richard Laymon
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Mehso-so

This was my first Laymon. I was really looking forward to liking this but there was just something about it that didn't sit right with me. I think it was that the relationships between the characters felt too fast and too forced. That said, Laymon's writing style is one I did enjoy. The book didn't drag that much and I was interested throughout the story. I will definitely be reading more of him!

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Train Thoughts | Jay Sigler
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If anyone is interested, Justin and I will be doing a LIVE round table discussion tonight 7-8pm CST. It's surely going to get ridiculous!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/992360417610927/

Train Thoughts and Tamer Animals are each only 99 cents this week as well!

#TrainThoughts #TamerAnimals #horror #thriller #horrorbooks #whenauthorsdrink #comehaveadrinkwithus

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Funland | Richard Laymon
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Starting my next read! First Laymon for me. Looking forward to it \m/

#horrorbooks #horror #laymon

MStew Sweet!!!! This will be my first too!! 11mo
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Tamer Animals | Justin M. Woodward
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Four kids sneak away on a camping trip to let loose and not have to deal with their everyday lives. What they instead end up having to deal with though, is something no one should ever have to face.

Tamer Animals is an excellent coming of age story and an enjoyable read from start to finish. I could not put this book down! Watch out for the Goatman!!

Constant.reader1408 Amazing book. 1mo
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Tamer Animals | Justin M. Woodward
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I'm super excited to start this today! I'm hoping to finish it by Saturday since Justin and I will be doing a live virtual round table this Saturday with Spilling Ink.

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Train Thoughts | Jay Sigler
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Book signing event today for Train Thoughts! #TrainThoughts #horrorbooks #thrillers

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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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JaySigler @trioxin_sematary - here ya go! 11mo
trioxin_sematary That's awesome sai! 👍😃 ...and that cover is so retro, long days and pleasant nights!! 😍👌 11mo
MStew Sweet pic! 11mo
JaySigler Thanks guys! 11mo
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Monster | Matt Shaw, Michael Bray
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About to get my Monster on! #extremehorror #horrorbooks

phantomx I didn't find Matt Shaw's first book too frightening, I've read a bit of his other works, but they don't seem to spark much of an interest for me. However, what do you find most interesting in Shaw's writing style in horror? 10mo
JaySigler I've only read one other by him and liked Monster better. I'm still formulating an opinion :) 10mo
phantomx Returning back to read Shaw's first book, I'm compelled to read his other books, especially Monster. Are there any hardcore horror novels (or general horror novels) you recommend to read? 8mo
JaySigler I enjoy Tim Miller and Shaun Hupp - I've read a few by each of them and they are pretty hardcore. In general, I've been getting into Laymon a bit more and want to check out J.F. Gonzalez (Survivor specifically). 8mo
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Train Thoughts | Jay Sigler
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It's my first post so I figured my book, Train Thoughts, would be a good one :) It is a suspenseful horror thriller about a man who goes insane hunting the killer of his wife.

#TrainThoughts #suspenseful #horror #thriller #horrorbooks

RaimeyGallant Cool cover. And a belated welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 11mo
Chelleo Great pic and first post! Welcome! 11mo
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