Tuesday, April 1, 2014




Mandy DeGeit is my Woman In Horror today! Mandy does many things. Complexity is as much a part of her life as writing horror tales. There are two things we share, other than our love for tales of the Dark. She changed her name around a tad and discovered she was the only author with her condensed name. I changed mine a lot and found the same thing. The other thing is she is a chef in training and I was a chef at one time. Just thought I'd get that out of the way so it doesn't come up in the middle of discussing the great way in which she is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the craft. To say her tales are gritty would be an understatement. And her eclectic tales are nothing short of totally refreshing. Don't we get tired from the same stories force-fed to us from certain authors? I know I do. None of that from Mandy.

Mandy is trying to put a finger on what it is she writes. She says some of her tales are creepy, horror, bizarro, creepy comedy, and more. Let's use a new genre named by me which encompasses these things and more. We will call it Great. Genre blending is becoming the norm, rather than the exception now, and I say, "It's about time!" Why should a horror tale contain no sex, for example? Who made that rule? It sure wasn't me. People don't make love before they are torn to shreds or scared to death? Yeah, right. If that's the case, why is fifty shades of decay doing so well? Mandy has a great story there. She knows about pushing the boundaries and writing what she wants to write. Unfettered genre restrictions make for better stories because the author thinks about the story and not any guidelines. Mandy has found this to be the truth early in her career.

With Mandy, there is no complaining about the injustices shown to women horror authors. She has another mission in mind: to write her stories the best she knows how. Let her readers decide what they like to read. That, my friends, will be one of her tales for sure. She has longer pieces on the way, and I am sure they will be every bit as controversial, mind bending, and satisfying as her short stories.

Mandy DeGeit is a Woman In Horror!

Blaze McRob

My name Mandy J. De Geit.
I dropped the "J" and smashed the De Geit together after my first story was published and I realized more words in my name meant the longer my autograph would be... Chalk it up to either time management or laziness, they're both pretty much the same.
I live in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I've lived here since 1999 I think, it's been awhile anyways. Home for me was originally Timmins, Ontario, it's a little town up four hours north of North Bay. *(I'm hoping to be the next big thing from Timmins, put it on the map for something else other than that Shania girl.)
I chose to make Ottawa my home, for the last... 13 years or so. I'm kinda gypsy-like/nomadic and I don't like staying put for too long, but aside from travelling around Canada and the US, I haven't strayed too far from Ottawa... yet.
I have a few things under my writing belt now, but it all started with She Makes Me Smile, in May 2012.
*(I should add here that a lot has happened regarding my short story She Makes Me Smile. It went from published to pulled to self-published and well... It'll be easier if you just see my blog for more information. Otherwise, SMMS can be found here on Amazon, along with a few of my other stories.)
You can find a full list of publications here. http://mandydegeit.wordpress.com/publications/
At the moment, I call myself an author of creepy fiction as I'm not sure how else to explain what I write. I try to write about things that just might happen. I write more about the darkness that resides inside people around us, the secrets our friends might carry or the things that people close to us think about and are capable of. There's really no category for that yet so creepy fiction works for me for now. I see myself heading off into other genres, such as bizarro and comedy, but I'll always come back to horror.
Thanks stopping by, happy reading!

Fifty Shades of Decay by DeMarco, Guy Anthony, Ethridge, Benjamin Kane, Rosamillia, Armand and Marquitz, Tim (Feb 17, 2013)

Book Description

February 17, 2013
**Mature Audiences Only**

What's sexy about zombies? 51 authors answered that question with wild, weird, and titillating tales. From love during the apocalypse, to love that goes beyond the grave and back again, to love that well, never dies, you'll find these pages filled with desires demanding to be fufilled, hungers to be slaked, and lovers who won't let a little thing like death (or undeath) come between them. Do zombies need sex as much as they need brains? What would you do to bring a lover back from the dead? What if you survived the apocalypse only to find yourself alone and sexually frustrated?

Light some candles, put on some mood music, and cozy up with 50 Shades of Decay. The zombie sexpocalypse has begun...

4.0 out of 5 stars A myriad of stories!, March 15, 2013
This review is from: Fifty Shades of Decay (Kindle Edition)
First, I want to reiterate, this book is rated MA for a reason. This is not a book for the squeamish either! With fifty-one different authors, there is plenty of variety in this collection. And while some were able to gross out the best of 'em, (me), there were others that ... dare I say ... touched me with sincerity and possibly a bit of romanticism. And then there were others that were just plain hot. :)

If you enjoy zombies, and can handle a fair amount of guts, gore and ... other parts ... then I suggest a read. With fifty-one stories, there's bound to be a couple for everyone's taste! 

50 Secret Tales of the Whispering Gash: A Queefrotica by Jason Wayne Allen, Garrett Cook, Justin Grimbol and Michael Allen Rose (Nov 18, 2013) The best in Bizarro fiction were challenged to write stories and poems that included vaginal flatulence, and take it seriously. The results are hilarious, horrifying, weird, and even poetic. Contributors include: Ellie Church-INTRODUCTION Justin Grimbol-PUSSY BEAR AND THE TIME MACHINE Garrett Cook-AND YOU TOLD ME AGAIN YOU PREFER HANDSOME MEN Justin Grimbol(writing as Pussy Bear)-LISTEN TO OUR CREEPY SEX SOUNDS Christy Leigh Stewart-PLAYBOY Kevin Strange-SLEEP NOW, SINNER J.W. Wargo-NATURE BOMB D.F. Noble-SHE'S FULL OF STARS Gina Dentata-A LITTLE QUEEF Alex S. Johnson-JAYFACED Brian Williams-L'ODEUR DE L'AMOUR Jimmy Pudge-THE PUSSY WHISPERER Michael Allen Rose-THE SOUND OF HER Anastasia Quinn-THE AIR BETWEEN US Stephan Imri-Knight -EROTOPHOBIAN TRENCH COAT Justin Grimbol-THE PILLOW HUMPER Michael H. Antonio-MY LIPS ARE SEALED Jess Gulbranson- CASSOULETTE Mark Allen Berryhill-TAKING CARE OF CHLOE Philip LoPresti-THE FLUX Craig Mullins-STITCHES, STAPLES, AND S.T.Ds Charie D. La Marr-THANK YOU Justin Grimbol-FINGER WIGGLE SESSION Brent Michael Kelley-QUEEF STAR SIX Viva La Muerte-THE QUEEF THIEF Mandy DeGeit-I AM BUT A BALLOON Andrea de Fonseca-FOURTEEN SECONDS Michael LeSueur-SNOW WOMEN Spike Marlowe-THE MUSICIAN Nick Cato-HERS IS A LUSH SITUATION David Anderson-CUTTING THE CHEESE Jason Wayne Allen-ALPHA PUSSY FIGHT! FIGHT! Pussy Bear-THAT'S THE STUFF

 Comedy and Cause By Sandra Hovious on February 10, 2014

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Lots of good humor. Each story makes you want to read another. Love the cover and the cause. It's an original.


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A Quick Bite of Flesh: An Anthology of Zombie Flash Fiction by Robert Helmbrecht, Jay Wilburn, T. Fox Dunham and Tori L. Ridgewood (Oct 1, 2012)A Quick Bite of Flesh is an outstanding collection of 54 bite-sized tales of zombie goodness. Stories of terror, sadness, adventure, revenge and betrayal. Whether you like your zombie stories terrifying, humorous, or bizarre, you will find plenty to love in this collection. Stories by Terry Alexander, Jason Andrew, Michael H. Antonio, Mary Ann Back, Rose Blackthorn, H.G. Bleackley, Rebecca L. Brown, Charles Colyott, Alyn Day, Mandy DeGeit, Deborah Drake, T. Fox Dunham, Kris Freestone, Aaron Gudmunson, Tara Fox Hall, Dane Hatchell, Janet Joyce Holden, David James Keaton, Ken MacGregor, John McCarthy, Fi Michell, Joe Mogel, Doug Murano, Jennifer Paquette, Lucy Pireel, Joseph Polega, Tori L. Ridgewood, Suzanne Robb, Armand Rosamilia, Cinsearae S., Mark Scioneaux, Matthew Smallwood, Rebecca Snow, Tony Southcotte, Cameron Suey, Emily Vater, Edd Vick, Steve Voelker, D. Alexander Ward, L.E. White, Sheri White, William Whorton, Jay Wilburn, Matthew Wilson, Robert S. Wilson, and Wol-vriey.

By J. Walters on September 25, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
I bought this book on impulse and am so glad I did. With the Halloween season coming up, 'A Quick Bite of Flesh' kicked it off and left me with a hunger for BRAINS! I am still shaking off the goose bumps. The fact that it is an anthology means that you can read a story on break, between classes, or while going to the bathroom (yep! I said it). If you have a hunger for brains, flesh and good writing then 'A Quick Bite of Flesh: An Anthology of Zombie Flash Fiction' is a must buy. 

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Zombie! Zombie! Brain Bang! by Noble, D.F., Hayes, David, Tepe, K.M. and Degeit, Mandy (Nov 7, 2012)

Book Description

November 7, 2012
WHAT IF... zombies were the worst customers to ever enter a fast food restaurant? WHAT IF... the only thing saving you from a zombie horde is a suit of cute little babies? WHAT IF... you traveled through time to see a great pair of tits but ended up kicking off the zombie apocalypse? WHAT IF... all those dead pets came back with a hunger for human flesh? Twelve of the most bizzare zombie stories you'll ever read, all jam packed into one delicious, ultra-violent book, Zombie! Zombie! Brain Bang! is guaranteed to suck out your brains and chomp on your guts while you scream with delight.
5.0 out of 5 stars Warning: Soccer Moms may die immediately upon reading November 27, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Zombie! Zombie! Brain Bang!, is, to my knowledge, the first Bizarro Zombie anthology. There have been plenty of ZOMBIE anthos, but never something this specifically entrenched in the writing style of the Bizarro Author. Sure there have been Bizarro zombie tales told before (Mellick, Pierce) but they have never been glued together into a zany collection of different voices and authors (crazy, the lot of them).

D.F. Noble's BABY ARMOR is the star of this anthology, which is why the illustration on the cover is dedicated to this `gem'. I'm using the term GEM loosely, due to the large amount of babies murdered during this story. One baby even gets used as Ninja Nunchucks! I love the QUANTUM LEAP tie in as well, I always thought that show could use a little more baby killing. Seeing "Al" again was a treat. This story hunts down all the Sacred Cows, and makes them into juicy, squishy, delicious burgers.

I also really liked PLAY PLACE, the character development and writing were excellent and it reminded me of the time I spent as a young lad working at McDonald's. I always secretly wished my manager would die in a horrific accident, and here that wish gets fulfilled. Thanks, Mike Lombardo!

FLUSH invoked "zombie fish" anthologies like the DEAD BAIT series, so if you are into that kind of thing, I would recommend this book just for that story alone. Great imagery, a nice build up, and excellent gore. Speaking of that, this anthology has plenty of F'Bombs and gore to go around... it doesn't wimp out and punches you right in the windpipe.

THE JOB plays chicken with BABY ARMOR as the most offensive story here, but ultimately veers off of a cliff before BABY ARMOR blinks. Still, for sheer Soccer Mom killing ability (I can imagine one picking up this book and just immediately exploding) THE JOB gets the job done.

I've got a question for you. Do you like rocket powered wheel chairs? Do you feel that Red Necks can and should build time machines? Obese women your bag? Look no further, because ZOMBIES OF EAST JESUS was written just for you (and me). Jason Wayne Allen takes us on an unpredictable roller coaster ride in this story, and like O.Z., the books first tale, both stories end up on God's doorstep. And both have rockets. ZOMBIES OF EAST JESUS is like a fine Bizarro Bisque, creamy violence mixed in with fun zombie mayhem and time travel. I must also say that the Author manages to depict white trash rednecks in a disturbingly accurate way, and the nifty white-trash-isms that litter the story constantly cracked me up.

In closing, Zombie! Zombie! Brain Bang! delivers quite a gut punch. And a nut kick. I foresee some kind of mass Soccer Mom disappearance on the local news. 

Mistresses of the Macabre by Michelle, Lori and (T.M.), Mahella (Feb 19, 2013)

Book Description

February 19, 2013
We are women. We are different. On the outside, we are warm, strong and nurturing. On the inside, however, we are relentless when holding a grudge and quick to use it to our advantage if the need calls. Though we may seem cheerful, our layers of anguish go far beyond those any man can begin to imagine. We are cursed but always fight back. We are fragile, but never weaker. We hold our own private hell internally and only let it unleash when we are wronged. And you better make sure you aren't the one in our path. Eighteen tantalizing tales of terror that are sure to ensnare you. Stories from Diane Arrelle, Alanna Belak, Chantal Boudreau, Nadia Boulberhane, Mandy DeGeit, Magnolia Erdelac, Erin Eveland, Lindsey Beth Goddard, Nikki Hopeman, Hollis Jay, Charlotte Jones, Suzie Lockhart, Dawn Napier, Amanda Nethers, Joanna Parypinski, Suzanne Robb, Kelli A. Wilkins, and Melissa Clare Wright. You will become tangled in our woven web of storytelling. We are different. We are women.
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Collection of Horror Stories!! March 30, 2013
I was given a copy of this book by a friend, and I'm glad she sent it to me! I didn't know what to expect, but as I began with the Introduction by Angel Leigh McCoy, I was immediately hooked. I usually hate Introductions, because a lot of the time they bore me. I end up only reading half a page or so, then skip the Introduction, and just move on to the book. The Introduction in Mistresses of the Macabre is incredible. Heartbreaking, educational, eye-opening; the Introduction in this book is exactly what it should be: an Introduction to the stories, and the overall theme and tone of the tales held inside. There is a common voice in all these tales. These are stories written by women, but not necessarily only for women to read. These stories are all dark, horrific and entertaining. Any lover of the Horror genre will enjoy these stories. I can't single out a favorite, and I don't want to. I can honestly say that I liked every single story in this collection, and that is a rare occurrence. There were no stories in this anthology that I disliked. They each hold their own, and I was riveted and hooked by every story, from beginning to end. I stayed up well into the early morning hours reading this book, because I couldn't stop. I read the entire thing in one sitting, which is also rare. When I was done, I was disappointed, because I wanted more! I'm hoping Dark Moon Books will put out a second anthology, Mistresses of the Macabre II. If they do, I will be one of the first in line to order it. I highly recommend this book. You won't regret it! 

She Makes Me Smile by Mandy DeGeit, Kelli Owen and Robert Ford (May 23, 2012)

Book Description

May 23, 2012
Everyone wants to be happy, but some of us are willing to go further than others.

Do you know who your friends are?

Happiness is subjective. What makes you smile?


What do you do when a short story you submitted to a publisher has been altered beyond recognition? Adding story points that were not previously there, changing character genders, and inserting typographical errors into the title? You get your story back and publish it the way it was meant to be seen, which is what Mandy DeGeit has done here. However, she's decided to do even more than just that. In her own words:

50% OF EVERY SALE will be put away in order to pay all the authors who were in Cavalcade of Terror $25 and a contributor’s copy of the now defunct Cavalcade of Terror, for their stories. The rest of the money will be used for hiring a contract lawyer based in Massachusetts to look over other contracts that may have been butchered by three certain presses.

For the full story, please read Mandy's blog.

5.0 out of 5 stars Friend or Enemy April 9, 2013
By Jenn
Format:Kindle Edition
We have all heard the saying ' Keep your friends close and your enemies closer' but what happens when your friend is an unknown enemy? This short story lets you find out the answer to that very question. When the friends in this story spend time together it is more out of respect and caring for one another. Even though one has to battle to make people think that she can feel anything at all the other is always there for her with kindness and support, but when things start to go wrong there is no stopping the events that must unfold.
With this being a short it is really hard to leave a review without giving anything away but I can tell you once you start reading it and the details start to unfold you will not be able to put it down. 

Dark Eclipse #22 - The Dark Moon Digest e-Monthly by Stan Swanson and Lori Michelle (Apr 30, 2013)

Book Description

April 30, 2013



The Seven Year Promise
short story by James C. Simpson
short story by John Hunt
Down the Goblin Hole
short story by Rick D. Maloy
short story by Aaron F. Runyon
The Flight
short story by Mandy DeGeit
137 Revolutions
flash fiction by Franz Bidinger III
The Man and the Snake
classic short story by Ambrose Bierce


Dr. Strange Jenner
column by Manny Frishberg
Book Talk
a different type of review by Kurt Reichenbaugh
The Chimerical Dark
column by Sean M Davis
Bits of the Dead
column by Jay Wilburn
column by Nicholas Paschall


Luwanda Dipton
poem by Gary G. McGrew
Light and Shadow
poem by A.J. Huffman
Tom Foolery
poem by Gerry Griffiths



This Only Happens In The Movies by Mandy DeGeit and Robert Ford (Oct 10, 2012)

Book Description

October 10, 2012
By society’s standards, Brad Kempt was a loser.

Physically unattractive, emotionally stunted and the brunt of everyone’s cruel taunting, Brad ekes through life as best he can.

When the beautiful and amicable Sarah moves in next door, Brad finally finds something to focus his attention on.

But that sort of attention isn’t always a good thing…


Story length: Novelette
Word count: 10689

5.0 out of 5 stars twist in the tale April 15, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
A short novella, brilliantly written. Clean and with no errors that I can spot, which is always a bonus!
Short and snappy, with a great ending.
The main characters have good depth and you really care about them.

A new author to me I am hoping to gather more by her. 

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