Monday, May 19, 2014

CHRISTY LEIGH STEWART - WOMAN IN HORROR!










Christy Leigh Stewart is my Woman In Horror today! How the Hell am I going to even come close to telling anyone anything about the complexities of this gifted woman? I'm not. Christy's words will have to do that for you, and even there, you will be so blown away, you'll still be at a loss. Okay, so everyone is confused now and wondering what I'm up to. I'm up to nothing other than what I always do when I talk about Women In Horror. I give you women on the cutting edge of horror, women who are unique and have words to share with you. If this is not Christy, you are not getting the point. She is her own person and dares to tell her stories in her own way.

Let's take Accessible Love Stories, for example. This is a great book. The thing that comes first to my mind is the fact that this is a book of short stories by authors telling it the way it is, real life experiences coming to life as fiction. 


Book Description

March 24, 2012
The leading ladies and gentlemen in these love stories have already been swept off their feet by disability, join them as they release the brakes on love.

Accessible Love Stories features six tales of wheelchair-bound characters and the people who fall in love with them. Get caught up in the love and passion of couples facing challenges, taboos, and social pressures. These tales tackle a wide spectrum of couplings and characters that will be sure to capture reader’s hearts.

Authors include Christy Leigh Stewart, Ruth Madison, Jess Gulbranson, Amanda Dier, DC Graham, and Esther Day.
5.0 out of 5 stars Accessible Love Stories (christy Leigh Stewart) May 15, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Accessible Love Stories (Christy Leigh Stewart)

A very original well written thought provoking read. I am a big fan of Christy Leigh Stewart, so when I saw this book I knew I had to read it. I was not disappointed. This is a book of short (love) stories told through the voices of disabled people, with emotions and feelings. It brought knowledge to the reader of a little bit of what it feels like to live life in a wheel chair. It shows the reader that "disabled" people are just regular people, not delicate flowers or an injured puppy to feel pity (for them). Each story shows how a "non-abled" person can and does lead a normal life, filled with love, romance, and lust as well.

I loved this concept, Ms. Stewart introduced me to new Authors, who are just as talented and who just happen to be disabled them-self. I hope to see more from these Authors, I am sure as I write this Christy is working on her next masterpiece! 
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This is a great book, and Christy's story is certainly compelling. I consider Christy's tale to be honest,  and it certainly shows that disabled people want no pity.
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A much different book would be Satanic Bedtime Stories. I know what some of you are thinking, but get it out of your minds. This is a great little book. Read it and get an idea of a different belief than yours. This world would be a much nicer place if we all played nice with each other and kept an open mind. And, my friends, who is to say your religion is the right one?



Book Description

October 6, 2012
Satanic bedtime stories is a collection of fables, each illustrating the practical applications of The Satanic Church's Nine Satanic Statements with fun characters.

Join the young boy Damien as he learns that Satan can be your best friend.

Fang, the wolf, on his journey to learn that humans are as wild and vicious as he.

And finally, a practical spider named Lilith who comes to understand that revenge is more effective than turning the other cheek.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful For Non-Theistic Satanist's January 17, 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
These stories are great for children of the atheistic path or Church of Satan as well as other principles. The book uses the the nine satanic statements of the Church of Satan. Well written and done well. It's cute as well and I recommend it for Church of Satan enthusiasts as well as anyone who is curious about another lifestyle and way of living. It shows a sweet side of the well hated stereotype that all satanists are evil and do not care or love. I can see a Satanic witch reading this to her child.It also teaches as well as well as being entertaining.
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Another great book of Christy's is Terminally Beautiful. This is a sad story. Unless you are a mindless, uncaring, buffoon, you will get caught up in this great story. Which of us has not or does not know of someone caught up in the horrors described in this book? No one. And, my friends, given the right conditions, no one is immune. No one. I put two reviews of this book here because they are both wonderful and I felt they both show different reasons to read this book.


Book Description

October 13, 2012
Diana isn't pretty like you. She isn't smart like you, or interesting like you. No one loves her like we all love you. You don't need plastic surgery on your body or therapy for your brain. But Diana does. Diana has to go to a rehab for ugly girls while you are too beautiful for this book. We hope you never die.


5.0 out of 5 stars Terminally Wonderful September 6, 2011
Format:Paperback
As a journalist and advocate for people with serious mental heath issues, I do a lot of research. Okay, I confess. I have a serious mental illness myself: bipolar disorder. In twenty five years I have been hospitalized over 50 times, have had 45 electroshock treatments, seen hundreds of so-called mental health professionals, and have taken various psychopharmachological cocktails, all to no avail. I am what they call "treatment resistant." I have been bound in leather restraints, forced to take medications against my will, and even kicked out of hospitals because I was too ill to be treated effectively (read: too difficult to handle). I KNOW psychiatric hospitals.

I was asked to review Christy Leigh Stewart's story, "Terminally Beautiful." Without compunction, I can attest that it is one of the most accurate portrayals of what it is like to be hospitalized with mental issues. In beautiful prose, Christy wonderfully describes how broken our mental health system really is. I have met individuals who so closely resemble her characters, this could be mistaken for a work of non-fiction. In fact, she describes some of the tricks I used when I was 'on the ward.'

Tragically, this story is about adolescents. I could tell you tales about how much worse it is in adult settings. The fact that our children must endure these conditions is abhorrent. The unhelpful, unhealthy, even unethical treatment of our society's teens should shock even the most jaded reader. To think that this treatment could aid in an individual's recovery process is absurd.

I won't spoil the ending of the story; you must read it for yourself. FEEL it for yourself. And be glad as hell it is not you. This story should be required reading for anyone who is interested in working in the mental health field. Perhaps, if we are lucky, it will be.
5.0 out of 5 stars A TRIP TO AN ALTERED UNIVERSE February 9, 2011
Format:Paperback
I love Christy Leigh Stewart's work. TERMINALLY BEAUTIFUL was everything I appreciate about this author's uncanny and unique style. Unique is a word that is often overused, but not as it describes this author and her work.

Diana is a patient at rehab for ugly girls. Told in the first person, Diana's thoughts are as edgy and twisty as the concept of this book itself. Stewart's prose is often a combination of dark reality, science fiction, and a brilliantly fertile imagination. The author takes her readers to an altered universe where they may laugh, cringe, or gasp, as they eagerly turn the page to see what bizarre delights await.

I don't think Christy Leigh Stewart will leave this world and enter the next without a lot of people taking notice of her talent. Also, she should leave her brain to science. 
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Now I get to another super part of my post. This is Christy's Amazon bio. I have never seen one like this. It says so much in so few words.



"Hello, friend, I'm going to punch words in your ear holes.
My books are the best thing you'll never read."


No one can anyone dispute that Christy Leigh Stewart is a Woman In Horror!


Blaze McRob



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