Saturday, October 20, 2018

THE SPECIAL by James Newman and Mark Steensland

THE SPECIAL by James Newman and Mark Steensland

Published by Thunderstorm books

Printed as 50 signed/numbered editions (sold out) and 20 lettered editions (sold out)

trade paperback edition and ebook

Publish date October 20th 2018

Published by Bloodshot Books

(from book description) 

In a house on the edge of town, there is a room. In that room, there is a box. And in that box await pleasures beyond your wildest imagination…

Jerry Harford is fed up. Overworked. Underpaid. And damn near certain his wife is cheating on him. He’s never been one for revenge, but his friend Mike talks him into thinking about JERRY just this once.

Now Jerry can’t get enough of The Special. He’s obsessed, and he wants it all to himself.
Before long, Jerry’s going to learn that pleasure has a price and whoever said “Hell is the truth seen too late” was right … terribly right.

Have you ever been at a loss for words after reading something? You know, that moment when you just have to give your best Keanu Reeves impression "whoa".

That is exactly how I felt last night after finishing THE SPECIAL. I had grabbed it to start reading as I went to bed, then I could not put it down. Finished it in one sitting. Every time I thought I could stop the story would just keep pulling me along.

THE SPECIAL can be looked at in different ways. It could be a cautionary tale on sexual addiction, a really out there love story, or just a bat-shit crazy ride with a man whose life is on a very downward spiral.

James Newman and Mark Steensland have created a tale that is not for the squeamish or the easily offended. There is gore and some body horror, but it is the much "squishier" aspect that will get to most people.  The main character Jerry starts off as a person you can feel sorry for, his life seems to have taken a bad turn, but as the story progresses you start to look at him in a whole new light. The turn from nice guy, to addict, to despicable human happens so fast it will make your head spin.

It didn't take long for this novella to gain a notorious reputation and it has already been optioned for the big screen treatment. Set to be directed Harrison Smith who also did DEATH HOUSE. The Director says "This will do for sex what Jaws did for the water"

There is one very important lesson you should learn from this story. Stay away from boxes labeled "STICK IT IN HERE".

If I had a rating system in place here, I would give this story 5 Glory Holes out of 5!

You can order THE SPECIAL in print and ebook on AMAZON.

To learn more about the publishers and their other great books make sure to visit

Bloodshot Books

Thunderstorm Books

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