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"The Unfleshed: Tale of the Autopsic Bride is an exquisite dive into the madness brought on by love ... a rose nourished with blood, rendered with the precision of a surgeon's scalpel. A compelling blend of Mary Shelly, Baz Luhrman and the Grand Guignol!"


—John Palisano, Bram Stoker-winning author of NERVES



5.0 out of 5 stars

Not bedtime reading.
By Amazon Customer on March 23, 2017
Format: Paperback


'The Unfleshed' is definitely the scariest thing I've read this year. I pride myself on my de-sensitivity to violence and my ability to stomach even the most macabre Rob Zombie flick- but this shook me a little.
From the very first page Vasquez drops us into the proverbial and she doesn't stop hitting us with gore until somewhere after the second chapter. This is not a 'blink-and-you-miss-it' horror, nor is it a build-you-up-for-five-hundred-pages slow burner. 'The Unfleshed' hits you in the face on page one and doesn't let you go until long after you realise you are dealing with a serial killer. Hard hitting is an understatement. Reading it is almost a dare...you dare yourself to turn the page, you dare yourself to finish the chapter...It would seem that if you want a good scare you need to get this woman to do it.
The cold depth of the male antagonist gives a fresh approach to the serial killer genre. A true killer- an evil maniac; is not Dexter. He is not approachable and friendly, he is not warm and fuzzy and he does not make you laugh. Vasquez has somehow managed to capture the monster without making us want to throw up all over the page. Great work lady, keep paving the way for women in horror.
And one last thing... Do not read this before you go to bed.

Katriona E MacMillan
(author: Edelwiess; Dark Science )




5.0 out of 5 stars

Plague-riddled fun!
By James Longmore on March 3, 2017
Format: Paperback


Ms Vasquez has captured the atmosphere of 1300's England incredibly well - especially with her depiction of the plague riddled, paranoid times in and around the stricken cities. 

The protagonist is thoroughly disturbed, his muse the perfect foil for his terribly misguided attentions. The torture scenes left me cringing, and as for the fate of the manservant, Marshall - you have to read that for yourselves!
All in all, a gruesomely good romp through Merrie Olde England(e) and those horrible times.



5.0 out of 5 stars

Bloody Awesome
By Trocki on February 14, 2017
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This review is from: The Unfleshed: Tale of the Autopsic Bride (Kindle Edition)
This is a dark and engaging tale that contains enough macabre to fulfill the most discerning of the horror fan's palate. If you're looking for a descriptive, timeless page-turner that sucks you in and makes you squirm in your seat, look no further. This one will not disappoint.



5.0 out of 5 stars

So what's a girl like you doing in a book like this, ma'am?
By Chuck Knight on February 13, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition


This book, an incredible interpretation of The Bride Of Frankenstein, starts with a shocking open, and races, like a locomotive of old, at a breakneck speed to an equally jaw-dropping conclusion! This book is a great read, full of nicely twisted and delectably evil characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and to be honest, there have only been a couple of books published by Stitched Smile Publications that I haven't really liked. Lisa Vasquez is the head of this incredible indie pub house. She is also a wife, mother, and somehow finds time to write great stories and novels, too! If this is the first thing you've read by Ms. Vasquez, do yourself favor and get the short story collection Unleashing The Voices Within and catch up on her and several other SSP authors short works. All in all, if your looking for a nice sick and twisted tale of the Bride, don't miss this one.



5.0 out of 5 stars
Frankenstein meets the Plague....
By Lisa Swearengin on February 12, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

This is the first book of Lisa Vasquez's that I have read and I have to tell you that I am hooked! Not only is the story deliciously horrifying, but Lisa's raw descriptiveness totally brings you into the story. Here is how I loosely describe this story: unrequited love on several different levels, murder and torture all during the time of the plague. Like I said before, this was my first Lisa Vasquez book but it definitely won't be my last! I am a new fan!!!



4.0 out of 5 stars

Tale of the Autopsic Bride is a great read. It is the most dark
By Shawn Paige on February 12, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

The Unfleshed: Tale of the Autopsic Bride is a great read. It is the most dark, twisted and graphic story I have ever read and I couldn't stop reading it. The characters are well written and really keep you interested and guessing. Every time it seemed to be going in one direction it turns another way, usually quite horribly. If you're in the mood for dark horror I highly recommend it.




5.0 out of 5 stars

New work from a rising star in the horror genre...
By Amazon Customer on February 25, 2017
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase


A delightfully twisted dark tale from a rising talent in the horror genre! A well told and disturbing story, enjoyed the historical setting. The authors voice painted a vividly dark picture and her characters were deftly handled. I recommend this book for all horror fans it will not disappoint..