Love the atmosphere and it's very inviting
Madison Lunnen
Madison Lunnen
I love coming to this store! Good stock of indie and classic horror. It's clear the owners know their stuff. Very friendly! Also, it's very well decorated. And the kids' section is very cute. Definitely recommend!
David Swisher
David Swisher
I've only had the opportunity to order online, but each order has been a delightful experience. Support this store in confidence!
Dan C
Dan C
This place is great! Owner is super friendly. We need to appreciate businesses that go whole hog on horror.
Brandy Rainey
Brandy Rainey
Wonderful selection horror books. My new favorite book store hands down.
Susan Snyder
Susan Snyder
This store holds a treasure of horror books from non-fiction to children’s books to extreme horror. The owners are absolutely wonderful and welcoming. They have special events as well! You have to check them out!
Cynthia Pelayo
Cynthia Pelayo
Very cool place! Great owner. Great books. They are super nice and knowledgeable. It’s very family friendly here. Just fair warning, The owner likes to dress like his dog. So, you may see him dressed in a dog suit from time to time,

Like Real



ISBN: 978-1-943720-82-8

Author: Shelly Lyons

Cover Artist: Luke Spooner

Publication Date: February 14, 2023

“A hilarious bizarroid science fiction horror thriller, with great vivid characters, crackling first-rate dialogue, nonstop momentum and unguessable plot twists galore. Rarely does a book make me laugh out loud this often, while keeping me engaged in the delirious drama unfolding.”

—John Skipp, Wonderland Award winning author of Don’t Push the Button

In Shelly Lyons’s debut novel, Like Real, Vic Moss—kenjutsu hobbyist and clueless Lothario—lets vanity dictate his decision to acquire an experimental new-tech prosthesis that promises to evolve into a seamless, realistic looking hand. Instead, it tears from his body, transforms into his clone, and pursues a relationship with the same woman Vic has in his crosshairs—forcing Vic to kill or be replaced.

This mind-bending body horror rom-com is a rollicking Cronenbergian gene splice of Idle Hands and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. It’s freaky. It’s fun. It’s LIKE REAL.

“Cyborgs, self-improvement, and the horrors of the LA dating scene collide in Like Real. A side-splitting, ass-kicking, and oddly tear-jerking good time.”

—Brian Asman, author of Man, Fuck This House


Shelly is a nice lady from Los Angeles who considers herself a real LA townie. Her favorite TV movies are The Initiation of Sara, Mansquito, Yeti: Curse of the Snow Demon, and Lifetime’s Killer Under the Bed, the best movie about evil sentient dolls.

As an entertainment journalist, she interviewed Roger Corman and once angered Burt Reynolds by asking what he learned about directing from Paul Thomas Anderson. Now she knows Reynolds directed at least nine movies, and wishes to apologize to him, wherever he is.

She wrote screenplays for unsavory characters and marketing copy for a big search engine before reinventing herself as a narrative prose writer. Perhaps you’ve seen her short stories in anthologies or on her site,

If you wish to meet Shelly in her natural habitat, you might find her skulking through various Los Angeles neighborhoods in search of a Little Free Library or standing in line for a double feature at The New Bev.


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