Review: Sheepsquatch (A Vapid Vixens Horror Romance) by I. Ronik


In the hills of West Virginia, a legend comes to life…

Becky Gayle always thought her granddaddy’s tales about the mythological Sheepsquatch were just that, myth. But one dark and stormy night, she and her soon-to-be-ex boyfriend are caught outside by the beast, and she learns the hard way that all the stories were true.

Duncan’s been in love with Becky from afar for years, but thanks to the truth about his nature, he’s always been afraid to profess his feelings. When he learns a secret about her boyfriend, he has to step in to save her from the danger she isn’t even aware she’s in. And in doing so, he risks his heart and his very life.

“Sheepsquatch” is a horror romance parody, featuring shape-shifting, bawdy humor, murder, mayhem, and legendary folklore. A short story coming in around 12,000 words, it’s best not taken seriously. (Goodreads)

4 Stars

One morning I was looking for something different to read on Netgalley. Trolling through hundreds of books, I came across one that caught my eye, “SHEEPSQUATCH.”

The cover is entertaining, the synopsis is interesting, and the name is hilarious. Who would have thought this mythical creature would be so entertaining to read? Color me surprised because I wanted more of Sheepsquatch.

Becky Gayle leads an ordinary life in West Virginia. She wants more but like most people in here town, leaving to start a new life seems to only a dream. Her relationship with her boyfriend Bobby Joe seems to go nowhere. She believes he is only using her for sex and realizes almost too late that he is not the one for her. One Saturday evening, the townspeople where discussing the recent disappearance of a local girl, Tracey Montana. Becky, Bobby, and her brother Jimmy, decide to go look for her at an old ammunitions plant. What Becky could not foresee was this little adventure would change her life forever.

Duncan loves Becky but fears she could never love him. It may have something to do with a little secret he is hiding from the world. He would do anything to protect her from her controlling and lethal boyfriend, Bobby. He knows something about Bobby that could potentially destroy Becky’s life. When he sees Becky and the rest at the ammunitions plant, he decides to take matters into his own hands to protect the one he loves, revealing his hidden secret in the process.

In this campy novella, I. Ronick takes a creature, half man half sheep, and makes him so loveable you would want to have one to call your own. It reminds me of the B-movies of the 50’s and 60’s. I was grinning from ear to ear as I read the immortal words “I’m the Sheepsquatch”. It was classic Edward D. Wood Jr. writing at its best. As I was reading this, I was reminded of Sunday afternoons watching B-movies with my brother. Ah… those precious moments. There is nothing vulgar or extreme in the story but enticing enough to finish reading. This is one of those stories for days you want to read something that is good fun and yet not taxing on the mind. If you are a fan of campy horror movies, then you will love Sheepsquatch.

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