Today’s Book of the Day is a True Crime novel by bestselling and award-winning authors RJ Parker and JJ Slate and it’s 80% off for a limited time. Social Media Monsters has a 4.5 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $4!
“A wake up call for me, my children and grandchildren! Thank you for this enlightening book! Everyone who “plays” on the Internet needs to read!” Angela – Amazon Reviewer
Social Media Monsters
by RJ Parker and JJ Slate
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Price: $0.99 save $4
Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Authors
In this book, we’ve detailed chilling true stories of killers that have used the internet to locate, stalk, lure, or exploit their victims.
Who is really on the other end of that Facebook friend request, or behind that dating profile, or posting that item for sale on Craigslist? How can you be safe if you plan to meet up with a stranger you met online? What precautions should you take? Facebook, Craigslist, MySpace, chat rooms, dating sites—it does not matter where you are online; killers are lurking in the shadows. They visit suicide chat rooms, search for escorts on Craigslist, and create fake social media profiles to fool and gain the trust of their victims. Someone you have been talking to for months, or even years, could be a completely different person from what you envisioned.
In July of 2009, twenty-one-year-old Heather Snively logged onto Craigslist in search of used baby clothes and toys. She was eight months pregnant with her first child and so excited to marry her fiancé and start their family. She never imagined the woman she contacted on the site had plans to murder her in cold blood and rip the baby from her womb. In 2010, eighteen-year-old Nona Belomesoff met a young man on Facebook and thought she had made a new friend and connection to her dream job. Little did she know that this man had been studying her every move through social media to gain her trust and ultimately take her life. Stories like this happen every day.
Here’s what the reviewers have to say:
The cases chosen for this book are ones that will definitely make you wonder just who you’re talking to on the computer. The authors of this book also have written the perfect ending to help people learn to not only protect themselves but they give you links and information to help you protect your children as well. Great but scary true crime read that will make you more aware of your internet surroundings.
This book is well written and needs to be read. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is a frequent social media user like myself. Even if you have not used Social Media much this book is a must read.
A definite must-read for fans of true crime. Slate and Parker have presented a well rounded view, of both the murderer and the victim, by discussing their lives and detailing where things started (and continued) to go awry. How victims were selected or in some instances what triggered the murderer to act.
While the authors have written the book in short chapter stories, in a case by case basis, it was a quick yet thorough read into the mindset of these evil predators. I would recommend this book for anyone and everyone who has access to the internet and/or chat rooms as well as all fans of true crime books.
As scary as these cases are, I believe these authors provide tools to help you become alert and also provide tools of protection for yourself and family. The fact that there is so much availability and freedom on the internet really makes this book hit home. I absolutely am recommending this book to everyone I know.
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About The Authors
RJ Parker, P.Mgr., MCrim, is an award-winning and bestselling true crime author and publisher of RJ Parker Publishing. Inc. He has written 18 true crime books which are available in eBook, paperback and audiobook editions and have sold in over 100 countries. He holds Certifications in Serial Crime and Criminal Profiling.
Parker amazes his readers with top notch writing and idealist research. The Canadian writer has a better grasp of criminology and the psyche of a serial killer’s mind than most people who spend a lifetime in a professional field chasing criminals and diabolic fiends.
Besides gifting books to his cause, Wounded Warriors, and donating to Victims of Violent Crimes, RJ has daily contests on Facebook where he gifts eBooks and autographed books.
RJ Parker was born and raised in Newfoundland and now resides in Ontario and Newfoundland, Canada. He started writing after becoming disabled with Anklyosing Spondylitis. He spent twenty-five years in various facets of Government and has two professional designations. In his spare time, RJ enjoys playing the guitar, mandolin, piano, drums, steel guitar and sax. Many years ago he filled in several times with the rock band April Wine, although Country music is his favorite.
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JJ Slate has been writing in some capacity for most of her life. Born in Massachusetts, she has always been fascinated with true crime stories, especially missing persons and cold cases. A self-proclaimed “trial junkie” and “forensic science nerd,” JJ currently lives with her husband in New England. When she isn’t writing or researching her next book, she is usually blogging about current cases in the media.
JJ released two books in 2014:
– “Missing Wives, Missing Lives”: JJ’s debut true crime book is a compilation of true cases about wives that have gone missing. Published on June 16, 2014 via RJ Parker Publishing, Inc., it quickly became an Amazon bestseller in several categories.
– “Social Media Monsters: Internet Killers”: Published on September 18, 2014, JJ Slate and RJ Parker co-authored this book together. It highlights cases of killers who use social media to locate, stalk, lure, or exploit their victims. It also provides an inside look on how law enforcement is using social media to catch criminals, as well as what you can do to protect yourself and others from online predators.
JJ also wrote the final case file in RJ Parker’s “Serial Killers Abridged,” which published May 31, 2014, a summary of the Long Island Serial Killer case.
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