The Shadow Within hits 20 and other bits
In case you missed it, I've written a couple of horror novels. My first one, The Shadow Within, has hit 20 reviews with an average of 4.8 stars. Pretty exciting! Reviews are hard to come by as many people only think of leaving reviews when things go bad, but they are so very important to the independent writer. A good review can help a random visitor to my Amazon page to take that leap and give my book or short story a try. A lot of good reviews help make it a no-brainer if they like the genre.
Heck, even negative reviews can help when they're like the one The Pope Lick Massacre got - the reviewer was upset with the violence and depravity. Although I implore you if you find real issues within a person's writing. reach out to them and let them know what you found. Big book companies have things slip by all the time, and they have several pairs of eyes looking for issues. Many times an independent writer is doing everything themselves, and only when they start to gain some footing can they bring in others to help with the process. The writer will appreciate you taking the time to let them know...especially with typos and the like.
That being said I wanted to share some reviews and remind you if you've read any of my books on Amazon, please leave a review. If you haven't read one, I hope I can get you interested enough to try one...
Find it here.
Find it here.
I also have two shorter works available on Kindle. They are free to read with Kindle Unlimited. These are horror westerns with a ton of action.
These follow Civil War Veteran, Irving Fontaine as he travels across the American West after the Battle between the States ends. While trying to lose himself in the wild and undiscovered parts of America, he stumbles across monsters and villains.
Finally, I wanted to throw out a non-horror suggestion. I am a big fan of Victorian England...as you may have realized while reading my Ephraim Godwin Chronicles Serial on this very website! If not click on the Serial tab and check out the full series of adventures there or the short story on Zona Whitlock here.
However, what I want to share with you today is the movie Enola Holmes on Netflix. It is based on a book series that focuses on Sherlock Holmes's younger sister. It is a new series of books, starting in the mid-2000s- and this movie introduces you to the character and her world.
It Stars Millie Bobby Brown, Sam Claflin, with Henry Cavill and Helena Bonham-Carter and showcases fun and whimsy, something that is missing from the more serious Sherlock works. I found the character and story fun and full of energy. The cast does a great job of capturing the idea of a Sherlock Holmes mystery but showing it through the eyes of a unique and fresh character. I hope they have another one out soon.