After my wonderful review for “The Y Front Stand Off,” I have now got 2 great reviews for “The Y Front Chronicles”.
It is interesting that all the reviews for both the “The Y Front Chronicles” and the “The Y Front Standoff” are from ladies.
Have I been pitching the advertising for this book at the wrong target audience? It’s a thought.
Alan Scott has written a wonderfully funny and dark story about murder and mayhem.
I suppose it could be read as a warning about the consequences of training our soldiers too well. The thought did not enter my mind until the classroom situation. But, yeah, that could work.
A man with his own brand of conscience and his pet hamster, TF. A killer with a pet hamster. Not much like the hamster I used to own and adore. SCoT-01 is a fun and terrifying person I would hope to always keep on my side. His hamster, too.
I’ve just received a new review for “Echoes” from the USA
5.0 out of 5 stars A scary, brutal masterpiece of horror…, May 12, 2014
This review is from: Echoes of a Storm (The Storm Series) (Kindle Edition)
Alan Scott has written a most disturbingly wonderful horror tale. It’s filled with the devious and dark characters who so make a good read. The plots possess subplots and the characters possess possessions. I couldn’t put it down. I literally carried it with me for days, catching every spare moment to read more of this story. I highly recommend it to all horror fans. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Bravo!Gaston Sanders, Author.
A huge thank you to Gaston for his kind words
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I’ve just had a lovely review for my short story ‘Tea’ on Amazon,
Such an amazing book- so interesting story! So well written and such a creative mind! A definite must buy! Well done Alan Scott- I’m a big fan!
I’m sitting here with a huge grin : )
Just Had My Second Bad Review
I have always try and be 100% honest, so to balance all the good reviews (which I am always happy to post up) I have just had my second bad review.
It was on Goodreads and was for “Tales for a storm filled night” a lady gave it 2 out of 5, there was no written review for why she thought it was only worth 2.
How do I feel about it? To be honest – everyone is entitled to their own opinion and as long as it was an honest review. Then I don’t have a problem with it.
When you create anything, be it a book or a picture or a sculpture and you show it to the world then there will be people who like it, are indifferent to it or hate it. That’s just life : ) All you can do is hope more people like your work than don’t.
However, saying that there are people who criticise and belittle everything, just to make themselves feel important or good. You know the types – the ones that talk the talk but can’t actually do anything. Well they make me laugh and smile. Why? Because they are just not worth the effort of worrying about.