Just as well that I am not superstitious.

Just as well that I am not superstitious.

I’ve just noticed that in the UK on Amazon, my novel  “Echoes of the Storm”:

a. Has 13 reviews
b. is 666 in Dark Fantasy (kindle)
c. is 666 in Low Fantasy (kindle)

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Two Great Reviews for “The Y Front Chronicles”

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

4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully dark and funny short-story 22 Aug. 2015
By humanitysdarkerside VINE VOICE
Format:Kindle Edition
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.

Definitely recommended.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Utterly bonkers and absolutely hilarious! 25 Jun. 2015
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I can’t compare this to any other sci-fi novels because I haven’t read any but I really enjoyed humour with elements of violence thrown in.The main character was interesting and there are parts where you start to feel empathy for this cold hearted killer who longs for a comfy pair of pants. I found this short story laugh out loud funny but then I do have quite a warped sense of humour!

Dispite the World Cup “The Moonlight Dance” is doing well.

Dispite the World Cup “The Moonlight Dance”  is doing well in the UK

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 starsAmazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,654 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#29 in Kindle Store > Books > Literature & Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy

The review is an old one but a good one : )

“Solomon Pace is one of my all time favourite villains, and after reading the full trilogy and ‘Tales of Solomon Pace’. I thought I knew the character very well. However, Alan then writes three short stories, which lets me see a totally different side of the character and revels more of Solomon’s past.

All the stories are well written and enjoyable. For me, the stand out story has to be ‘Rain Down’ it is simply superb and the twist at the end is brilliant.

When people ask why do I read ‘Alan Scott’ novels? The answer to that is very simple – He writes excellent, well rounded and believable characters, that draw me in and keep me engaged throughout his stories and tales.

If you like dark fantasy, then read this book, you will not be disappointed.”

A new review for “Echoes of a Storm”

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

Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
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
Alan

 

Kirkus Indie Review – Is it worth it?

I was looking on Createspace (a sub company of Amazon) and I came across the following advert from Kirkus –

Receive an honest review of your book from an industry professional at Kirkus Reviews, an established brand in book reviews.

Price: $425.00 – Standard Review (10 weeks) $575.00 – Express Review (5 weeks)

How It Works

With the Kirkus Indie Review Service, we’ll take care of all the details of obtaining a review.

We’ll provide your book files directly to Kirkus Reviews, and a Kirkus professional will write an honest, impartial review of your work. Within ten weeks you will receive your final Kirkus Indie review. You make the final determination on whether your review is featured on the Kirkus Reviews website.

If you choose to publish your review on the Kirkus website, you can include it on your book’s cover and other promotional materials.

My question is simply this – Is it worth it?

Alan

I’ve just had a lovely review for my short story ‘Tea’ on Amazon

I’ve just had a lovely review for my short story ‘Tea’ on Amazon,

5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC BOOK 13 Mar 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
 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!
Its also currently (in the UK) Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #62,749 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
I’m sitting here with a huge grin : )

Just Had My Second Bad Review

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.

Alan