Happy weekend to all you Dark Bite readers. I’m pleased to announce that the good and wicked folks at Horror World have just published my first of what I hope to be many reviews for them. This time out I downloaded John Paul Allen’s creepy little gem, House Guest, devoured it at once and offered my take which you can check out at Horror World, HERE.
This review was exceptionally important for me to get out there because, as it turns out, some dirty little troll has been up to no good and purposefully attacking John and other writers by posting negative reviews on Amazon and giving the tale undeserved low ratings. Don’t get me wrong, everyone is entitled to their opinions and not everything is for everybody but this is going too far. Like most writers, John works his ass off to put those words on page and even harder to get read by as many people as possible. After all, a writers true power is in his readers that he relies on in order to merit more stories and if he’s real lucky, maybe even pay a bill or two so he can focus on what he loves to do: write. So when someone unjustifiably attacks a story, he/she is not just being an annoying little person, but is actually harming a lot of that writer’s promotional impact and thus taking potential money and food from that writer’s table. This is not even close to being a right way to act especially considering that it’s likely the troll in question here didn’t even bother to read the story in the first place.
At any rate, please do click on the link above, and hopefully my review will prompt you to read House Guest. It’s free, it’s creepy, and as far as this humble reviewer is concerned, does its job of getting under skin like any good horror story should. If you feel the same, please visit Amazon and provide a fair rating. If for some reason this story didn’t work for you, that’s okay, too as long as you’re honest about it.
In the mean time, I will be sitting down to talk to John Paul Allen to discuss House Guest, the strange truth behind the tale, and the impact promotional freebies has on a writer’s career. Stayed tuned here for the interview. Until then, folks, stay hungry… and stay dark.