Readers Lovin’ ‘Beware the Spider’ & Want More

Reviews of Beware the Spider poured in over the last several weeks, and I’m gratified that even reviewers with legitimate critiques liked the story.

Thank you to every reader who reviews the book, and note that I take feedback seriously.

Here are a few things reviewers had to say (edited drastically to make them look punchy):

Carol enjoyed her reviewer’s print copy so much “I bought an ebook copy to be able to highlight and have with me on my Kindle at all times.” (Full review on Goodreads.)

Sara Marie Gordon called it “fast paced, action packed, and a unique storyline.” She took it camping, and it kept her up late. (Full review here.)

Seraphia, a Vine Voice* reviewer on Amazon, called Beware the Spider a “fascinating supernatural thriller.” (Full review here.)Amazon Books (@amazonbooks) | Twitter

(* Amazon Vine™ Voice , an invitation only program that gives Amazon reviewers advance access to not-yet-released products for the purpose of writing reviews.)

Donna Page called it “very good sci-fi.”

“I will definitely read the next one,” she says. (And, yes, there will be another next year.)

NOTE: Sci-fi? Thriller? Supernatural? Just what are the Black Orchid Chronicles? I’ll be addressing the genre “issue” soon in a blog post. It’s definitely a vexing problem and may be limiting the number of readers the books reach.

Lisa and Gina are excited about the next Black Orchid Chronicle, too.

“I will be reading more,” Lisa says. (Read her full review here.)

Gina says, “This was an engaging, intriguing novel with a unique storyline–one I became engrossed in and want to read more of. ” (Full review on Goodreads.)

Reader Jessica Bone says I’ve got “a fun writing style that allows you to experience what his characters are and leaves you breathless wondering what will happen next. ” (Read her full review on Goodreads.)

Finally, Amazon reviewer Bon81230 was breathless:

Fast paced and action packed …

(Read her full review here.)

You can find direct links to the full reviews on the Beware the Spider Reviews page on my Web site.

If you’ve read and enjoyed Beware the Spider, please share a review. It’s how authors get known.

Thank you, all.

Beware the Spider Hits Publishers Weekly

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Publishers Weekly, the bible of the publishing industry, included my new book, Beware the Spider, in its list of new titles from self-publishers in its July 2019 edition.

It’s just a small factual blurb, but it gets the title in front of more eyes, and that’s what it’s all about right now.

If you don’t have your copy yet, get an ebook or print version. If you’ve read it, please post a review.

Tnx.

Beware the Spider First Review: ‘A fun and quick read’

Beware the Spider didn’t win The BookLife Prize for 2019, but their reviewer gave me a great write-up, calling it “exciting … something different … a fun and quick read.”

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Here’s the entire review.

Plot: The plot of Haase’s story is quite exciting. It’s something different, especially with Sebastion’s secret power that everyone wants to use, and the memorable events that happen to him throughout the story.

Prose/Style: Haase does an effective job describing his settings, characters, and plot. His writing style makes for a fun and quick read.

Originality: Haase’s story is original, from exotic locations, demons, and a curse/power that its main character Sebastion possesses.

Character Development: Haase’s characters are well developed and interesting. The main character, nature photographer Sebastion, is likable, as is his girlfriend Amanda. Minor characters like T add more to the story, with his sensible but sometimes jealous personality.


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Beware the Spider, Book 2 of the Black Orchid Chronicles, is available in digital and trade paperback (5.5 x 8.5″, 302 pp.) formats at these fine booksellers.
Enjoy it today; review it tomorrow.