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.

Start Your Spider Demon Adventure Free

Nature photographer Sebastian Arnett, and the evil spider demon who possesses him, Empaya Iba, return in Beware the Spider.Beware the Spider - 3D small

Empaya Iba, they call me,

My enemies and slaves.

So begins Chapter 1.

Read the whole chapter free.

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Read it. Enjoy it. Review it.

Independence Day GnT

With the July Fourth holiday staring us in the face with its usual high heat and humidity, I thought it appropriate to pass on a recipe for a refreshing drink from the hero of my Black Orchid Chronicles.

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Sebastian Arnett takes photos of flowers, orchids in particular. Orchids grow best in warm, humid locales, so after a morning of shooting, he likes to cool off with a libation.

His favorite, of course, is Tanqueray gin and tonic. In his words:

 “It’s five o’clock somewhere,” I said, as I fixed drinks in the pantry off the kitchen. We both preferred gin—Hendricks and a chunk of lime for the old man, Tanqueray classic and diet tonic, 50-50 proportions, with a large wedge of lime for me.

Here’s how he does it:

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Ice melts quickly under the influence of all that gin.

  1. Fill tall glass with ice.
  2. Squeeze one-quarter lime (or more) over ice.
  3. Fill glass half-way with gin.
  4. Add tonic (diet tonic if you drink a lot of them ’cause tonic water is like mainlining sugar).
  5. Stir, don’t shake. (James Bond insists; Sebastian just doesn’t own a shaker.)
  6. Bottoms up!

Note: Tanqueray is NOT sponsor of this blog, but some days I wish it were.


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.