Friday, August 12, 2011

Hide-n-Go-Coffin 4.5 Star Review on Red Adept

If you haven't heard of Red Adept Reviews, they are one of the most respected review sites that reviews both traditionally published and indie published ebooks. For some time, I've wanted to submit my Monster Mashup omnibus, but I've been waiting until I have it proofread.

So I was surprised when, earlier this week, I was contacted by Michelle at Red Adept reviews with some interview questions for one of my short story collections, Hide-n-Go-Coffin. Even though I hadn't submitted it, she'd purchased a copy and was doing a write-up. They don't give you any clue as to whether the review will be positive or not (which I can understand) and while all my stories get professionally edited, this one had only been proofread by a friend. So, I was understandably nervous that she might not just dislike it, but she might tear the grammar apart too. I even stayed up really late, as I knew the site often posted reviews early East Coast time.

Turns out the worrying was for nothing, as it earned 4.5 stars! Here's a quote from the review, "I enjoyed it and it appealed to my inner kid sitting around the campfire – these could be urban legends in the making."

Seems she did find a few editing errors; honestly any more than 1 is too many in a short ebook like this (I'm going to start having everything professionally proofread twice) but she really enjoyed the book.

If you haven't read it, you can get a copy for 99¢ at Amazon, or better yet, pick it up for free at SmashWords. Speaking of Smashwords, I just realized Hide-n-Go-Coffin also received a 5 Star review from The Book Gremlin today. Here's a quote from that, "I really enjoyed reading them actually. I loved all three stories."

Two great reviews for the same book in one day--how lucky can one guy get!

Thank you Michelle and Rebecca (and to everyone who reviews my books) for taking the time to read my work and write-up honest reviews.


  1. Congrats on the review! Very cool :)

  2. 4.5 stars!! Well done you!!! Onwards and upwards!! take care

  3. That's fantastic! Congratulations!!!