So, got another 5-star review for Little Deaths over at Amazon, from a reviewer succinctly named HorrorFan. It’s titled “Great Book, New Favorite Author!”
“I can’t tell you how I discovered John fd Taff, but sure am glad I did. This was the first book of his I read because I love short stories and can can usually get a good feel for an author from what he does with his short stories. There are 19 stories filling this book and there is something for everyone. With the first story ‘Bolts’ to the last ‘Box of Rocks’ you will be entertained with a bit of horror, syfy and the paranormal. Here was the last story I read and made me immediately give my dog a pet and think how glad I am to have him. If you haven’t read anything by John fd Taff I highly recommend this book, it shows what a great talent he is and where he can take a story.”
Thanks, HorrorFan. Head on over to Amazon now to read the entire review for Little Deaths, and all the other reviews. Little Deaths, even after more than 18 months, continues to do extraordinarily well. Even now, after the sale price has been adjusted back to the regular $2.99, it’s still No. 20 at Amazon in Horror Short stories, after bigger names like King, Koontz, Hill and Barker. So, I’m incredibly jazzed that it’s doing so well.
However, I have two other books out right now, The Bell Witch and Kill/Off. Both of these were published after Little Deaths, and both of them seem to be struggling to find an audience. Kill/Off I can sort of understand because it’s an out-and-out thriller not a horror book. But The Bell Witch, even on sale right now for 99 cents, isn’t doing that well. Don’t know why. The Bell Witch, I think, is a pretty damn fine version of this quintessentially American ghost story. And Kill/Off is a fairly hardcore crime book, and my publisher thinks it’s the best thing I’ve written. Well, don’t know about that, but it’s pretty good.
Anyway, spread the news about these two other books. I’d like to see them do well as I put the finishing touches on my super-secret upcoming project and the new novel, which should be finished soon.