Help needed from readers of horror / dark fiction

horror story cat eyesToday I need your opinion, please. My book, A Sinister Six, is almost ready for publication. The interior of the book is formatted, the cover is complete. All that’s left is to start writing the book description and that’s where you come in.

Below, you will see the first draft of the book description. What I’m looking for is your opinions on it. Is it something you would want to read? Is the introduction enticing? What about the descriptions of the stories?

Please leave a constructive comment if you have one.

I also wanted to let people know that my previous book, Die, Blossom, Bloom is now available for FREE everywhere EXCEPT Amazon Kindle. If you wish to purchase from Amazon, then I suggest you find a link to one of the free versions of the book and then go to the Amazon page and under ‘product details’ you will see a link ‘Tell us about a lower price.’ Click that and send them the free link. Eventually Amazon will catch up.

All the buying links can be found by going HERE.

Anyway, onto the book description:


A Sinister Six’ is a collection of darkly disturbing stories, where the ordinary and mundane become the extraordinary and fantastic.

Come along, as we journey to the edges of reality and glimpse what lies just beyond our reach. Discover that nothing is quite what it seems, and explore the horrors that travel with us throughout our lives.

The stories you will find inside tell the tales of people that have been forced beyond the boundary of their reality and have encountered what lies beyond.


Die, Blossom Bloom is the story of TED HARRIS, an old man who feels the tremendous grief and guilt of losing his wife in the way he did. His ability to keep secret the details of her death leads him to commit acts he never thought himself capable of.

The Girl in the Park tells the tale of a boy who encounters an enigmatic young woman whilst at a picnic with his father. As he becomes an adult he convinces himself that he loves this woman, but it is not until he reaches the end of his life that he discovers what he must do to be with her.

A Snap of The Fingers asks the question What would you do for a loved one? Would you die for them? Would you kill for them? Ten-year-old SETH ROGERS is asked that very question by a stranger that offers to save his mother from the cancer that is killing her. Is it an offer too good to refuse?

The Photograph is rediscovered decades after it was lost. But now the picture has several new faces in it, faces that could not have been there. THORLEY LANGDON is living every parent’s worst nightmare – the loss of a child. But now he has found the photograph, Langdon believes he has also found a way to be with his son again.

The Book demands to be read. It needs to be read. Doctor MONTE HILTON is tasked with helping a man that believes The Book is talking to him, urging him to read it. Doctor Hilton has treated people like this before, but there is something about this case that doesn’t feel right to him. Initially convinced that his patient requires treatment, Doctor Hilton comes to believe that perhaps there is something about this book that requires further investigation.

I’m Watching You is the story of one man’s descent into insanity. Long hours and late nights force MIKE to question his sanity and ask what is real and what is imagined. Some people can only be pushed so far before something breaks.

Let me know what you think in the comments.


2 thoughts on “Help needed from readers of horror / dark fiction

  1. Great description, Steve. The intro is perfect! Depending on the length of the stories, you might consider to shorten their descriptions a little. There are no spoilers, the use of keywords might underline the sinister image more, though.


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