I might never actually meet Mr. (Ms?) @Peelsticker Toothacher, but I owe him (her?) a great deal of gratitude. That’s because P.M. added me to a pretty exclusive Amazon listmania list — Notable Horror and Weird Fiction: 2012. Check it out. The prolific reader and Amazon lister rated my BLOODTHIRST IN BABYLON an 8.5 out of 10 and put it in the company of titles by Ramsey Campbell, Laird Barron, Simon Bestwick, Adam Neville and Peter Straub, among others.
Here’s another interesting factoid: of the twenty-three books rated on this list, four are from Samhain Publishing. This seems to be a fairly significant total for a new small press. The others, in addition to Campbell’s SEVEN DAYS OF CAIN and my BLOODTHIRST, include Frazer Lee’s THE LAMPLIGHTERS and Peter Mark May’s HEDGE END.
Thanks once again, Peelsticker Toothacher…whoever you are.
David Searls is the author of BLOODTHIRST IN BABYLON and MALEVOLENT. Both are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other online booksellers, as well as from Samhain Publishing.