My best selling book of 2020 was………. Yep, the Chilling, True Terror of the Black-Eyed Kids: A Monster Compilation – Second Edition now with 23 ratings and an average of 4.3 out of 5 according to Amazon. It moved 454 books (kindle, paperback and audio) in 2020. In fact, I just re-edited the book in paperback and kindle formats to give it fresh legs. Top Contributor Star Wars has this to say about the book – This book is a collection of eerie encounters with the black eyed kids, shared with the author via his website. Some pre date the internet, some are fairly recently and contain both children and adults with black eyed that are frightening. The few who allowed them inside did not fare well. Most cases involving the kids trying to get permission to come inside, which most people refuse. The author also presents some background and a bit of history in the phenomenon. The stories are creepy and you will undoubtedly want to read this book with the lights on.
In second place was The Scary Best of MyHauntedlifeToo.com: True Stories of the Paranormal which has now 8 ratings from readers for a 4.6 out of 5 on Amazon. It’s available in kindle and paperback formats. It moved 419 copies during 2020. Kindle Customer Rebecca says “Some of the stories were such a shock to me that I’m still reeling from it. I want to say “what the —-!”. But I don’t swear. Thanks for sharing. I think. Lol“
A distant third place was occupied by Your Haunted Lives 3 – The Black-Eyed Kids, which is actually also the first part of Chilling Tales above. So to some extent, they are pretty much the same book. It sold an additional 127 copies in 2020 and has a 4.7 average rating out of 5 from 17 reviewers. Will5967 says of the book “G. Michael Vasey is fast becoming a person of considerable interest in the occult/paranormal field of study, and his examination of the BEK phenomenon is a superb example of just exactly why his reputation is well earned. The author has written a really solid book on this particular subject, and its delightfully (though chillingly) more than a mere collection of firsthand eyewitness accounts of the mysterious beings colloquially dubbed “Black Eyed Kids. For those who’ve been unfortunate enough to have become totally mesmerized by the empty, apparently soulless gaze of these creepy creatures, it’s a deeply frightful experience that no one who lives to tell the tale ever seems to forget. The real problem, of course, is that these stranger than strange strangers with chalky white skin, who may be much more akin to the faerie or demon folk of old, always seem to want nothing more (initially anyway) than to get IN — to your house, your car, you name it. And perhaps most perplexing and spooky of all, they absolutely MUST have a clear and present invitation from their intended victim.“
I’m grateful for every single book sold. 1732 of them were sold in 2020 and my thanks to all who purchased or borrowed one to read.
My latest books document a magical journey I have taken over the last couple of years and are well worth picking up….. If you are seeking something to read this new year?