World’s Scariest Legends 4 – MERFOLK (beta readers wanted)

Hi, folks. The title says it all really! Just finished book 4 in the series, and am looking for a couple of new beta readers. Two editors have already gone over the manuscript, so it’s quite clean. But there are always a few annoying little typos etc that get through, which I’d like to hammer out before publication – which is July 8, by the way. So! If you’re interested, please send me an email at jeremybatesbooks @

Thanks so much!



Beta-readers for Hotel Chelsea

Hello everyone!

Well, it’s that time again. I’ve just finished the sixth book in the World’s Scariest Places series called Hotel Chelsea and I’m looking for a few new beta readers.

Becoming a beta reader is really quite simple. I already have a few that have stuck with me book after book, but with each new release it’s nice to get a few more.

Pretty much, I would email you a PDF or epub or Kindle file, and you read it as you would any book. If you catch some typos, that’s great. If you have a suggestion here or there, that’s great too. Some beta readers send me 5-10 typos. Some send many more than that. But it all helps in the end.

Whatever works for you!

So if you’re interested, please just email me at jeremybatesbooks (at) gmail (dot) com

Or contact me through my website:

Hope to hear from anyone interested!




Looking for 2-3 beta readers for The Sleep Experiment

Just a quick post to see if anyone would be interested in being a beta reader for Book 2 in the World’s Scariest Legends series, The Sleep Experiment. I’ll send you a Kindle copy (or whatever preferred format of the book you like), and you simply read it as you would any other book but keep track of any typos you find (or any other issues you would like to mention). Then let me know via email afterward. That’s it!

Below you can find the blurb and a link to Amazon if you want to read more about the book, and if you’re interested in being a beta reader, please email me at, or via the contact form on my website.

Thanks! And hope everyone is having a great summer!


In 1954, at the start of the Cold War, the Soviet military offered four political prisoners their freedom if they participated in an experiment requiring them to remain awake for fourteen days while under the influence of a powerful stimulant gas. The prisoners ultimately reverted to murder, self-mutilation, and madness. None survived.

In 2018, Dr. Roy Wallis, an esteemed psychology professor at UC Berkeley, is attempting to recreate the same experiment during the summer break in a soon-to-be demolished building on campus. He and two student assistants share an eight-hour rotational schedule to observe their young Australian test subjects around the clock.

What begins innocently enough, however, morphs into a nightmare beyond description that no one could have imagined–with, perhaps, the exception of Dr. Roy Wallis himself.



World’s Scariest Legends: Mosquito Man

According to Native American folklore, many tribes have legends about man-eating monsters that were turned into mosquitoes, thus continuing to feed on people but in a merely annoying way rather than deadly. The Northwest Coast tribes have some particularly gruesome variants where the original monster, Mosquito Man, thrusts his proboscis into a person’s head and sucks their brains out, often so surreptitiously that the people around him don’t even notice their companion is dead. A 
typical Haida version of such a legend, for example, involves a baby is being passed around at a party when Mosquito Man stealthily sucks its brains out before passing it to the next person, who is horrified to find the child brainless and dead.

A haunting cottage road deep within the British Columbia mountains.

Now, although Mosquito Man, the novel, is vaguely based on the Native American legends, in reality it is much more a domestic thriller. Here’s the blurb: After a woman bangs at the door in the middle of the night, and promptly dies from her injury, a couple’s remote cabin getaway becomes a psychological night of terror as they are hunted by an unknown assailant. Now they must go far beyond what they thought themselves capable of if they hope to save their young children and survive until morning.

Click a button below to read a sample below from the USA Today bestselling novel Mosquito Man, Book 1 in the World’s Scariest Legends series.