Jane, You Are A Bad, Bad Reviewer: Signed A.N Author...
I’m sorry you didn’t like this book. That’s a shame. And what a shame you feel the need to post your negative opinions/remarks like this so publicly, but that said, everyone is entitled to their opinions and this is your blog.
Now I’d like to voice my opinion, if you’ll allow me…I loved the book. I consider whatever Karin has to say about police procedures top notch, I should know as I’m a former Law Enforcement Officer. I think her writing is fresh, new and wonderfully sexy. I love her literary voice and I hope to see many more books from her. So let’s hope the readers of your blog get to see both side of the coin here.
The one comment here that made my eyes bleed was the bullshit about posting negative comments publicly. She’s acknowledged that everyone’s entitled to their opinion, but quite frankly, this is negated by her first ridiculous statement.
How many times do we have to have this debate?
As my regulars know, I don’t write reviews for authors, I write them for other readers. As far as I can gather, the girls at Dear Author, do much the same thing.
Yes, it’s great that the author came over to defend a friend of hers, but seriously, what was writing something as assholic as “and what a shame you feel the need to post your negative opinions/remarks like this so publicly” going to achieve? Seriously?
The funny thing is, Jane’s review of the book, intrigued me enough to want to read it myself, in a way that some B graded reviews have failed to do. For Oprah's sake, I even put the damn book on my Amazon Wishlist.
Let me remind you what Susan Elizabeth Phillips and JAK had to say, on the subject of negative reviews:
SEP: Bad reviews do nothing for your career.
If you want truly negative reviews, go read some of the D reviews at AAR, then go complain to Laurie Gold, that they shouldn't have been posted publicly. Sheesh.