First of all, I'd like to say I don't really mind bad Amazon reviews. I mean sure, I like good ones better, but I understand the nature of the beast. I mean you go have a good experience at a restaurant, you enjoy it and then go on with your life. The waiter spills something on your lap and your filet is overcooked - you write a letter to complain. So you're bound to get bad reviews from time to time. And hey - in a way it's a compliment to get really bad ones. Because it means your book ilicited a strong response from the reader. Evidently lately I've been soliciting a LOT of strong responses. :(
CT Fashionista is written in a very specific voice. A brash chick lit tone, if you will. So it's not going to resonate with everyone. Some people are going to hate that style. Problem is, since it was published in a straight romance line (Love Spell) I knew I was bound to get a few people who had never read or never liked chick lit to pick it up by accident, believing it was a paranormal romantic comedy time travel. And on the other end, get some total Arthurian history buffs who are going to be outraged how I satirized their precious legend.
Anyway - that said, you have just GOT to read this Amazon review I got over the weekend. Seriously, this person has some major issues!! It's sooo funny how she trashes not only my book, but me as an author and even me as a PERSON.
Some highlights below. I had originally thought to snarkily comment on them, but then I decided they pretty much speak for themselves. :)
- If I were the publisher? I would have fired the editor or at least docked thier pay for every "Like" this writer used in this awful tome.
- I do think the author feels superior over anyone who would pick up this book to read, Her supercilious tone about everything comes through her 1 dimensional character. I felt no inkling of empathy for this whiney woman who was supposed to be oh so savvy.
- If I were the Producers of "Sex in the City" I would sue the author for plagiarism.
- Please don't waste your time on this banal effort of some spoiled city dweller who thinks to cash in on the "Going to the Past Romance"
- I doubt this author has EVER been in love, except when she saw a sale on yet another pair of slim black pants.
Heh. You just gotta laugh at reviews like this. And not count on this person to buy the sequel.
And, of course, keep, like, writing the way you want to, like, write. Even if it's going to, like, piss some people off. :D
Marianne - who, by the way, sees nothing wrong with falling in love with a good slim black pants sale!