While I appreciate getting reviews that are good…I know with the good must come some bad. However, some of the reviews I’ve gotten of late have been very bad…and they make the reviewer look like an idiot.
Back in February, I scheduled times for my books to be free on Amazon. The Bracelet, Remember The Eyes and Wildflower have all been free at some point. I still have a couple of days left for RTE and Wildflower, so I will be putting them up for free again.
Even with all the pathetically bad reviews The Bracelet got, it still continues to sell. All of them do. But, of course, there has to be some bad reviews in there.
It would be nice if the reviewers would hand out constructive criticism instead of taking your book and mashing it into the floor like a child having a temper tantrum. Take a look at this review below, because that’s what it sounds like to me. An adult having a temper tantrum on Amazon about something they most likely got for free.
In no way in this review was their any advice given to make it better. In no way is there a reason why the reviewer feels this way. Lame. And, it makes you (the reviewer) look like an idiot.
Here is one I just got for Wildflower. I have not changed any spelling errors, grammar mistakes, or otherwise changed this review in any way. This is the way it was presented on Amazon.
Do not bother to waste your time on this book. Its a poorly written terrible book! I could write a book of this caliber but I would burn it. I ALWAYS finish books I start and by about the 4th chapter I was ready to throw it against the wall. Not a new story line and certainly no twists in the story to make it interesting and the characters have ZERO depth to them. The main character just out of the blue has decided her spouse is cheating and this is before she goes after any evidence…..kinda like maybe she was blind and stupid and then the light bulb flickered. So she hires PI to investigate and get some really great pictures of the husband having tawdry sex with another women………and her is the killer……she was her 2 children to see these beautiful pictures…………..really???? so she does show the kids and the family is devasted. But no worries because she finds a fellow who she is interested and the get together. only problem is that she is a cougar cause the boy is her sons age. so chapter after chapter she whines and then whines some more and it just doesnt stop. and when I say the charactars have NO depth this is what I am telling you here. To me whining page after pager………seem the author does have a creative side to her and that is a must. This book reflected that because there were several different ways she could have improved and given them character AND depth. And you can probably guess the ending since I told you she lacks creativity……no big surprises, no big grand finale, they just accept the age thing and live happily ever after! oh…main charactars name is wildflower! sweet or cheesy……i am goin with, yep you guessed it,cheesy
Ok, for starters….this person bought a romance…of course the couple end up together at the end. It wouldn’t be a romance if they didn’t, now would it??? Also, the female character never whined at all. She just had a difficult time in the beginning with their age differences. No, she wasn’t a cougar…cougar’s seek out younger men. She didn’t seek out to love this younger guy…he actually sought her out.
Sandy, the female character, finds out that her husband of 25 years has been cheating on her pretty much their whole married life together…this reviewer found that unbelievable…why? Some men (and women) can hide their affairs from their spouses for their entire relationship.
Sandy shows the pictures to her children…her GROWN children, who could handle it. Younger children wouldn’t be able to. They were hurt by what their father had done. Obviously you, as the reviewer didn’t read that part.
And, the grand finale?? They were apart until almost the end of the book. It was only because of Sandy’s son that her and Nick got back together.
Really? Come on…if you’re going to review a book, at least watch your spelling, grammar (hardly any capitals in that review) and for goodness sake, finish the damn book.
By the way, yes…he called her Wildflower…if that’s cheesy, then go grab a bottle of wine to go with your whine…because you’re wasting my time and everyone elses with your lame reviews.