EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO THEIR OWN THOUGHTS ON A REVIEW.
I have something I want to say and hope it doesn't turn people away, but I feel it has to be sa...moreEVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO THEIR OWN THOUGHTS ON A REVIEW.
I have something I want to say and hope it doesn't turn people away, but I feel it has to be said. In no way have I ever claimed my stories to be perfect or error free. I know for a fact that every book I have ever read contains errors. To the horror of another author, their book was printed without the ending pages and was forced to recall and reprint. Things like this happen. No one is perfect.
As a self-published author, I do appreciate the CONSTRUCTIVE feedback from all readers. I for one use this to help provide better stories as my writing grows and matures. The feedback helps me to know what the readers are looking for and how I can try to give them what they want. I welcome readers to comment freely and honestly on all my posts, blogs and on Amazon.
Unfortunately, I am not in control of reviews or comments on Amazon, nor do I encourage any negativity on reviewers providing their honest opinions. However, if that reviewer posts a comment and someone does respond, I would assume the reviewer would be mature enough to let it go. Instead, I am finding that some people are just not mature and use the comment sections and then their own blog to claim they were being picked on.
To set the story straight, there are two sides to every story. Regarding the person who gave a negative review...She was listed on a blog tour when my book was released. The negative comments from Amazon got out of hand and spilled over onto her website. The blogger was extremely negative and allowed her followers to attack a fan for commenting about how much they enjoyed the book. When the fan sent me a copy of the message, I of course removed the blogger from my tour list. Who in their right mind is going to send fans over to a site where they will be ridiculed and berated for enjoying a book? Of course the blogger/reviewer made comments that I was immature by removing her. Of course she didn't allow all the comments to remain on her site showing how she and her followers ganged up on this fan. The blogger only kept the ones making herself look like the victim and the one being attacked.
I seriously don't understand how months later this person is still posting negative things, using my name and my book as a segway into discussing other authors and their agents actions, cursing at fans and reviewers. In actuality, I asked Amazon to remove the comments and they said the comments fell within the rights of the person(s) making the comment and that of the reviewers.
As you see, I didn't even post the reviewers name nor her blog in this post. In no way personally, verbally or in written word, have I attacked or had anyone attack this reviewer. Nor do I condone any such actions. I don't understand why she continues, but it borders on harassment.
Now that I got that out, please know that anyone and everyone is free to make a comment or post a review on any of my material. If you choose to give feedback, I ask that you please do so in a way that it does not make the other person feel like they are being personally attacked. I also request when doing reviews of any of my books the reviewer keeps it professional and refrains from making the review personal as well. (less)
The first book is a good start to a new series. Like most first books, it starts with a slow beginning but quickly picks up.
After her father dies mys...moreThe first book is a good start to a new series. Like most first books, it starts with a slow beginning but quickly picks up.
After her father dies mysteriously, Addie, a 26 year old, begins to have nightmares every night. She has a hard time figuring out what they mean and ties them into the strange note her father had left for her. Moving to Oregon where her father and aunt grew up she works in the restaurant Whisper Cape where she is introduced into the paranormal world. Suddenly Addie discovers a hidden talent she never knew she had. With her telekinetic abilities she can control electrical devices.
Cael is on a quest to find a powerful crystal and is associated with a sacred book. He has supernatural skills of his own (teleportation).
When Cael shows up, Addie thinks she has run him over with her truck and is surprised to see him all over town. Once she approaches him and they start talking, they are immediately attracted to one another. When women who look like Addie start showing up dead, Cael feels he must protect her. This gives their romance a chance to heat up.
Throughout the pages, we are introduced to new characters, a secret society with shape shifters among other being. The story has a mixture of romance, lots of sex and action with supernatural/paranormal twists and turns that will keep you guessing as to who the villain really is. The author gives lots of details with vivid descriptions that drew me into the story, making me feel as if I was there with the characters. The story is well plotted and everything is tied together in the end and leaves you knowing exactly what has happened. A great stand-alone story, I am looking forward to reading the second book in the series to see how the author continues the storyline.(less)
I loved reading this book! It is refreshing and kept me reading, page after page. I was not able to put it down until I had finished the book! I am lo...moreI loved reading this book! It is refreshing and kept me reading, page after page. I was not able to put it down until I had finished the book! I am lookingforward to the reading the 3rd book in The Last Witch Series!!! (less)
It's been a while since I have read a romance not based on paranormal and supernatural characters. I love the fact that Lady Caroline sneaks off to at...moreIt's been a while since I have read a romance not based on paranormal and supernatural characters. I love the fact that Lady Caroline sneaks off to attend the masque the night before she is to wed Lord Blackhall. The story has lots of twists and turns which made my eyebrows raise a few time thinking 'Oh yeah?', at other times thinking 'really?'. The hot and steamy loves scenes were well written. The only drawback is that there was so many sex scenes with the same wording that I tended to wanted the to hurry up and move along so I could get back to the plot. Given the time frame the story was written, I'm not quite sure of some of the terminology that is used and even though she is considered "An Improper Wife" would a nineteen year old woman really use that kind of language back in the 1700's? Getting past that, I really did enjoy reading An Improper Wife and look forward to reading more works from these authors. I would give this story 3.5 stars.(less)
Everyone kept telling me how good this book was and I was anxious to find out for myself. I was not disappointed. Mary and Joshua are in love and enga...moreEveryone kept telling me how good this book was and I was anxious to find out for myself. I was not disappointed. Mary and Joshua are in love and engaged to be married. Right away we are thrown into the story with Mary having doubts about everything. She goes through the motions, marrying Joshua and moving into the house he has inherited. Without giving spoilers, this story is a true page turner even though it is a bit on the depressing side at time. The author did a wonderful job creating his characters and the trials and tribulations the couple must face as newlyweds. Then something terrible happens, a surprising twist to the story that keeps you glued to the story line to find out what will happen. I usually don't rate on half scale marks, but have to give this story a 4.5 out of five stars.(less)