Bye bye baby bye bye
It’s your turn to cry
That’s why we have to say goodbye
So say goodbye
Madonna ~ Bye Bye Baby
What the hell is going on over at Goodreads?
Do the authors think Goodreads is their private fan club or something? I mean wow! Do they think if I review a book there they somehow own it? Can they demand that I have to read the whole fucking thing to leave a review now?
Anyway, if you have not seen I did a quick for me Grade F review of R.J. Scott ~ The Heart Of Texas. Which I was never going to post over here on the website since frankly it sucked ass and there was not much about the bad writing found in it I have not gone over before in other reviews here.
Nothing out of character for me really. The damn thing was like 400 pages and I got through the first 200 and had enough bad editing and rambling writing and characters I could have given a rat’s ass about. So flush this book went.
Well, how dare I! First R.J. Scott says to me…
Thank you for reading and your review.
I wonder if maybe you kind of missed the point that this IS a soap opera story???
I am however very pleased that it inspired passion in you to comment. Rj x
Remember folks the first two rules of writing. 1) Do not respond to a negative review and 2) Do not respond to a negative review. So I was like whateverz chicky poo.
Then surprise two wandering authors from Dreamspinner Press Julie Lynn Hayes who felt my review had poor punctuation and was unprofessionally edited or something and Diane Adams who wanted to argue with me about what I define as Gay Romance got involved.
Now honestly, two random writers from Dreamspinner Press out of nowhere feel my review of The Heart Of Texas is unfair at the same time. Yeah, I’ll buy that for a dollar.
Then some Goodreads user who seems to have joined in January of this year suddenly starts accusing me of not even reading the book. Then goes on to basically refute my review in a distinctly sock puppet way by pointing out I misrepresented the motives of some straight couple I happened to mention in the review of a Gay Romance.
Well R.J. Scott suddenly barges in like this is her review or something and demands…
TP – you clearly did not read the book otherwise you would have seen the exchange of vows, the love that the two men shared, the willingness to take secrets to their grave for each other, and you would have seen exactly how the other *minor* characters served to build a love that will last an eternity. You are entitled to your opinion, I just wish you wouldn’t use this book to draw in such hatred for a cause about some nebulous non-gay-romance – where I am not sure you even know what you mean.
Cole, you loved my other writing, my other books – why would you believe that the romance in this book is any different? Again, you have your opinion and I am sure when you post your review you will have read the entire book and be fair as you have been with all of my books so far :-)
Lastly, Yvonne, thank you so much for trying to get potential people to see that TP didn’t actually finish the book. I appreciate so much when one of my readers takes the time to become emotionally involved with me and my books and i hug you hard for it, as it means my job as a writer has been done. Step away from TP now, his comments are starting to deteriorate and I don’t want a war. Email me privately if you would like a chat firstname.lastname@example.org.
*written whilst ill with flu so please excuse random spelling mistakes*
Listen bitches, how about the answer is no and get the fuck out of my face on Goodreads and find somewhere else to act like a group of high school idiots.
It is not your review. It is not your comment section. It is not your fan website. Not yours! I frankly could care the fuck less if you think my review was fair or not and no I will not read all 400 pages of your crap just to review your ass and give you a fucking F. There was and continues to be absolutely no reason you ever have needed to start interacting with me on Goodreads those are pretty much my reviews and my opinion not your free advertising.
I really wish you had shown me some professional restraint and shut the hell up!
So R.J. Scott no I would not buy another book from you.
Julie Lynn Hayes same thing to you dear bad punctuation and all.
Diane Adams you don’t even know what Romance is so why would I bother buying your books?
I have finally found a good use for Goodreads. Trolling for fucktard authors.
A PDF of the entire event. Goodreads_TheHeartofTexas
Tags: eBook Commentary