Posted in: e-book authors posting under the influence, e-pubbed authors behaving like fucktards?, Highland Press
She’s a batshit loony author who writes for Kensington, and Dorchester and apparently co-owns Highland Press (an e-publishing company). Apparently, she’s also suffering from the Madris DePasture disease. Nofuckingclueitis.
I just spent the most amusing half an hour of my day reading the comments over at Dear Author. Happy HP Author amused me the most of course. People who wade in with their size nines, defending blindly, always tickle my funny bone.
Anyway, thanks to Google Cache, (apparently she deleted her comments to the reviewer) this is what Debbie Macwhateverthefuckhernameis had to say to a reviewer who had issues with her book:
Thank you for letting me know you enjoyed “A Restless Knight” so much you read it twice. It’s always nice to hear this. I appreciate when people take the time from their busy lives to let me know what they feel about my books. Sorry, you didn’t let me know before. As it was my debut book, I was very interested in responses.
I think perhaps, as Anne posted, that you are a bit too much in love with Challon, and thus resistant to Damian. It does me credit that I can create a character who conjures such loyalty from you. I can understand this. Challon is a powerful hero, he lived in my heart for a long time, both heroes have since I started working on the books in the middle 1990s. As a writer, it’s tough to move from one hero you love so much, such as Challon or Desmond (“The Invasion of Falgannon Isle”), and create new characters such as Damian or Jago (“Riding the Thunder”) and have them equal the ones that came before. I have a big heart, so I have learnt to love each hero as he comes along. It’s not a “betrayal” to love Damian as much as you do Challon, though often readers do this when they totally love a character.
I just love it when an author tries to tell a reviewer that what they feel is wrong, don’t you?
It’s easy to fall back on “cloning” a hero. But that would be a cop out. When I fashioned Damian I was doing a “mirror play”. Both heroes and heroines were similar in looks, but nothing alike inside. I have always been fascinated by twins, having a lot of them in my family, how two people outwardly similar are so different. You see this theme repeated in my books, because the variations are so much fun to play with.
However, I fear you did missed the point of Damian wanting to fight Dirk. He was not fighting for Tamlyn, he was going to take Challon’s place – to protect Challon. Damian was not defending Tamlyn. That was never his intention. Aithinne assumed – wrongly – that it was. It was not Damian’s place. He would never insult Challon in this manner. However, he was going to offer himself in Challon’s stead because of his concern for Julian. Julian’s mental state was a grave concern still. Had it not been, then Damian would have never dared step forward with the offer. Damian didn’t have the right to fight for Tamlyn. That was Challon’s honour. Damian only tried to be her champion, because he feared what more killing would do to Challon.
I’m guessing that if she missed the point, it was due to the author’s execution, rather than the reader’s comprehension, but hey what do I know?
Damian was never cruel, but rather indulgent with Aithinne. The instant he saw her upon his return to Glenlyon, he knew his mistake. He is a very honourable man. He would never have used her. Anything else was Aithinne’s own insecurities. Yes, small things, but at times feeling less than someone else can be rather crippling. I understand that personally. Damian figures his love will make these go away, but it was something Aithinne would have to come around to on her own.
Why is she explaining her book?
As for telling the king that, he did it to PROTECT HER. It’s made clear at several points, that Challon and he agree NEVER to let the king know how they value the women. If he explained to her, her reactions might not have been strong enough to convince the king. Remember, Aithinne was a HORRIBLE LIAR. He didn’t trust her to react strong enough to convince a very sharp man. It was a small hurt, to make sure the king allowed them to make, so he could protect her.
What an arse.
As for her feeling he didn’t care, those were HER perceptions. Most of the time, they were very wrong.
And she’s still explaining her motivations for her characters?
I am think you skimmed the book, sitting in an auto place, worry about big bad men sniggering, and didn’t bother to see why the characters did things, just took surface reactions. You are keying into Aithinne’s POV, which at many times is not accurate to what was really happening.
Now she’s calling the reader stupid. And losing her ability to articulate by the looks of things.
And where you got he was hung up on Tamlyn by the middle of the, that is SOOOOO wrong. He knew from his return he was mean for Aithinne, she was THE ONE. You are reading your quick assessment into that. He was NOT hung on on Tamlyn at any point after his return and he saw Aithinne. For you to keep saying that, shows how totally you are missing the true emotions of these characters.
What a fucktard.
As for accusing Athinne of asking Dirk into her room – he is MALE. Male do silly thinks when they are upset and jealous. This is so TM – Typically male. Men do silly things at times of high emotions. Damian is human, not perfect.
Finally, sigh…slapping me for my title is so unfair. I haven’t picked either Kensington title. My blog here has several posts about it. My title was Ravenhawke. It even originally made the listing as that on Amazon and elsewhere. At the last minute it was changed and I was informed what my new title would be.
Slapping her for her title? Is this woman for real?
Perhaps you posted your review for “A Restless Knight” to Barnes and Noble and they didn’t put the review up? That has happened to me a time or two. Still time!!! I would love to hear why you liked it so much.
All my best and again, thanks!
P.S. Thank everyone for the lively discussion. Sales have jumped!
How irritating is she?
For those who haven’t read the thread over at Dear Author, apparently when she gets low or negative reviews, she complains to Amazon, and gets them removed. She also rallies her fans to not only post positive reviews, but to harass the poor reviewer who dared say anything bad about her book.
What a fucking arsehole.
And that is why, she is my fucktard of the week.