Posted in: AA romance, Adventures with Blog people, Authors behaving like twits, Not another author bitching about reviews, Racism in romance
It makes me laugh uproariously that you start off your post thusly:
“As all of you know, I love reviews. The good, the bad and the ugly. I have no problem posting them on my website or blogging about them.”
I’m pretty sure that what you meant was that you love glowing reviews, seeing as you just got a bad one, and you’re so pissed that you’re waving your knickers in the air for all and sundry to gawk at.
As for this part:
“You see, Jane Little and I have a brief and rather contentious relationship. I’m currently in a lawsuit over breach of contract with one of my publishers over royalties. Stupid me, I discussed this lawsuit in a confidential Yahoo! Group with the some of the publisher’s authors in an attempt to rally us together to make changes or to push for a reversion of rights. None of them stood up with me. Instead they continued to cash paychecks that could barely buy a McDonald’s Happy Meal, while chalking this up “as a lesson learned”…..
Well, my empathy quickly turned to anger when Jane from Dear Author contacted me out of the blue requesting documents regarding my lawsuit. Naturally, I declined. Anyone with an ounce of common sense (including a lawyer like Ms. Little so claims she is) would know it would be detrimental to one’s case to release any kind of information that would be harmful to their case.
Not one to be waylaid over information that could feed their rabid fan base, Ms. Little came back to me again requesting a comment. Once again I declined.”
Seriously, this is the reason you think that Jane went out of her way to slate your badly-written book? Of course it had nothing to do with the boatload of inconsistencies in it. Of course it had nothing to do with the fact that you wrote a book that was full of editing errors, errors that my one year old niece would have probably spotted had she been proof-reading for you, (call me biased, but she’s a genius like her auntie) no, no, let’s call this an act of “retaliation” rather than the fact you wrote a shit book. REALLY? REALLY??
Sweetie, sometimes you have to pull up those granny knickers and just own the fact that you fucked up.
I’m not a reader who’s hung up about punctuation so much, however, some of those errors that Jane outlined in her review would have jarred me right out of the book. In fact, I’m pretty sure some of the crap that I read would have driven me to pen a slice and dice review. I mean come on Koko, Paulo and Paolo? You miss-spelled the hero’s name? Who the fuck did your editing, Stevie effing Wonder?? Quite Frankly my dear, I think you got off lightly.
Thinking about it, I think I actually read a Koko Brown book a while ago. I don’t remember much about the book itself, but I clearly remember thinking it was a massive pile of horse shit, so I’m not all that surprised that Jane didn’t like this one either.
Brown seems to want to make a big thing of Dear Author not reviewing the thousands of great multicultural books out there, but I’ve got to tell you, I make a point of buying books by black authors, but there are a lot of crap out there, which is why I end up not reviewing them myself. No doubt she’ll probably see me as a sell-out, but there’s no way I’d write a review raving about a book when I thought it was shit. I don’t give a flying fuck what colour the author is.
Anyway, it’s always amusing to see an author completely blow their wad in public, so I’m off to get some pop corn…