Sunday, 31 March 2013

Staying Positive

I imagine he has a sort of Muttley-esk laugh

Well, after the negativity of the spiteful Jenny M that I posted about yesterday (the troll who is going to, how did she put it, make me “the worst rated author on Amazon”) and the unfairness of Amazon in being totally blind to the issue, I decided to see if her campaign was effective. 

The answer is a resounding "No"! 

Despite her vindictive reviews, getting most of my good reviews removed, upvoting my bad reviews and downvoting my good ones, I'm still 7 in the Regency Romance chart! And with only a 2.2/5 rating! 

Even Duchess, which was released back in January, is still 85 in the regency chart.

I should have learned my lesson from Psycho-Ex, when no officials were the slightest bit interested in actually helping me stop his stalking. People in power just don't care about the little guy but so what? I literally had to leave my life behind and start again so if I can survive that, I can survive a jealous teenagers tantrums.

I think I just forgot to count my blessings for a day. It's hard to be unhappy when you're feeling grateful for what you have. 

The best thing is, my "success" is still so new, that I still feel like I want to burst out laughing at random moments, as the dog above seems to be doing! 

Whoever said success is the best revenge was 100%  right! 

I'm now looking forward to the spa break I'll be taking my family on soon, to say 'thanks for helping me while I was a struggling writer'.

And to God/destiny/fate/higher power/luck or whatever else is up there and may be looking our for me, thank you. 

Saturday, 30 March 2013

How Amazon is enabling cyber stalking.

NOTE: Please do not engage this person in any way; do not respond to her reviews, do not leave her a 1 star review. I attracted this stalkers ire by defending another author, and I would hate for my friends to receive the same treatment. This is up to Amazon and the police to handle so for your own sakes, please DO NOT ENGAGE! 

At the beginning of March, there was an author on the kindle boards acting like a troll. they went by the username 'Gabe'. This troll swore at a friend of mine and demanded proof of her success, which I took issue with. I agreed with her statement, posted a link to my books as my proof and told him I would report any new 1 star reviews. Sure enough, one appeared about an hour later from a Jenny M. I didn't bother to report it as I honestly didn't affect my average, plus I had no proof that Jenny M and Gabe were the same person, so I let it slide. I did however, take a screencap of that whole thread, just in case.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

The Convenient Bride, Chapter One

Time for another sample from your some people's (like my mum, for one) favourite best selling romance author! Now, how can you resist an endorsement like that? ;-)

Book Blurb: Threatened with being cut off by his father, womaniser Maxwell Stark is forced to marry and he chooses the woman he secretly loves, Lucy Steed, his family's ward.

Lucy has been desperately in love with Max ever since she first moved in with the Stark family, but she’s convinced that he only loves her as a friend.

Although both are too afraid to admit their true feelings, the marriage is a happy one, until Max’s spurned mistress, Marie, decides that if she can’t have Max, then no one can.

They say that ‘hell hath no fury like a woman scorned’, and Marie is furious!