"Completely uninteresting and childishly written. Mediocre and flat characters, weak plot, bad use of the english language"
"Non-stop action and great story-line. My attention was on edge throughout the experience. Can't wait to read more from this author."
"could not finish this c----. Without a doubt, the worst bunch of garbage I have tried to read in years."
"Awesome story's I can't wait to start the next set. I really like serial killer stories this is a great series. I will read all of them."
"Sorriest written book I have ever read. Story line makes no sense. Too hard to follow the characters from chapter to chapter."
"I could not put it down!!! I can't wait to read more from this author! This series is a must read!"
My books have received hundreds of reviews, most were good, some were bad, and some were in between, but they all revealed to me that my writing touched someone enough to cause them to take the time to give their opinion.
I have occasionally responded to reviews, usually to answer a question or offer thanks, but I stopped replying to them because I felt I was being intrusive, and that I already had my say within the book itself.
I love getting reviews; all writers do, and I wish that more readers took the time to offer an opinion.
However, you soon come to realize that what was a silk purse for one reader was a sow's ear for another.
We are all different, and we all find things enjoyable that others would find miserable.
I recently began reading a book that has been considered a classic example of storytelling for generations, and I think I made it halfway through the first chapter before I tossed it aside, bored to tears.
I don't need every book to start with a car chase or explosion, but I do want something to happen, something to grab me and pull me into the story, even if it's just an interesting moral dilemma. The book in question had none of that and so I read something else.
But that's me, and my taste in reading material isn't the same as that of others, or possibly even that of the majority of readers.
But you know what? There are nearly 4,000,000 books in the Kindle store, with enough different genres, cross-genres and genre blends to suit any taste.
There are people who like what I write, some even love what I write, and these are the people that I write for. (Love you all!)
And if you've ever left me a negative review, I say, no hard feelings. I guess we just weren't each others' cup of tea.
However, we do have one thing in common, and that's a love of reading. Thanks for reading. Thanks for reviewing, and thanks for caring enough to chime in.