So I Google my latest title, THE BACHELOR PREFERRED PASTRY, because I am in a masochistic mood and I get the big time payback for such a stupid move :-) Mrs. Giggles has reviewed my book and DESPISED it. Not just "oh, this wasn't good" but a NEVER EVER READ THIS BOOK review where she gave me a 9 out of a possible 100. (She has liked my previous books but for some reason, this one hit a nerve).
Yes, the single digit nine. I was honored, after all, to be one of the few books that she deems so horrific that they don't even merit a second digit. I even found a blog where people were talking about my 9. Gee, way to get famous on the Internet :-)
I would have quit writing right then and there but then A.) What on earth would Mrs. Giggles read and hate so vehemently if I did and B.) She was making a good size dent in her tree with my book (from throwing it at said tree so many times) and if I don't provide more ammunition, that dent won't ever be completed.
I did come across some really cool posts. Loads of people at Bookcrossing who have been releasing my books into the wild (the last time I checked there, I only had two books floating out there and no comments. This time I had two PAGES of books listed and loads of great comments). Some bloggers on Susan Elizabeth Phillips's reading blog who posted about it with very nice reviews. Same at the bulleting boards for Romantic Times Book Club.
And then one woman who made it all better on The Romance Reader site where my book was named one of the best beach reads for this summer and who said no summer is complete without one of my books. Gotta love her.
Just goes to show you can't make everyone happy and if you do really make someone unhappy, they'll talk dirt about you and your work in a public forum. Ah well, back to work so I can do this all over again with the next book!