I understand why authors take reviews personally. What I don’t understand is the incessant need to defend their work. Most likely, nothing they say will change the opinion of the reviewer. So why do they put themselves through something that makes them look so bad? I just don’t get it.
I’m a little slow considering that this review went up on 2/24, but after reading one of the author’s comments, I had a WTF moment. I get that the comments can be misconstrued and misunderstood very easily. I hope that I misunderstood the state of mind that this author seemed to be in. With all the *LOL*’s and *G*’s, I was imagining someone sitting at their computer, frantically typing all while manically laughing. Disturbing, to say the least. Still, I could care less that this author was digging the hole deeper and deeper with every comment she made. It wasn’t until I read the following sentence that I took offense and I’m not even an author.
There are also too many BDSM stories out there where the authors, frankly, obviously have no real-life experience with the BDSM lifestyle other than what they pick up on the internet.
Joey W. Hill is a fantastic BDSM author. One of my favorites. If she’s that good, it must be because she has real-life experience. I don’t know how she has time to write with everything she has to experience before writing it. I am wondering how she experienced a m/m romance. I’ll have to think about that one.
Lora Leigh? Good Lord, she must have been with hundreds of men and women. How could she write ménages otherwise? I am a little curious about her Breed series. All the readers of this series know that the Breed males have a stick at the end of their dick that extends when they’re with their true mate. How’d she come up with that one? Do I even want to know?
To me, this comment doesn’t just apply to authors that go from writing “vanilla” to something a little more risqué. It means that “vanilla” authors that don’t have their own happily ever after can’t write one. Authors that don’t have the best.sex.ever with their lover must not be able to write it. I guess that having the gift of imagination and storytelling isn’t enough.
If I want to read something that is true, I’ll read non-fiction. Thankyouverymuch.