My new book has been out for some weeks, but to be perfectly honest, I have been quite down at the antics of some "rivals," so much so that I was at the point of giving up, but my wonderful husband and our Woman's Ministry leader at our Church encouraged me to keep going.
When Corinthians came out, it went to #3 on the New Releases in Historical Christian Fiction (Book 1 in the series, Romans had gone #1), and I soon received a very spiteful 1 star review. The lady who gave the review had a Real Name Badge, and from my previous work as an editor, I recognized her as being the author of one Christian book as well as being the owner of small Christian publishing company. I sent this information to Amazon, who immediately removed her review.
However, only a week later, Amazon sent me an email saying they had removed someone else's 5 star review as they liked the book too much, and Amazon said they cannot have reviews which are too gushing.
Author forums at the moment are lamenting the abuse in the Amazon review system. I felt like giving up because anyone (who does not use their real name of course) can leave a bad review on another author's book specifically to drop that author's sales - and bad reviews do drop sales. By His Grace had reached the high ranking of 800, until a spate of bad reviews dropped it to the 11000s in a very short space of time.
I don't know what the answer is, but I will do as Paul says, and press on and fight the good fight.
Now back to Corinthians!
HISTORICAL CHRISTIAN ROMANCE
CLEAN ROMANCE (and no violence or foul
and Julia finally locate Tiro and Paula in the city of Corinth, they find all is
far from well. Tiro's aristocratic parents have arranged for him to marry the
unscrupulous Lady Drusilla, who is eager to marry him to advance her social
standing. However, Tiro's heart belongs to the servant girl, Paula. Can true
love find a way? Or will Lady Drusilla's evil plans rule the day?
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