I've read several of the authors's books and LOVED their works. Some of which I'd give 10 stars if possible (Emma Chase's Tangled, for instance). I know many other people who genuinely love those authors' books as well. It's amazing how people so readily believe the negativity and assume the authors would lie, more so than considering the possibility that the actual original poster could have been the one posting lies. I mentioned earlier that you can't believe everything you read on the internet, especially something without a verifiable source or proof. Apparently, that was ignored. Fine. I posted a public statement from Ilona Andrews. It was ignored (or deemed an untruth) as well. Fine. Which seems terribly unfair to the authors affected by this, doesn't it? Wouldn't we want someone to do their due diligence before assuming the worst, if we were accused of something? Shouldn't we be more discerning and sensitive to both sides when reading stuff on the internet? I mean, would a legitimate accusation have been so one-sided? No. It would have made an attempt to include the authors's responses. The fact that it didn't, alerted me to it being more reviewer/author bullying/harassment that I've seen a lot of lately. It's amazing to me how low-star ratings are deemed trustworthy, while 5-star ratings are met with skepticism--as if a book couldn't *really* be that good. I'll leave this thread with one last thing...that will probably be ignored as well. I'm taking the time to post it for those really interested in the TRUTH. Melissa Foster has been posting publicly about this mess, clearing it all up, from who the disgruntled initial poster actually was to how she's handling the situation. This is her most recent post:
Karma is a b*tch, and the owner of that website is about to find that out. A concerned citizen contacted Fiverr's legal department and received the following verification of the false accusations. Please share this publicly and stop the hatred! I've removed her name to protect her from being attacked as we were.See, most people ARE good xox
From: Fiverr Legal
To: K (Name removed to protect from future attacks)
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 6:56 AM
Subject: Re: Sharing Private Fiverr Correspondence Online
Thank you for reporting this. This blog is a complete fake, including the "employee" who was never employed at Fiverr and the information provided in the blog, thus there is no breach of privacy since it is not real information. We do not promote reviews and never had employees promote reviews for us, and the users mentioned on the blog are not known to us. We do appreciate the fact that you took the time to alert us to this slanderous content.
Fiverr Legal Department
The truth will set you free.