Not sure whether to laugh or cry lol

January 23, 2012 at 8:10 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


……I’ve recieved some good reviews for my Reaper series, some bad reviews, some great reviews, and some REALLY negative reviews.

Almost makes a girl wish she’d never encouraged readers to “post reviews, even if negative”.

One reader made comments regarding my lifestyle, somehow trying to draw a parallel between effectiveness as an author and effectiveness as a human being.  Suffice, to say, I replied to the review with as polite a comment as i could manage.

They were entitled to THEIR opinion – I nevertheless am also entitled to mine.

Had some really great reviews too…made me feel much better about this whole learning process.

After taking notes from the reviews, I am making a point of making the installments of the Reaper Series longer…as that seems to be the biggeest reader concern/annoyance so far.

That, and as much as I hate to do it, I think I am going to censor the adult/vulgar language a little – as that appears to be another (valid) concern/complaint.

So long as it doesn’t take away from the storyline, and doesn’t take away from the theme and voice of Reaper, I am willing to take critique and criticism into careful consideration.

With that being said, thank-you for your reviews —- keep em coming!

Sincere regards and happy reading!

Amanda M. Holt

Amateur Author and Fairly Reasonable Human Being



  1. Brad Geagley said,

    You might find some solace in this quote… A reviewer expressing rage and loathing for a novel is like an armored knight attacking a hot fudge sundae —Kurt Vonnegut

    Best, Brad

  2. michelle said,

    I love the series!!! Keep doing what your doing! When can we expect the next book?? I feel like I check amazon weekly!!

    • amandamholt said,


      Thank you — that is so sweet of you to say!

      I am hoping to have Reaper VII: Soultalker out in the next week or so and Reaper VIII: (As yet, untitled) in the next month or two…

      So you won’t have to wait much longer!

      Look for her on Amazon!

      Also, I will update on my twitter @amandamholt and here on WordPress!

      Thank you for the praise, gentle reminder & much needed kick in the pants!

      Sincere regards & Happy Reading!

    • amandamholt said,

      Hey Michelle!

      Wasn’t sure if you meant my Reaper Series or Shades of Grey…

      You might like to know that I have set up a FREE DOWNLOAD promotion at Amazon from February 20th thru Febraury 24th so that you can download Reaper VII: Soul Talker at no cost to you! Kindle platform for now, other platforms in 90 days’ time.

      Kindly let your friends & contacts (i.e. facebook, twitter) know about the five-day free promo!

      Help me spread the word!

      The 61, 800 word novel is retailing at $0.99 USD otherwise.

      My sincere thanks, again, for your kind words in 2012!


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