Sunday, August 16, 2015

Reader Feedback Fun

This post is loosely inspired by a recent post by Meg Gardiner. 
Here is what readers think of my books in a nutshell (as a writer you always have to take the bad with the good when it comes to reviews).

They love me:
I Have Found A New Mystery/Thriller Author to add to my "Must Read" list!
The atmosphere is dark and gritty, and this crime thriller is not for the faint of heart. 

They love me not:
What could have been a penetrating study of the psychology of serial killers doesn't succeed in Blessed Are the Dead. 

They love me:

I lost sleep because of this book. (So worth it.)
Wow, simultaneously disturbing and fascinating, Belcamino's story gives you a peek into the mind of a serial killer. And no, it's not pretty. Not at all.

They love me not: 
Didn't love it. A bit too whiny for my taste and somewhat repetitive. Not bad but I wouldn't look for more on this protagonist.

They love me:
Like the best Law & Order SVU episode you've ever seen...
This is authentic stuff, not the result of Google research and fancy wordplay. So real, in fact, that the suspense will make you glad this is an e-book so you can take it with you everywhere.

They love me not:
Not as good as some of hers
It was okay. Not as good as some of hers.

They love me:
BELCAMINO is consistently GOOD!
In the same vein and in my case, Kristi Belcamino writes books for people who have forgotten how much they LOVE to read! Please keep them coming.

They love me not:
One Star
too much a repeat of the first book, which was actually good

Writers: feel free to share your favorite bad review in the comments section.
Readers: Ditto, feel free to share a bad review you've written!

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