28 October, 2013 by

101 Reviews!


Categories: Book News

balloonssmallI held a party for my book’s first one star review….and my crit partner thought I was crazy. So I’m going to throw a party she can enjoy. My first 100 reviews for A Bride for Keeps that are NOT one stars.

In honor of my first 100 non-one star reviews, I’m giving away presents to two different winners. One gets an ebook copy of my crit partner’s first book and and the other a copy of mine.  Enter below by the end of October for a chance to win our first books!


sanctuary-for-a-ladyCheck out her book coming in January! The Wyoming Heir


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40 Responses to 101 Reviews!

  1. Wilani Wahl

    I find it hard to believe that someone rated your book so low. I absolutely loved it. I hope you are doing well and enjoying life with your newborn and his siblings. Keep up the great work!

  2. Martha J. Sturm

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and not everyone likes what I read. Seriously? One star! I would give it 5 stars!!!

  3. Naomi Rawlings

    What a fun party! See, isn’t this so much better than celebrating a one star review? What WAS that reviewer thinking anyway? I totally agree with the others on that.

    Congratulations on a book that’s both well written and well loved. 🙂

  4. Paula Osborne

    Hi Naomi, wow what a party you guys know how to party down…love the gifts too, I am wanting to read this one..Congrats on the reviews.
    Paula O

  5. Naomi Rawlings

    Well, I baked a cake for this party so that Melissa could celebrate in style, and I would love to post a picture of it. But it just so happens that our camera accidentally got taken home with my parents and is now en route back to us, and my smart phone isn’t working at the moment, so I can’t even take a picture on that.

    So everyone please imagine a chocolate cake with coconut cream frosting. It says “101” and has four blue stars on it. Congratulations Melissa!

  6. Bonnie

    Sorry for the 1 star review, Melissa, I know they are dreaded by all authors, but SO happy to see that you are taking it in stride, & joking about it! I’m not a writer, but feel it is inevitable that authors eventually receive a 1 star review, because there is just no way every reader can be pleased. The 5 star reviews, hopefully, recompense for the 1 stars.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of either of the 2 books! Would love to read both of them!


  7. Donna B

    I would give your book more than 1 star just from reading about it!!! I haven’t had the opportunity to read it yet but it sounds like a great book to me!!

  8. Pam K.

    I don’t understand people who would give a book a one star review. If they didn’t think they’d like it, why even bother to read it? I’ve seen some very good reviews for your book. I’m glad you are staying positive about it. I’d love to win your book so thanks for having this giveaway.

  9. Abbi Hart

    So my curiosity got the better of me and I decided to read the one 1 Star review. WOW-I don’t think I’ve read a meaner and less true review! She was completely wrong about everything!It was clear that she doesn’t like this genre so I’m kinda confused as to why she’s upset that she didn’t like a book that she knew she wouldn’t like! That’d be like me reading a horror book and then getting mad that I didn’t like it. I really can’t understand why people write things like that! It’s just mean and not helpful! And now that I’m done ranting about how awful that review I’ll end by saying how much I adored your book! It was one of my favorite books I’ve read this year and I’ve read almost 200. Keep up the great work!

  10. Brittany McEuen

    Well, that is definitely not a one star book! I truly enjoyed it and look forward to reading more of your stories. But happy for the “party”!

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