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March 27th, 2007

10:41 AM

Blog Drama, Yay!

In a classic case of people jumping to conclusions and making an ass of themselves, that person from Romance Divas have just accused me of being jealous of Romance Divas' much superior reviews in the comments in the blog entry below. Where she gets this idea that I'm envious that Romance Divas are being quoted everywhere but I am not, I have no idea.

I can understand where my statement about Romance Divas can be misconstrued. Reading back, I should have elaborated more - I don't visit Romance Divas because I realize right away that I will be tempted to spend a lot of time defending myself there - which is something I will not want to do as in the long run it will affect my enjoying of reading ebooks.

But here comes jax coming in with guns blazing when in fact all I did was to say that if I made a mistake in my reviews, then it's better to tell me and let me check and correct it.

Please, people, I don't want a "Romance Divas versus Mrs Giggles" debate going on here, which will be tedious and only embarrass both parties because such debates don't really serve much purpose. It's like boys fighting over whose penis is the biggest. I'm just pointing out how easy it is for such drama to start and escalate and to ask people please don't add fuel to the fire in the comment section below. Really, we can all coexist and I suspect that this is all some misunderstanding that will subside once jax's cooled down.
12 comment(s).

Posted by Barbara Sheridan:

The problem Mrs G is that you forget the Internetz is Srs Bizzness ;)
March 27th, 2007 @ 11:38 AM

Posted by Chrissy:

*adding fuel to the fire*

You're not the boss of me. Neener neener!
March 27th, 2007 @ 11:41 AM

Posted by Emily Veinglory:

I do think *both sides* need to let it go. Some writers have trouble distinguishing a reader review from a "reviewer" review. But bitching about the bitching, IMHO, just keeps it all going bit longer. Can't we all just talk about books? [Emily hides under her desk]
March 27th, 2007 @ 12:06 PM

Posted by Mrs G:

No, really, I agree with you, Emily. I admit my part in causing the thing with a poorly-worded and ill-explained sentence. I just wish the matter won't escalate into some kind of online feud because of something that I never intended to say in the first place!
March 27th, 2007 @ 12:09 PM

Posted by Emily Veinglory:

So, read anything good recently? I am half way through 'Dark designs' by Madelyne Ellis--it's Black Lace (mf) erotica with a yaoi theme (yep, odd combo!). I bet you'd fnd it fascinating. :)
March 27th, 2007 @ 12:14 PM

Posted by Mrs G:

Well, I don't get Black Laces over here. Would you believe that I haven't read any Black Laces before? If they are marketed as outright eroticas, that probably explained it since over here sales of such material in stores is forbidden.
March 27th, 2007 @ 12:33 PM

Posted by Anne:

I noticed the absence of the 'yaoi' element on the book cover, namely the Japanese character: Takeshi. *SIGH* This thing NY has against interracial/multicultural couples is driving me nuts.
March 27th, 2007 @ 12:34 PM

Posted by Mrs G:

It must be a marketing thing. I don't get it though. Weren't Sandra Kitt's stories with interracial couples quite successful on the bestseller lists? Or was she an anomaly rather than the norm?
March 27th, 2007 @ 1:08 PM

Posted by Jodie:

Em is there any room next to under that desk? LOL

Actually, I'm about to hope over and check out what G has to say about Taboo -- it think she reviewed it...
March 27th, 2007 @ 1:09 PM

Posted by Jax:

Mrs. Giggles, the visual image of me barging in with guns blazing is quite humorous. (Even though I do have that mean streak for those deserving of it.) If you know the type of person I am, you would realize that I am not upset, angry, or trying to be vicious. However, thanks for the added boost to my site by posting about Romance Divas. I'm not trying to make any of this an issue and if some of my members happen to be loyal and want to defend my site, that's fantastic. It just proves to me that my mission to give back to the writing community is successful. As I mentioned in the earlier comments, I did not say you were jealous nor do I agree with your comment about you having to defend yourself in our forum. If you have spent any amount of time you would find that I'm a very fair Administrator and I wouldn't allow anyone attacking another member. I commend you for your love of reading and wanting to share your opinions. I don't have to respond to your comments either, but I respect that this is your blog and you're going to say what you want to say whether we like it or not. I just want you to understand that I'm not the big bad wolf who's all injured like you may think I am. Truce. Sure. I've got nothing to hide.
March 27th, 2007 @ 1:53 PM

Posted by Mrs G:

It's not that I have to defend myself in your site, Jax, it's that the last time I went there, the huge number of just plain wrong assumptions about me are enough to compel me to keep posting and posting and posting and the next thing you know, I'll have no time to do anything else. What can I say? I'm human that way. Just take a look at some of posts in the previous entry - they are rife with grossly wrong assumptions about me and my motives passed off as facts.

I'm just posting this particular entry to stave off the inevitable lynch mob that follows. If I am taking a stand against the Divas, I'd say, yeah, bring it on. But the Divas are the not the issue here, even if some of the Divas (correctly) suspect that I am talking about them in my previous post, so I don't want this battle to take place in my blog. My issue is not with the Divas. Even if some of the Divas feel the sting, the issue with them, not the entire Romance Diva gang. And even then, that's because so many e-authors are members of your forum that it's inevitable that I happen to be talking about a few of them.
March 27th, 2007 @ 2:42 PM

Posted by Miranda Heart:

I have no idea what this argument is about, however, I'd like to state as a reviewer that it's our jobs to post only honest reviews. Maybe I'm going off on another topic here and I apologize if that's the case, however, I'm really getting frustrated with reviewers getting bad mouthed because we didn't like a book. Maybe I should have just left that rant for my own website. :)
March 28th, 2007 @ 10:56 AM