Well, I'm sorry that I didn't pay specific attention to the details of your books. She couldn't have responded more nicely, and not treated me like an idiot. For example, when I spoke with Abbi Glines, she politely refused my request, saying that she only gave out a certain number of review copies, and that she had reached that limit. I don't go looking for EVERY single detail about an author's book. Forgive my great fault. I became offended, but only slightly. So, I said something back:
And it's true, from what I've seen. There are quite a lot of negative reviews. Well, I hit a target without meaning to. Apparently, Jamie McGuire has been known for the scandal of her quite nasty post meant for bloggers who review her books negatively. I didn't know this. And here's something else that Jamie said:
Right now, I'm thinking "Where has she and her author buddies been lately?" Of course it's "common practice" for bloggers to ask authors for review copies. After all, hasn't she heard of ARCs and finished copies. Jamie seems naive at this point.
The author thing that bothered me is the "free copies" topic. The books aren't just "free copies" they are, review copies, which is very different from a "free copy". Because, with a review copy, bloggers get to read and post a review, and authors benefit from the publicity. "Free copies" would benefit the blogger only!
So, what did I do? I told her exactly what I wrote above, and then Jamie contradicts herself:
You just said that you didn't find it common practice for a "book blogger to approach authors for free copies of book". If I'm correct, you're contradicting yourself Jamie. And, I really would like to know, who are these "peers" of yours. I've never met an indie author with these kinds of ideas. Now I got REALLY MAD right here, and I will admit, I said something rude:
I did lose it, but Jame McGuire did provoke me. This is Jamie's last response:
And no, Mrs. McGuire, that is not how I respond to all of my authors. That is how I respond to rude authors. That is the last of the correspondences between us. I will not be contacting her again, ever. And shortly after this, I vented my anger to one of my friends, and she directed me to the posts that Jamie McGuire had made, criticizing bloggers. So...for me, Jamie McGuire has one more point against her.
I'm sorry if I offended Mrs. McGuire's friends, or her fans. But, hey I didn't cuss at least? I will never cuss at an author, no matter how rude or inappropriate they act. I don't cuss.