UPDATE August 2016: In light of Kim Harrison sending fan hordes to get a negative review of The Drafter on Amazon downvoted off first page -- she's now on my do-not-buy and BBA list. Yes, I realize she has a book about the Turn and Trent's origins coming out that fans of the Hollows series, like I was, are dying to read -- but I will not be buying that one either.
Original post on 2015-07-31 14:29 said:
A 99¢ 50-page ebook prequel to September's The Drafter, start of a new series The Peri Reed Chronicles, from Kim Harrison set in a futuristic Detroit. If trying to find on most sites from some reason you'll need to search by the isbn = 9781501134241 because title and author fail for whatever reason.
I'm a fan of the author but not sure if this is a series for me. Futuristic, urban fantasy, paranormal elements = sure; law enforcement = not so much; too near a future = not so much; comparing itself to suspense and thriller books = definitely not for me. I still have book hangover from her The Hollows (Rachel Morgan) series which I did get addicted to after beginning good-but-nothing-blew-me-away books I read via library loan because friends ranted about and because I loved her fantasy books written as Dawn Cook. It's possible I'll read this and think "gotta have it" even at hardcover prices or "nah..." (then after hearing everyone else loving later books I'll start it up at paperback prices or library books until hooked like I did with the now beloved The Hollows books).
Before it happened, I would never have believed favorite author Kim Harrison would campaign to hide an unwanted negative review on Amazon. So saddened.
Don't believe this usually great with readers, highly successful, big five published author is now doing so? Check her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KimHarrisonsHollows/posts/10154480162099940 .
Tez Miller Oz has more on his booklikes posts (which brought this to my attention).
Seriously, everyone, if you don't think negative reviews and lower star ratings should be allowed -- why aren't you campaigning to just do away with the five star rating systems on Amazon and other sites? Every review written just automatically gets a 5-star or one big smiley emoticon, a trophy, a blue ribbon or something? So that site policies and review guidelines cannot permit any review that isn't clearly promotional?
(That's snarky; I know why not campaigning to do away with current rating system and policies -- it's because so many actual customers/readers would stop paying attention to or writing the things. But, get real, if the one star reviews can be buried, hidden or removed -- is it really a 5-star scale running 1-5 or would it then be only a four star scale?)