Comments: 45
Michelle's corner 5 years ago
I loved the comment, "What kind of weird-ass kool-aid are you on, woman? "
Bark at the Ghouls 5 years ago
It has to be the reason she continues to post . . .
Linda Hilton 5 years ago
It's outrageous enough that she's charging for reviews in the first place, but -- BUT -- her prices are obscene!!!
Bark at the Ghouls 5 years ago
but, but it's advertising! Weren't you listening?!
Linda Hilton 5 years ago
Looks like she's writing on her phone or some other device where it's difficult to add punctuation because she doesn't seem to have any. Her proofreading sucks, too, which means she's not a reliable reviewer or beta reader. And that reminds me -- I have three typos to fix in the 138,000 words I uploaded a few weeks ago. bwahahahahahahahaha.
Bark at the Ghouls 5 years ago
I think she's flustered and she's only 19, if her profile is truthful. I'm done commenting. I feel like I'm arguing with a stubborn kid and it's pointless. She won't listen and she will get booted. It's outta my hands.
5 years ago
I think that's the right choice. I did take the liberty of sharing some of this though.It's just so unbelievable.
Yeah, she's already "deleted member."
Bark at the Ghouls 5 years ago
Wow, she's arguing all over Goodreads. I give it 3 hours before she gets the boot and has to sign up as a newbie under a new email.

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/18205481-book-reviewer#comment_id_155462464
Scarlet's Web 5 years ago
Her story is all over the place and keeps changing from thread to thread. Her bill started off at £45 and jumped to £150. She's offering beta and proofreading but then says somewhere else she doesn't know how to do that.
Linda Hilton 5 years ago
"I don't know how to do that, but pay me for it anyway."
She has #72 top reviewer on her GRs profile. I don't get GRs system for this, lol.
Sigh, just another day with this stuff.
Linda Hilton 5 years ago
Maybe she had socks in frocks vote her up??? (I'm evil today.)
Michelle's corner 5 years ago
She's now at #71 having done 38 reviews so far this month. It's only August the 12th. What the hell? Reading and reviewing three books a day?!?! ... or is GoodReads really that screwed up?
Harriet Klausner is dead; long live Harriet Klausner?!
Michelle's corner 5 years ago
Actually, if she keeps this up, it might be, "Jodie Cook is dead. Long er....".... because she prefers physical books and is presumably giving out her address to all and sundry. And who could forget Richard Brittain? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-34775814
Rachel's books 5 years ago
And currently reading 127 books!
Well, Klausner used to be able to do 50 or 60 a day in her heighday. So she's got to crank up her act if she wants to make premier league on this one ...
Scarlet's Web 5 years ago
She has her address posted on her blog for all and sundry to see and it looks like a home address.
Michelle's corner 5 years ago
I wasn't far down the road from her a while back, in Maesycwmmer... and I'll probably be in that are again next year. She's just standing there saying, "Come on, if you think you're hard enough..." and that's what's gonna happen at some point, when money starts getting involved.
Bark at the Ghouls 5 years ago
Not too bright. Not too bright at all.
Rachel's books 5 years ago
Thanks for this! It's amazing what people will do. Account is still active (as of now).
Bark at the Ghouls 5 years ago
Still live and still defending her preposterous plan.
Currently "deleted member" - not sure when GR nabbed her.
Bark at the Ghouls 5 years ago
I bet she hasn't a clue why it happened either.
I expect they'll have told her why her account got deleted -- but that, of course, in and of itself doesn't mean the explanation actually penetrated her skull.
Spare Ammo 5 years ago
Her webpage nd posts are full of typos and grammatical errors so her proofing for money would be an insult. Poor, widdle snowflake is just so full of entitlement, she is owed a living by everyone else.

Did anyone catch the post where she says Paypal has frozen her account? Um-hmm. RUles are for other people. She reminds me of Trainwreck who decided she was "morally comfortable" gaming GR and Amazon.
Tannat 5 years ago
Yeah, I saw that. I guess she misread their TOS too?
Debbie's Spurts 5 years ago
Oh good grief. Now she commented basically that the way she gets around U.S. (and Claifornia and Washington state laws in the case of goodreads and Amazon respectively) laws prohibiting posting commercial reviews as if from a consumer is by "...posting as if a consumer" *head-desk*
Debbie's Spurts 5 years ago
Honestly, if any authors lurking are willing to pay for reviews -- I'd be cautious of paying by methods like money grams and money-orders (plus cautious of international credit card transactions). You just don't have the chargeback and refund protections like other methods and your country's credit card laws.

Well, I'd caution that no matter what anyone was buying. Services like PayPal, Yahoo Pay, etc. are there for very valid reasons.

I'd need a really damn good reason to risk buying something from someone whose PayPal account. as revoked likely for some of the very reasons cautioned about. Like if Oprah promised to add your book to her club -- no one would blame an author for paying Oprah however she asked (okay, now I feel like I need to apologize to Oprah who I cannot imagine ever pulling such a thing bless her).

Even if willing to buy reviews that you know would be illegally posted, maybe not the brightest idea to buy from persons or sites openly advertising this is what they are doing.
Scarlet's Web 5 years ago
Have you seen this... "Hi Everyone I wanted to put a chapter of a book on here. It was written by my partner but will be published under my name when we can find a publisher willing to take it as it is a controversial novel." https://forthenovellovers.wordpress.com/2016/07/02/summit-shock-chapter-1/
Linda Hilton 5 years ago
Okay. So I went there. Anybody got any spare eye bleach?

"She wiped all trace of his unwanted kiss from her rosebud lips with evident finality."
Bark at the Ghouls 5 years ago
OH my!
Linda Hilton 5 years ago
Would reading something like this count as "horror"?
Scarlet's Web 5 years ago
Before I read it it was going through my mind that there may be a chance that she could be planning on plagiarising someone else's work and try claim it as her own, let's face it with her morals that wouldn't be a stretch, but then I read it...
Debbie's Spurts 5 years ago
Gee, I wonder how much she's willing to pay for reviews of it?
Linda Hilton 5 years ago
It's bad. It's really bad. I skimmed through some more of it, and it's pretty terrible.
Tannat 5 years ago
I glanced at it and quit after the use of "invite" instead of "invitation", somewhere around the first paragraph I think.
Hol 5 years ago
This is madness. Just read through all the comments and I can't quite believe it. I hope she gets booted off the site.
Tannat 5 years ago
You know what this reminds me of? The kooks who post on science sites claiming that general relativity is wrong and that they could prove it if someone would just do the math for them.
NerdyBirdie 5 years ago
People have so much free time these days *sighs*
Bark at the Ghouls 5 years ago
About time. She was starting to grate on my last nerve.
Bark at the Ghouls 5 years ago
I noticed she's taken down her pricing list but still notes she will post the review to Goodreads. Hmmmm, I wonder how she'll manage that since she's been deleted . . .
Spare Ammo 5 years ago
I would imagine using her (at least one) sock account(s).
Yelder (guest) 4 years ago
Jodie Cook and Summit Shock - Review

COULDN'T POST DUE TO " ERRORS"! (https://www.inkitt.com/stories/other/78504/reviews) SO MODIDIED AND TRIED POSTING ELSEWHERE (

Jodie Alexandra Cook who runs the forthebooklovers blog likes to pretend that she is a professional book reviewer (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/human-caused-global-warming-biggest-deception-history-jodie-cook) but is recognised as a scammer and plagiarist. More information can be found in:
- August 2016 article "Author Targeting Review Scammer - SCAM ALERT" by USA author Heidi Lynn Burke (http://www.hlburkeblog.com/2016/08/author-targeting-review-scammer.html) and in the subsequent comments,
- October 2017 twitter thread " .. Was just alerted to a YA "reviewer" who plagiarized a review I wrote in 2012 .. " (https://mobile.twitter.com/dearauthor/status/918216676411187201).

Another example of Jodie Alexandra Cook'splagiary is the book "Summit Shock". In November 2016 she claimed on her "forthenovellovers" blog that " .. Summit Shock .. is a book I have already completed writing but before I get it epublished I wanted to see what my fellow bloggers thought of it .. " (https://forthenovellovers.wordpress.com/2016/10/22/summit-shock-chapter-2/). This was followed by the publication of the complete "Summit Shock" novel on the Inkitt web site, with JodieACook named as the author.

In fact "Summit Shock" was first self-published as a true story by its 47-year-old author, part-time school teacher John Anthony O'Sullivan in 2008/9 (http://www.webook.com/projects.aspx?pn=JohnAOSullivan) when Jodie was just 13 years old!! He acknowledged his authorship in 2010 (http://johnosullivan.livejournal.com/12444.html).

Several years later John O'Sullivan became Jodie Cook's "bae", then her business partner in June 2017 when they registered his blog Principia Scientific International as a private company in the UK. Initially they were making the misleading claim that PSI was an UK registered charity but more recently registered it as a Community Interest Company, something that he had proposed to his group of founding members back in 2010. As he pointed out to the group, one of the benefits of being a CIC is that its directors can be paid. He also repeatedly made reference to his urgent need for income. "Summit Shock" reveals much about John O'Sullivan's plans for achieving what he refers to in Chapter 36 as " .. fiscal fecundity .. " (https://principia-scientific.org/key-global-warming-case-fails/#comment-4482).

During 2007-2008 " .. dark horse-not much to tell .. " John O'Sullivan self-published several versions of another fact-based novel "Vanilla Girl" (http://cupboard55vanillagirl.blogspot.co.uk).

Both of these fact-based novels are based upon the experiences of John O'Sullivan and his second wife Barbara, using the pseudonyms Carla and Leo Bloom (although several others are given their real names (at least in part), such as Rebecca (Vanilla Girl) and William Peek (Summit Shock).

Vanilla Girl covers their experiences following John O'Sullivan's return to East Anglia with Barbara after spending one year (1998/99) in New York State. Summit Shock covers events over a much wider period (1980s/2009).

These novels are published as non-fiction, however it is not always easy to tell which parts of anything that John O'Sullivan writes are fact or fantasy. With her wide-ranging taste in genre, from pure fiction to science (about which she appears to know little), Jodie should enjoy casting her eye over these novels in her claimed capacity as a self-employed professional reviewer. Jodie should find them not only interesting but quite enlightening, especially when compared with the real events presented in court records and U.K. newspaper archives.

John O'Sullivan's two novels are linked on several occasions, e.g. the final chapter of Summit Shock, Woeful in Wales, in which 48-year-old Leo talks about how he had been forced to rent out his home in East Anglia and move to the Swansea area QUOTE .. Carla, failed, to pay my mortgage for a third consecutive month .. UNQUOTE and being rescued by the new love in his life QUOTE .. Here was a sweet young thing. Just twenty-three. How ironic that she would be born within the same year, the very same month as the great obsession of my life, that nubile ripeness, that R van H .. My golden-haired, sweet young Welsh girl was the truest vanilla .. UNQUOTE.