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The Postman Knock #3 and my two pence on latest authors vs. reviewers drama

Morning me dears!
How is things with you?
I had a fabulous bookish week despite being really really tired, and I hope you did too!

First of all, I wish... people had more common sense. Then there won't be sites like Stop The GR Bullies who literally shoot indie authors in the foot, authors who already struggle to get accepted for a review from the book bloggers. That site gives me an impression of raging fanaticism, and as you know you can not reason with fanatics.

...and that's pretty much what I've got from there. 
It makes me angry and sad that people think that those of us who review books on Social media sites have to avoid being negative. It's A PRODUCT which has been bought and A CUSTOMER wants to leave A FEEDBACK.  That is it.
To call negative feedback bullying is deranged. We are not mollycoddling McDonald's, Nike or Apple. Look how many negative comments Blogger receives per day because its products are crap (my personal favorite is CAPTCHA). Do you see Google calling it bullying? No.
Please, come back to your senses, people. Don't hurt the industry, and absolutely do not hurt people who blog about books. 
Stalking them is despicable.
Your behaviour is despicable.
If you are interested in reading more about this conflict, here are two fabulous posts from Foz Meadows and Stacia Kane.
Poor Tracey Sinclair, who contacted me after all this crap started, asking me to review her book actually put a disclaimer in her email saying that she will not go after me if I write a negative review, that she is not one of those crazy authors... You know what? That the author needs to say that is a sad state of affairs for all of us. 
By the way, Tracey is wonderful, so come and check her guest post on Ten Hot Spots for a First Date with a Vampire in London. There are some fabulous hidden tourist gems that I had no idea existed.
That's all I have to say, so now back to the books.
Egalleys
Thank you so much, Tor/Forge! I am extremely excited about both books!
Bought
The book I'm excited about the most is Stolen Night. I can't tell you how many times its release was pushed back. So many that I gave up waiting. And then I saw it on Amazon UK! SQUEE!!! If any of you haven't read Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel yet, read it. It's stunning.
I've also already read and raved about The Siren and reviewed Between The Lines  - both fabulous books in a very different way.
Won
Thanks to The Book Pushers, Sierra Dean and The Bookaholic Cat!
For Review
Dear Suzanne, we're not worthy, we're not worthy! Thank you so much!
Library

Kindle Freebie
...and that is it for today, me dears.
I'm discontinuing my man candy feature because of this very good post on photos and copyright, and I'm also planning to go through my earlier posts to make sure and delete all the pics that do not belong to me or do not contain books.
However, I will be adding links on cool stuff from StumbleUpon and some YouTube music.
Fabulous mix of Florence!
Happy Sunday!
P.S. Last day to enter my contest for a historical romance of your choice and tell me about your favorite historical novel! Open to all.
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