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There are number of people attacking author Barbara Avon with 1 star reviews. This is a result of troll activity followed by twitter.

They have gone on to harass anyone who responds to their reviews.

As an author myself, I find this an unacceptable practice for Goodreads to allow.

Please investigate these targeted attacks. The perpretators are even laughing about it in the comments.

fake/retaliation reviews
fake/retaliation reviews

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    Amina Warsuma Feb 22, 2020

    Yes, as an author, I gave a $400 give away. A reviewer attacked me, and she left a nasty review on Amazon too. I responded to a reviewer who said he was struggling to read to my work, and he gave a spoiler, and it would take him some time to read it thoroughly. I posted my first chapter on Grammarly, and here is what it said. Your text is likely to be understood by a reader who has at least a 7th-grade education (age 12) and should be easy for most adults to read. I said maybe he has a reading disability, and if you are over 50, you might not like my writing style, or he may have to have his glasses checked or needed glasses. This other reviewer came out of nowhere and said what turned her off was what I said, and she gave my book a 2 star because the story didn't connect; she liked the premise. Because I turned her off, she gave me a one-star on Amazon which, is a violation because this is a Quid Pro Quo meaning I am giving the book for a review and asks on Good Reads, not Amazon. You are not allowed on Amazon to go to customers and provide a free book and tell them you want a review or pay for reviews. A couple of authors spent people to read their writing and give reviewers. Most of them were good, and maybe one or two were terrible. Amazon got wind of it and took the authors to court and sued them and won. I made it clear my age range is 18 to 45, and anyone over 50 is reading my book at their own risk, and if there are flaws and I fix them, they won't like it because it is not marketed to them or their age range. GoodRead is letting anyone enter the contest.
    This woman is over 65. Another woman over 50 gives me a detailed editing assessment review and a 2 star. Still, she told the whole story and details so everyone will know what the book is about so they won't read it, and she posted the review on Amazon and Barnes & Noble she said there are missing words the grammar is terrible. I am going over the book because I am doing a screenplay, and the syntax is excellent. Her kindle machine is an old version because I haven't found any missing words. Good Reads warmed me not to say or respond to the reviews, but they are protecting the reviewer who says anything they want and discourages other readers, which infringes on the writer's rights and destroys their sales. If there are any errors I will fix them, but I won't be spending another $400 on GoodReads the positive thing out of this whole ordeal I was going to pay $1, 000 in giveaways but those two reviewers attacking me blew it for GoodReads, and I will complain, to Amazon to take their reviews off of my books page. Most of the readers are writers and sour grape editors who can't get a job. They better not come after me on twitter I have 32, 000 followers I'll turn into a warrior and crush them and their reputation a bunch of freeloaders.
    The Literary Squad.

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    Amina Warsuma Feb 22, 2020

    In my eagerness, I post I misspelled a word so this is an error-free copy.
    Yes, as an author, I gave a $400 give away. A reviewer attacked me, and she left a nasty review on Amazon too. I responded to a reviewer who said he was struggling to read to my work, and he gave a spoiler, and it would take him some time to read it thoroughly. I posted my first chapter on Grammarly, and here is what it said. Your text is likely to be understood by a reader who has at least a 7th-grade education (age 12) and should be easy for most adults to read. I said maybe he has a reading disability, and if you are over 50, you might not like my writing style, or he may have to have his glasses checked or needed glasses. This other reviewer came out of nowhere and said what turned her off was what I said, and she gave my book a 2 star because the story didn't connect; she liked the premise. Because I turned her off, she gave me a one-star on Amazon which, is a violation because this is a Quid Pro Quo meaning I am giving the book for a review and asks on GoodReads, not Amazon. You are not allowed on Amazon to go to customers and provide a free book and tell them you want a review or pay for reviews. A couple of authors paid people to read their writing and give reviews. Most of them were good, and maybe one or two were terrible. Amazon got wind of it and took the authors to court and sued them and won. I made it clear my age range is 18 to 45, and anyone over 50 is reading my book at their own risk, and if there are flaws and I fix them, they won't like it because it is not marketed to them or their age range. GoodReads is letting anyone enter the contest who may or may not be a fan of your genre or your market. They just want something for free.
    This woman is over 65. Another woman over 50 gives me a detailed editing assessment review and a 2 star. Still, she told the whole story and details so everyone will know what the book is about so they won't read it, and she posted the review on Amazon and Barnes & Noble she said there are missing words the grammar is terrible. I am going over the book because I am doing a screenplay, and the syntax is excellent. Her kindle machine is an old version because I haven't found any missing words. GoodReads warned me not to say or respond to the reviews, but they are protecting the reviewer who says anything they want and discourages other readers, which infringes on the writer's rights and destroys their sales. If there are any errors I will fix them, but I won't be spending another $400 on GoodReads the positive thing out of this whole ordeal I was going to pay $1, 000 in giveaways but those two reviewers attacking me blew it for GoodReads, and I will complain, to Amazon to take their reviews off of my books page. Most of the readers are writers and sour grape editors who can't get a job. They better not come after me on twitter I have 32, 000 followers I'll turn into a warrior and crush them and their reputation a bunch of freeloaders.
    The Literary Squad.

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