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No More Amazon Reviews –

Regular visitors to my blog will be expecting a review, and normal service will be resumed, but I just wanted to share with you the problems I have encountered recently with Amazon UK and my reviews. I usually post the review I share here on Amazon UK, but that will not be happening any more – see a copy of the email below.

 

Hello,

I am a member of the Amazon.com Product Review Abuse team. Jeff Bezos received your email and requested that I research this issue and respond on his behalf.

We have determined that you have violated our Community Guidelines. As a result, we have suppressed all of your reviews, and you will no longer be able to post community content on Amazon. This includes Customer Reviews.

Customer Reviews are meant to give customers unbiased product feedback from fellow shoppers. Because our goal is to provide Customer Reviews that help customers make informed purchase decisions, any accounts and reviews that could be viewed as advertising, promotional, or biased will be removed.

Your community privileges may have been revoked for one or more of the following reasons:
— Elements of your account indicate a relationship to sellers, publishers, or other reviewers of the products you review.
— Your reviews were posted in exchange for compensation, such as gift cards to purchase the product, product refunds, review swaps, or free or discounted products.
— You requested free or discounted products in exchange for reviews.

We made this decision after carefully considering your account. This decision is final, and your community privileges will not be reinstated.

To learn more about our policies, please review the following on Amazon.co.uk:
— Community Guidelines (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201929730)

We cannot share any further information about this decision, and we may not reply to further emails about this issue.

Your feedback is helping us build Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company.
Warmest regards,
Review Moderator
Amazon.co.uk

 

From what I can gather from the jargon, my reviews are considered biased because I receive arcs from authors, publishers and NetGalley. So do other book bloggers who post on Amazon UK  and yet other bloggers reviews’ and indeed Amazon’s ‘Vine Voice’ reviews are apparently acceptable?

My reviews are not biased, they are my opinion, people who read them can accept or discount them. I do read widely, usually 7+plus books a week and I enjoy a wide variety of genres. Reading, reviewing and blogging is my hobby, and it now feels tainted. The email allows no appeal, or even further correspondence and I’m left feeling like a victim in this. 

Thank you for reading this and following my blog.

Jane x

 

 

Posted in Writing Journey

Reviews for The Revenge Masquerade

ReviewsI thought I would share  two reviews  The Revenge Masquerade has received on Amazon  in case any of you are thinking of reading it. I would like to thank the two lovely ladies who took the time to read and review my book , it’s really appreciated. 🙂

Susan Reads Romance on Amazon.com

‘Book 2 in the Dragon Legacy and where to start. Okay, I know where…this is one hotter than Hades ride. Seventeen shades of lust, suspense, revenge, twists, turns, and nuclear-powered sexy scenes. If you like wolf shifters, spell casters, DRAGONS (!!!), and taking a trip to VENICE! Then baby, hop aboard this flight into fantasy. Jasmine is back and it’s her destiny that’s on the line. With two hot shifters pursuing her, she’s got the power to forge her future…but the face of evil is coming for her fast.

Revenge Masquerade will leave you breathless! Recommended for those who like a romance that’s fun, flirty, and razor-paced. All aboard!!’

Tracey on Amazon UK

‘The Revenge Masquerade is very aptly titled. This fast paced story is packed with intrigue and suspense, with more characters making an appearance who you have to question which side of good versus evil are they actually on! With the dragon infant still at risk, the story gets deeper and much more dangerous.

I must admit I had a fondness for Zane and witch Jasmine in book one of the series, so I was eager for them to get their own story. It begins with Jasmine abandoned by her wolf lover, but assaulted by nightmares and a feeling of Zane being in danger. It’s through her visions that she tracks him down to Venice and finds herself gaining the attention of more friends, or are they foe?

Zane needs to ensure the safety of Lukas, the dragon lord and the dragon infant. It should be his sole purpose. But how can he ignore sexy witch Jasmine, especially with her new admirer there to give her the attention that only he wants to give. Lucky for him she did arrive for Jasmine helps to uncover more secrets. The sizzling attraction between Zane and Jasmine proves they weren’t done at all. And things sure do get hot and steamy in this latest book!

Beautifully written. Book 3 please! ‘

If The Revenge Masquerade interests you can find it here.