Negative Reviews? No Problem!

by tarasivec on January 11, 2014

I’ve been asked quite a few times how I feel about negative reviews. Do I read them? Do they upset me? Do they make me want to give it all up and throw myself off a cliff? The answer: it depends what day it is.  I tell new authors all the time that you HAVE to have a thick skin in this business.  Not everyone will like what you write and not everyone will be nice about it when they tell you just how much they don’t like it. For the most part, I stopped reading negative reviews a long time ago. Sometimes I scroll through and one catches my eye and I have to read it, but I don’t let it bother me anymore.  Most of them just make me laugh.

So, I decided to have a little fun at my expense and share some of my negative reviews with you. With videos. Of my family and friends. You’re welcome.

Everyone is familiar with the little boy, Gavin, in my Chocolate Lovers series, correct? If you are, I’m sure you’ve heard me say that Gavin was based on my son. I might have stretched the truth a little.  Really, they’re nothing alike:

Moving right along.  In Chocolate Lovers, the main character, Claire, has a best friend named Liz. I also have a best friend named Liz. Coincidence? I think not. Some people think that it’s absurd how Claire and Liz behave and the language they use. Do the people I hang out with talk like that? My BFF would like to read the next review for you and give her take on it:

Next, we’ve got everyone’s favorite hero of Chocolate Lovers – Carter. Even in a negative review, people can’t help but love Carter. I’ve told people many times that Carter is based loosely on my husband. In the next video, my husband will be reading the review so you can see just how loosely we’re talking:

Last, but certainly not least, I give you my niece. I think this one speaks for itself:

In case you can’t see it, her sign says “Will work for reviews” :)

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Anas Attic Book Blog January 11, 2014 at 3:38 am

I fucking love you, whore.

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Jen Gerschick January 11, 2014 at 3:40 am

LOL <3 Love it Tara!!! Thanks for making me laugh, you are an amazing author! Don't burn that Turkey Pot Pie!!!

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Ricki January 11, 2014 at 3:50 am

Too freaking funny! I love this Whore! Tell Jimmy to go make his own dam pot pie!!!!

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sianee January 11, 2014 at 3:52 am

TWATWAFFEL thats brilliant!!! You’re a motherfuckin hero!!! I didnt think I could love you more but you just rocked my world with that!!
Screw anyone that cant pull their head out their ass long enough to get a sense of humour!
I’ve gotten my best insults from your books!! :-)

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Ash January 11, 2014 at 3:52 am

LMFUCKIN’AO!

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Crystal January 11, 2014 at 3:54 am

I though you knew my son…he’s gavin-esque too

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Trinity January 11, 2014 at 3:56 am

Your whore face make me happy.

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Brandy January 11, 2014 at 3:57 am

hahaha

It’s funny because your Chocolate Lovers Series is the funniest series EVER! I recommend it to everyone who wants a good laugh. I look forward to more to come. :)

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Melanie January 11, 2014 at 4:34 am

The “DILDO LOVIN’ HORNY HOUSEWIFES” in the background with Liz was my favorite. Caught my attention immediately! Not sure what that says about me =)

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Marlena Fein January 11, 2014 at 4:47 am

OMFG I just pee’d myself, a LOT. Now I will never get a hot meat injection tonight. Damn you Tara Sivec!

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Mary January 11, 2014 at 4:51 am

That is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a while! I loved it! Keep up the great writing! Love ya!

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Joanne Christenson January 11, 2014 at 6:05 am

Lmao. I love you! You win my heart for eternity

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Charlene Martin January 11, 2014 at 7:43 am

That was hilarious!!! Loved Twatt waffle !

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BJ Harvey January 11, 2014 at 10:40 am

Show me your dick! That’s freaking awesome. Now pipe the f*ck down and write some more funny books

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Michelle Mazuros January 11, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Hysterical! I have friends and family members who could be all of your characters, so I’ll be fan for-evah!

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Marian J Lucas January 11, 2014 at 1:26 pm

I seriously LAUGH MY ASS OFF @ your BOOKS and if someone doesnt find humor in them then they are stupid with no sense of humor AND they can kiss my ass for you !

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Laurel Ulen Curtis January 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Love, love, love!!! Too funny.

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C.C. Wood January 11, 2014 at 2:09 pm

As I have met you and spoken with you at length, any 4 year old child that lived with you would sound just like Gavin. Also, the porn movie selection in the background of Elizabeth’s video….ROFLMFAO!

My baby daddy said it best, “It’s fiction! Why the hell do they want it to be like real life? If it were like their life it would probably suck!”

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Bethany January 11, 2014 at 2:09 pm

I love this post! If people don’t use twat waffle, douche canoe or crotch rocket in day to day talk…they are missing out. A day doesn’t go by where I don’t say the word vagina or mention a bodily fluid. It is rare if my husband cannot have the phrase “just the tip” come in to play.
There will always be haters. Let them hate…we can sit back and giggle knowing their lives are not full of the awesome that is The Chocolate Series. \m/ \m/

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Vilma Gonzalez January 11, 2014 at 2:37 pm

That is awesome! I love this, Tara! :)

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Rachelle January 11, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Lmfao!! Your awesome!!! I love your books!!!

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Valerie January 11, 2014 at 2:56 pm

The BEST… :)

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Amanda January 11, 2014 at 3:16 pm

You are a brilliant twatwaffle whore loved and adored by at least thousands of women:) i always enjoy ur vagina!!

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Julie Richman January 11, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Snorting! Literally sitting here and snorting out loud. No one could of said it any better.

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ItalianHellian January 11, 2014 at 4:55 pm

LOL Too damn funny. I feel like I know your inner circle now. I am not sure if that makes me feel all tingly inside or want to take a shit. Get back to you on that.

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Autumn January 11, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Oh MY GOD could you get any more awesome?? I think not!

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Courtney Houston January 11, 2014 at 10:45 pm

My two year old screamed bitch at some lady in the grocery store the other day. I was so proud.
My sister Natalie left me a voicemail (a sober one) calling me every form of cunt you can think of becasue I didn’t answer the phone.
Keep on writing thunder cunt.

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Stacy (StacyHgg) January 12, 2014 at 2:51 am

LMFAO!!! That is hilarious!!!

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JD Nelson January 12, 2014 at 3:18 am

Awesome.

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Shaunquitta Walker January 12, 2014 at 4:19 am

I LOVED THIS! I love your books

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Heather Peiffer January 14, 2014 at 1:27 am

This series is in my top 10 because it “sounded normal to me” lol. Screw the bad review people!

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Catherine January 16, 2014 at 9:05 pm

This is hilarious! Your wee boy is adorable in a crazy wee dude sorta way!!! lol xo

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Catherine January 16, 2014 at 9:05 pm

Hilarious! Your wee boy cracks me up! xo

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Katie February 4, 2014 at 5:11 am

Too freaking funny. I love your characters, so anyone who says otherwise can cash this first class ticket to Prudesville.
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I’m a new indie author, and someone commented that my characters swear too much. Well maybe I fucking like to say fuck?

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