2018 April/May/June Update:

As you know, most of the year I publish 2 to 3 articles a day.

However, every year during convention season, I take a break from that to go full swing CosPlay.

From early April 2018 to late June 2018, article posting schedule will be sporadic, while CosPlay Season and Convention events are going full swing.

During this time period, you can expect most, possible all new articles to be focused on costume making, CosPlay, and the characters I'm CosPlaying.

UPDATE: It's now divided into 7 pages. The primary page "Meet Avallach" is now over 20,000 words long. At this rate, it'll cross 60,000 long before the costume is finished, and that's not including the other 5 pages. The primary page has now crossed 60,000 words and counting, the whole set of Avallac'h pages are now more than 200,000 words long, and more then 500 pictures of Avallac'h and his friends have now been uploaded on these pages, plus there are now 400+ hour-long videos f the costume making process as we record live, every second of this insanely elaborate, over the top CosPlay project.

As of May 19, just 29 days to PortCon we are embroidering his blue coat in a countdown against the clock to finish in time for the event, while we pray that The Dazzling Razzberry will be re-weilded back together and drivable in time for PortCon, after it's recent vandalism by Old Orchard Beach's ever growing Ku Klux Klan problem.

There will still be daily updates, but the BULK of the daily updates will be limited to the pages linked here:

  1. The Avallac'h CosPlay: Who is Avallac'h?
  2. Obsession: Meet Avallac'h
  3. [NSFW] Avallac'h & His Nude Women | Witcher 3 Game Screenshots
  4. Historical Accuracy vs Avallac'h (to go live later this summer)
  5. The Avallac'h CosPlay Costume Making Vlogs (will go live AFTER finishing the costume)
  6. How To Make The Avallac'h CosPlay (will go live AFTER PortCon)
  7. How Much Did It Cost? ($800+ will run to around $3,000) Budgeting The Avallac'h CosPlay (eing written as the costume is being made, will go live after completion of the costume)
  8. Why do children CosPlay rapists & rape victims? & WHY Avallac'h is a M18+ character. 
  9. PortConMaine 2018
  10. On Being a Handicapped CosPlayer: A Look At Events of PortConMaine 2017 That Resulted In 3 Disabled CosPlayers Getting hurt at The Convention and How These Things Could Have Been Avoided




Why Do Books Without Sales Get Reviews?
(A Look At Fake Reviews)

Responding to the question: Weird: I get feedback from people but no sales? 




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Weird: I get feedback from people but no sales?


Weird: I get feedback from people but no sales? 
Posted: Oct 27, 2017 7:55 AM ReplySomething odd is going on with my account: I have sold exactly zero lifetime digital copies, and zero lifetime read pages on the KU or KOLL reports.

However I have purchased for myself a few hard-copies of the book in May of this year on Amazon.com so those should show up but they don't.

Furthermore, there are reviews on the Amazon website but no sales? How is that possible?

I've also gotten (a whole bunch actually) of Twitter followers that have contacted me giving me feedback about the book but no sales reported.

Something is not right... Anyone else experiencing the same thing?


I've had people (about 30,000 total) on Goodreads, Twitter, FaceBook, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and YouTube, leave feedback about my books. It's hysterical really. About 80% of them are radical religious fanatics calling my books Erotica and demanding a boycott of them.

Why is this funny? Because I don't write Erotica. I write Slice of Life Literary Fantasy in the Absurdist style, about an Elf wizard and his Unicorn. It's Satire, and... I don't know where they got the idea it was Erotica, but somehow they did.

The more interesting part is this:

Of the 5 volumes available on Amazon for the series, they've sold a combined total of fewer then 1,000 copies in the spaces of 4 years.

So where in the heck are these 30,000 feedback givers on social media getting their info from? How are so many people reacting to so few sales?

Interestingly, it likewise appears to not be nearly as many people as it seems to be. For example one woman created 52 fake Amazon accounts just for the purpose of copying and pasting the words:

"retarded book about retarded characters, written for retarded readers by a retarded author that should be shot in the head" 

Which she posted 52 times, as 52 one star reviews on EACH of my books, on Amazon.

She created an additional 52 GoodReads account to do the same thing on Goodreads.

She then proceeded to send me 21,000 emails in the space of 30 days.

She next hacked my website, social network profiles, and my Kboards account.

She showed up offline to smash up my car.

And this was just 1 person.

Near as I can tell, it appears to be 3 people: a man and 2 women, creating lots and lots and lots and lots of fake social media accounts.

Still, the end result is, I've got 3,000+ unverified 1 star reviews on a book that has only had around 400 sales. 3,000+ more unverified 1 star reviews on a book that sold exactly 14 copies in 4 years. 3,000+ 1 star reviews on EACH of 36 more books, NOT ONE of those books having more then a 1,000 sales total.

Fake reviews are a thing.

As it turns out... there's a woman on FaceBook who did in fact read one of the books. And she keeps reposting it on her social media, with warnings to "stay away from this filth". She calls it "gay erotica" (even though the male main character has a female wife) and "filled with sex on every page" (even though only one book in the series contains a sex scene and that's at the end of the book). she has lots of stuff like that that she is listening and saying is in the book, even though none of the things she is listing is in any of my books at all!

She even said that one character murdered a baby with a shovel! Yet the scene simply has a man find a woman crying, while holding her dead baby. The man was carrying a hovel, before he found the woman. How is that translated into him killing the baby with a shovel? I don't know.

When I found the source of the rumour and looked to see who she was, I found it to be a local woman from my church! So I asked her why she was slandering me and my books like that, do you know what she said? She told me that I was going to hell for writing trash and that she was bound by god to save my soul by destroying my writing career!

OMG! WTH?

The thing is, she started posting these posts in 2014, and she has posted them DAILY for 3 years now!

People are seeing her posts and without ever once looking at the book, judging it based entirely off her extremely incorrect reviews and highly inaccurate reviews, which she openly admits she wrote wrong with the intention of (in her words) "killing sales".

The end result is, I get bombarded daily with social media feedback, that calls me "scum" and "evil" and "sinner" and lots of very angry bitter, hate filled people attacking me and calling it "feedback"... And yet, not one of them has ever read the book, they are attack!

It is just the strangest thing. I can't comprehend why someone would contact an author, of a book they never read, to leave hate like that, and I find it shocking that so many people do it.

Well, anyways...

I say all of this because it is possible, something similar has happened to you? Maybe some well meaning friend or relative or beta reader who read your unpublished draft, is gathering up their own personal social media "street team" to give you reviews and feedback, but none of then actually bought or read the book and are just leaving feedback based off what they saw your friend post?

Just as there are fake review street teams that bombard authors with fake 1 star reviews; there likewise are fake review street teams that bombard authors with fake 5 star reviews.

I can't think of what else it could be that is happening to your books.




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