I currently have 4 Dara Joy books on my keeper shelf. The Matrix of Destiny series was a long time favorite. It was with great excitement that I ordered Dara’s self published Wildcat Arrows book last year when it was announced. I forked over the $20.80 even with the freaked out cover. I loved Dara and expected no less from this book – even with the freaked out cover.
Well I have made a huge mistake. Not because the book sucks, because I have yet to get the book. I have searched the internet and apparently lots of others have not gotten their books either. What a waste of a great talent and a valuable learning lesson to me. I noticed that there is still a link on her website to order the book. Buyers beware….
1. If an author has a huge rant on her site about the lawsuit she is in with her publishers – Beware.
2. If the book has a super bad cover – Beware.
3. If the book you bought from a self published author is late – immediately contact your credit card company/Paypal instead of being patient for months. Call me a sucker…..
Update 7/3/2006 – I did receive my book. I am going to give it a fair shake by placing it in my TBR pile. The Wildcat Arrows reviews are pretty bad and besides, if I were to read it now I would not be objective because of the problems associated with getting this book.
I was able to get my book with the help of an ex-fan of Joy’s, Elizabeth who was able to guide me through a process to obtain it. I am upset that it took a threatening letter to do this. I try to give everyone the benefit of the doubt but Joy and her webmaster should know that the internet public is not stupid and will compare notes. If Cory told you he mailed your book in April you are not alone.
When my book was mailed recently, I was told the book was “remailed”, still clinging to the lies. We are not stupid and have long memories. We can forgive all types of personal problems, but the continued lies bring everything you say into doubt.
Anyhow if you still have not received your book, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and hopefully Elizabeth will be able to help you. Thanks Elizabeth.