It Isn’t A Book Launch Until You Get A One-Star Review

Well, it isn’t a book launch until someone gives you a 1-star review:

Now, the thing is, I don’t expect everyone to love my work. In fact, I kind of appreciate it when someone gives me their honest opinion of my books, and I savor those three-star reviews as much as the 4- and 5-star ones.

But you really, really, really have to have your panties twisted up in a wad to give someone’s book a one-star review. I mean, like someone pissed in your cornflakes, salted your coffee, and then gave you a turbo-wedgie on the Monday after daylight savings time went into effect. šŸ™‚

Still, I chuckleĀ when I get reviews like this, because I’mĀ glad that my work is polarizing. Anything worth reading is going to polarize people – otherwise, it’s boring and not even worth discussing.

And I think it’s obvious that not everyone likes Southern culture, Tejanos, guns, people who pray, men who respect their fathers and love their mothers, and military veterans. So, you have to expect that when you write about these things, somebody is going to object to it and trash your book.

On the other hand, plenty of people out there love that stuff. And I do, too. So, I’ll keep writing it, because I write what I like to read.

Finally, here’s a picture of Chuck Norris with an M-60 standing in front of the flag. Because God, guns, and ‘Murica.
Image credit: The Cannon Group and Golan-Globus Films. And remember, if you ever have an idea, it always belongs to Chuck Norris.


  1. Nicole on December 9, 2018 at 9:31 am

    I have a question, if you dont mind. I purchased the THEM prelude book for me and my mom to read, and am just curious,as to why you had the president say, “may Allah save us” or some such in the emergency broadcast?
    I told my mom it May have been referencing a certain past president *cough cough*
    But she thinks otherwise.
    Would you mind telling,me if im on the right track or not? Thank you!

    • M.D. Massey on December 9, 2018 at 4:16 pm

      Nicole, people always bring this up. It’s meant to hint at the fact that things are occurring in an alternate timeline. Plus, I thought it was amusing. šŸ˜‰

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