I received a one star review on the first novel of my urban fantasy series, Witch Got Your Tongue, because the reviewer thought it had a cliff hanger ending. The person even admitted it was a pretty good story but still gave it only one star. This is a series, and some things were resolved, but I did leave it open for many more books in the future. Is that no longer allowed in series? The only real thing left unresolved was something that will be an ongoing battle for the main character. I let the reviews about it not being a novel but a novella roll off my shoulders. Well, other than griping to James. It is 45,000 words. That is not a novella. It's a short novel, and I was very clear about that in the description by posting the number of pages in the trade paperback. Now I get complaints that it's a half novel that doesn't end. I really want to know if this is something that actually bothers readers, or if it just makes you want to read the next book.
Also, any readers willing to review the book, either on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or on a blog, send me your email address with the type of file you would need, and I'll send you a Kindle file, Word file, or PDF. firstname.lastname@example.org .