Wednesday, February 20, 2019

#CopyPasteCris My Take On The Latest Brouhaha of #Plagiarism In The Writing World: STOP APOLOGIZING!

Another scandal has hit the writing community. Another author (some say she doesn't deserve the title as she was caught red-handed to copy-pasting and hiring a ghostwriter) has been named and shamed: Cristiane Serruya. You can Google her name and the articles flood in: at last glance of the #CopyPasteCrisList, she had plagiarized no less than twenty-three six nine ( 23 26 29) - yes! 2369!! works including recipes ladies and gents. To make it clearer: 29 books from 26 different authors, 2 recipes, and 2 articles. (I've had to edit this part several times as the numbers kept changing on me). As the hours pass by, the list is getting longer and stranger. I mean, she plagiarized a recipe for crying out loud. To add insult to injury (I don't know who is injured so please, bear with me) SHE NEVER PAID THE GHOSTWRITERS!  Que horror!



No one can make this up! 

Of course, just like all of the (legitimate) authors out there, I am enraged but at the same time understanding of why she went this route. Enraged because she scammed everyone into getting into the coveted New York Best Seller list and made money off everyone by duping them, and she basically stole from the authors not only their words, but their thoughts and then their money. Talk about ...I won't say it! I won't!

As for understanding...well...greed peeps. Greed.


Why am I so angry about this? Well, it's because I woke up this morning and I was reading all these authors who are posting on their FB walls and blogs that they are legitimate authors who write from the heart out of their own talents. They were defending themselves! One was defending their speed in writing because they had been called out as someone who couldn't possibly write that fast. Another was saying they write too slow and should not even been considered included in the list. Whatever list that is, I don't know. Another was saying that they were or had been ghostwriters in the past or know of ghostwriters who make an honest living. 

Come on, peeps! What's with all this blaming all of a sudden? 

I agree. I know where you're all coming from. Cristiane Serruya cheated and she got caught. She did it. She is the one blaming the game on the anonymous ghostwriter she hired off Fivrr or however you spell it. She had the audacity to submit her plagiarized work to the Rita competition by Romance Writers of America, the same competition where the real author of the work Serruya plagiarized got rejected for whatever reason. Another point to consider, it was not Fivrr's fault either. What Serruya did she did out of her own volition, out of her own manipulations, and her own considerations. She, as a purported lawyer knew that once she is found out, people would call her out. So stop blaming and pointing accusatory fingers on those who are not involved in this scam. Stop apologizing for someone else's machinations. Stop pointing the fingers to yourselves.

No one should say sorry, only Serruya should say sorry. No one should apologize. Only Serruya has to apologize. So please. Stop it. Don't feel guilty if you're not involved. Don't deny something you've not even done or thought to do. What you can do is NOT to do what Serruya did. 

To think that this has topped #CockyGate boggles my mind. 






Now, what am I going to do? I'm going to wrap this post and write. That's what authors, real authors do, right?

WRITE!








Thursday, January 17, 2019

IT'S OUT!!!! #DivorcedDivas!!!!! #mm #erotic #romance #eXbdd #BestSeller

Happy Release Day!
Buy Link: https://www.extasybooks.com/978-1-4874-2257-8-around-the-block/
Published By: eXtasy Books Author: Jo Tannah ISBN: 978-1-4874-2257-8 Page: 97 Word Count: 27907 Estimated Publish Date: January 18, 2019 Series: Divorced Divas #0 Heat Level: 4 Flames Available Formats: Adobe Acrobat, Epub, Mobipocket, Mobipocket (.mobi) Categories: Contemporary, Erotic Romance, Gay, GLBT, Special Collections Sometimes the second time around is the right time. Kevin McCallum walked out of a verbally abusive relationship of over twenty-four years, leaving his house and ending up in an apartment in his home town. His older brother, Jason, sends him a private message on messenger telling him that an old boyfriend of his, Matthew Logan, says hi. It troubles Kevin. When he was dating Matthew, he broke off the relationship before it had gone two months. He’d realized then that he didn’t care for him in that way. He couldn’t put his finger on it, but it hadn’t felt right when Matthew had held him in his arms. Kevin decides what the heck. He can talk to Matthew, no biggie. It doesn’t take long. Kevin finds Matthew’s profile page and requests a friendship. An hour later, the chat box pops up and Kevin and Matthew start chatting. They chat until dawn. The next day, they chat again right after work. Before Kevin realizes it, he’s telling Matthew everything and discovers he and Matthew have a lot more in common than he realized. Matthew’s going through a bad divorce himself, and with two kids, too. That’s not the end of the common things and life events they shared. When Matthew suggests they meet up, should Kevin agree? Can it ever work the second time around? Edit: Around The Block is now a BestSeller over at eXtasy Books

Friday, January 4, 2019

His Christmas Valentine and that Editor's Badge! So excited! #mm #erotic #holiday #romance

Image may contain: 1 person, textThe first Editor's Choice of 2019 goes to Jo Tannah for His Christmas Valentine ~ squeezing in the last drop of festive cheer for $1.99

https://www.extasybooks.com/978-1-4874-2276-9-his-christmas-valentine/

"Poignant, charming, funny and sad in all the right places, His Christmas Valentine by Jo Tannah is the perfect holiday gift." ~ Editor

Can a Valentine song be the perfect Christmas gift?

It’s Christmas Eve, and Vince is faced with a difficult decision. He’s wanted to marry his lover and partner, Iñaki, for the longest time, and yet every time he’s asked, Iñaki has always said no.

Can Vince set aside his personal misgivings and gift his beloved Iñaki the one thing he’s been waiting to hear him play? Can playing this one song be the secret to getting his Christmas wish?

Hang on to Christmas with this recommended book.


Thursday, November 29, 2018

#Coming Soon! His Christmas Valentine: An eXtasy Books Stocking Stuffer 2018 #mm #erotic #holiday #romances #eXbdd


Title: His Christmas Valentine
Release Date: December 12, 2018

Can a Valentine song be the perfect Christmas gift?


It’s Christmas Eve, and Vince is faced with a difficult decision. He’s wanted to marry his lover and partner, Iñaki, for the longest time and yet every time he’d asked, Iñaki always said no.

Can Vince set aside his personal misgivings and gift his beloved Iñaki the one thing he had been waiting to hear him play? Can playing this one song be the secret to getting his Christmas wish?


Note: This work has been previously published but has been reworked, re-edited, and expanded.




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