Update: links at the end
Signal boosting from Kat Mayo’s eloquent rant over at Book Thingo.
The short version: asshole John Havel thought it would be funny to showcase his ignorance and arrogance all at once, by plagiarizing a romance novel and putting it up for sale on amazon.
Here is hoping Harlequin decides to take action, make an example out of this fucking asshole. We’ll see how funny and interesting he finds it to be in court.
In the meantime, here is the blurb of the actual, copyrighted work, by Australian author Anna Cleary:
Connor O’Brien is damaged, inside and out—proof of his dark and dangerous life.
Sophy Woodruff has never known a man as devastatingly sexy as Connor. Intense, brooding and distant, he’s everything she shouldn’t desire….
Despite his vow of noncommitment, Connor can’t resist bedding Sophy. But Sophy is a virgin, and once he’s undressed her, this billionaire isn’t sure he can walk away….
The book is on sale for kindle at amazon–this is not an affiliate link, by the way.
Kat Mayo has a follow up post here.
Nate at the Digital Reader commented on this, here.
Casey Lucas has a great piece on several of the issues at hand, here (hat tip to Kat for the link)