Rachel Ann Nunes has written forty-six novels and published thirty-seven of them. I have to figure somebody thought ripping off just one of them would go unnoticed. Somebody was wrong:
[A]n anonymous author on the Internet, who is known only by a logo and a fake name, had plagiarized my novel, A Bid for Love (formerly entitled Love to the Highest Bidder), which is the first of a trilogy.
It has been verified by four separate readers that Sam Taylor Mullens did, indeed, add steamy scenes to The Auction Deal, her revised version of my Christian novel, and claimed it as her own. Her subsequent emails to different people and contradicting statements online while trying to cover her tracks has shown a definite intent to do fraud. This path she has followed is far more outlandish than any novel I’ve ever read.
Fiction will never be as strange as truth. (No, I didn’t just make that up.)
Oh, and the advance reader copies of Mullens’ book?
When Mullens heard of my contacting the reviewers directly, she immediately requested that all the reviewers delete the ARC.
This is not the action of a person proud to defend her own work, if you know what I mean.