I’ve been TROLLED … Maybe … I think.
I’m weekending in Colorado, where my next book is set, and where I only have access to the Edge network on my phone (no computer, no wifi). It was meant to be romantic, but after brunch I found a message in my inbox that said I should check my Amazon reviews, because apparently I was being accused of some bad stuff.
In a swirl of limited technology, I texted my best friend to check the reviews and call me on the cabin’s phone. (I can get texts out, but I can’t actually call people on my iPhone).
From what I can understand I’ve been trolled by an author or the fans of an author who wrote an IR series surrounding a Russian crime family. A bunch of Amazon unverified reviews appeared on Friday, accusing me of stealing from this author’s — Latrivia Nelson’s — previous work.
Oh, my gosh.
This is AWESOME. While I’ve only read one Latrivia Nelson book — THE GRUNT which I gave 2 stars — I think we should all just go with this.
By all means, buy and read both books. If you think I stole from Ms. Nelson, which I’m pre-assuring you right now, I totally didn’t, please weigh in on Amazon. But if you think this is like saying everyone who writes about the Italian mafia has stolen from Mario Puzo, please weigh in with that.
Either way, I hope both Ms. Nelson and I enjoy lots of extra sales from this “beef.” I feel like Kanye and Fifty Cent. Many thanks to whoever made it happen. This is SO COOL!!!
Oh, and also many thanks to my best friend for cutting and pasting this message onto my blog. You’re the bestest, Bestie!