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What’s new for 2023!
VISUAL NOVELS * UPCOMING RELEASES * WHO KNOWS WHAT ELSE?!
April 30, 2023,
I’m super excited to be adapting a few of my books and series as Interactive Games, aka Visual Novels, on STORYLOOM, a new platform created by PIXELBERRY STUDIOS, the genius minds behind “Choices” Interactive games.
Storyloom’s games are currently FREE to play. There will be the occasional software glitch as Storyloom is still in BETA but the game site is getting better every day!
In April 2023 I started adapting PART-TIME PRINCESS as a game. Three chapters are currently available. Three more will drop in May. Princess is perhaps the funniest book I’ve ever written.
Description: Two princes are in love with Lucy. Too bad she’s an imposter… Fired from her waitress gig and desperate for cash, Lucy takes a menial job with Lady Lizzie, who could be her posh, polished twin. Lady Lizzie has agreed to a hasty marriage of convenience with Prince Cristoph of Fredonia, but needs a pinch of time to tie up loose ends. In the mother of all makeovers, Lucy is abracadabra-ed into Lizzie’s doppelgänger and flies to Fredonia to hold down the fort. Maybe someone should have warned her that Lady Lizzie has been hooking up with Cristoph’s younger brother — Prince Nicholas — for years. Let the royal games begin!
“TO KILL A COURTESAN” is an Interactive game in my popular “Courtesan” romantic mystery series. I am serializing all five books: PLAYER # 1 * MOVIE STAR #2 * BELOVED #3 * HUSBAND #4 * DEVOTED FAN #5 into one amazing game. Seventeen chapters are currently available and more drop every week until the Visual Novel is completed.
“TO KILL A COURTESAN” is a sexy, dark, addictive domestic noir saga filled with mystery, romance, love, lust, family loyalty, deceit, revenge, and all the sweet little things in life worth killing for… I couldn’t be happier to share COURTESAN Visual Novel with you for Free on http://www.storyloom.com
MY BIG FAKE MAFIA WEDDING is a romantic comedy about a by-the-book Matchmaker CEO who lies to rescue a Mafia princess. Twelve chapters are available in the completed book!
Description: Aiden Black no longer believes in Happily-Ever-Afters. But as CEO of Mr. Cupid Matchmaking Agency, he’s happy to sell the dream of ‘true love’ to wealthy clients. Violet Accardi hates living the overly-protected life of a Mafia princess. But when her mom drops hints about grandbabies and her mobster uncle threatens to marry her to the son of a rival family, she signs up for Mr. Cupid to ‘fake date’ and buy herself time.
Violet didn’t plan on meeting Aiden at Mr. Cupid’s holiday party. And Aiden didn’t plan on pretending to be her fiance’. And no one could have predicted the kidnapping. What could possibly go wrong? http://www.storyloom.com
Go forth and read/ play my games for FREE! Enjoy!
2021 Update: Copyright Infringement Case Settlement
Dear Readers: In 2016 I was perusing books on Amazon with a friend when we stumbled across a book that seemed to be problematic.
That book was in the same genre as my book, PART-TIME PRINCESS (copyright 2014). The problematic book had many of my character names (for the same roles), most of my plot, and lots of my words that I had written and published over two years previously in PART-TIME PRINCESS.
I sent both paper books to my entertainment attorney, herself a prolific romance author, who read them, red-lined, and agreed with me. My attorney sent a C&D to the author in question. The author’s attorneys denied the C&D. My attorney no longer practiced litigation and advised me to find a litigator. And so I did.
That litigator contacted the opposing parties, presented evidence, and talked with them, but to no avail. We tried our very best to settle this whole thing without making it public, but the statute of limitations for copyright infringement was running out, and I was left with the option to confront or not confront.
And so in 2019 I chose to confront. This was not easy or frivolous for me. I tracked and graphed written passages from both books. I hired expert witnesses. I researched and compiled side by side comparisons. This was the toughest thing I’ve ever done.
The judge decided to not look at the evidence as submitted by my attorneys and I did not get the judicial ending that I wanted. I filed for an Appeal and was granted one in Federal Appeals Court. At this point I was offered mediation. I decided to pursue mediation and end this heart-breaking process.
I hope you never have to go through this. Here’s my update:
Re: #Copyrightlawsuit #Settlement
I recently learned things were said about me/my CRI suit on public pages in January 2021. This post is to set my record straight.
I stuttered at an early age, grew shy. Books saved me when I was kid. #STORIESMATTER. As a Chiropractor, I worked with Erin Brockovich. Inspired by her pursuit to help people, I pitched her story to Jersey Films. “ABC 20/20 Primetime” recently featured me on their show because of my part in this. #STORIESINSPIRE.
In 2010 a small press published my 1st book. After that I went Indie. 30 books later, I’m a USA Today Bestselling author.
I wrote “Part-time Princess: Royally Wed” – a ‘sweeter’ romantic comedy while my mom was dying. I published it in 2014 and dedicated it to her. This STORY MATTERED.
But then the ‘thing’ happened and in October 2019, I bit the bullet and sued for Copyright infringement. In January 2021, Judge Wu ruled against me WITHOUT LOOKING at my evidence.
Legal minds encouraged me to Appeal. I filed Notice to Appeal in Feb 2021. It hit home that I already spent 4 ½ years on this and really didn’t want to spend 2 more. When the Federal Appeals Court system offered Mediation, I said “Yes.”
Parties mediated in May 2021 and a SETTLEMENT & AGREEMENT was reached and signed JUNE 16 – 17, 2021.
Mediation is a compromise. Both “Plaintiffs and defendants stand behind their respective allegations and denials…” “Defendants deny any wrongdoing whatsoever…”
I also STICK BY my allegations 100 percent. But as of June 2021 — NOT January 2021 as promoted on other sites — this CRI litigation is OVER.
To give back to the #amwriting community — I’ve started a CRI “RESOURCE” page on my website. There are links to articles, experts, blogs, etc. It’s in the early stages, a WIP, a library of sorts. It’s NOT a discussion board.
TY from the bottom of my black and blue heart to all the generous, kind, smart folks who supported me during this visit to the 9th realm of hell. You are amazing! Special thanks to #ClaireRyan who provided her graphed out plagiarism analysis, her conclusions, and her copyright infringement comparison expertise.
My case is public record.
You can Google it and find it. It is an interesting read for persons who believe they have been repurposed by others using AI / text spinners / computer software for words, stories, or photographs.
To all you book lovers and hard-working, STORYTELLERS: You inspire me. Be fierce. Be brave. Stick up for yourself /your works. You don’t have to fight EVERY battle. Pick the ones that matter the most. Be kind. Help those in your community. Keep writing. Remember your voice matters. Your stories matter. You matter.
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