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I just go this e-mail:

The rumor is Kensington sued NCP after NCP released “Intergalactic Bad Boys”. Apparently, even though titles can’t be copyrighted, Brava felt they owned all the “Bad Boys”. I don’t know how it turned out, or if it’s even resolved.

Interesting. Does anybody know whether it’s been resolved or not? Surely this would have been an expensive endeavour for NCP? I wouldn’t think they’d be in any position to launch a defamation suit.


Ellen Ashe sent me this note that Madris DePasture, of New Concepts Publishing, sent to the NCP author loop:

‘I’m curious to know if any of our Canadian authors can recommend a good Canadian attorney to handle a defamation lawsuit for NCP? I’ve contacted Catherine, the lawyer at White & Case in NY who handled our lawsuit with Kensington, but I’m not sure this is their area of expertise and figure it would probably be to our advantage to hire a Canadian attorney anyway. If any of our Canadian authors do know of one and can furnish me with the contact information, I’d appreciate it if you’d do so.’

First of all, she sent that to the author loop? And secondly, what lawsuit with Kensington?

Incidentally, I think she’s looking for a Canadian lawyer so that she can sue Ellen Ashe. Or so she wants everybody else to believe anyway. What a grade A twat.

Dear Ruth, Pearl, and Anne

Why do you insist on using multiple e-mail addresses to enter the same competition? You do know that even though you also call yourself, Alissa, Ellie, and Sabrina, that people will still know it’s you because you’re posting from the same computers? AKA IP no’s,, and

Are you so desperate to win free books that you don’t mind cheating in order to get them?

Well, Diane, Jenna, and Sharon, if you’re going to cheat, you should learn how to do it better, because… well… a few authors have started to notice the trend.

I have it on good authority that you have the following e-mail addresses:


I mean come on, who needs that many e-mail addresses? Seriously?

If you’re that desperate for books, here’s some free advice from me: Buy. Them. Yourself.


“Which Genre Do You Like Best?”

Sunday, March 23, 2008
Posted in: Reader poll


OK, that’s another question from The Reader Poll over at Let’s Gab.

The choice of answers are:


Romantic Suspense




Urban Fantasy

Young Adult


I chose contemporary. This would have been followed closely by romantic suspense.

European Hystericals tend to bore me because more often than not, some of the authors who write the EH’s that I’ve read thus far, write with an American ‘voice’. Lisa Kleypas’ historicals are fab, but I think this is because she has such┬álovely heroes and her heroines aren’t quivering wrecks.

I love watching period pieces though, can’t get enough of them.

Incidentally I watched the latest version of Pride and Prejudice with my mother last night, and we both loved it. I was never that big a Colin Firth fan (I liked him just fine as Darcy, but I wasn’t overwhelmed), so it wasn’t a stretch for me to enjoy the new Darcy. Keira Knightley did a good job too, even though I generally try to avoid her films if I can. And no, I haven’t watched Pirates, and probably wont.

Anyway, I digress…

To this day, I still have no idea what urban fantasy means, so I avoid any books labelled as such like the plague.

I like watching sci-fi movies, but can’t bear to read them, and most paranormals with a few notable exceptions (Nalini Singh’s books), annoy the f*ck outta me. Especially when the world building is ridiculously complex.

Have I already mentioned how much I hate vampire romances? Urrrggghh.

Anyway, if you haven’t already, go and vote now, and don’t forget the other polls on the sidebar.