Thursday, September 4, 2014

Unseen: United!

One thing I've learned over the past few weeks of working with Rachel Nunes, is that plagiarism is rampant. I've been surprised to hear stories of authors that have had similar experiences. It's sad to hear that for most of these authors nothing can be done. The stolen work may be taken down (but, in a lot of cases the plagiarizer will just wait awhile and then put it up again) but nothing happens to the perpetrator. Court cases are just too expensive. That is why I am so glad Rachel is taking a stand. I'm glad she is not only fighting for her rights, but it also makes a statement to all plagarizers that this type crime is serious and that these criminals should be held accountable.

Like I mentioned, these types of cases can end up costing a lot of money. To show your support of Rachel you can donate directly to her fundraiser Stand Against Plagiarism, or you can for a limited time get this awesome anthology. Authors have come together to show their support for Rachel and help raise funds for the court costs. This is the first in the series. You can also help Rachel by spreading the word, tell your friends and share on your blogs and social media sites. Thanks!

Editorial Note: These stories have been donated by the authors for this box set to help Author Rachel Ann Nunes, who in July 2014 had one of her copyrighted novels plagiarized and is now protecting those rights in a court battle. Her battle is not hers alone, and we are standing behind her with our work. Please help us send the message that plagiarizing is not okay. All proceeds will be donated toward legal costs.

TIMES NINES by Teyla Branton
Science fiction
Maddy knows she can’t give her scientist husband the one thing he really wants—an heir with his genes and genius. Or can she? Nonomine offers them the chance they’ve both been waiting for, even if it means living at nine times the rate of normal human life. But when things start to go wrong, the price they must pay is more than either of them ever dreamed.

THE FOCUS by Andrea Pearson
Contemporary fantasy
When Nicole, a talented cellist, goes to Ohio to sharpen her skills with wind magic, she has no idea her studies are about to collide with terrifying creatures and people from another dimension. Based off one of HP Lovecraft’s popular stories.

APHRODITE by Stephanie Fowers
Romantic Fantasy
Nothing is simple for Aphrodite’s daughter, especially love. Scorned by society in regency England, Affry longs for romance. Upon encountering a dashing nobleman at her aunty’s Christmas ball, Affry gets caught in a lovely intrigue with disastrous results. Worse, she wins the interest of the gods. Now the furies of the underworld and Hades himself are after her. When all is fair in war, Affry must use love as her weapon—but only for the one who’s stolen her heart.

ONLY LOGICAL by Frank Morin
Fantasy Adventure
When the usurper of the throne of Doruk and his council of Logicals prepare to sell the old king's chief counselor into slavery, Ari and the band of freedom fighters known as the Purple Unicorns face their most difficult challenge ever. Freeing the prisoner would win a great victory over the pretender to the crown, but the Logicals will likely be planning a trap to destroy the hated unicorns once and for all. In this humorous fantasy adventure, Ari will need all his skills as both a baker and a fighter to win the day.

A DEADLY GLIMPSE by Debra Erfert
Contemporary Fantasy
Lucy James’s reentry into the U.S. doesn’t go as planned after her secret mission in Mexico, leaving her stranded with a dozen Mexican nationals near the border in Arizona. Brutal murders change her orders into a race of time as Lucy and two border agents fight to save an innocent woman and her children. Only Lucy’s strange ability can alter their certain fate—if she can convince her new companions to trust her.

TO SLEEP NO MORE by Kathleen Marks
Historical Romantic Fantasy
She's heartbroken. He's the man who loves her . . . Preternaturalist Alexandra (Alex) Dalton and her glowing cat are hunting for the person who kidnapped and murdered Alex’s three-year-old daughter when her uncle’s deathbed request sends her across the country to solve two Night Hag murders. The worst part? She must join forces with her estranged husband, the handsome treasure hunter, Richard Dalton.

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