Has Fan Fiction Gone Too Far?

I’m not a fan of fan fiction. The fact that anyone can make a little money off of the work an actual author has done drives me nuts. I mean all literary works are influenced by something in real life but fan fiction is going too far.

Now have this fan fiction idea gone too far? In my opinion hell yeah.

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An unknown writer going by the name J. Lola has written a story called 50 Shades of Sin. This is the first to a series. A series about the destructive relationship of Chris Brown and Rihanna. The crazy thing is this fool didn’t change their names. Instead of Chris’ bad side being looked down upon the author hypes it up as being ‘desirable, even sexy’! At one point in the story Chris threatens a random person saying he would break his hand for attempting to come in between him and his boo thang Robyn. When he tries to warn her to leave him he says, “I’m fucked up. Really fucked up.” J. Lola has Robyn respond with, “I’m fucked up too. Lets be fucked up together!”

I have read a lot of b.s. in my 34 years and this is right up there with the worst. What popped up in this person’s head that made them think it was peachy to profit off of someone’s abusive relationship?! And aren’t they afraid of being sued? They wasn’t even trying to hide their true identity in the book. This is down right ridiculous. I may not care too much for Chris’ antics a.k.a. nine levels of foolishness but I don’t agree with profiting off it either! Thoughts? Sound off.

Peace and luv!

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia

Books to Check Out

Haven’t given this to you in awhile. Here is the self published bestsellers list for the week of August 26th.

Amazon

Raising Ryann – Alyssa Rae Taylor
Ruin – Rachel Van Dyken
Stripped – Jasinda Wilder
Dust – Hugh Howey
Freefall – Tess Oliver

B&N

Freefall – Tess Oliver
Ruin – Rachel Van Dyken
Stay With Me – Samantha Chase
Faithful – Kelly Elliott
Into the Deep – Samantha Young

Smashwords

Heller’s Decision – JD Nixon
Rock Chick Revolution – Kristen Ashley
Chasing Paradise – Pamela Ann
Natural Consequences – Elliott Kay
Fate of the Kinunir – Robert E. Vardeman

Go ahead and add these to your lists if you haven’t already.

Peace and luv!

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia

Self Published Bestsellers

Amazon

Pulse – Gail McHugh
Always On My Mind – Bella Andre
Breathless – Eve Carter
Fear of Falling – S.L. Jennings
Collide – Gail McHugh

B&N

Sloane Monroe Series Boxed Set – Cheryl Bradshaw
Final Argument – Clifford Irving
Always on My Mind – Bella Andre
Time For Love – Marie Force
Falling for a Stranger – Barbera Freethy

Smashwords

Chasing Paradise – Pamela Ann
Fulfillment – K.M. Golland
Axel – Harper Sloan
Forged in Blood II – Lindsay Buroker
Sister Katherine – Tracy St. John

Apple

Submit – Melody Anne
Sloane Monroe Series – Cheryl Bradshaw
Always on My Mind – Bella Andre
Heller’s Revenge – JD Nixon
Second Hearts – GJ Walker-Smith

Peace and luv!

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia

Self Published Bestsellers Week July 22

Amazon

Pulse – Gail McHugh

Collide – Gail McHugh

Thief – Tarryn Fisher

Fear of Falling – S.L. Jennings

The Billionaire’s Obsession – J.S. Scott

B&N

For Love of Bluestone – M.J. Fredrick

Anything He Wants – Sara Fawkes

For His Pleasure – Kelly Favor

Shine Not Burn – Elle Casey

A touch of Midnight – Lara Adrian

Smashwords

Chasing Paradise – Pamela Ann

Fulfillment – K.M. Golland

Come Alive – Karina Halle

Axel – Harper Sloan

Forged in Blood II – Lindsay Buroker

Peace and luv!

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia

Self Published Bestsellers for July 8th

Amazon

1. Surrender Your Love J. C. Reed
2. Conquer Your Love J. C. Reed
3. The Billionaires Obsession J. S. Scott
4. Him Carey Heywood
5. Bully Penelope Douglas

B&N

1. Surrender Your Love J. C. Reed
2. A Man Overboard Shawn Hopkins
3. Conquer Your Love J. C. Reed
4. Summer Secrets Barbera Freethy
5. By The Sea Antoinette Stockenberg

Smashwords

1. Jocomo Timothy Cohorst
2. Come Alive Karina Halle
3. Black Heart K. L. Mathewson
4. Salvation Erica Stevens
5. Notice Me Lili Lam

Apple

1. The Last Boyfriend J. S. Cooper
2. Submit Melody Anne
3. The Last Husband J. S. Cooper
4. Forever Too Far Abbi Glines
5. Let Me Love You Morgan Rayne

There you go. Go buy some bestselling books and enjoy some self publishing ones at that!. Have a great day!

Peace and luv!

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia

Picks for your reading week

Amazon has made a list of the Best Books of the Year So Far, perfect timing for the summer and just in case you haven’t done any reading here are a few suggestions from a few editors.

The Son

Frozen in Time

The Interestings

And the Mountains Echoed

Eleanor and Park

Gulp

After Visiting Friends

Tenth of December: Stories

The Golem and the Jinni

Joyland

Schroeder

The Guns at Last Night

The Woman Upstairs

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Lets Explore Diabetes with Owls

Smoke and Pickles

Lean In

The Shining Girls

Between Man and Beast

Sense and Sensibility

Steam Train, Dream Train

The Sasquatch Escape

Navigating Early

The 5th Wave

Wanna know what the top self published Kids’ Books for June were?
Amazon

A Charge of Valor by Morgan Rice

Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja by Marcus Emerson

The Monster That Ate My Socks by A.J. Cosmo

B&N
A Charge of Valor by Morgan Rice

Maggie and the Perfect Puppy by Courtney Ruffalo

Dolphins: Playmates of the Sea by Caitlind Alexander

Smashwords
Jocomo by Timothy Cohorst

Paddy Stories by Dawn Haddon

The Magic Carriage by M.P. Grace

Happy reading, Peace and Luv!

Posted from none other than your favorite writer’s favorite writer Ms Talia

Self Published Bestsellers for the week of June 17th

Amazon

  1. Forever Too Far – Abbi Glines
  2. Conquer Your Love – J.C. Reed
  3. Surrender Your Love – J.C. Reed
  4. Before Now – Cheryl McIntyre
  5. Beauty from Surrender – Georgia Cates

B&N

  1. Forever Too Far – Abbi Glines
  2. Don’t Leave Me – James Scott Bell
  3. Return to Paradise – Carol Grace
  4. Mine to Take – Cynthia Eden
  5. Conquer Your Love – J.C. Reed

Smashwords

  1. Beauty from Surrender – Georgia Cates
  2. Jocomo – Timothy Cohorst
  3. Salvation – Erica Stevens
  4. Forged in Blood I – Lindsay Buroker
  5. Elysian – Addison Moore

Apple

  1. Forever Too Far – Abbi Glines
  2. Forever Black – Sandi Lynn
  3. Forever You – Sandi Lynn
  4. Fallen Too Far – Abbi Glines
  5. Never Too Far- Abbi Glines

Peace and luv!

IndieBound bestseller list

IndieBound bestseller list (Photo credit: bookavore)