Thursday, August 27, 2009

Odds and ends and Nalini Singh

Okay, everyone! Just want to mention a few odds and ends. The contest period for this month ends August 28, so be sure to check out all of this month's guest posts and leave your comments for our authors if you would like a chance to win their autographed books as well as a copy of THE PROMISE (my historical romance) and a vintage-style purse featuring our "This Kiss, This Kiss" theme, as well as a lovely, sparkly tote to carry your books around. I'll announce the winner on August 30, 2009, drawn at random from all eligible participants. The winner will have until September 4, 2009, to claim his or her prize by sending me an e-mail through my website or at tjb @ tjbennett . com (delete the spaces).

On another note, just a heads up that someone is (perhaps) masquerading as author Nalini Singh on Amazon Kindle (or has the amazing coincidence of having the exact same name). That person is selling a book called THE GIRL PLAYER, and the Nalini Singh, 2009 RITA nominee and author of the Psy/Changling series, has disavowed any relationship to that book. Make sure you're getting the genuine article by going to Nalini's website to check out her book list first.

*shaking head* The things authors have to put up with. IMHO, this, alternate reality Nalini, is not the way to make your mark in the publishing world. If this is your real name and you were unaware that there was another author already using it, you might consider using a middle initial so as not to confuse the buying public and to distinguish yourself from the NYT bestselling author who has worked very hard to establish her reputation in the publishing world. There are no free rides, my dear; no free rides.



Erin Radford said...

As you said, it is a shame that someone would try to hijack someone else's reputation for their won success.

Carol L. said...

I also agree. Unbelievable how people can live with themselves after such a thing.
On a lighter note I wish everyone luck in the contest.
Carol L.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Man, that takes guts, of a yellow, lily-livered variety. Sheesh. I hope Nalini's publisher is on it for her -- or that SOMEone is.

TJ Bennett said...

Yeah, Nalini is being real cool about it from what I can tell. She's a class act. And it's possible this is all a big mistake. But it is also possible that little green men live on Mars, too. Unlikely, but possible.


Anonymous said...

That's a shame. I always go to the author's site first.