Jibber-Jabber

Yesterday, Tabetha Jones let slip the announcement that Zoey Sweete has been offered representation at a prestigious literary agency. She says:

Eric is nothing is more than a liar. See Zoey got a contract offer a big one from Jaberwocky. Im sure he believes he is entitled to some of that money but unfortunately if the deal goes thru that money will go to Phoenix and I will show every piece of evidence showing that it went there.

It was a taunt to her ex, insisting that she’s about to hit the big time, leaving him in the dust. And it was a message to all the rest of us as well, to rub our noses in her success, to make us all oh, so jealous.

Says Tabetha:

I sent Blood Magic off 1yr and half go don’t email that often. I emailed back to see if they were still interested and yes it is Jabberwocky literally agency. And Phoenix knows all about it and they know all about Phoenix no problems either side. All 9 of the books under that series if the price is right.

The first thing I want to know is why she’s talking about Zoey Sweete and Phoenix Fire as if they aren’t her. Tabetha Jones is Zoey Sweete, and Phoenix Fire is her company. Is she letting her anticipated success go to her head prematurely, referring to herself in the third person, or has the multiple personality split finally become permanent?

The next question is this: Who does she think she’s kidding? Does she really expect anybody to believe that she got offered a contract from an agency the name of which she can’t even spell correctly? Anybody who’s read one of Tabetha’s books, blogs or posts can see that she is clearly unable to write a single sentence at the literary level it would take to score proper representation. She literally can’t write her way out of a wet paper sack. No agency worth their salt would give her illiterate crap a second look. If they did, they would be lowering their credibility a whole bunch of notches.

But, okay. Let’s set aside reality for a moment and assume that some poor submissions editor was stoned or lost a bet. Let’s say that she did get offered a contract. That brings up a couple more questions.
While bragging about all this money she’s going to make, she’s admitting that she’ll have enough money to pay back all of the authors that are still waiting for Tabetha to make good on their contracts from the Mystic Press days. And probably authors that haven’t been paid properly since during the Phoenix Fire days, either. So, when will that happen?
Tabetha keeps boasting that Phoenix Fire Publishing is such a professional, legitimate publishing company that puts authors on the best-sellers list. So why does she need to seek representation from this agency? Right? If she’s such an uber-publisher, what else would an author need?

I wonder what she’s telling her authors to keep them from questioning why she’s doing so much for herself instead of focusing on them as their publisher. Is she telling them that once she’s in the door, she’ll bring them in, too? Is she keeping them at bay with the promise of sharing her success? What a sneaky way to be perfectly selfish in her endeavors, and get them to cheer her on while she does it. Sneaky. But that’s what scam artists do. They con people.
Is she cooking up the notion that Jabberwocky is going to buy out her company? Is that where all this money is coming from?

Biggest question of all: Does she really think anybody is stupid enough to believe that?
Agencies don’t work that way. They don’t just let you bring in your buddies. If – and that’s a big IF – she does get picked up by an agent, she and only SHE is represented. Even the biggest real authors can’t pick up the phone and demand that their agent represent his/her buddies. Agencies take referrals from established authors, and that’s it. An agent, or agency, takes a referral into consideration and takes a look. Whether or not the agency picks up the author doesn’t depend on the referral. It comes down to whether or not the agency thinks that an author is good enough. Simple as that.

And, if she’s saying that Phoenix Fire is going to be incorporated into Jabberwocky somehow, it doesn’t work that way either. Literary agencies and publishing companies are completely different things, for a reason. They deal with completely different aspects of the book-making process. Agents represent authors legally and professionally, presenting them to publishers. Publishing houses handle the physical aspect of producing and distributing the book itself. They’re not the same thing. So if somebody says that their publishing company is going to be picked up somehow by a literary agency, that’s a red flag that they are probably full of shit.

Another point that I find to be amusing: Tabetha said somewhere that she’d take this deal, but only if they offered her enough money for it.
Who the hell does she think she is? Some scam self-publisher that thinks she has the clout to negotiate a series deal? Talk about delusions of grandeur. She can refuse to sign the contract if she doesn’t like the offer, but that’s the extent of it. She has neither the standing nor the know-how to negotiate or demand a higher payday. And really, she’s such a greedy attention whore. Who here believes that she’d turn down any such contract?
Me neither.

Tabetha saying that she scored this amazing multi-book contract is like a guy that scrubs toilets in the basement claiming that he just got a corner office in the executive wing. She might have actually pestered an agent into giving her a second look, but I’ll believe this amazing contract deal when I see it.

What do you think?

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66 thoughts on “Jibber-Jabber

  1. I want to know why she says that her contract money is going straight into Phoenix Fire and she can prove it. Her personal money is different from her company money, oh wait or is she trying to say that she’s putting her own money into the company to take care of her authors? She’s such a liar.

    • Yeah I can speak from experience that I had to work my ass off to keep people happy. She’s lying her ass off as usual. I’ll sit back and watch this charade blow up like it always does.

      • Did she quit her hairdresser job to concentrate on her scam full time? If so, it seems odd, because hairdressers, if they’re any good, can make pretty decent tips, even if the wages themselves aren’t so great. Also, getting other people to do her work for her for free (editing, etc.) is not a full time job. if she thinks it is, she’s doing it wrong!

  2. I would like to ask a question. How much does your life have to suck that you devote so much time to bashing Tabetha? Do you have anything better to do? Aren’t you supposed to be an ‘Author’ or something like that? Why don’t you go focus on that instead?

    • What’s the matter, hon. Not enough action going on at the Lord of the Rings fantasy world message board?

      My life’s just fine, thanks, out here in the real world. Now. Why don’t you go chase Legolas through Lothlorien for a while?
      See ya.

    • Since I am this outspoken person, I will answer your question to the best of my ability.
      1) I am not bashing Tabetha.
      2) I get pleasure and satisfaction over you all (Tabetha’s alts and supports) making fools over out of yourselves.
      3) I am being quite FRANK here when I say that you fall for this sobbing girl story (many have, no worries not bashing you) but you fail to see the wake she has caused by her scamming ways.
      4) You come here claiming we are bashing, okay i want prove our stories are and have been falsified in any ways you can ………all evidence welcome.
      5) Have you not seen that several authors have stated facts that are so familiar it is not funny but yet Tabetha’s spew of horse manure can remain the same and you are fine with it?
      6) Now, you say Ma’am Lepplady is bashing but I have seen over a dozen authors leave and OMG NEWS FLASH, they have the familiar story about Tabetha. (I do not know many of the victims, only the ones that come out. How many times can different people write the same story. Not in the way Tabetha thinks)
      7) We ruffle your feathers by telling the truth? I am not stupid enough to post my life on social media, use my family as pawns in my fictional life, nor would I brag to any of you what I have planned. FOR I AM NOT TABETHA JONES, DUCHESS OF MANURE.
      8) If you think I am bashing write a poem book, maybe you can make money off that because you can write a book like many of these others.
      9) I am as focused as one can get…..on what you ask. None of your business but I will tell you this, because you can hide behind a screen and accuse me of bashing your beloved Tabetha (I call her that because only someone in love with her could not see the true person…..you have blinders on well beyond our shatters but I will say when you get f**ked over by her, please do not come to us saying “Don’t tell me, you told me so.”
      10) One question that irks me more than anything is, why would you stand by watching all the authors leave and some that will not tell their story for others to hear for personal reasons but yet come bashing on someone trying to stop abuse something that your beloved leader tries to make everyone believe she is an advocate for?

      I will not be surprised if you can’t answer these. To have the right mentality causes issues. Come on keep defending her until she screws you over! We enjoy watching you all scramble for words. As Angry stated here we go again. Prove to us the facts.
      If you are a member of her group then why can’t you see the mistakes in her books (all true story books not poems), one the websites, in the blurbs, and responses? Do you really want fast money instead of being a real author? See you keep defending her instead of helping her prove to us she is not what we have stated over and over again. I say we because I feel more apart of being on the opposing side than the Duchess’s.
      Before you put your book on sale or buy a cover art (meaning a timeline cover for face book make sure you are not stealing someone else’s stuff.) I have been told about a timeline cover that is the exact same as an cover of a book on Amazon.com. Funny thing is do you people really pay for covers that I could do for you by going to a free wallpaper site and messing around with different apps and put my name on them.? OPEN UP YOUR EYES AND TAKE OFF THE BLINDERS TO SEE HOW MUCH TROUBLE YOU CAN BE IN IF YOU ARE THE ONE THAT GETS CAUGHT! Hello she is going to say you are the author and you paid for it so you take the fall……and HOLY MOTHER OF EARTH MS. Bloodmoon is going to be gone just like the disappearance of MUST LOVE FANGS!

      • Tabetha already got caught using images she didn’t have the rights to. She threw her “freelance” artist under the bus to get out of it. She throws her co owners under the bus to wiggle her way out of trouble. Hell, she threw her own mother under the bus.
        And guess what, Twisted. They all defended her too.
        A few of the authors that have since come to their senses and left her, they defended her too. Right up until they found out that she’s been lying to them and scamming them from the start.
        I’m not bothered by it when somebody jumps on and says “You have no life! You’re bashing her!” because I know that its just another alt. And I know that people have been helped by this blog and the others that point out what a scam Tabetha is.
        It’s actually pretty amusing. The alts really come out when Tabetha’s backed into a corner by facts she can’t argue with any other way. It just shows that she’s busted and she knows it.

        I don’t know what makes these authors of her think they’re immune to her betrayal if she’ll sell granny out to save her own ass. But they’ll find out. They always do.

      • Yes, Ms. Lepplady. One of my sources found a direct hit from a timeline cover (so-called) done by the owner of Bloodmoon Designs. If my informant told me correctly, her name is now Luna Bloodmoon. (History lesson for those that do not know of the past stories yet. Luna was Zoey’s partner. I am believe, please correct me if i am wrong, Luna was Brandy’s pen name. Just think whoever Luna was, is getting screwed and should be the one out for revenge/money not Eric. So watch for these names to appear and disappear due to Tabetha’s alts coming to defend her because not many are real anymore. Oh and it was supposed to make those former authors think she and her company were doing so well.) I am saying this to warn those that do not realize that Tabetha/Luna is playing you all as fools. Whether or not you want to think I am bashing her, I am truly stating the facts. How do I have facts, because I do some research (anyone with a brain can do it.) Would you just buy a car without test driving it, allow your kids to ride in a cheap knock off without investigating the safety of it? I as a mother would not, I even look up ways to make everything safer for my children. So help me God if a person smacked me around in front of my children…I have a backbone and would do somethings that only people like me would understand (Like I said I don’t give out details about my life). Lepp, ONCE BUSTED BUT TWICE TRIES. I know you will get that! Might be time to prove once again she is doing things wrong……

        Oh Tabetha, where is Rai Willis, an exact replica of a model? I see she has disappeared off the grid after she was ousted on a blog. THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO HMMMMMMM……… or should we sing ANOTHER HITS THE SHELVES FOR NOW!

        All those authors and supporters that wants to believe in Tabetha remember names.
        This Karrye Angelo chick for instance,
        1) Has a book up on Amazon for almost a year with out
        a) Her noticing the messed up book
        b) The readers/followers saying a word about so its a best seller right?
        c) The editor seeing what their name was attached too
        d) The publisher that is making money off it, come on she does not want anyone to make money or it would have been noticed a year ago. (A real winner here)
        e) None of you so called family members stood up and bought that book to help your co-member? OMG so much for family. My parents are the first to buy along with others not blood related that I call family. You all make me sick when you come here and say we are bashing your family. Non-existent in my eyes.
        2) I check my stuff out all the time and make sure nothing is wrong so are you telling me an author does not go check to see if the book is selling?
        3) If you do not check then Tabetha can scam you because you are putting trust in her to tell you that you sold nothing. No one but yourself will protect you.
        4) No excuse for the author not to be involved or looking at stuff, whether they have publisher or not.
        5) I am begging you all to grow some big girl/guy panties and watch out. If you don’t leave fine but do not call us Liars and Bashers unless you can come out and show each one of stories have no merit.

        Tabetha, if you followed this all the way through I want to express the next statement to you.
        I will listen to Eric because he is talking, on this blog where we all can see. If he is lying and causing you harm, then answer the questions that have been presented before you. Helpful advice your silence gave me the answer to believe exactly what was told to me through many informants. You have not defended your side to the story.
        Hint: Two years ago you told the world it was Wendy and Brandy’s fault……. Now you are friends with her again and she is writing stories and works with you. Hard to convince me that those authors were wrong back then when now you are sleeping with the enemy so to speak. (Brandy Peay was the name but if you look Brandy Cowan is married to the Peay boy…….Not hard to look it up on facebook!)

        Twisted, I have given facts behind my statements so it is you that can’t see.

      • I really enjoy reading your comments dazed and confused they brighten my day lol. And as for me wanting revenge money lol that’s not what I want from her I just want her to drop out of the publishing business for good because all she does is scam people out of hundreds of dollars a person and then says their work is garbage and keeps the money. Now to my knowledge aren’t you supposed to do services upon receipt of payment not have others do the work for free while you peddle your own work trying to get fake deals then make a mockery of yourself on here lol. It just seems that I come out and make amends I get phone calls threatening me to watch my back from not only her but her mother lol. I think I’ll be getting in touch with jaber whatever and letting them know they should really research the likeness of her books to current Hollywood movies. Hell I would know right I was with her for 2 years.

      • Tabby didn’t get a hold of anything. i was taking care of my family and doing stuff that didn’t revolve around the internet. I would like to point out a few things. First of Lepp, where exactly did you get the whole lord of the rings stuff from? what does that have to do with any of what i said?? Second, I am one of the authors at Phoenix Fire and i have not hand any issues with ANYTHING since i have been there. I have put out one book with the company and I plan to put out plenty more with them as well. I love the community they offered me. Oh, and for the record before you jump to any conclusions, I am a real person, not an Alt or anything like that. My name is Sabrina Samples and you can look me up and see for yourselves.
        So, whatever issues you have with her is fine, but what is the point of this whole blog dedicated to her? You do understand that most of your hits you get on here are people looking to see what the next episode in this joke of a train wreck is going to be. This is not hurting Tab as much as giving her something to laugh with her friends about and not because she is scamming people and getting away with it but because you are so pathetic that you have to resort to internet bullying because nothing else works. if you had any REAL evidence that would hold up in court you would have taken her already but obviously you do not because here she is an publishing company still and here you are a sad excuse of a woman who sits at her computer looking for every little slip up so you can pounce on it. So have fun with this life of yours it must be so exhilarating for you, everyone else will be in the real world actually doing something worth notice.

      • What is the point? To let people know what a scam artist she is so that they can avoid getting ripped off and sullying their reputations by association with such a fraud.
        I’m sure she wants her authors to believe that she’s laughing it off, but all evidence to the contrary. The more she’s backed into a corner with the truth about her, the more reinforcements she calls in. Case in point: you.
        Plenty of people do have real evidence against her. It just isn’t worth the money to travel to Texas to file suit. That may change, though, if folks find that they can appoint a legal representative who can speak for them all in court.
        But that would be the least of her worries. As soon as the IRS finishes taking a good look into her financial affairs – with more information about how she handles her money coming in all the time – with her illegal business, she’ll be dealing with the feds. No phone calls from mommy or sissy will help her threaten them.
        We don’t have to sit and wait for slip-ups from her. She’s nothing but one HUGE mistake after another just waiting to be exposed.

        I love it when somebody says “You’re pathetic because you’re here on a blog.” Because so are they. Her Pot and Kettle mentality must be contagious.

        If you think you’re going to have some fabulous future with Tabetha Jones, represented by Jabberwocky, and any other promises she’s made, just wait. You’ll find out like the rest of them do that you’ve been lied to, scammed and cheated the whole time, just like the rest of them.
        We won’t hold your defense of her against you, and we won’t expect you to apologize. Others fell for it, too. It’ll be enough to know that you finally found out the truth. Until then, best of luck.

        Nasty storm last night, eh? Hope you kept dry.

      • Hey twisted Princess I’m walking knowledge of her business practices. I’ve provided them with a lot of what they soak and what I haven’t they’ve so been right about. Before you soak in here in her defense soak for yours and your own. Don’t try and defend someone who you don’t know. Just helpful advice from someone that was with her for 2 years.

      • Goody, Hello Sabrina!

        I see baiting worked because I have read up on you! Do you experience time travel? Your status on several blog spots (Anyone can read over it and since the wonderful company you work for also has this list I have to ask.) Your author bio is very interesting since you have and I am going to quote this so be warned it is on several blogs…………

        I found a reliable self-publishing company and began to write my first book Wicked Souls. Wicked Souls was originally published on June 10, 2013. In June of 2014 I was signed with Phoenix Fire publishing and Wicked Souls was set in motion to be re-released on April 1, 2014.

        Please this is you right? One if you have not signed with her then you don’t know anything ………..Smack me Silly because you are not due the contract until next month.

        Next, you have one book that is only in the first month of the typical three month blah blah blah (quarter pay out) so your royalties are no where ready yet…. the spreadsheet does not even come available to Tabetha until June so you have no way to prove any of us wrong yet, Sorry silly child you are just starting down the “Go help me, they are just haters, tell them I am not the bad person, and show your support of our family” <~~~~~~~~~~Same line just spun in different adjectives…….We have heard it before.

        And we laugh at all of you and then around to support you when time for her scam to be up. There are several authors and editors that can tell you this but the train wreck is next to you not us. Exposing her is not hurting us at all…… She tells the stories here, we just tell more of the truth instead of the hated tone you all think we say. Brainwashed Much?

        On, June 30th come back and tell us the story she used for royalties not being paid, if you do not believe me go ask the ones that are still awaiting from two years ago. This is no joke like you all think it is. I know how she rolls…….. and Eric was with her two years ago so he would know about her business but you have not been published long enough to get fucked over.

        If you have the millions of dollars to fight go for it honey but not all of us have that kind of money and since I would have to move mountains and water to get to her that makes it hard. And, if I had her lawyers real name instead of the Herring and Todd as smoke shields then it would have happened two years ago. See you all have not been around to see the hell people went through to get any information from Tabetha. ALL LIES BECAUSE YOU CANT GET TO HER BECAUSE OF HER BEING A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR. Herring or Todd…….Two different family lawyers come on, she outed these names on public blogs not us……. but yet you still want to come here and say we don't have lives. Unlike you beloved horseshit spreader, we do care about people. Now if you can't prove me wrong or fix your so called professional status, then do not take up for Tabetha because you as well will see we are right. You are trusting her to ruin you fast, quick, and in a hurry. And why go to court, We Make A Statement Right Here! All of the world can read it here for free.

      • I hope you got a screen cap. Whenever somebody points out some bone-headed thing they’ve done on those sites, they scramble to cover it up and act like it never happened.
        Hilarious!

      • Guess I should have said Twisted Sabrina, your own words are out there for people to make fun of and you come here acting as if we are bad. When something is done professional and you pay for services and such, you would expect the person to notice the things that make you look like an illiterate young five year old. Think about it this way, do you really want the reading world to see what I copied and pasted as an incentive to reading your book. Yes, everyone makes mistakes but a true reader does not want to go through and make fun of mistakes and people have over PF’s books that have been pulled and republished with different editing. And I go to RustyNail and see the cover art …. It is happening again
        If I am still not convincing…….. Look at the first picture as a cover art saying it is Luna’s on her facebook page as of May 6th and then follow this link and tell me the similarities

        http://www.amazon.com/The-Rocker-That-Savors-Me-ebook/dp/B00CKHW04A

        So what are you really paying for………… For that is black and white facts. She can’t be a creator or owner of a cover for someone’s book……. Do you want to get sued?

      • Hmm.. It is on her personal blog that way and her PF page…. so it is double the shots .. and I have the one awaiting moderation’s capped as well

  3. Actually I have my covers special made either from several artists from Deviant Art or a photographer from Dallas comes in and we use specific models for the covers. I also try new cover artists like Emcat Designs, and even Cathleen Tarawhitti. And actually Eric and I were together when I used Andrea Kozari, for Blood Wrath and Blood Fury. But how many stock sites put free pics up when they really aren’t free? I know a very good indie friend this happened with. She went to one of those free stock sites and come to find out the pic was not free but it was not her that got into trouble it was the site. Phoenix also has accounts on deposit photos canstock, shutter stock, and several cover artists which Luna Bloodmoon is the best certainly not Luna Sweete by a long shot that’s just pulling shit out of no where, certainly not Must Love Fangs, not sure where she is.

    My dealings with Brandy Cowan really have nothing to do with you,but if you must know we were clearing up some old business. As for Tryxie Lynn she is an author but her real name is really none of your concern. Same as my other authors that choose to use a pen name.

    Oh, and to clear up one small detail, it was not my mother yelling in the background it was my sister Dee and if the moron had checked his messages he would have seen that.

    Seems Eric has finally found himself the perfect match in Lepp. Both can’t seem to get enough of me and and love the way my name tastes on their lips, but Lepp I do warn you he does have another side that tends to come out ( says he cant deal dealing with a dude so he’s rather get it all from one woman that enjoys it ALL) and unless you like it rough your happy reunion may not work out as expected.

    • I see those delusions of grandeur are settling in nicely. Ripping images off from deviant artists and stock sites isn’t the same as having them work for you. We all know how loathe you are to actually pay for anything. But keep paddling, honey, if that’s what it takes to keep your head above water.

      Everybody that’s been around for more than ten minutes knows that you troll the web, steal images that you make into half-assed covers yourself to avoid paying your artist that whopping 20 bucks, then throw a real artist under the bus when you get busted using images you’re not supposed to have. We all saw you do it.

      And while we’re on the subject of trolling, did you say that we can’t get enough of you?
      Who is it that trolls my blog at all hours of the morning?

      Right. That would be you.

    • “My dealings with Brandy Cowan really have nothing to do with you,but if you must know we were clearing up some old business. As for Tryxie Lynn she is an author but her real name is really none of your concern. Same as my other authors that choose to use a pen name.”

      Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.
      You blamed Brandy Cowan/Peay for the reason Mystic Press shut down for years and then you expect people to believe she’d have anything to do with you? And then you expect people not to ask question? And you expect to wave your dismissive “it’s none of your concern” wand and expect people to just forget about it? I call bullshit.

    • Good Morning Tabetha,

      1) I see you are avoiding direct contact this morning by mention so of the good cover artist and I appreciate the answers and I am trying to listen to you as well as Eric.
      2) I pointed out a flaw and you covered it up instead of direct answer to the main question but you did say you use free pictures. Do your buyers know that those same pictures are free wallpapers that anyone can pull up and photo shop or do it even in paint. OMG FACTOID. I would not pay you a dime for cover art, whether it be for a book or facebook time cover,
      a) I want to pay for products that are not going to be on a free download site that a thief can mimic my work
      b) If I can do it myself for the quality you put out there why come and pay you.
      c) MLF- the same quality of work came from her that is now being displayed as Luna-
      d) The name Luna is used quite often in your realm of family so we have to ask for prove that they are not the same. (Emerald was a real person and now is you as a point.) Not in any way am I stating you can’t have pen names. Just Luna was your partner, same cherry with vampire teeth on Luna’s designs as MLF kept on hers, and you have to ask where my informants came up with suspicion. Please do not forget to tell your family that Luna was your writing partner to your Zoey projects years ago …….See there is a connection to everything but you spin it off as you are the victim.
      3) Brandy Cowan. (I came up with this name because it was on this Blog March 28, I called Recycled in which Cowan wrote response and now with a new twisted that very same person and comments show up as Peay. Please draw your own conclusions.) This can become its own blog post because so much details on this. Tabetha do you remember two years ago when you came out on blogs and pointed fingers? First it was on Suess’s blog, Wendy and Brandy caused Mystic to close and …blah blah blah. (Long version shorted they are the reason authors did not receive royalties at the time.) Oh need another blog site? (http://www.eroticromancepublishers.com/2012/12/mystic-becomes-phoenix.html) in which I will provide the PF response in quotes for those that do not believe in the facts but the site is still up.
      “Phoenix Fire, 2:49 AM
      Actually our additional services page does not state that about editing services. You might want to look again and quote it the correct way. And Yes we were created by an author for authors. Seeing that we pay higher royalties than must small press companies. And the reason Mystic Press shut down is 1. The Previous Owners Wendy Hunyor and Brandy Peay didnt bother to let me know what sort of tainted drama and baggage they left attached to it and 2. I was conned and scammed out of money by 5 authors. When Royalties come to be paid those that were published will receive their money. So please get your facts straight before you go and post. That can get you in a lot of trouble these days.”
      a) Brandy Cowan is married to Brent Peay …….do not need have a Master’s Degree to figure that one out. Well now she had upgraded her facebook to match the fact she is married so I missed the change sorry Brandy I am behind on times and Congrats.
      b) P.O.V (point of view)- you are sleeping with the enemy (sleeping is not meaning fucking in this instance -OMG I know I have to explain.
      c) Either she LIED TO THOSE AUTHORS or SHE IS LYING TO ALL NOW. (Really you all can’t be so naive and not see a problem with reuniting with someone that caused you to lose your baby and dreams?)
      4) Tryxie can be a real author but you used Brandy’s picture. So upon evidence, we can talk about it. NOT EVERYONE IN THE WORLD IS STUPID.
      5) Cleaning up old business ……. going to pay those authors you stubbed by saying it was Brandy’s fault? Or did she come out to play with our new contract with what she wrote with you (LUNA and Zoey’s 9 book series?) You told us that was the reason Eric was coming out so we are asking if that is why Brandy is back! Oh wait, all of us that were around two years ago are delusional.
      Fact of the matter, Brandy Cowan Peay was the person you blamed two years ago and you brought her to the public eye and now you are upset we post comments? Now who is being Childish?

      I have no comments on the who was in the background …. wait why would you call him if he was wrong or lying? Why not make him look like the fool instead of wanting to talk to him or scream whichever? (For someone that got hit in front of your child, moved on with a better person and an advocate against abuse………… and now calling him {The person that abused you} and admitting to it yet. God, help the little people!) I am not going to make anymore comments on that…… let others come up with the conclusion …….
      Matching Making statement is up to Eric and Lepplady to comment on… but your classic comments came out again. Funny how you think this is all about you and really it’s not.

      Erotic Romance: Mystic becomes Phoenix
      http://www.eroticromancepublishers.com

  4. For the record, i can admit when i make a mistake. It was on my site that way. But you know what my response to that is? Who cares. I am human. I made a mistake. Get off your high horse and realize that EVERYONE makes mistakes.
    As far as you reading up on me before all of this Dazed and Confused… I am honored that you could take time out of your life to busy yourself with reading up on a stay at home wife and mother from Ohio. See nothing you will find about me is going to hurt me. I knowing put information out there. I have nothing to hide. So what, you found out that i can put in the wrong month on something… big deal. That is the worst thing you will find out about me. Woopty doo.
    As for the other things. I may not have been with the company long but i have been there long enough to know that whatever happens is going to happen. I will deal with the good or the bad as it comes.

    • Good Morning Twisted,

      Yes, Everyone makes mistakes and I see you can admit to some so I give you some credit. I can say this I am not on some high horse. I am trying to make you see the truth. A true professional would not allow that many mistakes on anything concerning her authors. It is just not you, I got you because you came on her and protested against me and the others here trying to shed light. Of course, you are going to be hard headed like some of the others and it is understandable. It is not about see you as a bad person but the nice way of doing things seem to get the reaction you brought for and called me and Ma’am Lepplady a basher …. we have nothing better to do.

      I have more on my plate that meets the eye but my personal life is none of anyone’s business. Some people are private.

      I just guess you will learn the hard way with Tabetha.
      You named called we respond and now you think we are out to hunt you down.
      Guess again because it is Tabetha… but if you defend her yes we will say things because she would do it to us and has in the past ……….

      • Exactly. The point isn’t to call you out on a mistake, Twisted. It’s to point out that a real publishing company would have caught that mistake and corrected it long before this. REAL professionals don’t miss those kinds of mistakes.

    • You haven’t been with the company long enough if you’re still buying her “Everybody makes mistakes and desrves another chance” excuses. You’ll learn sooner or later that she doesn’t make mistakes wehn it comes to her business. She rips people off.
      We’re not here to be hateful. We’re here to try and help authors like you avoid getting ripped off.
      How many of her authors have to step forward and tell you that she’s a scam before it starts to sink in? Can they ALL be wrong? Can they all be backstabbers and liars? You need to wake up and take a good look at who’s telling the truth around here and who’s lying to your face. I’ve got nothing to gain from all of this, except to help people. She’s got the incentive of the money she’s stealing from you.
      Give it a month or two, and see what excuses she comes up with when it comes time to pay out royalties. Wait until you’re told that you only sold ten books. Or maybe none. Maybe then you’ll realize.
      I feel sorry for you, kid, buying into the lies of somebody that’s just using you.

  5. Hey, Twisted. You’re right up the road from where I am right now. How would you like to meet up, face to face? We can talk reasonably and rationally about all of this. You know, like grownups. Hit me up on FB in PM and we can set something up if you’d like.

    • as thrilling as that sounds, i have a life outside of this stuff. i have things to do with my days and it does not include meeting some woman who is going to tell me the same thing you said on here already. Obviously it isn’t changing anything in my mind if i am still with the company so why try to waste my time? and for the record, you may know what is put out there on the internet about where i am but that is it… kinda sad, you should know not to believe everything you read on the internet. that’s just common sense.

      • Who said I was going to try to change your mind? I said we could talk about it, like adults. I’d simply like to assure you that I’m a real person, not some distorted persona on the web. Wouldn’t it be nice to just be able to meet, person to person, shake hands and have a chat?

      • nah, thanks for the invite but as i said before i have things to do. Sorry.

      • So many things to do, Twisted, that you keep jumping on here to post, but you can’t take ten minutes to meet me?
        Right.

      • Things to do? Let’s look at that.


        Oh,yeah. You’re SWAMPED.

        Look, you’re the one that says you’re in Ohio. And it’s what your IP says. If you don’t want to meet me, that’s fine. But don’t pull this “I’m too busy” or “That’s not where I am” nonsense.

      • Interesting information. I see “daily life”, cat has their tongue, or maybe their fingers are sticky and cant type. the reasons for this hiatus in replies. I am riding high over here……..

      • Yeah. I notice it got awful quiet when they were confronted with those pesky little things I like to call facts.

        But they’re still looking. All of them. Tabetha, Jackie/Chriss Lynn, Twisted, the whole bunch.

  6. Good Morning Tabetha,

    1) I see you are avoiding direct contact this morning by mention so of the good cover artist and I appreciate the answers and I am trying to listen to you as well as Eric.
    2) I pointed out a flaw and you covered it up instead of direct answer to the main question but you did say you use free pictures. Do your buyers know that those same pictures are free wallpapers that anyone can pull up and photo shop or do it even in paint. OMG FACTOID. I would not pay you a dime for cover art, whether it be for a book or facebook time cover,
    a) I want to pay for products that are not going to be on a free download site that a thief can mimic my work
    b) If I can do it myself for the quality you put out there why come and pay you.
    c) MLF- the same quality of work came from her that is now being displayed as Luna-
    d) The name Luna is used quite often in your realm of family so we have to ask for prove that they are not the same. (Emerald was a real person and now is you as a point.) Not in any way am I stating you can’t have pen names. Just Luna was your partner, same cherry with vampire teeth on Luna’s designs as MLF kept on hers, and you have to ask where my informants came up with suspicion. Please do not forget to tell your family that Luna was your writing partner to your Zoey projects years ago …….See there is a connection to everything but you spin it off as you are the victim.
    3) Brandy Cowan. (I came up with this name because it was on this Blog March 28, I called Recycled in which Cowan wrote response and now with a new twisted that very same person and comments show up as Peay. Please draw your own conclusions.) This can become its own blog post because so much details on this. Tabetha do you remember two years ago when you came out on blogs and pointed fingers? First it was on Suess’s blog, Wendy and Brandy caused Mystic to close and …blah blah blah. (Long version shorted they are the reason authors did not receive royalties at the time.) Oh need another blog site?
    EroticRomance… google search MysticPress/PhoenixFire
    in which I will provide the PF response in quotes for those that do not believe in the facts but the site is still up.
    “Phoenix Fire, 2:49 AM
    Actually our additional services page does not state that about editing services. You might want to look again and quote it the correct way. And Yes we were created by an author for authors. Seeing that we pay higher royalties than must small press companies. And the reason Mystic Press shut down is 1. The Previous Owners Wendy Hunyor and Brandy Peay didnt bother to let me know what sort of tainted drama and baggage they left attached to it and 2. I was conned and scammed out of money by 5 authors. When Royalties come to be paid those that were published will receive their money. So please get your facts straight before you go and post. That can get you in a lot of trouble these days.”
    a) Brandy Cowan is married to Brent Peay …….do not need have a Master’s Degree to figure that one out. Well now she had upgraded her facebook to match the fact she is married so I missed the change sorry Brandy I am behind on times and Congrats.
    b) P.O.V (point of view)- you are sleeping with the enemy (sleeping is not meaning fucking in this instance -OMG I know I have to explain.
    c) Either she LIED TO THOSE AUTHORS or SHE IS LYING TO ALL NOW. (Really you all can’t be so naive and not see a problem with reuniting with someone that caused you to lose your baby and dreams?)
    4) Tryxie can be a real author but you used Brandy’s picture. So upon evidence, we can talk about it. NOT EVERYONE IN THE WORLD IS STUPID.
    5) Cleaning up old business ……. going to pay those authors you stubbed by saying it was Brandy’s fault? Or did she come out to play with our new contract with what she wrote with you (LUNA and Zoey’s 9 book series?) You told us that was the reason Eric was coming out so we are asking if that is why Brandy is back! Oh wait, all of us that were around two years ago are delusional.
    Fact of the matter, Brandy Cowan Peay was the person you blamed two years ago and you brought her to the public eye and now you are upset we post comments? Now who is being Childish?

    I have no comments on the who was in the background …. wait why would you call him if he was wrong or lying? Why not make him look like the fool instead of wanting to talk to him or scream whichever? (For someone that got hit in front of your child, moved on with a better person and an advocate against abuse………… and now calling him {The person that abused you} and admitting to it yet. God, help the little people!) I am not going to make anymore comments on that…… let others come up with the conclusion …….
    Matching Making statement is up to Eric and Lepplady to comment on… but your classic comments came out again. Funny how you think this is all about you and really it’s not.

    **edited to add the link to Erotic Romance as a point of reference.

    • I see I have a mistake in the first sentence……. I can admit all humans make mistakes it should read… by mentioning some of the…

      • It’s all good. This is a post on a blog. Not a published book or a website representing a so-called publishing company to the literary world.

    • You wanted questions, Tabetha. There are a few good ones.
      If you can clear up some old business with Brandy, why can’t you clear up your business with the Mystic authors?
      When are you going to pay them?
      If Eric hit you in front of your daughter, why isn’t he in jail?
      Is there a police report?
      If Eric was wrong about everything he said, why would you call him and threaten him to shut him up?
      If he was so abusive, why would you call him at all?
      If he’s lying, why not just dial up that handy-dandy lawyer of yours and slap him with a slander suit?

      You said you’d answer questions if given a deadline. Well, your Mystic authors have been waiting 2 years for answers, and I think that’s long enough. Let’s see these answers today, by early evening. How about 6pm, central. Is that a clear enough deadline?

      • Well, Well, Well….

        All I am going to say is

        Tabetha, you wonder why we believe Eric… he is talking you clam up. Chalk another win up to Eric, tonight!

  7. Guess you need a secret password to get to her answers?

    Oh…wait…Tabetha doesn’t answer questions. ‘Cause, you know, she’s beyond reproach.

    Gag

      • The enjoyment of knowing you helped those from signing with PF!

        We both knew that it was an easy win for you. Tabetha cannot, truthfully never could, answer the hard questions. One she thinks they are bullshit and can laugh them off and two she believes that those authors will forget if she ignores long enough. Only problem with that is most people never forget.

        Everyone enjoy the day!

      • You got the prize of not going to jail just like everyone else in that house. I didn’t want to drag my daughter thru anymore bullshit. I didn’t want her put thru the ringer again. So yeah come on here play the hero but we won’t talk about how many authors I lost cause u hit on them. We won’t talk about how u were this hero. Remember Eric I know all your dirty secrets where my life is an open book. I did things for you that you swore to God no other woman had ever done. And remember I have ways u could only dream of you. As for the phone call that was a threat it was a promise. Don’t throw stones at my glass house unless u want a bolder dropped on urs. You didn’t come here to clear ur name you came here because you thought by coming out that it would make you look like a saint that you aren’t.
        As far as Brandy there is some big news coming there as well. But you will have to wait and see on that. As far as the questions and bogus shit about mystic I have repeated myself quite a few times on that.
        Last I don’t send anyone here to make up for me they willing come here themselves.

        I find it amusing that Eric is all of a sudden a saint when I have proof of him threatening authors when I explained that is not how business is conducted. As far as the BBB a new form is being filled out because as I stated big changes are happening.

        But you can what and see. Oh and the next time u want to copy and paste something make sure you do the entire conversation. Again I never said there had been anything signed. We are negotiating. And if I don’t like the terms then it will be no. My company is more important as well as my authors.

      • Who said you SIGNED a contract?
        YOU keep babbling about this amazing contact that you’ve got in negotiation with Jabberwocky. You might have your authors convinced that this contract negotiation exists, but the rest of us know better. It doesn’t work that way. Period. Literary agencies don’t negotiate for the acquisition of an author’s whole company. They don’t deal with an author’s managers and cover artists, editors or models. They don’t let an author bring other authors along for the ride. They just don’t. And, honesty, I’m rather shocked that anybody believes your bullshit story that they do.

        But let’s say this. Anybody that doesn’t believe me can feel free to contact Jabberwocky and find out for themselves. Here’s their contact information: Contact Jabberwocky

        I don’t know how you’re going to weasel out of it when the deal doesn’t happen. And it won’t, since there is no deal with Jabberwocky. You’ve already said more than once that you’ll decline if the price isn’t right. But we all know that’s bullshit, don’t we? If you got ANY offer from Jabberwocky for your shit writing, you’d jump on it with all fours, mouth wide open and zipper undone. You don’t turn down money. Quite the opposite. You do everything possible to scam it, steal it, hide it and keep from paying it. Nope. There’s no offer for you to decline.

        PF authors, I don’t know how many ways to say it for you to believe it. SHE IS LYING. There is no contract with Jabberwocky. There is no deal. There is only a scheming, scamming thief with both hands in your pocket and a knife poised at your back.

        Don’t say you weren’t warned.

      • It’s funny how whenever Lepplady gets it right, you come on with some flip comment that she’s wrong. That tells most of is that she’s right on the mark as usual when it comes to you. No tough biker chick would let a guy walk after putting his hands on her especially in front of their daughter. You’re lying.
        I don’t see Eric trying to play saint I see him telling the truth about you.
        What are you going to do blame Brandy again when your company closes? Is that why you dug her up out of mothballs?
        There is no form being filled out for the BBB, it says right on their page that they’ve requested information from you repeatedly but they never received information about your company, but I bet they’re hearing plenty now. Thank you Leppy for the link.
        Scabetha, for every breath you take and every single Lie that escapes your lips, I CALL BULLSHIT.

  8. Since I am on a time schedule today with things beyond what you all need to know, I thought I would post something just as a food for thought.

    This response is to all those Authors that come by to see what we are up to right now.

    I want all of you to take a moment of silence and think about what I am saying in this post. As you close your eyes, pretend you are a former author and just imagine why someone would be out there posting experiences. Those very small authors you are accusing of being a hater, basher, and whatever else you say in that family oriented group walked the same line many years ago. They were in the very same position as you stand now. Talking it up, dreams becoming reality, and a wonderful group that supported them. When a book was put up for sale, the family member bought it to help the support the author. If a mistake was found in the e-book, it was found and fixed immediately. They were a group of unstoppable authors with a great friend and boss lady. All genres of book were accepted. New authors came in and were pumped up. One of the first things told to the newbies was “There are haters out there. I am here to tell you that they are telling lies and I believe in your dreams and want to make them come true.” With alliances forming and contracts being sent out, many of the authors thought they hit the jackpot. Telling friends and family about the wonderful news only to walk down and find out the rumors grew bigger. Not only did people on the outside of the group complain, the family members were arguing with the owners. For the new seeds, royalties had to be explained and it mortified them when they found close friends were exiting the group because of not getting those royalties. Watching everything falling apart, they still remained close with leaders until it was their turn to go down the same path as the ones before. Those are the ones that don’t understand the business and not everything comes at their beckon call.

    Two days before the most gut wrenching news was announced, two bright authors came to join in only to watch the doors being slammed shut on their faces. Royalty payouts were not due out for a few more weeks according to the Treasurer. All was pretty reasonably quiet other than the trying to figure out why all the sudden the publisher closed down. Several months past before they came out on Suess’s blog to tell it all. When they did, the nicest way to say it is they were everything but a decent human being. The reason the authors came out was because of no money. From there it carried over to several other blogs, which have been pointed out so I am not wasting my time retyping them unless you ask for them. After the blogs popped up, several authors found out cover art for their books were stolen. Two or three of those authors had to scramble to make amends or change their covers before being sued. (Some pictures came from free websites, deviant art, or in photo stock which was bought.)

    How would you feel if your book was out and knowing you sold copies, e-book as well as print copies, but you are being told you have no royalties to collect? Would you be outraged? Your work is setting on Amazon and Smashwords for the world to see but in no way a have you ever sold a book? Not to mention, it was thrown in your face that books have been returned. Wait, you as they did bought some books for personal reasons, your family bought books, friend, your really close friends bought books, and fans bought books and sent in the pictures…only to be told you sold no copies. The total in royalties may not even break $100 but it is your money right, those authors got nothing. Is a mere hundred worth thousands of bucks in court cost, traveling expenses, lawyer fees, and hotel rooms? Many of us do not have that to waste because we have families Think about how that would truly make you feel at the time and then a couple years later. Are you a cold hearted person and do nothing or stand up to tell it for people to see? While reading these blogs, we all forget that not all things are done out of hatred. Good people do exist but it is the bottom feeders that pretend to be amazing make the ones trying to help look like fools.

    Through my time of getting to know all these wonderful authors, I see why they are doing what they do. To be honest if I stop one person from getting scammed the way they did, I feel as I have accomplished a goal. In the past few months, several more authors have came out and told stories but yet many supporters still think we do what we do out of hatred. I am glad I have not been scammed like those authors past and present but I will stand behind what I believe in. Over a dozen authors with similar stories and new ones popping up daily, makes me wonder why people can’t take off blinders. I am not here today to bash anyone but put out a story for all of you to ponder over. Just because you have been told we are all haters, does not mean it is true. What is the saying, don’t believe everything you read on the internet? I sincerely have your best interest at heart but I know people do not see this and I am okay with it because I have helped many along the way too. We can’t make everyone believe but every person we stop from signing up with PF, we feel as we won a battle. One day, all will see why we come out and say our peace whether it comes off mean, hateful, pleasant, nice, or bashing.

    We acknowledge where you are and why you support her, all I am asking today is see where those authors who got no money from their books is coming from.

    • You are 100% right. Well said.

      Each and every person speaking out on blogs started right where the folks defending her are now: as someone who has dealt with Tabetha Jones. Each and every one of the authors speaking up is doing so because they got betrayed, lied to and scammed by Tabetha Jones. They’re not doing it out of hate, they’re doing it so that nobody else has to go through the same heartbreak of being betrayed by somebody they trusted, somebody that called them family, somebody that pretended to care about them. This isn’t something that happened “in the past: it’s happening to this day. More and more people are finding out the truth and coming forward to speak. They don’t want to see anybody else invest their passion and their dreams into a company that’s going to crush them.

      Phoenix Authors that are reading this (and I know you are), imagine for a moment that every word we’re saying is true. Just imagine how you’ll feel when the story goes from “Your book is doing great!” to excuses about how you only sold ten of ’em. Or that they all got returned so you’re not getting any money at all.
      Imagine how you’ll feel when you realize that we were right after all and decide that you want out, only to be told that you have to pay hundreds of dollars to get back our work.
      Imagine how it’ll feel when this woman that you trusted with your work and your passion starts calling YOU a liar and a backstabber to other members of the family.

      We aren’t here because we hate. We’re here because we care.

      • Twisted princess/ Sabrina,
        Amazon pays out every month now! So when she gets the psy from your book you are not. Still every three right? Well honey when you talk yo her next ask her to let you see the excel doc from Amazon. But you know what.. Lepp if your ever in my area or I’m in yours I would love to meet up with you!!!

      • Just make sure the excel document has not been altered…. has been in the past to show no sales!

      • Yep per her fake contract they get. Paid every 60 days. What they dont know cause she uploads their books is that. Amazon now pays out every month. B&N and smash words are still the same. But yes she can spend this money before the author gets paid. Now for income purposes that she collects. All those sites send out 1099 forms. So SSN are used or tax ids in her business cases. So she would have to send her authors that she pays the same 1099 form as I get for self publishing.. and I never saw a place on that so called contract for a tax Id to get tax forms.
        On to cover art. I use dollar photo club. Some are on I stock but if the author did her research then she knows the covers in her writing genera. Also the image can be uploaded to google image finder. Thus show I g covers or art plus sites the photo has been used on and for. Thanks for that lesson Lepp!! However its not so much the same cover getting g used its the same photo being used. As to stop that get a good cover artist whom can make your photo digital formated. You can change hair eyes and clothes. Tattoes can even be added. But ad another memo I wouldn’t use 500.00 for two photos of a male model if I still had people to pay???

      • My point to the covers are, whether not they are from free sites or not, why pay for something you can do yourself through MS Paint. I know Luna as well as Tabetha, Lovelace, and MLF were selling these timeline photos for money.
        I can download that one picture from above and make it a timeline cover for free, so why even pay for the it? If the artist was a true artist, then it would have altered parts but I can have a whole blog over the covers but see that was already deemed out on RustyNail so no need to replay the broken record.

        One of the authors that likes to come to her defense has a cover that is from a free wallpaper site, if any one of us was to download it and put a title of a book and author name on the cover, we could make it work as our own. My issue with that is, if I can do that then it is easy as sin for anyone to copy. I guess my issue is not that someone is using it but, why pay for something that can be stolen.

        Case and point, there has been authors that got letters of copyright infringements from using Tabetha’s covers…….who ever the artist is/was. Just trying to protect those that have not seen what we all have.

      • Wait a minute, Katrina are you saying there are authors still not getting paid?

      • I have idea at that but know of one who has never seen a dime or reports of sells for the book going to a beautiful disasters program of sort. They never had a true say in the fund going else were they just went.
        As for the covers again my two for a book series of mine did come from a wallpaper site… went googled imaged they belong to a photographer that as you said would have ended up with a letter to me. And tab was the one whom found them for me
        . Which she gas so many on hand its scary.. as I said if they took her laptop from her it would be sad what they found she has done to her family of authors…. but her favorite model she has bragged of paying over 500.00 for his pic to use on her books. When a signed author asked how to get his pic for her book. She said to the author it would cost her way to much. To me shouldn’t that be an option. Any other has final say no matter little or big company…that us when the cost came up. However maybe she has really paid nothing who knows but it sure is scary. She has that much money for her self but authors not getting paid!

  9. I’m having a thought, Barbosa.
    Who here wants to bet that when Tabetha doesn’t get this amazing contract she’s bragging about with JABberwocky, she blames it on all the “Liars and backstabbers” that are out to get her. Never mind that such a contract never existed in the first place. Wouldn’t it be great cannon fodder for her to say “That bitch didn’t just cost ME a contract, it’s ruined for all of you too!” That way, she can get them thinking that we’ve cost them their big break, too.
    Don’t fall for it, folks. She just wants you to keep believing that she’s working for your better interests, when all she’s doing is picking your pocket and using you to promote herself.

  10. Update:

    As of June, 2016, Tabetha Jones has no publishing companies in operation that we know about, so our investigation of her has been halted. The point of examining her in the first place was to advocate for authors that reported no royalties and other related abuse from her. If she’s not involved with publishing anymore, that job’s done.

    The posts about her remain in public view in case she starts a new one in the future.

    If more publishing concerns about Tabetha Jones (Willis, Farmer Hoover, Saulters, etc) – AKA Zooey Sweete, Emerald Rai Fleurs, et al – arise in the future, we will post relevant updates. But for now, we’re focusing on happier topics.

    Peace.

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