It’s about to get real

I’ve spent the last several days in the hospital, not very well at all. Truth is, I’m still quite sick and weak. But they stabilized me and sent me home to recuperate. If I get worse, or don’t get better, I’m to go back.

Needless to say, being so ill threw a lot of things into perspective, including this blog, that other blog, and all of the people involved.

Some shit’s about to change. It’s about to get real. Play time is over. I’m not going to go into length or depth right now, but I will say this: Ember, you and your puppet master have called me a horrible person because Tabetha’s personal information from her FB has made its way onto my blog, from her creating a fake online girlfriend that her sister’s supposed to be dating, to her sister’s faked suicide attempt and every crooked thing she’s done in between.

So what does that make you, taking a conversation from my daughter’s FB and twisting it into something it’s not?

I’ll warn you once, and once only. Tabetha Jones screwed with my kid, and look at all the attention she’s gotten for the way she treats people. If she’d simply paid my kid back in the beginning, she might still be flying under the radar, ripping people off. But she didn’t. Instead, she dragged my daughter into her slander campaign and landed herself firmly on my radar. You’d better ask yourself very seriously if you want the same kind of attention.

I do know who you are. And I promise you, with all of my heart, that if you continue to drag my daughter onto your blog, you will regret it. Your business will fall under the same scrutiny Tab’s has, and so will all of your associates. I will go all daft on your ass.

Your fight is with me. Keep it with me.

Leave my kid alone.

That’s the only warning you get.

Blacklisted

Some of Tabetha’s associates are bitching and moaning that I’ve gotten them blacklisted somehow because of their associations with her. As if I’ve got the power blacklist them from anything but my own blog.

Let’s get something straight, here.

And if you throw in your lot with a lying, thieving scam artist, you have only yourself to thank for it if some of their shit lands on you. YOU made that choice. Not me. So you can stop blaming me for the consequences of your choices.

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According to Psychology Today, individuals with narcissistic personality disorder generally believe that the world revolves around them. This condition is characterized by a lack of ability to empathize with others and a desire to keep the focus on themselves at all times. Narcissism involves cockiness, manipulativeness, selfishness, power motives, and vanity-a love of mirrors. Related personality traits include: Psychopathy, Machiavellianism.
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Let’s take a look at some of the classic characteristics of a narcissist.

They refuse responsibility
Nothing is their fault. Nothing is ever their fault. It’s your fault. It’s his fault. It’s her fault. If they get caught doing something sneaky, selfish or subversive, it’s because they “had to” doing it because of something else or someone else. They’ll give you lies and excuses, anything but acceptance of responsibility for their own actions.
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They lie
They lie to make themselves look better. They lie to manipulate. They lie to shirk responsibility. There’s no such thing as an honest narcissist.
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They look down on you
The narcissist has to feel like they’re better than you. They have an over-exaggerated self importance. In order to gain this sense of superiority, they will degrade or lie about anything or anybody they consider a threat to their self-supposed sense of superiority. They condescend, snobby, clique-ish and elitist. Everything they think, say, or do is, in the mind of a narcissist, better than anything you think, say or do.
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They’re two-faced
A narcissist has two faces, the stage face and the real one. Which one you see will depend on how long or how well you know them. The narcissist can be very charming and know how to gain favor. Anyone who doesn’t know a narcissist very well will think that the narcissist is one of the greatest people they’ve ever met! They believe this is one of the most intelligent, kindest, most interesting, funny, agreeable, most attractive, talented or accomplished people ever. The people that know the narcissist well sees the true face, a toxic and horrible person that cares nothing for the feelings of whoever they abuse. Being one of the only, or few, people that knows the true face of the narcissist is lonely, painful and frustrating. Thankfully, the number of people who see the narcissist for what he or she truly is will increase over time as more and more people see through the facade.
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They’re vindictive
If you dare to question a narcissist or request things like healthy boundaries and honesty, the “Mr. or Ms. Wonderful” mask immediately comes off, and there is no level they will not stoop to in order to “punish” you. The methods may be subversive or obvious, and there’s no end they won’t explore to make you pay. You’re enemy number one, and you can expect to be on that shit list for a very long time. Maybe forever. They will attack you (sometimes physically) and spew a load of bile, insult, abuse, contempt, threats, etc. They will say you are nothing, worthless, and turn around immediately and say that they love you.
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They project psychologically
Whatever the narcissist is guilty of, whether it’s lying, cheating or stealing, that’s what YOU will be accused of. And if you dare point the finger at them for the things they do, YOU become the abuser. The more the narcissist accuses someone else, the more you can be certain that it’s something they themselves have done and are seeking to conceal subversively.
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Lack of empathy
Above all, the narcissist lacks the ability to identify with the feelings of others. the most telling narcissistic personality trait, the narcissist simply does not care about any thoughts or feelings that conflict with their own.They can feign sympathy if it furthers their own personal agenda, but these feelings are simply for show. They are not truly felt nor considered by the narcissist. The instant it no longer serves the narcissist, the facade of concern will disappear. They won’t take other people’s feelings into consideration and so they overlook the fact that other people will react with feeling when abused or exploited and that most people get really pissed off by being lied to or lied about.
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Lack of conscience
Narcissists lack a mature conscience. Their moral intelligence is about at the level of a bright five- or six-year-old. As long as they think they can get away with whatever they’re up to, they will.
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The substance abuser
Alcohol, drugs, you name it. The narcissist seeks gratification by over-indulging in food, drugs, drinking, exercise or sex. Whatever the narcissist thinks will satisfy them at the time, they feel entitled to use it or abuse it as long as they think it will satisfy them.
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Hypersexual behavior
Pornography, masturbation, incest, any overtly sexual behavior is displayed by the sexual narcissist. Anything, anyone, young, old, male/female, are there for the narcissist’s gratification. This predator takes what is available, often engaging in superficial sexual escapades. And it won’t matter if this narcissist’s target is in a committed relationship with friends or even family. The narcissist knows no bounds.
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The penitent narcissist
When cornered or facing exposure, the narcissist will say things like: “I’ve behaved horribly, I’ll change, I love you.” The narcissist appears to come clean, admitting past “mistakes” and asking forgiveness. The narcissist knows your vulnerabilities and what buttons to push. Above all, the narcissist will play upon your sympathies. You hope for the change this narcissist promised, willing to forgive and give them the second chance they beg for. Once back in the door, literally or figuratively , this narcissist will enjoy a second reign of terror. And a third, fourth and fifth, depending upon how many chances they beg for and you kind-heartedly give. The only real way you won’t be further abused by this narcissist is to stop giving those second chances and protect yourself by removing yourself from their circle of influence.
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You will never convince a person with NPD that he is wrong, so don’t even try. They don’t think and will never accept that they’re doing anything wrong, and they will not change. Accept right now that your emotional needs will not be met by this person, so surround yourself with a support network that can empathize with you and will support your emotional needs where the narcissist will not.
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I repeat…

Phoenix Fire publishing is Dark Storm. Always was.

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Translated: “I got caught lying and trying to put one over on my authors and everybody else because my name is so trashed in the publishing world due to my illegal activities, so I tried to blame the people who expose the truth about me by calling them cyber bullies, changed the name of the company, just like I always do when the heat gets too high, and make up a fake name to run it with. I couldn’t hide the lie anymore so I’m still trying to blame somebody else for MY lie, make myself a victim and pull the same tired old cliche out of my ass about rising from the ashes, standing tall and making my authors’ dreams come true.”

On that inferno blog, they posted something earlier about negotiations, implying that there’s some sort of deal going on.
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And here, Tabetha tries to say that she “took back” the company. Still trying to lie and say that she sold it.

But look carefully, girls and boys. As usual, she gives herself away.

“I was Destiny.” She said it herself. So, if she was Destiny, she sold the company and all of her contracts to…. HERSELF.

Right.

She made up a fake name, a fake profile on FB and pretended to be this fake person, LYING to her authors the whole time, just like she’s lying now. The company never left her hands, and she just proved it.

Once again, EVERY WORD I SAID WAS TRUE. Dark Stork Publications is Phoenix Fire Publishing, just like it was Mystic Press before that. Every step of the way, its owner, Tabetha Jones, lied right in the faces of all of her authors, the public, and the world. Not to mention the IRS.

Tabetha Jones is a liar, a fake and a fraud. She talks about her authors as “family” and making their dreams come true. Well what about the authors from Mystic Press? What about their dreams? They STILL haven’t gotten paid, and neither have most of the authors from Phoenix Fire. What about the people that to this DAY, she throws under the bus, tramples and abuses? They were her authors once, her family. They were promised their dreams, too. But look how she treats them, now that they dared ask the hard questions about their pay, their contracts, and why things don’t add up. Now they’re the enemy, the victims of her vengeful hate.

Make no mistake, authors. She’ll treat you the same way. I’d say you could take that to the bank, but I doubt you’d have anything left to deposit once she gets done with you.

As ever,

You’re welcome.

Kinship

Here’s a guest blog by the owner of Kinship Press:

I have not made any statements on either blog because I’ve been more interested in conducting business than flinging mud, but I think it’s about time that I put this whole silly matter to rest.

First and foremost, my authors have been paid. They know very well that royalties don’t come in until the end of the following month. When royalties come to me, they go straight to my authors.

Now about Amanda Sheffer, the author and editor that’s screaming that I haven’t paid her. According to Amanda’s contract she was supposed to receive 5% from the book sales for the books she edited. Under this arrangement, she completed two books, and did about half of the work needed for a third.

None of these books sold while she was with the company, so technically, according to her contract, I don’t owe her anything, and I guarantee that another publisher out there would refuse to pay. But for the sake of being fair, I decided to pay her for her work that she did do while she was with Kinship.

Dealing with Amanda S has shown me that paying a percentage of royalties for editing a book isn’t going to work. Frankly, that’s how Tabetha does it, and I see now that it’s an inequitable system that doesn’t allow for contingencies like a book not being finished or an editor leaving the company before a book goes to print. A much better system is to pay a flat fee for editing according to the number of pages a book has. That way, an editor knows exactly how much he or she is getting for the work they do.
1 – 50 pages: $15
51 -375 pages: $50
376 -1000 pages: $100

That’s how it’s done at Kinship now. So, according to that fee scale, here’s how Amanda’s pay breaks down:
Book 1, which she finished, had less than 375 pages, so she received $50.00 for it.
Book 2 had less than 100 pages, so she was paid $15.00
Book 3 wasn’t finished, so she got $40 for the amount she did do.
She did some Anthology editing work, which she agreed to get paid $20.00 for.
Royalties for books – $18.94
Anthology royalties: $1.36
Blurbs – $5.00

Inferno, Tabetha, and all of her cronies are screaming about a blank page in Amanda’s book. Well, that was a misprint on Createspace’s part. Still, since I am the publisher, I agreed to pay to replace books that had been printed with the mistake, which has been corrected by Createspace. That added up to $82.50.

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Yes I may have made some mistakes just starting out but it’s all about having the right team to work with. I’m getting that team perfected, and look forward to helping my authors produce professional books and grow their professional careers.

There have been some things brought to my attention about my authors, gossip and innuendo from people who were once associated with Kinship, but who are now riding the Tabby Train. They’re trying to hurt my authors more than what Tabetha has already done in the past. I feel bad that my authors are being dragged into this mess. All they want to do is write and let people feel their words. For anyone to try to make them feel less of what she is after all that’s already been done to them by Tabetha is disgraceful. Just by them saying such hurtful things, is proof that they are as heartless as Tabetha.

I hereby respectfully request that my authors be left alone. Whoever has a problem with me, take it up with me and stop dragging innocent people into this mess. Leave my authors alone.
There you have it folks, in a nutshell. The bottom line is that Kinship pays. Anybody who says otherwise is just kicking up a cloud of smoke and mirrors to cover up a crooked publisher out there that doesn’t.

Now, I’ve had my say. Thank you for listening.
~Jacqueline Dawn Loudan Weister