By and large, I’ve paid little attention to that Inferno blog. I left the word ‘book’ off the name on purpose. There’s absolutely nothing about it that’s related to books or, judging by the authors’ writing, anything even remotely literary. From the start, I saw it for what it was (and still is), a desperate attempt to divert attention away from what a disaster Dark Storm is before it’s even begun. To throw out smoke and mirrors to hide the fact that despite being sold, lock, stock and barrel, Phoenix Fire still has books for sale. Illegal much? To cover for the fact that like MP PF before it, DS is not a legal company. It’s just another extension of the Tabetha Jones dog and pony show.
However, I will mention the Inferno blog this one last time, to point out some of the more glaring faux pas by the girls that run it. You know, the ones that “run in threes.” Sounds like SOMEbody’s watched Charmed a few times too many. But, hey. I guess the whole Voodoo thing didn’t work out so they had to try something new. The happy little coven thinks they’re clever, tag-teaming so that they can say “I’m not Tabetha!” “I’m not Katrina!” or “I’m not Amanda!” with some level of plausible deniability. If it’s Katrina posting, of course she can say she’s not Tab or Amanda, and so forth. But, despite their best efforts, they’re as transparent as ever.
I could take all day pointing out everything they do wrong over there, but, frankly, they don’t deserve that much of my time. So I’m going to focus on just a few things that pertain to why we’re here.
First, the legality of a publishing business. We’re here because each and every one of us has been defrauded, ripped off, scammed or lied to by Tabetha Jones. We’re here to prove those claims in order to warn potential victims to steer clear so the same doesn’t happen to them.
Proving that her business is legal is something that Tabetha has never been able to do. To my knowledge, she’s never even bothered to try. All she does is lash out at anybody she doesn’t like, including the owners of Kinship Press, all former victims of hers that have banded together to form their own publishing environment. To do that, “Ember” posted a screen grab of where Kinship is registered with the Secretary of State in WV.
She was trying to prove some ridiculous point about whether or not Sabrina is still involved with Kinship’s inner workings. But all she really did was prove that Kinship is legally registered with the state.
Think about that.
In trying to discredit Kinship, “Ember” proved that they’re legit. Good job.
That’s not all they proved with that screen grab. By heavily editing the screen cap, they also proved that they’re incapable of presenting objective and unbiased proof of their claims against Kinship. That blog claims not to take either side, yet with every single breath, all they do is lash out at either Kinship, Sabrina or me. If that’s not “taking Tabetha’s side” then I don’t know what is.
By posting under the fake name of “Ember” and using yet more stolen stock images for her picture, it proves that Tabetha at al are unable to present themselves, their opinion, their “work” or anything else without hiding behind lies. If that doesn’t tell you all you need to know about what kind of “publisher” they are, then by all means. Publish with them. Good luck getting your royalties when they come due. And good luck with your reputation. They’ve already proven that no reputation is safe with them, since they’ve already ruined theirs so badly that they don’t even use their own real names anymore.
All they do on that blog is contradict themselves, claiming to want the truth, but flying in the face of it when it’s presented to them. They moderate posts, allowing only what they wish to see, what they can spin or outright alter. They beg people to comment because they know that their blog only has whatever life we give it. If we don’t post, they fizzle, and they know it. Yet when anybody posts something they don’t like (the truth) they throw a hissy and tell people not to post there.
And they alter their own posts. When someone comes along that presents the truth that flies in the face of whatever venom they’ve decided to spew, they go back and edit their posts. The screen grab above has been yanked and replaced more times than I’ve bothered to count.
Poor Amanda has waned and waffled, first claiming some “truth” that Tabetha’s whispered in her ear. And then, when the truth is made known, she backpedals faster than Lance Armstrong in the Tour de France, saying “I didn’t know that” and backing away from Tabetha. “Maybe friend is too strong of a word.” Well, dealing with Tabetha, it’s not a word at all. She doesn’t have friends. She has people that she uses until they no longer serve a purpose. Then they’re discarded like yesterday’s garbage.
It’s more than obvious that Amanda has no idea what she’s talking about. She blarts out whatever venom Tab wants to spew, then gets yanked back by the whole story, which Tab didn’t give her. Like her boss lady calling authors’ spouses, trying to wreck marriages. Doesn’t make that common knowledge, does she? Yet WE’RE the ones that hate? There’s that pot calling the kettle black again.
If what Amanda or Katrina really wanted was the truth, they could find it here. They have seen it here. So has Tabetha. That’s why she hates the place so much. As for Amanda and Katrina, they know exactly what Tabetha’s up to, and yet they not only condone it but assist her in perpetrating it. As such, they’re as bad as she is. They’re worse. they know what she does to people, and they help her do it. I don’t know how they sleep at night, let alone look at themselves in the mirror.
They KNOW how Tabetha uses people up and spits them out. So when it happens to them (again) they really have no right to complain. They brought it on themselves by going back to her for second and third helpings of her particular brand of abuse. They have no one to blame.
One last thing about that screen grab.
If you’re going to post a screen shot to prove something about somebody else, be careful of what it reveals about you. More specifically, your bookmarks. If you don’t take the time to black those out along with half the image, you might be revealing exactly who you are and where you’re posting from.
Seeing the light yet, authors?
I doubt that I’ll waste any more of my time with that Infernal debacle. It’s not even an amusing diversion from Tab’s illegal activities. It’s just a sad and pathetic attempt to mimic this blog, and like everything else that comes from that camp, fails miserably.
Like I said before, if we don’t go over there and give it attention, it dies a quick death. I’d rather stay here, where the people are genuine and tell the truth.