It should had been much worst they must had kept you for something else — such as a mental health problem. I would find it very funny if they kept you for schizophrenia .
I also received some abuse by Mr. Pacione in my Goodreads inbox. If you Google his name, you’ll find all kinds of goodies about him, most of them foul and nasty. And yeah, I get that you shouldn’t believe everything you read online, so I’ll just direct you to some of his more infamous blogs and let his words speak for themselves:
Take your time swimming through the muck of internet insanity.”
This is a few years old, but it tells you pretty much everything you need to know about this moron. And it gives links to several of his blogs. This guy has a long and storied history of threatening, harassing and just generally bugging people.
Moral of the story? Google your publisher.
This guy fancies himself a publisher, even though he hasn’t the first clue about how to publish, can’t write his way out of a wet paper sack, and keeps getting himself thrown off of every online publishing service there is. The only thing worse than working with Tabetha (Hoover, Sauldters, Willis, whatever) Jones would be letting somebody this unstable anywhere near you or your work. And that’s saying a LOT, considering what she puts authors through.
Do your homework. Research ANYBODY that you let get anywhere near your work. Be careful.