Goodreads, Google

I was updating my profile information on Goodreads a few minutes ago, and it occured to me to take a quick glance at Zoey Sweete and Tabetha (Hoover) Jones profiles. I’m glad I did. I found something interesting.

As we all know, ZOEY SWEETE IS TABETHA JONES. She likes to treat the two of them as if they’re separate people, but they are, in fact, both Tabetha (Hoover) Jones.  And it looks like she’s been so busy being America’s next  super-plus sized model that she’s neglected to update her many, many online presences.

Under both names, there are a lot of the old anthologies still advertized, still displayed as if they’re current works. That’s a no-no.

These books contain the names of many authors that have defnitively severed ties with Tabetha (Hoover) Jones, many of whom vehemently do NOT want their names associated with hers in any way, shape or form. The books might have been removed from Amazon, but there they still are on Tab and Zoey’s respective Goodreads profiles.

Here are some of them:

A Rose in Darkness by Zoey Sweete (Goodreads Author), Ryder Cole, Cindy Franks White, M.K. Hensley, Faith Bloom, Tryxie Lynn, E.W. Bonadio, Jennifer Oneal Gunn(Goodreads Author) , Punya Mohopatra, Diana Nixon (Goodreads Author)

Misery Loves Company by Misty Burke (Goodreads Author) (Editor), Zoey Sweete (Goodreads Author),Eris Kelli (Goodreads Author), Anna Lovelace, Cindy Franks White, Jewels Moss, Faith Bloom, Karrie Hensley , Tabetha Jones (Editor), A.J. Stewart.

Lead me to Temptation by Tabetha Jones (Editor), Zoey Sweete (Goodreads Author), Anna Lovelace, Karrye Angello, Cindy Franks White.

Scarlet Sins by  Zoey Sweete (Goodreads Author), Anna Lovelace, Karrye Angello, Carlie Rose(Goodreads Author), Willsin Rowe, Katie Salidas (Goodreads Author), Brittany Hiester (Goodreads Author)

Beautiful Disasters by Zoey Sweete (Goodreads Author), Nikki Palomino, M.K. Hensely, Punya Mohopatra, Melina Turner (Goodreads Author), Ryder Cole, Eris Kelli(Goodreads Author), Faith Bloom , Ronald Edward Grifin, Jennifer Oneal Gunn (Goodreads Author), Cindy Franks White.

When Light Fades by Tabetha Jones (Editor), Cindy Franks White, Zoey Sweete (Goodreads Author), Jennifer Oneal Gunn (Goodreads Author), Ronald Edward Griffin(Goodreads Author), M.K. Hensley, Jewels Moss, A.J. Stewart (Goodreads Author).

Bloody Kisses by Zoey Sweete (Goodreads Author), Carlie Rose (Goodreads Author), Karrye Angello

Wicked Enticements by Charolette Ondac, Mistress Thanatella, Kim Stevens, Zoey Sweete(Goodreads Author), T. Fox Dunham (Goodreads Author), Martin Smith Huey Musselman, Lance Shonberg, Kate Monroe , Ivy Sinclair Emerald Fleurs, Joy Fulcher.

There are also books that we all know were originally published with content from authors that are no longer with her – only those names no longer appear on the listing. Books like Beautifully Broken, which now only displays Zoey Sweete as the author.

Here’s a list of books credited to Zoey Sweete with various and assorted titles that you might want to look into if you were once published by Tabetha (Hoover) Jones, any of her fake names, or any one of her dubious “companies.” Check to see if your name is still on books that you pulled out of.

I don’t know if you’d rather talk to her about pulling your content, or contacting Goodreads directly. Or if you’d rather just press charges for fraud. But if you’re one of the many that have disassociated yourself from Tabetha (Hoover) Jones, and no longer want your name associated with hers in any way, you should check to make sure it’s not.

Also, Google yourself. A lot. Make sure that not only is she still using your name directly, but also that your books aren’t being sold by any mysterious “third party” sales where the vendor isn’t named.

It’s your name. It’s your reputation. It’s your career. Protect  it with diligence.

You’re welcome. 

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15 thoughts on “Goodreads, Google

  1. I am so tired of seeing her name, hearing about her or still seeing these books where I was ever associated with her. I have asked her to please pull these books, but it’s not just me. Other authors names are in these books too. And now, not only are these Phoenix Fire books still being sold, but Kinship Press books are still available also. I’ve found my book on Smashwords and Amazon, along with Cindy White’s and Brian Suffer’s . These women ran a company. A business. And as a business that represents people, you have certain responsibilities. If these companies do not exist anymore, you cannot still be selling books that were published under that company’s name. It is their responsibility to pull these books. We all want to end our association with said women, and it doesnt seem to do much good with one or two of us doing something. All of us whose names appear in these books as authors need to agree on a course of action and all of us follow through. That might be the only way this will get resolved. I want to end my association with these prior publishing companies once and for all. It’s an embarrassment.

    • I found Kinship Press books on Smashwords and Amazon and Amazon U.K. I found Phoenix Fire books on Goodreads, Amazon, Stuccu.com and Booklikes.com.

    • It would be a glorious thing to see her former victims unite and put an end to her shenanigans once and for all.
      But even if that doesn’t happen, there are steps that authors can take to protect themselves against third party sales and listings. They can go to Amazon and Ingram and make sure that they, the author, are listed as the only person authorized to sell their work. No more third party sales. No more chasing down every single wild goose. No more shenanigans. Period. By taking that step, the author is protected. Then, if a shady publisher tries something, well, shady, they can be definitively dealt with.

  2. This message will be in all caps so dumbass Tabetha and Jackie will see. My apologies in advance for the gentle folk.

    TABETHA AND JACKIE YOU HAVE 24 HOURS TO REMOVE ALL MY WORKS, NAME AND LIKENESS FROM ALL YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES. LEGALLY IN FLORIDA I CAN GIVE YOU THIS TIME LIMIT. THIS MEANS EVERY FUCKING THING. GOOD READS, AMAZON, AMAZON U.K., SMASHWORDS, EBAY, ALONG WITH ANY OTHER SALES SITES AND ANY 3RD PARTY SALES. IF NOT I WILL PRESS CHARGES, FOR MISREPRESENTATION, FRAUD, ILLEGAL USE OF MY NAME AND LIKENESS, AND COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, ALONG WITH GAINING PROFIT FROM MY LIFE AND EXPLOITING IT FOR YOUR PERSONAL BENEFIT. THIS IS NOT A WARNING IT IS FACT. REMOVE ALL OR YOU WILL BE GETTING A VACATION YOU DON’T WANT NOR CAN AFFORD.

    I WANT ALL MY WORKS REMOVED WITHIN THIS TIME FRAME, NO EXCUSES, EXCEPTIONS, NO BULLSHIT. . R-E-M-O-V-E-D. FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL LEAVE ME NO OPTION BUT TO PURSUE LEGAL ACTIONS, WHICH CAN AND WILL RESULT IN MUCH MONETARY LOSS TO YOU AND ALL WHO YOU TAKE MONEY FROM. AS IN FAMILY AND WORK OF YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS. I AM DONE LETTING THE LIKES OF PEOPLE LIKE YOU GAIN FROM MY LIFE.

    EVERY DAMN WORD THAT ARE IN MY BOOKS ARE MY LIFE, YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GAIN OR TO EXPLOIT MY LIFE FOR YOUR PERSONAL GAIN.

    • I think you’re talking about 2 separate actions because they’re 2 separate people. 2 separate companies. The clock’s already out on Tab, and Now Jackie is on notice. And I can tell you that they both see these. Tab’s seen your original post regarding this. And Jackie will, too.

  3. I call my attorney at 11 a.m. Monday morning. They already have it drafted up and ready to submit to the courts. As soon as it is submitted, they will send notice to them both. They WILL have to appear in a FL court of law. Which means they will have to pay for the trip.

    Funny thing is if you are charged with a crime here, you do your time here, and bonus if you are put on any type of probation or the like, you cannot leave the state until you satisfy the debt or length of time warranted. Also I can force them to pay my attorney fees and court costs.

    The attorney suggested since they are basically in each others pockets I can do it one of 2 ways. Charge them as a single entity or separate. Seeing as there is more than enough proof to link Jackie with the crimes Tabetha committed, you know by her double dealing, she will be considered just as culpable as Tabetha even if she wasn’t there from the start. Jackie lied to all of us, and it is worse because she knew what we a have been through because of Tabetha.

    Which actually it will be worse for Jackie, she willingly went along with a fraud that she knew Tabetha was doing. And since I can prove with email, text and recorded calls well you get the point.

    • I got an email from Jackie containing a comment about all of this, insisting that she “Doesn’t look” and hasn’t “done anything” – throwing in the obligatory personal problems as a reason why:
      1) We should believe her
      2) She’s innocent
      Or whatever. Straight out of her mentor’s playbook. Neither one of them seems to understand that business is one thing, personal matters are another, and ne’er the twain should meet. I don’t know why that’s such a difficult concept, but they both keep throwing personal issues into their business woes as if it’s going to make any difference. It won’t. Not with us, and not with a judge.

      Of course she looks here. Not as often as her mentor, but she looks. Especially the last few days.

      I wrote her back telling her that if she’s got something to say to you about the blog, she can either contact you directly or post on the blog. I don’t know what makes her think I’m going to speak on her behalf, but it’s not happening. If she can look here, she can post here.

      Rest assured, you’ve got her attention.

      • That is why I said no excuses because with both it is always some Damn excuse. Kid health, mom, personal issues. No one gave a rats ass that I have an inoperable brain aneurysm and they put pressure and undue stress on me. My give a damn is busted and I am all out of fucks to give.

  4. 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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