So it seems that stupid book T.J. Klune ~ Bear, Otter, and the Kid everyone was in love with from Dreamspinner Press was not only poorly written and edited but is also ripping off the gay movie Shelter for it’s entire plot.
I am not surprised and remember I dumped Dreamspinner Press after several eBooks from them were just everything lazy and low class I hate in a publisher not just poorly written and poorly edited but also entirely miss labeled. You don’t sell shit like that and turn around and say you “value” your customers unless you just “value” their susceptibility to being taken advantage of.
Here are some further examples of Dreamspinner Press missing the mark of trying to sell Gay Romance with no Romance…
So it looks like Dreamspinner Press is now not welcome at Dear Author. Their reputation as a ripoff continues to climb the charts the candy wrapper hue of their pretty covers is starting to slip showing off the rotten core.
I thought I had seen it all with Torquere Press.
PS… I was told I was being a hard ass about Bear, Otter, and the Kid but let’s step back and look at what this review says… W.F. Reviews ~ Bear, Otter, and the Kid
I saw the movie a couple of years ago and this book has the same characters, same story development, same guy-gives-up-scholarship-to-take-care-of-small-child plot. Both the movie and this book even start with the same scene — he’s driving to the airport to pick up his wealthy best friend who is coming home from college for the summer. I watched the movie again after reading this book and there is no mistake that complete scenes, situations, etc. were copied — some almost exactly.
This is not “borrowing an idea”! This is not Battlestar Galactica as compared to Star Wars even. This is evidence of cut and paste and retelling the entire story of a small independent gay flick that does not make much money anyway and slapping your fucking name on it.
Like you had invented that movie and the story it told.
No, that is trash. Maybe not illegal but fucking scummy to the original creators to say the least. Ripping off folks who work on shoe string budgets so you can sell a gay romance eBook adapted from a gay romance film to your pals on Goodreads. Hoping none of them saw the movie that is… that’s real class there.
Well look at that… how to repackage your fanfiction for cash at Dreamspinner Press.
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