There are people out there who should be ashamed of themselves. Not only because they're trying to bully someone into not pursuing what is their right to pursue, but trying to stifle they're freedom of speech. The internet has given everyone a new voice, something not many would have had in the past. It's also given authors like me a chance to succeed in the publishing world when we may not have done so before. But it is the right of Rj Scott and Amber Kell to say what they want, where they want to because it's called the First Amendment.
"The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution is part of the Bill of Rights. The amendment prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. - Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution "
It is not anyone's right to sit there and try to make them feel bad for asking THEIR READERS to stop purchasing THEIR BOOKS from a particular publisher. It is not anyone's right to try and stop them from speaking their mind or stifle their voice just because someone doesn't agree with it. There is enough drama, enough censure, enough hypocritical b.s. in our genre that I cannot see how anyone can feel right for adding to it.
The amount of money owed to these two ladies is astronomically out of the ballpark range of anything I can imagine sitting back and waiting this long to open my mouth or start legal proceedings. I am owed money by the same publisher, but I am supporting these two wonderful women in whatever they choose to do and anyone who isn't understanding of their situation, because you know if you were in their shoes you'd be just as upset, then you need to take a good long hard look at yourself and the values you hold for yourself. Oh and go back and read their posts again. Their posts clearly say they are not speaking for other authors at the company, they are speaking for themselves and their books.
*Applauds RJ and Amber* I wholeheartedly, 100% support you both. I sincerely hope you take the advice I posted on Facebook and on RJ's blog. Team up, get a lawyer, and go get what is yours. I will help however you need me to. Let those naysayers say what they want. They have the freedom to say it, but it doesn't mean they're right and your readers will still love you and still 'stalk' you!
This is me exercising my freedom of speech and posting my thoughts. This may not gain me any friends and may even lead some to hate me, but to me, hatred is a nasty emotion that if you waste your life on it, you're the biggest loser in the whole scheme of things, not me.