Thursday, December 20, 2012
Sugar and Spice have posted a front page announcement of a plagiarism issue with one of their titles. The author in question seems to have plagiarized A Harlequin title from the 1990s. Perhaps not anticipating that it would be reissued.
Based on the excerpt provided, the book in question is Too Close for Comfort by Stephanie Morris. To my memory, this is not the first time that romance has been plagiarized and the heroine race-swapped.
Morris is also published by Amira, Phaze, Bookstrand, Red Rose, eXtasy and Class Act Books and self-published. Given some of the Amazon reviews I would suggest those titles might also have some suspicious qualities (e.g. IR where characters are not described, choppy plot).
December 21 update: Phaze has also withdrawn Morris's titles.