Monday, October 3, 2016
Mostly this is based upon the actions of an abusive cult in the Toronto area and the fact that this cult believes that my book is not original. I believe that the motives are more based upon the activities of a racist cult that is prevailing in many parts of the world against Oriental culture.
The book that I wrote is original and I believe that a criminal gang conducted illegal surveillance or used a keylogger to steal my book as I wrote it. I reported this concern to the authorities several times but was never assisted on the matter. Not to mention that a criminal gang seems to be operating in strength in the area that I live, and seem to be in control of this form of spying and using it for such theft.
The same fate will affect A Lady's Prerogative and for the same reasons.
Most of my efforts will be focused on a legal battle against the group responsible and getting an official investigation in place into this activity in Toronto and elsewhere.
Much of it was racist as well targeting the race of my character Heylyn Yates because I created her as a Mandarin Chinese character. Instead the gang responsible seemed to want the character to be Italian, and for that culture also to be my real life love interest and not my current Mandarin Chinese love interest. So this was deliberate racist sabotage by an organized criminal gang whose activities I will never keep quiet about.
Perhaps when law enforcement takes reports seriously in such matters, low income earners like myself won't be compromised by criminal operations with the ability to spy illegally upon private citizens for the purposes of theft of creative property.
I will post the exact same message on Tales Of The Sanctum which will signal a cessation to any further work on either property.
Keep in mind as well that while this activity was going on, I was also being stalked and abused by neighbors, members of my community and other people in the city of Toronto in a sort of love/hate competition. It has been a very unnerving experience and right now if I was offered the chance to leave my country and go to Korea, Japan or China and work shoveling ditches for a living, I'd take it in a heartbeat and never return.
That's how betrayed I feel.
I will continue to write though I will never work on The Butterfly Dragon or A Lady's Prerogative characters or stories again as a result of this ordeal.
Both the series' books are my creative properties and my creation, though a group of very nasty people tried to steal them. So I did not take them down because I had done any wrong in any way at all. I took them down because I'd been done wrong by an abusive group of people. I am not on the blue team and never will be.
Brian Joseph Johns