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Everything Changes by Shey Stahl
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Sep 23, 2013

did not like it
bookshelves: plagiarized

It's been brought to my attention that a passage in this book contains sections lifed from my Twilight fanfiction, The Art Teacher ( ). Here is a screencap of the relevant section:

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Here are the pertinent sections from chapter 4 of my fic:

The first moment is tentative, just holding still, lips on lips, but as Edward’s fingers find new skin, his mouth moves over mine and everything in me responds at once. First, it’s hot and needy. His mouth is soft and supple. He opens, I open. Then it’s tongues and I’m gasping and he’s moaning. His hands slide higher and pull me forward. My knees spread and he moves between them. I push my fingers into his hair and it feels so, so good. Just like I imagined....

He kisses like no one else on Earth. It’s soft sometimes and thorough and absolutely devastating. Then it’s hard and desperate, and I feel all that he’s been holding back and trying to hide from me. I feel it in every inch of him that’s touching me; he wants me. I revel in it and triumph; he wants me....

I hang on and give him all of myself. I let go of his hair and wrap both arms tight around his shoulders, pulling myself in tight against his chest....

When he’s had his fill of my mouth, his hand in my hair pulls my head back and I feel his mouth on my neck. I close my eyes and tip back, letting him have what he wants. It’s his lips, his tongue, his teeth, all over my neck and moving down....

Considering I posted the fic in 2010 when this author was active in our fandom as a reader and writer, this is far too close to be coincidence.

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message 1: by Layla (new)

Layla Payne This Shey Stahl "author" is deplorable. Makes me wonder if she ever wrote any original material.

message 2: by Michelle (new)

Michelle If she can really write her own original stuff then she has done herself no favours whatsoever by stealing other authors work. Nobody will believe a thing she writes anymore is her own words and not from the pen of someone else. Very sad and downright disgusting.

message 3: by Mary (new) - rated it 1 star

Mary Elizabeth Oh, gosh. This person has her nerve.

message 4: by Shakira (new) - added it

Shakira I feel guilty for buying and enjoying her books because now I question if anything she wrote was original and which author is getting f@cked over.

message 5: by Izzy (new)

Izzy Here's an update, guys. It's been found that more fan-fictions have been taken. Again, it's the same thing where she takes the summary, plots, story structures, characters and direct passages and inserts them into her novels.

This blog is pretty good on being updated so if you're interested, bookmark it and keep an eye out on any of the updates.

I fear that more people will come forward, shocked about similarities between Stahl's work and more fan-fiction because now it's looking like she's been doing this for a long time.

Amanda Lee Disheveled Book Blog How do I even go about getting my money back for these from amazon? I'm so sad they were plagiarized, I'd rather give my money to the actual authors who wrote it first.

Spanglemaker9 Amanda Lee wrote: "How do I even go about getting my money back for these from amazon? I'm so sad they were plagiarized, I'd rather give my money to the actual authors who wrote it first."
When the news broke, Amazon was giving immediate refunds to anyone who asked, even if it was outside the normal return time. You can try asking them. They might still refund it.

Spanglemaker9 Stephanie wrote: "So this is the first I'm hearing of this and I don't see a resolution. Did she have to settle with you?"

She never responded to my cease and desist. She recently posted a "non-apology" on her website in which she takes no responsibility for what she did and expresses an intent to keep writing. She's also re-activated her facebook page. I'm keeping a close eye on her.

I'm not the only person she plagiarized. There's a very good run-down of the whole thing here:

message 9: by Robin (new) - added it

Robin Even though the plot of the book sounds good, I wouldn't read it. There is no way. The author, didn't make any comment on this and that says it all. I'm done. Thank you for actually posting this and letting us know what's going on.

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