“Blood And Bone” Saga: Fans React To Nora Robert’s Statement
“There is nothing new under the sun”, says the Bible. It is likely that Tomi Adeyemi, bestselling author of Children of Blood And Bone does not take that saying seriously.
Her recent reaction to veteran author Nora Roberts seemed to have annoyed fans of both authors. According to her, Nora stole her title.
Accordingly, titles are not trademarked unless it is a series. More so, Roberts released the cover of the book which is the second in the trilogy in 2017, months before the release of her work but Tomi seems to have been oblivious of that fact.
Due to the name-calling from Adeyemi’s fans, Roberts decided to address the issue in her blog
Fans all over the world have since been reacting to this development:
I don’t know much about book titles but why didn’t she delete the tweet after the call?? Why didn’t she even reach out before ‘calling out’ Nora Robert on twitter??
— Y.O. (@yojora) November 30, 2018
Someone just said Tomi Adeyemi gave Nora Roberts clout and now I am convinced you people don’t read and your only point of reference is Twitter.
— Adedoyin (@adesina_doyin) November 30, 2018
Tomi Adeyemi can’t say she didn’t know who Nora Roberts is. Even those of us that are not avid readers know her. Renowned writer. Tomi was pure reckless with her tweet and as soon as she saw her mistake; she didn’t even delete her tweet. For a newbie in the game, she shot herself
— Oreoluwa (@mrlaja_) November 29, 2018
“Others were upset” because your tweet inflamed them. The right thing to do in this situation is to delete the original tweet and this one. You are spreading false accusations and knowingly damaging a peer’s reputation among readers.
— Alessandra Torre (@ReadAlessandra) November 29, 2018
Some think otherwise:
Also, Nora Robert’s popularity is not the reason to think of Tomi’s complaints as absurd. Powerful people steal from smaller people all the time and use their power as a cover.
— Arit Okpo (@menoword) November 28, 2018
I don’t understand people. @tomi_adeyemi has updated everyone on the issue and apologized to the only person who required one. All these people saying she should be grateful that Nora gave her the time of day
— RiyoSovi (@RiyoSovi) November 28, 2018