When Detroit native Carmen Caruthers stumbles upon a 2011 best-selling novel, she finds herself submerged in a torrent of research and memories. Trudging through nearly three decades of her own writings to reveal the new authors’ infringement upon her work, Caruthers is reminded of her first love–the inspiration of her initial writings, and a missing hard drive…both of which she had long forgotten.
Tormented by the violation of her work, excavated emotions, and the unwillingness of any lawyer to take on a cyber crime of this stature, penniless Caruthers sets out to write the wrong and ultimately find her voice. Penned in the name of her alter ego, the final draft of her tell-all story and its publication followed by growing interest is enough for one attorney to eventually take her case. Set in present day time, C.C. LaVoix’s TRUTH Based on Fiction is the first in a trilogy of sorts that exposes the ill-doings of Christian Martins and Sarah Anastasia Charles, the husband and wife authors, and the real Detroit Connection within their fiction. The story largely evolves around the courtroom proceedings of the writer’s claim, while underlining the lawsuit are the real events which spawned it: Emotional conflicts of love and life for the African-American writer and the copious yet dubious cyber affiliated means and ways by which two of her most championed stories were stolen and sold as mainstream erotica.
A mysterious and thrilling account of a writer’s revenge, C.C. LaVoix’s TBOF is a novel that speaks to the heart of all serious writers and the growing epidemic of infringement and plagiarism allowed through cyber crimes and the various intrusive applications which support them.