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I was advised to post my position on Fan Fiction in the interest of protecting my copyrighted work and intellectual property, so this is my position:

I do not condone the use of any of my characters, plots, or settings for derivative works or transformative works. I understand and appreciate the enthusiasm my fans have for my works, as well as their desire to continue my stories, but I must respect and protect my creations. I maintain sole ownership of my characters and do not give consent for them to be used in stories with original plotlines and settings. I respectfully ask that no works incorporating any elements and/or characters of my own creation be published in any medium, including but not limited to print and electronic format. Thank you for respecting my hard work, and I look forward to creating many more stories for you.

127 comments:

  1. Hoodie. My oh my, what to say about Hoodie. First let me say this is the first novel of yours I've read, but I also have Going Under in my kindle queue, although I feel like I might need to gird my loins to read that one if it is anything like Hoodie! This is a modern day Romeo and Juliet. Still, I wanted an HEA. This book was a heartbreaking roller coaster. I gave it 5 stars but I still HATED the ending. I was bawling at the end, especially when I realized that she was just having a dream and her dream was being lived by another woman. The ending makes me crazy. Ms. Walden, I seriously want to rant and yell at you for this ending. It is just wrong! I love this novel, honest to goodness, LOVE it, but the ending hurts. Please for all that is holy revisit Emma and Anton. Don't let them end this way!!! (on my hands and knees imploring you to not abandon this amazing couple!!!) -Lisa

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    1. I'm listening, and thinking, and devising. Hmm . . . let me go all "businesswoman" on you for a minute. HOODIE was a niche book. I just didn't see an explosion with it. Now maybe that will change. But if I write a sequel, it's gotta be worth my time. (That was the businesswoman.) Now I'm gonna go "writer" on you. I get it. I totally get it. When I started this career I was unaware of how important HEAs are for readers. It makes sense now that I can take a step back and really look at it. Why do we read, after all? To escape our realities, and even if those realities are pretty great. So that's why I'm considering a sequel. But apart from you and a handful of goodreads folks, does anyone really care? That's what I've got to think about as I weigh what project to tackle next.

      xoxo Summer

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  2. When is part 2 of Good coming out??!!

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    1. I have a date I'm keeping under wraps until I'm confident I can meet my deadline. Working hard, though. You people are killing me.

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  3. Please for my peace of mind and sanity and my broken heart, please give Anton and Emma HEA! I never cried like that after finishing HOODIE this morning. I think it's tragic that Emma whose love for Anton was so pure ended miserable. It's not fair. My God! I cried worse when Anton went home hug his child and wept. How can you do that? I'm going to pimp your book out.

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    1. Thank you for pimping my book, though you may have some angry readers on your hands when they get to the end. I'm not taking the idea of a sequel off the table yet, but it's not a project that's a top priority right now. I know readers are separate for their HEAs, but I'm much more interested in telling a real story. If it, at all, sounds contrived, I'm not interested. And for me, letting them stay together would have been contrived, forced, wrong. I may change my mind, but for now, Hoodie stays a stand-alone. Don't hate me.

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  4. Im following you through email. thank you for the giveaway and the amazing books!

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  5. I am following your through GFC under my name Tonya Schenck.

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  6. Loved Good Summer and am anxious to have Better in my hands. I'm following you on GR, FB and here.

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  7. I'm following you via email! <3 <3 Love your books!

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  8. Loved Good Summer, and am anxious for better. I am following you all over (GR, FB, Twitter, here). I generally read on my kindle, but when I really love a story I need to have the paperback. Of course an autographed paperback is a prized possession.

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  9. Following thru email. Thanks for giveaway!

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  10. I follow via email and gfc! Thanks for the giveaway! Congrats on all the likes!

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  11. I'm following via email! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. I am following through email. Gave my email on the rafflecopter :D

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  13. I am following through GFC. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

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  14. Hi I shared the contest on my wall Facebook name Jennifer Jones and am following email madjenny43@gmail.com thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

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  15. Hi I am following you via email. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  16. I LOVE (love, love, love) your book, Going Under!! Can't wait to read the rest :)
    I'm following via GFC <3

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  17. I finally found it. Yea I am following

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  18. I follow you via email. ldomjanich(at)comast(dot)net

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  19. Hi, I am following by email as well GFC. Thanks for the give away!

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  20. Hi I'm following you with email Thanks so much for the chance would so love to win a signed book.

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway. I love your writing.

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  22. Following through google friends, kindle is my preference in reading and I shared your FB page. Nice givawawy.

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  23. Just wanted to drop a line and let you know you've got a new blog follower!

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  24. I'm following via email! :)

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  25. Hi. I am following you via email. Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity!

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  26. I am following you through GFC. Brandy Gibson

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  27. I am following you through email . here's link for fb share www.facebook.com/juli.h.hall/posts/10200117241528402

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  28. Already follow you on GFC (Crisi Riquelme) and by email :)

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  29. Shared/Entered/Following :)

    Delle Sherer

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  30. When will book two of GOOD come out I so fell in love with Mark and Cadence can't wait for your book release!!!

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  31. I follow you by email and although I prefere paperback most of my reading are digital.
    Congrats on the likes and thanks for the giveaway.

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  32. Email, and GFC!!! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  33. I'm following you Summer! :)
    Yep, I sound like a stalker LOL

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  34. Email Blog amd Facebook :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway !

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  36. I am following you! :) Non in a stalkerish way...just on your blog updates. ;)

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  37. I love "stalking", oh I mean following you! Love your stories!

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  38. Following through email. Great Giveaway. Hope you find your man cover!!

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  39. I follow you through email and on Facebook! LOVED Going Under!

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  40. I was already following you via GFC, and I'm now following you via email.

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  41. I'm following you by e-mail, big fan! I've read Going Under, and loved it!

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  42. Read some good stuff bout your book but I haven't had the chance to read it. Hopefully next week, I can. I am following you by email BTW. :)

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  43. I follow by email thanks for the giveaway.

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  44. I'm following you through e-mail :)

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  45. Following you by email! Thanks for the giveaway (:

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  46. I'm following! Can't wait to read "Good"

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  47. I'm a big digital reader, but love the old fashioned books too. I'm working on building my shelves

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  48. I follow you via email and GFC. Thank You for the awesome giveaway.

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  49. Hi here! Your book Good sounds amazing and I can´t wait to read it! And the cover is great too :) I´m following your blog as Dinky. Thank you for your amazing job! :)

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  50. Followed via GFC as Kyla Patton!

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  51. Following under Christina Silcox through GFC :)

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  52. I'm following via email :) Thanks for the giveaway :D

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  53. Following you by email...thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. I follow by email and GFC.
    Also I like my kindle but I still prefer paperback.

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  55. im following you by e-mail!
    i also like my kindle but good ole paperback novels make me smile... i like physically holding the book and carrying it around with me, plus its more satisfying when you read a huge chunk of it and you can look at it in thickness with the actual pages, but i do love my e-books and they are cheaper and more convenient!

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  56. I'm following you via email :)

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  57. I am following your blog by email.just read the Review for Good on All Romance Review blog and have to read it now after hearing their review thanks!

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  58. I'm following with my email. Great giveaways.

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  59. I also posted your giveaway on my FB page. Lindsey Lawson

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  60. I am following through GFC.

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  61. I follow by email and GFC (as Library Lady). I haven't read any of your books yet, but I'm loving the way Good sounds. I will definitely be reading it!

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  62. I'm a big fan! I followed you by e-mail! Thank you for an amazing giveaway!!!

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  63. I am following you via my gmail email. :)

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  64. I just discovered your books and am following your

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  65. I loved, loved Going Under so I looked into your other available books. Now I'm really excited to read Good, but I'm impatient, so I'm waiting until the release date of book 2 is announced...keep writing! Thanks for keeping it real--some of us don't mind an UEA if it's true to the story :)

    Also, I entered the Good blog tour giveaway at Bookhooking...now I'm following your blog by email.

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  66. Following by email!!!!!!

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  67. I follow by email and GFC. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. hi I am rolling via email!! I love the feel of reading an actual paperback but I will use my kindle if a particular author only has ebooks available.

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  69. I am following you through GFC and through email. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  70. I'm a kindle lover but I like my paperbacks too!

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  71. I am following you through GFC and e-mail :)

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  72. Can't wait to read this book!!!!
    Kmac

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  73. I'm following through email thanks for the giveaway

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  74. Thank you for the chance at this awesome giveaway!! Following through email :)

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  75. Thanks for the giveaway. I'm following you by email.

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  76. Following you on by email and goodreads :-)

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