Ficlit78 posted on her wordpress blog on July 28 that she googled some lines from her story, Pretty Kitty, after an incident of plagiarism from a Vampire Diaries fanfiction writer, and she made an upsetting discovery.
Ficlit78 found a published novel by Alexandra Anthony, author of eight novels published in 2012 and later and available on Amazon and other retail sites with passages very similar to those found in Pretty Kitty, ficlit78's story posted on fanfiction.net in February of 2011.
Faced with accusations on Amazon, Alexandra Anthony responded with this comment:
And later posted this on her Facebook page:
Here are excerpts from Alexandra Anthony's work from her wordpress blog compared to ficlit78's chapter 6 of Pretty Kitty:
Alexandra Anthony: "His hands reached for me again, gathering me in his arms and standing us up. He held my thighs across both of his forearms. My hips were splayed wide open above his pulsing cock, causing an unbearable need to rush over my body like it was the first time we’d made love. My hands clasped his shoulders and I moaned in delicious expectation as I waited for him to plunge himself inside me again."
Ficlit78: "He flipped me again and stood us up, holding my thighs across either of his forearms, splaying my hips wide open just above his pulsing erection. My hands gripped his shoulders, holding me up against him. I moaned in delicious expectation."
Alexandra Anthony: ““More,” he demanded, lowering me gently over him. Tears of exhaustion pricked at my eyes, leaving me to rest my heavy head in the crook of his neck. Once again my poor body instinctively responded, eager for more of him. My weary muscles welcomed him weakly. It was shocking how wet I was for him, and he met no resistance as he filled me up until we were joined once again.”
Ficlit78: “More,” he demanded, lowering me gently. Tears pricked my eyes, so I buried them in the crook of his neck as once again my poor body was invaded by a Viking. My exhausted muscles welcomed him weakly. I was so wet for him it was shameful, and he met no resistance as he filled me up until we were fused once again.
Alexandra Anthony: “Sensing my fatigue, he chose a gentle pace this time, slowly lifting and lowering me, teasing him with me. He pulled out completely, only to thrust back in until I cried out. I had no control or strength, yet I managed to contract and clench my inner muscles around him. Rubbing my aching nipples against his chest, I nibbled gently on his earlobe. “My beautiful man,” I whispered distractedly.”
Ficlit78: “He chose a gentle pace this time, slowly lifting and lowering me, teasing himself with me. He pulled out completely, only to plunge straight down until I could feel his balls nestled tightly against my butt. I had no leverage and no strength, but I managed to flex and clench my inner muscles around him, participating in our lovemaking as best I could. I rubbed my throbbing nipples against his chest and sucked gently on his earlobe. “Beautiful man,” I whispered distractedly.”
Alexandra Anthony: ““You are exquisitely perfect, Josephine,” he whispered raggedly. “There will never be anyone for me except you. You know this.”
Ficlit78: ““You are so exquisitely tight, Sookie,” he whispered back, lifting and lowering, lifting and lowering. “No woman ever fit me as divinely as you do.””
Alexandra Anthony: “His soft words filled me with my own smug pride. Nibbling my teeth against his cheek, I headed down his face to kiss his fangless mouth.
“I still never get tired of hearing it,” I murmured. Swirling my hips, I bent him in a tight circle, shamelessly coaxing his sharp fangs to come out and play with me.
Ficlit78: “I smirked with smug pride against his cheek and pulled back to kiss his fangless mouth. “Damn right,” I murmured. I swirled my hips, bending him in a tight circle, shamelessly coaxing his sharp teeth to come out and play with me.”
“You won’t hurt me,” I countered teasingly, swirling him again and again deep inside me. “Let’s see if I can bring you to your knees.”
Ficlit78: “He felt my intention. “No,” he rebuked playfully. “You won’t break me, woman.”
“Betcha I could,” I countered poutingly, swirling him again and again deep inside me. “Betcha a whole dollar I could bring you to your knees.”
Alexandra Anthony: “He laughed at my bravado and gripped my ass, stopping my circles and slowing the pace. “Ah, someone is feeling confident. Prove it,” he rasped deeply as he stroked harder inside of me, crushing my bold assumptions.
Moaning, I gave up and clutched his arms, letting him take me harder than before.”
Ficlit78: “He laughed and gripped my ass, stopping my circles and starting a more earnest fuck. “Bet you that same dollar I could make you join me,” he rasped deeply.
I gave up and clutched his arms, letting him take me harder than before.”
Alexandra Anthony: “His words caused me to fall helplessly with him into the abyss, vaguely hearing him shout as he emptied himself deep inside me for the countless time that night.
Ficlit78: “I fell bonelessly with him into the abyss, vaguely hearing him roar as he emptied himself deep in my womb for the countless time that night.
Alexandra Anthony: “My eyes heavy, I felt the bed rush up to meet us. Had he placed us there or had we finally collapsed, simply falling over from sheer exhaustion? Honestly, I had no way of knowing. I simply crumpled along with him, unbelievably wanting more, yet physically unable to even lift my head.
Shattered and drained, we fell asleep, tangled together in the covers and each other’s arms.”
Ficlit78: “I felt the bed rush up to meet us. Had he set us there, or simply fallen over? I didn’t know. I burrowed into him, unbelievably wanting more, yet physically unable to even lift my head.
Broken, shivering and drained, we fell asleep.”
Fanfiction authors have rallied around ficlit78, posting comments of support on Amazon and Facebook.