You're not going to believe this. Then again, maybe you will.
As suspected, and as is most of the cases, Tucker Reed did not start this madness. It was started by "LitChick" (Cory) and her review of Tucker's book. The best way I can explain this is, "LitChick" found Tucker's book disgusting, and racist. She (LitChick) couldn't believe that racism would exist in D.C.
Yes, you heard correctly, and because of this, "LitChick" started a hate campaign towards the book, and the three authors, most notably, Tucker Reed.
"LitChick" started a fight, and recruited her bully minions, and they all went into a complete psychotic frenzy OVER A FICTIONAL STORY! Then they started to accuse the author(s) of being racists.
I know, it sounds all too crazy, but it's true. When Tucker discovered this review, as eventually, most authors will, and tried to answer "LitChick's" questions about the book, and explain how much of the plot will be revealed in the next book, "LitChick", and the rest of Bully Nation on GR / BL accused Tucker of "sticking her nose where it didn't belong", essentially.
Then the bullies caught wind of Tucker explaining the book on BL and Tumblr, which prompted the bullies to go after her.
So what it comes down to is, Tucker didn't do anything to start this mess, but rather, the bullies themselves started it with their insanity, baiting Tucker (as is their M.O. which is clearly spelled out on STGRB) then when Tucker responded to defend the book, and her own reputation as they were now calling her a racist, the bullies ganged up on her.
When you don't respond to the bullies, they call you a coward and assume they were right about you as per their harsh and libel comments. When you try to respond to them, even politely, they call you a stalker, a whiner, and a badly behaving author. No matter what you do, you just can't win with these nut jobs. Which is what makes them the evil monsters that they are. They are not readers, they are bullies, always looking for a fight, and always on the prowl for another author to attack, and try to destroy.
But hey, don't take my word for it, just check out the screenshots of how it all started. I gathered them from "LitChick's" GR review of the Tucker Reed book, "Never was". You read for yourself how this whole mess started. This is senseless stupidity and hate at its worst. It's the bullies at their best.
OVER A FICTIONAL BOOK?!
I'm Carroll Bryant ... and this is The Looking Glass.
OVER A FICTIONAL BOOK?!