The queen of the vampire disaster, Stephenie Meyer, appears to be having some legal troubles as another terror hottie authoress in the making, Jordan Scott, is levelling plagiarism charges against the other author.
Scott claims that Twilight infringes on her book The Nocturne in several points, notably:
1. Both books feature a wedding between a vampire and a non-vampire
2. Both books involve a vampire and a non-vampire having sex on a beach
3. Both books have a scene involving a female character discussing the experience of going from human to vampire
4. Both books have the married vampire character refer to their human wife as “love”.
I’m not a lawyer, and as much as I’d love to see the Twilight series get holed below the waterline before it can do any further sparkly damage to the genre, this really doesn’t sound like much of a case. Interestingly, Scott isn’t suing for any kind of monetary damages–perhaps publicity is the target here? Of course, Camp Meyer is throwing out reams of legal speak that basically amounts to “We didn’t do it, nobody saw us do it, you can’t prove anything”.
How will it all work out? Well, that’s a circus that doesn’t have a release date. But keep it here, and when we’ve got more, you’ll have it next.