The Hazel Wood starts out like “UnHoly Pursuit The Devil on My Trail.”

The Hazel Wood’s blurb -Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Aliceโ€™s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels.Decades ago her grandmother penned a slim volume of brutal fairy tales set in the fictional Hinterland and then promptly shut herself off from the world in her hidden estate. Alice and her mother have been on the road ever since.


UnHoly Pursuit The Devil on My Trail blurb.”Ana BuFaye definitely believes in things that go bump in the night. Unholy Pursuit:The Devil on My Trail is futuristic, paranormal, romance story that also contains elements of sci-fi, horror, common sense, and philosophy. It’s a novel about the eternal battle of good versus evil set 500 years in the future that features saints, immortals, demons, and spirits. A recently single mother with a supernatural past suddenly finds her life in turmoil. Energy and a fighting attitude are her two best friends as she is always on the road fleeing malevolent forces coming after her. She gives as good as she gets and always manages to stay one step ahead of her pursuers due to her inner qualities and otherworldly assistance. She is more than just a tough, strong woman fighting to save her family: she is a warrior called to battle to fight for the greater good.

Unbeknownst to her, the one in whose arms she sought love and comfort in is actually an immortal, who according to ancient texts and tomes, myths, and legends is far worse than Lucifer. Her new love is the former king of hell, Azazel.

I don’t want to accuse anyone of using my idea for the foundation of their book but these two books are eerily similar. But what else can I think? I am not talking about one word or a few words used. I am talking nearly the entire concept. Even down to the part where the mother and daughter are always on the open road and their barely escaping the malicious forces after them.

The ages of the daughters are different and my book isn’t a fairy tale. The demons and etc are out to kill not take you through “Wonderland.”

Both books does mention the daughters at age six. But Bea had better sense than to get in the car with a stranger at age six.

Both main characters’ daughters are kidnapped

Both Bea and the main character’s grandmothers are mentioned early on in the story.

Both mothers and daughters are plague by evil supernatural things

Both rarely visit their families because they don’t want the evil following them to their families.

Both mothers receive a legal notices.

Both girls enter a spirit world.

Both mothers have failed marriages.

I haven’t read the rest of the book so I don’t know how many more similarities there are. But something tells me a lot more.

From what I read in the books; Ana is a more serious person and take their strife differently than Althea.



About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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25 Responses to The Hazel Wood starts out like “UnHoly Pursuit The Devil on My Trail.”

  1. Ann Harden says:

    It’s usually rather easy to take work from relatively unknown writers and give it to someone else the company feels is more marketable. The industry know they don’t have the power to fight back. That girl didn’t write this book. A ghost writer did and accredited it her name.

    But it may not be so easy with yours for it is copyright. I’m glad you saw fit to do that.

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  2. Ann Harden says:

    Let me guess? When you presented this manuscript to that publisher they said it wasn’t what they were looking for at this time but obviously it was. They knew you wasn’t going to agree to let them rewrite Ana and Bea as some air-headed bimbos.

    The link below is what they should have done and given you credit for the inspiration. I disagree that no idea are original. Some are. And Alma’s concept was an original.

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    • Yes, I agree if they were going to use my work so similarly, the honorable thing to have done was given me credit. I know my idea are original. I wasn’t online when I came up with this plot nor reading anyone’s else work. I was hauling myself between two states caring for terminal ill relatives. I didn’t have time to read anyone else’s work. I’m pissed because it is a dishonor to the reason the series was written. It was written to honor those who passed from this world.


  3. Ann Harden says:

    Alma, artists stand with each other much better and firmer than authors. We don’t stand idly by and let the big dogs of the art world bully an up and coming artist. The literary world isn’t like this so, don’t expect help from other writers.

    I am saying this because I know this is what the big publishing house is going to do, now that you know what they have done.

    They are going to send out their coons to attack your work on every level and try to destroy your credibility as a writer or and you will start getting a butt loads of negative feedbacks. They has already been doing it stealthy but now they will start doing it openly.

    I don’t feel it’s one company. I feel it’s others as well.

    The reason for my suspicions were so many rules changed in marketing the same year your books hit the market. Rules and services that had been in place since the ebook was manufactured. Suddenly they changed. I have been around too long not to know these sudden changes were made to snuff out someone recently arriving on the scene. So that no one would know these companies stole this person’s work.

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    Throughout our lives, we have been going through something or the other and when we try to discuss it with someone they usually end up saying *”Get over with it, it is normal, it happens!”*

    Have we become so weak that we have forgotten to raise our voice against bad things? Have we become too habitual of injustice happening in and around us?

    If we have, then it is time to change. It is important to break this impending silence which is slowly eating us from inside. It is imperative to not let someone dominate us against our want.

    Fuzia stood against Bullying and we won’t stop until our voice is heard, we won’t stop this effort of trying to make this world a better place for all of us after all *the body never forgets the assualts, it remembers everything.*

    *I remember most of my childhood in only two colours-grey and yellow. No matter how much I try, it is always either of these colours. What I am about to write about is a very yellow memory; to the point that is claustrophobic to even think about it.*

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    *If you turn your back when someone is getting bullied, you might as well be the bully too! – Unknown*

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    • Well, Ann let’s hope things doesn’t come to these catastrophes you mentioned.
      LOL! Ann, I am being nice and civilized like my mother taught me to behave when around you. LOL!
      I am not easily bullied.


    • Ann, I have stood alone and fought battles before against ones far more powerful than any publishing house and won the fight. I’m not a pushover.


    • I won’t deny I hadn’t long noticed someone deliberately stifling my work. Pushing it as far back on the back burner as possible. I couldn’t figure out why would anyone do that?
      I didn’t know anyone online or offline for that matter but I learned from my old line of work anytime you’re attacked for no just cause the attacker has done something you aren’t aware of yet. And are trying to turn you into the guilty party when you have no idea what’s going on.


  4. Ann Harden says:

    I know you are a fighter and isn’t afraid of the devil himself and any one who is dumb enough to remotely think they can get away with stealing your ideas just don’t know what they are in for. ๐Ÿ˜†They don’t know you the way I do. They haven’t had a full dose of A. White roaring like a lioness. ๐Ÿ˜† That’s one of the things I admire about you. You don’t back down but you choose your fights wisely.

    But honey, it’s hard enough for a new writer to get started in today’s market without the hindrance of a big companies pulling them down by allowing their client to steal another writer’s ideas and formats and slapping their name on it and saying it’s theirs.

    The *Hazel Wood* doesn’t have the refinery of* UnHoly Pursuit The Devil On My Trail.* It’s written like the typical juvenile works with a lot of “Uh, Duh,”and a lot of sarcasm in the wrong place.

    I’m not worried about the * UnHoly Pursuit The Devil On My Trail *surviving until its end because I know it has a hard shell writer behind it.

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  5. Nany says:

    I read them both. Unholy Pursuit: The Devil on my trail beat Hazelwood all hands down. They tried to copy your style but couldn’t pull it off.

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  6. Efrain says:

    Look at it this way. Your book is much better and a large company paid a tribute to your work without bothering to check for plagiarizing.

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  7. Efrain says:

    I visit regularly in order to check up on new posts and books and grew concerned when I saw none for several months. I am happy to see you’re back. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Sadie says:

    Excellent post subject. I experienced some of these issues as well..

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  9. Ben says:

    I think the author of Hazelwood paid you a compliment. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Geraldo says:

    I read them both and I liked Unholy Pursuit better.


  11. brendan says:

    Why do they keep putting up that nasty ad up in your post with that sh*t seeping out of that tree. No body wants to see that!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Pundit says:

    Your characters are much more realistic and although, both works are of supernatural elements. Unholy is far more exciting. Ana and Fannie loves Bea and will do anything to protect her. Hazelwood main character doesn’t have this kind of love and support that Bea and Ana has. Hazelwood didn’t captured the moment for the mature readers as Unholy did.

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