When “Breaking Dawn” debuted last year, some readers of Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” saga weren’t happy with it. Some went as far as to return the book to stores and demand a refund.
But their unhappiness is nothing compared to author Jordan Scott who has sent a cease and desist to the publisher, claiming that “Dawn” contains a “striking and substantial similarity” to Scott’s published novel, “The Nocturne.”
According to TMZ, the letter alleges that both books contain a post-wedding love scene, a woman pregnant and ill because the child she’s carrying has “evil powers,” and a scene with the death of the main character’s wife.
And according to Scott, the dialogue in all of these scenes — and more — is extremely similar.
But Meyer’s representative told TMZ that the suit doesn’t have any merit, saying, “The claim that ‘Breaking Dawn’ by Stephenie Meyer somehow infringes on an alleged book by someone named Jordan Scott is completely without merit. Neither Stephenie Meyer nor her representatives had any knowledge of this writer or her supposed book prior to this claim.”
No word yet on if the case will reach a courtroom.