I’m not going to outline it here, because this is a big, ongoing drama that has been unfolding for years.
However, it seems that revolutionary erotic romance publisher Ellora’s Cave (who invented the – now largely redundant – term “romantica”) is closing. Mind you, if you Google them, the top result is still a call for submissions:
And apparently authors are being given the option of getting their rights to their books back as long as they give up the money they haven’t been paid.
Ellora’s Cave has been in all sorts of trouble for a while now, and when Dear Author reported on it a few years ago, they ended up being taken to court over THAT (read it, if you already haven’t).
It’s all a big mess, but head to the big book blogs – and the Twitter hashtag #notchilled – to find out what’s going on.