You mate are in denial!
DO YOU STILL NOT GET IT?
In my fantasy movie scenario..... I TOOK YOUR STUFF!
I took your characters and your badly written plot and your rubbish dialogue and made a blockbuster movie out of them. You could have made millions out of the film rights but it's too late. I've made the film! Yes indeed publishers are salivating over the next book. Unfortunately, for you, they prefer my script to your book so I will be writing it.
It's all OK though, cos...