Preorder: COCKTALES by the Cocky Collective

S**t just got real with the “cocky” trademark issue or “cockygate” and if you’d like to own your copy of Cocktales: Cocky Collective by authors who take cocky-ness to a whole new level, best to preorder your copy now before its release at midnight, May 26, which happens to be MY birthday.

So yes, I’m getting this at midnight PST time for my birthday (pressie #2 to myself) and I sure hope no restraining order is going to stop it from getting there.



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A bit more information about Cocktales from the description:

Cocktales is a limited-release anthology (available only from May 26 – August 26, 2018) of original, never before published material, some of which is raw and unedited. Each story was specifically written for this anthology.

The goal of the Cocktales Anthology is to raise funds to fight against obstruction of creative expression. Specifically, what we believe are obstruction attempts through the trademarking of common (single) words for titicular use in books / or as a book series (eBooks, print, and audio).

ALL net profits will be donated to:
1) Authors already impacted by creative-obstruction (10%), and
2) Romance Writers of America (RWA) (90%) as a general donation intended for their Advocacy Fund.

Disclaimer: This anthology is not being conducted on behalf of RWA, nor does RWA endorse this anthology or effort. They have, however, graciously agreed to accept the funds.

Authors with material included (as they appear in the anthology):
Nana Malone, USA Today Bestselling author – Foreword
Dylan Allen – ‘Cocked and Loaded’
Jana Aston, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Double Cocked’
Whitney Barbetti – ‘Cocksure Grin’
Author Sawyer Bennett, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘A Wicked, Cocky Plan’
K.f. Breene, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Magical Cock and Bull’
Ruth Clampett, Amazon top 20 Bestselling Author – ‘Don’t Get Cocky’
L.H. Cosway, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Illusionist Seeks Neanderthal’
Mariah Dietz – ‘Landmines’
Amy Daws, Amazon Top 25 Bestselling author – ‘Cock and Balls’
BB Easton, Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – ‘Cocky BB: Two Boys, One Prom.’
Jaymin Eve, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘The Cockier the Dragon, the Harder They Fall’
Emma Hart, NYT and USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Tricky Bond’
Staci Hart, Amazon Top 3 Bestselling author – ‘Cockamamie’
Jessica Hawkins, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocky Couture’
Julie Johnson Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – ‘Culinary Cock-Up’
Karpov Kinrade, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Crimson Cocktail’
Adriana Locke, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Swag’
Lex Martin, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Love & Hate at the Stallion Station’
Aly Martinez, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Going Down’
Katyi McGee – USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocksure Co-Star’
Corinne Michaels, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cockblocked’
Liv Morris, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Getting It Up’
Red Phoenix, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Her Cocky Russian’
Daisy Prescott, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Confessions of a Cockblocked Wingman’
Jessica Prince – ‘A Cocky Corruption Engagement’
Meghan Quinn, Amazon Top 20 Bestselling Author – ‘Fight or Flight’
CD Reiss, NYT and USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocky Capo’
Penny Reid, WSJ and USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Beard and Hen’
Julie Richman, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘The Color of Love’
Aleatha Romig, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Aligned’
Kennedy Ryan, Top 40 Amazon Bestselling author – ‘ALL: A Grip & Bris Story’
Kylie Scott, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Short Story with Mal and Anne from The Stage Dive Series’
Sierra Simone, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Until the Cock Crows’
Tara Sivec, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Chocolate and Cockup’
Kate Stewart, Amazon Top 30 Bestselling author – ‘The Golden Sombrero’
Leia Stone, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocky Alpha’
Karla Sorensen – ‘Tristan & Anna: A Bachelors of the Ridge short story’
Rachel Van Dyken, NYT, WSJ, USA Today Bestselling author – ‘Cocky Mafia’
April White, Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author – ‘Code of Conduct’

Published by Liz

Romance me writes stories with happy endings while my naughty pen writes the naughty ones. I also accidentally step on Legos daily while balancing my cup of tea and biscuits.

20 thoughts on “Preorder: COCKTALES by the Cocky Collective

    1. Yup, and this morning “dare,” “encounter,” “outbreak,” too. The list goes on and I guess I’ll just wait until someone trademarks one of the words I use in my books LOL

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  1. This is ridiculous. I bought three paperback copies. I’ve mostly been silent, waiting for this to play out, but enough is enough. We need to stand up for our rights as authors and our creative expression. Not being able to title our books the way we want can damage our discoverability and SEO. I’m glad the RWA has our backs, but I’m afraid it won’t be enough.

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    1. Thanks so much for supporting the cause and for retweeting my blog post. It’s been crazy ever since this started and with the many other TMs being submitted, it’s gotten to the point where I just go, what’s the use? Have money, TM away seems to be these authors’ rationale under the guise of “protecting their brand” or series.

      The latest one that is bugging me is “shifter world” even though her series has a unique name and she just decided, “Hey, I’ll change it to Shifter World: Blah blah whatever,” because apparently, that’s now her series name and it’s been retroactive since 2015 or whenever. She’s got over 6 lawyers listed on the form and why is only for one reason.

      It’s sickening that many authors I thought were decent aren’t at all.


      1. It’s crazy. Liz the author is going to go underground after Sawyer’s story and write those dark romance stories under a new name. Logo only this time, no more faces on websites. Been there, done that, wrote the book LOL

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      2. Guess what! Even though I can format my own stories, guess who has a pressbooks page just waiting for Dev and Luna to go all dark romance? They’re having a 50% off sale.

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      3. it’s still private because it will get a full overhaul! But it’ll be the same Dev and Luna, just darker maybe. Historical BDSM at its finest LOL

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