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freeballing
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A happy ending for romance writers everywhere.
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After months of not so romantic gestures and letters from the romantic writing community, author Faleena Hopkins is surrendering her trade mark registration for the word “Cocky”.
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“Cocky” will be free to remain firmly planted on the covers of romance novels everywhere.
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And so ends our fav trade mark stoush on Twitter.
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#befreecocky #cockygate
Snap: #unporn @unsplash
freeballing [friː bɔːlɪŋ] v. cocky is free ➖ A happy ending for romance writers everywhere. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After months of not so romantic gestures and letters from the romantic writing community, author Faleena Hopkins is surrendering her trade mark registration for the word “Cocky”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Cocky” will be free to remain firmly planted on the covers of romance novels everywhere. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And so ends our fav trade mark stoush on Twitter. ➖ #befreecocky  #cockygate  Snap: #unporn  @unsplash
So glad this is over and the #dramaqueen #attentionwhore #psycho didn’t win..... All she did was screw herself.... #byefaleena #cocky I hope all her “amazing fans” stand by her ass because ain’t any new readers gonna be lookin her ass up .... Although since she pretty much called them “dumbasses” I doubt it.... NOBODY buys a book thinking it’s by one of their “fave authors” and one of their “fave series” only to discover it’s not.... WTFE.....
So glad this is over and the #dramaqueen  #attentionwhore  #psycho  didn’t win..... All she did was screw herself.... #byefaleena  #cocky  I hope all her “amazing fans” stand by her ass because ain’t any new readers gonna be lookin her ass up .... Although since she pretty much called them “dumbasses” I doubt it.... NOBODY buys a book thinking it’s by one of their “fave authors” and one of their “fave series” only to discover it’s not.... WTFE.....
☕New video is up! I'm overheated and HEATED (there's a difference). Grab yourself an iced coffee and let's talk about the #trademarktrolls of #cockygate origin 😒
🎥 Link in the comments!
#CoffeeWithLauren #writingadvice #video #ByeFaleena #whatnottodo #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #authorvlog
I had to get this romance anthology to support all indie romance authors in an effort to protect their creativity. No person can't claim a word as their own and make the whole romance community suffer. I'm so glad these authors came together to publish this anthology to prove that one single person or word will not keep them down.

#fightlikearomancereader #cockygate #thecockycollective #cocktales #readersofinstagram #romancereader #bookstagram #bookphotography #bookbeau #booknardigans #booksofinstagram #romancenovel #byefaleena
I had to get this romance anthology to support all indie romance authors in an effort to protect their creativity. No person can't claim a word as their own and make the whole romance community suffer. I'm so glad these authors came together to publish this anthology to prove that one single person or word will not keep them down. #fightlikearomancereader  #cockygate  #thecockycollective  #cocktales  #readersofinstagram  #romancereader  #bookstagram  #bookphotography  #bookbeau  #booknardigans  #booksofinstagram  #romancenovel  #byefaleena 
Using my #byefaleena mug to measure rice for yakitori night. #romancelandia #eattogether #nomnomnom
June 8: National Best Friends Day.
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I have to dedicate today’s post to the group of writers who came together when they saw fellow authors hurting.
Nothing is more important and standing up for what you believe in.
I bought the paperback and a kindle copy because I stand with them. I support what they’re doing 100%.
Make sure y’all pick up a copy; it’s only available for a limited time!!
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#readwritegram #newtomeauthor #newrelease #bookstagram #booksbooksbooks #booklove #bookworm #bingeread #bookaholic #cocktales #cockygate #byefaleena #supportindieauthors #thecockycollective #fightlikearomanceauthor #fightlikearomancereader #fightforwhatyoubelievein #nationalbestfriendday
June 8: National Best Friends Day. 👯‍♀️ I have to dedicate today’s post to the group of writers who came together when they saw fellow authors hurting. Nothing is more important and standing up for what you believe in. I bought the paperback and a kindle copy because I stand with them. I support what they’re doing 100%. Make sure y’all pick up a copy; it’s only available for a limited time!! 👯‍♀️ #readwritegram  #newtomeauthor  #newrelease  #bookstagram  #booksbooksbooks  #booklove  #bookworm  #bingeread  #bookaholic  #cocktales  #cockygate  #byefaleena  #supportindieauthors  #thecockycollective  #fightlikearomanceauthor  #fightlikearomancereader  #fightforwhatyoubelievein  #nationalbestfriendday 
A final reminder! Today is the final day to submit to “Cocky-Tales” anthology. Link in profile. #getloud #cockygate #cocky #byefaleena #anthology #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #picoftheday #instagood #amwriting #fiction #virginia #fredericksburg
Have you picked up your copy? I’m so proud of my friends for taking a stand in what is RIGHT! Grab your copy now before it’s gone: 
https://amzn.to/2JeNHvn
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#SISTERHOOD #FightLikeARomanceAuthor #CockyGate #ByeFaleena #CockTales #FightTheGoodFight #lifebooksloves #bookstagram #bookmail #ilikebigbooksandicannotlie #books #booksofinstagram
More #bookmail today! Got my copy of #CockTales! #Kindle: https://amzn.to/2JrRbhd #Paperback: https://amzn.to/2Juwy3Q
#CockyGate #ACockyCollective #bookstagram #bookblogger #bloggerlife #byefaleena
Court transcripts from today’s #cockygate hearing. Ms Hopkins failed yet again! The judge wasn’t having any of it! #cockygate🤷🏼‍♀️ #byeFaleena
Court transcripts from today’s #cockygate  hearing. Ms Hopkins failed yet again! The judge wasn’t having any of it! #cockygate 🤷🏼‍♀️ #byeFaleena 
Look at this huge #Cocky book! I am so happy to have #Cocktails in my hands 😍📚💙 Get your copy here and support and amazing cause: https://amzn.to/2sr19VI

#CockyGate #bookstagram #bookblogger #RomanceReaders #byefaleena #fightlikearomancereader
As per article from Authors Guild today: 1) As per a post by @AuthorsGuild: Judge Hellerstein agreed and found that Hopkins was not likely to succeed on the merits because the word “cocky” is a common and weak trademark, there was no evidence of actual confusion, and romance readers are sophisticated consumers— meaning that they are not likely to confuse Hopkins’ and Crescent’s books. #cockygate #sophisticatedConsumersRule #fightlikearomanceauthor💪 We won today ya’all!!!!! #byeFaleena you’re done! Twitter post via Cat Johnson -romance author-
As per article from Authors Guild today: 1) As per a post by @AuthorsGuild: Judge Hellerstein agreed and found that Hopkins was not likely to succeed on the merits because the word “cocky” is a common and weak trademark, there was no evidence of actual confusion, and romance readers are sophisticated consumers— meaning that they are not likely to confuse Hopkins’ and Crescent’s books. #cockygate  #sophisticatedConsumersRule  #fightlikearomanceauthor 💪 We won today ya’all!!!!! #byeFaleena  you’re done! Twitter post via Cat Johnson -romance author-
If you aren't aware of #cockygate then GET aware. Its a major trademark/copyright case that effects far more than just the #romance industry. You can lend your support by buying this book right here. #writers #ebooks #amazon #byefaleena
Mail call!! This massive Cock... tales showed up on my doorstep! I’m so proud of my friends for taking a stand in what is RIGHT. #SISTERHOOD #FightLikeARomanceAuthor #CockyGate #ByeFaleena #CockTales #FightTheGoodFight
Look at this big beautiful beast! 2 inches thick! Get yourself a copy and support indie authors.
Look at this big beautiful beast! 2 inches thick! Get yourself a copy and support indie authors.
Look what I got in the mail! #cockycollective is big, with some small print, but just over 800 pages of #cockiness. I have it in my kindle too, but when I saw the paperback, i new I needed it. And I'm going to take it with me to all my book signings this summer, maybe I'll find the authors in NYC! #byefaleena #cockygate #cocktales 
Candle: @weberswicks_
Look what I got in the mail! #cockycollective  is big, with some small print, but just over 800 pages of #cockiness . I have it in my kindle too, but when I saw the paperback, i new I needed it. And I'm going to take it with me to all my book signings this summer, maybe I'll find the authors in NYC! #byefaleena  #cockygate  #cocktales  Candle: @weberswicks_
Reading Cocktales: The Cocky Collective and came across this brief description. @janaaston has me cracking up. Probably the best teaser I've ever read.
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#cocky #cockygate #byefaleena #janaaston #doublecocked #trademark #read #book #books #romanticallyinclinedreviews #readromance #readers #romanticallyinclined #lovetoread #romancenovel #romance #bookstagram
Why yes I did buy an 800+ page monster of a book, for one short story.. 😂🙈 #TeamKnight (No offense to the other contributing authors); though I was also happy to support the cause. #Cockygate #FightLikeARomanceReader #ForAGoodCause #Cocktales #TheCockyCollective #LimitedRelease #WordsBelongToEveryone #SupportIndieAuthors #ByeFaleena #BookLove
I’m loving my Cocktales paperback!!! One click the paperback ASAP!! Amazon has it listed for $ 14.99 today. That is such a great deal considering what preorders were(over 20.00, but it’s worth it) .....it’s so thick!!!! #thatswhatshesaid #cocktales #thecockycollective #fightlikearomanceauthor #fightlikearomancereader #byefaleena
Just purchased my copy of the cocky collective ( oops did I just just the forbidden word🤣). Fight her light with talent and the support of your readers. I get through average of 2-3 romance novels a week,  she does not make the grade. #thecockycollective #byefaleena #cocktales #pennyreid
Just purchased my copy of the cocky collective ( oops did I just just the forbidden word🤣). Fight her light with talent and the support of your readers. I get through average of 2-3 romance novels a week, she does not make the grade. #thecockycollective  #byefaleena  #cocktales  #pennyreid 
*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. #cocktales #cockytales #cockygate #byefaleena #freecocky #bookstagram #bookish #bookworm #bookit #book #books #booktube #personallibrary #bibliophile #igbooks #newrelease #feelingcocky #cockedandloaded #doublecocked #thecockycollective #thecockyanthology #cocky
*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. #cocktales  #cockytales  #cockygate  #byefaleena  #freecocky  #bookstagram  #bookish  #bookworm  #bookit  #book  #books  #booktube  #personallibrary  #bibliophile  #igbooks  #newrelease  #feelingcocky  #cockedandloaded  #doublecocked  #thecockycollective  #thecockyanthology  #cocky 
🐔So happy to get this beauty in the mail today! I wish I could scream from the rooftops how much I support this book and its cause! This book is a limited edition and will only be available May 26th-August 26th.🐔 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:

Authors already impacted by creative-obstruction (10%), and 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.

For more information, visit: https://www.cockyauthors.com
#sisterhood #fightlikearomancereader #cockygate #byefaleena #bookstagram #authorsofinstagram #booksofinstagram #limitededition
🐔So happy to get this beauty in the mail today! I wish I could scream from the rooftops how much I support this book and its cause! This book is a limited edition and will only be available May 26th-August 26th.🐔 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: Authors already impacted by creative-obstruction (10%), and 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. For more information, visit: https://www.cockyauthors.com #sisterhood  #fightlikearomancereader  #cockygate  #byefaleena  #bookstagram  #authorsofinstagram  #booksofinstagram  #limitededition 
🙌🙌🙌 for those of you outside of the romance writing stratosphere, something major has been brewing.  A writer trademarked the word Cocky.  Then pursued indie writers, screenwriters, poets and musicians who used the words in titles and even within their works.  She sent letters to Amazon which resulted in books and reviews that had that word in it taken down.  This is some scary shit how a descriptive word can be trademarked?  Anyway, the writer who I won't name (shhh it's Faleena Hopkins 👀) woke the sleeping giant that is the RWA (romance writers of America) and now she's succeeded in cockblocking herself.  Now the next word trademark to challenge is the game designer who trademarked the word "rebellion" 🤔 this affects all of us who are creative, who want our voices heard. 👩‍💻
🙌🙌🙌 for those of you outside of the romance writing stratosphere, something major has been brewing. A writer trademarked the word Cocky. Then pursued indie writers, screenwriters, poets and musicians who used the words in titles and even within their works. She sent letters to Amazon which resulted in books and reviews that had that word in it taken down. This is some scary shit how a descriptive word can be trademarked? Anyway, the writer who I won't name (shhh it's Faleena Hopkins 👀) woke the sleeping giant that is the RWA (romance writers of America) and now she's succeeded in cockblocking herself. Now the next word trademark to challenge is the game designer who trademarked the word "rebellion" 🤔 this affects all of us who are creative, who want our voices heard. 👩‍💻
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#cock #cocky #cockygate #byefaleena #ridinghigh
Thick cock (tales) delivery from Amazon today. They really do sell everything. #cocktails #amazon #thickcocktales #cockygate #byefaleena #rhickbooks #collection #supportindie #cockiness #tradmark #tm #rwa #charity #amazon #memorialday
Guess what I'm starting today? 
#CockyGate #byefaleena
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Support Free Words. Grab a copy of this Awesome Anthology. .  #Cocky #SupportIndie #thisishowiromance #FightLikeARomanceAuthor #fightlikearomancereader #chesticles #AvailableNow
I love when my public disdain becomes evidence in a court case! Look ma, I made it! 😂
If you're not familiar with the trademarking disaster of #Cockygate and you're an author, designer, artist, or just love gossip, look it up. It affects all of us in the #indiepublishing world and while the name and circumstances are funny, the repercussions aren't.
Honestly, FH is classless and officially cancelled. #ByeFaleena 
#authorsofinstagram #authorlife #canshejustnot
I love when my public disdain becomes evidence in a court case! Look ma, I made it! 😂 If you're not familiar with the trademarking disaster of #Cockygate  and you're an author, designer, artist, or just love gossip, look it up. It affects all of us in the #indiepublishing  world and while the name and circumstances are funny, the repercussions aren't. Honestly, FH is classless and officially cancelled. #ByeFaleena  #authorsofinstagram  #authorlife  #canshejustnot 
#RepostSave @sawyerbennett123 with @repostsaveapp ・・・ 40 authors. One great cause. AVAILABLE NOW! 🐓
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#fightlikearomanceauthor #cocktales #thecockycollective #byefaleena
This book is already a #BestSeller  #NowLive #ByeFaleena #CockyGate #TMDrama #GetYourOneClickOn
https://amzn.to/2KSHd5w
Since a certain bad author( voldermort to the #amwriting world) just likened all of us who are fighting against #cockygate #cocky #freecocky TM scheme to a BLOOD THIRSTY PACK OF WOLVES! I say WELCOME TO THE PACK! Wolves always run in packs and they never give up! #FightlikeaRomamceauthor #byefaleena #youcantcopyrightaword #authorshelpingauthors
Yes, I got my copy of #Cocktales even though as I’ve stated before, I’m not a huge contemporary romance fan. (I generally stick to PNR or Sci-fi romance.) But why then did I spend my money on something I probably won’t read? Because I hate bullies. And Faleena Hopkins is nothing more than a bully throwing a temper tantrum. You can’t own a word. End of story. This book is for a good cause and I stand 100% behind it, like so many others in the author/writer community. We won’t let one bad apple spoil the rest of us. So this Memorial Day when honoring the men and women who have served and died for our freedoms ... also remember one of those freedoms is freedom of speech. Support that freedom ... buy this book ... and keep the conversation going about #cockygate. You won’t win, Faleena. We won’t let you. 😉😘 #byefaleena #cockyauthorsunite #memorialdayweekend  #freedomofspeech #freedom #bullies #romanceauthor #romance #authorlife #authorsofinstagram #bookish #books #booknerd #bookaholic
Yes, I got my copy of #Cocktales  even though as I’ve stated before, I’m not a huge contemporary romance fan. (I generally stick to PNR or Sci-fi romance.) But why then did I spend my money on something I probably won’t read? Because I hate bullies. And Faleena Hopkins is nothing more than a bully throwing a temper tantrum. You can’t own a word. End of story. This book is for a good cause and I stand 100% behind it, like so many others in the author/writer community. We won’t let one bad apple spoil the rest of us. So this Memorial Day when honoring the men and women who have served and died for our freedoms ... also remember one of those freedoms is freedom of speech. Support that freedom ... buy this book ... and keep the conversation going about #cockygate . You won’t win, Faleena. We won’t let you. 😉😘 #byefaleena  #cockyauthorsunite  #memorialdayweekend  #freedomofspeech  #freedom  #bullies  #romanceauthor  #romance  #authorlife  #authorsofinstagram  #bookish  #books  #booknerd  #bookaholic 
***INSTARGRAM GIVEAWAY***
Who hasn't had the opportunity to one-click Cock Tales yet?
For a chance to win a Kindle copy, comment telling me what book or books you plan on reading this weekend. Make sure to tag some friends too!

This giveaway will self destruct at some point, depending on my sobriety, most likely tomorrow morning.
#CockTales #TheCockyCollection #TakeAStand #CockyGiveaway #ByeFaleena #CockyGate #WordsAreFree #FreeTheCock
For anyone who's blissfully unaware of the shitstorm brewing in romance land, allow me to break it down:
1) An author has trademarked the word "cocky" in romance novels, which is a very common adjective that's used in titles and descriptions of characters. 
2) This same author has made legal threats to authors who have used this adjective in their titles, demanding they change their book titles (which is NOT as simple as it sounds. Aside from changing the interior text of the novel with any title references and upload the new file to Amazon, as well as  commission a redesigned cover, if authors have their book on Audible - All of that would need to be re-recorded as well, not to mention repromoting your novel with a new name AND getting new swag/promotional items with the new name....and unfortunately, it doesn't end here).
3) This entire idea is disastrous. If people think this will work to protect their brand, everyone will begin to trademark words that will make it virtually impossible for new books to be published. For example: someone has already tried (and thankfully failed) to trademark the word "forever". FOREVER. IN ROMANCE BOOKS. Let that sink in.
(Side note: the YA dystopian novel, All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis explores this issue!)
Using these genre-identifying words should not be proprietary.
4) Thankfully, Romance Writers of America (RWA) have already begun to deal with this very large thorn in everyone's side
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While the quest to #freethecocky is underway, several badass romance authors united to form the best team since Avengers and published an anthology called "Cocktales: A Cocky Collective", with the objective to raise money in the fight against obstruction of creative expression.
They're so badass, ALL funds will be donated to either authors who have been affected or to the RWA
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If you've read this far, you're AWESOME
But you would be AMAZING if you fill out the petition to cancel the absurd trademark on Cocky.
And you would be SPECTACULAR if you purchase this ebook while it's available between May26-August26
And you would have a little place in book heaven if you help share the word
Links in bio&comments❤
For anyone who's blissfully unaware of the shitstorm brewing in romance land, allow me to break it down: 1) An author has trademarked the word "cocky" in romance novels, which is a very common adjective that's used in titles and descriptions of characters. 2) This same author has made legal threats to authors who have used this adjective in their titles, demanding they change their book titles (which is NOT as simple as it sounds. Aside from changing the interior text of the novel with any title references and upload the new file to Amazon, as well as  commission a redesigned cover, if authors have their book on Audible - All of that would need to be re-recorded as well, not to mention repromoting your novel with a new name AND getting new swag/promotional items with the new name....and unfortunately, it doesn't end here). 3) This entire idea is disastrous. If people think this will work to protect their brand, everyone will begin to trademark words that will make it virtually impossible for new books to be published. For example: someone has already tried (and thankfully failed) to trademark the word "forever". FOREVER. IN ROMANCE BOOKS. Let that sink in. (Side note: the YA dystopian novel, All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis explores this issue!) Using these genre-identifying words should not be proprietary. 4) Thankfully, Romance Writers of America (RWA) have already begun to deal with this very large thorn in everyone's side . While the quest to #freethecocky  is underway, several badass romance authors united to form the best team since Avengers and published an anthology called "Cocktales: A Cocky Collective", with the objective to raise money in the fight against obstruction of creative expression. They're so badass, ALL funds will be donated to either authors who have been affected or to the RWA . If you've read this far, you're AWESOME But you would be AMAZING if you fill out the petition to cancel the absurd trademark on Cocky. And you would be SPECTACULAR if you purchase this ebook while it's available between May26-August26 And you would have a little place in book heaven if you help share the word Links in bio&comments❤
In support of authors fighting ridiculous attempts to trademark ADJECTIVES a whole bunch of fab romance authors got together to release an anthology, available for a limited time (until late August, I believe). Proceeds from the book will go ti authors who are currently fighting the trademarking of the word "cocky" (I shit you not) by Faleena Hopkins and had their books that had the word in the title taken off amazon and other sites - often, btw, books published long before Hopkins' novels were published...
So. Support your romance authors and reasonable trademarks at the same time and go buy cocktales!

#cockygate #byefaleena #cocktalesanthology #pennyreidbooks #romancenovelsforever #sharksofawesome #kindlepaperwhite #ebooks #bookworm
In support of authors fighting ridiculous attempts to trademark ADJECTIVES a whole bunch of fab romance authors got together to release an anthology, available for a limited time (until late August, I believe). Proceeds from the book will go ti authors who are currently fighting the trademarking of the word "cocky" (I shit you not) by Faleena Hopkins and had their books that had the word in the title taken off amazon and other sites - often, btw, books published long before Hopkins' novels were published... So. Support your romance authors and reasonable trademarks at the same time and go buy cocktales! #cockygate  #byefaleena  #cocktalesanthology  #pennyreidbooks  #romancenovelsforever  #sharksofawesome  #kindlepaperwhite  #ebooks  #bookworm 
When Faleena Hopkins basically calls her readers stupid! Nice one Faleena!! She’s now taken out a restraining order on Kevin Kneupper, Tara Crescent and Jennifer Watson

#fewsandwichesshortofapicnic 
#crazy #byefaleena #cockygate #authorsbehavingbadly
I’ve seen all the authors posting this. I don’t know if it’s involving the ebooks, paperbacks, or both.
I’ve preordered... have you?!
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Amazon: https://amzn.to/2InBckG

iBooks: https://apple.co/2IoO7CM

Nook: https://bit.ly/2k0i25J

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2IIixiH

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CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS:

Nana Malone

Dylan Allen

Jana Aston

Whitney Barbetti

Sawyer Bennett

K.f. Breene

Ruth Clampett

L.H. Cosway

Mariah Dietz

Amy Daws

BB Easton

Jaymin Eve

Emma Hart

Staci Hart

Jessica Hawkins

Julie Johnson

Karpov Kinrade

Adriana Locke

Lex Martin

Aly Martinez

Katyi McGee

Corinne Michaels

Liv Morris

Red Phoenix

Daisy Prescott

Jessica Prince

Meghan Quinn

CD Reiss

Penny Reid

Julie Richman

Aleatha Romig

Kennedy Ryan

Kylie Scott

Sierra Simone

Tara Sivec

Kate Stewart

Leia Stone

Karla Sorensen

Rachel Van Dyken

April White
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*ALL* net profits will be donated to:  Authors already impacted by creative-obstruction (10%), and Romance Writers of America (RWA) (90%) as a general donation intended for their Advocacy Fund.
I’ve seen all the authors posting this. I don’t know if it’s involving the ebooks, paperbacks, or both. I’ve preordered... have you?! 🐓 #Repost  @author.bb.easton with @get_repost ・・・ Clickable link in my bio. 🐓🐓🐓 . Amazon: https://amzn.to/2InBckG iBooks: https://apple.co/2IoO7CM Nook: https://bit.ly/2k0i25J Kobo: http://bit.ly/2IIixiH Google Play: https://bit.ly/2ImisBR . . . CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS: Nana Malone Dylan Allen Jana Aston Whitney Barbetti Sawyer Bennett K.f. Breene Ruth Clampett L.H. Cosway Mariah Dietz Amy Daws BB Easton Jaymin Eve Emma Hart Staci Hart Jessica Hawkins Julie Johnson Karpov Kinrade Adriana Locke Lex Martin Aly Martinez Katyi McGee Corinne Michaels Liv Morris Red Phoenix Daisy Prescott Jessica Prince Meghan Quinn CD Reiss Penny Reid Julie Richman Aleatha Romig Kennedy Ryan Kylie Scott Sierra Simone Tara Sivec Kate Stewart Leia Stone Karla Sorensen Rachel Van Dyken April White . . *ALL* net profits will be donated to:  Authors already impacted by creative-obstruction (10%), and Romance Writers of America (RWA) (90%) as a general donation intended for their Advocacy Fund.
This book is already a #BestSeller to #PreOrder #ByeFaleena #CockyGate #TMDrama #GetYourPreOrderOn
https://amzn.to/2KSHd5w
These past several I've been in a heated moment with authors against another unknown author who trademarked the word "cocky" and who then threatened other authors for using it in their titles. 
Well, now she's suing the IP attorney Kevin Kneupper for filing to cancel her trademark and her lawyer has filed a restraining order against the cancellation of the trademark. (Don't ask me how that works, because I don't have a clue). In addition, she's suing the author Tara Cresent and Jennifer Watson.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/u2pdvi3cw3ks55q/Complaint%20-%20Verified%20-%20Final%20-%20With%20Redactions.docx?dl=0

This lawsuit is nothing more than a SLAAP against Kevin for fighting for authors and readers because she's butthurt. What's funny about this is that she opened the lawsuit the moment the attention began focusing on other authors for also stupidly trademarking their titles or a word that doesn't belong to only them. 
I'm asking everyone to share this information. Do not be silent. Speak out against this lawsuit. Speak out against Faleena Hopkins. She can't be allowed to silence us any longer. 
#Authors and #readers never let Faleena Hopkins silence you. We are stronger together. Shout it out to the public that you will not stand for what she is doing to @kneupperwriter, Tara Cresent, and Jennifer Watson. Make videos. Post blogs. Do what you must! Speak out! #cockygate #byeFaleena #dontbeaFaleena #freethecocky #stopthecockblock
These past several I've been in a heated moment with authors against another unknown author who trademarked the word "cocky" and who then threatened other authors for using it in their titles. Well, now she's suing the IP attorney Kevin Kneupper for filing to cancel her trademark and her lawyer has filed a restraining order against the cancellation of the trademark. (Don't ask me how that works, because I don't have a clue). In addition, she's suing the author Tara Cresent and Jennifer Watson. https://www.dropbox.com/s/u2pdvi3cw3ks55q/Complaint%20-%20Verified%20-%20Final%20-%20With%20Redactions.docx?dl=0 This lawsuit is nothing more than a SLAAP against Kevin for fighting for authors and readers because she's butthurt. What's funny about this is that she opened the lawsuit the moment the attention began focusing on other authors for also stupidly trademarking their titles or a word that doesn't belong to only them. I'm asking everyone to share this information. Do not be silent. Speak out against this lawsuit. Speak out against Faleena Hopkins. She can't be allowed to silence us any longer. #Authors  and #readers  never let Faleena Hopkins silence you. We are stronger together. Shout it out to the public that you will not stand for what she is doing to @kneupperwriter, Tara Cresent, and Jennifer Watson. Make videos. Post blogs. Do what you must! Speak out! #cockygate  #byeFaleena  #dontbeaFaleena  #freethecocky  #stopthecockblock 
How to describe when not one, but TWO greedy ass people go and trademark words that don't belong to them in the course of a month.  #byefaleena #AdiosHeidi #forevercocky #istolethis from @scarebear76
#byefaleena
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This makes me happy, and im so honored to be apart of sharing the Cocky love! 🙌🏻 •
Have you preordered? Are you gonna read it? It’s chocked full of some of my favorite authors! 😍💛
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I am so honored to be a part of COCKTALES, a limited-release anthology of never before published material, from some of your favorite bestselling authors. *ALL* proceeds will go to fight TM bullying/obstruction. 🐓 Pre-order your copy today - LINK IN PROFILE

#cocky #cockygate #cocktales #cockyauthors #cockyauthorsunite #sisterhood
#byefaleena  • This makes me happy, and im so honored to be apart of sharing the Cocky love! 🙌🏻 • Have you preordered? Are you gonna read it? It’s chocked full of some of my favorite authors! 😍💛 •••••••• #Repost  @authortarasivec with @get_repost ・・・ I am so honored to be a part of COCKTALES, a limited-release anthology of never before published material, from some of your favorite bestselling authors. *ALL* proceeds will go to fight TM bullying/obstruction. 🐓 Pre-order your copy today - LINK IN PROFILE #cocky  #cockygate  #cocktales  #cockyauthors  #cockyauthorsunite  #sisterhood 
#PreorderAlert Cocktales will only be available May 26th-August 26th.

Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/CockTalesGR *ALL* net profits will be donated to:
Authors already impacted by creative-obstruction (10%), and 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.

For more information, visit: https://www.cockyauthors.com

#cockygate #cocky #cockyauthors #byefaleena #freethecocky #bookstagram #bookish #book #booknerd #bookworm #libros #BookLover #lectora #LoveReading #reader  #LibrosQueEnamoran #BookAddict #InstaBook #AmanteDeLosLibrosSiempre #BookAholic #Bibliophile  #bookblogger  #bookstagrammer  #bookalicious #ReadingIsSexy #BookishGirl #BookGasm #ReadPastMyBedtime #bookcommunity
#PreorderAlert  Cocktales will only be available May 26th-August 26th. Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/CockTalesGR *ALL* net profits will be donated to: Authors already impacted by creative-obstruction (10%), and 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. For more information, visit: https://www.cockyauthors.com #cockygate  #cocky  #cockyauthors  #byefaleena  #freethecocky  #bookstagram  #bookish  #book  #booknerd  #bookworm  #libros  #BookLover  #lectora  #LoveReading  #reader  #LibrosQueEnamoran  #BookAddict  #InstaBook  #AmanteDeLosLibrosSiempre  #BookAholic  #Bibliophile  #bookblogger  #bookstagrammer  #bookalicious  #ReadingIsSexy  #BookishGirl  #BookGasm  #ReadPastMyBedtime  #bookcommunity 
If you're an author who's been over social media in the last few weeks, you'll have heard of the hashtags #cockygate and #byefaleena all over twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, plus hundreds of blog posts. I weigh in on the controversy from the other side, as a trademarked author, I get her point, but she completely ballsed up the way she went about it, and completely disagree with it. On the blog today, so head on over to http://www.ladyjewelsdiva.com #author #authorsofinstagram #authorslife #books #bookstagram #writers #writerslife #writersofinstagram #bloodyhell #trademark #legalities #business #controversy
If you're an author who's been over social media in the last few weeks, you'll have heard of the hashtags #cockygate  and #byefaleena  all over twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, plus hundreds of blog posts. I weigh in on the controversy from the other side, as a trademarked author, I get her point, but she completely ballsed up the way she went about it, and completely disagree with it. On the blog today, so head on over to http://www.ladyjewelsdiva.com #author  #authorsofinstagram  #authorslife  #books  #bookstagram  #writers  #writerslife  #writersofinstagram  #bloodyhell  #trademark  #legalities  #business  #controversy 
Cocktales Anthology

Publishing Date: May 26th

Cover Designer: CD Reiss

Cocktales, a limited-release anthology of original, never before published material, from some of your favorite bestselling authors is coming May 26th!

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). Cocktales will only be available May 26th-August 26th.

Pre-order your copy today:
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KtH3Bl

iBooks: https://apple.co/2IoO7CM 
Nook: https://bit.ly/2k0i25J

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2IIixiH 
Google Play: https://bit.ly/2ImisBR

#freethecocky #byefaleena #preorder
Cocktales Anthology Publishing Date: May 26th Cover Designer: CD Reiss Cocktales, a limited-release anthology of original, never before published material, from some of your favorite bestselling authors is coming May 26th! 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). Cocktales will only be available May 26th-August 26th. Pre-order your copy today: Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KtH3Bl iBooks: https://apple.co/2IoO7CM Nook: https://bit.ly/2k0i25J Kobo: http://bit.ly/2IIixiH Google Play: https://bit.ly/2ImisBR #freethecocky  #byefaleena  #preorder 
Wow. Romance authors move quick!

This anthology has an insane list of contributing authors and *ALL* net profits will be donated to: Authors already impacted by creative-obstruction (10%) and Romance Writers of America (90%) as a general donation intended for their Advocacy Fund.

Pre-order available soon on Amazon but in the meantime add this to your Goodreads shelf and get ready to support a great cause!
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#cockygate #faleenahopkins #byefaleena #cocktales #readromance #read #romance #newrelease #rwa #romanticallyinclinedreviews #bookstagram #bibliophile #igbooks #igreads #lovetoread #romanticallyinclined #bookblogger #books #book #blog #bookrec #cocky #romancenovel #romancewritersofamerica #romantic
Wow. Romance authors move quick! This anthology has an insane list of contributing authors and *ALL* net profits will be donated to: Authors already impacted by creative-obstruction (10%) and Romance Writers of America (90%) as a general donation intended for their Advocacy Fund. Pre-order available soon on Amazon but in the meantime add this to your Goodreads shelf and get ready to support a great cause! . . . #cockygate  #faleenahopkins  #byefaleena  #cocktales  #readromance  #read  #romance  #newrelease  #rwa  #romanticallyinclinedreviews  #bookstagram  #bibliophile  #igbooks  #igreads  #lovetoread  #romanticallyinclined  #bookblogger  #books  #book  #blog  #bookrec  #cocky  #romancenovel  #romancewritersofamerica  #romantic 
This... basically makes my life.

Preorder links will be going up soon. Part of the profits will be going to authors affected and the rest to the RWA

#adultromance #romance #cockygate #cocky #byefaleena

iBooks: https://apple.co/2IoO7CM 
Nook: https://bit.ly/2k0i25J
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2IIixiH 
Google Play: https://bit.ly/2ImisBR

Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/CockTalesGR
This... basically makes my life. Preorder links will be going up soon. Part of the profits will be going to authors affected and the rest to the RWA #adultromance  #romance  #cockygate  #cocky  #byefaleena  iBooks: https://apple.co/2IoO7CM Nook: https://bit.ly/2k0i25J Kobo: http://bit.ly/2IIixiH Google Play: https://bit.ly/2ImisBR Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/CockTalesGR
I’m currently accepting submissions to a new anthology to be titled “Cocky-Tales”. For more info. I placed the submission info link in my profile!! #anthology #cockygate #byefaleena #cocky #anthology #amwriting #submissions #paid #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #author #publishing #indie #creativity #art
What happens when that brilliant idea turns into the reason your writing career dies. 
Photo credit @authornnieto
#ByeFaleena #Cockygate #FreeTheCocky
#cockygate #authorsofinstagram #igauthors #writersofinstagram #igwriters #byefaleena
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Cockypocalypse is cracking me up!
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CZQ4KLY/
Just a chef sampling his wares. This is what I imagine all top chefs doing right before the dinner rush.
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#cockygate #byefaleena #supportindieauthors #bookstagram #romancenovel #contemporaryromance #shirtabuse
Installment 2 of the “Feeling Cocky” Giveaway series! 5 copies of @bwwmjamila’s “The Cockiest Cowboy to Have Ever Cocked” Are up for grabs, and it’s simple to win. Just tap the link in bio and see if you win! #cockygate #byefaleena #freethecocky #romancebooks #bwwm #cowboyromance #giveaway
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Post of the day. #winneroftheday #winneroftheinternet #byefaleena #cockygate
❤❤❤ this!! Please support #indieauthors many many thanks 😊😊😊
#authorhelenjohnston #Authorsofinstagram #Indiesupporter #indieauthor #byeFaleena #cockgate
Seeing this helped alleviate some feelings I had last night about a similar predicament. Book titles are the hardest part of writing for me. It’s never my intention to use the same title as someone else, but sometimes it can’t be helped. There’s room for all of us, and it’s the content inside that’s the most important.  #Repost @author_lily_s_thomas with @get_repost
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Saw this and had to repost since it does restore my faith in the romance community! We have so few hot words, like she said. Think of it this way: when someone looks up the title, “Wicked Desires” they’ll see the author they were looking for and yours. It’s called good advertising. No need to shut them down over it as long as they didn’t steal your book. I still don’t understand how she trademarked a common word... 😔
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Saw this and had to share! 
#byefaleena #freethecocky #cockygate #BeAMari @c.m.seabrook
Seeing this helped alleviate some feelings I had last night about a similar predicament. Book titles are the hardest part of writing for me. It’s never my intention to use the same title as someone else, but sometimes it can’t be helped. There’s room for all of us, and it’s the content inside that’s the most important. #Repost  @author_lily_s_thomas with @get_repost ・・・ Saw this and had to repost since it does restore my faith in the romance community! We have so few hot words, like she said. Think of it this way: when someone looks up the title, “Wicked Desires” they’ll see the author they were looking for and yours. It’s called good advertising. No need to shut them down over it as long as they didn’t steal your book. I still don’t understand how she trademarked a common word... 😔 • #Repost  @caits_creatures with @get_repost ・・・ Saw this and had to share! #byefaleena  #freethecocky  #cockygate  #BeAMari  @c.m.seabrook
#bookhaul #bookpics #freecocky #byefaleena #cocky already own the ebook, decided to get this one too, will probably get the audio too. Love Cocky books!
Saw this and had to repost since it does restore my faith in the romance community! We have so few hot words, like she said. Think of it this way: when someone looks up the title, “Wicked Desires” they’ll see the author they were looking for and yours. It’s called good advertising. No need to shut them down over it as long as they didn’t steal your book. I still don’t understand how she trademarked a common word... 😔
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Saw this and had to share! 
#byefaleena #freethecocky #cockygate #BeAMari @c.m.seabrook
Saw this and had to repost since it does restore my faith in the romance community! We have so few hot words, like she said. Think of it this way: when someone looks up the title, “Wicked Desires” they’ll see the author they were looking for and yours. It’s called good advertising. No need to shut them down over it as long as they didn’t steal your book. I still don’t understand how she trademarked a common word... 😔 • #Repost  @caits_creatures with @get_repost ・・・ Saw this and had to share! #byefaleena  #freethecocky  #cockygate  #BeAMari  @c.m.seabrook
New from P.J. Jones 
FREE ON KU:
Cockeyed Cowboy Roomie by PJ Jones: Cockeye Cockydoodledo ™ and Smella Rosepetal ™ are drawn together like flies to potato salad baking under the hot Texas sun. Yet they are forced to fight their mutual attraction, because that’s what romance characters do during at least one hundred pages of word foreplay, so when they finally give each other no less than ten orgasms apiece, the reader has sufficient reason to dust off her vibrator while her husband snores on the sofa. FREE on KU: https://amzn.to/2FVFUjn #ByeFaleena #cockygate2018 #cockygate #freethecocky
New from P.J. Jones FREE ON KU: Cockeyed Cowboy Roomie by PJ Jones: Cockeye Cockydoodledo ™ and Smella Rosepetal ™ are drawn together like flies to potato salad baking under the hot Texas sun. Yet they are forced to fight their mutual attraction, because that’s what romance characters do during at least one hundred pages of word foreplay, so when they finally give each other no less than ten orgasms apiece, the reader has sufficient reason to dust off her vibrator while her husband snores on the sofa. FREE on KU: https://amzn.to/2FVFUjn #ByeFaleena  #cockygate2018  #cockygate  #freethecocky 
I lost reviews today on Goodreads and Amazon because they contained the word “cocky.” Make sure to keep an eye on your reviews! And if you’re leaving them, be careful of adjectives 😑

#LifeWithHeather #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #byefaleena #cockygate
Sorry this is too large but #byefaleena is not worth much more of my time..... my review was not accepted. Is she being protected? #cockygate #cocky #tm #tmwar #thisisinsane #cockybs #sticky