Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Hook us with ONE PAGE Wednesday (Episode Two)

DEADLY CAPTIVE: The complete trilogy ON SALE FOR A LIMITED TIME!

Quick post just to share the pretty! <g>


https://amzn.to/2L3XdTi


The box set is now available on Amazon and I'll be adding links as they become available. This set will also be going to print, which will make for a HUGE book, but fans of the trilogy have spoken and I will deliver! 

Buy box set on sale here:
https://amzn.to/2L3XdTi
 
Many more updates coming soon, so keep an eye on this space! I'm so excited for the next few months!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

CockyGate and Who Does it Hurt? Also...READERS AREN'T STUPID!

Sorry, I had to add that last because I still can't believe any author would insult their own readers intelligence like that.

But I should probably start from the beginning.

I've made two videos covering this, which I highly recommend you check out, but to summarize, there is an author few have heard of-which has been pointed out happens more with KU authors, nothing against them, but there is a bit of a divide-claimed that others were trying to copy her book titles to use her fame to sell books. And it was confusing her readers, so she registered a trademark.

For the word 'Cocky'.

Since then, she's been sending threatening emails to authors who have 'Cocky' in their title. Even authors who had the title before her books were published. Strangely enough, she's only going after authors who can't afford to bring this to court.

This situation if huge, and ugly, but it sets a dangerous precedent that any author could claim any single word and eliminate the competition. Rather than books doing well on merit, you will see books by whoever had the money to trademark a word.

Which may sound ridiculous, but having money is already a huge game-changer in regards to promotion, artwork, visibility. This would be another hurdle for authors without the financial backing to jump over.

And that's just the beginning.

Courtney Milan wrote a threat covering the whole situation here:




And here are three excellent blog posts that cover it as well:

Don’t Do This, Ever: Faleena Hopkins Cocks The Whole Entire Fuck Up



Legal Inspiration: Romance Author Gets Unduly Cocky Over Registered Trademark

and

Pajiba-Cocky Writer: Romance Author Faleena Hopkins Trademarks 'Cocky' and Tries to Shut Down Others Using the Word




And here are my videos:

Part One:

and Part Two:



For those just coming across this situation, I hope this helps. This community is much stronger when we stand together. This could harm the book world as a whole, which is why so many are taking a stand.

If you get a chance, please go show the authors hurt by this some support. Many have a long road ahead of them, but it's important that they know they're not alone. <3

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Some quick Updates, but not release dates so please don't yell at me I'm sorry and I'm working really hard...

There's a lot to cover, but I figured I'd get the biggest question out of the way with the title! *lolsob*.

Now for some stuff I can share now...

When I started doing videos, a lot of people asked me about doing some readings of my books. The discussion group voted and Solid Education was chosen. Thankfully, it's short, so I'll be able to read the whole thing over several videos. :)

If you're a fan of the book, or haven't read it yet, you can check Chapter One out here:

 I also did a quick video commenting on some current events and showing how I do my eye-shadow. You can see that here:
Last, but not least, we have another Dartmouth Video coming. This time, the vote was for Sloan Callahan! I'm excited to talk more about him with you guys and answer some questions, so hit me with any you've got and I'll cover as many as I can! 



I know a lot of you are waiting for updates on the next Cobra book. I promise, it's coming and I will let you know when I have an exact date. Life has thrown a few obstacles at me, as it tends to do...



But I'm pushing through it and excited to bring you guys some awesome new books over the next few months!

As well as some videos, which, if you missed me talking about them, are my way of connecting with you guys since I won't be doing any events this year. I hope you'll check them out and subscribe to my channel. I'll be doing some awesome giveaways for my subscribers as my channel continues to grow. To those who've been supporting me already, you have no idea how much that means to me! Thank you!