Friday, July 6, 2018

LET'S DO IT AGAIN - COCKYGATE GIVEAWAY!

**** GIVEAWAY CLOSED ****
The winner is...
Audrey S.!
Congrats Audrey! You have been emailed.

A huge thanks to everyone who participated.

Check back soon for more giveaways.
****

Though things have calmed down just a tiny bit - or more accurately, the shock has worn off - the fight is still on. It's not over ... yet. There's also a lot of false news coming out, accusations of articles written by she-who-shall-not-be-named and playing it off as real information written by actual journalists, as she tries herself to falsely defuse the situation. It's hard to tell what's true and what's not and there are just a lot of bad feelings all around.

Make sure to check Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #cockygate over the next few days. A lot of people are reporting what they know, going live on Facebook, making Youtube videos about it and Tweeting about it.

SIDE NOTE: It was brought to my attention that there may or may not have been a court date on the 6th, as I originally posted. So I've taken that out of the information listed above. Like I said, a lot of different information coming through and it's hard to know what's real. As of yet, nothing has been settled.

ANOTHER SIDE NOTE: I want to apologize for the amount of hashtags that went out on Twitter about this giveaway. It flooded the news feed and readers who were looking for information on cockygate got this giveaway listing instead of the news they were looking for, so I took the retweet out of the Rafflecopter and I want to apologize for any upset it caused. I was trying to help promote awareness for the Cocktales book and the cause, and instead, it caused a problem. So I'm sorry for that. Also, please don't hashtag it if you do tweet it out. That'll help cut down on more hashtag spam. Thanks guys! <3

Anyhow, just trying to keep awareness open and give away more awesome stuff. Sooooo, on to the giveaway!

Just like before, I'm offering up to ONE WINNER,
* a copy of COCKTALES: A Cocky Collective,
* PLUS a "Fight Like A Romance Reader" mug, pictured below.
Just enter the Rafflecopter for your chance to win.

GOOD LUCK!!

NOTE: Below is the #cockygate info from my first giveaway, in case you missed it and want to know more...


********************

Many of you might have heard, and for those of you who haven't, we've had some upheaval in the Romance community. Where I understand wanting to protect ones work and their brand, I don't think trademarking a commonly used word in the industry, as well as emailing threatening letters to your peers is good business practices. It alienates and draws a line between what is right and what is responsible. There were better ways to go about trying to protect ones work then with those kinds of bullying tactics.

In light of the #FightLikeARomanceReader / #FightLikeARomanceAuthor / #Cockgate controversy, I'm doing a giveaway to support to cause.

What is this all about?
FROM THE COCKTALES ANTHOLOGY WEBSITE:
'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.

____________

I ordered a few copies from Amazon. These books are HUGE! There is over 800 pages, filled with amazing stories by various authors. I love the cause and I wanted to share, so I'm doing a giveaway!!

SIDE NOTE:

** Can't wait for the giveaway to end and want your own?


GET #COCKTALES NOW:
Amazon US → https://amzn.to/2IsSatT
Paperback → https://amzn.to/2Iq7JX5
Amazon UK → https://amzn.to/2Kx7J4o
Paperback UK → https://amzn.to/2IMAM7v
Amazon CA → https://amzn.to/2rJPcuO
Amazon AU → https://amzn.to/2wJkfvG
iBooks → https://apple.co/2k0W9mI
Nook → http://bit.ly/2Iq7XcP
Kobo → http://bit.ly/2Im9nJq
Google Play → http://bit.ly/2KtuExm

FIND OUT MORE → www.cockyauthors.com

Want some Cocky Swag?
Head over to TEESPRING for your "FIGHT LIKE A" merchandise → https://teespring.com/stores/thecockycollective

#cockygate
#FightLikeARomanceAuthor
#FightLikeARomanceReader
#TeamAuthor
#TeamArtist
#Sisterhood

********************


69 comments:

  1. Love Amy Daws and Jessica Pricne

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm excited to read Adriana Locke's and Jana Aston's stories!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Excited to read this collection. Fingers crossed

    ReplyDelete
  4. I am excited about all but Adriana Locke, Aleatha Romig and Jana Aston each have stories I would love to read.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm excited about all of them but I'm a huge fan of Karpov Kinrade

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm actually looking forward to reading them all.

    ReplyDelete
  7. The first one I'm going to read is the one from Kylie Scott =D although I excited for all of them.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am looking forward to reading them all! You authors rock! Glad you are standing up for yourselves

    ReplyDelete
  9. Kylie Scott! All of them really. Thanks for the chance

    ReplyDelete
  10. Sierra Simone.Penny Reid.CD Reiss.Jana Aston

    ReplyDelete
  11. Aleatha Romig will be my first read!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thank you so much for the chance. This book is proof that people are awesome and support each other.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love Jana Aston!! Her Story :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. all of them but i did eye up the kennedy ryan

    ReplyDelete
  15. TY for the chance


    niki sass

    ReplyDelete
  16. This is awesome! Thanks for the chance!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thanks for the chance
    I am looking forward to reading Jana Aston’s story

    ReplyDelete
  18. All of them of course! So many great ones in one book! Kennedy Ryan is my one of my top faves!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Such a great thing from the author community. Love this, Aleatha Romig. Thanks so much for the chance!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I can't wait for Aleatha Romig and Jessica Prince!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thank you for the opportunity! I'm excited about Jana Aston's story.

    ReplyDelete
  22. So many great authors :-) I'm looking forward to Amy Daws', Adriana Locke's and Jana Aston's stories.

    ReplyDelete
  23. There are so many. Aletha Romig probably the most.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Maria Theresa SantosJuly 8, 2018 at 6:56 PM

    Penny Reid

    ReplyDelete
  25. Want to read ALL the stories! Love the authors and support what they are trying to accomplish. I agree, wholeheartedly, with what they are standing for: freedom of speech, and that NO ONE can copyright a common word, especially one that's been in use for decades; not only as a descriptor, but also it's part of the name of a specific breed of dog! That's ludicrous!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I am most excited for Sierra Simone!

    ReplyDelete
  27. I'm excited to read Adriana Locke and Aletha Romig!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I am excited to read them all but especially Aletha Roming! Thanks for the chance!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I want to read all of them! Especially Amy Daws!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I would love to read every single story.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I'm excited to read Adriana Locke's story.

    ReplyDelete
  32. All of them. I've been wanting to read this since I first heard about it!

    ReplyDelete
  33. So many excellent authors coming together for a great cause. Yay Indy!
    #GetCocky

    ReplyDelete
  34. Aleatha Romig and Penny Reid but I can't wait to read all of them!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I'm excited to read all of them. :)

    ReplyDelete
  36. I'm excited to read all of them. :)

    ReplyDelete
  37. I can’t wait to read all stories ��

    ReplyDelete
  38. Excited to read them all. Also kuddos for fighting for author's rights.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Kennedy Ryan, Adriana Locke, Penny Reid & all the rest!

    ReplyDelete
  40. ALEATHA ROMIG FAN HERE

    ReplyDelete
  41. Ruth Clampette 💖 but can’t wait for everyone. Thank you for the Chance

    ReplyDelete
  42. All of them but especially Jana's story!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I'm crazy for them all...
    Cock-a-doodle-doo!

    Cheers~
    Kelly B.

    ReplyDelete