I think by now anyone interested in romance books is aware of the cocky trademark debacle. Now one of the many reasons I love Penny Reid is that instead of weighing in heavily on this subject, she’s trying to turn this into a positive. Introducing Cocktales, the Cocky Collective.

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

This anthology will only be available from May 26 to August 26!

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 the authors 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).

I am always up to support a good cause, and when I get a bunch of new exclusive short stories from some of my favorite authors, I don’t hesitate. So put that one-click finger to good use πŸ™‚

Let me know in the comments who’s short story you’re looking forward the most!

*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

By Penny Reid


(The Cocky Collective)

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