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 titular 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 10 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'
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'
Penny Reid is a part-time romance author and full-time biotech researcher. She is a USA Today Bestselling author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City Series. Her titles include: Attraction: Elements of Chemistry, Beauty and the Mustache, and Dating-ish. She has also been nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance.
Jana Aston is a romance author who wrote her debut novel while fielding customer service calls about electrical bills, and she's ever grateful for the fictional gynecologist in Wrong that readers embraced so much she was able to make working in her pajamas a reality. Several of Jana's books have appeared on the bestseller list. Her title's include: Wrong, Right, Trust, Fling, Sure Thing and Good Girl.
Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, "Off Sides" in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has written more than thirty books and has been featured on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. A reformed trial lawyer, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that range from New Adult to erotic contemporary romance. Sawyer also writes general and women¿s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.
Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels and has been translated into several different languages. Her title's include The Love Game, Playing for Keeps, Never Forget, and Being Brooke.
Julie Johnson is a Boston native suffering from an extreme case of Peter Pan Syndrome and an obsession with fictional characters. When she's not writing, Julie can most often be found daydreaming, striving to conquer her Netflix queue, or stalking Goodreads for new books to add to her ever-growing TBR list. She published her debut novel Like Gravity in August 2013, just before her senior year of college, and she's never looked back. Since, she has published three more novels: Say the Word, Erasing Faiyh, and Not You It's Me. Her books have appeared on Kindle and iTunes Bestseller lists around the world.
Karpov Kinrade is the pen name for the husband and wife writing duo of USA TODAY bestselling, award-winning authors Lux Kinrade and Dmytry Karpov. They are known for their fantasy and science fiction books. Thier title's include Court of Nightfall, House of Ravens, Vampire Girl and Moonlight Prince.
Lex Martin is a romance author who' s titles often make the USA Today Bestsellers List. She writes the Shameless and The Dearest Series. Her books are contemporary romances and often have a hot happily ever after. When she isn't working on her craft, you can find her teaching English in school. Her titles include: Dearest Clementine, Finding Dandelion, Kissing Madeline, and Reckless.
Corinne Michaels is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of The Salvation Series which includes: Beloved, Beholden, Consolation, Conviction and Defenseless and Say You'll Stay. Reading and writing became her escape from loneliness while her husband was deployed in the arm forces. Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she wrote her debut novel, Beloved. Her heroes are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.
C. D. Reiss was born in New York City and moved to California to attend USC and study screenwriting. She earned her master's degree and began her writing career. She has since become a well known self-published author. Her title's include Separation Games, Beg and Bombshell.
Aleatha Romig was born in Mishawake, Indiana and graduated from Indiana University. She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with her titles: Consequences, Tales from the Dark Side, and Betrayal. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams! Her book Fidelity made the Shelf-Awareness Self Published Best Seller List in 2017.
Kylie Scott was named Favourite Australian Romance Author for the second year in a row at the 2014 Australian Romance Readers Awards in Canberra on March 7. Scott also won awards for Favourite Continuing Romance Series for "Stage Dive" and Favourite Contemporary Romance and Favourite Cover for the second book in the series, Play. Kylie's title, Dirty, book 1 of the Dive Bar Series became a 2016 New York Times bestseller. Twist is book 2 of the Dive Bar Series. She won the 2017 Australian Romance Readers Awards, Favourite contemporary romance for her book Twist.
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. Her series include Renwick House, Seaside and London Fairy Tales. Her fiction book, Toxic, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2014. Her title's Keep and Darkest made the New York Times Bestseller list.