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Everything You Need To Know About The Cocky Trademark Scandal

So if you've been following anything in Romancelandia online in the past two weeks, you will have surely heard about "Cocky Gate", the trademark scandal that while hilarious on the surface reflects deeper questions about trademark laws in the United States and the future of romance as a genre.

The makings of  #CockyGate happened long before I received the "Cease & Desist" letter that would spiral this scandal in the romance industry into the spotlight.

Here's the letter I received. I shared this screenshot on Twitter after hearing allegations from fellow authors that Faleena Hopkins claimed she was being "bullied" by authors after sending kind and respectful letters to them. Here's the exact text of the kind and respectful letter that I received:

This response blew up on Twitter and I received an outpouring of support from fellow authors and requests to buy my offending title: Cocky Cowboy.

However, due to the nature of the Cease & Desist email, I decided to err on the side of caution and unpublish my book Cocky Cowboy to avoid further action by Ms Hopkins.

This act was later portrayed as an attempt to be nefarious on my part but that was never my intention. In fact, despite being upset, I did agree to comply with Ms Hopkins request and was sure to request that she never contact me again:

In my haste, I made a slight error in this email and I actually had the idea in January 2017 and definitive plans to publish in March 2018 by the middle of the summer in 2017.

After my screenshot blew up on Twitter, authors and readers alike requested permission to buy my title, Cocky Cowboy. However, I am very cautious about possible Amazon terms of service violations so I knew I had to get the book up there under a different name.

This is how "The Cockiest Cowboy To Have Ever Cocked" came to be: 
 

You can find this title here on Amazon if you're interested: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B9MCHW7

This is identical in every way to my previous release except for the title and cover. It's an interracial romance story set in the Midwestern United States that has a little bit of a mystery element to the story. It's not your stereotypical bad boy romance in any way and as a Black author, my story centers around an African American woman.

My response to this controversy was not born out of spite but rather my belief that every negative situation has a positive side to it. Yes, it hurt to have to spend extra money on the cover, it hurt to no longer sell copies of my paperback book and of course, it hurt to see my hard work compromised because of someone else's accusations and to have me portrayed as nothing more than a copycat — which I am not! 

It's exceedingly common in this industry to have similar titles to other authors. One of my close friends in the writing world and I both published a book entitled "Father By Choice" for example and we both laughed it off. My title had come long after hers but I had completely forgotten. I had even promoted her book back then! She was another interracial romance author who didn't take it personally because this is so NORMAL. (By the way, my version of the book was recently published on audiobook and you can find it on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.)  

For most of us, a brand is more than a title and it's certainly more than a common word. At the end of the day, I bear no hard feelings towards anyone involved with this, but I do want to share my side of the story as I've done and I want to express my gratitude towards everyone in the indie community and in the romance reader community. Your support has done me a world of good in keeping me motivated and inspired to keep writing and to trust that I can connect with others. 

It hurts to be attacked and it hurts to have your integrity questioned but at the end of the day, I chose to make lemonade out of those lemons (just like Beyoncé taught me!) 

Here are some of the things said about me online from an author who I had never encountered before receiving the email first posted on this blog:

(Disclaimer: I haven't actually read these slam posts until today while making this post because I am not interested in their content. I did get someone to pick some funny parts for my book description for the relaunch, but until now I never read them in full.) 

I also want to share some great articles on the entire situation that give a holistic perspective on what happened. My story is important, but what's more important is how the rest of the romance community has banded together to share the truth and to support authors that have been affected.

Here are some articles that summarize the situation: 

https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/5/15/17339578/cockygate-explained-romance-publishing-faleena-hopkins

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/may/08/romantic-novelist-trademarking-of-word-cocky-fameela-hopkins

https://slate.com/culture/2018/05/cockygate-and-the-romance-writing-trademark-war.html

#COCKYGATE 2k18 (WILD RIDE) 👀

Here's the author page to one of the author authors affected, Tara Crescent: 

https://www.amazon.com/Tara-Crescent/e/B00FY426O0

I would like to thank all the journalists who reached out to me with such grace and politeness about the situation. I greatly appreciate the way you've handled the situation and your kindness when reaching out to me. Thank you so much. 

Here was my final Facebook post response to the subject which summarizes my final position on the situation: 

Thank you for reading through this and I hope you have a wonderful day. You can find me on social media on these social networks if you're interested in reading more of my work or staying in touch: 

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Complete Amazon Back Catalog – Jamila Jasper | BWWM Romance Author

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Here's my complete back catalog, available on Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Google Play, and Nook. I also have most books available as a paperback version with even more audiobooks in production! 

All eBooks under $6! 

📱Stripped Bare – http://amzn.to/2tY0BZP

🎧Stripped Bare Audio: http://amzn.to/2y41ikg

 

📱Blue Eyed Hunk: https://amzn.to/2ImPUYd

📚Paperback: http://amzn.to/2D4zPVa

🎧Blue Eyed Hunk Audio: https://amzn.to/2KHDV5T

 

📱Father By Choice – http://amzn.to/2u3BpSy

🎧Father By Choice Audiobook: COMING SOON (in review) 

 

Becoming A Riccardi Series: 

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📱Ride A Cowboy – http://amzn.to/2u3igzY

 

📱Mad Mafia Love BOX SET – http://amzn.to/2tXQxzT

🎧Becoming A Riccardi Series (Complete Trilogy) Audio: http://amzn.to/2C5sdkU

 

📱Bound & Gagged – http://amzn.to/2tTeyIY

 

📱Race Traitor – http://amzn.to/2v1xPYU 

 

📱The Situationshiphttp://amzn.to/2v3Jiar

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📱Gang Bangers: http://amzn.to/2fT0J7F

 

📱Cocked & Unsheathed: http://amzn.to/2w7F9lB

🎧Cocked & Unsheathed audio: http://amzn.to/2youwcM

 

📱Sleeping with the mafia: http://amzn.to/2jyYx6G

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📱📚Extra Stuffing: http://amzn.to/2zl1POA

🍎☕🇨🇦Universal Link:  books2read.com/extra-stuffing

 

📱Wild Winter Lust: http://amzn.to/2C9NB3T

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🍎☕🇨🇦 Universal Link: books2read.com/wildwinterlust

 

 

📱DUCHESS: http://amzn.to/2C0mQQP

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📱Killer Love Amazon: http://amzn.to/2Dl4PfM

📚 Killer Love Paperback: http://amzn.to/2rqYJJk

 

📱SPANKED (Sexy Billionaire Dom #1): http://amzn.to/2E5GyOj

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📱TEASED (Sexy Billionaire Dom #4) http://amzn.to/2oG8AHo

📱OWNED (Sexy Billionaire Dom #5): https://amzn.to/2IVEkUf

📱FREED (Sexy Billionaire Dom #6): https://amzn.to/2IvHGKa

 

 

📱9-inch addiction: http://amzn.to/2GZF6M9

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***THIS BOOK HAS SINCE BEEN REPUBLISHED AS "The Cockiest Cowboy To Have Ever Cocked"***

📱Cocky Cowboy Amazon: http://amzn.to/2G6cwIO

 

📱Beauty & The Biker Amazon: https://amzn.to/2GA28fn

📚Paperback: https://amzn.to/2uxgdFl

 

📱Royalty: https://amzn.to/2IROwJO

 

📱📚Silver Fox: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CHSMC28

 

📱Get Pucked: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CVNSPLR

📚Get Pucked Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1981000437

 

📱Mr. Too Big: https://amzn.to/2rSprYW

📚Mr. Too Big Paperback: https://amzn.to/2Izm7Ze

 

📱The Sicilian Brotherhood I: https://amzn.to/2xvmXFu

📚The Sicilian Brotherhood I Paperback: https://amzn.to/2LNg994

 

📱The Sicilian Brotherhood II: https://amzn.to/2JlSSwt

📚The Sicilian Brotherhood II Paperback: [IN PUBLISHING. AVAILABLE SOON.]

 

📱The Sicilian Brotherhood III: https://amzn.to/2JlerNT

📚The Sicilian Brotherhood III Paperback: [IN PUBLISHING. AVAILABLE SOON.]

 

Kendra Queen Novels (BWWM HISTORICAL ROMANCE)

These romance novels are written by a dear friend and fellow romance author. You can find her on Instagram @bwwmkendraqueen.

 

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📱Ridden Hard: http://amzn.to/2FhKuwe

📱Biker Lust: https://amzn.to/2jE1oZq

📱To Bed A Traitor: https://amzn.to/2KDhz4R

BWWM Books: Cocky Cowboy | Jamila Jasper

Howdy BWWM Books Lovers, hop in the saddle and let's skedaddle over to Omaha, Nebraska, the Western setting for my upcoming March release, what I expect to be one of my top romance novels of the year: COCKY COWBOY.

You've just become privy to a little secret and this is your first glimpse at not only the cover but a gripping free sample of the first chapter. Yeehaw! 

If you love interracial romance stories, or if you don't give a damn about color and you just want some hot cowboy action, this is the book for you. Check out the description and then check out this sample 100% free. When you're done reading the sample, share this page with your friends. 

If you share this with 100+ people (Facebook friends, Instagram followers, Twitter followers, ladies who lunch), email me jamilajasperromance@gmail.com for a FREEBIE! 

 

Description: 

This should have been easy.

Hiding out from my ex in Omaha while helping an old woman on her ranch.

One problem…

Her son Kurt O’Connor.

I should have known better than to get involved.

He’s tall, a pillar of muscle, icy blue eyes… and cocky as h*ll! 

He doesn’t just want my body. 

He wants all of me. 

I must resist.

This is a romance novel between a 45 + year old black woman and a hot alpha male! 

If you think you're in for a wild ride… You're 100% right! 

Cocky Cowboy by Jamila Jasper | Romance Novel Excerpt 

 

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Romance Novel Excerpts: 9-Inch Addiction by Jamila Jasper

Romance novel excerpts here give you a preview of what's to come, but this free sample is just the beginning of the action in this ultra-steamy interracial romance novel. If you're a BWWM (swirl romance) fan with a taste for HOT alpha male billionaires and confident black women who can stand up for themselves, you'll enjoy this read.

Make sure you sign up for my FREE mailing list at the end of this email to stay tuned for the release. At launch, this book will be available for 0.99 cents for a limited time and you could miss the deal if you aren't subscribed. 

OK let's hop into it.

DESCRIPTION: 

“I make the rules around here… And you’ll do well to listen to them.” 

CHUCK

My father’s brown-skinned CFO thinks she’s my boss.

I’ll have her bent over her desk begging for more before she knows what hit her.

If anyone finds out about my intentions with her, I’ll be out on street and shipped off back to London.

But I can keep a secret…

I bet she can too with these come-hither brown eyes that she can’t keep off me.

Nobody says no to Chuck Banks.

It’s only a matter of time before she’s MINE.

IDA

My boss thinks I have nothing better to do than look after his son.

Chuck Banks is the type of guy that put me off dating forever…

He’s arrogant…

Demanding…

Bossy…

And one of the only men on the East Coat who can close a $50 million dollar deal at a 100% success rate.

We need him here.

I’m keeping my distance, but I have a feeling he’s trying his hardest to get closer.

Too close, and the career I’ve worked so hard for will come crumbling around me.

I can’t let this happen.

Romance Novel Excerpts: 9-Inch Addiction

 

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Romance Novel Excerpts | Killer Love by Jamila Jasper | BWWM Romance

BWWM Books Romance Novel Excerpts Killer Love Jamila Jasper BWWM BooksHello everyone! This free sample of Killer Love is shorter than what's available on my Patreon. If you would like a longer sample, you can sign up to my Patreon for as little as $1.49 a month. [[CLICK HERE TO GO TO PATREON]]

Keep reading to get to your free sample. KILLER LOVE is a BWWM mafia romance and is slated to be my first gripping romance between a black woman and white man for the year. 

Check out the description:

GINA

Ryan’s been my best friend since 7th grade.

Nothing has happened between us.

Nothing can ever happen between us.

His family runs the local Italian mafia

I know he’s done things he isn’t proud of.

His rough life isn’t for me…

I prefer “playing it safe”.

RYAN

Gina’s like a sister to me.

Lately, she’s been getting protective.

I’m done wondering “what if” about us.

I’m going after the woman I want.

I need her in my bed. I won’t take “no” for an answer.

I’m done playing it safe.

FREE Romance Novel Excerpt | Killer Love by Jamila Jasper

 

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Romance Novel Excerpts: Wild Winter Lust by Jamila Jasper

bwwm romance novel new release kimonoWild Winter Lust is available now at a discounted price!

Below, you can read a 3000-word sample of the story weeks before it's released! If you love romantic stories, enjoy interracial romance novels and you're looking for a gripping new read this winter, check out the sample below after the description of the novel.

If you want to just get to the story, here's the link on AMAZON! 

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GET THE PAPERBACK => http://amzn.to/2yvP42k

This book will be available wide in 90 days.

Description: 

I never expected my Swiss Holiday to end up like this…

In his arms…

In his bed…

A killer on the loose, and a suspect in my bed will make this holiday more interesting than I bargained for.

I trust him.

I love him.

It can’t be him… can it?

Dream’s Swiss holiday takes a turn for the worse when her new lover Axel is accused of a murder she knows he didn’t commit. 

Take a peek inside this ultra-steamy BWWM romance for the intriguing, page turning, panty-dropping romantic suspense you’ll need to stay warm this winter.

Excerpt | Wild Winter Lust:

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Free Romance Novel Excerpts: Extra Stuffing by Jamila Jasper

romance novel excerpts jamila jasper bwwmSteamy hot holiday romance Extra Stuffing coming soon to Amazon! Scroll down so you can check out the description and read this lengthy free sample of this interracial romance story launching in a few days.

Extra Stuffing has been an intense book to write, filled with so many twists and turns plus a satisfying ending.

If you enjoy sports romance stories with HOT alpha males and SPICY love scenes, you'll enjoy this read.

Check out the description and then the sample below.

Description:

GRACIE GOODWIN

We broke up… For a good reason too.

So why did I fall into Peter Roman’s arms so easily?

OK, it might have something to do with the fact that he’s smoking hot and plays for the NFL now.

But there’s something I haven’t told Peter — something that could change the way he looks at me forever.

 

PETER ROMAN

I want Gracie back. I don’t care what I have to do to keep her.

I’m not the dumb a$$hole I was in college.

I’m different and I have the bank account to match.

No matter what, I’m going to make her mine. 

This time, we’ll last forever. 

Romance Novel Excerpts: Extra Stuffing

 

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Romance Novel Excerpts: The Situationship

the situationship romance novel excerpts bwwm The Situationship romance novel excerpt will give you a taste of a HOT, steamy and unconventional romance between an African American woman and a white man. If you love romantic stories, you'll enjoy this best-selling BWWM romance novel.

Check out the description here:


LOLA HOPKINS

Not quite a friendship, not quite a relationship
Some women would consider that a HOT MESS 
But not me. 
I liked no-strings-attached fun with Mark.
That is, I liked it until I got pregnant… 
Will I ever convince this playboy to settle down?

MARK JAGGER

I love Lola, but I can't hurt her
My ex-wife will never accept me getting serious with another woman.
I need to keep Lola at arm's length to keep her safe.
But these days, she's been getting so damned clingy.
I can't figure out why…

This book is for lovers of hot and steamy action between the sheets. If you enjoy romance between beautiful, strong black women and handsome, alpha male white men, you'll enjoy this book. Take a look inside to get a taste of what you're missing…

This BWWM novel is an extra-steamy read so hot it might melt your Kindle.

Does this sound good to you? Great. You can click the link here to get the book ASAP: http://amzn.to/2v3Jiar

Keep reading to get the excerpt:

Romance Novel Excerpts: The Situationship

 

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