#cockygate – Faleena Hopkins, trademark / patent troll.

#cockygate – Faleena Hopkins, trademark / patent troll.

Filed Under: Faleena Hopkins #cockygate trademark / patent troll Okay, what is #cockygate? Read my first article then meet me back here. There are updates. Ready? Here we go. Here’s the latest #cockygate Twitter thread, with all the court docs linked. We need to be supporting Kevin and the other authors in this fight against … Read More

#Cockygate – WTF? The summation.

#Cockygate – WTF? The summation.

Coming Soon | Pre-Orders | Series Info You’ve probably been hearing about #cockygate the past couple of weeks and might be wondering WTF is that? Long story short: A fairly newbie writer (Faleena Hopkins) decided she was going to trademark a common word, “cocky,” and then started going after other writers who’d used it in their book … Read More

Charles Michael Segaloff (aka Michael Makai) sentenced. #BDSM

The court docket summary doesn’t have the actual sentencing paperwork in it yet, but there was a hearing and local media are reporting that Charles Michael Segaloff (aka BDSM author Michael Makai) was sentenced on 8/5/2016 to two years in federal prison. http://newsok.com/erotic-book-author-sentenced-in-okc-federal-court-case/article/5512534 Apparently he’d filed a memo before the sentencing to try to get … Read More

Help needed from Facebook peeps to report fake account!

Hey, guys, there’s a fake “me” on Facebook I just discovered. Apparently they’d had the real me blocked up until recently, because when I went looking for duplicates a few weeks ago, I didn’t see them, but they’d uploaded a profile pic last fall. The FAKE:  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010317641335 If you’re on Facebook, PLEASE go report that … Read More

What am I reading, a rant about pirates (sorry), and Coming Soon.

What am I reading, a rant about pirates (sorry), and Coming Soon.

I had a new release on Monday, in case you missed it! 🙂 Rhymes With Orange (Suncoast Society 35, MMMF, BDSM) is now available from BookStrand. http://www.bookstrand.com/tymber-dalton Note: It takes 4-6 weeks for books to be released to third-party sites. I have no control over that. If you have a Kindle, you can order directly … Read More

Really? REALLY?

You cannot drive a semi truck (or other certain commercial vehicles) in the US legally unless you have the proper license, training, insurance, the vehicle and trailer meets minimum federal and state standards as to mechanical soundness, etc. You have to be a minimum age. You have to keep logs. You have to fulfill certain … Read More

I’m done. #TheWalkingDead #jumpedtheshark #TWDFinale

*sigh* If you haven’t watched the season 6 finale of The Walking Dead — spoilers. If my tone sounds resigned, well, it is. Breaking up is usually hard to do…except this time. They made it damned easy for me. Yes, they’re deviating from the comics. Fine. I stuck with them through that. I stuck through … Read More

Quick Note: Why I’m not posting certain documents in the Charles Michael Segaloff (Michael Makai) case.

There has been a valid point brought up that I want to make sure I clarify, since I cannot remember all the places I have clarified it. (Fibrofog is a bitch, so…blog post.) And I’m tired of repeating myself, so, huzzah, blog post. In the Charles Michael Segaloff (Michael Makai) arrest and federal case, I’m … Read More

Why you trust your gut: #BDSM and predators in the lifestyle. (Charles Michael Segaloff / Michael Makai arrest)

Latest Edit: 01/12/2017, see files, and bottom section. Final judgment paperwork added. Charles Michael Segaloff (aka Michael Makai) pled guilty on a plea deal to a lesser charge, and was sentenced on 08/04/2016 to two years in federal prison, and one year of supervised release, as well as sex offender rehabilitation classes. (Still awaiting actual sentencing … Read More

Write Your Ass Off: Historically based non-con romance? DO. NOT. WRITE. IT.

Shocker (not) I have another rant today, about writers who try to sexeh up horrific historical events all in the name of “free speech.” (Spoiler Alert: They’re doucheballs.) http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2015/10/historically-based-non-con-romance-do.html

#notchilled Ellora’s Cave vs Dear Author lawsuit update (10/14/2015)

Over on the Write Your Ass Off blog I’ve posted the latest update (and my latest rant). New filings in the case by DA, and there’s a jaw-dropper of a footnote on one of the pages that you DEFINITELY will want to read about if you’re following the case. http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2015/10/elloras-cave-vs-dear-author-more.html

Writer Beware: Ellora’s Cave versus Dear Author lawsuit update 9/16/2015

I’ve posted another update on the lawsuit between Ellora’s Cave and Dear Author over on my WriteYourAssOff.com blog: http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2015/09/writer-beware-elloras-cave-vs-dear.html

Kim Davis deserves to be in jail.

(Warning: Ranty Pants are ON.) Kentucky clerk Kim Davis deserves to be in jail, and kudos to the judge for not simply fining her, which might allow her supporters to rally around and raise funds for her, not allowing her personally to feel the fallout of her failure to perform her duties. Yes, my head … Read More

Ellora’s Cave vs Dear Author lawsuit update 9/2/2015

I’ve posted an update over on my  Write Your Ass off blog about the Ellora’s Cave versus Dear Author lawsuit. http://writeyourassoff.blogspot.com/2015/09/writer-beware-ec-vs-da-lawsuit-update.html

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