Episode 112 – Author Faleena Hopkins #CockyGate

Author Faleena Hopkins has taken it upon herself to trademark the word “cocky” within the romance book world. By doing so she has created quite a backlash for herself as she has threatened to sue any and all authors who do not remove the word cocky from their book titles or descriptions. Check out some of the screenshots below for more details.

She uploaded a Facebook live video address those who are upset by her actions in the most bizarre way. Her behavior is disturbing. There was no way I could stay silent any longer. Check out my running commentary on the video with my husband.

Before you listen to this podcast I want to inform you a few things.

  • I curse. . . a lot.
  • I say bitch. . . a lot.
  • I think Faleena Hopkins may need mental help. . . I could be wrong.
  • My husband has a strong accent and I hope you can understand him ok. I asked him to tone that accent down for the podcast and hopefully he does.

Faleena Hopkins decided to trademark the word “cocky” to protect her brand – or so she says. I’m not buying it.

Remember to follow all things messy. . .

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37 thoughts on “Episode 112 – Author Faleena Hopkins #CockyGate

    • prettygirlreading says:

      She is scoring zero points with her behavior. I don’t understand how she can’t see what the real problem is. I will never support her or her books. She’s lost so many readers and authors with this mess.

      • booksandblends says:

        I’ve never even heard of her before this! But I was too through after I saw that post where she’s talking about she forgives everyone who has bullied her. WTF!

      • prettygirlreading says:

        Right! I didn’t feel like people were even bullying her – she was the aggressor in this situation.

  1. theredhatterblog says:

    I’m dying! You and your husband have me on the floor laughing with tears down my face 😂😂😂 I absolutely love this!!! I also had the same reactions while watching! #irrelevant
    -Julia

    • prettygirlreading says:

      I couldn’t help myself. When she made the video, she set herself up for failure.

    • prettygirlreading says:

      An indie author who wants to take money out of others pockets. She needs to take several seats.

  2. Patricia Andersen Nickel says:

    I watched this also this morning ! And because I made a few comments, she’s blocked me.
    She’s and delusional narcissist and needs help !
    It was like watching a person break down. Where was her family , friends and fans?? ABSOLUTELY needs to stop her ranting!!
    THANKS FOR YOUR INCREDIBLE INSIGHT, both you and your husband !!!

    • prettygirlreading says:

      I can’t image someone in their right mind telling her that this is okay. I hope someone helps her soon because she is creating more of a mess every single day.

  3. Beware Of The Reader says:

    So repeat: piblicity LOL OK I love your hubs laugh and you both were so entertaining to listen to. But I am with you on the analogy with your president!

    • prettygirlreading says:

      Sometimes I wonder if he really loves me! Hahahahahaha!!! I can’t pronounce things sometimes for the life of me. LOL!!

  4. DaisyGal @ DG Book Blog says:

    I’m clearly behind on listening to your podcast! 🤭 She has really sunk her ship in this community, and she’s such an idiot! Really enjoyed this one, and love your commentary with your hubs! =D

    • prettygirlreading says:

      He was such a great sport for doing it. I’m glad you liked it. It was fun to record because that chick is crazy AF!

    • prettygirlreading says:

      Thank you so, so much!!!! It was so fun to make. I hope that woman gets some help! 🙂

  5. Mo says:

    Hilarious. I cried when your husband made a comment with ‘Irrelevant’s’ first squeal; he said something about her being an animal at Busch Gardens…LMAO. That was followed by your ‘crazy bitch’ remark.
    I have to agree. She needs to cease the histrionics. After all, she started this shit.

    • prettygirlreading says:

      LOL!!!! Sometimes I wonder about that man of mine 🙂 I hope the lawyers knock her silly little trademark to kingdom come. She has created to much mess.

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