Wednesday, 21 December 2016

WEP 2016 Utopian Challenge and The Billionaire's Package Cover Reveal

As my last post for 2016 I think I have really set up an exciting post. You get both a post for the latest WEP challenge that pushes writers to create stories based off specific themes and a cover reveal for an upcoming novel. Pretty sweet I think.



The theme for December 2016's WEP challenge is Uptopian Dreams. Whether they up being a true utopia or transform into a nightmare is up to you. Click here to find out more or for list of participants. Below I share a poem about a very different type of utopia.

The Don

Gunfire, strife and poverty are all outsiders see.
When they hear of our vibrant community.
Little schooling yet some of us have more
in our homes than the middle class
who kill off themselves repaying student loans.
Working class is just a nice way to say poor.
But I 'The Don' say there is much more.

The clubbing, sense of loyalty, protection from police.
Always having someone in charge to dispense justice.
Outside you are all running wild.
With a government only interested in their own bottom line.
Why you think my people protest when one of us dies?
None of us can really rely on the cops.
Politicians only show up for votes and photo ops.

The Don is always there for his own and will
never allow disrespect to go without atone.
Violence and bloodshed happens yes.
Yet when it happen over tourist hot spot
the same people after us are quick to assure
the world that the violence is not a life brand.
But where I am from is called dangerous, volatile.
The hypocrisy runs rampant and wild.

Still I am fine and will go on until the world stop spin.
Because The Don is no one man or woman.
But the Utopian ideal for communities no one cares about.
At least until photo ops, votes and life bios are needed.
Keep your hypocrisy, we live in utopia already.

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The Billionaire's Package Cover Reveal


The following cover reveal is brought to you by Xpresso Book Tours. I signed up for this reveal via the author online. Now look below to see the swanky cover and read about this upcoming novel's plot. Is it the perfect book for you? Read on to find out.





The Billionaire’s Package 
Kyle Autumn
(Thirsty Thursday Series #1)
Publication date: January 25th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Shiree

One day, I’m doing my job and minding my own business…
Okay. Maybe sitting behind the desk of the richest, most powerful man in our city isn’t considered minding my own business. But I’m only here because I’m doing my job. That part is true.
I’m a package handler at National Express, and today, I have a package for Mr. Charles Masters, billionaire and CEO of Launchpad Systems, the biggest tech company in the nation. And, when I’m caught red-handed getting a little too comfortable behind his desk, he looks at me like he wants me to handle his package.
It’s too bad he turns out to be a pompous caveman.
Except he’s an incredibly hot pompous caveman. And I can’t stop thinking about him.
I can’t wait to tell the girls about this at the next Thirsty Thursday…
——————-
Chaz

The board of the company I built from the ground up doesn’t approve of the way I’m living my life. In fact, they don’t just disapprove—they want me to change.
Their plan is to throw me a fake engagement party to show the world I’m a changed “family man” now. And my right-hand man sends that plan spiraling out of control when he sends the local package delivery woman into my office.
It’s too bad she turns out to be so sensitive and unresponsive to my charm.
Except she’s incredibly sexy when she’s upset. And I have to make things right.
Maybe the board was right about this “family man” stuff after all…


Author Bio:


Kyle Autumn is the author of sexy contemporary romances that will melt your heart and your panties. She also writes erotic short stories series that will likely melt your panties more than your heart. She loves chocolate and pajamas. Can't be bothered to brush her hair most days. Can always be bothered to write her pants--er, pajama bottoms--off
Her debut book will release in January of 2017, the first in a series of three romances centered around four woman (two of which are package handlers for a delivery service) who meet up every Thursday at their favorite bar. She also writes super-short, super-sexy stories to tickle your erotic bone. ;)

That's it for 2016. Let me know what you think of my poem entry and do you have any thought's on Kyle's upcoming novel? Thanks for stopping by and for supporting my blog. Merry Christmas and  God Bless.

31 comments:

  1. why does the title of that book sound naughty to me? :)

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  2. I enjoyed your take on the prompt Utopian Dreams. Interesting and well put. I'm also quite thrilled to make your acquaintance and look forward to reading some of your erotic short stories

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  3. So much here, Sheena-kay. Love your poem. So delighted that more poems than flash fiction this month. I loved the tone from the first line: 'Keep your hypocrisy, we live in utopia already...' Quite a story to tell, and it sounds true.

    Kyle Autumn's book sounds good. I've put it on my Goodreads To Read list.

    Thanks for joining us for WEP this month. Was an honour to have you. I hope we can get together in 2017 again.

    Merry Christmas. Happy writerly New Year!

    Denise :-)

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    1. Thank you very much Denise. WEP is a lot of fun to take part in. I'm working on sharing my poetry more. Glad Kyle's book also sparked interest. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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  4. The Don is not one woman
    Or one man it truly seems
    We all wound to be
    In this Utopian Dream
    The injustice done too all
    Makes us wont to scream
    No matter how we all feel
    This Utopia is just a Dream

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  5. Love that you focussed on how personal and individual utopia is. One size doesn't fit all. Ever.

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  6. That is a very interesting take on utopia. And I like the rhythm of your poetry: it pulses like drumbeats.

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  7. When I saw your title, I thought about the Don in the Mafia. I like your play with words. You point out injustices and also the desires of people working hard to make it one level higher. Yet you show there are other who don't. There is a dichotomy in your poem that intrigues.
    Excellent job.
    Have a Merry Christmas and beautiful walk over into the new year.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat Garcia

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    1. Thank you Pat. I'm glad the contrasts in the poem intrigued you. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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  8. Utopia is a dream, one that will never be and yet can be if perfection isn't the goal. Well done!

    Thanks for taking part in the WEP Challenge; I hope you'll join us again!

    Wishing you a joy filled holiday and a success filled New Year!

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  9. Nice job on your Utopia challenge. The imagery rocks!

    Merry Christmas!

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  10. I love your entry for the Utopia challenge. It's so powerful.

    It is a strange contradiction that Jamaica is denounced as dangerous on one hand, and promoted as a tourist destination on the other. I think your poem does a great job bringing new attention to this.

    Thanks for sharing it! Merry Christmas, Sheena-kay.

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  11. Your poem made me want to dance! Loved the rhythm and the message so much. Thanks for this.

    Have a wonderful Christmas. See you in 2017!

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  12. I loved reading your poem Sheena, I thought it was incredibly powerful. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017!

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  13. Loved the poem! The older I get, the more injustice (along any line) ticks me off! Your words are very powerful!

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  14. You paint a good picture here of a quasi-vigilante, Godfather-type protector of his 'family'. When society breaks down, when the common man feels unprotected, when trust in the institutions created to protect us is at an all-time low (or maybe even inexistent), it's ripe territory for these figures to pop up. They can do much good—certainly the people they protect seem to revere them—but... well, too much power in a single person's hand, without accountability of any sort, and—especially—of a kind that excludes certain people, is never a good idea. Good take on the prompt.

    Happy holidays!
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

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  15. Your poem is very powerful. Thanks for sharing it with us and good luck!

    Wishing Kyle all the best with her latest release. :)
    ~Jess

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  16. Very interesting entry. Intriguing point of view.

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  17. 'Politicians only show up for votes and photo ops.'

    Story of my life! Great take on the prompt.

    Merry Christmas and a very happy 2017 to you.

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  18. I love The Don - it's creative, prolific, and thought provoking.

    Happy Holidays, Sheena-kay.

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  19. What a wonderful way to express what one considers a real utopia, everyone has a different interpretation. I like the ideas your words evoke. Hope your holidays are merry, and I'd like it if all were peaceful, too!

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  20. Excellent Utopian Dream entry. What is more important that family, community and loyalty. Very impressive and yet so far from what most people thing and feel.

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  21. Ooh, I like your different take on utopia.
    Hmm, that understated cover is very intriguing...
    Happy New Year!

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  22. That's a beautiful poem - so much power in so few words. Congrats to Kyle!
    And may you have a blessed New Year!!!

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  23. Hello,
    Just dropping by to congratulate you on an outstanding job and your receiving the Encouragement Award.
    I loved your poem when I first read it, and I still do.
    I wish you much success in your writing for 2017.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat Garcia

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  24. Congratulations on getting the Encouragement Award. I so hope you are encouraged - loved this poem.

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  25. Congratulations on your WEP Challenge win.

    I've liven many places in my life, but there are only three that are truly home to me. Your poem reminded me deeply of one. Although I was very different in many respects from the 'locals', for some reason I was fully accepted by most and made to feel that community loyalty extended to me. My heart quickened as I read this and felt immediately at home. Thank you so much.

    I truly appreciate being in such good company.

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  26. Congrats on the WEP award! Well deserved :)
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

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