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

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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 i…

Getting Personal: The Year that was 2016

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Well it's here folks. The second to last post that I'll be doing for 2016. I'm sure this year has brought both ups and downs for everyone across the globe. From the JLP winning the election and ousting the PNP in Jamaica early this year to the recent win by Donald Trump in United States presidential election. This year has brought on all sorts of surprises. Some joyous and divisive as shifts in government and as unfortunate and horribly as crime and acts of war/terror. No matter what it is up to each and everyone of us to chose. Rise or Fall. There is no in between. Not unless you like rolling around in misery without direction. Hell no from me on that.

I choose to rise.

Some people are like this right now.


Well my thoughts are very different. Why rise above later when I can just be on top right now?


Yup. I choose happiness. You hear me world! HAPPINESS!!!



And for anyone looking to quash my happiness. Dare try steal my joy? Well this is what you'll get in the name of Je…

Merry Christmas 2016 and Happy Holidays

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Wishing everyone Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I will be blogging until the 21st (Monday 19th and Wednesday 21st) of December then taking a blogging break until January 2nd. I'll still be reading posts in between so I'll be with you in spirit.


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See you on Monday guys. Remember the Thank You Giveaway (extended to Jan 6) and God Bless.

WOW: Now I Rise

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that allows us to spotlight books we are eagerly anticipating to be released.



Today my WOW is the sequel to And I Darken. Kiersten is back again and the cover alone is stunning. How can I not be excited for this book? The blood and rivalry will be stupendous!


Summary (from Goodreads: Lada Dracul has no allies. No throne. All she has is what she’s always had: herself. After failing to secure the Wallachian throne, Lada is out to punish anyone who dares to cross her blood-strewn path. Filled with a white-hot rage, she storms the countryside with her men, accompanied by her childhood friend Bogdan, terrorizing the land. But brute force isn’t getting Lada what she wants. And thinking of Mehmed brings little comfort to her thorny heart. There’s no time to wonder whether he still thinks about her, even loves her. She left him before he could leave her.
What Lada needs is her younger brother Radu’s subtlety and skill.…

As We Know It Book Release and Mini Review

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Today I'm happy to say that Carrie Butler's latest novel, As We Know It has been released. A disaster romance and Action/Adventure that will shake and turn you inside out. Carrie has been a blogger, writer and graphic artists for years now. This is not her first rodeo book release and you'll be thrilled to know the book is worth the wait. Don't go anywhere, there's more...

Book Trailer



Like what you see? Well scroll on down to see more!

As We Know It Novel





Purchase options: Amazon, Barnes&Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Smashwords.

Mini Review

The novel starts with Elena trying to get over an awful break up. Her best friend pushed her into going on a trip and rekindling the woman she used to be. The confident one who wouldn't let one man shatter her so badly. Little did Elena know that a pickpocket and a horrible earthquake were both on the horizon. Stuck in a disaster zone, it will take everything for both to make it alive and this disaster might just be what both need …

Gratitude and Thanks

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Click here to read December IWSG Post

I just want to send a big thank you for all the support sent my way. After being hurt and venting it is important to heal and move on. Thanks for all those who have sent kind words helping that journey. No need to comment, see you all on Monday. God Bless.





RANT POST: Beware Review Rage (and Dishonesty)

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Warning: This is a RANT. If you want my December IWSG post CLICK HERE.


I know I said I would be back on Monday but I had to make this post. In November  I bought a Halloween novella and read it. I thought the book was poorly done and after considering things left this rating on amazon.



I also left a review explaining why I thought it was poor. Yes it was tough but I thought the book was bad and left a review saying such. There was another review that was glowing though. So like in life everyone has their own thoughts on something. To date there a two reviews on this book. My two star and another reader's four star review/rating. I have no intention on changing my review in light of what happened. I have never back tracked on a review in my life. I won't start now. If you think I was harsh fine but please read on because I'm certain no reader/author I know would ever do what this author did in response.

But then I also did this review for another of her books. One that I th…

IWSG and Movie Love: Blockbusters, Dead Weight and Wild Cards of 2017. Hi Grace!

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Welcome to another IWSG and today we are doing something special on this little blog of mine. Over the last few years I have been adding in my love of movies along with everything writing and bookish. Today we go full on and my only insecurity is how much fun you'll have. Kidding, this is going to be loads of fun. Long post though so strap in everyone! Oh and I curse a few times in this. Advance warning.



I will be listing top movies for 2017 (in my opinion) according to a set of lists. These lists were inspired by Grace Randolph, a Youtuber with both the Beyond the Trailer and Movie Math channels. She even recently also started selling merchandise as well. A busy lady and one of the most reliable when it comes to keeping me informed on Entertainment News. 

Grace Randolph
Me: Hi Grace! *Waves*
Note: You can come back and check out this new video featuring great Black Panther info. Read on.


Last year she had the special lists of Originals, Sequels and Wild Cards to show her thoughts…

The Mummy Trailer, GUARDIANS of the GALAXY Vol. 2 Teaser Trailer and Blacknerd Reacts

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I'm planning a big IWSG this Wednesday combining both that and my movie post. Taking inspiration from a youtuber and bringing you something a little different. But in written form. Sorry but I'm not ready to go into the video world just yet.

So enjoy the trailers below. The trailer reaction at the bottom is by nerdy Youtuber Blacknerd who happens to have the same first name as my younger brother (Andre) and my sadly deceased cousin. Let me know what you think of these videos. See you on Wednesday for IWSG and God Bless.









Thank You Post: Giveaway Edition

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Update: Giveaway extended until January 6, 2017.

Yes you read it right. My special post is a giveaway. After all these years I thought it would be a nice gesture. I believe I did one giveaway years ago. Now I'm back with another. Surprise!


Requirements
1. You have commented before on this blog. Yes, I'm rewarding current readers and past visitors. Sorry newbies, this is for those who have been with me before December 2016.
2. Join Google Friend Connect. If you can't please state so and why. If you really can't join up using GFC, that can be forgiven as long as you explain why (even in simple terms like 'wonky internet' or 'annoying interface').
3. Comment on this post and let me know you want to enter. You have until December 24th and I'll announce the winner early January 2017.



What do you win?

A book of course that cost under $20. It can be paperback or Ebook. Amazon for The Book Depository. Whichever has the book and the most affordable shipping. S…