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Everyone Deserves Happily Ever After

© 2012 by Kat Bastion


I’m living a fairy tale, are you?

I am Snow White. ~ Fair of face and pure of intention, I’ve fallen victim to a mad, jealous witch out to harm me for her own vanity.

I am Sleeping Beauty. ~ Unsuspecting, I’ve been poisoned, caused to live in essential exile due to another’s unfounded fears.

I am Cinderella. ~ Stuck in family circumstance, soot covered my face as I toiled. My true beauty beamed through. Even more punishment was doled out for my audacity to be naturally radiant me.

All of the above is true about me. My past has carved me. Feel sorry for me?

Don’t. The story isn’t over yet.

I am Mulan. ~ Small and unassuming, I’ve been unexpectedly drawn into a battle not of my making. Using natural talents, I’ve learned how to be a warrior to fight and protect those I love.

I survived in spite of insurmountable odds against me.

Before long, a prince saw the beauty and strength within me. My hero fought to have me for his own.

And they lived happily ever after? The end?

No. Their story has only just begun…

I have become a Poetic Warrior.

My past does not define me. Every action made from my heart with love to another is who I am.

There are lost in this world. People are harmed at the whim of another. Villains in power prey on the innocent, casting them adrift in their own fairy tale as they wait for a hero to arrive.

Join me. Be the hero in someone else’s life.

An unexpected collection of love poems is leading the charge. Poetry shot into my heart, flowed through my veins, and poured onto the page as a gift. I’m thrusting my pen up in the air, wielding it to help save others, as extraordinary gifts are meant to be given, not taken.

Utterly Loved is a book of romantic poetry shared with the world for charity. The foreword is written by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sylvain Reynard, the quintessential humanitarian, a shining example for us all.

What you do here and now makes a difference to help create someone’s happily ever after.

Share the news of Utterly Loved with everyone you know, buy multiple copies as gifts, and spread the love with booming echoes like rolling thunder across the globe. The book is currently available for sale on Amazon.

No dollar will ever line my pocket. All proceeds, less costs and taxes, will be donated to selected charities. So far, I’ve chosen World Vision and Covenant House.

With your purchase of Utterly Loved, and by sharing the news with everyone you know, you help the cause and raise awareness. You become the hero.

Standing together around the world, we each do a small part to have a big impact. United, we help those who desperately need it to feel… Utterly Loved.

Thank you for being a hero. You give others a fighting chance at their happily every after.

Your humble shoe,

Kat Bastion


Hey, everyone. Kindle Gal here. I want to say a HUGE thank you to my friend Kat for guesting with us today. I know how near and dear this project is to her, and I’m thrilled Kindles & Wine was able to help spread the word about this charitable effort.

Please, please, PLEASE consider purchasing Utterly Loved this holiday season. I cannot stress enough that ALL the proceeds from every single sale will go to extremely reputable charities: World Vision and Covenant House.

Publication Date: November 29, 2012
Length: 100 pages
Genre: Poetry
Publisher: Self-Published
Official Summary
Foreword by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Sylvain Reynard.
In Utterly Loved, award-winning paranormal romance writer Kat Bastion shares her poetry with the world for charity. Heartfelt poems, rich in passion and rooted in nature, transport us to misty forests and sandy beaches. What began as a private collection of poetic love letters to her husband for their twentieth anniversary, evolved into a book of poems and quotes they decided to share.
Proceeds of Utterly Loved, after costs and taxes, will go directly to selected charities. They will feel Utterly Loved.
Buy It on Amazon


Utterly Loved Giveaway

Kat is generously offering a signed copy of Utterly Loved and a signed bookplate from Sylvain Reynard to ONE lucky Kindles & Wine reader.

To enter for your chance to win, you must:

  1. Be a follower of our blog (click the floating Follow button in the lower-right corner of your browser), AND
  2. Hit the comments and tell us who has been a hero in your life.

Please note: This contest will close on Sunday, December 9 at 11:59 PM (CST) and the winner will be notified via email on Monday, December 10.


Kat Bastion is a multi-award winning paranormal romance writer, poetic warrior, and eternal optimist who loves getting lost in the beauty of nature.

You can connect with Kat on her website, and follow her on her blogFacebook, and Twitter.