Sunday, December 10, 2017

HAIKU HORIZONS # 25 - OCEAN


Here is this week’s prompt from the Haiku Horizon site which is “OCEAN” and here are my three Haiku response endeavors:  



The ocean is blue
There lover’s beau is sailing
Wanting him home safe.

Ocean of tears flow
A woman’s emotions show
Her husband’s now dead.

There’s but one ocean
But it has more than one name
Please explain reason

I would love to get your feedback here.


Friday, December 8, 2017

ROBIN LEIGH MORGAN'S PROMOTION/MARKETING IDEA # 23

If there's one thing any author wants to do, it's to get people to know who they are. And they want to do it in an efficient manner.

One way to do this is to open an account at about.me. On this site you can continuously update your bio and all of your books, your blog sites, etc. Once you have it completed you can then place a link to this site on your Twitter account, add the link to your signature when you send out an email message to name two. 

To see what I'm talking about regarding Twitter, you're invited to check out my account there:  

 
The about.me link is on the left, right below my location.



ROBIN LEIGH MORGAN'S PROMOTIONAL/MARKETING IDEA # 22

Summaries are important in whetting a potential reader's interest enough so they'll decide to buy a copy of your book.  This being the
case make sure the summary is catchy.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

STATUS REPORT # 120


This week I’m going to be rather brief.

To begin with Amazon just changed a badge they had given me.  Originally, they’d given me one for being an ENTHUSIAST for TRUE CRIME BOOKS. Now, they’ve given me one for being a TOP CONTRIBUTOR for the same genre. Wish they’d given me for ROMANCE.

Today, Sunday, December 3, 2017, I completed my GoodReads Reading Challenge for 200 books; in fact, at this moment I’ve got 201 reviews written. This is the third time I’ve taken the challenge and have completed it.

If you’re looking to give a book as a gift to someone, a family or even yourself, I’d love for you to consider giving one of my books.


In additional, I’d love for you consider getting a copy of one of the first books I had the pleasure of reviewing, “A Lesson My Cat Taught Me” by Saul Weber. It’s a wonderful award-winning book which teaches its young readers [5 – 8] about the acceptance of others for who they are, and not what they are.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IJKFKW6 

If anyone is interest in the review I wrote for this book here is the link:





Saturday, December 2, 2017

BOOK REVIEW # 2017-040 - SEASONAL SHENANIGANS


I’ve received an ARC [Advanced Reader’s Copy] of this book from one of the authors, and the following is my honest opinion.

While all of us look at Valentine’s Day, February 14th, to be a special time for romance, whether it be a first love or a second chance one, every woman is longing to find that special guy, a guy she can have her long desired HEA with; most of us have forgotten that the holiday season about Christmas as being the second most popular day for romances to come into bloom. The holiday season includes the Winter Solstice, Chanukah [there’s multiple “correct” spellings] and of course Christmas; and this wonderful holiday anthology with 14 well known and loved romance authors cover all three of these holidays.

I truly love to read anthologies, especially when romance is a key element to each story, and when you add in the winter holidays, as I’ve said in the above, how can you go wrong.

This anthology offers a wide spectrum of all the romantic subgenres we love to read, from those sweet love at first sight to a hot, steamy, BDSM, how can you go wrong. Animal lovers get a chance to read how an abandoned box of kittens brings two neighbors together when the woman is at a lost at what to do with them. Sci-fi romance lovers get two chances to read their favorite genres, one where the two protagonists are on a spaceport, and the second involving two strangers up against aliens out to ravage the Earth’s resources. Can Kismet bring two individuals together, well if you love this type of story there’s something there for you as well.

As you can see there’s a strong possibility you’ll love reading at least a few of them, and at a price of 99 cents for 14 short stories, it’s a can’t lose situation. This anthology offers romance readers a chance to venture into reading a romance subgenre they’ve haven’t read before, and to possibly enjoy discovering authors they’ve never read anything from before.

So if you read only one story a day, depending on the holiday, these stories will either get you through the holiday, to the holiday itself, or get you into the spirit for the holiday for when it actually arrives

All in all, given what I’ve written in the above; I’m happy to give all the authors and the short stories they’ve contributed to this collection 5 STARS and hope you’ll enjoy reading what I’ve read.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you and your families !!!  😊 😊 😊

HUGS and KISSES to everyone.

NOTE: This book releases on December 7, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

STAUS REPORT # 119


EGADS !!!



I can’t believe it’s been over a month since my last status report and that I hadn’t posted an updated report when my revised debut romance novel got released again.  So, with the holidays approaching why not give that young girl in your family a sweet MG/YA paranormal romance novel, “I Kissed a Ghost” to read. The book is available as a paperback, a KINDLE, as well as a KINDLE  Unlimited.






After it the paperback edition got released on 10/16/2017 and the KINDLE being released on 10/27/2017 I had to begin heavily promoting it.



Working on getting it re-released and personal matters hindered my ability to read/review books the way I usually do; and by the time the released had occurred I got to be about 12-14 books behind making my GoodReads Reading Challenge goal for this year of 200 books.



Along with the promoting of the book, I decided to work on the next endeavor I’d like to self-publish. This endeavor comes from my steamier, erotic side. So far from my last status report, I’ve totally re-read the entire manuscript slowly and made quite a few changes, and have written an additional three chapters; and as it stands now I’ve got about 27,000 words, 22 chapters with 114 pages [I type my manuscripts, single-space, with each page measuring 6” x 9”, the same size as I would be using for my book.]



In addition, during this same time, I went into high gear trying to make my GoodReads goal of 200 books, and as of today I’ve read and have written reviews for 25 books, and now only need 5 more books to reach my goal.



If anyone is considering giving a book as a gift for someone, or even a book for yourself, you’re invited to check out the 660 reviews I’ve got on Amazon.com:






With things beginning to finally settle down, I can return to posting the other types of items I’d posted in the past.



ALL THE BEST to you and your families.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

HAIKU HORIZON # 24 - ICE


Here is this week’s prompt from the Haiku Horizon site which is “ICE” and here are my three Haiku response endeavors:  






Heart no longer warm

My true love cheated on me

Heart now cold as ice



The cold has arrived

If the lake freezes solid

We’ll go ice skating



Don’t put ice in drinks

It will only dilute them

They’re already cold



I would love to get your feedback here.