Saturday, February 18, 2017

Robin Leigh Morgan's Promotional/Marketing Idea # 17

All of us who are authors tend in write in a genre in which we feel the most comfortable, that's a given, and for me the genre is romance. However when we decided to do any promotions or marketing for a book we've written most of us tend to look for venues which would give us the biggest audience for whatever we're doing. While this might seem good in reality most of that audience might not be interested in what we've got to offer. The better solution is to seek out those ventures which offer an audience as close as to the audience our book[s] have been written for that we can get.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

HAIKU HORIZONS # 6 - RAIN


This week’s prompt from the Haiku Horizon site is “FLOOD” and here are my three Haiku response endeavors:  


 

Rain from the sky falls

Evaporate it goes back

Cycle is endless

 

Sports and rain combine

In baseball game gets rained out

Football continues

 

No rain causes drought

Too much rain comes making floods

Need happy midpoint

Sunday, February 5, 2017

BOOK REVIEW # 2017-015 - LOVIN' CHRISTMAS: BELIEVE IN THE SEASON


Christmas came and went six weeks ago and in real life and the romance stories particularly all women love to read. And in these stories, especially those with this seasonal theme to them how many women who haven’t found their HEA yet, each year are looking forward to this holiday season so they can grab their desired hunk and kiss him under the mistletoe, even it means having a friend nearby with a sprig of this mythical bough dangling on a string attached to a stick.


To love the second most romantic time of the year, Christmas; you’ve got to love and believe in it. If you do believe in the Christmas season you’ve got to believe that every woman’s life will be ending in a wonderful HEA they’re longing to have.


Christmas is a time in which a loss of a loved one hurts the most, a time one longs to be lucky to find someone under the proverbial kissing bough we know as mistletoe, to kiss them so they become theirs; and if they guy turns out to be a sexy hunk, so much the better. Christmas is a magical and fanciful time of year when romantic wishes do come true, but only if you believe.


The collection of stories in this anthology should be able to rekindled the seasonal spirit you had six weeks ago and be able to warm the cockles your hearts, as you experience falling in love again while fantasizing about being in the shoes of each of the female protagonists, laughing and crying along with them. And for having done this for me, I’m happy to give the authors involved in this anthology and their endeavors, 5 STARS. 


US:   https://www.amazon.com/review/RLK2OP2WG4TI


 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

HAIKU HORIZONS # 5


This week’s prompt from the Haiku Horizon site is “DESIGN” and here are my three Haiku response endeavors:  


 

Start with a design

Make some changes and then more

Finished product great

 

An idea is born

Many changes then follow

New design now dead

 

Design new wealth path

Riches are now plentiful

Everyone’s equal

Friday, February 3, 2017

BOOK REVIEW # 2017-014 - LOVE ONBOARD: CUPID'S CARIBBEAN CRUISE


One of reasons I’ve loved reading this anthology of five stories written by authors we’ve come to love is that being a child of the 1950’s I had been around to watch 10 seasons of the award winning comedy/romance television series known as “The Love Boat” [1977-1987].  
While the show’s weekly episodes contained three interconnected vignettes, all taking place on a single cruise, all the stories here take place on a singles cruise taking place around/on Valentine’s Day, and you can’t have a better time of year than this for romance.

And like the television show this collection also contains a variety of known storylines for what we all hope will end in a HEA.  Storylines like the hope of finding romance for the first time, rekindling the one two individuals once had, getting a second chance in having a HEA after a disastrous divorce custody fightr, as well as a Cinderella type story of a woman dreaming that a guy she’s known forever actually does love her for real.

For allowing their readers to fantasize about being in each of these captivating individual stories, I’ve decided to give the authors of the stories in this anthology 5 STARS for their efforts.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

BOOK REVIEW # 2017-013 - I LOVED YOU IN PARIS


What happens when a romance author who’s noted for writing stories set in the city of love itself, Paris; all of a sudden finds herself a character in a real life situation where her own loss of a marriage has taken place.  Naturally she’s as overwhelmed as any of her character could ever be when they wind up losing their HEA, and even more so.

 
We’ve all read stories which have been fraught with forbidden love, only to find there’s been quite a bit of infidelity lurking somewhere in the background which ultimately has led to demise of a what had been a wonderful relationship culminating in divorce. And we know the only thing the female protagonist can do is to hopefully find a new HEA to be part of her life once again.

 
Ms. Sobanet wastes no time in communicating this broad range of undeniable raw emotions as she exposes the truth regarding her own life, making  sure her readers get the impassioned journey she has experienced in her life, a roller coaster journey consisting of love, loss and ultimately a return to hope for a HEA.

 
But instead of having written this memoir using the typical prose format, the author has skillfully written a chronological progression of this traumatic period in her life through poetry. If done right, and the author has succeeded in doing just that; poetry can paint a vivid and emotional laden portrayal of an experience, in which the reader to left to do their own imagining of what has taken.

 
For having given her readers a unique reading experience about this devastating period of her life, how can I not give Ms. Sonabet’s endeavor here the 5 STARS in deserves.




Tuesday, January 24, 2017

ROBIN LEIGH MORGAN'S PROMOTIONAL/MARKETING IDEA # 16


 

This is a useful idea, but only if you’re fortunate to have the necessary funds to do advertisements on the internet. One place to go is FaceBook. Although they might be somewhat overpriced, they can be wonderfully aimed towards a specific age group or gender, they can be geographically target [like the main location for your book. such as the South], they can be targeted for individuals who share a particular interest such as liking to read Paranormal romances, etc.