Sunday, April 23, 2017

STATUS REPORT # 101


Well to start with I’m very happy to say that my steamier, erotic side, “my daughter” Kathryn Heart, has ordered PROOF copies of her first erotic endeavors “Haiku Becomes Erotic.” And if all goes well, a KINDLE conversion will be order and the book will be released shortly thereafter.

So, if anyone is interested in following the writing endeavors of my other half, Kathryn Heart, you’re welcomed to do so at:




With above I can once again return to my own writing endeavors as well as my reading/reviewing of books, which I’ve fallen behind in. I can also concentrate on doing a more timing and regular posting of on-going entries for the several series of posts I’ve been doing.


Having concentrated on the writing endeavors of Kathryn for as long as I have, I’m decided to start a new re-read and self-editing of my adult Contemporary romance novel, “His Darkest Secret.” I believe I’ll be looking at what I’ve written through a “new set of eyes.”

Lastly I’m about to start of new round of heavy duty marketing for each of my two books, as I need to raise funds to self-publish everything Kathryn and myself would like to publish.


Here’s the links to both of my books, which are available as a Paperback, KINDLE, and can be read for free as a KINDLE Unlimited download.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

HAIKU HORIZON #10 - DROP


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


 

Jill dropped her school books
Jack picked them up, gave back, smiled
Puppy love begins

 

Betsy was overweight
She dropped over hundred pounds
Boys think she’s gorgeous

 

Steep drop in Dow Jones
Wall street investors nervous
Will it go back up?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

BOOK REVIEW # 2017-017 - WEDDING DREAMS


Reading the stories in this anthology, I couldn’t help but remember growing up when I was 13 years old that one of the songs I always heard being played on the radio in 1964 had been “Chapel of Love” being sung by The Dixie Cups. If you’re not familiar with the words because you’re too young, here are the lyrics.

 

Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get ma-a-arried

Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get ma-a-arried

Gee, I really love you

And we're gonna get ma-a-arried

Goin' to the chapel of love

 

Spring is here, th-e-e sky is blue, whoa-oh-oh

Birds all sing as if they knew

Today's the day we'll say "i do"

And we'll never be lonely anymore because we're

 

Because goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get ma-a-arried

Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get ma-a-arried

Gee, I really love you

And we're gonna get ma-a-arried

Goin' to the chapel of love

 

Bells will ring, the-e-e sun will shine, whoa-oh-oh

I'll be his and he'll be mine

We'll love until the end of time

And we'll never be lonely anymore because we're

 

Because goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get ma-a-arried

Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get ma-a-arried

Gee, I really love you

And we're gonna get ma-a-arried

Goin' to the chapel of love yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Goin' to the chapel of love yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Goin' to

As you read the stories in this collection written by 20 best-selling authors, just allow yourself to fantasize you’re in the shoes of the female protagonists in each of these stories walking down the aisle to marry your guy of your dreams. As you do; this song should remind you of why you’re there and the HEA that waits afterwards.
 

To add to your reading enjoyment you’ve got deliciously sexy guys wish you could call your own, in a variety of cozy romances, thrilling international and holiday adventures, and sweet heart-melting stories. You’ve got your women who are looking for their second chance at a romance to brides who are seeking to get revenge on a previous failed romance.

With a wide variety such as this you’ll should definitely find at least a few stories to satisfy your taste; and at 99 cents for 20 great stories how can anyone go wrong, which is why I’m giving this collection and their authors 5 STARS.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

STATUS REPORT # 100 !!!


WOW !!! This is a BIG STATUS REPORT for me as it is my 100th,

 

I knew I had a lot of my erotic side penned up inside of me, but I really didn’t know how much there was. My erotic side, the one I gave “birth”, Kathryn Heart, on March 25 has already finished compiling a collection of 250 Erotic Haikus, and has finally taken the first step in self-publishing it. And has already added over 15.5% towards the completion of an erotic novella I’d started back on 9/3/2016 with the last time I worked on it being 11/26.

 

With my erotic romance author “daughter” still taking up almost all of my time, leaving practically nothing left for me during the course of a day, my book reading/reviewing as slow down to more than a crawl, to a point where there’s actually none getting done at all; which surprising has not really affected my ranking on Amazon all that much. [Actually, I needed a break from doing this for a long time].

 

I really must make a concerted effort in getting my time back as I’ve got my own WIPs I’d like to working on again, as well as my blog here.

 

To find my “daughter’s” social sites you can go to:

 


 

Hope everyone had a JOYOUS Easter with your families. !!! :-) :-) :-)

 

Monday, April 10, 2017

STATUS REPORT # 99






While it doesn’t appear like I haven’t made a Status Report since March 14th [#98], I actually did on March 25th when I wrote about my making the decision to allow the steamier, erotic of me to come out of hiding. After running a quick poll through all of my media exposures I decided on the name this side of me would be using, and the next day I gave “birth” to my “daughter,” Kathryn Heart.



Since then, Kathryn has run amok writing and instead of taking over the completion of the erotic novella I had started, Kathryn started on a totally different project has already compiled a collection of 250 Erotic Haikus, which should now be released in the next ten days, if not sooner.

While my writing has apparently suffered slightly I’ve been able to read/review 5 books, whose reviews I had posted en masse on GoodReads, LibraryThing and of Amazon US/UK [where appropriate].

I’ve now got to sit down with myself to figure out a schedule where both of my identities can exist and do the things we’d like to within the same 24 hours. Perhaps allowing my erotic side to do what it would like to do might assist me in completing my adult Contemporary romance novel, “This Darkest Secret;” as Kathryn’s erotic creativity begins to blossom.







Saturday, April 8, 2017

HAIKU HORIZON # 9 - SINK


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


 

Friends get together

Mix many ice cream flavors

Eat kitchen sink

 

When I was baby

Mother wanted give me bath

It was in the sink

 

Take care in jungle

Must watch out for the quicksand

Step in it, you’ll sink

Thursday, March 30, 2017

HAIKU HORIZON # 8 - DOOR


This week’s prompt word from HAIKU HORIZONS


these are my three responses.

 

Door is barrier

Keeping all enemies out

And you safe inside

 

Open a door with key

There is a new world inside

Knowledge can be gained.

 

Door’s always open

Inviting all to come in

Friendship’s wonderful

 

 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

THE DECISION HAS BEEN MADE !!!


About ten days ago I had mentioned I had been considering using a new pen name for my erotic endeavors. Now with about 55% completed, up from 49%, in writing my first erotic novella completed and having gotten ideas for two more stories [one of which I’ve typed my first page] I now find the need to use one more than ever, in order to separate them from all of my other endeavors. I’m planning on posting ALL of my reviews for erotic books on this site instead of selected ones regardless of their genres. In addition to this I want to interview any fellow erotic authors regarding their writing, dwelling into the nitty-gritty of it.


These are the four names I’m considering in using and I would love to get your feedback on which of them I should use:


Beverly Ann Rogers

Kathryn Heart

Samantha E Xavier

Susie Q Winston


THANKS for your feedback my dear followers and have a GREAT WEEKEND with your families !!!  :-)  :-)  :-)

Friday, March 24, 2017

ROBIN LEIGH MORGAN'S PROMOTIONAL/MARKETING IDEAS #18


Getting a review for a book you’ve written is great, however it’s really only useful if someone goes to Amazon; you really it to get those reviews out into internet world.

 

If someone you know happens to write a review for any book you’ve published, have them post a link to that review on their FaceBook or Twitter accounts, and a posting of it on GoodReads or Library Thing.

 

You can also publish links to those reviews on your site which you feel are really great.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

HAIKU HORIZONS # 7







I know it’s been a while since I’ve last posted any Haikus, but going forwards I’m going to make a concerted effort in doing it on more regular basis. This week’s prompt from the Haiku Horizon site is “SEARCH” and here are my three Haiku response endeavors:  


Easter’s coming soon

Colored eggs are then hidden

Kids will search them out.

 

Scavenger hunts begin

Searching for items on list

Finding the most wins

 

I’ve lost my first love

Broken hearted I’ve become

New one I must find

Thursday, March 16, 2017

BOOK REVIEW # 2017-017 - THE SEBASTIAN CHRONICLES


I won a KINDLE copy for all the books in this series from the author through The Romance Reviews 6th Anniversary Celebration, and the following is my honest opinion.

 

Once Isabel had laid her eyes on Sebastian, she knew he had to be hers for now and forever more, for decades and centuries to come. You see Isabel had been a vampire and nothing would stop her from making her determination come true. Once bitten by Isabel, a bite which wound up turning Sebastian into a vampire has well, his desire to be my her side became unstoppable, the mere smell of her presence drove Sebastian wild. Not only that; his already sexual prowess got heighten even more. No longer did he have to woo his desired victims to have sex with him, they’d now seem to want to do it willing and allow him to have his way with them. Little did these individuals realize it had been Sebastian’s mind-controlling thoughts that were forcing them to lose their virginity so willingly. The visual descriptions written by Ms. Travis of their erotic activities are quite vivid, vivid enough that some reader could find up wetting their own panties merely fantasizing they’re in Isabel’s shoes.

 

Isabel made had sure he would be taken care of should she ever fallen victim to the wrath of the local town people who were always eager to drive a wooden stake through the heart of any individual they believed had been a vampire, which had become her fate at the end of Book One.

 

Sebastian, as he moved through the centuries which passed around him alone, felt he’d more and more that he’ll never fall in love again [which reminded me a little of Dionne Warwick’s song “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again”.] Nor did he believe that he’ll ever find someone like Isabel again, someone whose mere presence would drive him so wild that nothing would stop him from making her his and his alone. And as we follow Sebastian through the next three books, something kept on coming up which prevented him from fulfilling his quest. Here, once again, Ms. Travis’s writing should fulfill a reader’s erotic desires when it comes to the erotic activities between Sebastian and the woman he’s with.

 

Book Five brings us and Sebastian to the present day and to Seattle, Washington, a place whose gloomy weather made him feel like he’s finally home. It is here that he encounters Bree, and the instant he sees her, his senses go haywire, and he feels that she’s the one he’s been searching for all these years. She has her own set of rules regarding the opposite sex, as does Sebastian. Yet both of their rules go out of the window when they’ll in each other’s presence. Sebastian vampire abilities of reading other people’s minds drives Bree crazy, since she can’t figure out how he knows all the things he does about her, and she can’t understand how he’s about to more around so quickly; one moment he’s in front of her and the next he’s behind her. Eventually Bree becomes a victim to his charms and desires to have him as her own as does Sebastian does regarding her.  

 

As I read this final book of the Sebastian Chronicles, and realizing he’s found his soul mate for eternity, I couldn’t help but hear Etta James’s classic song “At Last” playing in my mind. And if you read the lyrics to this song, you might feel that it could actually belong to Sebastian, the way I do.

 

AT LAST

My love has come along

My lonely days are over

And life is like a song

 

Oh yeah yeah

At last

 

The skies above are blue

My heart was wrapped up in clover

The night I looked at you

 

I found a dream, that I could speak to

A dream that I can call my own

I found a thrill to press my cheek to

A thrill that I have never known

 

Oh yeah yeah

You smiled, you smiled

Oh and then the spell was cast

And here we are in heaven

 for you are mine...

 

At Last

 

For having her reader’s possibly reaching a climax of their own as they read these five stories, I can’t help but give Ms. Travis 5 STARS for her erotic endeavor here.

 


 
UK:   https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/RMAB4DZPGPXDJ

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

BOOK REVEIW # 2017-016 - UNBOXED BAD BOYS


Honestly, regardless of what kind of individual you are, from a sweet little thing that is still as pure as some newly fallen snow to an individual who has probably broken every forbidden sin in the book, from an individual who comes from the other side of the tracks to someone who comes from the upper crust of society; haven’t you yearned to fantasize about spending some time in the arms of a Bad Boy. If you have, then this limited edition boxed set of over 20 full-length novels is something you must definitely check and at less than five cents per story; how can you lose?


There’s a wide variety of bad boys within these stories, bad boys who are a movie or rock star, a guy who’s in a uniform from one of the armed services to a sly business mogul and everything in between. In addition to this, there’s a variety in the level of heat in the language [both dialogue and narrative] from a simply an innocent and sweet tale to one which is so hot you might be unable to stop wetting the pair of panties you’re wearing as you fantasize about being in the shoes of the female protagonist in the story.



If you’re already into reading Bad Boy stories, this will be a chance to visit some of your favorite authors; or better yet, discover new authors you’ve never read anything from. For having given readers this wonderful opportunity, I’ve given this 20+ story anthology 5 STARS.




STATUS REPORT #98


I know once again it’s been a while since I’ve last posted an update, but this time I just wanted to remain under the radar by not doing too much on any of the social media I usually frequent; except for my reading/reviewing of books, which according to GoodReads has as of today has put me 13 books ahead of schedule of reading 200 books by the end of this year.

It’s kind of strange, in the beginning, being the type of person I am, I would simply shy away from reading any sort of erotic romance novel. But now I’m finding myself wanting to read more and more of them. Perhaps this is why, even though I’ve got an adult Contemporary romance novel, and a MG/YA Urban Fantasy as two of my WIPs [Works in Progress], I haven’t done any additional work on them for about three months; even though I’m definitely interested in completing them.

For those of you who have followed my Status Reports will know, I’ve also got a multi-genre erotic romance novel which at the present time is about 49% complete. In the past several weeks as I read the erotic stories I’ve reviewed, I’ve gotten two more ideas for writing an erotic novella; which is causing me to think whether or not I should start thinking about using another pen name to write these stories under.

Some of the names I’ve already come with are:

Susie Q Winston

Beverly Ann Rogers

Samantha E Xavier

Kathryn Heart

But whatever name I decide to finally choose, I’ll first need to check to see if there’s any other author with that name; and even more it will have to be a name which I’d feel comfortable with. I would love to read your feedback on this matter.

 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STATUS REPORT # 97 - MILESTONE HAS BEEN REACHED


I know it’s been a while since I’ve last posted an update but nothing important has really happen since then, that is until today. 

Today I’ve marked what I feel is an IMPORTANT MILESTONE in my 2nd second career since I seriously decided to become a Book Reviewer back in August/September 2014. Today I posted my 500th book review on Amazon, this is a day I had envisioned as not coming as soon as it has. 

In case anyone is looking for their next book to read or to give as a gift, here’s the link to my Amazon reviews:

 


 

This year I’ve once again enrolled in the GoodReads.com Reading Challenge with a goal of 200 books. So far this year I’ve posted 38 reviews on GoodReads, and the rest of the sites I usually post them on, which according to GoodReads makes me being 10 books ahead of schedule in meeting my goal. While I’ve reviewed 35 books so far this year, I didn’t want to over inundate you my dear followers with so many reviews here on my blog. 

As far as my three WIPs, I’m looking at starting working on them again next month, with my debut erotic novella being the first one I’m going to tackle. I would love to finish writing it before the end of the month, having the editing finished by mid April, and its release sometime in May; just before I’m due to renew my membership in the RWA [Romance Writers of America]. 

I’ve put together some more marketing ideas so you might be seeing them a little more frequently for a while. And since beginning to post Haikus here, I’ve begun thinking about putting 300 – 400 of them into a book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BOOK REVIEW # 2017-016 - FATHER'S ROAD


I won an ARC [Advance Reader’s Copy] of this book from the publisher through a giveaway they had on LibraryThing and the following is my honest opinion.

One of my favorite subjects in high school had been history and this book is a wonderful introduction to what became own as the “Silk Road,” a path which took travelers, mainly merchants and the like from the Far East to Constantinople [now known as Instanbul], a major economic center of commerce. The road was full of dangers, not only because of its long trek through an unforgiving terrain with many barriers along the way but the numerous band of bandits out to rob travelers of their valuable merchandise they’ve traded or are seeking to trade for “rare” spices, etc.

The story in this book follows Wong Chong when he gets a chance to travel with his father and the caravan they’re traveling with for protection for almost a year each way. Through its words and illustrations this book paints a quite accurate vivid depiction of what such an arduous journey might have been like for its young readers.

For having given its young readers a fun, educational reading experience I’ve given this book 5 STARS.



 

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.