Thursday, August 17, 2017

STATUS REPORT # 110


Well my dear followers I’ve FINALLY did it. I’ve completed the making the suggestions given to me by the marvelous line editor who I’d gotten from CreateSpace. This is a lesson I’m going to remember, from now on I’m going to use a line editor instead of a regular to review the manuscript for all my future romance endeavors. The only thing I’ll need to do going forwards is to increase my promotional endeavors to raise the necessary funds to pay for it; that is unless some rich relative dies and leaves me the funds [the problem is I’ve got no rich relatives] and only other way is for me to hit the lottery big enough to cover the expenses, even it’s only one endeavor at a time.



Yesterday, I submitted the parameters I’d like to have for the re-edited manuscript for what had been my debut romance novel, a MG/YA Paranormal entitled “I Kissed a Ghost.” Once the wonderful folks at CreateSpace tell me the parameters are okay, I’ve got to correct the line spacing on the manuscript the line editor had made her suggestions, as well as deleting the suggestions she’d made. With this done, it’s one more run through the manuscript to see if everything looks okay, rename the file again [want to keep a record of everything] before downloading the final manuscript file to CreateSpace. There are a few more steps before I’ll be able to release the revised edition of my novel.



With this off finally off my mind I can return to my two current WIPs, an adult Contemporary romance, with a paranormal element [no ghost] running through the storyline, entitled “His Darkest Secret.” My second WIP is a MG/YA Urban Fantasy novella entitled “The Secret of the Well”; which is a stand-alone sequel to my debut novel, where I need to slightly increase the romance aspect for the storyline.



Going forwards, hopefully I’ll be able to set up a regular schedule for the diverse types of posts I do each week. I would also like to start interviewing my fellow romance authors for my two blog sites. If you’re interested send me a DM through my Twitter account [ www.twitter.com/MyPenNameOnly ].



Please DON’T be shy, I’d love to read any feedback you might have regarding my posts. The weekend is almost here, so, have a GREAT WEEKEND with your families. !!!  :-) :-) :-)



O X O X O X



Robin Leigh




Tuesday, August 15, 2017

BOOK REVIEW # 2017-029 - SECOND MARRIAGE


I read this book via an Amazon-US KINDLE unlimited download.



As a romance author who is also a voracious book reviewer, I read a wide variety of genres for all ages; so, naturally my favorite genre to review is romance. Romance has a multitude of subgenres, and of these, second chance romances is one of my favorites.



In reading a second chance romance the characters involved have gone through a traumatic experience such as a horrendous separation or even worse a divorce, which causes them to carry a lot of baggage around afterwards. When they finally do find someone they’re fearful about history repeating itself, and it doesn’t if it’s the guy or the woman, they both shared the same apprehensions about falling in love again; although the woman feels it more. They must overcome their trepidations if they’re ever going to have the HEA they desire.



In this book, the author, Sharilee Swaity, doesn’t deal with a fictional romance; she deals with real life situations and real people. And in doing this the author analyses the reasons from why married couples have disagreements in their relationships to why their marriages fall apart.



To accomplish this the author includes real life stories and studies in addition to her own personal second marriage experiences which also includes her husband’s. I loved reading the honest advice she gives to have a second marriage not have the pitfalls the marriage might have had. There is a definite need to in knowing how to overcome conflict before it gets out of control, and to resolve any disparities which might exist between either half of a marriage to the other.



Perhaps there’s some truth in Frank Sinatra’s song “The Second Time Around”:



Love is lovelier the second time around

Just as wonderful with both feet on the ground

It's that second time you hear your love song sung

Makes you think perhaps that love, like youth, is wasted on the young

Love's more comfortable the second time you fall

Like a friendly home the second time you call

Who can say what brought us to this miracle we've found?

There are those who'll bet love comes but once, and yet

I'm oh, so glad we met the second time around

Who can say what brought us to this miracle we've found?

There are those who'll bet love comes but once, and yet

I'm oh, so glad we met the second time around



For having given her readers palatable information for the possibility of a second marriage being successful, in an empathetic manner, how can I not give Ms. Swaity the 5 STARS she deserves.













Sunday, August 13, 2017

BOOK REVIEW # 2017-028 - THE SPOILED PRINCESS


Sigal Adler has done a marvelous job in bring together all the elements her book, “The Spoiled Princess” contains.



To begin, being an author myself, I know how hard it is to write any story, especially when it’s being written for a young child; and to be able to write it in rhyme not only adds to the difficulty but it adds an attention-holding reading experience for the child.



When a book is written, where one of the premises for writing it deals with desiring the young reader to learn a specific lesson, there are two qualities that the authors must keep in mind for their endeavor to succeed. The first is that they do not hit over the child with the lesson being presented, the second is not talking down to child. If these concepts are not there the child will turn off to the lesson being presented. Ms. Adler’s writing succeeds in accomplishing these two concepts, and the young girls reading this book will learn the lesson the storyline has.



The illustrations are a wonderful addition which adds to the visualization of the story for its readers. Not only does the child reading this learn to be grateful for what they’ve got and not to be over demanding from their parents, some adults who happen to pick this book up and read it might learn to stop spoiling their children by giving them everything they want, instead of what they actually need which is the simply giving them the love they want.



For teaching a vital lesson to its young girl readers as well as some of their parents, I’m giving Ms. Adler 5 STARS for her endeavor here.



The only problem for books like these is their limited audience of only girls. I would love to see this author writing a similar story for the young boy readers out there, who need to be taught the same lesson.








HAIKU HORIZON # 17 - STOP


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




STOP eating, I must

So, my wedding gown will fit

Can’t disappoint groom



Stop in name of love

That is the way the song goes  

But love is endless



Can’t stop driving car

In a rush to hospital

My wife’s giving birth



Would love to get your feedback

BOOK REVIEW # 2017-027 - IF MY NAME WAS AMANDA


I’d received a PDF.file copy of this from the author through a giveaway he recently had on LibraryThing and the following is my honest opinion.

The author, Curtis Edmonds, has written a marvelous rhyming alphabetical listing of girl’s names that one girl imagines she might be instead of herself. Each time she images another name she’s in another state of the U.S. doing some sort of activity. Yet, her imagination is just that for she really enjoys being herself, doing the things she likes to do, but most of all she enjoys being with the family she. What adds to this book’s readers enjoying it is the fabulous illustrations done by Mat Sadler.

While each name appears to have a city and an activity haphazardly associated with it, there’s actually an educational reason behind it. An educational reason which parents can find at the end of the book, where a fact about the state and the activity each girl mention is mentioned is given. Parents can either copy each of these pages from the paperback edition, or copy/paste from the KINDLE and sit with their daughters the first time she reads the book. The inspiration for this book came from the author’s daughters, whose names are mentioned in the book.

For having given his young readers as well as their parents an enjoyable and educational reading experience there’s no way I can’t give its author and illustrator 5 STARS.

Now, that this author has given us a book written for parents and their daughters, I feel it’s no more than fitting that he writes one for parents and their sons.


Friday, August 11, 2017

BOOK REVIEW # 2017-026 - HOW TO TALK DIRTY


I read this book via an Amazon-US KINDLE Unlimited download.



While this short book’s complete title: “HOW TO TALK DIRTY: 263 Best Dirty Talk Examples and Tips to Drive Your Partner Absolutely Wild” seems to indicate it’s a guide to wonderful increase the sexual relationship with your partner, it can also rekindle the one you’ve thought you’ve lost. Which I s something I’m going to use to surprise my dear OH with the first chance I get. To better understand this book’s intent, all you need to do is it read the book’s introduction.



Being a voracious Book Reviewer, I read a wide variety of genres, from children’s all the way to erotic BSDM romances. In reading those erotic novels I love to fantasize being in the shoes of the female protagonist, especially when I get to read the explicit erotic dialogue she hears and speaks, as I begin to get arouse with the language being used and the visual images I see in my mind. Even as I read the examples being given I could see how using “dirty talk” properly can increase the desired effect/image authors would like to project in their novels. 



As an author who happens to write romance I can easily see this book being used as sort of a bible as how to handle and improve an erotic author’s writing. The book with its illustrative instructions and examples these can help erotic authors to better understand the “dirty talk” they would like to write.

For having given a wide potential audience of readers an insightful self-help book, I’m giving this book 5 STARS.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

BOOK REVIEW # 2017-025 - DEAR VIKING


I’d been in the mood to read/review another tender Inspiration/Christian romance, so as I usually do I did a genre search and this book’s title caught my eye. Naturally, While I knew a little about Charlemagne and his “converting” pagans to Christianity by the sword, I didn’t know anything about the Vikings and their conversion.



Ms. Soard did a decent job in researching the historical aspects for her story, because as I found out in doing my own research. Not all Vikings fell into the image we’ve got in our minds of being fierce pillagers, some were traders. Viking traders noticed they could do better business as a Christian than they could a Viking, so they wore a cross while amongst Christians and Thor’s hammer when they weren’t, and could practice both religions if they weren’t baptized, which had been the practice for a few centuries.



And it’s this practice of embracing two cultures which brought conflict into Rok Erikson’s life and his mind. He must deal with going up against those who are intent to kill his father, yet this doing this would be a transgression of the new Christian faith he’s embrace.



When his eldest brother winds up killing the man who’s out to kill his father, and violates a frail daughter sexually; another daughter takes a dagger to slay him in revenge and out of fear she’d be next. She’s forced to leave her ravaged sister behind when she’s taken prisoner by Rok’s family to face a trial for her living up to her own family’s code of honor.



Kismet has a way of stepping in and complicating matters as Leani finds herself being increasingly attracted to Rok who doesn’t know who is she. Her mind is now in turmoil as she faces a dichotomy in her beliefs, Leani’s guilt-ridden with the murder she’s committed on one hand and desperate to find some non-existing compassion on the other.

Ultimately, she realizes how her new-found faith in G-d can be her salvation when she’d thought there could be none.

The author did a marvelous job in intertwining both the Viking and Christian belief systems and religions. This endeavor by Ms. Soard is sure to pull at your heartstrings even though you might believe you’ve got none, which is why I’ve given it the 5 STARS it richly deserves.

UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R1AW9WB3M6H0Q7

Monday, August 7, 2017

STATUS REPORT # 109


It’s happened before, and it’s happened again, my best laid plans have gotten shot down. I did so much want to have the re-editing process of what had been my debut romance novel, a MG/YA Paranormal entitled “I Kissed a Ghost”, completed by now, along with its release. Now I estimated I’ll be finished with this endeavor before the end of the week. One thing arose with what the line editor, who’s done a marvelous job correcting and smoothing out the manuscript, wound up finding a “non-forgivable” which I’d made which involved a time factor. This caused me needing to rewrite several preceding sections of the manuscript. This error had a ripple effect since she also found subsequent sections continuing the error I’d made, each requiring a re-write of what came before/after the offending section. I now need to do another double check to see if I’ve made all the suggestions she’s made.



Another issue I needed to deal had been my “daughter,” Kathryn Heart, who’s is my erotic side and needs to be able to promote herself and her endeavors. Naturally, she’s interest in more and more erotic writing endeavors, which involves a great deal of time. With her needs being satisfied at least for now, I can return to concentrate on my own writing endeavors.



I don’t know I’ve done it, but I’ve written about another 16 reviews since my last Status Report, and I’d love for you to check them out. Who knows, you might be able to find your next book to read:






I’d love to read some feedback from you, my blog followers, so I will know you’re alive.  I would also love to start interviewing my fellow romance authors, so DM me on Twitter      http://www.twitter.com/rlmorgan51



So, have a GREAT WEEK my Dears with whatever you’re doing.



O X O X O X



Robin Leigh         

Saturday, August 5, 2017

HAIKU HORIZION #16 - POST


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




Horse tied to a post

Pretty philly he does see

But can’t go here her



Waiting for the post

My check more than a week late

Nuts another bill



House has three huge posts

Holding up a huge terrace

Take one terrace’s gone



Would love to get your feedback


Thursday, August 3, 2017

BOOK REVIEW # 2017-024 - VALENTINE MATCHMAKER


While Valentine’s Day is not here, the nine stories in this book like the spirit of the holiday can easily warm the cockles of your heart at any time of the year.



Being a child of the 1950’s I can easily remember, like some if not most of most of you are reading this, those small red square boxes with the heart-shaped window, loaded with those sweet multi-colored heart-shaped candy with sayings only a young girl would understand; candy which the boys would frown about eating.



Each of these nine stories, like shaking of one those candies into your hand, don’t have to read in any particular order. So, write the nine titles on pieces of paper, put them in a small paper bag, and pick out one at a time just like you did with those candies. However, before you begin reading the story you’ve selected; close your eyes, and envision an imagine of what the message on the paper means to you today as an adult; because each of those pieces of paper is a major underlining component for the storyline.



While some of you might not have had any difficulty in finding your one and only, the rest of you did, and became desperate enough like in “Fiddler on the Roof” when Tevye and Golde's daughters sing about a matchmaker choosing a partner for them.



With stories from contemporary and historical romances, set in different time periods and locations you’ll find yourselves having a hard time not feeling the emotions felt by the two main characters as you fantasize being in the shoes of the female protagonists in these stories, the way I did. I could have easily downloaded this collection via KINDLE Unlimited, but I chose to buy a copy instead; I’m glad I did and it’s why I’ve decided to give this collection and its authors 5 STARS.






Tuesday, August 1, 2017

BOOK REVIEW # 2017-023 - MY 8th GRADE SUMMER


I read this book via an Amazon-US KINDLE Unlimited download.


How many of you mothers reading this can remember your last day of middle school [junior high school in some areas]? Weren’t you happy you weren’t going to look as a child anymore, but more as a young adult; of course, you were. So why not allow your daughter in step into Bethany’s shoes as she’s about to transition going to high school.


You know quite well about all the excitement of going to high school for the first time, as well as all the angsts associated with it.


From your older friends, back then, you already knew about the fun extra-curriculum you had like baseball and football games, and let us not forget the dances. Yet, you and probably like this book’s protagonist, Bethany, are lacking one vital ingredient, that of not having a boyfriend to share everything with.


Perhaps you had been as lucky as Bethany and had a friend like Shelby who’ll stay by your side as you journey to your first day of high school. This summer vacation, after the eighth grade, is a vacation which can be fraught with some life-alternating experiences, like finding your first real boyfriend, a real first kiss and perhaps even a possible first love. But along with this you might have had someone who on one hand appears to be your friend, but, is an individual who is envious of you and what you might have [especially if it’s a boyfriend], and who would like nothing more than create problems for you in getting and keeping these things. Bethany has Brooke, who did you have?  


This book has an enlightening storyline for young girls, a storyline which is sure to bring these memories back to you as their mothers.


So why not have them read this book, so you can also read it yourself; which is why I’m happy to give the author, Laurel Veil 5 STARS for her endeavor here.




Saturday, July 29, 2017

HAIKU HORIZONS # 15 - SPOT


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




In my aching heart

There is a big empty spot

Since we broke apart



On map, there’s a spot

Where a pirate’s treasure lies

Problem, map's a fake



Spot on my dear dress

Must find a superb laundry

To make it like new



Would love to get your feedback

Friday, July 28, 2017

BOOK REVIEW # 2017-022 - LOVE'S SECOND CHANCE


Love, true love, is a marvelous experience if you’re lucky enough to find it. However, fate occasionally has a way of stepping in and tossing it asunder, or not allowing it to happen. Such is the case with the two protagonists in this story.



On one hand, you’ve got Kelly who’s besieged with disturbing recollections and horrific dreams of the difficult and brutal childhood she had suffered. Yet she’s been able to become a nurse, and adores being one.



On the other had you’ve got Liam, who’s been suffering with a life alternating condition for most, if not all his life. Yet, despite this, this guy has an optimistic outlook on life.



Having one of her patients die under her care, Kelly starts to question herself about being a nurse. This is where a kismet begins to make its appearance, as she now has gotten to have Liam as one of her patients. Looking at herself being downtrodden regarding her job, and seeing him and his upbeat attitude is creating some confusion in her mind.



With his intuitive nature, Liam has been able to see right through Kelly’s fa├žade, and has caused her to become extremely frighten. Given time, a fear can be transformed something that can be understood. As time passes Kelly starts to have emotions towards Liam and realizes his presence must be, in most people’s eyes, kismet; but in her eyes, must be part of G-d’s purpose and path for her, as well as her second chance at having love in her life.



Does this mean Liam now also has a second chance at love?



Being a child of the 1950’s caused me to hear Frank Sinatra’s 1962 song, “Love is Lovelier” in my mind as I read this story:



Love is lovelier the second time around

Just as wonderful with both feet on the ground

It's that second time you hear your love song sung

Makes you think perhaps that love, like youth, is wasted on         

      the young

Love's more comfortable the second time you fall

Like a friendly home the second time you call

Who can say what brought us to this miracle we've found?

There are those who'll bet love comes but once, and yet

I'm oh, so glad we met the second time around

Who can say what brought us to this miracle we've found?

There are those who'll bet love comes but once, and yet

I'm oh, so glad we met the second time around.



For having given her readers and myself a touching second chance romance, I’m giving this book and its author, Serenity Jones, 5 STARS !!!







Sunday, July 23, 2017

BOOK REVIEW # 2017-021 - A LOVER'S WILL


I read this book via an Amazon-US KINDLE Unlimited download.


For some reason, after reading/reviewing the genres I’ve done recently, I wanted to read some poetry, poetry which encompasses, when I happen to find this collection of 50 poems written by Mahiraj Jadeja.


This collection leaves its readers with a relatively intense emotional yet naive foray into love, and does it in a manner which is both pure and intense. What surprised me the most regarding this poet, is that this poet is a male who must have allowed his feminine side to come out, since the imagines which are created as someone reads these poems are quite vivid, and are successful in showing the personal and subtle feelings of love in an unadulterated state; an unadulterated state some readers have yet to experience.


Given what this poet has succeeded in doing, I’m pleased to give the 5 STARS he deserves in receiving.


Copy and paste these links:


US: https://www.amazon.com/review/RSU279BBOBPS6



UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/RDOCX5K7R9YH2  






Saturday, July 22, 2017

HAIKU HORIZONS # 14 - DARK


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




Darkest silent came

Scary shadows seen on wall

Stuffed bear keeps me safe



Woman walks dark lane

Eyes on alert keeps her safe

With help of guard dog



Love dark chocolate

Good for heart not for my shape

Must go on diet

Friday, July 21, 2017

BOOK REVIEW # 2017-021 - SPOT 12 - FIVE MONTHS IN THE NEONATAL ICU


I read this book on my computer via a copy one of my dear neighbors had loaned me, and the following is my honest opinion.



Granted, while this endeavor by the author, Jenny Jaeckel, is in a comic book format, it does a decent job depicting the reality and the anguish by the parents, especially the mother, of seeing their newborn child lying helpless in an incubator in a NICU ward, it doesn’t come close to the real thing.



Having worked in city hospital for over 33 years in a non-medical capacity I had the opportunity of seeing NICU babies up close and personal. You can’t imagine what it’s like looking at these infants first hand, some so small you could hold in the palms of both of your hands. There they lie with their still pink helpless               bodies, in their incubators, with monitors and tiny IV tubes with tiny needles taped to their bodies. The incubators have two holes on each side through which gloved nurses gingerly manipulate these pre-mature infants.



You can’t imagine the mothers sitting on chairs looking at the wonder they’ve given birth to. It’s a marvelous sight looking at these NICU babies has they win their battle of facing the numerous medical complications associated with being born pre-mature. You can’t imagine the emotional sight of seeing the mother being able to hold her infant in her arms for the time after several weeks, unless you’ve witnessed it yourself.



While having one child in a NICU is emotionally draining, just imagine what it’s like when the mother had given birth to multiple pre-mature infants, with each one developing at different rates. A mother might have one child at home, and the other(s) still in the NICU.



For having given her readers this insightful story, how can you not give it 5 STARS.






UK:   https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R32G6TMPF41QP7 


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

BOOK REVIEW # 2017-020 - WEDDING PLANNERS


I read this collection of stories written by four wonderful authors of romance via an Amazon-US KINDLE Unlimited download.



Come on now what woman hasn’t yearned for the day that she finds herself walking down the aisle towards the altar all dressed in white to have her HEA come true with the man she adores. However, there are two groups of women for which this day is actually one of nothing less than a day of frustration; frustration of not being the bride who’s getting married.



The first group is one some of you have been part of, that of being a bridesmaid. Being part of this group, you might feel resentful and frustrated in seeing one friend after another getting married with you once again being a bridesmaid.



The second group consists of wedding planners, those wonderful individuals who work side by side with the bride making sure all the wedding details deliver a dream wedding, dress shop owners making sure each bride had her dream bridal gown, and photographers making sure all the marvelous details of the event are meticulously recorded for posterity.



It doesn’t help the situation any when someone from their past shows up and puts a damper on what’s transpiring; the groom who happens to be the planner’s ex, a former lover wanting to buy the bridal shop from the owner and threatening to steal her heart again, a wedding planner’s is helping her beloved grandmother get married with a second chance at love has to avoid her former lover and now the small town’s doctor and her own second chance romance; and then there’s the wedding planner’s brother who insists their friend lend his expertise to the wedding plans, and who’ve guess it – a former ex as well.



Wedding planning while having an ex-lover floating around can make for a dreadful situation. Imagine helping someone make their HEA come true, and at the same time thinking of what might have been had their own HEA not fallen apart. The female protagonists in these stories are just waiting for a second chance for romance to occur, but only if all the participants are willing to put aside their past experiences of having lost a love and the reasons related to them.



So, if you’re into second chance romances, then this collection is for you; and why I’ve given it 5 STARS.




Monday, July 17, 2017

STATUS REPORT # 108


With my usual voracious desire to read/review books, and with my cutting back on the original goal I’d made for myself for this year’s GoodReads Reading Challenge from 200 books to 150, I felt the need to switch gears to make a concerted effort to concentrate on my reading/reviewing of books. The end result of doing this is that according to GoodReads I’m 5 books ahead of schedule with a total of 86 reviews being written. For those of you who don’t know me, I post all of my reviews on: GoodReads, LibraryThing, Amazon-UK and of course Amazon-US where I’ve got 550 years posted so far. So, if anyone is looking for a book to read or to give as a gift you’re welcomed to check all my reviews out at:






Starting this afternoon, my main push going forwards will be completing the second-go-around for the line edits I’d have received for the manuscript of what had been my debut romance, a MG/YA Paranormal entitled “I Kissed a Ghost.” I hope to complete this process by Wednesday, which will be followed by my quickly updating the copyright and other introductory pages. This will allow me to submit the now completed re-edited manuscript to CreateSpace with my instructions regarding setting up the interior pages of the book.



It’s easy to image how anxious I’m getting to see this process completed, so I can get back to work on my other writing endeavors, including that of my steamier, erotic side.

Friday, July 14, 2017

BOOK REVIEW # 2017-019 - YOU ARE NOT ALONE


I read this book via an Amazon-US KINDLE Unlimited download.

How many of you reading this love to read romances? How many of you are into reading those which happen to fall under the sub-genre of military romances? How many love fantasizing about being in the shoes of the female protagonists in these stories, longing to be in the arms of the man in uniform in these stories and the HEA you’ve always desired to have with a guy who’s considered to be a hero in another person’s eyes other than your own.

While these stories are wonderful to read, there’s a reality which is seldom, or better yet, never gone into. In this book Jen McDonald takes you from the realm of romance books and fiction into the real world; the real world of which she’s a part of for over 25 years.

The blunt reality is not like in a romance novel where you’re marrying the guy you love, you’re also marrying all his comrades in the service he’s enlisted in along with a new way of life you probably didn’t foresee or had imagined.  

You’ve probably just wanted to settle down, own a home and raise a family; but once you’ve become a military family you go where they want you to go and when they want you to go. And even though you might remain stationary in one place, your dear other half might be deployed to G-d where with the dreadful possibility he might never return alive.

Ms. McDonald in her book has aptly described how she’s managed to sustain herself and her family through the years she’s been an obedient military spouse. With the addition of biblical quotations and her own triumphs, the author tries to elicit her readers to remind themselves that military spouses are not alone in their journeys.

While this book’s target audience seems to be military spouses, this book proves to be quite beneficial to all those who have friend that have a military spouse. This book is not only beneficial to any woman who has a military husband, it also should prove to be beneficial to any guy who has a military wife.

Given the extremely worthwhile intention of this book, how can I not give it or its author 5 STARS.

UK:   https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R39LEQO39BI5H0

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

FLASH FICTION # 1 - WAITING


For those of you who don’t know that beside romance I loved to write Flash Fiction, and that my second book is a collection of 100 flash fictions written around a prompt world; with most them consisting of only 5 sentences.

I’ve just found a website which each week gives its readers a prompt word along with a picture to which they’re challenged to use these prompts to write a flash fiction of less than 250 words. This week’s prompt has been “WAITING” and this is my response.




(c) K. S. Brooks



TO ERR IS HUMAN



W  endy sits at an outside table,

A   waiting the arrival of her date.

IT  ’s not like she’s been stood up before,

I    t’s just he’d always call if he would be delayed.

N   ow it’s been two hours and not a word from him.

G   rowing impatient Wendy calls him, only to find out 
     her date is for tomorrow and not today. Mistakes are
     these are getting for more frequent for her, probably      
     due to the beginning stages of the Alzheimer she’s
     suffering with. Given this she must be forgiven,
     because to err is human, to forgive divine.

Notice the prompt of WAITING has formed an acrostic for this endeavor.
The above flash fiction is part of the weekly Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge and I would appreciate getting your vote for it. - THANKS !!!
http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2017/07/12/which-waiting-flash-fiction-story-gets-your-vote/



Sunday, July 9, 2017

BOOK REVIEW #2017-018 - POP GOES THE QUESTION


It's been a quite a while since I've posted one of my book reviews, so going forwards I'll be posting them on a more regular basis. In addition, I'll be going through all the reviews I've done on Amazon, GoodReads and LibraryThing since my last posting on this blog and will be posting what I feel are one of my better review.

Okay are you happily married with a HEA relationship which you’ve always wanted to have? Can you recall the day your man got down on one knee to ask you to marry him? Where were the two of you when he’d asked you this question and how did he go about asking you? While some guys do it in a traditional manner, others want to make sure it would be quite memorable.



It doesn’t actually matter how you had been asked, each of the six contemporary romances will have you reexperience one of the most important days in your life; aside from getting married or giving birth to your first child. Stepping into the shoes of each of the female protagonists in these stories, you’ll be able to fantasize about being asked by the male protagonists for your hand in marriage in his own imaginable, forgettable  manner. I for one did fantasize about being in their shoes.





As I read this book I couldn’t help but recall listening to “Will You Marry Me” by Alabama; which got released around my birthday in 2001, which gives the guy’s POV for the premise of each of the stories in this collection.



LYRICS:



I come here today, I'm kind of nervous

You know how words get in my way

It should come easy, I've been rehearsing

I don't know why I'm so afraid, to say



[Refrain]

Will you marry me

Put our love and life together

Will you stay with me

For always and forever

On bended knee, would you take this ring

Will you marry me, please

Will you marry me



To be with you is what I live for

But at this moment I confess

Though I love you, God knows I love you

Deep down inside I'm scared to death, say yes



[Refrain]



On bended knee

On bended knee

Would you take this ring

I will take your ring

Will you marry me, please

Will you marry me



For giving its readers an opportunity to relive one of the most important days of their lives, how can I not give these authors 5 STARS.