Saturday, August 18, 2018


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

Two people get wed

Uniting two families

Adds links to the past.

The necklace link broke

Scattering the pearls on floor

Who’ll restring them now.

This prompt word is hard

Making it hard to create

Five seven five here

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Thursday, August 16, 2018


I can’t believe I didn’t post my last update back on August 1st, which I written on this date. I guess I must have had a MAJOR DISTRACTION as the reason for the mishap.

Any way on Monday, July 30th I’d hit what I call a milestone in my 2nd second career since retiring back in February of 2010, that of being a Book Reviewer, I got my 3,000th HELPFUL nod on Amazon. Around that date I’d had written my 874th review and had an Amazon Reviewer Ranking of 1,317 covering a wide spectrum. Right I’ve got 887 reviews with a Reviewer Ranking of 1,285 which makes me a relatively hot reviewer. So, if you’re look for your next summertime read or that of child you’re invited to check my reviews out at:
I’m basically timely with reading my reviews. I also need to start posting some more marketing/promotional suggestions, something I’ve been horribly bad in not doing.

I had both of my books [KINDLE Editions] involved with giveaways on Amazon, which by the way is a simply marvelous manner in obtaining FREE books to simply read, and if you’re like me, write reviews for.

Things are really starting to fall into place, I’m keeping up to date with reading of my emails better than I’ve done in months. I now need to post a few marketing/promotional ideas, which I’ll be doing later this evening.

My erotic side has at long last returned to the writing of her first erotic BSDM romance novella, “The Transformation.” For the past five days I’ve written about 270 words each day which translates into two chapters, six pages and 1,350 words. If I can keep this rate up I should be able to type that elusive final period of my manuscript.

In addition, she’s completed a revamp and editing of a second, steamier erotic romance novella entitled, “Becoming the Bride’s Model.”

Lastly, as far as my own two writing endeavors are concerned, they’ll be  on the back burner at least until the middle of October.

Sunday, August 12, 2018


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

At weddings I go.
Catching the bouquet bride throws
And be next to wed

Guy takes a big bribe
So that he will throw the fight
I’d bet on wrong guy

Beanbag thrown on ground
I hop around the numbers
Trying not to fall.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018



I know I haven’t posted in the past month, but you know how the way plans and things can go awry at the worst possible moment. Well it did for me.

As I wrote last time I had just begun to get back to my old former self my dear OH reminded me, after I’d made my post that I had to go for jury that following Monday. It wasn’t regular jury duty, it was GRAND JURY; four days a week for four weeks hearing cases the DA [District Attorney] wants to prosecute and wants to know if the panel of jurors feel he’s got enough evidence to move forwards with his case, and between the cases we got to hear and we heard over 70 I had “free”, I got to do “whatever” I wanted to do.  

Luckily, my dear OH had gifted me with a KINDLE reader; so, I did one of the things that I’m known to, which is the reading/reviewing of books. During the time I’d spent in the courthouse and time commuting I wound up reading about 30 books.  As of the writing of this post I’m up to 862 reviews on with a Amazon Reviewer Ranking of 1,396 and if you’d like to read any of my reviews you’re invited to check out:
Naturally, once I got home I need to rest, check on my daily deluge of emails and to write my reviews; leaving little time for anything else. The weekends got spent relaxing, shopping and of course dining out with who else but you know who.

As for my writing, and that of my erotic self [Kathryn Heart], nothing really got accomplished aside from mapping out the rest of her erotic, BDSM debut novella entitled “The Transformation” which she now plans to completed within the next month and self-publication sometime in September.

Here’s hoping I’ll be able to get to posting everything I used to going forwards.

Saturday, June 30, 2018


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

Man’s height is too short

To cheat he wear special shoes

Attract women now.

Sad, down in the dumps

Need a guy to come kiss me

Help lift my spirits.

Can’t reach an upper shelf

Hubby comes to lift me up

Dinner can be cooked.

Would love to hear your feedback.

Monday, June 25, 2018


Those of you who know me know that besides being an author, know that I’m a rather voracious Book Reviewer who has a policy of not accepting requests to review a book:

I currently have 834 reviews on Amazon with an Amazon Reviewer Ranking of 1,422.

If I don’t obtain a copy of a book personally, I get them through the myriad of giveaways authors have through their FaceBook, blog/web site, which is in additional to the old standard GoodReads and LibraryThing. Recently I’ve found my way to the giveaways Amazon has on its site, and they’ve proved to be a far more fruitful site in obtaining books.

If you go to the giveaway site you’ll find a vast variety of products being made available. As with all giveaways you find several kinds of giveaway for books. While some are a simple click the ENTER button, others require you to follow someone or view a video for 30 seconds before you’re permitted to hit the ENTER button.

As for the giveaways themselves, there are several varieties. Some are based on being entered in a drawing at the end of the giveaway, some are a random selection [every eligible entry has 1 in 100 chance to win, up to 2 winners], and some are based on being the nth request to enter the giveaway [every 50th eligible entry will win, up to 10 winners.] It is this type of giveaway which might cause you to want to check what’s happening with the book giveaways. I’m saying this because on more than one occasion I won a giveaway because of the following: [Every 2nd eligible entry will win, up to 50 winners.] As you can see only 100 individuals need to enter the giveaway before the giveaway has ended, which theoretically could be in about an hour considering all of the individuals looking at the giveaways.

As I’ve stated, I’ve found the Amazon giveaway site to fruitful in obtaining books, I’ve won 13 books so far in the past 14 days. Here’s the link to the Amazon giveaways:

I hope this information has proven to be useful

Friday, June 22, 2018


I’m happy to say I’m finally get back to being my old self. I’ve picked up on the speed I’m reading/reviewing the books on my TBReviewed pile. I’ve now got 834 reviews on Amazon from a view variety of genres. Hopefully I’ll be able to obtain the goal I’ve set for myself for this year’s GoodReads Reading Challenge of 250 books. I’m going to post a somewhat new source from which I’ve been getting free books to read. It’s the summertime, so if you’re looking for the next book for you or your child to read, why not check out all of my reviews at:

While my own writing endeavors are still on the back burner, my erotic side has finally added about 1,300 words to one of her current endeavors, which now hopefully can be completed by the end of July. Once it’s ready to be published I’ll need to check out the publishing process from KINDLE/KDP is like, create a simplified cover design on my own.

I would love for you to check out both of my two books which are FREE with KINDLE UNLIMITED, so download and peruse them as I can use the funds to help me self-publish my endeavors.


Robin Leigh


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

The bright candle’s light.

Welcome sight cold winter’s night

Warm one’s fingertips.

She’s his only flame.

Death came and took her away.

Heart needs mending now.

Flame from campfire.

Toast marshmallows on long twig.

Childhood days recalled.

Would love to hear your feedback.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018


I seem to sleeping less during the day than I’d stated in my last update; at the same time I’m feel I’m still sleeping more than I believe I should be. On the other hand, I lost some weight and it’s staying off; but I’m still overweight and I want to lose about 15 lbs. by the end of July, with an additional 15 lbs. by the end of September; and definitely want to back to what I’d weighed 25 years ago by the middle of November when I said my I do to my dear OH.

While I’m still not reading/reviewing as many books as I did from January to April of this year; I’m still about 23 books ahead of schedule according to GoodReads in meeting my target of 250 books read/reviewed by the end of the year. You’re invited to check out my 280+ book reviews on Amazon here:

All of my writing endeavors, including that of my erotic pen name {Kathryn Heart] have screeched to a halt since the end of April. Hopefully, still dry spell will come to an end as I’m attempting to get back to writing one of my erotic pen name’s endeavors; and that I’ll be able to self-publish my first erotic novella by the end of July. This unfortunately kills my dream of receiving my first RWA milestone pin for having published 5 books in the romance genre by the end of this year.

Both of my two books are FREE with KINDLE UNLIMITED, so download and peruse them as I can use the funds to help me self-publish my endeavors.

My best wishes to you and yours, and THANKS for your kind support.


Robin Leigh

Sunday, May 27, 2018


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

Mary’s quite contrary.

She does planting in the night.

She hates midday sun.

Dishonest cop plants drugs.

On the first available fool.

Arrest record’s high.

Gramps has work ethic.

Won’t leave plant till whistle blows.

Gramp’s totally deaf


I want to hear your feedback – THANKS

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


For those of you who’ve been following my blog for some time know at times I can be quite a voracious reader and reviewer of books; for as it stands now I’ve got 820 reviews posted on Amazon.

One thing about my reviewing of books is that I DON’T ACCEPT any requests to do a review. The vast number of the books I review either come from the giveaways on GoodReads or LibraryThing, others come from the numerous of giveaways on the internet. I only enter a giveaway for a book if the book interests me, which leaves the rest of the books I’ve reviewed being bought by myself.

Although Amazon has been having giveaways on their site for quite a while, I’ve never bother checking them out, until about 10 days ago. Amazon’s giveaways are for a vast variety of items aside from books, but I’m only interested in those that are for books. But, regardless of what the item is, the giveaways are broken down into two categories; those which require that you either follow someone on Amazon or watch a brief video, and those which have no entry requirement; I always look for those without any requirements. The site address for these Amazon giveaways is .

The no entry requirement giveaways are then broken down into two formats; those in which all entries are place in a pool with the winners being selected at the end of the giveaway, and those which have instant winners. In the instant winner giveaways, an Amazon box appears, you tap on the box, the box opens, and you know whether you’ve won. The wonderful thing is that if the book is a KINDLE edition, the book is delivered immediately to your linked KINDLE address, [so make sure you’ve got one even if it’s the KINDLE App for PC like I have.]

Since I’ve been entering these Amazon giveaways for books, I already won four times, which is not too bad.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018


I’ve got no idea wrong with me.

Ever since my last update for some reason I can’t seem to stay awake. I might be up and doing things for about two to two-and-a-half hours but then I need to take a nap, with each nap lasting up three hours. Perhaps this can be partially explained because I’ve been getting up several times during the night to go to the bathroom to urinate. And while I haven’t been able to lose any weight for almost the past three months, lately I’ve seen a pleasant small decrease each night.

Recently, I’ve also slowed down in how fast I’ve been able to go through and read a book, so I can review it. And for the past 10 ten days I can’t seem to concentrate enough so I can even write a review.

This has also impacted on my being about to do any writing for any of my own writing endeavors for both me or my erotic side. My status for an erotic novella now stands at about 82.5 % completion and I had so wanted to have completed by the end of this month and release by the of June. However, given the current state of affairs; if things don’t change soon, I doubt if this endeavor would see the light of day even by July. I had so wanted to reach a total of 5 published works for the romance genre by October, so would be able to claim my first milestone RWA pin.

I’m also still dreaming of one day being a PAN member of the RWA, which requires to have a book which has produced $1,000.00 in royalties.

So, here’s to me getting back to a normal daily routine and existence.

Sunday, May 20, 2018


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

Winter has now gone

The warmth of spring has arrived

Along with life’s rebirth

Pogo sticks have huge springs

Kids love bouncing up and down

Hoping not to fall

Deserts are quite hot

One needs to find oasis

With life-giving spring

I want to hear your feedback – THANKS

Sunday, May 13, 2018


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

Sunrise in the east

Giving warmth and light all day

Then sleeps in the west

Noon … sun high in sky

Gunfight ensues mid of town

Only quickest draw lives

Summer sun gives tan

Can also give one cancer

Must use a sunscreen

I want to hear your feedback - THANKS

Sunday, May 6, 2018


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

Family’s moving

Will soon be at a new school.

Looking for new friends.

Chess is full of moves

Bishop takes knight, queen takes rook

It’s my game, Checkmate

I got a big raise.

Move entire family

Got fired next month

Would love to hear feedback

Saturday, April 21, 2018


Gather some of your loyal readers and create a team which will assist in the launch of your latest book[s]. Entice them with free ARCs [advance reader’s copies] of your new release.


Try to create some sort of meme, hopefully humorous for your book.


I know I haven't posted any idea for the marketing and promotional ideas for your book[s] in a while. So to make it up I'll be posting three of them now.

Many times, when I write a review I include a song which the book I was reading reminded me of. When the author read my review she/he said it had capture the essence of the story. So why find a song which does just this. Try to use it in any marketing/promotional activity you might be doing.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


While my erotic side is having a slight case of writer’s block and is debating whether of not to include a certain chapter consisting of a scene of BDSM before moving on with the rest of the storyline she’s got in mind. I’ve completed doing a total grammar check on my adult contemporary romance novel, “His Darkest Secret,” by running it three times. At the present time this manuscript has 36 Chapters, about 240 pages with approximately 61,250 words; and I see myself needing about 6/7 more chapters, 42 more pages or 10,500 more words.

I know I’ve been neglecting to post some more marketing/promotional ideas, but it’s essentially because I’ve been concentrating on my book reviewing efforts. As of the date I’m writing this update [04/18/2018] I had posted my 800th review on Amazon-US.  So, if anyone is interested suggestions in finding their next book to read, you invited to check them out at:

If you’d like to see at least some of the reviews I’m writing posted here on my blog, please leave a response to this post.

Monday, April 16, 2018


This week I’ve decided not to wait for the last moment to response to the prompt word, so here’s the current week’s prompt from the Haiku Horizon site which is “BAR” and here are my three Haiku response endeavors:  

Drunk guy passes bar.
He’s doesn’t go in to drink.
He’s a lawyer now.

Ballet dancer cries.
She can’t reach the practice bar.
Midget needs more height

Can’t pass the class
Teacher keeps raising the bar
Forcing me to fail.

I’d love to get your feedback.

Sunday, April 15, 2018


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

Cruel man with a pin
Gets joy popping kid’s balloon
When child start crying

Breaking up is sad.
The ache is very painful
Pin stuck into heart

Pin tail on donkey.
Childhood birthday party game.
Where has the fun gone

Sunday, April 8, 2018


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

April Fools Day’s here

Make someone believe a lie

Look your shoe’s bleeding

Fool and his money

Can be soon lost by a scam

So, don’t carry some

A fool never learns

That’s why he remains a fool

No use repeating

I would love to get your feedback here.

Friday, April 6, 2018


My erotic side now completed the re-read/re-editing of the GLBT/BDSM manuscript she’s been working on and will need about 6/7 more chapters before the elusive last period gets to be typed. Meanwhile, in order for me to starting working on my own two WIP manuscripts I’d started researching the issue which had been confronting me. After checking out a few KINDLE books I’ve got on my reader, I see that I don’t need to worry about page numbers or the headers [my name and the book’s title], which means I can resume working on them. This doesn’t include my erotic side’s other endeavors. 

Working on these four endeavors at the same will require a great deal of scheduling when I combine them with all the other things I’m involved with so I won’t negate working on them as I’m doing now. One major component of the three WIP manuscripts is the re-reading and re-editing of them. I’m just going to need to make adjustments to the spreadsheet I’ve been using for each book, and designing one or two more.

I believe I’ve also resolved the cover design issue I’d been facing regarding how to have all the cover components [picture/illustration, book title, and author’s name] present when the cover is completed; more on this when I’ve completed each book.

So starting tomorrow, April 7, 2018, I’m going to play catch up with the entries I’ve failed to post anything for during the past few weeks. Since I haven’t done any real work on my various manuscripts so far this year, I’ve been able to post quite book reviews on Amazon and elsewhere. However, I haven’t posted any here on this blog; so I’m going to start posting what I consider my better reviews,  before moving on to posting more on a regular on-going basis.

Sunday, April 1, 2018


HAPPY EASTER to all of my dear followers.

I thought given the significance of this holiday I should give everyone a listing of some of the Christian books I’ve reviewed in the past year which I’d love for everyone to check out:

“Life-Giving Prayer: Practical Ways to Improve Your Communication with God”
by Deborah Perkins

“Welcome Home: The Good News of Jesus”
by Stephen D Morrison

“Gifts of God: Reflections & Affirmations”
by Dr. Erwin K. Thomas

“Prayer | The 100 Most Powerful Prayers for Determination — With 4 Bonus Books to Pray for Happiness, Scholarship, Survival & Limitless Endurance — for Men & Women” 
by Toby Peterson

“70 Ways to Hear God”
by 1UniqueWriter

“A Dog Named Derf”
by Raven H. Price

Have a BLESSED EASTER to you and your families !!!  😊 😊 😊


Robin Leigh Morgan

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


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

Lightning bugs in jar.
Boy collects in mason jar
Mom will set them free

Cockroach on the floor
Then stomp on them with your shoe
Sweep into dustpan

Take care when you talk
Boss has bug in your office
To hear what you say

I would love to get your feedback here


After some long thought-processing of what I should do regarding my current WIP
endeavors since CreateSpace has ceased all of its support services for authors, I’ve
decided to forge ahead with one of manuscripts that my erotic side [Kathryn Heart] has
going for her. One of the reasons I’ve chosen this particular manuscript from the total of
four we’ve got between us is that going forwards we won’t be producing any paperback
versions of our books.

Going forwards with a KINDLE version only, we [my erotic side and I] know the covers [front and back] will have to be part of the file being converted to the KINDLE format. The biggest problem with designing the cover on our own would be to have the title/author’s name overlaid onto the artwork for the front cover, and for this particular manuscript an overlay won’t be required, given what my thoughts for the cover design are. The only issue we’ve basically got is for the formatting of the text pages, specifically to get the page numbers to start a few pages in. But, I’m going to check a dozen or so KINDLE only books I’ve got on my computer to see if physical page numbers are actually necessary for a KINDLE book.

Right now, since I haven’t looked at this particular manuscript or any of my other ones since the middle of November of last year, I’ve got to begin by looking at each one before starting to write anew. So, in regards to this manuscript which is an erotic GLBT/BDSM novella entitled “The Transformation”, I’ve already re-read and edited about 65% of the existing manuscript, and still need to write about 15% more to reach my projected total of 32,500 words. As it stands now, I’ve got 115 pages with approximately 27,600 words.

With the writing of my manuscripts resuming the velocity at which I’ve been reading/writing reviews will now be tapered back.

Lastly, I’d love to start interviewing my fellow romance authors here. So, if you’re interested please send me a DM to my Twitter account [@mypennameonly] and we can start the process [first come, first served basis]. Be advised I’m only taking the first 15 individuals who respond.

Monday, March 5, 2018


Let us not forget an old-fashioned, but true marketing technique; which is known as the simple mouth-to-mouth advertising.


If you use FaceBook, make sure you’ve got an author’s page there; and if you don’t create one.


I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve last posted a marketing/promotional idea. So, to make up for it; today I’ll be posting three of them.

You’ve got your book published, you’ve gotten people to look at it on Amazon, B & N, etc. Now all you need to do is to tell them what the book is about. When you do make sure it’s captivating summary and include with the book and any of the publicity for it.


With CreateSpace having ceased all of their support services, most important of which had been editing and cover design, in my opinion; I’d been left with four WIPs that I’ve been working on, and no non-vanity place to go to self-publish them. And since then, almost a month ago now, I haven’t written a single word in any of them. [Two of which are being written under this name, and two being written under my erotic pen name, Kathryn Heart.]

This has left me with plenty of time to think about my next move regarding my second career as a romance author, as well as time for me to engage my passion in being a Book Reviewer, my 2nd second career since I retired just over eight years ago; and here I’d thought I’d be bored silly without a single thing to do. BTW – since my last entry I’ve posted around 30 new reviews for a variety of genres on Amazon and my other usual review sites. So, if anyone is looking for their book to read, you’re invited to check them and the rest of my 773 reviews on Amazon:

I know I’ve been amiss in not posting some entries on a regular basis; however, once I posted the ones I’m posting soon, it will be on a more regular basis.

Lastly, getting back to my current WIPs, I’ve decided to move ahead with writing the least problematical one; one which I believe can be done using a very simplistic cover design, which I can do on my own. This endeavor is for one of my erotic GLBT/BDSM novellas entitled, “The Transformation” by Kathryn Heart; which I’ve last worked on back on November 22, 2017. At that time the manuscript has: 22 Chapters, 107 pages and approximately 27,000 words, leaving me with it being about 90% completed according to my estimates. So starting today, I’m going to start off by re-reading what I’ve already written, and making any necessary edits along the way.

Sunday, March 4, 2018


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

Hail, pieces of ice

Round as a pea, or marble

Falling from the sky

Conquering hero

Here is your hero salute

From gracious public

Hail, the gang’s all here.

Reminisce over old times

Hoping they’ll be back.

I would love to get your feedback here.

Friday, March 2, 2018


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

A bird lays an egg.

Then patiently sits on it.

Later new life’s born.

Age old question is

What came first, the egg of bird.

Both came at same time.

How do you eat eggs?

It doesn’t really matter.

Because they’ll taste GREAT !!!

I would love to get your feedback here.