GETTING THE BOOKS I REVIEW

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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.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/profile/A19QLCLVPLZH0B

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 http://www.Amazon.com/ga/giveaways .

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.

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STATUS REPORT # 129

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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.

HAIKU HORIZONS #38 – SPRING

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

HAIKU HORIZON # 37 – SUN

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

HAIKU HORIZON #36 – MOVE

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

STATUS REPORT # 128

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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:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/profile/A19QLCLVPLZH0B

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.

HAIKU HORIZONS # 35 – BAR

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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:

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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.

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