I’M AVAILABLE

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TO ALL OF MY DEAR FOLLOWERS

If you have a blog and would like to interview me for it I’m finally available. The reason I said finally available is simply because it has reached the point where I can take care of my OH’s needs on my own and will no longer need the home attendant to assist me. It has taken about 13 months to this to happen. It will now mean I can finally have access to my computer 7 days a week during the times I’m usually the most productive [about 6 AM-9AM] and [9 PM until I get tired and want to do to sleep. I will try to make myself available to do about 18 – 20 interviews a month.

If you’re interested, just leave your contact information here on my blog or send me a DM on Tweeter @MyPenNameOnly   I will create a listing on a first-come, first served basis.

If you’d like to know a little more as to who I am, please go to:

http://www.about.me/rlmorgan51

THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY SUPPORT YOU CAN GIVE ME

Love

Robin Leigh Morgan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BOOK REVIEW # 2016-072 – A RING AROUND HER HEART

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How can I make a comparison between this book and a real classical and respected work of fiction; Lord of the Rings? The basic answer is relatively simple, it’s a ring. In both stories, you’ve got a protagonist who’s in possession of a ring and has no real know of the actual importance of what they possess. In both stories you’ve got an individual who’s seeking to regain possession of a ring.

For each of two of the story’s protagonists the ring holds a personal connection; for Giselle the special ring had belong to her grandmother, for Niccolo return the ring to his family is his driving force. And lastly, in both you’ve got an individual who will stop at nothing to gain possession of this precious piece of jewelry and the powerful secret it holds.

There’s a definite love-hate relationship between Giselle and Niccolo all because of the ring, why else will he pursue to an isolated ranch in Crystal Creek, Colorado, endangering his own life in the process. Can these two put their differences aside long enough to retain it in their possession? The storyline has been written in such a manner that once it has grabbed your attention it’s hard to let go, making it hard to let go.

Who will be the one holding the ring when you to get to the last period? Will Giselle and Niccolo find some sort of HEA in their relationship? But more important, what is the secret the ring contains, a secret which must have kept our curiosity throughout the book? For me to tell you would be quite easy, which is why you’ll need to check this 5 STAR book out to find out for yourself.

I received a e-book edition of this book from the author through a giveaway she on the internet and the above has been my honest opinion.

US: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1L6GG37I5UUMN

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R3C59X8WZN4UPP

BOOK REVIEW # 2016-071 – TOVI THE PENQUIN GOES TRICK-OR-TREATING

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As you know by now I basically read/review books which I’ve either won through the various giveaways I’m always entering or I’ve obtained myself. So when I’ve found an author I truly like, I’m always on the lookout for their next giveaway. I therefore feel fortunate to have won the giveaway for Ms. Rossiter’s latest addition to her Tovi the Penquin series.

Each of this author’s books are aimed for the youngest of readers so they can experience the joy of reading at an early age while at the same time educating them in some aspect of life. Tovi the Penquin goes Treat-of-treating introduces its young readers to Halloween, the holiday most children love besides Christmas. It teaches them that while on the outside things might seem scary, they’re actually meant as an opportunity for them to have fun.

The illustrations are perfectly keyed to the surrounding text, aiding in the visualization of it. This like all of the other two books I’ve already reviewed are guaranteed wanting to read over and over again; and in some incidents its young readers have been known to attempt reading them to their younger siblings, their pets or their toys. So it should come as no surprise I’ve given this book 5 STARS.

NOTE: The author has used the British spelling of certain words.

US: https://www.amazon.com/review/R14HOAYKXH5DH7

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R1QTTYLKQ38H36

STATUS REPORT # 81

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Since my last Status Report there’s been improvement on several fronts; the most important of which is our picking up a walker with four wheels which will allow for an improved ability to ambulate; both in overall movement and speed.

My Amazon Reviewer Ranking has been under 5,000, and improving for the past three consecutive updates. I’ve now completed 327 reviews and my goal of 350 by the end of July should be quite attainable at this point.

As far as my WIPs are concerned; I’ve made 127 changes to my adult Contemporary romance, “His Darkest Secret,” resulting in an increase of 226 words. It’s amazing what over a year without looking at a manuscript can do; it’s like looking at it with a totally new set of eyes and the ability to clearly see what needs to be changed. If you’re constantly reading a manuscript over and over, you can become blind to necessary changes since you’re overly familiar with what you’re reading. With a goal of completing one chapter a month, I should be finished with this endeavor in just over three weeks. Then I can begin the process of finishing the writing of this WIP over the following four weeks.

This means I must seriously look for ways to create the funds I’ll need to pay for editing and the creation of a cover. I’d love to have this novel published by the end of October.

BOOK REVIEW # 2016-069/070 – MY WEIRD SCHOOL FAST FACTS: GROGRAPHY / SPORTS

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I received a ARC [Advance Reader’s Copy] for Fast Facts: Geography book through a Goodreads giveaway in return for my honest opinion. 

What made this ARC particularly interesting is that it was a FLIP ARC, meaning if you turned the book over you had a second ARC. The second ARC dealt with Sports.

Unless you’re truly interest in knowing facts concerning a specific topic, fact books can be extremely boring to read. This can be especially true when it comes to intended audience of readers, children between the ages of 6 – 10.

Taking two characters, A.J. and Andrea from his My Weird School Series of books Dan Gutman has written a skillfully crafted dialogue in which facts about Geography flow smoothly from one fact into another. The illustrations and photos add to the educational experience for its young readers for which I’ve given this book 5 STARS.

GEOGRAPHY:  https://www.amazon.com/review/RJ7Q1Z24L21ZZ

SPORTS:  https://www.amazon.com/review/R1F4LFA9YRIOLQ

BOOK REVIEW # 2016-068 – METERNITY

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher through a giveaway they held on GoodReads and the following is my honest opinion.

What is a single, harried woman who’s tired working for a sleek, high-end baby magazine to do when she’s toiled for an imaginable number of unappreciated hours merely covering for her co-workers, picking up the work because of their kids, or because fate has made them fortunate enough to give birth to a child, if not more? She’ll do what practically any woman, perhaps even yourself, would do. She’ll jumped at the first opportunity destiny would give her for a respite from her predicament.

Luckily one day, out of the blue, such an opportunity finally prevailed. Liz Buckley didn’t asked for, or planned for it just happened.

Usually no one, even her boss, ever noticed the work-related anxieties/stress she regularly suffered from. You know the kind I mean; the kind where everyone takes you for granted or never appreciates your efforts at work. I know how she felt because this has happened to me on a regular with my civil service job.

However, on this particular day, even though she never said a word, her boss mistakenly takes her usual stressed-out appearance for that of morning sickness, and the onset stages of motherhood. And if you’ve ever been fortunate enough to become pregnant, you know precisely how everyone’s perception of you changes at work. All of sudden they honestly care for you and suddenly everything you do. While your job title doesn’t change, your status at work does. A strange thing is at the beginning it doesn’t matter if you’re married or single with or without a regular male companion, the only thing which does is your newly found medical condition. But give it a little while and suddenly it becomes an item ripe for office gossip.

Liz got lucky in helping her carry out her charade with the aid of two great friends and co-workers Brie and Alexis. They help Liz to calculate a plausible LMP date and the vital EDC for any true pregnant, making sure she can answer any question throw at her regarding her condition, as if she’s actually pregnant; for any hesitation would bring a swift and embarrassing end to her pretense. They also with some additional aided Liz in making sure her physical appearance would match the progress of a real pregnancy.

From this stage forward, she had to live a double life, a pregnant “Mom” during the day and a swinging single woman at night. This existence becomes a real challenge when she meets a guy during one of her nighttime soiree who just might be her HEA, and can’t figure out to tell him so she won’t lose him.

What’s going to happen to Liz regarding her pretense at work and her co-workers as the proposed blessed day approaches and the baby showers begin? What’s going to happen regarding Liz’s family’s expectation for her? What’s going to happen to Liz when the gig is up and she must reveal the truth? I’m not going to reveal the answer; you’ll need to read the book to find out.

While this book is a Contemporary romance, it is more of a Romantic Comedy, which must be kept in mind as one reads it in order to better appreciate what the story has to offer. For having written her readers a fun reading experience regarding pregnancy and the work place I’ve given this book 5 STARS.

US: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1FZBJBIE3854J  

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/REL4U43N42ISL

 

STATUS REPORT # 80

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Since first coming home from first being hospitalized and going for rehab and coming home; and then being hospitalized for a broken hip/partial hip replacement followed by more rehab, this is the FIRST WEEKEND my dear OH and I have been able to be alone. The dear has improved so much we decided to discontinue the use of the 24/7 home attendants we’ve been using on the weekends. And I would love for us to stop using them totally before the end of next month.

To celebrate we went to our favorite Indian restaurant to partake to their all you can eat buffet, something we haven’t done in about 19 months.

Since I do my best writing before 9 AM and after 10 PM not having a home attendant during this weekend [Sat – Mon] has finally given me access to our second bedroom where they sleep, etc. during the times I’ve just mention.

Before I can move forward working on any of the three WIPs I current have, I first must re-read everything I’ve already written slowly to refresh my memory and to allow my “fresh” set of eyes I now have to pick any errors which exist or to make any changes.

Since I don’t really have any books on my TBReviewed pile for books I’ve won from the giveaways I usually enter; I’m now on the prowl for free KINDLE books on Amazon. Since I don’t post the reviews for these books you’ll need to check my Amazon profile from time to time read them.

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