I know that most of the book promotions are centred around the Cafe and Bookstore but I wanted to do a series that all authors can participate in even if they are not on the shelves. I have been putting book reviews into the Blogger Daily but find that there is more than enough to warrant a separate series.
This promotion is for authors who would like to share their latest review and also for book reviewers who feel that a particular author should get a little more promotion.
This week I was bemoaning the fact that readers have to put their reviews onto Amazon for each individual country since Amazon do not automatically carry over reviews from one account to another, despite monitoring all those separate accounts for ‘illegal’ reviews.
I hope that this new series will offer another opportunity to spotlight great reviews and whilst I shall be on the lookout for them via WordPress and social media it would be useful if authors and reviewers would let me know by emailing me on email@example.com
Where a review is on a blog I will include the links to the original post as well as the buy links for the book. I will also continue to feature reviews in the Cafe and Bookstore update twice weekly.
Here are today’s reviews.
The first review is for poet Kevin Morris whose collection Lost in the Labyrinth of my Mind was reviewed by Lauren Walsburg this week: https://laurenwalsburg.com/2017/03/21/review-lost-in-the-labyrinth-of-my-mind-by-k-morris/
The subject matter is a vast array of themes, just what you would want from a collection titled Lost in the Labyrinth of my Mind. It is a collection of thoughts that mimics the seemingly illogical tracks of our own minds, yet when you look closely you will discover a method behind Morris’ madness. The poems flow into each other. They draw from the predecessors in theme, style, vocabulary, or rhythm. They are all connected in small, but integral ways.
Morris has a distinct writing style that encompasses free verse with rhyme. Lost in the Labyrinth of my Mind is accessible to readers and as such, is a great introduction to poetry for non-poetry readers.
Read the reviews and buy the book in print or Kindle: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-Labyrinth-Mind-Kevin-Morris-x/dp/190559769X
A selection of other books by Kevin Morris
Buy all of Kevin Morris’s books: https://www.amazon.co.uk/K.-Morris/e/B00CEECWHY
The next review is for Have Bags, Will Travel by D.G. Kaye and was posted today by Olga Nunez Miret on her website: http://www.authortranslatorolga.com/2017/03/23/bookreview-have-bags-will-travel-trips-and-tales-memoirs-of-an-over-packer-by-d-g-kaye-pokercubster-therapeutic-for-travellers-as-it-shows-you-it-could-be-worse/
Although I’ve been travelling more than I used to in recent years, mostly for family reasons, I cannot say I’m a seasoned traveller or one who knows all the tricks of the trade. I get annoyed by the queues at the airport, like most of us, and I always discover I’ve left something in my hand luggage that shouldn’t be there, even after checking.
Reading this book I realised that perhaps I shouldn’t complain. I am not obsessed with germs (thankfully), I’m not a big shopper, I don’t wear make-up and although I’ve managed sometimes to pack too many things, I haven’t had to carry three suitcases all by myself. The author of this very short book has all those things against her. She also remembers the good old days when travelling was more glamorous and the airlines weren’t so strict with weight limits and didn’t insist on packing the clients as if they were sardines. That for sure must add to the frustration, as at least quite a few of us have nothing to compare it with and know no better, only degrees of discomfort.
D.G. is a woman with a great sense of humour and writes the book as if she were sharing anecdotes around a table with some friends. She wonders why she always gets picked up for searching at the airport (she tries to go unnoticed but there are limits to her attempts at invisibility) and is happy to confess to her fears, her crazy shopping sprees, and her failed best-laid plans. I was particularly interested in her reflection about how Las Vegas had changed. She describes her first trip there as a fascinating experience, when you landed in the desert and the hotels were the only oases in it and is disappointed by how much it has changed. I’ve only visited once and not being a gambler either, found that although its location was very convenient, it wasn’t the place I had read about. It’s difficult to fight commercialisation and consumerism and nobody can stop “progress” but perhaps there’s more to be lost than to be gained by some of the changes we’re implementing.
This is not a guide to travelling or packing (although there are a few wise words of advice at the end), but, as the subtitle indicates, a memoir of some of the writer’s trips. It could be extremely therapeutic if you’re going travelling as you’ll have the comfort of knowing that things could always get so much more complicated. You’ll end up with a smile on your face and you might also pick up a tip or two.
Read all the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Have-Bags-Will-Travel-Over-Packer-ebook/dp/B015HP1R6S/
Also by D.G. Kaye
Read all the reviews and buy the books: http://www.amazon.com/author/dgkaye7
Another great review for Vampyrie, the lastest book by Tina Frisco. This was posted to Amazon by Luna Saint Claire this week.
I have always had a fondness for Vampire stories. It began with Dracula. Twilight was mesmerizing. Vampire Diaries captivated me from the start, and The Originals, my favorite, enthralled me. Vampyrie is a complex, contemporary page-turner that I couldn’t put down! Phoebe, the protagonist is a strong, intelligent, compassionate and fearless character and her passion and perseverance make her a compelling character.
What makes this story especially fascinating is the in-depth science, woven in with such elegance that it never detracts from the thrilling suspense. I can totally see this book becoming the next off-the-chart TV series. Well done Tina Frisco
Read all the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/VAMPYRIE-Origin-Vampire-Tina-Frisco-ebook/dp/B01N2UYDG6
Also by Tina Frisco
Read all the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Tina-Frisco/e/B009NMOFNY
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