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Book Promotions

My short story ‘Samantha‘ will be available for free in the Amazon Kindle Store from the 5th – 9th Julyhere for the UK and here for the US.

“Samantha tells the story of a young girl forced into prostitution in the city of Liverpool. Can Sam’s love for Peter, a man she meets in a nightclub, save her? Or will Sam end her life in the murky waters of Liverpool’s Albert Dock?

My book ‘The Suspect and Other Tales‘ will also be available for free from the 9th – 13th Julyhere for the UK, and here for the US.

Tales of the unexpected, ranging from stories of crime and vengeance through to ghostly happenings in an ancient mansion.

If you download and read ‘The Suspect’ and ‘Samantha’, please do consider leaving a review on Amazon and/or your website.

Free book promotion

From Tuesday 3rd – Saturday 7th of April, my book ‘Samantha‘ will be available for free download on Amazon UK and Amazon US.

‘Samantha’ tells a story of a young girl forced into prostitution in the city of Liverpool. Can Sam’s love for Peter, a man she meets in a nightclub, save her? Or will Sam end her life in the murky waters of Liverpool’s Albert Dock?

From Saturday 7th – Wednesday 11th of April, my book ‘The Suspect and other tales‘ will also be available for free download on Amazon UK and Amazon US.

‘The Suspect and other tales’ contains stories of the unexpected, ranging from tales of crime and vengeance, through to ghostly happenings in an ancient mansion.

My latest collection of poetry, ‘My old clock I wind and other poems’ is also available on Amazon and can be found on both Amazon UK and Amazon US.

‘My old clock I wind and other poems’ is a collection of 74 new and original poems. It contains both melancholy and more cheerful pieces contrasting the fact that We can enjoy life – but at the same time cannot escape its inevitable end.

We laugh
As we pass
Along life’s path.
There are tears too
It’s true,
For me and you
My friend,
For every year
Must have it’s end.

My previous collection of poetry ‘Lost in the labyrinth of my mind’ is also available on Amazon UK as well as Amazon US.

‘Lost in the labyrinth of my mind‘ is a collection of poems about nature, love, and life in general.

Kevin

Another great review of my collection of poetry, “Refractions”

I was delighted to receive another great review of my recently released collection of poetry, “Refractions”:

“This is another wonderful collection of poems from this author. I obviously enjoyed some more than others, as is generally the case in collections of any
sort, but all were a delight to read. The inclusion of links to articles, or comments about people or situations, that inspired some of the poems was an
interesting touch too.

Though I enjoyed all of the poems, “Ethereal” and “Train” were my favourite poems, with “Poems and Flowers” and “Nightmare” not far behind on the list
of the poems I liked best from this collection.

*Note: I was given a free copy of this book by the author, in exchange for an honest review. However, this has in no way influenced my opinion of the book,
nor the contents of this review”.
(For the review please visit, https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1741884437?book_show_action=true&from_review_page=1).
Thank you to the reviewer, Victoria Zigler, for taking the time to read and review “Refractions”.

My latest collection of poetry, “Refractions” is available to purchase in the Amazon Kindle store

Refractions

I am pleased to announce that my latest collection of poetry, “Refractions” is available to purchase in the Kindle store. To read a free sample of “Refractions”, or to buy the book, please visit Amazon HERE (for the UK) and HERE (for the US).

The book description for “Refractions reads as follows:
“The poet may redact
The light that through his poem does refract.
But the reader will therein construe
That she believes to be true”.

Light refracts causing confusion as to where it is going in the same
way that poems do. What the reader thinks the poet means and
what he actually does are often 2 rather different things but readers
will, none the less draw their own conclusions (eroneous or
otherwise).

(For my previous collection of poetry, “Lost in the Labyrinth of My Mind” please visit http://moyhill.com/lost/).

A 4 Star Review Of “The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems”

I was pleased to receive the following 4 star review for “The Girl Who Wasn’t There And Other Poems”:

“Short bitter-sweet poems about love lost and aspirations unfulfilled”. For the review please visit (http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R21SAKB5Z2UU23/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B0155KSKOC). Thank you to Chris Graham for taking the time to read and review “The Girl Who Wasn’t There”.

Free Book Promotion – The Suspect and other tales by K. Morris

My collection of short stories ‘The suspect and other tales’ will be available to download for free on Kindle from the 25th – 29th November.

A reviewer has written of ‘The Suspect’ as follows: ‘Eleven clever and entertaining short stories, ideal for dipping into and each with a nice twist in the tale.’ You can see the review here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B00PKPTQ0U/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

To download The Suspect and other tales free please visit: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Suspect-other-tales-Morris-ebook/dp/B00PKPTQ0U for the UK or here http://www.amazon.com/The-Suspect-other-tales-Morris-ebook/dp/B00PKPTQ0 for the US

For my Amazon Author page please visit http://www.amazon.co.uk/K-Morris/e/B00CEECWHY/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1 for the UK and http://www.amazon.com/K-Morris/e/B00CEECWHY/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1 for the US

If you download any of my books I would appreciate it if you would please consider leaving a review.

Many thanks, Kevin

Sting In The Tail And Other Stories By K Morris Availible In The Kindle Store

Following on from my post of earlier today (17 June) in which I announced that my collection of short stories, “Sting In The Tail And Other Stories” is available on amazon.com, I am pleased to confirm that the book is now available on amazon.co.uk. To learn more about “Sting In The Tail” please visit http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sting-tail-other-stories-ebook/dp/B00DFK6R54/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1371459274&sr=1-1&keywords=sting+in+the+tail+and+other+stories. To learn about my other books please visit my Amazon author page which can be found here http://www.amazon.co.uk/K.-Morris/e/B00CEECWHY/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Never Let The Facts Get In The Way Of A Good Story

The factors which lead men and women to enter prostitution are many and complex, however large numbers of people shy away from complexity preferring to look for all embracing answers to complicated issues. I came across an example of this reductionist approach while browsing the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper on 23 November. In an article entitled “Why Amsterdam’s legal brothels are a lesson for Britain about telling the truth on sex gangs and race” (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2237170/Why-Amsterdams-legal-brothels-lesson-Britain-telling-truth-sex-gangs-race.html) the author reports on the forcing of young women into Amsterdam’s sex trade. So-called “lover boys”, usually young Moroccan men flatter youthful girls (frequently European) by showing them attention. However once the “lover boys” gain the confidence of these impressionable young girls they cajole and/or force them into Holand’s brothels. The article implies that Amsterdam’s legal brothels are part of the problem as they make it easy for men to force vunnerable young girls into prostitution. If they didn’t exist the reporter implies then, the exploitation of young girls would be rendered far more difficult in the Netherlands.

I have a number of issues with this article. First it’s concentration on the race of the exploiters is deeply troubling. The exploitation of vunnerable people is to be condemned irrespective of the race of the perpetrators. The failure of the piece to mention the exploitation of young women by people other than those of Arab origin smacks of an unpleasant obsession with race. The report is based largely on the work of one lady’s charity which assists the families of those forced into prostitution. The daughter of the charity’s founder was befriended by a man of Moroccan origin and forced to become a prostitute. This is, of course appalling, however to base an article largely around the experiences of a single family (and the charity they founded) is not good journalism. Where are the independent studies into forced prostitution in the Netherlands? They exist, why aren’t they referenced in the article?

Secondly the fact is that men (and women) of all races abuse vunnerable young persons. In the most famous fictional portrayal of paedophilia “Lolita”, it is Humbert Humbert (a white European male) who sexually abuses Lolita.

Turning to the world of non-fiction, the ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by the late Sir Jimmy Savile pertain to a white European male and (to my knowledge) all of those who have thus far been investigated as other alleged abusers in connection with the enquiry are of white (European) origin.

Men of Asian origin have recently been convicted in the UK courts for exploiting vunnerable (mainly white) young girls and forcing them into prostitution. The reporting of the activities of these sex gangs makes for shocking reading and those responsible for these crimes against children are rightly now undergoing long jail sentences in UK prisons.

Thirdly the article fails to acknowledge that significant numbers of adult men and women enter the world’s oldest profession voluntarily. In my forthcoming collection of short stories, “The First Time”, the main story deals with Becky and her decision to work as a professional escort. Becky is in debt due to her excessive use of her credit card and fears being made homeless unless she can obtain the money both to clear her credit card bill and pay the rent on her flat. One may argue that circumstances are forcing Becky into sex work, however the fact remains that she chooses to become an escort girl, there is no pimp with wrap-around sunglasses, a fast car and a mobile exerting pressure on her. Whether Becky does, in fact have a choice is a matter for my readers to determine but in “The First Time” we see two young ladies (Becky and her friend Julie) who are not subject to the pressure of “boyfriends” (both of the girls are single) but who do, arguably make a positive choice to become sex workers.

Are Becky and Julie as portrayed in “The First Time” representative of those who enter the world of prostitution? While there are people who are trafficked (forced) into sex work in my view the majority of men and women in the west who work in that profession are not compelled to do so. One may question the wisdom of those choices but they are, in my view choices none the less.

 

(The First Time”, by K Morris is scheduled for publication in December 2012. For “The Girl At The Bus Stop And Other Erotic Short Stories”, by K Morris please visit http://www.amazon.com/other-erotic-short-stories-ebook/dp/B00A6H75Y6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1353246930&sr=1-1&keywords=the+girl+at+the+bus+stop+and+other+erotic+short+stories