The First Review of My Book Samantha Awards it 4 Stars

Yesterday I visited the Kindle page for my book Samantha. I was delighted to see that Samantha has been awarded a 4 star review

Samantha tells the story of a young girl forced into prostitution in the city of Liverpool. Can Sam escape from the physical and mental abuse inflicted on her by Barry, a brutal pimp or will she end her days floating in the murky waters of Liverpool’s Albert Docks. For the review please visit the above link.

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Samantha by Kevin Morris Available in the Kindle Store

My new book, Samantha tells the story of a young girl forced into sex slavery in the city of Liverpool. Can Samantha escape from the mental and physical abuse inflicted on her or will she end her life in the murky waters of Liverpool’s Albert Docks. Samantha is free in the Kindle store from 3-7 March

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My Author’s Facebook Page

I now have an author’s Facebook page which you can find here

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The First Time by Kevin Morris

It has certainly been a while since I dipped my virtual pen into the ink well and gave vent to my pearls of wisdom or whatever it is I give vent to (answers please on a postcard)! Enough of this waffle, the purpose of this post is to let you know that my collection of short stories, The First Time is available (

In this collection of short stories I explore why young women enter the world of prostitution while other stories look at what happens when the

worlds of sex and technology collide.

In “The First Time”, the first story in this collection, we meet Becky a young graduate who enters the world of prostitution in order to clear her debts.

The story looks at the effects of prostitution on Becky and her fellow escort and friend Julie. In “The Pain Behind the Smile” Issie presents her friend,

Peter with a birthday cake, however things are not what they seem.

In “Lucy” the acquaintances of a crusty old bachelor speculate how he could attract and retain the affections of a beautiful young woman. As with “The

Pain Behind the Smile” things are far from what they seem.

“Hemlock” explores what happens when machines attain the capacity to appreciate high culture. The story is both humorous and deeply serious.

I’d be interested to hear what you think of The First Time. Please feel free to leave a review on Amazon.

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Jewish Roots of Hungarian far-right politician revealed

The Independent recently carried an interesting piece about a leading member of a Hungarian Fascist Party who has discovered that he has Jewish roots. His grandmother is a survivor of Auswitz, one of Nazi Germany’s concentration camps. The repentant Member of the European Parliament (MEP) has now apologised to Hungary’s Jewish community and intends to visit Auswitz.
On the law of averages there must have been a number of members of the Nazi Party who had Jewish connections but managed to keep them quiet. It certainly makes one think! For the article please visit

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Goodbye to sex?

Yesterday’s Daily Mail has an interesting piece by A N Wilson about the future of genetics and humanity. Wilson reviews a book “Like a Virgin” by a geneticist at Imperial College London in which the author argues that the future of reproduction lies in artificial wombs and sperm. I haven’t read the book, however, according to Wilson the author sees a world in which sex becomes redundant and in which men can have babies.
There is nothing new in this. Many years ago I read a book by Professor Lee M Silver entitled “remaking Eden in the 21st Century” in which the author argues that sex will become a recreational activity while reproduction will move to the lab. Eat your heart out Aldous Huxley! For the article please visit

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Having posted Kipling’s “Recessional” on 5 August, I was prompted to revisit some of my earlier posts on the poet. Kipling is a person full of contradictions. On the one hand he produced “The Stranger” which is, arguably his most overtly racist poem, however he was also able to see beyond skin colour as can be perceived in his poem “Mandalay” which recounts the love of an english soldier for a Burmese maiden.

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Rudyard Kipling is frequently perceived as an imperial poet, a writer who glorified British imperialism and who was, not to mince words a racist. Is this an accurate portrayal?

On my bookshelves sits “Kipling,  poems selected by James Cochrane”. Cochrane’s edition contains a wide and varied selection of Kipling’s verse ranging from “Recessional” through to “The Law of the Jungle”. However one poem which is missing from Cochrane’s selection is “The Stranger”. “The Stranger” is, arguably one of Kipling’s most overtly racist poems. In it Kipling argues that different races and/or nationalities can never, truly comprehend one another. We can see the physical shape of “the stranger” but not the inner soul which is, in essence different from our soul.


“The Stranger” has, not surprisingly been used by neo-Nazis in support of their anti-immigrant and racist ideology. For example the neo-Nazi American teen girl band, Prussian Blue have performed…

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