Title: LAUGH. STREAM. SLEEP. REPEAT.
Author: Sky Burton
Genre: Humorous Nonfiction, LGBTQ+ Nonfiction, Writing and Publishing, Writing memoir
This book came about while I was in the process of finishing my second book in my MM romance series called Dry Drowning. The whole thing became so humorous that I decided to put it into a quick book. It's a short read and I'm giving it away free. All three books—the two in the romance series and this one are all on Goodreads and Amazon at low e-book pricing (but this one you can have for free).
Summary: Online research about celebrity press conferences for a chapter in the second book of my contemporary romance series. Interrupted by Amazon suggesting I would like to watch a high-profile former boy-band music concert. I'm not sure why Amazon thought this, but they have psychic powers, so I went along with it.
Obsession followed. Distressed because I thought he looked sad after I'd seen him in recent email news clips bouncing around on stage full of joy. Will investigate. First, I need to finish my book, but I'm distracted. Not sleeping. Eating Lean Cuisine for dinner instead of cooking. Drinking ten cups of coffee in the morning to wake up—tequila in the evening (or sometimes sooner).
All this started a few months before, April Fool’s Day 2021. A chain of events took me for a ride. Join me on the rollercoaster through a year of evolution during that final year of the pandemic (let’s hope so). From two broken arms through wild yet informative discoveries about contemporary romance genres and tropes to an obsession for two men I've never met.
I hope I tell you a few things you don’t already know. At the very least, I hope I can make you laugh and maybe cry.
PS. Yes, the obsession is now permanent but tamed, and I'm learning how to sleep again.
There is no sex in this book but there is a small bit of content /language, so I am rating it: Adult
One writer opens her heart about the process of writing her MM romance series. Ever wonder how a writer creates an all-consuming story? Well, it’s your chance to get a secret glimpse into the mind of a writer as she deals with the pandemic, writing, living, and streaming. Meet Sky Burton and get to know her through her experiences and her outlook on life. Get an unfiltered voice on writing romance, romantic tropes, and an obsession too strong not to be ignored.
LAUGH. STREAM. SLEEP. REPEAT. is an original book on writing and living in the year 2021. It also is a book on an obsession. I won’t reveal what the obsession entails but I will express how utterly fascinating it was for me to read about it. Written in diary format, the reader gets to feel everything the writer feels. It’s a snapshot of a year told without any filters. I enjoyed hearing all about Sky Burton and her experiences. I connected with the author on multiple levels. If you like streaming, musicians, social media, romance, and delving into someone’s life, you’ll want to read LAUGH. STREAM. SLEEP. REPEAT.. A reality show in book format, LAUGH. STREAM. SLEEP. REPEAT. is an addictive read.
My Rating: 5 stars
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Sky grew up along the beaches of Orange County, California and, at one time, was a gallery represented artist with work in Palo Alto, California and Los Alamos, New Mexico. When she’s not writing, she’s painting, walking, or reading and always with music in her ear.
Much of her career incorporated her background in behavioral science working with companies in advanced technology marketing in Silicon Valley. She also designed and manufactured one of the first children’s shopping cart seats, started the first Silicon Valley VIP Tech Tour (she was a technology history nerd), and was founder of a public relations firm.
She reinvented her life from business writer to creative in 2014 when she went rogue, became fully self-employed, bought a tiny trailer and traveled alone for 18 months writing and volunteering.
Other books include Road Noise, the three-month road trip memoir; Running With Chickens, (co-authored with her son) published in 2016 but currently expanding and will re-publish later in 2022. She also wrote Leaving Madmen, published in 2001 and updated in 2016, and a variety of other nonfiction including In The Land Of Bugs And Rain and the wildly entertaining InternationalPublic Relations Guidebook.
Books in the works: Third book in the Music Of Us series (the MM romance continues) she plans to write while in Italy Fall 2022, Elements (sci-fi Winter 2022), and Essays After A Lot Of Tequila (2023).
She is an eclectic reader from nonfiction, true adventure, and romance to her obsession with all the Dugald Steer pop-up books.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N