Pull Up A Chair with Eva Charles
Pull Up A Chair / September 29, 2016

Pull Up A Chair with Eva Charles! Eva Charles is the author of the multi-titled Meadows Shore Series chronicling the lives and loves of the Clayton-Harrington family. She invites you to visit their beloved Meadows Shore nestled in the charming seaside town of Fair Harbor, where you’ll enjoy love, laughter, loyalty, and an abundance of mouth-watering food, Portuguese style. After being a confirmed city-girl for more than thirty-five years, Eva moved to beautiful western Massachusetts in 2014. There, she found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkeys, deer, and coyotes roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she’d been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into a romantic tale. When she’s not writing, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons, or playing with the two cutest dogs you’ve ever seen, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story. Why Do They Stay? The author acknowledges that not all victims of domestic violence are women, and not all perpetrators are men, but for the sake of clarity, in this post,…

Pull Up a Chair with Maretha Botha @MarethMBotha
Pay It Forward , Pull Up A Chair / September 23, 2016

I am pleased to feature author Maretha Botha as my Rave Reviews Book Club “Pay It Forward” club member for Friday! <><><><><> Pull Up a Chair and get to know Maretha Botha Librarian, Children’s author/illustrator and self-confessed bookworm, chocolate and black coffee addict, animal and bird lover, occasional gardener and hiker on the moors. Maretha is a South African Italian, born in a small town called Montagu. She grew up in nearby Worcester in the Western Cape – a town reminiscent of living in Switzerland among the snow-capped mountains. Worcester had a small library. Young Maretha’s visits were limited to three times a week, because the librarian told her, “You spend too much time with your nose in a book and neglect your school work.” Nothing much has changed, because she’s still a confirmed bookworm who constantly strives to raise more bookworms who enjoy reading, not just as a pleasant past-time, but as an excellent tool to be used when grown-up. Before immigrating to the UK to settle in Lancashire, Maretha worked as an assistant librarian in a private school in Botswana, where one of her tasks was to encourage children to enjoy reading. That was a labour of love for this…

Pull Up a Chair with Suzanne Burke @pursoot
Pay It Forward , Pull Up A Chair / September 21, 2016

I am pleased to feature author Suzanne Burke as my Rave Reviews Book Club “Pay It Forward” club member for Wednesday! ~~~~~ Welcome to the World of Suzanne Burke It’s a writers world, a world that seeks to explore and entertain  ~~~~~ These are the words that greeted me when I first reached Suzanne Burke’s website. I learned early on that “Soooz” is her preferred salutation! Let’s see what Soooz’s world consists of! ~~~~~   About Author S.Burke aka Stacey Danson. Well let’s see now. Soooz (My preferred name) is a Sixty something female lucky enough to reside in beautiful Sydney Australia. I have a passion for writing that always existed, but I didn’t begin to write seriously until my mid fifties. Simply because I didn’t have the confidence in myself to allow that anyone would be interested in what I have to say. I’m delighted that I was proven wrong. My non-fiction works, “Empty Chairs” Book 1 in (Standing Tall and Fighting Back) series went on to sell extremely well, and remained on the Amazon top 100 for Biography and Memoir for over a year. Book 2 “Faint Echoes of Laughter” did equally well. Sadly my publisher closed their doors less than 18 months…

Pull Up a Chair with Julie Watson @bornformidwife @rrbc
#RRBC , Pay It Forward , Pull Up A Chair / September 19, 2016

Pull Up a Chair with Julie Watson Julie grew up in a small rural town in New Zealand. She started work in the local maternity annexe on leaving school at the age of sixteen. She met Barry and was happily married until the unexpected death of her second baby at birth. This tragic event in her life led to depression, loneliness, and despair. Life was full of challenges and it was during this time that Julie became a Christian. In her late thirties she did her training to become a nurse and a midwife fulfilling a life long dream. ‘Born for life’ tells her story and she hopes it will encourage others to follow their dreams even with life’s difficulties. Julie has travelled extensively and has worked in several countries around the world, caring for women of different cultures and nationalities. Midwifery continues to be her passion and love. If you would like to contact Julie her email address is cherryhintonlimited@gmail.com.   Her Twitter handle is @bornformidwife, and she can be found on Facebook at Julie Watson.   A nurse aide position in the local maternity annexe at the age of sixteen gave Julie a love for being with women during labour…

BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY
#RRBC , Book Tour , Pull Up A Chair / August 6, 2016

  Hello, and welcome to Room With Books! Come and join the party … RRBC Back to School Book & Blog Block Party all through August! That’s right, we’re partying for a whole month. Links for the other party places are on the RRBC website On today’s stop, you’ve landed in Cheyenne, Wyoming Prizes I’m Giving Away Today!!! TWO Amazon Gift Cards of $5.00 each HARMONY KENT ROBERT KIMBRELL and ONE Barnes & Noble Gift Cards of $5.00 each SHIRLEY HARRIS-SLAUGHTER Huge thank you to everyone for stopping by! Number of winners for this stop: 3! To be in it to win it, be sure to leave a comment! CLOSED    

Pull Up A Chair With Author Karen Welch @welchkaren1
Author Interview , Pull Up A Chair / June 10, 2016

June 10 2016 It is my pleasure to welcome author Karen Welch to Room With Books. Karen has graciously, and painstakingly, answered a plethora of questions to give our readers an opportunity to get to know her better! Karen, please tell us about yourself. I’m a Virginia native. I was born in Richmond and spent most of my childhood in rural Amelia County, where my family originally settled in the early 1700’s. Needless to say the roots there are deep! While I will always consider that part of the world my home, most of my adult life has been spent in North Florida and in Southeast Kansas, which is where I am now. I have two children, now with families of their own. My husband and I live in a 120-year-old house in a small town, enjoying the relative quiet of retirement—the perfect environment for an introverted writer to ply her trade! Please tell us your latest news? I’ve just finished a serial novella, All That Glitters, and I’m still working on the second book in the Welcome to Walnut Lodge Series.  There are plenty of other ideas in the pipeline, but I do best working on one thing at…

Omega Rising Blog Tour @SandsOfTime5050 @_BookMistress
Blog Tour , Pull Up A Chair / June 10, 2016

Omega Rising By Anna Kyle Book One of the Wolf King series *285 pages / 85,000 words *Paranormal romance   Cass Nolan has been forced to avoid the burn of human touch for her whole life, drawing comfort instead from her dreams of a silver wolf—her protector, her friend. When her stalking nightmares return, her imaginary dead sister’s ghost tells her to run, Cass knows she should listen, but the sinfully hot stranger she just hired to work on her ranch has her mind buzzing with possibilities. Not only does her skin accept Nathan’s touch, it demands it. Cass must make a decision—run again and hope she saves the people who have become her family, or stand and fight. Question is, will it be with Nathan or against him? Nathan Rivers’ life is consumed by his quest to find the Omega wolf responsible for killing his brother, but when the trail leads him to Cass and her merry band of shapeshifters, his wolf wants only to claim her for himself. When evidence begins piling up that Cass is the Omega he’s been seeking, things become complicated—especially since someone else wants her dead. Saving her life might mean sacrificing his own,…

Exciting Change to Room With Books
Pull Up A Chair , Room With Books / June 1, 2016

June 1, 2016 As of today, June 1st, Room With Books is changing formats from being primarily a blog to being a book review site. I am still posting blog tours for some organizers with books that interest me, but you will be seeing fewer tours. I plan to review one or two books weekly and will continue to build the feature page “Pull Up A Chair”. I love blogging and participating in tours with all of my wonderful organizers and supporting indie authors! I am a one-woman site and the workload was becoming more than one person could reasonably handle. I figured that making this change after my Florida vacation  was the best time to make the transition! Thank you for your incredible support in building my dream and I hope you’ll continue to follow Room With Books. If you know of a book that I should be reading for review, please be sure you drop me a note and I’ll take a look at it!

#RRBC Who is “SPOTLIGHT” Author Lizzie Chantree? @Lizzie_Chantree

Who is “SPOTLIGHT” Author Lizzie Chantree?   An inventive author! Lizzie is a wife and mum, who is also an accomplished inventor, businesswoman and artist. She founded her first company at the age of 17 and has been creating products ever since! She went to a design and advertising college, called The School of Communication Arts, which was based in London. They took only a handful of students each year from all over the world, so she made the most of the opportunity by learning everything she could about how to create products, advertise and package them. After college she started her own business opening her first retail venture. She designed and sold her own brand of products to customers all over the world. This business grew to two shops and a wholesale business, including a retail gift catalogue, which Lizzie ran for over 20 years. During this time she also invented a product called Runaway Spray, which is a lipstick size spray, perfect for a ladies handbag, that prevents further ‘ladders’ or ‘runs’ in stockings or tights. She became one of Fair Play London’s Female Inventors of the Year. She also won business awards and the ‘Livewire’ competition, run by Shell…