#RRBC SPRINGTIME BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY

#RRBC SPRINGTIME BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY

Hello and WELCOME to Day 13 of

RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB’S SPRINGTIME BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY

Location:  Wyoming, USA

# of Winners for this stop: 5

Here is what I am giving away today:

(1) – $20 Amazon gift card

(2) – $10 Amazon gift cards

(2) – $5 Amazon gift cards

Please leave a comment below today, April 13th, to be entered in the drawing to win one of these prizes!

Don’t forget to check the other tour stops at https://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/rrbc-2017-springtime-book-blog-block-party/as the party goes on all month long!

What a glorious spring day it is here! The weather is wonderfully warm. My flowers are starting to bloom. And even the little birds are starting to rebuild their nest outside my living room window! This might be my favorite time of year!

I enjoy blogging and reviewing books. Late this year I will add author to the list of things I do!

I want to share the back-cover blurb of my book with you.

It was difficult, and very sad, to see my life laid out on paper. The timeline covered the front and back of a 36″ x 24″ poster board and wound around it like a steep mountain switchback.

The memories brought back by black lines on paper . . .

June, 2001

He dragged me down the stairs by my hair. I remember giving up. I was so tired, physically and emotionally. The fight had gone out of me. I’m certain if one had looked into my eyes they were empty. I was already gone.

He dragged me to a standing position, which I could barely hold in my weakness. Peering into his eyes I saw evil. I saw death. My own. My daughter’s.

“Remember, no matter what happens,” he leaned down, whispering in my ear, “no matter what happens, remember how much I’ve loved you!”

I stood there stunned. He loved me? He loved me? How could this be called love!

That moment was a turning point for me and I’ve been crying out to tell my story ever since. I hope you’ll join me when I release “Where the Heart Grows” later this year!

 

#RRBC’S HOLIDAY TRAIN “BOOK TRAILER” BLOCK PARTY

#RRBC’S HOLIDAY TRAIN “BOOK TRAILER” BLOCK PARTY!

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LET’S PARTY, Y’ALL!!! (Click here each time you visit)

It’s finally here!  It’s November and we are embarking on an awesome journey…a 30 day, multi-book trailer tour!  We have a total of 42 book trailers participating this month and we ask that each day, as a new link opens up on a new tour stop, that you go by and pay that book trailer a visit.  While you’re there, take a moment and actually view the trailers, leave comments, hit the “THUMBS UP” button and then share the trailer all over social media!  If the trailer entices you to do so, then hey, run over to Amazon and buy the book or gift it!!!  After all, it is the season for giving, you know! Each stop that you leave a comment on, you will be entered into the random drawing for that author’s DAILY GIVEAWAYS!  At the end of the 30 day tour, if you have left a comment anywhere along the way, your name will be entered into a drawing for our grand prizes below:

-1st/Grand Prize: $50.00 Amazon Gift Card

-2nd/Grand Prize: “SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR” slot along with1 FREE 60-second commercial ad on one of our RAVE WAVESBlogTalkRadio Shows;

-3rd/Grand Prize: #PUSHTUESDAY win & 2Books of your choice from the Kathryn C. Treat Book Giveaway Treasure Chest;

-4th/Grand Prize: A *LIVE* interview on an upcoming segment of a RAVE WAVES BlogTalk Radio Show promoting your book of choice.

Now, let me explain this very important part of the tour once more:

*How do YouTube visitors enter to win prizes?

*Each time a Block Party Participant or visitor leaves a comment on a YouTube trailer stop, his/her name will be entered into the drawing for our Grand Prizes at the end of the tour; 

*Each time a visitor or Participant leaves a comment on a YouTube trailer stop, his/her name will be entered into the drawings for DAILY PRIZES at each stop

Comments will be collected at each trailer stop by 12 midnight, CST, (at the close of each day) and winners will be announced the very next day!  Winners of the GRAND PRIZES will be announced at on December 15, 2016.   (Daily Giveaways are open to the general public).

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THE BLOCK PARTY LINE-UP

(Click the link above to see the live links to each author’s trailer)

11/1 –  Author, Kim Cox

11/1 – Author, Lizzie Chantree

11/2 – Author, Wendy Scott

11/3 –  Author, Mary Schmidt

11/4 – Author, Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko

11/5 – Author,  Jenny Hinsman

11/5 – Author, Jan Sikes

11/6 – Author, Jan Hawke

11/7 – Author, Lizzie Chantree

11/8 – Author, Michelle Abbott

11/9 – Author, Stephanie Collins

11/9 – Author, Nonnie Jules

11/10 – Author, John Howell 

11/11 – Author, Gwen Plano

11/12 – Author, Richie Gerber

11/13 – Author, Karen Ingalls

11/13 – Author, Lizzie Chantree

11/14 – Author, Jan Hawke 

11/14 – Author, John Fioravanti

11/15 – Author, Beem Weeks

11/15 – Author, Kim Cox

11/16 – Author, Suzie Burke

11/17 –  Author, Yvette Calleiro

11/17 – Author, Lisa Mackay

11/18 – Author, Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko

11/18 – Author, Nonnie Jules

11/19 – Author, Peter Wendt

11/20 – Author, Karen Ingalls

11/21 – Author, Nonnie Jules

11/21 – Author, John Fioravanti

11/22 – Author, Suzie Burke

11/23 – Author, Maggie Thom

11/23 – Author,  Jan Sikes

11/24 – Author, Pamela Canepa

11/25 – Author, Jan Hawke

11/26 – Hosted by Author, Marlena Smith

11/27 – Author, Maggie Thom

11/28 – Author, Janelle Jalbert

11/28 – Author, Linda Mims

11/29 – Author, Natalie Ducey 

11/30 – Author, Kim Cox

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GRAND PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2016!!!

GOOD LUCK PARTICIPANTS AND FOLLOWERS OF THE TOUR!!!

Each day, you will find a new link or links open.  Please visit every BOOK TRAILER and do the following:

  1.  Watch the book trailers on display that day;
  2.   Leave an engaging comment;
  3.  Tweet the page out, and share it on social media;
  4. LIKE or give the book trailer a THUMBS UP before you leave;
  5. If the block party has stopped at more than 1 book trailer on any given day, be sure to visit ALL book trailers for that day for your chance at great DAILY GIVEAWAYS! There is a max of only 3 trailers each day.

DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS!  You can only be eligible to win the Daily Giveaways and the Grand Prizes by leaving comments ON THE TRAILERS! (COMMENTS LEFT ON BLOG POSTS WILL NOT BE COUNTED).  The more trailer stops you visit and leave comments, the more chances you have to win!!!!

We are constantly creating new ways to PROFILE, PROMOTE & PROPEL our members.  You mean you haven’t joined yet?  Well, you can…right here, right now, today!

See how our members RAVE about us on their blogs and then…

JOIN US!

#RRBC #PushTuesday Gwen Plano – Letting Go Into Perfect Love

Welcome to Room With Books.

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I would like to introduce you to Gwen Plano, today’s #RRBC #PushTuesday winner!

rave-waves-radioGwen is a woman of many talents including active #RRBC member. She hosts BEHIND THE PEN BlogTalkRadio Show and co-hosts the ASPIRE TO INSPIRE BlogTalkRadio Show, both for RRBC‘s Rave Waves Blog Radio.lifetime-memberGwen is also a LIFETIME MEMBER of #RRBC, which is an honor shared by a select few of the membership.

rwisa-oval-lavendarGwen is a member of #RWISA.  #RWISA was founded for the sole purpose of introducing the literary world to some of the top INDIE Authors!  These writers are consummate Professionals, dedicated, committed and driven to continually excel at producing the best written works possible.

prof-gwenGwen grew up in Southern California and spent most of her professional life in higher education. She taught and served as an administrator in colleges in Japan, New York, Connecticut, and California. Gwen’s academic background is in theology and counseling. She now lives in the Midwest with her husband.

As a college administrator, Gwen lived her professional life in a highly visible and accountable space–but as a wife and mother, behind closed doors, she and her family experienced the terror of domestic violence and abuse. The statistics are staggering–every 9 seconds in the United States, a woman is assaulted or beaten–but to Gwen, this was her secret; it was her shame. When her husband eventually turned his brutality on her son, she knew she could no longer stay quiet.

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In Letting Go into Perfect Love: Discovering the Extraordinary After Abuse, Gwen bravely recounts a violent marriage that lasted twenty-five-years–and the faith that opened her heart to hope, to trust, and to awe again. As a survivor who came out of the relationship determined to start new, Gwen artfully depicts the challenges and triumphs of balancing the obligations of motherhood and career with her family’s healing process.

Alternately heart-wrenching and joyful, Letting Go into Perfect Love is a powerful story of triumph over adversity–one woman’s inspiring account of learning how to forgive the unforgiveable, recover her sense of self, open her heart, and honor the journey home.

Visit Gwen at gwenplano.com

On Facebook at https://facebook.com/GwendolynMPlano

Or on Twitter at @gmplano.

 

 

#RRBC #PUSHTUESDAY #AUTHOR, @RhaniDChae!

Hello, and welcome to Room With Books!

It is my pleasure to #push #RaveReviewsBookClub’s #PUSHTUESDAY winner for today, Author, Rhani D’Chae. I couldn’t pass on the opportunity!  Not just because I’m a member of #RRBC, but for a very special reason!

Rhani D’Chae is an awesome writer!  Even with her limited eyesight, Rhani runs circles around the best of us, who are blessed with 20/20 vision. To top this all off, she is also a member of RWISA – RAVE WRITERS INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AUTHORS!  An elite melting pot of some of the “best” writers in the industry.

It is my honor and my pleasure to introduce Rhani to a new audience here today, as well as sharing her latest release,  “A PERILOUS THIRST.”

I ask that you join in with the #RRBC community to spread the word of this amazing writer and her INCREDULOUS READ!  I assure you, you won’t be disappointed by her acquaintance and you will fall in love with her, with every word you read when you pick up a copy of this little gem of a book!

HAPPY #PUSHTUESDAY

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Author, Rhani D’Chae

 

“A PERILOUS THIRST”

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On Amazon now for only $.99!

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Wondering how Rhani is getting all this attention?  Then JOIN US over at #RaveReviewsBookClub and get a taste of it for yourself!  This is one way we #Push our members!

Pull Up a Chair with Julie Watson @bornformidwife @rrbc

Pull Up a Chair with Julie Watson

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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.

 

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A nurse aide position in the local maternity annexe at the age of sixteen gave Julie a love for being with women during labour and birth and caring for mothers and their babies.

Life could not have been happier until the tragic death of her own baby in the first hour of life, led to depression, loneliness and despair.

This true story tells of Julie’s struggle to triumph over adversity and follows her journey to fulfill her dream and become the midwife she was born to be.

Available on AMAZON

 

 

 

BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY

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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

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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!

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#RRBC Member of the Week 05-01-2016

My Blaire Sharpe Book

Supporting Rave Reviews Book Club is so easy! And the support they give their members is out of this world! Thank you for having me as your Member of the Week and thank you, Blaire Sharpe, for the autographed copy of “Not Really Gone“. It shall hold a place of honor in my personal Room With Books!

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

Who is “SPOTLIGHT

Author Lizzie Chantree?

 

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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 UK in association with The Prince’s Trust. She was asked to return the following year as a ‘Livewire’ competition judge.

Lizzie’s daughter had been unwell for two years and to keep herself awake at night, she wrote her first novel, Babe Driven. Five years later, when her daughter’s health improved, she had it professionally edited and happened to read a magazine article about a well known author who was self-publishing his novels. She discovered a brilliant book club called RRBC, (you should join!) and this helped her along her way as an author.

Currently Lizzie has written three books;

A sizzling beach read-Babe Driven:

A medical romance story-Love’s Child:

LC Book CoverHer latest book, which has just been released on Amazon:

A mystical romance-Finding Gina:

All of Lizzie’s books have strong central characters and a sprinkling of humour.

Reader quote: ‘This is a really compulsive read and not easy to put down; but quite light hearted.

The characters are really fun, engaging and believable.

I am really looking forward to the authors next Novel… Give it a go!!!!’

Excerpt of chapter two from Finding Gina:

‘There’s something strange about that girl,’ hissed Rachel to Tom, her aunt’s resident baker, who was hands deep in flour as he stretched a batch of dough for the next day’s quota of cakes.

‘What do you mean?’ he asked quizzically, shaking flour dust from his nose and almost making himself sneeze. He looked at Gina through the glass door to the tearoom and thought she looked kind of cute!

‘I mean that she is always smiling and I’ve never seen her here with the same person, other than my aunt a few times. It’s a bit like she picks up waifs and strays, but she’s also a stray herself. Do you know what I mean?’

Tom raised his eyebrows at Rachel’s views on their customer. She was always offering an opinion on everyone that girl; from the delivery boy, to that unfortunate young mother with the face full of spots!

Rachel waited for Tom to reply, then raised her hands into the air in surrender and grabbed the next order that was sitting ready to be delivered to table three, slapping the plates together and almost covering a pretty cupcake in coffee as it sloshed onto the saucer.

Follow Lizzie Chantree on Social Media:

Twitter handle: @Lizzie_Chantree

Facebook address: https://www.facebook.com/lizziechantree/

Website address: https://www.writewithsydney.co.uk/

Any additional means of contact: Blog: https://www.lizziechantree.com/