June 23 2017

Meet Lizzie Chantree #PIF #RRBC

Today it is #PAYIFFORWARD day for RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB, and it is my honor to present to you . . .Author, Lizzie Chantree!

Email: Liz@chantree.com
Twitter : @Lizzie_Chantree
Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/LizzieChantree
Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/Lizzie_Chantree
Website: https://lizziechantree.com/

Lizzie is an enthusiastic inventor, businesswoman and artist. She founded her first company at the age of 17 and has been creating products and driving my family mad ever since.

Lizzie appeared on Sky News, ITV Lunchtime News, This Morning, The Gloria Hunniford show, The Big Breakfast, BBC’s Worldwide Radio Service, amongst others for becoming one of Fair Play London’s Female Innovators for inventing Runaway Spray, a ‘ladder’ stop spray for hosiery.

Lizzie lives in Essex, with her gorgeous family and a very unusual dog.  In between the school run and baking cakes (or burning them!), she sits in her rooftop studio daydreaming about gaps in the market and how she can fill them.

Lizzie Chantree has written sizzling beach read; Babe Driven, Medical intrigue novel; Love’s Child and magical romance; Finding Gina. Her latest novel is set in the school playground and is about some very unusual school mums!

Now, take a look at her books!

A contemporary romance read with a magical twist! By award winning author, Lizzie Chantree.

Can a sprinkling of stardust overcome a past full of demons?

Gina had traversed the breadth of the country in her little campervan to try and find everyone on her grandmother’s list, before her father drunk himself into an early grave. She leant down and pulled the battered and worn journal from her bag and opened it to the latest page. The neatly written names were etched onto her heart and she was determined to visit every single one and compensate them in some way. Her family’s debt had to be repaid.

Lewis read another provincial story about a ‘guardian angel’ who had been helping families across the country and his reporters nose began to itch. He was sure that if he could track down the girl they were talking about, he would unearth an even bigger story. He just had to work out how to locate her and then find out what it was that she was running from!

What readers of Finding Gina are saying:

1. ‘This is the third book I have read by Lizzie Chantree and again I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality and depth of her writing. I love a good edgy romantic ‘Chick lit’ Novel and this very much reached my expectations. The characters are portrayed in such a way that you can really envisage how they look and the environments they live in; to the point that I’d love to stay with Gina in her VW van – v envious.

The story had remained with me; which isn’t always the case with Novels of this genre.

Really worth a read – Lizzie Chantree can really compete with her contemparies (I’m a long devotee to Lisa Jewell and Freya North). I look forward to her next offering.’

2. ‘A really great romance read. This book has humour and romance and kept me guessing the whole way through. Lizzie Chantree is fast becoming my new favourite author!

The main character Gina is running from her past, but discovers her future along the way. The other characters are just as interesting and I especially loved reading about Tom, the gorgeous baker who works at the tearoom and Lewis the intrepid reporter. The tearoom’s owner, Rachel is quite mean, but even she grew on me as the story progressed. She is quite a character! This would make a great holiday read and once I picked it up, I couldn’t put the book down until I had read the last page.’

3. ‘Loved this mystical story about a girl called Gina who is trying to help people who have been hurt by her grandmother. This is a love story, but it’s also about someone coming to terms with their past. Gina misses her mum and her dad is a drunk, who meddles with her life until she is forced to move out. The story hints at magical abilities and leaves you wanting to read a sequel to find out how Gina develops her newfound skills. The men in the book are pretty gorgeous and the writing is humorous and entertaining. I really enjoyed this sweet book and would recommend it to friends.’

AMAZON

 

An award-winning romantic mystery novel by author Lizzie Chantree.

Friendship, loyalty and deadly secrets.

Jemima Trent is desperate to have a designer baby to keep up with her socialite friends, reconnect with her work-obsessed husband, Lucas, and regain some respect from her domineering father.

Something curious is happening and the number of women able to conceive each year is in decline, but no one seems to know why. Dr Cole believes that the answer can be found in a warehouse full of delinquent teenagers, where David Love and his pregnant girlfriend, Tilly, have been hitting the headlines for turning youngsters’ lives around. Dr Cole’s violent and callous employer will stop at nothing to discover the reason behind their success and why girls at the warehouse are able to fall pregnant.

Jemima finally tries to step out of her father’s shadow, but discovers they are more alike than she could ever imagine. David and Tilly vow to keep their secret, but have the lessons of the past been learnt and is the world ready for the truth?

Lies, deceit and betrayal, all in the name of love!

What readers are saying about Love’s Child:

1. ‘A fabulous book with twists and turns with a little romance and plenty of feisty characters. From the super rich all the way down to the deprived areas of town Lizzie has brought all these characters together in book full of suspense and intrigue.
I can heartily recommend this as a good read.’

2. ‘I loved the story about the warehouse full of rebellious children and the people who helped them. It is also a love story and what a parent will do to protect their child and so much more including the relationships between husband, wife, father and daughter. A must read!!’

3. ‘Loved the book! Lots of fiery, and glamorous characters, but there are some who are dealing with deeper issues. A book packed full of suspense. A riveting ending that made me want to keep reading. It’s a romance novel, and it is about relationships, but it’s also about the love a parent has for their child. Highly recommended.’

4. ‘Always on the look out for a great read and this book had me hooked from start to finish. Would definitely recommend.’

5. ‘What a fantastic read. Loved every page of this book. Very talented writer. Can’t wait to read the next book!!!!!!’

AMAZON

Driving straight out of trouble and into paradise! A laugh out loud, contemporary romance read full of humour and exotic locations.

Harriet’s crazily successful business idea is under serious threat, and the danger seems to be coming from inside her own family. She whisks her sister and her friends away to an exotic location to try and work out whose side they are on. It’s time to start damage limitation.

When the girls arrive at the glorious villa owned by Harriet’s maverick business partner Nikki, they find a gorgeous band and their sexy lead singer Max staying next door, out to entice their new neighbours into all kinds of trouble.

This isn’t a holiday for Harriet and she can’t afford to be distracted. She has to sell her business idea to the powerful resort owner, the elusive Mr Grant, while she is there, or she may not have a business to go back to. Harriet will have to choose between family and friends, business or pleasure. For someone who stays out of the limelight, even though her new company is the hottest ticket in town, she’s going to have to avoid the front pages of every newspaper if she wants to survive the ride!

What reviewers are saying about Babe Driven:

1. ‘A great read! The story gripped me from the start and I couldn’t put the book down. The plot was intriguing as the relationships develop and some people aren’t who they appear to be! A great holiday read or indeed curled up cosy in front of the fire! ‘

2. ‘A real hoot all the way through and very entertaining. Love the authors style of writing and the characters she creates, read it over two days and would have read another one. Really rather good!’

3. ‘Light, entertaining fun read which would make the perfect companion on a summer holiday. I liked the characters, and thought the plot was quite original, hoping to see more from the author in the near future.’

4. ‘This was a fun light read. There is romance involved but it’s more than that. It’s mostly the story of a strong independent businesswoman who’s trying to save her business. She happens to be beautiful, and so everyone underestimates her. I really like this character and enjoyed the plot. You keep getting little surprises along the way that keep you guessing. I would call this a great book when you want to be distracted from all of the real worries you have in life. I’m a sucker for happy endings, so this book left me with a big smile! ‘

AMAZON

 

 

 

November 1 2016

#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!

October 18 2016

#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.

 

 

October 11 2016

#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!

September 19 2016

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

 

 

 

August 6 2016

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

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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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May 9 2016

#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!

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May 9 2016

#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/