Monthly Archives: April 2014

Keep Reaching with Kathryn Treat

I want to thank Bruce A. Borders for allowing me to be a guest blogger on his blog today.  Bruce and I met four months ago when we both were honored to be made board members of  Rave Reviews Book Club.

Bruce is a wonderful writer and has published several books including “Over My Dead Body” and “Miscarriage of Justice”.

Please pop over to Bruce’s website, read my guest post and learn about Bruce as well.  If you love a good book, pick a copy of one of his books as well.

It’s an “ALL THE RAVE” Giveaway – an update

We have extended the dates for entry through Midnight Monday.  Hop on over and enter to win some fabulous books.  Please note if you tweet about the giveaway you need to put the URL to your tweet in the box for it to count.  GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU!

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Hello, Wonderful People of cyber world!!

As most of you know, I am Membership Director  of the uber-supportive RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB, and when I say uber-supportive, I mean UBER-SUPPORTIVE!! This group is phenomenal! Not only do I have the chance to connect with some very talented authors, BUT they also offer some awesome perks…like a chance at being the Club’s Book of the Month OR a “SPOTLIGHT” Author ORa #PUSHTUESDAY Winner. The best part is, it’s totally FREE TO JOIN!! I know you must be curious, so here’s the website:  http://RaveReviewsByNonnieJules.wordpress.com/.Take advantage of this wonderful information and JOIN today!! It will be the best decision you’ve ever made!!

Because I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club, I am posting something very special and very exciting that we are about to embark on. We are conducting a Raffle-copter giveaway! Just another reason RRBC rocks!!

World Book & Copyright Day is April 23 this year. Are you familiar with this holiday? No? Well, let me tell you about it……

WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY is such a symbolic date for world literature, celebrating books and their authors. Formalized by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), this day pays a world-wide tribute to the art of writing, by encouraging everyone to discover the joys of reading. UNESCO created this day to not only promote reading and publishing, but also to make authors aware of their protection under copyright law.

So what is RRBC offering? An “ALL THE RAVE” GIVEAWAY…CELEBRATING WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY. How exciting is that?!?

Thanks to the awesome members of Rave Reviews Book Club, we have compiled some amazing gift packages of BOOKS, both in Kindle and Nook formats. There are a number of ways to gain entries and many chances to win!! All you have to do is visit our website, the WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT tab and utilize the Raffle-copter to enter. The best part? This is open to EVERYONE, members and non-members!!!

The giveaway will run from Wednesday, April 23 through Saturday, April 26  Monday, April 28th. The winners will be announced on Sunday, May 4 in the Rave Reviews Online Newsletter.

So, what are you waiting for??? Rush over to the RRBC Website  and ENTER TODAY!!!

One last note…to really THANK those that have helped make our celebration of World Book & Copyright Day a success, the Governing Board of RRBC would like to thank those members that have so graciously donated to this special giveaway:

Alex Jones, Atoyia Pencil, Beem Weeks, Bette A. Stevens, Bruce A. Borders, Christopher Pepper, Clarissa Simmens, Dale Furse, David A. Kimmel, Doris Dancy, Garrett Addison, Jacob Quarterman, Jane Yates, Julia Barrett, Karen Ingalls, Kasper Beaumont, Kathryn Treat, Kish Knight, Leisl Kaberry, Lorraine Pestell, Michelle Abbott, Michelle Weidenbenner, Nicholas Rossis, Peter Muller, Rebecca Nolen, Rea Nolan Martin, Rhani D’Chae, Roderick Davidson, Sahara Foley, Sara Furlong Burr, Seve Verdad, Shelley Young, Shirley Slaughter, Stevie Turner, and V.C. Arran.

Rave Reviews Book Club Information:

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Greatness in the Midst of Criticism

My dear friend, Jerri Duncan Hansen (Fences, Fences:  The Journey Continues, and My Life on the other side of the Tracks) posted this on her Facebook Page today.  Maybe you haven’t been challenged yet as you begin to achieve your dreams and gain success.  I think what she had to say is a good thing to remember should the challenge happen to you.

Greatness in the midst of criticism begins with forgiveness.
How difficult is this one to swallow? Whenever you are
about to achieve your greatness you fall into criticism.
It does not matter who you are once you step out on the leap of faith
to achieve your greatest potential others come at you. Criticizing,
jealous of what they feel you are about to obtain.

It would be wonderful to know that family, friends and coworkers would
be in your AMEN corner rooting you on in your success but that my friends does not happen often.

Many will become envious and jealous that you may be moving onto greatness.
They will try to belittle you and criticize you in every turn. As you grow and increase in GOD’s favor you will come up against those who will do everything to make you fail.

Keep your FOCUS on what God has put in your heart to achieve. We are all made for greatness. Do not lose focus to please others it only hurts you and places you a few more steps away from achieving your greatest potential. Your destiny is too great to become distracted by people who will never validate you or affirm you. Do not take it personally, it’s not about you, it’s about them and it’s their problem. Shake it off and run your race to greatness.

Bless those who curse you, pray for those who spitefully use you. Keep doing what is right and God will continue to shower you with his many blessings and he will help you achieve the dreams that are within your heart and ensure you obtain your goal. Ask and you shall receive. You may not have any idea what you are here to do, but BELIEVE me once God places something in your heart it becomes a passion. That passion is what you are supposed to be doing. Mine is writing and being a life coach.

I am on a mission from GOD.

It’s an “ALL THE RAVE” Giveaway

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Hello, Wonderful People of cyber world!!

As most of you know, I am Membership Director  of the uber-supportive RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB, and when I say uber-supportive, I mean UBER-SUPPORTIVE!! This group is phenomenal! Not only do I have the chance to connect with some very talented authors, BUT they also offer some awesome perks…like a chance at being the Club’s Book of the Month OR a “SPOTLIGHT” Author ORa #PUSHTUESDAY Winner. The best part is, it’s totally FREE TO JOIN!! I know you must be curious, so here’s the website:  http://RaveReviewsByNonnieJules.wordpress.com/.Take advantage of this wonderful information and JOIN today!! It will be the best decision you’ve ever made!!

Because I am a member of Rave Reviews Book Club, I am posting something very special and very exciting that we are about to embark on. We are conducting a Raffle-copter giveaway! Just another reason RRBC rocks!!

World Book & Copyright Day is April 23 this year. Are you familiar with this holiday? No? Well, let me tell you about it……

WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY is such a symbolic date for world literature, celebrating books and their authors. Formalized by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), this day pays a world-wide tribute to the art of writing, by encouraging everyone to discover the joys of reading. UNESCO created this day to not only promote reading and publishing, but also to make authors aware of their protection under copyright law.

So what is RRBC offering? An “ALL THE RAVE” GIVEAWAY…CELEBRATING WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT DAY. How exciting is that?!?

Thanks to the awesome members of Rave Reviews Book Club, we have compiled some amazing gift packages of BOOKS, both in Kindle and Nook formats. There are a number of ways to gain entries and many chances to win!! All you have to do is visit our website, the WORLD BOOK & COPYRIGHT tab and utilize the Raffle-copter to enter. The best part? This is open to EVERYONE, members and non-members!!!

The giveaway will run from Wednesday, April 23 through Saturday, April 26. The winners will be announced on Sunday, May 4 in the Rave Reviews Online Newsletter.

So, what are you waiting for??? Rush over to the RRBC Website  and ENTER TODAY!!!

One last note…to really THANK those that have helped make our celebration of World Book & Copyright Day a success, the Governing Board of RRBC would like to thank those members that have so graciously donated to this special giveaway:

Alex Jones, Atoyia Pencil, Beem Weeks, Bette A. Stevens, Bruce A. Borders, Christopher Pepper, Clarissa Simmens, Dale Furse, David A. Kimmel, Doris Dancy, Garrett Addison, Jacob Quarterman, Jane Yates, Julia Barrett, Karen Ingalls, Kasper Beaumont, Kathryn Treat, Kish Knight, Leisl Kaberry, Lorraine Pestell, Michelle Abbott, Michelle Weidenbenner, Nicholas Rossis, Peter Muller, Rebecca Nolen, Rea Nolan Martin, Rhani D’Chae, Roderick Davidson, Sahara Foley, Sara Furlong Burr, Seve Verdad, Shelley Young, Shirley Slaughter, Stevie Turner, and V.C. Arran.

Rave Reviews Book Club Information:

RRBC Website

Twitter

Facebook Page

LinkedIn

Loving Goodreads (And Some Reviewing Suggestions)

Tips on reviewing by Scott D. Southard, author of “A Jane Austen Daydream”.

The Musings & Artful Blunders of Scott D. Southard

Good Reads I am addicted to Goodreads.

I visit the site a few times a day and I can lose hours (hours!) just scrolling through the home page, looking at what readers are reading and saying about books that they had just finished. It’s almost like a sport as I moan and then cheer.

Yeah, I can get depressed by how few classics are being read by the population (I’ve never been one of those people who believe reading something is better than reading nothing), but it is always a thrill to see this immediate literary data. People always like to claim that literature is dying, but I see breath and heartbeats on this site everyday.

Right now, I have over 4,300 “friends” and over 80 fans. Some of this is related to my Twitter account, but I think it’s also because of my books, my blog (Hello!) and the book reviews…

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HEY! It’s the Nonnie Jules Blog Tour!

Great tips by Nonnie on being engaged with your followers and readers.

The Indie Spot!

Here we are on the third day of my 15 day “HAPPY BIRTHDAY:  ARE YOU WATCHING NONNIE WRITE?” Blog Tour and today I’m with one of my uber-supportive fellow board members, Beem Weeks.  Beem and I share a common passion.  Most of you know him as @voiceofindie on Twitter.  I know him as my very supportive and loyal friend.  Support, is what we both stand for and strongly believe in.

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This month marks the one year anniversary of my burst onto the social media scene and during that time, I have published three REALLY GOOD books, and have learned so very much about the industry.  Although I’ve been a writer for most of my life (actually, I was born one), I only just became a published author in 2013.  Some might say “In that short amount of time, what does she know?” Well, I’m here to tell you that “

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It’s My Blogiversery on Allergic to Life

Hello Everyone

I am celebrating my two-year blogiversery on my Allergic to Life blog.  Hop over and take a look.  While you there click the Rafflecopter link to enter my Giveaway.

Happy Reading!