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Nonnie’s 12 Days of “Authors!”

In today’s blog post, Christmas Bells and Rave Reviews Book Club, I talk about the many virtues of the club and why I love being a part of this group of nearly 600 authors and readers.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered I had been chosen as one of Nonnie’s 12 Days of “Authors!” on her blog post Nonnie Writes. This is just another reason I love being a part of this group and garnering the support of Nonnie Jules, author of Daydream’s Daughter/Nightmare’s friend, The Good Mommies’ Guide to Raising (almost) Perfect Daughters, and Sugarcoatin’ Is For Candy & Pacifyin’ Is For Kids!. Please hop on over and read her blog post and follow along to find out who is next on her 12 Days of “Authors!” list.

 

 

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Christmas Bells and Rave Reviews Book Club


Give yourself the gift of a membership in Rave Reviews Book Club.  This is our last membership Recruiting Day of the Year.  All members are actively inviting friends, family, and social media contacts to become members.  This is not your ordinary book review club. Our membership director has lowered the membership fee from $25 to $15 for this one day. Membership for non-authors is $10.00.

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Club members receive daily support through tweets and RT’s. Three new Books of the Month are chosen monthly and highlighted on various social media platforms. Another wonderful perk is being selected as the Spotlight Author and hosted on many blogs during a one week period.  Rave Reviews Book Club is continually thinking of new ways to support our authors with #PUSHTUESDAY’s, Member of the Week, and Member of the Month. RRBC works hard to provide incentives and a growing number of books for our readers to choose from.  I am very happy to be a part of such an AWESOME group.

I was honored to be chosen as a “Spotlight” author this year and I gained tremendous support from my fellow club members and saw an increased number of sales and visits to my blog and website.

If you are a new author and need help, Rave Reviews Book Club can help you with that as well through its Mentor Program.

RRBC is the brainchild of author Nonnie Jules and in less than a year we have grown to nearly 600 members. The club is planning a conference next summer, is about to publish its first anthology, and will soon be celebrating the “RAVE AWARDS”

What are you waiting for?  This is a great time to join.  Please head over the Rave Reviews Book Club’s FAQ Page and read all about it.  Oh, and don’t forget to mention that Kathryn sent you when you sign up.

The Religion, Rage & w(R)iting Blog Tour

Hi, and welcome to The Religion, Rage & w(R)iting Blog Tour for Authors, Shirley-Harris Slaughter, Rhani D’Chae and Harmony Kent. When you click on each author’s name, you will be taken directly to their Author Page at 4WillsPublishing, where you can learn more and all about them.

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These three authors are wonderful clients of 4WillsPublishing, a publishing House dedicated to helping authors put out the best written, and marketing products for their literary work, possible.

This tour is a surprise tour, which means the authors knew nothing about it until today!  This is our gift to them to show our appreciation of their work, their dedication to putting out the great written word, and also a big THANK YOU for allowing us to showcase and promote them.

This is a 3 Author/7 Day/40 Blog Tour!  Yes, for 7 days, The Religion, Rage & w(R)iting Blog Tour will sit on 40 blogs!  And for 7 days, on 40 blogs, you will get a tiny tid-bit of something related to Religion, so that you never forget OUR LADY OF VICTORY, the rage of people, such as that displayed in SHADOW OF THE DRILL, and w(R)iting tips to help you POLISH YOUR PROSE! (Click on each book title to find our more about it)

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This will be a fun tour, an inspirational tour, a delightful tour which has been designed to enlighten you, entertain you and help you overcome those feelings which bind us daily and keeps us from growing from point A to point B.  Each day as you stop by each blog to find out what bit of info is being shared, we ask that you take the time to leave a comment for the authors, visit their blogs, Follow them on Twitter and FB, and last but not least, please PICK UP A COPY OF THEIR BOOKS!  They are all 5 star reads!  And this tour wouldn’t be complete, if you didn’t check out The Religion, Rage & w(R)iting Book Trailer!  (Please note:  these bits and quotes were not taken from the author’s books).

Before we forget, we’ve included another of our authors, Nonnie Jules.  Although she’s a partner in our firm, she is STILL one of our clients!  Her books, THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS, Daydream’s Daughter, Nightmare’s Friend and Sugarcoatin’ Is For Candy & Pacifyin’ Is For Kids! are also very interesting and entertaining reads!

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On this stop, we want you to dwell on this:

“I judge a religion as being good or bad based on whether its adherents become better people as a result of practicing it.” ~ Joe Mullally

Thank you for joining us on this stop of our tour.  We are grateful to our host for allowing us to share with this audience and we hope that we have left you wanting more!  To follow this tour, please visit the 4WillsPublishing EVENTS page for the complete tour line-up and to also register to win a SURPRISE pack of books as well as a stint on WHO’S ON THE SHELF WITH NONNIE JULES!  Now, on to the next stop!!!!

 

It’s Recruitment Day at Rave Reviews Book Club! Are you a member yet?

Today is Recruitment Day at Rave Reviews Book Club.  All members are actively inviting friends, family, and social media contacts to become members.  This is not your ordinary book review club.

Book Club Badge Suggestion copy (1)

Rave Reviews Book Club membership is $25.00 per year for authors and $10.00 for non-authors.  Club members receive daily support through tweets and RT’s. Three new Books of the Month are chosen monthly and highlighted on various social media platforms. Another wonderful perk is being selected as the Spotlight Author and hosted on many blogs during a one week period.  Rave Reviews Book Club is continually thinking of new ways to support our authors with #PUSHTUESDAY’s, Member of the Week, and Member of the Month. RRBC works hard to provide incentives and a growing number of books for our readers to choose from.  I am very happy to be a part of such an AWESOME group.

I was honored to be chosen as a “Spotlight” author this year and I gained tremendous support from my fellow club members and saw an increased number of sales and visits to my blog and website.

If you are a new author and need help, Rave Reviews Book Club can help you with that as well through its Mentor Program.

RRBC is the brainchild of author Nonnie Jules and in less than a year we have grown to nearly 600 members. The club is planning a conference next summer, is about to publish its first anthology, and will soon be celebrating the “RAVE AWARDS”Voting is open to members and the public. Please take a few minutes to view the blogs, book trailers, and interviews that are up for vote and vote for your favorite. Voting ends at midnight CT on Friday, December 5th.

What are you waiting for?  This is a great time to join.  Please head over the Rave Reviews Book Club’s FAQ Page and read all about it.  Oh, and don’t forget to mention that Kathryn sent you when you sign up.

BETTER PARENTING, BETTER KIDS Blog Tour with Nonnie Jules

I am very excited to help fellow Rave Reviews Book Club member and friend Nonnie Jules kickstart her BETTER PARENTING, BETTER KIDS Blog Tour. I first met Nonnie through twitter and immediately had to read her parenting guide, THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS. It is a great book and is a perfect gift for the new mommy. Please sit back and enjoy today’s guest. 

Hi, my name is Nonnie Jules and welcome to the 1st day of my BETTER PARENTING, BETTER KIDS Blog Tour. Today I’m being hosted by my fellow RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB board member, Kathryn Treat. I am honored that Kathryn offered to kick off my tour as she was one of the first people to ever read my parenting guide, THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS. She loved the book so much that she, of course, gave it a 5 * review. Here is a snippet of her review: “This book could be applicable to parents of sons as well, and would make a GREAT baby shower gift for NEW moms.” Kathryn and I quickly became friends, and it was greatly in part because of our parenting values. She, like me, also has two (almost) perfect daughters and she could relate to many of the points I had laid out in this guide.

Many times, people are drawn to each other for various reasons, most often because of commonalities they share. But in my case, I often find myself surrounded by parents who have kids who are the total opposite of mine. I’ve come to realize that the reason is because our parenting styles differ greatly.

I won’t say that I’m a strict parent, but I will say that there are certain things that I won’t compromise on (whether the child is 5 or 25): respect and manners. That being said, I have zero tolerance for poorly behaved children (and poorly behaved adults, for that matter), disrespectful children and a lack of manners (for those kids who are of the age to “know better” in certain situations).

I am a firm believer that there are “some” things that children can come into the world knowing, but the major things have to be taught. From about 2-3 months after conception of both my daughters, I would often have conversations with them {in my tummy}, letting them know what would be acceptable and unacceptable when they made their entrances into my world. My husband would laugh if he walked by and I was having such a conversation with my “belly,” but hey, there was really a baby in there!

I can remember as if it were yesterday, repeatedly saying the following to them (while they were in my tummy):

“When you get here, you will not break mommy’s things”;

“When you get here, you will be kind and respectful to others”.

Little did we know that those “lessons” would produce two of the most incredible daughters ever! My husband now tells parents-to-be: “Be sure you start teaching them early…while they’re still in the oven baking, because it really works!” Well, it seems he’s not laughing at me now, is he? Instead, he’s witnessing about that which I knew early on. Call it my mother’s intuition if you want, but I knew, somewhere deep inside, that if I started “that” early, the results would be very different.

When I was in college, I made the decision that I didn’t want kids. In my mind, they were just too messy and too much trouble and I was going to lead this grand life where there would be no room for these little people. When I got married and became expectant with my first child, I began to see things differently. I looked around the world and I knew instantly, what I DID NOT want my daughters to become. I saw these children who were so ill-mannered, that even now I cringe when I hear a child call an adult by their first name without putting a “handle” before it…you know, “Mrs., Ms, Mr.” My skin crawls when I hear a parent calling out to their child and the child yells back, “What?” and I literally want to pull my finger nails off with plyers when I see a child throwing a tantrum in the store or a child being disrespectful, by “talking back” to an adult. {In my mind, I’m secretly willing the parents to leave them with me for just one hour and I would promise the return of a most well-behaved child}.

I detest rudeness, so do you honestly think that I would have rude children? Absolutely not. I’m called Ms. Manners in some circles, so do you think that you would ever see a child of mine exhibiting poor ones? Never.

We’ve all heard these two adages:

“The definition of Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

“If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.”

Well, I decided BEFORE my kids were born, that I was going to parent better. I knew that would be the only way for me to get the great kids that I now have. I was well aware that the parenting that I had seen before me hadn’t worked, and I knew this because of the great many poorly parented kids I saw, even within my own family. I was determined to break this cycle so I went back to my own childhood, and although I don’t parent entirely the way my parents did, many of my methods are, as they say, “from the old school.” This new age parenting, let me ask some of you {in the voice and words of Sarah Palin}, “how’s that working out for ya?” With the crime rate growing because of young kids, I would go so far as to say, “Not well at all.”

Parents, we have to cultivate better if we want to produce better crops. We have to spend more time on them, and without neglecting ourselves, less time on those things that shouldn’t be as important as they are.

I hope that you will follow me for the next 7 days as I give you more insight into how we can create a much better world and how better parenting can produce better kids. Even if you think this doesn’t involve you because you don’t have kids or your kids are grown, think of it this way: “I’m sure you have nieces, nephews, grandkids or even god-children” who you want to be the best. And maybe, just maybe, their parents aren’t able to read this message or the other ones I will be sharing. YOU can be their saving grace. YOU can be their messenger.

I look forward to seeing you on my next stop where I will have another great message waiting just for you!

AUTHOR BIO:

Nonnie Jules is the mother of two beautifully kind daughters, who along with the help of her husband, have turned out to be two of the greatest assets to this world. THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS is her first published piece of work and two weeks after publication, it hit Amazon’s Top 100 list, where it reached the #7 mark. With all the violence which is being exhibited by some children today, it is her vision and goal to get THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE…into the hands of everyone who breathes around a child. She feels the only way we can make this happen, is if we are all working from a common blueprint. Ms. Jules strongly believes that every opportunity we are given with a child, should be a teaching one for us and a learning one for them.

So far, Ms. Jules has authored two other books: a novel which she released in November of 2013, entitled “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND” and “SUGARCOATIN’ IS FOR CANDY & PACIFYIN’ IS FOR KIDS!” where she shares her no-holds-barred style of teaching us all about support and social media. Her second parenting guide {THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO BULLY-PROOF KIDS} is due for release the beginning of January, 2015 and the sequel to her debut novel, DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, shortly after. (Both have been delayed due to her extensive workload with RRBC).

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She is a fan of the well-written word, and so along with 3 partners, she started 4WillsPublishing Co. in November, 2013 to assist other writers in putting out their best work ever. By December, 2013, she had founded the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB where in less than a year, the membership has rapidly grown to well over 500. If you’re not a member yet, this is your personal invitation!

As you can see, she is an Author on the move and if you’re interested in keeping up with her, here is her contact info and a good pair of running shoes would help as well:

Twitter: @nonniejules

Facebook: Nonnie Jules, Author

Blogs/Websites:

4WillsPublishing.wordpress.com
BooksByNonnie.wordpress.com
NonnieWrites.wordpress.com
AskTheGoodMommy.wordpress.com

I Am An Author

Today I am excited to be hosted on the blog of D. E. HaggertyIt still feels very strange to say, “I am an author”.  

It still feels strange when those words roll of my tongue! I never set out to be an author. As a child I didn’t dream of writing books like those I loved checking out from the library every week. I was going to be a nurse until I realized that being a nurse meant dealing with needles and blood. To read more of my blog post, visit D. E. Haggerty’s blog and read the rest of my guest post.  Please take a moment to leave a comment and thank her for hosting me.

My Daughters Were Affected Too

Today is Day 7 of my Rave Reviews Book Club “Spotlight” Author blog tour.  What a week it has been!  I have had the most amazing blog hosts allowing me the opportunity to guest post about myself and Allergic to Life: My Battle for Survival, Courage, and Hope.

I am privileged to be hosted today by Suzy Turner from Fiction Dreams.

My Daughters Were Affected Too

It’s like I don’t have a life any more. My heart aches for my life back. I try to
Make appearances of things being under control but they aren’t. I can’t go
anywhere with the girls (referring to my daughters). I can’t take them shopping
any more. They say they understand, that it is okay, but it is not okay to me. I
want to do things with them again. My life has been taken away from me…My
heart is breaking. I feel like a part of me is missing and that I will never
get it back.

It was hard to cope with what my life had become. I could not fathom how my illness had affected my daughters. I was so wrapped up in my own pain, my own hurt, and trying to survive that I didn’t pay enough attention to how this was affecting my young daughters and their lives….To read more of my guest post, please click on the link above.  Please take a moment to leave a comment as well to thank Suzy for hosting me.