ABOUT RAVE REVIEWS…

 

Hi, and welcome to “Rave Reviews by Nonnie Jules” and “Rave Reviews Book Club”!

Rave Reviews by Nonnie Jules is a site designed specifically for reviews done by the author, Nonnie Jules. If you would like to have your book(s) reviewed by her, please submit your request by clicking here.

Rave Reviews Book Club is a virtual book club made up of authors and readers. The reviews of the Book Club members are not necessarily the same as the reviews of the author, Nonnie Jules, and vice versa.  We encourage each of you to join, especially if you are an author, as we expect that the books we select to propel the careers and sales of authors. The more members of the club, the more successful and stronger our collective voices will be.  For more info on the club, please visit our FAQ page.

For those of you who are new to book clubs, here is how this one works:  Once the club has made selections (our selections are posted over to the right), members should get their copy of the selected books, read and then post their reviews on Amazon, B&N.com or whatever other forum they use for reviews.  Then, once the club meets on it’s scheduled meeting date, all members are invited to join in the discussion.  When circumstances allow, the author will also be a part of the discussion for Q & A.  Please be mindful of the club’s selections, as it is our hope to support, and propel the awareness and sales of each author during their selection period.

{The Mission of Rave Reviews Book Club is to Profile, Promote & Propel the careers of indie authors.  The only way that WE can do that, is by supporting each of our authors with book sales and HONEST reviews.  If you are an individual who is in the habit of skimming through the FREE sample that is given by Amazon, and then “claiming” to have purchased and read, this may not be the club for you.  We encourage and hope that each of our members will run out and “PURCHASE” (either in e-book or paperback format) the selected author’s books AND when finished with the complete read, post an honest review.  When it is your turn and your book is in that wonderful seat of being Profiled, Promoted & Propelled, you will want the same courtesy extended to you.  We proudly work on the HONORS SYSTEM here at #RaveReviewsBookClub}

Thanks for stopping by!  Please support Indie authors and help us to bring books back and encourage more reading by re-tweeting on Twitter and sharing this page on Facebook and your other social media sites.

We look forward to your support and your membership.  Do tell your friends about us!!!

434 responses

  1. Just finished reading Chelo Diaz-Ludd’s book “The Second Crack.” Really enjoyed it. Amazon review posted.

  2. Purchased, read, and reviewed as “SUMMER” Beyond Vica by TC Booth http://www.amazon.com/review/R3QHLPISGQOXNM/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm Have purchased and am reading Christa Nardi’s Murder at Cold Creek College next.

  3. Downloaded Dragon Fireside Tales! Will be reading it very soon!

  4. Have downloaded ‘Dragon Fireside Tales’ by Adam Boustead. Plus ‘Beyond Vica’ by T.C Booth. Two of the July Book Of Month titles. Am on holiday next week, so hope to try and get through my ginormous TBR list.
    Downloading Our books is the best way to show support for All our authors…

  5. Have just reviewed ‘The Place we went to Yesterday’ by Lisa Mauro. An enjoyable read.
    Trying to catch up with my backlog.

  6. Hi there Diane :-D A reminder about where to keep us up to date with your reviewing activity and not get it lost in the mix…

    PLEASE POST YOUR PURCHASES, READS AND REVIEWS ON THE MAIN ‘BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS FOR REVIEW PAGE’. THANK YOU!

    The reason for this is that Beem’s spread pretty thin and if you post away from the main page he may not pick up that you’ve done the review and so you won’t get credited for it…

    BE SURE TO EMAIL BEEM at ravereviewsbookclub@gmail.com as well as sharing your reviews on the MAIN CATALOG page – that way your efforts won’t be missed! ;-)

  7. Purchased and reviewed Silevethiel by Andi O’Connor.
    Andi O’Connor has created a world that lovers of Elfin Lore may indeed enjoy inhabiting for awhile. O’Connor’s book is very detailed and layered. She has shown us a believable world and is most skillful there. She has created characters that are likable…or appropriately not so. I would say the well-deserved glowing reviews she has received represent those most enthusiastic about the detail. My impressions are probably more from the type of reader who wants less detail and more action. Either way, O’Connor is very good at what she does and it’s a worthy book, a worthy read. It sets up a trilogy that promises an interesting adventure. I rather marvel at those who not only paint such a detailed plot and relatable characters, but also create the very worlds they exist in. O’Connor has that scope. I would give her nearly four and that would be more accurate, but I can’t seem to make that happen (technologically speaking). However for this reader I just didn’t get as engaged as I’d hoped and that is possibly more my fault than hers.

    Posted on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Silevethiel-The-Vaelinel-Trilogy-Book-ebook/product-reviews/B00T80UKNA/ref=cm_cr_dp_see_all_btm?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

    and on GR.

  8. Thank you, Diane, for your wonderful comments abut The Doom Murders. I am quite overwhelmed by your positive response. It is a pity that the version you read was the earlier, unedited one. The book has since been re-edited and re-posted. It is also to be published soon in paperback by a US publisher. The Publisher tells me that her editor is ‘the best’, so, I’m delighted to say, the book is going to get another make-over, this time by a professional.

  9. I just wanted to thank you guys again! Because of you I am blogging regularly once more. I set up an author’s fan page on FB because you guys showed me by your examples that a serious author embraces all social media.
    I am grateful to those of you who actively supported me. Your support made others curious enough to look at my blog, Boomacious.com. I had completed only half a book when I joined RRBC, but during my MOW week, I added two new chapters and I #amwriting again! Who knows. One day I may be sitting ‘On The Shelf with Nonnie’!
    What I think motivated me the most was a private email from Nonnie where she hinted that she saw some talent in my writing. I hope all of you know what we have and how far it can take us! THANKS!

    1. Welcome to #RRBC Linda. You are in the right place for Indie authors. Another thing, if you have a story to tell, tell it, give it your all, and when you are done, let us know. We will surprise you! :)

  10. Just posted a review for FINDING KATIE by Harmony Kent on Amazon.

    1. Thanks Peggy – just to make sure you’ll get credited with this (as Beem doesn’t really check for reviews on this page) have you also EMAILED BEEM at ravereviewsbookclub@gmail.com as well as sharing your reviews on the MAIN CATALOG page – that way your efforts won’t be missed! ;-)

      If you haven’t done that then PLEASE POST NEWS OF YOUR PURCHASES, READS AND REVIEWS ON THE MAIN ‘BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS FOR REVIEW PAGE’. THANK YOU!

      The reason for this is that Beem’s spread pretty thin and if you post away from the main page he may not pick up that you’ve done the review and so you won’t get credited for it…

      1. Yes, Jan I did email Beem and will post review notification on the Main Catalog page. – Thanks

      2. No problem Peggy – this is a big site and I know from my own account that it’s easy to lose your sense of direction! ;-)

  11. Hi there new and not so new guys :-D A reminder about where to keep us up to date with your reviewing activity…

    PLEASE POST YOUR PURCHASES, READS AND REVIEWS ON THE MAIN ‘BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS FOR REVIEW PAGE’. THANK YOU!

    The reason for this is that Beem’s spread pretty thin and if you post away from the main page he may not pick up that you’ve done the review and so you won’t get credited for it…

    BE SURE TO EMAIL BEEM at ravereviewsbookclub@gmail.com as well as sharing your reviews on the MAIN CATALOG page – that way your efforts won’t be missed! ;-)

  12. I have just reviewed ‘ The Luck Of The Irish’ by Liz Gavin.
    I have also read and reviewed ‘ The Adventures Of Joe Joe Nut and Biscuit Bill’ by Renee Hand.

  13. Thank you so much, all your wonderful RRBC members, for your great support the past few days for PushTuesday! I was so surprised at having that honor and very grateful for everyone’s response. THANK YOU!!!!

  14. I just want to say that I am truly honored that my book, Prisoner Prodigal Pawn was recently selected as RRBC’s President’s Pick. Thank you!
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/b00owiajlg

    1. Hi Peter thanks for posting but please take note of the following so that you can be credited for your review properly –

      PLEASE POST YOUR PURCHASES, READS AND REVIEWS ON THE MAIN BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS FOR REVIEW PAGE. THANK YOU!

      The reason for this is that Beem’s spread pretty thin and if you post away from the main page he may not pick up that you’ve done the review and so you won’t get credited for it…

      BE SURE TO EMAIL BEEM at ravereviewsbookclub@gmail.com as well as sharing your reviews on the MAIN CATALOG page – that way your efforts won’t be missed! ;-)

      1. I still have your instructions for copying the review permalink, and using the URL shortener. I add that to every email to Beem, and post it on the correct review page. I have noticed that many people either don’t post a link at all, or it’s long and clumsy. Time for a reminder of how to do it perhaps? It did take me a couple of goes, following your instructions carefully: once you get the hang of it, it takes a minute, maximum. It helps Beem, and it’s useful if you want to tweet your review.
        We do have a lot of new members who won’t have seen your original post: a lot judging by the PushTuesday email I’ve just received :-)

      2. Sarah, I think I missed the original post about shortening a link, but I would love to know how. You’re right, it would sure make things easier.

      3. Glad the permalink info’s been of use Sarah ;-)
        I do periodically re-post the ‘where you should be sending your purchase/read/review stats’ on the more ‘popular wrong places’ across the site when I’m ‘hall monitoring’ so it’s the top post people see when they’re finished looking at the page info, so I’ll be making sure it’s prominent again in anticipation/response of all newbies and visitors to our hallowed halls for this PUSHWEEK ;-)

        … off to do the rounds shortly :-P

  15. I just posted a review for The Place We Went To Yesterday by Lisa Mauro on Amazon and on Goodreads. Thanks!
    http://www.amazon.com/review/R2RO988ER33VB0

    1. Sorry… posted on correct page now…. :)
      How do you delete?

    2. Easy done Jennifer – I’ve done it myself when I got confused as to which page I was on (senior moments etc… ;-) ) Regrettably there’s no edit/delete button for comments – there’s a cancel reply, which of course only works if you realise you’ve gone wrong BEFORE you hit ‘post comment’! :-( C’est la vie – and it keeps me in a job with the hall monitoring :-)

      1. Lol! Thanks… I didn’t think there was a way, but I am learning new things everyday! Have a great day. ;)

  16. Normal service is (just about) resumed – it’s good to be back… ;-)

    For those who are new in town, or for those who’ve got a bit lost, a few words from Nonnie about posting reviews away from the main BOOKCLUB SELECTIONS FOR REVIEW (CATALOG) page…

    “ATTENTION: PLEASE POST YOUR PURCHASES, READS AND REVIEWS ON THE MAIN BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS FOR REVIEW PAGE. THANK YOU!”

    The reason for this is that Beem’s spread pretty thin and if you post away from the main page he may not pick up that you’ve done the review and so you won’t get credited for it…

    BE SURE TO EMAIL BEEM at ravereviewsbookclub@gmail.com as well as sharing your reviews on the MAIN CATALOG page – that way your efforts won’t be missed! ;-)

  17. My day started off great today. I had just gotten up when I found out I was selected for the honor of being this week’s #PUSHTUESDAY winner. Lovely surprise! I was soon flooded with twitter notifications and expressions of RRBC support. Thanks everyone!

    1. Congratulations Cassidy – #PUSHTUESDAYs are the best! They also seem to generate more sales too – I hope you had loads! :-D

  18. I wish they had a Delete option, so i could remove the post I put here in error :)

  19. Just bought Souls by Jennifer Hinsman. So excited to be part of this group and to read and offer my first review. Starting it tonight!

  20. Just bought “SOULS” (A NOVEL): by Jennifer Hinsman (@JennyHinsman1), http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0085N82W2/;
    Not had a chance to read anything lately so hope I can make up for it now!

    1. Thank you so much Kristin! I really hope you enjoy it. Thanks so much for the support! :)

  21. Stanislava Kohut | Reply

    I just finished and reviewed the super sweet Luck of the Irish by the lovely Liz Gavin! I enjoyed it tremendously :) Thank you for this wonderful site, I would probably not find Liz’s great story otherwise.

    1. Hi there Stanislava – thanks for reading Liz’s great book.
      If you want Beem to pick on the review then you need to mail RaveReviewsBookClub@gmail.com ATTN: REVIEWS
      and if you like post on the main Book Club Selections for Review (Catalog) page

      1. Stanislava Kohut

        Thanks, Jan, for letting me know. I am still super new at RRBC and trying learn what to post and where :) I love supporting my fellow indie writers, so reviewing and sharing is very important to me.

      2. No problem Stanislava – we were all new once and this is a big old place so it does get confusing at first! ;-)

  22. Have just discovered this great site, I’m psyched. While it appears I just missed this month’s selections and meeting, I’m excited about being part of this next month. What a terrific idea. Love the thought of the Indie readers and writers having a meeting place to work together. Brilliant!

  23. On Friday, I downloaded “Silent Night, Violent Night: A Cory Goodwin Mystery” by C J Verburg from Amazon. Can’t wait to read it.

  24. I could have never imagined the outpouring of support that came along with being a #PUSHTUESDAY winner! Thank you all–some I know, some I don’t know–for the Promoting and Propelling of my book this week. I not only got a huge bump in interest and sales, but I now know the right way to participate for the next winner – keep Tweeting! It is wonderful to have such a community in support of our work. Hopefully, I will find a way to acknowledge everyone…this post is just a start. Thank you.

    1. Sorry about my previous post, Cindy! My fingers got carried away. LOL
      What you described is the power of your RRBC family in motion. It IS an amazing feeling, isn’t it! I’m glad you experienced that. :D

  25. I’d like to extend a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to my RRBC family who took the time this past week to support me as the #PUSHWEEK winner. A special note of gratitude to the members who picked up a copy of PASSION & STRUGGLE!! I hope you enjoy the read.

    1. John, you DESERVED all the attention and so much more for all your hard work and for being this incredible human being that you are. :D

  26. Just downloaded the first book of SM Spencer’s trilogy: Destiny (Absent Shadows, Book 1.) It’s free now if other members would like to support Sandy.) Here is the Amazon.co.uk link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Destiny-Absent-Shadows-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00O6WL9IA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1429160370&sr=1-1&keywords=Destiny+%28Absent+Shadows+Trilogy+Book+1%29

    1. Thank you Brian – much appreciated 😊😊😊

    2. Think you might have posted this in here by mistake, Brian?

      Just to be clear – your reviews can only be noted if you post them on the BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS FOR REVIEW (CATALOG) PAGE [as well as mailing Beem at ravereviewsbookclub@gmail.com]!

      This page is for new members and visitors to find out more about the club itself and while you’re fine to ask questions, or to welcome new members in here, Beem Weeks will NOT be logging your review activity so YOU WON’T BE CREDITED FOR YOUR REVIEW if they go in this or any other area away from the CATALOG main page.

  27. […] to a very, very special post. As most of you are aware, I am the Secretary for Rave Reviews Book Club. This is a virtual book club made of authors and readers. The goal of RRBC is to Profile, Promote […]

  28. Just posted a review for Saving Toby by Suzanne McKenna
    http://www.amazon.com/review/R9MPVN18ECWPQ
    Fell in Love with the Characters, March 22, 2015
    By TC Booth

    Verified Purchase(What’s this?)
    This review is from: Saving Toby (Toby & Claudia Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
    This was a beautifully written story. The author captured me through the characters Toby and Claudia. I found myself rooting for their relationship to make it. I can’t wait to read the next book.
    Why no voting buttons? We don’t let customers vote on their own reviews, so the voting buttons appear only when you look at reviews submitted by others.
    Permalink

    1. Hey, Stuart!
      I know you’re new to RRBC so, first of all, WELCOME ABOARD and thank you for being a supportive member. :D

      However, I’ll quote Jan Hawke, our site monitor: “Friendly reminder to some new faces (and the familiar ones who perhaps got a bit fuddled as to where they were?) – your reviews can only be noted if you post them on the BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS FOR REVIEW (CATALOG) PAGE!”

      Also, to ensure your review will be credited, you should remember to report it to our dearest Reviews Co-ordinator, Beem Weeks, at ravereviewsbookclub@gmail.com.

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