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!!!

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  1. Hi everyone. My book, Love’s Child, is free for TODAY only, 6/02/2916. Grab your copy here! Love’s Child by Lizzie Chantree http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B011236ZC0/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_awdo_qGGTwb0WP8BXD via @AmazonUK

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    1. Thank you Lizzie, I got my copy. :)

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      1. That’s wonderful! Thank you. I hope you enjoy the read:)

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  2. Thank you RRBC and Nonnie Jules for this great honour. I am delighted, and greatly appreciated the support.

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  3. A friendly reminder to Maureen and Eileen AND ALL OUR MEMBERS on where to post your review news. You need to follow these guidelines below when posting your reviews, ELSE YOU MAY NOT GET CREDITED FOR THEM IF THEY GO ANYWHERE ELSE! as it’s our reception and general information page.

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

    The reason for this is that our Catalog Co-ordinator Beem Weeks is spread pretty thin and, if you post away from the main catalog pages, he may not pick up that you’ve done the review and so you won’t get credited for it…

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

    THE CATALOG PAGES are for RRBC MEMBERS ONLY and cannot be accessed by non-members (which is why we have this page to use for inquiries and introductions) – the access code is given in your membership information when you join up, and thereafter is periodically updated in the WEEKLY CLUB UPDATE newsletter.
    If for any reason you cannot access the Catalog pages please NOTIFY MARLENA HAND by email (see the CONTACT US page in this tab) so this can by remedied.

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  4. Maureen K. Howard | Reply

    Recently, I read If Only There Was Music…The Poetry of Forbidden Love by Nonnie Jules and Giani Jordan. I spent a bit of time writing a thoughtful, honest review, and then…my computer froze and it disappeared! I was so mad that I haven’t yet gotten around to recomposing my thoughts, but I promise I will soon.
    I also read and reviewed Our Lady of Victory: The Saga of an African-American Catholic Community by Shirley Harris-Slaughter.
    I am proud to be a member of this wonderful club and must say I am stretching the bounds of my reading repertoire. The book trailer party introduced me to such a long list of must-read authors. I loved being a part of it!
    Next up-Jazz Baby by Beem Weeks.
    *My plan for the new year is to alternate between kindle and paper books. I’m doing several challenges, and so far have read 3 books (It’s only January 7, so I’m pumped for the rest of the year.
    Happy and Blessed New Year Everyone!

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  5. I have just purchased a copy of “KILL DEVIL: MYSTERY OF THE CANE” by P. J. ERICKSON. I hope to get a chance to read it very soon.

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  6. Just picked up a copy of Wizard of Dreams. Can’t wait to start reading.

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  7. Happy New Year everyone. It certainly is for me. So excited to be the first PUSH TUESDAY winner of 2016. Thanks to all for your wonderful support.

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    1. Welcome, PJ to Rave Reviews Book Club. Yes, you are right it is exciting to be the first #PushTuesday winner of the year. Congratulations!

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    2. I have just downloaded a copy your novel. :-)

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  8. Sorry all, major computer issues! Trying to get them fixed for promoting club members but nothing is working. Can’t attach pictures to tweets, or emails so I have no ability to make changes. Working with my anti-virus provider and an IT friend. Hope to be back soon!

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    1. I hate it when my PC goes rogue on me, Sherilyn – internet issues in particular, as I get withdrawal pangs from not being able to get to my fave haunts like RRBC so easily…. Hope your friend and the provider are able to sort you out very soon! :-D

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      1. Thanks Jan! All fixed and back in business! Let the promoting begin!

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      2. Glad to have back with us Sherilyn :-D

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  9. Happy New Year to all my friends at the RRBC! We’ve only known each other a short time, but I really enjoy this group and for what it stands. It feels good to be part and I’m grateful to all of you. I’m going to cleanse the literary palate with Angel of Death by Jennifer Hinsman. I was extremely fortunate and won a gift card from her block party giveaway and used it to buy the paperback copy of her book. (It seemed only fair) Nothing like a good murder mystery to bring me back to earth. I’m really looking forward to dive headlong into it.

    What’s everyone reading to kick off the new year?

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    1. Hey Mark,
      Thank you and Happy New Year to you, also, and all of RRBC membership. They are definitely the best authors and readers anywhere. Welcome!

      I’m about halfway through Mercy’s Prince by Katy Huth Jones and enjoying it. I just wish I read faster so I could read many more books. Oooh, Angel of Death by Jennifer Hinsman. I have that one on my TBR and look forward to reading it. Murder mysteries are my favorites.

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    2. Happy New Year Mark – I’ve started Taken by the Huntsman by Mistral Dawn after finishing Mystic Tea by Rea Nolan Martin on NY’s Eve! :-D

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    3. Mark, happy new year to you too. I haven’t been reading the last couple of weeks so I am going to start the new year by finishing Dog Bone Soup by Bette Stevens, which is one of the best books I’ve read in a while. 😀

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    4. At the moment I am reading Deviled by Maureen K Howard. I am half way through and really enjoying it. :-)

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    5. Happy New Year to you Mark! I hope everyone at #RRBC has had a wonderful New Year and have found some great new books to read. I won Into Dark Waters by Rebecca Reilly on the book trailer tour and am just about to leave a review. I couldn’t put the book down!

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    6. Allison Williford | Reply

      Finishing up one of December’s picks — Jessica: The autobiography of an infant!

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  10. Happy New Year to you all! May 2016 be a great year.

    Also, if anyone is reading these messages today, could someone please explain how I can gift an ebook? I can’t find anywhere that allows me to add a different email or Kindle address. It only seems to show ‘Eileen’s Kindle’ It’s all so frustrating!! Thank you.

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    1. Happy New Year Eileen – I’m pasting your Kindle query over on the ‘Peer Support’ page as Amazon are pretty quirky on how you can gift specific eBooks (although I know that it can be done in the US, it’s dependent on which national Amazon site your account is with)…

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    2. Eileen, if you are in the Uk you cannot gift ebooks. It’s so frustrating. All you can do is send an Amazon gift card for the book amount.

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      1. Thank you, Jan. I am in the UK so am with Amazon.co.uk. Perhaps they don’t allow it over here. Not sure why they don’t, though, as I would be paying for the book so they wouldn’t be losing out.

        Anyway, thanks again for your help. Happy New Year x

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      2. Thank you, Michelleddiane. Just picked up your message when I replied to Jan and somehow my reply has gone into your box! Ha ha
        Yes it is very frustrating! Happy New Year! x

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    3. Hi Eileen,
      It is frustrating not to be able to gift books from the UK. I spoke to Amazon about it a while ago and they said they were trying to make this service available to UK authors, but it would take some time to put into action.

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    4. Hey Eileen,

      I just found out it is the same for Canada! There is a long convoluted way of doing it but I think I’m just going to get a good friend in the US to buy them for me and send them out to the people I need them to go to!

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  11. Wishing everyone a world of happiness, health, joy and success in 2016 – and Peace on Earth.

    Cheers and Happy New Year!!

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  12. Happy New Year to Rave Reviews Book club members. May the new year bring health, happiness, and lots of book sales to all!

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    1. Happy New Year to you, too, Rachel and all other Rave Review Book Club members. I found an appropriate quote today that I liked, “A new year is like a blank book, and the pen is in your hands. It is your choice to write a beautiful story for yourself. Happy New Year.” Unknown Author

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  13. IMPORTANT UPDATE************************************************************************************

    Please note that the Kindle formatting issues first brought to my attention by Nonnie then several others are currently being addressed.

    These items were not present in the 1st edition of my book – Son of My Father – A Family Dynasty – but unfortunately surfaced when some updates were added.

    Discussions with KDP have resulted in another “Kindle Conversion” through Createspace. Since the company does not offer an “expedite service” project completion is slated to be done by year end.

    I sincerely regret the distraction and inconvenience this brought to your reading pleasure.

    Please know I am dedicated to making all necessary and appropriate changes.

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    1. “Kindle Conversion” was complete and uploaded 12/22/15, I am happy to report. Thanks for your consideration. Book is $2.99 on Kindle.

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  14. I just posted a review of Brain Injury by Alan J Cooper on amazon.com and GR, as well as on my blog and facebook. Will also tweet.

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  15. Just left 5 star for
    Son of My Father – A Family Dynasty Kindle Edition
    by Peggy Hattendorf. Son of My FATHER is a great read that captured my attention right from the start until the very end with a twist and thrill flavour. Recommend to read.
    Thanks
    Anna

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    1. I’m pleased you enjoyed my book. Thank you for your kind words and wonderful review.

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  16. Natalie Ducey, Congrats on being the lucky winner for #PUSHTUESDAY! I just posted to FB, and Twitter to show my support! Also added your book to my bookstore and will send out a book blog post for you as well. I will also share the links via FB and Twitter. Congrats again! and good luck with sales!
    Margaret D.

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  17. Just posted my 4 Star review of Kim Cox’s Haunted Hearts!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read and review Haunted Hearts. You support is much appreciated.

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      1. And glad you liked Haunted Hearts.

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  18. I want to thank the Rave Review Book Club for selecting me last week as Member of the Week. The support I have received from the club and membership has been fantastic. I can’t express how much I appreciate the tweets, retweets and kind words. I highly recommend the club and am thankful to be a part of it!

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    1. Joy Y, you are so very welcome and so very deserving! Can’t wait to see you sit in an even grander seat! Keep up the great support!

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  19. Am reading ‘Beyond Vica’ Enjoying so far. Sorry to be behind with reviews.. Will get them posted as soon as..

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  20. Sorry last link didn’t post properly.
    I have just posted a review for Finding Liam: Prossers Bay Series by Cheryl Phipps
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/RW4WOASBU8RRD/ref=pe_1572281_66412651_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

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  21. I have just posted a review for Finding Liam: Prossers Bay Series by Cheryl Phipps (Author)https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/RW4WOASBU8RRD/ref=pe_1572281_66412651_cm_rv_eml_rv0_rv

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  22. Last night I began reading Beyond Vica. I didn’t stop until I read the whole book. It was such a beautiful story about deep friendships. I cared about the characters and could easily relate. I posted a 5 star review on Amazon for T.C. booth’s lovely story.

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    1. Hi Joy. Your comment intrigued me enough to check out Beyond Vica, & I ended up buying it. I’m looking forward to the read. Thanks for letting us know about this book. 😃

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      1. Your welcome! Have a great day! Enjoy!

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  23. Just left a 5 Star review on Amazon for Sugarcoatin’ Is For Candy and Pacifyin’ Is For Kids by Nonnie Jules. Really enjoyed and very inspirational!

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  24. Hi there (again) 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 catalog pages he may not pick up that you’ve done the review and so you won’t get credited for it…

    ALSO 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! ;-)

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

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  26. 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.

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

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  28. 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…

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    1. Couldn’t agree more with you Jean – :-D
      Don’t forget to post your review in the BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS FOR REVIEW (Catalog) page and to email Beem Weeks when you’ve read our 2 lovely BoMs :-)

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

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    1. Hi Jean – I know what you mean as I’m constantly playing ‘catch-up’ these days!
      However, please see my top post above as there’s a chance that your review won’t get logged unless you also emailed Beem :-)

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  30. 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.

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  31. Does anyone have experience using social media to promote books? Would love to hear about your experiences.

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    1. The best thing I can tell you is be creative. People are used to the SSDD so talk about locations and characters in your book(s) and never be afraid to retweet on twitter. The more people see you retweet, the more they will retweet you.

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    2. Hi Rachel. I use Twitter, & it’s by far my favorite. I strongly recommend it. I do use a few other social media platforms but for me, they’re not as much fun.

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    3. Hi Rachel – sorry I missed this one until now! If you’d like some inspiration about tweeting – most of the club supports happens on Twitter – then take a look at our Tweet Support Team page and also the What RRBC Has Done for Me tab to see what other people have been up to :-D
      It’s much more fun if you join in and you get to meet lots of new friends too! :-)

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  32. 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.

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  33. 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!

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    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! :)

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

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  35. 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! ;-)

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  36. 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.

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  37. 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!!!!

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  38. 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

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  39. 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

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

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    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 :-)

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

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  40. 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! ;-)

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  41. 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!

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

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

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  43. 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!

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  44. 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!

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

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  45. 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.

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    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

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      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.

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

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  46. 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!

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

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  48. 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.

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    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

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