WHAT RRBC HAS DONE FOR ME!

TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR MEMBERS!

If you have a great story to share regarding how or what RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB has done for you, please share it in the comments section below.  Have your sales increased, your reviews or even your blog or social media followers? How about your support?   Others would love to know your story and some would like proof that we do what we say we’ll do!!!

After reading the testimonials of some of our members, why would you NOT want to join?  Join us today then offer your own testimony about WHAT RRBC HAS DONE FOR YOU!

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  1. It was an honor to be selected as one of the July 2017 BOM authors. Since joining RRBC, I’ve “met” a lot of great authors who are so supportive of others. And this month I’ve barely been able to keep up with my Twitter feed with all the mentions and support. (Thank you, all!) In the world of writing, there is, unfortunately, a few of those who are jealous and try to undermine other authors whom they deem to be competition. Not so with RRBC. This is a group of authors who support, not compete, with one another. Thank you, Jan Hawke, for being a gracious host on the chat forum! Maretha Bortha and Pamela Schloesser, it was nice getting to know a bit more about the two of you.

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    1. Hi ,Joan! 😀 It was a blast chatting with you, Pamela and Maretha – I hope the rest of your month as an RRBC BoM author goes swimmingly, with tons of sales and positive feedback/reviews. 😀 You deserve the accolade! 😉

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  2. Thank you so much RRBC team for the great and unexpected honour to be chosen as one of the BOM’s for July with Pamela Canepa and Joan Hall. I’m still in total shock, but yesterday’s chat room made me realise what solidarity there is among our members and seeing how prepared everyone was to reach out and give a helping hand to others is truly a humbling experience, which I would not have wanted to miss for the world. A special thanks to our host, Jan Hawke, who expertly kept the comments going at a steady pace.
    Every time I look at my Twitter notifications I’m in awe. Flame and Hope has never had that much attention before. Thank you to all the Tweet Support Team members and everyone who faithfully retweets. I’ll try my best to reciprocate to the fullest extent possible.
    I don’t feel that my comments here fully justify how much I appreciate being part of this wonderful book club, so I’m not sure if it is allowed here, Nonnie, but I would like to post a link to my blog where I wrote much more, not only my BOM experience thus far, but also my feelings towards those members whom I’ve got to know better during my first year of membership.

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    1. Hi Maretha – it was lovely to ‘meet’ you on Friday and I’m so glad you enjoyed yourself! 😀
      Off to read you blog post now… 😉

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      1. I can’t believe I missed the book chat again. I had it on my calendar, post its–everywhere–then woke up sick and forgot it until it was over. Ah well, next time–I’ll get there yet.

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        1. I’m a bit like that too at the moment, Micki – too much going on around me with the house and I just had my last cataract surgery yesterday. It’s hard juggling real life and the writing ! 😀 I’m just glad I’m ‘retired’ and have complete ‘control’ over my work schedule (such as it is!) 😉

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  3. Dear Nonnie, RRBC Board, and Members,
    I was thrilled and honoured to be selected as June’s Spotlight Author.
    Heartfelt thanks to all the RRBC members who promoted me and my fantasy book, Lodestone (Witch-Hunt), during June, and thanks for the support that’s still flowing through with reviews, tweets, downloads, and KU reads. The momentum continues well after the end of the month – thanks!
    Special thanks to the blog hosts (Yvette M. Calleiro, Marlena Smith, Shirley Slaughter, Jan Sikes, Beem Weeks, and Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko), who generously showcased my novel, and propelled my author profile into the social media stratosphere. And thanks to all those who visited the blogs and left comments – it was lovely to meet and interact with you all.
    Special thanks also to all the Tweeters and Re-tweeters! My twitter feed ignited.
    Chocolate-coated thanks to Nonnie and the RRBC Board who tirelessly volunteer their time on a daily basis to make RRBC more than just a book club, but a community.
    My apologies if I’ve missed anyone off this list – please know I treasure your support and I look forward to help promoting other RRBC authors as much as I can. Together we can spread the word about our books.
    Best Wishes with your writing,
    Wendy Scott

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    1. It was my pleasure to host you, Wendy! I read Ferrasium and hope to read your other books very soon. 🙂

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      1. Thanks Yvette – I’m hoping to read my way through the fantasy tab on the RRBC catalogue!

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  4. The Computer Heist was one of the Book of the Month selections for May 2017 and all I can say is Wow! I’ve experienced the generous reciprocal tweeting and blog posting of this club in the past, but when so many people are focusing their social media attention on your book, it is just astounding. I particularly want to thank those who posted reviews of the Computer Heist this month–Bernard Foong, Bill Ward, Eileen Thornton, Karen Ingalls, and Nia Markos. I really appreciate it.

    This is truly a great club. Have no doubt that if you give, this club gives back.

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  5. Gracie Bradford | Reply

    First and foremost, thank you Nonnie, staff, and all members of the Rave Review Book Club (#RRBC). To Charles and Mike, it was indeed an honor to share the stage with you this month. THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU!

    My book, June the Prune and Lady Bird – Cancer Stinks! was selected as Book of The Month for May 2017 along with two other member books. The support from the Book Club far exceeded my expectations. Every day for thirty-one days, members posted tweets and re-tweets from all over the world. I was so impressed with the quality of the tweets as well as the positive comments made about children books. Some of the members added their marketing twists to make the tweets more noticeable. Their talents were impressive and incredibly valuable.

    One of the strongest supporters was another children book author. However, authors who write thrillers, fantasy, memoirs, poetry, and other genre chimed in to help elevate awareness. Four of the Rave Review Book Club members wrote reviews including one from Canada which I immensely appreciate. Their reviews gave me hope and validated for me that my mission of elevating awareness about children with special needs as well as the impact of pet therapy in the healing process are stories that need telling. I have been invited to do three blog interviews. A follower who owns a Tea Shop asked me to her shop to do a book reading and signing.

    As an up and coming Indie author, one tends to question their ability to tell a good story. Given the variety of reviewers, I think I am ready to finish the third book in the Lady Bird series.

    I have buried procrastination and birthed determination.

    My Twitter account exploded with new followers teetering close to 1000 engaged fans. Procrastination is an area that I struggle with since retirement, but this experience motivated and inspired me to set up an Instagram account for the book opening it up to the public which is also growing with followers. Had it not been for the recognition of the book in May, I probably would still have “set up an Instagram account” on my “to do” list. Through this experience, I’ve learned that authors want to be able to read as many books as they can but must carve out time to just write, otherwise, published books may cease to exist. I also learned that shouting out your book does not equate to reviews in the same month. On to more sells now.

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  6. I joined Twitter in 2015, and started adding other authors. I would read their books, leave a rating, and let them know. Some would thank me, but I was looking for more.

    In May 2016, I was searching through Twitter, and came across a link about Rave Review Book Club. I didn’t scroll by that link, like I normally would. Instead, I clicked on the link and found myself on the RRBC website. I read what the club was about, and quickly realized I had found a likeminded group. This was a group that wanted to read, and leave honest reviews—perfect! It was my lucky day, when I ran across that link for RRBC and joined.

    I quickly picked a book from the catalog, and started reading. I carefully wrote my first review and posted it on Amazon, and let RRBC know. What I realized in that moment– we all want reviews on our books. I thought I was doing that before RRBC, but what I was doing was very limited. Here is a group that is not only willing to read your books, but promote your work along with their own.

    There are so many perks to being in this club, and I have learned a lot in my first year as a member. I not only learned how to write a review, but to focus on the quality of my work. I was educated on how to present myself as an author—not only in books, but on Twitter, Facebook, emails, and blogs. I have been exposed to: blog tours, leaving comments, book trailers, interviews, social media, and so much more. I’ve become a fan of many indie authors whose books I’ve enjoyed, and their blogs. Besides the bonus of getting to read some well written books, the support from RRBC members are amazing!

    One of my highest points since joining (so far) is being included as one of the Books of Month. It has been another awesome experience as a club member, but not the only one. I have had a SPOTLIGHT week, my first ever interview with Gwen Plano from “Beyond the Pen” (and an upcoming one on “Buy the Book”, next month) and have had a place on RRBC’s online magazine “Pipeline”. All I can do is thank everyone for their support. It really means a lot to me to be a part of this group.

    So, if you are on the fence about joining this group, it’s time to climb over and hang out with us! It is much more than reading each other’s work. It is about learning, perfecting your craft, making some new friends, and cheering each other on. More importantly, it is a writing family that I am very glad I found.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your experience and your kind words about #RRBC! Be certain the honors you’ve received are well deserved! We are glad to call you one of our own!

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      1. Thank you! I am glad to be here:)

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  7. I hope this has been a great month for you, Laurie!

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  8. Terrific Podcast–that RRBC did for me–nice questions, fun to talk on my favorite subject, A. Hamilton and his Schuyler ladies–always a good thing to have an opportunity to spread the word. THANKS, RRBC!

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  9. oops – I didn’t mention @Jinlobify in my thank you for your Tweets list! Ugh. But now you are in a spotlight.

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  10. I’m going to leave a longer reply to “What has RRBC done for me”, after my BOM (Yippee, I’m so excited) is over, but I can’t wait to thank all the Tweeters and all the coordinators during this time. I’m thrilled (and a little scared) about the book club discussion on Monday, March 13th, 11am CT. Fortunately it’s a chat room so I don’t have to worry about hair and make-up. Seriously, I’ll be in my pajamas because that is 9am in California and I rarely am up that early. I know. I’m spoiled. Thank goodness for alarms! So thank you to Nonnie first and foremost for this fabulous honor and amazing book club. Marlena, thank you for your magical secretary skills. You must be a good multi-tasker. And thanks to these Tweeters: John Howell, Shirley H. Slaughter, D.I. Finn, Kim Cox, Patricia Guthrie, Jan Hawke, Michael Lynes, D E Howard, Charles W. Jones, Harmony Kent, Natalie Ducey, A.M. Manay, Bill Ward, Joy Nwosu LoBamijoko, Audrina Lane, and Pheonix. I hope I didn’t leave anyone out. If I did, get out the paddle. And congratulations to D.L. Finn, and Kevin Cooper for being BOM’s too!

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    1. We’ll have a great time on Monday 13th Laurie – I’m out for a pamper day and literary lunch earlier on so by the time I’m back for the discussion (in the UK here 😉 ) I’ll be mellowed out and ready to look after you! 😀 Enjoy your special month to the full – you deserve it 🙂

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    2. Thanks, Laurie! I’m excited, too, and I am so thankful for the support this month. I glad to hear you are in California, too. I’m not a morning person,either! Look forward to tomorrow the the rest of the month. I would try to thank everyone who has re tweeted, but it is a LONG list. Thank you!!!

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    3. So thrilled for you, Laurie! Enjoy to the fullest. I’m looking forward to the discussion today. It’s always fun and engaging. The nerves will subside within minutes. This I promise you! 🙂

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  11. Jan, you certainly deserve this award. Among hundreds of others who are also so helpful and delightful to work with in this amazing club, you stand out like a beaming star. You have been a big help to me and I know I can always run to you for help or advice on any writing matter or RRBC question. I’d send you a tiara but I just ran out of them so instead accept both my thanks and appreciation for you just being who you are.

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    1. My pleasure Micki – no need for any tiaras (I’m an earrings girl BTW! 😛 ). Thank YOU for being you too – I’m so grateful that the club has brought us together. 😀 ❤

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      1. Congratulations, Jan, on having your cataract surgery! I bet the world is looking sweeter!

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        1. It’s certainly looking sharper and a LOT more sparkly, Patricia! 😀 I’ll probably still need glasses for reading and close work, but screen work and distance is brilliant for now – I don’t need any of my old glasses! 😀

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      2. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

        Jan I didn’t know that you had eye surgery. My eye doctor tried to rope me into cataract laser surgery and wouldn’t you know it…my eyes cleared up. My vision got sharper. Maybe its the extra mile I go to to stay healthy and its finally paying off. Anyway I’m glad you came through it on the positive side.

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        1. Mine were diagnosed really early, Shirley. Anyhing adverse with vision is something I’m always really aware o,f as I do a lot of graphic work on the computer. I had to wait another 2 years before I could have surgery, and that was when it really started to affect things like driving – between New Year and Easter, I all but gave up any distance driving it got so bad… 😦
          Glad I had it done though – it’s fantastic to have things better than normal again! 😀

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