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  1. Thanks for listening–and the book buy–I love that couple–the Hamiltons–they are like family to me.

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  2. What an experience to go on Blog Talk Radio with John Howell yesterday! Have never had such an experience before, but I felt comfortable because of John’s support and instructions. A terrific opportunity to showcase “A Master Passion,” a book with which I feel a deep personal connection. Alexander Hamilton has been with me since childhood, and so to be able to share what I’ve learned about his astonishing life/career — and to talk a little about the brave and devoted wife, Betsy, who stood behind him, was wonderful. It’s hard to get this kind of wider exposure as an indie author, attempting to compete without the power of a big publisher to publicize. Thank you, RRBC, for a chance to showcase a book of which I’m so very proud!


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    1. You were wonderful, Juliet, and I’ve now ordered my copy of A Master Passion. John is consistently the perfect host and always helps his guests shine – as you did so elegantly.


  3. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

    Congratulations R.G. Miller and welcome to the club.


  4. In June I had my first radio interview, ever. I had the privilege to speak with Bill Ward and John Howell. It was a blast. Sales of my novel, THE TWINS spiked. That was also a blast. In short, Rave Review Book Club has helped me sell more books. With members like: Suzanna Burke, Maureen K. Howard, Gwendolyn Plano, Mickipeluso, and Charles W. Jones, just to name a few, are real live supporters. I couldn’t it without you guys and the rest of our, members. Here’s to the CLUB, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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    1. R.G., the same thing happened to me when I joined RRBC. Today I cannot imagine what it would be like without this interactive group–a day without sunshine!! I have met life long friends and learned so much about marketing and publishing-and most of all, paying it forward. Best of luck to you.


  5. To all authors (and even introverted ones like myself):
    I was privileged to be part of a recent SPOTLIGHT week. It’s the kind of thing an author longs for. I mean, if you write something and nobody is aware it exists, is it really there? (Tongue-in-cheek.)
    So I embraced the opportunity, and just as everything else in Rave Reviews Book Club, I was thrilled. I was particularly thrilled this time by the heat- by that I mean exposure- of the SPOTLIGHT.
    It was a GOOD heat, mind you. To have several blog posts of mine featured on other member’s sites, to have an entire 30 minutes with Bill Ward in BRING ON THE SPOTLIGHT, and to be laid bare in an interview by President Nonnie Jules–thrilling.
    There were so many “alter moments” that I will carry with me for a very long time as well. These moments came from the many comments at each of the blog sites. I was touched by the many sincere, heartfelt comments. So my message is this: If you are looking for a REAL community where your success is limited only by your own participation, then choose to complete your career with this sure thing.
    Thank you Rave Reviews Book Club.

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    1. Robert, it was fun following on your Spotlight tour and seeing how much fun you were having. I look forward to working with you at RRBC!


    2. Rob, you summed it up so well. Nothing left to add except that I agree wholeheartedly and because of RRBC I was able to meet you!!


  6. What an absolutely amazing time I have had in only four-short-months on RRBC. Interviewed on Tag Team 2-4-5…Acts Beyond Redemption nominated as one of the OCTOBER Books of The month…etc etc…too much to share all of the amazing details here, so I have written a blog post, with before and after statistics … What an AMAZING group you are. Blog will go live Tomorrow.

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    1. Sooz, that’s amazing. I thought you were a long time member. Seems like we’ve been friends forever!!

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      1. Hi, Micki! I love being a member for precisely that reason RRBC feels like coming home to the welcoming warmth of family.


  7. Thank you RRBC for the #PushTuesday spotlight. I was completely surprised by the honor, and just as surprised by the amazing number of tweets and blog postings. I am humbled by the kindness extended to me. You are all incredible. ♥

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    1. Amen, Gwen, I could not agree more!!


  8. annemargaretmanay | Reply

    Here’s a link to my blog post where I go into more detail about my wonderful Spotlight Author experience.

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  9. annemargaretmanay | Reply

    I just finished my week as Spotlight Author, and I wanted to express my thanks to the whole club for your kind support. I’d like to thanks most especially all of my hosts. Big thanks are also due to Nonnie, Marlena and Rebecca while she was on the board, for all you’ve done for me, and for your kind understanding about my little health bobble this summer. Best wishes to all!

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  10. There are so many amazing opportunities for networking, author exposure, and giving back in RRBC! Your requirement is to follow other members on Twitter, purchase 4 books by fellow members yearly and review them on Amazon, and to share/retweet fellow members’ news of their books. In return, you will be supported with shares of your tweets and book information, you’ll have your book looked at, purchased and reviewed, and at some point, yours will be chosen as the book of the month. This all means much more exposure, what every indie author needs. After a few months, I had been chosen as Member of the Week, which is a huge Twitter support storm, and about a month later, I was chosen to talk for a few minutes about my book on their Blog Talk Radio show, which was an exciting opportunity with absolutely charming hosts!

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  11. It was such an honor to have my book Novy’s Son be named Book of the Month in Sept. 2016. This was the second time which makes it a double honor. I do not know where to start in sharing the support, opportunities, and new friends I have made through RRBC. Kathryn Chastain Treat invited me to RRBC and I have been ever grateful. Yes, my sales and reviews have increased; being a part of the blog and book tours have been enriching; meeting other indies like myself has been rewarding; and most important is the support, laughter, tears, and teaching/learning experiences.
    My heartfelt thanks go to Nonnie who has kept her eyes on her vision of offering indie authors opportunities to learn and grow with integrity and honesty. I know those on the board work tirelessly and have the same vision and so I thank each of them. And my thanks to the many who work behind the scenes and the authors who continue to support the other authors.

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  12. I’d like to thank everyone for all their tweets and support during my September MoM spot. It’s heart-warming to see people band together for those in various RRBC seats of honor.

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  13. I was honored with a Member of the Month spot for the month of September. It was a great experience. The RRBC members were so supportive and kind, tweeting me and my book daily, and I really appreciate all the promotion! Kindle Unlimited downloads of my book increased, and I even sold a few! Some members have been kind enough to read and review my books, and I received several very nice reviews of my spotlighted book during September.

    Also during September, I was honored to be invited to be interviewed by the lovely and talented Marlena Smith on her radio show, Beyond The Cover. That was a fantastic experience, and I really appreciated the opportunity to talk more about my books and my writing.

    Overall, I’ve found RRBC to be supportive and the members to be generous and kind. I’m looking forward to seeing where the club goes in the future and am grateful to be a part of it. 🙂

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  14. Once I was made member of the month my books were all over twiter! Thank you #rrbc members for your continuing support.

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  15. My book, Magnolia Secrets, held one of July’s Book of the Month slots. I saw a rise in sales and reviews, which is always a nice plus. But beyond that, I am amazed at the amount of support RRBC members gave. All month long, there were tweets and shout outs for Magnolia Secrets. I’m proud to be a member of such an amazing, supportive club. Thank you, RRBC!

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  16. Rave Reviews Book Club is a community of writers and readers like nothing that can be found anywhere else in the world. I love the ideology behind the book club – Promoting and propelling each other to great heights. Founder of the club, Nonnie Jules, once quoted this: “You are only successful as an author when you are lifting someone else higher than yourself.” That really struck a chord with me because I love supporting others. This is not a competition. If I support another author, that does not mean I am losing sales of my own work. In fact, quite the contrary. When I support others, my own sales ranking goes up. Amazing, huh?
    I recently had a book chosen by the club as the Book of the Month for July 2016. I could not have been more honored and humbled. The amount of support that book, “Home At Last,” received was astounding. Did it shoot to the top of the Amazon rankings as a best seller? No, it didn’t, but I saw a spike in sales, not only for “Home At Last,” but for my other three books in the series. That is testimony as to what the power of supporting each other can do.
    My hat is off to this organization and what it stands for. I am loving being a part of this tight-knit family and honored to be supported by them.
    You get out of it what you put into it. That is not only the way RRBC works, but is a law of physics. I am looking forward to sharing my new work with these amazing members, and sharing their work with others!

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    1. I can personally vouch for every word you’ve written as the same thing is happening with me. The more I promote others the more sales I get. Frankly, it’s more fun promoting others than myself so it’s a win-win situation. And when I see other’s increased rankings, I feel like a mother hen and am almost as proud of them as I am when I get sales. How cool is that?? I said it before but now as a two year member, I really cannot imagine not being a part of this group where I find so much genuine affection and mutual support.

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  17. Rave Reviews Book Club is a community of writers and readers like nothing that can be found anywhere else in the world. I love the ideology behind the book club – Promoting and propelling each other to great heights. Founder of the club, Nonnie Jules, once quoted this: “You are only successful as an author when you are lifting someone else higher than yourself.” That really struck a chord with me because I love supporting others. This is not a competition. If I support another author, that does not mean I am losing sales of my own work. In fact, quite the contrary. When I support others, my own sales ranking goes up. Amazing, huh?
    I recently had a book chosen by the club as the Book of the Month for July 2016. I could not have been more honored and humbled. The amount of support that book, “Home At Last” received was astounding. Did it shoot to the top of the Amazon rankings as a best seller? No, it didn’t, but I saw a spike in sales, not only for “Home At Last,” but for my other three books in the series. That is testimony as to what the power of supporting each other can do.
    My hat is off to this organization and what it stands for. I am loving being a part of this tight-knit family and honored to be supported by them.
    You get out of it what you put into it. That is not only the way RRBC works, but is a law of physics. I am looking forward to sharing my new work with these amazing members, and sharing their work with others!

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  18. What has RRBC done for me? The real question is what haven’t they done!

    RRBC has given me a community of people who share in my love for literature. It’s a community of book lovers – both readers and writers alike. We share our novels with one another, and we have great discussions about books. We buy one another’s books and write honest reviews about them. We accept everyone, even if they do not write the same genre or the same style as others. And we have fun! We have contests and virtual block parties and Internet radio interviews! It’s great!

    RRBC rewards and promotes its members. They do this through programs such as Member of the Month, PUSH Tuesday, Books of the Month, and Spotlight Author. Last week, I was chosen as the Spotlight Author. I am not used to having so much attention on me, and it was humbling and beautiful!

    Six different bloggers shared information about my novels and me with their readers. I am so appreciative of them – Marcha Fox, Lori Soard, Kevin Cooper, Marlena Smith, Shirley Harris-Slaughter, and Jan Hawke. Bill Ward also hosted me on his Internet radio program, Rave Waves. Nonnie Jules shared an interview with me on “Who’s on the Shelf with Nonnie Jules?” They promoted my novels through links on their pages as well as promoting me through links to my website and my Twitter and Facebook accounts.

    And that is just the beginning of it. Their readers and other RRBC members reblogged their posts. They tweeted and retweeted about the blogs and about my novels. They commented on the posts and interacted with me, and I have to say that it felt amazing to read about their interest in my stories. One of the things that any author knows is that it feels like winning the literary lottery when readers and potential readers interact with you.

    My blog received more views this week that it has ever received. There were so many tweets about me that I could barely keep up with them. As for sales, I honestly don’t know because I’ve made it my policy not to check. Lol! That being said, I know that many people have shown great interest in my series, and I expect they will read them eventually. 😉

    I am so grateful to RRBC for choosing me for this honor. More importantly, I am so happy to be a part of a group of readers and writers who love to support each other. 🙂

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    1. Yvette, you were a delight to get to know during this special SPOTLIGHT time. You are a genuine person and it shows in your writing and comments. I am so glad I got to meet you.

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      1. Thank you, Micki. It was an absolute pleasure for me to get to know you as well. Thank you for visiting each of the sites and interacting with me. I truly appreciate it. 🙂

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    2. What a lovely post, Yvette. It’s been wonderful getting to know you through the various RRBC programs. I have your two books on my Kindle and look forward to reading them very soon. 🙂

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      1. That is music to my ears, Gwen. Thank you! I look forward to reading your reviews. Thank you for joining me on this journey. 🙂


    3. It shone through how much you got a kick out your tour, Yvonne – it was great fun to follow you around during the week and to host you on the last day AND get to know you and your world a little better! 😀
      I’m still seriously envious of your saltwater aquarium too! 😉

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      1. Thanks, Jan! I’m glad my enthusiasm was obvious! 😀 I’m still on cloud nine over it. And now, I’m having a blast with the RRBC Book & Blog Party. I’m tell you – it’s a never-ending party with RRBC. I love it! Thank you for hosting me and sharing me with your readers. You can come and enjoy my aquarium any time you want. 😉

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  19. Thanks, Jan, that’s so nice of you. I’m glad that I wasn’t boring you. 🙂


  20. I never expected to be chosen as SPOTLIGHT Member of the Week. It came as quite a surprise–a pleasant one. I spent weeks preparing for the event, leaving nothing for the last moment. The blog tour was my first one and I had no idea of what to expect. I was treated like a celebrity at each blog by both the hosts and the members commenting. Most of them followed me from blog to blog for six days and well into the next week. I got a warm and fuzzy feeling at each place I stopped, greeting some members I knew and many that I was pleased to meet. And so many reblogged to their own sites. During that week we had more than comments, we held actual conversations and the warmth and genuine interest taken in me was and is treasured. Many that I met will become good friends, I believe. I was surprised at how many actually bought my book on the very day of the blog tour they attended. I believe many more bought as well since my Amazon ranking rose dramatically.

    My tweets were phenomenal and still continue to this day. My twitter is bursting with so many new followers and I have added all of them to my site as well. It is so easy to form a bond with RRBC members due to their open friendliness and desire to help. Many took special pains to show off my book in lovely artistic ways which I don’t even know how to do myself. I’ve actually come to like twitter!!

    The Blog Talk Radio was fantastic as I spoke with Bill Ward who I know, and he is such a delightful host. I was relaxed with him as we covered most of the highlights of my life and my books while a lot of tweets came in with comments. The half hour went by so quickly. I could get used to this, I think. 🙂 Some of my family and friends listened in too, but they never see m to grasp the concept of commenting. That’s family for you!

    Then came the event I had always coveted—‘Who’s On The Shelf with Nonnie.’ Only during this special week it was me. I came prepared, with a pillow, in case she decided to unseat me, but she was so sweet, I got suspicious. This rarely happens. Even the few dogs that popped up were friendly. We had a pleasant interview which I will cherish and in a week or so I’ll stop looking over my shoulder. And that culminated one the of the best times I’ve had in marketing my book since it was published. I’m all set and ready to do it again.

    Thanks, Nonnie, Harmony, Rebecca, Bill, all my blog hosts and all those who made my SPOTLIGHT special. I won’t forget it.

    Micki Peluso


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    1. I’m really glad you had such a great time, Micki – that shone through in your blog posts and the Shelf and Bring on the Spotlights were good fun to read/listen to as well! 😉 Thank YOU for giving us such a lovely and special week, learning more about you, your family and your work 😀


      1. Believe me, Jan , you will! Now that I have come to know so many of you wonderful people, I’m not letting you go any time soon!!!


  21. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

    All last week there was one thing after another going on for me. First I was selected to be interviewed on RRBC Rave Waves Tag 245 with 2 other former board members. That was really awesome!
    Then just after settling down for that I won a chance to pick a book selection from the Kathryn C. Treat giveaways and I won and ebook of the same would you believe. “Novy’s Son” by Karen Ingalls. That will be my next read.

    Then as if that wasn’t enough, I won a $5.00 gift card. I know it may not seem like much, but when you have depleted all your credits it can come in handy.

    So all in all, I had a busy week. That’s what you get when you are active with RRBC. I am a lifetime member and I could not be any prouder being associated with such a fine organization.

    Thank you Nonni Jules for giving us such a wonderful avenue to stay relevant in this industry.

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    1. Congratulations! You absolutely deserve all of the positive energy coming your way right now. Bask in it and absorb it all! You share your energy with all of us so often that Karma took advantage of rewarding you for it!😉

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  22. This last week came and ended so fast! I don’t know whether it was because I was the “Spotlight Author” for the week, or because I did not want the support I was getting for the week to end. It must be for both reasons, for without the one, the other couldn’t have happened. It was a great week, and the feeling was exhilarating! I had been profiled again, and again before, on #RaveReviewsBookClub’s other promotional outlets, and each time, the feeling has been the same. Nothing raises my adrenaline like waking up, and finding myself the object of a massive promotion. I was on high for the whole week, and it was a very sweet high.

    Our #RaveReviewsBookClub members…How can I describe you people? I don’t know what it is about you…When you people come out to support, if feels like home. It feels like family. We talk to ourselves with such familiarity, the type that can only happen between friends, not just distant friends, but very close friends. It doesn’t matter whether you are meeting a member for the first time, or whether the member is an old reliable – those who are always there – the feeling is the same. Once a member, at once you become family. It is a great feeling, and a great place to be. I am a member of a few other clubs on the Internet, but none is like the #RRBC. Thank you all members of #RRBC. Please never change. Thank you Rebecca Reilly. You did a great job.

    Just a word for the great woman, Nonnie Jules, who had, not just the foresight, but the inspiration to create such a mammoth International Organization, an inspiration that only comes from God. When God wants to do something great, He whispers something into the ears of someone specially chosen to deliver His message, His plan. God doesn’t ask just anyone. He chooses only the ones He knows can deliver. Nonnie, the president of #RRBC was chosen specially to create this group, and she has done a marvelous job of it. Thank you Nonnie. I thank God for you every day.

    For those of you who have heard of #RRBC, and have not joined, here is the link: wp.me/P49Fi9-tI. Join today, and become a member of this wonderful family of friends, where we support, promote, propel, read and review each another books.

    Please Check out my Books Here:

    Legend of The Walking Dead: Igbo Mythologies
    Mirror of Our Lives: Voices of Four Igbo Women
    Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko The Saga of a Nigerian Female Ethnomusicologist

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  23. Thank you all for the tweets last week when I was selected as Member of the Week. And, a special thank you to Beem Weeks for featuring me on his BlogTalkRadio program, Buy the Book. The experience was delightful and the support was incredible. The RRBC family of authors is truly like none other. With much gratitude, Gwen.

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  24. This past Saturday, I was privileged and honored to be a guest on Rave Waves Tag Team 2*4*5! I had a great time talking with John Howell and Bill Ward! And I enjoyed hearing the from the other guests as well, Shirley Harris Slaughter and Harmony Kent.
    Just wanted to let everyone know that Rave Reviews Book Club still has it! As soon as the show was over, I started selling books. Quite a few, too! At least for me. And the sales have continued today!
    Thanks, Nonnie Jules, John Howell, Bill Ward, and everyone else behind the scenes who make this show possible. And thanks for allowing me to be your guest!

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  25. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire RRBC community for making my time in the Spotlight such an enjoyable experience. With each stop on the blog tour came many amazing and intelligent comments from members of this incredible book club. This has truly been the highlight of my time with RRBC so far.

    What this opportunity allowed for me, my books, and my brand, is a giant footprint in the sands of the internet universe. This past week has really raised my profile, giving me the honor of hearing from new members as well as seasoned veterans of the RRBC family. I have enjoyed interacting with each and every member that participated.

    This club truly is about support. If you, as an author, really want the opportunity to raise your profile, meet new readers, and just have loads of fun, be supportive of your fellow RRBC members and you just may find yourself standing in the RRBC Spotlight. This community is growing by leaps and bounds and I am so proud to be part of it.

    Again, thank you to each and every member that offered their support. And a special thank you shout out to Jan Hawke, Natalie Ducey, Cynthia Harris, Marlena Smith, Kim Cox, and A.M. Manay, my gracious and amazing hosts on my SA blog tour. And thank you to Nonnie Jules for making this all possible.

    God bless.

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    1. You’re welcome, Beem – it was a pure pleasure to be your host and more than your due for your tireless work on the review catalog and with Rave Waves. You rock! 😀

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  26. […] The support I get from the Indie community.  You know, when I first started out in this business, it was a little difficult getting my feet thru the door because I was running into these traditionally published authors who thought that they were better than a little indie author like me.  Because of this, I founded RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB where it was a requirement that you “serve” others and you support your fellow members.  Many of you already know this awesome community but for those of you who don’t, check out what the members have to say about it under WHAT RRBC HAS DONE FOR ME; […]

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  27. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

    Natalie that’s a fantastic tribute. You speak for all of us.

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  28. Rave Reviews Book Club is a community like no other. Whether you are an author or an avid reader, RRBC is a place you’ll feel at home. Quite simply, RRBC is the place to be!

    I joined the club in August, 2015 and can honestly say, as an author, it has been the best decision I have ever made. After publishing my first book of Poetry in February, 2015, I quickly learned that writing was the easy part, connecting it to readers was something entirely different. But I love a challenge and love learning new things, so I developed a Facebook page, then entered the world of Twitter. This is when everything changed. This is where I discovered RRBC. RRBC is not like any other book club; it truly is a community of authors supporting authors.

    When I joined RRBC, I was overwhelmed with the enthusiastic welcome I received. Now, as new members join, I try to pass along that same enthusiasm and encouragement. The mottos “Share the Love!” and “Pay it Forward!” are exemplified within the club, and I live by them.

    For communities to exist and thrive, it requires its members to support each other, participate and engage in its activities. This is the foundation of RRBC and it stands as a vital component of its success. Nonnie Jules, the founder and president of RRBC, lives by this model, and I applaud her commitment and vitality to offer such a remarkable opportunity for indie authors. You’ll also see such enthusiasm from the dedicated Board Members, who are the most genuine, kind-hearted people you’ll ever have the privilege of meeting.

    Soon after I joined, I was the recipient of a PUSHTUESDAY slot. The flood of support I received from fellow members was incredible. I have since been featured as “Member of the Month,” and in April my book of poetry THE HEART’S JOURNEY HOME was selected as one of the three “Books of the Month.” Also, I was interviewed on the RAVES WAVES RADIO broadcast “Behind the Pen.” To be chosen for these spots was indeed a colossal honour, and I assure you it will never be forgotten.

    The support has been tremendous and continues to be. The results are tangible: sales and reviews of my book are steadily climbing, and I have seen an increase in followers (and engagement!) on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Pinterest. But wait, the support doesn’t end there!

    The talent within the club is extraordinary and the level of peer support is undeniably inspiring. By observing and engaging with fellow members, I learned how to effectively use social media (particularly Twitter). The truth is, I rarely promote my book on Twitter because the incredibly supportive RRBC members do shout-outs all the time. In return, I promote fellow members and just love it! This is the kind of support fostered in the community of RRBC. Also, before joining RRBC, I had no clue about blogging. Literally no clue. But I’m ecstatic to say I just recently hosted a “Spotlight” Author on her blog tour. I was able to do this because I immersed myself into the wealth of knowledge that exists within the club. I believe, wholeheartedly, that I’m learning from the best and I’m elated to say so.

    I’ve met so many talented authors and have the privilege of reading and reviewing their work. This has been a remarkable journey of learning, friendship, and gratitude.

    A huge THANK YOU to Nonnie Jules, Members of the Board, and all the incredibly supportive members of Rave Reviews Book Club for all that you do. I’m so proud and delighted to walk with you on this exquisite journey.

    If you are a member of RRBC, keep on being awesome! If you are not, what are you waiting for?

    Join us today! Rave Reviews Book Club ~ I promise you’ll be glad you did.


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  29. I would like to thank everyone who has supported my on my Spotlight Author tour. It really has been extraordinary and I have had such a brilliant time along the way! From the moment I found out I was a Spotlight Author, I have seen my Twitter timeline flooded with tweets, not only about my new release, Finding Gina, but my first two books as well! I really appreciate the authors who took the time to post blogs about my new book and those who reblogged, posted on Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. Not only that, but many of the members of #RRBC stopped by the blog tour pages, left messages, and listened to my interview on RAVE WAVES BlogTalkRadio, “Bring On The Spotlight” where I was quaking in my boots! Luckily John was practiced in calming nervous guests and I really enjoyed myself.

    Being part of the RRBC family is a wonderful place to be. There is such a wealth of talent in this book club that I am inspired by you all every day. I can’t wait to see what you will come up with next!

    RRBC is a place of mutual support and I am having fun ‘liking’ all your Facebook pages, stopping by as many blogs as I can and tweeting about an array of books that I have on my kindle. Thanks again:)

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    1. You deserve the spotlight! I had every intention of stopping by each of your stops, but with as busy as my life is, it’s a miracle that I find time to breathe. lol! I did enjoy promoting you and watching other amazing RRBC members promote you. That is one of the MANY beauties of this club: we genuinely love supporting each other. 🙂

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      1. Thanks Yvette. I really appreciate all of the support you have given and still give to me. I enjoy promoting your work on my Twitter timeline and finding out what you are working on next. That’s why this club is so amazing, we talk to other authors all the time and get a chance to tell the world about their writing. It’s never dull!


  30. I am so grateful for the tremendous support I have received from the Raves Reviews Book Club and its members. I joined less than a year ago as a first time author. I had only been on Twitter for a few months and had a few hundred followers. I now have over 5000 and none of them were purchased. Since that time I have been so overwhelmed with the level of support and the opportunities the club amd fellow authors have provided me. I have been selected for a Push Tuesday which by the way lasted all week, been a guest on Rave Waves, been selected as a book of the month, and been included in a BOM discussion. So many members have not only retweeted my book promotions, but initiated their own tweets about my book and some have even created banners for it! It has all been amazing . I also appreciate the members that have read and reviewed my book with some great feedback. It helped me discover some grammerical and punctuation errors that my original copy editor missed. I recently had these errors professionally reedited and reformatted my ebook. My publisher should have the corrected version out within the next couple of weeks.
    This is a wonderful community of authors that I am so happy to be apart of. I have learned so much from the club and so many members. As soon as I figure out the blog thing, I will be able to broaden my participation and help other authors as well. Thank you all for your continued support.

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  31. I want to thank everyone who participated in promoting my Member of the Month honor. The amount of support was so gratifying and in addition, raised my twitter mentions for the month by 38%. That is an unbeleaveable number and I have all you to thank. I also want to thank the board and especially Nonnie Jules who has made this kind of program possible. Nonnie has provided a vehicle for authors to honor and support other authors and there is no other club like it today. To be chosen Member of the Month is a distinct honor which I would hope everyone could experience once. Thank you all again.

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  32. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

    You are so right Rebecca. This supporting of each others also works well in our everyday lives. When we help others, we get it back tenfold.

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  33. I found Rave Reviews Book Club by accident. A chance post by an author I didn’t know showed up in my Facebook newsfeed. Accident? No, I think it was fate! By joining RRBC, I found a community built on mutual support. It is a place where on-line friendships between writers and readers are created. I found people who answer questions, read and review my work (honestly), support me on twitter and their own blogs, and encourage me. More, I found new works by brilliant authors (Robin Chambers, Bill Ward, Beem Weeks, Brian O’Hare, Jan Hawke, and the list goes on and on).

    I learned how to support others, and in turn, those who support me grew exponentially. I have been honored with Member of the Month, Push Tuesday, Book of the Month, “SPOTLIGHT” Author, and my book, Haunting Megan, was chosen as the 2015 Rave Awards Book of the Year.

    How did that happen? I learned how to support others.

    • I tweet and re-tweet RRBC authors and events.
    • I joined the Tweet Support Team (I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS!!!).
    • I go to Book of the Month Discussions and Author Parties when I can.
    • I listen to Rave Waves programs when I can.
    • I visit blog tours, comment, and share about them on twitter.
    • I buy and review RRBC books.

    My book sales and reviews, my twitter following, and my on-line support group have grown far beyond what I imagined!

    If you are a writer, you need to join Rave Reviews Book Club. Come planning to support others. Support of you, and your work, will follow.

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    1. I totally agree with you Rebecca. I also found RRBC from a member who recommended it to me via a DM on Twitter. The feeling of excitement and discovery here is wonderful. There is always something new happening. The more you put into being part of the RRBC community, they in turn surround you with such a sense of support, that you are never alone in your journey as a writer or reader.

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  34. Hi,
    Just posted a blog – a Big Shout Out to RRBC.
    So many people to thank for all the support in Feb for Hieroglyph as BOM.
    Twitter was in overdrive – thank you tweeters!!!!
    Thanks Nonnie, all the wonderful board members, fellow authors, and generous readers who left reviews.


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  35. Yippee-Ki-Yay! I was just minding my own business when I got an email from John Fiorvanti:
    “Thank you so much for your great support on my blog tour last week, Linda. I hope
    you enjoy Treachery & Triumph.”

    RRBC is always doing wonderful things like this! Thank you so much John! Best of luck to you!!!

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  36. Joining RRBC will instantly raise your social media profile when you jump in and support others! Support comes to those who offer support! Simple as that.

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  37. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

    I justed published a post extolling the virtues of being selected to the Book Of The Month Club for February – What RRBC Has Done For Me: http://wp.me/p48F9L-iY. Thank you Rave Reviews Book Club!

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  38. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

    Well Bette, that was a nice post on “What RRBC Has Done For Me” and it came right in the middle of my thoughts on what I’m going to say shortly. Thanks for sharing your post.

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    1. YAY, RRBC, Shirley. Thanks so much for all of your support, my friend. Have a great week. xo

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    2. Lovely post, Shirley. You are one of the best supporters of all things RRBC.

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  39. Whether you’re a writer or simply an avid reader, Rave Reviews Book Club is for you. I call #RRBC “The Best Book Club on the Planet”!

    As an active member for more than two years, I have reaped benefits too numerous to list. High among them—friendship and support from the club’s outstanding members.

    Before joining the club, I had reservations about adding a new responsibility to my already jam-packed author to-do-list. Many of the online organizations I belonged to at the time were just not what I was looking for in an author support group. After two personal invitations from my author friend Kathryn Treat (an outstanding author who supported me in so many ways), I decided to give it a try. Kathryn has since left us, but her memory lives on and continues to bless us all. For me, Kathryn provided a yardstick by which to measure myself as a friend and as an author. Kathryn’s persistence, her belief in excellence and in the club along with her unwavering friendship and support left a lasting impression. Her message came through loud and clear to this writer/reader: “Share the love!” Kathryn didn’t shout it, she showed it. Supporting and encouraging others is what excellence is all about.

    Last—but far from least— many thanks to our fabulous #RRBC community for your awesome shout-outs and sharing on a regular basis. Your ongoing support during “February Books of the Month,” during which my novel DOG BONE SOUP was featured, was absolutely amazing. Sales and reviews for all of my books continue to rise as well as an increase in followers on all of my media sites.
    RRBC support for me doesn’t begin or end there. Special thanks to #RRBC’s fantastic Board of Directors for the “Spotlight Honors” interview on RAVES WAVES RADIO last June. Before that, there was a “Spotlight Tour” in 2014. I continue to be blessed and honored by Rave Reviews Book Club in so many ways. You are all proof of that. You follow, you share, you comment, you’re always quick to lend a hand, often before I ask. Thanks to you, I continue to sell more books, get more reviews, find outstanding new books to read and review; plus, I have the privilege and the pleasure to meet and make wonderful friends like all of you along the way.

    Already a Rave Reviews Book Club member? Keep sharing the love. The world can never get too much of that. Not an author, but can’t wait to discover great new reads? You’re sure to find them at #RRBC.
    Author or reader, Rave Reviews Book Club Rocks—come join us! ~ Bette A. Stevens

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    1. We think we’re lucky to have you as well Bette – you’re si,ply great! 😀

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      1. Thanks so much, Jan. Ditto on both counts! 🙂


  40. I just finished my spotlight tour and I couldn’t be more excited, delighted, and whole bunch of other words that end with ‘ted.’ It was a wonderful week and I got to interact with the incredible members who hosted my blog Priya, Joy, John, Marlena, Bette and Mistral who were warm and welcoming. I posted some thought and the RRBC responded in a big way and I’m grateful for it.

    Special thank you to Nonnie Jules. Her interview was something I enjoyed immensely. She’s a lot of fun and that all happened while she was on a blog tour of her own and had a million iron in a million fires. She’s a grade A multi-tasker and a fun playmate.

    The spotlight tour was something special. I don’t know if there was any impact on book sales, but to me that would only be a side benefit to the true treasure of getting to know you all and maybe you get a glimpse into who I am. At least enough that you don’t cringe when you see my name. (I’m keeping expectations manageable) 🙂

    I gushed about the RRBC in my On The Shelf Interview with Nonnie Jules, I meant every word of it. I’d floundered for a long time before I found this group. I tried a lot of things to get my work noticed and then I found you. I liked the idea of supporting others and feeling like part of a community, that’s really rare when you’re an indie writer. I was happy to pitch in and see what this group was about, and boy, y’all don’t disappoint. I not only feel like part of the community, I feel like I have comrades-in-arms and friends.

    Thank you all so much for everything this week. I hope I can return the kindness to each of you. Best wishes and gratitude, Mark A

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  41. As a HUGE thank you for my week as SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR – and for RECRUITMENT DAY – I’ve just posted a nice long article on my blog called 10 reasons why YOU should join RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB (even if you’re NOT a writer!)

    HERE’S THE LINK! http://wp.me/p4xXJ0-xk 😀

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  42. I was a Spotlight Author on RRBC

    Towards the end of January 2016, I was featured as a Spotlight Author (SA) on the Rave Reviews Book Club. The feature ran for one week. What was it like for me?

    Before I joined RRBC, I only had a vague idea about blog tours, but now, not only do I understand the concept – I’ve been on one! RRBC members who write blogs invite the SA to contribute a guest post. This segment of the SA week does require some work. I contributed seven guest posts over the week. The first three posts related my experience of writing a trilogy. I outlined the importance of planning, foreshadowing and keeping a track of characters and events with a notebook.

    For the fourth post, I picked out a story arc in my first book ‘Deadly Secrets’ and explained the background. It concerned the humble pineapple, and its healing property. The fifth blog post was simple enough. I had my fourth book ‘Toxic Minds’ nearing completion, so I revealed the cover and a short synopsis. For the sixth post, I offered simple advice for new writers seeking to learn the craft – become a writing apprentice and study the masters. For the final post, I introduced the two main characters in my book series, and their ‘office’.

    Another great feature of the SA week is a radio segment. A live 30 minute interview on Rave Waves Blogtalk Radio: ‘BRING ON THE SPOTLIGHT’. My interview was hosted by RRBC vice-president, John Fioravanti. It sounds a bit intimidating, but in reality it felt like a comfortable chat between two friends, and it runs very smoothly. It is an opportunity to talk about characters, plots, and any special features about the book featured during the week.

    The third main element of the SA week, is an interview “WHO’S ON THE SHELF” with RRBC President, Nonnie Jules. This is a fun interview, and easy to prepare for by looking at past “WHO’S ON THE SHELF” interviews stored on the RRBC site. It’s a good way for RRBC members to get to know the person behind the author.

    In addition, RRBC provide a press release, which you can submit to your local hometown newspapers/radio, and a PDF flyer that you can print and post in local businesses/book stores. On the SPOTLIGHT page the SA is featured with a photo, book cover, blurb and buy links, directing and encouraging RRBC members to purchase/read and post reviews of your book.

    The SA week is heavily promoted by RRBC members on blogs, Twitter and other social media. It provides a great opportunity to meet and interact with other RRBC members, and make friendships. It is an enormous amount of exposure for an author, and his/her books. It is a positive experience, and it generates sales and reviews.

    Is there a catch? No, but support is a two-way street. To receive support from RRBC members you must give support to RRBC members.

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  43. Taking a leaf out of Rebecca’s book and giving some excerpts from my recruitment day blog post…
    5 things I couldn’t (make myself) do before joining RRBC…

    #1 ~ get out on Twitter more – … because I really didn’t understand what could possibly be said in 140 characters that was worth saying. I had precisely 28 followers and I’d barely tweeted a thing B-RRBC (before RRBC). Today, a year and a half later, I have 3024 followers and I follow nearly 2500 people, including all of the RRBC membership. The rest are people I’ve met through RRBC members tweeting and blogging with and about me.
    Twitter’s kind of the lingua franca of RRBC, where most of the support action goes on – if you want to reap the rewards, you have to be there yourself. And you really CAN say an awful lot in just 140 letters and numbers!

    #2 ~ have a presence on Facebook – I really don’t get Facebook – still. But, when nearly everyone who uses the internet, quite a few of whom shop on online bookstores like Amazon etc, and share their experience and enjoyment with hundreds of millions of other people, doing the same thing on the same social media network… It’s a no-brainer really, isn’t it? If you have a book you want people to talk about then it helps to go to the same place and have your own window onto that marketplace.
    B-RRBC I barely went on Facebook though I’d briefly done some private messaging with friends from a roleplay forum, but didn’t like that there were so many people I didn’t know bombarding me with friend requests and ‘likes’. I backed right off until I saw how RRBC members used it to post up their Author Pages away from Amazon and so provided a place for potential readers to visit and find out more about them and their work. I now have a page and a modest ‘fan’ base who’re talking about me to their friends who might one day buy my book. Free publicity is GOOD publicity and you don’t have to do much more that put a page up and reply to people who’re kind enough to drop in.

    #3 ~ get my head around profiling promoting and propelling – B-RRBC I didn’t have a clue about how to do this for myself, let alone to support other people, but RRBC have a number of hot seats to profile, promote and propel members who’ve been wholeheartedly giving of themselves to support other members.. Haven’t looked at the link yet? OK I’ll make it easy for you, but go look at the link afterwards if you like what you see?
    Book of the Month (3 every month) – these are selected from the people who have been most supportive of others
    Spotlight Authors (2 a month) – these are selected from the people who have been most supportive of others and profiles the writer and their book(s) on the blog site, all over Twitter, a 7 day blog tour, Rave Waves Bring on the Spotlight radio show interview, Who’s on the Shelf interview with RRBC President, Nonnie Jules and other stuff that you’d have to hand over a not so small wodge of cash to have done for you anywhere else – just for supporting other people
    Member of the Month – if you’ve been über-supportive you’ll get 5 star support back all month, with a full page profile of you and your book(s) and links to your blog and other contacts and to your books
    in fact if you’re really supportive of others (you see the common denominator here now? 😉 ). There are no end of ways in which other RRBC members can help you out, every day, month and year with other tools like the other Rave Waves shows, #PUSHTUESDAY on Twitter and many more fun activities

    THE OTHER 2 THINGS? – go to my blog ( http://wp.me/p4xXJ0-te ) and find out!

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  44. Rave Reviews Book Club has changed my life!
    What did I gain from joining Rave Review Book Club?

    • My Twitter following has grown from 1800 to 4526 (as of this moment). These are real followers, not bought.
    • I average 20+ tweets and re-tweets about my books, posted by others, each day.
    • I have been given two blog radio interviews-one from Rave Reviews and another from a host who saw all of my support on Twitter.
    • My work has been featured on multiple writers’ blogs.
    • My book, Haunting Megan, has been chosen to be this month’s Book of the Month. It has received a great deal of extra support, a chat room discussion, and many more sales and reviews—And there are still 11 days left in the month!

    More importantly…

    • I have learned how to support other authors.
    • I’ve read books I would not have read and explored genres I would have ignored.
    • I have developed relationships with writers and readers all over the world.
    • I have a peer group who is always available to answer questions, give feedback, and encourage me on my writing journey.
    • My life has been enriched because of Rave Reviews Book Club.

    If you are an author, I strongly encourage you to look into Rave Reviews Book Club! If you are a reader, explore the catalog. You will find some amazing work!

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  45. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

    Mark Aberdeen your story is just like the rest of us. I was flailing around for a long time with book events that went nowhere, joining book clubs that didn’t have a real purpose to support authors, and everybody looking out for themselves, very selfish and only promoting their own works. RRBC changed my whole concept on support and what it really means. Then the magic happened. You know I’m happy for your success and glad to be a part of it.

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  46. I published my first book a year ago. It’s official release date was Dec 24th 2014 and I published with a small press. They gave me a bunch of advice to market my book and I was pretty much left to figure it out. I could ask questions, but I had no idea where to start. For a year, I’ve tried everything. I tried to get bloggers to give me interviews and I had some good ones. I tried paid marketing, but it was just noise in the social mediaverse and not very effective. I wasn’t making any connections. It was frustrating. Every author here knows how much work goes into getting a book published. It’s a shame when you have something you’ve poured your life into just to watch it wither. Even with my editor and publisher telling me that I had a winner. I was really afraid that was about to happen to me.

    I published book #2 and it released on October 31st. I thought maybe if I had a couple of books out people would think it was for real. I have enthusiastic friends, family and even a few fans that made a pretty good go with the second book, but it still felt like I was churning the same waters and not getting anywhere. I still felt like I wasn’t gaining any traction.

    I learned about the RRBC pretty much by accident. I was following hashtags back to their sources from other authors. I saw this group. The members were not only active, but really intent on supporting each other. I decided to join and I was greeted warmly and the first friend I made was Robin Chambers. I was very enthusiastic about his book series. I was still a little unsure of where to begin so I started retweeting and chatting with the various members of the group, pretty soon Michelletweets4RRBC started picking up my feeds and I’m chatting with Stephanie Collins, Sofia Lawson, Natalie Ducey, Shirley Slaughter, Beem Weeks and more than I can mention without taking a roll call. It was fun and I getting to know everyone.

    Nonnie puts up the notice RRBC Book trailer block party and I thought that was an amazing idea! I get to see the trailers for all the participants, figure out what kinds of books they write, have a little one-on-one time and we get to know each other. It’s really easy for me to miss things on twitter. The trailers were amazing and I picked up some books and have a lot of reading to fit in between my job, my family, writing my next book, and I will, because I can’t wait to see what treasures you’ve written for me.

    I was really surprised last week with the RRBC made me author of the week. I was blown away, I just started. Suddenly, Sherilyn Powers makes me a cool graphic for me and my books are getting tweeted to the twitterverse. It’s been incredible. I’ve had unbelievably steady sales numbers, so someone out there is checking out my work. I’m sure there are going to be some honest book reviews to follow and I can’t wait to see what you guys think.

    I’m so grateful to this group and it finally feels like I’m not flailing away to see what sticks. I feel incredibly supported and I hope that you feel that can return the favor. You guys are the best.



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    1. The more you join in the better it gets Mark! 😉 But you already know that of course – I’m glad you’re enjoying yourself supporting others because that’s THE best way to make the most of this marvellous community 😀

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  47. My number of Twitter followers is beginning to grow! But more importantly, it feels great to feel like I belong to an awesome group of fellow authors, and I love connecting with everyone!

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    1. Hi, Allison! It’s great to have you with us and to know that you’re already enjoying being a member, and the many benefits of, this awesome readers and writers community 😀

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      1. Allison Williford | Reply

        Thank you! I’m super excited and grateful to be a part of such an awesome group of talented authors! (And I can’t wait to read their books!)

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  48. I just wanted to stop by here and thank all of you who have shared my books over the past couple of days. The One Discovered is #7 on Amazon’s Best Seller’s Top 100 Free Teen & Young Adult Paranormal & Urban Fantasy Ebooks list, and I have no doubt that it is because of the efforts of so many of you who have retweeted and shared my links. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. 🙂

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    1. The system works! 😀 Glad to know you’re seeing such fantastic results from the Block Party Yvette;-)


  49. It has been a great privilege and joy being a member of RRBC. The help and support from fellow members for promoting my books has been simply fantastic. I am being introduced to so many lovely people and meeting great authors. Many names are becoming more and more familiar. RAVE has also revived my love of reading, which I sadly neglected over the last 20 years. If you have a moment, please check out the Blogs on my website https://authorjamessinclair.wordpress.com/blog-posts/ It would be really great to hear from any of you.

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    1. We’re pleased you’re one of the family now James – and lured you back into reading again! 😀


  50. I had a tremendous experience with my book “Bravura” as an RRBC October 2015 Book of the Month. I’m so grateful to have been selected. Not only were the hundreds of tweets and retweets during the month, but as I outline in my blog post about the experience (link below), there were many more reviews and sales than before. I got new ideas and feedback that will inform the rest of the series. So thank you thank you thank you RRBC!

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