YESTERDAY WASN’T ENOUGH. HERE’S PART II #RRBC #RWISA

I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge believer in signs.  Some might call it intuition, others might call it instincts, but, I believe that at times, God sends me signals of things I need to watch out for, or even things I might need to pause and ponder.

After the huge response to my block party post yesterday (boy, was that fun!), I stood at the foot of my bed this morning as this thought popped into my head and took a seat for a few minutes:  “How can anyone who claims to be or even those I perceive to be as decent people, not see the evil that Donald Trump exudes?  I mean, every time he appears somewhere, I literally see smoke coming from his pores, so, it’s not like it’s invisible. How is it possible that they find every reason in the world to NOT ACCEPT all the ugly that he is and that he spews?”  This leaves me baffled, with my mouth wide open on the floor.   

So, just a few moments ago, I get an email from a follower of my blog – my new friend!  Because I was sent this message privately, I will not identify this person but they are very welcome to speak up if they’d like to own their words.  Have you ever heard the term “like-minds”?  Well, this person clearly lives inside my head. 

Here is a portion of that email…

“I enjoyed your post yesterday about the upcoming election.  I was an enthusiastic supporter of Barack Obama and all that he stood for.  We have fallen so far from his “Keep Hope Alive” message.  The last four years have been one hot mess and have brought out the racists and hate mongers.  I have many friends of all political persuasions, but it is hard for me to rationalize how people I think of as kind and decent people can support such a ___________  __________.”

{Although not profane in any way, I have chosen to delete the last two words of that piece because they aren’t words that I typically hear, and they just might be too identifying for this individual, so, I again, will continue to protect their privacy.}

I have a friend who is Republican (and there’s nothing at all wrong with that), or, shall I say she is a DIE-HARD TRUMP FAN TO THE END, and we go at it almost daily.  I’ll admit, I sometimes kick this off just to get a rise out of her, but, most often, I’m just praying that she’ll get a grip and come to her senses.  She is such a good person!  She’s kind, she’s sweet, she’s generous, she’s loving, but she’s so far up Trump’s behind — I I just can’t understand it!  And no matter how much of his nasty is standing right in front of her, she has an excuse for all that he does and all that he says.  And her favorite word?  We all know it – his followers throw it around like it’s confetti on New Year’s Eve – SOCIALISM.  “He’s a socialist.”  “She’s a socialist.”  I have literally yelled at her, “WHO CARES???????????!!!!  If I hear any variation of that word one more time…!!!!” 

My friends, people who know me, think that I’m a rarity and I will agree … I am. When they say God broke the mold when he created that one, well, I was the one they were referring to.  There is no other like me, and that’s not coming from me, that’s what others say about me.  Those same people see me as being a little harsh at times.  Again, I wear that label well, too.  For starters, I’m demanding and I make absolutely no apologies for it.  I demand perfection.  I demand respect.  I demand loyalty.  I demand honesty.  But, above all else, I demand decency.   And the legacy I will leave behind will be first and foremost, one of decency. 

I don’t think yesterday was enough, so here I am again, giving you more of my truths that I proudly stand in…

  • Black lives should matter just as much as every other life in this world;
  • All lives can’t matter until black lives are recognized in the ALL;
  • I don’t care that there are moms and dads who are fleeing their country so that their kids will be safe and might have a chance at a better life.  My hope is that while they are here, they will go about the process of ensuring that they attain legal citizenship.  How far would you go to protect your children?  Me – well, I’d go all the way;
  • I don’t care that I might have to foot some of the bill for them.  God has blessed my life with more than enough – I don’t mind sharing my blessings;
  • I don’t care that they don’t speak English yet.  Maybe I need to learn a few more languages;
  • I am so bothered every time I think about those images of kids crying in cages after having been ripped from their parents’ arms at the border.  This angers me like you wouldn’t believe.  I feel this because I am a mother, just like those Hispanic mothers – and those kids could be my kids.  There but by the grace of God go I.  In my world, maternal instinct matters more than money.

Many of you refer to them as illegal aliens, migrants, foreigners, etc.  I simply see them as human beings – and though my skin might be lighter than theirs, they are still my sisters and brothers under God.    

So, while those of you who are worrying about how much they will negatively impact our economy, and that other crap you folks worry about, all I care about is that they are treated with common decency that all humans should be afforded.  They come here because they have been led to believe that our country is a country of great opportunities, liberties, and hospitality.  Why don’t we foster all the good which they believe we are?  Just as blacks should be treated fairly and be allowed to stand on equal footing with everyone else, so should all from the human race.  

If it means that I am more selfless than selfish, you can call me a socialist any day!

So, here I am again.  Hoping that each day I speak on it, more will soften their hearts and listen. It’s time to bring our America back to the greatness it once was before they let the reality show that’s in the WH now, invade and interrupt our viewing pleasure.  We must bring our country back to something we are proud to watch and claim.

Please…

VOTE!

Until next time…be kinder than you were yesterday!

Welcome to the #RRBC ‘Rockin 2020 Away’ Book, Blog & Trailer Block Party! #RWISA @nonniejules

Hi and “WELCOME” to RRBC’s ‘ROCKIN 2020 AWAY’ BOOK, BLOG & TRAILER BLOCK PARTY at Watch Nonnie Write!

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Here’s What I’m Giving Away Today:

(1) e-book copy of “NO PEDIGREE” 

(1) $10 Amazon Gift Card

# of Winners for this stop:  2

Welcome, friends, to day 15 along RRBC’s ROCKIN’ 2020 AWAY Book, Blog & Trailer Block Party!  2020 has been a rough year for ALL of us and what better way to get over it, than to help it right out the door.  (That wasn’t a question, by the way.)

WARNING:  This will not be a cute little blog post.  This will probably be the most difficult post that you’ve read or will read along this tour.  Although this is a party, I came to educate today.  So, welcome to my party with a purpose!

This year we have experienced and witnessed unprecedented and the most unsettling events in our nation’s history.  A pandemic, heightened racial tension, and an election that our very lives depend upon, are all at the top of that list of events.  I personally have never felt so tired and drained in an election year, and after this one is behind me, I hope to not ever feel this way again.

When I decided to pen my short story, “NO PEDIGREE,” I didn’t know that it would have such an impact on readers … or, that it would touch so deeply.  I received an email last week from a 16 year old girl from Anaheim, CA, who said she’d read my book and it gave her the courage to stand up for her friend who had been the recent target of a huge racist bullying campaign at her school.  There aren’t many blacks in her school and her friend was among that extra small class of students.  She said after reading “NO PEDIGREE”, she knew exactly how to deal with the bullies, who at one time, had  also been her friends.  “I am now almost as brave as your Baylee,” is how she ended her email to me.  (Way to go, Taylor!)

Get your copy of  NO PEDIGREE!

Why are children still being made to suffer this way?  Children aren’t born with hate in their hearts – they are taught to hate. So, in 2020, why are we still teaching our children to hate those who are different from them, or who may not look like them?  Why?

It’s so disheartening that today we are still dealing with the same crimes of 1965, and with a body in the White House spewing hatred every time he speaks, this makes it all the more easier for those crimes to be carried out.  How can what you are about to see below when you click the play button, still be happening today – on the streets of the United States of America?

When I began to write this post yesterday, I asked my husband to find the movie above on television so that we could watch it.  He located it, and I stopped writing the post and went up to our media room, for what I thought would be a nice movie night with my husband.  I figured I would return to finish my post this morning.  (It seems one of those two came true – I am back to finish the post.  There was nothing enjoyable about the night).

In the first few minutes of the movie, as we are watching a group of young girls descend the stairs of what appears to be a church, a loud explosion goes off and you see body parts falling through the air in slow motion.  Mouth wide open in shock, the bottle of water in my hand, also as if in slow motion, fell to the ground as I jumped from my seat.  

Shaking from head to toe, I looked over at my husband, needing confirmation of what I was sure we had just witnessed together, and yelled to him, “Please turn that off!  If this is how the movie begins, I know I won’t be able to stomach more of what might happen throughout the rest of it.”  So, he turned it off and we retired to our bed, but I couldn’t turn off my mind.  I’m pretty sure this was the depiction of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing on September 15, 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama.  Addie Mae Collins (14), Cynthia Wesley (14), Carole Robertson (14), and Carol Denise McNair (11), all died that day because of the desire of another racist in power at that time, Alabama Governor, George Wallace, who made preserving racial segregation one of the central goals of his administration.  Also in power during that time, the Ku Klux Klan of Birmingham – one of the most violent and lawless chapters.  (Please read this article and interview I happened upon on George Wallace’s daughter, Peggy Wallace KennedyIt’s so interesting.)

The only difference between then and now, is I feel strongly that positive changes are on the way, and many of the wrongs of yesteryear are about to be made right.  Notice I didn’t say “all of the wrongs,” because some of those can’t be undone, but I do believe we are about to see policy changes like never before in a great majority of those areas where minorities have been negatively impacted, simply because of the shade of their skin.

We recently lost a warrior in this battle, Congressman John Lewis, who encouraged us all to get into good trouble.

Some of you might not know what good trouble means and many more of you are wondering why would anyone intentionally get into any kind of trouble?  I did say that I came to educate today, didn’t I, so let’s see if I can describe it adequately – if the shade of my skin is lighter than yours and I see that you are suffering due to the dark shade of your skin, then I’m going to stand in defense of you. That’s good trouble.  Whether I’m using my voice against injustice or I’m marching side by side with you down the streets of Ferguson or down BLACK LIVES MATTER Plaza in downtown Washington, DC, I don’t mind getting into that kind of trouble at all.  Again, that’s good trouble.

Some things have been weighing heavily on my mind and there are a few burning questions I need to ask some of you.  I’m acutely aware that many of you will turn away from these questions, but I’m asking anyway.  Run, if you must. (I already know who will comment on this post and I know who will read it and scurry away.)

What do you call someone who spews racist rhetoric?  A racist, right?

What do you call the people who voted for this racist once, maybe not knowing then that he was a racist, but, now after seeing him turn our country into a laughingstock, and witnessing him divide us, will go out and vote for him again?  I’ll let those of you who will cast those votes answer this one.  But, let me be clear as to how my mind views these behaviors…

-If you live with a child molester and you know that he’s a child molester, then you are OK with that person molesting children;

-If you are friends with a murderer, and you know that he’s a murderer, then you are OK with that person killing;

-If you have a relative who is a rapist and you know that he’s a rapist, then you are OK with that person raping women;

Now, I’m about to get to the meat and potatoes of my assessment…

-If you cast a vote in 2016 for Donald Trump, not knowing that he was the sad, vile, racist that is evident to the entire world right now, and you go out and cast another vote for him in 2020, what does that make you?  What does that say about you?  If nothing else, it clearly says that you are OK with all that he does, all that he says, all that he stands for. You are OK with the way he speaks negatively about women.  Do you have daughters?  A wife?  A mom or sisters?  I am a firm believer in birds of a feather flocking together and make no mistake about it, everything I put in this post, I mean, think and feel from my deepest place.  I stand firmly in the belief that what you are silent about, you condone.  What you don’t stand against, you condone. 

If you can stand by and watch an injustice being done and not speak out against it, and even if you try to justify it, then in my eyes, you are IT.  As I have raised my daughters and constantly remind them of today, you have to become extremely comfortable with making others uncomfortable when it comes to you standing in your truths.  By now, everyone who has ever encountered me should know that I am extremely comfortable making others uncomfortable, especially when the threat of my conscience being compromised is at risk.

I warned you this wasn’t going to be some cute little post and I don’t expect any cute little comments.  When I write, I have something of substance to share.  As with young Taylor from Anaheim above, you don’t have to be a minority to feel the pain of their oppression. I’m a living witness to that fact.

Thank you for joining me on my blog today for my party with a purpose!  VOTE as if your life depends upon it, because like never before, our very lives absolutely depend upon every person exercising their right to have their voices be heard.

NO PEDIGREE Book Trailer

Welcome to Day 4 of the #ThroughTheNethergate #Blog Tour! @RobertaEaton17 #RRBC @4WillsPub

Welcome to Day 4 of the 

“THROUGH THE NETHERGATE” BLOG TOUR!

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Who was Hugh Bigod?

Hugh Bigod, the son of Roger Bigod, became the first Earl of Norfolk after his older brother, William, drowned when the White Ship sank on the 26th of November 1120. Hugh was allowed to inherit William’s office of royal steward and the estates in East Anglia.

William Adelin, the only legitimate son and heir of the ruling king at the time also drowned during the White Ship disaster. When King Henry I died one of his male relatives, Stephen of Blois, usurped the crown resulting in a lengthily civil war. During this period of mayhem, Hugh Bigod formed a huge gang of bandits which went about the countryside spreading terror, burning villages, capturing and torturing people, and holding them for randsom.

The villagers living in Suffolk described his actions as being so cruel and evil that the grass withered and died in his shadow.

Bungay Castle, Hugh Bigod’s primary residence is reputed to be haunted by his ghost in the guise of a black dog.  The Bungay Inn, which features in Through the Nethergate, is believed to share a wall in its cellar with Bungay Castle.

An extract from Through the Nethergate

““You have special powers, Margaret,” said Henry. “We can sense them and know that you are our only hope of escape from bondage to the Master. As soon as you entered the Inn, we started our process of reincarnation and, with that process, came a faster reversal of the external manifestations of our dark pasts. We need your help to rid the world of the depraved and degenerate Bigods.

Their evil acts have imprinted themselves into the very walls of Bungay Castle. The Inn has become a central point for the ghosts to congregate because the cellar is part of the original structure of the castle. Your presence at the Inn is like a magnet for all of us, good and bad.”

“But how?” cried Margaret. “How am I to help you?”

“You have the power to exorcise the Master. You are the reason we are able to be seen, are able to interact with humans and are able to touch people. We are no longer ghosts, we are now incarnates.

We want to help you overcome the black dog of Bungay. We also want another chance to enter the White Light. Helping you may give us our opportunity.”

“What about Hugh Bigod? What does he want from me?”

“He wants you dead so that you can’t interfere with his control over the Bungay ghosts. Judging from his actions last night, he is happy to kill anybody else who happens to be stand between him and his goal of killing you.”

“I thought that might be his plan,” Margaret whispered, “I’ll do my best to help you. To help us all.””

 

BOOK BLURB:

Margaret, a girl born with second sight, has the unique ability to bring ghosts trapped between Heaven and Hell back to life. When her parents die suddenly, she goes to live with her beloved grandfather, but the cellar of her grandfather’s ancient inn is haunted by an evil spirit of its own. In the town of Bungay, a black dog wanders the streets, enslaving the ghosts of those who have died unnatural deaths. When Margaret arrives, these phantoms congregate at the inn, hoping she can free them from the clutches of Hugh Bigod, the 12th century ghost who has drawn them away from Heaven’s White Light in his canine guise. With the help of her grandfather and the spirits she has befriended, Margaret sets out to defeat Hugh Bigod, only to discover he wants to use her for his own ends – to take over Hell itself.

AUTHOR BIO:

Hello, my name is Robbie, short for Roberta. I am an author with seven published children’s picture books in the Sir Chocolate books series for children aged 2 to 9 years old (co-authored with my son, Michael Cheadle), one published middle grade book in the Silly Willy series and one published preteen/young adult fictionalised biography about my mother’s life as a young girl growing up in an English town in Suffolk during World War II called While the Bombs Fell (co-authored with my mother, Elsie Hancy Eaton). All of my children’s book are written under Robbie Cheadle and are published by TSL Publications.

I have recently branched into adult and young adult horror and supernatural writing and, in order to clearly differential my children’s books from my adult writing, I plan to publish these books under Roberta Eaton Cheadle. My first supernatural book published in that name, Through the Nethergate, is now available.

I have participated in a number of anthologies:

Two short stories in #1 Amazon bestselling anthology, Dark Visions, a collection of horror stories edited by Dan Alatorre;
Three short stories in Death Among Us, an anthology of murder mystery stories, edited by Stephen Bentley;
Three short stories in #1 Amazon bestselling anthology, Nightmareland, a collection of horror stories edited by Dan Alatorre;
Two short stories in Whispers of the Past, an anthology of paranormal stories, edited by Kaye Lynne Booth; and
Two short stories in Spellbound, an anthology of horror stories edited by Dan Alatorre.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Robbie Cheadle

Website

https://www.robbiecheadle.co.za/

Blog

https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15584446.Robbie_Cheadle

Twitter

https://twitter.com/bakeandwrite

Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Website

https://www.robbiecheadle.co.za/

Blog

https://wordpress.com/view/robertawrites235681907.wordpress.com

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19631306.Roberta_Eaton_Cheadle

Twitter

https://twitter.com/RobertaEaton17

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/robertawrites/?modal=admin_todo_tour

AMAZON OR OTHER PURCHASE LINKS:

TSL Publications:

https://tslbooks.uk/product/through-the-nethergate-roberta-eaton-cheadle/

Lulu.com:

https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/roberta-eaton-cheadle/through-the-nethergate/ebook/product-1qkz92jq.html

Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Robbie-Cheadle/e/B01N9J62GQ

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#RRBC IT’S A FRIDAY FUNNY-DAY!

Hello, folks!  It’s Friday and at 1:16 AM CT, I should be sleeping, but I’m not.  My dear friend sent me a text earlier today, that I’m just getting around to looking at.  It was so funny, I kid you not … I screamed with laughter after seeing it.  I want to make you laugh just as hard.  Here is your Friday Funny!

 

You’re Not Normal! #RRBC #RWISA @RRBC_Org

How many times have you heard someone say, “So what…what’s normal for you may not be normal for me”? Unfortunately, over the past few years, I’ve heard it more times than I can recount. Typically, when you witness or hear someone do or say something that’s abnormal, you might think, “Who does that?  That’s just not normal.”  For me, I’m pretty quick to articulate that thought while staring the person in the face, as I don’t like holding thoughts in my head that have the potential to enlighten or teach others.  I also don’t like holding those kinds of thoughts in my head for fear that I might develop a migraine or my brain might burst all over my white carpet.  That would be a huge mess, and I don’t like messes.

So, just for the record, there are tons of things that aren’t normal, and this idea of normalcy that rules my life, has nothing to do with things being subjective.  (I know some of you love to use that word when you have published a book without having had it professionally edited and proofed first, and then have to face some honest reviews.  I get it.  Well…actually I don’t.  Why?)   Anyway, as usual, I’m getting off track.  Let me get back on. 

For those of you who love to do abnormal things and then proclaim, “Well, it’s normal to me,” or, “Everyone’s different.  What you consider normal might be abnormal to someone else,” – for clarity, I’ve created a list of the top 25 totally ABNORMAL things in the real world so you’re no longer confused.  

  1. It’s not normal to walk down the street naked
  2. It’s not normal to walk or run up to someone, point a gun in their face and shoot them (killing them)
  3. It’s not normal to lie habitually. (I detest liars)
  4. It’s not normal to sit behind the keyboard and pretend to be someone else
  5. It’s not normal to break into and burglarize someone’s home
  6. It’s not normal to walk up to someone’s porch and steal their packages, or steal anything from anyone, for that matter. (I loathe thieves)
  7. It’s not normal to rob a bank
  8. It’s not normal to kidnap someone
  9. It’s not normal to rape
  10. It’s not normal to molest a child.  (I HATE child molesters)
  11. It’s not normal to stand in the middle of a restaurant and scream at the top of your lungs
  12. It’s not normal to go up to your child’s school and beat up another child 
  13. It’s not normal to take the police on a high speed car chase
  14. It’s not normal to write a memoir of a life of abuse, depicting it as your personal story when none of it ever happened to you (you did it for sympathy, book sales, and because you’re an attention-seeker)
  15. It’s not normal to be promiscuous
  16. It’s not normal to go to prison (unless you’ve been wrongly accused, in which case it was not your own actions that put you there)
  17. It’s not normal to abuse your spouse
  18. It’s not normal to keep a 400 pound tiger in your home
  19. It’s not normal to have such road rage that you get out of your car in the middle of traffic and engage in a physical fight with someone (unless you are forced to defend yourself)
  20. It’s not normal to douse someone with gasoline and then throw a match at them
  21. It’s not normal to murder your children and then say God told you to do it
  22. It’s not normal to hold someone’s head under water while they’re gasping for air
  23. It’s not normal to abuse or take advantage of the elderly (or anyone for that matter)
  24. It’s not normal to leave your kids in the car while you go inside the mall to shop
  25. It’s just not normal to kill someone and then sleep soundly at night

There you have it – the top 25 ABNORMAL things in the real world, and if any apply to your life, I want you to see a professional (and this time, I don’t mean a professional editor or proofreader).  

How about you … do you have any abnormal things that you’ve witnessed that you could add to this list?  If so, please leave us a comment below.  Remember, knowledge is power and some seem to just not know.

Until next time…

If You Turn Away From This, What Does It Say About You? #RRBC #RWISA @nonniejules @BravoTV

A MUST SEE!

Friends, we are living through some very difficult times.  To me, it almost feels as if we’re all in this boiling pot and at any given moment, we’re all going to just boil right over.  Systemic racism is a real thing and it’s clear by the marches and peaceful protests that are taking place right now all over the world, that it isn’t just the black community who is angry – everyone with a conscience is pissed at what is going on right before our eyes.  And, because these protests and marches house more than just those from the black community, maybe now, change is really going to take place … positive change, that is.

I was excited when I learned that the network, BRAVO, had gathered and produced a show with cast members from various shows of their network, to discuss this racial climate we’re living in.

So, whether you want to accept and/or acknowledge it, there is a conversation right now that MUST be had.  And, since you don’t have to be black to initiate that conversation, here we go… (please watch or listen to it in its entirety)

RACE IN AMERICA:  A MOVEMENT, NOT A MOMENT

For those of you who are quick to respond with All Lives Matter when you hear someone say black lives matter- those of us who are on the side of right, already know that all lives (should) matter, but, what we’re faced with today is the unlawful, random, and blatant extinguishment of black lives. 

For those of you who don’t know … when you counter with “all lives matter” after hearing someone say black lives matter, that’s a highly offensive and racist statement . Get off your defensive high horse and take the time to learn something new.  There has never been a better time to do so.  Step out of your “privilege” for a moment and step into the shoes of a people who have been oppressed for years and years – because whether you like it or not, equality for all is on the rise.  We should work harder at understanding where the black community is coming from, instead of trying to defend that which has been, and still is indefensible:  inequality and injustice.  And in case you’re wondering, their both intertwined. 

Many have asked why I’m so passionate about this, as if this isn’t my fight.  This is everyone’s fight, yours, theirs, and mine, and because I don’t like wrongdoing of any kind, I will not sit silently and let this moment pass me by.  We all have a moral obligation to stand, right now, today, and rebuke the hatred and blatant disregard that we have in the past, and are still today witnessing right before our eyes.  If you’re not part of the solution, you are a HUGE part of the problem.

I heard this just this morning and the actual post is here at ASK THE GOOD MOMMY“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected, are as outraged as those who are.” ~Benjamin Franklin.  So, are you unaffected yet outraged?  

What are your thoughts about today’s climate?  And, please, don’t be afraid to share.  Remember, silence is no longer an option.

I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done, does away with fear. 

~Rosa Parks

 

Pearls of #Literature on #Marketing, #Blogging, #Community & #Support, Pt. 8 #RRBC #RWISA

A must read on adult temper tantrums from the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB!

RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB

During our 4th Annual Writers’ Conference & Book Expo, I was scheduled to present a session on my “15 Pearls” of Literature on Marketing, Blogging, Community, and Support.  As it has worked out in the past, I wasn’t able to get this session up in time but did get it done eventually. 

This session on my “PEARLS…” will be shared here for all our members, in hopes that it will help in our quest to become more successful and better at marketing our work as we make connections that will benefit us professionally as well as personally.  These will be posted in separate parts.

Welcome to Part 8!

…AND THE TANTRUMS WILL FOLLOW

I live in constant support of others, so when I founded RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB it was just another way for me to support and help to propel the many wonderful authors out there, who…

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#Authors #Readers & #Writers – An event like no other! #RRBC #WCBE20

Hello, friends!  I probably should have posted this sooner, but I just got the idea from one of my fellow members of the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB! 

I’d like to invite you to a virtual event that’s going on right now, and it’s like no other event you’ve seen in probably the last year!  It’s the 5th Annual RRBC WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO!  

There is so much to see and do at this amazing event, but at the top of that list, is a huge helping of fun!  There are so many games to play and win!  So many door prizes to be won! So many people to meet and new friends to make – and I don’t want you to miss another second of it!

So, drop by, visit every area of the event, but don’t leave any of the (virtual) author booths or Vendor booths without leaving a comment, because those comments get your name thrown into a lottery to win that author’s door prize!

Every year, we also raffle off (7) $100 Amazon gift card gift baskets and there’s still time until this Sunday, August 16th, for you to purchase a raffle ticket or tickets!  Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!

We’re the most amazing book club around, but what kind of book club would we be if we weren’t offering AUTHOR READINGS to our friends?  I am certainly not that kind of friend!  I want you to drop in and have fun and win prizes and door prizes!

Well, I’ve talked enough.  Time for me to hurry and get back to all the fun!  I’ll see you there!

WHO’S ON THE SHELF w/Nonnie Jules? #Author, Karen Black @KarensStories #RRBC #RRBC_Community

RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB

Hello, and welcome to “WHO’S ON THE SHELF?” with yours truly, Nonnie Jules! Since we are a book club, you know we had to offer something that included a bookshelf. A lot of interviews merely cover an author’s work or an individual’s career stories. Here on this “SHELF,” we get down and dirty and ask the questions no other interviewer dare ask. We ask the questions that you want to open up a book and find the answers to, on your favorite authors and fellow book club members, but, no one has dared to cover them. We get personal! Because, when you sit on this “SHELF,” YOU are an open book! Even if I have to pry you open!

Today, we have a very special guest on the SHELF with us – RRBC member and July’s “SPOTLIGHT” Author, Karen Black!  We have celebrated her the entire month of July…

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Welcome to Day 4 of the @4WillsPub “THANK YOU, HOSTS!” Blog Tour for #RRBCAuthor @YvetteMCalleiro #RRBC #RWISA

WELCOME, YVETTE CALLEIRO!

Yvette Calleiro

GIVEAWAY:  (1) 5-Day Blog Tour to promote your book!

Hello, Friends!

Today I’d like to invite you along the 4WillsPub “THANK YOU, HOSTS” Blog Tour as I introduce you to RWISA Author, Yvette M. Calleiro!  I’m not sure if Yvette has ever been to our place before, but if not, let’s make her first visit here most welcoming and warm!  We’re a friendly bunch, so that shouldn’t be too hard.

Yvette has just penned her first short story, “BREATHLESS” and I’m asking that you run out and get a copy.  It’s on Amazon now for only $.99 – I know, that’s not breaking any of our banks, now is it?

Breathless by Yvette Calleiro

BLURB:

What if the fairy tale kiss that always awakens the damsel in distress takes a sinister turn? What if prince charming’s kiss no longer produces a happily ever after?

Silena’s infatuation with William hits a speed bump when he rejects her. After all, she is just a maid, and he is a young, rich aristocrat in the 1920s. Why would he have any desire to waste his time with the help?

On one particularly lonely day, Silena calls upon her magic to transform into a sexy flapper for the night. Her dream to enjoy one night with William is finally in her grasp, but her magic comes with consequences that neither William nor Silena could ever imagine.

Disclaimer: This short story is followed by a preview of a book written by the author.

AUTHOR BIO:

Yvette M. Calleiro is a heavily addicted reader of both young adult and adult novels. She spends most of her time pseudo-living in paranormal worlds with her fictional friends (and boyfriends). She’s also been known to ride the stationary bike at her gym for hours while reading anything from paranormal to fantasy to suspenseful thrillers.

When she’s living among real people, Yvette M. Calleiro is a middle school reading teacher. She’s been sharing her love of literature with her students for over fifteen years. Besides writing about the various characters that whisper (and sometimes scream) in her head, she enjoys traveling, watching movies, spending quality time with family and friends, and enjoying the beauty of the ocean.

Yvette lives in Miami, Florida, with her beautiful son who enjoys fantasy and adventure stories as well. She also shares her space with an assortment of crazy saltwater animals in her 300-gallon tank.

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Thank you for dropping in to support this author today along the 4WillsPub “THANK YOU, HOSTS” Blog Tour!  To follow along with the rest of the tour as we show appreciation of these bloggers for all their support in supporting our books, please visit the main tour page for this event! There’s another book and author on tour today, so do get by to support them, as well!  Remember, you could win a (5) Day Blog Tour of your own to promote any of your books by simply leaving a comment below!