Wednesday, April 23, 2014

And The Tantrums Will Follow by Nonnie Jules

Today, I'm happy to welcome author Nonnie Jules! She is the founder and President of
Rave Reviews Book Club and is stopping by on her latest blog tour. And now, here's Nonnie:

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Hello, and welcome to Day 8 of my 15-day, “HAPPY BIRTHDAY:  ARE YOU WATCHING NONNIE WRITE” Blog Tour.  I’m so pleased that Bruce has welcomed me here today.  I’m equally excited to be sharing with all of you, his readers and followers.  Bruce and I are fellow Board Members at RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB, where we promote and support Indie Authors and readers alike.  If you’d like to know more about RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB, visit us here

This month marks the one year anniversary of my burst onto the social media scene and it’s also the one year anniversary of my blog “WATCH NONNIE WRITE!”, and during that time, I have published three REALLY GOOD books and have learned so very much about the industry. Although I’ve been a writer for most of my life (actually, I was born one), I only just became a published author in 2013.  Some might say, “In that short amount of time, what does she know?” Well, I’m here to tell you that “SHE” has learned a lot!  “SHE” has taken the time to hone her skills in the writing department as well as her knowledge.  “SHE” has taken the bull by the horn and run full speed ahead in building her author platform and establishing herself in the writing industry.  “SHE” is making her name KNOWN.

On each stop of my tour, I am sharing with you tips on writing, publishing and support, all topics equally important to the writing industry.  I hope that what I am imparting, you will take, mull over, and then act on in the best interest of YOU.

With that being said, here is…


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 are so deserving of the little support I can offer and so much more.  In an extremely short period of time, our virtual book club has grown by leaps and bounds, and I think today our membership stands around 350.  We have a board of ten very exceptional and extremely talented writers who give of themselves daily to be in service to our members.  They do it without pay, they do it without reservation and there are those times, they do it in the midst of many complaints, trials and shows of un-appreciation.  BUT, they keep serving.

Our focal point at RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB is mainly that of SUPPORT.  We ask and strongly encourage each of our members to jump right in and support their fellow club members by purchasing, reading and reviewing their books.  We also ask that they #Follow each member on our online roster so that they will be able to show their support of each other via social media.  A vast majority of our members are those kinds of members who are also all about support and we so appreciate them.

But, as with any organization there are those who do absolutely NOTHING but expect that they are served, served and served some more without ever giving any of themselves to help others.  We can’t please those people and you know what, we’re not even going to try.

When these “kinds” join us, they join us for one reason and one reason only:  TO SEE WHAT WE CAN DO FOR THEM.  That’s their only agenda.  They have no desire to give to others, only to take.  And when they find that they are not being “given” in the manner THEY FEEL they should be, that’s when the trantrums follow.  They take to social media to try and bad-mouth what we do here…they try to defame and degrade our intentions.  But you know what, I have said this before and I will continue to say this:  when you live your life in such a way that everything you do is above reproach, NO COMMENTS, nor any DISPLAYS OF UGLINESS WILL EVER BE ABLE TO TOUCH YOU.  We here at RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB are Board Members who are held in high esteem, and I, being the President, make no apologies for the way that I run my ship…that ship that has PROVEN time and time again, that we walk our talk each and every day.  The proof is in the pudding.  We set out to PROFILE, PROMOTE & PROPEL the careers of Indie Authors and we are doing just that!  Our member-authors are seeing increases in their book sales like some have NEVER seen before!  Our member-authors are gaining book reviews in record numbers like NEVER before!  And their name recognition, well, I receive email and Twitter DMs on a regular basis stating how “no one knew my name before RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB,” so I’ll repeat, we are doing just what we set out to do.

So, here is my invitation for you to take a look at our virtual book club for yourself.  Ignore those that are not happy because they didn’t get what they wanted, when they felt they should have it.  Don’t let the venomous words of those that love to complain and destroy, keep you from the best and most supportive environment that I’ve ever experienced in my many years.  Stop by and speak to our members…you know, those Authors that you see on social media actually SUPPORTING OTHERS.  They’ll be happy to tell you of the GRAND SUPPORT they receive from the members of RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB.

Here’s to seeing you on the other side of membership.  And before you grace us with your awesome presence, please remember…when you support here, YOU GET SUPPORTED here.  It’s as simple as that.

Thanks for allowing me to share with you today and if you’d like to follow my tour, please do so at  and do share your thoughts!

NONNIE Jules grew up loving books and everything about them.  She has traveled the world, jumped out of planes and climbed many mountains, all thanks to the wonderful world of literature.  She lives with her husband and two daughters on a very quiet strip of land in Louisiana, where red dirt roads and pick-up trucks go hand in hand.  She is the Author of three great reads at present:  "THE GOOD MOMMIES' GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS," 100 Tips On Raising Daughters Everyone Can't Help But Love!; "Daydream's Daughter, Nightmare's Friend" (a novel);  and "SUGARCOATIN' IS FOR CANDY & PACIFYIN' IS FOR KIDS!" Nonnie is also Founder and President of the widely-known Rave Reviews Book Club, as well as being a sought-after book reviewer with a strong "eye" for perfection. 

She continues to write from many different genres and hopes to teach and touch minds and hearts alike with her very unique style of writing.  She loves positive feedback on her writing and personally responds to each and every email.  Nonnie can be reached at, on Twitter @nonniejules, and do follow her blogs WATCH NONNIE WRITE! {} and ASK THE GOOD MOMMY {}. 

Nonnie's feet are firmly planted in her two most important platforms:  Parenting & Support, where she continually invites the masses to join her.

"THE GOOD MOMMIES' GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS," 100 Tips On Raising Daughters Everyone Can't Help But Love!Amazon  CreateSpace

"Daydream's Daughter, Nightmare's Friend"Amazon  CreateSpace 


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  1. There she goes again, telling it like it is. This was an informative topic and a good lesson in what Rave Reviews Book Club is all about. Thank you Nonnie for sharing such good information.

  2. I haven't seen any bad press on Rave Reviews personally, but some people might have. I am sure they would ignore it and go see the site for themselves. Ignoring things is easy, I do it all the time, lol.

  3. Dale, I didn't know there was bad press until I witnessed it on twitter. I think we share the same "ignore DNA" LoL

    Bruce, thanks for hosting.

    Nonnie, I now know what you mean :)

  4. Love this post!! Bruce, thank you for hosting Nonnie during her anniversary blog tour!!