Thursday, October 2, 2014

Shattered Daydreams by Nonnie Jules

Once more I'd like to welcome Nonnie Jules as my guest. Nonnie is an author and the President of Rave Reviews Book Club. I'm happy to host her on this latest blog tour. Take it away, Nonnie!

Hi and welcome to Day 5 day of my SHATTERED DAYDREAMS Blog Tour!

Before I get started, let me give you a little background on me first. My most important job is being a Mom! It is the hardest and yet the most rewarding job one could ever hope to have. (Men, so sorry you will never get to experience what I’m talking about). After having produced two of the most special daughters in all the land, I knew that I would somehow become an advisor to other parents, so becoming an author of Parenting Guides, was almost a given. That was my niche but I also wanted to tell another kind of story. It was still going to be about children, but it would have a darker side to it, while still conveying a message that I wanted to bring attention to.

In November, 2013, I published my debut novel “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND.” Now, I know most of the novels you probably read are romance and fantasy, light, airy tales, but this one was going to take you to a place that some of you had never been, and unfortunately, some of you have. This story was going to pull you down before it brought you up. It intentionally was meant to make you cry before it made you smile.

We all have a purpose here on earth, even child molesters, murderers and the other monsters who offer nothing but horrid havoc to our society. And although I don’t know for sure WHAT their purpose could possibly be, it is my belief that GOD makes no mistakes, so in my mind, they are here to teach us lessons…to keep us on our toes, to remind us to be more mindful of our children and loved ones.
The mother in DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND, missed the mark on all of the above counts. She was truly one sad excuse for a parent. Actually, I count her among those monsters mentioned, and from this point on, you have my permission to refer to her as anything other than a MOTHER.

Below is an EXCERPT from the book which shows the signs of a young girl who thought that her only escape from the abuse she was suffering was to commit a most violent act. She knows that her mom will not serve as her protector, but instead, as yet another, perpetuating the abuse she has experienced. This is what happens when our children, good children, unprotected and alone, are forced into the darkest of corners. They see no other way out of the darkness, so they feel forced to create their own light. Take a peek:

"You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you..."

Someone was speaking those words yet all Maiya heard were sounds as if she was watching a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving movie. But in that moment, Maiya was very aware of two things: this was no movie and there would be no laughter coming from Snoopy.

Once the officer had Maiya on her feet, he led her out of the bedroom thru her crowd of siblings who were all either screaming uncontrollably or hurling insults in her direction. The other officer was still trying to restrain her mother.

"Why did you do that, Maiya?" asked her brother, Sean.

"What is wrong with you?!" yelled her other brother, Anthony.

And as she was led thru and stepped out of the back door of the house, her younger sister, Priscilla, threw dirt in her face and yelled, "I hate you, you dirty pig!"

Maiya, shocked and hurt by the verbal and physical assaults, never broke her stride as she was placed into the back of the police car. Thru the haze of sand still in her eyes, she could make out the mob of neighbors all standing, trying to get a glimpse of her from behind the bars in the police car. Hands still locked behind her back, she laid her head against the seat with her eyes closed and burning from the sand, but in her mind she could still see the flashing lights...

I thank you so much for having me today. I ask that you follow each leg of my tour (click HERE for the line-up) as each day I will offer a bit more insight into the lives of children who are abused, as well as the mothers who sit back and allow it to happen, or are the culprits themselves. I will also share excerpts from the book for your reading pleasure. Ladies and Gents, this week, you're invited to partake of SHATTERED DAYDREAMS, as shared through the eyes of my main character, Maiya James.

If the EXCERPT above peeked your curiosity for more, please pick up your very own copy of "DAYDREAM'S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE'S FRIEND." The content inside is enough to put you on the right track if you even remotely resemble (God forbid), this kind of mother. But if you're just in the mood for a really good read, I guarantee, you won't go wrong with this one!
From this day forward, let's do our best to ensure that all the Maiya's of the world are taken care of, loved and protected. Thanks, Bruce for having me! I can't visit here often enough but that's only because you always make me feel so welcome. Guests, please share your comments below.


Nonnie Jules is the mother of two beautifully kind daughters, who along with the help of her husband, have turned out to be two of the greatest assets to this world. THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS is her first published piece of work and two weeks after publication, it hit Amazon’s Top 100 list, where it reached the #7 mark. With all the violence which is being exhibited by some children today, it is her vision and goal to get THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE…into the hands of everyone who breathes around a child. She feels the only way we can make this happen, is if we are all working from a common blueprint. Ms. Jules strongly believes that every opportunity we are given with a child, should be a teaching one for us and a learning one for them.

So far, Nonnie has authored two other books: a novel which she released in November of 2013, entitled “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND” and “SUGARCOATIN’ IS FOR CANDY & PACIFYIN’ IS FOR KIDS!” where she shares her no-holds-barred style of teaching us all about support and social media. Her second parenting guide {THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO BULLY-PROOF KIDS} is due for release the beginning of January, 2015 and the sequel to her debut novel, DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, shortly after. (Both have been delayed due to her extensive workload with Rave Reviews Book Club).

She is a fan of the well-written word, and so along with 3 partners, she started 4WillsPublishing Co. in November, 2013 to assist other writers in putting out their best work ever. By December, 2013, she had founded the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB where in less than a year, the membership has rapidly grown to well over 500. If you’re not a member yet, this is your personal invitation to JOIN US!

As you can see, she is an Author on the move and if you’re interested in keeping up with her, here is her contact info:

Twitter: @nonniejules
Facebook: Nonnie Jules, Author



  1. Thank you Bruce for hosting Nonnie on this amazing blog tour.

    Nonnie, another great post with some wonderful excerpts! This book is a must read!

  2. Thanks Bruce for hosting. Thanks Nonnie for being you.

  3. Another awesome excerpt, Nonnie. If anyone hasn't read Daydream's Daughter Nightmare's Friend yet, you're missing out on a great book. Thanks for hosting, Bruce.

  4. Great post, Nonnie! now I'm even more anxious to read the copy of Daydream's daughter, Nightmare's Friend that is waiting for me on my Kindle. Maybe I'll just bump it in front of a few others I have on my TBR list. :)

  5. Guys, thanks so much for your support. It really means a lot to me, u taking the time to stop by and share your comments of DD,NF. Bruce, what can I say that I haven't said already? Thank you seems so little, but I'll say it anyway...THANK YOU!

  6. You are welcome, Nonnie! Glad to help in any way I can. By the way, this is a great post!

  7. I am sure you are having a beautiful and well deserved tour Nonnie. Congratulations again, and thank you Bruce for hosting her.

  8. Nonnie again you give another great message for us to think about. Congratulations! Keep on writing. Bruce you have a nice looking blog. So easy on the eyes. Thank you.