Welcome to the first ever ALL ABOUT THE SPONSORS BLOG HOP! 
These kind members of the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB (RRBC) donated their support during the 2017 conference, in the way of gift card and Kindle e-book donations for our Gift Basket Raffle. They supported us and now we are showing our support of them by pushing their book(s).  
We ask that you pick up a copy of the title listed and after reading it, leave a review.  There are several books on tour today, so please visit the HOP’S main page to follow along.  
Also, for every comment that you leave along this tour, including on the HOP’S main page, your name will be entered into a drawing for an Amazon gift card to be awarded at the end of the tour!

Jerry Winslow is about to realize his entire life has been a lie. He never was a regular family man, living an ordinary existence in San Diego. His life was a deception crafted by his parents to keep him alive. But now, the Emperor of the Universe has discovered their hiding place and they must run for their lives.

The Emperor and his evil master are trying to achieve total dominion over the forty-five realms of the universe. First, they must kill the last Knights of Winterpast, including Jerry Winslow, his father and son. Once they are dead, nothing will stop evil from enslaving all life.

Whistlestop is a tale of friendship, family and faith; set in an eleven-dimension universe where fantastical beings and magical powers are commonplace. While dark and foreboding at times, it is ultimately a story about a family’s love for each other and their friends; and just perhaps saving the universe.


This blog hop sponsored by:  4WillsPublishing
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This is a look back down memory lane and my beginnings with Rave Reviews Book Club.

via Author, Shirley H. Slaughter

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For Black History.

GRACIE BRADFORD: Grandma Midnight Book Reviews - Sassy and Outspoken


You are one of those people who surf the net and becomes elated when you find a gem?  I get excited to the point of wanting to share my big discovery with everyone. Do you want to share in my excitement? Read on!


Rocks from

Looking for new stories, I came across an interview that a blogger did with a college student from Tennessee State University. His name is Deontae Henderson. Immediately, I re-blogged his story to my page. I went to high school in Louisiana and grew up with tons of children with the last name of Henderson. Naturally, I  researched his social media sites to see if I knew him. Even though I did not find him in my family tree, the connection was there. He must be…

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Drillbooks – Meet Duncan Malone

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As I mentioned before, the main purpose of my doing these Drillboks blog posts is to push my brain past the writer’s block that’s been kicking my butt for the last 2 years. I don’t know why I’ve had SO much trouble finishing this book, but I have. I think a large part of it is that I’m afraid #Winter won’t live up to what #Shadow started. I don’t know. But whatever the reason, I’ve spent way too much time trying to finish this book and not enough time working on other projects.

But, since I’ve started doing these posts, I’ve actually gotten quite a bit done. It’s anyone’s guess if the book will actually be finished by the end of February but at least things are moving along.

You’ve already read some bits and pieces about the people and places in Decker’s world. Today, I’m going to introduce you…

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A Few Words With June the Prune!

The final stop on Gracie Bradford’s Spotlight Tour.

The Indie Spot!

I am thrilled to welcome #RRBC Spotlight Author Gracie Bradford’s June the Prune to The Indie Spot. June is the main character from Gracie’s book June the Prune & Lady Bird: Cancer Stinks. So, without further delay, take it away, June…


Interviewer: You have an interesting name. Do you know why you were named June?

June: My mother and her sisters were born in June. I was born in June. My mother probably could not think of another name.

Interviewer: Do you have any brothers or sisters?

June: Yes, I have one brother, Alex. I must take care of him because our Mom isn’t always available. I am younger than Alex. He should be taking care of me as my big brother. But, he is a little slow. I do what needs to be done around the house to keep the peace.


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#RRBC Spotlight Author Gracie Bradford talks about favorite sites and apps

There is some useful information here from Gracie Bradford…

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author


It is such a pleasure to introduce this “up and coming author,” Gracie Bradford, and her book about a child with brain cancer. The beagle, Lady Bird, takes on a leading role in this short story. Learn about the role of pet therapy in the healing process.

During her discovery journey and literary, educational adventure, Gracie relates that she stumbled upon software and websites that have proven to give a new meaning to work simplification. She used some of these in her business but discovered they could also be used with some of her writing projects. Most seasoned authors are already familiar with the apps and sites, but the “up and coming authors” may find some of these to be useful. She doesn’t use all, just those that she has the skill set to understand and can give a return on her investment…

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#RRBC Spotlight Author, Gracie Bradford

Gracie’s tour continues today…

Life As I Know It

Hello, bloggers!

I am pleased to welcome this month’s RRBC Spotlight Author, Gracie Bradford


Me too. Indie authors must be a jack of all trade. Like it or not, indie authors are entrepreneurs. Your book is a product. Your marketing is a service. Who has time to write and sell? Most authors prefer to write and leave the selling to someone else. Is it necessary to be hands-on in the selling process? As a businesswoman, I say absolutely.  It takes far less time to write than to sell. Once the book publishes, the most difficult challenge begins.



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Gracie Bradford!!


February is the month of Love; and it is also a time set aside to remember Historical Men and Women of Color who have achieved greatness during their lifetime.

Today is the first day of Rave Reviews Book Club’s Spotlight Author Tour. What a fitting time to host our featured author. Let’s see how she spends her day as a writer.

Gracie, I am pleased to host you and to share your post with my followers.


Gracie’s Writing Process

You will get a kick out of how Gracie prepares to write every day. You may identify with her morning rituals. She tells me after a perfect eight hours of sleep; her body clock gives her a slight nudge. She turns over, stretches and ignores the internal clock.  After a few minutes, she hears the internal clock is saying, “get out of bed to take your morning walk.”

Quickly getting dressed, securing the front door and off she goes. Her mind goes into overdrive mode formulating a plot for her next writing session when she returns. She stops to talk with the ducks, turtles, and cranes. She goes by the elementary school to observe parents dropping off kids. She decides if she is going to stop by the corner store to pick up a lotto ticket.


After 1 ½ hours, she enters the back door, kicks off her shoes, makes a hot cup of herbal tea and peels two boil eggs. After enjoying her gourmet breakfast, she decides which room to write in for the day and which device she is going to use.

Before starting, she turns on some smooth music, dance for about fifteen minutes then she is ready to sit and dump everything she formulated in her head while walking.  A minimum of 200 words flows onto the paper. She leans back in her chair to admire her work. Nine out of ten times, she will re-write the plot several times. It is now time to take a shower and starts her day. She wonders which community service she will support today?



The Typing begins…….

Expect to see the 3rd book of the Lady Bird series late 2018 addressing Autism.

You can pick up a copy of Gracie’s book at:


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Thank you so much for stopping by and spending the day with Gracie. Please leave your comments and get a copy of her book(s). Be sure to follow her at each of her stops on the RRBC site this week.

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You have been such a supportive member since the first day you joined and so you deserve your time in the spotlight. I am delighted to host you.


Title: Do You Judge An Author By His Or Her Genre?

You’d be surprised how many people make assumptions about authors’ personalities based on their works’ genre. Horror writers have dark, twisted minds and are capable of committing the atrocities they write about. Erotica writers are perverts. Writers of romance tend to be like their heroines—beautiful women who are lavished with flowers, candy and romantic dinners by more lovers than they can handle (and who all resemble Ryan Reynolds, Zac Efron, Gerald Butler, or Idris Elba) And comedic writers––well, they’re all clowns who don’t take life seriously enough. Really? Come on, people!


I have lost count of how many times friends and acquaintances have been shocked when they find out that I write horror and dark fantasy. “But you don’t look like a horror writer,” they say. So what is a writer of horror and dark fantasy supposed to look like?

Is this what I'm supposed to look like?

Is this what I’m supposed to look like?

We writers are unusual creatures, no doubt. We’re in our heads a lot. We often like to sit apart from everyone and just observe. We have outsized imaginations and we can be inspired by almost anything: a picture, a movie, someone’s smile, a word, a laugh . . . anything! But––we are not what we write. Think of us as actors. A great actor can play the role of a psycho, chef, cyborg, monster or saint and be very believable doing it, but that doesn’t mean he or she is any of those things.


Check this out!


Ramsey Campbell. Look at this guy. Doesn’t he look like he can play Santa Clause in the next remake of ‘Miracle on 34th Street’?

Yet, he has written his share of nightmare inducing horror stories like: Demons by Daylight, Alone with the Horrors, and Told by the Dead. I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about them.

Meet these lovely ladies of Horror

mehitobel Wilson

Mehitobel Wilson

Read all about Mehitobel here.

Kathe Koja

Kathe Koja

Read more about Kathe here.

Angela Graham––Writer of erotica. Does she look like a perve to you?


Nicholas Sparks is a Romance writer. Does he look like a romance writer?


Nicholas Sparks




The comedy writer’s job is to make people laugh. That is serious business.

Read this article from WebMD: Give Your Body A Boost––With Laughter

Dr. Seuss-comedy-writer

Dr. Seuss

Learn more about Dr. Seuss here.


Diablo Cody Academy Award Winning Comedic Screenwriter

Read more about this comedy writer here.

There are many genres of writing and even more writers, and I’m not saying that some of us don’t have a few peculiar quirks and habits. What I am saying is that we are all individuals, and the genre we write has nothing to do with who we truly are. So don’t judge a writer by his or her genre. I guess you’ll just have to get to know us.

Check out these links:

Weird Writing Habits of Famous Authors

The Odd Habits and Curious Customs of Famous Writers

8 Strange Rituals of Productive Writers


Vashti Quiroz-Vega writer of horror, suspense, thriller and dark fantasy

What are your thoughts on this? What’s your favorite genre? Have you learned anything new with this post?



Vashti Quiroz-Vega is a writer of fantasy, horror, and suspense/thriller. When she isn’t creating extraordinary worlds or fleshing out powerful characters, she enjoys reading, traveling, kayaking, photography, and seeking adventures. She lives in Florida with her husband and fur baby, a Pomeranian named Scribbles (who’s also her writing buddy).


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In The Fall of Lilith, Vashti Quiroz-Vega crafts an irresistible new take on heaven and hell that boldly lays bare the passionate, conflicted natures of God’s first creations: the resplendent celestial beings known as angels. 


If you think you know their story, think again.


Endowed with every gift of mind, body, and spirit, the angels reside in a paradise bounded by divine laws, chief of which are obedience to God, and celibacy. In all other things, the angels possess free will, that they may add in their own unique ways to God’s unfolding plan.


Lilith, most exquisite of angels, finds the rules arbitrary and stifling. She yearns to follow no plan but her own: a plan that leads to the throne now occupied by God himself. With clever words and forbidden caresses, Lilith sows discontent among the angels. Soon the virus of rebellion has spread to the greatest of them all: Lucifer.


Now, as angel is pitted against angel, old loyalties are betrayed and friendships broken. Lust, envy, pride, and ambition arise to shake the foundations of heaven . . . and beyond. For what begins as a war in paradise invades God’s newest creation, a planet known as Earth. It is there, in the garden called Eden, that Lilith, Lucifer, and the other rebel angels will seek a final desperate victory—or a venomous revenge.


“[A] compelling narrative that . . . strays far from traditional biblical text . . . A well-written, descriptive, and dark creation story.”—Kirkus Reviews



We appreciate you so much for stopping by today. Please be sure to pick up your copy of this exciting book. And don’t forget to stop by the rest of Vashti Q’s tour stops here.

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