#RRBCPIF MEET @KimCoxAuthor!

TODAY IS RRBC’s “PAY IT FORWARD” DAY!

I am hosting Kim Cox, one of Rave Reviews Book Club’s most supportive member. Kim is a book agent’s dream. She really writes a lot! Congratulations Kim!!

PLEASE ENJOY!!

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KIM COX, AUTHOR

An author of Romance, Mystery, Suspense and Paranormal, Kim Cox lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with her chainsaw artist husband, their West Highland White Terriers, Scooter and Harley, and an adopted Yorkie/Maltese mix, Candi. She’s also a mother and grandmother.

Kim is published in novels, short stories and articles.  While firmly believing she can do anything she sets her mind to, Kim recently embarked on self-publishing with a new romantic suspense novel, All This Time, and two short stories, A Dream Come True and In His Arms in the Second Chances romance series, all available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, etc. The Lana Malloy Paranormal Mystery series includes Haunted Hearts, Get Out or Die, The Wedding Crasher, Christmas Cruise, Demi’s Serial Case and Haunted by Her Past. The first four were released in 2015.

Besides writing, cover design and publishing, Kim also works a full time job outside the home. She is a graduate of Writer’s Digest’s Writing to Sell Fiction and NRI’s Fiction Writing, and has associate degrees in the fields of Office Systems Technology and Web Technologies.

Sign up for Kim’s Readers List and visit her at the following sites.

Website: http://www.kimcoxauthor.com

Blogs: Kim’s Musings, Kim’s Author Support Page
Amazon Author Page

 

Social Media Contacts:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kimcoxauthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KimCoxAuthor
Google: https://plus.google.com/+KimCoxAuthor/posts
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/kimcox
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kimwrtr/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kimwrtr

 

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Gearing Up For the 2017 #RRBC Writers’ Conference and Book Expo!

Beem, I’m going to beam your thoughts to all my followers.

The Indie Spot!

2017 WC&BE

Once again, Rave Reviews Book Club is taking the lead on cutting edge ideas for promoting indie authors. Picking up where we left off last year, this year’s Writers’ Conference & Book Expo promises to be bigger and better! If you are an indie author and you’re still figuring out the marketing landscape, then this event is one you don’t want to miss.

Simply follow the links below for all the latest information you’ll need to know to be involved.

 
This is the year for bigger and better here at RRBC. Don’t miss this golden opportunity to reach a new audience while gaining new skill sets designed to help indie authors succeed.

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WENDY SCOTT – #RRBCSpotlightAuthor

It is my pleasure to introduce to you today WENDY SCOTT SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR!

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Blog 3- Lodestone (Witch-Hunt): Is Vengeance Ever Justified?

Behind the scenes of Lodestone (Witch-Hunt) with fantasy author Wendy Scott

Another theme I explore in Lodestone is the repercussions of vengeance.

Lodestone, weaves a tale between Lauren and Sabrina, born hundreds of year apart, but linked by blood and magic. Sabrina is the only one who can right the wrongs unleashed by Lauren, but Sabrina will have to sacrifice her future to fix the past. Is the price too high?

Excerpt from Lodestone (Witch-Hunt): Lauren

He scrutinized me for a long time. “Your kind doesn’t belong here. You upset the natural balance. I can’t grant you peace, but … if you have the will, I can give you vengeance.”

Me ears pricked up like a fighting dog’s. “Vengeance?”

His next words insinuated themselves inside me like a burning cancer. “Wouldn’t you like revenge on the witches?”

Hunger for retribution overwhelmed me senses, and I couldn’t restrain the eagerness in me tone. I licked me lips and begged, “How?”

He extended a hoof to me. “If you want to know, then come with me.”

Later, I would wish I hadn’t done what I did next, but I reached out and took his hoof, vowing that if I couldn’t have Adorabelle back, then vengeance would do.

Utube book trailer Lodestone (Witch-Hunt):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37DW0m4f-fI

 

Amazon US 124 reviews 4.4* rating

Amazon US Lodestone https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AMQX7DO

Amazon UK Lodestone https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00AMQX7DO

Connect with Wendy:

Twitter @WendyJayneScott

FB https://www.facebook.com/AuthorWendyScott

Author Profile Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Wendy-Scott/e/B009B1N8NA/

Website http://www.wendyjscott.com/contact.html

Pinterest https://nz.pinterest.com/wendyscottbooks/lodestone-witch-hunt/

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What Kind of Mom Are You Anyway? #RRBC

Ask The Good Mommy

I have a friend who is a staunch Republican (but I don’t hold that against her and I still love her very much, anyway!). She says, “No, I’m very Conservative,” but, I won’t bore you with the details of that argument.

Every morning that I open my eyes, I call or text her just to rile her up about Trump.  But, today was a different kind of day, and I found myself angered at the thought of any mom of daughters, being able to vote for this person.  (I could call him a Lunatic or a Mad-Man, but I like to choose my labels very carefully before I go applying them.  I mean, there could be better adjectives out there that I could use, right?)  Well, I’m saving them for later.

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So, I posed these questions to her today via text:

“How can ANY Mother of daughters be OK with…

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The #RRBC Springtime Book & Blog Block Party is here!

This gallery contains 12 photos.

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Partying in Louisiana, in the USA today! There will be one winner for today’s stop. DAILY GIVEAWAY: $10 Amazon Gift Card *** Today was not my scheduled day along this tour but we had…

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Welcome to “MOMENTS” by @Harmony_Kent #RRBC!

 

It is my honor and pleasure to introduce Harmony Kent, a most supportive member of Rave Reviews Book club. Take a look at her new release!!

 

Book Blurb:

 

Come.

Take a moment to delve into tales from the dark side, have fun with fantasy, dabble in dystopia, and court danger in a little science fiction.

These tales touch upon death, grieving, war, fresh starts, hope, courage, change, choices, and encouragement.

And then, after all that, you’ll find the poems.

From the lonely echoes of an empty house to the soaring heights of unexpected love and joy and learning to live as free as clouds and water.

For each of us, a moment encompasses a lifetime and, yet, passes in but the blink of an eye. In but a moment, everything can change. And in this very moment, life beckons in all its potentiality.

When the shadows fall, what will you do?

 

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Author Bio and Links:

 

Indie Author Harmony Kent is an award winning multi-genre author. Her publications include:

 

  • The Battle for Brisingamen (Fantasy Fiction) AIA approved
  • The Glade (Mystery/Thriller) AIA Approved/BRAG Medallion Honouree / New Apple Literary Awards Official Selection Honours 2015
  • Elemental Earth (YA Fantasy Fiction)
  • Polish Your Prose: Essential Editing Tips for Authors (Writing/Editing) New Apple Literary Awards Top Medallist Honours 2015
  • Finding Katie (Women’s Fiction)
  • Slices of Soul (Contemporary Poetry)
  • Interludes (Erotic Romance short stories)
  • Moments (Short Stories and Poetry)

 

As well as being an avid reader and writer, Harmony also offers editing, proof reading, manuscript appraisal, and beta reading services.   As well as reviewing and supporting her fellow indie authors, Harmony works hard to promote and protect high standards within the indie publishing arena.   She is always on the look out for talent and excellence, and will freely promote any authors or books who she feels have these attributes.

 

For all books available from me, check out my author pages at Amazon UK and Amazon US.

 

Book Trailer videos: Harmony’s trailers.

My website: http://harmonykent.co.uk

Twitter: @harmony_kent https://twitter.com/harmony_kent

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarmonyKentOnline

My 4Wills Author Page: https://4willspublishing.wordpress.com/our-authors/author-harmony-kent/

RWISA Author Page: https://ravewriters.wordpress.com/meet-the-authors/author-harmony-kent/

 

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The tour sponsored by 4WillsPublishing.wordpress.com.

 

 

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Review – Crazy Hot! And Living on the Edge

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#RRBC 2017 SPRINGTIME BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY

HELLO ALL AND WELCOME TO THE

2017 SPRINGTIME BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY!

You Are Visiting Oak Park, Michigan USA!

Have A Wonderful Tour!!

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

GRAND PRIZE WINNER Marlena Smith  –  $10 Amazon Gift Card

  WINNER Patricia Green  –  Autographed Paper Back Copy Crazy! Hot! And Living On The Edge!!

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OUR LADY OF VICTORY

OLV BOOK TRAILER

You all know how much I love history and old buildings with historic significance. That’ why I joined forces to help save our train station years before I thought about writing a book. I became the news after putting on a city-sponsored event to bring attention to this forgotten piece of history and in the process, discovered all the die-hard fans out there trying to save the station as well. The event was held in a replica train caboose on Belle Isle Park. Everybody was trying to get their 15 minutes of fame but the cameras were focused on me and what I was doing. I was on the TV stations and articles ran in the local newspapers. I gained a following and started the New Friends of the Michigan Central Depot. I also created a newsletter appropriately named, ON TRACK!

For all you old and new members, I want to focus a little bit on the nuns that taught me only because that was historic in and of itself. You see, their origins can be traced to several Haitian women refugees. A whole chapter from Our Lady of Victory was devoted to their story…

EXCERPT:

The Oblate Sisters of Providence

July 2, 2004, marked the 175th Anniversary of the founding of the Oblate Sisters of Providence. A Mass and reception/dinner took place in downtown Baltimore. The motherhouse is at 701 Gun Road in Baltimore, Maryland. This historic black religious teaching order of nuns staffed Our Lady of Victory School, and this is their story.

Fr. James Joubert was a Sulpician teaching at St. Mary’s Seminary. He established St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, a catechetical school for young black children, with the aid of several young black women—San Dominican refugees. These four women eventually founded the Oblate Sisters of Providence through the support of Fr. Joubert. Elizabeth Lange, Marie Magdalene Bales, Rosine Baegue, and Theresa Duchemin Maxis formed the first religious community of black sisters in the United States, and probably in the world, on July 2, 1829. By 1962, the sisters staffed thirty schools in fifteen states. Their more than 300 members come from most of the fifty states and from seven Latin American countries. Their principal work is teaching, but the sisters also engage in sewing, catechetical work, lay retreats, and homes for the dependent children.16

Sr. Theresa Maxis was born of refugee parents from Santo Domingo. Many families fled Santo Domingo, Haiti, and other colonies of France and Spain in the nineteenth century. On their arrival here, they discovered a situation not all that much better than what they had left. Sr. Theresa was elected superior for what was to be the most difficult years of the order. It was not easy for a group of black Catholic women to move and live in a border state two decades before the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.

Sr. Theresa Maxis left the Oblates in 1845, seeking to join a more established community. Instead, a Redemptorist priest from Michigan, Fr. Louis Gillet, convinced her to come with him to Monroe to work in a school at St. Mary’s Parish with another group of women. She was having some reservations about the fate of the Oblate Sisters, who were receiving so little support and welcomed the opportunity to move somewhere else where she found support.

Detroit Free Press columnist Desiree Cooper wrote that when Mother Theresa came to Monroe, Michigan, she left behind her black identity, as she was biracial and could very easily pass for white. She became the first superior of the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM).

There was some controversy in her life after a move to establish the IHMs in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and she was banned from the order in later years, because she was considered a troublemaker by her Superiors. She lived sixteen years of her life in exile with the Grey Nuns in Ottawa, Canada. She had no contact with the IHMs during this time, as she was completely severed from them. When she did return, she went to Pennsylvania and was never allowed to return to the motherhouse in Monroe, Michigan again. Marygrove College in Detroit evolved from St. Mary Academy, which Mother Theresa established with forty students in 1846.17

Today, Marygrove has a Senior Citizen’s Complex that bears Mother Theresa Maxis’s name.18 Because of an attempt by the church to hide her racial identity and her membership in the all-black Oblates, there was not much information readily available on Mother Theresa Maxis. Thanks to the tenacity of Desiree Cooper for uncovering the mystery of Mother Theresa’s life. Mother Theresa may finally get the recognition she surely deserves. Her place in history with her role in the establishment of the Oblate Sisters of Providence and the IHMs will finally be recognized…

Claver Conference in Chicago, Ill 2009

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CRAZY! HOT! AND LIVING ON THE EDGE!!

CRAZY HOT BOOK TRAILER 

When I made the decision to write this story, it was extremely difficult to do. I hadn’t written anything down over the years so dates and timelines were woven together. The manuscript was a mess so I had to hire someone to help me get it into some kind of order. Had I gotten better advice, I would have written it in a fiction format and then it would have been easier for me to pour out my heart.

As it turns out, I blocked a lot of the horror from my memory and so when it came time to put everything on paper, wads of the truth were left out. I was not true to myself and so I could not tell the story honestly and that I deeply regret.

This photograph is of my ex-husband on the far right and his siblings. My son got this from one of the cousins. As you can see, my ex and his family were what I use to call the “pretty people” because they were all so attractive. I fell head over heels and so did he. He kept after me until he won me over. We had an intense love affair. We were smitten with each other, but, in the end, it was over before it could get started. We produced a child which he had no thought to love or care for. No emphathy, no parental instincts, no legacy…nothing!

{Ex-Husband on extreme right}

My former father-in-law told my present husband that…

”I love you like a son because you are taking care of my grandson.”

Here I was, divorced from his son and yet he had the courage to say this to a stranger whose only connection was being the step-father. You can’t get a greater compliment than that under those circumstances.

Some folks did take away something that was useful to them from reading my story. I hope you get something from reading this book as well.


Please check out the rest of the tour here!

In order to qualify for prizes you must leave a comment below. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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OLV Remembered Blog: http://rememberourladyofvictory.com/

 Author Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/ShirleyHarrisSlaughterAuthor/

Our Lady of Victory Facebook Page:  http://on.fb.me/1JmMi3r

Amazon Author Central Page: http://amzn.to/1ctIjTJ

https://twitter.com/sharrislaughter

sharrislaughter@gmail.com

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Our Lady of Victory: The Saga Of An African-American Catholic Community

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Kindness & Generosity on Full Display – #RRBC #AllergicToLife

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