#RRBC #RRBCTreatReads Day 5 Robert Fear @fredsdiary1981

Good morning, I hope you’re all having a wonderful Saturday so far. Today is day 5 of the#RRBCTreatReads Blog Hop! Please read on to learn a little about another fantastic #RRBC author.

Shirley Harris-Slaughter

Greetings!  Welcome to the 2nd RRBC “TREAT” Reads Blog Hop!  These members of RRBC have penned and published some really great reads and we’d like to honor and showcase their talent.  Oddly, all of the listed Winners are RWISA members!  Way to go RWISA!

We ask that you pick up a copy of the title listed, and after reading it, leave a review.  There will be other books on tour for the next few days, 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 a gift card to be awarded at the end of the tour!

Author, Robert Fear

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Book: EXCLUSIVE PEDIGREE https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HDWF1CY/

ROBERT FEAR BOOK

Book Blurb: John Fear was born into a religious sect known as the Exclusive Brethren. This sheltered him from…

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Welcome To The 4th Day Of The #RRBCTreatReads Blog Hop

  • Greetings!  Welcome to the 2nd RRBC “TREAT” Reads Blog Hop! These members of RRBC have penned and published some really great reads and we’d like to honor and showcase their talent. Oddly, all of the listed Winners are RWISAmembers!  Way to go RWISA!

We ask that you pick up a copy of the title listed, and after reading it, leave a review. There will be other books on tour for the next few days, 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 a gift card to be awarded at the end of the tour!

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Author, Peggy Hattendorf

Book: SON OF MY FATHER – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DIKH570/

Book Blurb: It was always “Father” never “Dad.” The love and respect was manifest so was the distance – the distance not as evident. Christiana Lynn Barrington’s life was a carefully constructed world built, presented and controlled by her billionaire father, Jonathan Robert Barrington. She never knew anything else.

 Frequently, she wondered if her father had wished to have had a son instead of a daughter but never posed the question. Maybe she was afraid of the answer.

 As the only child of Jonathan and Elizabeth Matthews Barrington, she was the heir apparent to the behemoth Barrington Holdings International. But a threat to her hard-earned succession waits in the shadows ready to take everything she’s worked for away from her.

Twitter: @PeggyHattendorf

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I’m so glad you were able to stop by today to read this post about fantastic author, Peggy hattendorf. Please consider picking up a copy of her book. 😀

I hope to be back tomorrow, with a post that will profile another amazing #RRBC Author.

 

 

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Welcome To Day Three of the Treat Reads B;og Hop

Greetings!  Welcome to the 2nd RRBC “TREAT” Reads Blog Hop! These members of RRBC have penned and published some really great reads and we’d like to honor and showcase their talent. Oddly, all of the listed Winners are RWISAmembers!  Way to go RWISA!

We ask that you pick up a copy of the title listed, and after reading it, leave a review. There will be other books on tour for the next few days, 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 a gift card to be awarded at the end of the tour!

Today, I’m privileged to host author, Gwen Plano. Please read on to learn a little about her and her work.

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Author, Gwen Plano

Book:

LETTING GO INTO PERFECT LOVE https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K7WYTW6/

Book Blurb:

Inspiring and unforgettable, Letting Go into Perfect Love is a riveting account of a journey through the terror of domestic violence to a faith that transforms all. As a college administrator, Gwendolyn M. Plano lived her professional life in a highly visible and accountable space–but as a wife and mother, behind closed doors, she and her family experienced unpredictable threat. The statistics are staggering–every 9 seconds in the United States, a woman is assaulted or beaten–but to Gwen, this was her secret; it was her shame. When her husband eventually turned his brutality on her son, she knew she could no longer remain silent.

 

Alternately heart-wrenching and joyful, this is a story of triumph over adversity–one woman’s uplifting account of learning how to forgive the unforgivable, recover her sense of self, bring healing into her family, and honor the journey home. Accompanied by glimpses of celestial beings, Gwen charts a path through sorrow to joy–and ultimately, writes of the one perfect love we all seek

Twitter: @gmplano

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Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Please keep a lookout for future posts that will introduce you to to other amazing #TreatReads authors. 

 

#RRBC #RRBCTreatReads DAY 2 Mary Adler @MAAdlerWrites

Shirley Harris-Slaughter

“Greetings!  Welcome to the 2nd RRBC “TREAT” Reads Blog Hop!  These members of RRBC have penned and published some really great reads and we’d like to honor and showcase their talent.  Oddly, all of the listed Winners are RWISA members!  Way to go RWISA!

We ask that you pick up a copy of the title listed, and after reading it, leave a review.  There will be other books on tour for the next few days, 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 a gift card to be awarded at the end of the tour!”

 

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Author, Mary Adler

 

 

Book: IN THE SHADOW OF LIEShttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K7WYTSU/

 

In The Shadow of Lies by Mary Adler

Book Blurb: Richmond, California. World War II.  Marine Lieutenant Oliver Wright comes…

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#RRBC #RRBCTreatReads Honors Author, Ronald Yates @jhawker69

Good morning, I hope your Tuesday is going well.
I was unable to get this post up at a civilized hour, so I’m reblogging it from fellow #RRBC author, Shirley Harris-Slaughter. Please take a minute or two and read this post. You’ll learn a little bit about amazing author, Ron Yates, and The Improbable Journeys Of Billy Battles.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today’s post.

Shirley Harris-Slaughter

“Greetings!  Welcome to the 2nd RRBC “TREAT” Reads Blog Hop!  These members of RRBC have penned and published some really great reads and we’d like to honor and showcase their talent.  Oddly, all of the listed Winners are RWISA members!  Way to go RWISA!

We ask that you pick up a copy of the title listed, and after reading it, leave a review.  There will be other books on tour for the next few days, 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 a gift card to be awarded at the end of the tour!”

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Author, Ronald Yates

Book: THE IMPROBABLE JOURNEYS OF BILLY BATTLES https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GKU3P28/

RON YATES BOOK

Book Blurb: The year is 1894 and Billy is aboard the S S China sailing…

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Do you need a great cover for your next book?

I don’t know about you, but I have zero skill at creating a decent book cover for my books. Less than zero, actually. So I am constantly on the lookout for great covers at a decent price.

I met Ellie Douglas on Twitter, and fell in love with the cover for her book, Hounded. Okay, let’s be real. I love zombies and this is a zombie book. I probably would have loved the cover had it been nothing more than some blood-dripping stick figures. But, as you can see below, this is a pretty awesome cover!

While retweeting Ellie, I saw pictures of the covers that she has created, and I was quite impressed. So much so that I decided to do this blog post and introduce her to those of you who might be looking for a cover designer..

She has stock covers available at a reasonable price, and can also do custom work if requested.

Below is the cover for her novel Hounded 2, which I’m adding because I like it and so that you can see a great example of what she does with the horror genre.

Here are a few more examples of Ellie’s covers.

And a few more.

You can follow Ellie on Twitter, @authorellie. She’s a light-hearted, fun loving person and I think you will enjoy her tweets.

You can also visit her website at authorellie.com and check out the covers that she has available.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today. Please take a couple of seconds to leave a comment, because I value your feedback.

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Book info

Shadow of the Drill
Born of Circumstance, Bred for Revenge.
https://t.co/QzD2ODjvKk

A Perilous Thirst
A different kind of vampire story.
http://goo.gl/4HSpxu

One Dyke Cozy
“HAVE A NICE DAY”
Mr. Happy
goo.gl/QTS6Xq

Contact Info

Email: rhanidchae@gmail.com

Twitter: @rhanidchae@rhanidchaaebooks

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/rhanidchaeauthor/

A Promotional Package That Actually Works!

If you’re like me, you’ve probably tried one book promotional program after another. I don’t know how it has all turned out for you, but 98% of them have done absolutely nothing for me.

I met Mark Schultz, @wordrefiner, on Twitter, and was intrigued by what he offered. I went ahead and booked a promotional package for Shadow of the Drill, paid his incredibly reasonable fee, then sat back and waited for more…nothing.

Surprisingly, that’s not what I got. I’m not going to say that dozens of copies were downloaded, because they weren’t, and I’m not going to exaggerate the results. However, I will say that working with Mark yielded more book sales then any other marketing program I’ve tried. In fact, even though  this happened almost a year ago, I am still hearing from readers that they became aware of my book through Mark’s website and then added it to their TBR lists.

So, I can tell you from experience that Mark’s program works. He loves what he does, and works hard to make sure that the books he represents get the attention they deserve. If you are looking for an inexpensive marketing program that might actually sell a few copies of your book, please talk to Mark.

I see that I have been overly chatty, and I apologize for that. I’m just such a fan of Mark Schultz. But I will now turn the rest of this post over to him. Please read on and see what Mark has to say. I think you’ll be glad that you did.

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I love authors because they write books. I love to read and almost anything in print interests me, except for erotica, graphic sex, or torture. I read many different genres and a well-written, smooth-reading book is pure pleasure for me. I actually haven’t found a genre I don’t like, yet.
I enjoy helping authors promote their books, that’s why I review and promote a book every week.

My Promotion and Review Package offer consists of the following: 

I will read the Kindle version of your book, that you provide for free or If you wish my review to be a Verified Purchase on Ama-zon add the cost of your book to my promotional fee of $25.00 US and send it to my PayPal account. I will buy your book and read it. Yes, I do read the book. During the read through, if I find errors I will provide you a list of those at no extra charge. The errors will be generally mentioned at the end of the review and the score will reflect that. I will not post a score lower than 3 out of 5 stars without trying to discuss it with you first. Almost all of my book reviews score between 4 and 5 stars.

Promoting your book means the review will be posted on my website, wordrefiner.com. I have a daily average of 300 to 340 unique visitors, generating 1800 to 2200 pageviews every day on wordrefiner.com, as of this writing. My book reviews average 600 to 1000 pageviews a week. The Book Review page is one of the top 3 pages visited consistently.  The review will go up on my American Ama-zon page, if the book is available there, and up to two other websites of your choosing. Most authors choose Kobo and Good-reads as the other two websites. The review will also be linked from the Word Refiner Facebook page and LinkedIn.  The review will be tweeted multiple times a day for one week. Your book will be seen by thousands of people not including all the exposure on Amazon, et cetera. I have over 19,000 followers on Twitter and many faithful friends who retweet and like many of my tweets.
​If you are interested, we can also do an interview on the book review page. After I publish the review, you go on the page and leave a comment about your book, the writing process or most anything else about the book review. I will reply and ask you questions focused on you and your book. I have many questions to draw from but if you want to provide me some questions to use in the interview I am fine with that. You can invite people to come on the website and make comments and ask you questions also. I will respond to them as appropriate. We will have fun and people will get to know you and your book all the better. This has proven to be a very popular feature.

​I charge $25.00 US for the week-long promotion, unless you wish a Verified Purchase as already discussed.

You can view my current book reviews on the Book Review page. All the reviews can be easily located on the Previous Book Reviews page.

Proofreading is the other thing I do to help authors. I am very good at finding the spelling errors that computer spellcheckers miss. Anyone who completely relies on a spellchecker is making a big mistake. Do you remember that I read a lot, nearly 60 books a year? I find spelling errors in over 95% of the published books I read. On average, I find one book a year without spelling errors. The funny thing is, I don’t have to look for them, they find me and jump up and slap me in the face. That sort of thing really spoils a good story. Do you know what I mean? All the information is on my website for all my services.

I have a page devoted to the books I have proofread, fiction and non-fiction alike. I know a little about a lot of things, sometimes it even comes in handy for something besides a trivia question or contest.

I blog about homophones and groups of words that are easy to mix up, creating invisible spelling errors. Invisible to the spellchecker, that is.

I also have a fabulous bunch of guest bloggers and book reviewers. Many of these are writers themselves and are sharing valuable knowledge.

Lastly, I have many pages of word and grammar jokes on my humor page. Many examples of the need for proofreading in many different places.

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Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and visiting with Mark Schultz, @wordrefiner. Please follow and chat with him on Twitter, or swing by his site at wordrefiner.com.

I’ll be back in a couple of days with a post that will be of interest to those of you who might be looking for an awesome cover designer.

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Shadow of the Drill
Born of Circumstance, Bred for Revenge.
https://t.co/QzD2ODjvKk

A Perilous Thirst
A different kind of vampire story.
http://goo.gl/4HSpxu

One Dyke Cozy
“HAVE A NICE DAY”
Mr. Happy
goo.gl/QTS6Xq

Contact Info

Email: rhanidchae@gmail.com

Twitter: @rhanidchae @rhanidchaaebooks

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/rhanidchaeauthor/

Please Welcome #RRBC Spotlight Author, Jan Sikes!

I’m thrilled to host a stop on  Jan’s Spotlight Tour! She  has written a very personal series of books about her life with her musician husband. Today, she tells us a little bit about the last one. 

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‘TIL DEATH DO US PART

 The fourth and final book of the series has been my slowest seller of all. Perhaps it is because people don’t want to read about death.

But, the book is not about death. It is all about living and grabbing the most out of every moment. It is a reality, that if we all live long enough, we’ll face a time when our health deteriorates as did Luke’s. But, what we do with the time we have left is perhaps one of the most important decisions we’ll ever make.

Luke grew more determined to leave behind something lasting with each setback. He forged ahead and accomplished amazing feats even when he was confined to a wheelchair.

As I watched him, I would often be amazed at how each time a new obstacle arose, he found a better way around it. From building a recording studio, to making custom guitars and teaching children how to play guitar, he never stopped.

I don’t care how you slice it, that is inspiring. I can only hope to have his fortitude as I face the final years of life on earth.

He always told me, “When I leave this earth, you’ll hear two sounds. You’ll hear a train whistle and an owl hooting.”

If you read the book, you’ll discover this prophecy came true.

Here’s the back cover blurb:

Veteran Texas musician, Luke Stone, has cheated death more times than he cares to remember. He’s been everything from a simple farm boy to a rowdy roughneck, a singing star to a convict and finally a husband and father whose goals consisted of building a home and raising a family…which he did.
Now, with a chance for a second music career, he knows the sand in his hourglass is running thin. His anchor in life and true love, Darlina, stands at his side determined to help make the dream a reality. But, his aging body is sabotaging every effort and the only thing that keeps him going is sheer will-power and the love he has for Darlina.
When faced with being confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life, Luke draws on every resource to continue to function and contribute to their home and to society.
This is a story of inspiration, endurance and most of all undying love. When Luke and Darlina face life-altering situations that would destroy a lesser man and woman, they draw on each other’s strength and determination to face them.
Will fate allow Luke to sing his last song?

 

PURCHASE LINK

 CONNECT WITH JAN:

 TWITTER    FACEBOOK    BLOG    WEBSITE    LINKEDIN    PINTEREST

 

Again, thank you for taking this RRBC SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR tour with me. I appreciate your company and comments! See you at the next stop.

 

Welcome #RRBC Spotlight Author, Jan Sikes

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I’m thrilled to host a stop on Jan’s Spotlight Tour! She has written  a very personal  series of books about her life with her musician husband.  Today, she tells us a little bit about  the last one.  

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‘Til Death Do Us Part

The fourth and final book of the series has been my slowest seller of all. Perhaps it is because people don’t want to read about death.

But, the book is not about death. It is all about living and grabbing the most out of every moment. It is a reality, that if we all live long enough, we’ll face a time when our health deteriorates as did Luke’s. But, what we do with the time we have left is perhaps one of the most important decisions we’ll ever make.

Luke grew more determined to leave behind something lasting with each setback. He forged ahead and accomplished amazing feats even when he was confined to a wheelchair.

As I watched him, I would often be amazed at how each time a new obstacle arose, he found a better way around it. From building a recording studio, to making custom guitars and teaching children how to play guitar, he never stopped.

I don’t care how you slice it, that is inspiring. I can only hope to have his fortitude as I face the final years of life on earth.

He always told me, “When I leave this earth, you’ll hear two sounds. You’ll hear a train whistle and an owl hooting.”

If you read the book, you’ll discover this prophecy came true.

Here’s the back cover blurb:

Veteran Texas musician, Luke Stone, has cheated death more times than he cares to remember. He’s been everything from a simple farm boy to a rowdy roughneck, a singing star to a convict and finally a husband and father whose goals consisted of building a home and raising a family…which he did.
Now, with a chance for a second music career, he knows the sand in his hourglass is running thin. His anchor in life and true love, Darlina, stands at his side determined to help make the dream a reality. But, his aging body is sabotaging every effort and the only thing that keeps him going is sheer will-power and the love he has for Darlina. 
When faced with being confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life, Luke draws on every resource to continue to function and contribute to their home and to society.
This is a story of inspiration, endurance and most of all undying love. When Luke and Darlina face life-altering situations that would destroy a lesser man and woman, they draw on each other’s strength and determination to face them.
Will fate allow Luke to sing his last song?

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PURCHASE LINK

CONNECT WITH JAN:

TWITTER    FACEBOOK    BLOG    WEBSITE    LINKEDIN   PINTEREST

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Again, thank you for taking this RRBC SPOTLIGHT AUTHOR tour with me. I appreciate your company and comments! See you at the next stop.

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 Thank you so much  for  stopping by on this beautiful Friday. I plan to be back soon, although I have no clue yet what I’ll be writing about.