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Handprints by Wanda Adams Fischer #Review #RRBC @wandawamc

Handprints has a strangeness about it that can only be felt if you read it and I loved every aspect of it. In this world, husbands who are tired of their wives can ship them off to a mental institution so they can move on with their lives. That alone is a chilling idea. Then there are the quirky characters who opened their hearts to me and I was happy to have met them for just a brief moment. Handprints is a tale of sadness and joy mixed together nicely, and I recommend you get a copy. I gave it 4 out of 5 Stars. About Handprints After their husbands commit them to a state mental institution in Massachusetts, two women become friends. Were they--and the other women who filled the place--even mentally ill? Anne was eccentric, to be sure, and her Boston fireman husband decided it was more than he could bear. Edna loved to read and write poetry; her husband said she wasn't "a good wife," so he called the constable and had her taken away to the state mental hospital. She crav

Meet Me In Maine (The Blue Harbor Series, #1) by Susanne Leist #Review #RRBC

Having read Susanne Leist’s The Dead Game series, I was hoping the first in the Blue Harbor Series, Meet Me In Maine, would have the same feel as her other works. To say I wasn’t disappointed is an understatement. This book has the same clever approach to the worlds she creates, with cute characters that make me laugh and feel for them. The crazy paranormal aspects of this book left me wanting more. At times, I didn’t know what was going on, but that’s part of the fun Susanne injects into every scene. This fast-paced story kept me on my toes and wanting more with every page I immersed myself in. If you are looking for a fun, quirky adventure with a layer of paranormal activity, this is the one for you. I gave Meet Me in Maine 5 out of 5 Stars. About Meet Me in Maine Elizabeth Reading and Scarlett Harding travel to Blue Harbor, Maine, hoping to find a bed-and-breakfast to buy and a peaceful town. What they discover instead is much more sinister… When they visit the local ice cream parlo

Deadly Repercussions by Karen Black #Review #RRBC

 I’ve read other Karen Black stories and found the visualizations amazing. Deadly Repercussions isn’t any different. I was drawn into the world she created, following Juan and his family. However, this one wasn’t perfect. Some of the details, especially the locations, were confusing. I thought certain events happened in Texas, but I later learned they were in Wyoming. (This could’ve been me missing something.) At least, that is all I can say in the negative because the story kept me interested and wanting to know what would happen next. And I was surprised to learn who was behind everything. This is an excellent thriller with exciting twists. I gave Deadly Repercussions 4 out of 5 Stars. About Deadly Repercussions From the streets of Mexico to the mountains of Wyoming, Juan Velasquez does what is needed to survive and prosper. His belief in the rule of law is trumped by his belief in the pursuit of justice, a trait that is passed down to his daughter, Elizabeth, and his granddaughter,

Janie B. by Pat Garcia #Review #RRBC

  Janie B. is a haunting tale about a young woman who is abducted by a necrophiliac and saved by a stranger. I enjoyed the nuances of terror turned to love, which left a chill running down my spine. If you’re looking for something short to read with a touch of horror and romance, get a copy today! I gave Janie B. 4 out of 5 Stars. Get your copy at Amazon !


Monday, January 2, 2023 I’ve accepted the challenge of writing a blog post for the next 30 days to show you what I do and think. So buckle your seatbelts, this could be a wild ride or not. Today’s post will serve as the backstory of sorts. The Ritual My morning ritual is the same each day. I wake up around 5AM; sometimes by the alarm, but most of the time it’s Bella telling me it’s time to get up. I traipse downstairs and have a cup of coffee while watching, what I call, “fluff news.” After a bowl of cereal, I brush my teeth and shower as I contemplate what I’m going to wear that day. For those who don’t know, I began sewing again during the pandemic so I have a rather epic selection of shirts to wear. Once I’m dressed, I pack my lunch and head to work. The shirts. The Work After almost two and half years of working from home, I was thrown back into going to the office (at least they gave a month warning). During the work from home stint, I changed positions at the company I’ve worked

Join in the celebration of #RRBCAuthor @sharrislaughter, #RRBC's November "SPOTLIGHT" Author! #Author of #OurLadyOfVictory

Please welcome Shirley Harris-Slaughter today. She’s a great supporter of every RRBC Author and a wonderful person. About Our Lady of Victory (Second Edition) This is a second edition with updates on the state of this historic church. In the original publication, files were lost then resurfaced with content altered along with missing photos during transition from one publisher to another. Such is the fate of an Independent Author. This book evolved out of years of frustration at the total disregard and lack of respect for the contributions of Black Catholics in the city of Detroit. The author says, “We are not mentioned in the pages of history along with the other Catholic churches that sprung up during the World War II era, and that needed to be corrected.” The author did fulfill one dream since publication … that this church can now be found on the web even though it has merged with another church. It is now called Presentation-Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. About Shirley Harri

Through The Nethergate by @RobertaEaton17 #Review #RRBC

Through The Nethergate drew me in quickly and I was immersed in a wonderful story immersed in history. The perfect narrative provides a world that I wasn’t expecting that is dark and frightening (just the way I like them). As I read, I had a hard time putting the book down because I wanted to know the next dreadful that was heading for Margaret, her grandfather, and the ghosts that she’s befriended along the way. The unexpectedness of Hugh Bigod’s desire turned into a super cool twist. The historical parts, while fictionalized, add a nice layer of realness to the story. You need to read Through The Nethergate by Roberta Eaton Cheadle because I give it 5 out of 5 Stars. About Through The Nethergate Margaret, a girl born with second sight, has the unique ability to bring ghosts trapped between Heaven and Hell back to life. When her parents die suddenly, she goes to live with her beloved grandfather, but the cellar of her grandfather’s ancient inn is haunted by an evil spirit of its own.

The One Enlightened by Yvette M Calleiro @YvetteMCalleiro #RRBC #YAFantasy

The One Enlightened (Chronicles of the Diasodz Book 2) continues where The One Discovered left off with a little glimpse of the ending (thank the Goddess because it’s been a while since I read it). The story follows Sofia who is learning about being a Diasodz and her power. This chapter in the Diasodz series isn’t as exciting as the first, but when it comes it is exceptional. Much of this book is about self-awareness and romance, which are integral elements to this story. Each page paints a beautiful picture of this world down and I felt like I had been transported there and can clearly see each detail through Sofia’s eyes. I enjoyed The One Enlightened very much and you need to grab a copy if you haven’t already. Keep in mind though, if you haven’t read the first, you might be a little lost. I give it 4 out of 5 Stars. About The One Enlightened Sofia has lost everything that was important to her: her mother, her boyfriend, and her best friend. Even the belief that humans are the only

#RRBC's 6th Annual Writers' Conference & Book Expo

Hello, followers and friends! Monday, August 9th , is the start of  RRBC’s 6th Annual Writers’  Conference & Book Expo ,  and we’d like to invite you to drop by! There will be games, prizes, surprises, and other goodies, so be sure to visit each Author Booth, take a look around, then leave a comment for your chance to win each Author Booth’s door prize! There is a Scavenger Hunt Game to play, a 2 Truths & a Lie Game to play, and more!  In each Author Booth, you will find a clue, and if you find the correct answer to all the clues and are the first to submit your answers, you could be the winner of an awesome prize! Of course, we’ll have our  READING ROOM  open and one of our members is going to blow you away showcasing their talent! If you’re into  BINGO , purchase your BINGO cards and join us for a game or two! And what we all wait for every year – our  RAFFLE !  Yes, each year we raffle off  (7) $100 Amazon gift cards  and this is open to the public so go on and snag your tic

The Edge of Fear by Maura Beth Brennan #RRBC #Thriller #Review

The Edge of Fear is about a couple who lose their child to revenge kidnapping because the kidnapper thinks he’s owed because she’s his ex-wife. I was captivated by the intensity of the emotions that Brennan conveyed. Each page was filled with scenes that felt real. At one point in the story, it stalled, which made what I was reading more real as I can expect that a parent that has lost a child to kidnapping would feel that their life had stalled as they waited for their child to walk through the door. The Edge of Fear is well written and gripping and that is why I gave it 5 out of 5 Stars. About Mara Beth Maura Beth lives in a small town in the pinelands of New Jersey. A lover of words and books since childhood, she found ways to incorporate writing into a variety of jobs, from editing an organizational newsletter to writing for the federal government. Now pursuing writing for pleasure, she is the author of two full-length novels, as well as a number of short stories. When not writing,

Welcome to Day 4 of the #RRBC March "SPOTLIGHT" Author Blog Tour! #JoyMLilley @JoyGerken @RRBC_Org #FigsVinesRoses #RRBC #RRBCSA

FIGS, VINES & ROSES by Author, Joy M. Lilley Chapter 7 Snippet: Clarence was extremely unhappy when he first arrived at Rugby School. It took him a long time to understand the principles of education there, and the high expectations demanded of the pupils. The boys worked from seven in the morning until ten at night six days a week and studied the Bible equally hard on Sundays. Compared to his education at home, this new routine came as a huge shock. He had known relative freedom in his tutoring up until now, and the strict discipline of religious and moral principles, followed closely by the standards of gentlemanly conduct and the pressures of the academic requirements, all took their toll on him. The students were from the same middle and upper-class background as Clarence, but he found it difficult to be away from home and he missed Isabella immensely. The worst experience he had to endure was being bullied. For the first time in his life, he wasn’t the leader of the pack, but

Short Story #Reviews No Pedigree @NonnieJules & Unwelcomed @pdoggbiker #RRBC

No Pedigree by Nonnie Jules No Pedigree tells the tale of Baylee (no spoilers because you must read this). The way Nonnie wrote this story made it feel real as I walked along with Baylee. This short story is a must-read as it conveys how racial bias plays too strong of a role in the world. I enjoyed No Pedigree and gave it 5 out of 5 Stars. Unwelcomed by John Podlaski Unwelcomed is a well-woven short that brings suspense I wasn’t expecting and that wasn’t the only emotion I felt by reading it. This story pulled me in with the first paragraph and kept me wondering what was going to happen next. If you’re looking for a quick thriller this is the story for you. I gave it 5 out of 5 Stars.  

Welcome to Day 4 of the CALLING ALL GRANDMAS Blog Tour featuring Author, Harriet Hodgson! @healthmn1 @4WillsPub @4WP11 @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA

Today, I’m honored to host the amazing Harriet Hodgson and her book Calling All Grandmas! Enter the giveaway by leaving a comment. GIVEAWAY: (2) $5 Amazon gift cards Adding Emotion to Nonfiction Writing I’m a non-fiction author, yet my writing contains emotion. Sometimes my emotions are detailed in descriptive sentences. Other times they are expressed with dialogue. Writing about emotions takes extra effort. Why should you add emotions to nonfiction writing? Emotion links the author and reader. Rob Parnell, in his website article, “How to Write About Emotion,” says emotions make us uniquely human. Life isn’t all about what happens, he continues, “it is the way we react to events and people and the things they say that defines our experience of the world.” Emotion serves as a “hook.” Dialogue is one way to hook a reader, according to Mary Jaksch. She expands this point in her website article, “3 Things You Need to Know about Using Dialogue in Non-Fiction.” What makes dialogue a hook? Ad

Welcome to the WATCH RWISA WRITE 2022 Anthology Release! "Life Is But A Rose Garden" @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA

Introducing the WATCH RWISA WRITE 2022 Anthology, “Life Is But A Rose Garden,” debuting on Amazon today for only $2.99! We invite you to take a look at the promo for this little gem below, and lastly, we ask for your support by purchasing a copy, as well as spreading the word of its release via your own social media! Friends, thank you for dropping by today in support of this new release! We hope that what you find between the covers brings you much joy and pleasure as you read it, and we also hope that some of what you find here will give you pause – just a little pause, though, before you hop to your feet and spring into action! There are many calls to action in this little gem! Thank you, again, for your support!

Welcome to Day 4 of Breakfield and Burkey's "SHORT STORIES" Blog Tour! @EnigmaSeries @4WillsPub @4WP11 @RRBC_Org #RRBC #4WillsPub

Please welcome back Breakfield and Burkey as they talk about some short stories. Giveaway (7) ebook copies of “HOT CHOCOLATE” Please leave the authors a comment anywhere along the tour for your chance to win one of these awesome prizes. Zara appears in several stories of the Enigma Series. We created her as a Darknet hacker and one of our original characters readers love to hate. Like our readers, we both loved and despised her choices. She kept reminding us that part of her complexity as a character evolved from her rough beginnings and ill-treatment by despicable men. Her survival methods made her hard and cynical—focused only on her payday and next mark. Buzz Buswald II is affectionately known as Buzz. He first appears in The Enigma Factor as Jacob Michael’s classmate from school. Buzz comes from wealth, well-educated, yet somewhat lazy. Along his journey, Buzz has made some bad choices with fortunate outcomes. Both characters received lots of comments from readers through more than

The Enigma Factor by Charles V Breakfield & Roxanne E Burkey #RRBC #Book #Review

The Enigma Factor has been on my reading list for a while, and now that I’ve finally had the chance to read it, I wish I hadn’t. The reason for that statement is it got me thinking about my passwords and cyber security; is my encryption enough? The story revolves around Jacob Michaels, who works in the cyber security world. As the story progresses, he is whisked away from his ordinary life into one filled with criminals and countries plotting against each other. There is a point in the story where the pieces come together, though he’s not as upset or freaked out about what he learns as I expected him to be. While The Enigma Factor isn’t my usual genre to read, I found it well done and entertaining. I gave it 4 out of 5 Stars. About The Enigma Factor A brilliant programmer is targeted by cyber predators! Jacob Michaels, computer network security-tester extraordinaire, tries to settle into a quiet life of work to polish his cyber security skills after the death of his mother. Jacob is un

Amilcar: The Blythe Valley Chronicles Out Now! #RRBC #PromoteHorror

First, a huge thank you to everyone who preordered Amilcar: The Blythe Valley Chronicles and to my ARC Team. I greatly appreciate your support. To those who didn’t preorder, I’m happy to announce that you can now order it and start reading it immediately because Amilcar: The Blythe Valley Chronicles is now live. About Amilcar: The Blythe Valley Chronicles Blythe Valley has a secret that it wishes no one discovers. This collection of stories reveals what it wants to hide. The night Atticus decided to take his life, a Fallen Angel came to him to help him with the grief he felt from losing his wife, giving him new hope for the future. Traveling across the country with his flock to find the promised land, his followers have no idea where some have gone. While Katrina is suspicious, she doesn’t speak of their leader’s strange actions until years later after he raped her and all but her and her husband, Griff, tragically perish. Decades pass, and Heather and her friends hike into the woods t

The Dead Game by Susanne Leist @SusanneLeist #RRBC #YA #Vampires

The world of vampires takes an unexpected twist in The Dead Game: Book One of the Dead Game Series. When I started reading The Dead Game, I was shown a dark scene with a family trying to escape a house, then it fades to black and returns with Linda moving to Oasis to start a new life away from New York City. It’s quite obvious that something isn’t right in Oasis, though, I’m not sure what, and I’m drawn into this world of bizarre events that make me want to know more about what is happening. There are some very frightening scenes in The Dead Game that reminded me of the SAW movies. On top of that, there’s some steamy romance happening that made the characters real with their attractions and interactions. The suspense with what was going to happen next kept me turning the pages. If you are looking for a well-written, gripping vampire story, this is a must-read. I give The Dead Game 4 out of 5 Stars. About The Dead Game Linda Bennett moves from New York to Florida to live a quieter life.

Welcome to the GHOSTLY INTERFERENCE 1 Day/5 Blog Tour! @JanSikes3 @4WillsPub @4WP11 @RRBC_Org @Tweets4RWISA #RRBC #RWISA

Giveaway – (2) e-book copies of GHOSTLY INTERFERENCE SEXUAL ADVANCES IN THE WORKPLACE Hello, and welcome to one of the final stops on my Ghostly Interference blog tour! I am honored to be here today. Sexual advances in the workplace is as common as a coffee pot in the break room. But we tend to think of them as being a man coming onto a woman. In Ghostly Interference, Jag Peters is forced to deal with unwanted sexual advances from his boss Yvette (Yvette Calleiro this in NO way reflects on you). 🙂 His boss continually tries to corner him and it finally escalates to a breaking point. I’ll share a short excerpt. Within minutes, he pulled into the crowded parking lot of the Glass Slipper. He’d make a few minutes of polite talk with his co-workers, then excuse himself. He liked the project Yvette had assigned him, and he wanted to stay there. But he had limits as to how far he’d go. Crowds freaked him out and made his underarms sweat. This place was packed. He squeezed through a group nea

Welcome to Day 6 of the "THROUGH THE NETHERGATE" Blog Tour! @RobertaEaton17 @4WillsPub #RRBC

GIVEAWAY:    (3 winners)  (1) e-book copy of “NIGHTMARELAND”, (1) e-book copy of “THROUGH THE NETHERGATE”, and (1) $25 Amazon gift card. (leave a comment to enter) Who was Henry Scarle? Henry Scarle is one of the ghosts from Through the Nethergate, who allies himself with Margaret. He becomes her love interest during the story. Henry Scarle was employed by a wealthy businessman named Mathias Kerrison to look after ships transporting corn and other goods at Whitacre Burgh. Mathias Kerrison owned the Bungay Straithe navigation on the River Waverney. Henry noticed that some of the goods were being stolen and stood guard one night to see if he could identify the thieves. He identified two local men and reported them to his master. The thieves learned of his actions before they could be caught and detained and they boarded the ship where he was working and beat him to death. His body was left floating in the river. An extract from Through the Nethergate “Two burly men approached the wherry.