#RRBC (Rave Reviews Book Club) #KCT International Literary Award

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The #RRBC KCT International Literary Award

I feel so honored to have my book as a top finalist for this award. When I started writing, I never imagined that my first attempt would generate the reviews I have so far received. It is a blessing to be able to do what one has a passion for. In this sense, I am doubly blessed to have the support, love, and encouragement of my family and friends.

I want to thank the RRBC judges, community and members for this honor. Whether it be via their tweets or comments, they have made me feel welcomed and inspired. Visit the RRBC site link above to discover the notable winners.

Congratulations to Gold winner “THE IMPROBABLE JOURNEYS OF BILLY BATTLES” by Ron Yates.  As, well as all the Silver and Blue winners. Well done all!!!

 

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Deborah Harkness – A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy)

If you haven’t yet discovered this series, I believe you must give it a read. I cannot say enough of the pleasure I had in discovering the All Souls world. To top it off, Bad Wolf productions is bringing it to life. Filming has already started and the actors chosen to play the parts are some of the best. See below for the author’s photo, taken on location.

“Passing by the dome of the Radcliffe Camera, where the undergraduates read their assigned books, and the medieval walls of Jesus College, I went shopping along the aisles of Oxford’s Covered Market.” I’ve just returned home from Oxford. I joined the cast and crew during their week filming in the city of dreaming spires. We…

via A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES real-time reading, 1 October (chapter 12): — Deborah Harkness

Sudden Shock – Progress

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I am procrastinating. The pivotal scene where Elle meets Brant for the first time needs to be written. It has to be momentous, gripping and heart-racing. The setting is Rome in the year 331 A.D. The Foro Romano is overcrowded with merchants, with impoverished and homeless citizens looking for a handout, and slave traders who ply their trade.

Told from Elle’s perspective, the sight of Brant should cause her to freeze, to miss a heartbeat at his magnificence.

I am sure the words, the images, of that fateful day will come to me. I should just start writing what comes to mind for now. Eventually, it will take shape in a way that will make the meeting one for the ages.

 

Box Set of Elements, Venture and Harmony (The Crystal Series) Now Available for $6.99

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I am pleased to announce that the box set of The Crystal Series is now available. Elements, book one of the series, has received, I am proud to say,  excellent reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

“This book has all the elements of a great read for young adults and adults alike. With its combination of supernatural elements, a complicated love triangle, danger, and intrigue, it was very difficult to put down. The characters were well crafted, the plot strong and I really can’t wait to find out what happens next in book 2 of the series.”   5 Star

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Review of the Bound Series by Stormy Smith – Four Stars

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I was exceptionally lucky that I discovered Stormy Smith’s books when the series was complete. If not, I would have been impatiently waiting for the next book in the series. I fell in love with both the characters and the plot. Stormy pulled me into the action, twisting the narrative enough to keep me invested.

The only reason I gave it a four-star rating is that my heart ached for Micah at the end. I so would love to have a happy ending for him as well. He turned out to be one of my favorite characters in the books.

Special offer: The Crystal Series

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Book One Available Everywhere

With her destiny set centuries ago, can she save the worlds by forging her own path, or is she fighting the inevitable in love and destruction? 

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As our heroes band together, the final stage is set. Will the prophecy be fulfilled or will they face destruction?

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#RRBC Review of Jem by Michelle Abbott 4 Star

Jem by [Abbott, Michelle]

 

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I didn’t really know what to expect from this book but found it a truly enjoyable read.

The story begins with Jem and Devon as children. Young Jem is bullied at school and is treated even worse at home by his father and brother. Devon is his angel, protector, and friend. Wanting to protect Jem, Devon divulges to her mother that Jem is abused. That action separates the two, as his father leaves town, with Jem, to avoid being prosecuted.

Years later, Devon is escaping her own abusive relationship. Jem has grown up to be a tortured soul, fighting his demons and prone to losing his temper. Even though Devon is attracted to Devon, she also finds him dangerous.

When they meet, she doesn’t recognize him, but he has no problem identifying her. Even when he calls her Angel, his pet name for her when they were young, she doesn’t react. Wanting her to remember him on her own, he gives her a fake name when she eventually gets around to asking for it.

There were parts of the story that frustrated me, as with her not recognizing him, or his pet name from their youth, but it hooked me in at the same time. I couldn’t wait for her to finally recognize Jem.

For anyone who likes tortured alpha males, flawed characters who redeem themselves, or an enjoyable sexy, romantic story, I would highly recommend this book.