#RRBC #RRBCTreatReads Book Blog Tour

“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!”

Shadowed by Death: An Oliver Wright WW II Mystery (Oliver Wright WW II Mystery Book 2) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F2V369K/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_r6AOBbGW1QPWR

#RRBC #RRBCTreatReads

I am pleased to host #RRBC #RRBCTreatReads blog tour.

First up is Ronald E. Yates, author of The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles, B01GKU3P28, the second book of the Finding Billy Battles trilogy.


The trilogy tells the amazing story of a man who is born in 1860 and who dies in 1960. In between Billy lives an improbable and staggering life of adventure, peril, transgression and redemption. Then Billy mysteriously disappears. For several decades his family has no idea where he is or what he is doing.

Ronald E. Yates won first place in the 2016 Chanticleer International Book Awards for Somerset, Literary category. Carrie Meehan, Chanticleer Book Review

RAVE REVIEW BOOK CLUB

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!”

A Thousand Yesteryears by Mae Clair

I am proud to host Mae Clair on her book blog tour for her newest release “A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS.” Mae Clair writes riveting stories that she researches thoroughly and in this instance the research is as mysterious and intriguing as the story. Read as she recounts her adventure researching “A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS.”

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This is a photo taken within the TNT by the author at Point Pleasant, West Virginia

A Visit to the TNT by Mae Clair

The TNT is a secluded region of dense woodlands, overgrown trails and algae-covered ponds about six miles north of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. During WWII the tract of about 8000 acres was used to store ammunition in concealed underground igloos. In 1983 it was put on the government’s Superfund list due to hazardous contamination and underwent cleanup. It is now part of a Wildlife Management Area, but is still somewhat restricted. More than one igloo has since exploded.

So why visit?

Because it is in this area where the Mothman—a creature of urban legend who factors into my new release A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS—was sighted in 1966.

I made my first trip to the TNT in 2013. My husband and I spoke with a local shop owner who gave us a hand-drawn map and directions that included “past the fairgrounds” and “turn right at the Christmas tree farm.” He told us to look for a narrow road that resembled a driveway. Once inside the TNT, we were to look for a turnoff marked by an orange and green guard rail near a pond. If we followed the walking path, we would reach the igloo where the Mothman was seen in ’66.

We eventually found a makeshift gate with orange paint, but nothing green. Given there was a pond in the distance, we assumed we were at the right place and walked back the “trail” (said very loosely). The air rippled with occasional birdsong, but the overall hush was nearly tangible.  In many ways it felt like entering another world, one of dense greenery and overgrown foliage, something almost primeval—a slow creepiness that seeps under the skin.

I knew we were probably a good walking distance from igloo. Hubby was in shorts and I was wearing capris, neither of us dressed for a trek through tick and chigger-infested woods (something I would later use in my book). We ended up climbing back into hubby’s Grand Cherokee and continued driving, pulling off occasionally to check various openings along the way.

After a while I started wondering how far we’d driven. Everything looked much the same – green, overgrown and inherently wild. We only saw one other vehicle, a battered old pick-up parked at one of the “openings.” Somehow, that lone vehicle made the whole thing even spookier.

Finally, I said I’d seen enough and we took our time heading back. I can’t imagine what the region must have felt like on a pitch dark of night when the Mothman was sighted by two couples in 1966.

I’ve used that legend, as well as historical fact in A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS, a book set in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.  Inside you’ll find mystery, suspense and murder. I hope the blurb will entice you:

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A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS

Behind a legend lies the truth…

As a child, Eve Parrish lost her father and her best friend, Maggie Flynn, in a tragic bridge collapse. Fifteen years later, she returns to Point Pleasant to settle her deceased aunt’s estate. Though much has changed about the once thriving river community, the ghost of tragedy still weighs heavily on the town, as do rumors and sightings of the Mothman, a local legend. When Eve uncovers startling information about her aunt’s death, that legend is in danger of becoming all too real…

Caden Flynn is one of the few lucky survivors of the bridge collapse, but blames himself for coercing his younger sister out that night. He’s carried that guilt for fifteen years, unaware of darker currents haunting the town. It isn’t long before Eve’s arrival unravels an old secret—one that places her and Caden in the crosshairs of a deadly killer…

New York Times bestselling author Kevin O’Brien had this to say about A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS: 

“A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS is masterful, bone-chilling fiction that begins with a real-life tragedy on December 15, 1967: the Silver Bridge collapse in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.  46 people died.   Author Mae Clair has seamlessly woven fact, fiction and creepy urban folklore into one intense thriller.  The gripping story focuses on two witnesses to the disaster—fifteen years later.  Both Eve Parrish and Caden Flynn lost loved ones in the catastrophe and still carry the emotional scars.  After a long absence, Eve returns to Point Pleasant to bury her recently-deceased aunt, face some old ghosts, and reunite with her one-time “impossible-crush,” Caden.  But when Eve begins to investigate her aunt’s death, she’s plunged into danger and a nightmare world where scary urban legends are very real.  Full of suspense, A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS will keep you guessing, gasping and turning the pages for more.”

Intrigued?

A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS is available from:

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Thousand-Yesteryears-Point-Pleasant-ebook/dp/B0138NHJ4A

B & N
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-thousand-yesteryears-mae-clair/1122454905?ean=9781601837776

Kobo
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/a-thousand-yesteryears

Google Play
https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Mae_Clair_A_Thousand_Yesteryears?id=kY9KCgAAQBAJ&hl=en

iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-thousand-yesteryears/id1050516745?mt=11

Kensington Publishing
http://www.ekensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/32298

Author Bio:

Mae Clair has been chasing myth, monsters and folklore through research and reading since she was a child. In 2013 and 2015, she journeyed to West Virginia to learn more about the legendary Mothman, a creature who factors into her latest release.

Mae pens tales of mystery and suspense with a touch of romance. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and numbers cats, history and exploring old graveyards among her passions. Look for Mae on her website at MaeClair.net where you can sign-up for her newsletter.

Connect with Mae Clair at the following haunts:
Website
Blog
Twitter (@MaeClair1)
Google+
Facebook Author Page
Amazon Author Page
Sign up for Mae’s newsletter:
Newsletter Sign-Up

“The tour sponsored by 4WillsPublishing.wordpress.com.”

Misha Elliot #RRBCPIF #RRBC

Misha Elliot

Misha Elliot

Saving Leah

http://www.amazon.com/Saving-Leah-Misha-Elliott-ebook/dp/B014LR45R6

 

SAVING LEAH is a moving story about domestic violence and it’s long lasting effects. It is also a love story pushing to conquer the past, the hurts, shame and self doubt.

Misha Elliot writes with passion. Domestic violence is a subject that has touched her personally. It’s not all gloom and doom, as Ms. Elliott delivers the hope and desire of the human spirit to, not merely  survive, but to live.

Misha Elliott is an old movie watching, wine drinking, book-lover. Once a northerner she now calls the sweet state of Alabama her home. She can’t remember a time when books weren’t a part of her life. Writing gives her a reason to talk to the voices in her head. When she isn’t writing you will find her talking about books with friends or at the beach with her toes in the sand. 

#ravereviewsbookclub member.

Other books by Misha Elliot:

Christmas in the City

http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-City-Samantha-Chase-ebook/dp/B01714TMWE/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Learning to Fly

http://www.amazon.com/Learning-Fly-Misha-Elliott-ebook/dp/B016UW5B82

 

Email: Me@mishaelliott.com

Blog or Website: http://www.mishaelliott.com

Twitter Handle: @cphoenixrising
Facebook Page URL: www.facebook.com/elliottmisha

 

Marc Estes #RRBCPIF #AUTHOR

Marc Estes

Marc Estes 

REKINDLE THE FLAME: Book 2 of the Vendicatori 

Rekindle the Flame

Rekindle the Flame : Book Two of the Vendicatori

REKINDLE THE FLAME is the second book of what is an entertaining series. Secrets of the past, a mystery woman, revenge, vengeance and well developed characters are all elements of this exciting story. The author immediately draws the reader into the world of Vendicatori and the life of Andrew, the main character. REKINDLE THE FLAME is sure to please, leaving the reader wanting more.

Marc Estes is an accomplished writer. Aside from publishing two novels, Marc is the recipient of numerous national and international play writing awards: The Vermont Playwright’s Award, the 2012 Robert J. Pickering Award for Play writing Excellence, and the Robert Chesley Award from the Chesley/Bumbalow Foundation in Los Angeles. He was also selected to receive the Artist in Residence Grant from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico. His plays, Gumbo (adapted from the short story by Charles Huckelbury) and Going Home were presented at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. His play The Practice of Killing (co-written with Robert Johnson, and adapted from the short story by Mr. Johnson) has been published in the Spring 2013 edition of Tacenda Literary Magazine. Marc Estes is a supportive member of the Rave Reviews Book Club (#RRBC).

Mr. Estes is a native of New England.

Other books by Marc:

Four Pieces For Power : Book One of the Vendicatori

Learn more about Marc:

marcestes.net

http://www.amazon.com/Four-Pieces-Power-Book-Vendicatori-ebook/dp/B00IKDIPJM

http://www.amazon.com/Four-Pieces-Power-Book-Vendicatori-ebook/dp/B00IKDIPJM

Lizzie Chantree #RRBCPIF

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Lizzie Chantree

Lizzie Chantree is the talented author of two novels. Babe Driven is her first novel and Love’s Child is her second. Both books are sure to delight.

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A light easy read for those who enjoy chick lit. It is filled with gorgeous successful men with a luxurious resort as a back drop.  

http://www.amazon.com/Babe-Driven-Lizzie-Chantree-ebook/dp/B00FAUT0SS

Loves Child

Friendship, loyalty and deadly secrets – LOVE’S CHILD – is a fast paced story loaded with intrigue, romance and a few twists along the way.

http://www.amazon.com/Loves-Child-Lizzie-Chantree-ebook/dp/B011236ZC0

Beside being a talented author, Lizzie is an inventor, businesswoman and artist. She founded her first company at the age of 17!

This talented lady has appeared on Sky News, ITV Lunchtime News, This Morning, The Big Breakfast and the BBC’s worldwide radio service,  for becoming one of Fair Play London’s female innovators. She is also a member of Rave Reviews Book Club (#RRBC).

Lizzie lives in Essex, with her husband, two children and a very unusual dog. She is currently writing her third novel.

Learn more about Lizzie by visiting her blog: http://lizziechantree.wordpress.com
And, please be sure to connect with her on:
Twitter Handle: @Lizzie_Chantree
Facebook: Facebook.com/LizzieChantree​
Contact Lizzie via e-mail: liz@chantree.com

 

#RRBC 1 Year Celebration

Anniversary Badge Year 1 (1)

Wow! It has been one full year since I joined the Rave Reviews Book Club (#RRBC). And what a great year it has been. I have met wonderful supportive people.

The Rave Reviews Book Club is the perfect marriage of members who are authors as well as those who love to read. This huge membership gives new authors the opportunity to be discovered and critiqued by other authors as well as book lovers. RRBC is a place where an author will receive honest reviews while at the same time hone their skills. And, where else other than RRBC, can book lovers read new work and have the opportunity to discuss the work directly with the author!

So, if you are an author or someone who loves to read, take a few minutes to check out this awesome book club at:

 https://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/

And don’t forget to mention @sheba915 (that would be me on Twitter) sent you. ❤