Welcome to the #RRBC “ROCKIN’ 2020 AWAY” BOOK, BLOG AND TRAILER Block Party! @jansikes3 #Giveaways

Hi, and welcome to my stop on the “Rockin 2020 Away” Book, Blog & Trailer Block Party presented by the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB!

CONGRATULATIONS TO MY WINNERS! PTL Perrin, Flossie Benton Rogers, Balroop Singh, Karen Black, Sam Polakoff  & Bette Stevens

WHAT I’M GIVING AWAY!

TWO $10 AMAZON GIFT CARDS

TWO COPIES OF MY NEW SHORT STORY “BRAZOS WIND”

TWO COPIES OF MY NEW SHORT STORY AND THE 2020 GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF THE #RRBC 90-DAY ALPHA/OMEGA BEGINNING TO END SHORT STORY CONTEST

“BROTHER’S KEEPER”

NUMBER OF WINNERS AT THIS STOP – SIX (6)

At the end of the tour, there will also be GRAND PRIZES awarded, as well!

*1st/Grand Prize:  $50 Amazon Gift Card 

*2nd/Grand Prize:  3-day Blog Tour sponsored by 4WillsPublishing

*3rd/Grand Prize:  Book Bundle {10 books of your choice from the Kathryn C. Treat Book Giveaway Treasure Chest}

*4th/Grand Prize:  A *LIVE* interview on an upcoming segment of a RAVE WAVES “EYES ON THE BOOK” or a BOOK OF THE MONTH slot.

Today, I want to talk about my two new short stories, “Brazos Wind” and “Brother’s Keeper.”

I am so honored that “Brother’s Keeper” won #RRBC 90-Day Alpha/Omega Beginning to End Short Story Contest! And, because I have won the Grand Prize three years running, Nonnie has given the contest my name! Wow!

Story inspirations can come from anywhere and “Brother’s Keeper” came from a conversation with a family member. And while the circumstances depicted in this story are pure fiction, the seed was planted by a simple statement. I truly think that is what makes writers and artists different. My late husband used to talk about painting and how you don’t just see an object that you’re painting, you look into and beyond it. That never made any sense to me until I started writing my stories. Now, all these years later, I understand.

The main character, Quentin Marks, really came alive for me. He made an ultimate sacrifice for his younger brother.

Here’s the blurb:

Quentin Marks’ mother can only love one son, and from the day Rowdy was born, she makes Quentin, his little brother’s keeper. She demands that Quentin fix every problem for Rowdy and that he also protect him. The truth is, after a deadly snakebite, Quentin owes his very life to his little brother, a debt that will never be paid in full. Only now a man is dead, and once again, their mother calls on Quentin to make the problem go away and save Rowdy from prison. When is enough enough, and how much of his own life will Quentin Marks have to sacrifice?

AND, you guys get the premier viewing of the brand new book trailer for “Brother’s Keeper!” This was so much fun to make and my first time to experiment with video clips. Honest feedback welcome and appreciated!

The inspiration for “Brazos Wind” came from a song by the same title written by Texas singer/songer, Phil Hamilton. I had never attempted to write a western, but found that it came easily. I had no trouble putting myself back in the 1800s time period to write about Jack McClean and Savannah Logan.

Here is the blurb:

War-torn drifter, Jack McClean is left with nothing but bad memories, scars, and a restless soul. When he stumbles upon a burning homestead, and an unconscious woman, beside the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, he stops to render aid. Grieving widow, Savannah Logan, sees no reason to live, and only wants to join her husband and children in their graves. But, Jack refuses to let her die. In saving her, he might somehow find redemption for himself and hope for a new tomorrow. Is it possible that both Jack and Savannah can find a new destiny in the changeable flow of the Brazos wind?

I hope that this has piqued your interest enough to head over to Amazon and grab your copies! Click on the book titles anywhere in this blog and it will take you to Amazon! Or you can go to my Amazon Author Page.

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And, in case you don’t already know, here are all of my published books so far. 🙂

Once again, thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to share your thoughts and comments at the bottom of this post.  Good luck on winning my giveaways!  I’ll see you at the next stop of this awesome BLOCK PARTY! Follow along on the RRBC Site!

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My Author Booth – 2020 WC&BE #RRBC

This has been such an incredible week attending the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB 2020 Writers’ Conference and Book Expo. The way it is presented this year, truly FEELS like a physical conference. Of course, it’s all virtual, which is beautiful in and of itself. I can go on with daily responsibilities and still participate fully in educational informative workshops, play Bingo, guess the answers on the Fact or Fiction game, and go on a scavenger hunt! We even have a chat lounge this year where we can gather and share our thoughts with other authors over a glass of wine or cup of coffee.

But, one of the highlights of the conference are the many author booths.

The author booths are open to the public.

I’d be thrilled if you’d stop by my booth and take a look at the books, book trailers and everything else it has!

Please do me a favor, if you visit, and tweet it out or share it to Facebook!

Of course, you’re welcome to leave a comment! So, what are you waiting for? Head on over!

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2018 #RRBC WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO

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This is the third year for the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB Writers’ Conference & Book Expo and it keeps getting bigger and better!

There are SO many reasons to attend this conference and NO reason to not attend.

This is a virtual conference. So, that means that you can log in and attend the workshop sessions at your leisure, heck even in your pajamas if you want.  You can visit the Author Booths, compete for prizes and have fun while you are learning.

But, time is running out! JULY 15TH is the absolutely LAST day to register as these LOW prices!

Take a look. If you are a beginning writer or a seasoned author, there are workshops that will benefit you. This crazy business of writing is one of constant learning and growing. Don’t be left behind!

*General Info – https://rrbcwritersconferencebookexpo18.wordpress.com/

*Registration Info – https://rrbcwritersconferencebookexpo18.wordpress.com/register-now/registration-general-info-rrbc-wcbe/

*Registration Packages & Pricing – https://rrbcwritersconferencebookexpo18.wordpress.com/register-now/registration-packages-pricing/

*Registration Page – https://rrbcwritersconferencebookexpo18.wordpress.com/register-now/

*Sponsorship Info – https://rrbcwritersconferencebookexpo18.wordpress.com/sponsors-rrbc-wcbe/\

*Raffle Tickets Registration – https://rrbcwritersconferencebookexpo18.wordpress.com/raffle-rrbc-rwisa/

AND, if you’d like to have your own Author Booth or Vendor Booth, there’s still time to register for those as well. CLICK HERE

SEE YOU THERE!

#RRBC Winners! Congratulations!

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A HUGE “Thank You!” to everyone who stopped by and commented on the new book trailer for DISCOVERY! 

CONGRATULATIONS TO MY WINNERS!

Nonnie Jules Won the set of 10 Charms!

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Mae Clair won an Ebook of HOME AT LAST!

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Linda Mims won an autographed copy of DISCOVERY (B&W Edition)

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This is such a fun thing to participate in. If you didn’t take a look at the trailer, it isn’t too late! I welcome your comments, shares and tweets.

When this block party started, DISCOVERY had 28 views. It now has 93! This is testament to the awesomeness of the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB!

 

HOLIDAY TRAIN BOOK TRAILER BLOCK PARTY #RRBC!

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DAILY GIVEAWAYS:

Two (2) EBooks – HOME AT LAST

One (1) – Autographed copy of Home At Last along with a music CD (This giveaway only available in the US)

If you already have this book no worries. These will make GREAT Christmas Gifts!! 

Thank you SO much for visiting my blog today. I am thrilled to be a participant in the Rave Reviews Book Club Holiday Book Trailer Block Party which will run through the end of December 2015. I encourage you to support all of the authors who have posted their Book Trailers on this block party!! ‘Tis the season!

For my stop along this tour, I am giving away three awesome prizes any book lover or music lover will enjoy. If you’d like a chance of winning, please visit my book trailer (Link Below) and leave a comment to automatically be eligible for one of the daily prizes. While you there, a “Like”, Tweet or share would also be totally awesome! Now, check out the trailer and the story. Sit back and enjoy!

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WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED DAILY HERE!

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This is a story about a second chance at life, love and family – but not without struggles that would discourage even the most determined.

As always, thank you for your support and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Merry Christmas Book Lovers