The “100 THINGS WE ALL WONDER ABOUT NONNIE JULES” Blog Tour – DAY SEVEN #RRBC

100 things we all wonder about Nonnie Jules blog tour

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 GIVEAWAYS:

(2) $10 Amazon Gift Cards

(1) $5 Amazon Gift Card

(2) e-book copies of “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE…”

ULTIMATE PRIZE GIVEAWAY #1:

Anyone who purchases a copy of “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE…” “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND” or “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC” and send to me a copy of the purchase receipt to nonniejules@gmail.com, and also leave a comment along the tour, will get their name entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card! One entry for each book that is purchased, whether in e-book or paperback format. Purchases must take place between 2/14/16 – 2/29/16. If you’ve already purchased all of my books, then feel free to gift a friend, just for the chance to win!!! Spend a little, and you could win a lot!!!

ULTIMATE PRIZE GIVEAWAY #2:

Anyone who reads and posts a review of “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE…” “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND” or “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC” and sends the link to their review to nonniejules@gmail.com, will get their name entered into a drawing for a $20 Amazon gift card! One entry for each book read and reviewed. Reviews must be posted between 2/16/16 – 3/15/16 to be placed into the drawing.


PRIOR STOPS ON THE TOUR (TO DATE):

Sunday, 2/14/16: John Fioravanti
Monday, 2/15/16: Harmony Kent
Tuesday, 2/16/16: Lizzie Chantree
Wednesday, 2/17/16: John Howell  AND Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko
Thursday, 2/18/16: Gwen Plano AND Book Review w/Janelle Jalbert
Friday, 2/19/16: Wendy Scott
Saturday, 2/20/16: Patricia w/Room with Books AND Jan Hawke


 

And now, five more questions towards “100 things we all wonder about Nonnie Jules”

Q: If you could have been given another name, what would it have been? Your preference.

A: Shelby

 

Q: I’m going to give you 4 choices. Select the adjective from each choice which others would say best describes you. Happy or Sad? Nice or Mean? Selfish or Generous? Leader or Follower?

A: Happy, Both, Both….do I really need to answer this last one?   🙂

 

Q: If there was one thing you could change about yourself, what would it be?

A: There are so many things that I should change about myself, but you’ve asked me for only one. I often say to people that I love me just the way that I am…red hot temper and all…and I do! But, there is something that I work at constantly, and it’s the fact that I’m a little hard on people, especially when they mess up. I wouldn’t call me a “3 strikes, you’re out!” kind of girl. Sometimes, all it takes is one strike. I’m quick to dismiss those that have hurt me, or have done something in my eyes, which I’ve viewed as a “wrong.” My husband and my sweet daughters are so kind and forgiving. I often stare at them as if there’s something wrong with them…and I wonder, “Why is it you people never get upset?” They don’t know how to hold grudges, which I view as an awesome thing! I wish I was a member of that club, for sure. Cross me, and then visit Webster (the dictionary), and there you will find my photo. As I’ve gotten older, I have learned to not let so many things bother me as much, and instead of holding on to things and expecting perfection from others, I am trying to “meet people where they are, messy rooms and all.” I’m a work in progress, guys. It’s only when we stop working on improving ourselves that we’re really in trouble, right? I’m OK.

 

Q: When asked if you were NICE or MEAN above, you chose “Both” as your answer. Please explain. And would you also share this funny story we’ve heard told, about your sister referring to you as mean at the most inappropriate time?

A: I can be both, but honestly, for the most part, friends and family think that I’m mean…and sometimes I am.   I remember a few years ago when I was having some dental work done, they had put the gas mask over my face and I was supposed to fall asleep, but I wouldn’t. I just kept talking and talking and talking and my dentist finally yelled, “Nonnie, shut up!” It was so funny, had I not been a little affected by the gas, I would have laughed out loud. But, I could hear my sister in the background laughing, saying, “She’s so mean, she’s frightening the gas!” LOL! They kept increasing the gas until finally the dental assistant said, “We’re giving her more than we should already, she’s getting enough that would knock out a 300 lb. man!” My dental assistant came over, rubbed my hair and asked why wouldn’t I allow the medicine to take affect? (My sister, still in the background, responding for me, says “Because she’s mean and medicine doesn’t affect mean people.” Then she’d laugh again!) I explained that every time you turn on the television, you hear stories about people becoming addicted to drugs…people you would think had strong minds. I vowed a long time ago that my mind was stronger than any drug and although I’ve never tried anything stronger than the Hydrocodone they gave me last summer after surgery, I still don’t wish to take any chances by taking any kind of drug, unless it’s utterly necessary. Even after my surgery last summer, after spending a week in the hospital, I called the doctor to ask if I could stop taking my pain medicine. This, after having MAJOR surgery! The doctor and nurses asked, “Why would you want to do that?” I said that I just didn’t like taking any kind of drug that could possibly become addictive. John F. can tell you that I fought thru some serious pain during my 2 month recovery, and I worked on RRBC business thru that pain, as well, without any kind of drugs. So, the moral of this story is, some might call it mean…I call it a special kind of strength and determination, wrapped up in scowl.

 

Q: Lastly, everyone knows by now that you don’t like cats. What did the poor animals ever do to you?

A: A cat has never been close enough to do anything to me, but ever since I was a child, I’ve had this strong fear of cats! I have nightmares about cats scratching my face. My mom used to jokingly say, “That’s because you’re vain.” This fear (phobia) has carried on into my adulthood so much so, that I feel if a cat was to get close enough to brush up against my leg, I’d drop dead right in my tracks. Seriously! If I’m looking thru a magazine and I turn a page and a cat is there, I drop the magazine. If a cat comes on a commercial while watching television, I immediately turn my head and continually ask “Is it gone? Is it gone?” My hubby and kids make fun of me all the time about my fear of cats. They love cats, by the way. #SickPeople! They walk around the house sometimes, making the “Meow” sound. They are the ones who are mean! And lastly, I don’t usually follow people with images of cats in their heading. I love Rhani D’Chae, but I try to stay off of her Twitter and Facebook timelines. #ShesACatLady!

 

To follow Nonnie’s tour and to get more of your questions answered, please visit her Blog Tour Page on the 4WillsPub site http://wp.me/P43s9i-FEw. Thanks for stopping by today and good luck on winning some of these great prizes!

 

CONTACT NONNIE VIA:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/nonniejules

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BooksByNonnie

Blogs:
http://www.nonniewrites.wordpress.com/
http://www.booksbynonnie.wordpress.com/
http://www.askthegoodmommy.wordpress.com/


BOOKS AND TRAILERS:

BOOK – “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS
TRAILER –
https://youtu.be/zg15rptFN2g

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BOOK – “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND
TRAILERhttps://youtu.be/qbUK3XQ5-dA

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BOOK – “SUGARCOATIN’ IS FOR CANDY & PACIFYIN’ IS FOR KIDS
TRAILERhttps://youtu.be/fQBnt0wix88
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BOOK – “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC
TRAILER –
https://youtu.be/g2gNns8ZVFI
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GUEST POST – Nonnie Jules – Poetry Piece – “Anything For You Babe”

Anything For You Babe

When I hear your voice,
Lose myself in your eyes –
Deep pools of brown
Softness;
I feel myself
Drifting, and
I’ll do anything for you, Babe…
I need to have my Goddess
Tell me of her wants, her Cravings;
I’m listening, Love,
Whisper your needs and
I’ll do anything for you, Babe…
I descend deep within my Soul
Searching urgently, relentlessly for you,
My mate;
I call out your name and
Listen
For I’ll do anything for you, Babe…
The silence, unsettling and
Worrisome; ​
Where have you gone, Love?
I don’t feel you Tonight.
Return to me, and
I’ll do anything for you, babe.​..

THE BLOG TOUR – starring Author Nonnie Jules

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BOOK INTRODUCTION: “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC…”

If you’d like to read the balance of these particular pieces, I invite you to pick up your own copy of “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC…” The Poetry of Forbidden Love on Amazon.  I’d also like to invite you to follow this tour in its entirety as each day, at each stop, you will find more and more of these love songs without music, and even more reasons to fall in love with your lover, and Poetry, again. If you aren’t in love when you start reading this book, you will go seeking a love afterwards.

Please visit my complete tour line-up HERE, and at each stop that you leave a comment (including this one), your name will be entered that number of times, into a random drawing for a $25 Amazon Gift Card!!!

Thanks to my awesome host for today and thanks for stopping by, dear Guests. I hope to see you every day throughout this amazing tour to help keep Poetry alive!!!  Always remember, that Love IS Poetry…they’re truly one in/and the same.

Author Bio:

Nonnie Jules is a mom, a wife, an author and also President of Rave Reviews Book Club. Her passion is children and her advocacy lies in supporting others and encouraging others to do the same. She has authored other fine books such as: “The Good Mommies’ Guide to Raising (Almost) Perfect Daughters,” “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND (A Novel),” and “Sugarcoatin’ Is For Candy & Pacifyin’ Is For Kids!”

Although Poetry should be celebrated every day of the year, the month of April has been set aside specifically to lift it up, and so this is why Nonnie has embarked on this blog tour to keep it alive and bring awareness to the fact that Poetry is a great medium for release and expressions of all kinds.

PURCHASE LINKS:

THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS: www.amazon.com/dp/B00CP62O56

DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND: www.amazon.com/dp/B00GLM2VVM

SUGARCOATIN’ IS FOR CANDY & PACIFYIN’ IS FOR KIDS: www.amazon.com/dp/B00IRIA014

BOOK TRAILER: https://youtu.be/g2gNns8ZVFI/

CONTACT:

Twitter: @NonnieJules

Blogs:

www.BooksByNonnie.wordpress.com

www.Nonniewrites.wordpress.com

www.AskTheGoodMommy.wordpress.com

www.RaveReviewsByNonnieJules.wordpress.com

BOOK REVIEW – “Sugarcoatin is for Candy, and Pacifyin is for Kids!” by Nonnie Jules

Sugarcoatin is for Candy, and Pacifyin is for Kids!Sugarcoatin is for Candy, and Pacifyin is for Kids! by Nonnie Jules

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

SUGARCOATIN’ IS FOR CANDY & PACIFYIN’ IS FOR KIDS!: “Yes, I Said It!” by Nonnie Jules

A great book. A practical, no nonsense, how to get it done, how to ask for help, no excuses for “no”, read for “doing what needs to be done and doing it right”.

FIVE STARS * * * * *

Just a quick reminder – my rating system can be found here and I call it out because I want to outline, this is one of those rare books that is “An excellent, compelling, must read, that I could not put down and could see reading again someday.”

What I’ve come to realize reading this book is that it is a compilation of blog posts. I then decided to look at some of the other reviews; a couple were critical of this. I could write a fictitious blog about “The everyday life of Johnny Baker” and totally make every entry up. There would be an intro post, a body of topics and sub topics, and then a conclusion (or an endpoint). How are individual posts any different than chapters of a story? So with that, I dismissed any pretense and looked at the work for what it was.

Beyond that, this wasn’t a fictional story. This was more like a self-help guide and to me, while most of it was no nonsense information on writing, publishing, networking, and marketing (mainly), much of it could be translated into anything else in the world. Running a business. Living your life. Being a better citizen / parent / child / person.

I am highly favorable to writing like this because I live my life the same way. Don’t tell me “this is the way it’s always been done” or “there’s no other way to do it” because I will take a tablespoon and dig a ditch with it just to prove “that” point wrong.

I don’t believe in “over kindness.” I try to be nice and constructive with anything that requires critical assessment / feedback, but you’ll never hear me say “that’s ok – you’re the last winner of the race.” I’ll likely give you credit for sticking it out and finishing. I might even give you extra credit for running right into the end when everyone else already finished; it’s easy to say “that’s it, I’m beat, I’m going to walk over the line.” But when being blunt about things I will say “yeah… well… you WE’RE last.”

That should make it so that you either realize perhaps you’re not cut out for [THIS] OR that should drive you to do better at it.

That’s what this book does. It allows for critical self-assessment in a “no bones about it” and light-hearted manner. Because it could be a guide for anyone, anywhere, regarding just about anything, and something that you could read again / refer back to, it comes recommended from me with my highest rating.

I highly recommend “SUGARCOATIN’ IS FOR CANDY & PACIFYIN’ IS FOR KIDS!: “Yes, I Said It!”” by Nonnie Jules – * * * * * FIVE Stars (out of five)

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1224673069

http://www.amazon.com/review/R33EJ3QY6QY9BK

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