In Yet More Praise of Rave Reviews Book Club – PART 1…

that truly lives by the bon mots ‘the more support you give – the more support you get!’


and since I joined in the summer of 2014 that’s been proved time and again, as I gradually overcame my titanic social media phobia and  got stuck into tweeting, to gain more friends and great new books to read and promote. Today however, is a very special day for me, as I discovered that my novel, Milele Safari has been chosen as one of the three RRBC Books of the Month. As we’re reaching 400 members now, that’s a very precious honour and so I just wanted to come on here again to say, in public, and from the rooftops, that…

RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB is THE best online book club on the planet – BAR NONE!


Let’s have a look at my fellow BoM-ers a minute

THERE IS A REAPER: Losing a Child to Cancer


Five-year-old Christopher Aaron has always been a whirlwind of heroic action, leading his brothers into all sorts of youthful mischief. A mysterious illness suddenly plunges him and his family into a frightening nightmare of hospitals and doctors and extreme therapies far from his small-town home. Can his doctors diagnose his strange disease? How will he and his family adapt to this bizarre new world they have been thrust into?

Heart-wrenching, searing and powerful, There is a Reaper immerses the reader in Christopher’s intense struggle against his pitiless foe as he matures and transforms in the white heat of his epic battle.


jamesOVER OUR HEADS: An Exploration into Life, the Universe & Everything


James Sinclair takes us on a journey from the atom, through to the DNA from which we are formed, to the stars from which we came. This is one book you don’t need a PhD in astrophysics or quantum physics to understand.

If you’ve ever looked at the stars and had trouble thinking that they are just like our Sun, then this book is for you.
It packs so much into just a few pages that will get you looking up at the night sky with new wonder and awe.

It’s a book for all ages too.
A 13 year old said about it, “Over our Heads is a very good book that is easy to understand, It gives a comprehensive insight to the galaxy yet doesn’t confuse the reader. It is very useful for beginners in astronomy. I didn’t now how interested I was in the galaxy until I read this book, and after I read it, it left me thirsting for more.”

And here’s what an 89 year old said, “Astronomy is an ancient science with a huge bibliography. Most of this literature consists of books recording specific observations, data and speculation. The virtue of this book is that it describes and explains complex phenomena in simple terms and with analogies relating to our everyday experience. Facts become real, absorbable and easily understood.”

See what I mean? I’m in truly world class company and hopefully all our books will reap the benefits of this high honour of a month out in the limelight and garner tons of new readers and some more reviews which, as every indie author and/or publisher know is pure manna from heaven!

What’s that? You don’t know about my book yet?! Dear, oh dear! Must remedy that straight away…

webcovMILELE SAFARI ~ An Eternal Journey


…twines around a single day, in an unremarkable border village that snuffs out the lives of four people and shatters many others, only to draw the survivors back to a different time and, perhaps, a hope of atonement and peace. Step out on the journey and discover an Africa that could have been, is and might one day come to be.

But not until tomorrow now, as I’m going to have to sign off  because November is action-packed for me aside from this lovely surprise and I have A NaNoWriMo challenge to start and a kickstart (again) course for my WiP to attend to before I retire for the evening!
More to come on the other promotional ‘hot seats’ that RRBC offers it’s most supportive members every day of the week as well as the month and WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN UP NOW! 😀

8 thoughts on “In Yet More Praise of Rave Reviews Book Club – PART 1…

  1. Pingback: In Yet More Praise of Rave Reviews Book Club – PART 1… | apboustead

  2. Congratulations Jan, Milele deserves any and all praise that comes its way. Still screwing my courage to the sticking-point as regards social media, but don’t give up on me!


    • I’ve got a TBR like that Robin! I’m actually finding it’s even holding up my reviews after I’ve read them as well – it’s like the Hydra on speed where you finish one and 10 more come along! lol


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