This morning I welcome Nonnie Jules, who is here to talk about her novel Daydream’s Daughter, Nightmare’s Friend. Nonnie, pull up a chair and tell us about your new release.
Thanks so much for allowing me to drop by and share what I have going on in my book world with all your readers. This is the second stop of my “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND” Blog Tour and I’m so happy to be here with you all!
First, let me start by introducing myself. My name is Nonnie Jules, I’m a mother of two wonderful, extraordinary daughters and ditto for the hubby. We live in Louisiana on a farm, I guess you could call it that, and we are total animal lovers (at least my family is, I only like dogs). It’s pretty quiet out here and that’s a good thing because it allows me to write in total peace.
I’ve been a writer since I was a child but I just recently became a published author in May of this year. My first book “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS”, 100 Tips on Raising Daughters Everyone Can’t Help But Love, was written in only 17 days. People have asked how I did it so quickly when it’s such a good book, but I always respond that I lived every tip in that book, had been teaching them for quite some time so I didn’t need to research the topic. Twas pretty easy, that one. The book is doing very well and I’m extremely proud of it. My goal is to have it in the hands of every person who breathes around a child. We don’t have to be a parent to teach. Every opportunity that you are in the presence of a child, should be a teaching opportunity for you and a learning one for them.
My second book “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND” was due to release on August 22, 2013 but has been pushed back to either August 31st or Sept 1st for release on Amazon. I am realizing that sometimes life steps in and causes us to miss our very important self-imposed deadlines, and we just have to roll with the punches.
“DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND” is my very first novel and writing it proved to be a bit challenging. First, I had to do research! Yes, this time around it wasn’t going to be so easy for me. So what I had to travel to another city for a few days at a time? So what I was having to be away from my darling babies, it was all for a good cause right? Yes it was, because I wanted to deliver to my readers the best novel I possibly could. Now when it’s all said and done, I don’t know that you’ll agree, but I will be anxiously awaiting your reviews.
Here is the blurb from my novel:
Marisa was a good girl, until someone got her really mad. Living in hell with her mother and step-father was all but a daily struggle for survival. When Marisa can’t stand the abuse any longer, she snaps and does the un-thinkable. Will she be able to survive leaving one hell being forced into another? Will the man she married be able to understand and forgive? Stay tuned for the bumpy ride of “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND”.
And now the excerpt:
“She was one horrible mess. Always looking over her shoulder, avoiding being too friendly with the neighbors, never letting her kids out of her sight for fear of human monsters lurking around corners waiting to harm them, always fearing that someone would recognize her face. Walter never understood why she kept to herself, avoided people as much as she could, and was just very anti-social outside of the house. The only person she found herself being able to really open up to was Walter. And although he wasn’t aware of it, there was still a huge wall up that he would never be able to see over or climb. She wished it didn’t have to be that way, though. She needed him to make her feel safer than she already did with him, but she just couldn’t…could she? She couldn’t share THAT secret with him, right? He would NEVER understand something so awful. And then, what about his position? This man was a prominent member of the community. “What was I thinking when I married him? That’s it! I wasn’t thinking. Such an idiot I am!” Marisa thought these conversations inside her head had stopped long ago. But no, they were being conjured up again by these dreadful feelings and she didn’t know what to do about them. They were in control.
Once while standing in line at the bank, she thought the face of the man behind her looked strangely familiar, just like the face of the monster in her dreams. She rushed out of the bank, knocking aside all who stood between her and the door and she raced down the street, forgetting that she had driven to the bank. As she slowed her footsteps to catch her breath, she knew that she couldn’t go on this way, but she didn’t know how to break free of the memories. And her life, as SHIELDED as she kept it, was still being shared by a family she loved so very much. She couldn’t run away this time. She couldn’t uproot her children and there was no way Walter was walking away from the world he knew. Marisa stopped when she reached the door of her car, not even realizing she had started walking back in its direction. She looked around the place where she stood. Houston was her home and she couldn’t leave it, but somehow she had to find a way to rid herself of the demons that followed her everywhere she went.”
I hope you have enjoyed the little bit of me that I’ve shared and I hope that your interest has been piqued in both of my books. Right now you can find “THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS” on Amazon, Createspace and autographed copies at Nonnies Book Store. If you’d like to enjoy the trailer to this book, it can be found on YouTube.
I have a super promotion going on at Nonnie’s Book Store as well! Anyone who purchases a copy of TGMG during the month of August will have their name entered into a drawing (once for each copy purchased) for a $25 Amazon gift card! This book makes great baby shower gifts as well as great gifts for new moms.
“DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND” will be on Amazon no later than Sept. 1, 2013 but if you’d like to pre-order advance paperback copies at a discounted price, please visit Nonnies Book Store and click on the “Daydream’s Daughter…” tab. If you’d like to enjoy the trailer, you will find it here on YouTube.
Once again, many thanks to you Lily for allowing me the time and space and much gratitude to your readers who stopped by just to hear what I had to share.
Until next time, I wish you all nothing but peace, love, happiness and GREAT READS!
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Nonnie, thanks for stopping by and sharing a little bit of yourself. Good luck on your new release!