Having a Book of the Month with Rave Reviews Book Club by Mae Clair #RRBC

Graphic promoting A Thousand Yesteryears, a novel by Mae Clair shows book cover and close-up of an old tree in a foggy woodlandsMy blog tour for A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS finished yesterday and I’m surfacing for air. My publisher has another tour running through the end of the month but as that one is straight promo, I didn’t need to write any guest posts. Blog tours are fun but also exhausting.

I’ve had a lot going on for the last month and for the first time, made more commitments than I could meet. I was unable to finish a short story I’d promised for a western anthology. As a type-A personality,
I hate not meeting deadlines or failing to complete something I promised to deliver. *sigh* Lesson learned.

Rather than look at what I failed to produce, I’d thought I share some accomplishments with this blog post.

I now have a book cover and a blurb for A COLD TOMORROW, book 2 of my Point Pleasant Series. The scheduled release is December of this year. I’m just waiting on the okay from my publisher for the official “unveiling” so I can share. 🙂

I also finally decided on a title for book 3.  For the regular followers of my blog you’ll recall I asked for help several months ago in narrowing down my title. I’ve decided to go with—drum role, please—A DESOLATE HOUR.

What do you think? Now all I have to do is get busy writing the novel. The last book will center on the legendary curse supposedly placed on Point Pleasant by Shawnee Indian Chief Cornstalk. I can’t wait to get started with the research.

Among all of the other things I was juggling in April (content edits on A COLD TOMORROW, blog posts for A THOUSAND YESTERYEARS and a ton of promo for three books), I had a wonderful experience as a Book of the Month for Rave Reviews Book Club.

Book cover for Myth and Magic by Mae Clair shows a spooky old stone house at nightMYTH AND MAGIC was chosen as one of the three RRBC book of the month choices for April. It was a wonderful experience with so much support thrown my way. My Twitter account exploded for the entire month with other RRBC members Tweeting, retweeting and giving shout-outs. Like someone opened floodgates and the Nile poured in. I literally couldn’t keep up!

I also attended a chat room session (part of the RRBC book of the month program) and I swear nearly everyone in the room who hadn’t already bought the book bought it while we were chatting. I picked up six new reviews from RRBC, with several other members currently reading the book and many more purchasing it and adding it to their TBR.

During April I was also invited to appear on two radio shows hosted by RRBC (I had guested on one previously). Unfortunately, because of my day job and a family commitment, I had to turn both down, but—wow!—this organization is constantly offering  ways to promote its members and our works. If you’d like to learn more about Rave Reviews Book Club and all the perks of membership, please see my post Let’s Talk Book Clubs.

All in all, as crazy as April was, it was also highly productive. Now that most of my promo is out of the way (I still have a few promised posts to prepare), I look forward to starting on A DESOLATE HOUR. A writer’s work is never done. How have you been keeping busy?

47 thoughts on “Having a Book of the Month with Rave Reviews Book Club by Mae Clair #RRBC

    • Thanks, Debbie. I’ll come knocking at cover reveal time 🙂

      I know you’re in the middle of a book tour right now too, and have to be juggling a lot. As always, I’m cheering you on!

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  1. Whew! I can’t imagine juggling all that. Don’t beat yourself up for missing one deadline–look at all the other deadlines you did meet! Sounds like everything went well. I’m not surprised at the interest in Myth and Magic. Fab book! Still swooning over Caith 🙂 Now, rest for a few days before hitting the treadmill again 😀

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    • HI, Julie! You’re right…I need to focus on the positive, not the negatives and April and May have had a nice amount of the former. And I love that you loved Caith 😀

      As for writing and promo, I’m goint to take your advice and enjoy a nice respite before diving back in!

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  2. A well deserved accomplishment, as all agree!
    And I am sure it’s a pleasant feeling , no matter how exhausted you feel.
    You know, there are studies claiming that the human brain is more creative when tired. Don’t you think it’s true?

    \Warm hugs!!!!

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    • I think that must be true, Carmen. Even exhausted, I was dreaming up new story ideas, LOL. Thanks for the kind words and warm hugs. Back a’tcha, my friend! 🙂

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    • Thanks, Sue. I guess we all have those crazy months and it’s always good to step back and re-energize now and again.

      Thanks for the kudos on the new title, too. I struggled with that one for a long time!

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    • Many thanks. I like having some breathing room finally, but I’m sure it will all start up again eventually. It’s nice to have the easy spells when they strike 🙂

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    • Hey, thanks so much for that. It’s truly appreciated and I hope you enjoy the story. I put a ton of research into it, then used my own spin on the Mothman.

      It was a fun tour, but exhausting. I did really enjoy sharing numerous posts about Point Pleasant, the TNT, Silver Bridge and the Mothman…all interesting (and intertwined) subjects!

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  3. Oh, that’s a great title, A Desolate Hour. Very provocative. Hope you get a chance to catch your breath!

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  4. A Desolate Hour works great for the title. I remember trying to come up with something for you months ago, but my brain wasn’t cooperating at the time.

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    • Mine wasn’t either, Emma, LOL. Finally everything connected. Although I haven’t actually started writing the book yet, it’s a relief to finally have a title!

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  5. Sunday is catch-up day! Glad you’re keeping so busy Mae – don’t stress about missing deadlines too much. 🙂 Look at George R.R. Martin and his backed up schedule with getting those bloomin’ dragons to Westerso! 😛 Sometimes things are just ready when they’re ready – like great coffee (or, in my case, wine!) 😉

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